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Treating Humans Like Animals - Solitary Confinement

In a discussion of the growing practice of confining the mentally ill to prison and to solitary confinement, Five Mualimmak told of his own experience: five years of solitary, and how it affected his mind. 506 more words

Prison

Non-fiction day: The Divide and The Lucifer Effect

I’m not quite finished with Matt Taibbi’s new book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, but I thought I’d review it now because, a.) I’m pretty sure of my impressions of the book and b.) it should be read in conjunction with another book, … 1,280 more words

General

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Directed by Wes Anderson

Written by Wes Anderson

Inspired by Stefan Zweig

Starring every major actor who has ever appeared in a Wes Anderson film… 470 more words

Film Reviews

Home Is Where The Sleeping Pad Is

Have you ever been camping? It seems like less and less people have had such an experience, and some of those who do report the family RV as their means. 1,347 more words

Oligarchy=Taxation Without Representation

American history is not my field but any child in grade school can tell you all about the original Boston Tea Party and why it took place–taxation without representation. 585 more words

Mass Incarceration

The Sun rises and sets

Life is a sometimes a roller coaster. We make plans and sacrifice to reach the goals we have for our lives. We work jobs that frustrate all reason; dealing with people who on a clear day could not see beyond the darkness of their hearts. 335 more words

Hitler, Stalin, and Uncle Sam

A quick comparison of these three iconic, political figures will turn up some very disturbing similarities. While two of these figures are real people and the other is a representation of a nation, it is what these individual figures stand for and the policies they represent that matter. 537 more words

Genocide