UC Berkeley police give “Beat Poets” new meaning: poet laureate Robert Hass on his violent encounter – Boing Boing

Via Scoop.it – Demand TransformationOnce the cordon formed, the deputy sheriffs pointed their truncheons toward the crowd. It looked like the oldest of military maneuvers, a phalanx out of the Trojan War, but with billy clubs instead of spears. The students were wearing scarves for the first time that year, their cheeks rosy with [...] [...]

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Cedar-Sinai takes cancer sufferer off transplant list for taking the medical marijuana its doctor prescribed – Boing Boing

Via Scoop.it – Demand TransformationNorman B. Smith was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer by his doctor at LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, who prescribed medical marijuana. Now, Cedars-Sinai has removed Mr Smith from the list of liver-transplant candidates…because he tested positive for marijuana, which their own doctor prescribed. Hospital officials are insisting that Smith stop [...] [...]

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Occupy Lulz – Boing Boing

Via Scoop.it – Internet of the absurdTags: comedy, lol, LULZ, meme, occupy wall street, ows, photoshopVia boingboing.net Share and Enjoy: [...]

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If Clarence Thomas Was Not Justice Thomas He’d Likely be Behind Bars

Via Scoop.it – Demand Transformation Earl Ofari Hutchinson If Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was not Justice Thomas but an ordinary Thomas he’d be behind bars. A cursory checklist of Thomas’s financial manipulations, abuse, and duplicity, and outright illegality complete with the legal statues and codes that he’s violated confirm his made man [...] [...]

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