The World Cup Spilleth Over: As the Soccer Games End, Political Ones Begin

By Danny Schechter The World Cup has spilleth over. With the FIFA spectacle about to pack up its goodies—most of their lucre has already been wired out of Brazil—it’s time for hype for the next global spectacle, as the “host” country now tries to cope with its financial losses, intensified social conflicts and humiliating defeat at the hands of the Germans after earlier losing their star player to a nasty collision on the field, and their valiant captain to a suspension. On s symbolic level, Brazil’s bashing at the feet of Germany using bum rush tactics compared to the Nazi … Continue reading The World Cup Spilleth Over: As the Soccer Games End, Political Ones Begin

William Irwin Thompson on the Horizons of Planetary Culture: Cyborgs, Psychedelics, & Spiritual Evolution

From Modern Mythology: “Were you to attempt to read all the books Thompson refers to before [absorbing his work], you would likely forget why you were reading them before you finished them. Thus unprepared one must ride the whirlwind with Thompson, holding on for dear life as he escorts us back and forth over ten millennia, integrating the warp and woof of myths into the tapestry of our flying-carpet time-machine as we go.” – Bobby Matherne One of the best conversations I’ve ever had: My second rap with poet-philosopher William Irwin Thompson, former MIT professor and founder of the legendary … Continue reading William Irwin Thompson on the Horizons of Planetary Culture: Cyborgs, Psychedelics, & Spiritual Evolution

Starving the Illuminati beast

by Dean Henderson (Excerpted from Chapter 6: Mercenary Shopping: Stickin’ it to the Matrix) Shopping for frivolous and unnecessary items consumes way too much of most people’s time and budget, while chaining the new owner of this junk to a cluttered garage, a storage unit and general sedentary misery. Still there are certain tools and entertainments we wish to procure and there are many good ways to get them other than at a store. Again it is all about attitude. You must develop a resistance to shopping. It should be viewed as morally reprehensible. When you need to attain an … Continue reading Starving the Illuminati beast

Hamas just attempted to create a nuclear disaster in the heart of Israel

By Michael Snyder After the horrors of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, how insane do you have to be to fire missiles directly at a major nuclear facility? No matter what side you are on in the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, everyone should be able to agree that it is utter madness for Hamas to fire rockets at the Dimona nuclear installation in the Negev. The intent, of course, was to destroy the Dimona facility and create a horrific nuclear disaster in the heart of Israel. Fortunately, the area is heavily protected by the Iron Dome missile defense … Continue reading Hamas just attempted to create a nuclear disaster in the heart of Israel

Moderate drinking IS bad for your health: Just two glasses of wine a day can cause problems

. As few as 12 units a week still has negative effect on health say scientists . Drinking less reduces the risk of heart disease and lowers blood pressure . Challenges claims moderate drinking could have protective effect on heart By Ben Spencer Drinking just two glasses of wine a day will damage your health, according to a study. The research challenges previous claims that moderate amounts of alcohol could have a protective effect on the heart. Even if you drink as little as 12 units a week – less than a pint of beer or two small glasses of … Continue reading Moderate drinking IS bad for your health: Just two glasses of wine a day can cause problems

Could global warming cause surge in kidney stones? Hot weather increases risk of painful condition, experts claim

. A study by experts at The Children’s Hospital of Phildelphia examined the medical records of 60,000 adults and children . They focused on five U.S. cities – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, LA and Philadephia, analysing the records as well as weather patterns in each city . The risk of kidney stones rose as average temperatures rose above 10°C . Dehydration brought on by high temperatures leads to a higher concentration of calcium and minerals in the urine, which cause stones . Painful condition causes 500,000 people to visit U.S. hospitals each year . Scientists link rise in cases to global … Continue reading Could global warming cause surge in kidney stones? Hot weather increases risk of painful condition, experts claim

Poor man’s polar vortex to make shocking summer return in eastern U.S. next week

By Jason Samenow Call it the ghost of the polar vortex, the polar vortex sequel, or the polar vortex’s revenge. Meteorological purists may tell you it’s not a polar vortex at all. However you choose to refer to the looming weather pattern, unseasonably chilly air is headed for parts of the northern and northeastern U.S at the height of summer early next week. Bearing a haunting resemblance to January’s brutally cold weather pattern, a deep pool of cool air from the Gulf of Alaska will plunge into the Great Lakes early next week and then ooze towards the East Coast. … Continue reading Poor man’s polar vortex to make shocking summer return in eastern U.S. next week

Marine Corps tests massive new amphibious assault vehicle

Photo by Cpl. Matthew J. Bragg / USMC marines.mil The Marine Corps is testing a new amphibious landing vehicle which dwarfs its current hydrofoil lander and will be able to land multiple battle tanks at once. The US Marines currently deploy heavy equipment and personnel using the Landing Craft Air Cushion, or LCAC. Those landers have been in service since the mid-1980s, and have allowed the American armed forces to launch amphibious assaults from up to 86 nautical miles away. The next generation of amphibious lander is now being put through the motions by the Marines. Dubbed the Ultra Heavy-Lift … Continue reading Marine Corps tests massive new amphibious assault vehicle

ISIS To FIFA: Cancel The World Cup Or We’ll Bomb It

by Inna Lazareva Before the winner of the Brazil World Cup has even been decided, the 2022 event is facing fresh threats. And this time, it’s not down to construction delays or street protests, it’s ambitious terrorists. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the terrorist organisation currently wreaking havoc in the Middle East, issued a bizarrely polite threat to FIFA earlier this week, warning them not to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The group claims that by that stage, Qatar will be a part of its newly-declared Islamic Caliphate, “under the rule of the Caliph Ibrahim Bin … Continue reading ISIS To FIFA: Cancel The World Cup Or We’ll Bomb It