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RIP Columbian Master of Magic Realism Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Pic: Jose Lara (CC) Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love In The Time of Cholera, and many other works is dead of cancer at the age of 87.

Man Forced to Leave Town After Internet Message Board Comments Destroy His Reputation

This week’s episode of This American Life featured a story about Gene Cooley of Blairsville, Georgia, a microscopic town of approximately 600 residents.

NORML Calls Out ‘Marijuana Causes Brain Changes’ As Sensationalistic Scare Piece

PIC: Thanks for the cool picture, DEA! (PD) Many of you who responded with skepticism to the “casual marijuana use causes brain changes” story that was in the news last week will probably enjoy NORML deputy director Paul Armentano’s take on the study: Via Alternet: The mainstream media launched into a reefer mad frenzy this week after researchers from Harvard University in Boston and Northwestern University in Chicago published the results of a neuroimaging study assessing the brains of a small cohort of regular marijuana smokers and non-users.

White-Washing White Terrorism

PIC: Frazier Glenn Miller (Booking Photo -PD) Ajamu Baraka writes at CounterPunch: Overland Park, a city of fewer than 200,000 in the heartland of the U.S.

Lee Camp: Scientific Study Proves US Is Not A Democracy!

The post Lee Camp: Scientific Study Proves US Is Not A Democracy! appeared first on disinformation.

Essential Vitamin B3 May Have Arrived From Space On Meteorites

Did life spring from space residue? Via ScienceDaily: Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers.

Terasem: Rapture of the Nerds

TIME reports on the Terasem Movement, a transhumanist school of thought focused on promoting joy, diversity, and the prospect of technological immortality via mind uploading and geoethical nanotechnology: In the backyard of a cottage here overlooking the water, two poles with metal slats shaped like ribcages jut out from the ground.

Michael Ruppert’s Suicide Note

Many a disinfonaut will have noted the suicide of former LAPD cop and conspiracy theory stalwart Michael C.

The Mortsafe: How To Protect Yourself From Bodysnatchers

Via Kuriositas, this was a must-have for personal security during the height of the Victorian corpse-snatching era: Medical students in the United Kingdom of the nineteenth century faced a quandary.

Can Fire Ice Save The World?

A burning methane hydrate chunk – inlay is a lattice of the clathrate. USGS. Methane hydrate, colloquially known as Fire Ice, is being discussed as the energy of the future that will render peak oil and all the other expiring fossil fuel sources irrelevant.

Talib Kweli Breaks the Set on the Obama Presidency, the Prison Industrial Complex & Real Hip Hop

Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with hip hop artist Talib Kweli, discussing the role of government, Obama’s presidency, the prison industrial complex, and establishment hip hop.

Conspiracy Guy – Fukushima

Conspiracy Guy – Fukushima The Conspiracy Guy is back, and this time he’s taking a girl out for dinner!

Grams Lets You Search The Dark Net

Not too many of us are experts at using Tor, but now we don’t have to be: a search engine for the so-called Dark Web has launched reports Wired: The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.

Don’t email in capital letters, court tells ‘insensitive’ father in custody dispute

PIC: CC An “insensitive” father banned by the courts from seeing his children has been warned by a judge not to type his emails to them in capitals – because it looks like he is shouting.

Abby Martin’s Personal Tribute to Investigative Journalist Michael C. Ruppert

Abby Martin gives a heartfelt tribute to investigative journalist and former LAPD detective, Michael C.

Christian Metal Band Catches Hell After Releasing Homophobic Single

Christian metal band Reformers (No “the”, just “Reformers”.) are catching all kinds of hell after releasing a culturally tone-deaf single railing against homosexuality titled “Abomination”.

Doctors Can’t Reattach Rapper Andre ‘Christ Bearer’ Johnson’s Johnson

PIC: PD Bad news for Andre “Christ Bearer” Johnson: The Wu-Tang Clan affiliated (or maybe not*) rapper cut his penis off before leaping from the balcony of his second-story North Hollywood home, and doctors are not going to be able to reattach it.

British Teenager Captures Strange Black Ring In The Sky

Via Huffington Post UK, introducing the Horrifying Black Ring of Leamington Spa: Dubbed the Black Ring of Leamington Spa, the strange phenomenon was captured by Georgina Heap, 16, on her iPhone on Friday evening near Warwick Castle.

You Might Have Inherited Your Ancestors’ Fears

PIC: Hale Woodruff “Ancestral Memory” (CC) While not widely accepted in psychiatric circles, C.G. Jung’s theories about “racial memory” (more commonly known now as “genetic memory”) became a popular trope in the writings of writers like Robert E.

To Blaze or Not to Blaze: Casual Pot Use & Brain Abnormalities

PIC: Black Zack (CC) A research team at Northwestern has made some interesting discoveries involving casual marijuana use and brain change, which found that “young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures.” Breiter and his team analyzed a very small sample of patients between the ages of 18 and 25: 20 marijuana users and 20 well-matched control subjects.