To smoke/vape at each of these locations….and then you can die.

1. Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China

Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China

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The rainbow formation is the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down for over 24 million years, according to theTelegraph.

2. The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador

The swing at the "End of the World" in Baños, Ecuador

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At the edge of Ecuador sits a rickety tree house (casa del árbol) overlooking an active volcano in the near distance. With it comes a swing with no harnesses, inviting only the bravest of risk-takers to experience a killer view.

3. The Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

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The Great Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It’s one of the top scuba diving sites in the world and the water is 407 feet deep.

4. Tulip fields in the Netherlands

Tulip fields in the Netherlands

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Many people often mistake Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, as the designated space of the tulip fields. However, these majestic fields are located just outside the garden and are mostly privately owned.

5. The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

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Son Doong is the world’s largest cave, created 2–5 million years ago. A half-mile block of 40-story buildings could fit inside it!

6. Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan

Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan

The park is in full bloom during spring and tourists often visit to see 4.5 million “baby blue-eyes” flowers blossom.

7. Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States

Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States

The cave lies beneath the Mendenhall Glacier and it melts as you walk through it.

8. Mount Roraima in Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana

Mount Roraima in Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana

The tabletop mountains are considered some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to roughly 2 billion years ago. The mountain also serves as a triple border for Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela.

9. Ancient Region of Anatolia in Cappadocia, Turkey

Ancient Region of Anatolia in Cappadocia, Turkey

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The area has become a popular tourist area and a favorite spot for hot air ballooning.

10. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

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What may appear as a mirror image of the stars above, the bioluminescence in the water is actually due to marine microbes called phytoplankton. The effect it has on the shore is absolutely breathtaking.

11. Victoria Falls bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia in Africa

Victoria Falls bordering Zimbabwe and Zambia in Africa

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This 355-foot waterfall lies at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is the widest waterfall in Africa. There’s also a famous feature on the Zambian side called the Devil’s Pool, which allows adventurous tourists to hang out at the edge of the falls.

12. Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway

Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway

Trolltunga is a piece of rock that hangs out of the mountain about 2,000 feet up in the air. The Troll’s Tongue (translation in English) is available to hikers from mid-June to about mid-September.

13. Whitehaven Beach at Whitsunday Island in Australia

Whitehaven Beach at Whitsunday Island in Australia

This beach is known for its beautiful white sands, which are believed to have been brought to the beach from sea currents over millions of years. The sand is very fine and does not retain heat, making it comfortable for a barefoot walk along the shore. It can also damage electronics, so keep your cell phones and cameras in a safe place!

14. The Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States

The Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States

This magnificent beauty is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide, and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

15. Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake in Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)

Marble Caves at General Carrera Lake in Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)

The Marble Caves, known as Marble Chapel and Marble Cathedral, are located at the center of the lake and were formed by waves over the past 6,000 years.

16. Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine

Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine

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This railway engulfed in a tunnel of leaves is a Pinterest favorite and a Ukrainian hot spot for lovers. Although it’s undoubtedly romantic, there is an active train that travels through the tunnel three times a day to deliver wood to a factory. Just beware of the train before snapping engagement photos!

17. Salar De Uyuni in the Potosí and Oruro departments of southwest Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni in the Potosí and Oruro departments of southwest Bolivia

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This is the world’s largest salt flat. It also becomes a giant mirror of the sky during the rainy season.

18. Enchanted Well at Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Brazil

Enchanted Well at Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Brazil

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Located at Chapada Diamantina National Park, this well’s water is 120 feet deep and is clear enough to see the rocks.

19. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States

Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States

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Located near Page, Ariz., this brilliant slot canyon is split into two different sections, commonly referred to as “The Crack” and “The Corkscrew.”

20. Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa in Scotland

Fingal's Cave on the island of Staffa in Scotland

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Although it may seem like this block structure is man-made, it was actually formed by hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Paleocene lava flow.

21. To Sua Ocean Trench in the Lotofaga village on the south coast of Upolu, Samoa

To Sua Ocean Trench in the Lotofaga village on the south coast of Upolu, Samoa

To Sua is a giant hole in Lotofaga that was converted into a swimming pool with water flowing through a lava-tube tunnel.

22. Bamboo groves of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan

Bamboo groves of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan

Often referred to as the “Bamboo Forest,” this tree-lined path is popular for walks and bicycle rides on a nice day.

23. Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand

Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand

This specific spot in the Waitomo Caves is known as the Glowworm Grotto, a place where glowworms create a starry effect on the ceilings. This species is exclusively found in New Zealand and is around the size of a mosquito.

24. Haiku Stairs of Oahu in Hawaii, United States

Haiku Stairs of Oahu in Hawaii, United States

Stairway to Heaven is a steep hiking trail that is technically closed to the public, but many people continue to climb despite “No Trespassing” signs.

25. Volcanoes of Kamchatka in Russia

Volcanoes of Kamchatka in Russia

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This large chain of volcanoes sits on the Kamchatka Peninsula, with 19 of them still active. The highest volcano is Klyuchevskaya Sopka, standing at almost 16,000 feet high.

26. Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

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These sinkholes in Mexico were formed during the ice age and were held sacred by the Mayans.

27. Kelimutu crater lakes in Flores Island, Indonesia

Kelimutu crater lakes in Flores Island, Indonesia

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The westernmost lake is called the Lake of Old People and is usually blue, and the other two are called the Lake of Young Men and Maidens and Bewitched or Enchanted Lake, which are typically green and red, respectively. The colors vary on a periodic basis and have become a popular tourist destination.

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Hey Man, it’s your turn now.

Australian Researchers Developing Male Birth Control Pill With Virtually No Side Effects

Male pill for birth control may be on the way, researchers say.

In a good news/bad news twist for men, a side-effect free male birth control pill is being developed in mice, and may soon be ready for a human test run. Photo from Feminspire.

In a good news, bad news situation for men, science is on the verge of perfecting a recent development in reproductive choice. The good news is that there may soon be an effective contraceptive pill that men can take, rather than undergo a vasectomy. The bad news is that men will then have to shoulder more day-to-day responsibility for family planning. There’s also confusing news — for conservatives. The development poses a conundrum: they may have to decide whether to try and block men’s access to healthcare, as they have with women.

The pill disables the delivery system but preserves sperm

Australian researchers have worked out a technique that keeps the body from delivering sperm to semen in mice. They’ve identified two proteins that can be disabled to keep sperm from moving from the testes into the ejaculate. The brain simply doesn’t get the message to turn the sperm loose. Disabling the proteins doesn’t affect libido, performance, or eventual procreation. It simply keeps the exit door closed for the millions of sperm that would normally make a break for freedom at the time of ejaculation. Their little lives are spared, to possibly swim another day.

For women, handing birth control over to men would eliminate the risk of side effects from taking hormone-based birth control pills. These side effects include an increased potential for migraines, strokes, blood clots, and heart attacks. The male version doesn’t depend on manipulating hormones. So far, it’s devoid of significant side effects.

There is a downside but it’s not physical effects

The biggest downside is that the pill would have to be taken every day. Or course, that’s what women already do, but a 2011 poll by England’s Anglia Ruskin University showed that 52% of women surveyed wouldn’t trust their partners to remember to take it daily. Only 17% of male respondents had that same concern. About the same percentage of men expressed the worry that taking the pill would damage their ‘manly image’.

Of course, there’s another downside, depending on point of view. If birth control is literally in the hands of men, the religious right has one less weapon with which to bludgeon women into submission. How can females be controlled if it’s their male partners who are popping the pill? How can insurance deny birth control to women without also denying it to men? Guess the Heritage Foundation will have to work that one out.

Reasonable men are more likely to focus on the advantages. Effectiveness is one. While the female birth control pill is an impressive 98-99% effective, the one being tested with mice has been 100% effective. That might give men something to ponder: zero chance of unexpected parenthood, as long as they remember to take the pill. Since the medication won’t be ready for human consumption for at least 10 years, there’s plenty of time to reflect on its advantages. First and foremost is the fact that it would protect from harm the women that men love. Who wouldn’t like that — other than the GOP, that is?

 

Protect the goods

Roses are red, violets are blue, a hooker can put a condom on a male sexual partner with no hands and so should you! condom-infographic

Dietary and Medicinal Use of Cannabis

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Net Resources

Websites with Useful Information
Related To The Dietary And Medicinal
Study And Use Of Cannabis

Cannabis Connections / Links to Links
International Association of Cannabinoid Medicine Links
National Cancer Institute Reveiw of Cannabis
A definitive and current reveiw of cannabis, signalling a change at the top. Excellent lists of references.

