When most people think of a mysterious triangle that has the ability to take down planes, most people think of the Bermuda triangle. What if we told there was another triangle in the Southwest United States that is hardly known about? What if we told you that triangle located in the Nevada desert that has almost 130 times more recorded Plane crashes than the Bermuda Triangle. This Nevada Triangle extends from Las Vegas to Fresno and then all the way up to Reno and is over 25,000 sq miles. The terrain that is in this triangle is quite rugged and covered with the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is said that over 2000+ Aircraft have crashed within the Nevada triangle over the last 60 years. The most famous of the air disasters is when known adventure and really experienced pilot Steve Fosset took off from a really popular prop plane known as the “Super Decathalon”. Steve Fosset was missing for over a year before a hiker in the area came upon some various forms of ID belonging to Steve Fosset, along with identifying two bones that belonged to Fosset half a mile from the crash site. Investigators in the area did an investigation on the crash and found that mechanically nothing seemed flawed with plane. So, what is happening to all these planes that are flying into the Triangle? Check out some of these possible explanations down below.
theory #1: area 51
The triangle’s map seems to change depending on who you are referencing but one common explanation given is the triangles close distance to Area 51. There is a couple of different popular explanations with this one. Some people believe that fliers in the area ended up getting too close and were merely shot down. Maybe some of these aviators ended up seeing something they were not supposed to see? Maybe it is possible that Area 51 has technology around the perimeter that interferes with the Aircrafts on board equipment. With so much mystery around Area 51 the possibilities are endless. For all we know aliens could be shooting down these planes in the area as retaliation for experiments and research that our government does at Area 51.
theory #2: pilot error
One of the most common explanations ever given when any airline disaster occurs is pilot error. Pilot error is a touchy subject when it comes to aviation. As statistically if an air disaster occurs there is a range of 70-80% that the crash was a result of pilot error. Now it is important to know that while pilot error might be the reason for the crash, it might not be the only reason. Many times, pilot error occurs when there is a belief that there is instrumental malfunction on the aircraft causing the pilot to rely on their own abilities rather than their planes gear. In stressful situations especially in unfamiliar and radically changing terrain, this can cause even an experienced pilot to be overwhelmed and result in the pilot making decisions that they likely would not do in normal circumstances. Which could certainly result in a plane crashing, especially in such an unfamiliar terrain as the Nevada desert.
theory #3: extreme winds + small less powerful planes
Inexperience and bad equipment could have certainly resulted in these planes crashing. A few of us on the podcast grew up in the American Southwest. We are more than familiar with many retired seniors putting their old crop duster planes in their carport for storage for 10+ years. So, it is no surprise to us that some of these crop dusters who might not have seen any flying since the 80’s might have been able to get up off the ground, but coming back in one piece is a whole different story. Coupled with the age of some of these retired seniors that may have bit off a bit more than they could chew. The Nevada Triangle has some seriously radically changing terrain which in turn has rough air and high winds. It is not hard to imagine that older seniors with old planes are flying out in the Nevada dessert and unfortunately getting themselves in a situation that even an experienced pilot with sharper senses might have difficulty navigating.
theory #4: electromagnetic radiation
Right in the center of the Nevada Triangle lies the hottest place on earth, Death Valley. Known for extreme temperatures as high as 134 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s safe to say this place receives more than it’s fair share of solar energy. All of the energy from the Sun that reaches the Earth arrives as solar radiation, part of a large collection of energy called the electromagnetic radiation spectrum. Death Valley is also in the same X-Axis as the Pyramids in Egypt, which many historians and scientists now speculating that the pyramids were used as potential energy generators or large batteries. Could it be that this line of the earth is a hot spot for electromagnetic radiation?
There have been many recent developments with electromagnetic radiation technology being used to stop engines and cause mechanical haywire. Is there more to the grid lines on this planet we don’t know about and could it be that in the center of the Nevada triangle actually lies an electromagnetic hotspot with an ability to stop weaker plane engines?
Volcano is considered to be a top of the line vaporizer. But what makes the volcano so great, and what has the volcano done to stay on top of the pack when it comes to dry herb vaporizers.
The Volcano by Storz and Bickel has been around since the year 2000. Making it one of the first and most popular herb vaporizers on the market. The way that it works is pretty simple. There is an herb chamber that you load in a medium to fine grind of your cannabis. This herb chamber attaches to the base of the Volcano. Once your Volcano is preheated to your optimal temperature put the back on the herb chamber, and then you push the “pump” button, this pushes heated air through the herb chamber and puts the vapor into a heat resistant bag.
Pros of the Device:
The Volcano is perfect for group settings with the extended size bags, it’s and ideal way to share the vaping experience as all you need to do is pass the bag around, not the device itself.
Volcano is really efficient if you use good material, with a nice fine to medium grind. You should be able to get 2-3 extra large size out 0.5 – 1.0 grams of material.
Uses a convection Based heater which creates even heating throughout meaning no need to stir your bowl in between bags.
The Volcano is one of the few vaporizers to actually receive medical certification, as a medical device. In certain countries you are even able to have insurance pay off most of the device.
Volcano is built to last, many users report going 10+ years with product before encountering any issues.
Volcano has really good flavor and vapor quality, because of the bag system vapor coming from the bag is not hot.
Cons of the device:
Cost is the big con with the device the classic model at it’s cheapest retails for $480 MSRP. Even though the Volcano is expensive it is built a lot better than a lot of its competitors.
The device can be considered rather large even for a desktop vaporizer, as you not only have the device itself but a rather large bag that accompanies it.
The device does take a few minutes to heat up to temperature, we found this is a good time to grind your cannabis. You are looking between 3-5 minutes for heat up time.
Adjusting to the bag can certainly take time especially if you come from smoking, adjusting to the crinkling of the bag, and press your mouth into the piece can certainly change up your ritual.
