Monday, October 17, 2011

Top 10 Legal Addictions

In the Eighties, Nancy Reagan led a militant campaign to do away with drugs, from the backs of schoolyards to the cartels of Columbia. However, when her husband ultimately succumbed to Alzheimer’s, you didn’t see her telling him to “just say NO” to his medication. There’s a clear double-standard on how drugs are handled in this country, but there seems to be one unifying principle: if they government can somehow make a profit, it’s a-okay as far as the law goes. Nonetheless, substance abuse and addiction rages at full force on both sides of the law, and feigning an injury is a much less risky way to acquire an opiate than to cross the border and smuggle a plastic-wrapped portion of suspicious black goop. Addiction is good business for all involved. Here are ten of the leading example of those which the law doesn’t frown upon...

10. Shopping


Compulsive shopping is a disorder, and one that can keep the economy churning, that is if the afflicted member is a responsible credit card owner. More often than not however, a frequent credit card swiper will live in bottomless debt with nothing but a household of canoes and flatscreen T.V.’s to show for it. Of course the government would encourage spending at inadvisable times if it means economic stimulation (and of course sales tax revenue), but the compulsive shopper needs more counseling than trips to the mall to right this wrong.

9. T.V.


Visual stimulation can be just as addictive as any other kind. Cut off a shut-in’s cable subscription and watch how quickly a sweet, slightly-sedated old lady can become a common junkie suffering from violent withdrawal symptoms and uncontrollable behavior. Television is an endless stream of unilateral entertainment that simulates a fulfilling life one may be missing out on due to being terminally wheelchair-confined, or else just cut off from a greater society. Just pay the monthly bill and the loneliness can be neatly stuffed into a little old coin purse.

8. MMORPGs ( Massively multiplayer online role-playing games )


How can a game consisting of orcs, wizards, and other medieval cliches consume so many souls and hours of sunlight? Unfathomable as it sounds, millions maintain a subscription to a network-based video game and treat it as a second life, one which they clock in more hours than in the actual world. Eat, sleep, energy drink, game: that is the complete life of many who’ve yet to leave their parents’ basement or pursue a real life of work that doesn’t involve trading furs or blacksmithing. And about the addictive nature of games like World of Warcraft, just see the video on Youtube of the kid that has a veritable stigmata over his mom taking away his WOW account. Scary stuff.

7. Celebrity Gossip


Because people care (i.e. obsess) about the lives of the beautiful and famous; tabloids, TMZ, and trashcan journalism exists. For some, enough to make a handsome profit, it’s not enough to watch a movie and leave the stars onscreen. No, they need to see these people hunted down and in intimate, compromising settings that would be grounds for an assault charge in any other circumstance – an invasion of privacy that nobody deserves. Sure reality stars present a kind of voyeurism in their professions that makes privacy invasion a given, but for any artist who create their work in isolated, public arenas and seek not to take their work home with them, there becomes a fine line between celebrity reporter and peeping tom.

6. Fast Food


Greasy, fattening food is cheap and ubiquitous. Literally, it can be acquired 24/7 and at every intersection, and purchased by the bucket for less than whats in your typical consumer’s belly button. Obesity is easy; in fact, it’s hard to avoid when healthy food costs more than the average consumer can afford with his weekly paycheck. Fast food is made cheap (often with artificial substitutes), hence it can be sold cheap and is a sad sap’s last option. When it tastes so much better than it benefits, it is again a huge draw. McDonald’s brags right on its golden arches how many billion burgers it’s sold, but it is not by any pure means: for one, McDonald’s loads their food with chemicals that simulate happiness, their hamburger buns with sugar, which is another petty alternative to just making good food alone. Only recently have the chicken nuggets started to be made with the frighteningly white meat of actual chicken, a step up from sickly colored ostrich meat. So as many struggle and fail to convert to a healthier diet, they “put a smile on” only because the milkshakes are loaded with too many chemicals to do otherwise.

