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Flying with Sarah Anne Lawless

Disinformation - 1 hour 21 min ago
Down at the Crossroads • Episode #59 iTunes • Stitcher • Direct Download • RSS Hello and thank you once again for joining me down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers. I am your bewitching, bald...

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‘VR is going to yield this staggering orgasm of the new’

Disinformation - 5 hours 51 min ago
Are you excited about Virtual Reality, which is finally available to consumers? Not as excited as John Riccitiello, I’ll wager, who says “VR is going to yield this staggering orgasm of the new,” per Gamesindustry.biz: Unity CEO John Riccitiello on the company’s role in building a market for VR software, and why he’s no fan of the “sour grapes” offered by...

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The Intriguing History of Ghost Photography

Disinformation - 7 hours 22 min ago
“As camera tech has evolved, so too has the photography of puzzling ‘spirits’,” writes Howard Timberlake at BBC Future: It’s February 2015 at Hampton Court Palace in London. Twelve-year-old Holly Hampsheir grabs her iPhone to take a photo of her cousin, Brook, as she walks alone through the majestic King’s Apartments. Snap. It’s not until the following day that they discover Brook...

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Jim Carrey Slams California School Vaccine Legislation: It’s ‘Poisoning More Children’

Disinformation - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:35
Jim Carrey just became one of the highest profile “Anti-Vaxxers” per the Hollywood Reporter: Carrey tweeted that Gov. Jerry Brown is a “corporate fascist” who “must be stopped.” Jim Carrey is speaking out against new legislation requiring all public school children in California to be vaccinated starting in 2016. Carrey, who has been an outspoken critic of...

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Reality Road: Here’s the music video for Mapei’s ‘Million Ways to Live’

Disinformation - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:30
In Volvo Trucks’ success series ‘Reality Road’ viewers get to look behind the scenes at the recording of the video for Mapei’s new single ‘Million Ways to Live’. The music video premieres today. For three weeks now, viewers of ‘Reality Road’ have been able to watch how singer Mapei, music video director Liza Minou Morberg, and driver Jens Karlsson have travelled all across Europe recording a...

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Quantum Spacecraft & Other Hidden Truths: What Lies Hidden In Snowden’s ‘Black Budget’ World?

Disinformation - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:00
Christina Sarich via Collective Evolution: Not long ago Edward Snowden, a former intelligence contractor leaked the very first documentation that proves the existence of clandestine black budget operations. You can read more about that here.  So what discoveries lay hidden that are open to reasonable speculation? When Jimmy Carter installed solar panels on the White House in the 1970s, the...

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Forget Little Green Men – Aliens Will Look Like Humans

Disinformation - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:00
Alright alien-hunters, you can stop looking for Grays, Little Green Men or other freakish alien stereotypes. They’re going to look like us according to Professor Simon Conway Morris, reports the Independent: They are often portrayed on screen as little green men with elongated limbs and saucer-like eyes. Credit: Anthony Appleyard (CC) From E.T to the X-Files, aliens from outer space...

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Getting Down with Damh the Bard

Disinformation - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:30
Down at the Crossroads • Episode #57 iTunes • Stitcher • Direct Download • RSS Hello and thank you once again for joining me down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers. I am your bewitching, bald...

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The History of Hippies, Yoga, and Vegetarianism

Disinformation - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:30
If you think you know the history of the Hippie movement, Yoga or vegetarianism in the West, and you haven’t read Gordon Kennedy’s Children of the Sun, think again. Packed with photos the late 19th century (including many of young men with long flowing hair that look as if they were taken during the 1960s), this is undoubtedly the best documentation of how naturism, yoga,...

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The Hazards of Being a Man Who Writes About Men and Masculinity

Disinformation - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:30
Jed Diamond (Twitter photo) Finally, something Feminists and MRA’s can agree on!  Jed Diamond, PhD, writes at the Good Men Project: I’ve been writing about men and masculinity since my first book Inside Out: Becoming My Own Man was published in 1983. I was inspired to write about men and masculinity after reading Herb Goldberg’s book, The Hazards of Being Male: Surviving the Myth of...

