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I am a smoker, but this dumb ass should not be smoking on the fucking Subway. Second hand smoke is real and to make people inhale it is just rude. Her reaction was ridiculous and I can’t believe that he was the only one to tell this stupid girl to stop smoking on an enclosed Subway. This old man handled his shit pretty extraordinarily. I mean, who just sits there when shits being thrown at them? This guy!
- How to Stop Smoking (answers.com)
- Watch This Marina-Looking Girl Steal Wallet, Cellphone from Subway on Polk Street (blogs.sfweekly.com)
- Men, Women, and the Dangers of Smoking (everydayhealth.com)
- 10 surprising benefits of quitting smoking (fox13now.com)
The employee at the gas station is a bitch. Every time I go into this particular gas station by my work lately, this woman is the one working and is rude as all hell. Not only has she completely forgotten how to smile or be courteous to customers, but she refuses to do anything to help anyone. Right around Christmas time there was an elderly man who had asked her if she knew where a credit union and Fry’s were. Without hesitation, she simply said ‘No.’ The thing that struck me as odd is I saw her iPhone sitting there and she could have very easily helped an elderly man trying to get money during Christmastime. Lazy piece of crap. I, on the other hand, helped this man and his wife, who then gave me a hug and was more appreciative than you would imagine.
Today she pissed me off, yet again, and I have to get this off my chest. I am 25-years-old and a smoker. I’ve tried to quit and will eventually, but until then, I need to buy cigarettes. I have shown this bitch my ID well over 20 times, and for some reason she keeps insisting on seeing it, as if I have miraculously aged in reverse or something. Anyway, today I forgot my ID at home and had my expired license. She noticed that the ID was expired and refused to sell me the cigarettes, despite the fact that she is well aware that I’ve been legally able to buy smokes for seven years. And THEN, for the first time ever, I saw that dumb bitch crack a smile as I asked her if she was kidding.
Well you know what bitch, karma will not be kind to you. And I, most certainly, will not.
- Yeah You Did: Man Robs Gas Station To Buy X-Box (geekologie.com)
- Husband Says Mom Who Left Children At Gas Station Blacked Out (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Gerard Butler: Gas Station Stop (justjared.buzznet.com)
- 15 mummified bodies discovered in Mexico gas station (bazaardaily.com)
- Vernon group pushes for full-serve gas bylaw (cbc.ca)
So I’ve got to be honest and state that although I gave up smoking for the New Year and held up my end of the bargain for 9 days, I did (am still, slightly) cheating. I do plan on doing it again, but feel I might just need some assistance and a different state of mind from the start. Fortunately, I think this next time will be the winner. Until then, this has been a miserable experience and quitting sucks. Since I’ve been thinking about this since the beginning of 2012, might as well find the humor in my situation.
Dailymail - A suspected cannibal has appeared in court after allegedly murdering his friend and eating his flesh.
Mfanimpela Msibi is said to have stabbed Musi Makhanya and removed a steak-sized slice of flesh from his back before grilling it in the oven and tucking in.
The suspect, a vegetable farmer and father of two, was arrested at his home in Swaziland after his horrified family apparently realised what he had done.
Police spokeswoman Wendy Hleta said officers interrupted the suspected killer as he calmly chewed on his friend following the brutal killing.
She said: ‘The two men were old friends and were eating their dinner in the suspect’s kitchen when they had some sort of quarrel.
‘It is alleged that Msibi killed his friend with a knife and then sliced off a piece of flesh from his back, near his shoulder.
‘He was halfway through his dinner when the incident happened, and it is alleged that he then grilled the meat in the oven and added it to his plate.
‘He then went into the next room where his family was sitting and started eating.’
Police said the suspect and his alleged victim were both aged in their twenties and had been drinking and smoking cannabis before the murder.
Hleta said officers were called to the scene after Msibi’s family’s spotted he was eating meat and then saw the dead body.
She said: ‘It is claimed that he came through to the other room and started to eat his dinner, but the family were confused as there was no meat in the house.
‘One of them went into the kitchen and saw the victim lying in a pool of blood. They called the police and when the officers arrived he was still finishing his meal.
‘It seemed that he had not cooked the flesh properly all the way through and it had proven to be chewier than he expected.’
Msibi was remanded in custody after the incident, which happened on February 24 at his home in the western Swazi town of Mankayane.
He appeared in court on Monday to face charges of murder and violating a corpse.
