Sitting on a Park Bench: Eyeing Life with Bad Intent

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“Is it because I have no ‘positivity’ left in me? That whole visualize success and you will be successful thing? Been that and done there! And I’m still pulling’ out the splinters from last time.” By EJ Wickes Image (above) … Read More

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Cheetos and the New World Order

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“Wring out the old rags and ‘bling’ in the new.” – Happy New Year By Allen Sands Image (above), Cheese Puffs ere we are. We’ve let the anxiety of the past election subside and we’ve channeled all that negative energy … Read More

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Needles Are Not for Everyone But Students at MIT May Have Solution

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“This could be a way that the patient can circumvent the need to have an infusion or subcutaneous administration of a drug.” – Giovanni Traverso (MIT). By Marshall Helms Image (above) from Lemelson-MIT Program here are a lot of finicky … Read More

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Kratom: Another One Bites the Dust…

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”The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced its intention to place the active materials in the Kratom plant into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act in order to avoid an imminent hazard to public safety.” – www.dea.gov By EJ Wickes Image … Read More

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Crop Circles: Extraterrestrial Graffiti or Metamodernism in Art?

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“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” – Albert Einstein GUERILLA ART OR TAGGED BY ET? By Marshall Helms Photo (above) … Read More

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Blood Chocolate: The Seedy Underbelly of Luxury and Capitalism

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“Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.” – Dodie Smith By Gerald Kusack Image (above) from Plainpicture illions of people from around the world find sweet refuge in their chocolate. The cocoa bean is processed and … Read More

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UFO Phenomena: Is the Truth Really Out There?

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“On the day that we do discover that we are not alone, our society may begin to evolve and transform in some incredible and wondrous new ways.” – Carl Sagan By Marshall Helms any of us have watched documentaries about … Read More

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The Economic Spectrum in the Orwellian State

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“Any Society whether it be capitalist, communist or freely democratic is doomed to failure and extinction if it’s based on deceit and lies and secrecy.” By Irwin Ford Image (above) from THX 1138 ice quote, fairly generic; and quite true; … Read More

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Donald Trump Town Hall: Almost Live from Des Moines, Iowa

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“The basic realist orientation of U.S. foreign policy towards dictators in that era were sometimes encapsulated in the phrase, ‘he’s a bastard, but he’s our bastard’.” By Allen Sands Image (above) from iowastatedaily.com watched the Donald Trump Des Moines Town … Read More

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The Case for Government: A Response to Libertarianism

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“Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” – Ronald Reagan A RESPONSE TO LIBERTARIANISM By Peter Alexander n establishing my case for government, I would like to thank the Publisher for bringing to forum the topics of … Read More

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There Oughta Be a Law: And There Is, Like a Couple Million

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“I don’t know this law,” said K. “So much the worse for you, then,” said the policeman. A REPUBLIC BUILT ON THE RULE OF LAW By E. Justin Smith Image (above), “The Trial” (1962), starring Anthony Perkins. Photo from hopelies.com. … Read More

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Superfund: Whatever Happened to That?

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”A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” – Martin Luther King U.S.M.C. SUPERFUND SITE, CAMP LEJEUNE By EJ Wickes One of the many … Read More

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What If Extraterrestrials Had Religion?

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“Would extra-terrestrials have religion? Religion is a very personal thing and should be respected by others, regardless of anyone’s individual belief systems. But scientific process is the only thing we have to go on when we need serious problem solving … Read More

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Learning Online: Stretching Traditional Parameters

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”Does that piece of paper: the degree, honestly qualify one person’s skill and life experience above that of another individual who has no degree? I think that’s a fair question.” By Damien Rush f I’m learning online for free, how’s … Read More

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ORLANDO: The Social Entropy of Gun Violence

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“The events of 9/11 altered the paradigms of reason immediately after the attack. The first bit of advice coming from the establishment was to go shopping. Go to the malls, spend money, have dinner and catch a movie!” ORLANDO: IF … Read More

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