Date: June 29, 2020
“Take an introductory look at the founding practices and propaganda surrounding the development and prohibition of psychedelic use in our society. https://www.gaia.com/lp/psychedelica When scientific study and ancient ritual point toward psychedelics as a tool for healing and awakening, why are these age-old plants regarded as harmful?
In this ground-breaking original series, experts explore the history and use of psychedelic plants including political ambitions, the perceived shadow side and the proper environment to experience these substances. From the origins of Shamanism to the spiritual expression of modern awakenings, discover the role of sacred medicine as a gateway to expanded consciousness, and its continued influence on humanity. Watch the full series here:
I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea here…
…I’m not going to start promoting the use of psychedelics…but I do think it is an entirely valid conversation to have…and knowledge is good.
It’s entirely possible these things have a valid use to us.
Date: June 28, 2020
“Never tell a Florida Karen what to do.
Residents of Palm Beach County in Florida erupted in anger at a commissioner’s meeting after an unanimous vote to make masks mandatory.
Date: June 27, 2020
“Law enforcement in the U.S. is under scrutiny like never before. Police in Washington used pepper spray yesterday to break up anti-racism protesters as they tried to topple a statue of President Andrew Jackson, a dyed-in-the-wool nationalist and slave owner. Norm Stamper was a cop for 34 years and spent six of them as Seattle’s police chief. Stamper resigned over his handling of the 1999 World Trade Organization protests — after he authorized the use of tear gas. Stamper has been a vocal advocate of police reform ever since. He tells Michel Martin how he became aware of what he calls the “dark side” of police culture and how to fix the problem.
Originally aired on June 23, 2020.”
Date: June 27, 2020
“Disney wants to reopen its parks.
This virus is not gone, unfortunately, it’s only become worse in this state,” the petition, which was posted on MoveOn.org on Sunday, states. “Having our theme parks remain closed until cases are steadily decreasing would keep our guests, our employees and their families safe. Re-opening the theme parks is only putting our guests, employees, and families at higher risk for contracting COVID-19.”
The petition comes as coronavirus cases are rising rapidly in the state. The Florida Department of Health reported 5,508 new cases overnight, according to data published by the agency. The 5.3% increase from one day to the next brings the total in the state to 109,014.