New Ruling Finds Cannabis to be Most Medicinal Plant in the World
Aug19

New Ruling Finds Cannabis to be Most Medicinal Plant in the World

New Ruling Finds Cannabis To Be The Most Medicinal Plant In The World More than a dozen U.S. states have now completely decriminalized the act of possessing marijuana and both Colorado and Washington have made it legal to possess, sell, transport and cultivate the plant. But soon it may be legalized across the entire country following a decision Thursday by the federal government. In a historic and significant moment in American history, last November, Colorado became the first US state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The impact of the decision could soon ripple across the entire country with vast opportunities to educate millions on the top health benefits of marijuana. With the passage of I-502 in the 2012 Washington State election, marijuana also became legal in Washington–not just for medical use, but also for recreational use–and Alaska, California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Vermont have all decriminalized marijuana. Consumption and sale of marijuana is still illegal in all other states, though some cities and towns have passed local laws decriminalizing it or making it a low priority for law enforcement officers. There are also movements in many states to legalize pot, including legalization bills introduced in many other states. For other states to mimic the systems in Colorado and Washington, they will first have to get legalization laws on their ballots or in their state houses, which could post a challenge, he said. After Washington state and Colorado passed laws in November 2012 legalizing the consumption and sale of marijuana for adults over 18, lawmakers in both states waited to see whether the federal government would continue to prosecute pot crimes under federal statutes in their states. Both Colorado and Washington have been working to set up regulatory systems in order to license and tax marijuana growers and retail sellers, but have been wary of whether federal prosecutors would come after them for doing so. They are the first states to legalize pot, and therefore to go through the process of trying to set up a regulatory system. Ruling Signals The End is Near For Marijuana Prohibition Last Thursday, the Department of Justice announced that it would not prosecute marijuana crimes that were legal under state law, a move that could signal the end of the country’s longtime prohibition on pot is nearing. “It certainly appears to be potentially the beginning of the end,” said Paul Armantano, deputy director of the pot lobby group NORML. The memo sent to states Thursday by the DOJ said that as long as states set up comprehensive regulations governing marijuana, there would be no need...

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This Recycle Bin in Istanbul Gives Food to Stray Animals
Aug18

This Recycle Bin in Istanbul Gives Food to Stray Animals

There is a vending machine in Istanbul that takes bottles for payment and gives food to stray animals in return. Stray animals are generally cared for by the community in Istanbul but now this invention also ensures for a clean environment. Although this is not a new idea, more and more inventions like this are popping up around the world. Australia recently installed machines that offer bus tickets in exchange for recycling plastic bottles and a ticket machine in Moscaow that accepts squats as payment. This bin was designed by Pugedon and is certainly much needed across the world. pic source: imgur Source:...

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Ashton Kutcher’s Powerful Inspirational Message to the World
Aug15

Ashton Kutcher’s Powerful Inspirational Message to the World

Popular actors, actresses and music stars have been known to share some inspirational words. They’ve been known to “hint” at certain things and sometimes go all out and say something that puts their career at risk. We’ve seen it with a number of celebrities from Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, all the way to Charlie Sheen, Kurt Cobain and more. Some have very courageous hearts and were not afraid to hold anything back, risking media ridicule and even death. Recently, at the 2013 teen choice awards, Ashton Kutcher felt the need to share some inspiration that was clearly burning in his heart. We have to remember that this global shift in consciousness is occurring in everybody, it includes those who have been made to be worshipped and idolized. It includes those individuals who have been used to promote a certain life-style, and in programming a mass amount of people through television, movies, and mainstream media. Many people believe these individuals to be part of that agenda, but there is great indication that many of them are not, and are instead used by the people who are pushing that agenda. They know the power of their voice, and it’s easy to tell that they have a deep urge within them to share inspirational words and create ripples that help awaken humanity. In hollywood and in the industry, there’s a lot of insider secrets to keeping your career going, a lot of insider secrets to making things tick, and I feel like a fraud Real ‘sexiness’ is being smart, thoughtful and generous. Everything else is crap, I promise you. It’s just crap that people sell to you to make you feel like less, so don’t buy it, be smart be thoughtful and be generous. When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is, and that your life is to live the life inside the world, try not to get in to much trouble, get an education, get a job, make some money and have a family. But life can be a lot broader than that when you realize one simple thing, and that is that everything around us that we call life was made up by people that are no smarter than you. (Who do you think he is referring to here? Who are the ones that made up what we call life?) You can build your own thing, you can build your own life that other people can live in. So build a life, don’t live one , build one. It’s our chance create something new, the window of opportunity has...

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Share this Post and Help Save the Homeless from our Greedy Government!
Aug13

Share this Post and Help Save the Homeless from our Greedy Government!

An impoverished man learned the true nature of government as he watched tearfully as bureaucrats demolished his ramshackle home in the woods. He was bothering no one except the government. This was the reality that was presented to “Sam,” a 70-year-old homeless man living in the forest in Lakewood Township, New Jersey. Sam was a part of “Tent City,” a homeless encampment where between 80-120 individuals have stayed at any given time over the past decade, on so-called public land in Lakewood. These individuals were making the best of their situation by erecting tents and shelters in the woods instead of sleeping on park benches and relying on welfare housing and government subsidies. After years of threats, the local authorities of Lakewood Township finally had Tent City closed down, and all residents evicted from the forest. The homes that existed there — some for years — were ripped to the ground using heavy machinery. “Can I watch?” asked Sam, when his home — a wood-framed shelter covered with tarps — was destroyed. Sam’s lip trembled as he stood next to the public servants overseeing the demolition. It was an emotional sight. Sam’s plight — and those of Lakewood’s Tent City — are being featured in an upcoming documentary called Destiny’s Bridge. The producers added some detail about the above footage in a post on their Facebook page: There are a lot of questions about why Sam’s house in the woods was demolished. This documentary Destiny’s Bridge is about a homeless community, known as Tent City in Lakewood, NJ. There were 80 people like Sam who were living in this homeless camp for up to 8 years. Lakewood Township filed a lawsuit to have everyone evicted. With the help of a great lawyer, who donated his time to the homeless cause, they reached a settlement. Lakewood agreed to supply housing to all the residents of Tent City for one year in exchange for evicting everyone and demolishing all the structures. Sam now lives in a motel just a few minutes away from Tent City. He hates living there and has told people that it is drug infested. Sam has been living in the woods a long time before Tent City and he represents a growing population of people who want to be left alone and live off the grid. It is most likely that he will go back into the woods where he is happy and at peace. He is 70 years old and he is a smart, hard working interesting man who doesn’t drink or do drugs. Tent City was founded by Minister Steve Brigham, who lives with the...

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Quote of the Day: “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss the abyss will gaze back at you.” -Nietzche
Aug11

Quote of the Day: “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss the abyss will gaze back at you.” -Nietzche

Via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/164240717630868821/ “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss the abyss will gaze back at you.”...

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