A judge had previously heard the suspect was psychologically unstable and could be too unwell to stand trial.
But yesterday a state psychiatrist told the court he believed Msibi was mentally stable and fit to be prosecuted.
The farmer has denied any part in the murder and previously applied for bail after claiming his wife and children would suffer financially if he was unable to work.
Officials today indicated that he was due to reappear at Swaziland’s High Court later this month.
So just a few days after the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) deems that there is no medical value to cannabis, the White House has chosen to contradict that fact, somewhat. This is what was said in the report:
“While there may be medical value for some of the individual components of the cannabis plant, the fact remains that smoking marijuana is an inefficient and harmful method for delivering the constituent elements that have or may have medicinal value.”
The method by which you choose to use marijuana should have no effect on whether it is legal or illegal. To me this just seems like an easy way for them to get away with keeping marijuana classified as an illegal drug, but having to admit the facts that there are medical advantages.
You would think that with how far we’ve come on the research of marijuana and medical advantages for patients with pain, that the government would feel more obligated to use the facts of the matter to make a LOGICAL decision. But, of course, we’re depending on the corrupted American government for this.
People who intuitively perceive 2,500-year-old Chinese and Greek concepts, while knowingly nod to California’s detached hippie philosophy and quote droll lines from “The Big Lebowski” are joining a revelatory religion that has illuminated its U.S. founder in northern Thailand.
Dubbed “Church of the Latter-Day Dude,” the group also invites “mellow, unflashy chicks who hang around in their bathrobes and take baths with candles and whale sounds,” says the religion’s Dudely Lama, Oliver Benjamin.
“Everyone feels oppressed by society’s pressures,” he says.
“Everyone wishes they had more freedom. Everyone wishes they could be more carefree, to worry less about money and status.”
Oliver’s church is heavily influenced by the Tao of Lao Tzu (6th century B.C.), Epicurus (341-270 B.C.), and the “The Big Lebowski,” a 1998 film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.
The film stars Jeff Bridges as a surreal, hilarious, ironic, marijuana-smoking, satirical, 40-something character nicknamed “the Dude.”
Asked by a woman in the movie what he likes to do for fun, the Dude replies: “Oh, you know, the usual. Bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.”
Chiang Mai-based Oliver says he thinks everyone potentially identifies with aspects of the movie, even if they may not wholly approve of the Dude’s lazy lifestyle.
“The Dude is an extreme case, but he provides an ideal which can help you to bring a little more ‘Dude’ into your life, without giving up on the rat race entirely,” he says.
“I grew up in the 1980s, which was a very ambitious and materialistic time — the era of the Yuppies. Even as a youth, I found it frightening and false.
“The reason I embarked on a 10-year backpacking journey was so I could avoid being brainwashed by the machine of industry, and find the space and freedom to indulge my imagination.”
Or, as the Dude exclaims in the 1998 film, set in 1990: “It’s all a goddamn fake. Like Lenin said, look for the person who will benefit. And you will, uh, you know, you’ll, uh, you know what I’m trying to say.”
Eastern philosophy and Dudeism Movie still from “The Big Lebowski,” starring John Goodman as Walter Sobchak and Jeff Bridges as “the Dude.” The Church of the Latter-Day Dude’s website is ridiculous, absurd and lots of fun.
But it also wrestles with questions and answers that have gripped humans throughout the ages.
“We contend that The Big Lebowski is actually a modern form of Taoism,” Oliver says. “Taoism is probably the most philosophical religion in the world.
“Though there are variants that are heavily superstitious, the original tradition has virtually no dogma or rules of conduct. It suggests that there is a natural way of living that people can return to, if they just learn to sense it intuitively.
“Though ‘The Big Lebowski’ is a story about an aging ex-hippie in Los Angeles who is trying to solve a kidnapping case, at its heart it’s really a story about how to live your life, how to deal with conflict, and how to maintain peace of mind in a world that’s gone crazy. So there’s really no distinction between the movie and Eastern philosophy — the movie is infused with it,” he says.
People who aren’t cool, ultimately go crazy, Oliver warns.
“Following Dudeism helps you to keep in mind what’s important in life, what actually makes people happy instead of what makes them insane. Dudeism has a great deal in common with Epicureanism — the original, uncompromised first draft — which states that simple pleasures are best and that less is actually more.”