There is a reason that the Volcano is still at the top spot all these years. With its solid build quality, impressive flavor, and vapor its still hold its own spot at the top after almost 20 years. Minor iterations have led to big improvements, and have removed many of the cons except for the price, and its size.
DRY HERB VAPING
Vaping has become extremely popular in the cannabis world. It’s created an entirely new product line in the cannabis marketplace. Cartridges have become a topic of a controversy in the headlines, namely due to black market practices. What never seems to come up for good or bad however is dry herb vaping.
Dry Herb vaporizers come in all shapes and sizes. Desktop vapes like the Volcano, Exhale Cloud Evo, and Da Buddha. Which all have a different delivery system such as a whip, bag, or through water. Portable vapes such as the Mighty, Pax, and Dynavap. Which use a different style of heater/heating method such as conduction vs convection, while the Dynavap uses a butane torch for vaping. Each device functions differently to fit a niche for the user.
There are many different benefits to using a dry herb vaporizer. First of all dry herb vapes typically run between 350° to 440° which is much lower than smoking which can get as hot at 1650°. Harshness in dry herb vaping typically comes from the dryness associated with the vapor, not the temperature of the vapor. Second is the efficiency, especially when it comes to portables. Bowl size of some of the portables can be as little as .05 – .1 Grams. Giving you much more bang for the buck when it comes to your Cannabis. Third and one of the coolest benefits of dry herb vaping is A.V.B AKA Already Vaped Bud. When you use a dry herb vaporizer the “herb” does not end up combusting, leaving you behind with essentially decarbed flower. Which you can use to make edibles later.
Dry Herb Vaporizers may take a second to get used to, due to the difference in using the product, and have a change in your smoking ritual. However we have seen first hand people who have made the switch, and they and their lungs are happy for it.
CHERRY PIE STRAIN REVIEW
As the holiday season is approaching what better choice of a strain to review than Cherry Pie. Cherry Pie has been a staple strain for a long time. Cherry Pie is remarkably similar to G.S.C however it does not seem to garner the cult like following that G.S.C has managed to attain.
Cherry Pie comes from two legendary strains that are on two opposite ends of the spectrum, the landrace sativa Durban Poison, and the staple indica that is Grand Daddy Purple. We all seem to agree that this strain falls right in the middle as a perfect hybrid. Smelling the Cherry Pie has nice earthy undertones with a touch of sweetness at the end.
Cherry Pie’s effects more than make up for its shortcomings in shelf appearance. The strain gives slight feelings of couch-lock and a nice warmness throughout the body. Cherry Pie never tends to be a high tester, but it still can beat out other strains even if they do test higher. Cherry Pie is a good strain of choice if you’re looking to relax after a long day, or hangout with a group of friends and watch a movie. We also found that it gave us a serious case of the giggles.
MIMOSA STRAIN REVIEW
Mimosa has become a staple in the Oregon Cannabis community. Bred by Symbiotic Genetics, the combination of Purple Punch and Clementine give great flavor, and very nice daytime Sativa-Hybrid effects. Mimosa is used a lot of times in different Cannabis extracts, especially Rosin due to the nature of the flower being loaded with trichomes. Top shelf mimosa ranges between 20-28% THC, which makes it a good strain all day. Main effects noticed from this strain are elevated mood, and focus. This is a great strain to use if you are out, and about. It pairs quite well with all sorts of outdoor activities, or a great strain to share with a bunch of friends at a party.
Mimosa has some great flavor and jar appeal. My fellow Spacebuds agree that while we really enjoyed the flavor, the effects will never really knock you off your feet. We found that it is a fantastic mixer, or a good strain to hit on all day (Perfect strain for Micro dosing through out the day).
For this conspiracy we cover a range of classic myths and urban legends and discuss how well the claims have held up over the years, especially with newer technological advancements in geo-mapping, camera resolution, availability and of course, the internet. How do all of these factors play in and do they help support or debunk the claims? Let us know what you think below!
urban legend #1: nessie the loch ness monster
The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie (Scottish Gaelic: Uilebheist Loch Nis), is a cryptid in cryptozoology and Scottish folklore that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is often described as large, long-necked, and with one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature have varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with a number of disputed photographs and sonar readings.
The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a phenomenon without biological basis, explaining sightings as hoaxes, wishful thinking, and the misidentification of mundane objects. The first modern discussion of a sighting of a strange creature in the loch may have been in the 1870s, when D. Mackenzie claimed to have seen something “wriggling and churning up the water”. This account was not published until 1934, however.Research indicates that several newspapers did publish items about a creature in the loch well before 1934.
The best-known article that first attracted a great deal of attention about a creature was published on 2 May 1933 in Inverness Courier, about a large “beast” or “whale-like fish”. The article by Alex Campbell, water bailiff for Loch Ness and a part-time journalist, discussed a sighting by Aldie Mackay of an enormous creature with the body of a whale rolling in the water in the loch while she and her husband John were driving on the A82 on 15 April 1933. The word “monster” was reportedly applied for the first time in Campbell’s article, although some reports claim that it was coined by editor Evan Barron.
The Courier in 2017 published excerpts from the Campbell article, which had been titled “Strange Spectacle in Loch Ness”.
“The creature disported itself, rolling and plunging for fully a minute, its body resembling that of a whale, and the water cascading and churning like a simmering cauldron. Soon, however, it disappeared in a boiling mass of foam. Both onlookers confessed that there was something uncanny about the whole thing, for they realised that here was no ordinary denizen of the depths, because, apart from its enormous size, the beast, in taking the final plunge, sent out waves that were big enough to have been caused by a passing steamer.”
urban legend #2: mothman
In West Virgina Folklore, the Mothman is a creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleaseant area from November 15, 1966, to December 15, 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated November 16, 1966, titled “Couples See Man-Sized Bird … Creature … Something”. The national press soon picked up the reports and helped spread the story across the United States.
