What Drugs Is Your Festival Known For?

Aaron Ontiveroz/Getty by James Joiner “No one wants to be the coke guy at the weed party, man.” I remember this time, back when cell phones were things guys in white tailored suits, single earrings, and a level of unshaven that could only be described as “the Don Johnson Fuzzy Look” carried around in custom leather bags, a friend of mine decided it would be a hoot if we took some mescaline. No stranger to the mind-expanding possibilities being proffered, I heartily agreed. We were young, dumb in the way that young adults are when they think they know everything because … Continue reading What Drugs Is Your Festival Known For?

Are Prisons the New Mental Health Hospitals?

When state governments closed many mental hospitals in the 1970s, it didn’t solve the problem of what to do with the mentally ill, it merely moved it—to jails and prisons. “There are now more psychologists working in state prisons than (in) state hospitals in this country,” Dr. Jeffrey Metzner, a psychiatrist with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, said according to The Crime Report. But some are trying to change that. The National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Foundation have begun an initiative to reduce the number of mentally ill … Continue reading Are Prisons the New Mental Health Hospitals?

American Institute of Architects to Reconsider WTC7 9/11 Collapse

By majestic Maybe Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth is finally having some influence: the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has added a resolution regarding the collapse of WTC Building 7 to the agenda of its upcoming annual meeting, per Digital Journal: At their national convention May 14-16, AIA members will be voting on a resolution to adopt a position statement in support of a new investigation into the collapse of “Building 7” on September 11, 2001. The 47-story building, that formerly stood in the shadow of the North Tower, fell fairly neatly into its own footprint at about 5:20 PM on that tragic … Continue reading American Institute of Architects to Reconsider WTC7 9/11 Collapse

Spectator Sports Turn Men Into Boys

BEST MOTHER’S DAY GIFT: TURN OFF THE GAME! “It’s a lifestyle which seems vaguely manly, but in reality it is passive and effeminate.” While men abdicate their masculine responsibilities: “The pressure on today’s woman is tremendous. She’s supposed to break the glass ceiling at work, come home and be mother and father, make her man feel like a winner, and compete with porn.” by Bonnie (henrymakow.com My poor immigrant grandfather came to the US from Czechoslovakia and worked like a slave in Appalachian coal mines in the 1920s. He was not able to help his six sons assimilate into American life, … Continue reading Spectator Sports Turn Men Into Boys

Mona Eltahawy: ‘All religions are obsessed with my vagina’

Mona Eltahawy: ‘I realised I could use my body to send messages.’ Photograph: Luzphoto/Isabella De Maddalena / LUZ / ey The writer who became an icon of the Egyptian revolution on being a teenage feminist in Saudi Arabia, her tattoos and supporting Manchester United Interview byElizabeth Day Mona Eltahawy is an award-winning journalist and commentator on Arab and Muslim issues and global feminism. Born in Port Said, Egypt, in 1967, she moved to the UK with her parents (both doctors) when she was seven and then to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. In November 2011, while covering the protests … Continue reading Mona Eltahawy: ‘All religions are obsessed with my vagina’

10 Reasons You Should Never Get A Job

by Waking Times Video – In this video, Ralph Smart, a psychologist, life coach and author of Feel Alive by Ralph Smart, encourages every person who is not happy in their job to dream bigger and move towards their passion. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/05/09/10-reasons-you-should-never-get-a-job-2/     Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Never Get A Job

Charles Bukowski Rails Against 9-to-5 Jobs in a Brutally Honest Letter (1986)

by Josh Jones Charles Bukowski—or “Hank” to his friends—assiduously cultivated a literary persona as a perennial drunken deadbeat. He mostly lived it too, but for a few odd jobs and a period of time, just over a decade, that he spent working for the United States Post Office, beginning in the early fifties as a fill-in letter carrier, then later for over a decade as a filing clerk. He found the work mind-numbing, soul-crushing, and any number of other adjectives one uses to describe repetitive and deeply unfulfilling labor. Actually, one needn’t supply a description—Bukowski has splendidly done so for … Continue reading Charles Bukowski Rails Against 9-to-5 Jobs in a Brutally Honest Letter (1986)