This is a short list of books I found that are designed to deeply question the way we do things. ISHMAEL by Daniel Quinn Ishmael is a 1992 philosophical novel by Daniel Quinn. It examines mythology, its effect on ethics, and how that relates to sustainability. The novel uses a style of Socratic dialogue to [...]READ MORE »
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Midway: Message From The Gyre There are 5 oceanic gyres and they are all filled with garbage. That largest is the Pacific Gyre and it is the largest at roughly twice the size of Texas.
Occupy Wall Street
Those who doubt that these moments matter should note how terrified the authorities and elites are when they erupt. That fear is a sign of their recognition that real power doesn’t only lie with them. (Sometimes your enemies know what your friends can’t believe.) That’s why the New York Police Department maintained a massive presence at Occupy Wall Street’s encampment and spent millions of dollars on punishing the participants (and hundreds of thousands, maybe millions more, in police brutality payouts for all the clubbing and pepper-gassing of unarmed idealists, as well as $47,000 for the destruction of the OWS library, because in situations like these a library is a threat, too).READ MORE »
Vaclav Havel was the ninth and last president of Czechoslovakia (1989–1992) and the first president of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). He wrote more than 20 plays and numerous non-fiction works, translated internationally. To the memory of Jan Patocka “The Power of the Powerless” (October 1978) was originally written (“quickly,” Havel said later) as a discussion [...]READ MORE »
Cannabis News How To Get Free Marijuana Seeds From The World’s Greatest Seed Banks Scientists Discover How Cannabis Slows Alzheimer’s Disease Marijuana Users Are More ‘Health Smart’ Than Others, Research Shows Study: Synthetic THC Shows Promise As ‘Alternative Drug’ For Stomach Cancer Study: Marijuana Smokers Are Thinner And Healthier Than Non-Users 700 medical cannabis studies [...]READ MORE »
Ok, so Thom Hartmann suggests that libertarians are racists. But I think he’s suffering from cognitive bias. White cognitive bias. Rand Paul’s Confederacy Scandal Is Not an Anomaly — Libertarianism Is a ‘Philosophy’ That Papers Over Deep Racism in America Essentially, I believe Rand Paul and Ron Paul are clearly racists, so this is essentially [...]READ MORE »
Or: The NSA does irreversible damage to the American Empire and American exceptionalism in general.
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
Yes that’s right, the irony is lost upon the spooks calling Edward Snowden a spy (for revealing that the spies are spying on everyone) and charging him under the espionage act. That actually makes him a patriot but no one notices that in the mainstream media.
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And yes, these days it is all about Edward Snowden and the fact of his heroic revelations about NSA abuses of our global rights to privacy. That’s right, even if you’re not Americans, you have the right to privacy! Imagine that! Edward Snowden Has Higher Approval Rating Than Congress – (Why? because he’s actually doing [...]READ MORE »
A note on anarchism: Just as atheism is the absence of religion, anarchism is the absence of ideology. It is based upon your simply being human. (This is from a manual on the philosophy of composition and improvisation in music I am writing. No more than a pamphlet really on the death of the music [...]READ MORE »
New marijuana news and messaging resource: HempSaves.net
And there are actually a total of five bills being floated in the Illinois legislature right now. HB 1, the medical marijuana bill is actually just a shell bill so it’s not that exciting really. The really significant thing is the three model legislations calling for outright legalization of marijuana. The other bill is specifically addressing the ban on growing hemp hoping to tap into the roughly $10 billion market that is served here in America by mostly Canada and China who have no such restrictions upon marijuana’s low THC cousin Hemp.READ MORE »
Weed is the new swing vote and the political ostriches are trying to make it go away by not seeing it.
This has to be the most under reported election story this season (it is the only thing that excites me at all) yet there is zero documentation of this historic occasion in any mainstream coverage that I’ve seen so far. Other than people like Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart there seems to be nearly complete silence regarding the obviously hot issue of marijuana.
For decades talking about ending the drug war was a political third rail right up there with prisoners rights. Now, it seems that tide has turned. So what happens? The media completely ignores the fact that there are at least four historic ballot initiatives regarding cannabis this election season.
Colorado – Yes On 64 – tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol
Washington – Yes on I-502 – tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol
Oregon – Yes on 80 – tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol
Arkansas – the first southern state to consider medical marijuana
Massachusetts – Yes on #3 – medical marijuana initiative
Montana – No on SB423 – Repealing the repealing of medical marijuana initiative
Obviously the first three are outright legalization though there might be some disagreement regarding that, just talk to Russ Belville who might be able to set you straight on why this really is legalization. The short of it is regardless of the details, it’s still actually legalization and not some diabolical plan for Big Pharma to own our hippie souls.READ MORE »