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French Doll / Fiona Bergson

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Minimalistic IBM illustrations

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druggysleep: Todays boobs

Posted: 11 Sep 2010 01:56 AM PDT


Todays boobs

tsuvosocial: Beautiful set of carved crayons representing the...

Posted: 11 Sep 2010 01:55 AM PDT


Beautiful set of carved crayons representing the animals of the Zodiac calendar — by Tiny Haus.

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Posted: 10 Sep 2010 11:13 PM PDT

alecartier: If you drink, don’t drive. Go play piano.

Posted: 10 Sep 2010 11:13 PM PDT


If you drink, don't drive. Go play piano.

Top 10 Cannabis Studies the Government Wished it Had Never Funded

Posted: 10 Sep 2010 11:13 PM PDT

Top 10 Cannabis Studies the Government Wished it Had Never Funded:









A massive study of California HMO members funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found marijuana use caused no significant increase in mortality. Tobacco use was associated with increased risk of death. Sidney, S et al. Marijuana Use and Mortality. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 87 No. 4, April 1997. p. 585-590. Sept. 2002.

Veterans Affairs scientists looked at whether heavy marijuana use as a young adult caused long-term problems later, studying identical twins in which one twin had been a heavy marijuana user for a year or longer but had stopped at least one month before the study, while the second twin had used marijuana no more than five times ever. Marijuana use had no significant impact on physical or mental health care utilization, health-related quality of life, or current socio-demographic characteristics. Eisen SE et al. Does Marijuana Use Have Residual Adverse Effects on Self-Reported Health Measures, Socio-Demographics or Quality of Life? A Monozygotic Co-Twin Control Study in Men. Addiction. Vol. 97 No. 9. p.1083-1086. Sept.

Marijuana is often called a "gateway drug" by supporters of prohibition, who point to statistical "associations" indicating that persons who use marijuana are more likely to eventually try hard drugs than those who never use marijuana – implying that marijuana use somehow causes hard drug use. But a model developed by RAND Corp. researcher Andrew Morral demonstrates that these associations can be explained "without requiring a gateway effect." More likely, this federally funded study suggests, some people simply have an underlying propensity to try drugs, and start with what's most readily available. Morral AR, McCaffrey D and Paddock S. Reassessing the Marijuana Gateway Effect. Addiction. December 2002. p. 1493-1504.

The White House had the National Research Council examine the data being gathered about drug use and the effects of U.S. drug policies. NRC concluded, "the nation possesses little information about the effectiveness of current drug policy, especially of drug law enforcement." And what data exist show "little apparent relationship between severity of sanctions prescribed for drug use and prevalence or frequency of use." In other words, there is no proof that prohibition – the cornerstone of U.S. drug policy for a century – reduces drug use. National Research Council. Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us. National Academy Press, 2001. p. 193.

DOES PROHIBITION CAUSE THE "GATEWAY EFFECT"?): U.S. and Dutch researchers, supported in part by NIDA, compared marijuana users in San Francisco, where non-medical use remains illegal, to Amsterdam, where adults may possess and purchase small amounts of marijuana from regulated businesses. Looking at such parameters as frequency and quantity of use and age at onset of use, they found no differences except one: Lifetime use of hard drugs was significantly lower in Amsterdam, with its "tolerant" marijuana policies. For example, lifetime crack cocaine use was 4.5 times higher in San Francisco than Amsterdam. Reinarman, C, Cohen, PDA, and Kaal, HL. The Limited Relevance of Drug Policy: Cannabis in Amsterdam and San Francisco. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 94, No. 5. May 2004. p. 836-842.

Federal researchers implanted several types of cancer, including leukemia and lung cancers, in mice, then treated them with cannabinoids (unique, active components found in marijuana). THC and other cannabinoids shrank tumors and increased the mice's lifespans. Munson, AE et al. Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Sept. 1975. p. 597-602.

In a 1994 study the government tried to suppress, federal researchers gave mice and rats massive doses of THC, looking for cancers or other signs of toxicity. The rodents given THC lived longer and had fewer cancers, "in a dose-dependent manner" (i.e. the more THC they got, the fewer tumors). NTP Technical Report On The Toxicology And Carcinogenesis Studies Of 1-Trans- Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, CAS No. 1972-08-3, In F344/N Rats And B6C3F Mice, Gavage Studies. See also, "Medical Marijuana: Unpublished Federal Study Found THC-Treated Rats Lived Longer, Had Less Cancer," AIDS Treatment News no. 263, Jan. 17, 1997.

Researchers at the Kaiser-Permanente HMO, funded by NIDA, followed 65,000 patients for nearly a decade, comparing cancer rates among non-smokers, tobacco smokers, and marijuana smokers. Tobacco smokers had massively higher rates of lung cancer and other cancers. Marijuana smokers who didn't also use tobacco had no increase in risk of tobacco-related cancers or of cancer risk overall. In fact their rates of lung and most other cancers were slightly lower than non-smokers, though the difference did not reach statistical significance. Sidney, S. et al. Marijuana Use and Cancer Incidence (California, United States). Cancer Causes and Control. Vol. 8. Sept. 1997, p. 722-728.

