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by Howard Bloom What started as a marketing gimmick may have revealed something important about your happiness.  True Lemon is a product created in Baltimore in 2003 to put the flavor of a lemon slice into a powder that you can pour into your drink.  True Lemon is what its creator, David Schleider, calls a
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by Howard Bloom  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
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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 The Senate Judiciary Committee, under Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Lindsey Graham, held a hearing Wednesday, January 31, that the Committee advertised as “the first time a group of Big Tech CEOs will testify on online child sexual exploitation.”  The CEOs included Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg, TikTok’s Shou Chew, X’s Linda Yaccarino, Snap’s
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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 England’s Morrisons, a 470-store British supermarket chain, has tried something innovative but disturbing.   In a few of its stores over the Christmas season, it installed a robotic intrusion detector designed to act as a night watchman on construction sites, in mines, and on farms.  Morrisons tried this machine to detect, not trespassers, but
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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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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 Norman Lear died Tuesday, December 5th, at the age of 101 at his home in LA.  The headlines mourn his passing.  What they miss is his victory. Norman Lear lived to be 101 years old.  That’s a startling achievement.  Why was Lear able to live so long?  In part, because he cherished the joys in life.  He said,
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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  You are being kept in the dark. The most publicized news on the Hamas war in the last few days has been the opening of the Rafah Crossing with Egypt to let some of the thousands  of citizens of foreign countries out of Gaza, including some Americans.   And the Israeli bombardments two days
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Militant extremist Islam is showing its carefully hidden Nazism.   Just before the Hamas attack that killed 1,400 Israelis and started the current Hamas War, Mahmoud Abbas the president of the Palestinian Authority, went before the United Nations and gave a speech justifying Adolf Hitler.  “These people [Jews] were fought because of…usury,” Abbas said repeating an old
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