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Tucker Carlson Blames Mass Shootings on Marijuana

Tucker Carlson had a guest on his show to support his argument that marijuana is to blame for mass shootings.

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(TMU) — Controversial FOX News host Tucker Carlson recently had a guest on his show to support his argument that marijuana may be to blame for the recent string of shootings seen in the United States. The guest was Alex Berenson, former New York Times journalist and author of the book Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.

Berenson’s work has not received much support from the scientific community and has even been rejected by many of the same scientists who were referenced in the book. The researchers have suggested that many of the studies cited in the book were taken out of context. They have also said that Berenson put forward conclusions that their data did not support.

The scientific community was so dismayed by Berenson’s misrepresentation of the current data, that researchers from a variety of prestigious universities penned an open letter taking him to task for the claims made in his book, and urging lawmakers to disregard his writing when considering laws on legalization. The signatories included experts from New York University, Harvard Medical School and Columbia University.

“We urge policymakers and the public to rely on scientific evidence, not flawed pop science and ideological polemics, in formulating their opinions about marijuana legalization,” the letter stated.

The premise of Berenson’s argument is that people who commit violent crimes often happen to have cannabis in their systems. On Carlson’s broadcast, Berenson pointed to the recent case of the shooter in Dayton, Ohio, claiming that marijuana could have been a factor in the violence.

The pair discuss the shooter’s toxicology results, which included Xanax and cocaine as well as marijuana, choosing to skip over the other more powerful drugs to focus on marijuana, which is known to keep people more calm and relaxed than not.

Berenson believes that marijuana has a strong link to psychosis, but this is heavily debated among scientists, and even those who do support this theory believe that marijuana can only trigger the symptoms in people who are already severely mentally ill. However, this much can also be said for any mind-altering substance, especially prescription pharmaceuticals like Xanax.

In the case of Xanax—which was also found in the shooter’s system—violence, fits of rage and psychosis are all fairly common side effects that are well documented and scientifically proven.

In recent years, many online sources have suggested that there is a link between prescription drugs and mass shootings, but mainstream fact-checkers have taken issue with these claims, contending that a large number of people in the United States are on prescription drugs, which means that it is only natural that a shooter, or their victims for that matter, would have a high chance of having those substances in their system. If this is true, the same thing can be said for marijuana, which is now used by a large segment of the population, in both legal and non-legal states.

Furthermore, in the vast majority of the recent shootings, it was apparent that ideology and desperation were contributing factors to the violence.

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Video Showing UFOs Swarming Navy Warship is Real, Pentagon Confirms

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Late last month, reports emerged that a number of U.S. Navy guided missile destroyers sailing off the coast near Los Angeles encountered a swarm of strange unidentified flying objects or drones in 2019. While Navy investigators looked into the strange incident, no explanation has since been given.

However, new footage has been leaked to documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell that shows the strange flying objects swarming above one of the ships, and the Pentagon has confirmed that the videos are authentic.

“I can confirm that the referenced photos and videos were taken by Navy personnel,” a Department of Defense spokesperson told Futurism.

In the brief footage, which appears to have been recorded with night vision cameras, triangular or pyramid-shaped objects can be seen hovering above the deck of a Navy destroyer.

According to Corbell, the Pentagon has gone to great lengths to disavow any connection to the swarming UAVs.

“This was taken on deployment from the USS Russell,” Corbell told Mystery Wire. “It shows what they described as vehicles. And they made a great distinction. They made sure in this classified briefing, they made a great distinction that this is not something that we own either a black project, this is not something of a foreign military, that these were behaving in ways that we did not expect.

“And that they were you know shaped non aerodynamically,” he added. “Like pyramids, these are flying pyramids!”

The video, as well as a number of photos from the incident, have all been gathered by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, a group tasked with investigating encounters between the different service branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and a number of unidentified flying objects.

While officials have been baffled by the unknown flying objects, in recent years the Pentagon has been more vocal about past encounters, which they describe as having been frequent. Officials have also discouraged the use of the acronym “UFOs,” instead opting to describe them as unidentified aerial phenomena or UAPs.

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Prince Philip Joke About Reincarnating as Deadly Virus to ‘Solve Overpopulation’ Resurfaces

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The Friday announcement of the death of Prince Philip elicited a range of reactions on social media, with some users eulogizing the late royal while others used the occasion to heap mockery upon the British monarchy.

However, others also shared an old quote from the Prince Philip where he bizarrely suggested that after he died, his wish would be that he is reincarnated as a deadly virus in order to help solve the so-called problem of overpopulation.

The decidedly anti-social quote was taken from a 2009 article published by The Guardian that listed out a number of controversial and generally distasteful quotes from the Queen’s husband on various subjects.

The full quote read: “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation.”

Tweeting a screenshot of the quote, user Riya said: “WHAT THE F*CK.”

While others replied to the misanthropic quote with a reference to the ongoing pandemic:

The Daily Express notes that the quote originates from a joking comment about deadly viruses that the prince made in a 1988 interview with Deutsche Press-Agentur. The quote was also widely shared during the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Buckingham Palace announced the death of Prince Philip, royal consort to Queen Elizabeth II, on Friday morning.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the announcement read. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

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As Marine Life Flees the Equator, Global Mass Extinction is Imminent: Scientists

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The waters surrounding the equator are one of the most biodiverse areas in the globe, with the tropical area rich in marine life including rare sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays, and other creatures.

However, rampant rises in temperate have led to a mass exodus of marine species from the sensitive region – with grave implications for life on earth.

While ecologists have long seen the thriving biodiversity of equatorial species holding constant in the past few centuries, a new study by Australian researchers published in The Conversation has found that warming global temperatures are now hitting the equator hard, potentially leading to an unprecedented mass extinction event.

The researchers from the Universities of Auckland, Queensland, and the Sunshine Coast found that as waters surrounding the equator continue to heat up, the ecosystem is being disrupted and forcing species to flee toward the cooler water of the South and North Pole.

The massive changes in marine ecosystems that this entails will have a grave impact not only on ocean life – essentially becoming invasive species in their new homes –  but also on the human livelihoods that depend on it.

“When the same thing happened 252 million years ago, 90 percent of all marine species died,” the researchers wrote.

To see where marine life is headed, the researchers tracked the distribution of about 49,000 different species to see what their trajectory was. The global distribution of ocean life typically resembles a bell curve, with far fewer species near the poles and more near the equator.

However, the vast alteration of the curve is already in motion as creatures flee to the poles, according to a study they published in the journal PNAS.

These changes augur major disruptions to global ecosystem as marine life scrambles in a chaotic fight for food, space, and resources – with a mass die-off and extinction of creatures likely resulting.

The research underscores the dire need for human societies to control rampant climate change before the biodiversity and ecological health of the planet is pushed past the point of no return.

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