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David Simpson: Conservative Texas legislator fights to legalize Marijuana in God's name.

Last November, Alaska became the first red state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Now a conservative state legislator is hoping Texas …


Boldest Move Against the Drug War to Date Just Came Out of Texas, from a Republican

<b>The state’s immoral war on drugs is now bipartisanly opposed</b><p>Austin, Texas – In a bold piece of legislation, Rep. David Simpson (R) filed a bill that …

By the numbers: Marijuana is now legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia

A law passed by 70 percent of District of Columbia voters made marijuana possession legal in our nation's capital. But don't try to buy or sell it, …


Colorado Wordsearch

01<p>of 10<p><b>Print the pdf: Colorado Word Search</b> and find the Colorado related words. (Use your back button to return to this page and choose your next …

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A majority favors marijuana legalization for first time, according to nation’s most authoritative survey

For the first time, the General Social Survey -- a large, national survey conducted every two years and widely considered to represent the gold standard for public opinion research -- shows a majority of Americans favoring the legalization of marijuana.<p>In interviews conducted between March and …


Ben & Jerry say 'maybe' to weed-infused ice cream

Heads up, stoners — there may be Ben & Jerry's weed ice cream hitting the freezers at your legal dispensaries in the future.<p>Though the sweet, …


The 40 best mountain restaurants in the world


The 20 Best Books From The Past 20 Years, According To The Independent Bath Literature Festival

Picking a good book can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. There are just SO many.<p>Luckily, the literary experts over at the Independent …


Richard Dawkins on attack: “Children need to be protected” from religious parents

“There is a balancing act and you have to balance the rights of parents and the rights of children”<p>Richard Dawkins, biologist and radical atheist, doubled down on his distaste for religion in an interview with The Irish Times on Tuesday evening in advance of a talk at Trinity College Dublin. The …


Has science just disproved God?

Has the idea of God just taken a deathblow from its old enemy, science?<p>Richard Dawkins’ site suggests that some recent MIT research is pretty much …

Richard Dawkins

Over half of Republicans want to ignore Bill of Rights, make Christianity national religion

America's Founding Fathers may have explicitly banned the formation of a national religion, but don’t tell that to Republican Christians. A poll …

Marijuana Is Now Legal In Washington, D.C.

Initiative 71 allows for the legal possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana for adults aged 21 and older. But it's still illegal to smoke in public places.<p>Earlier in the day, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced that the city is moving ahead with the voter-approved change despite suggestions from …


19 Totally Magical Libraries To Visit Before You Die

Book lovers: Add these to your bucket lists.

London's New Bridge Might Be a Sci-Fi Masterpiece

A never-ending rainbow and a jellyfish-like tentacles are just two of the designs submitted to London's Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition<p>A new London Bridge is going up, though what it will look like remains to be seen. As of now, 74 architecture firms have submitted concepts that range from …


Ten books to read in March


Life on Earth on Twitter: "Crytal Clear Sea, Bora Bora"

National Geographic Travel

6 Books To Give Your Best Friend

<i>Slide these in her bag. Send these to her by snail mail. Read these with her — and discover (once again) why the two of you always have so much to talk about.</i><p>By Michele Filgate

A Writer in the Family: On the Way We Pass Our Stories On

By Daniel Torday February 19, 2015<p>On History<p><i>On writers, glass, Pliny the Elder, and the way families pass on their stories.</i><p>Vesuvius in eruption.<p>Since I started writing, I have sought forebears who might have had literary aspirations. Were there writers in the family? My great-uncle György, who was …


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A Beginner's Guide To Doing Drugs In The Outdoors

Going outdoors is an intense reminder that we're part of something larger. In moderation, drugs can enhance that connection, help you enjoy the …

Need a bong in Mexico? Walmart has you covered

Weed smokers in Playa del Carmen, Mexico are undoubtedly going to be pleased that the local Walmart sells bongs and pot pipes.<p>[A] Walmart …

Riviera Maya

Touching Photos of Rescue Dogs with Their Tattooed Owners

To combat the prejudices felt against both tattooed people and rescue dogs, photographer Brian Batista started a heartwarming project. He would photograph them together. <i>Tattoos and Rescues</i> began back in September 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama and it shows photos of rescue dogs with their loving …

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Mexican authorities discovered a 'narco tank' factory near the US border

Narco tanks are cars and trucks that have been specially reinforced to withstand ballistic attacks from both high- and low-caliber weapons. These armored vehicles are used to help ferry drug shipments into the US and are used for protection against rival drug traffickers and the police.<p>"The 8 …


A Photo Booth with a 240MPH Leaf Blower Pointed At People’s Faces

My name is Martin Szabo and I am commercial and portrait photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. I was recently doing volunteer work for a …

Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On Mars

More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?<p><i>Editor's note: Mars One recently narrowed its pool of candidates to 100 people--many of whom we featured in the November 2014 issue (part of which exists here). We've reposted this story for your</i> …

Captivating Time-Lapses of Artist Holton Rower Creating Pour Paintings

Back in 2011, we first posted about the fantastic pour paintings of artist Holton Rower. As we noted at the time, the finished paintings are quite …

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