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Masons, Morphine, Coca-Cola, and Cocaine: John Pemberton and His French Wine Cola

Disinformation - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:22
In an attempt both to treat his morphine addiction and to find a non-opioid pain reliever that was sufficiently powerful to abate his agony, Pemberton began to experiment with creating a new analgesic tonic. The post Masons, Morphine, Coca-Cola, and Cocaine: John Pemberton and His French Wine Cola appeared first on disinformation.

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Sisyphus the HacK

Disinformation - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:51
And the ribbon keeps descending. The post Sisyphus the HacK appeared first on disinformation.

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Curse Your Boss, Hex The State, Take Back The World!

Disinformation - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:20
Long time Disinfonaut and gonzo extraordinaire Dr. Bones is publishing his first book! “Do you want to be exploited forever, to die a beautiful soul trapped in a body-turned-machine, or will you... The post Curse Your Boss, Hex The State, Take Back The World! appeared first on disinformation.

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What Has Become of American Healthcare?

Disinformation - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 07:44
THE DUTY OF THE PRESS is to keep the people informed, even when the things they might learn lean towards the morbidly terrible and truly bizarre. The Republican healthcare plan is both. The post What Has Become of American Healthcare? appeared first on disinformation.

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It’s All the (Road) Rage!

Disinformation - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 08:04
Didn’t drive Monday. I tried, hard. Real hard. But I didn’t sleep at all Sunday night. I kept tossing and turning in bed while envisioning potential road rage incidents and the possibility of plowing into some jaywalker challenging my taxi on the streets of San Francisco. The post It’s All the (Road) Rage! appeared first on disinformation.

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A Driver’s Worst Nightmare

Disinformation - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 06:53
It’s 4:10 in the A.M., and I’m rolling the Gough gauntlet in my van towards the Citizen’s Cab lot. But this three lane thoroughfare all downhill to the highway, with its timed lights, is proving no gauntlet on this early Monday morning. The post A Driver’s Worst Nightmare appeared first on disinformation.

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Killer Drones in the Empire State

Disinformation - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 09:41
At dusk I stood on a residential street with trim lawns and watched planes approach a runaway along the other side of a chain-link fence. Just a few dozen yards away, a... The post Killer Drones in the Empire State appeared first on disinformation.

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How the Russia Spin Got So Much Torque

Disinformation - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 13:00
A new book about Hillary Clinton’s last campaign for president – Shattered, by journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes – has gotten a lot of publicity since it appeared two weeks ago.... The post How the Russia Spin Got So Much Torque appeared first on disinformation.

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Itinerant samurai, terrible tempests, cherry blossoms, Bad Philosophers and the ongoing journey of accepting one’s fate….

Disinformation - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 08:45
It is officially spring in the San Luis Valley. The winds are heavy, and they carry with them some unintelligible wrath of the gods. The post Itinerant samurai, terrible tempests, cherry blossoms, Bad Philosophers and the ongoing journey of accepting one’s fate…. appeared first on disinformation.

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Rose’s 10 Commandments – THE MOVIE

Disinformation - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 07:23
Over the many long rides that we’ve shared together, you've read much ado regarding your driver's introduction to this, um, “lively” street vocation by way of cab school... The post Rose’s 10 Commandments – THE MOVIE appeared first on disinformation.

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Anything But Class: The Horrors I Saw At A Democrat Town Hall

Disinformation - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:06
Our story starts where usually it ends, at least in Florida anyway: on a crowded highway at breakneck speed and heavily, heavily distracted. The post Anything But Class: The Horrors I Saw At A Democrat Town Hall appeared first on disinformation.

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Deadbeat Driving the Universe

Disinformation - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:26
In hack news, the taxi biz has been okay this past week. Your driver scored three airports on Thursday, and was nicely busy outside of that to the tune of $245! This, as successfully avoiding the marijuana celebratory hajj on the Haight that is 420 Day. The post Deadbeat Driving the Universe appeared first on disinformation.

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The Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Have a Huge Stake in Blaming Russia

Disinformation - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:29
After Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss nearly six months ago, her most powerful Democratic allies feared losing control of the party. Efforts to lip-synch economic populism while remaining closely tied to Wall Street... The post The Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Have a Huge Stake in Blaming Russia appeared first on disinformation.

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There’s No Place Like Home

Disinformation - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 04:00
Good Friday It’s been kind of a mind fuck driving a taxi around one of the richest cities in the country, San Francisco, these past seven years. Introspecting in the early morning,... The post There’s No Place Like Home appeared first on disinformation.

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Easter is an Empty Ritual, Just Like the Fights at Berkeley

Disinformation - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 13:32
Easter: a day normally celebrated by the recollection of Christian myth, the painting of eggs, and the wide scale eating of pork in clear defiance of Judaic law. The post Easter is an Empty Ritual, Just Like the Fights at Berkeley appeared first on disinformation.

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What Have We Done: Executive Power, Drones, and Trump?

Disinformation - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 13:00
The news is rife with President Trump’s threatened and actual military misadventures: in Syria, Yemen, and North Korea. But these military actions take on a new gravity considering the vast and secret... The post What Have We Done: Executive Power, Drones, and Trump? appeared first on disinformation.

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How Trump and Obama are Exactly Alike

Disinformation - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 07:16
Not until faithfulness turns to betrayal And betrayal into trust Can any human being become part of the truth. –Rumi Trump won the 2016 nomination and election largely because he was able... The post How Trump and Obama are Exactly Alike appeared first on disinformation.

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Matter and Mind: Is Consciousness Inexplicable?

Disinformation - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 08:14
Neuroscience has enabled us to explain how the brain affects the body. Yet there is no theory to explain how the matter of the brain creates thought and experience. The post Matter and Mind: Is Consciousness Inexplicable? appeared first on disinformation.

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What the Wealthy’s Quest for Immortality Means for You

Disinformation - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 14:00
Death has always been the great equalizer. It was the one unavoidable aspect of existence, the one sure thing everybody could bet on The post What the Wealthy’s Quest for Immortality Means for You appeared first on disinformation.

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Why It’s More Expensive To Be Poor

Disinformation - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:00
It defies logic, right? That the poor would pay more for basic life items, essentially ensuring that they stay in the cycle of poverty forever. But people can forget that if you... The post Why It’s More Expensive To Be Poor appeared first on disinformation.

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