This information video from Alternate History Hub illustrates how the War on Drugs failed to dent American drug use, but still affected our lives in many ways.
Crime went up. Incarceration shot up. Hundreds of thousands of Americans could not find work after jail. Minorities were jailed in disproportionate numbers affecting their communities as a whole. Police departments became over-militarized. Drug dealers took over Central/South America. Leaders were toppled. Economies destroyed.
And for what?
What would all of the Americas be like if this ill-guided war never took place – and we treated abusers instead of incarcerating them? We will never know.
NOT WANTING YOUR CITY TO DROWN IS SUCH A LAME HOAX
A new study (currently under review) from some of the world’s leading climate scientists (and admitted alarmists) says that previous sea level rise estimates were way off base…things will get worse way sooner than previously thought.
The study—written by James Hansen, NASA’s former lead climate scientist, and 16 co-authors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields—concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years.
…’We conclude that continued high emissions will make multi-meter sea level rise practically unavoidable and likely to occur this century. Social disruption and economic consequences of such large sea level rise could be devastating. It is not difficult to imagine that conflicts arising from forced migrations and economic collapse might make the planet ungovernable, threatening the fabric of civilization.’
But no need to worry about any of this, because some corporations have paid a lot of money for a few studies that say this is all a big hoax. Phew.
Any just like that, any doubts I had about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have been thrown out the window.
The latest trailer for the DC icons going head-to-head looks to be the truest DC adaptation yet and the results seem absolutely amazing.
Zack Snyder is the trailer king (Man of Steel trailers were Oscar-worthy) and this latest leak from Comic Con does not disappoint. It’s heavy on the Superman, and only teases Ben Affleck’s Batman, but it certainly gets the message across: “The Red Capes are coming! The Red Capes are coming!”
Snyder’s love for the material is on full displace as he expertly lifts so many shots straight from The Dark Knight Returns(that’s a good thing) –from the climatic battle to the enshrined dead Robin suit with Joker’s writing? Come on?!? Sick!!!!
Interestingly, neither Superman nor Batman have any lines in the trailer. Its all about how the world views these two icons. Sure, Bruce and Clark have one line apiece, but Snyder treats their costumed counterparts with the reverence these comic gods deserve.
In 2006, NASA launched New Horizons – a probe the size of a grand piano to explore the farthest reaches of our solar system. Now, 9 years later, we’re finally about to get our first close look at Pluto.
Here’s what you need to know about NASA’s New Horizon’s mission from Vox.