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The Truth about The American Drug War

 The War on Drugs

June 14, 2010

Since 1970, $33 billion has been spent marketing drug prevention campaigns to school kids. However, from 1970, the decrease in drug use among high school students is still 0%. In reality, the increase in Americans who will try drugs this year compared to 1970 is 10 million. Someone is arrested for violating the drug law every 17 seconds, and 37 million people have been arrested in the US for drug crimes. The total amount spent on those arrests comes to $121 billion. As the numbers of drug users increases, the numbers of visits to the doctor will correlate, especially in the near future. Medical billing and coding specialists are needed by all doctors, which means that this is a profession that will not become obsolete, but rather the demand for it is perpetually growing. Furthermore, medical billing and coding specialists are needed to aid millions of Americans involved with drugs.

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CrimethInc. Manifesto Part 72-A

CrimethInc. Manifesto Part 72-A

What is Crimethink?

Crimethink can be reached from the subway station only by means of a daring double somersault. It is only a multiple orgasm away from the checkout counter of the grocery store, and a mere lobbed brick distant from the witness bench of the courtroom, but it is much harder to access from the closed playpens of your homes schools, workplaces, and punk rock clubs—only a mystical revelation or masterless revolution will suffice. Crimethink riots rather than diets, so as to love itself body and soul.

Crimethink cannot be captured by the cameras of the photojournalists. Crimethink dies on its feet before it lives on its knees, but it’s more likely to be found on the run in between. . . just like you, perhaps.

Crimethink is the burning bush in the desert of industrial society, which can still be found between the thighs of the most mercilessly free and beautiful. Crimethink is revenge for that fucking flag they put on the moon1.

Crimethink doesn’t speak, it acts, and only speaks when speaking is acting. Crimethink stakes out its dominion where the body is the jagged edge of the world, stopping proudly short of the abyss of abstraction. Crimethink says to you: I put a spell on you, because you’re mine.

For the market manages the managers, hierarchy bosses the bosses, capitalism owns the owners, but a crimethinker is truly a human being, free and wild.

What is CrimetInc.?

One must be enough of a crimethinker to adopt a crimethoughtful stance towards one’s own crimethink. Crimethink is not CrimethInc.—it is, rather, the spirit of playful destruction that saves CrimethInc. from itself.

CrimethInc. throws up contradictions around itself like fences, to protect itself from ideology, from stiffening—yet still sends out a call to revolt that will be heard in every corner of the Occupied Territories by this year’s end2.

Listen hard to silence, and you’ll hear thunder deep inside.

CrimethInc. is the hip gnosis of a new youth rebellion that goes beyond both youth and rebellion. CrimethInc. is a Non-Prophet Organization: it is full of love, but if it comes down to pledging allegiance, it will be nadaist rather than dadaist, or -ist at all, for that matter. CrimethInc. is beautiful: it’s ugly. . . in a world where every old pretty thing has been copyrighted by the greeting card companies, the calling card companies, and the credit card companies, it is a foray into the unknown, to seek new veins of joy before we all suffocate like yeast in our own excrement.

CrimethInc. is the cure for the cancers with which they propose to cure cancer. CrimethInc. sweeps through the streets with fire and banners, and steals through the classroom in xeroxes and whispers. CrimethInc. pilots the rudderless ships of the Movement movement, coded into the paths of those nomads who trade bondage for vagabondage; CrimethInc. smashes tourism and all other despicable formulas for running in place.

CrimethInc. is the Last Loosening: it is here by order of those out of order, so that nothing may ever be in order, or made to order, again. O ye rabble without a cause, CrimethInc. is the ticket out of here you’ve been waiting for—if you’re willing to cash it in yourself, that is. CrimethInc. is very much more what you do than what we do.

