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How Serious is a Lack of Domestic Rare Earth Minerals to National Security?

Disinformation - 6 hours 16 min ago
In this video from Gordon McDowell’s youtube channel, 3 advocates for Thorium as a nuclear fuel detail the clear and present danger from depending on China for practically all of our rare-earth needs.  This might be the foot in the door for Uncle Sam to take Molten Salt Reactor technology seriously. … Read the rest The post How Serious is a Lack of Domestic Rare Earth Minerals to...

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The White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Establishment-Friendly Edginess

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 17:30
Washington D.C. is, as the old saying goes, “like Hollywood for ugly people.” Lawmakers, policy wonks, and (lest we forget) lobbyists didn’t work their way inside the beltway just to sit around all day being prestigious, they like a bit of spectacle just like the rest of us. And if that spectacle ultimately serves to inflate their already bloated egos, all the better. And thus, the rationale for...

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Babies as young as six months using mobile media

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 16:30
SparkCBC (CC BY-SA 2.0) The American Academy of Pediatrics via ScienceDaily: More than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they learn to walk or talk, and by 1 year of age, one in seven toddlers is using devices for at least an hour a day, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 25 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San...

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Congress’ Hare-Brained Scheme to Shoot Rain From the Skies

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 15:30
The headline sounds like the latest Snowpiercer-style geoengineering, but in fact it’s a history piece by Cynthia Barnett at Politico looking back at the original “Rain Maker”: In August 1891, Robert St. George Dyrenforth, a Washington patent attorney, arrived by train to the small Midland, Texas, station in a desolate stretch of the southern plains. He had sent ahead a freight...

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Vines and Minds — The DMT-Nexus at Aya2014

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:30
Via The Nexian: This presentation was given by Raph Borges and David Nickles at the Aya2014 conference in Ibiza, Spain. Despite numerous published scientific papers and anecdotal reports indicating the presence of DMT in a wide variety of plants, there is much ambiguity, contradiction, and speculation regarding the actual chemical composition of many of these plants. Discussions of...

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Evil Conspiracies

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:30
John Michell by Richard Adams (CC) When I was at school the history master warned us about conspiracy theories. These, he said, are adopted by weak-minded people who cannot accept that the stupid, unjust way of the world is a result of normal human confusion, and believe that a sinister group of plotters must be behind it all. This was the first time I had heard of conspiracy theory, and the...

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Are Corporations Finally Cutting The Crap From Our Food?

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:30
It seems that at least some giant corporations have finally understood that we don’t want crap in our food, whether the crap concerned is chemical additives, high fructose corn syrup or genetically modified organisms. Last week saw an announcement by Kraft that it would eliminate chemicals from its mac and cheese and by Pepsi that it would eliminate aspartame from Diet Pepsi; this week...

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Summer Sessions: Short-Term Residences For Artists

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:30
Thought I’d share this for all you budding artists out there. via Summer Sessions: The Summer Sessions are short-term residencies for young artists organized by a network of cultural organizations all over the world. The Summer Sessions offer a highly productive atmosphere with production support and expert feedback to jumpstart your professional art practice. The result is a pressure...

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Is LSD About To Return To Polite Society?

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:30
Amanda Feilding, the aristocrat and British champion of medical research into the use of psychedelics, is finally receiving recognition for her work, reports the Guardian: Imagine a family of drugs that could treat addiction, depression and post-traumatic stress: sicknesses of the soul for which modern medicine, in all its surgical wizardry, has few cures. Substances that were a fillip to...

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Melbourne Scuba Diver Films Stunning Spider Crab Migration Pyramid

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 09:30
Safety in numbers, folks! … Read the rest The post Melbourne Scuba Diver Films Stunning Spider Crab Migration Pyramid appeared first on disinformation.

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Inoculating against science denial

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 08:30
Exposing people to weak forms of anti-science arguments can help them respond when they are hit by the real thing. NIAID/Flickr, CC BY John Cook, The University of Queensland Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of...

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Political Apocalyptic Witchcraft

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:30
Witchcraft — The very name of this ancient religion has been one of the longest enduring means to induce a community to panicked frenzy. Even in 2015 you don’t need to go far to find witchcraft’s continued legacy of damnation by other religions. Witchcraft is so hated that the very word “witch” is still used throughout the world to oppress. To be a witch is de facto guilt,...

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TPP is “NAFTA on steroids” and FTAAP is the TPP on steroids

Disinformation - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 05:30
Christian Gomez talks about the illusion of a Trans Pacific Partnership vs FTAAP narrative. … Read the rest The post TPP is “NAFTA on steroids” and FTAAP is the TPP on steroids appeared first on disinformation.

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The Fed’s Cold War Bunker Had $4 Billion Cash For After The Apocalypse

Disinformation - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 19:30
The 1970s fear of nuclear apocalypse has left us with some strange relics. Gizmodo uncovers the Culpeper Switch, where the Federal Reserve Bank stashed $4 Billion in cash so that even if Americans were stumbling around in a nuclear winter landscape, they’d still be in thrall to the banks: New York and DC are piles of ash, but at least your checks are clearing. That was the idea behind the...

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Liberation Through Unknowing w/ Martin W. Ball, Ph.D.

Disinformation - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 17:30
Author, musician, visionary artist (his art is on this show’s cover), and host of The Entheogenic Evolution Podcast, Martin W. Ball joins us this episode to talk about 5-Me0-DMT, the nearly-religious fundamentalism around Terrence McKenna, the role of the Ego, and your true nature in non-duality. This is a potent episode with some controversial topics and a conversation I am excited to...

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Confronting Western Views of Mental Wellness and Mental Illness

Disinformation - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 15:30
via Crazywisefilm.com: Dr. John Read, PhD, at the recent ISEPP (Intl. Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry) Conference in Los Angeles, worked for nearly 20 years as a clinical psychologist and manager of mental health services in the UK and USA before joining the University of Auckland (New Zealand) in 1994. While there he published over 100 papers primarily on the relationship...

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Detroit’s Alter Road divide

Disinformation - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 13:30
A fence erected just past the Alter Rd and Brooks St intersection, preventing travelers by foot and vehicle from getting into Grosse Pointe Park by that road Michigan’s 8 Mile road became world famous with the rise of Eminem. We all know the story. One side is in the city of Detroit, one side is the city of Warren. One side is mostly white, the other mostly black. Both sides of 8 Mile are...

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The King of Bullsh*t News

Disinformation - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 11:30
Apparently unaware of the irony, Buzzfeed crowns Central European News (CEN) as the “King of Bullsh*t News”: Last November, within a few hours of each other, some of the planet’s biggest news websites published an irresistible story. An attractive Argentinian teacher called Lucita Sandoval, from Santiago del Estero, had been having sex with her 16-year-old student, and the video of...

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Satirical Depictions of Our Technology-Obsessed Culture

Disinformation - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 09:30
Just in case you all aren’t burned out on the satirical art (we’ve been posting quite a bit lately), I have another artist to showcase. Jean Jullien is a French-born artist who depicts our narcissistic obsessions with technology — one to which I am not particularly immune. The Art: See more artwork at Ignant. The Film: A Little Film About… Jean Jullien...

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