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By Howard Bloom On Tuesday, June 18th, a new word showed up in the vocabulary of the Middle-East war: “inevitable.”  Nearly every expert in Israel from the country’s military leaders to its newsletter writers said that an all-out war with Lebanon’s Hezbollah was inevitable.  And who is Hezbollah?  Like Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah is a part
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by  Howard Bloom On Wednesday June 12th something frightening happened.  The Russian Northern Fleet naval group completed “precision missile weapons” drills East of the Florida Keys, within easy nuclear missile distance of the United States.  Then the four ships of mass destruction sailed to Cuba, only 106 miles from the beaches of Florida, anchored at Havana
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By Howard Bloom In the wake of Covid, are Americans losing their minds? Sort of. We are going crazy for animal stories.  Why?   It could be because stories of insanity among humans are just too hard for us to take.  In the Associated Press’s list of the 31 oddest stories of the week, fully 16—more than
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by Howard Bloom Hamas’ strategy of using civilians as human shields is working.   The biggest stories in Gaza War news in the last few days have centered on two purported Israeli strikes in Rafah killing civilians.  On Sunday May 26th Israel dropped two small 37-pound bombs to kill two Hamas leaders.  These pinpoint bombs killed precisely the
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By Howard Bloom The Internet has been under constant attack for the last 20 years as the source of all of our emotional woes, from depression, cyberbullying, and suicide to negative body image.     The anti-Internet attack has been so fierce that nine states have tried to ban social media access for kids under sixteen or
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What Do College Campuses Have to Do With It? By Howard Bloom The standard story in the Western media right now is that Israel has proposed a ceasefire deal that American Secretary of State Anthony Blinken calls “extraordinarily generous.”  And that is true.  The Israeli deal proposes to give up over a thousand Palestinian prisoners—in many
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By Howard Bloom On Wednesday, April 24th, the Senate passed a TikTok bill. And Joe Biden signed it into law. The new law says that ByteDance, the company that founded and owns TikTok, must sell TikTok to an American purchaser within nine months or TikTok will be banished from the Apple and Google app stores
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By Howard Bloom  We have reached a dire moment.  At 2 am Sunday morning, March 14, Iran launched a swarm of between 300 and 350 suicide drones, ballistic missiles, and cruise missiles at Israel.  Israel’s Stunner missiles, Arrow missiles, and Iron Dome missiles, with help from the French and Americans, knocked 99% of these weapons out
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By Howard Bloom A story broke in Newsweek magazine April 10th claiming that a study in a high prestige medical journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Psychiatry, revealed that teenagers who spend a lot of time playing video games and who use their computers heavily are more likely to have a psychotic episode.   In the study Newsweek was reporting on,
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By Howard Bloom Americans are suffering through a trauma of stolen expectations. The result is what you might call The Great Unhappiness.  First off, are things bad in America right now?  Is the economy tanking?  Not at all.  America is booming.  ·       Our economy is growing at 3.2% per year, the highest post-Covid growth rate of any
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by Howard Bloom Taiwan’s defense chief, Chiu Kuo-Cheng, has revealed that American troops are permanently stationed in Taiwan.   Our soldiers are there to train Taiwan’s military in the use of things like drones.  However, some of those troops are less than two miles from China’s border.  A headline in London’s The Express warns that this puts
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The TikTok issue is one of the biggest damned if you do, damned if you don’t problems on America’s agenda.  On April 14, 2023, nearly a year ago, Montana became the first state to try to ban TikTok, but a US District Judge put a temporary halt to the ban, saying it “oversteps state power,”
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By Howard Bloom There is a fight in America between those who want Russia to win its loathsome war in Ukraine and those who want Russia to lose.  The top cheer leader for a Russian victory is former President Donald Trump.  Mr. Trump controls the Republicans in Congress.   A bill to give $38 billion to
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By Howard Bloom On Tuesday, February 20, at 1:54 pm, an American Airlines flight took off from Albuquerque’s International Sunport headed for Chicago, a three-hour flight away.   Roughly half an hour into the flight, a passenger, Emma Ritz, says that a man whose seat was next to the emergency exit “cracked open the window that
