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Trump supporters and the Oregon militiamen agree: More free stuff for us, nothing for anyone else

Trump supporters and the Oregon militia have a lot in common, namely a desire to monopolize government resources<p>The most surprising aspect of the Oregon militia standoff between members of the notorious Bundy family and federal authorities is that something like this didn't happen sooner. During …

What's Happening in Oregon Is Nothing Less Than Armed Sedition

Its roots in our politics are deep and tangled.<p><i>"If three years ago any person had told me that at this day, I should see such a formidable rebellion against the laws & constitutions of our own making as now appears I should have thought him a bedlamite—</i><i>a fit subject for a mad house."</i><p><i>—</i>George …

Past Tense Oregon: Worried about tsunami hitting Oregon coast? It happened in 1964

In the aftershocks of the recent New Yorker magazine story about the potential for a devastating earthquake in the Pacific Northwest, a lot of people …

Oregon

New Horizons Used A Playstation CPU To Fly By Pluto

The PlayStation 4 may be the latest and greatest video game console, but the chip from the original PlayStation has gone where no video game console has gone before: To Pluto.<p>According to The Verge, the CPU from the original Sony video game console was used in NASA's New Horizons space probe, that …

Solar System

Gender Is Eternally Fluid in These Vintage-Looking Nude Portraits

Tonight, Rybyn Renee Hasty's "Z" is exhibiting photos that depict a spectrum of genderqueer and gender non-conforming individuals at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.<p>Tonight at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, an exhibition of ambrotype photographs by Robyn Renee Hasty called "Z" opens to the public. The photos …

“You want me to take f**king out of the Scrabble dictionary?”

My boss needed me to take all the offensive words out of the Scrabble dictionary. What an impossible, sh**ty task<p>In the early 1990s, two women were playing Scrabble in suburban Washington, D.C. At one point in the game, a word was challenged. The players decided to settle the dispute by checking …

The mystery of the female orgasm

From the existence of the G-spot to the origin of multiple orgasms, female sexuality once mystified scientists. But as Linda Geddes discovers, radical experiments are finally revealing some answers.<p>On my washing machine, there is a lock. To activate it, you must hold down the start button for a …

Oregon Is Celebrating Marijuana Legalization With Free Weed

There's just one catch.<p>As of July 1, new Oregon laws go into effect making it legal for adults ages 21 and up to possess and use recreational …

Teens didn't start smoking more weed after medical pot was legalized

Another study shows medical cannabis doesn't matter much for teen drug use<p>The debate on legalizing medical marijuana is still raging across the US, even though 23 states and the District of Columbia, have now legalized pot for medical use. But concerns remain about the impact of medical marijuana …

Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing

Happy moon landing day! July 20, 2015 marks the 46th anniversary of Apollo 11's arrival on the moon. The lunar lander holding Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down at 4:18 PM eastern, and Armstrong became the first human in history to walk on the lunar surface at 10:56 PM.<p>Huge amounts of …

Colorado Cuts Marijuana Tax, Targets Black Market, While Oregon Eyes 20% Tax

Colorado is leading again, this time with a permanent tax break on recreational marijuana. The state is lowering the tax from 10% to 8% effective in July 2017, a move that could cut into Colorado’s black market. Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, and now it’s …

Cannabis

Incontrovertible: There is NO consensus on "climate change"

I have the pleasure of working with Dr. Roger Cohen, RWC Fellow American Physical Society, to publicize a better understanding of climate science and …

Marijuana in Space – NASA Discovers THC on Meteorite Fragment

Published on June 6, 2015 by admin · 5 Comments<p>Astrophysicists from the University of Hawaii have discovered Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on a …

Costco To Sell Marijuana in Wholesale/Bulk

<b>WASHINGTON, DC – It has been reported that the mega-store Costco will be offering marijuana in bulk.</b><p>Washington state has had some form of medical …

War Never Changes, But 'Fallout 4' Looks To Move The Series Forward In One Big Way

Presumably to ward off any early leaks, Bethesda has decided to let the cat out of the bag on Fallout 4, the game everyone knew was probably coming the second the developer announced they’d have a fully-fledged E3 press conference this year. Some were dreading that perhaps after all the hype, we’d …

Call of Duty

Medical marijuana crackdown continues in California

[Story updated 8:35 a.m. June 3]<p>Law enforcement raided a state-legal medical cannabis cooperative in the Lake Tahoe area Monday, in a chilling reminder that the four year-old joint federal-state attack on medical marijuana continues despite widespread opposition.<p>Several reports trickled in Monday …

'The Witcher 3' Puts A Whole Lot Of Pressure On 'Fallout 4'

The internet has been awash with breathless praise for The Witcher 3, and with good reason. It’s a shocking accomplishment, setting a new bar for world-building in video games and offering a world of staggering scope and depth, especially coming from such a small team at CD Projekt Red. Expect …

The Witcher

Unconscious use of 'medical marijuana? ' Hunter-gatherer cannabis use linked to fewer internal parasites

Researchers have found that the more hunter-gatherers smoke cannabis, the less they are infected by intestinal worms. The link suggests that they may …

'Why take my vibrator?': Michigan cops legally rob 'every belonging' from medical marijuana patient

Medical marijuana user Ginnifer Hency told a group of Michigan lawmakers last week that a drug task force raided her home and kept ‘every belonging’ …

An Open Letter to Oregon Senator Jeff Kruse

<b>Dear Senator Kruse,</b><p>I was forwarded a letter you had written in response to recent legislative attempts at re-regulating medical marijuana. You open with a condemnation of those who have petitioned you with threats and vulgarity. While I do not fault you for disrespecting those tactics, I would hope …

This awesome graphic of all lifeforms will make you feel tiny

"LIFE ON EARTH IS ONE BIG EXTENDED FAMILY!" is the greatest lesson from evolution, Leonard Eisenberg shouts at the top of his website EvoGeneao.com, which he says stands for Evolutionary Genealogy.<p>Eisenberg created the graphic below to counter the creationist themes he's seen spring into science …

Medical marijuana to battle black market for customers in Illinois

When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring prospective patients across their thresholds: Marijuana will always be cheaper on the black market.<p>So what incentives might entice those patients?<p>Think …

Cannabis

Marijuana News and Information

Welcome to Oregon Buds: A Cannabis Podcast That Knows How To Have Fun!<p>What do growers, activists, consumers, and hobbyists have in common? “Buds” of …

All 50 States Ranked By The Cost Of Weed (Hint: Oregon Wins)

Legalize it and the price of weed falls. That’s the conclusion of an analysis of a database of marijuana prices posted by volunteers: States where recreational marijuana use is legal are also the states where marijuana is least expensive. Even among states where pot is still illegal for all uses, …

Cannabis

Morgan Freeman Defends His Marijuana Use: "I'll Eat It, Drink It, Smoke It, Snort It"

Morgan Freeman doesn't understand why marijuana isn't legal.<p>During a recent interview with the Daily Beast, the actor detailed his support for the …

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