Archives for December 2, 2013

New studies: Conspiracy theorists sane; government dupes crazy, hostile

In short, the new study by Wood and Douglas suggests that the negative stereotype of the conspiracy theorist – a hostile fanatic wedded to the truth of his own fringe theory – accurately describes the people who defend the official account of 9/11, not those who dispute it. via New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane; government […]

5 Ways to Get High — Without Drugs or Booze | Alternet

Since the beginning of time, humans have enjoyed getting high. From peyote to fasting, from booze to orgasm, people love to alter their consciousness and feel good. Some argue that addicts and alcoholics crave this transcendence more than the average person, noting that our brains are just  wired differently. And this is a bit of […]

Society Is Too Civilized to Collapse? A Lesson from WWI |

This objection, or something like it, occasionally comes from friends or family who regard prepping as a fool’s errand. Some extra food or flashlight batteries might be grudgingly accepted as prudent, but security measures? Defense? That’s just crazy talk. We’re a modern, civilized nation, not savages, they say. We value the arts and sciences. Since […]