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Why HBO’s “Chernobyl” Gets Nuclear So Wrong

Why HBO’s “Chernobyl” Gets Nuclear So Wrong

Since the start of HBO’s mini-series about the 1986 nuclear disaster, “Chernobyl,” journalists have praised the series for getting the facts of the event right, even if its creators took some creative liberties. “The first thing to understand about the HBO mini-series “Chernobyl,” wrote a reporter for The New York Times, “is that a lot of it is made up.

A slick video with claims about artificial food spreads online even though some of the claims are fake – CNN

A well-produced video claiming what food is fake or real continues to spread online, even though some of the claims are fake

At first sight, it looks like any other drool-inducing food video that you can find on Facebook. Only this time, the viral video promises to help you find out whether your food is fake or real using “16 easy tests to try at home.”

How Natural News Became a Conspiracy Hub Rivaling Infowars

The New Infowars Is a Vitamin Site Predicting the Apocalypse

The headline warned of “LGBT progressivism horrors: Parents to start physically maiming their own babies to slice off all ‘gender’ organs in the name of progressivism and ‘equality.'” “The next escalation in this war on biology will, I predict, involve parents maiming their newborn infants by slicing off their penis and scrotum shortly after birth in order to ‘rid’ the child of gender inequality,” the author wrote, adding that parents will “commit felony assault against their own children with a scalpel and an ice pack…

We’ve Lost Sight Of The Most Important Rule In Debating Science

This is a great, really great article!

We’ve Lost Sight Of The Most Important Rule In Debating Science

It was almost 100 years ago that the most famous debate in science history took place. The topic up for consideration was the nature of the spiral objects in the sky: were they proto-stars in the process of forming, or were they island Universes, similar to and far outside of our own galaxy?

Safe Or Scary? The Shifting Reputation Of Glyphosate, AKA Roundup : The Salt : NPR

Sadly science lost some ground here to some anti-science special interests on this one.

Safe Or Scary? The Shifting Reputation Of Glyphosate, AKA Roundup

John Draper and I are sitting in the cab of a tractor on the research farm he manages for the University of Maryland, alongside the Chesapeake Bay. Behind us, there’s a sprayer. “So, away we go!” Draper says. He pushes a button, and we start to move.

Incompetent, rich people are more likely to get ahead than smart people with no money – MarketWatch

Incompetent, rich people are more likely to get ahead than smart people with no money

By In the course of her career and research into workplace behavior, Nicole Jones Young has noticed that some managers recognize the work of the loudest, most confident and, sometimes, the most well-heeled person in the room.

Raising The Minimum Wage Is Only The Beginning…—The Déclassé Intellectual

The article is from the summer of 2015 but geez it is still relevant today in 2019!

Raising the Minimum Wage is only the Beginning…

If you want to tackle poverty; but first lets discuss what raising the minimum wage would do. Low income workers spend the majority of their income, in fact judging by the statistic by the Federal Reserve Board Survey of Consumer finances in 2014 the bottom half of American families owned 0.8% of all financial assets…

America’s Founding Fathers’ Religion Is Not What You Think It Is

America Is Not A Christian Nation And Never Has Been

The founding fathers’ religion wasn’t always worn on their sleeves. Looking back, it’s quite difficult to tell where some of our nation’s great leaders fell on the religious scale. Deism was popular at the time – the belief in God as the creator of all things, but not as a miracle worker or one that answers to prayer.

Kat Taylor, Tom Steyer’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts | Heavy.com

A very smart, I’ll say brilliant person…

Kat Taylor, Tom Steyer’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Tom Steyer is a billionaire hedge fund manager and a leading donor to Democratic and liberal causes. Steyer has also spent millions of dollars on a campaign calling for the impeachment of President Trump. In mid-October, House majority leader Kevin McCarthy was among a group of billionaires trying to “buy” the election.

I saw her today conducting an interview on CSPAN’s Book TV with Robert Reich and Anand Giriharadas.

Robert Reich and Anand Giridharadas

Robert Reich (‘The Common Good’) and Anand Giridharadas (‘Winners Take All’) discuss their books with Kat Taylor, CEO of Beneficial State Bank.

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