Archive for August, 2010

The Complete History of Russia

August 27th, 2010 at 3:00 pm by Mark
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Arranged to the music of that terrible time waster from years ago…

Why Marijuana Will Not Be Legalized

August 21st, 2010 at 4:16 am by Mark
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      Marijuana is far too volatile a substance.  So let’s look at it from a Medical perspective:

      There’s a good percentage of the population who react oppositely to what you’re always told.  Instead of relaxing, laughing a bit, they become paranoid, panicked and even violent.  While Smokers generally suggest this is a mere “1% of the population,” as per the NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) rhetoric, it’s simply not true.  Medical professionals generally agree the percentage is around fifty percent, and even higher when used together with alcohol and even some non-prescription drugs.  
     There’s also the rhetoric that it’s less harmful than cigarettes, which is entirely untrue.  Marijuana features a much higher level genotoxicity, and is capable of causing errors in genetic replication at eight times of the rate of cigarettes.  Genotoxins can lead to tumors, and can passed on in the form of birth defects.  As for the generally held myth that it contains less tar than cigarettes, even best-case scenario, a single joint contains eight times the amount of tar — along with 50% more carcinogens — than an entire pack of Camel Lights.

     Past the obvious and immediate health effects, you end up with the “high” effects.  Unlike Alcohol, which is legal, the effects of Marijuana vary too greatly per person, and there’s no way to guage a “recommended dosage,” or how long the effects will last.  While a shot of alcohol relies on a “high” based on a purely biological trigger — cellular osmosis — and will fully run its course in around four hours, the effects of Marijuana come from inhibiting neuron reception and asphyxiation, with long-term daily use causing permanent and irreversible brain damage.

     Pretty much what you end up with is that only Weed Smokers and NORML say it isn’t harmful, when there’s plenty of medical data to the contrary.

     Several Politicians have gained voters by claiming they support Marijuana Legalization.  Unfortunately, these are usually the exact people who intend to make money from it.  Every weed smoker in the United States says, “Never trust when someone says, ‘We’re from the Government and we’re here to help you.'”  Unfortunately, they seem to throw out that logic for the first Senator who says he’s going to push for Reform…

     Of course, when faced with this kind of information, smokers end up showing off the long-term effects of their escapism: diminished emotional capacity and stunted conflict resolution skills.  

     And if you don’t believe me, just watch the comments…

Check out more information about Marijuana at the U.S. National Institute of Health and the National Highway Transport Safety Authority.

“If You Oppose, You’re a Racist!”

August 18th, 2010 at 5:04 pm by Mark
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     I posted this on Facebook about thirty minutes ago, and I don’t think it could be said any more plainly. Apparently, a few people agree, because my original thought is already being re-posted.

Opposing building a Mosque at Ground Zero is no more racist than opposing building a Cowboy Theme Park at Wounded Knee, or picketing a German History Museum being built next door to a burned Synagogue. It wasn’t Cowboys who killed Indians at Wounded Knee, nor are all Germans Nazis. But it’s still poor taste, plain and simple, and were it either of the latter, the “compassionate Left” would be up in arms.

     I’m tired of being called a Racist, when it’s entirely not true!  I guess thirty years is enough for the average idiot to forget what they knew as children…

     So when we’re talking about “tolerance and understanding,” I can’t help but ask all the “Politically Correct” people…

    Why do you insist on labeling people, and underscoring their color, race, creed and nationality at every turn? What shows more prejudice — being color blind and standing up for an ideal, or constantly underscoring color, creed and nationality and putting them all in the same box?  

     Seems it’s you guys who keep speaking of all of your “Muslim friends.” Or your “Mexican friends.” Or your “Black friends.

     Umm … who’s the Racist? Because to me, they’re just my friends.

     Without the occasional Social faux pas, no one ever learns a damn thing.

The Hand of the Almighty (NSFW)

August 16th, 2010 at 11:00 am by Mark
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“Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it. Amen.” — Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1975

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Craziest Name for August 2010

August 12th, 2010 at 1:00 pm by Mark
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This one beats July’s winner, Anita Little-Ganus, who isn’t even bi-curious.