My boy Bill & me in Portland, Maine

My boy Bill & me in Portland, Maine

Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

You have to develop an independent mind. …Now that’s extremely hard to do alone. The beauty of our system is that it isolates everybody. Each person is sitting alone in front of a tube. It’s very hard to have ideas under those circumstances. You can’t fight the world alone. …The way to do it is through organization.

- Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent

I truly believe that

The less active/prominent you are on Facebook, the more enigmatic you become.

Live Stream: Edward Snowden at the New Yorker Festival

The SMCC Beacon

Hey everyone,
If you’d like, check out my college’s online student newspaper, The Beacon. I’m a writer and section editor for it, and this link I’m posting will direct you to the third issue this semester, with access to older issues if one is so inclined. My name is Garrick and I’m so happy to be a part of a project like this.

Affection for good films often grows with familiarity, as it does with music. …All good art is about something deeper than it admits.

- Roger Ebert

The 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the federal data show that blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police.

- http://digg.com/2014/deadly-force-in-black-and-white

This Cop Does Everything He Can To Trick Driver Into Saying He Has Weed

Oct 5

Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

Oct 5

The FDA Says Farmers Are Giving Animals Too Many Antibiotics

Oct 5

We’re probably all drinking the Kool Aid somehow, but there are two kinds of sippers: those who are aware, and those who aren’t.