Matthew Toplikar
Location:   Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Matthew Toplikar added this Article on April 12
The Kansas legislature just passed legislation that strips teachers of  the right to due process, a move pushed by conservative lawmakers who were forced by a state Supreme Court ruling to provide...
Matthew Toplikar rated this Video on April 12
'Gift' is a must watch short film that has a profound, heart-touching message about the importance of giving, and the true value of wealth. It’s a beautiful depiction of how we deeply touch others...
Matthew Toplikar added this Video on April 12
Hollywood celebrities and respected journalists span the globe to explore the issues of climate change and cover intimate stories of human triumph and tragedy.    In this first episode, we’re...
Matthew Toplikar rated this Video on April 11
This starts video starts so well, it points to the futility of small lifestyle tweaks without tackling the bigger underlying issues, it then goes on to poke fun at the "we're here to save you"...
Matthew Toplikar rated this Video on April 11
A short film where twenty strangers are asked to kiss on camera. The results are lovely and emotionally charged. Make love not war... and kiss more. UPDATE: Sadly this is a marketing campaign for...
Matthew Toplikar rated this Video on April 10
In the series “The Secret Life of a Food Stamp,” Marketplace reporter Krissy Clark traces how big-box stores make billions from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka food...
Matthew Toplikar added this Video on April 10
Recorded February 25th, 2014 in Vancouver, BC Richard Heinberg speaks on his newest book, covering the short-term nature of the recent North American oil boom and the financial bubble that...
Matthew Toplikar added this Article on April 10
Among the big energy stories of 2013, “peak oil” -- the once-popular notion that worldwide oil production would soon reach a maximum level and begin an irreversible decline -- was thoroughly...
Matthew Toplikar added this Article on March 31
In the last three years, Albuquerque police department officers have shot and killed 23 people -- one of the highest per capita fatal police shooting rates in the country. One of the most recent...
Matthew Toplikar added this Video on March 2
This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously...
Matthew Toplikar added this Video on February 23
During a 2011 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, Neil deGrasse Tyson points out what is one of the major problems with who is chosen to represent the people of America.
Matthew Toplikar rated this Video on February 22
Law enforcement is taking advantage of outdated privacy laws to track Americans like never before. New technologies can record your every movement, revealing detailed information about how you...
Matthew Toplikar rated this Video on February 22
Picard - Encore is a look at life and death through the eyes of Captain Picard. This video is made not for profit under the terms of the Fair Use Act 2007. For further information on the sources...
Matthew Toplikar rated this Video on February 22
A compilation video highlighting Star Trek's stance on war, race, slavery, globalization, colonization, and personal liberty, juxtaposed with current facts and images that show these...
Matthew Toplikar rated this Video on February 10
A philosophical treatise against the practice of forced labor for income. An abridged reading of 'The Abolition of Work' by Bob Black. Please take the time to read the full, unedited essay...
Matthew Toplikar added this Video on February 4
This TED Talk by Nick Hanauer was initially not posted by TED due to its controversial thesis.  In his short speech, Hanauer points out the inaccuracy of calling business owners "job creators"...
Matthew Toplikar rated this Video on February 4
Is circumcision a valid practice? Penn & Teller look at the various justifications behind the procedure and try to determine whether there exists a medical or social cause.​ ... Circumcision...
Matthew Toplikar rated this Video on February 1
Alan Watts asks "what did you forget?" in this Sustainable Man film starring Chris, Sean, and Luke Abad as "Joe Dokes" "Do you have any control over being conscious? Do you know how you will?" ...
Matthew Toplikar rated this Video on January 31
Video transcript: Martin Luther King, Jr.: “We have come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the...
Matthew Toplikar added this Article on January 31
NEW YORK — The co-founder of one the nation’s oldest venture capital firms fears a possible genocide against the wealthy. Residents of Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side say the progressive mayor...

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