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The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing

Disinformation - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 06:00
Katie Worth tells us “how a proven tool may be anything but,” in reference to DNA testing, for Frontline: …Peter Gill is a giant in the forensic DNA community, counted among the scientists who wrote the original paper conceptualizing DNA as a forensic tool in 1985. But he has spent recent years warning people using his tool against blindly trusting its results. In a 2014 book...

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The Dopest Blunts Ever

Disinformation - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:00
In interesting find over at Digg, where they profile the maker of some extraordinarily complicated blunts: Here is a man with too much time and marijuana on his hands. Instagram user Valleyrec420, a self-described California Prop 215 patient, is spending his days rolling the most incredible blunts we’ve ever seen. Err… not that we’ve seen a ton of blunts. We’re not...

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Confronting Southern ‘Victimhood’

Disinformation - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:30
Robert Parry writes at Consortiumnews: Unlike the Germans after World War II who collectively shouldered blame for the Holocaust and the war’s devastation, America’s white Southerners never confessed to the evil that they had committed by enslaving African-Americans and then pushing the United States into a bloody Civil War in their defense of human bondage. Photo: Erika dot net (CC) Instead...

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Magic and Politics

Disinformation - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:30
David Graeber writes at the Baffler: Politicians are by definition dishonest. All politicians lie. But many observers of American politics agree that over the last few years, there has been something of a qualitative change in the magnitude of political dishonesty. In certain party precincts, at least, there seems to have been a conscious attempt to change the rules to allow for a level of...

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Black Metal Presidential Logos are Totally, um, Metal!

Disinformation - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:30
The 2016 election nightmare has begun and if there’s anything more boring than the candidates themselves, it’s their phony Americana inspired Mad Men reject logos. I’m yawning just thinking about them. Artist Christophe Szpajdel has done us a solid and made them less boring. With metal. Hellary Isn’t Jeb Bush the lead singer for Armored Saint? Totally metal, yet...

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The Ballad of the Piggyback Bandit and other Strange Criminals

Disinformation - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:30
The Piggyback Bandit is the nickname for Sherwin Shayegan, who is known for soliciting piggyback rides from high-school athletes in the Northwestern United States in 2008. Shayegan has been banned from high-school sporting events in five states. While most of you were at work yesterday morning I found myself reminiscing about the Piggyback Bandit. The Piggyback Bandit is a guy named Sherwin...

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‘Inception’ Is Possible—At Least In Sleeping Mice

Disinformation - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:30
If you liked the movie Inception and are interested in the science of dreaming, you’ll be interested to learn that scientists are now able to influence the dreams of mice (humans coming soon no doubt). From Quartz: Scientists have been poking around in mice brains a lot recently. They’ve found that they have dreams, and that those dreams can be manipulated. Research (paywall) by scientists...

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The Future of Facebook is Telepathy

Disinformation - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:30
Facebook. Telepathy. From CNN/Money Mark Zuckerberg just dropped a big clue about Facebook’s future. The social network’s founder and CEO believes that one day, we’ll be able to share our thoughts directly — brain to brain — using technology. Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: Wired Photostream (CC) “You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends...

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Amazon Debuts Philip K. Dick’s ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Series by Ridley Scott

Disinformation - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:30
Hey Dick-Heads, are you excited for the The Man in the High Castle? Amazon Studios has released a new teaser in advance of the debut of the first two series episodes at San Diego Comic Con on July 10th (if you can’t get to San Diego, EW is going to stream the event live): Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), The Man...

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Colonial Americans Drank Roughly Three Times as Much as Americans Do Now

Disinformation - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 09:30
All day drinking was common among early Americans. Emma Green via The Atlantic: It was a pretty common belief among the founders [regarding] America’s experiment with republicanism, that the only way that we were going to keep it was through the virtue of our citizens,” said Bruce Bustard, the curator of a National Archives exhibit on American alcohol consumption. As Rush observed the effects...

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