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Rethinking happiness: Startling new book suggests dwelling on the past, feeling sorry for yourself – no one will remember you in 100 years anyway

When you think about happiness, the immediate reaction would be to imagine things that make you feel pleased, relieved, and/or content. However, Rolf Dobelli says that this may not be the best way to really be happy. According to him, everything you know about happiness is wrong. He claims that his techniques help him cope with challenges, whether big or small. Here are eight of them that you can try now, unless reading them makes you feel depressed from the start: Be grateful – You’ve already won the lottery in terms of the era in which you were born in. Think about it this way: you might have been…

‘Mass Riots’: Democratic 2020 Candidate Warns Driverless Trucks Will Lead To ‘Outbreak Of Violence’

The implementation of driverless trucks will lead to suicides and “an outbreak of violence,” according to Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Yang said he thinks it’s inevitable that some of America’s 3.5 million truck drivers will react violently to being replaced by driverless trucks. “There’s going to be a lot of passion, a lot of resistance to this. Anyone who thinks truck drivers are just going to shrug and say, ‘Alright, I had a good run. I’ll just go home and figure it out’ — that’s not going to be their response,” Yang said Tuesday in an interview with podcast…

11-year-old arrested for confrontation after refusal to stand for Pledge

An 11-year-old Lawton Chiles Middle Academy student was arrested Feb. 4 and charged with disrupting a school function and resisting arrest without violence following a confrontation with school officials and a law enforcement officer. The incident happened after his refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and his refusal to stand after ordered by the substitute teacher. Polk County Public Schools spokesman Kyle Kennedy said the sixth-grader “was arrested after becoming disruptive and refusing to follow repeated instructions by school staff and law enforcement.” Kennedy said he wanted to make it clear that the student was not arrested for…

Tech Whiz Who Made Millions in His 20s….Was Dead by 34

Colin Kroll, a college dropout turned startup millionaire, drifted through his company’s holiday party at Gran Morsi, a cozy Italian restaurant in downtown Manhattan. Dressed in a gray sweater and jeans, he chatted up employees and their plus ones. When one of his engineers offered to get Mr. Kroll a drink, he flashed a big smile. “I’ve stopped drinking. I’m trying to be healthier.” He’d started running regularly, too. “Look at you, being such a great CEO,” she said. Co-workers at the party chuckled to themselves about his earnestness as he circulated among the crowd asking, “Are you having a…

Faking Hate-crime Statistics, ADL Claims “Right-wing” Violence Greatest Threat

“Figures don’t lie, but liars do figure,” the saying goes. Enter the Anti-Defamation League’s Jonathan Greenblatt, who just made an interesting claim. To wit: “Right-wing extremist violence is our biggest threat.” “The numbers don’t lie,” Greenblatt further avers. But the ADL does, according to FrontPage Mag’s Daniel Greenfield, who writes that “Greenblatt’s ADL has become notorious for undermining its mission by putting out fake hate crime statistics. And these fake statistics were as surreally egregious as they were confusing.” Greenfield continues: The executive summary of the ADL’s annual report claimed that, “2018 was a particularly active year for right-wing extremist…

Google, Apple Called Out For Hosting Saudi Government App That Allows Men To Track Their Spouses’ Movements

Seems like this would be something that would go without saying: if you’re an American tech company, don’t willingly assist oppressive regimes in the oppression of their populace. Twitter is forever helping the Turkish government silence critics and journalists. Facebook has allowed governments to weaponize its moderation tools, quite possibly contributing to government-ordained killings. Now, Ron Wyden is calling out both Apple and Google for making it easier for Saudi Arabian men to treat their spouses (and employees) like possessions, rather than people. Apple and Google have been accused of helping to “enforce gender apartheid” in Saudi Arabia, by offering…

Mom Gets BUSTED & JAILED In Front Of Her Kids For Calling A TransWoman A Man Via Twitter