5. Gambling


Be it at a casino in a tolerant state or Indian reservation or behind the counter of any convenience store sales counter in scratch form, risking all your earnings for a poor chance at modest luck is a great way to grease up a business’ fat gut. Many seeking a magical and immediate escape from an under-educated life of manual labor and alcohol poisoning flock to pick up their daily lotto ticket or place their “lucky” numbers as if a million to one isn’t so far-fetched. And no business should be trusted that purposefully eschews visible windows and clocks in order to hide the passage of time. Lo and behold, any state with loose casino laws automatically resembles the inside of Donald Trump’s gentleman’s drawer.

4. Pornography


It’s lure. It’s tasteless. And it’s a goldmine. Just ask Hugh Hefner or Larry Flynt or any infinite-aire that shovels gold from the sex industry. Nothing sells like sex, which is why it is so often introduced, if subliminally, to any cheap-shooting marketing campaign. Directly though, sex in a bottle always finds a customer-base. Nothing breeds desire like nature. Porn is available at the click of a mouse and on a special shelf (in opaque packaging) at most magazine venders. That’s not to mention seedy stores with conspicuous names like “Adult Mart” or “Pleasure Island” which make like X-rated Wal-Marts. No Christian activist stands a chance at taking down this invincible Goliath.

3. Alcohol


Legal steadily since the twenties, when the government had the crazy idea to ban this braincell-shedding national pastime and deny itself unruly profits, booze is as potentially dangerous as it is ubiquitous. At any public setting (even Starbucks is getting in on the rocket), alcohol is usually available for purchase and without much restraint so much as the register keeps chiming (and as long as a designated vehicular man-saver is selected). While it seems unfair that its proven hazards outweigh those of marijuana and still maintains the legal status the plant does not, we won’t soon have a profitable poison at quite the summit which liquor has found itself. Budweiser will be forever both the king of beers and the king of the drug hill.

2. Cigarettes


Unarguably a direct contributor to a smorgasbord of death options, the government has done nothing to do away with this consumable poison; while there may be myriad agencies dedicated the public safety of any other ingestible product, there is nothing deterring a cylinder of carcinogens from entering countless lungs each day, each hour. The only dissembling action the government has taken is to drive up the tax on the the stuff to levels that should prevent affordability for most costumers. Of course any addict will find a way to acquire the goods, scrape together every coin from beneath the couch cushions. In actuality smokers will just be perpetually bitter about the continually rising prices, doing little about it besides lighting up a butt. A perfect circle of death and taxes.

1. Prescription Drugs


This is the most sinister of all the addiction-caterers in that you’re not even safe from your own doctor. Most every doctor will find a way to peddle a pharmaceutical drug to a person with some kind of condition, real or imaginary; it makes their job easier and feeds the business (i.e. the healthcare industry) that cuts them a check to be a drug-dealer in disguise. Most prescription drugs, after all, are just synthetic alternates to what unrefined, impure substances flow through the streets without requiring an RX slip. (Oxycontin is content-wise no different from heroine and consequently is just as addictive, abused as the poppy-based original.) And with new disorders, diseases, and conditions fabricated on a daily basis, there will always be a demand to meet the raid-proof supply.

China's richest village - Huaxi village

Huaxi village, also known as China's richest village, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the inauguration of a massive 1,076 feet high skyscraper that screams for attention from its lowly skyline. A solid gold bull weighing a tonne also greets visitors at a viewing area on the 60th-floor of the tower, a testament to the wealth of the village.


In Huaxi, those from the original 2,000 residents have at least a house, a car, and $250,000 in the bank and enjoy universal health care and free education. Officials from elsewhere in China tour Huaxi to find out how this once sleepy village, with just 576 residents in the 1950s, is now so rich and why non-local businessmen would donate million-dollar factories to buy the privilege of a local residence permit.

10 Unusual Games that We Should Play...

1. Seepak Takraw:


It is very terrific game which involves a bamboo ball that is bounced by foot. It looks like a hacky sack over a ball net. This game is very popular in Southeast Asia. The bamboo ball is made of dried palm leaves. This amazing ball has 12 holes and 20 intersections and has weight of 170 to 180 g. The method is being used for this making this ball is it is covered with rubber and must be approved by ISTAF before any competition. The game is played by two teams and each team has three players. Game is a collection of different physical and mental activities that make the human healthy and smart. These days mostly people prefer football, batmen tan, cricket and hockey because, these involves player’s body as well as mind. There are some games that are very unique and plays in some areas of the world but these are very amazing and energetic. You can make your body slim and smart and fresh your genius mind by playing these games. You can easily become the master of those games and make great world records.

