Weed can kill you man…… Groovy! Nah what the fuck?

I was bored and ran into an article that just had clickbait written all over it .. Marijuana Use Linked to Two Deaths . Hmm ok, thats a new one to me , I will give it a click since maybe they had killer munchies. reading on.

Although marijuana may have a reputation as a relatively harmless drug, a new case report links it to the deaths of two young men in Germany.

From the department of I just want to make a name for myself from the subdivision of facts pulled out of my ass.  Now that the article has my attention with that starter I read onwards with expectation of massive death and destruction warnings on how weed will kill everyone on the planet

Toxicological examinations concluded that the men were under the influence of cannabis before they died, and traces of THC — the main active ingredient in marijuana — were found in the men’s blood and brain tissue, the researchers wrote in the report.

Well that tends to happen when you smoke weed, it just doesn’t blow out your ass when you inhale although that would be an interesting side effect. But, Yet this article still has not shown causality that would make me go “HOLY SHIT WEED IS GOING TO KILL ME!”.  Alright article you win this round , I’ll keep reading.

In both cases, the deaths were related to cardiovascular complications. In one of the deaths, a 23-year-old man without a history of health problems suddenly collapsed while using public transportation, and died after 40 minutes of unsuccessful resuscitation efforts, according to the case report based on postmortem investigations. The man had a small amount of marijuana in his pockets when he was found, according to the researchers at the Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital Duesseldorf in Germany, who reported the case.

Well now he had weed in his pocket… Highly observant but still no connection to the death .  Also attention given to no doctors instead “researchers” .  Usually when doctors figure out some live altering complication they slap there name all over that shit with “HEY LOOK AT THIS SHIT HERE! I found something that will kill everyone and I’m the guy that found it”.  The second case gets even more sketchy for the case of weed VS death.

In the second case described in the report, a 28-year-old man was found dead at home by his girlfriend. An ashtray, rolling paper and a sealable plastic bag containing remnants of marijuana were found next to the body. The man had occasionally used cannabis, the researchers wrote. He had also abused alcohol and drugs, such as amphetamines and cocaine until about two years before his death, they wrote.

Are you fucking kidding me?  The fact that the man had smoked weed was more prevalent than the fact that the man had smoked/snorted/inhaled/swallowed/rectally Whatevered fucking all the things that can blow your heart out.. Article I’m loosing you. The fact that the guy did drugs was what likely caused damage to him before he even thought about the cheeze-its in the fridge after taking his first drag off of the weed. Well for fucks sakes lets keep reading and see where journalistic integrity gets you. …

“After exclusion of other causes of death, we assume that the young men died from cardiovascular complications evoked by smoking cannabis,” the researchers wrote.

“We assume the deaths of these two young men occurred due to arrhythmias evoked by smoking cannabis,” but this assumption does not rule out that the men were predisposed to cardiovascular risks, they wrote.

Wait? what?? For fucks sake you just wrote this whole article to completely contradict itself in one sentence… NO SHIT, There was a predisposition  using cocaine and amphetamines leaves you just at a slight risk of a predisposition. Again, Without naming names, who wrote this shit anyways ghost written by Mr Mackey…

 

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Nikolas P. Lemos, the chief forensic toxicologist for the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office, said there have been confirmed cases in which marijuana has had harmful effects on the heart.

“The potential cardiotoxicity of cannabis has been reported in peer-reviewed abstracts as well as scientific proceedings before, including by my team,” Lemos said.

Well fucking lah dee dah ! A name Holy shit Dr Lemos !  But this line of text is irrelevant! No hard numbers and its just weasel wording. Saying something happened without the statistics to back it up makes it look so much more foreboding.  Using this wording I could say that there is a chance of death by having coffee squirt out of your ass and eyeballs because its happened.  Moreover I am willing to bet if they used the statistics to back this up it would make it look terrible and give it a statistical chance worse than getting killed by a lightning strike (1 in 700,000), a shark bite (1 in 265,000,000 ) , or a coconut(1:250,000,000) vs the odds of winning powerball (1:275,000,000). How shitty is that.. you are more likely to die from a coconut than win fucking powerball! The odds of dieing from marijuana have to be astronomical.. Meaning you have a better chance of winning powerball! Fuck it game over, I give up on this trash if I read anymore I’ll die of stupidity contracted from Dr. Lemos which is statistically still higher than dieing from marijuana…….

Lemos said he hopes the report will raise awareness of the potential health complications of marijuana use. “I am delighted to see this additional work in hope that medical examiners, coroners and physicians will realize that they need to collect specimens, test for cannabis in post-mortem fluids and consider the contributions of cannabis in the death investigations.

“We simply cannot, any longer, adhere to the old mentality that ‘marijuana does not kill,” Lemos told Live Science. “We are now seeing evidence from my office and elsewhere that it just might.”

Wait What.. why did I keep reading this… My brain hurts.  “From my office…. and Elsewhere” WHERE!? at Dr lemos ‘s house while he was taking a shit going “how can i put myself on the map !” .  These people are something else… Statistically typing these letters have a higher fatality rate over a lifetime than this shit.  Wow.

