Ron Paul is a victim of his own policy!
Why does the media ignore Ron Paul? It's simple - short tail economics. Media companies only have so much time, space, and resources. Their goal, like any business, is to maximize their profits. From that standpoint, it makes the most sense to focus their resources on the few candidates that will attract the most ratings. It's the same reason that Wal-Mart does not carry that obscure Frank Zappa CD you are looking for. They have limited shelf space, and in order to maximize their profit, they fill that space with the CDs that they think will sell the most.
The absurdity of this whole issue is that the only way to make the media report on the candidates equally would be through government intervention (as Dennis Kucinich tried and failed to accomplish recently in Nevada). As a Libertarian Ron Paul would be strongly against such intervention and would favor the decision of the corporations to maximize their profit. Therefore, in the end, Ron Paul's voice is being drowned in his own political philosophy! How fitting!
The surprising results come from a new GLAAD survey.
- 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.
Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.
- 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.
The more we learn about the microbiome, the more the pieces are fitting together.
- 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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