Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Fraud

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Posted: Nov 30, 2021 12:01 AM

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No president has ever proposed a more egregiously misnamed piece of legislation than President Joe Biden’s so-called Build Back Better plan. The label “Progressive-Democrats” chose for this European-style socialist legislation is an example of their favorite ploy: semantic subterfuge — assigning an appealing name to an appalling concept.

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How Gen Z is fighting back against Big Tech

As a seventh grader, Emma Lembke was one of the last in her friend group in Birmingham, Alabama, to get on social media. When she did, she says she soon found herself addicted, spending five hours a day on the apps, mostly Instagram.
“At an important developmental period in my life as a young female, as a young kid, in middle school, [I got] wound up in this world of likes, comments, very deeply quantifiable measures of my value, addictive algorithms, and the endless scroll,” she says.

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Psychedelics can change humanity for the better. It’s time to unlock their power | Rick Doblin

Psychedelics can change humanity for the better. It’s time to unlock their power

Rick Doblin

Studies of MDMA, ketamine, psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics have shown tremendous potential for therapeutic applications

‘Evidence indicates that psychedelic use is associated with pro-social, personal growth benefits including increased nature relatedness, potentiating conflict resolution and sustaining compassion among first responders.

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How the Build Back Better bill will help millions of Americans with hearing impairments

Growing up, Tom Hay helped to raise hogs and crops on the family farm, never thinking to protect his ears from the din of tractors, combines and other machinery.
And while his United Steelworkers (USW) contract provided safety controls and protective measures during his decades at Titan Tire, he wasn’t surprised when hearing tests revealed his ears aren’t as sharp as they used to be.
Right now, Congress is on the cusp of helping millions of Americans like Hay live better lives.

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How to Talk to QAnon Loved Ones This Thanksgiving

After last year’s lockdown, Thanksgiving is back. For too many, this brings the promise of strained familial conversations about politics, especially with those who have flirted with the QAnon phenomenon. Engaging with die hard QAnon believers is easier for some than others—but behavioral science can offer some advice on how to talk to family members about these beliefs without anyone ending up covered in cranberry sauce.
Four years ago, an internet meme around Hillary Clinton went viral, and QAnon was born.

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SARAH VINE: My anxiety was like a house crumbling around me. Pills could never fix the root cause 

SARAH VINE: My anxiety was like a house crumbling around me. Pills patched me up but they could never fix the root cause
By Sarah Vine for the Daily Mail
Published: 18:21 EST, 23 November 2021 | Updated: 06:50 EST, 24 November 2021

Rifling through some old papers the other day, I came across a letter from a psychiatrist to whom my doctor referred me back in 2012.

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How Softies Seized the Fed

Who should lead the Federal Reserve? President Biden faced a difficult choice. Should he reappoint Jay Powell, a monetary dove who believes that the current inflation spike is probably temporary but might revise his views in the light of evidence? Or should he nominate Lael Brainard, a monetary dove who believes that the current inflation spike is probably temporary but might revise her views in the light of evidence?
In the end, he went with the monetary dove.
OK, Powell and Brainard aren’t identical.

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We All Live in the John Birch Society’s World Now

When Lionel Trilling dismissed America’s conservative intellectual tradition as a series of “irritable mental gestures,” it’s a safe bet that he had people like Robert Welch in mind. Welch, the irascible candy executive who founded the John Birch Society, spent an enormous amount of time and energy lovingly crafting irritable gestures in the minds of his hard-right acolytes, from the conviction that the New Deal was a Communist plot to the claim that Dwight D. Eisenhower was also a Communist.

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