“As of today I would say it’s pretty dead,” Glossop said. “Even the tourist shops are in jeopardy. There is a chance for a huge loss here.”
Voodoo has long been entrenched in New Orleans, quietly practiced in homes with altars, candles and incense to solve problems of the heart and wallet. Before the storm tore through, about 15 percent of the city’s population actively practiced, according to Lisa Fannon, a tour guide, though estimates vary widely.
Transsexuals are permitted to have sex-change operations in Iran by the decree of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini himself. The founder of the Islamic republic passed a fatwa allowing one transsexual woman to have the operation because sexual ambiguity made it impossible for her to carry out her religious duties properly. Iran now has dozens of people who have had a sex change.
OK, so I think my problem’s stemming from the trackers I’m trying to use. I’m going to need a more dedicated tracker. Anyone have one, or can anyone suggest a solid public tracker for me to use? And is there anyone out there with a lot of torrent hosting experience that can help me get started? I’d like to integrate Blog Torrent as well, if that’s possible with a off-site tracker.
Now that University of Miami neurologist Deborah Mash has the cash needed to resume clinical studies of ibogaine?the drug that could be the best anti-drug the CIA never told you about?there’s new hope for hard-core drug addicts and alcoholics. She got the go-ahead from the Food and Drug Administration 10 years ago, but after negative reviews by other scientists, the National Institute on Drug Abuse refused to fund her.
The Modern World held a Borges inspired “imaginary book review” contest. I haven’t read any of the reviews yet, but I love the idea.
I guess it’s already out of print, but there’s still some cool art on the web page.
With everyone else linking to them this week, I’ve just noticed that I’ve never linked to: The Center for Tactical Magic. Probably because I’ve never had time to really look through the site and see what it’s all about.
I really need to spend some time looking through Starhawk’s activist writings as well.