She created beauty.
She created beauty.
From the page: "Many of the millions of cannabis users in this country not only disobey the drug laws but feel a principled lack of respect for them. They do not conceal their bitter resentment of laws that render them criminals. They believe that many people have been deceived by their government, and they have come to doubt that the "authorities" understand much about either the deleterious or the useful properties of the drug."
Its just a plant--that poses a threat to corporate interests, is used as a political wedge, and is used by the criminal "justice" system as justification for massive amounts of taxpayer-funded revenue.
Police officers typically have little education and are usually of relatively low IQ. These factors, along with the tendency of psychopathic personalities to be attracted to the sense of power associated with police work, create a dangerous mix. Never trust the police.
Excellent rebuttal of the weak arguments the prohibitionists use to protect the vested interests of big pharma, the alcohol industry, and the criminal "justice" system. We have reached a very interesting historical point where deceitful politicians, with their War on Drugs agenda, have created a situation where the majority of the public have lost all respect for government, the justice system, and the law enforcement system.
George Carlin, like Steve Jobs, attributes his inspiration to his experiences with acid.
I Hunt For a Sign of You
I hunt for a sign of you in all the others,
In the rapid undulant river of women,
Braids, shyly sinking eyes,
Light step that slices, sailing through the foam.
Suddenly I think I can make out your nails,
Oblong, quick, nieces of a cherry:
Then it's your hair that passes by, and I think
I see your image, a bonfire, burning in the water.
I searched, but no one else had your rhythms,
Your light, the shady day you brought from the forest;
Nobody had your tiny ears.
You are whole, exact, and everything you are is one,
And so I go along, with you I float along, loving
A wide Mississippi toward a feminine sea.
It would be very satisfying to serve on a jury in a drug case and then be able to precipitate a jury nullification.
From the page:
Although it is not yet clear exactly why there should be a link between high IQ and illicit drug use, the authors point to previous research, showing that highly intelligent people are open to experiences and keen on novelty and stimulation.
Other research has also shown that brainy children are often easily bored and suffer at the hands of their peers for being different, "either of which could conceivably increase vulnerability to using drugs as an avoidant coping strategy," explain the authors.
Excellent science ideas film. I would include it in the sci-fi genre, a choice that is likely to draw criticism; but the film involves a lot of science, and it is fiction. Some might argue that it lacks the speculative element so typical of sci-fi. The effects of a truly deadly epidemic in today's interconnected world will be devastating to social structures, with such far-reaching effects on everyone that we can only speculate what complex and horrific scenarios may emerge.
From the page: " If anyone should be on trial or in the brig right now, it should be those men who lied to the nation in order to start this war -- and in doing so sent nearly 4,500 Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to their deaths.
But it is not Bush or Rumsfeld or Cheney or Wolfowitz who sit in prison tonight. It is the hero who exposed them. It is Bradley Manning who has lost his freedom and that, in turn, becomes just one more crime being committed in our name."
There are going to be a lot of people visiting a narrow band of the USA on August 21, 2017. Let's hope for clear skies!
Many of us may, over time, find ourselves re-reading this article and finding it increasingly poignant.
"These are progressive weaknesses that in a more 'normal' life might have taken decades to catch up with me. But, as with the normal life, one finds that every passing day represents more and more relentlessly subtracted from less and less. In other words, the process both etiolates you and moves you nearer toward death. How could it be otherwise? "
Christian Bale has focused the world's attention on fascist repression of liberties in China. Take a good look at this; it reveals the kind of authoritarian subjugation that is now also starting to occur in the West.
From the page: "What's he selling that the young are so keen to buy?
Well, Paul's brand of libertarian conservatism takes the standard American freedom call to a higher pitch entirely.
All Republicans want a smaller federal government but Paul would have the smallest government of the lot. He's not just anti-war, he's anti-U.S. military presence anywhere in the world.
Young voters may like the idea that they won't get stuck paying the big bills for foreign adventures. Or maybe they just like his plan to decriminalize drugs. "
The governing party of Canada is an embarrassment to all rational Canadians.
The wimps at the CBC have disabled commenting for this article, so let's all say on SU: Fuck Harper!
This makes so much sense.
From the page: "With the loss of hearing, you have phantom sounds," said Bao, who himself has tinnitus. In this respect, tinnitus resembles phantom limb pain experienced by many amputees...
Having had tinnitus for close to forty years, the continuous high-pitched sound has become such an integral part of my being that it would seem weird if somehow it were to be stopped. I attribute the onset of tinnitus to a combination of industrial noise and insanely loud rock music.
This article suggests that tinnitus is associated with hearing loss in the same frequency range as the subjectively experienced tinnitus. My experience suggests otherwise, as I remain particularly aware of high-pitched sounds of a frequency similar to my tinnitus noise.
Sweetly sentimental photographs.