Terence McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants. He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including visionary experiences, plant-based entheogens, shamanism, metaphysics, alchemy, language, philosophy, culture, technology, environmentalism, and the theoretical origins of human consciousness.
When Donald Trump vowed to ‘drain the swamp’ he never imagined that his favourite social media platform, Twitter, would turn against him and thus help ousting him from office. The quote derives from a leaked internal video by a Twitter whistleblower and reads in full:
“We know we are focused on one account right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go on beyond the inauguration.” (Source: Sputnik International)
Other major social media platforms having banned or restricted Donald Trump’s activities include Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitch and Shopify.
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Stumbled upon this iconic photo from 1937 and started wondering whether it also (to a certain degree) reflects today’s polarised America. What do you think?
Empire Files: Abby Martin presents a breakdown of Biden’s new defense cabinet and what it means for war & peace. Who is Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Avril Haines, Lloyd Austin and Linda Thomas-Greenfield?
A very informative presentation by Professor Sucharit Bhakdi at a medical conference in Budapest, September 2020.
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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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)
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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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.