CrimethInc. is constantly in effect at lockdown face-offs on city blocks, in banks that are being robbed, on airplanes passing over the Brazilian desert at sunrise. It maintains office hours in squats under riot squad siege occupied by boys and girls who have escaped the suburbs to fall in love. Take the last night train from La Plata to Buenos Aires, and if the doors are open so you can sit on the steps of the train listening to the young passengers beating out a samba rhythm on the seats and singing along behind you as the Argentinean night speeds past, you might realize there is a letter or a novel you need to write—and at that moment, you’ll enter an outpost.

CrimethInc. is present wherever anything or anyone is on fire. CrimethInc.’s field of operations extends as far as there is crimethought, and beyond, into some places where it is impending or unnecessary:
it speeds through Arctic waters in the wake of comets fallen and swallowed up by the cold,
into mythical Russian cities ringed by vast rivers at the end of winter— the crack of thawing ice bellowing into the night,
arriving at the magnetic poles3 where compasses spin,
and moving on
to the bottom of the ocean where the waterlogged
corpses of whales lie.

In Conclusion:

Obviously, gentlemen, if you fear for the morality of your wives, the education of your children, the peace of mind of your investors, the submissiveness of your mistresses and housepets, the solidity of your armchairs and privatized prisons and factory farms, the manner in which your whorehouses are licensed and the security of the State. . . then you are right. But what can you do? You are rotten, and the fire has been lit.

But as for you would-be revolutionaries, radicals wedded to a license without limits, girls and boys who love without leave, we urge you:

    More rigor in your recklessness!
    More ambition in your hedonism!4

When you’re young,
and it feels like you’re invincible,
it’s because you are.
From this moment forth,
no one shall ever die.

Crimethink is the first stirrings of a new world, smuggled across every border in the heads and hearts of a dissident nation of millions, thrown through plate glass windows on notes tied to bricks. It is everything that evades control—the stolen sick-day at the seashore, the shared meal free when the manager is away, the city street liberated for an hour during a demonstration. . . the proud look in her eyes when she walks into the principal’s office holding her girlfriend’s hand.

CrimethInc. is the underground railroad from this world to the next. Hop on.

 
 

1 …and you know why they put it there? Because there’s no oxygen, so we can’t burn it. back
2 Don’t believe us? Well, you’ve heard it, haven’t you? back
3 It’s important to point out here that the magnetic poles are not actually fixed—they wander across the surface of the earth. That is, in fact, exactly the kind of voyage sanctioned and undertaken by CrimethInc. operatives: invisible, detectable only by effects registered thousands of miles away, yet of global implication . . . back
4 …an
d vice versa, vice being the key word.back

Can a Pill Make You Smarter?

Can a Pill Make You Smarter?

Can a Pill Make You Smarter?

A series of new drugs promises to increase our productivity and focus.

By Joanne Chen

A series of new drugs promises to increase our productivity and focus.

I would have made the perfect poster child for the “Just Say No” campaign. Black coffee — lots of it — is my only vice. I militantly oppose tobacco, sleeping pills, and excessive alcohol. I assert a defiant Non! to marijuana, cocaine, and steroids (not that anyone has ever offered me any). Somehow, I made it through prep school and college among the most prudish of friends. To me, anyone who engaged in chemical enhancements was a slacker or a cheater, and most certainly someone I didn’t know.

But then I discovered Smart Drugs. Crack for nerds.
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Gore Vidal – Quotes

Gore Vidal
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

Gore Vidal  
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

Gore Vidal
I’m a born-again atheist.

Gore Vidal
It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

Gore Vidal
Never have children, only grandchildren. 

Gore Vidal
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.

Gore Vidal
There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.

Gore Vidal
Today’s public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can’t read them either.

 
 
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Google Talks Transparency, But Hides Surveillance Stats

Posted by Raymond on December 21, 2009

From Wired:

Google likes to trumpet transparency and free expression, especially when it concerns the internet, part of its commitment to the corporate motto, “Don’t Be Evil.”But despite the company’s recent online public policy posts espousing unfettered online expression, we aren’t buying it.

