Hey if Donald Trump can attract voters why not Kanye? He announced his bid for the presidency at the MTV Video Music Awards last night:
A new report published by Harvard University claims the telecommunications industry has unlimited access to shape Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies at the expense of public health, consumer safety, privacy, and consumer wallets.
The Corrupted Network
The report claims that the FCC, which is a government agency that is supposed to act as a regulator, sits at the heart of a “bipartisan Washington web of institutional corruption” that has for many years been championing corporate interests often at public expense. This industry stranglehold extends from:
- Its well-placed campaign spending in Congress
- Control of the FCC‘s Congressional oversight committees
- Persistent agency lobbying.
The report goes even further by saying that in the case of wireless radiation health issues industry control extends beyond Congress and regulators, to basic scientific research.
Troubling Body Of Evidence Linked To Negative Health Effects
Whilst guardedly describing the EMF science as “controversial” the report admits that “a troubling body of evidence suggests exposure to even low emission levels at typical cellular frequencies between 300 MHz and 3 GHz can have a wide range of negative effects.”
The report goes on to cite some of the numerous studies that link wireless exposures to adverse health effects:
A 2002 study that compared the health of people living at different distances within 300 meters of cell towers with those living more than 300 meters away ―Results indicated increased symptoms the closer a person lived to a tower.… Read the rest
Have you heard about the legendary “Black Knight” UFO? Huffington Post reports on its reemergence:
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Conspiracy theories are a natural by-product of space exploration, surfacing to provide an answer when neither our eyes or governments are able to provide one.
One of the oldest theories around has to be the ‘Black Knight’ satellite, a mysterious black object which has been repeatedly referred to in reference to sightings all over the world and indeed even outside of this world.
After a period of absence from the limelight it appears as though the ‘Black Knight’ is back again, appearing in the sky above Jacksonville, Florida.
Believed to be a ‘13,000 year-old alien satellite’ (no, really), the ‘Black Knight’ story originates as far back as 1954, however theorists use a series of images taken in 1998 by the Space Shuttle Endeavour which showed a mysterious black object apparently in orbit around the Earth.
I find the series of Trialogues conducted between Terence McKenna, Rupert Sheldrake, and Ralph Abraham endlessly fascinating. I have listened with inflamed imagination to their discussions ad infinitum, finding them thus far inexhaustibly thought provoking.
For the most complete collection (42+ hours) of their discussions I refer you to The Psychedelic Salon’s Trialogues Archive. (It includes numerous recordings of their private discussions donated by Ralph Abraham.)
Though before I try to sell you on the deep cuts, let’s parade out the hits:
METAMORPHOSIS: CAST OF CHARACTERS
As perhaps one of the world’s biggest fans of this material, I dreamed the dream of getting to actively participate in the discussion, and in my own silly way, via e-mail, got to do just that.
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from: Bobby Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org
to: Ralph Abraham, Rupert Sheldrake
date: Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 1:47 PM
subject: Hello again, Ralph & Rupert!
While the terrorism charges against two Vice News journalists may sound trumped up and Vice Media is pooh-poohing them, consider that Egypt has just sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists to three years in (a not very nice) prison. The Wrap reports on the situation in Turkey:
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Two Vice News reporters and their two colleagues will appear in court on Monday in Turkey to face terrorism charges after being detained on Thursday.
Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, two British journalists for Vice, were taken into custody with their driver and fixer in the city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey, initially detained for filming without accreditation; the charges have now evolved to supporting ISIS.
Authorities seized their cameras and raided their hotel rooms. The journalists “face unsubstantiated charges of terrorism” in court, a VICE News spokesperson said. “VICE News continues to work vigorously with all relevant authorities to secure the safe release of our four colleagues,” the spokesperson said.
The situation in the Islamic world is very grave. I can tell you that when the situation with ISIS is over, we will see the rise of a very militant regime in Iraq. There are different paramilitary factions within Iraq battling ISIS, each of them following the belief that the word of their religious leader is holy, all power is vested in him and he makes law. When this militant state is erected in Iraq after the defeat of ISIS, it is probable that Iraq shall join a union with other Islamic nations, a sort of Islamic Soviet Union.
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Yesterday I witnessed the extraordinary sight of hordes of suicide bombers, dressed in black and brandishing Kalashnikovs, marching through the slums of Baghdad.
Grouped into makeshift platoons – some wearing white shrouds to denote their readiness to die – they demonstrated their deadly skills in an astonishing display by ‘detonating’ the bombs they carried.
A certain section of the Internet spends much of their time analyzing photos from Mars taken by Curiosity. Many say these photos are proof of life. The folks at CNN explore this with more than a hint of snark.
Ian Lee and Nick Thompson via CNN:
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For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks.
But to the more, er, imaginative minds in our midst, these are no ordinary rocks. They’re signs of alien life on the planet next door.
For years, eagle-eyed conspiracy theorists have been trawling through the photos beamed back to Earth by NASA probes and “discovering” mysterious objects that they say proves the existence of extraterrestrial activity on Mars — a world where lizards,mermaids, traffic lights, jelly donuts and a statue of Barack Obama all apparently coexist in the dusty expanses of the red planet.
Antoine Gara via Forbes:
Agriculture giant Monsanto MON +0.00% has dropped a $46.5 billion hostile bid for Swiss competitor Syngenta , choosing to refocus on a five-year plan to double earnings over an unfriendly merger effort that risked backlash from large shareholders.
Just when I think this author can’t get any cooler, he does something like this. I got hooked on Brad Thor’s spy-novels when he did an interview on a local radio station for his thriller “Hidden Order.” People working with the Department of Homeland Security have taken notice of his works and asked him to create training scenarios for operatives. Now he feels that Donald Trump has to go down. He’s entered the republican race for an opportunity to take him on in a debate on Rush Limbaugh’s show.
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New York Times bestselling thriller novelist Brad Thor hasn’t quite bought into Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s claim that he’s a conservative, and is willing to put his money where his mouth is.
Thor challenged the real estate billionaire to a debate, and you’ll never guess who he proposes to moderate it.
No, not Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
He proposes none other than “El Rushbo,” the legendary conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, and suggests holding the debate on air at Limbaugh’s Palm Beach, Florida studio.
I’m coming up on a red at 7th, heading west on Market. The Tenderloin.
There’s an empty Yellow just ahead of me at the light and an historic F line street car just letting off on the platform to our left. As the passengers pour out onto the island dividing the two westbound lanes here, I note one dude – a bit frantic – check out Yellow, and then come running back to me. Dunno why dude would be getting off a train and then immediately try to hail a cab, or why he didn’t go for the empty Yellow in front, but I wave him in…
Although a bit edgy, a skinny 30-ish Pryor is wearing a clean white T nicely tucked-in that complements his chocolate skin, stylish jeans, and a large diamond earring in his left ear – presumably fake, he seems like he may be rational.… Read the rest