The question we face on a daily basis is, does true happiness come from temporary sense gratification or is there a higher level of complete happiness? Woodstock initiated the “hippie” exposure and the alleged complete happiness of sense gratification. Before we can get into how the hippie movement turned America and the rest of the world into self gratification, we have to first take a look at the “hippie” culture. The hippie movement began in America in the mid-60s, though its roots go back several years earlier. Within four or five years the movement had spread to all of Europe, the Scandinavian countries, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Japan, the Philippines, Africa and South America. This movement was a unique cultural phenomenon and had far-reaching influence and impact not only on American society, but also in practically the entire world. Understanding the attraction that the hippie movement had to a way of life that was so foreign to the one … [Read more...] about Is sense gratification the only key to happiness
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Since the ambitious and controversial Green New Deal debuted last month, Republicans and Democrats have sparred over the cost of the measure — a nonbinding resolution that broadly outlines how the U.S. should address climate change over the next decade. But sometimes the politicians have erred in their descriptions of the proposal and the costs of climate action and inaction. Democrats Seek Green New Deal to Address Climate Change Numerous Republicans have touted a $93 trillion price tag for the resolution. President Donald Trump has rounded that up to $100 trillion. But the estimate, which comes from a right-leaning think tank, has important caveats, and experts told us the Green New Deal is too vague to try to estimate its cost. Sen. Ed Markey, the Democratic sponsor of the resolution, claimed that without any action climate change “will result in 10% GDP loss by 2090,” citing the National Climate Assessment. That number is an upper-end estimate, and two of … [Read more...] about Fact Check: How Much Will the ‘Green New Deal’ Cost?
Produced by Clare Friedland, Lourdes Aguiar, Elena DiFiore and Shoshanah Wolfson [This story previously aired on July 15, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 29, 2018.] Matt Herren still struggles to make sense of what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2012, when his close friend, Ryan Poston, was killed. "I think about him every day," Herren said. "You don't think something like that is ever going to happen to someone you know." "Is there something I could've done that could've prevented that? And I know a lot of people in his life had to have felt the same way," Herren told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. How did things spiral so out of control between Ryan and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, that she shot him to death -- insisting it was to protect herself? "What was lost when your friend was shot and killed?" Van Sant asked Herren. "He's the type of person that you want in your life," he replied. "Not just a friend, but a loving son, a protective, adoring older brother." "He had … [Read more...] about New murder trial for Shayna Hubers: Why did she shoot Ryan Poston six times?
Miriam Jordan, New York Times Published 11:24 am PST, Thursday, December 6, 2018 Victorina Morales at her home in Bound Brook, N.J., Nov. 2, 2018. At the president’s New Jersey golf course, Morales, an undocumented immigrant, has worked as a maid since 2013. She said she never imagined she “would see such important people close up.” (Christopher Gregory/The New York Times) less Victorina Morales at her home in Bound Brook, N.J., Nov. 2, 2018. At the president’s New Jersey golf course, Morales, an undocumented immigrant, has worked as a maid since 2013. She said she never imagined ... more Photo: CHRISTOPHER GREGORY, NYT Photo: CHRISTOPHER GREGORY, NYT Image 1 of / 30 Caption Close Image 1 of 30 Victorina Morales at her home in Bound Brook, N.J., Nov. 2, … [Read more...] about Making Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers
Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post Published 4:52 am PST, Thursday, December 6, 2018 The body was found in Gum Swamp, a twisting finger of black water bordered by leaning walls of longleaf pine near South Carolina's northern border. A local fisherman, hunting for catfish and perch, spotted the man face down in the creek tangled on a branch, as a summer thunderstorm cracked overhead. It was Aug. 3. 1993. He was fully dressed but missing shoes. Authorities from the nearby town of McColl, South Carolina, could find no identification. The heat and water had badly eaten away his features. A later autopsy determined a single .38 bullet was sunk into the anonymous victim's upper right breast. The county was rural, it's coroner a part-timer who owned a construction company. He noticed expensive dental work inside the corpse's mouth, so the jaw bones were saved, as well as the hands, in case anyone stepped forward to identify the remains. Within days, South Carolina authorities … [Read more...] about He’s in prison for murdering Michael Jordan’s father. New evidence could change everything.