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In this wide-ranging dialogue (recorded on September 1, 2017) on the nature of consciousness Dr. Michael Shermer talks with Dr. Gregory Berns, Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics and Director of the Center for Neuropolicy and Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience.
Dr. Berns is famous for his use of fMRI to study canine cognitive function in awake, unrestrained dogs. The goals of his research are to non-invasively map the perceptual and decision systems of the dog’s brain and to predict likelihood of success in service dogs. He also uses diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to reconstruct the white matter pathways of a wide variety of other mammals, including dolphins, sea lions, coyotes, and the extinct Tasmanian tiger.
Shermer and Berns address the so-called “Hard Problem of Consciousness” (more…)
Here’s the latest from Munster, Germany where a van plowed into an outdoor cafe…
Yes, George Soros was a Nazi collaborator (and now funds Media Matters and other radical left-wing front groups)
by: Ethan Huff
Thursday, April 05, 2018
His name is constantly blaring across the conservative airwaves these days for his direct involvement in funding civil unrest efforts both domestically and abroad, not to mention the litany of leftists organizations like Media Matters and Planned Parenthood that he actively supports and promotes. But what many people don’t know about infamous globalist financier George Soros is that he was also a Nazi collaborator during World War II – and quite proud of it.
During a little-known interview with 60 Minutes journalist Steve Kroft, a portion of which conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza recently “tweeted” out to his followers, Soros, a Jew himself, made some powerful admissions about his past involvement in working with Nazi soldiers to protect himself from being imprisoned or possibly killed as a result of the horrific war effort.
Soros openly admitted that he was befriended by a Nazi soldier who pretended that Soros was his adopted godson in order to protect him. This same soldier was responsible (more…)
California’s other drought: A major earthquake is overdue but the current strong quake situation in California is actually more dire than people may realize
California earthquakes are a geologic inevitability. The state straddles the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and is crisscrossed by the San Andreas and other active fault systems. The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island on Jan. 23, 2018 was just the latest reminder of major seismic activity along the Pacific Rim. […]
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“$1MM Per Minute In Salaries, $22BN Per Year In Vacation Pay” And Other Fun Facts About The Federal Workforce
by Tyler Durden
The folks at Open The Books decided to take a deep dive into the salaries of 1.97 million federal employees, using data collected from the Office Of Personnel Management and the USPS via FOIA requests, and the endless examples of excessive pay and pure waste are sure to make you sick, if not downright suicidal. Here are just some of the key takeaways as summarized by OTB:
1. The federal government pays its disclosed workforce $1 million per minute, $66 million per hour, and $524 million per day. In FY2016, the federal government disclosed 1.97 million employees at a cash compensation cost of $136.3 billion.
2. Over a six-year period (FY2010-2016), the number of federal employees making $200,000 or more has increased by 165 percent; those making $150,000 or more has grown by 60 percent; and those making more than $100,000 has increased by 37 percent.
3. On average, federal employees are given 10 federal holidays, 13 sick days, and 20 vacation days per year. If each employee used 13 sick days and took 20 vacation days (more…)
by Greenwich Endeavors
Dec 7, 2017
The Federal Reserve’s tools for achieving its dual mandate
of low inflation and full employment manipulate interest rates and therefore
markets. This manipulation of rates reverberates
globally. Their manipulation historically had been more light handed and
invisible to most of the public. However, over the last decade, their impact on
interest rates and yield levels have been the most dramatic in the history of
the Federal Reserve.
Whenever you have policies that are extreme, it is best to
stay at extremes for the shortest time possible. Newly employed policies always have unknown
and unexplored side effects that can prove to be harmful and detrimental. For instance, pharmaceutical companies have a
long testing period before new products can be offered to the public. But monetary policy works with impunity towards
negative consequences. No accountability
and the subterfuge of finding other scape goats encourage testing these extremes.
During economic downturns, the Federal Reserve experiences
Conservative undercover journalist James O’Keefe and the Washington Post “busted” each other Monday, as the Post discovered O’Keefe’s Project Veritas was investigating it, prompting O’Keefe to publish some of his work.
The Post reported Monday that it had been approached by a woman falsely claiming to have been impregnated by Alabama Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore — after which, she claimed, she also had an abortion.
“But on Monday morning, Post reporters saw her walking into the New York offices of Project Veritas, an organization that targets the mainstream news media and left-leaning groups,” the Post reported, blowing her cover.
The Post then undertook its own O’Keefe-style investigation, and secretly recorded the Project Veritas reporter’s conversation with a Post reporter.
The Post‘s Stephanie McCrummen asked the Project Veritas undercover reporter: “I also, frankly, want to know who you might be working for now … And are you in contact with other people, are you in contact (more…)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plans to attend President-elect Donald Trump’s meeting of tech-industry executives this Wednesday in New York, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Amazon’s (AMZN) chief executive is expected to join other tech heavyweights already planning on attending, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, as well as Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, CEO and chairman of Google parent Alphabet, respectively.
Previous reports indicate the meeting on Wednesday will take place at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the same building where the president-elect has lived for the past three decades and apparently plans on living part-time following his inauguration this January.
RT has asked the US State Department for specific information concerning allegations that Russia is targeting hospitals in Syria. The response was a reiteration of those allegations and a refusal to treat RT in the same way as other media outlets.
During Wednesday’s State Department briefing, spokesman John Kirby accused Russia and the Syrian regime of the bombing of “five hospitals and at least one mobile clinic in Syria.” RT’s reporter Gayane Chichakyan asked Kirby to specify the details of the alleged incidents, including their location.
Kirby said that he doesn’t know the exact locations.
“I’m not making those accusations, I’m telling you that we’ve seen reports from credible aid organizations,” Kirby said, refusing to clarify any details on the alleged attacks or even give the list of the “many Syrian relief agencies” on which the State Department relied.
He went on with his criticism of the reporter.
“Here’s a good question: Why don’t you ask your Defense Ministry what they are doing? You work for Russia Today [RT], and so why shouldn’t you ask your government the same kind of questions that you are asking me?” (more…)