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Wild Friday: The Scarey Truth About Aspartame

Just in case you need a reminder … the greedy corporate machine wants to sweeten you up for the kill with aspartame.   This artificial chemical may taste good to you but aspartame sickness is real, dangerous and may actually make you fatter, despite dietary claims of the products that use it. … Read the rest

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Wild Friday: Spies Conduct Mass Thought and Emotion Control Through Social Media

With never-before-seen documents accompanied by reporting,  The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman are offering a more in-depth look than ever into how a secretive unit of the UK’s GCHQ surveillance agency used a host of psychological methods and online subterfuge in order to manipulate the behavior of individuals and groups through the internet and other digital forms of communication.

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Worldwide Wednesday: Christo’s Middle Finger

See “the Wonderful City” from Christ’s point of view in today’s amazing video.  The monument Cristo Redentor is having a few repairs to the middle finger, and a camera crew went up with the workers to share the stunning vista from atop those arms spreading across 28 meters, way far high above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. … Read the rest

Techie Tuesday: Pneumatic Tube Trains

Will people fly through pneumatic tubes at a thousand miles per hour?  The dream of Elon Musk’s hyperloop may be here sooner than you’d think.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a California company that’s actually building Musk’s futuristic transportation system, said that it expects to break ground on the project sometime in 2016.

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Mother Earth Monday: Man Lives as a Goat

Now this is really strange … and really interesting!   Is it post-humanism or trans-humanism or a strange fetish that has Thomas Thwaites  investigating what it might be like to live as a goat.

“He set a goal of crossing the Swiss Alps, and found a sympathetic goatherd who was willing to let him live amongst his herd in September 2014.… Read the rest

Wild Friday: One Month Left?

YouTube seems certain the world is going to come to an end – again!  This time the apocalypse is predicted for September twenty-something, and everywhere you look there is proof of our imminent doom.  Here is a  video about the elusive and anonymous geurilla artist Banksy’s reveal of the  “tragic end” to our modern fairy tale.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Dismaland

OK.  Now for escaping escapism. An anonymous street artist named Banksy won’t show his face, but he will show the true face of theme park fantasy lands for what they are.  Do you feel sick when you enter our modern playgrounds? … Read the rest

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Worldwide Wednesday: Cuba In A Closet!

Mary Allan recalls: When I was about nine years old I had two large closets in my bedroom.  One was for me, and the other one was a mystery.  My mother had told me not to open the closet door as she had some valuable clothes hanging there. … Read the rest

Wild Friday: Real Password Security

The Intercept’s Micah Lee says: A passphrase is like a password, but longer and more secure. In essence, it’s an encryption key that you memorize. Once you start caring more deeply about your privacy and improving your computer security habits, one of the first roadblocks you’ll run into is having to create a passphrase.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Mayan Ceremony Video

Have you ever wondered about ancient traditions and ceremonies in the new world? My new friend Willy Barreno is a shaman of the Mayan people in Guatemala.  Today he has sent me a video of”one of our ceremonies in the highlands of Guatemala!… Read the rest