Today, the government announced a new strategy for fighting the rise in heroin use in the United States.

Off The Grid The White House’s latest game plan for fighting the high rise in heroin use: focus on treating addicts rather than putting them behind bars. Related Story Holy GOP! The Pope Says We Should Embrace Immigrants. While this might not read as exactly groundbreaking — especially since this is what Jesse Ventura has been advocating

The Gateway Drug Theory suggests that licit drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol, serve as a “gateway” toward the use of other, illicit drugs. A recent study among high school students determined that alcohol – not marijuana – was the major gateway drug.

Jen Hobbs In case you missed it, there’s a heroin epidemic in the United States. Find out why in this video: One can also say there’s an alcohol epidemic in the United States among high school students.  A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida determined that alcohol is more of a gateway drug to

Will justice prevail for Samuel Harrell?

Off The Grid Samuel Harrell, an inmate with behavior that’s been linked to bipolar disorder, was serving time at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in New York for a drug conviction. He got into a confrontation with officers at the prison after he announced he was going home — even though he still had years left on his

The Guardian reports Jeb Bush has refused to end the United State’s use of torture if he becomes president. He says he doesn’t want to make ‘a definitive, blanket type of statement’ when it comes to torture.

Off The Grid Jeb Bush, this is an outrage. You have opened yourself up to be a war criminal. You’re just another person that never served in the military so he doesn’t know a thing about it. You’re making it so that other countries will then torture our soldiers too. If torture is allowed, then

Dear Republicans, in a 2013 ruling, the Dominican Republic stripped citizenship from over 200,000 Dominican workers of Haitian descent. Here are the disastrous results. Read and learn.

Brigida Santos A new petition by the people to the Obama administration, asks the White House to address human rights abuses taking place in the Dominican Republic resulting from a 2013 ruling that stripped citizenship from Dominican children of Haitian migrant workers.  Over  200,000 people were affected by the ruling, which the petition says,  Related Story Jesse Ventura Says He Will Never

Lt. Kristen Griest and Capt. Shaye Haver will be the first ever women to graduate from the Army’s Ranger School

Off The Grid Two female soldiers are making history by being the first women to graduate from the Army’s Ranger School. Lt. Kristen Griest and Capt. Shaye Haver will at Fort Benning, Georgia, on Friday, the Washington Post reported. The school started out with 380 men and 19 women. After the grueling three-phases of training,

The U.S. military has canceled a pretrial hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. A defense department spokesman said the hearing, originally scheduled for Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, was canceled by the military judge.

Off The Grid It’s utterly ridiculous that they are being tired by the military in the first place. Is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a member of any countries military? No. He should be tried in civilian courts. This is total George Bush bullshit. The fact is that crimes were committed in New York so therefore the

The federal government wants you to review it on Yelp. Don’t do it. It won’t change anything.

Jen Hobbs People have been leaving unofficial Yelp reviews for the TSA and various dreadful DMVs and post offices around the U.S. for a while now, but now the government says it’s going to start reading those reviews.  According to Gizmodo.com,  “Yelp has started a partnership with the federal government to create review pages for a variety of government-run places

Two former banking industry debt collectors had a change of heart following the Occupy Wall Street movement. Now, they spend their days forgiving debt for those with outrageous medical bills through their company, RIP Medical Debt.

Brigida Santos As reported by Truth-Out, former debt collectors, Jerry Ashton and Craig Antico, are buying medical debt on the open market and then abolishing it with no strings attached. The duo has already reportedly gotten rid of about $400,000 worth of medical debt for those in need. Now, they are aiming to raise another $177,600, which will reportedly get rid

Imagine a world where clicks equal dollars. Where likes and shares not only feed our egos, but also our children. A world where retweets and comments satisfy our inner desire to be accepted and liked, and pay our mortgages. Or do we live in that world already?

Mike Rylander With all the noise the recent CAA-signing of “Instagram star” Fat Jew made, or the continual noise other social media superstars make, or the spontaneous celebrity status that a good viral video can bestow on any schmuck with a cellphone and a YouTube account, there is a strong case to be made that