I’m a Sober Bartender

Illustration by Sibel Ergener Temptation might be all around me, but it’s what I was born to do Thirty-seven-year-old Boston-based bartender Trevor Christian has been slinging drinks for nearly 10 years — and been sober for eight of them. Don’t get me wrong: I love alcohol. It still plays a large role in my life, just not in my body. I don’t feel like I’m better than anyone else, or like I’ve figured it all out. I just can’t partake anymore. For good reason, too. Trevor Christian mixing drinks When I got evicted from my apartment in the mid-2000s, my kitchen was nothing but empty … Continue reading I’m a Sober Bartender

Utopia Inc

The Bray family reading bedtime stories at the Family of the Mystic Arts Commune. Photo by John Olson/LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Most utopian communities are, like most start-ups, short-lived. What makes the difference between failure and success? by Alexa Clay is a writer and researcher in pursuit of misfit subcultures. She is the co-author of The Misfit Economy (2015). Her writing has appeared in Wired, The Guardian and Vice, among others.  At 16, Martin Winiecki dropped out of school and left his home in the German city of Dresden to live full-time at , a 300-acre intentional community in the rolling hills of southwestern Portugal. His mother and father … Continue reading Utopia Inc

Does Everything Cause Cancer Nowadays?

by Pedro Aquila, Staff Writer,Waking Times When a person attempts conversation about how something causes cancer, they are often met with the dismissive response “but everything causes cancer.” They are right, in a way. Almost everything does cause cancer, yet it is possible to avoid. This article can be a resource for avoiding carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and health damaging chemicals. It only scratches the surface, but this should be a perfect introduction for someone who is unaware that many things are too toxic to tolerate. 1. Chemicals in Food A. GM, pesticide contaminated soy is linked to endocrine disruption and cancer … Continue reading Does Everything Cause Cancer Nowadays?

Guide To Flying With Marijuana

image edited by web Investigator By Chris Roberts   Like most Americans, I dread and detest the act of traveling at Thanksgiving time; like most Americans, I subject myself to this ordeal every year just the same. In 2015, at least the routine was more merciful than usual: Get north from San Francisco to Portland. Easy—a short domestic flight, no customs; a quick trip of a few days over a long weekend, no need for a checked bag. No problem. Since life is short and our precious time on the mortal coil is best spent anywhere else than in virtual … Continue reading Guide To Flying With Marijuana

Pope warns of third world war caused by water scarcity

Pope Francis attends a religious ceremony at the Vatican on February 25, 2017 (Photo by AFP). Pope Francis has warned against the ramifications of aggravating water scarcity across the globe, saying that the crisis could lead to a third world war. “The right to water is essential for the survival of persons and decisive for the future of humanity,” Pope Francis said during a meeting with international experts participating in a ‘Dialogue on Water’ at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Friday. “All people have a right to safe drinking water. I ask [myself] if in this piecemeal third world … Continue reading Pope warns of third world war caused by water scarcity

Glyphosate Contaminants In Processed Brand Name Foods

By Catherine J. Frompovich Glyphosate is the main chemical active in several brands of agricultural and corporate farming herbicides used in the growing fields; in GMO seed crop cultures; and in what’s called “preharvest staging” [1]. That’s when the herbicide is sprayed several days [3 to 5 days] prior to crop harvest to “ensure” seed heads mature evenly. Some consider that process acts as a “desiccant.” The more commonly-used herbicide is Roundup® manufactured by Monsanto. In GMO farming, there is Roundup Ready® seeds, which are totally different from heirloom or non-GMO seeds. One specific difference is GMO seeds have patents … Continue reading Glyphosate Contaminants In Processed Brand Name Foods

The Media Can No Longer Hide The Truth About Fukushima; The Entire World Is In Danger

WRITTEN BY: NEWS EDITORS We first want to thank Fox News for FINALLY reporting on a subject that has been highly censored by the mainstream media for the past 5+ years, the situation in Fukushima, Japan is completely out of control. While Fox News recently reported that radiation levels at Fukushima were now at ‘unimaginable levels’ more than 5 years after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami struck, as Steve Quayle asked in an SQNote he left while linking to that story, why has the mainstream media been silent all of this time? (Article by Stefan Stanford from Allnewspipeline.com) We’ve long … Continue reading The Media Can No Longer Hide The Truth About Fukushima; The Entire World Is In Danger

Political Correctness Has Gone Mad

As a black man and former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, you might think I would be surprised to face a charge of racism — but I was not The day I was accused of being racist, I knew political correctness had gone mad, writes TREVOR PHILLIPS By Trevor Phillips For The Daily Mail A few weeks ago, I observed that Barack Obama’s iconic status as the first African-American U.S. President should not obscure his mixed political record. For that, I was accused by one Radio 4 commentator of peddling a ‘racist narrative’. As a black man … Continue reading Political Correctness Has Gone Mad

Morbid inequality: Now just SIX men have as much wealth as half the world’s population

Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons As inequality ravages the American and world economies, denial grows right along with it. By Paul Buchheit Yes, inequality is getting worse every year. In early 2016 Oxfam reported that just 62 individuals had the same wealth as the bottom half of humanity. About a year later Oxfam reported that just 8 men had the same wealth as the world’s bottom half. Based on the same methodology and data sources used by Oxfam, that number is now down to 6. How to account for the dramatic increase in the most flagrant and perverse of extreme inequalities? Two well-documented reasons: (1) The poorest half (and … Continue reading Morbid inequality: Now just SIX men have as much wealth as half the world’s population

A Secret History of Money Power

by Dr. KR Bolton, New Dawn, Waking Times “The most hated sort [of moneymaking], and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from the natural use of it. For money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term usury which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money, because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of making money this is the most unnatural.” ~Aristotle (384-322 BCE)1 Aristotle’s definition of usury is perhaps the most cogent … Continue reading A Secret History of Money Power