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Brian Salter
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"Sneakers" (A great movie, btw) had a memorable quote that should be the goto point for every conspiracy buff:

Martin Bishop: "Organized crime?"
Cosmo: "Hah. Don't kid yourself. It's not that organized."
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The first person in a conversation to mention religion is most likely wrong .  Any reply, no matter how extreme, is appropriate.

Well, that's how I look at it, anyway.
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Steampunk:  About the time in a movie when somebody in the future on a spaceship is pulling out a sword, I'm reaching for the old barf bag.  

I mean, REALLY ?
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+Ben Key I'd say a more dignified age given the fact that it is possible to major in zombie survival...
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I wish I had a method to +1 the people who +1 me.
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They do need a button that does that
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What happens when some full-of-bullshit person (Talkin' 'bout YOU, +Alex P ) chooses to use a study to grind their particular axe.  In this post he cites the Time article, yet then makes claims (Cancer-causing, lung damage) that are nowhere evident in this article.

Oh, and he doesn't allow comments, lest anyone notice.  Shame on you, +Alex P !!!
 
Recreational Pot Use Harmful to Young People’s Brains - TIME

13% of humanity goes hungry and millions die of hunger every year, while a third of food is wastedhttp://goo.gl/qnWTV. I don't see how throwing money at drugs such as pot will solve world's problems, such as climate change, wars that could wipe out billions of people, starvation due to lack of food or clean water, early death due to oil-coal smog, plus countless diseases we have no cures for.  

"Only a life lived for others is worthwhile"  Albert Einstein

The immediate effects of taking marijuana include rapid heart beat, disorientation, lack of physical coordination, often followed by depression or sleepiness. Some users suffer panic attacks or anxiety.

But the problem does not end there. According to scientific studies, the active ingredient in cannabis, THC, remains in the body for weeks or longer.

Marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances than tobacco smoke. One major research study reported that a single cannabis joint could cause as much damage to the lungs as up to five regular cigarettes smoked one after another. Long-time joint smokers often suffer from bronchitis, an inflammation of the respiratory tract.

The drug can affect more than your physical health. Studies in Australia in 2008 linked years of heavy marijuana use to brain abnormalities. This is backed up by earlier research on the long-term effects of marijuana, which indicate changes in the brain similar to those caused by long-term abuse of other major drugs. And a number of studies have shown a connection between continued marijuana use and psychosis.

Marijuana changes the structure of sperm cells, deforming them. Thus even small amounts of marijuana can cause temporary sterility in men. Marijuana use can upset a woman’s menstrual cycle.

Studies show that the mental functions of people who have smoked a lot of marijuana tend to be diminished. The THC in cannabis disrupts nerve cells in the brain affecting memory.

Cannabis is one of the few drugs which causes abnormal cell division which leads to severe hereditary defects. A pregnant woman who regularly smokes marijuana or hashish may give birth prematurely to an undersized, underweight baby. Over the last ten years, many children of marijuana users have been born with reduced initiative and lessened abilities to concentrate and pursue life goals. Studies also suggest that prenatal (before birth) use of the drug may result in birth defects, mental abnormalities and increased risk of leukemia in children.
A new study from medical researchers at Harvard and Northwestern shows that 18- to 25-year-olds who smoke marijuana—even just recreationally!—had marked abnormalities in areas of their brains that regulate emotion and motivation
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+Christopher Yost hard science is hard work. And in this case it's also considered immoral. So you have a very small sample, self reporting, and behavior self selected. It's a start. But not news worthy unless you're a scientist trying to design a better study.
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Manly-win:  I got 6 new Polo shirts, and I didn't have to go shopping!!!
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I can just see it now, I've started a landslide of Sears sales!
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New idea, the "Unretouched Photo Diet Plan".
Basically it's a filter on your webbrowser that shows you what everybody looks like without photoshop, makeup, or cosmetic surgery.  
You eat less because, who could eat after seeing all THAT ???
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Welcome to the future.  Watch your step.
 
Micro Robots
SRI International have developed incredibly small and fast robots that are capable of following building instructions.
More Here: http://prsk.nl/1kFR9Ow
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Fascinating!! I view the progress of science with optimism. I think
the most important advances in science have come from the field of
robotics. The coolest thing to come out of robotics are these tiny
little robots that can repair damaged blood vessels or nerve endings.
These little guys could cure many forms of cancer and heart disease.
This is why I fully support research in this area
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My favorite scene. #whedonwednesday
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Waking up in confusion, covered in sticky fluids, and just knowing that you've once again violated your morals by taking money to perform unspeakable acts...

Wait, why am I talking about Congress again?
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And the dirtiest. +Scott Linford 
Wait, was I not supposed to imply envy when I said that?
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A total geek, even an ubergeek.  A kid from Sealevel who went on to be...a kid from Sealevel, but older.  Heavier.  With a great kid and a wonderful, amazing wife.

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