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Comment Drugs can be bad mmkay! (Score 0, Offtopic) 164

As a former and still (sadly :() marijuana user i can tell you right now that if you are vulnerable to it drugs, any drug can cause you serious mental harm. I have suffered a psychoses episode just by smoking pot 1.5 year ago. Do note however I was seriously "down" at the time. Constant headaches, constant thinking about my problems really fucked me up. Worst 4 weeks of my life thus far. I literally trusted noone (not even my parents who in my psychoses state were holding me back from fully embracing the world order Illuminati!, yes I actually believed in it, I could write a book about how I viewed the world...) and I was a danger to myself.

I still sadly smoke it but I'm hoping to go clean in the next week or so. Thankfully I'm in a much better place right now so hopefully no more mental stuff.

Sadly the lure of the high still gets me. I listen to the Johnny Cash song "A Junkie's Prayer" a lot.

Comment Re:Politcs vs. Science (Score 1) 291

Oh please! In all but name is Iraq now an American state. It had an evil dictator but the country "worked" for the most part. Now its controlled by US interest groups lording over all the mayor oil refineries. And the country itself is still "Working" the exact same way. People kill other people over beliefs.

At least with Russia their upfront about taking ownership of a piece of land.

I'm 33 years old, democrat, dutch guy who used to believe we needed to look to our big brother country America but these days i'm feeling more and more that Russia (doing pretty well atm jobs, income, healthcare) and the imo very sexy Putin are maybe another way of doing things...

Comment Re:"not suitable for use in life support systems.. (Score 1) 120

a UCSF cardiothoracic surgeon recently utilized Glass during procedures by utilizing its voice activation features to refer to patient x-ray scans

Shouldn't he have looked at those scans pre-operation? And people really think Google glass (a ui overlaying important, more relevant real life view) can replace a xray white board slightly to his left?

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