Cannabis & Cancer.gov
In 1974 researchers in the Medical College of Virginia, funded by the National Institute of Health, found that THC slowed the growth of three different kinds of cancer in mice. The DEA quickly shut down the project and later in 1976 Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research. This was, of course, so the pharmaceutical companies would have the opportunity to create a synthetic form of THC without the feeling of being "high." On cancer.gov a similar study is published and the summary of the findings follow the same results as '74. Cannabinoids can cause anti-tumor effects and trigger cancer cell death with little likelihood of a serious side effect. Both THC and CBD have proven more effectiveness and less harm than most, if not all pharmaceutical solutions. Is the financial payoff in developing a synthetic really worth preventing the current population from successful treatment now? A New Years Resolution is certainly in order.
Cannabis & Cancer.gov
This video is the first of two bombings in two days that took place in the city of Volgograd, Russia. Here is the information on the second and some insight into the impact of the terror on the quickly approaching Sochi Olympic Games.
Second Deadly Bombing in 2 Days In Russia
If you looking for a new job in 2014 a resume may be the wrong way to go about it. As the unemployment rate comes down the job market should get easier but many still find it hard to land the job they dream of. Joanna Weidenmiller offers a new solution to ditch your resume crutch and start of your new career with action. Instead of giving the boss a list of past accomplishments that may or may not be true, you could give them the impact they should expect upon hiring you. This new take on job hunting may be your ticket to a better life in 2014.
Land Your Dream Job
Australians are safer in the water because the sharks are on twitter. A new method is having huge success at keeping the population of people enjoying the ocean safe. Sharks are being tagged with devices that allow their location to be tracked and tweeted to keep the bathers safe from their jaws. Over 300 sharks have already been tagged and their locations are bouncing off signal beacons along the shoreline to alert people when they are in the area. Here's the full story.
Technology can be your best friend and at the same time it can remove you from all your other friends. The link below has 14 tips from Forbes for controlling your gadgets so they don't control you. It's simple stuff and won't take a substantial amount of effort or cut you out of the social media scene all together. Of anything you may end up with less junk and more credible data posted under your handle. Burying yourself in your phone should end in 2014 so incorporate this into your resolution and enjoy your last week of obsession.
14 Bad Habits To Break In 2014
You may have heard that in 2014 there won't be any space online for the Doge Meme. It's officially been murdered by politicians who abused the beloved Shiba Inu. As the meme comes to a horrible death the coin appears to be taking off. There's nothing like creating currency to idolize someone/thing of great power and respect after death so why not Doge? The internet is shooting for the moon and someone already got a pizza out of it.
Interview With The Founder Of DogeCoin
Ukrain has been protesting since November 21, 2013 in Kiev in a demonstration known around the world as Euromaidan. The protests began because the government stalled in signing the free trade agreement with the European Union. Despite a strong police presence and harsh winter conditions the protest remains a huge success and support for the movement continues to grow. Here is an inside look at where things stand today.
EuroMaidan: A Facebook Revolution
After we learned that AT&T sells our phone records to the CIA and gives data away to government agencies like the DEA without any paperwork at all its hard to imagine why anyone would trust the company to provide a system that controls their entire home. If you don't see any problem with the implications of this control then follow the link below for all the details.
AT&T Comes Knocking For In-Home Surveillance
In an earlier post I provided a link to an article describing how Edward Snowden acted in the workplace but what he was actually doing during his time at the NSA remains unclear. It seems he wasn't a contractor for the organization like first described by The Guardian. In the video interview of Snowden and in his introduction to the world he described himself as an "infrastructure analyst" who once worked for the CIA. He may have just been a professional at breaking the internet. Here are all the details.
Why the Story On Snowden And The NSA Doesn't Add Up
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