The Mountain View, California, search and advertising giant said Wednesday, for example, that it was a “company that believes deeply in free expression” and that it was “determined to continue to do our part and make new, significant contributions to promote free expression in 2010.”

But juxtapose those and other recent statements on its public policy blog with the real facts — facts that Google won’t cough up.

We asked Google some simple questions about how much user data it turns over to the government. These are questions at the heart of free expression, especially with a company that wants you to use its operating system, its browser, its DNS servers, its search service and its e-mail and phonecalling programs.

Google, however, declined to address the question adequately.

[Read more at Wired]

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Breaking The Silence – Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (HQ) by John Pilger

51:05 – 3 years ago

Breaking The Silence – Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (HQ Copy) by John Pilger John Pilger dissects the truth and lies in the ‘war on terror’. Award-winning journalist John Pilger investigates the discrepancies between American and British claims for the ‘war on terror’ and the facts on the ground as he finds them in Afghanistan and Washington, DC. In 2001, as the bombs began to drop, George W. Bush promised Afghanistan “the generosity of America and its allies”. Now, the familiar old warlords are regaining power, religious fundamentalism is renewing its grip and military skirmishes continue routinely. In “liberated” Afghanistan, America has its military base and pipeline access, while the people have the warlords who are, says one woman, “in many ways worse than the Taliban”. In Washington, Pilger conducts a series of remarkable interviews with William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, and leading Administration officials such as Douglas Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and John Bolton, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. These people, and the other architects of the Project for the New American Century, were dismissed as ‘the crazies’ by the first Bush Administration in the early 90s when they first presented their ideas for pre-emptive strikes and world domination. Pilger also interviews presidential candidate General Wesley Clark, and former intelligence officers, all the while raising searching questions about the real motives for the ‘war on terror’ While President Bush refers to the US attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq as two ‘great victories’, Pilger asks the question – victories over whom, and for what purpose? Pilger describes Afghanistan as a country “more devastated than anything I have seen since Pol Pot’s Cambodia”. He finds that Al-Qaida has not been defeated and that the Taliban is re-emerging. And of the “victory” in Iraq, he asks: “Is this Bush’s Vietnam?”

 http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/guides/breakguide.pdf

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DECLAWING: What You Need to Know (by vet. Dr. Christianne Schelling)

 
Written by Veterinarian, Dr. Christianne SchellingIf you are considering declawing your cat, please read this. It will only take a moment, and it will give you valuable information to help you in your decision.

First, you should know that declawing is pretty much an American thing, it’s something people do for their own convenience without realizing what actually happens to their beloved cat. In England declawing is termed “inhumane” and “unnecessary mutilation.” I agree. In many European countries it is illegal. I applaud their attitude.

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Government And Computer Manufacturers Are Caught Installing Hard-Wired Keystroke Loggers Into All New Laptop Computers

Device captures everything you type and sends it via your Ethernet card to the Dept. of Homeland Security without your knowledge, consent or a search warrant – every time you log on to the internet! Continue reading Government And Computer Manufacturers Are Caught Installing Hard-Wired Keystroke Loggers Into All New Laptop Computers

Movies – "Gonzo"

Hunter Thompson and the Writer

By Roadjunky, Posted Feb 25, 2009

Fear and loathing is a choice.

I went to see Gonzo recently, the new documentary based on the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson, the father of gonzo journalism. Johnny Depp read aloud the words by Thompson featured in the film, just as he had acted them in Terry Gilliam’s adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and interviews with the likes of dsfvdvdsvfvfdvfd (editor of the magazine, Rolling Stone), Jimmy Carter and Ralph Steadman, as well as with his son and ex-wives, made Gonzo a steady, credible documentary that explores the man and the myth with guts and humor.

We get to see footage of Hunter as a brash young journalist arguing with Hell’s Angels who didn’t appreciate his book about them that propelled him to fame, Hunter running for Sheriff in Aspen and Hunter on the political scene as he mercilessly covered the 1972 political campaign. We learn about the edge that he brought to journalism and what kind of a difference his words made to a generation.

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