Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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31/07/2013
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City biking…are you in?

Along with the superhighways, government officials have installed safety mirrors at 39 locations in the city, which help drivers see cyclists in their blind spots. The highways are also marked in a distinctive blue color to facilitate safe riding. Other safety features include advanced stop lines at traffic lights, which help cyclists get ahead of motor vehicle traffic and reduces the conflict between bicycles and vehicles turning left. Continue reading

22/07/2013
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German American Solar Team Challenges the USA – Stop Fracking, Start Paneling

…Guerrero also sees the development of solar energy as just one component of an overall green economy along the lines of Van Jones work, and has developed a statewide forum plan to further implement this vision. The plan includes regional surveys with local live event public forums including instant interactive voting from the audience where labor, industry, advocates, activists, investors, and policy makers sit down at the same table to work through each stakeholder’s issues on both the technological, and social economics levels in addition to not only market and correct our economy with the innovation of solar, but the entire cornucopia of what makes a green and equitable economy. Continue reading

16/07/2013
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Money on the Mind

In a series of startling studies, psychologists at the University of California at Berkeley have found that “upper-class individuals behave more unethically than lower-class individuals.” Ongoing research is trying to find out what it is about wealth — or lack of it — that makes people behave they way they do. Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e series. Continue reading

12/07/2013
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“They Throw Kids on the Ground, Put Guns to Their Heads”

Good police work has nothing to do with dressing up in black and breaking into houses in the middle of the night. And the mentality changes when they get put on the SWAT team. I remember a guy I was good friends with, it just completely changed him. The us-versus-them mentality takes over. Continue reading

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