Michelle Alexander: White Men Get Rich from Legal Pot, Black Men Stay in Prison | Alternet


Here is an idea. Why not release all the young men and women currently incarcerated for cannabis related crimes. Give them micro-loans to start businesses in the Cannabis industry. Teach them, help them grow. Help them expand the economy not just in cannabis smoking but also hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.

In one full swoop the economy problem, the prison population problem and the jobs problem could be solved.

Perhaps that’s just thinking too crazy.

Michelle Alexander: White Men Get Rich from Legal Pot, Black Men Stay in Prison | Alternet

Michelle Alexander: White Men Get Rich from Legal Pot, Black Men Stay in Prison | Alternet


Here is an idea. Why not release all the young men and women currently incarcerated for cannabis related crimes. Give them micro-loans to start businesses in the Cannabis industry. Teach them, help them grow. Help them expand the economy not just in cannabis smoking but also hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.

In one full swoop the economy problem, the prison population problem and the jobs problem could be solved.

Perhaps that’s just thinking too crazy.

Michelle Alexander: White Men Get Rich from Legal Pot, Black Men Stay in Prison | Alternet

Culture of Illusion – Animal Madness


The Animals of the Underground.
The Animals of the Underground.

In the most delightful way, a gentleman called Mr. Paul Middlewick has managed to monetize his boredom. As related on this website he managed, in 1988, to find images of animals in the tube map as he commuted to work. How many hours, days, weeks did he spend staring in desperate isolation at the unyielding geometry of the London Tube map before these creatures revealed themselve to him in a hallucinatory burst? A more imaginative name than Elephant and Castle could have been chosen for the elephant, but then I’m not the one who has managed to turn one of the most boring experiences in the modern world into a successful and rather lovely business proposition, so who am I to say? No one that’s who.

On this, the anniversary of the 150th year of the London Tube, enjoy.