Remember how the left insisted that it was ‘fearmongering’ to say that people would be punished for stating biological truths? Yeah, about that… The rapid shift from relying on objective, biological science to subjective, ‘gender theory’ is causing some pretty big problems. Advocates for embracing transgender identity are pushing back against anyone that dares to question their ideology and in the United Kingdom, they’re now using the law to strong-arm people into submission. Suffolk police issued a warning to a 74-year old woman who was criticizing the Gender Recognition Act which would allow anyone to legally change their identity without any…

OBLIVIOUS: Customers continue to line up at drive-thru as Winnipeg A&W burns to the ground

Winnipeg fire crews battled a blaze at an A&W restaurant on Main Street that left the burger chain restaurant completely destroyed on Sunday. Tony Sawicz was in the area when he noticed smoke billowing out the roof of the restaurant. He told Global News he dialed 911 just after 5 p.m. when he saw the flames, and in almost minutes he saw crews arrive on scene. Fire crews were forced to fight the flames from outside of the restaurant, as crews deemed it dangerous due to high heat and heavy smoke. Sawicz said many people were oblivious to the situation,…

3/10 Parents think the flu shot is one big conspiracy

Millions of parents in America have reservations about their child getting the flu shot, but it has nothing to do with developing autism. A recent survey shows that more than a half of parents believe their child can get the flu from the vaccine itself, while a third simply believes it doesn’t work. The 2017 flu season was one of the most severe on record in the United States, with 180 child deaths blamed on influenza. The consensus in the medical community is that flu shots are safe for use in adults and children, and that — hands down — it…

SUICIDE CULT: Left-wing grandmothers launch new group to demand abortions of grandchildren

The Leftist Death Cult strikes again, this time in Maine where a coalition of deranged grandmothers has reportedly formed a new pro-abortion advocacy group that’s pushing for more young women who could be these grandmothers’ daughters to abort their unborn babies – babies who, if they were actually allowed to be born and given a chance at life, could be these grandmothers’ grandchildren. Dubbed “Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights” – or what these pro-death elderly women think is clever and humorous to refer to in shorthand as “GRR!” – the group is known to wear bright yellow shirts that send a…

Anxiety on rise among the young in social media age…YouGov survey shows 18% of young people in UK do not think life is worth living

The number of young people in the UK who say they do not believe that life is worth living has doubled in the last decade, amid a sense of overwhelming pressure from social media which is driving feelings of inadequacy, new research suggests. In 2009, only 9% of 16-25-year-olds disagreed with the statement that “life is really worth living”, but that has now risen to 18%. More than a quarter also disagree that that their life has a sense of purpose, according to a YouGov survey of 2,162 people for the Prince’s Trust, a charity that helps 11 to 30-year-olds…

Man sues his parents for giving birth to him ‘without his consent’, wants to be paid for his life

A 27-year-old Indian man is going viral after he announced an intent to sue his parents, claiming he didn’t give his explicit consent to bring him into the world. Raphael Samuel, donning a fake beard and sunglasses, said in a YouTube video posted on Tuesday that he is suing his parents because he was conceived without his consent and therefore his parents should pay for his life. “If we are born without our consent, we should be maintained for our life. We should be paid by our parents to live.” “I want everyone in India and the world to realize one…

How Do You Beat The Bankers At Their Own Game?

Those that have been following events for several years know they are under attack by an enemy that has no face and means to do them great harm. Nothing less than their sovereignty and freedom is at stake. Absolute control over people and resources is the ultimate goal. People need to understand that the bankers need to collapse everything and leave the population in want of resources and supplies. Just like after a natural disaster when the government shows up to provide help to those that have lost everything, the bankers want to show up after the population has lost…

