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Documentaries serve as excellent tools to help us learn about subjects we might never have come across or researched ourselves, or dive deeper into ones we’ve already explored.

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In fact, documentaries are what triggered my own ‘awakening’ and my quest to find out what’s truly going on in the world and our purpose here within it. When I first dove into this world of alternative information and news I learned about so many topics, from corruption to consciousness and everything in between.

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Documentaries were a wake-up call for me, and a way to become more informed on events occurring around the globe. The first step to creating change on this planet is raising awareness, and documentaries do so in an engaging and accessible way. Here is a list of the top documentaries I believe can inspire social change.

Cowspiracy

An inside look at the dramatic toll that animal agriculture has on our environment and the reasons no one is talking about it.

Fed Up

This film focuses on some of the leading causes of obesity in the U.S. and showcases just how much of an impact sugar, often hidden in processed foods and in staggering quantities, is contributing to this epidemic.

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The Human Experiment

A very eye-opening and shocking film that exposes just how many chemicals we are being bombarded with each and every day. Many of these chemicals are completely unregulated and have not even been tested for safety, yet they are in virtually every thing we use and eat, and everywhere we go.

Citizenfour

Citizenfour uncovers the story of Snowden and the information from the NSA he obtained and released to the public. The filmmakers follow this brave whistleblower in realtime as the controversy unfolds. Truly gripping, this documentary is an absolute must-see if you would like to learn more about of the Snowden story, or if you just like really well-made documentaries.

Origins

This amazing film takes a look at our biological roots and explores the immense toll modern technology is taking on the environment. By over-sanitizing, we are drastically impacting not only the health of ourselves, but of our planet. If we don’t do something — and fast — the fate of the planet itself may be at risk.

What the Health?

The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. What the Health? is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for anyone concerned about our nation’s health and Big Pharma’s stranglehold over it.

The Culture High

An in-depth look at marijuana prohibition, where it came from, and where it is going, this film covers the war on drugs in the United States. It explores both pro- and anti-marijuana legalization campaigns, and reveals the benefits and harms legalization could offer.

The True Cost

Where do your clothes come from? Do you ever wonder where they are manufactured, from what materials, and by whom? Stop for a minute to think of the major clothing chains that are in every large city — that is a lot of clothes. But what is the true cost of having cheap clothing that is only in style for one season? This documentary will answer that question and many more.

Prescription Thugs

This film delves into the prescription drug addiction crisis facing America today. Is there more to this than meets the eye? Should these drugs be legal and so readily prescribed by doctors? What’s in it for them? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this revealing documentary.

Illegal

This is a documentary about mothers in Brazil who, despite the risk, illegally use cannabis to treat their children’s cancer — and how it’s working. This documentary shows us that there are other options available, outside of the mainstream medicine, but some of them are illegal. Should these laws be changed worldwide to grant legal access to everyone to be able to heal?

Pink Ribbons Inc.

Based on a 2007 book titled Pink Ribbons Inc: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy and written by Queen’s University professor Samantha King, the film explains the difference between the reality of the disease and the high-profile public perception of it, delivering eye-opening interviews from the chairman of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Nancy Brinker, as well as women who have terminal breast cancer. It exposes the Run For The Cure fundraising event and brings up important points about the fear and suffering events such as these create. In an interview, one woman from a terminal cancer support group says, “The message is that if you just try really hard, you can beat it, while those who died, weren’t trying very hard.”

13th

This film explores the racial inequality within the United States and presents cold, hard evidence proving that today’s prison system is largely just a nicely packaged form of modern day slavery. It unfolds the corrupt justice system and takes an in-depth look at how people of colour, and specifically black people, are targeted and sent to prison for minor crimes, representing the highest percentage of people occupying U.S. prisons by a landslide.

I Am Jane Doe

This documentary explores a battle waged by furious mothers who are fighting for justice for their daughters who were sold into child sex trafficking. They are trying to hold someone responsible, and it has been an epic fight to do so. It shows us how child sex trafficking is something that can happen to any child no matter their age, race, or socioeconomic class.

Food, Inc.

Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain restaurants and supermarkets where it’s sold. Narrated by author and activist Eric Schlosser, the film features interviews with average Americans about their dietary habits, commentary from food experts like Michael Pollan, and unsettling footage shot inside large-scale animal processing plants.

The War You Don’t See

A thought-provoking film on war and propaganda, The War You Don’t See challenges the media for the role they played in the Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine conflicts. It traces these conflicts back to World War One and may even change your perspective about the wars that are currently being fought today.

Ecological Consciousness

This documentary follows Andrew Faust, a man dedicated to teaching people how to apply permaculture in the urban landscape. He presents the knowledge he’s accumulated over the last 20 years as an educator and over eight years of living off the grid. Permaculture is a way of thinking, it’s a way of seeing, and what Andrew shares is the way of seeing ourselves as biological organisms who are deeply rooted in the life-matrix of the planet Earth.

The Choice Is Ours

This documentary explores the determinants of behaviour to dispel the myth of “human nature,” demonstrating that environment shapes behaviour. It illustrates how our social structures impose our values and behaviours and our global monetary system is obsolete and becoming increasingly insufficient to meet the needs of most people. It concludes with the vision of The Venus Project to build an entirely new world from the ground up, a “redesign of the culture” where all enjoy a high standard of living, free of servitude and debt, while also protecting the environment.

Neurons to Nirvana

An in-depth look at the current renaissance that is taking place in the realm of psychedelic substances for healing purposes. From addiction to PTSD, marijuana to LSD, this documentary explores these mind-altering substances and dives into the research being done to show that these substances are here to assist us, if we use them properly.

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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.

Australian UFO study.

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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