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Regulatory capture – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Regulatory capture is a form of government failure that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of specialinterest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating.[1] When regulatory capture occurs the interests of firms or political groups are prioritised over the interests of the public, leading to a net loss to society as a whole. Government agencies suffering regulatory capture are called “captured agencies”.

Source: Regulatory capture – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds | World news | The Guardian

Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’

Source: Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds | World news | The Guardian

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Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy – BBC News

What in the World: A new report finds that an elite few dominate US policy….

Source: Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy – BBC News

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Has science gone too far…

Has science gone too far… https://imgur.com/gallery/87eB9

The album Talk by Yes

I feel like this album is extremely underrated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk_(Yes_album)

https://g.co/kgs/V0tIHf

The Cult | Biloxi, Mississippi | May 19, 2017

I saw The Cult at IP Resort and Casino (?) on Friday night and it was great.

The band was totally chill, not trying to prove anything, very relaxed.  Ian Astbury was conversational, funny, and pleasant.  Billy Duffy said goodnight at the end.  They just sounded awesome.  I loved it.  Super solid show.

Trump Lawyer Posts Sexy Picture of Daughter | Law News

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is clearly very proud of his daughter Samantha. So much so, that he decided to plug her Instagram account Sunday night by tweeting a photo of her.

Source: Trump Lawyer Posts Sexy Picture of Daughter | Law News

Does Obama not realize the images of him wind surfing with Richard Branson further reinforces the image of Democrats being the party of the ‘elites’? – Quora

Source: Does Obama not realize the images of him wind surfing with Richard Branson further reinforces the image of Democrats being the party of the ‘elites’? – Quora

Someone Is Paying Strangers Online to Beg For Betsy DeVos’s Confirmation

Swagbucks.com and Instagc.com are sites where users can, in exchange for a few cents, complete small tasks such as filling out forms or surveys and—as of yesterday—begging the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee. Someone is paying these sites to pay people to go to SupportDeVos.com, a website run by the formerly DeVos-led American Federation for Children, to express their support for her nomination.

Source: Someone Is Paying Strangers Online to Beg For Betsy DeVos’s Confirmation

DownWithTyranny!: Republicans– And The Democrats Who Love Them– Defend The Mentally Handicapped– At Least When It Comes To Buying Guns And Ammo

Source: DownWithTyranny!: Republicans– And The Democrats Who Love Them– Defend The Mentally Handicapped– At Least When It Comes To Buying Guns And Ammo

The vote was to overturn an Obama-era rule that bars gun ownership by some people who have been deemed too mentally impaired to manage their own financial affairs by the Social Security Administration, including, for example, schizophrenics. It only applies to those who are severely impaired over a long period of time not, for example, for people suffering from depression or anxiety. The NRA and the Republican Party argued that the rule unfairly stigmatizes “people with disabilities” and strips them of their Second Amendment rights.

Uh-huh.

Animal Welfare Act Data Suddenly Removed From USDA Website

Information about the roughly 9,000 facilities related to animals protected under Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was removed from the USDA’s website on Friday.

Source: Animal Welfare Act Data Suddenly Removed From USDA Website

In just about every possible way, this administration is proving itself to be entirely regressive, devolutionary, ignorant, and unenlightened.

It takes 3.5% of a population engaged in sustained nonviolent resistance to topple brutal dictatorships / Boing Boing

It takes 3.5% of a population engaged in sustained nonviolent resistance to topple brutal dictatorships

Source: It takes 3.5% of a population engaged in sustained nonviolent resistance to topple brutal dictatorships / Boing Boing

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