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When Color doesn’t Matter

By: Ernie Hurt

Not since the turbulent times of the 1960’s, has the issue of racism been on the public’s mind as it is today. Recent events in Missouri and New York have shaken the issue back into the forefront of American’s lives, leaving another trail of pain and frustration for people of color.

The atmosphere is different since the times of Martin L. King and Malcolm X, with alliances of every race standing up for the widespread prejudice. American people of every shade of skin have protested en mass in several major cities for justice and for recognition of the crimes of criminal police. Continue reading

OBAMA CALLS FOR BONG SUMIT

By: Staff Writer Yail Bloor

WASHINGTON D.C. – Taking a cue from his famous Beer Summit ’09, President Obama plans to host a similar “bong summit to bring about resolution and closure on the marijuana legalization issue.”10806455_897114406965350_2816803795142791179_n

“I want to bring together opposing forces and see if they can find a common ground over some sticky nugs of OG Kush,” said the President following the decriminalization of marijuana in Washington D.C.

“It would be cool if we could hotbox the presidential limo,” said Obama. “Or maybe do some fat dabs in the helicopter as we buzz the roof of Congress.”  Continue reading

RIP America: A Story of Us

By: Ernie Hurt

Within the last couple months or so, I’ve learned more about myself than I could have ever imagined. I rediscovered talents that id long given up on. I’ve come to terms with who I am and also where I want to go with my life. At this point of my life, I believe I have had sufficient time to reflect on myself and as well as my peers.

Throughout adult hood, I seem to have gone down a much different path that most sane, normal people would have avoided with all their might. The way I see it, since 18 or 19 years of age, I have walked the fringes of society. Not quite an outlaw and no less than a citizen. I tell myself that I’ve stayed in the grey area of life, mingling with good American apple-pie eating folks as well as drug dealers and users, while not falling into either sect. As we all know the best stories are always left untold and there are places that we could never fathom. Continue reading

I want my winter back..

weerBy: Jeroen Melis
What’s on my mind?

Maybe it’s the global warming.?

Around two hours ago I was talking with Josh Chambers about some daily subjects, nothing special to share except the fact that his garden is covered with snow already.
To be honest I’m jealous, because he has a good Wintertime,
I can almost feel the heat of his campfire,  the nice aromatic smoke.. MMMH.
Instead Josh,  I got something like Springter.. the awful combination between the rainy parts of Spring and the cold wet days from Winter.

I’m not a biologist who’s observing climate changes and animal behavior during winter times, but I was a little bit shocked when I noticed some big changes with last year and the years before.

November  2013, my own house was decorated with ice crystals, About 10 inches of snow on the empty cornfields in front of my house and the pine trees on the edge of that field… They looked so nice with their green bodies and white heads.

Every other tree was looking bold and stiff rigid.
The snow and the dry cold they left a peacefully ambiance, no twittering birds or buzzing insects and mosquito’s around my ears during the day and especially at night..

Sometimes I heard “gwak wek whak”

The goose “Akka Kebnekajse” was calling her buddies to gather together and form formation to fly south.. With their wings they waved me goodbye.
To be polite I waved back, but I knew they wouldn’t notice me for real. Who cares after all, for me wintertime is something special. The celebration of Christmas, kids playing in the snow, people being stuck in traffic jams, but no one seems to bother. And while Chris Rea was playing the song “Driving Home for Christmas”, some of the drivers were even smiling to the driver next to him or her.

Today there is no snow, no magical white dust, nothing..
Even some farmers didn’t harvest all of their cornfields.
This year I have to change my favorite song into “Last Christmas” instead of “Driving Home” Winter must be winter and not something like a cold spring or even summer.

Today… same traffic shit like last year actually everyday it’s the same problem when driving home.. But until the snow is falling.

No one seems to be in the mood to smile back at me.

I should leave my car at home and take the mountain bike.
I should walk more to Enjoy nature before the last pine trees are dried up… and got their heads burned in the sun.

I should take on a sweater instead of heating up the stove.
I should… I should…

We all should do something….

Master Mystery:The Magic Show of Life Itself Prt 2

Greetings Gonzo readers,

I’ve decided to contributed this to this site by writing down a story based on some life experience of myself. To give form and making reading easier, I will use one post which I will update twice weekly.
So this story will grow every week and I don’t know when it will be finished.

I hope you enjoy reading. Continue reading