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In order for large scale hoaxes to succeed, what's required is a systemic structure already in place.

One such structure is the media industrial complex. With a few hands controlling the main channels of communications, the "news" has become merely press releases from the head office upstairs.

Another is our educational institutions. These have become ideological indoctrination camps on behalf of their corporate donors.

Then there are the sciences. With funding directed toward research which supports desired outcomes, it's become harder to rely on the data. Read more about Get Rid of Boy Crying Wolf - But Save the Sheep!

Though Zuckerberg has only just recently announced his intention to radically tweak Facebook algorithms, I have noticed a drastic drop in views for some time now. This suggests that these algorithms have already been at play, as neither the style nor content of my posts have wavered throughout.

Meanwhile, those who post the most arse licking-est of politically correct views seems to have been spared from the cull. Read more about Facebook's ship is sinking. Will Steemit keep us afloat?

Imagine a society where everyone was driven to produce more and consume less?

Our current monetary system relies upon inflation and increased consumption. As governments pump more currency into the money supply, the value of existing currency is depreciated. This steers people toward buying income-producing assets in order to preserve their wealth. They make money simply by owning things such as real estate. But this focus on acquisition contributes little productivity to the real economy. Read more about Toward a Bitcoin Economy: Produce More and Consume Less

Our leaders believe nuclear weapons will keep the peace through a principle known as Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) The theory is that nobody will launch the first strike because to do so would mean suicide. This prevents direct wars between superpowers.

Instead tensions are relieved by proxy wars. This is where conventional wars are fought using smaller countries, but with nuclear powers behind the scenes, pulling the strings. Read more about Wanted: Genius to Save Humanity

We are a pivotal point in history with a war taking place on the internet. There is on one side a race toward centralized control where the majority of traffic goes to just a small handful of sites owned by the 1%. On the other hand we have a window of opportunity to move away from centralized control and more into peer to peer ownership. Read more about Decentralize the Internet!

Modern life is characterized by an ever growing body of work left behind by the human beings who came before us. Man has displayed creativity, inventiveness, inspiration and achievement in his never ending quest for improvement over the human condition. As such everyone alive today is by rights the natural beneficiary to the collective achievements of our forebears. Everybody has ancestors who contributed to this collective body of work. Why did our predecessors bother to create, build and invent? Read more about Forget Bitcoin, Embrace Beancoin, a new Royalty for Humanity