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“Today the most civilized countries of the world spend a maximum of their income on war and a minimum on education. The twenty-first century will reverse this order. It will be more glorious to fight against ignorance than to die on the field of battle. The discovery of a new scientific truth will be more important than the squabbles of diplomats. Even the newspapers of our own day are beginning to treat scientific discoveries and the creation of fresh philosophical concepts as news. The newspapers of the twenty-first century will give a mere “stick” in the back pages to accounts of crime or political controversies, but will headline on the front pages the proclamation of a new scientific hypothesis.”

–Nikola Tesla

“A Machine to End War.” Liberty Magazine, February 1937.

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“We are in the clutches of a political party which caters openly and brazenly to the mob and believes that by pouring out billions of public money, still unequalled, it can remain in power indefinitely. The democratic principles are forsaken and individual liberty and incentives are made a joke. The “New Deal” is a perpetual motion scheme which can never work but is given a semblance of operativeness by unceasing supply of the peoples capital. Most of the measures adopted are a bid for votes and some are destructive to established industries and decidedly socialistic. The next step might be the distribution of wealth by excessive taxing if not conscription.”

–Nikola Tesla

“Letter to J.P. Morgan Jr.” Hotel New Yorker. November 29, 1934.

“We are in the clutches of a political party which caters openly and brazenly to the mob and…

“We are in the clutches of a political party which caters openly and brazenly to the mob and believes that by pouring out billions of public money, still unequalled, it can remain in power indefinitely. The democratic principles are forsaken and individual liberty and incentives are made a joke. The “New Deal” is a perpetual motion scheme which can never work but is given a semblance of operativeness by unceasing supply of the peoples capital. Most of the measures adopted are a bid for votes and some are destructive to established industries and decidedly socialistic. The next step might be the distribution of wealth by excessive taxing if not conscription.”

–Nikola Tesla

“Letter to J.P. Morgan Jr.” Hotel New Yorker. November 29, 1934.

Obama, Clinton campaign veteran team pledges $1.5 million to…

Obama, Clinton campaign veteran team pledges $1.5 million to progressive political tech companies

  • Now that President Donald Trump has rewritten the rules on running for president, a coalition of operatives who worked with former President Barack Obama and on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign is paying technologists to rewrite the code for 2018 and 2020.
  • Saying it’s “building an ecosystem for political technology to help progressives win,” the progressive group Higher Ground Labs has awarded about $1.5 million to 10 companies in its first round of grants.
  • “For too long, progressives have counted on presidential campaigns to incubate and build campaign technology — a strategy that isn’t optimal when conservatives like the Koch brothers and the Mercers are pumping big money into permanent GOP campaign technology companies,” Ron Klain, the HGL advisory board chairman and former White House aide to both Obama and Bill Clinton, said in a statement.
  • “We need to close this ‘progressive tech gap’ and Higher Ground Labs is giving these ten promising young companies a jumpstart to have impact in 2018 and beyond.” Read more. (8/2/2017 3:30 PM)

Bernie Sanders is taking a stand against bipartisan energy bill…

Bernie Sanders is taking a stand against bipartisan energy bill that could increase fracking

  • With the Senate focused on
    health care reform, a little-noticed bill that could increase America’s
    production of fossil fuels may see a vote on the Senate floor as soon as
    next week.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders
    (I-Vt.) does not plan to let that legislation pass quietly. “Our job is
    to move away from fossil fuels toward sustainable energy and energy
    efficiency. This bill does the opposite.”
  • In
    an email statement on Thursday night, Sanders said he opposes the
    current form of the Energy and Natural Resources Act, a bipartisan bill
    introduced in late June.
  • Those senators say the bill
    would modernize America’s energy infrastructure by finding “common
    ground” on energy issues.
  • The bill would also continue funding for the
    Land and Water Conservation Fund, a fund that taxes oil and natural gas earnings to preserve U.S. land and water resources. Read more (7/20/17)

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