History is littered with stories of the psychoactive properties of deli bal, still produced today in the Kaçkar mountains
Source: Creating a buzz: Turkish beekeepers risk life and limb to make mad honey | World news | The Guardian
Of course, the Sanskrit word for honey, madhu, like mead (the ancient drink made with honey) and mad (which is Sanskrit for hilarity, rapture) all come from the same Indo-European root.
"A British Indian author and journalist has been stripped of his Indian overseas citizenship after he wrote an article criticising the regime of the country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi." The Guardian
Trump administration to force US visa applicants to hand over social media details
(Was optional the last couple of years, but will now be required.)
Nearly all travellers to the US will be required to produce details of social media accounts they have used in the previous five years, as well as present and past phone numbers and email addresses.
After the approval of revised visa application forms, the US State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for US immigrant and non-immigrant visas to list their Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media usernames.
The change is expected to affect some 15 million foreigners who travel to the US each year, including those who do so for business or education.
Only applicants for certain diplomatic and official visa types are exempted from the requirements.
Very inspiring article, pretty accurate, as far as I know. Usually what happens, or what has happened in the past, is that young COs who won't budge from their objection, eventually get released on medical/psychological grounds, sometimes following prison. I know at least two like that.
The army tries to discourage objections but to keep this low key - they certainly aren't interested in the world know about them or potentially start a mass movement. But the fact is, they don't really need a universal conscription. Many young people get out among the poor, among the rich and, of course, the ultra-orthodox religious.
"Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it"
"The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one"
George Monbiot article in the Guardian - I know not everybody likes the guy, but this article really speaks to me.
Philippine president to 'declare war' on Canada in waste dispute 'More than 100 containers of waste were shipped in batches from Canada to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014. Most of the containers remain in local ports, sparking protests from environmental activists. Philippine officials say they were falsely declared by a private firm as recyclable plastic scraps and have asked Canada to take the rubbish back. “I will declare war against them. I will advise Canada that your garbage is on the way. Prepare a grand reception. Eat it if you want to,” Duterte said in a televised meeting with local officials late on Tuesday. “Your garbage is coming home.”'
I doubt that - it will probably end up here: Agbogbloshie: the world's largest e-waste dump – in pictures . Toxins from old computers, fridges and other electronic goods are polluting chicken eggs in an area where 80,000 people live
Blacklist of the companies working to the 996 work schedule
(Google English translation)https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2F996icu%2F996.ICU%2Ftree%2Fmaster%2Fblacklist
Alibaba, Kingsoft, Huawei, Baidu are among the recognizable names.