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  • Afghanistan’s First Female Rapper: “If I Stay Silent, Nothing Will Change”
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    Afghanistan’s First Female Rapper: “If I Stay Silent, Nothing Will Change”

    Paradise Sorouri is no stranger to controversy. Originally born in Iran, Paradise is Afghanistan’s first female rapper, a remarkable honor that has attracted death threats and brutal physical assaults. According to the Guardian, Paradise was “forced to flee her country twice, received more death threats than she can count and was brutally beaten by 10… More

  • 7 Ugly Truths That Will Jolt You Awake
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    7 Ugly Truths That Will Jolt You Awake

    1.) Statism is soft slavery: “There’s no polite way to suggest to someone that they have devoted their life to a folly.” Daniel Dennett We live in an oligarchic plutocracy disguised as a democratic republic. Because a massive amount of wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few, we’re unable to maintain a healthy… More

  • Overcoming the Myth of Authority
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    Overcoming the Myth of Authority

    “For thousands hacking at the branches there is one striking the root.” ~Henry David Thoreau If, as Albert Einstein said, “unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth,” then it stands to reason that we should think critically toward, rather than blindly believe in, authority. No matter who or what that authority might… More

  • 5 Ways to Baptize Your Badness into Your Best
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    5 Ways to Baptize Your Badness into Your Best

    “Meaning and morality of One’s life come from within oneself. Healthy, strong individuals seek self-expansion by experimenting and by living dangerously. Life consists of an infinite number of possibilities and the healthy person explores as many of them as possible. Religions that teach pity, self-contempt, humility, self-restraint and guilt are incorrect. The good life is… More

  • Church Allows Homeless To Sleep Overnight, Gives Them Blankets
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    Church Allows Homeless To Sleep Overnight, Gives Them Blankets

    Nearly 15 years ago, St. Boniface church in San Francisco began opening their doors for homeless people in need of shelter. The effort was started by Father Louis Vitale of the church, and community activist Shelly Roder, in 2004 and is known as The Gubbio Project. Hundreds of people each day pass through the church,… More

  • 3 Psychedelics Mathematically Proven to “Elevate” Consciousness
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    3 Psychedelics Mathematically Proven to “Elevate” Consciousness

    GARD Pro Not Registered LSD, Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms), and Ketamine have been part of the counter-culture for decades, with evidence that they are used more commonly across a wide class of people than many would have imagined. Business tycoons, artists, professional athletes, and Silicon Valley powerhouses like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are all famous… More

  • 10 Ways to Transform Failure into Success
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    10 Ways to Transform Failure into Success

    “I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, and torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.” ~Nietzsche Life is pain. Whether it’s the simple pain of failure, or the complex pain of death-anxiety. Whether it’s the simple pain of hunger, or the complex pain of wrestling with… More

  • Chin-up, Buttercup: Ten Ways to Transform Failure into Success
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    Chin-up, Buttercup: Ten Ways to Transform Failure into Success

    GARD Pro Not Registered “I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, and torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.” ~Nietzsche Life is pain. Whether it’s the simple pain of failure, or the complex pain of death-anxiety. Whether it’s the simple pain of hunger, or the complex… More

  • Yes, It’s Time to Worry About the Trump Admin Pondering the Death Penalty for Drug Dealers
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    Yes, It’s Time to Worry About the Trump Admin Pondering the Death Penalty for Drug Dealers

    GARD Pro Not Registered Although it appeared to perhaps be a flippant if wholly disturbing suggestion from President Trump this week, executing drug dealers as national policy and solution to the United States’ opioid addiction epidemic has not only gained momentum within the administration — which is reportedly actively evaluating the option — but may… More

  • In Significant Shift from Criminalizing Homelessness, Judge Rules Man’s Vehicle Is Indeed His Home
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    In Significant Shift from Criminalizing Homelessness, Judge Rules Man’s Vehicle Is Indeed His Home

    GARD Pro Not Registered A considerable and potentially momentous shift in the need for Seattle to confront its homelessness emergency occurred last week, when a judge invoked the 123-year-old Homestead Act in determining a homeless man’s vehicle is, in fact, his home — thusly, cannot be seized to satisfy an outstanding debt. Further, King County… More

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