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kjlevy | 100 seconds to midnight
Twitter: @kjlevy100

This site is a collection of articles, video, sites and individual sources of analysis and commentary that I've found useful. I put it online to make these sources easily accessible for my own and others' future reference. My focus is on resolution of the major social problems facing a global society made up of many cultures and subcultures. I'm interested in understanding obstacles and progress toward that end. I sometimes post my own comments.
"100 seconds to midnight" refers to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Doomsday Clock, originally set in 1947 to seven minutes to midnight to draw attention to the threat to organized human life posed by the presence of nuclear weapons. They later included the looming threat of catastrophic climate change as a factor in their risk assessment. 
The content I post may be useful to me for many reasons, including gaining an understanding of views different than my own. I may or may not agree with any assertions and opinions, but I'm certain it's worthwhile looking at analysis and commentary that's independent or at least significantly disconnected from familiar centers of economic and state power.
I consider it worthwhile to look at and to try to understand the PR systems of domestic US power as well as that of non-US power centers.  Similarities and contrasts between internal and external centers can be surprisingly illuminating. Non-US, non-independent sites and sources may therefore also be referenced. US society is already infused with familiar corporate media sources, so I cite them here less often.
The site is not, has never been, nor ever will be monetized, at least by me. The domain name is mine but the site is hosted by Blogger.com, a Google entity. I turned off any options I have for data collection and advertising but Google Analytics does record data like how many users connect to kjlevy.com, the country and city from which the connection was made and the duration of the connection. Some of this can be obscured by using a VPN and with browser privacy capabilities and settings. IP addresses of connecting devices are not visible to me. I cannot vouch for Google, however. I presume they vacuum up all available data for their own commercial purposes, including selling it to the highest bidder and otherwise using it however they choose for whatever commercial and political purposes they choose. For those reasons I recommend a VPN to everyone who prefers that data generated by their internet usage not be harvested. All persons' communications, by default, should not be surveilled by any entity.

Ken Levy

updated June 29, 2022