2. Chess Boxing:


This wonderful game is a combination of chess and boxing. This game involves brain and also physical effort. There are eleven rounds are played which consist of chess and boxing. There are some rules and regulations are followed by players. The match starts with four minutes of chess then three minutes round of boxing. Only one minute break can take between two rounds. This energetic game is very famous in UK Germany and other European countries. The tournaments of this game by World Chess Boxing Organization. Many events took place in Germany and London yet.

3. Redneck Games:


These are open challenge games that are held in East Dublin. These are organized annually basis. This tournament is a combination of different enjoyable games like Seed spitting, bobbing for Pig’s trotters, Mud pit belly flop, big hair contest, Wet T- shirt contest, Hubcap hurling, and Armpit serenade.

4. Wife Carrying:


Usually everyone likes to carry his wife forever but, now days this habit is convert into a good game. This game is just like a race but the runner must carry his wife. It is a 253.5 meter race in which the player runs on grass, sand, asphalt and also in deep water. These competitions are organized in Finland and North America. The 8th event was done on October 6, 2007. In that event 40 players took part with their wives.

5. Wood Chopping:


This game is similar to the life of a Tarzan. It is based upon climbing or an endurance event. It is a great outdoor game in which the experienced players can take part; it is a very risky game.

6. Buzkashi:


It is an amazing game played on horseback. It is played in Central Asia. The rules of this game are similar to polo but, the key difference is in polo ball is used but in this game the players use a dead goat. There are 10 players are used in each team. Each team can get points by throwing goat on the goal line of others.

7. Quidditch:


This is a very nice game that is played with two teams and each has seven players. They use four balls in one time. The players are divided into different categories like three are chasers, one is keeper, one is seeker and two are beaters. This competition is managed by Middleburg College in Vermont. This game is growing day by day. In a few time hundred teams are made.

8. Street Luge:


It is a game that combines gentleness of pavement with safety of the luge. Players lie on what is basically an enlarged skateboard is made to hold frame. It is dangerous game but, have an interesting also.


9. Dog Dancing:


Wow! It is very funny game. It is a wonderful art that is being used in a game. It is popular game in USA, UK and Japan. They dog owners gave a big training to their dogs for participation in this game.

10. Underwater Hockey:


It is just like an ice hockey but, it can be played under water. No one can imagine that hockey is playing under water. Rules of this wondrous game are similar to actual hockey. Plastic wooden sticks are used for this traffic game. The match is very exciting for players and also for viewers. The players look like ripples from the surface of the water.

The Wife - The Husband and The Wine - A tiny joke...



That's LIFE...

The Dragons Blood Tree

A Tree That Bleeds Red Sap - The Dragons Blood Tree

The Dragons Blood tree (Dracaena Cinnabari) is a rare type of tree originating in Socotra archipelago, a small group of four islands in the Indian Ocean. Also known as the Galpagos of the Indian Ocean, the group of islands is host to a number of fascinating species. Found in many surrounding areas, including mainland Yemen, the tree contains a marvelously red resin called Dragons Blood, which has been used for a variety of purposes throughout history. Starting in the first century AD, Dragons Blood was used as a dye and medicine to treat respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. Later uses include a blood coagulant and treatments for diarrhea, fever, dysentery, ulcers in the mouth, throat, intestines and stomach, as well as an antiviral for respiratory viruses.


Dragons Blood also has a history in ritual magic and alchemy. Apparently Dragons Blood can increase the potency of neopagan witchcraft spells for protection, love, banishing, and sexuality. Often touted as red rock opium, the resin is often sold as a narcotic, although its effects are mild at best when smoked. The bizarre shape of the blood tree helps it survive arid conditions and areas with limited soil. The shading helps the seedlings survive in the harsh environment.

What happens in Chinese Life - Cool joke!


A Chinese man married an African woman and had a child. Two months later the child passed away.

At the funeral house a family member of the African woman kept sobbing and crying,and kept saying I JUST KNEW IT!!

So a family elder pulled her aside and discreetly asked her 'what she knew?'
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She replied 'Chinese products don't last!!!!'