Whoa, Baby, You Better Be Sure You Can Ride That Horse!

It's possible that the American psyche is due for a shift in the tectonic arrangement of its value system to bring it more into line with the realities of the modern world. French writer André Malraux once asked a Catholic priest what he had learned from a lifetime of hearing confessions.The priest immediately told him, "There is no such thing as an adult person." That considered opinion seems to have a fundamentally substantial basis in fact. People’s motivations are engraved in stone at a very tender age, and then they use whatever knowledge and sophistication they acquire to advance their childish agenda.And they expect to be humored and indulged. This theory of grown idiots subsuming humanity to their infantile illusions has never been more evidently showcased than in twenty-first century America, where a high-ranking administration official boldly proclaimed to an observer, "We are an empire. Reality is whatever we say it is."Whoa, Baby, You Better Be Sure You Can Ride That Horse!

SpaceX catches Falcon Heavy nosecone with net-outfitted boat

It marks another milestone in SpaceX's long-standing effort to make spaceflight cheaper.

Technology & Innovation
  • SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy into space early Tuesday morning.
  • A part of its nosecone – known as a fairing – descended back to Earth using special parachutes.
  • A net-outfitted boat in the Atlantic Ocean successfully caught the reusable fairing, likely saving the company millions of dollars.
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Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

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Strange Maps
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  • 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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‘Climate apartheid’: Report says the rich could buy out of climate change disaster

The world's richest people could breeze through a climate disaster – for a price.

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Politics & Current Affairs
  • A new report from a United Nation expert warns that an over-reliance on the private sector to mitigate climate change could cause a "climate apartheid."
  • The report criticizes several countries, including the U.S., for taking "short-sighted steps in the wrong direction."
  • The world's poorest populations are most vulnerable to climate change even though they generally contribute the least to global emissions.
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