Since The New York Times reported on the hidden ties between media military analysts and the Pentagon on April 20, ABC, CBS, and NBC have still not mentioned the report. By contrast, during their April 28 evening news broadcasts, all three networks reported on the Vanity Fair photo of Miley Cyrus.
Hofmann called LSD “medicine for the soul” and was frustrated by the worldwide prohibition that has pushed it underground. “It was used very successfully for 10 years in psychoanalysis,” he said, adding that the drug was hijacked by the youth movement of the 1960s and then unfairly demonized by the establishment that the movement opposed. He conceded that LSD can be dangerous in the wrong hands.
Quote from Hofmann:
“Because they are afraid that there is more to reality than they have confronted, that there are doors that they are afraid to go in and don’t want us to go in there either because if we go in we may learn something that they don’t know. And that makes us a little out of their control.”
-Albert Hofman Discoverer of LSD on why the government made it illegal.
Also, this video of British Soldiers on LSD is a keeper. and by keeper I mean one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
* Food accounts for 13% of all Greenhouse Gas emissions.
* Red meat and dairy are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions from food for an average U.S. household.
* Replacing red meat and dairy with chicken, fish, or eggs in your diet for one day per week reduces emissions equal to 760 miles per year of driving.
* Switching to vegetables one day per week cuts the equivalent of driving 1160 miles per year.
We are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us. Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear. In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our collectively insatiable culture of consumption.
Deep down, we are afraid we may never be satisfied. An expanding archive of branded myths and icons feeds this fear. Designer Gas Masks is an attempt to visualize this state of mind. Because it is only by first acknowledging and then challenging fear that we will all be able to breathe a little easier.
The NYPD recorded an unprecedented 81.5 percent surge in graffiti-related complaints from 2006 to 2007. During the same period, graffiti arrests spiked nearly 28 percent.
It’s cute and more than a bit naive that police think their behavior has some effect on crime, especially because they actually catch a such a small percentage of people who commit crimes. Add to that the fact that the prison system ends up perpetuating more crime than it prevents. Graffiti is on the rise because of the proliferation of online and brick and mortar retailers. Oh and because more and more people are realizing that it’s fucking awesome.
You know ABC fucked up when the crowd actually and loudly booed Gibson. You know they blew it when Obama is asked about some badass he knew when he was 8 years-old. You know it was awful when Editor & Publisher’s Editor Greg Mitchell calls it “perhaps the most embarrassing performance by the media in a major presidential debate in years.” You know it was bad when one of the many gotcha questions is supplied by Sean Hannity and NY right wing radio looney Steve Malzberg. You know it was terrible when Philly’s Daily News’ Will Bunch rips it not once but twice. You know it went well past weak when the “flag pin” kerfuffle and every other kerfuffle is resurrected. You know it was ugly when it took an absolutely unforgivable 51 fucking minutes for the motherf***ers moderators to bring up one policy issue(!?!). You know it was shameful when Keith Olbermann sez “The campaign may have seemed dirty. It had nothing on one of the moderators of the debate tonight.”
Banksy pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London. The secretive graffiti artist managed to erect three storeys of scaffolding behind a security fence despite being watched by a CCTV camera. Then, during darkness and hidden behind a sheet of polythene, he painted this comment on ‘Big Brother’ society.