Posted: December 10th, 2012 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: China, Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Tags: Astronomy, china, Chinese Space Exploitation, Chinese Space Exploration, Ecological Life Support System, Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, Gardening on Mars, Gardening on the Moon | Comments Off
Our most favourite behemoth – China – and the worlds second largest economy, are planning on expanding rural production much farther than their earthly borders. The worlds most populous nation is preparing to grow fresh vegetables on Mars and the Moon after researchers completed a preliminary test in Beijing.
Chinese state media has reported that researchers are currently testing their wild theory here on earth, four kinds of vegetables were grown in an Ecological Life Support System, a 300 cubic metre cabin which will allow astronauts to develop their own stocks of air, water and food while on space missions.
The system, which relies on plants and algae, is “expected to be used in extra-terrestrial bases on the Moon or Mars”, Xinhua news agency. Participants in the experiment could “harvest fresh vegetables for meals”, Xinhua quoted Deng Yibing, a researcher at Beijing’s Chinese Astronaut Research and Training Centre, as saying :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 11th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: A21, Australia 21, Cannibas, Crime, Decriminalise Cannabis, Ecstasy, Favorite New Thought . . ., Illicit Drugs, IQ, IQ Test, Pothead, Potheads, Teen | Comments Off
Another national report into the use of illicit drugs has recommended decriminalising cannabis and ecstasy via a government controlled program aimed at helping to curb addiction.
The report offers an alternatives to our current prohibition stance on illicit drugs, in this latest report by a group of futurists, academics and prominent Australians from the social research group Australia 21, the authors emotively push the line, ”The prohibition of illicit drugs is killing and criminalising our children and we are all letting it happen.”
The report seems to be pushing the point that “By defining the personal use and possession of certain psychoactive drugs as criminal acts, governments have also avoided any responsibility to regulate and control the quality of substances that are in widespread use. Some of these illicit drugs have demonstrable health benefits.
The group argues that illicit drugs should be controlled, taxed and scorned in much the same way governments deal with tobacco and alcohol.
The report also argues that decriminalising soft-drugs like cannabis would have some effect on household crime? Saying that a substantial proportion of Australia’s street and household crime is a direct consequence of the trade in these drugs…
NOW THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE! A pot head with the ability to get off the couch and burgle someone’s home? Lifting the phone to dial for a pizza is about the most movement I’ve EVER seen a pothead under the influence motion toward! :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 5th, 2012 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Tags: Favorite New Thought . . ., Sophia Roessler, Tween Hoax, video, Youtube | Comments Off
A 21 year old starlet who posted a hoax video on YouTube of herself and asked viewers if she was ugly has admitted to being a 21-year-old arts student. The clip, titled ‘Am I Pretty/Am I Ugly?‘, has fooled hundreds of thousands of people into thinking she was a naive teenager with low self-esteem and a need for empty reassurance.
Sophia Roessler from Kansas has now revealed she made the video in which she poses as a young teen as part of her thesis studies exploring the “awkward transition from young girl to womanhood”.
Roessler’s video was so convincing that several major media outlets, including ABC’s Good Morning America and MSNBC’s Today Show used it to report on a worrying trend of tweens taking to YouTube to ask for comments on their looks. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 7th, 2012 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Tags: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Comments Off
Gawker has an ubercool interview with Saudi Hacker/Activist oxOmar. What drives a teenager to steal thousands of Israeli credit cards and slowly leak them to make a political point? Gawker tried to figure this out in a Skype interview with the 19-year-old. For the past few days, OxOmar has been doing his best to terrorize Israel with massive leaks of credit card information. On January 3rd, he hacked Israel’s biggest sports website and posted a link to a file containing 400,000 Israeli credit card numbers. “It will be so fun to see 400,000 Israelis stand in line outside banks and offices of credit card companies to complain that their cards had been stolen,” he wrote. Credit card companies said the leak was seriously padded—only about 15,000 numbers were valid. This enraged 0xOmar, who stepped up his campaign. He posted what he claimed were another 11,000 numbers, and boasted in a press release he had a million in total. He also posted his email address, which I emailed this afternoon. About five minutes later I was Skyping with 0xOmar, whose real name is Omar; a blustery teen who lives with his parents, likes Xbox, and really, really hates Israel. Read the full article at GAWKER »»»»