World’s ‘oldest’ woman who ‘didn’t enjoy single day’ in long life dies aged 129

A woman believed to be the oldest person to have ever lived has died aged 129. Koku Istambulova, a survivor of Stalin’s repressions, would have turned 130 in June, according to accepted pension records in Russia. She was older than a woman listed in the Russian Book of Records who died last month supposedly aged 128, officials believed. Koku made headlines last year by saying she had never lived a single happy day in her long life. Her grandson Iliyas Abubakarov said she had supper as usual on Sunday, January 27 at her village home in Chechnya. “She was joking,…

How ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘The Running Man’ predicted 2019 — decades ago

Welcome to the future. Two classic science-fiction films — “Blade Runner” and “The Running Man” — are both set in 2019, and although the films envisioned a few details that aren’t a reality right now, many of their themes nailed current modern life in America. “I call science fiction ‘reality ahead of schedule,’” Syd Mead, the celebrated designer behind “Blade Runner,” tells The Post. Watch these films now, and you can see many parallels between their fictional worlds and the real one we’re living in this very year. Ridley Scott’s 1982 film “Blade Runner” told the story of a detective…

After #MeToo, whole industries have been blacklisted by insurers for sexual harassment liability coverage

A new report from Betterley Risk Consultants, shared with The Intercept, reveals that many of the world’s largest insureres will no longer conside whole industries for “employment practices liability insurance” (EPLI), which covers liability from “sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and other employee claims.” Ten of the 32 largest insurers will no longer write EPLI policies for financial firms (brokers, investment banks, VCs, etc); eight will no longer sell EPLI coverage to entertainment and media companies. Also blacklisted are law firms, car dealerships, and other industries where “superstars” or “celebrities” or “high-billing rainmakers” have historically been able to get away with…

America is falling out of love with billionaires, and it’s about time

Our emerging political debate over taxing the rich seems to be getting bogged down in details — how high a tax rate, should we tax income or wealth, etc., etc. But this fixation on nuts and bolts is obscuring what may be the most important aspect of the discussion: America is becoming fed up with its billionaires. That sentiment is long overdue. It has begun to surface in the suggestion by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the top marginal rate on high incomes shift back to what it was in the 1950s or 1960s, and in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for…

Jeff Bezos gives a pitiful amount of his $160B fortune to charity

For the world’s richest man, charity begins — and stays — at home. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has given only a tiny fraction of his $160 billion fortune to philanthropic causes, falling far behind fellow billionaires such as Bill and Melinda Gates and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, public records show. Although Bezos, 55, and his estranged wife MacKenzie recently pledged $2 billion to a new charitable initiative, their previous giving amounts to a total of just over $145 million or .0906 percent — far less than one percent — of their net worth. Out of $100,000,…

DOOMED: Scientists are working on a pill for loneliness

Loneliness is part of the human condition. A primeval warning sign, like hunger or thirst, to seek out a primary resource: connection. Millions of years of evolution have shaped us into creatures who need social bonds in the same way that we need food and water. And yet we increasingly find ourselves isolated. Loneliness is no longer a powerful enough driver to break us out of the silos created by modern life. Like our insatiable love of high-calorie foods, what was once an adaptive tool has become so misaligned with the way we live that it’s causing, in the words…

The Left’s War against White Males

Just as community organizer Saul Alinsky, in his textbook for Marxist street thugs, Rules for Radicals, advised his minions, constant drumbeats have the potential to wear down resolve and win social and cultural wars.  For years now, the object of left-wing pressure has been to undermine the status and reputation of straight white conservative males. To eradicate the white guy problem in America, Caucasians with XY chromosomes, who self-identify as the sex they were at birth, are being portrayed by the left as misogynist, bigoted, homophobic, violent troublemakers in need of exposure; chastisement; and, in the case of Donald Trump, ousting from…

This world needs dangerous men…

To the men who will listen, This world needs dangerous men. Dangerous men are the warriors who defend their kingdoms in the past from the violent barbaric hordes who were invading. Dangerous men, men not made of fear, are the ones who go out into the wild, sword in hand and meet the monsters who prey on the weak. The world needs men who are kind but violent when kindness has no use. We need the right kind of dangerous men. The protectors, the gladiators, the Spartans, legions of men who stand quiet and focused. We do not need soft…

