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50 Things you are not supposed to know

Posted on February 22nd, 2009 in cannabis, crazy, drugs, ganja, government, info, information, learn, marijuana, med, medicine, meds, multimedia, odd, pharmaceutical, pot, prescription, prescriptions, reality, scientific, smoke, studies, substances, truth, truth about, weed, wow, wtf | No Comments »

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I stumbled upon a very strange book called 50 things you are not supposed to know. It’s written by  an unknown author Russ Kick. It was so interesting that I spent all evening reading it. Only 68 pages and each page had it’s own set of surprises. I don’t know about if it is true or not as I don’t have any means to verify if it is true or not. Sharing this with you is probably the best way to know the reality behind this book.

  1. The Ten Commandments We Always See Aren’t the Ten Commandments
  2. One of the Popes Wrote an Erotic Book
  3. The CIA Commits Over 100,000 Serious Crimes Each Year
  4. The First CIA Agent to Die in the Line of Duty Was Douglas Mackiernan
  5. After 9/11, the Defense Department Wanted to Poison Afghanistan’s Food Supply
  6. The US Government Lies About the Number of Terrorism Convictions It Obtains
  7. The US Is Planning to Provoke Terrorist Attacks
  8. The US and Soviet Union Considered Detonating Nuclear Bombs on the Moon
  9. Two Atomic Bombs Were Dropped on North Carolina
  10. World War III Almost Started in 1995
  11. The Korean War Never Ended
  12. Agent Orange Was Used in Korea
  13. Kent State Wasn’t the Only ? or Even the First ? Massacre of College Students During the   Vietnam Era
  14. Winston Churchill Believed in a Worldwide Jewish Conspiracy
  15. The Auschwitz Tattoo Was Originally an IBM Code Number
  16. Adolph Hitler’s Blood Relatives Are Alive and Well in New York State
  17. Around One Quarter of "Witches" Were Men
  18. The Virginia Colonists Practiced Cannibalism
  19. Many of the Pioneering Feminists Opposed Abortion
  20. Black People Served in the Confederate Army
  21. Electric Cars Have Been Around Since the 1880s
  22. Juries Are Allowed to Judge the Law, Not Just the Facts
  23. The Police Aren’t Legally Obligated to Protect You
  24. The Government Can Take Your House and Land, Then Sell Them to Private Corporations
  25. The Supreme Court Has Ruled That You’re Allowed to Ingest Any Drug, Especially If You’re an Addict
  26. The Age of Consent in Most of the US Is Not Eighteen
  27. Most Scientists Don’t Read All of the Articles They Cite
  28. Louis Pasteur Suppressed Experiments That Didn’t Support His Theories
  29. The Creator of the GAIA Hypothesis Supports Nuclear Power
  30. Genetically-Engineered Humans Have Already Been Born
  31. The Insurance Industry Wants to Genetically Test All Policy Holders
  32. Smoking Causes Problems Other Than Lung Cancer and Heart Disease
  33. Herds of Milk-Producing Cows Are Rife With Bovine Leukemia Virus
  34. Most Doctors Don’t Know the Radiation Level of CAT Scans
  35. Medication Errors Kill Thousands Each Year
  36. Prescription Drugs Kill Over 100,000 Annually
  37. Work Kills More People Than War
  38. The Suicide Rate Is Highest Among the Elderly
  39. For Low-Risk People, a Positive Result from an HIV Test Is Wrong Half the Time
  40. DNA Matching Is Not Infallible
  41. An FBI Expert Testified That Lie Detectors Are Worthless for Security Screening
  42. The Bayer Company Made Heroin
  43. LSD Has Been Used Successfully in Psychiatric Therapy
  44. Carl Sagan Was an Avid Pot-Smoker
  45. One of the Heroes of Black Hawk Down Is a Convicted Child Molester
  46. The Auto Industry Says That SUV Drivers Are Selfish and Insecure
  47. The Word "Squaw" Is Not a Derisive Term for the Vagina
  48. You Can Mail Letters for Little or No Cost
  49. Advertisers’ Influence on the News Media Is Widespread
  50. The World’s Museums Contain Innumerable Fakes

50 things everyone should know how to do

Posted on February 18th, 2009 in advice, cars, clothing, faq, fighting, info, information, language, learn, mechanic, reality, success, successes, teach, teaching, truck, trucks, truth, truth about, video | No Comments »

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Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life.  To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades.  Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one.While not totally comprehensive, here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do.

