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By Howard Bloom In 1968 Pope Paul VI established a Global Peace Day. A New Year’s Day on which the Pope gives a speech “reflecting the signs of our times.” Wednesday August 9th, the Vatican put out an announcement about the speech the pope will give at next year’s Peace Day, coming up on January 1st,
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By Howard Bloom Cleveland, Ohio, has now been rated the most stressed-out city in America three years in a row.   The personal finance company WalletHub compared 182 cities across what it called “four key dimensions” of stress: work stress, financial stress, family stress and health and safety stress.  The five most stressed-out cities in America,
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By Howard Bloom The figures are staggering. During this Fourth of July weekend, there were 22 mass shootings in 13 states.  Yes, twenty-two mass shootings.  What’s more, twenty Americans were killed and 126 were injured in the five days between last Friday and early Wednesday morning. But that’s just the toll from mass shootings.  Over the last week,
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By Howard Bloom Two weeks ago, on March 30th, the Atlantic magazine published a story headlined “Why People Are Acting so Weird.”  The article claimed that “Crime, “unruly passenger” incidents [on airplanes], and other types of strange behavior have all soared recently.”   Peculiarly, the first example it gave was of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock
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By Howard Bloom If the launch of SpaceX’s 100-passenger Starship on Thursday succeeds, it will radically change the relationship between life and space. Why? ·        for the price of one NASA Artemis Moon Rocket launch, you could launch 2,000 Starships ·        for the price of one Artemis Moon Rocket launch carrying three passengers to the moon, you
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By Howard Bloom On Wednesday April 12th, NPR announced that it will quit Twitter. It will take down all 52 of its Twitter accounts. Why?  Because Twitter has taken the label it uses for state-manipulated propaganda channels like Russia’s Russia Today and China’s CCTV—“state affiliated media”– and has applied it to NPR. Implying that NPR
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By Howard Bloom Early in the morning of Tuesday, March 14th, two Russian Su-27 jets harassed a $32 million American MQ-9 Reaper surveillance drone that was gathering information on the nearby Ukraine War from the air above the international waters of the Black Sea 75 miles from Russian-held Crimea.  The two Russian jets reportedly toyed
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By Howard Bloom February 24th marks a year since the troops of Vladimir Putin first invaded the Ukraine.  And new developments are emerging rapidly.  The war in Ukraine is becoming a piece in a new great game.  A chess piece in a new faceoff between the great powers.   On Wednesday February 22nd, China’s top diplomat Wang Yi[i] visited
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By Howard Bloom According to a headline from England’s Daily Mail, “American adults now spend more time watching Netflix and other digital platforms than viewing traditional TV for the first time ever.”   The information for this story and a dozen others like it come from a press release put out on the morning of February
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