Bus Fights: Symptoms of a Parasitic Infection in a Diseased Society

20_drughabbitCygBy: Cygnus

In present day ‘civilization’, the toxic result of the persistent influence of vice and violence manifests itself in daily life. It appears in ways that wouldn’t typically register as direct results of these influences. However, when you stand back and look at the big picture, you can clearly see the societal decay that most people are blind to, usually inducing them to ask the question: “What the hell is wrong with people today?”

For as long as Western Society has existed, there too has existed a trade in drugs.  The reasons for this trade have varied, but the traditional justification has always been profit. The demand was always high to get high; traders crossed deserts and oceans to peddle these profitable items. When a morality finally evolved around addiction to and use of drugs, the culture surrounding the trade, use and enjoyment of these substances was already deeply imbedded; from the sewers to the senate. Many of this country’s leadership come from families who were long-involved in overseas trade in the early years of our nation and remember the profitability of narcotics in those days. Continue reading

How to Barter

Source: TheReadyStore via SHTF

When you are caught in a disaster, either natural or economical, supplies can be in short demand. Bartering is a great skill to have to be able to trade your unique goods and services in order to help you and your family during an emergency.

Imagine that the economy collapsed. You’d be able to barter for food and other supplies instead of using currency.

Or better yet, money is really tight in a lot of homes right now! Imagine being able to barter with your neighbors to trade goods and services for items that your family needs right now! Continue reading

This kind of shit does NOT have to happen! What are WE going to do about it?!

Every time you hear our government enthusiastically supporting all-out war in Syria, remember this picture.

This kind of bullshit is the result of OUR foreign policies (supporting “rebels”[terrorists] to overthrow unfriendly “regimes”[governments]). We never have to see these images so we can go about our lives like everything is fine…But until our government takes a stand against violence and war as a tool to accomplish objectives, we can never expect innocent lives to be protected.

Imagine how much more you’d care about putting an end to the games our government plays all around the world if this was YOUR child. It might make it a bit more difficult to give a shit about your “march madness” brackets if it was your loved one buried under the rubble.

People in this country need to wake the fuck up a care about more important shit than how many orange balls a squad of tall dudes can put through a metal circle.

Imagine how different this world would be if we invested the TRILLIONS we dump into our war chest into peaceful, humanitarian solutions. If we guided countries in the right direction with positive reinforcement rather than brute force and deceit.

Imagine an international community getting behind the US as a diplomatic role model once again, where the inertia of generosity and respect will win over even the most antithetical ideological groups.

Think back to the time in school when you pledged your allegiance to the flag every day. You pledged your allegiance to the ideas of liberty and justice, not nationalism, borders, racial division and the greed and ego of consumerism. It’s time to live up to that pledge and start doing something to make sure that 5, 10, 15 years from now, it still means something to be an American. That’s why we’re so proud, isn’t it?

Take one day a week (shit, even one hour a day to start!) and do something for yourself and your country that will positively impact the world. Write a letter, back a cause, become informed, inform your friends/family, donate your time and dammit, by all means…PLEASE let your elected leaders know:

We’re paying attention now. We are ready to be involved in the decisions they make and the direction this country takes. We DON’T want to be the bad guys. We are tired of war, poverty and deception and starting now we are going to be making sure IT IS ALL COMING TO AN END.OR ELSE.

Afterall, we THE PEOPLE have the power.

Grape Seed Extract Outperforms Chemo in Killing Advanced Cancer Cells

Source: Natural Society
By: Susan Patterson

Patients with colorectal cancer may benefit from the cancer-growth-inhibiting power of grape seed extract.

Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center report that the more aggressive the cancer cells are, the more effective the grape extract works at targeting and stopping the growth. Continue reading

Who Will Win the Elections? “The Republicrats”

Global Research

There is no democracy in the United States.

American political life is dominated by one party with two heads, often called the “Republicrats”.

Republicans and Democrats agree on core issues and only argue on technicalities. Obama, who was portrayed as a peaceful saviour in the last presidential elections, has demonstrated during his four years in office that he is not much different from his predecessor.

Nobel “Peace” Prize Laureate Barack Obama’s “war record” is worse than that of George W. Bush;  the civil rights of Americans have shrunk further in the last four years and President Obama has shown that  he is closer to Wall Street than to Main Street. Continue reading

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

Source: Psychology Today / Creative Thinkering
By: Michael Michalko
1.      You are creative. The artist is not a special person, each one of us is a special kind of artist. Every one of us is born a creative, spontaneous thinker. The only difference between people who are creative and people who are not is a simple belief. Creative people believe they are creative. People who believe they are not creative, are not. Once you have a particular identity and set of beliefs about yourself, you become interested in seeking out the skills needed to express your identity and beliefs. This is why people who believe they are creative become creative. If you believe you are not creative, then there is no need to learn how to become creative and you don’t. The reality is that believing you are not creative excuses you from trying or attempting anything new. When someone tells you that they are not creative, you are talking to someone who has no interest and will make no effort to be a creative thinker.   Continue reading