The Mothman was introduced to a wider audience by Gray Barkerin 1970 and was later popularized by John Keel in his 1975 book The Mothman Prophecies, claiming that there were supernatural events related to the sightings, and a connection to the collapse of the Silver Bridge. The book was later adapted into a 2002 film, starring Richard Gere. There have only been a few sightings of the Mothman since his first debut in 1966 until recently in 2016 when a man driving along State Route 2 in Point Pleasant, WV took photos of a creature jumping from tree to tree. The man allegedly didn’t know of the Mothman when this event occurred.
An annual festival in Point Pleasant is devoted to the Mothman legend. Many still give this myth validity with modern technology due to the fact that the increase in smartphone camera usage made no difference in the frequency of sightings, and the majority occurred during an era without smartphones.
Source: Wikipedia + Internet Accounts
urban legend #3: bigfoot
Bigfoot AKA Sasquatch is an ape-like creature that is purported to inhabit the forests of North America. Supposed evidence of Bigfoot’s existence is based on a number of disputed video recordings, audio recordings, photographs, visual sightings, casts of large footprints, etc. Some of these are speculated or known to be hoaxes.
Folklorists trace the figure of Bigfoot to a combination of factors and sources, including folklore surrounding the European wild man figure, folk belief among Native Americans and loggers, and a cultural increase in environmental concerns. Within the fringe subculture of cryptozoology Bigfoot is considered a cryptid, but the majority of mainstream scientists have historically discounted the existence of Bigfoot, considering it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal.
According to David Daegling, the legends existed before there was a single name for the creature. They differed in their details both regionally and between families in the same community. Thousands of people have claimed to have seen a Bigfoot which is commonly described as a large, muscular, bipedal ape-like creature, roughly 1.8–2.7 metres (6–9 ft), covered in hair described as black, dark brown, or dark reddish. A pungent, foul smelling odor is sometimes associated with reports of the creature as well.
The enormous footprints for which the creature is named are claimed to be as large as 24 inches long and 8 inches wide. Some footprint casts have also contained claw marks, making it likely that they came from known animals such as bears, which have five toes and claws. Many speculate that with all of the advancements in Nat Geo cameras and forest-mapping technology that we should’ve seen it in higher resolution by now, knowing how iconic the forest monster is.
UFOs. Not an original topic, but with recent developments over the past few years earning a new discussion. From the thousands of official UFO reports all across the United States alone to the recent released Pentagon UFO videos, there’s a lot more to unpack in relation to what it could mean for the future.
example #1: 180 Day Countdown for UFO Disclosure in COVID Relief Bill
In the 5,593-page coronavirus relief bill recently passed in December, there was an unexpected proposition: a request for the Pentagon to brief Congress on all it knows about unidentified flying objects within 180 days.
“Though not in the text of the law itself, a comment from the Senate intelligence committee, attached to a portion of the package funding intelligence operations, asks the Director of National Intelligence to consult with other top defence officials and spy chiefs to submit a report on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP), the government argot for UFOs, within six months.
The briefing will cover “observed airborne objects that have not been identified” and feature “detailed analysis of unidentified phenomena data collected by: a. geospatial intelligence; b. signals intelligence; c. human intelligence; and d. measurement and signals intelligence”, according to the request.”
The Pentagon UFO videos are select visual recordings of cockpit instrumentation displays from U.S. Navy fighter jets based aboard aircraft carriers USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt in 2004, 2014 and 2015. “The three grainy, black and white videos, widely characterized as officially documenting UFOs, were the subject of extensive coverage in the media in 2017. The Pentagon later addressed and officially released the videos in 2020 (13 years after the first of the videos were leaked to the public in 2007.)
Publicity surrounding the videos has prompted a number of explanations, including drones or unidentified terrestrial aircraft, anomalous or artefactual instrument readings, physical observational phenomena (e.g., parallax), human observational and interpretive error, and, as is typical in the context of such incidents, extraordinary speculations of alien spacecraft.
On November 14, 2004, fighter pilot Commander David Fravor of the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group investigated radar indications of a possible target off the coast of southern California.Fravor reported that he saw an object, white and oval like a Tic Tac, hovering above an ocean disturbance. He estimated that the object was about forty feet long.A second wave of fighters, including pilot Lieutenant Commander Chad Underwood, took off from Nimitz to investigate. Unlike Fravor, Underwood’s fighter was equipped with an advanced infrared camera.Underwood recorded the FLIR video, but did not himself see any unusual object.
During 2014–2015, fighter pilots associated with the USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group were operating off the East Coast when they recorded the GIMBAL and GOFAST videos while reporting instrument detections of unknown aerial objects which the pilots were unable to identify.
The videos, featuring cockpit display data and infrared imagery, were initially provided to the press by Luis Elizondo, the former head of Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, the Department of Defense’s investigation. Elizondo had resigned from the Pentagon in October 2017 to protest government secrecy and opposition to the investigation, stating in a resignation letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis that the program was not being taken seriously. In September 2019, a Pentagon spokeswoman confirmed that the released videos were made by naval aviators and that they are “part of a larger issue of an increased number of training range incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena in recent years.” On April 27, 2020, the Pentagon formally released the three videos.” (Wikipedia)
Example #3: rendleshem forest
“In late December 1980, there was a series of reported sightings of unexplained lights near Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England which have become linked with claims of UFO landings. The events occurred just outside RAF Woodbridge, which was used at the time by the United States Air Force (USAF). USAF personnel, including deputy base commander Lieutenant Colonel Charles I. Halt, claimed to see things they described as a UFO sighting.
The occurrence is the most famous of claimed UFO events to have happened in the United Kingdom, ranking among the best-known reported UFO events worldwide. It has been compared to the Roswell UFO incident in the United States and is sometimes referred to as “Britain’s Roswell”.