Born in 1968, Oliver grew up in Sherman Oaks, southern California, and got a psych degree from UCLA before working in graphic design for a few years and then traveling while writing three “bizarre” unpublished novels.
He is currently a freelance journalist and photographer, based mostly in Chiang Mai, and plans to expand his church this year.
“There are now over 100,000 ordained Dudeist Priests worldwide,” Oliver says. “Most are in the U.S., but it’s surprisingly popular in the UK as well.
“There’s going to be a Dudeist Music Festival in York this summer, and there’s a movement to get it on the U.K. census as an official religion — as Jedi was, in the last census.”
‘We’re never going to compete with Christianity’ Lebowski Fest Jeff Dowd (left), the real-life person upon whom the character of the Dude was based, appears alongside Oliver Benjamin at the 2008 Lebowskifest in San Francisco, California. The Church of the Latter-Day Dude was actually born near Chiang Mai, in the hip resort town of Pai, where Oliver says he became transfixed by visions.
“In 2005, I was up in Pai at a small cafe, watching ‘The Big Lebowski’ with a crowd of people from all over the world. I had seen the film once before and enjoyed it, but this time the experience was totally transformative.
“I felt as if I’d seen a story that put all the difficulties of modern life into a manageable perspective. And it was probably the most touchingly funny film I’d ever seen.
“Oddly enough, I’d long wanted to start a religion. During my travels I’d become an earnest student of religion and philosophy.”
Wedging his church into a world crowded by older, cash-rich religions is not impossible, but it may remain a niche belief system.
“Money is power. Dudeists don’t tend to be the upper crust of society. So we’re never going to compete with the really wealthy religions like Christianity.
“Ideally, we’d like to help people find ways to earn money with less work, but of course that’s always a challenge. Fifty years ago, everyone thought that robots would be doing all the work for us and people would be living lives of leisure. That this has not come to pass is surely mankind’s biggest tragedy,” Oliver laments.
“One problem also is that too many people just think the Dude is a burned out hedonistic stoner. Nothing could be further from the truth. He’s an intellectual with strong moral character and a lively, creative mind.
“He’s also a stoner, but that’s not a bad thing. Too many people confuse Dudeism with anarchism or selfish laziness. Dudeism recognizes the need for organization and rules, and the laziness it touts is disciplined and determined.
“Free time should be used to free your mind and cultivate inner peace. Not to play ‘Grand Theft Auto’ all day and gorge on snack food,” he says.
Asked if he financially benefits from having the church, Oliver replies: “I earn a modest income from the sales of some products on the site. We have plans to expand, and when we do, those increased profits will be used primarily to help spread the word of Dudeism via events and advertising, and maybe to provide jobs to Dudes who hate the ones they currently have.”
The church is evolving, and hopes more members will know each other in the biblical sense.
“Perhaps it’s not surprising that the Church is about 75 percent male. But we are trying to actively bring in more women. We think that women suffer even more than men do from the dictates of modern society,” he says.
“We hope to start a Dudeist dating service soon, and a chapter in our forthcoming book, ‘The Abide Guide,’ will be devoted towards Dudeist feminism. Incidentally, we don’t recognize the word ‘dudette.’ We’re trying to help promote the idea of ‘dude’ as a gender-neutral word.”
Read more: The man who founded a religion based on ‘The Big Lebowski’ | CNNGo.com http://www.cnngo.com/bangkok/life/doctrine-chiang-mais-church-latter-day-dude-explained-206793#ixzz1RXFdivis
Vegas. Yep, that’s my focal point today. In about a month, I will be taking my girlfriend to Vegas, along with a few friends. This is what she wanted for Valentines Day and I can’t say how amazing that is.
Although, I don’t understand why such a dry, seemingly worthless city, has SO MUCH to offer. It literally puts a smile on my face, no matter what mood I’m in. This may be due to the fact that I have addictions, all of which are offered in Vegas. Coming from California, anywhere that allows smoking, while drinking AND gambling in the comfort of a casino….pure bliss. It’s as if Vegas is my own private heaven that everyone has come to visit.
And I’m not one of those big gambling types, but get me a penny or nickel slot machine and I could play for hours. Then there’s the comedic value. Sitting there, getting more intoxicated as time goes on, you start to really over indulge in the characters that roam through these casinos. People watching reaches a whole new level, simply amazing.
For now I just have to sit and wait, but I will be getting more anxious as days pass and Vegas grows closer