1. Build a Fire – Fire produces heat and light, two basic necessities for living.  At some point in your life this knowledge may be vital.

2. Operate a Computer – Fundamental computer knowledge is essential these days.  Please, help those in need.

3.  Use Google Effectively – Google knows everything.  If you’re having trouble finding something with Google, it’s you that needs help.

4.  Perform CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver – Someday it may be your wife, husband, son or daughter that needs help.

5.  Drive a Manual Transmission Vehicle – There will come a time when you’ll be stuck without this knowledge.

6.  Do Basic Cooking – If you can’t cook your own steak and eggs, you probably aren’t going to make it.

7.  Tell a Story that Captivates People’s Attention – If you can’t captivate their attention, you should probably just save your breath.

8.  Win or Avoid a Fistfight – Either way, you win.

9.  Deliver Bad News – Somebody has got to do it.  Unfortunately, someday that person will be you.

10.  Change a Tire – Because tires have air in them, and things with air in them eventually pop.

11.  Handle a Job Interview – I promise, sweating yourself into a nervous panic won’t land you the job.

12.  Manage Time – Not doing so is called wasting time, which is okay sometimes, but not all the time.

13.  Speed Read – Sometimes you just need the basic gist, and you needed it 5 minutes ago.

14.  Remember Names – Do you like when someone tries to get your attention by screaming “hey you”?

15.  Relocate Living Spaces – Relocating is always a little tougher than you originaly imagined.

16.  Travel Light – Bring only the necessities.  It’s the cheaper, easier, smarter thing to do.

17.  Handle the Police – Because jail isn’t fun… and neither is Bubba.

18.  Give Driving Directions – Nobody likes driving around in circles.  Get this one right the first time.

19.  Perform Basic First Aid – You don’t have to be a doctor, or genius, to properly dress a wound.

20.  Swim – 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water.  Learning to swim might be a good idea.

21.  Parallel Park – Parallel parking is a requirement on most standard driver’s license driving tests, yet so many people have no clue how to do it.  How could this be?

22.  Recognize Personal Alcohol Limits – Otherwise you may wind up like this charming fellow.

23.  Select Good Produce – Rotten fruits and vegetables can be an evil tease and an awful surprise.

24.  Handle a Hammer, Axe or Handsaw – Carpenters are not the only ones who need tools.  Everyone should have a basic understanding of basic hand tools.

25.  Make a Simple Budget – Being in debt is not fun.  A simple budget is the key.

26.  Speak at Least Two Common Languages – Only about 25% of the world’s population speaks English.  It would be nice if you could communicate with at least some of the remaining 75%.

27.  Do Push-Ups and Sit-Ups Properly – Improper push-ups and sit-ups do nothing but hurt your body and waste your time.

28.  Give a Compliment – It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give someone, and it’s free.

29.  Negotiate – The better deal is only a question or two away.

30.  Listen Carefully to Others – The more you listen and the less you talk, the more you will learn and the less you will miss.

31.  Recite Basic Geography – If you don’t know where anything is outside of your own little bubble, most people will assume (and they are probably correct) that you don’t know too much at all.

32.  Paint a Room – The true cost of painting is 90% labor.  For simple painting jobs it makes no sense to pay someone 9 times what it would cost you to do it yourself.

33.  Make a Short, Informative Public Speech – At the next company meeting if your boss asks you to explain what you’ve been working on over the last month, a short, clear, informative response is surely your best bet.  “Duhhh…” will not cut it.

34.  Smile for the Camera – People that absolutely refuse to smile for the camera suck!

35.  Flirt Without Looking Ridiculous – There is a fine line between successful flirting and utter disaster.  If you try too hard, you lose.  If you don’t try hard enough, you lose.

