Re: How will this age be remembered?

The last few decades will be viewed as the catalyst decade in the creation of a global community. We are establishing the ability for more people to follow their dreams and access the resources necessary to accomplish these dreams. This is happening around the globe as we see more global citizens emerge from below subsistence to productive members of our global community than has ever been seen before. What must happen now is we must address democracy, freedom and rights. How do we achieve greater participation, further maximization of individual utility and continued growth around the world. In my opinion the answer is less government. Allow global citizens to move, communicate, choose and lead. In doing so we will create productivity, wealth and a stronger society for all. The last time we were in this position was the earlier 1900's... unfortunately there was a drastic reversal lead by a protectionist, anti-globalization movement, we're back, we can't make the same mistake.

Straight millennials are becoming less accepting of LGBTQ people

The surprising results come from a new GLAAD survey.

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Culture & Religion
  • The survey found that 18- to 34-year-old non-LGBTQ Americans reported feeling less comfortable around LGBTQ people in a variety of hypothetical situations.
  • The attitudes of older non-LGBTQ Americans have remained basically constant over the past few years.
  • Overall, about 80 percent of Americans support equal rights for LGBTQ people.
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Are these 100 people killing the planet?

Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

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Strange Maps
  • Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
  • This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
  • The climate crisis may be too complex for these 100 people to solve, but naming and shaming them is a good start.
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New research sheds light on a possible cause of autism: processed foods

The more we learn about the microbiome, the more the pieces are fitting together.

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Surprising Science
  • A new study from the University of Central Florida makes the case for the emerging connection of autism and the human microbiome.
  • High levels of Propionic Acid (PPA), used in processed foods to extend shelf life, reduces neuronal development in fetal brains.
  • While more research is needed, this is another step in fully understanding the consequences of poor nutrition.
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