Archive | Alternative News

In a County With More Babies Than Any Other, Childcare Comes at a Cost — and Not Just for Parents

In California, childcare for infants costs as much as tuition in the University of California (UC) system, according to new data from the Lucile Packard Foundation of Children’s Health. In 2014, parents of infants in California spent an average of more than $13,300 on childcare. That year, UC tuition and fees were just over $13,200.  At the […]

Continue Reading

Post Bottom Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Post Bottom Widget.

Great Car Engines, RIP

Several of the most successful car (and engine) designs were successful because they were around for a long time. The original VW Beetle is an example and so is the small block Chevrolet V8. Both were in continuous production for decades. For generations. Current Prices on popular forms of Silver Bullion Beetles were still being […]

Continue Reading

Post Bottom Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Post Bottom Widget.

The One Stopped Clock Not Right Twice a Day

The ground shifted in Washington and elsewhere with the news that Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence had been commuted in the outgoing president’s spasmodic burst of compassion. The head of an entrenched foreign policy characterized by equal parts force, arrogance and ignorance commuted the sentence of a lowly private who, in frustration upon witnessing the lies […]

Continue Reading

Post Bottom Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Post Bottom Widget.

The Horrific Molasses Flood of 1919

On January 15, 1919, Boston suffered one of the history’s strangest disasters: a devastating flood of molasses. The “Great Molasses Flood” tore through the city’s North End and deposited so much gooey residue that locals claimed they could still smell the molasses on warm days decades later. Let’s take a look at this odd, tragic story. […]

Continue Reading

Post Bottom Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Post Bottom Widget.

Fake News, Fake Politics, Fake Policy

Fake news has been a hot topic recently. All sides of the political sound and fury surrounding the recent presidential election have leveled charges and counter-charges against their opponents in this regard. Democrats, embracing a newfound, touchingly naive faith in the CIA and the other agencies of the so-called intelligence community, have claimed that the […]

Continue Reading

Post Bottom Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Post Bottom Widget.

Trump vs. the CIA

When I read Trump’s defenders, such as Daniel Lazare, having to balance their defense with denunciations of Trump, I think the CIA’s propaganda is working. In his article, Lazare asks the rhetorical question, “Is a military coup in the works?” He then goes on to describe the CIA and presstitute coup against Trump unfolding before […]

Continue Reading

Post Bottom Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Post Bottom Widget.

Stay Out of the Hospital

Especially when we’re sick and vulnerable, we rely on health-care providers to treat us. We depend on their knowledge, training, skills, and compassion. We expect them to help us to heal so that we can return to our duties and responsibilities as employers or employees, spouses, parents, neighbors, and friends. We certainly don’t expect to […]

Continue Reading

Post Bottom Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Post Bottom Widget.

Gold and Banking

My grandson had quite a day at school.  He had learned that the economy had been suffering from things called Panics, capital P, during the 19th century and had another big one in the early 20th century.  He had been told that responsible, public-spirited men like J. P. Morgan had organized a central bank to […]

Continue Reading

Post Bottom Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Post Bottom Widget.

Nothing Is Real

“There are two ways by which the spirit of a culture may be shriveled. In the first—the Orwellian—culture becomes a prison. In the second—the Huxleyan—culture becomes a burlesque. No one needs to be reminded that our world is now marred by many prison-cultures…. it makes little difference if our wardens are inspired by right- or […]

Continue Reading

Post Bottom Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Post Bottom Widget.

The Evil Loretta Lynch

On Jan. 3, outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch secretly signed an order directing the National Security Agency — America’s 60,000-person-strong domestic spying apparatus — to make available raw spying data to all other federal intelligence agencies, which then can pass it on to their counterparts in foreign countries and in the 50 states upon request. […]

Continue Reading

Post Bottom Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Post Bottom Widget.