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June 4, 2014
thechicagotribune:

Tobacco industry once had high hopes for marijuana business
Richard Nixon was in the White House, his “war on drugs” was in full swing, yet Big Tobacco was secretly exploring the possibility of becoming Big Pot.
Newly discovered documents from tobacco company archives at UC San Francisco show that major companies in the cigarette industry investigated joining the marijuana business in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The companies were driven then by the same shift in public attitudes that is now pushing legalization around the country.

Could you imagine the Marlbolo Man pitching weed? By the way, cannabis fans, it’s Hemp History Week.

thechicagotribune:

Tobacco industry once had high hopes for marijuana business

Richard Nixon was in the White House, his “war on drugs” was in full swing, yet Big Tobacco was secretly exploring the possibility of becoming Big Pot.

Newly discovered documents from tobacco company archives at UC San Francisco show that major companies in the cigarette industry investigated joining the marijuana business in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The companies were driven then by the same shift in public attitudes that is now pushing legalization around the country.

Could you imagine the Marlbolo Man pitching weed? By the way, cannabis fans, it’s Hemp History Week.

(via cognitivedissonance)

14:14 // 1 month ago

huffingtonpost:

On Tiananmen Massacre’s 25th Anniversary, see photos that show it then and now here. 

(via humanrightswatch)

12:37 // 1 month ago
laughterkey:

hman:


Do you have a hair strategy for 2016? 
‘I’m at an age where I can pretty much do what I want:  Here I am, whether you like my hair or not.’” 

(via)

That’s not a joke? They asked her that?

Her foreign hair policy stands unchanged.

laughterkey:

hman:

Do you have a hair strategy for 2016?

‘I’m at an age where I can pretty much do what I want:  Here I am, whether you like my hair or not.’” 

(via)

That’s not a joke? They asked her that?

Her foreign hair policy stands unchanged.

10:40 // 1 month ago

This weekend I was out with some friends and there was a paparazzi guy, and he was antagonizing me and calling me names, attacking me personally and my family personally, and I was genuinely hurt by this and made angry by this.

In response, I wanted to hurt him back and I said the most hurtful word that I could think of at that moment. I didn’t mean this in the sense of the word. I didn’t mean it in a homophobic way.

… I think that that doesn’t matter. How you mean things doesn’t matter. Words have weight and meaning. The word I chose was grotesque and no one deserves to say or hear words like that.

My heart’s broken and I genuinely am deeply sorry to anybody who’s ever been affected by that term in their life. I’m sorry and I don’t deserve or expect your forgiveness, but what I ask is at home, if you’re watching this and you’re a young person especially, if someone says something that hurts you or angers you, use me as an example of what not to do.

Actor JONAH HILL, appearing on The Tonight Show, explaining why he yelled “Suck my dick, you f*gg*t!” at an antagonizing paparazzi earlier this week.

Contritely and sincerely.  How apologies need to be done.

(via the New York Daily News)

(Source: inothernews, via laughterkey)

10:31 // 1 month ago

washingtonexaminer:

Today’s biggest political stories, in just two minutes. Give it a watch, and let us know what you think!

Busy night on the primary front. The Examiner has the latest.

10:07 // 1 month ago
The truth is, an alert went out that referred to this type of behavior as `weird’ or somehow not normal, and that was a mistake. It shouldn’t have happened.
Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, walking back a blog post that criticized demonstrators in Texas who were bringing large weapons into restaurants such as Chipotle, Jack in the Box, and Chili’s. The gun-rights group’s uncharacteristic stance—driven by those chains asking customers not to bring guns inside their locations—led to gun-control supporters applauding the move and open-carry advocates destroying their membership cards. Clearly, this alternate universe could not stand.
9:34 // 1 month ago
June 2, 2014
breakingnews:

Apple announces new programming language
The Verge: At Apple’s  annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco the company announced a new programming language, Swift.Coders will be able to see the results of their programming in real time as they write the code. The announcement drew cheers from the conference audience.Apple also announced iOS 8, which includes interactive notifications and new messaging tools, and a new version of OS X called Yosemite. The company also showed off updates to iCloud, a new health app and App Store features for developers.
Follow Apple updates on Breaking News. 
Photo: Apple’s Craig Federighi introduces Swift.

Basically they just made the developers really happy. This means better apps, so this is something to look forward to.

breakingnews:

Apple announces new programming language

The Verge: At Apple’s  annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco the company announced a new programming language, Swift.

Coders will be able to see the results of their programming in real time as they write the code. The announcement drew cheers from the conference audience.

Apple also announced iOS 8, which includes interactive notifications and new messaging tools, and a new version of OS X called Yosemite. The company also showed off updates to iCloud, a new health app and App Store features for developers.

Follow Apple updates on Breaking News.

Photo: Apple’s Craig Federighi introduces Swift.

Basically they just made the developers really happy. This means better apps, so this is something to look forward to.

(via laughterkey)

15:48 // 1 month ago
Some jackass registered a trademark for the Pi symbol, then sicced a bunch of lawyers on Zazzle. Klassy.

Some jackass registered a trademark for the Pi symbol, then sicced a bunch of lawyers on Zazzle. Klassy.

10:41 // 1 month ago
June 1, 2014

Dishwashers are sorta mindblowing to watch from the inside. Here’s a clip that someone shot using a GoPro.

20:37 // 1 month ago
May 31, 2014
The American Family Association has suggested that people not open letters sent to the organization using the new stamp dedicated to gay-rights icon Harvey Milk, and to instead mark the mail return to sender. So here’s what you do. You send donations to the organization in the mail using this stamp. If they cash the check, call them out on it. (ht Mediaite)

The American Family Association has suggested that people not open letters sent to the organization using the new stamp dedicated to gay-rights icon Harvey Milk, and to instead mark the mail return to sender. So here’s what you do. You send donations to the organization in the mail using this stamp. If they cash the check, call them out on it. (ht Mediaite)

21:49 // 1 month ago