The UK Ministry of Defence stated the event posed no threat to national security, and it therefore never was investigated as a security matter. Sceptics have explained the sightings as a misinterpretation of a series of nocturnal lights: a fireball, the Orfordness Lighthouse and bright stars.” (Wikipedia) However, respected military official who experienced it first hand say otherwise entirely.
USAF officer Jim Penniston who was present during the incident, described seeing a craft covered in hieroglyphic-like characters. He said the following: “I estimated it to be about three meters tall and about three meters wide at the base. No landing gear was apparent, but it seemed like she was on fixed legs. I moved a little closer… I walked around the craft, and finally, I walked right up to the craft. I noticed the fabric of the shell was more like a smooth, opaque, black glass.”
Sources: (Interesting Engineering| Wikipedia)
Example #4: volume of accounts
Just in the last decade alone, there have been over 50 thousand official UFO reportings to date. For such a high number, it seems highly unlikely that we are alone in the universe. What do you think? Let us know below!
When you hear the word “cloning,” you may think of the cloning of humans similar to what is depicted in many sci-fi movies and shows. However, most modern cloning is often done on a smaller scale (for now). To clone something is to make a genetically exact copy of it whether it be plants, cells, sheep or entire people.
Currently there are many ethical issues that surround cloning, especially when it comes to humans, however there are other highly positive results from cloning such as stem cells, for tissue and organ replacement. In addition to the ethical issues, profound questions around consciousness and what it would mean spiritually to clone another being and how this affects identity, behavior and personality traits. There are also many conspiracy theories surrounding cloning in regards to if it is already being done and mainstream people in society believed to be replaced with clones.
We explore some current cloning methodologies as well common themes and predictions in science fiction.
example #1: dolly the sheep
Dolly, female Finn Dorset sheep that lived from 1996 to 2003, was the first clone of an adult mammal, produced by British developmental biologist Ian Wilmut and colleagues of the Roslin Institute, near Edinburgh, Scotland. The announcement in February 1997 of Dolly’s birth marked a milestone in science, dispelling decades of presumption that adult mammals could not be cloned and igniting a debate concerning the many possible uses and misuses of mammalian cloning technology.
Dolly remained alive and well long after her birth, with a functional organs, all derived genetically from the nuclear DNA of an adult mammary gland cell. The technique used to produce her later became known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). SCNT has since been used to generate a wide variety of mammalian clones, from different types of adult cells; its success in producing clones of primates, however, has been notably limited. (Source: Wikipedia)
Example #2: Hollywood cloning references
Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction thriller television series that focuses on a woman who after witnessing a suicide of a woman identical to her, realizes she’s one of many clones. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on identity as each clone has wildly different personalities. (Source: Wikipedia)
Living with Yourself is an American comedy-drama streaming television series starring Paul Rudd. It follows the story of a man who, after undergoing a mysterious treatment that promises him the allure of a better life, discovers that he has been replaced by a cloned version of himself. Each cloned version has different character traits the emphasize different parts of himself. (Source: Wikipedia)
Stargate SG-1 touches on many themes within cloning with the Asgard race. The Asgard, pursuing means of extending their lifespans, began to use cloning technology. The mental patterns of Asgard that became ill or fatally injured were preserved by “downloading” them into computer memory crystals. The patterns were later placed in a new cloned body. This made the Asgard effectively immortal at the cost of the ability to reproduce sexually. The excessive use of the cloning process began to damage and degrade the Asgard genome, which raises questions about human cloning and its effects on genetic information. (Source: Stargate.fandom.com)
The Island is a 2005 American sci-fi thriller. The film is about Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor), who struggles to fit into the highly structured world in which he lives, isolated in a compound. After Lincoln learns the compound inhabitants are clones used for organ harvesting as well as surrogates for wealthy people in the outside world, he attempts to escape with Jordan Two Delta (Scarlett Johansson) and expose the illegal cloning movement. This film raises questions on cloning ethics and human consciousness. (Source: Wikipedia)
Example #3: genetic editing (crispr)
CRISPR gene editing is a genetic engineering technique by which the genomes of living organisms may be modified. It is based on a simplified version of the bacterial CRISPR-Cas9 antiviral defense system. By delivering the Cas9 nuclease complexed with a synthetic guide RNA (gRNA) into a cell, the cell’s genome can be cut at a desired location, allowing existing genes to be removed and/or new ones added in living organisms.
The technique is considered highly significant in biotechnology and medicine as it allows for the genomes to be edited with extremely high precision, cheaply and with ease. It can be used in the creation of new medicines, agricultural products, and genetically modified organisms, or as a means of controlling pathogens and pests. It also has possibilities in the treatment of inherited genetic diseases as well as diseases arising from somatic mutations such as cancer. However, its use in human germline genetic modification is highly controversial.
We have had cloning technology and the ability to clone humans for over a decade now, how do we know if it is being used ethically or not currently?
GMO’s have been around four thousands of years through the process of selective breeding in agriculture. “GMO” (genetically modified organism) has become the common term consumers and popular media use to describe foods that have been created through genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is a process that involves:
Identifying the genetic information—or “gene”—that gives an organism (plant, animal, or microorganism) a desired trait
Copying that information from the organism that has the trait
Inserting that information into the DNA of another organism
Then growing the new organism
There is currently no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs.
According to a 2015 statement signed by 300 scientists, physicians and scholars, the claim of scientific consensus on GMOs frequently repeated in the media is “an artificial construct that has been falsely perpetuated.”
In this study if scaled to the entire population 190 million people in China believe that Monsanto with the help of the pentagon is used to give cancer to people in China. The likelihood of why they are more likely to push a position like this is China has had many food safety issues in the past, and Internationally speaking has had issues with United States imports in the past.
