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PTSD & Psilocybin

Our publication is late to the party on this subject. There was a groundbreaking study conducted for the first time at Veterans Affairs last year and many veterans organizations are advocating for hallucinogenic mushrooms as a PTSD cure. Notice I didn’t say therapy because the research is showing repair on damaged neurons is possible. What I can offer here is ... Read More »

Reckoning of the Hacker Martyr

It’s been over a week since the announcement that Julian Assange will be extradited to the US to be charged for espionage against a country he doesn’t have citizenship in. Assange is being indicted under The Espionage Act but the charges rely on conspiracy the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Originally used to prove collusion between organized crime ... Read More »

Why Net Zero is Blah Blah Blah

“I’d like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals.” Joseph Heller No, Greta Thorenburg is not referring to the internet service provider when she refers to NET Zero. The term comes from a military rooted initiative justifying environmental action as a national security threat. This language is considered paradigmatic because ... Read More »

Exclusive: USS Ronald Reagan UAP Encounter

This article is a departure from our usual content. Most of the founders of #SFTC were the original crew members of the USS Ronald Reagan CVN 76. I was a plank owner meaning I was in the shipyard while my least favorite president’s namesake was constructed. There was a strike that delayed construction. After she was commissioned we did all ... Read More »

Movie Review: Outside the Wire (Stop Killer Robots)

Propaganda is subtle. Especially American propaganda written by the best and the brightest to glamorize the military industrial complex with an air of dystopian criticism. This movie makes it clear that its brand of dystopia is propaganda asset. Netflix feature: Outside the Wire, starring Anthony Mackie of Notorious fame, is a dystopian morality screenplay about the dangers of autonomous drones. ... Read More »

Opinion: Door-to-Door Jab

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We need a new different way to vaccinate people that doesn’t put the vulnerable at risk. There has already been a detrimental shift to vaccinate people by age (65 and over) thus ignoring anyone at-risk under that age. Read More »

Watch: The War at Home

We are big supporters of Scott Noble and cannot recommend his films enough. Our recommendation would be to start at the beginning of his catalog available on his website www.metanoia-films.org so you can truly see how his documentary style has found a place of its own. When We interviewed him 10 years ago he told us a story about how ... Read More »

George Floyd Had COVID

Crispus Attucks was the first American to die in the revolutionary war. It is debated whether he was a freeman or a runaway slave. Adding nuance to what motivated early colonists. Many revolutionaries were abolitionists; the marriage with the slave-owning South came later. George Floyd like Crispus Attucks was a catalyst that hopefully will usher a revolution in policing. When ... Read More »

When to Mask: A Personal Essay

I was working in a corporate law firm as a file clerk in San Diego after I got out of the Navy in 2007. It was right in bourgie La Hoya where the drug dealer lived in the American version of the movie Traffic. It was mind numbing work — barely supported my life in Pacific Beach. I thought my ... Read More »

War is for Suckers & Losers

In the closing scene of The Godfather Michael Corleone announces that he’s enlisted in the Marines and his brother says to him: “…only saps risk their lives for strangers.” You only die for your family. My conclusion after my enlistment is that war ends when we run out of young men to send to war. Cultures have always pondered as to ... Read More »

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