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I LOVE marijuana and believe that it should be legalized. I could go on and on about the benefits of marijuana and how it’s better than alcohol and that it’s a great idea for our economy, but I don’t want to bore the shit out of you. So, here are some funny photos to help express my opinions on the matter…
For those of you who are still reading now that the funny photos are done, I’d like to express that I not only enjoy weed recreationally, but I also have a chronic disorder called CRPS. This stands for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, previously known as RSD) and means that I am intense pain almost all the time. I do have my medical license and consider medical marijuana my medication seeing as I’d prefer to be high and have less pain than doped up on 15 to 20 pills a day. With medical marijuana I can work, endure the pain I have, and also be more aware than I would be on prescription pills. Legalization is something that should be more of a focus, especially considering how many chronic pain disorders there are, that affect so many people in this country. I would rather get ‘too stoned’ (which is ridiculous, and impossible to OD on) than get alcohol poisoning and die or overdose on my prescription pills. Just some food for thought.
This is the only option I have that doesn’t have fatal consequences if I over-indulge.
- [VIDEO] Marijuana Drug Deal And Robbery, Gone Bad (practikel.com)
- Marijuana: A Missed Medical Opportunity (bigthink.com)
- Medical marijuana could help patients reduce pain with opiates, study finds (medicalxpress.com)
- Armie Hammer Arrested For Marijuana Possession (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- What is Medical Marijuana? (medicalmarijuanagardener.wordpress.com)
- Milpitas considers allowing pot clubs (mercurynews.com)
- Summit County sheriffs make pot bust (summitcountyvoice.com)
Many of us are very familiar with a hangover. In fact, I know that just about all of my fiends are hung over as I’m writing this article. I can remember my first ever hang over (back in high school regardless of it being illegal) and it was just about the worst experience of my life.
My head felt like there were creatures crawling around inside, my stomach was a battleground, and even the thought of getting off the couch literally made me cower with fear. If someone were to tell me I could cure all of these symptoms and get out there to enjoy Saturday night, I probably would have contemplated a thank you fuck.
Luckily, for those of you who love to get absolutely wasted without the consequences, there is a cure!
The FDA has officially approved an over-the-counter drug called Blowfish, which contains 1,000 milligrams of aspirin, 120 milligrams of caffeine and a stomach-soothing agent in the form of two dissolving tablets. The new drug is taken like Alka-Seltzer and is said to help ease hangover symptoms within as little as 15 to 30 minutes.
“So many people see hangovers as a shameful or embarrassing thing. I think of them as just a fact of life,” said Brenna Haysom, the creator of Blowfish through the West Village-based Rally Labs LLC.
“The magic of the effervescent tablet is that it hits your system much faster than getting a cup of coffee, taking an antacid and taking some aspirin separately,” she said.
The remedy doesn’t give free reign to binge, however. “I definitely don’t encourage people to get obliterated,” warned Haysom, who has been hung up on hangovers since college.
“This is a really effective product for people who have a couple too many: A happy hour that goes a little long, or holiday parties are a perfect example … and they wake up feeling terrible. This gets you functioning again quickly.”
Sadly, I don’t really know whether aspirin and caffeine is a good enough combination to fix the horrible effects of getting obliterated the night before, but it is a glimmer of hope. And if this in any way helps anyone be more productive, than hell, why not?!
- FDA Approves Hangover ‘Remedy’ (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- New Hangover Cure (Blowfish) Gets FDA Approval — or Does It? (ibtimes.com)
- Hangover Pill Approved By The FDA (kymx.radio.com)
- The Hangover 3 Is On Despite First FDA-Approved Hangover Pill (coedmagazine.com)
This woman had body armor implanted in her chest and probably had no intention of it being used for such a purpose. Hell, I don’t think anyone was truly aware of the pros of a breast augmentation. I must admit, I’ve been contemplating one myself and now that I know that it’s no longer a health risk, but possible life saver, what the hell.
The bizarre story about a new function of silicone breasts – body armor – took place in the family of a 40-year-old female Muscovite. The woman had a fight with her husband, and the man grabbed a knife in a fit of anger, the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper wrote with reference to plastic surgeon Sergei Blokhin.
The family fight would have ended with the woman’s death if it had not been for her silicone implants.
