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Madagascar’s COVID-19 Herbal Remedy?

TOPSHOT-MADAGASCAR-HEALTH-VIRUSMadagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina is promoting an herbal remedy that he claims could prevent and cure the COVID-19. The remedy, Covid-Organics, “gives results in seven days,” Rajoelina, told journalists in April. Read more of this post

The Pluto Saturn 2020 Conjunction Revisited & New Predictions

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An overview of the 2020 Pluto Saturn conjunction was posted in November 2016. It featured various astrologers predictions about what could happen. May 2020 and we’re in the midst of a global nightmare which some expected. Read more of this post

COVID-19 & the Problem of Groupthink

viruseven136077-1200x675Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Groupthink occurs when pressures to agree are so strong that they stifle critical thinking and common sense. Read more of this post

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 Thought Police & The Virus

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“Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed for ever. Sooner or later they were bound to get you. The mind should develop a blind spot whenever a dangerous thought presented itself. The process should be automatic, instinctive. Crimestop, they called it in Newspeak.” George Orwell “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” Read more of this post

The Brave New World of Surveillance 5G Street Lights

maxresdefaultLast year the Signify company unveiled the perfect surveillance street light of future – a column bristling with high technology capabilities including Wi-Fi, 5G connectivity and Internet of Things sensors. A must for every budding dictator. 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

Coronavirus Update 2/28/2020

corimg_0854“Our major vulnerability is not Iran. It’s the United States,” Canadian epidemiologist Dr. David Fisman, at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The U.S. has experienced problems with its testing kits, meaning very few people have been tested for the virus there, in comparison with other countries. Read more of this post

China Coronavirus: Update on 1/29/2020

bottlemage-m-20_15802940354691. The latest clinical report on 2019-nCoV: 99 patients from Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital published in the medical journal Lancet shows a mortality rate of 11%. “That was much higher than expected,” Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, public health scientist at Harvard. “I’ll be honest – as an epidemiologist, I’m really deeply worried about this new coronavirus outbreak.” Read more of this post

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

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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