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Vol. 109 September 1, 2014 Today's Buzzword is "HARM REDUCTION"

Harm reduction is a policy of encouraging and supporting an individual
to take incremental actions to reduce the potential harm of high-risk behaviors
which a person can’t or won’t stop. 621 more words

Current Events

Civilization has always loved the authoritarian. The authoritarian mindset is one cloaked in coats of many colors.

Civilization has always loved the authoritarian.  The authoritarian mindset is one cloaked in coats of many colors.

Civilization has always loved the authoritarian. The prime driver in conquerors, marauders, law and order givers, keepers of the flame, caste system managers, believers in the governance of the efficient, believers in the protection from and demonizing of the mob, believers in philosopher kings and gangster states, 174 more words

Politics

Bill Nye Fights Back

The culture wars in America continue to no end. And the September, 2014 issue of Popular Science magazine highlights that division with a cover story on Bill Nye “The Science Guy”, and how he plans to “save science in America.” 1,284 more words

Current Events

On Labor Day, Remember the Plight of American Workers

Josh Sager – Labor Day 2014

Every September 1st, the United States takes a day off for Labor Day. Established in 1886 by President Grover Cleveland, Labor Day exists to commemorate the achievements and contributions of labor to the United States. 602 more words

Policy Discussion

The Problems of This World Including Coffee Machines

My coffee maker died yesterday. It was six months old. It died of the mechanical equivalent of a grand mal seizure or a massive heart attack, I’m not exactly sure which applies. 444 more words

Essays

Ukraine Crisis: is Vladimir Putin walking the path of his Soviet predecessors?

by Fraser Moore

This past week in the Ukraine has been hectic for all parties involved. Amidst accusations by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko that Russia is showing “direct and undisguised aggression” towards Ukraine, government forces are slowly losing ground to pro-Russian and separatist forces in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. 465 more words

Politics