When Governments Restrict Guns, People Make Their Own By the Millions

Around the world, governments attempt to limit subjects’ legal access to weapons—ostensibly to keep the peace, but in reality often done to minimize challenges to government power. And, around the world, those subjects defy such restrictions, often going so far as to manufacture weapons outside official channels. In fact, DIY firearms ranging in sophistication from muskets to grenade launchers exist in the millions across the planet, according to a new report that should (but won’t) finally demonstrate to government officials the futility of efforts to disarm people who insist on being free. I’ve written before that defiance of restrictive gun…

Google Employees Melt Down Over The Word ‘Family’

A Google executive sparked a fierce backlash from employees by using the word “family” in a weekly, company-wide presentation, according to internal documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Many Google employees became angry that the term was used while discussing a product aimed at children, because it implied that families have children, the documents show. The backlash grew large enough that a Google vice president addressed the controversy and solicited feedback on how the company could become more inclusive. TheDCNF received the documents from a source who insisted upon anonymity in order to share them. One employee stormed out…

Survey: Americans Spend Nearly Half Their Waking Hours Looking At Screens

For all the studies that tell us how important it is to limit screen time, does it sometimes feel that no matter where we are or what we do, there’s a screen in front of us one way or another? Perhaps it’s no surprise then that Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours looking at screens, according to a survey of 2,000 adults. More specifically, the survey found that 42% of the time Americans are awake, their eyes are fixated on a television, smartphone, computer, tablet, or other device. Supposing the average American slept eight hours a night (not even…

Third Of Americans Can’t Even Name All 4 Grandparents, Survey Finds

How much do you know about your family tree? For many folks, it’s not very much. A recent survey finds that a third of Americans can’t even name all four of their grandparents, incredibly. While DNA kits that trace one’s ancestry have surged in popularity over the years, there are still plenty of people who don’t seem to care too much about where they came from. The survey of 2,000 Americans showed that a third of respondents struggled to climb the branches of their family tree beyond their grandparents. One in five couldn’t even name one of their great-grandparents. “In…

Americans aren’t making enough babies to replace ourselves

Americans are having fewer and fewer babies, a new government report finds. In fact, we now aren’t making enough babies to replace ourselves. For the population to reproduce itself at current numbers, the “total fertility rate” needs to be 2,100 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age over their lifetime, researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in their report, released early Thursday. But the latest data show a current rate of just 1,765.5 per 1,000, or 16 percent below the number needed to keep the population stable without additions through immigration. The total fertility rate has…

Denver could become the first US city to decriminalize magic mushrooms

The Mile High City might be getting a whole lot higher. An advocacy group has collected nearly 9,500 signatures to get a measure on the ballot in May that would decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms in Denver. On Monday, petitions were submitted to the city and county of Denver’s Elections Division for the measure to appear on the upcoming ballot, and the division has 25 days to review. While the Denver Elections Division has yet to verify the signatures, the issue is sure to sprout some debate. “We want people kept out of prison, families kept together,” said Kevin Matthews, the campaign…

11 Things We Should All Let Go of…

1. Stop all the negative self talk – It’s first because it’s probably one of the most important. The more we talk poorly about ourselves, to ourselves or others, the more we disempower ourselves and empower all the things we wish to adjust about ourselves. Observe it, take note of it, and kick it. It’s not helping you. 2. Choose one bad eating habit and kick it! – Taking care of and fuelling your vessel is one of the most important things we can do in life to stay mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy. Pick one of your worst eating habits…

Are smartphone one of the worst things to happen to society?

