Today is Earth Day

Today is Earth Day

Earth Day 2020 could mark the year we stop taking the planet for granted. The 50th annual call for environmental reform falls at a time when the health of people and nature has never been more urgent. Fifty years ago...
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Italian Beachtowns Plan “Plexiglass Cages” To Enforce Safe And Social Distancing Sunbathing This Summer

Italian Beachtowns Plan “Plexiglass Cages” To Enforce Safe And Social Distancing Sunbathing This Summer

Once the quarantine is over, there will be time to explore and observe how society has evolved rapidly. Well, by the time everyone makes it out of the house this summer, we all might be ushered back into quarantine by...
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EU approves food made from worms & insects

EU approves food made from worms & insects

As Vietnam bans export of rice and India on total lockdown, food crisis is not so distant probability. EU plans to drop rules preventing some countries from serving up insects and worms for human consumption. I know that getting a...
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Bailouts for the Rich, the Virus for the Rest of Us

Bailouts for the Rich, the Virus for the Rest of Us

For the second time in a generation, the President and Congress are creating an artificial economy under the guise of ‘saving the economy.’ Through bailouts for the executives of corporations and institutions whose coffers have been emptied for their own.....
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Dems $2.5 Trillion Counterproposal Includes Delays For Mortgage, Auto, And Credit Card Payments

Dems $2.5 Trillion Counterproposal Includes Delays For Mortgage, Auto, And Credit Card Payments

The $2.5 Trillion economic stimulus plan unveiled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (and which is ‘on the 5 yard line’ according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell) will have significant implications for the financial sector – forcing l...
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Governor Cuomo Orders NY Lockdown, GS Now Expects A Record 24% Crash In Q2 GDP

Governor Cuomo Orders NY Lockdown, GS Now Expects A Record 24% Crash In Q2 GDP

Cuomo Orders 100% Of New Yorkers To Stay Home. The morning after California laid out the most restrictive measures to combat the virus in the US, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday laid out new measures for New York State...
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Wikipedia demasked as political disinformation instrument

Wikipedia demasked as political disinformation instrument

Wikipedia is generally thought of as an open, transparent, and mostly reliable online encyclopedia. Yet upon closer inspection, this turns out not to be the case. In fact, the English Wikipedia with its 9 billion worldwide page views per month is governed ...
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Carnival Rio de Janeiro – Second Night

Carnival Rio de Janeiro – Second Night

Segunda noite de desfiles da Série A do carnaval 2020 no Rio Acadêmicos do Sossego       Imperatriz Leopoldinense       Unidos de Padre Miguel          
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Carnival Rio de Janeiro – First Night Part II.

Carnival Rio de Janeiro – First Night Part II.

Carnaval no Rio de Janeiro – Primeira noite de desfiles Primeira noite de desfiles da Série A do carnaval 2020 no Rio Renascer de Jacarepaguá Mestre-sala e porta-bandeira da Renascer de Jacarepaguá   Destaque da Renascer de Jacarepaguá na avenida...
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Carnival Rio de Janeiro – First Night

Carnival Rio de Janeiro – First Night

Primeira noite de desfiles da Série A do carnaval 2020 no Rio Acadêmicos de Vigário Geral Egili Oliveira, rainha de Vigário   Ala das baianas da Acadêmicos de Vigário Geral   Porta-bandeira da escola   Acadêmicos da Rocinha Mestre-sala e....
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15,000 years old carvings of scores of animals unearthed in Spanish cave

15,000 years old carvings of scores of animals unearthed in Spanish cave

In a discovery that local media have dubbed the ‘Catalan Altamira’, an extraordinary trove of 15,000-year-old carvings, depicting dozens of animals, has been found in a cave in northeast Spain’s Tarragona region. Around 100 carvings of animals including ...
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Narco Cartel Submarine Seized in Spain

Narco Cartel Submarine Seized in Spain

Police forces in Spain have seized what is believed to be the first known submarine used to transport drugs into Europe from Latin America. The submarine has been taken to the port of Aldan, in the northwestern region of Galicia,...
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German Navy in Hot Water as 18 Endangered Maritime Mammals Found Dead After NATO Baltic Drills

German Navy in Hot Water as 18 Endangered Maritime Mammals Found Dead After NATO Baltic Drills

The German Defence Ministry has insisted that there is “no direct link” between demining and the porpoise deaths, but that if such a link is found, “we obviously regret it”. A German animal rights organisation has pointed the finger at...
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100 Years Ago, This Was The World’s Most Disruptive Technology

100 Years Ago, This Was The World’s Most Disruptive Technology

The history of US consumerism starts with the Sears Roebuck mail order catalog. Yes, the very same Sears that is struggling to emerge from bankruptcy today. But 125 years ago the company was every bit the disruptive innovator. A brief summary...
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This Year at Pebble Beach

This Year at Pebble Beach

More than $380 million worth of wheels are slated to hit the auction block at six auction houses at Monterey Car Week. The fortunes fueling this year’s sales are coming in large part from collectors who recently made their money selling...
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