My final thought to this insanity. Did fox news write this “peer reviewed” paper with Dr Oz as a sponsor?

 


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Explain the fee… Sprint and there goofy “Free” 4g Fee.

I recently got a new phone on the fact of the phone i had was starting to have some issues. I know my luck with phones is not exactly the best. but, I decided I’d go with a brand new phone rather than a older phone.

So I picked up the HTC EVO and Figured i’d go with a plan with unlimited text and data, the one curious part was the fact that sprint wanted a 10$ Premium data fee, which made no sense, at first i didn’t think much of the fee than I saw multiple sites post about how 4g was suppose to be free, so I got curious. So what does this “premium data” cover?

Strangely enough it has nothing to do with data as sprint.com explains

Premium Data

This phone can do it all and then some. Because we’ve boosted your data experience with this phone’s amazing services and features, you’ll need this add-on. Enjoy:
  • A wicked fast processor to make your apps run smoother and faster on our Sprint 3G and 4G network
  • Top quality media experience with oversized screen, high resolution video and HD recording
  • High-quality pics to snap and share with friends and family
What the Hell? So somehow the “wicked fast” Processor is somehow “wicked fast” with this fee? Not so much. If you research the phone you’d realize the frame rate of 30 FPS, the frame rate is about as smooth as watching a constipated cow, not to mention this processor is nowhere near new.
Oversized Screen? HD Recording, we’ve not hit a point that deals with DATA yet.
High Quality pics? try taking a picture or a video in a dim room it looks like your filming from a black hole.
the phone performance-wise is MEH… Its not super its not bad. although the screen is 4 inches that’s about the only driving point to the phone.  There is a noticeable skippyness to the frame rate , Even killing off most processes you end up with no improvement over all.
Sprint Really Needs to just out and say they are charging for free 4g.


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The great product spill of 2010

I watched this the other day and it brought me to the question… Who owns thad allen? Watch that video again and listen to 0:50 “… and we are starting to see product come a shore”. talk about white washing the consequences of this oil spill. Its a product spill! it makes it sound like a walmart drilling platform exploded because they were drilling for crocs. That way its a lot less threatening sounding than it really is.
Excuse me while I go put some product on my bike…


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My printer is slightly confused today….

I’ve been having problems installing a printer, when i finally got it installed it threw an interesting error

Your
has less than 20% of ink remaining. Click Buy Now to purchase Genuine Epson Ink for your Buy Now/Where to Buy online. Shipping available only in the continental U.S. Click Remind Me Later to see this screen again when the level falls below 10107372%.

damn .. I want a printer cartridge with 10107372% ink


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Wacky weather fun !

The last two days have been fun with the weather, Start off the day with a thunderstorm than have a happy tornado warning

Todays Weather is not any better , woke up this morning to the sound of a stream which i put 1 and 1 together to equil 6 , My pool was overflowing.

Today’s fun after getting a coffee and almost loosing my hat is ..

FLASH FLOODING.
514 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2008
URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH…CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
514 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2008

…TORRENTIAL RAINS EXPECTED AGAIN THROUGH THIS EVENING…

.TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL STREAM AHEAD OF A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT
THROUGH THIS EVENING. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS…FAR SOUTHWEST NEW
HAMPSHIRE…AND NORTHERN CONNECTICUT…AS WELL AS RHODE ISLAND AND
MUCH OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE
PERIODS OF VERY HEAVY RAIN…BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OR

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF MASSACHUSETTS…SOUTHERN
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND RHODE ISLAND…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS…IN MASSACHUSETTS…CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA…EASTERN
ESSEX MA…EASTERN NORFOLK MA…EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA…NORTHERN
BRISTOL MA…SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA…SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA…
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA…SUFFOLK MA…WESTERN ESSEX MA…WESTERN
NORFOLK MA AND WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA. IN SOUTHERN NEW
HAMPSHIRE…EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH. IN RHODE ISLAND…BRISTOL
RI…EASTERN KENT RI…NEWPORT RI…NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI…
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI…WASHINGTON RI AND WESTERN KENT RI.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* A COLD FRONT MOVING VERY SLOWLY TOWARDS THE WATCH AREA WILL PRODUCE
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THIS EVENING. SOME OF
THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE TORRENTIAL RAINS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES
PER HOUR.

* WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED…
BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING. ISOLATED TOTALS UP TO 5 INCHES
ARE POSSIBLE. GIVEN THE POTENTIAL FOR TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS…THE
THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING EXISTS AS WELL… ESPECIALLY IN URBAN
AREAS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

HAPPY FUN!

HAPPY FUN!

this is gonna be a fun day with storms.


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Strangeness with Mp3 players.

late night conversation of Strangeness
[00:30:44 AM] Mike: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2007/05/smell-my-data-port.php what the fuck?
[00:31:34 AM] Jeff Ski: lol
[00:31:46 AM] Mike: that’s what you have right ?
[00:32:12 AM] Jeff Ski: lol .. it does kinda smell like bubble gum
[00:32:19 AM] Mike: lmao wtf
[00:32:37 AM] Mike: strange……….

Just read the link to understand this one…


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