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12 Hours of Fame

During six days in October, iZettle helped six of Britain’s smallest businesses open their own flagship store on Britain’s greatest shopping street – for 12 hours each. This is what happened.

One store, with six grand openings and six grand closings in six days on Oxford Street, the busiest shopping street in Britain. See the iZettle stunt that helped business rebels reach success overnight:

iZettle wants to remind entrepreneurs that even global brands that now trade on Oxford Street in London started out as small businesses. In this brand-obsessed world it’s getting harder and harder to make it. Shopping districts around the world are dominated by big brands. But small business rebels, entrepreneurs and nomadic retailers are fighting hard to bring their products to the world.

To show that iZettle is all about supporting these businesses and helping them take on the fight they did something no company has ever done before – they invited six of Britain’s smallest businesses to open up their very own flagship store on Britain’s greatest shopping street.… Read the rest

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A Graphic History of Area 51

For those of you who like your history books in graphic form, the For Beginners and Introducing series have long been the pacesetters. Now Zenith Press has addressed the market for conspiracy culture with Area 51: The Graphic History of America's Most Secret Military Installation by Dwight Jon Zimmerman with art by Greg Scott. Here's the prologue and if you're into it, support this indie press and buy the book: Area 51 Graphic History Page 1
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“Pay 2 Play” — A Disinfo Election Event

DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL DISINFO ELECTION EVENT!

At 12:01am on November 1st, Disinformation will release John Ennis’ acclaimed film Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes on our VOD platform. Timed to the upcoming mid-term elections, Pay 2 Play may very well change the way you perceive America’s election process and the way you vote.

Watch the trailer, bookmark the location right HERE on Disinfo.com, and set aside the time on your calendar. Even if you’ve never watched a Disinfo documentary before, be sure not to miss Pay 2 Play.P2PStills101

If you give a shit at all about the political process in the US, this is a very important film to watch. You’ll be able to stream the film for only $4 or download for $10.

“A must-watch film!” — DAILY KOS

“Follows politicians, lobbyists and activists, taking you through a roller coaster of controversy.” — ABC7 Eyewitness News

“A masterpiece… The talking points in this film are bladed lasers.” — OpEd News Review

Pay 2 Play vividly tells the story of the threat posed to our political process by big money interests and what we can do to fight back to defend our Republic.

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POP MAGIC! by Grant Morrison

Morrison at disinfo.con New York

Morrison at disinfo.con New York

[Excerpted from the classic occult anthology Books of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult]

POP MAGIC! is Magic! For the People. Pop Magic! is Naked Magic! Pop Magic! lifts the 7 veils and shows you the tits of the Infinite.

THINKING ABOUT IT

All you need to begin the practice of magic is concentration, imagination and the ability to laugh at yourself and learn from mistakes. Some people like to dress up as Egyptians or monks to get themselves in the mood; others wear animal masks or Barbarella costumes. The use of ritual paraphernalia functions as an aid to the imagination only.

Anything you can imagine, anything you can symbolize, can be made to produce magical changes in your environment.

FIRST STEPS ON THE PATH

Magic is easy to do. Dozens of rulebooks and instruction manuals are available in the occult or “mind, body and spirit” sections of most modern bookstores.… Read the rest

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The Secret Reason School is Boring

You’re sitting on it says new documentary Boredom.

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You may want to sit down to read this.
Or maybe not.
According to the new documentary Boredom, school is boring. But not for the reason most people think.
School and college are often cited as chronically boring mainly because of the teaching style and the subject material. But it’s more likely because of the ingrained sedentary culture of constant sitting, according to the documentary.

“The subjects don’t make school boring,” said Boredom director Albert Nerenberg. “It’s the constant sitting. Constant sitting turns people’s brains into mush.”

According to a 2000 OECD survey of students in 35 countries, nearly half of 15-year-olds said they often felt bored at school on average. Ireland reported 67% of teenagers reporting frequent boredom, compared to 61% in the U.S.

From the onset, in almost every country in the world, students are trained to sit still in classrooms and this tradition of non-stop sitting continues well into college.… Read the rest

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The DanTysk Offshore Wind Power Project

We managed to piss some of you off with a sponsored post from Shell, so we killed that and commit to you that we won’t take sponsored posts from oil and gas companies again. In return, please like this one about The DanTysk wind power plant, which will generate 1.3 billion kWh of clean electricity for Munich.

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Smart and Smarter Drugs

8354791187_a8970f08c5_bAre we asking the right questions about smart drugs? Marek Kohn looks at what they can do for us – and what they can’t.

“You know how they say that we can only access 20 per cent of our brain?” says the man who offers stressed-out, blank-screened ‘writer’ Eddie Morra a fateful pill in the 2011 film Limitless. “Well, what this does, it lets you access all of it.” Morra, played by Bradley Cooper, is instantly transformed into a superhuman by the fictitious drug NZT-48. Granted access to all cognitive areas, he learns to play the piano in three days, finishes writing his book in four, and swiftly makes himself a millionaire.

Limitless is what you get when you flatter yourself that your head houses the most complex known object in the universe, and run away with the notion that it must have powers to match. More down to earth is the idea that we always have untapped cognitive potential, but that life gets between us and the best we could possibly manage.… Read the rest

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Daniele Bolelli Hosts Graham Hancock on The Drunken Taoist Podcast

Two of our favorite authors, Daniele Bolelli (50 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know: Religion) and Graham Hancock (Supernatural, Entangled), finally get together and talk on Daniele’s Drunken Taoist podcast:

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The topics for discussion include:

  • Embracing fiction and saying goodbye to footnotes!
  • Ayahuasca approves of Graham’s fiction
  • At the crossroad of good and evil: choices
  • The demiurge from Graham’s lips: demons hiding in divine clothing
  • If your theology leads you to kill in the name of God, what you are worshipping is a demon
  • Please support Graham’s fiction novels
  • Moctezuma and Cortes: the battle of evil against evil
  • St. Peter and the Aztec war god: different masks for the same entity
  • Totalitarians are all the same
  • Graham offers a history lesson
  • Powerful female characters
  • Gonzalo Guerrero
  • The publishing cage… Graham and the memory of publishers with guts
  • The Stephen King experiment
  • Graham makes a great offer to Drunken Taoist listeners
  • Graham and replying to emails
  • Why Daniele doesn’t get shit done
  • Graham and TED
  • A Japanese editor carried a resignation letter for six weeks in case his choice to support “Fingerprints of the Gods” didn’t work out
  • A timeline of human history and the mystery of the last ice age
  • How Graham transitioned to becoming a writer
  • Martin Mystere
  • Graham about death and the nature of the universe

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Chinese Restaurant Makes Its Noodles Addictive – With Opium Poppies

Well this is one way to make your restaurant’s noodles completely addictive! From South China Morning Post (h/t Oginikwe, who thought y’all might be interested in this since we are importing so much of our food, vitamins, and ingredients from China):

A noodle shop owner was detained after he was discovered to have been adding parts of a poppy plant – from which opium is made – to food so that customers would keep coming back.

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The noodle shop’s owner was held for questioning and confessed that he purchased 2kg of poppy shells (the bud of the plant in which poppy seeds are found) for 600 yuan (HK$756) in August.

He secretly added it to the food to lure in more customers.

The owner was detained for 10 days. Poppy shells used to be an ingredient in a popular hot pot sauce until the product was banned, according to previous reports.

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