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The Jungles Of Costa Rica Are Echoing Sustainability & You Need To Hear It

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For many years now, amazing sustainability news has been pouring out of Costa Rica.

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The headlines endlessly relay Costa Rica’s impressive environmental record, the country’s triumphs with producing and storing renewable energy, and the festivals and events being hosted there to celebrate these successes and educate the curious and enthusiastic about what’s going on.

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That is why I couldn’t pass up on the chance to spend 5 weeks there this past winter, and I must say, me encanta. That said, I’m going back for two important reasons…

#1 – Valhalla Movement Is Bringing Freedom Culture Global

For those of you who don’t know, the Valhalla Movement Foundation is a grassroots organization with the mission to proliferate Freedom Culture: to empower and encourage all individuals to spread their unique gifts to the world.

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We are a growing tribe of storytellers, media specialists, activists, and professionals from various disciplines who believe the best way to breed Freedom Culture is through empowering the sustainable communal lifestyle and promoting the spread of knowledge through action.

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Our combined efforts have culminated over the last few years in the construction of the Sustainability Learning Centre. Utilizing our own original sustainable building designs that we created at WISDOM, we are building an eco village 20 minutes away from downtown Montreal, but we have a vision to spread these ideas well beyond one city.

Over the last few months many amazing things have been unfolding around the Valhalla Movement, but none more relevant than the current announcement of the birth of Valhalla Costa Rica.

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The reason we are reproducing our operations in Costa Rica is simple: Costa Rica is a beacon for sustainable development and when the winter months halt the Montreal growing season, it’s an amazing opportunity for our tribe to continue our permaculture, eco construction, and community building efforts year round.

We started this winter by hosting a Superhero Bootcamp on Carara Mountain to train the next generation of entrepreneurial world-changers, and we’ll be back at it this February.

#2 – It’s Time Our Story Finds an ECHO

A story is best told not by those who have created it, but by those who have heard it and are inspired to carry it forward — to make it echo into the ears and minds of many throughout time.

Thus you can imagine that when I was staying at the absolutely lovely, fully sustainable wellness retreat centre at Puerta A La Vida, and I was told a story about an amazing gathering coming up in July, I was in.

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There is no gathering better suited to amplify our collective voice in Costa Rica than ECHO.

ECHO is a 72 hour gathering in Costa Rica that brings together 150 amazing people from around the world who are making a difference in the planet to lead revolutionary workshops and life-changing conversations.

Radical Sustainability. Radical Diversity. NO Technology.

Why You Need To Know About ECHO:

Not only will I be attending ECHO, I will also lead a workshop on storytelling to help spark the movements our world desperately needs.

Although storytelling might seem like a passive act, its power is immeasurable — a story can spark imagination and ignite passion in people to mobilize and turn ideas into tangible actions.

Our world doesn’t need another armchair activist or loud-voiced protester; it needs more people taking action to make a difference in the world.

Years ago I was stuck in the hopeless loop of  “being too small to change the world.” I would say things like “my vote doesn’t count” or “the status quo won’t ever change — it needs to be torn down before anything happens….

Nowadays I focus less on tearing things down and more on constructing the new paradigm. Change won’t happen unless WE propose, create, and prove a better alternative.

If you believe your park should be filled with gardens and fruit trees like I do, why not plant them yourself? If you want better schools and hospitals — why not support growing alternative schools or build one?

I know these ideals may seem like a stretch. I have battled all of the same doubts you are feeling now, but then I realized all it takes to turn dreams into reality is the will to do so. Freedom Culture is the beginning of the world we need to build and it starts with YOU.

And I’m not alone in thinking this way. ECHO is full of speakers and leaders who have honed in on these and other great strategies to turn their visions of a better world into reality through tangible, realistic actions.

So why not apply to join us at ECHO this Summer and begin your journey to building your dream life and supporting the health of the planet we all love?

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Attention Readers: We’ve Moved Our Journalism To The Pulse

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A large portion of our journalism that you’re used to seeing on our Collective Evolution platform has now moved over to The Pulse. We will be publishing most of our news articles there, while Collective Evolution focuses more on personal development.

You can follow The Pulse on Telegram, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

We’ve done this for a number of reasons, mainly due to the struggles we’ve had with regards to extreme censorship at Collective Evolution. We hope you join us over at The Pulse in our quest to keep doing what we do!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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  • The Facts:

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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