Psychedelic La La Land: When Visions Go Wrong

Chris Kilham Bobbie from California is brimful of energy, bursting with enthusiasm, and expressing a sheen of glistening sweat as he stands shirtless, breathless, exuberant and beaming in the scorching Amazon sun. The profusion of new tattoos covering his torso and arms give testimony to his ardent mission – to represent Mama Ayahuasca. “She showed me! She did! She showed me! It’s soooooo clear!” One thing is certainly abundantly clear — the freshness of the tattoos. Bobbie’s skin is puckered at the edges of the ink, a lavish display of brugmansia blossoms, mapacho leaves, a jaguar, a huge caapi vine … Continue reading Psychedelic La La Land: When Visions Go Wrong

How Long Does Your Heart Have to Stop For Before You Can’t Be Treated?

The question of how long someone’s heart would have to be stopped for before you can safely say that regardless of what you do, you’re not going to be able to revive them is avery tricky question. It’s not as simple as saying after 10 or even 20 minutes there’s no hope. For instance, there are countless people who have been subject to hypothermia, have their heart stopped for over 45 minutes, and still have been successfully revived. So many, in fact, that the current guideline set by the American Heart Association (AHA) is that you continue trying to revive … Continue reading How Long Does Your Heart Have to Stop For Before You Can’t Be Treated?

Cop Kills Boy – Result…Call For More Rules For Toy Guns

Boy’s shooting renews calls for tighter rules on toy guns After a Sonoma County deputy killed Andy Lopez, 13, who was carrying a toy AK-47, lawmakers are under new pressure to take steps to deter such incidents. SAN FRANCISCO — Andy Lopez was walking to a friend’s home on the outskirts of Santa Rosa when a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed him, mistaking the eighth-grader’s plastic BB gun for an assault weapon. The afternoon killing of the bright, popular 13-year-old has spurred almost daily protests and nightly candlelight vigils in Santa Rosa, a community known as a gateway to the … Continue reading Cop Kills Boy – Result…Call For More Rules For Toy Guns

The Trap of Time

Back when I was just a schoolboy, my 5th grade teacher Mrs. Sampson hung the classroom clock on the back wall, so as not to distract us from her lesson plan. It didn’t work, because every kid in that room had the swivel neck, looking over their shoulders to glance the time many times an hour. Before long She added a hand made sign below the clock, in the shape of a bumper sticker. It read: “Time will pass…will You?” We did of course, and along with whatever we gleaned from the teachings; we also acquired a lifelong relationship with … Continue reading The Trap of Time

Why Making Gadgets Wireless Only Conceals Our Dependence on Them

In the middle half of the twentieth century, the designer Raymond Loewy streamlined products ranging from locomotives to pencil sharpeners, wrapping the complex gears, pumps, and combustion of modern machinery in sleek shells that promised progress and forward movement. He crafted an equally glamorous image for himself and the profession he christened “industrial design” (although his most enduring designs were in fact not industrial but graphic, including logos for Lucky Strikes and Exxon). Loewy’s image making is evident in this office mock-up, which was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 1934. For the photo, the designer poses among … Continue reading Why Making Gadgets Wireless Only Conceals Our Dependence on Them

We’re About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It

Net neutrality is a dead man walking. The execution date isn’t set, but it could be days, or months (at best). And since net neutrality is the principle forbidding huge telecommunications companies from treating users, websites, or apps differently — say, by letting some work better than others over their pipes — the dead man walking isn’t some abstract or far-removed principle just for wonks: It affects the internet as we all know it. Once upon a time, companies like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and others declared a war on the internet’s foundational principle: that its networks should be “neutral” and … Continue reading We’re About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It

‘Vast majority’ of food products are conteminated with GMO – expert

Amid growing concerns and mass protetsts caused by the use of GMO in food industry, Mark Kastel, a co-founder of The Cornucopia Institute – a populist farm policy research group and an aggressive organics watchdog, says that GMOs “pose a risk to the environment, not just our own human health. And eventually we could see the entire genome contaminated, so that there won’t even be a choice.” Even organic food “could become contaminated with GMOs,” said Mr. Kastel, who is also a Senior Farm Policy Analyst, in an interview to the Voice of Russia. Taking into account that food giants … Continue reading ‘Vast majority’ of food products are conteminated with GMO – expert

Dianne Feinstein to make 1 BILLION DOLLARS off US Postal properties

This story about Dianne Feinstein making 1 BILLION DOLLARS off the sale of US Postal properties is like an onion, each layer you peel off reveals another layer and so on. But instead of making you cry this onion only makes you angrier and angrier with each layer peeled. The first layer is that the United States Postal Service is broke and to try and make ends meet they must sell off hundreds of post office properties to gain cash flow and reduce their deficit. In a side stinky layer 80% of the postal service’s multi-billion dollar deficit is caused … Continue reading Dianne Feinstein to make 1 BILLION DOLLARS off US Postal properties

Barack Obama Is a Terrible Blogger

Not long ago, Barack Obama gave a highly publicized speech in which he disparaged bloggers as a class of people who, along with lobbyists and talk-radio hosts, ought to be ignored. Just what Obama holds against bloggers was never entirely clear, especially since he is known to occasionally meet with us (or so I have read). Today, Obama has a blog item of his own in the Huffington Post, urging Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. A consideration of its polemical merits makes clear the source of his mysterious resentment of bloggers: rank envy. What’s noteworthy about Obama’s blog … Continue reading Barack Obama Is a Terrible Blogger

The Killing Electromagnetic Fields

“Science tells us that everything is energy and that matter is nothing more than energy in a different form. Our bodies are a composite of many different energy patterns and vibrations. In fact, the universe and everything in it is made up of different levels of vibration.” — Dr. John Veltheim, author & energy therapist, 1992. In traditional medicine, the human energy system (HES) serves as a functional bridge between body and mind, and energy is the therapeutic medium that heal and balances both physical disease and mental malaise. Today, the HES has come under intensive attack from an entirely … Continue reading The Killing Electromagnetic Fields