A lot of the topics covered by tFS are generally conceived as having negative effects. Even things that 90% of the public considers bad for you can actually be good for you – if used in moderation of course.
Here’s a cool list from Live Science that breaks down the ‘Top 10 Bad Things That Are Good For You’. From coffee to sex, maggots to anger – this list has some pretty interesting items on it.
So where does marijuana rank? A cool 4 out of 10. Ironically, it’s now being touted to prevent memory loss. Ah, how the tables have turned.
[via Live Science]Alex
Note: This isn’t the busted granny.
There are plenty of habits that are bad for you and plenty of habits that can get you into trouble. Now we can add bingo to the list.
A 61 year old granny, Leticia Villareal, got busted with 214 pounds of marijuana in her trunk. State troopers confiscated the 10 hidden packages when she was pulled over in Bisbee, Arizona. Why did she have it on her in the first place? To pay for an extreme bingo addiction.
Prosecutor Doyle Johnstun said this:
People who play bingo almost every night of the week end up losing in the long run. The underlying issue is that she’s got a bingo problem, which explains why an otherwise nice person might get sucked into something like this.
I’m not sure about anyone else, but if it comes down to drug running or not playing bingo – I’m going to choose the latter. Now Leticia faces up to 12 years in federal prison.
Bingo is one hell of a drug…
If anyone has watched the Penn & Teller: War on Drugs episode, you’ll recognize this man. His name is Ervin Rosenfeld and he is 1 of 5 people alive today who is on the federal medical marijuana program.
He suffers from a debilitating disease that causes “bone tumors to grow outwardly all throughout his body.” In this video, Ervin makes an impassioned speech to the Michigan courts for the legalization of marijuana.
Now, I’m not going to sit here and recap the entire video, but here are a few eyebrow-raising points:
- Ervin smokes 11 ounces of marijuana every 25 days
- Ervin’s marijuana is grown on the University of Mississippi campus
- The DEA conducted a 2 year study of herb and it was found to be one of the most benign substances known to man
- In a 10 year study, not one single case of lung cancer developed as a result of using marijuana
- Jail overcrowding has placed non-violent drug offenders behind bars while violent prisoners are let out early
- There isn’t a single death recorded in the history of mankind that is directly the related to an overdose on marijuana. How many substances can say that?
All in all, this is some damn powerful stuff and definitely worth nine minutes of your day.
Mr. Orange was the ultimate rat.
Are you a paranoid drug dealer or perhaps a syndicated crime member? Worried that the guy next to you might be giving info to the feds? Well, I have the product for you. It’s called whosarat.com and it’s a website that allows you to access information about people who are undercover agents or suspected witnesses for the prosecution.
Here’s a pretty amazing quote from the site’s so-called spokesperson:
If people got hurt or killed, it’s kind of on them. They knew the dangers of becoming an informant. We’d feel bad, don’t get me wrong, but things happen to people. If they decide to become an informant, with or without the Web site, that’s a possibility.
Wow, sounds like a lot of deep thought and legal research went into that statement. The ‘kind of on them’ defense is almost as impenetrable as the Chewbacca Defense.
The site was started in 2004 by a Boston DJ named Sean Bucci. At first it was free, but now charges people a small fee to become a member. It is responsible for blowing the cover of atleast 1 documented undercover DEA agent and probably responsible for countless more false assertions.
Interestingly enough, while doing some research, it appears the site gets re-directed to a suspended landing page. Looks like law enforcement officials might have finally won the battle to take the site down after all.
Update 12-3-06: The website is up and working properly.
Looks like the folks at NORML have been brainstorming new ways to get their message out.
I like it.
[via Politically Outspoken]Alex
Here’s an interesting video aired on British television that’s been gaining popularity online.
It’s not the most scientifically sound piece of research on the planet, but it does illustrate the point that maybe driving while stoned isn’t as dangerous as everyone makes it out to be. The consensus is that a healthy dose of paranoia after smoking generates increased concentration in the driver. On the flip side, driving while drunk makes your more liable to take risks.
The bottom line is that everyone has a different threshold. The host also suggests a form of test that figures out how much herb someone has smoked. Good luck with that.
So, how does the driver do stoned compared to sober? You’ll have to watch to find out…Alex
Here’s a really cool set of pictures from Jack Herer. It’s an article from a February 1938 issue of Popular Mechanics.
Hailed as the new cash crop of the millenium, it looks like things didn’t quite turn out as they predicted.
Now, honest farmers who could be earning hundreds of thousands for an environmentally sound crop have to search for other ways to support their families.
More images after the jump…Alex
One of the coolest things about the internet is the sharing of knowledge. It allows you to find (and build upon) other peoples’ impressive bodies of work. Doesn’t matter whether it’s for a book report, college thesis, or … say … some delicious pot brownies. It’s all about doing the best you can with what you have access to.
So, finding a highly-detailed site specifically dedicated to making quality pot brownies is something everyone can work with. Over at AppleSoft, you’ll find one of the best tutorials around. With step-by-step instructions, tons of pictures and explanations for his methods – the author has really upped the ante on these fan favorites.
You’ll also find slightly unconventional methods – using oil instead of butter, using smaller amounts of high-grade herb instead of larger amounts of schwag and thorough straining without putting shake into the actual brownie mix.
We’re warming up the tFS ovens over the weekend, so expect Chef Tim and myself to break down exactly how good this ‘How To’ really is.