Author: RP

Half of Americans are spending their entire paycheck (or more) – Jun. 27, 2017

Nearly half of Americans say their expenses are equal to or greater than their income. And for young people, it’s over half. Source: Half of Americans are spending their entire paycheck (or more) – Jun. 27, 2017 Once upon a time, in a faraway land…. Actually on an Amtrack train trip from the San Francisco bay area San Diego and it was a long time ago. Minutes away from the San Diego station, the only other passenger in the facing 3 person seats (IMS), the other passenger wistfully looking out the window said to no one in particular: Most of America is a paycheck from bankruptcy. “Who do you work for?” I asked. “The IRS” he said. End of conversion in the early 1990s. Always wondered if he was one of them....

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Phil Donahue: ‘Hypocrisy is killing us’ – Jun. 25, 2017

Talk show legend Phil Donahue said Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that Americans tout their patriotism, but about half of them don’t vote. Source: Phil Donahue: ‘Hypocrisy is killing us’ – Jun. 25, 2017 Phil says 50% of those who claim to be partriots do not vote and that is Hypocrisy. Maybe he is referring to a particular voting block. The last general election recorded a 20 year low per CNN reporting from their research and that of others including US Census...

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April 16, 1943: Hallucinogenic effects of LSD discovered

In Basel, Switzerland, Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist working at the Sandoz pharmaceutical research laboratory, accidentally consumes LSD-25, a synthetic drug he had created in 1938 as part of his research into the medicinal value of lysergic acid compounds. After taking the drug, formally known as lysergic acid diethylamide, Dr. Hoffman was disturbed by unusual sensations and hallucinations. In his notes, he related the experience: “Last Friday, April 16, 1943, I was forced to interrupt my work in the laboratory in the middle of the afternoon and proceed home, being affected by a remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness. At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant, intoxicated-like condition characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination. In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight to be unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors. After some two hours this condition faded away.” After intentionally taking the drug again to confirm that it had caused this strange physical and mental state, Dr. Hoffman published a report announcing his discovery, and so LSD made its entry into the world as a hallucinogenic drug. Widespread use of the so-called “mind-expanding” drug did not begin until the 1960s, when counterculture figures such as Albert M. Hubbard, Timothy Leary, and Ken Kesey publicly expounded on the benefits of...

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