LOCAL NEWS: JOSHUA HARTMAN FUNDRAISER
Meet Joshua. He’s 14 years old. He races locally in NYC on both track and road for the Major Taylor Development Team. He was also hurt pretty badly this weekend during the qualifiers of the Red Hook Crit. Joshua hit his face on a metal railing and fractured his cheekbones, nose, and jaw. He lost a lot of blood during the injury, and now remains in ICU.
Joshua will need a series of reconstructive surgeries to reconstruct his face, and needs our help. Show your support here by donating. Healing vibes your way, Joshua.
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As an architecture geek, this place definitely caught my eye. The Road Traffic Hall at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne is literally made of road signs, but there is even more interesting stuff inside. The building, designed by architects Gigon/Guyer, has two floors of exhibition space, where visitors will find a high-rise rack with more than 80 vehicles that can be individually presented to them by a parking robot. There are also crash tests, car restorers at work, a number of themed ‘islands’ like mobility and road traffic information, ‘glass projections’ that show animated films of parking systems and cars flying in the air, and four meter high ‘tubes’ in which visitors can lie down and see the heaven (or hell) of future transport. And last but not least, the ‘Formula 1 Box’ lets visitors experience a car race from the viewpoint of the driver. One can press a buzzer to alter the perspective on the projected race track while the pounding of the driver’s heart fills the entire room. Anyway, this is just one small part of a HUGE museum complex devoted to European transportation with 3,000 items in over 40,000 square meters of space. Besides all the developments related to road, rail, water, air and outer space, there is also a planetarium, the ‘Gotthard Tunnel’ in which visitors can travel into a mountain as well as the ‘Swissarena’ home to the largest orthophotograph of Switzerland.
1965 Lincoln Continental Lehemann-Peterson Limousine
Butane hash oil (BHO)—also known as dabs, honey oil, wax, oil, shatter, or budder—is a potent marijuana concentrate that can exceed 80% THC content. Growing in popularity in recent years, BHO is hailed by some as “the future of cannabis” while others fear it could harm the image of the legalization movement. “It is very, very potent,” Nick, 21, a Physics and Applied Math double-major and avid pot smoker from New York, tells The Fix. “It’s like the first time you smoked. Every single time.”
[…] The pro-pot community is somewhat divided over dabbing. Dale Gieringer, PhD of NORML in California, says there has been a recent uptick in hospitalizations for cannabis overdose, which he attributes to rising use of BHO. “Things like this never happened until the popularization of hash oil in recent years,” he writes in a letter to O’Shaughnessy’s. ”The dangers are dire enough to merit a special warning.” Others, however, praise BHO’s medical merits. Daniel “Big D” de Sailles, a partner at Denver dispensary Top Shelf Extracts, tells the High Times it’s practically a miracle remedy. “I’m a 100% proponent of BHO, because I’ve seen it make people’s pain just evaporate,” he says. “As medicine, it helps with both harm reduction—it practically cures withdrawal symptoms in people who are alcoholics or addicted to speed or pharmaceuticals— and pain management. It works every single time, and it’s easier to regulate your dosage.”
But some pro-pot activists worry that BHO could harm the herb’s reputation, setting back the legalization movement at a time when public acceptance of pot is at an all-time high. “Seeing teenagers wielding blowtorches or blowing themselves up on the evening news might incite a new anti-pot paranoia that could set the legalization movement back decades,” writes High TImes senior editor Bobby Black, who notes that the techniques used to produce dabs “bear an eerie resemblance to those used for harder drugs like meth and crack.” Meanwhile NORML’s executive director, Allen St. Pierre directly attributes BHO’s popularity to marijuana’s still mainly illegal status. “Contraband product tends to become more potent under prohibition,” he tells The Fix. “This appears demonstrably true for cannabis, as the more the government commits resources and energy to ban cannabis, the more potent the herbal drug has become over the years.”
Indian man dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali participates in a religious procession to mark ‘Ram Navami’ festival in New Delhi, India on April 19, 2013. Ram Navami celebrates the birthday of Hindu god Rama.
photo by Kevin Frayer
Life on earth is too perfect how the fuck
I swear, if this isn’t true you people have way too much time on your hands
The Last Angel of History
a 45 minute 1996 documentary that deals with concepts of Afrofuturism as a metaphor for the displacement of black culture and roots. The film a hybrid documentary and fictional narrative. Documentary segments include traditional talking head clips from musicians, writers, and social critics, as well as archival video footage and photographs. The fictional story follows the journey of the “data thief” who must travel across time and space in search of a crossroads where he makes archaeological digs for fragments of history and technology in search of the code that holds the key to his future. The structure of the film makes it a meta-narrative commenting on while also becoming part of the genre of Afrofuturism. The film bases its concepts around George Clinton’s Mothership Connection and features interviews with George Clinton, Derrick May, Samuel R. Delany, Nichelle Nichols, Juan Atkins, DJ Spooky, Goldie and others to explore the link between black music as a way of exploring the future. The film makes mention to Sun Ra, whose work centers around the return of blacks to outer space in his own Mothership.
Lincoln needs to build something like this.
Respect her. Protect her.
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