Remember when you went about your daily life not as a slave to your phone? Internet in your pocket has made people addicted to information, addicted to politics, bigger narcissists, and has made you waste maybe hundreds of precious hours looking at bullshit. I’m guilty of all four of those things this very moment! To pay for this privilege, you often get on an endless phone payment plan to finance a piece of equipment that will last you two years. When that phone becomes slow and obsolete you plop down the equivalent money or financing of a new midrange refrigerator…

A Metaphor For America: 700 Pound Man Plans To Eat And Play Video Games While Naked Until He Dies

34-year-old Casey King is so obese that he can’t work, he has to bathe outside in a trough like a pig, and he has to rely on his father to constantly take care of him.  He now weighs more than 700 pounds, but he just keeps on eating massive amounts of unhealthy food.  Just like America as a whole, he has absolutely no self-discipline and absolutely no desire to turn his life around.  On some level he understands that he is literally killing himself with his destructive behavior, but he does not have a desire to change.  Instead, he told…

Birth, School, Work, Death: The typical shortened American life of expensive, systematic health decay

For the majority of Americans, this tale from “A to Z” is a real life horror story of health pitfalls and bad choices that lead the “sheeple” right into the chronic sick care “bear traps,” but fortunately it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s all preventable, but because of tricky advertising, predetermined and censored Google search results, and sorry advice from allopathic quack doctors, most folks are slowly led by the hand to the proverbial slaughter houses (hospitals, oncology centers, and retirement homes). The best healthcare coverage won’t save you from years of bad food and poor medicine choices.…

The Man Who Lives Without Money

Many of us think we couldn’t live without money but Irishman Mark Boyle has a different belief about the best things in life. Here’s how he finds life without spending, with no income and zero bank balance. “If someone told me seven years ago, in my final year of a business and economics degree, that I’d now be living without money, I’d have probably choked on my microwaved ready meal.” According to Boyle, the plan back then was to ‘get a good job’, make as much money as possible, and buy the stuff that would show society he was successful.…

EU moves to outlaw the word “mankind” because it starts with “man” … the entire English language is being obliterated

Liberal dogma now dictates that words beginning with the letters “m-a-n” are now “gender-biased” tools of the patriarchy which must be criminalized — at least in the European Union. The EU has decided to ban the use of “gender-biased” words and will be moving towards more gender neutral language. The outlawing of gender-specific language and more is all part of the new paradigm laid out in their new guide, Gender Neutral Language In The European Parliament. The policing of language is soon going to reach its apex — and it’s not going to be pretty. Language has a powerful effect…

Preview of the CHAOS to come in 2019 and 2020… if you dare to glimpse reality

I’ve been putting off writing about events to come in 2019 – 2020 for the simple reason that I don’t think anyone is mentally prepared to accept the level of chaos that’s coming. Perhaps 95% of the population doesn’t give a crap about anything other than their social media posts, celebrity news and fashion shows. Their ability to face reality on any subject — politics, finance, science, ecology, etc. — has collapsed to zero. For the remaining 5%, many of those people are too desperately clinging to financial survival to think seriously about preparedness or collapse. They are already in…

The odd life of Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger

If he were still alive, JD Salinger, the world’s most famous literary hermit, would surely turn his back on any brouhaha surrounding his centenary in 2019. The Manhattan-born author notoriously went into suburban seclusion in the town of Cornish, New Hampshire, soon after the publication of his best-selling 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye. Throughout the following years he would utter the plea “why can’t my life be my own?”. He also complained bitterly to close friends about the “damn people” who sent him invitations to social events. “My father hated birthdays, holidays, and pretty much any planned or…

‘Email will never catch on’: why are we so bad at predicting the future?