The researchers report that 13.8 percent of respondents agreed with a widely-circulated rumor in China that GMOs have been created by the United States as a form of “bioterrorism” against China, and that all patriots should therefore oppose them.
“GM food is not merely a cause of cancer and a source of infertility. It is also a grand Western scheme… a monumental, supremely devious plot to annihilate the Chinese and other people of colour… created by Monsanto… with the backing of the Pentagon and leading private foundations in the US, to control the global food chain”, he stated.
China has suffered several recent bona fide food scandals, involving adulterated milk, pesticide residues and other serious safety issues. In 2008. for example, hundreds of thousands of infants were affected by adulterated baby milk.
example #2: russian and european resistance of gmos
Russian Stance: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, adding that the nation has enough space and resources to produce organic food.
Moscow has no reason to encourage the production of genetically modified products or import them into the country, Medvedev told a congress of deputies from rural settlements on Saturday.
“If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food,” he said.
The prime minister said he ordered widespread monitoring of the agricultural sector. He added that despite rather strict restrictions, a certain amount of GMO products and seeds have made it to the Russian market.
European Stance: Several European countries have chosen a total ban on GMO foods. France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Poland, Denmark, Malta, Slovenia, Italy and Croatia have chosen a total ban. Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium has opted out, as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This article goes into GMO diets are unhealthy, can cause damage to the digestive tract, can cause liver damage, issues with reproduction.
Mice fed potatoes engineered to produce the Bt-toxin developed abnormal and damaged cells, as well as proliferative cell growth in the lower part of their small intestines (ileum).25 Rats fed potatoes engineered to produce a different type of insecticide (GNA lectin from the snowdrop plant) also showed proliferative cell growth in both the stomach and intestinal walls (see photos).26 Although the guts of rats fed GM peas were not examined for cell growth, the intestines were mysteriously heavier; possibly as a result of such growth.27 Cell proliferation can be a precursor to cancer and is of special concern.
The state of the liver—a main detoxifier for the body—is another indicator of toxins.
Rats fed the GNA lectin potatoes described above had smaller and partially atrophied livers.28
Rats fed Monsanto’s Mon 863 corn, engineered to produce Bt-toxin, had liver lesions and other indications of toxicity.29
Rabbits fed GM soy showed altered enzyme production in their livers as well as higher metabolic activity.30
The livers of rats fed Roundup Ready canola were 12%–16% heavier, possibly due to liver disease or inflammation.31
Microscopic analysis of the livers of mice fed Roundup Ready soybeans revealed altered gene expression and structural and functional changes (see photos).32 Many of these changes reversed after the mice diet was switched to non-GM soy, indicating that GM soy was the culprit. The findings, according to molecular geneticist Michael Antoniou, PhD, “are not random and must reflect some ‘insult’ on the liver by the GM soy.” Antoniou, who does human gene therapy research in King’s College London, said that although the long-term consequences of the GM soy diet are not known, it “could lead to liver damage and consequently general toxemia.”33
Rats fed Roundup Ready soybeans also showed structural changes in their livers. 34
The testicles of both mice and rats fed Roundup Ready soybeans showed dramatic changes. In rats, the organs were dark blue instead of pink (see photos on next page).45 In mice, young sperm cells were altered.46 Embryos of GM soy-fed mice also showed temporary changes in their DNA function, compared to those whose parents were fed non-GM soy.47 Female rats fed GM soy showed changes in their uterus, ovaries, and hormonal balance.48 By the third generation, most hamsters fed GM soy were unable to have babies. The infant mortality was 4-5 times greater than controls, and many of the GMO-fed third generation had hair growing in their mouths.49
Can new markets such as the Cannabis market be cornered by big biotech companies? Could someone really become the new Monsanto of the Cannabis world?
According to Holmes, a secretive company called BioTech Institute LLC had begun registering patents on the cannabis plant. Three have already been granted, and several more are in the pipeline, both in the U.S. and internationally. And these are not narrow patents on individual strains like Sour Diesel. These are utility patents, the strongest intellectual-property protection available for crops. Utility patents are so strict that almost everyone who comes in contact with the plant could be hit with a licensing fee: growers and shops, of course, but also anyone looking to breed new varieties or conduct research. Even after someone pays a royalty, they can’t use the seeds produced by the plants they grow. They can only buy more patented seeds.
Golden Rice is the poster child for the GMO movement as it has allowed access to Vitamin A in populations who normally are not able to access it in their normal diet or purchase supplements. The ability for Vitamin A to be produced in Rice one of the cheapest commercial foods in the world can give credit to the Science behind producing GMO’s.
They came to a breeder named Peter Jennings, a legendary figure in these circles. He’d created perhaps the most famous variety of rice in history, called IR 8, which launched the so-called Green Revolution in rice-growing countries of Asia in the 1960s.
“Yellow endosperm,” said Jennings. (The endosperm of a grain of rice or wheat is the main part that’s eaten.) “That kind of took everybody by surprise. It certainly took me by surprise. So I said, ‘Why?’ ” Toenniessen recalls.
Jennings explained that the color yellow signals the presence of beta-carotene — the source of vitamin A. Yellow kinds of corn or sorghum exist naturally, and for years, Jennings said, he had been looking for similar varieties of rice. Regular white rice doesn’t provide this vital nutrient, and it’s a big problem.
“When children are weaned, they’re often weaned on a rice gruel. And if they don’t get any beta-carotene or vitamin A during that period, they can be harmed for the rest of their lives,” says Toenniessen.
Toenniessen was persuaded, and the Rockefeller Foundation started a program aimed at creating, through technology, what Jennings had not been able to find in nature.
example #6: monsantos round-up lawsuits
The largest producer of genetically modified seeds is Monsanto (USA) which currently dominates between 70% and 100% of the global market for genetically modified seeds. In 2006, the comapny saw a global revenue of $7.344 (£3.672) billion. The giant also produces the popular weedkiller RoundUp, that is currently one of the widest used herbicides in the world.
