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Climate Change Anxiety

Pre T trau Stress Disorder Mohrtoons cartoonVery interesting article in the latest Rolling Stone on climate change and its impact of young peoples’ mental health. It talks about pre-traumatic stress disorder. “Behind their signs and placards, their anger and frustration are clear. What is harder to see is their anxiety, the psychological burden of those “oh no!” thoughts that threaten to arise, the private moments of panic and fear felt by a generation that cannot remember a time before the planet’s future was imperiled. Read more of this post

The Current Coronavirus Disease May Be a Once-in-a-Century Evidence Fiasco

doors-anymore-its-time-to-tell-you-about-the-year-2020Prof. John Ioannidis of the Stanford University School of Medicine, is professor of medicine and epidemiology and population health. On March 17 in STAT he posed some very intriguing points about the virus that seems to have crippled the world. Here’s an extract: Read more of this post

Dharma’s Dark Side – Sexual Abuse & Tibetan Buddhist Leaders

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Sogyal Rinpoche

On January 17, a headline in the Washington Post announced “Famed Buddhist nun Pema Chodron retires, cites handling of sexual misconduct allegations against her group’s leader.”

One of the best-known interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, Chodron is an influential teacher who has published a number of popular books including “When Things Fall Apart.” The group she publicly retired from is Shambhala, the global Buddhist and mindfulness organization founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Shambhala is one of the largest western Buddhist movements with more than 200 meditation centers around the world. Read more of this post

Dandelion & Orchid Children

OrchidsChildren can be divided into two distinct personality types, “dandelions” and “orchids,” suggests Dr. Thomas Boyce, an emeritus professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Read more of this post

The Hawaii Department of Health Tries to Force Hazardous Ineffective HPV Vaccine on All Public School Children

GARDASIL-9-Package-and-Vial-e1447623675230After a public outcry in 2016 against a bill sponsored by Maui’s Senator Roz Baker to mandate the controversial HPV vaccine for Hawaii’s children, led to the bill being shelved, the state’s Department of Health (DOH) is now attempting to force the vaccine on school kids. Read more of this post

“What’s Making Our Children Sick?”

Book-headshot-1080x484In the new book “What’s Making Our Children Sick?” California-based pediatrician Dr. Michelle Perro identifies industrially produced food – including genetically modified  foods and their associated pesticides – as a major culprit in the current health crisis. Read more of this post

Dopamine – Silicon Valley’s Secret Sauce

dopaserveimageFascinating article in The Guardian today highlighting the role of the pleasure neurotransmitter dopamine. Silicon Valley hails it as the secret sauce that makes an app, game or social platform “sticky” – the investor term for “potentially profitable”. “It is the sex, drugs and rock’n’roll molecule,” says Ramsay Brown, the 28-year-old cofounder of Dopamine Labs, a California startup that promises to increase the rate at which people use any running, diet or game app. Read more of this post

Hawaii’s Fake Missile Attack, Dr. Strangelove, The War Game, and America’s “Nazi” Radiation Experiments

war8bdae6cb7b9838a542a9dAround 8 am on Saturday morning last week virtually all the mobile phones in Hawaii lit up with a warning of an impending ballistic missile attack. We often get beeping warnings on our phones for flash flooding in the islands, so when my phone went off I didn’t even bother looking. Then friends started calling. I immediately though it was either a hoax or hack as couldn’t find any info on the web, plus there were no siren warnings. Read more of this post

Facebook’s Campaign to Hook Young Kids

messenger-kids.720x405Facebook’s new app, Messenger Kids, which is targeted toward children aged 6-12, is an ingenious ploy to hook kids and expand the company’s global domination. The rollout comes as a former Facebook executive warns the social network he helped to create, is “ripping society apart.” Read more of this post

More Bad News About LED Lights

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University of Essex Prof. Arnold Wilkins, a leading expert in photosensitivity and physiology, has warned that energy-saving light bulbs could be giving us all headaches as they flicker too much. LED bulbs can bring on feelings of dizziness and pain within just 20 minutes of switching them on. They can also produce disturbing anomalies of perception, such as seeing multiple images of a lamp, every time you move your eyes rapidly. Read more of this post