By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel
I wrote the following for the 235th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.
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What comes to mind when you hear the word “marijuana”? Do you envision a drug that makes people lazy, or a medicinal herb that could potentially save lives?
Although the Marihuana Tax Act effectively outlawed the plant in the 30s, a campaign to taint its image began in the U.S long before it was outlawed. It was a slow and steady process, beginning with individual states outlawing it and leading to a nationwide ban. (1)
Despite its slow progress, the criminalization of marijuana didn’t take much effort. The public was mostly indifferent to it until a flood of propaganda from the media, much of which was racist, convinced them it was dangerous and led to crime, violence, and hedonism. (1) Continue reading 8 Cannabis Facts That Defy Traditional Stereotypes – Part 1/2
By Jess Murray, Truth Theory
A recently discovered essay written by Winston Churchill has revealed that he was open to the possibility of alien life on other planets. The popular science article was found to be written around 1939 when World War Two broke out, and within the article contained Churchill’s thoughts and opinions on the likelihood of extra-terrestrial life, according to recent reports. The draft was 11 pages long, and potentially intended for a newspaper. The paper was further updated in the 1950s, although it was never published.
Three decades later, during the 1980s, the essay was transferred to a museum in the US where it had remained undiscovered until just last year. The document was uncovered in the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, by the institution’s new director Timothy Riley. It was then passed to the Israeli astrophysicist and author Mario Livio by Riley. Although the discovery of the essay was fairly recent, its contents do not come as a shock to many, as Churchill’s interest in science was well known. He was the first British prime minister to employ a science adviser, Frederick Lindemann, as well as regularly meeting with scientists which included Sir Bernard Lovell, a pioneer of radio astronomy. Despite this, Dr Livio described the discovery as a “great surprise”. Continue reading Unpublished Churchill Essay Shows That He Believed In Alien Life
By Emma Clark, Eco Warrior Princess
If you are planning on renovating your home, you’ll want to make sure you do it in style but without further causing harm to our environment.
Contrary to what many people think, there are plenty of ways to make your home renovation an environment-friendly one. That way, you have a home that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but one that reduces environmental impact.
But how exactly do you renovate a home to make it simultaneously eco-friendly and stylish? In this article, we show you 10 of our favourite eco-friendly ways to renovate your home. Continue reading Top 10 Eco-Friendly Ways to Renovate Your Home
By Sofo Archon, Wake Up World
School is supposed to help children grow into mature, conscious, responsible, intelligent adults, who have mastered the art of living, and who can contribute their gifts to the world. School as we know it, however, couldn’t be further from that. In fact, school, as it exists in most places across the planet, helps only to stunt children’s intelligence and to fill them with stress and worries, which results in the chaotic world that we experience all around us.
Below are eight ways school is making children stupid and depressed. Continue reading 8 Ways School is Making Children Stupid and Depressed
By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution
A few decades from now, will it be common knowledge that using microwave radiation to heat food is harmful to human health? It’s certainly a possibility, and information is already emerging which shows cause for concern. Microwaves work by causing water molecules to resonate at very high frequencies, converting them into steam and thereby heating your food. While this might be a convenient way to prepare your food, using microwave radiation in this way actually changes the chemical structure of that food.
The fact that they are approved as safe doesn’t mean much these days, as we’ve seen with several other examples from Tobacco, PCBs and Asbestos and Glyphosate. Just because a government agency, like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or a government health agency approves something as safe, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe. Continue reading Why Heating Your Food With Microwave Radiation Might Be A Terrible Idea
By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia
(Concluded from Part 2, yesterday.)
This is the emotional state I live in at the moment. This is the emotional truth for me, the experiential truth, the lived-in and lived-through truth.
If it were realized truth, I’d be saying that everywhere is home. But I only get “home” at present at the level of experience, rather than realization.
So the first report I want to make to you about this divine cocreative partnership is to relay the impression I have that we are working with extremely-capable partners on the other side. Continue reading Feeling into the Divine Co-Creative Partnership – Part 2/2
By Paul Philips, Waking Times
Like many things — the food industry, the medical-pharmaceutical establishment, the mainstream media – the hidden corporate/bankers who control our governments have also standardized the education system through funding.
Many years ago in the USA, for example, much money was poured into education by the Rockefeller-created National Education Association, with the help of the Carnegie Foundation and later on the Ford Foundation. The result of the efforts of such organisations can be seen worldwide today in the real purpose of the education system which is to teach children and young people: 1) Reward comes from accurate memory recall from heavy repetition. 2) Non-compliance will be punished. 3) Acceptance that ‘truth’ and what is ‘real’ comes from authority. Continue reading Another Brick In The Wall – Modern Education and the System of Deception
By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze
A recent series of focus groups conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide is now demonstrating two things clearly: first, that Big Ag is growing increasingly desperate in its attempts to convince average consumers to continue purchasing their toxic products and remain unaware of any potential dangers. Second, that the unhealthy obsession with academia under the misapplied name of science is more akin to a religion than anything involving critical thought.
The results of the focus groups conducted by Dr. Heather Bray and Professor Rachel Ankeny was published in the journal New Genetics and Society and essentially acts as a brainstorming effort as to how big corporations through their minions at the university level can be more effective at convincing most people to trust GMOs. Continue reading University Study Laments “Just the Facts” Aren’t Enough to Convince Women of GMO Safety