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  • Jeffery Cromer

    how would I become a “gonzo contributor, so to say? I have an pretty good essay ability, I feel. Here is an example. Its entitled “A Call To Reason” We must take the beliefs of Gods out of the equation. Reality is not that frightening without them. When you found out Santa wasn’t real you survived. Its time we own up to what we’ve done to the Earth and each other in pursuit of personal salvation and the corporate dogma of owning material goods. Take some responsibility, and stop passing every thing off on to the silly idea that its all part of some elaborate incomprehensible plan. You are already saved, your brain is god, and all it requires is good knowledge.

    Also as you read this take into account how many different gods have come in and out of popularity throughout the ages, and ask yourself this: Which one is really the true one? Popular Christianity says that the only path to god is through there Christ, in an attempt to solidify its dominance on your mind. As do the other plethora of religions you have to choose from, with all there similar saviors. Is it possible that there all in fact wrong in there assertations to be reality based, or factual? If you think about it with reason in your heart you will find that yes indeed they are beyond reasonable doubt provably fictitious, or of the imagination.

    Also ask your self this, what truly good, or non corrupt, reality based things have ever happened from these ideas? Little to none, the most religions can boast about is there ability to narrow minds, oppress peoples, divide peoples, start wars, and usually dominate women.

    Think about this. At least atheist people are accountable for there actions. They don’t go around blaming unseen forces for there good or bad decisions. They know that there actions fall where they belong, on them. Dose this not seem like a healthier way of existence? As appose to people walking around claiming “I didn’t wanna rape that girl a devil made me do it” or “I didn’t wanna kill that person a demon made me do it”. Come on people. Its time we wake up and accept the truth, I mean shit, if religion was on fair trial it would lose miserably and go to jail.

    Let us take back our minds and have reason and personal responsibility flourish. The dark ages are over its time we let the light shine for all. We could all be so good together. Money and religion are the biggest dividers of men, ITS TIME WE DEFEAT THEM, before they defeat us. All religious texts were written by men. MEN. So I say we write some new ones!….If you’re interested please email me at (hope I’m cute enough;) Although I’m a bit of a mutt.

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  • Matt

    just found your site and love it…chk out this company from Honolulu Hawaii:

    organic cotton, organic bamboo, eco-friendlly inks, kewl designs, great story, awesome & humble people behind it… enjoy!

  • jessica

    hey joshua!
    i met you at vanessa’s holiday party and i’m sad it took me so long to find your site. i’m all about it- really great content! so i wanted to share with you some stuffs that you might also enjoy….
    -my boy makes this and its crazy good:
    -we just found this place and loved it:
    so glad to find this…

  • g

    i’ll have to second that adbusters unswoosher comment.

    got a pair just over a year ago. they’re incredibly well made, & they look snazzy to boot.

    I’ve gotten tons of compliments every time i’ve worn them. vegan, eco-friendly, and handmade by union workers in portugal – what’s not to like?!?

  • Benjamin Lithgow

    one of my favorite artists Yellena James contributed a few designs to and i noticed that they used leather insoles. so after sending them a letter i am very happy to see that they offer vegan friendly shoes now.

  • Jordan

    Here’s a little thought I’ve been tossing around my head lately.

    Say a carbon tax is implemented. The carbon tax will increase the price of meat disproportionately to the price of other food (It’s a lot greener to produce a pound of greens than it is to produce a pound of red meat).

    Even if the current percentage of farm subsidies is maintained for meat and dairy (about 3/4 of all farm subsidies), the more it costs to produce carbon, the more it would cost to produce a big mac.

    If someone ‘just likes the taste of chicken’ ask them how much they’d like it if it cost 30 bucks a pound. I think white truffles are fantastic, but I don’t get them too often.

    Hamburgers and SUVs are going to have more in common than the type of people who like them.


  • BobbyWilde

    HEY! has some really great shoes and boots without the oversized sole issue, you can even have them make shoes to order. Make sure to convert aus to usd much more palatable that way.

  • Mathieu


    Can you elaborate on ethical clothing : are there international standards to monitor this, so that not anyone could say he is selling ethical products? Where can I find information on ethical labels and standards for clothing?

    Thanks a lot, my e-mail is mathieulamolle@yahoofr

    All the best to you, and thanks for all what you do, it’s great work!


  • Lisa Laplante

    Message for Joshua: John Patrick suggested I forward you information about a trial monitoring project of the human rights trial of Alberto Fujimori which includes a bilingual blog. We are trying to raise international awareness becuase the political situation suggests that even if convincted (evidence points towards that) then he might be pardonned (his daughter is running for president). Below is our launch notice…and please let me know if you would like additional information. Thanks!

    Deputy Director
    Praxis Institute for Social Justice
    Member, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton

    LiveBlog follows Alberto Fujimori’s Human Rights Trial.

    Praxis Institute for Social Justice invites you to visit our bilingual liveblog and follow current developments in the ongoing human rights trial of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori. Fujimori served from 1990-2000, and is suspected of committing innumerable human rights violations during his decade in office. These allegations have been documented by the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in its Final Report, published in 2003, and the trial against the former president marks the fulfillment of one of the TRC’s most important recommendations for preventing future human rights violations by the state.

    This precedent-setting trial began on Human Rights Day (December 10, 2007) soon after Fujimori’s extradition from Chile, making him the first head of state to be extradited to his home country to stand trial for human rights violations. The trial holds great importance for the development of both human rights and international criminal law. The liveblog seeks to expand coverage of these proceedings and see that Fujimori receives a fair trial, while also ensuring that he is held accountable for any crimes he committed.

    The blog is one component of our Trial Monitoring Project funded by the Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI) and in collaboration with the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP). It includes frequent posts by our national and international observers, news summaries, links to relevant documents, and observations and analyses by experts, students and victims of human rights violations in Peru. It is intended to be a resource for journalists, students, academics, human rights victims and the general public.

    We invite English and Spanish speakers to join our dialogue and share their ideas and perspectives. Please share the blog with others!

  • Robyn

    Hi there,

    check out! They have the most adorable website and the best stylish vegan shoes!


  • Jordan

    this is something that Christoper Brosius(CB) left on a perfume blog…


    sorry about the film on skin problem. oil-based absolutes are definitely far longer lasting than alcohol but they take some getting used to.

    I’ve actually narrowed down the bases I choose to use in the absolutes to three: isopropyl myristate (derived from corn oil) jojoba oil (actually a wax) and squalane (from olive oil NOT shark)

    each of these is not only stable but are as close as nature can provide to matching the oil of the human skin – especially Squalane which is the most compatible but annoyingly the most expensive as well. they all bond the fragrance to your skin and allow the scent to properly interact with your own chemistry.

    the best way to apply the absolutes is to dab lightly on the pulse points and then smooth into the skin – if you still find the myristate base a bit too heavy let me know – I can do custom versions in squalane. there’s a bit of an extra charge for that but not outrageous (generally it’s an additional 10 bucks)



  • Jordan

    does CB i hate perfume use squalene oil? if so, is it the shark or plant derived version?

  • Pao

    check this out:
    I have been following them for a while and I think their design is pretty cool too.

  • Fashion Sensei

    I didn’t notice that you have this section, so I will post this link again. I think you may be interested in this press release just out

  • joshuakatcher

    Thanks Stephen, I’ll be sure to include that! :)

  • Stephen Wells

    Adbusters has a paradigm shifting shoe that is specifically aimed at “unswooshing” Nike. While that may be a high hurdle, the shoe seems to be right up your alley.