When the Lights Go Out On November 13, 2013


There are very dark storm clouds gathering around the country and North America as a whole. Things are about to get dark, very dark in just a few short weeks. In just over two months, on November 13-14, 2013, the lights are about to go out. Will the lights come back on? It depends on who you ask. Given the past behavior of those in power, it would behoove all of us to prepare for the fact that we could be living for an extended time with no electricity.

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What’s in the Backpack of your Life?

Words of wisdom.

Forward Walking

Walking the paths of the Anasazi WAY

Where are you going? Where are you headed? And what are you carrying with you? 

What’s in the backpack of your life?

Do the burdens you choose to carry with you in your life make the walking easier or harder?

Have the commitments you’ve made on your time, talents, and abilities burdened you more than they are worth? Or do they set you free and allow your soar free in some form of expression that would otherwise be denied you?

EVERYTHING in your life you carry with you: people, places, things, commitments, responsibilities, inadequacies, strengths, and weaknesses. All of these things take shape in our lives as the things and commitments we choose to fill our lives with. The more things we carry the heavier our load and fewer options we have when it comes to distance and freedom of travel. The more commitments we take which consume our time…

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Facebook finally allows you to reply to comments

Facebook like sign

This is pretty cool. Facebook has finally rolled out a facility that allows you to reply to comments on your posts.

Among other things, the new feature should make it easier to interact directly with individual readers and keep relevant conversations connected. In an official blog post, Facebook also says that the most active and engaging conversations around the posts will be pushed to the top.

Facebook replies

Each person will see the order of a conversation differently however. Conversation threads are re-ordered by relevance to viewers, and their appearance will be based on people’s connections, specifically:

  • Positive feedback: the amount of positive feedback based on the total number of likes and replies in a conversation thread, which includes likes or replies by the page owner.
  • Connections: connections to participants in a thread may move the conversation higher. For example, conversations with comments left by friends may appear at the top.
  • Negative feedback: the total number of spam reports in a thread, as well as marks-as-spam made by the page owner. We also may down-rank comments made by frequent spammers.

You will be able to opt-into replies through the page admin panel in the manage permissions section where you will see a prompt to turn replies on. Once you opt-in, you will be able to opt-out but all pages will have the feature enabled on 10 July 2013. Also, the feature will be automatically turned on for profiles with more than 10 000 followers. At launch, this feature will only be available on desktop and we plan to make it available in the Graph API and mobile in the future.


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Smell the Truth » Worth repeating: National Cancer Institute says pot fights cancer

Last year, the National Cancer Institute — “the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research” — created a stir by publishing the truth: the molecules found in pot kill breast and lung cancers in lab tests. Marijuana remains a federally illegal, schedule 1 drug with “no medical use” and “a high potential for abuse”, so the NCI was pressured to take down the statement. But it remains.

Last week, a press release falsely attributed to NBC News indicated that the NCI’s statement was new. It’s not. But it’s worth repeating: pot kills cancer, so why is the federal government arresting hundreds of medical cannabis patients and providers across the country?

Here’s the germane NCI statement:

“Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.

A study in mice showed that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.

A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had antitumor effects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.

A laboratory study of cannabidiol in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells.”

How many people have pot prohibition killed, in terms of cancer patients not treated and research not done? Marijuana: Gateway to Health author Clint Werner says potentially tens of thousands.

“These federal policies hurt people. That’s one reason I get angry. When you know these compounds block the progression of cancer and you do research to promote the idea that it doesn’t work, when it really does — this is evil. It’s a moral evil to keep people from having these remedies.”

For more on cannabis and cancer, read my interview in CULTURE magazine with Dr. Donald Abrams, chief of Oncology and Hematology at San Francisco General Hospital.


Smell the Truth » Worth repeating: National Cancer Institute says pot fights cancer.

bacon wins…again

365 Days of Bacon

The rumors you’ve been hearing. They’re true.

Salad cancels out bacon. 

Let me explain.

The Salad-Cancels-Out-Bacon Rule

This logic is derived from a spectrum of proven theories, derived as follows, in a highly scien-matical, derive-atory way:

1. First, we establish that the ratio of bacon to salad is the same, that is:

bacon:salad = true

We can now proceed in applying the laws of cross-multiplication.

2. In particular, we make use of the cross-cancellation laws, such that:
bacon/salad * salad/bacon = 1

3. Because we slash-ed-ed both the bacon andsalad factors like they’re imaginary, we’re obligated to multiply our remainder by i (the infamous “imaginary number”). Like this:

      1 * i 

4. And i, being imaginary and all, stands for nothing tangible, therefore:
i = 0   carried through as   1 *…

5. As everyone knows, anything multiplied by zero = 0  therefore expressed…

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Great post and a wonderful lesson in social media, which I learned, recently. Social media is all about socializing and by that I mean communicating via comments, sharing, liking, reposting and getting involved. I feel if someone doesn’t want a response or an opinion, then they should not post it. I also learned that when promoting a biz opp that you shouldn’t post like crazy about it. Instead post about things people can relate to, that will bring them to your page and on your page, you have your tabs showing all your biz opps. If they are interested, they’ll click on it and you never had to harp on them to do so. I’ve had much better results this way.