The FOX & Friends homepage, this morning, included 41 photographs of faces....– Segregation & Friends (via azspot)
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Marijuana’s Impact On Brain Function “Minimal,”... →
“According to a 2001 study published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, long-term cannabis smokers who abstained from pot for one week “showed virtually no significant differences from control subjects (those who had smoked marijuana less than 50 times in their lives) on a battery of 10 neuropsychological tests.” Investigators added, “Former heavy users, who had consumed...
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danielholter: doctornecessiter: This is so obvious, I can’t believe I’d never recognized it. WOW!
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retropolitics: No “medicinal benefit”? BULLSHIT. Just Ask JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association ran a commentary by Lester Grinspoon, M.D., and James Bakalar, J.D., stating: “One of marijuana’s greatest advantages as a medicine is its remarkable safety. It has little effect on major physiological functions. There is no known case of lethal overdose… . Marijuana is also far less...
Traders Profit With Computers Set at High Speed -... →
“It is the hot new thing on Wall Street, a way for a handful of traders to master the stock market, peek at investors’ orders and, critics say, even subtly manipulate share prices. It is called high-frequency trading — and it is suddenly one of the most talked-about and mysterious forces in the markets. Powerful computers, some housed right next to the machines that drive marketplaces like...
The truth is, everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth...– Bob Marley (via eletheowl) (via saywhaaaaat)
Bernd Debusmann for REUTERS: Driven to drink by... →
katharinec: Added bolding mine: Tough marijuana laws are driving millions of Americans to a more dangerous mood-altering substance, alcohol. The unintended consequence: violence and thousands of unnecessary deaths. It’s time, therefore, for a serious public debate of the case for marijuana versus alcohol… …“The plain and simple truth is that alcohol fuels violent behaviour and marijuana does...
Rolling Stone: Drug Czar Kerlikowske’s ‘Striking... →
“Obama’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske hit the road this week to rail against the perils of pot: “Marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit,” he said at an appearance in Fresno, California.” Did Gil cite some new study or meta-analysis to substantiate his claim? Of course not. No one ever does because there aren’t any. Doctors and patients know that cannabis has medical...
The U.S. Roman-Catholic Church is now facing a critical shortage of priests....– Conan O’Brien
Prisons used to be a non-profit business, too. And for good reason — who the...– Bill Maher (via azspot)
Facebook | Worldwide Rally For Prince of Pot Marc... →
“FREE MARC EMERY!: Join ‘The Worldwide Rally For The Prince of Pot’, and show your support for Marc Emery, the marijuana activist who is going to prison in the United States for FIVE YEARS for selling marijuana seeds. The rally will be on the saturday prior to the day of his sentencing in Seattle, US, expected in October. Marc Emery is a marijuana activist, Vancouver store...
Man attempts robbery, ends up raped by female... →
“THE attempted armed robbery of a Russian hairdresser became a three-day sex ordeal for the would-be thief, leaving him with torn genitals and a Viagra hangover. IT website The Register reports the man, known as Viktor, tried to rob the hairdresser in the town of Meshchovsk. The owner, 28-year-old Olga, agreed to hand over the takings but as she was giving him the money, used her karate...
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No Porn in Pennsylvania Prisons | CarnalNation →
katharinec: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a ban on pornography in state prisons following a challenge brought by a convicted rapist. The Pennsylvania Corrections Department instituted a ban on images of human nudity and “materials in which the purpose is sexual arousal” in 2005. Exceptions to the policy can be made for items deemed to have educational or artistic merit. Oh boy. I...
jeremyscahill: This is perhaps the greatest segment of “The Word” ever to air on The Colbert Report. Take that, Chuck Todd, you hack. Big props to Glenn Greenwald.
We’ve got a great percentage of our population that, to our great shame, either...– Walter Cronkite, 1916 - 2009 via QOTD (via shawnblog) (via afghanibanani) (via danielholter)
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Ban With The Bull, Chill With The Bear: The Coming... →
“Social mood influences people’s actions and their social judgments. In times of positive mood, people have the resources to enforce their social desires. They can afford to express the black and white moral issues preferred during bull markets, and drug abuse is a favorite target. During times of negative mood, on the other hand, society’s priorities change. People have other, bigger...
If Marijuana Is Legal, Will Addiction Rise? - Room... →
this is a fairly good discussion of marijuana legalization. Norm Stamper from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition makes a solid argument, but the whole piece centers on marijuana dependence. it’s infuriating that we need to ask the government to trust us with our own wellbeing. do we really need the government to protect us from a completely natural substance that isn’t physically...
A Dark Hole of Democracy: How the Federal Reserve... →
“The financial crisis has propelled the Federal Reserve into an excruciating political dilemma. The Fed is at the zenith of its influence, using its extraordinary powers to rescue the economy. Yet the extreme irregularity of its behavior is producing a legitimacy crisis for the central bank. The remote technocrats at the Fed who decide money and credit policy for the nation are deliberately...
fmylife: Today, I found out that my wife gave me head lice on purpose so I would have to cut off the ponytail that I’ve been growing since ‘99. FML
Drug war is a war on families by WALTER CRONKITE... →
katharinec: In the midst of the soaring rhetoric of the recent Democratic National Convention, more than one speaker quoted Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address, invoking “the better angels of our nature.” Well, there is an especially appropriate task awaiting those heavenly creatures - a long-overdue reform of our disastrous war on drugs. We should begin by recognizing its costly and...
A Tale of Two Studies: Cannabis and Rimonabant →
Natural cannabis was shown to shrink existing tumors and prevent new tumors from forming. It works as an agonist; it initiates a physiological response when combined with cannabinoid receptors. side effects: you get high. synthetic pharmaceutical cannabinoids (Rimonabant in this case) work as antagonists; they inhibit physiological processes in the endocannabinoid system. their side effects:...
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Wisconsin police can attach GPS to cars to secretly track anybody’s movements...– Wisconsin court upholds GPS tracking by police - Chicago Tribune (via 2020)
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Esquire: He’s Not High - Inside Barney Frank’s... →
“There’s a great intellectual flaw at work here. People say, “Oh, you want the government to approve of smoking marijuana.” And the answer is, no, there should be a small number of things that the government makes illegal, but the great bulk of human activity ought to be none of the government’s business. People can make their own choices.” -Barney Frank