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September 7, 2008

Smoking allowed, with a bong or vaporizer
That was the headline on the frontpage of a major Dutch newspaper. "Smoking tobacco in coffeeshops is now forbidden, but smoking pure weed or hashish is not."

September 6, 2008

Kunming: Bong City, PRC
First-time visitors and new arrivals to Kunming typically have a lot of questions. One of the most common questions is: "Why are people smoking bongs everywhere?"

The Old Mac That Went to Pot
Giving new meaning to the term high tech, a couple of stoners have turned an old Macintosh into a bong. "Agapornis" and "Prozac," a pair of 29-year-old computer nerds from Austin, Texas, traded chips for hits when they transformed an old all-in-one Mac into a device for smoking marijuana.

August 14, 2008

Buddhist Miracles
"Burmese religious pilgrims flocked by the thousands at the weekend to Nyaunglaybin township, 160 kilometres north of Rangoon, to witness a "miracle" of multi-coloured light beams appearing from a Buddhist monastery."

March 15, 2008

Outrageous Anti-Pot Lies: Media Uses Disgraceful Cancer Scare Tactics
Headlines suggested a study proved pot is a greater cancer risk than tobacco -- but the media didn't even wait for the report to be released. On Tuesday, January 29 -- three days prior to the publication of a forthcoming study assessing marijuana use and cancer -- Reuters News Wire published a story under the headline: "Cannabis Bigger Cancer Risk Than Tobacco." Mainstream media outlets across the globe immediately followed suit. "Smoking One Joint is Equivalent to 20 Cigarettes, Study Says," Fox News declared, while Australia's ABC broadcast network pronounced, "Experts Warn of Cannabis Cancer 'Epidemic.'

March 14, 2008

Alzheimer's sufferers may benefit from cannabis compound
Scientists are suggesting that cannabis can offer some benefit for Alzheimer's sufferers. The scientists from Israel and Spain say cannabis-based treatments could improve memory loss in Alzheimer's sufferers. The revelation was made this week at a symposium of cannabis experts hosted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) where the scientists said that a compound present in cannabis significantly slows memory problems caused by the disease.

March 13, 2008

Cannabis less dangerous, less addictive than Starbucks lattes
Dr. Phillip Leveque has spent his life as a Combat Infantryman, Physician, Toxicologist and Pharmacologist. The argument for the use of raw cannabis as a medical drug has been rumbling on for literally decades, but successive governments have stuck by their guns, preferring to arrest and incarcerate legitimate cannabis using patients who may be suffering from a multitude of illnesses. Ailments which doctors in other countries such as Holland, the US, Germany, Belgium and Portugal to name only 5, are only to happy to sign a prescription allowing the patient to use cannabis to relieve their condition and symptoms.

March 10, 2008

Motorola W270
Motorola unveiled yet another addition to their W Series phones, the Motorola W270. To be released during the first quarter of 2008, it is a budget phone and then some. So as expected, it therefore lacks the thrills and spills the modern cell phone aficionados around the globe have come to love and expect from mobile phones.

March 4, 2008

Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte
Can you say functional elegance? That is exactly the personification of Virginia. Virginia is the codename for the stylish brown colored Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte, the latest addition to the 8xxx series from Nokia. So what makes this mobile phone a step above the rest? Imagine a mobile phone with panels covered with manually embossed goat hides of Eastern India and a body made of metal and glass. The goat hide is covered with a protective layer to guard against regular usage while the body is coated with an anti-fingerprinting material to protect against smudges. And the crown jewel for this masterpiece is actually a real jewel.

March 3, 2008

Healing Waters in Tlacote, Mexico
Waiting for their chance for a miracle, a line of people often stretches for over a mile on a dusty road in the little town of Tlacote, Mexico. More than 10,000 a day sometimes come to visit Jesus Chahin's well and to take away a can or two of the now-famous miracle water which is said to have cured everything from AIDS and cancer to obesity and high cholesterol.

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