Many Options for a Public Option — Even if Not... →
rillawafers: Hey soup - try working on your reading comprehension again.
Our Godless Constitution by Brooke Allen | The... →
“If we define a Christian as a person who believes in the divinity of Jesus Christ, then it is safe to say that some of the key Founding Fathers were not Christians at all. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Tom Paine were deists—that is, they believed in one Supreme Being but rejected revelation and all the supernatural elements of the Christian Church; the word of the Creator,...
Kirk Cameron's 'Origin Of Species' Plan: Ex-Actor... →
“Cameron explains that this “very special” edition of the “Origin of Species” will include an introduction explaining “Adolf Hitler’s undeniable connection” to the theory of evolution, and highlighting “Darwin’s racism” and “his disdain for women.” Cameron’s edition also exposes the “many hoaxes” of...
MPP of Nevada to Offer $10,000 Challenge:... →
“LAS VEGAS — At a Las Vegas news conference Sept. 23, the Marijuana Policy Project of Nevada will announce details of a $10,000 challenge to the people of Nevada. MPP-NV will pay $10,000 to anyone who can disprove three statements of fact that demonstrate that marijuana is objectively and unquestionably safer than alcohol.” BRILLIANT
Polk undercover drug investigators play Wii... →
“As investigators searched the home for drugs, some drug task force members found other ways to occupy their time. Within 20 minutes of entering Difalco’s house, some of the investigators found a Wii video bowling game and began bowling frame after frame. While some detectives hauled out evidence such as flat screen televisions and shotguns, others threw strikes, gutter balls and...
Bill O’Reilly received "Media Courage Award," Bans... →
“When reporters walked up to the ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel to see Bill O’Reilly’s Friday night speech — he was receiving the “Media Courage Award” — we were told, to our surprise, that no members of the media would be allowed in. Word had leaked out that no non-Fox News cameras would be allowed in, but there had been no indication that no reporters could attend even if they left...
starting to enjoy plainchant… starting to hate my music class
Joanna Macy on the Great Turning: a shift in... →
“Wherever I go, in every group I work with, the Great Turning becomes more rewarding as a conceptual frame. It is a name for the transition from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining society. It identifies the shift from a self-destroying political economy to one in harmony with Earth and enduring for the future. It unites and includes all the actions being taken to honor and...
Andrew Sullivan's "Special" Treatment for... →
Late last week, the blogs were abuzz over a U.S. attorney’s decision to drop marijuana possession charges against Daily Disher Andrew Sullivan. Apparently, in a rare fit of prosecutorial commonsense, the U.S. attorney’s office determined that it did not want a simple marijuana possession charge to undermine Sullivan’s pending immigration case and result in deportation.
URGENT: Congress Voting on Student Drug Penalty... →
Nobody should ever be denied an education because they have a drug possession conviction. Your help is needed, RIGHT NOW, to keep Congress from passing a harmful and unjust law! The vote is happening today or tomorrow (Sept 16-17)! Write your representative Call your representative
“If Work Permits” - The Format ...
Whole Foods Market makes largest purchase of... →
“Whole Foods Market purchased 776 million-kilowatt-hours of RECs from wind farms, which equals 100% of our company’s electricity use in all of our North American locations. And that’s not all! Nearly 90% of this year’s purchase is specifically helping fund E.ON Climate & Renewables’ (EC&R) Texas-based Panther Creek wind farm. Our investment is going to help bring new power to the...
The youth’s matter-of-fact attitude highlights a reality that’s...– Robert McCartney: Young People Speak the Truth on Legalizing Marijuana - washingtonpost.com
Beggar thy neighbor - Wikipedia, the free... →
“Beggar thy neighbour, or beggar-my-neighbour, is an expression that describes policy that seeks benefits for one country at the expense of others. Such policies attempt to remedy the economic problems in one country by means which tend to worsen the problems of other countries. The term was originally devised to characterize policies of trying to cure domestic depression and unemployment by...
US Must Socialize Grid to Add Renewable Energy,... →
“Successfully transitioning the United States to low‐carbon electricity will require an improved transmission infrastructure. Cities don’t grow where there’s too much wind. The best solar is far from us in our deserts. We need to build a supergrid like the national highway system we built in the 1930’s. But a new study finds that this might be almost impossible to do in this country. A...
One in Three Young Workers Lives at Home With... →
retropolitics: criticalculture: redguard: “One of the most striking findings comes as no surprise to millions of baby boomer parents: Young workers are so financially strapped they have to come back home and live with mom and dad. In fact, one in three workers under age 35 currently live at home with their parents. “The combination of college loan debt, stagnant or low wages and a lack of...
Former president of Brazil calls drug war "a... →
“The war on drugs has failed and should make way for a global shift towards decriminalising cannabis use and promoting harm reduction, says the former president of Brazil, writing today in the Observer. Fernando Henrique Cardoso argues that the hardline approach has brought “disastrous” consequences for Latin America, which has been the frontline in the war on drug cultivation...
“Run Into Flowers” - M83
txtsfrmlstnght: (604): I just woke up on my kitchen floor using a yellow pages as a pillow and surrounded by plants that used to be in the garden around my apt building, can’t wait to see the security tapes for my eviction
The Return of the Interrupter - The Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brien This is the funniest sketch of his I’ve seen since he took over the Tonight Show.
In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from...– Alan Greenspan, 1966 (via poortaste)
You are the creator of the reality that you experience. Every event that occurs...– Camden Benares | Zen Without Zen Masters (via retropolitics)
The Wing-Nut Code: What Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin... →
ledgergermane: Here are some words and images used by right-wing political and media figures as signals to the patriot and Tea Party constituencies, signals used to organize the throngs against health care legislation, environmental reforms and all things identified with President Barack Obama.
It is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating...– Rainer Maria Rilke (via psychotherapy)
Parents prefer pot: adults view alcohol as more... →
“According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, Fifty-one percent (51%) of American adults say alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana, and just 19% think pot is worse. 25% believe both substances are dangerous. Just two percent (2%) say neither is harmful.”