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A thought came to me when the Bibi See played Big Ben’s clock striking 11 for the 2 minutes silence. Those who fought, were injured, and died in these wars would surely rather we spent those two minutes shouting at the top of our voices: “NO MORE WAR!” – Ellis
Redgum – I Was Only 19
What fabulous news! Tears of joy.
After more than a decade of discussion and planning, Peru on Sunday will officially designate Sierra del Divisor National Park, a 1.3 million hectare (3.3 million acre) reserve that is home to uncontacted indigenous tribes, endangered wildlife, and one of South America’s wildest landscapes.
Peru creates ‘Yellowstone of the Amazon’: 3.3M acre reserve home to uncontacted tribes, endangered wildlife
Now local businesses in Crickhowell are turning the tables on the likes of Google and Starbucks by employing the same accountancy practices used by the world’s biggest companies, to move their entire town “offshore”.
Crickhowell: Welsh town moves ‘offshore’ to avoid tax on local business
Terence McKenna is one of those cult-famous, societal-fringe figures of whom the majority of people have never heard. He’s also someone whose views probably have a polarizing effect on anyone who encounters them. At the very least, though, Terence was an exceptionally original thinker, and those who explore a fraction of his work will note his erudition and incredible ability to articulate his thoughts.
Terence McKenna’s Disillusioned Perspective on Mass-Consumerist Culture
Last night I attended a movie premier. There was no red carpet, no audience of fans waving cameras and autograph books, no celebrities strutting around in diamond-studded bikinis; but then the movie I went to see would never be considered for that kind of attention by the media. The venue in London hosting the event was a small backstreet independent screen specializing in art-house flicks and world cinema; it has the pun name of Whirled Cinema…
Incontrovertible- the Premier
Humankind has always had a sort of fascination with the idea of secret societies. From the Freemasons to the Illuminati, there is a certain allure to the idea that behind the scenes of our everyday life there are powerful forces at work pulling the strings, privy to knowledge beyond our mainstream understanding, and with access to ancient secrets beyond our wildest dreams. They operate just under the surface of our civilization, their motives and aims enigmatic and inscrutable, working towards ends that we may never fully understand. One such alleged secret society concerns a shadowy group of nine mysterious men, formed in ancient India and charged with guarding ancient secrets and protecting us from the potentially destructive knowledge which we manage to glean from the mysteries of the universe. Operating in secrecy, they are spread throughout the world, silently watching and accruing ever more potent secrets, all the while hidden from our view. These are the Nine Unknown Men.
The Mystery of the Nine Unknown Men