watched the incense smoke wander around the room like weightless leaves
in the breeze. Then Fernando asked me to close my eyes. I had no idea that my "self" was about to shatter into a million pieces like broken glass.
While mainstream press venues, government officials, and TV talking heads speculate hopelessly about the "why" of mass killings, one factor linking hundreds of cases of bizarre violence is repeatedly overlooked. One source, however, has connected the dots. This story needs to go viral. Now.
The market for medicinal cannabis was estimated to be $1.7 billion in 2011. Like health food and hip-hop, cannabis was going corporate. As a wave of newbies began to challenge the old guard, movement veterans recalled the days before Proposition 215. "A lot of people want to cash in but they don't have an appreciation of what it took to get here. They don't know the history."
For six weeks in early 2012 I ran for the office of President of the
United States of America. I was accepted by the Reform Party, created We the
People Reform Coalition, and wrote letters to every single candidate
for President. This is my report.
system encircles and ensnares people, buildings and environments,
defining cities, credit-rating some higher, no matter their quality of
life, infrastructure buffers or exposure. This article explores technologies for smart cities to use the system
to better advantage, through more coherent measures, innovation policies
and incentives for livability.
These personal accounts capture life at Zuccotti Park, as experienced by a young Civil Rights attorney and mother who arrived at the Occupy Wall Street protests a skeptic, but who was quickly pulled in by the excitement of witnessing a new movement being birthed.
There is no shortage of people who want to
do creative work and no shortage of creativity. What is scarce is the money to
pay them. If the creative class were a marginal, fringe sector of our economy,
this apparent lack of collective value might make some sense on a superficial
level, but in fact research shows that the creative class is central to
exchange systems we are exploring blur the boundary between the monetary and
nonmonetary realms and therefore the standard definition of the "economy." How would we
measure it in the absence of a common unit of account? Ultimately, underneath money, is the totality of what
human beings do for each other.
The California government committed what many feel amounts to an alarming act of state-sponsored terrorism against the health food store Rawesome Foods in Venice.
For decades, the Rocky
Mountain states have been the center of an extreme right-wing culture that celebrates the image of man as "warrior." Now, a campaign of intimidation and disinformation has led to the gray wolf's removal from the Endangered Species List. Wolf blood will flow across the Rockies this
fall and winter, but the killing might backfire.