Dissenting Scientists Issue Covid-19 Herd Immunity Declaration


Freddie Sayers talks to eminent epidemiologists Dr Sunetra Gupta, Dr Jay Bhattacharya and Dr. Martin Kulldorff, who met in Massachusetts to sign a declaration calling for a different global response to the pandemic.

The Declaration was written from a global public health and humanitarian perspective, with special concerns about how the current COVID-19 strategies are forcing our children, the working class and the poor to carry the heaviest burden.  The response to the pandemic in many countries around the world, focused on lockdowns, contact tracing and isolation, imposes enormous unnecessary health costs on people. In the long run, it will lead to higher COVID and non-COVID mortality than the focused protection plan we call for in the Declaration.

View and sign the Declaration here: Great Barrington Declaration


Professor Sucharit Bhakdi is a Thai-German specialist in microbiology and co-author of CORONA — False Alarm?: Facts and Figures.

No other topic dominates our attention as much as Coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There’s been a global deluge of contradictory opinions, fake news, and politically controlled information. Differing views on the dangers posed by the pandemic have led to deep division and confusion, within governments, society, and even among friends and family.

In Corona, False Alarm?, award-winning researchers Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Karina Reiss give clarity to these confusing and stressful times. They offer analysis of whether radical protective measures―including lockdown, social distancing, and mandatory masking―have been justified, and what the ramifications have been for society, the economy, and public health.

Corona, False Alarm? provides you with sound information and substantiated facts―and encourages you to form your own opinion on the Corona crisis.

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Save the Trees – Grow Hemp


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One of Henry Ford’s first cars ran entirely on Hemp ethanol and the body was constructed from Hemp plastic, which was 10x stronger than steel.

Industrial Hemp is one of the most versatile plants known to man. Hemp fiber is used in the production of paper, textiles, rope, sails, clothing, plastics, insulation, dry wall, fiber board and other construction materials; while Hempseed oil is used as a lubricant and base for paints and varnishes, as well as in cooking and beauty products. (Source: Veterans Today)

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The Nature of Ayahuasca


A documentary exploring the use of Ayahuasca as a holistic medicine.

Ayahausca is a traditional plant medicine from the Amazon used to treat a variety of physical and psychology illnesses and conditions. This film explores the use of the Ayahausca as a holistic medicine, challenging stigmas around its use and helping people become more conscious and ethical consumers of the plant if that’s the path they choose.

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A Question of Discipline


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The quote is a snippet from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry‘s novel The Little Prince, published in 1943. Vladimir Putin used the same quote in his speech at the Valdai Discussion Club on October 22, 2020.

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21st Century Schizoid Man


Painting by Barry Godber (1946–1970), slightly enhanced by me. Click image to enlarge.

Stumbled upon this old record cover from King Crimson’s first album and thought how well it illustrated the fear and paranoia that corporate media and politicians worldwide have managed to inflict on many peoples’ lives during these Coronavirus times. It is both sad and frightening to see how easily people’s feelings and behaviour can be manipulated and controlled by simply introducing the fear factor.

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Save the Climate – Sacrifice the Forests


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The ARD’s “Das Erste” reports how satellite images show deforestation has risen 49% since 2016 in Sweden, Finland and the Baltic countries. The reason: “Because of the CO2 targets. That sounds totally crazy but precisely because of the trend to renewable energies is in part responsible for deforestation in Estonia.”

Where once massive hardwoods stood, now grows tiny fir trees. The harvested trees, the report says, were used for wood pellets – a form of renewable green energy. The trees, the pellet industry says, will grow back. Not only are the forests taking a hit, but so is the wildlife that once inhabited in them.

Climate activists have long insisted that burning trees was good for the climate and environment because the emitted CO2 would simply be recycled back into nature – “follow the science” they insisted again and again. But they failed to understand that trees, depending on their age, acted as sinks and that some 100 years of stored carbon would be unloaded into the atmosphere in just a matter of hours if burned for heat. (Read the full article at NoTricksZone)

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The Native Americans


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Pest or Cholera? Your Choice, Dear Americans


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“If we choose between Trump and Biden today, next time we will have to choose between Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton. This vicious cycle can only come to an end through a sustained and uncompromising course of critical thinking against the very grain of this political culture that demonises the Black Lives Matter uprising, celebrates neo-Nazis, and canonises Hillary Clinton and Biden as God-given salvation against this murderous banality.” (Source: Hamid Dabashi)

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Size is a Relative Matter


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Samsara


The above video is just a short teaser or appetiser, if you will. Watch the full film below.

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. SAMSARA reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry.

SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

Watch the full film for free at Documentary Mania: Samsara (2011)

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