Your bus is running approximately 100 years late

The first London electric buses ran between 1907 and 1910. It’s taken more than 100 years to get them back.

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Clean and quiet, London once boasted a fleet of 20 electric buses. They were more efficient and reliable than their petrol equivalents, and operated on battery power. Mounted under the bus, the batteries had a 60 km range and could be removed and swapped for a fresh one in just three minutes.

This was in 1906, and the bus looked like this:

The London Electrobus Company ran a bus service between Victoria and Kilburn from 1907 to 1910, the world’s first fully operational electric bus route. Their buses were popular with the public, and the company had ambitious plans for expansion.

Unfortunately, they also had a couple of crooks at the helm of the company. They failed to pay the engineering firms that had developed their battery technologies. They raised money on false pretences, including fake patents. Investors’ money was siphoned off by the owners of the company, which duly…

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THE TSARMAEV BROTHERS ARE INNOCENT OF THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING! HERE IS THE PROOF!

The US government continues to withhold details of brother Tamerlan’s mysterious activities in the years leading up to the bombings — declaring them “classified.”

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As the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing comes and goes, we can’t help but wonder what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might have to say for himself — if he were allowed to speak.

For one thing, we’d like to ask him if he could fill in some details about his brother Tamerlan’s mysterious activities in the years leading up to the bombings — much of which the government continues to withhold as “classified.”

Dzhokhar is being held at the maximum-security federal penitentiary in Florence, Colorado — known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies” — under extreme confinement conditions called Special Administrative Measures (SAMs). He was convicted and sentenced to death in 2015 for his role in the bombing near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Tsarnaev is appealing his federal death penalty conviction. (All death penalty convictions are automatically appealed.)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Boston Bombing

https://whowhatwhy.org/2018/04/17/dzhokhar-tsarnaev-still-gagged-as-death-penalty-appeal-grinds-on/

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Antidepressants not a cure for lost connections

People who are depressed are not victims of bad brain chemistry – they’re depressed because they are disconnected from things that make life worth living.

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Journalist Johann Hari said in his new book that people who are depressed are not victims of bad brain chemistry.  They are depressed because they are disconnected from things that make life worth living.

They are disconnected from meaningful work, meaningful values and meaningful relationships with other people, from status and respect, the natural world and a secure or hopeful future.

In LOST CONNECTIONS: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—And the Unexpected Solutions (2018), Hari walks the reader through the scientific research that shows how people suffer when they are disconnected from the things they need, and how they can heal when they recover those connections.

Depression and anxiety are big problems.  Hari said psychiatric drugs are being taken by one in five American adults, one in three French adults and an even higher proportion in the UK.

The death rate in the United States is actually increasing, driven by

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Trump Changes Course On Legal Marijuana

Just months after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new effort to crack down on legal cannabis in the United States, the Trump administration has changed course, deciding to defend states’ rights to form their own cannabis policies instead.

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By Victoria Kim

04/17/18

A senator’s vow to block DOJ appointments reportedly led to an unexpected reversal from the Trump administration.

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Just months after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new effort to crack down on legal cannabis in the United States, the Trump administration has changed course, deciding to defend states’ rights to form their own cannabis policies instead.

The move came about after U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, vowed to block Senate confirmation of appointments to the Department of Justice in protest of the attorney general’s decision to rescind the Cole Memo, an Obama-era policy that effectively left alone states that have legalized cannabis in some capacity.

In January, Sessions announced a “return to the rule of law” under his directive, with the intention to enforce the federal prohibition of cannabis in all 50 states.

By rescinding the Cole Memo…

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Europe’s Largest Bank Pulls Plug on Coal, Oil Sands and Arctic Drilling

HSBC has joined an increasing list of large banks in refusing to finance coal-fired plants, oil sands and arctic drilling.

 

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Europe’s largest bank HSBC won’t fund new coal power plants, oil sands and arctic drilling, except in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam. (Image courtesy of Håkan Dahlström via Flickr.)

HSBC has joined an increasing list of large banks by announcing Friday it would not longer finance coal-fired plants, oil sands and arctic drilling.

The move, announced by Europe’s largest bank at its annual meeting as part of its new energy policy, seeks to head off criticism from investors who want the institution’s actions to be aligned with the Paris Agreement, a global pact to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curb rising temperatures.

Daniel Klier, HSBC’s sustainability boss, said the decision reflected the bank’s ambition to help its customers make the transition to a low-carbon economy.

“Europe’s largest bank, however, will continue to finance coal-fired power plants in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam.

“We recognize the need to reduce emissions rapidly…

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The Ancient Use of Psychodelic Herbs

DMT: A Lost History

Chris Rice (2015)

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This is a documentary about ancient civilizations’ use of psychodelic plants in religious ceremonies. Unlike his more recent Hidden History of Cannabis, the evidence Rice presents is this film is more circumstantial. Yet in my view, the documentary leaves little doubt that dimethyltryptamine (DMT) containing plants were used in religious ceremonies in ancient Egypt, India, Persia, Greece and possibly ancient Israel.

DMT is the active ingredient in ayahuasca, a psychodelic herb used throughout early South American cultures. It currently shows great promise in the treatment of alcohol and other drug addictions and PTSD (see Ayahuasca and Addiction). It can be smoked or taken by mouth. When taken by mouth, it must be combined with a second herb containing an MAO inhibitor to keep it from being degraded in the gut.

The ancient Egyptians derived DMT from  the acacia plant (Acacia nilotica), which they referred to as “The Tree of Life.”

The ancient Hindu Vedas refer to “soma,” an elixir that allegedly enabled practitioners to “commune with God.” Rice believes soma was derived from DMT containing herbs and may be responsible for much of the psychodelic art produced in ancient India. Sacred Zorastrian texts from ancient Persia also refer to “soma.” Ancient Greek texts refer to mystical ceremonies involving similar herbal elixirs.

Rice points to evidence that the “mana” (literally gift from God) provided to Israelites in their flight out of Egypt may actually have been DMT-containing mushrooms. A number of the original gospels describe to Christ offering “mana” to his disciples, though most of them were removed from the Catholic Bible when emperor Constantine banned the Gnostic sects.

The section of the film I found most interesting describes how use of DMT persisted in the rituals of numerous secret societies, including the Freemasons. Although there is no written record of Freemasonry prior to the 17th century, their oral tradition contains accounts of early Masonic rituals involving potions made from the acacia tree.

 

 

How Wikipedia Lies

If Wikipedia is the best that ‘the market’ can come up with for ‘a free press’ in a ‘democracy’, then democracy isn’t at all possible.

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Eric Zuesse

Did you know that Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that on 11 September 2001 he, as President George W. Bush’s brief stand-in during the 9/11 attacks that hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, issued an order (and it was carried out) to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 while it was in the air near Pittsburgh? If what he said at the time was true, then the standard ‘historical’ account of the plane’s having been brought down as a result of action by the passengers, would be concocted, not history at all.

Here is the video-clip of V.P. Cheney on 9/11, making this claim and explaining why he gave that order:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vV3fjfeb9Q&list=PLOg2tzhKRd4j-yNHID9_Ru3MWe-VwwCxl&index=4

The Wikipedia article on Flight 93 provides the standard account, and fails even so much as just to mention the Vice President’a assertion and explanation that he provided on national TV at the…

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