New documentary on psychoactive drugs tomorrow (Wed)

20 09 2011

The History Channel is premiering a two-hour documentary on the history of psychoactive/psychedelic drug use tomorrow night (Wednesday) at nine (check local listings).

History.com/schedule/9/21/2011

The Stoned Ages

From the early cave dwellers who first stumbled upon psychedelic mushrooms to the over 6000-year-old tradition of opium cultivation in the East to a modern pharmaceutical industry with over 24,000 drugs on the market, drugs have played a role in our lives since well before recorded human history. Explore the reasons we’ve used drugs through the ages, while considering the devastating consequences that accompany the choice to use certain drugs. This fascinating, fresh, and insightful documentary will ask the question: overall, have drugs done more to help us or hurt us? Host Dean Norris will journey through the millennia and look in on the greatest civilizations in human history to discover if drugs helped these societies flourish or fail and whether drug use was holy or hedonistic, a savior or a curse?

 

[H/T Clark Heinrich.]





RT: Mainstream media shrinking

12 03 2010




Girl who doesn’t age is now 16 years old, but still 16 months physiologically.

26 06 2009

This is only such medical case recorded.  The scientific implications for biology are truly immense:





Truth & Justice entering the mainstream?

26 06 2009

Two major breakthroughs for the movement for truth and justice on network TV this past month.

Both of these clips are must-see and are great for sharing because because they are directed at general audiences.

First, architect Richard Gage was on a Fox news show and they actually allowed him to use rationality, reason and intellligence without attacking him.  Absolutely amazing:

Second, the Denver PBS station aired 9/11: Press For Truth and gave copies of DVD’s to those who donated:  Blueprint For Truth, which clearly and completely illustrates how the three buildings were demolished and Fabled Enemies, which explores in depth the who, how and why behind the attacks. (They also aired Freedom to Fascism earlier this year, the great documentary that uncovers the heinous criminality of Federal Reserve.)

Press For Truth is an excellent introduction to the problems surrounding 9/11.  It’s the perfect documentary to show to family members or those who reject the ongoing public 9/11 investigation or simply can’t stomach the deeper implications.  It’s NOT about demolitions or perpetrators or conspiracies:  It’s about the incredible battle fought by a group of 9/11 widows against the painful silence and lack of any investigation by the government.  Very well made, informative and touching documentary.

[UPDATE:  because of the unparalleled success of this fund-raiser, the Denver PBS will re-air Press For Truth multiple times this summer!]





Bill Maher and guests discuss Obama’s Marijuana statement

30 03 2009

Bill Maher, Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens and Mos Def engage in a 10 minute discussion about Marijuana and the President’s recent insulting gestures.





The Age of Aquarium

13 03 2009

Why is it that deep-sea life is so utterly psychedelic?   Whatever the reason, Visa has taken note of this fact in a new commercial:





Marx, M.D.

20 02 2009

Funny quote from recent episode of HOUSE, M.D.:

“Religion is not the opiate of the masses.  Religion is the placebo of the masses.”