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Autonomous Taxis By Howard Bloom There have been a series of accidents over the last few months that can easily make you leery of autonomous cars, self-driving automobiles controlled by artificial intelligence.   Waymo is a self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent, Alphabet. CNN reported on Wednesday, February 14th, that sometime at the end of
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By Howard Bloom On January 30th, the board of supervisors in California’s San Mateo County, a county across the bay from San Francisco and next to Silicon Valley, did something ground-breaking.  For what is probably the first time in American history, a governmental body voted unanimously to declare a health emergency for something very strange,
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By Howard Bloom CNN announced on Wednesday January 24th in a headline that “The US and Iran are dangerously close to confrontation in the Middle East.”   To support their point, CNN listed where America and Iran operate. First they focused on areas where Iran’s proxy armies are on the attack.  The list of these nations is disturbing: Lebanon,
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By Howard Bloom “The Korean peninsula is dashing toward the cliff of a nuclear war,” says the North Korean government publication Rodong Sinmun.  Here’s why.   For 73 years, the goal of North Korea has been to swallow South Korea in a “peaceful reunification.”  On Monday, January 15th, that changed.  Forty-year-old North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
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by Howard Bloom The big question is whether it will cause World War III.  Early Wednesday morning, at 3 pm in the afternoon Iranian time, a suicide bomber a mile from the modest grave of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani in southeastern Iran’s Kerman province blew himself up.  Then, 20 minutes later, as people crowded to the
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The Slippery Slope to WWIII By Howard Bloom There are new fears that the war in the Middle East between Hamas and Israel could spill over into a wider conflict.  And there is reason to fear that, in the end, the conflict could go nuclear and kill us all.  Here’s what’s happened in the last
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By Howard Bloom A new survey from LendingTree, the online loan comparison service, looked at accident rates of 30 auto brands and found that the brand with the most accidents per 1,000 drivers was Tesla.   Other brands high on the list of accidents per 1,000 drivers were Dodge Ram and Subaru.  When it came to
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By Howard Bloom The Wall Street journal has published a story that may explain many of the mysteries of the war against Hamas in Gaza.    The Journal reveals something the Israelis are keeping secret.  The Israeli military has built five water pumps near the coastal Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City and has been experimenting with
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By Howard Bloom At 10:52 Wednesday morning, The Wall Street Journal reported new data from the National Center for Health Statistics on suicide in the United States.  The data was shocking.   According to the Journal, last year close to 50,000 Americans committed suicide.  That’s the highest level of suicides since 1941.  50,000 is not just a
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By Howard Bloom The SpaceX Starship has launched its second orbital test flight.   Which means that America now is about to have two mega-rockets, two of the biggest rockets ever to take to the skies. One is SpaceX’s Starship.  The other is NASA’s Artemis Moon Rocket. How do the two stack up against each other? The Artemis Moon
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By Howard Bloom Hamas has successfully convinced activists from LA to Tokyo that Israel is committing genocide in its attack on the Gaza Strip.  But the real maker of genocide in Gaza is Hamas.   The latest story on the Hamas War is a blockbuster from the New York Times that ran on Wednesday November 7th.  In
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By Howard Bloom For thirty years, China has been building step by step toward a tipping point in the global balance of power.  A tipping point that will allow it to take over.  And to impose what it calls a New World Order.  That tipping point may have come with the war in Gaza.  Why?   China’s Xi
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We all know what happened Saturday.  Or we think we know.   Gaza fired what it said were 5,000 rockets at civilian targets in Israel.  And Hamas fighters infiltrated Israel using a massive bulldozer to tear a hole in the smart fence draped with razor wire that separates Gaza from southern Israel.   Over 1,500 invaders streamed through. Some of
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Why are people acting so crazy these days?  Because crazy behavior is becoming the new normal.  In other words, what was clearly insane ten years ago is normal today.  Why?   One of the most potent causes is what researchers call “toxic leadership.” We have an example of toxic leadership in the firing of the Speaker of
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