US STATES RENAMED WITH COUNTRIES WITH SIMILAR GDPS
CULTURAL EXCHANGE VS CULTURAL APPROPRIATION
Cultural appropriation is a term that isn’t often heard in daily conversation, which means it’s inevitably misunderstood by those who feel attacked by feminists, sociologically-informed bloggers, and others who use the term.
Many a white person sporting dreadlocks or a bindi online has taken cultural appropriation to mean the policing of what white people can or can’t wear and enjoy. Read more
WHY CARE ABOUT THE NSA?
The FYE does not believe we must decide between “safety” and our “privacy”. That is a false choice. In fact, the FYE believes that the NSA lays the groundwork for a police state, where civil liberties are put at risk.
"If Joe McCarthy had access to the NSA’s tools, what could have been done with that? How many more lives could have been ruined?"
If you’re an activist, historically, we have seen information like this used against activists ie. the FBI spying on MLK Jr., East Germany, etc.
"Its naive to imagine you can have separate branches of government, when one branch, the executive, knows the entire private life and communications, private conversations, of every other branch."
ADVERTISEMENT USES BEASTIE BOYS AND RUBE GOLDBERGS TO GET GIRLS TO BE ENGINEERS
The company Goldiebox produces and distributes toys to “disrupt the pink aisle.” And there is nothing more that the FYE loves more than Rube Goldbergs. The FYE has wasted hours watching the Japanese Rube Goldberg show, “Pythagoras Switch”.
The FYE has niece, and second coming soon. They are brilliant and your FYE is working hard to create them in his own image; making them interpret charts and graphs from an early age, exercising their synesthesia, and shock therapy music education.
Author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. This video is based on Rifkin’s lecture at the RSA.
CAUSES OF DEATH VISUALLY BROKEN DOWN.
1.7 billion years of Human Life are forfeited yearly do to early death. 40% of these deaths (in Yellow) are preventable with basic medication, clean water, and basic neo-natal care. For 38 cents, you could save a diarrhea victim.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington created the massive database on which this graphic is based. Known as the Global Burden of Disease, it quantifies the incidence and impact of every conceivable illness and injury.
The FYE’s father has been doing this for years, in his head. He is a genius. At a dinner party, my father may ask you some personal questions about your lifestyle and family health history. Then he will draw you one of his famous, “Pie Charts of Death" where he diagrams what you will mostly likely die of and includes percentages. He usually will do this loudly, and share his findings with others at the party.
JUDGE NAPOLITANO PUT ON HIATUS FOR RAGING AGAINST THE MACHINE
This was on Fox News “FREEDOM WATCH”. He referred to recent US military interventions as “meaningless wars”. He stated Bush, Obama, and Romney policies were all the same. We have no choice.
Judge Napolitano of Fox News delivers this eerily insightful five minute tirade. Sadly, he probably would have been fired from MSNBC, Al Jazeera America, and CNN as well.
PHILIPPINES LEAD NEGOTIATOR GOES ON HUNGER STRIKE OVER CLIMATE CHANGE
At an opening speech at the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Yab Sano added an unscripted pledge to fast during the conference, until meaningful progress had been made. He said:
“In solidarity with my countrymen who are struggling to find food back home and with my brother who has not had food for the last three days, in all due respect Mr. President, and I mean no disrespect for your kind hospitality, I will now commence a voluntary fasting for the climate. This means I will voluntarily refrain from eating food during this COP until a meaningful outcome is in sight.”
"What my country is going through as a result of this extreme climate event is madness. The climate crisis is madness. We can stop this madness right here in Warsaw,"
Sano is looking for “concrete pledges” for a Green Climate Fund meant to distribute money to the developing world for coping with climate change, and agreement on a loss and damage mechanism for global-warming effects that are too late to avoid.
Choking back tears, he told delegates the typhoon, estimated to have caused 10,000 deaths, had hit his own home village in a country frequently battered by such storms.
GUY FAWKES MASK FACTORY IN SAO GONCALO IN RIO DE JANEIRO
Business is booming for the sweatshop owner of the Guy Fawkes mask factory in Brazil. Canada outlawed the wearing of masks during civil demonstrations and protests this year.
MOST POPULAR BABY GIRLS NAMES BY STATE
How important is your name? Freakonomics finds trends throughout the the years, and patterns in how lower-income families name their children versus upper-income families. But they also argue that your name doesn’t have any affect on how your life turns out.
RAY DALIO EXPLAINS HOW THE ECONOMY WORKS
Ray Dalio, founder of the radically transparent hedgefund Bridgewater released this animation clearly describing debt and credit cycles. The FYE strongly recommend you watch, as it makes fundamental economic theories easy to understand.
In other news today, three economists who specialize in “over thinking it” won the Nobel Peace in economics for their contributions supporting and debunking the theory of “efficient markets”. The FYE believes markets are not efficient, and are primarily driven by very inefficient human emotions of greed in good times, and by fear in uncertain times.