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September 17 2014

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September 16 2014

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Smart Birds Open Doors, Grant Hughes

Lisa Wade writes:

[…] This is a story, obviously, of how smart birds are, but here’s what struck me: we often think about human technology as for humans. In this case, however, birds adapted the technology for their own very similar needs (to get in and out).

If the workers had installed an older human technology — plain old doors — the birds would have been out of luck because they don’t have thumbs and the strength to manipulate an environment built for humans. But motion activated doors make both thumbs and strength irrelevant, so now birds are our functional equals.

This is fascinating, yeah? Our technology has advanced to the point where we’re potentially undermining our own evolutionary advantages.

(via Anne)

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The Untold History of The Star Spangled Banner
Eddie Conway and Gerald Horne explore the forgotten history of the U.S. national anthem as Baltimore celebrates its 200th anniversary.
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An American Fascism - Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (5/8)
Mr. Conway says, targeting the Panthers, the FBI and other state and local agencies were functioning as a national secret police... that was COINTELPRO; it carries on under The Patriot Act.
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Breakthroughs Unlikely at Upcoming UN Climate Summit
As the climate justice movement prepares for an historic convergence in NYC, political economist Patrick Bond warns that the “big tent approach” to the People's Climate March might backfire...
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Israel Facing Major Economic Consequences for 50 Day War on Gaza
Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center says the latest conflict with Gaza began after a crisis emerged in Israel over the defense budget.
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September 15 2014

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Real Change is Going to Come From You!
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FBI Targets Minority Communities in Mortgage Fraud Investigations
Former bank regulator Bill Black says Attorney General Eric Holder must stop targeting minorities and instead focus on the mortgage fraud of banksters.
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The Economic Cost of the Fifty Day War Against Gaza
Political economist Shir Hever of The Alternative Information Center discusses the impact of Operation Protective Edge on the Israeli economy.
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What Drives Obama Foreign Policy?
Andrew Levine says Obama continues a triumphalist policy towards Russia, and always seems to down the wrong road.
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FBI Targets Minority Communities in Mortgage Fraud Investigations
Former bank regulator Bill Black says Attorney General Eric Holder must stop targeting minorities and instead focus on the mortgage fraud of banksters.
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September 14 2014

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Obama’s ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels Are Nowhere to Be Found
Author & Journalist Patrick Cockburn explains the different factions in Syria and why defeating ISIS should start with ending the war in Syria.
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"The State Targeted the Panthers Because We Were Socialists, Not Because We Were Armed"-Conway(4/8)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Conway says the Panthers were also a threat because they recognized the humanity and worked with all ethnic groups, not because they were carrying weapons.
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September 13 2014

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How to Really Get Money Out of Politics
While Senate Republicans filibuster a constitutional amendment to reign in campaign contributions, critics say Democrats can pursue alternative strategies to increase transperancy without a...
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September 12 2014

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The Bennis Plan: Here is a Real Strategy for Dealing with ISIS
Military strategies have failed, only a political and diplomatic solution will work.
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The Barbaric World that the United States has Shaped Since 9-11
Michael Ratner Report: Destruction of States and the lives of millions through wars and the obliteration of human rights at home and abroad.
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Baltimore Cop Says Some Officers Are A Threat To The Community
whatupbmore: Baltimore hosts a townhall on what lessons it can learn from Ferguson.
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September 11 2014

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U.S. Intelligence Official: No Evidence ISIS Planning Imminent Attack on America
Obama's plan to support the Shi'a and Kurds in Iraq could worsen sectarianism fighting, and a new report says arms sent to moderate Syrian rebels have ended up in ISIS's hands.
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