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Giving your child a smartphone is like giving them a gram of cocaine, says top addiction expert

Giving your child a smartphone is like ‘giving them a gram of cocaine’, a top addiction therapist has warned.

Time spent messaging friends on Snapchat and Instagram can be just as dangerously addictive for teenagers as drugs and alcohol, and should be treated as such, school leaders and teachers were told at an education conference in London.
READ MORE: https://www.samaa.tv/health/2017/06/giving-your-child-a-smartphone-is-li...

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Tanzanian farmers are facing heavy prison sentences if they continue their traditional seed exchange

In order to get developmental assistance, Tanzania amended its legislation, which should give commercial investors faster and better access to agricultural land as well as a very strong protection of intellectual property rights.

‘If you buy seeds from Syngenta or Monsanto under the new legislation, they will retain the intellectual property rights. If you save seeds from your first harvest, you can use them only on your own piece of land for non-commercial purposes. You’re not allowed to share them with your neighbors or with your sister-in-law in a different village, and you cannot sell them for sure. But that’s the entire foundation of the seed system in Africa’, says Michael Farrelly.
READ MORE: http://www.mo.be/en/analysis/tanzanian-farmers-are-facing-heavy-prison-s...

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting.

The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead with the trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself providing “extensive support” to the armed Syrian opposition.
READ MORE: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/us-isis-syria-iraq

How 1989's US Invasion of Panama Set the Stage for 25 Years of Endless War

By 1989, it had become apparent to all — everyone except the CIA, of course — that the Soviet economy, and thus the Soviet state was in very deep trouble.

In November 1989, the Berlin Wall came down in the face of Soviet impotence. And, with the Cold-War corpse not even cold yet, the US used the newly apparent Soviet weakness as an opportunity to begin invading a variety of foreign countries. These included Iraq, Somalia, and the former Yugoslavia.

But first on the list was Panama in December 1989. At the time, the Panamanian state was an authoritarian regime that stayed in power largely due to US support, and functioned as an American puppet state in Central America where Communists were often successful in overthrowing right-wing dictatorships.
READ MORE: https://mises.org/blog/how-1989s-invasion-panama-set-stage-25-years-endl...

The problem is nobody gives a fuck about their community and they expect someone else to fix the problem

Shopping trolley loophole leaves Auckland Countdown responsible for rubbish dump
ARTICLE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/93241111/shopping-trolley-loophole-leave...

If you see a problem such as rubbish dumped on the street, complaining loudly is mostly a waste of time. You could always just take 10 minutes to clean it up yourself. The wider problem of course is that we have many members of our communities who just don't give a fuck. This is an illness of society. It is selfishness and a complete lack of respect for the environment and other members of your community that the rubbish just gets dumped on the streets in the first place, but there is also a complete lack of setting a good example by each and every person who simply walks past it.

Dozens trespassed from South Island Work and Income offices

I have said it here before but I will say it again. If the Department formerly known as "Social Welfare" would simply stop their aggressive bullying and dehumanisation of desperate and vulnerable people and re-jig the system to be compassionate and constructively helpful to those in need instead of projecting deep fear and intimidation onto them then we wouldn't need fat security guard cunts standing at the door of every WINZ office exacerbating the strong negative vibes.

The punitive welfare reforms brought in under the corrupt liar and former Prime Minister John Key and the endless media beatups on the poor have created this mess. It was never a problem until the psychopaths took hold of the government. Many WINZ clients are suffering from mental illnesses and all of them likely are in a desperate situation given the current housing crisis and skyrocketing rents and costs of living that this current government has been nurturing.

A 1.4-Billion-Pixel Map of the Gulf of Mexico Seafloor

With a resolution as fine as 149 square meters per pixel, about equal to the areal footprint of an American single-family house, BOEM’s bathymetry map is at least 16 times higher in resolution than the map historically used for the northern GOM. Most of those house-sized pixels in the new map are 1, 2, and 3 kilometers deep under the water, and the product contains 1.4 billion of them, making this a gigapixel map.
MORE: https://eos.org/project-updates/a-1-4-billion-pixel-map-of-the-gulf-of-m...

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