Many plants naturally can’t tolerate RoundUp, so many farmers use GMO crops to be RoundUp resistant. The top crop industries in the US (cotton, corn, soy etc.) are genetically modified to tolerate RoundUp and are called RoundUp ready crops.
There is a massive controversy around RoundUp currently, as lawsuits started pouring in of people claiming the popular herbicide caused their cancer. The settlement covers an estimated 95,000 cases and includes $1.25 billion for potential future claims from Roundup customers who may develop the form of cancer known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Fletch Trammell, a Houston-based lawyer who said he represented 5,000 claimants who declined to join, disagreed. “This is nothing like the closure they’re trying to imply,” he said. “It’s like putting out part of a house fire.”
“The pandemic worked to the advantage of settlement because the threat of a scheduled trial was unavailable,” Mr. Feinberg said.
Glyphosate was introduced in 1974, but its journey to becoming the world’s No. 1 weedkiller gained momentum in 1996 after Monsanto developed genetically modified seeds that could survive Roundup’s concentrated attacks on weeds.
But long-simmering anxieties over possible hazards exploded in 2015 when the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization, announced that glyphosate could “probably” cause cancer.
Monsanto denounced the findings, arguing that years of research in laboratories and in the field had proved glyphosate’s safety. Regulators in a string of countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America have mostly backed Monsanto’s — and now Bayer’s — position.
The longest and most thorough study of American agricultural workers by the National Institutes of Health, for example, found no association between glyphosate and overall cancer risk, though it did acknowledge that the evidence was more ambiguous at the highest levels of exposure.
The Environmental Protection Agency ruled last year that it was a “false claim” to say on product labels that glyphosate caused cancer. The federal government offered further support by filing a legal brief on the chemical manufacturer’s behalf in its appeal of the Hardeman verdict. It said the cancer risk “does not exist” according to the E.P.A.’s assessment.
To date, there have been no epidemiological studies investigating potential effects of GMO food on human health.
Most of the research used to claim that GMOs are safe has been performed by biotechnology companies. A comprehensive review of peer-reviewed animal feeding studies of GMOs found roughly an equal number of research groups raising concerns about genetically engineered foods and those suggesting GMOs were as safe and nutritious as conventional foods. The review also found that most studies finding GMOs foods the same as conventional foods were performed by biotechnology companies or their associates.
Have you ever seen a piece of technology that seemed to be straight out of a movie you saw years earlier? Many debate whether this is disclosure through Hollywood films and television; Maybe it’s coincidence or maybe it’s something more? There is plenty to think about when you look at the history of cinema and line it up next to the history of the recent decades. Are film and television somehow oracles of our world or some kind of magic box that creates in the real world, ideas and images that were portrayed some years earlier? Or is it more likely that sometimes, the powers that be believe they discover something so big or too mind blowing to tell the public all at once, that it’s better to somehow slow drip these breakthroughs, to help better prepare the average mind for the amazing wonders we have discovered.
Example #1: star trek
Many of the current technologies we see on the market today can be tied to being seen on Star Trek man years ago. They were already ahead of their time on social issues, as well as seeing or inspiring future technologies.
example #2: Black mirror
Many argue that Black Mirror is a take on current technologies already being experimented with in society, but some conspiracy theorists argue this show has actually made some eerily accurate predictions in 2020; such as the virtual audience.
Example #3: Twilight zone
The Twilight Zone touched on many relevant topics throughout its years, however one episode in particular, From Agnes with Love, an Alexa-like computer takes on a mind of its’ own, starts giving the operator advice on love. This episode aired decades before the Spike Jonez movie, Her, where a hopelessly romantic man falls for his OS, Samantha.
example #4: the jetsons
The Jetson’s taught us one thing: that technology moves at a much faster rate than usually predicted considering much of the technology in the show they predicted for the year 2062 is already in our arcenal; from video calls to robotic house help, tablets and smart watches. There are only a few items we don’t have (flying cars).
example #5: many others
Do you feel Sci-Fi has predicted current events? Or maybe in certain scenarios inspire future events or technology? Let us know in the poll below!
What if we told you that your existence is fabricated and manufactured by machines. The idea of simulation theory at its core is quite simple, we are living in a computer generated simulation. This theory has regained prominence due to figures such as Elon Musk, entertaining the idea. “This is your last chance. After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends; you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.”
theory #1: philosopher NICK BOSTROM’S THEORY OF SIMULATED REALITY
Swedish Philosopher Nick Bostrom is one of the most well known figures to come up when looking up this theory as he wrote an entire paper on the subject in 2003. This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) The human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) Any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) We are almost certainly living in a computer simulation. It follows the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor-simulations is false, unless we are currently living in a simulation. A number of other consequences of this result are also discussed.
theory #2: MIT computer SCIENTIST on ‘the simulation hypothesis’
Rizwan Virk (MIT Computer Scientist) wrote a book ‘The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are In a Video Game’ Rizwan states these theories “The basic idea is that everything we see around us, including the Earth and the universe, is part of a very sophisticated MMORPG (a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game) and that we are players in this game. The hypothesis itself comes in different forms.” “In one version, we’re all A.I. within a simulation that’s running on somebody else’s computer. In another version, we are “player characters,” conscious things that exist outside the simulation and we inhabit characters, just like you might take on the character of an elf or dwarf in a fantasy RPG.”
theory #3: plato discusses a precursor to the idea of simulation theory know as “the allegory of the cave”
In the Allegory of the Cave, Plato distinguishes between people who mistake sensory knowledge for the truth and people who really do see the truth. It goes like this:
Plato suggests that the prisoners would begin a ‘game’ of guessing which shadow would appear next.