Wikipedia Highlights: Online Education

The sites of action of Phytocannabinoids
ECS modulates cellular function, the more one knows about the range of cell structure and function the better one can conceive of phytocannabinoid influenced cellular modulation. Up and down regulation of the cell specific physiologic and pathophysiologic function.
The Endogenous Cannabinoid System
A group of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors that are involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory; it mediates the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
Cannabinoid Receptors
The Cannabinoid Receptors are one of several sites of actions of the Phytocannabinoids.
Enzymes
Phytocannabinoids also have direct action of enzymes & channels. This article covers the generic principals.
Overview of cannabis limited to psychoactive uses
I hope if you are at this level at Cannabis International you are interested in anti-oxidant anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic, or other uses ideally in a preventive or therapeutic mode, more accurately in a phrase, developing recognition of cannabis as a ‘dietary essential’. Other than the initial comments, an incredible series of links.
Medical Cannabis
More on point, this medical cannabis page does not emphasize the cannabinoid acids that act at GPR55, affectionately known as the Orphan Receptor. There is no doubt it deserves to be CB3, the Phytocannabinoid Receptor, where the delicate cannabinoid acids act as an antagonist producing their potent anti-inflammatory effects.

Organizations

Versativa
A pleasant reveiw of the diverse uses of cannabis.
Beckley Foundation
A well thought out global policy on ‘victimless crimes’.
Search the Beckley Foundation library
The Beckley Foundation online library comprises an extensive scientific bibliography, with research papers on consciousness and drug policy research.
Patients out of Time
Every two years, Patients out of Time presents a national CME qualified conference.
ICRS / International Cannabinoid Research Society
20 years of rigorous research, presented in North America and Europe on alternating years. This year in Chicago. The annual ICRS Programme is an excellent overview of the breadth of research on the Endogenous Cannabinoid System, Exogenous ligands including synthetic and phytocannabioids. Go to the particular year and in the side bar is the Programme PDF. Drop on a CD, print & bind and pull up a very comfortable chair.
International Association of Cannabinoid Medicine
A bi-annual conference held in Germany, with affiliate conferences in other European countries.
O’Shaughnessy’s Journal for Cannabis Clinicians
US National Library of Medical Publications
Google Patent Search
Clinical Trials site
Review of anti-oxidant trials
Institute of Medicine
Schaffer Library of Drug Policy
Schaffer Library Table of Contents

Companies

List of medical conditions, developing patented products

Online Education

GGECO University
Medical Cannabis Conference – Speakers
Kristen Peskuski and myself presented, at some point they may be available online
707Cannabis College
Oaksterdam University

Source: http://www.cannabisinternational.org/index.php

Cannabis International

A Resource For The Dietary And Medicinal
Study And Use Of Cannabis

 

We won’t regret a thing

The Top 5 Regrets People Have on Their Deathbed

I am sure that many of my fellow geeks who are reading this may have at some time in their life wondered what you will regret about you life when you are lay on their death. A friend of mine who has worked as a nurse and actually been with countless people as they lay dying said that for the majority of people the regrets were the same.

Here in this article she has wrote about the top 5 regrets that people have on their death bed. All of these are real, genuine and in her own words.

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.
I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never
became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a
result.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
 Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical
details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end.
That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again. When you are on your deathbed, what  others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness

By Geeky Melanie

– February 16, 2012Posted in: Bizarre– See more at: http://www.twosexygeeks.com/the-top-5-regrets-people-have-on-their-deathbed/#sthash.OR9MMmdx.dpuf

Nude Yoga on Tonight’s agenda and yours?

The Treasure of Human Body

The human body is complex and beautiful. It gives you pleasure and pain, and it is both strong and fragile. While we all come into this world wearing nothing, nudity is one of the strongest taboos that have ever existed in our society. We cover and protect our own bodies, but do we really cherish them?

Nude yoga is a form of yoga practice that accentuates the perfection of the human body. It teaches to understand, appreciate, and cherish your physique. It’s the simplest and most natural way to start a healthier and happier life by learning the techniques of gentle workout and meditation.

Nude yoga isn’t mainstream and it really isn’t for everyone, but it can turn you into an artist who rediscovers and rebuilds his body beautiful.

source: http://nudeyoga.org.uk/

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Deeeeeep Throat

Face fucking/ riding. Great Job!
Face fucking/ riding. Great Job!

It’s a test of skill, patience and desire. It goes both ways…he, a face fucker, you ride em cow girl. (Don’t let him try to suck your clit off ladies! THE Cardinal sin fellas)

This is one of the most beautiful images of deep throating I have ever found. The trick is to relax. Want to bless your partner? Then don’t think about it, just let it happen. Getting high with your partner, trusting each other and letting the saliva flow will definitely dazzle your playmate. Guys, if your partner seems like they “can’t” do it…maybe that means they don’t want to yet. You need to show them how it’s done by administering the love acts on them first. This can be a scary moment for some at first…but once you break down your barriers…fun ensues. Not to mention a sense of accomplishment.

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~HeatherB