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Fantasy Coffins Make Death Seem…Fun!

Disinformation - 4 hours 27 min ago
Hen coffin by Kudjoe Affutu (CC)   If you’ve ever had to pick out a coffin, you know that the choices are all pretty bland and boring. Unless you live in Ghana, West Africa, that is, where Atlas Obscura finds all sorts of fantasy coffins, from lobsters to beer bottles: The workshop of one of the most well-known fantasy coffin carvers in the world is squeezed between a barbershop...

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Emory Douglas: The Art of The Black Panthers

Disinformation - 5 hours 28 min ago
Emory Douglas: The Art of The Black Panthers from Dress Code on Vimeo. Emory Douglas was the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party. Through archival footage and conversations with Emory we share his story, alongside the rise and fall of the Panthers. He used his art as a weapon in the Black Panther Party’s struggle for civil rights and today Emory continues to...

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Looking for a Final Solution to the Summer Heat? Then you need a Hitler Ice Cream Cone!

Disinformation - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:30
What else can you say about possibly the single most fucked up summertime confection ever? A Thousand Year Reich of Deliciousness. From the Daily Mail: Even for the most dedicated of ice cream lovers this sweet treat may prove a little hard to swallow. Unbelievably a brand of ice cream cone is readily available in India which is named after Hitler. It’s difficult to fathom what the Nazi...

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The 4 Archetypes Of Psilocybin [Clip]

Disinformation - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 16:30
This clip is a partial discussion of the content in ‘Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom‘ by James W Jesso Learn more about the book ~ http://www.decomposingtheshadow.com Author’s Homepage ~ http://www.jameswjesso.com Listen to full interview via Free Radical Media here ~ https://youtu.be/XkU7p-cv_ZI “Decomposing The Shadow presents a...

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I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How.

Disinformation - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 14:30
If you’re a sucker for fad diets based on the latest nutritional miracle, you’d better read John Bohannon’s expose of how he was able to fool millions of people into thinking that eating chocolate promotes weight loss, at io9: “Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they...

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Joni Mitchell on Illusions

Disinformation - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:30
“I was young for my age. Not as naïve as they expected. I don’t know why I seem to bring that out in people.” “I didn’t like the sound of people gasping at the mere mention of my name. It horrified me.” – As told to Joe Smith on November 3, 1986… Read the rest The post Joni Mitchell on Illusions appeared first on disinformation.

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Wrongfully Treating Academic Debate as Anti-Semitism

Disinformation - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:30
Shannon Kringen (CC BY 2.0) Saree Makdisi writes at the Los Angeles Times: The principle of academic freedom at our universities is under attack by those seeking to shield Israel from criticism by silencing dissent, shutting down discussion and imposing a stifling atmosphere of intimidation at the University of California, in particular. A coordinated set of petitions, including a letter...

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A Compendium of Cryptid and Creature Infographics

Disinformation - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:30
Cryptozoology is the study of hidden animals. These creatures are commonly known as cryptids and their existence has not been proven. The folks at Relatively Interesting have a compiled an excellent list of cryptid infographics. Click to enlarge. North American Cryptids Designed by Dan Meth Source. Source. Designed by Simon E. Davies Source. Source:...

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The TPP is Not a Trade Agreement

Disinformation - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:30
TPP image via Office of the United States Trade Representative. Dave Johnson writes at Campaign for America’s Future: “Trade” is a propaganda word. It short-circuits thinking. People hear “trade” and the brain stops working. People think, “Of course, trade is good.” And that ends the discussion. Calling TPP a “trade” agreement lets the pro-TPP people argue that TPP is about trade...

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Inmate Eats the Jail Cell, Costing the State $1 Million in Medical Bills

Disinformation - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 09:30
Lamont Cathey A man arrested for breaking into a pizza parlor has habitually consumed pieces of metal such as screws, drawing pins, and even leather while in jail. His medical bills have cost the state $1.3 million. I suppose that’s one way to get back at the man… Sumitra via Oddity Central: 17-year-old Lamont Cathey, who was jailed for breaking into a pizza parlour in Chicago, is...