Donald Tashkin, a UCLA researcher whose work is funded by NIDA, did a case-control study comparing 1,200 patients with lung, head and neck cancers to a matched group with no cancer. Even the heaviest marijuana smokers had no increased risk of cancer, and had somewhat lower cancer risk than non-smokers (tobacco smokers had a 20-fold increased lung cancer risk). Tashkin D. Marijuana Use and Lung Cancer: Results of a Case-Control Study. American Thoracic Society International Conference. May 23, 2006.

In response to passage of California's medical marijuana law, the White House had the Institute of Medicine (IOM) review the data on marijuana's medical benefits and risks. The IOM concluded, "Nausea, appetite loss, pain and anxiety are all afflictions of wasting, and all can be mitigated by marijuana." While noting potential risks of smoking, the report added, "we acknowledge that there is no clear alternative for people suffering from chronic conditions that might be relieved by smoking marijuana, such as pain or AIDS wasting." The government's refusal to acknowledge this finding caused co-author John A. Benson to tell the New York Times that the government "loves to ignore our report … they would rather it never happened." Joy, JE, Watson, SJ, and Benson, JA. Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base. National Academy Press. 1999. p. 159. See also, Harris, G. FDA Dismisses Medical Benefit From Marijuana. New York Times. Apr.
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Mega is so cool...: My Jung typology test

Posted: 10 Sep 2010 10:17 PM PDT

Mega is so cool...: My Jung typology test:

In 1921, Cal Gustav Jung, published typological theories in the book Psychological Types. From these typological theories numerous psychological preferences in the ways that people experience and interact with the world have been extrapolated. These psycholigcal preferences are determined by a  

ilostmyshadow: WANT!

Posted: 10 Sep 2010 09:52 PM PDT

superconectado: Mulheres Tatuadas e Sensuais Uma galeria de...

Posted: 10 Sep 2010 09:10 PM PDT


Mulheres Tatuadas e Sensuais

Uma galeria de fotos com lindas mulheres exibindo suas tatuagens pelo corpo com muita sensualidade e beleza. 

fuckyeahtattoos: fresh! by the amazing sarah schor :)

Posted: 10 Sep 2010 09:00 PM PDT


fresh! by the amazing sarah schor :)

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Posted: 10 Sep 2010 09:00 PM PDT

thedailywhat: Writing Instrument of the Day: Woody...

Posted: 10 Sep 2010 09:00 PM PDT


Writing Instrument of the Day: Woody Guthrie-inspired pencil set from You and Me, The Royal We.

Ten #2 pencils imprinted with ""this machines kills fascists" inside a wooden slide-top box. $22.


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Characterized by a blend of old-fashioned "retro" styles with futuristic technology, Retro-Futurism explores the themes of tension between past and future, and between alienating and empowering effects of technology. This trend has manifested into the world of architecture, literature, film, and of course, fashion! Simply put, it is the future as seen from the past and the past as seen from the future. There are two ways of looking at this point of view: one is the idea of dreaming, and living, of what the future, or present really, might have been, but is not. I'm not one of those people where when I style an outfit, I have to make sure every element is from the same decade, genre, or whatever, which is why I love this concept so much; and it brings me to the second notion: it allows you to start with the retro appeal of old styles of art and clothing and then incorporating modern or futuristic technologies in it, creating an incredible bond of past, present, and future elements. This takes me back to the post I wrote on Steampunk, which applies to the emerging of futuristic technology into an alternative Victorian age. And now I want to mention Dieselpunk… but that's another time! You all know by now that I love all things eccentric, innovative and just way out there; and even if you haven't pointed it out yet, retro-futuristic clothing has definitely been doing its deed in the fashion and beauty world for a while now. Some may think it's a passing fad, but the runways have been packed with mod, outer space mini dresses, metallic pants, skin tight garments, leather gloves, monstrous shoulder pads and even helmets. Whether you're the type of person who would dress complete in a metallic spacesuit with a hoop skirt, dust on shimmery eyeshadow and carry a silver safety tote-bag (Zenon Girl of the 21st Century, anyone? I'm obsessed okay - I want those plastic micro-mini skirts!), or one who just dawns a sleek pair of metallic pumps and dares to sport a little height on your shoulders, I guarantee you'll appreciate this retro-futuristic world!

The reason why I was so excited to write about this especially now is because of the new campaign for Masha Ma's 2010 Resort collection. Born and brought up in Beijing, Masha Ma moved to London in 2001 and started to pursue her fashion education since then. In 2008, she was granted an MA Degree in Fashion Design Women's Wear. Her graduation collection was then shown in London Fashion Week and selected by B Store London. Masha has worked in studios of some of the top fashion designers like Alexander McQueen and Veronique Branquinho. For her 2010 Resort Collection, Masha presents us with a feel of retro-futurism and old film glamor. Model Georgia Frost plays the perfect siren with big bold lips and wavy hair inspired by Marilyn Monroe. For the less daring, Masha included pieces such as an embellished draped sheer blouse and sophisticated, but sexy, pencil skirts. I absolutely love it! A look at her Resort Collection:

Beautiful! Gets me inspired to do my Dieselpunk outfit even more now… but back to topic at hand…

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