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Dabbing is a dangerous way teens get high, but dab art is beautiful

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An article recently published in the journal Pediatrics warns teens to stay away from dabbing: apparently a trendy, new way to get high on marijuana. To dab, people are using butane to get very high concentrations of THC from cannabis, which exists in the form of waxy butane hash oil (BHO). This is dangerous because you need a blowtorch to extract the THC, and blowtorches are dangerous. Also, the super-concentrated THC gets you very high very quickly, which can be harmful.

Authors John Stogner and Bryan Lee Miller explain how the process works in their article,”Assessing the Dangers of ‘Dabbing’: Mere Marijuana or Harmful New Trend?” NBC News has excerpts from the piece:

“Blasting involves passing butane through a steel or glass tube packed with dried cannabis trimmings… because butane is very volatile, it evaporates (or is purged within a vacuum oven), leaving crystalized resins that can have a THC concentration approaching 80…

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Beginning a Blog on ThoughtVectors

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I was immediately curious to participate in the conversation nexus of conceptual thinkers when I first laid eyes on it. I originally stumbled across the term Thought Vectors in reference to Google’s Deepthink project, which is striving for an artificial intelligence network that derives its parameters from an aggregate of real world data instead of from inflexible rule-based learning. So very analogous to traditional classroom learning versus self-directed online learning. I’m not at all convinced that human language can be reduced to a series of numbers, but on the other hand, just because a person doesn’t understand how something takes place doesn’t mean such a mystery is unsolvable.

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Conspiracy Theories and Mathematical Probabilities

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Conspiracy Theories and Mathematical Probabilities

Richard Charnin
May 25, 2012
Updated: May 26, 2014

Click Reclaiming Science:The JFK Conspiracy to look inside the book.

Look inside: Matrix of Deceit: Forcing Pre-election and Exit Polls to Match Fraudulent Vote Counts

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It’s an interesting exercise to calculate mathematical probabilities of so-called “conspiracy theories”. The mainstream media and their cadre of online gatekeepers use the term “Conspiracy Theorist” (CT) as a derogatory label for those who seek the truth. According to the media, there are never conspiracies. But they avoid factual discussions based on the scientific evidence.

These myths are promoted non-stop in the mainstream media.
– Oswald acted alone in 1963 – with a magic bullet and defective rifle.
– Bush won Florida in 2000 and had a 3 million “mandate” in 2004.
– Nineteen Muslims armed with box cutters who could not fly a…

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This Is How We Date Now

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We don’t commit now. We don’t see the point. They’ve always said there are so many fish in the sea, but never before has that sea of fish been right at our fingertips on OkCupid, Tinder, Grindr, Dattch, take your pick. We can order up a human being in the same way we can order up pad thai on Seamless. We think intimacy lies in a perfectly-executed string of emoji. We think effort is a “good morning” text. We say romance is dead, because maybe it is, but maybe we just need to reinvent it. Maybe romance in our modern age is putting the phone down long enough to look in each other’s eyes at dinner. Maybe romance is deleting Tinder off your phone after an incredible first date with someone. Maybe romance is still there, we just don’t know what it looks like now.

When we…

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