A History of the American War on Drugs

From Obama's latest funding on the war, to Baby Bush's massive surge, to the incredible funding Clinton gave to the war, to the zero-tolerance stance set down by Reagan and even further back; this article is a wealth of information on America's longest standing civil war. Thanks goes out to Gaea for passing on this article in the first place.

Vanity Fair - Sketches of the Drug Czars

The article states it perfectly: "What presumably originated as an effort to protect people from substance abuse and addiction has become a permanent, expensive, prison-hungry police and military operation."

The Liar of Romania


Don't believe me. Believe your ears. LIAR came out of the gates shooting, bringing a unique spin on dubstep that recalls sounds from both 16bit and Venetian Snares. With three incredible singles already lined up, and with the great response to the earlier temp.post, I will definitely be updating this as more music from LIAR hits the net.

Here's Liar's breakthru debut single:

LIAR - Upghostery [Free from Peppermill Records]

"Upghostery", illustrated by Mio del Rosario

Note: Both the song and art for "Upghostery" are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License, the song to LIAR and art to Mio del Rosario. For more free songs and art from the "2999" collection, visit The 2999 Main Page at Peppermill Records.

[2010.11.18] - Two tracks removed. LIAR has updated his SoundCloud with a preview of the upcoming track "Vinyard". If this is a sign of things to come, then the future is a dark, dark place (and in a very good way).


Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and
purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
it is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you every where
like a shadow or a friend.

by Naomi Shihab Nye, from "Words Under the Words"

with thanks to Tim Ferris