Who can resist this hinge in time, when one year ends and another begins, without indulging in a bit of light speculation about the future, if only to contemplate where, if anywhere, on Earth might be a safe space at the end of March. This interregnum between Christmas and new year is also when Whitehall’s records of old arguments and negotiations and decisions are released, at least partially. It’s a moment usually treated as an exercise in history, but really it’s a snapshot of the way people anticipate the future. The latest releases, published at the end of last week,…

Reverse Cyborgs With Feelings Could be Granted Human Rights

Human rights? Always worth fighting for. Animal rights? We’re far too cruel to the creatures we share this planet with, but some limits are needed. Robot rights? The debate has just begun and it will be a long and confusing one, as evidenced by a new discussion led by a machine ethics researcher who believes that reverse cyborgs – robots that are given human parts such as brains – deserve at least partial human rights as well. How many human parts does it take for a robot to become a person? Which parts? What about the vice versa? Will the…

35 years ago, Isaac Asimov was asked by the Star to predict the world of 2019. Here is what he wrote

Originally published Dec. 31, 1983 lf we look into the world as it may be at the end of another generation, let’s say 2019 — that’s 35 years from now, the same number of years since 1949 when George Orwell’s 1984 was first published — three considerations must dominate our thoughts: 1. Nuclear war. 2. Computerization. 3. Space utilization. If the United States and the Soviet Union flail away at each other at any time between now and 2019, there is absolutely no use to discussing what life will be like in that year. Too few of us, or of…

Eyes Wide Shut style Illuminati Ball taking place on New Year’s Eve

In this day and age, risqué can be risky. But Cynthia von Buhler is bringing sexy back to NYC. The illustrator has thrown, by her own estimation, hundreds of over-the-top parties over almost three decades. But this year marks her first-ever New Year’s Eve bash — and she’s going all out: hosting a massive, “Eyes Wide Shut”-style blowout for 800 guests at the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower. Attendees, who are shelling out $200 to $400 per ticket, are coming “from all over the world — Amsterdam, Germany, Australia,” said von Buhler, 54. “We have people flying in just for this.”…

4,000% Explosion in Kids Identifying as Transgender, Docs Perform Double Mastectomies on Healthy Teen Girls

The number of people identifying as transgender is on the rise in the United States of America and the United Kingdom, including many children and teens. This year the American Academy of Pediatrics published findings that more teenagers are beginning to use “non-traditional gender terms” to self-identify. Transgender activists insist people who identify as the opposite gender actually are that gender and should undergo the transition process that requires hormone therapy and sex-reassignment surgery. Doctors have been accepting cases of underage girls who identify as males and are performing double mastectomies on them to avoid the trauma of developing breasts,…

An intensely private social worker who duct-taped his shoes left a surprise $11M to kids

Alan Naiman was known for an unabashed thriftiness that veered into comical, but even those closest to him had no inkling of the fortune that he quietly amassed and the last act that he had long planned. The Washington state social worker died of cancer this year at age 63, leaving most of a surprising $11 million estate to children’s charities that help the poor, sick, disabled and abandoned. The amount baffled the beneficiaries and his best friends, who are lauding Naiman as the anniversary of his death approaches in January. That’s because the Seattle man patched up his shoes…

DOOMED: Cyberbullying is now a crime in Michigan punishable by jail time

We’ve got bad news for you, Metro Times trolls: Cyberbullying is now a crime in Michigan. On Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a bill sponsored by Rep. Pete Lucido, R-Shelby Township that formally defines cyberbullying as a misdemeanor crime punishable by 93 days in jail and a $500 fine. Public Act 457 of 2018 will take effect in March. According to the law, a “pattern of repeated harassment” is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Meanwhile, cyberbullying that is found to cause a victim’s death is punishable by up to 10 years in…

Long Island Town Offers Toy Gun Exchange: Just Say No … Even to Toy Guns

For the third year in a row, the village of Hempstead, Long Island encouraged boys and girls to exchange their toy guns for a different toy at Christmas as a way of “saying no to guns … even toy guns.” “Saying no to guns is important — even toy guns,” Hempstead Village Mayor Don Ryan told local TV station WABC at the Dec. 13 event. Village Trustee LaMont Johnson said, “The purpose is to offer a safe alternative to toy guns. We don’t want the kids playing with guns. Guns are dangerous.” The toy gun exchange program was started by former New…