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What will you be doing in 2030? If I survive that long, I’ll be 84 years old. My dad lived to be 87, my mom to 94, so there’s a chance I’ll be around. Will I be using cannabis then, if I’m still around? If so, it will be in a vastly different legal and social framework than what exists now.
If we focus on Peterson's faux problem and implement the policies that he and his allies advocate, then all that awaits us is austerity, periodic deeper and deeper recessions, and eventually a war of all against all, accompanied by lives that will be “nasty, brutish and short.”
Some American commentators close to the Obama administration are touting the coup in Kiev as a successful tit for tat for Russia’s obstruction of U.S. war plans against Syria and its broader imperialist agenda. However, the Europeans, who get a lot of their gas from Russia, are split over joining ‘a coalition of the willing’.
The Birth of Biopolitics describes the history of several transitions in the forms of government.
Jon Walker’s After Legalization: Understanding The Future Of Marijuana Policy combines detailed knowledge of the past and present stories and issues surrounding cannabis in the United States with a solidly based set of predictions about what the stories and issues will be like in 2030.
Nearly eleven years later, the residual effects of United States military occupation are still being felt in Iraq. Some of the worst effects are felt as a result of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who the US hand-picked to control...Show More Summary
Since the end of the Cold War the United States has been surrounding Russia, building one base after another, ceaselessly looking for new ones, including in Ukraine; one missile site after another, with Moscow in range; NATO has grabbed one former Soviet Republic after another. Show More Summary
A Very British Witchcraft: Documentary on Gerald Gardner & Wicca Hello. Ukraine and CPAChanalia Sunday. Who better to ask about Ukraine at this time than Dick Cheney. After all, he does know all about invading countries for made-up self-serving reasons (CBS). At least Candy Crowley booked serious guests on the topic. And for you [...]
The Pink Panther -- We Give Pink Stamps. This Mirisch Films, Inc. cartoon was the third cartoon produced in the series and was released on February 12, 1965. A total of 124 cartoons were produced between 1964 and 1980.
On paper she sounds like a neurotic basket case “What was your favorite book as a child and do you still own a copy of it? Merck Manual. Yes.”, a professional phobic, but irl she’s consistently funny and productive – and subversive. She’s great because “her cartoons make evident the unspoken truths about family life,” as Wil Forbis puts it.
I became aware of Robert E. Howard through Marvel Comics’ Conan the Barbarian series which led me to a number of book compilations of Howard’s writing. As is often the case, I was not aware of just how prolific Howard was across so many genres until I started this diary.
I speculated there was a strong likelihood that Saudi Arabia was bankrolling Israel’s Mossad. Those funds paid for, among other things, the assassinations of several of Iran’s top nuclear experts over the past couple of years. That cooperation...Show More Summary
David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan and the Union of Concerned Scientists examine this question carefully in the long shadow of Fukushima Daiichi. The book contains both a gripping narrative of the nuclear accidents at Fukushima...Show More Summary
You want to know what I think makes a Strong Woman? They are women who refuse to be limited and force the rest of us to accept them in their humanity. They refuse to be limited by stereotypes and they lift us all with their strength...
You may know nothing else about him, but the study of hands by Albrecht Durer is an image that it’s hard to imagine not ever seeing. The integrity of the work is remarkable.
The World Wildlife Fund released a statement in support of the declared religious prohibition of hunting endangered species, calling the world’s first religious law protecting threatened wild creatures “a positive step forward,” which...Show More Summary
In January 2013, a district court in Kansas ruled in Gannon v State of Kansas that the Kansas legislature was not meeting its constitutional obligation to properly fund K-12 education in the state. The ruling was a huge blow to Sam Brownback...Show More Summary
One of the most interesting links I found while researching last week’s post on Teach For America was the item on how TFA hiring in Connecticut was denying job opportunities to local residents. It occurred to me that the author was getting...Show More Summary
It is now legal for adults to possess, buy and use marijuana under Colorado law. What isn’t legal is driving while intoxicated and the state’s Department of Transportation has launched a humorous ad campaign to drive home the fact.
Imagine how much more money all Americans could have if programs like Medicare and Medicaid applied to everyone. Well, you don't have to imagine it -- just look at places like Canada and Germany and the UK and France, places that unlike the US still have thriving middle classes.