It's Monday morning. I know, it sucks. But there's an upside. You're here for your dose of the daily Red Pill. Get ready. Get set. Let's go...
Matrix: Are we living in a computer simulation. How do we know that chicken tastes like chicken? Physicists say there may be a way to prove that we live in a computer simulation. Maye they are onto something. I swear to God, I see glitches in the "Matrix" all the time. I used to think it was an acid flashback but now, I'm not too certain. (io9)Best of luck surviving this week.
Evil Empire: We can learn a lot about the future (and current status) of America by studying the British Empire and it's rise and fall through the 1800s and 1900s. This is a thorough report called The Empire's Double Edged Sword: Global Military and NGOs, which explains what happens when the Empire tore down sovereign nations and replaced them with "global system administrators." (Land Destroyer)
Walmart Protests: It's good to see workers stand up to the Walmart clan. protests have spread to 28 stores across 12 states For decades, every knows how horrible Walmarts exploits and treats their workers. Part of the reason the Walton family has amassed billions is because they keep wages low and get most of their products from China. (NY Times)
WW3: Are the current hostilities in Syria the launching pad for World War III? British forces are joining US Forces on the Jordan-Syria border. Of course, Obama sent American troops without consent of Congress. Also involved in this mess is Syria's neighbor, Turkey, who recently deployed tanks and jets to the Syrian border. (Global Research, Counter Psy Ops)
Currency Wars: Mish sounds off about how Bernanke Defends Fed Policy, Calls for Emerging Market Currency Appreciation. Yes, we're in the middle of a currency war with China, Brazil, and the Banksters who run the IMF. (Global Economic Analysis)
Addiction: Journalist Amber Lyon examined the rise of newborn babies with opioid addiction because their moms abused prescription painkillers. Born Addicted is a haunting look inside the widespread use of pregnant women popping pills. (Vimeo)