1000 ghostly figures march the streets of hamburg during the G20 summit

on july 5th 2017, 1000 figures covered in clay appeared on the streets of hamburg, germany – silently protesting on the occasion of the current G20 summit. through a two-hour long performance organized by the local collective 1000 GESTALTEN, the group sent out a powerful message that urged germany and the world to fight for a better humanity and solidarity in these difficult times.

Why every estimate of UBI that simply multiplies the number of recipients by the amount received is simply wrong

The Cost of Universal Basic Income is the Net Transfer Amount, Not the Gross Price Tag

Imagine a group of 5 people. They have an income distribution of $10, $20, $30, $50, and $100. Someone gets the BIG idea of everyone putting 40% of their money into a hat, and dividing the result equitably between everyone.

That means $4, $8, $12, $20, and $40 goes into the hat. That’s $84 which when divided by 5 is $16.80.

Donald Trump is right, there was a recent attack in Sweden. By neo-Nazis on a refugee centre

Donald Trump is right, there was a recent attack in Sweden. By neo-Nazis on a refugee centre

Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested in January after a Gothenburg Asylum centre became the target of a homemade bomb attack, leaving one person seriously injured. 

Daesh (ISIS) fighters from France, USA, Canada, etc.

It should be noted and remembered that many of the Daesh members who fought in Mosul were not Iraqi people but foreigners attracted by Daesh propaganda. Many came from western countries including France but also, maybe to a lesser extent (?), from the USA and Canada. The fact that such a murderous group as Daesh was able to recruit in our respective countries say a lot about our flaws in our culture that were exploited by the terrorist group.

Corpses of Foreign ISIS Extremists Pile up in Mosul:

Mosul endgame in images

A devastating series of photographs from the Old City of Mosul published by the Associated Press on Friday lays bare the full horror of the battle to defeat the Islamic State for the ordinary people caught in its path.

Taken by photographer Felipe Dana, the images offer an up-close glimpse of the apocalyptic suffering being inflicted in the name of the war against terrorism, as well as the vast extent of the destruction being wrought.

Full series of images:

World Chocolate Day

Today is World Chocolate Day.

Why Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart

I thought Chocolat (2000) was a cute film.

No One Would Buy My Photos, So Here They Are For Free: Mosul 2017

My name is Kainoa Little, and I am a Shoreline, Washington-based conflict photographer. I was in Mosul in April and May 2017, documenting Iraqi forces as they fought Islamic State militants to liberate the city.

I tried and failed to find newspapers and wire services who would purchase my photos. But the soldiers had fed me and given me a seat in their Humvees, and the refugees had tolerated my presence on some of the worst days of their lives. They very rightly expected that I would tell their story.

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Income and Nutrition

Studies have proven that low income increases one's risk for heart disease and other morbidities.1 Studies have also shown a link between low income and obesity. The explanation is simple. Healthy, nutritious food such as salad is expensive. High calorie, low nutrient food like McDonald's is cheap.

  • 1. Lemstra, Mark, et al. "Income and heart disease: Neglected risk factor." Can Fam Physician, Aug. 2015, 61(8):698-704, [PubMed 26836056].
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