Canada already had some of the world’s coolest collectible coins, but this new dinosaur quarter, celebrating the fossil beds of Alberta has a glow in the dark skeleton. A fucking glow in the dark dinosaur coin. Who designs these coins, Canada? The most awesome team of 8 year olds ever? I approve.
NEW ZEALAND INTRODUCES $50,000 FINE FOR DRINKING CHAMOMILE TEA?
Yep. Bill 324-1, the new Natural Health Products Bill before the NZ Parliament will make it illegal without a licence to prepare, share or administer anything (that isn’t presented as “food”) that’s made from plants, vitamins,…
“Because society, with its developed organization, exercises a hitherto unknown power over Man, Man’s dependency on it has grown to a degree that he almost has ceased to live a mental existence of his own…Thus we have entered a new Middle Ages. By a general act of will, freedom of thought has been put out of function, because many give up thinking as free individuals, and are guided by the collective to which they belong…With the sacrifice of independence of thought we have - and how could it be otherwise - lost faith in truth. Our intellectual-emotional life i disorganized. The over-organization of our public affairs culminates in the organization of thoughtlessness.”—Albert Schweitzer
"The Great Promise of Unlimited Progress - the promise of domination of nature, of material abundance, of the greatest happiness for the greatest number, and of unimpeded personal freedom - has sustained the hope and dreams of the generations since the beginning of the industrial age. To be sure, our civilization began when the human race started taking active control of nature; but that control remained limited until the advent of the industrial age. With industrial progress, from the substitution of mechanical and then nuclear energy for animal and human energy to the substitution of the computer for the human mind, we could feel that we were on our way to unlimited production and, hence, unlimited consumption; that technique made us omnipotent; that science made us omniscient. We were on our way to becoming gods, supreme beings who could create a second world, using the natural world only as building blocks for our new creation.
"Men and, increasingly, women experienced a new sense of freedom; they became masters of their own lives: feudal chains had been broken and one could do what one wished, free of all shackles. Or so people felt. And even though this was true only for the upper and middle classes, their achievement could lead others to the faith that eventually the new freedom could be extended to all members of society, provided industrialization kept up its pace. Socialism and communism quickly changed from a movement whose aim was a new society and a new man into one whose ideal was a bourgeois life for all, the universalized bourgeois as the men and women of the future. The achievement of wealth and comfort for all was supposed to result in the unrestricted happiness for all. The trinity of unlimited production, absolute freedom, and unrestricted happiness formed the nucleus of a new religion, Progress, and a new Earthly City of Progress was to replace the City of God. (my italics) It is not at all astonishing that this new religion provided its believers with energy, vitality, and hope.”
“The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly coloured and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: “Is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, “Hey, don’t worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we kill those people.”—Bill Hicks
Fate or Circumstance (Jaws: The Revenge Remix) DJ Stoa
Since time immemorial, events have taken place with no evident reason for their happening. Such phenomenon has been Man’s dilemma and the subject of constant philosophical discussion. When there is no factor motivating an event - no case of cause creating effect - what triggered the action?