Daily Archives: May 6, 2013

More Than 30 Million Americans Have Used Psychedelic Drugs

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Author: Alexia Severson

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While it's not surprising to hear about the hippies of the 1970s experimenting with psychedelic drugs, or hallucinogens, a new study shows that an estimated 32 million people in the U.S. have used LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), “magic mushrooms” (psilocybin), or mescaline (peyote and other cacti) at some point in...

Robert Fisk: The Truth is That After Israel’s Air Strikes, We Are Involved

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Author: Robert Fisk

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Lights in the sky over Damascus. Another Israeli raid – “daring” of course, in the words of Israel’s supporters, and the second in two days – on Bashar al-Assad’s weaponry and military facilities and weapons stores. The story is already familiar: the Israelis wanted to prevent a shipment of Iranian-made Fateh-110 missiles...

UFOs ‘Roam Our Skies’ Says Former US Air Force Intelligence Officer

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Author: Shar Adams

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A former U.S. Air Force major with 5,000 flying hours described in detail his encounter with an UFO, telling former members of Congress at a hearing on extraterrestrial sightings that he has been interested in UFOs ever since. “These space craft occasionally roam our skies and my theory is they...

Heavy Metals, Insects and Other Weird Things Found in Lipstick Through Time

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Author: Marina Koren

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Lipstick has seen a fair share of funky ingredients in its long history of more than 6,000 years, from seaweed and beetles to modern synthetic chemicals and deer fat. In recent years, traces of lead have been found in numerous brands of the popular handbag staple, prompting some manufacturers to go...

Germany’s Secret Bid to Kill Ban on Bee-Harming Pesticides

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Author: Damian Carrington

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One of the notable details of Monday's landmark ruling to ban the use of some neonicotinoid pesticides across the European Union was Germany's vote in favour. Germany hosts chemical giant Bayer, which makes the most widely used neonicotinoid, but switched from its previous abstention. This move was entirely in line...

Are We The Last Generation of ‘Wild’ Humans?

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Author: Anne Gordon

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Could side effects from food additives, water fluoridation, GMO's, tainted air, excessive vaccines, cause people to become mediocre, and lose their critical thinking abilities? Some new technologies could make living a 'natural' life challenging in the near future. In fact, according to the Strategic Social Initiative, (2045.com), scientists, technologists, and...

I Thought Solitary Confinement in Iran Was Bad – Then I Went Inside America’s Prisons

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Author: Shane Bauer

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Shane Bauer was one of the three American hikers imprisoned in Iran after being apprehended on the Iraqi border in 2009. He spent 26 months in Tehran's Evin Prison, 4 of them in solitary. Bauer is winner of the2013 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism for the article below, his special...