Thought of Today: July 14, 2018 at 08:26PM

Mass production of sugar in America beginning in 16th century changed the world.

10 million slaves were imported to America, 70% of which worked in sugar plantations.

Free market controlled sugar.

Slave-trading companies sold shares in Amsterdam, London, and Paris stock exchanges. The yield was about 6% a year.

Everything was being done due to greed and indifference, and not racism or hate, although racism was a prevailing norm at that time.

#sapiens

#badspecies

Thought of Today: July 13, 2018 at 12:25AM

Action: creating garbage disposals next to the beach. Routing sewage to beaches.

Result: Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, are all toxic to swim in. Ecoli level at Ramleh Baida (the only public beach in Lebanon) is 400 times bigger than safe standard. 3% chance for any swimmer to get sick immediately.

Reaction of Lebanese people: reflecting all the officials who have created this situation.

Thought of Today: July 09, 2018 at 05:31AM

19th century: medical procedure for minor limb injuries – Amputation.

Anaesthetic: none. Four people holding the patient down.

20th century: medical procedure for minor limb injuries – considered minor injury – out patient procedure and antibiotic. Full anesthetics that makes the patient laugh during treatment.

#thankyouscience

Thought of Today: July 07, 2018 at 07:20AM

There are about 2000 billionaires on Earth, among which 30% don’t have a college degree.

29% of Americans believe that they will one day become millionaires.

American workers have been underpaid by as much as $10 trillion since 2000.

15 million US workers are self-employed.

There are today 6 millions job openings available nationwide, and most recruiters say there are talent shortage in the country.

Thought of Today: July 07, 2018 at 06:53AM

My greatest epiphany of this year so far is that we (homosapiens) were better off as Hunters Gatherers and that the agricultural revolution 11,000 years ago was a bad thing that happened to us and to Earth.

1. We became domesticated and enslaved by crops and eventually by each other.

2. We lost the sense of freedom and mindfulness.

3. We had to work more hours, in straneous positions that had tolls on our bodies, and very boring jobs (while hunting was fun for men and gathering was fun for women).

4. We grew at unhealthy proportions, acquiring diseases, over population, and competition which made us loose our quality of life.

5. We grew far from communial societies, which brought us depression, anxiety, loneliness, and always missing someone that we love. We used to be always together with everyone we loved all the time.

6. We divided earth into monopolized properties and restricted human flow.

7. We created a construct of religions and kingdoms and social structures that added nothing but hatred and stress to our being.

8. More to come

Thought of Today: June 15, 2018 at 05:41PM

“طب كنتوا ليه بتعلمونا نحفظ البِرّ وجمايله؟

طب كنتوا ليه بتعلمونا نكره الظلم وعمايله؟

لمّـا انتو ناويين تسجنونا في أرضنا..

كان إيه لزوم العلم وهمومه ورزايله؟

طب كنتو سبتونا بهايم.. كنا نِمْنَــا مرتاحين!

إزاي أبيع أرضي، وعارف إن جسمي أصله طين؟”

هشام الجخ

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