Never pass up a chance to sit down or relieve yourself. -old Apache saying

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Neal Schon

Neal Schon has some incredible music, but still no full video of this tune!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

too many farts

The news is happening so quickly these days that sometimes you have to just slow down and ... fart?

Passenger's Repeated Farts Force Airline To Make Emergency Landing

from IBT
An Amsterdam-bound flight was diverted to make an emergency landing due to a passenger's continuous farting and the heated exchange that broke out because of the flatulent incident.
Two male Dutch-Moroccan passengers that boarded a Transavia Airlines flight, which was traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam, complained of an older man seated nearby and his incessant flatulence, according to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf. Despite repeated requests to halt the man from breaking wind, he continued to do so nonetheless. This resulted in a fight breaking out, which caused one of the male passengers to allegedly threaten a flight attendant.
Upon diverting to Vienna International Airport in Austria, officers boarded with police dogs to remove the two unruly men from the aircraft, Mirror UK reported. However, a pair of Dutch-Moroccan sisters seated in the same row as the problematic men were also escorted from the flight.  
"It was crazy that we were included, we had no idea who these boys were, we just had the bad luck to be in the same row and we didn't do anything," Nora Lachhab, a Dutch-Moroccan passenger, told De Telegraaf. "They did not do anything to justify the bizarre behavior of the Transavia crew."
Lachhab suspects that she and her sister were pulled from the flight alongside the troublesome men due to their Morrocan heritage, saying: "Do they sometimes think that all Moroccans cause problems? That's why we do not let it sit. All I will say is that the crew were really provocative and stirred things up."
Transavia Airlines claimed to stand by its cabin crew and pilots handling of the incident.
"We stand behind our crew, who has been trained to prevent misconduct," a Transavia Airlines spokesperson told AOL. "There are clear guidelines for this. The limits have been exceeded here. We filed a declaration in the Netherlands. It is possible that the costs of the unscheduled landing will also be recovered from them and that they will be blacklisted."
"We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to this kind of amok makers," the spokesperson added.
Lachhab and her sister claim to be seeking legal action.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Beto O'Rourke

The Democrats have a chance to unseat Senator Ted Cruz this coming November. It's a long time from now, and the Democrat opposing him, Beto O'Rourke, is saying and doing all the right things, so far. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Saturday, February 3, 2018

weed = fewer opiods

There is evidence that CBD has a range of medical uses, including reducing the need to take opiods. Sadly, idiots like Jeff Sessions are fighting against the spread of weed. 

Legalizing Marijuana Decreases Fatal Opiate Overdoses, Study Shows

Researchers looked at medical marijuana laws
and death certificate data in all 50 states.
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. In an effort to relieve that constant pain, the number of opiate prescriptions has nearly doubled over the last decade. Today, opiates like hydrocodoneoxycodone, and morphine flood the streets, driving up addiction rates and fatal opiate overdoses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially labeled the problem an “opiate epidemic.” As experts scramble to come up with a plan that combats the nation’s dependence on opiates, a new study published last week in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine indicates medical marijuana might be the key.
Over the past two decades, deaths from drug overdoses have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States. In 2011, 55 percent of drug overdose deaths were related to prescription medications; 75 percent of those deaths involved opiate painkillers. However, researchers found that opiate-related deaths decreased by approximately 33 percent in 13 states in the following six years after medical marijuana was legalized.
“The striking implication is that medical marijuana laws, when implemented, may represent a promising approach for stemming runaway rates of nonintentional opioid-analgesic-related deaths,” wrote opiate abuse researchers Dr. Mark S. Brown and Marie J. Hayes in a commentary published alongside the study.

Getting Down to the Numbers

Researchers looked at medical marijuana laws and death certificate data in all 50 states between the years of 1999 and 2010. During that time, only 13 states had medical marijuana laws in place. Researchers quickly noticed that the rates of fatal opioid overdoses were significantly lower in states that had legalized medical marijuana. In 2010 alone, states with legalized medical marijuana saw approximately 1,700 fewer opiate-related overdose deaths.
“We found there was about a 25 percent lower rate of prescription painkiller overdose deaths on average after implementation of a medical marijuana law,” lead study author Dr. Marcus Bachhuber said.

Marijuana and Chronic Pain

About 60 percent of the nation’s fatal opioid overdoses occur among patients who have legitimate prescriptions for their medications. In states where medical marijuana is legal, however, a legitimate opiate user is able to significantly decrease his or her dosage, making overdose less likely.
Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have passed medical marijuana laws. Use of medicinal cannabis is approved for a number of conditions, including cancer, HIV, multiple sclerosis, and glaucoma. Despite the diagnosis, medical marijuana is primarily used to relieve chronic or severe pain. It’s that pain-relieving effect that decreases the number of fatal opioid overdoses.

Major Pain-Relieving Components of Cannabis

In a 2011 study published in the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, researchers suggest the following medical marijuana components offer pain-relieving properties:
  • Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9 THC)
  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Cannabinol (CBN)
  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse.