Archive | April 2010

Dan Savage takes America to task over gay rights, female equality, slavery, etc. [VIDEO]

“America is always last. Always first to compliment ourselves. Always last with the freedom and the bravery.”

Lawrence Lessig Speaks: The Coffee Party USA @ HLS

Lawrence Lessig takes an amazing little jaunt into the world of campaign finance, lobbying, and political extremism.

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Doctors are giving another look at treating depression and anxiety with hallucinogens [NY TIMES]

“All of a sudden, everything familiar started evaporating,” he recalled. “Imagine you fall off a boat out in the open ocean, and you turn around, and the boat is gone. And then the water’s gone. And then you’re gone.”

“He ranks it among the most meaningful events of his life, which makes him a fairly typical member of a growing club of experimental subjects.”

“There’s this coming together of science and spirituality,” said Rick Doblin, the executive director of MAPS. “We’re hoping that the mainstream and the psychedelic community can meet in the middle and avoid another culture war. Thanks to changes over the last 40 years in the social acceptance of the hospice movement and yoga and meditation, our culture is much more receptive now, and we’re showing that these drugs can provide benefits that current treatments can’t.”

“Under the influences of hallucinogens,” Dr. Grob writes, “individuals transcend their primary identification with their bodies and experience ego-free states before the time of their actual physical demise, and return with a new perspective and profound acceptance of the life constant: change.”

the chains of oppression become slowly untethered…

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WTF Obama. WTF. Confirmed: Obama authorizes assassination of U.S. citizen without trial

“So back then, Obama said the President lacks the power merely to detain U.S. citizens without charges. Now, as President, he claims the power to assassinate them without charges. Could even his hardest-core loyalists try to reconcile that with a straight face?”

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