If one of the prisoners were to correctly guess, the others would praise him as clever and say that he were a master of nature.
One of the prisoners then escapes from their bindings and leaves the cave.
He is shocked at the world he discovers outside the cave and does not believe it can be real.
As he becomes used to his new surroundings, he realizes that his former view of reality was wrong.
He begins to understand his new world, and sees that the Sun is the source of life and goes on an intellectual journey where he discovers beauty and meaning
He sees that his former life, and the guessing game they played, is useless.
The prisoner returns to the cave, to inform the other prisoners of his findings.
They do not believe him and threaten to kill him if he tries to set them free.
The idea of the comparisons of the two theories is that this is a more dated version of simulation theory, in which people are led to believe that what they see is their reality.
In 2016 Elon Musk spoke at a code conference referencing our progress on digital simulation “Forty years ago we had Pong – two rectangles and a dot. That’s where we were. Now 40 years later, we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously, and it’s getting better every year. And soon we’ll have virtual reality, we’ll have augmented reality,” said Musk. “If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality.”
theory #5: the fermi paradox
Do you ever wonder why humans have not come in contact with aliens yet? In the vast, unimaginable size of the universe, why are there not more signs of intelligent life out there? Welcome to the Fermi Paradox. Named after the Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi, the Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence for extraterrestrial civilizations and various high estimates for their probability, ie, the Drake Equation. Perhaps there are no aliens in this simulation? In this current reality, the easiest thing to do for the people behind the simulation is to simply simulate life in just one place in the universe. The universe might have just been created for us.
MIT Theoretical physicist James Gates has made a discovery that allegedly caused Neil deGrasse Tyson to sit down in shock. Now for the uninitiated, superstring theory is a concept that could unify all aspects of physics if proven right. While working on his superstring theory, he made an odd discovery. Gates claims to have identified what appears to be actual computer code embedded in the equations of string theory that describe the fundamental particles of our universe. In short, he found “error-correcting codes,” the same error-correcting codes that you might find on the web browser you are using right now.
Do you ever experience something and think to yourself, “This can’t be real.” To some people who have bought into the notion that our reality is currently being simulated, there are examples all around us, that demonstrate glitches in our current perception of time and place. Deja Vu? Ghosts? The Mandela Effect? These could all be direct examples of flaws in the simulation. Let us know what you think in the poll below!
When you think of traveling through time, what comes to mind? Probably movies like Back To The Future, Star Trek, The Terminator, The Time Machine or maybe even Timecop?
Could what seems to be a far out concept that’s only ever really been discussed or depicted in storytelling, be far more real than we are led to believe? With Each passing decade, technology continues to evolve in an exponential manner. So it only makes sense that it will continue to grow, ultimately leading to inventions that we can’t even comprehend in this day and age. So who’s to say this scientific breakthrough won’t happen in 100 years (perhaps sooner or even already), and we are somehow now and always being visited by our future and past selves?
Right now, the practical application of time travel seems to be a far off idea, but some scientists have claimed that it is not as intangible as we think. And if anything, there is evidence out there that suggests it is already happening. So let’s discuss some of the theories about time travel, how realistic it is, and some possible evidence that it is already happening in the world around us.
theory #1: The mandela effect
The Mandela effect is an unusual phenomenon where a large group of people remember something differently than how it occurred. The false memory phenomenon was dubbed by self-described “paranormal consultant” Fiona Broome in reference to her false memory of the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela in the 1980s (he actually died in December 2013), which she claimed was shared by “perhaps thousands” (Wikipedia) . To this day there are multiple examples of this happening all over the web. Some of the most popular include:
Berenstein bears vs. berestain bears
Many believe the Berenstain Bears was previously the Berenstein Bears. There is even photos of TV newspaper guides showing “Berenstein Bears”, however only Berenstain comes up now.
shazaam vs kazaam
Lots of 90’s kids remember a movie where Sinbad plays a genie called Shazaam. However a newer movie with a similar name starring Shaq is supposedly the only movie ever made.
the monopoly man monocle
Many believe the Monopoly man to have had a Monocle, however on every Monopoly game board now he is featured without one.
curious george’s tail
Curious George is firmly remembered as having a tail but doesn’t in any google search or cartoon.
theory #2: Time Dilation: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
The biggest pieces of evidence of time travel in science are in support of time traveling to the future. Some scientists speculate that traveling to the past is impossible due to the paradox it would create (also known as the grandfather paradox).
Einstein’s theory predicts that two identical clocks resting at different heights or moving at different speeds will tick at different rates
In order to attempt to prove Einstein’s theory of time dilation, two very accurate atomic clocks were synchronized and one was taken on a high-speed trip on an airplane. When the plane returned, the clock that took the plane ride was slower by exactly the amount Einstein’s equations predicted
It was discovered that a moving clock runs more slowly when viewed by a frame of reference that is not in motion with it
Keep in mind that when the clock returned, it had recorded less time than the ground clock.
Once reunited with the ground clock, the slow clock will again record time at the same rate as the ground clock (obviously, it will remain behind by the amount of time it slowed on the trip unless re-synchronized)
potential evidence #1: andrew carlsin
In March 2003, the FBI arrested a 44-yard old man called Andrew Carlssin. They did so because in the space of two weeks, he turned an $800 investment into $350 million, a highly suspicious act.
After arresting him, he did not deny the FBI’s accusation, but rather provided them with a four-hour confession. He claimed he was no regular insider trader and stated his risky trades paid off because he knew they would.
He said he knew this for a fact because he was visiting from 250 years in the future.
Naturally, at first he was not believed and was told he would sit in a jail cell on Rikers island until he gave up his sources. He never did.
Even more strange, the FBI couldn’t find any records of Carlssin’s existence before December 2002, 3 months before they picked him up.
An unidentified person posted his $1 million bail right before he was due in court for a hearing. He disappeared on the way to the hearing and hasn’t been seen since.
potential evidence #2: baron trump book
A series of books published in the 1800s by Ingersoll Lockwood bear a striking resemblance to the modern day family currently residing in The White House.
The main character of the books, Baron Trump, not only has a nearly identical name to the youngest son of President Trump, but also refers to his father-like figure in the story, as “Don”.
In the stories, Baron is a wealthy young man living in a place called Castle Trump, but his real adventures begin when Don, the “Master of all Masters,” inspires him to travel to Russia, where he finds a portal that allows him to travel to other lands.
Lockwood also wrote a pamphlet in 1896 called The Last President, which does not feature the Baron Trump character but has some strange parallels to modern times. It begins in New York City, which is protesting over the election of an outsider candidate. The news causes those “in the upper portions” of the city to sit “as if paralyzed with a nameless dread.”
These strange coincidences have lead the internet to develop a theory stating that the Trump family has had access to time travel for many years ― through the president’s uncle, engineer John Trump (John Trump reportedly had access to the research papers of Nikola Tesla, who was supposedly researching time travel)
Theorists claim that this access to time travel, may be what led to Trump’s success in the 2016 election, as well as his “predictions” of 9/11.
potential evidence #3: the wreck of the titan book
A fictional book written by Morgan Robertson in 1898 tells a story that is…eerily accurate to the actual wreck of the Titanic 14 years later.
Time travel is a confusing concept and a plethora of conflicting evidence is out there. It may be easy to dismiss the claims of individuals who have seen the past, and more interestingly, the future, but is there substance to their claims and the evidence they present? Do you believe time travel is a possibility, or just a product of wild imaginations and science fiction? Let us know below!
So, are there holes at the poles? Could there really be an entrance to an inner earth paradise or advanced network of ancient civilizations that has lived below the surface, steering our very way of life throughout our history? Surely we would know of such a place by now with modern aviation and satellite technology, right? So why is this idea still considered possible by many and even probable by others? Why has this notion of inner earth civilizations continued to evoke mixed feelings from the population as to the real truth of the matter? The subject has gained even more attention in recent years as satellite images, photos and recent disclosure documents have cast light on newly released information. But every time you cast a light, you create a shadow somewhere, and those shadows have kept the conspiracy alive. Below you’ll find some of the best arguments in support of the idea that there are holes at the poles. Let us know what you think in the poll at the end and feel free to weigh in and comment!
1) 4000 miles to earth’s core. We have only the technology to drill as far as 8 miles. Leaving a world of space where such continents could exist.
2) There is a vast body of water 3x the size of our Ocean’s discovered inside the mineral layer of the earth. This could support life and other vast ecosystems.
3) Agartha and advanced inner earth cities are referenced throughout history and throughout many of the major religions.
Buddhism claims that’s the Dali Llama receives his orders directly from the leaders of Agartha and Shamballaha, both advanced inner earth locations.
Hinduism claims that there are tunnels not only to their part of the world but also to other major civilizations located around the world. This includes Egypt, the North and South American continents.
The Greeks believed in caverns beneath the surface leading to the underworlds.
Celtics have a myth about a cave that is “Ireland’s gate to hell” also have myths about tunnels where strange beings would emerge, founded the Druidism religion and returned below.
German Mythology claimed mountain areas in Eisenach and Gin Germany had portals that one could use to enter inner earth.
Mesopotamian religion describes a man stumbling through a cave into an inner earth garden paradise.
4) The Admiral Byrd expeditions. A well respected naval officer and explorer. His Diary about flying into the polls and meeting an advanced civilization. He also appeared on CBS news and claimed he discovered a continent that’s never been known to exist before, the size of North America and rich with natural resources. He also claimed that travel from pole to pole could be done almost instantaneously. See video
5) Mount Shasta research by Dr. Doreal. He claims that he studied Mount Shasta extensively and even was taken inside by an advanced race stemming from the lost civilizations of Lemuria and Atlantis. He formed the brotherhood of the white temple in order to teach what he learned to his students
6) All flights are directed around the poles.
7) Antarctica was initially divided up the same way land always has been by nations sending exploratory parties that lay claim, pretty much on a first come first claim basis until the US built a base there in 1957. In 1959, The Antarctic Treaty was signed. Rather than dividing the land up between superpowers, it gave sovereignty to all the nations that signed it. It makes up 10% of the world’s land mass and is still being used as a scientific preserve to this day .
8) NASA Satellite Imagery that clearly shows a large circular opening at the pole.
9) Ancient Japanese Map published in Hawaiin Gazette in 1907 that appears to support more continents and extended bodies of water extending in all directions around our current land masses entrapped in a circle of ice. This map also would seem to support Admiral Byrd’s flight path and landing on a large continent the size of North America.
10) Inuit/Eskimo cultures have made claims that their ancestry originated form the place further north than the north pile that had perpetual daylight.
11) The Green Children of Woolpit. A well-know legend of two green-skin colored children who appeared in Suffolk, England around the 12th century. The children claimed to have been lost and were from a land of perpetual daylight where their diet was mostly legumes. The children spoke an unknown language. Later, the boy died from an illness while the girl remained alive after adjusting to a new diet and learning the language, was able to tell everyone their origins.
12) Aurora Borealis & Aurora Astralis are claimed to be by-products of the inner earth sun according to hollow earth theorists.
13) Dr. Raymond Bernard – Claimed that the inner earth was inhabited by the Terras who only want to save humanity from destroying ourselves.
14) Cleves Symms – First explorer sent to the south pole to find an entrance to the hollow earth before Admiral Byrd. He staked his life on the fact that the hollow earth did exist and devoted his life to finding it. However he missed out on some of the greatest expeditions help later.