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Banksy Just Released This 2-Minute Film About Gaza, The Dream Holiday Destination For 2015

Source: trueactivist By Sophie McAdam This saddening parody on the usual vacation advertisement shows the harsh reality of life in the world's toughest prison camp Gaza, Your Dream Holiday Destination For 2015? Banksy the world’s most mysterious street artist just released a 2 minute film that takes a typical vacation advertisement and turns it on its head. Rumor has it that the man himself filmed parts of the video! Come to Gaza, says the short film. It’s a place off the tourist track, it’s full of refurbishment opportunities, ‘friendly’ neighbors and people who love the place so much they never leave (because they’re not allowed to). This video is a powerful insight into life in the Gaza strip, which is surrounded by a concrete wall on three sides and gunboats on the other.


Tesla’s New Project Could Take Millions Of People Off The Grid

Source: trueactivist By John Vibes off-the-grid-tesla Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, Space X, Paypal, and many other companies, has come up with another brilliant idea that could radically change everyday life for the average person. Musk’s new idea could take family homes and businesses off of the power grid, with the help of a solar powered battery pack. “We are trying to figure out what would be a cool stationary (battery) pack. Some will be like the Model S pack: something flat, 5 inches off the wall, wall mounted, with a beautiful cover, an integrated bi-directional inverter, and plug and play,” Musk said in a statement last week. To meet the demand for the batteries, Musk is planning on building a giant battery manufacturing complex, which will be specifically used for this company and this company only. Musk said that he expects to release more details to the public towards the end of the year, or early next year It is being speculated that one of Tesla’s partner companies, SolarCity, will be involved in this project. Musk is currently working on a number of bold new projects. As we reported last year, Musk announced that SpaceX is currently developing a micro-satellite network that will work to bring cheap and unrestricted internet access to the world. He said on his twitter page this week that they are in the early stages of development on the project, and that more details will be coming in the following months. Responding to a comment about the cost of the service, Musk said that the internet service would be “unfettered certainly and at very low cost.”


Joy Division Bernard Sumner

There's quite a few books out there, that have been written about the band Joy Division. l'm sure the best ones, are the ones written by the people that were actually in the band itself. first we had Peter Hooks Unknown pleasures book, and now we have Bernard Sumner's Chapter and verse, which tells his side of the story and also what happened after Joy Division, with the mega- success of New Order and beyond, and lets not forget The Hacienda, a very big thorn that tore through the royalties of Joy Division and New Order everything is explained in these very pages. Bernard Sumner had by all accounts a very tough upbringing in Salford, up Manchester way, even so he remained very optimistic, and credits this to his influences which gave him his edge in his playing style, but it was seeing the Sex Pistols play, that got him to actually start playing his guitar. For him though, his influences were more about his enviroment, rather than actual music heroes, probably because he did not come from a musical family, not that this was in anyway a handicap, as with all the changing landscapes of modern industry this seemed the perfect fodder in which to indulge, when he formed Joy Division. During the heady ascent of Joy Division, Barney would move from guitar and start building Synthesizers, from kits to add textures to the sound of Joy Division. I remember the first time l saw Joy Division on TV, it was so mindblowing. The next day at school we were forming bands, and soon after, l would get a guitar, and join the ranks of figuring out how to get an identity. lt took a while, and l have still got a while to go. I reckon loads of people my age, and younger must have done the same thing, as even nowadays, l seem to still be playing with musicians, who are heavily influenced by the body of work they left behind, even though they only done a couple of albums, the damage so to speak was done. New Order, who are also influential on musicians around the globe, and it's amazing to think how it came to be successful, according to whats written here, with all the mishaps explained, to such comical effects, these guys knew how to have fun, and many lessons were learned, such as never get in cars driven by Bez from the Happy Mondays. During New Orders time, Bernard also got together with guitar supremo Johnny Marr and formed Electronic another great band, who also got success, and the funny stories continue on, such as going on a press tour and missing vital radio interviews because you end up partying with Seal, and catching flights and bringing a bag of sick through the security gate, oh dear how bad does it get, before your in that kind of situation. All in all, this is a mighty fine read, he is very honest and even addresses what happened with Hooky and brings the saga of New Order up to date and we also get a bit about Bad Lieutenant too. All in all you get a good insight of what it's like to be in New Order and he's totally open, with what went down. Chris McDougall images-2


Curious? DMT And Ayahuasca Explained In Under 3 Minutes!

Source: trueactivist By Sophie McAdam Everything you need to know about this amazing substance in just one short film. DMT, also known as the Spirit Molecule, can be found inside almost every plant and animal species in the world, including human beings. We produce DMT in our pineal glands, a part of the brain which has been connected to spirituality and the ‘third eye’ for thousands of years by various ancient cultures. DMT has a chemical compound very similar to serotonin, but despite the fact that it occurs naturally, it is highly illegal in most parts of the world. This educational short film does a great job of summarizing DMT, and is also a great introduction to anyone who is curious about Ayahuasca (a brew traditionally taken by people of the Amazon to explore other dimensions).


This Is What Happened When Gordon Ramsey Was Trying To Expose The Illegal Shark Fin Market.

Source: trueactivist By True Activist A clip from Gordon Ramsay’s Shark Bait, in which the world’s most famous chef set out to expose the shocking practices that are threatening the existence of one of the earth’s most amazing creatures. He traveled the world to confront the illicit fishermen, traders and diners who are responsible for the shark’s precipitous decline. Gordon Ramsay investigates a series of blocks who have thousands of shark fins drying out on roofs. He manages to get on top of the roof despite being denied access. This determination allowed him to capture a gold mine of shark fins before they hurry to escape the area. Most of these beautiful animals are returned to the ocean without their fins while still alive and are then eaten by other predators because they cannot move effectively.


