Meet Andrew Cassidy. The largest man you’ll probably ever see that has hacking/soccer/football skills like this:
Awesome comment posted at YouTube: Just a couple of lads… spying on a fat guy… listening to Rihanna… perfectly normal behaviour to me.
Los Angeles, CA: Subjects who regularly inhale cannabis smoke possess no greater risk of lung cancer than do those who consume it occasionally or not at all, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy for Cancer Research.
Investigators from the University of California, Los Angeles analyzed data from six case-control studies, conducted between 1999 and 2012, involving over 5,000 subjects (2,159 cases and 2,985 controls) from around the world.
Researchers reported, “Our pooled results showed no significant association between the intensity, duration, or cumulative consumption of cannabis smoke and the risk of lung cancer overall or in never smokers.”
Preclinical studies have documented that cannabinoids possess potent anti-cancer properties, including the inhibition of lung cancer cell growth. To date, however, scientists have yet to conduct clinical trials seeking to replicate these results in human subjects.
For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500 or Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I lagged on posting this for quite a while, but better late than never, right?
Very cool tribute vid created in memory of Lewis Marnell. Enjoy:
From the video creator: We lost a skateboarder, a friend, and most of all a truly good person.
Lewis lived his life with Diabetes, the kind were you’d need to check your blood for it’s insulin levels and give your self a shot sometimes twice a day. Oh he’d let you know every day he had diabetes he’d ask before every spot, “Oi – how far is the nearest store, Oi – I need to eat, Oi – how long are we gonna be here? I need food” I look back at this and smile, at the time I’d be like, “c-mon really…?” He was really good a misplacing his insulin pen, I helped him find it quite a few times, and remember how psyched he’d be to find it under his mess of shopping bags he’d bring on every session, OHHHH the shopping bags – they’d be rustling around making all sorts of noise in the car, hotel room; he’d have all his gummy worms, sour patch kids, all sorts of sugary foods to keep his levels were they needed to be.
Lewis was legitimately a good person, he cared about what was going on in your life, he’d stop to talk with anyone, I mean anyone… A bum, the random lurker you don’t want to talk to at the spot, anyone… We’d always be waiting on him cause he met some new friend at the skate spot/or wherever we stopped the car.
I miss you Lewis I hate to say I truly took you for granted and am sorry for every time I made you eat Subway cause I couldn’t figure out your diet, I wish I could tell you all this in person… but I can’t. So next time I will try and let the people I see daily know that I appreciate them, and stop to talk with them just a little longer.
Love you bud.
New green tech:
Fuel cells are a tough sell. So much so that GreenTech Media has a running joke: it opens its fuel cell articles with a list of the top three profitable companies in the field. Inevitably, all three are slots are blank. Get it? Despite the fact that the basic technology has existed for decades now, not a single major company has managed to make a fuel cell product viable.
Until now-ish, maybe. The biggest fuel cell concern running, Bloom Energy, is edging perilously close to profitability. Its 100 kilowatt solid oxide fuel cells, called Bloom Boxes, have now been installed at Google, Bank of America, Walmart, and beyond, for around $700,000 a pop.
Read more (source): Motherboard.
President Eisenhower warned the American people about the dangers of an ever-increasing military industrial complex.
Did we listen? Of course not. Are we paying for it? Of course we are…take a look at where our money is being spent.
Our prison system is better funded than our schools. More money goes to funding the business of incarcerating individuals than goes to educating young people. Check out this infographic showing just how gross the problem really is:
This is just Michigan. In each state, the problem is the same. We have private prisons that are funded by our tax dollars. The business of locking up non-violent criminals is and has been booming. Are you sure you’d rather have a non-violent drug offender locked up for $30,000 a year rather than divert those funds to our education system? Keyword: non-violent.