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Scientist Created Drones That Fly Autonomously and Learn New Routes

Disinformation - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 08:30
Drone manufactured by Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd. Credit: Image courtesy of Investigación y Desarrollo Skynet is born. Investigación y Desarrollo via ScienceDaily: Drones say goodbye to pilots. With the goal of achieving autonomous flight of these aerial vehicles, the researcher José Martínez Carranza from the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE) in Mexico,...

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Roads Melting, Death Toll Soaring as ‘Unprecedented’ Heatwave Grips India

Disinformation - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 07:30
This was originally published on Common Dreams. See more of Jon Queally’s posts here. The deathtoll related to an ongoing and “unprecedented” heatwave in India has soared to nearly 1,200 people, according to the nation’s health ministry on Wednesday, with no respite for hundreds of millions of people expected until at least the weekend. According to officials quoted in...

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You Are Totally Wrong About Genetically Altered Food

Disinformation - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:30
“You Are Totally Wrong About Genetically Altered Food” screams the cover of Newsweek, below, with a feature story inside entitled “GMO Scientists Could Save the World From Hunger, If We Let Them.” Is the story’s author, Tom Parrett, right? Arguments against in the comments please: …Biotech crops are already well-established around the world. The U.S. has...

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Did Market Leninism Win the Cold War?

Disinformation - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 18:30
Cold War IIllustration: Quick Magazine |  bunky’s pickle (CC BY-SA 2.0) John Feffer writes at TomDispatch: Imagine an alternative universe in which the two major Cold War superpowers evolved into the United Soviet Socialist States. The conjoined entity, linked perhaps by a new Bering Straits land bridge, combines the optimal features of capitalism and collectivism. From Siberia to...

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Green Jellyfish UFO Seen Over the Netherlands

Disinformation - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 17:30
Harry Clipperton’s photograph of a green jellyfish UFO   Harry Clipperton is a nature photographer who unwittingly captured a “jellyfish” UFO on May 19th. Perhaps a lens flare? Paul Seaburn via Mysterious Universe: Harry Clipperton blogs nature photos and that’s what he was planning to do with the storm shots he took while walking on May 19th in the town of in Onlanden....

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Mental health care access for teens improving, but less for communities with disparities

Disinformation - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 16:30
Click to enlarge University of Michigan Health System via EurekAlert: ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Teens in the U.S. have more availability of mental health care than they did two years ago, according to a new survey from the University of Michigan National Voices Project, but access is not equal in all communities. The University of Michigan National Voices Project was commissioned by the W.K....

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Greenpeace Staff to Work for Free after India Blocks Funds

Disinformation - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:30
Linh Do (CC BY 2.0) Rupam Jain Nair writes for Reuters: Greenpeace is determined to keep operating in India even after the federal government froze its bank accounts, leaving it with no funds to pay wages to hundreds of staff, its country head said on Thursday. The home ministry blocked foreign funding to the local branch of the environmentalist group in April as part of a wider crackdown...

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Anger Management Failures: Problem Anger vs. Ordinary Anger

Disinformation - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:30
Tommaso Meli (CC BY 2.0) The problem anger formula: Anger (frustration, irritability, attitude, etc.)  + Lowered self-value + Blame. Steven Stosny writes at Psychology Today: Angermanagement works fine for managing ordinary anger, but it’s not so successful when it comes to the self-defeating behaviors of problem anger. Ordinary anger arises from impediments to: Task performance (The...

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Why You Should Ignore Politics and Politicians

Disinformation - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 13:30
Thomas Hawk (CC BY-NC 2.0) Stephen Mills, writing at the Rat Race Trap: This article is going to suggest that participating in politics at any level is generally not a good idea.  Many, maybe even most of you are going to disagree with this.  I also know that people will tend to take it as a categorical statement and offer counter-examples. You will notice that I said “generally” because I...

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