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Douglas Blaack
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Why Scientists are Calling for Experiments on Ecstasy

MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy, promotes strong feelings of empathy in users and is classified as a Schedule 1 drug--a category reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. But in a Commentary, two researchers call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

The research is in Cell. (full open access)

#mdma #neuroscience
Summary: Researchers call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.Sourc
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"The new dynamic, however, has moved past the old Left Right paradigm. We now live in an era defined by increasing Corporate influence and authority over the individual. These two “interest groups” – I can barely suppress snorting derisively over that phrase – have been on a headlong collision course for decades, which came to a head with the financial collapse and bailouts. Where there is massive concentrations of wealth and influence, there will be abuse of power.  The Individual has been supplanted in the political process nearly entirely by corporate money, legislative influence, campaign contributions, even free speech rights.

"This may not be a brilliant insight, but it is surely an overlooked one. It is now an Individual vs. Corporate debate – and the Humans are losing."
Every generation or so, a major secular shift takes place that shakes up the existing paradigm. It happens in industry, finance, literature, sports, manufacturing, technology, entertainment, travel, communication, etc. I would like to discuss the paradigm shift that is occurring in politics. For a long time, American politics has been defined by a Left/Right dynamic.…Read More
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"Neoliberalism sees competition as the defining characteristic of human relations. It redefines citizens as consumers, whose democratic choices are best exercised by buying and selling, a process that rewards merit and punishes inefficiency. It maintains that “the market” delivers benefits that could never be achieved by planning."
Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative?
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I never make my G+ posts public... Well, almost never.
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The UC spent $175,000 trying to remove this picture from the internet..
...so please, do NOT share this.
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I never make public posts on G+, but this needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

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Amanda Feilding co-directed new research on LSD that could prove beneficial in curing mental illness and PTSD. For Feilding, it's yet another step in a fascinating journey of personal experimentation.
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Is that the bit on her self-trepanation? Bolder than I, ha.
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Former twidget and NetWare bigot, hoping to one day retire from IT and become a natural builder and/or layabout.
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Useless or obsolete talents include reading punched paper tape, Morse code, and repairing teletype machines.
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