Jailed 9/11 hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui accuses two of Saudi’s most senior royals – including a former ambassador to US – of ‘paying for Osama bin Laden’s terror plot’ in extraordinary claim from prison
Phi Beta Iota: Bin Laden is not believed by honest experts to have had anything to do with 9/11, which was a very well-funded state terrorism plot that probably had the full complicity of Dick Cheney. The 9/11 Commission, like the Warren Commission, was an official cover-up.
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8 ways to rethink resources: nappies to benches and food waste to biogas
1. Nappies to roof tiles and railway sleepers . 2. Paper to reduce food waste . 3. Sustainable construction materials . 4. Clothes from old water bottles . 5. Agri-waste into plastic bottles . 6. Worms as fertiliser . 7. Food waste to biogas . 8. Recycling polyester
Phi Beta Iota: Brilliant examples of remediation in context of continuing to do the wrong things righter (Russell Ackoff 2004). Bio-design and the tri-fecta of holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering would make such measures moot.
Stephan A. Schwartz
I think we can safely and accurately say that the people of the United States, collectively, while they may care about their own children, or the children of their friends, do not care for children in general. We also have the highest level of food stress with 17 million children going hungry at least part of the year.
Child homelessness in U.S. reaches historic high at 2.5 million
I began writing about what I see as the new American slavery in 2011 (see The New American Slavery). This trend is made up of several parts, prison privatization, all the industries that suckle at the teat of the American Gulag, and the indentured exploitation of prisoners. And it just keeps getting more and more disgusting and blatantly what it is.
California Tells Court It Can’t Release Inmates Early Because It Would Lose Cheap Prison Labor
A remarkable 11 year old’s vow of silence
I have been deeply moved by the action of an 11 year old – Itzcuauhtli (Eat-Squat-Lee) Roske-Martinez who stopped talking October 27, 2014 “until world leaders take action on Climate Change”. Itzcuauhtli makes it clear that he thinks all of us are at least as important as world leaders for climate action – if not more so – than officially recognized world leaders. I will be joining him and thousands of others being silent on December 10 for the same purpose.