I’m attracted to conspiracies and outsiders, I can’t help it.
The American government burned his books and labeled him a fraud. However, it’s interesting that some have repeated his experiments on “orgones,” invisible energy that seem similar to midichlorians from Star Wars, and gotten similar positive results.
The world is a strange place. I wonder how much there is out there that the powers that be will never let us even try to understand. You think we share the freedom of discourse? No, we don’t. This is the land of fundamentalists and intellectual elitists. Reich’s ideas mean nothing to the scientific community at large because he wasn’t friends with the right people. Deep down, this cynical part of me knows that similar things must happen all the time. And the indignant outcast in me is pissed.
it’s dangerous to have a relationship in your life that is so important and so defining that you lose yourself in the mess of things.
I don’t think I’m there, but I have been. When you’re young it’s so easy to think that someone else’s interests and personality are really your own, to see yourself projected through them. (Or perhaps I’ve just grown up with a slightly-skewed sense of self-image.)
Even though I’m in a relationship with a boy that I love, I never want to stop having things that are solely my own or seeing the world through selfish eyes. I want to have more of my own things going on.
Maybe I’m just selling myself short. Eh, I’m happy. I’ll just role with it and stop trying to sabotage.
do you remember her from the real world san diego? WELL SHE’S FUCKING DEAD. YEAH, DEAD. she’s been dead since ‘07. but seriously, prepare for Frankie spam because i loved that bitch.
I think of her every time I see someone with a lot of tattoos on real world
her life was liz before liz was born. BOO YAH.
omg i googled her a while back too because she was my favorite. rip frankie.
Frankie Abernathy was from Blue Springs, MO, where I’m from. She died in 2007 from cystic fibrosis. Her sister Mamie and I were friends in high school, but we lost touch when she moved to Wisconsin, and then California. Frankie and Mamie were so super close, and I know Frankie’s death impacted her more than I can even imagine.
My boyfriend and I are talking about moving in together. He’s 21 with quite a decent job, and I am a 19-year-old waitress at a shady diner and a full time college student, bringing in less than $1,000 a month. (I live in the ‘burbs of a Midwestern city where the cost of living is relatively low….
Higher education: the next American bubble to burst.
There is no question that the belt-tightening for most Universities will continue at least through the year 2010. Universities will continue spending cuts, layoffs and tuition hikes into the foreseeable future. Consequently, this is a mounting burden on a collapsing middle-class America where jobs are continuing to disappear, wages decline, the cost of living rises, savings decrease and economic conditions deteriorate. Students are beginning to face the question of whether it is worth investing 4 years+ of their time and money only to graduate heavily in debt in a depression era jobless environment. A liberal arts degree is simply uncompetitive in an already bloated public service sector and the typical university curriculum does not translate into a wounded economy starving for goods production and export. Thankfully, alternative education is rapidly evolving and starving establishment Universities of their monopoly over the higher-education system. The inevitable end result will cripple the University establishment by way of the free market. Institutions will compete to enroll students by offering incentive- lower prices, more freedom, less bureaucracy and most of all more learning! The unfortunate short-term consequence will be the fate of several University employees as many Universities will drastically cut pay, downsize and some close their doors forever.
Story of my life. I’m a “Communications” major. I feel like that’s one baby step above English. I want to go into advertising and sell people shit that our country doesn’t make. Or become a museum curator. Ugh.
(See what’s really funny is I’m not being satirical.)