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California Politicians Could Soon Be Forced To Wear Logos Of Top Corporate Donors


Popular memes calling for politicians to wear the logos of their corporate sponsors have circulated the internet for years, but the suggestion may soon be a reality for California legislators. In the next week, a potential ballot measure, submitted to the Office of the Attorney General in October, is expected to receive title and summary for the 2016 election, meaning its advocates will be able to collect signatures in order to secure its official place on the ballot. The proposed law would require legislators and candidates to sport the emblems of groups that donate money to their campaigns.

As the advocacy group that launched the measure, California is Not for Sale, muses:

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Company Sells Bottles Of Fresh Air To China And Is Struggling To Keep Up With Demand

Source: | Original Post Date: December 19, 2015 –

Reminiscent of a scene out of Space Balls (Perri-Air anyone?), a Canadian startup, Vitality Air, is selling bottled air from the Rocky Mountains. It may have started out as a joke, but citizens of smog-choked cities in eastern China are buying it up.

@vitalityair sells fresh Banff air to smog sufferers. No, this isn't Spaceballs.

— CBC-The Current (@TheCurrentCBC)

“A gag gift, that’s how it started off, but you know what? There’s actually a lot of demand for this in … highly polluted countries,” co-founder Moses Lam told the Canadian National Post. The company was founded by Lam and Troy Paquette more than a year ago, but only began selling in China less than two months ago.

The idea came when Lam sold a bag of fresh Canadian air on eBay for 99 cents. That’s steep enough for something that most people have always considered free. But when a second bag bidded up to $168 “we thought ‘hey, we might have a market for this,’” Lam said.

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Why Do We Allow Private Families To Control The World’s Money?

Source: | Original Post Date: November 4, 2015 –

The masses can no longer escape the knowledge that they’re being taken for a walk down a dark alley: the way money is created in our global society benefits the so-called elite at the expense of the 99.9%. It doesn’t have to be this way though; all we have to do is stand up and demand that it change.

Most of the central banks around the world are linked to these elite power structures. Furthermore, money is no longer backed by anything concrete. It used to be, when it was attached to the gold standard. But for the last several decades if you and I were to get a loan from a bank we’re not actually being loaned anything they had. Instead, they punch numbers into a computer, which creates new money that is placed directly into our bank accounts.

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Dutch Architect Envisions An ‘Urban Forest’ With Houses That Look Like Trees

Source: | Original Post Date: September 30, 2015 –

What if it was possible to live in a city and a forest at the same time, having your house surrounded by green but being in close proximity to the downtown? I bet many of you could only dream to live in a place like that. However, this dream could actually become a reality someday thanks to Dutch architect Raimond de Hullu and his conceptual design called the OAS1S.

De Hullu’s vision of a green neighborhood is an off-grid community powered by renewable sources of energy and equipped with onsite waste and water treatment systems. All buildings would be made of recycled wood and organic insulation materials. Thus, the ‘urban forest’ would be completely energy and water self-sufficient and eco-friendly.

The community would consist of four-floor buildings equipped with triple glazing windows and solar panels. As for the interior design, there would be skylights, large windows and French balconies. De Hullu calls it “a treehouse combined with modern luxury.”

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The War On Terror Has Created 6500% More Terrorism

Source: | Original Post Date: December 22, 2015 –

Between 2007 and 2011, almost half the world’s terror attacks took place in Iraq and Afghanistan — two countries under active occupation by the United States.

An analysis of terror attacks since 2002 suggests U.S. efforts to combat terrorism — i.e., the “war on terror” — have led to a dramatic increase in death and suffering from terrorism.

Published this year on Sept. 11, Paul Gottinger, a staff reporter for Reader Supported News, analyzed incidents of terrorism from George Bush declaring the war on terror in the aftermath of 9/11 through the present, and found a staggering 6,500 percent increase in terrorism. Gottinger, who used data provided by the State Department in his analysis, found that casualties have increased by 4,500 percent.

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This Is How Music Is Indeed A Universal Language

Source: | Original Post Date: February 7, 2015 –

In the 19th century, American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called music “the universal language of mankind.” He had no idea how right he was – a recent study concluded that music can have a similar effect on people from completely different cultures. 

Researchers from two Canadian universities, McGill University and University of Montreal, together with scientists from Technische Universität Berlin, traveled to the depths of the rainforests in central Africa to play certain musical compositions to 40 Mbenzélé Pygmies, an isolated tribe in the Congo, and study their emotional and physiological responses. The results were compared with the responses of 40 Montreal residents to the same melodies and it was found that the music caused similar feelings in both groups.

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The Inevitability Of Peaceful Revolution

Source: | Original Post Date: April 8, 2015 –

The victory drums, to the tune of Maurice Ravel’s  “Bolero,” are now commencing with the crescendo as this writing goes to press. Everywhere in  our world we are now seeing the awakening of humanity speed up. We are  seeing massive rallies against corruption and rallies for peace spread. We are seeing tyranny, cover-ups and false flags  exposed. And more importantly, we are seeing movements converging that offer solutions to these issues the world faces.

Since the Occupy Wall Street protests in late 2011, the world has seen continued cries for justice, peace and equality...

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Study: Dogs Process Speech In The Same Way Humans Do

Source: | Original Post Date: December 19, 2014 –

It seems that dogs understand much more than we think. According to a new study, dogs don’t simply respond to what we say, but they also pay attention to the way we say something. The most curious thing about this finding is that humans process speech in an extremely similar way.

In the process of listening, the human brain responds to a number of elements apart from the spoken words. These elements include different auditory and visual stimuli, such as emotional tone and certain information about the speaker – gender, age, identity, etc. The human brain is capable of perceiving these stimuli thanks to distinguishing and processing separately various components of human speech.

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Congress Quietly Ends Federal Prohibition On Medical Marijuana


“The war on medical marijuana is over.”

Great news! A provision ending the federal prohibition on medical marijuana, banning federal agents from policing its users or raiding dispensaries in any state or district where it is legal, was just passed by Congress.

The provision can be found in Congress’ new 1,603-page spending plan. 

Mainstream media may be quiet about this latest news, but you can guarantee the little passage will radically alter the way America treats – and views – the use of medical marijuana. 

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Bernie Sanders: We Need A “Full And Independent Audit” Of The Federal Reserve

2016 Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders wrote an op-ed for The New York Times on Wednesday calling for the Federal Reserve to be audited independently by the Government Accountability Office on an annual basis.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has scheduled a historic Jan. 12 vote on a bill, colloquially referred to as “Audit the Fed,” which was introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The bill would authorize the GAO to perform full audits of the Federal Reserve System.

To rein in Wall Street, we should begin by reforming the Federal Reserve, which oversees financial institutions and which uses monetary policy to maintain price stability and full employment. Unfortunately, an institution that was created to serve all Americans has been hijacked by the very bankers it regulates,” wrote Sen. Sanders.


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