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Not Breaking, but Interesting News

03 June 2015

 
 
The more you know, the less you resent the immigrant who took your job and the more you focus on the companies and executives that exploit loopholes in American laws, which lead to situations like these. At least that’s what I’m hoping. It’s not the worker, but the system that treats the worker like a disposable cog.

 
“In reality, US and western policy in the conflagration that is now the Middle East is in the classic mould of imperial divide-and-rule. American forces bomb one set of rebels while backing another in Syria, and mount what are effectively joint military operations with Iran against Isis in Iraq while supporting Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen.” <- And that kind of crap is why we need to stop looking at one another in terms of our political affiliation. Divide and rule doesn’t only work in the Middle East, it works best here on the home front.

 
“Trafficking persists due to the lack of accountability for entire supply chain.” Yep, sounds about right. That’s why any kind of corruption persists from the dirty cops in the U.S. to the politicians that protect them. Lack of accountability is affecting all our lives in almost every aspect and yet we still don’t seem to give a shit. Why is that?

 

Image Source: Vik Jolly / Associated Press via Forbes

Image Source: Vik Jolly / Associated Press via Forbes

 
It’s time to switch things up and start caring about people again. We need to find our way back to empathy. This whole “zero fucks given” attitude, while highly badass, is completely toxic the moment it becomes our default setting.

 
Time and space are one interesting trip. It’s a shame none of us will be around to find out if this baby makes it. Here’s to hoping it does.

 
How could such a dangerous substance be so ubiquitously available and completely legal, while things like marijuana are not? Who wants to take bets on which industry is suppressing the legalization of marijuana? I’m all in. Put my money on the beer people. Wait on second thought, put half on them and the other half on Big Pharma.

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