What makes this story even better, you ask? The fact that the same asshole husband who stabbed his wife was the one who had encouraged (probably demanded) that she upgrade her breast size 5 years prior. He had no idea that he was ultimately defeating himself when it came time to get rid of her. He did everything else right, stabbed the left breast, aimed for the heart, but the size didn’t even allow the knife to reach the thorax.
Thanks to modern medicine, the woman’s implant didn’t even leak and the breast kept its original shape. Ultimately, nothing is wrong with this bitch, just a little knife wound on her titty. What a foolish husband. And what a spectacular boob job.
- Online Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants Guide Answers Plastic Surgery Questions, Focuses on Patient Concerns (prweb.com)
- To B or Double-D, that is the question (casca01.wordpress.com)
- Paintball bursts breast implant? Yep (offthebench.nbcsports.com)
- Are Implants Dangerous? (everydayhealth.com)
Geekosystem – Supposedly, there was a rumor floating around that somewhere in China, pills made out of dead babies were being sold. A Korean television documentary team decided to track down the truth behind this rumor, and reportedly found a hospital that sells dead babies — mostly abortions or stillbirths, with “mostly” being a scary word here when you think about it — to medicine companies. The team found that when the hospital has a “deceased baby case,” the staff are instructed to immediately alert the medicine company.
The television team also reportedly uncovered the process by which the dead baby pills are made. Supposedly, the medicine companies store the dead babies in a “normal family’s refrigerator,” so as to be undiscoverable, and when they are ready to use the dead baby, they put it into a medical drying microwave. Once dry, they grind the dead baby up and put the powder into a pill capsule.
Supposedly, the television team paid a lot of money to get some of the pills, and when they tested them, found the pills’ contents were 99.7 percent human, and were also able to discern the babies’ gender from the powder, as well as found hair and nail remnants.
The dead babies used are supposedly used with the mother’s consent. The documentary will air August 6 on SBS TV South Korea.
The only thing I’m having trouble understanding is whether the product has actually been proven to work? You would think, if people went to such lengths to obtain dead baby pills, that the pay off would be well worth it. Still though, nail fragments and hair? I don’t know if I could stomach that.
This is a truly heartbreaking story about one’s will to survive and fight their hardest. In Swaziland, HIV patients there are forced to eat cow dung mixed with water to fill their stomachs. The medication they take for the HIV will not work on an empty stomach, and many of these people have no money for any extra food, or any at all, for that matter.
Some HIV-positive patients in Swaziland are so poor they have resorted to eating cow dung before taking anti-retroviral drugs, Aids activists say.
Several hundred people protested in the capital, Mbabane, on Wednesday against the economic crisis in the kingdom.
King Mswati III’s government has admitted it is running out of cash.
It has asked neighbouring South Africa for a bailout.
“Some people are now saying they are going to stop taking anti-retroviral drugs because it [requires] that they have food in their stomachs,” he told the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme.
Swaziland, with a population of about 1.2 million, has one of the highest HIV/Aids rates in the world.
About 230,000 people are HIV-positive, of whom 65,000 get free drugs from government hospitals.
Mr Dlamini said the protesters urged the government not to cut health spending.
“We want the government to stick to its word and to prioritise health,” he said.
Last month, MP Joseph Madonsela said state hospitals would run out of anti-retroviral drugs within two months.
This was denied by the government.
The shortage of money forced King Mswati, who is sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, to cancel his silver jubilee celebrations this year.
He has an estimated personal wealth of $200m (£122m) and each of his 13 wives has a palace paid for by the state, correspondents say.
It’s sad that the King is unwilling to spend some of his own personal wealth to help his country out of this unlivable situation. The men and women in his country are dying and forced to eat feces and have the highest rate of HIV around, yet he is able to maintain his wealth and provide for 13 wives. Someone needs to overrule this mother fucker and force him to live in the conditions he is forcing on others.
A new study that has been done in Africa, has has ground-breaking results. In the Los Angeles Times, they share that “two studies in Africa have shown that a daily pill containing either one or two anti- HIV drugs can reduce transmission of the virus by as much as three-quarters among heterosexual couples.”
There was such a good response that they even stopped the study early, and gave all of the participants the new pill. Although, this isn’t a solution to the problem of having HIV, it is a great preventative tool that may be able to be used by many in the future. They have already established that the pills are available in nearly 25 countries at as little as 25 cents/pill.
For more information: http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-aids-prevention-20110713,0,1099136.story