The war on drugs is a massive counterproductive failure.
American Society and Culture
Censorship is not helpful to democracy--rather, it is the death of democracy.
In a democracy, trust must be earned. It cannot be imposed.
Why has this been a year of fear and even mass panic?
With thousands of advertisements seen by Americans everyday, and a corporate media that reinforces the needs of Empire, propaganda in the U.S. is more pervasive and effective than ever before.
The manipulation of public opinion through suggestion can be traced back to the father of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, who discovered that preying on the subconscious mind was the best way to sell products people don't need, and wars people don't want.
It is shocking and sad to see what is happening to Richard Simmons.
British documentary filmaker Louis Theroux goes to Vegas to study the gambler.
Look at this disturbing image carefully, because it is a window into the sick reality of the mass media culture we live in.
Fad consumer stocks and restaurant stocks have benefited from millennial consumer spending, but they save no money and put nothing into the stock market.
Watch this trailer for the upcoming Money Monster movie.
"...tuning out Facebook for weeks at a time is commonplace, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, which found that a majority of the current Facebook users it surveyed have at one time or another tired to the point of avoiding the social-networking site."
"...here’s a list of the top 10 careers with the most psychopaths working in them. There are some surprises—the biggest of which is that politician isn’t number one."
We discussed a series of posts Smith has made about changes in the American economy titled The Changing World of world.
"A thousand people at City Hall became an unprecedented outpouring of community resentment. Anything could happen! Stay tuned!"
“Stop the Wars on Drugs and Terrorism” featured an all-star lineup of three dynamic speakers: Ron Paul, Glenn Greenwald, and Radley Balko.
President Barack Obama and David Simon, the creator of HBO’s The Wire, sat down to talk honestly about the challenges law enforcement face and the consequences communities bear from the war on drugs.
Talk by Radley Balko explains why the days of Andy Griffin style policing are over and how the machine gun cop became the norm.
Nintendo is now bringing Super Mario to your phone so that you will be able to stare at your phone for hours on end watching him run from left to right.
"Ever wonder why side-scrolling video games from the 80's and 90's almost always scroll in a single direction—left to right?"
Leonard Nimoy is dead and that "Spock" they got in them movies now is an imposter.
"Instead of simply bringing in cash to allow the staff to continue the status quo, he plunged the Post into a period of cultural change, determined that the paper would reinvent itself and escape the confines of the printed page."
People are always scared of something it seems. Why?
Is Football going to peak too?
Just as the US stock market reaches a bull market end President Obama declared that the "the shadow of crisis is over" for the economy in his State of the Union address last night.
“Ultimately, the allure of trolling may be too strong for sadists, who presumably have limited opportunities to express their sadistic interests in a socially-desirable manner.”
In a Drug Enforcement Administration conference room back in January, facing federal agents and prosecutors who granted him immunity, baseball’s highest-paid player admitted everything:
"And if I'm scared, you can listen in on my phone; I've got nothing to hide. How many times have you heard that? Which is probably what they said in Nazi Germany, too, in advance of the rise of the Third Reich."
Phil Donahue says that corporate media doesn't rock the boat, it is the boat.