Am I Getting Old, or Are We Just Screwed?

Written by: Sal Pezzino @sp1989

I am 23 years old and have grown up appreciating all of the music, pop culture icons, toys, technology, and the like. The past few years have been strange, I would say it started around the time I started college but I don’t think that has any correlation with the way I have been feeling over the past few years. I have just grown completely dissatisfied with my generation and the things going on around me. Read more of this post

Seattle Hempfest: Good Weed Good Times (PICS)

This just made Seattle a shitload cooler in my opinion. The ZazenLife team will be attending this event in 2014 – you should come too!

Check out some awesome pictures from the 2013 Hempfest in Seattle.

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Nuclear Testing Sites Around the World and Their Dangers

North Korea has announced their 3rd nuclear test which is aimed at the United States. Yea this seems like pretty serious news, but our leaders don’t seem too concerned. I’m pretty sure that if North Korea ever tried to send a nuke our way, we would immediately shoot it out of the sky and send 20 of them back in their direction. I’m not an expert on this stuff, but I don’t see North Korea attempting to blow us up any time soon. They know how terrible that decision would turn out for them.

But to hear that our enemy is testing their nuclear weapons could be very scary to some people and that is very understandable. Countries have been testing nuclear weapons since the 1940s, and no one has yet to attempt a nuclear strike anywhere remotely close to us. People should be more concerned about the environmental/health problems caused by the testing rather than actually getting bombed.

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The Final Word on Guns For 2012

guns The Final Word on Guns For 2012

The subject of heated debate.

Going into 2013, its interesting to reflect back at this past year. A year in which the theme was curiosity, exploration, and advancement, a glaring tarnish must be discussed. With all of the good things that happened in 2012, what cannot be overlooked is how guns and gun violence have left their permanent stamp on this year. Read more of this post

An Atheist Defense of Christmas

 An Atheist Defense of Christmas

A War on Christmas?

Recently there has been a lot of news coverage about a “War on Christmas”. This is nothing new, there has always seemed to be some sort of non-existent war going on between Theists and Atheists. I am openly an atheist, but I still get excited about this time of year. It really is a great time of the year, everything changes for the better. Think about how much the winter would suck if we didn’t have the holidays to look forward to. There just seems to be a different type of excitement this time of year that is inexplicable. Read more of this post

What is The Fiscal Cliff? Is it The End of The American Economy?

Without meaning to sound like an economics or political science professor, we first need to discuss what the Fiscal Cliff is. Many people think that the fiscal cliff is an approaching economic disaster of some sort that has to do with America’s debt and economic policy. That statement isn’t exactly false but the fact still remains the Fiscal Cliff is something entirely different. Read more of this post

Why I Still Think Mitt Romney is Going to Lose This Election

Way back in July, I came to the conclusion that Mitt Romney was going to lose this election.

When I came to that conclusion he still had not picked a vice presidential candidate and he was still pretty far behind in the polls. At the end of August I published a re-post that included Paul Ryan’s selection which only reinforced my main point. Read more of this post

Debate Expectations: Round Two

So needless to say since the last debate there has been a lot of speculation as to who won the first debate between the President and Governor Romney, as well as the debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Most of if not all people can agree that the last two debates where some of the most exciting debates we have seen in about twenty years. Read more of this post

Losing My Religion

This is a cautionary tale and one that is not intended to promote or denigrate a specific religion. I used to be an extremely devout catholic. I taught Sunday school, I was a Eucharistic minister, I was an altar server, and I was pretty active in my church. Below I am going to share with you a story that caused me to completely change my outlook on life. It truly was a moment in my life when I realized that everything I believed might be wrong and that you should never approach anything blindly. Read more of this post

It Doesn’t Take Common Sense to Know That…Mitt Romney Won the First Debate

photo It Doesn’t Take Common Sense to Know That...Mitt Romney Won the First Debate
So I went into the debate with an open mind. Not knowing really what to expect, but after watching the debate, I must say that it was a decisive victory for Mitt Romney. The mainstream news and media will undoubtedly take sides but coming from a person in the middle I can say that Romney clearly won. Read more of this post

2012 Presidential Debate: What to Expect

As I stated yesterday, it really doesn’t get more exciting than this. Read more of this post

2012 Election Debate Week Preview

As a political “junkie”, it really doesn’t get more exciting than this. It’s really the first time the candidates for president of ap campaign barack obama mitt romney jt 120928 mn 2012 Election Debate Week Preview the United States will be in the same room let alone the fact that they get to argue with each other for two hours. Now yes I will agree with you the debates are not exactly exciting. Most of the time they are pre-scripted questions with pre-scripted answers but still its really exciting because

A) There is a chance something can be said that could completely change the tone of the election &

B) You have both candidates finally standing next to each other saying what they are going to do fix the country. It’s the first time where you can compare them side by side. Read more of this post

Aztec Burial Site Gives Evidence of Mass Human Sacrifice

Mexican archaeologists have found an unprecedented human burial in which the skeleton of a young woman is surrounded by piles of 1,789 human bones. Researchers have found the burial site about 15 feet below the surface in Mexico City’s Templo Mayor. The burial ground was discovered next to the remains of what many describe as a “sacred tree” at the edge of the plaza, the most sacred site of the Aztec capital. Read more of this post

Top 5 Bizarrely Shaped Islands

Not all islands are shaped equally. Mother nature has produced some bizarrely shaped islands, many that take the form of different animal species. Here is our top 5 list of strange islands: Read more of this post

Top 5 Most Obscure Natural Phenomena

Mother nature can produce some bizarre events. Today we have complied a top 5 list of the most obscure natural phenomena right here on planet Earth. Read more of this post