In 2015, America was the ninth richest country in the world (by GDP PPP) and the fourteenth in average ranking of its educational system. By comparison, Canada, a very similar nation culturally, was the fifteenth richest country in the world and seventh in its educational system.
Bill Clinton was once again was caught sneaking some private time with a woman other than Hillary. Only this time it was the Attorney General Loretta Lynch. To the AG’s surprise, the “optics” of the meeting had DC in a tizzy.
Last week South Africa was in the middle of a media blackout amidst what could generously be called national unrest, but actually resembles low level warfare. The SABC is in management turmoil over the blackout in coverage.
When news breaks – whether the story of a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or a natural disaster – people increasingly turn to the internet and social media.
Author’s Note: I have no reputation to maintain and I wrote this earlier today in my underwear without an outline. Blessed be the spirit of the Gonzo! Once upon a time I was…
In the 2013 Nova documentary Rise of the Hackers, funded by the fracking Billionaires, Republican Party owners, and all around rapers and pillagers of the Conscious Earth (meaning the planet is sentient or alive) Charles and David Koch,…
As someone who has researched and taught about sex work and human trafficking for more than two decades, I know that for some individuals, no amount of evidence or logic will change their opinion that sex work is intrinsically wrong.
The definition of modern racism is at best situational and volatile. At worst it’s like some kind of vague mist that you can’t really grab, but often find yourself enveloped in, lost, not sure how you got there, but your friends have long bailed out and you are on your own.
Originally called Decoration Day, it was an occasion for people to go to cemeteries and decorate the graves of those who fought and died for the North in the Civil War to preserve the Union.
Get it in Your Head Right Wing Commentators: You Are Judged by the Color of Your Skin, Not the Content of Your Character.
David A. French wrote a piece about race politics and white privilege in the National Review. I thought it was dreck.
Populist leaders today may not abolish multi-party systems, free press, individual freedom, or instigate actual war both inside and outside the country. But we can’t ignore the danger they present.
For the record, I’ve been a “vegetarian” for about 20 years and nearly “vegan” for six. I’m not opposed to these eating practices.
Perhaps as good a sign as any that marijuana is pretty much as mainstream as tobacco is that hardly anyone in the US thinks about 4/20 as “International Lighting Up Time” anymore….
Although the Columbine shootings prompted a new awareness of the potentially lethal outcomes of untreated mental illness, this did not put a stop to school shootings.
The Black Lives Matter Toronto chapter co-founder Yusra Khogali found her way into the news this week after a reporter uncovered a racially charged tweet.
The English occultist Aleister Crowley was notorious for his penned practical pranks. From discussing sex magick in terms of diabolical child sacrifice to potentially discussing psychedelic drug use under the cloak of sex magick
In this article I will propose a barebones historical, constitutional and economic map for ending the USA. Afterwards, I will go over the impact of grief on existing factions within the US
There is a pervasive idea in today’s American society that regardless of political philosophy or party affiliation, one must never criticize the members of the United States military.
A new ‘documentary’ directed by former doctor and researcher Andrew Wakefield was announced as an “Official Selection” for the Tribeca film festival on March 21, 2015. “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe” is set…
Some new device will come out, something which, for hours on end, will dull the bodily rage we feel after a third-of-day’s labor.
Before the bodies had been counted. Before the injuries had been assessed. Before any group claimed responsibility for perpetrating the attacks in the Belgian capitol Brussels, the lazy condemned the entire religion of Islam.
Let’s be honest, we as Americans really don’t like each other. So let’s make this an amicable breakup. Let’s end the USA. Americans are not happy with each other, whether we are talking political parties, economic statuses, racial lines, sexual orientations, etc etc.
This past Tuesday evening I delivered a lecture about my book Chameleo: A Strange but True Story of Invisible Spies, Heroin Addiction, and Homeland Security to a group of Freemasons at The DeMolay Masonic Anaheim Cente
Going to work isn’t always easy, but dragging yourself out of bed during these dark, cold winter months can be even harder. If you’re unhappy in your job, however, the idea of going to work can be positively depressing.
Inebriated by screens and raised by perpetually nostalgic, adolescent-like parents, the Millennials, as a generation, have been given nothing towards which to rebel.