Daily Archives: December 4, 2018

France – Inequality and Macron’s Dedication to Elites creates riots

by Julia Conley, staff writer – Common Dreams
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After more than two weeks of protests over high fuel prices and intensifying inequality across France under centrist President Emmanuel Macron, the French government announced Tuesday that it would suspend planned price hikes for gas and electricity—but the so-called “yellow vest” protesters are unlikely to be appeased by the news.
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Thanksgiving, Unity and Gratitude – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Thanksgiving, Unity and Gratitude

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to show gratitude. It costs nothing to be nice and to show appreciation. The power of nice has been recognized from time immemorial and in today’s society it is needed more than ever. As we sit and stare blankly at a screen or text or surf for endless hours how about doing something nice to others?

Recently, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn a random act of kindness went a long way to help create trust and friendship. Crown Heights is an area that is traditionally the home of a large Jewish and black population. There were tensions in the area a few years ago between the two groups that made national headlines.

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Cognitive Biases Warping Your Perception of Reality – Infographic

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24 Cognitive Biases Warping Your Perception of Reality

We are each entitled to our own personal world view.

Unfortunately, when it comes to interpreting information, human brains are hard-wired to make all kinds of mistakes that mess with our thinking.

There is no simple way to get around these basic human instincts, but one thing that we can do is understand the specific mistakes we make and why.

Today’s infographic comes to us from School of Thought, a non-profit dedicated to spreading critical thinking. The graphic describes 24 of the key biases that warp our sense of reality, providing useful examples along the way.

View 24 Biases Warping Your View of Reality

Defining generations: Where Millennials end and post-Millennials begin

Defining generations:

For decades, Pew Research Center has been committed to measuring public attitudes on key issues and documenting differences in those attitudes across demographic groups. One lens often employed by researchers at the Center to understand these differences is that of generation.

Generations provide the opportunity to look at Americans both by their place in the life cycle – whether a young adult, a middle-aged parent or a retiree – and by their membership in a cohort of individuals who were born at a similar time.

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Guyana Politics: Lenox Shuman says new party ready for February launch

Shuman says new party ready for February launch

  • says no place in modern democracy for executive presidency

Stabroek News – December 3. 2018

Lenox Shuman

After putting off its launch in September, a new party targeting mainly Indigenous Peoples’ votes, led by former toshao of St Cuthbert’s Mission (Renamed Pakuri Village) and former vice chairman of the National Toshaos Council, Lenox Shuman, is now ready for a February launch.

Shuman told Stabroek News that the poor turnout at the November 12 Local Government Elections shows that citizens are disenchanted with the two main political parties, the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic  (PPP/C) and the People’s National Congress Reform, and that the future presented by these two parties is not one they will identify with.

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