In Just 4 Minutes, This Astounding Fact Will Change Your Perception

Source: trueactivist By Amanda Froelich When asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?”, this was his response. “You are connected, just by being alive.” Give 3:33 seconds of your day to watch this mesmerizing video, and you’ll likely feel a level of inspiration evoked that is rarely felt in modern-day society. You, your existence, your profound insight, experience, and majesty, is beyond what words can convey… but Neal deGrasse Tyson does a pretty good job explaining it in the video.


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PhD Doctor Has This To Say About The Controversial HPV Vaccine

Source: trueactivist By Sophie McAdam Back in 2011, Doctor Lucija Tomlijenovic Phd. obtained documents from the {British} Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) and the UK Department of Health (DH). She used the Freedom of Information Act to request transcripts and other papers which otherwise would not have made it into the public domain, and was shocked at what she uncovered. Tomlijenovic published a paper claiming that the risks associated with vaccination were being censored, ethical codes of conduct were being ignored, and that the UK Department of Health and the JCVI had “extensive ties to pharmaceutical companies.” The last point in particular is cause for concern: how can we fully trust scientific studies which are sponsored by the Big Pharma corporations who manufacture these expensive vaccines? In the 45-page pdf paper, Dr Tomlijenovic writes: “No pharmaceutical drug is devoid of risks from adverse reactions and vaccines are no exception. An equal responsibility rests on the medical profession to promote vaccinations, but only with those vaccines whose safety and efficacy has been demonstrated to be statistically significant.” She goes on: “Furthermore, vaccination is a medical intervention and as such, it should be carried out with the full consent of those who are being subjected to it. This necessitates an objective disclosure of the known or foreseeable risks and benefits and, where applicable, a description of alternative courses of treatment. In cases where children and infants are involved, full consent with regards to vaccination should be given by the parents. Deliberately concealing information from the parents for the sole purpose of getting them to comply with an “official” vaccination schedule could thus be considered as a form of ethical violation or misconduct. Official documents obtained from the UK Department of Health (DH) and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) reveal that the British health authorities have been engaging in such practice for the last 30 years, apparently for the sole purpose of protecting the national vaccination program.” Tomlijenovic then exposes a worrying conflict of interest: “The transcripts of the JCVI meetings also show that some of the Committee members had extensive ties to pharmaceutical companies and that the JCVI frequently co-operated with vaccine manufacturers on strategies aimed at boosting vaccine uptake. Some of the meetings at which such controversial items were discussed were not intended to be publicly available, as the transcripts were only released later, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOI). These particular meetings are denoted in the transcripts as “commercial in confidence”, and reveal a clear and disturbing lack of transparency.” Her paper also demonstrates how “the JCVI made continuous efforts to withhold critical data on severe adverse reactions and contraindications to vaccinations to both parents and health practitioners in order to reach overall vaccination rates which they deemed were necessary for “herd immunity”, a concept which with regards to vaccination, and contrary to prevalent beliefs, does not rest on solid scientific evidence, as will be explained. As a result of such vaccination policy promoted by the JCVI and the DH, many children have been vaccinated without their parents being disclosed the critical information about demonstrated risks of serious adverse reactions, one that the JCVI appeared to have been fully aware of. It would also appear that, by withholding this information, the JCVI/DH neglected the right of individuals to make an informed consent concerning vaccination. By doing so, the JCVI/DH may have violated not only International Guidelines for Medical Ethics (i.e., Helsinki Declaration and the International Code of Medical Ethics) but also, their own Code of Practice.” In the above video (an excerpt from the documentary One More Girl) Tomlijenovic talks about Gardasil, a key ingredient in the HPV vaccine. She claims it can cause brain inflammation, multiple sclerosis and auto-immune diseases. Tomlijenovic admits that studies sponsored by the vaccine manufacturer failed to find any adverse effects with Gardasil, but points out that independent studies have arrived at very different conclusions. Vaccination is an issue that triggers very strong reactions on both sides. It is worth noting here that True Activist does not aim to promote a biased view of the vaccination debate, but is in favor of non-censorship. We hope that by providing readers with alternative opinions from concerned experts and doctors in the field, readers have all the necessary information to make a personal and informed decision about this controversial topic.


Narcissism Just Got Weirder: 3D Printed Selfies Have Arrived

Source: trueactivist By Sophie McAdam It’s official: our obsession with selfies has reached a new level with the opening of a new 3D printing machine fitted with 54 cameras in New York. This RT report explains how it works, and there’s no doubt it will prove popular. The figurines are cute, the science behind 3D printing is impressive, and if used to make a souvenir with family or friends, it’s a fantastic development. But with one study linking selfies to narcissism, we have to wonder whether the idea of using 3D printing to make mini-me models is a little bizarre. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!


This Is How Social Media Can Make You Feel Lonely And Disconnected

Source: trueactivist By Sophie McAdam "The Innovation Of Loneliness" is a fascinating and informative look at the negative impact of social media This short animated film by Shimi Cohen explores the paradox of our time: in an age when social media offers the chance to be heard, to interact, to share their experiences at the click of a button, why are so many people suffering from a deep sense of loneliness? Cohen begins by looking at how other primates socialize. Monkeys, for example, tend to live in groups of between 20 and 50, ensuring that each member knows the others well. If a group becomes too large, it tends to split into two. This ensures the correct level of social interaction and bonding. Sociologists estimate that humans function in much the same way; we are incapable of intimately knowing more than 150 people. But social media has changed the way we interact with the people in our lives, and as Cohen points out, “loneliness has become the most common ailment of the modern world.” Does social media make you feel lonely? Do you try to keep your facebook friends to a minimum, or do you like to have as many followers as possible on social media? Let us know your thoughts on this short film in the comments.