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Study: flood control engineering likely has worsened floods

Study: flood control engineering likely has worsened floods

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Flood control work in the Mississippi River and its tributaries has likely made floods worse in Mississippi and Louisiana, researchers say.

 

Using 500 years of data from tree rings and from sediment in oxbow lakes — bends that once were part of the Mississippi River but became lakes when the river changed its path slightly — they say the river has flooded more often and poured more water into those states over the past 150 years than any previous period.

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Diversity Fail? All-Women Engineering Team Blamed for Collapse of Miami Pedestrian Bridge

Diversity Fail? All-Women Engineering Team Blamed for Collapse of Miami Pedestrian Bridge

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The all-women engineering team that designed the ill-fated pedestrian foot bridge at Miami’s Florida International University were highly touted for their advances in a field that is typically dominated by men.

 

But critics are pointing the finger of blame at the female engineers for design flaws that may have brought the bridge down.

 

Investigators are still on the scene of last week’s bridge collapse that killed 6 people and injured 9 on the FIU campus in Southwest Miami.

Source: Diversity Fail? All-Women Engineering Team Blamed for Collapse of Miami Pedestrian Bridge

Free Speech And Social Engineering In The ‘Land Of The Free’

Free Speech And Social Engineering In The ‘Land Of The Free’

Mac Slavo

February 12th, 2018
SHTFplan.com

A disturbing trend has been going on for quite some time now, and that’s the destruction of free speech.  Many college campuses even have safe spaces now, where certain speech is banned so college students can snuggle blankets.

Free speech is now the topic of several debates and they all revolve around social engineering/social tyranny. Take this article from The Week, for example.

On many college campuses, groups of left-leaning students insist that free speech should be conditional on speakers adhering to explicit standards of diversity and avoiding the infliction of emotional harm on the members of marginalized groups through the spreading of “hate.”

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Social engineering and technocratic management for the rise of the global police state

Social engineering and technocratic management for the rise of the global police state

Much has been written about the approaching Police State in alternative media. Commentary ranges from various warnings, to shock and outrage, and fear over an impending martial law takeover in North America and Western Europe. It’s hitting us from so many different angles, and yet the mainstream conversation continues to be woefully inadequate in both characterising the situation and offering a remedy.

In order to really understand the modern Police State, we need to explore some very profound and difficult questions. Many people who consider themselves aware think Western society has already reached the tipping point and the deteriorating situation is simply inevitable. If you feel like Winston Smith right (more…)