An update for the new year

Hello all,
I wanted to remind my visitors that I am still alive and well. I will be in Hawaii until June, which means that the podcast will not return until then. My archived talks will remain up in the interim, of course.

Even though, I haven’t been doing the podcast, I continue to scan the news for interesting articles that hint to the direction this system seems to be heading. Here are some of them.

IMF’s epic plan to conjure away debt I got a good chuckle from this article. This is yet another example of the dialectical game that is played on the public. The fallacy in the article’s argument lies in the ignorance of how and why the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve were created. If these institutions actually worked for the public benefit, the plan laid out here would probably work.

World Bank warns of 4 degree theshhold I don’t have much to say about this article, except that it is more doom and gloom about the environment. Funny, I don’t hear much about rising sea levels out here in the middle of the Pacific.

Scientists confirm that homosexuality is not genetic, but epigentic
I have many friends who are homosexuals. This is a very touchy subject to bring up in conversation, but what this article states is true, except for the omission of certain chemicals like BPA and phthalates. You can link to the actual paper here and see if I missed something.

1/4 of Japanese men between the ages of 30-34 are still virgins The Japanese government is very worried about the country’s population decline, as it should be.

Big Food corporations are making us fat> Not to be glib, but DUH.

China forces internet browser to register real name The president has mentioned such a requirement a couple of years ago. We’ll see when and if it will be implemented in the States.

How many have died because of the FDA? Granted, is a right leaning website, but the author does make some intriguing points. One subject the author does not touch upon is the fact that the FDA is staffed by people from big Pharma, similar to how Monsanto, DuPont, ADM and other big food corporations run the USDA.