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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.
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.
Folks, watch this, get motivated, stop listening to diversion banter, share, rinse and repeat:
There’s no sources and I don’t know who’s speaking, but I’m willing to say this sounds legit. Whereas a lot of ‘official’ numbers scream, “Bullshit!!”
This is disgusting. Prepare to get angered.
Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.
Yep, it’s true. Another example of the food industry doing whatever they can, by any means necessary, with no regard for the public well-being or kids safety. Check out this bullshit:
Got diet milk? In a highly controversial move, the dairy industry wants to market artificially sweetened milk—without any special label to alert consumers.
In a petition filed with the FDA, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) seek to change the definition of “milk” so that chemical sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose can be used as optional ingredients not listed on the product label.
If the petition—originally filed in 2009 and now under consideration by the FDA—is successful, these hidden additives could also be included in 17 other dairy products—including whipping cream, low-fat and non-fat yogurt, eggnog, sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, and half-and-half—without requiring any special labeling.
A Move to Boost Kid Appeal of Milk Products
The dairy industry contends that using artificial sweeteners like aspartame as optional ingredients in milk and other dairy foods without any special labeling would “promote more healthy eating” and boost kid appeal. Currently, milk consumption is dropping among both children and adults. Read More About How The Milk Industry Is Trying To Be Shady
The ‘less evil’ internet search Goliath, Google, has been doing some shady shit. But what’s a good alternative? Well, for one there’s Bing. I know, change is painful, but Bing is pretty legit. In my own tests, Bing provided better search results than Google (consistently). But, so what, you want more than good results, you want to know that your internet browsing isn’t being documented and shaped by your activities or online friends you have (Google does all of that, but most folks have no clue). Anywho, I’d like to recommend DuckDuckgo.com to those of you that would like to take your privacy back. This isn’t about ‘doing bad shit and not wanting to be tracked doing it’. It’s about using the internet without being watched and having your search results manipulated. Basically, what each of us ‘thinks’ we’re doing every time we browse the net. Check this out:
Duckduckgo is a search engine that doesn’t track you, doesn’t log your web movements, and doesn’t shape your search results. Give it a try…you might like what your new search results provide.
*One thing that sucks about using these new search engines: Getting used to new color schemes/layouts. After so many years of using Google, it just feels wrong to see an alternate design showing search results. The good thing is though, time will fix that.
…in case ya didn’t already hear:
NEW YORK AP — Snoop Dogg says he was "born again" during a visit to Jamaica in January, is changing his name to Snoop Lion and is ready to make music that his "kids and grandparents can listen to."The artist known for gangster rap is releasing a reggae album called "Reincarnated" in the fall.The West Coast rapper held a news conference in New York on Monday. Later he played five songs for a small crowd, including one called "No Guns Allowed." It features his daughter.The album will be followed with a documentary of the same name. It features him making music and will include some personal elements of his life, a producer of the film said. It will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
via Yahoo! Music
What the fuck?! Snoop has been putting out woman-bashing shit since ever since…seems insane that one trip to Jamaica could convince him that all that slackness was actually fucked up. I watched that movie Mac And Devin Go To High School the other day and it reminded me how fucked up Snoop’s celebrity image is. He’s got a family and wife, but the ‘Snoop character’ is all about shittin on chicks, treatin em like prostitutes and what not. Pimps up, hoes down…?
It’s cool that he’s finally realizing those type of lyrics are wack and teach kids to be retarded; ‘tryin to be a pimp like Snoop!’. Let’s see if he can put out anything decent on the conscious tip. I mean, who don’t dig Snoop’s voice?