“We simply don’t have the testing capacity for the large numbers dying at home. Now only those few who had a test confirmation *before* dying are marked as victims of coronavirus… means we are undercounting the total number of victims of this pandemic.” – Mark Levine, Chair of New York City Council health committee.
There’s much talk lately about regulating social media corporations – for and against these companies having freedom to censor users or protecting individual access to platforms as ubiquitous as a public utility. Should social media be regulated?
On 12th December 2019 the United Kingdom goes to the polls in the most divisive, fucked up election in living memory. Whether the voters know it or not, the stakes are enormous. Similarly high stakes play out in the United States in November 2020.
Will the UK (and the USA, in 2020) have woken up to the existential threats to their long-term future or has big capital already conditioned the people of these great nations into turkeys voting for Christmas?
Words are powerful. Monolithic powers appropriate words and redefine usage to control public opinion. But modern nations don’t benefit from tribalism. Blame culture is a sickness, eroding society from within; an excuse for tearing down but never the creating. Words like “posh” are the stealthy outlier carriers for this plague.
Psilocybin. D-methyltryptamine. Ayahuaska. Psychedelics. Ingesting Dreams. Transcending Spacetime. Alien Worlds. Encounters with Angels. Meeting the Machine Elves. Psilocybin occurs naturally in Magic Mushrooms. The laboratory isolated the psychoactive chem, distilling it as Dimethyltryptamine or D.M.T. It’s often called the Spirit Molecule. Psychedelics are fascinating. For decades – particularly since public research was abruptly curtailed by […]
Thinking aloud about instinct versus forethought, how the former is favoured by intense reaction-feelings and mythologised a thousand ways in human society while the latter is labelled passionless, not as authentic, worthy of less trust. Like so much that’s terra homo sapiens, the reality and our future may realise it’s completely topsy turvy; the precise opposite of what’s current social axiom.
Rather than suggest a specific site for product reviews, I’ll do a short list of “tells” I use to rate a site as biased, corrupt, feeder, independent, sold out, expert etc.