36. Take Useful Notes – Because useless notes are useless, and not taking notes is a recipe for failure.

37. Be a Respectful House Guest – Otherwise you will be staying in a lot of hotels over the years.

38.  Make a Good First Impression –  Aristotle once said, “well begun is half done.”

39.  Navigate with a Map and Compass – What happens when the GPS craps out and you’re in the middle of nowhere?

40.  Sew a Button onto Clothing – It sure is cheaper than buying a new shirt.

41.  Hook Up a Basic Home Theater System – This isn’t rocket science.  Paying someone to do this shows sheer laziness.

42.  Type – Learning to type could save you days worth of time over the course of your lifetime.

43.  Protect Personal Identity Information – Personal identity theft is not fun unless you are the thief.  Don’t be careless.

44.  Implement Basic Computer Security Best Practices – You don’t have to be a computer science major to underestand the fundamentals of creating complex passwords and using firewalls.  Doing so will surely save you a lot of grief someday.

45.  Detect a Lie – People will lie to you.  It’s a sad fact of life.

46.  End a Date Politely Without Making Promises – There is no excuse for making promises you do not intend to keep.  There is also no reason why you should have to make a decision on the spot about someone you hardly know.

47.  Remove a Stain – Once again, it’s far cheaper than buying a new one.

48.  Keep a Clean House – A clean house is the foundation for a clean, organized lifestyle.

49.  Hold a Baby – Trust me, injuring a baby is not what you want to do.

50.  Jump Start a Car – It sure beats walking or paying for a tow truck.

Nasubi - Denpa Shonen (Japanese TV Show)

Posted on January 11th, 2009 in comedy, denpa, game, japanese, nasubi, reality, shonen, show, tv | No Comments »

Denpa Shonen:

For more than a year, a young comedian called Nasubi (meaning “eggplant”) was the unwitting star of one of Japan’s most infamous TV shows. For 24 hours a day, Nasubi was naked and alone in a small room. His only relief from hunger, discomfort and boredom came from prizes he won in the competitions he spent all day entering. He wouldn’t be released until he had won one million yen (about $10,000 or £5,000) in prizes.

He didn’t know it, but highlights of all this were being broadcast to millions every Sunday on TV, and he was being constantly watched via a massively popular internet webcam. This was Denpa Shonen-teki Kensho Seikatsu (”Airwave Boy’s Prize Competition Life”), a segment of the frequently cruel comedy show Denpa Shonen (”Airwave Boy”).

The only clothes Nasubi ever won were scanty items of women’s lingerie that didn’t even fit, so he spent the entire time completely naked. If he actually won anything dignified to wear from the thousands of competitions he entered, it seems it was intercepted by the show’s producers. In a rare concession to taste and broadcasting standards, Nasubi’s bare groin was concealed with a garish cartoon eggplant for TV and web broadcasts.

Much of the show’s entertainment value came from his reactions to the prizes he won - from the sublime (winning a big bag of rice, or toilet paper after 10 months without) to the ridiculous (drooling over the TV he had just won before realising, with understandable dismay, that there was nowhere to plug it in).

Nasubi quickly became a cult figure, and attracted massive media attention. Worried that the media had worked out where he was, and that he might find out he was being watched by millions, producers moved him to a new cell in another location. His surprise at waking up with a flashlight in his eyes and being bundled across town was only exceeded by his rage when he realised they had forgotten to bring his bag of rice. His hysterical reaction to this made people think he had really started to crack.

Incredibly, after being released from his prison, Nasubi agreed to repeat the ordeal in Korea, where he wouldn’t even have the benefit of understanding the language:

“I suffered mentally every day. I felt trapped between sanity and madness, and I had no idea that everyone was watching my naked body all this time. It shouldn’t be allowed. But, to be fair, they’ve just given me hot miso soup and a bowl of rice and pickled plums, so I’ve agreed to go to South Korea and repeat the challenge.”

NOTES: Unless you speak Japanese, you will need to manually click the CC thing in the video player to turn on subtitles. The subtitles are easy to read.

Episode 1:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/49365/denpa-shonen-episode-1#s-p1-st-i0

Episode 2:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/49368/denpa-shonen-episode-2#s-p1-st-i0

Episode 3:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/49364/denpa-shonen-episode-3#s-p1-st-i0

Episode 4:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/50326/denpa-shonen-episode-4#s-p1-st-i0

Episode 5:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/50324/denpa-shonen-episode-5#s-p1-st-i0

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