One of my fondest memories was showing Fahrenheit 451 to my stepson. After Guy Montag finds the community of living books at the end (of the film), my stepson proclaimed them heroes with the sort of ardor most kids reserve for famous athletes. He's a librarian now.
The Post Carbon Institute posts this series of videos of a talk by Richard Douthwaite, co-founder of Feasta, an Irish think tank concerned with sustainable economics. He was speaking by phone and video to a group in Michigan, about a month before last year's Copenhagen Summit climate talks, so it is like watching Max Headroom do a slide show. The first four videos are about the problem, the last two are Feasta's proposal for a cap and share system and debt-free currency to keep the poorer folk going.
American foreign policy is at a crossroads. One path for the US is global cooperation. The other is a burst of militarism in response to frustrated ambitions. The future of the US, and of the world, hangs on this choice.
The Department of Justice Inspector General will review broad allegations of misconduct involving the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices and the bureau’s controversial decision shortly before the election to announce the probe had resumed, the Inspector General announced Thursday.
...At the press conference, Trump doubled down on this as well, explaining that "President Putin and Russia put out a statement today that this fake news was indeed fake news. They said it totally never happened." Not to be disrespectful to the President-elect, but to take such a defense seriously, one has to be a moron...
An MI6 spook who compiled a dirty dossier on Donald Trump has fled his home after his identity was revealed online.Former British spy Christopher Steele is understood to have left for an unknown location over fears of a backlash from Moscow. Sources reportedly say the 52-year-old is “terrified for his safety”.
Senior British security sources revealed emergency measures were being taken to make the MI6 veteran safe.