• Consciousness
  • Here’s a cringe-worthy display of everything that is wrong in the entertainment industry

    miley cyrus takes the fall

    via Vigilant Citizen The 2013 edition of the VMAs was not about music. It wasn’t even about the symbolism I’ve described in past years. It was basically MTV saying: “There is nothing to celebrate in pop music this year, here’s an awkward, cringe-worthy display of everything that is wrong in the entertainment industry”. I’ve written […]

  • Human Rights
  • Native American Women Are Being Sold into the Sex Trade on Ships Along Lake Superior

    Native American Women Are Being Sold into the Sex Trade on Ships Along Lake Superior

    Apparently the women are sold for “parties” on American ships. Picture via WikiCommons Native women, children, and even babies are being trafficked in the sex trade on freighters crossing the Canada-US border on Lake Superior between Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Duluth, Minnesota. Next month, Christine Stark—a student with the […]

  • Human Rights
  • NSA report reveals some agents abused power, while Obama says improvements needed

    NSA report reveals some agents abused power, while Obama says improvements needed

    Some of the National Security Agency’s employees and contractors overstepped their authority and deliberately spied on Americans sporadically throughout the past decade, according to Bloomberg . The news undermines the NSA’s repeated assertions that it doesn’t target people in the US unless they are part of a foreign terror […]

  • Sustainability
  • Renewables will be world’s second-largest energy source by 2018

    Renewables will be world’s second-largest energy source by 2018

    The International Energy Agency’s latest annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report was released this week, and according to current trends, renewable energy sources will collectively overtake gas as the world’s second-largest source of energy by the end of this decade. Renewables—hydro, solar, geothermal, biofuel, and wind—are the fastest-growing energy […]