“Drugs World” Visual Venn Diagram

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Accurate Venn diagram showing and categorizing natural and chemical drugs according to their effects and uses. The simple and self-explanatory design by David McCandless successfully depicts each drug in terms of its effects as a depressant, hallucinogen, stimulant and anti-psychotic. Thus emerges a clear image of the nature of drugs and their effects / uses. I won’t say much more, except look at where cannabis lies on the diagram… How much more in our face could the truth be??!! Could it be that nature provided us with a medicine that is superior to pharmaceuticals? Nah, it couldn’t, could it? 😉

*For those who still don’t get it, the diagram conclusively shows cannabis as the only drug with active ingredients that can cause depressive, hallucinogenic, stimulant and anti-psychotic effects (all 4 types of psychoactive effects). Its medicinal benefits and superiority to pills become evident when we consider the range of uses the plant could therefore have. Moreover, this brings to question the necessity for synthetic pharmaceuticals even existing, when there already is a drug found in nature that covers the entire spectrum of psychoactive effects. What a threat to these corporations’ current profits it would be if there was a scientific consensus on cannabis…

Legalize it!

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40 Must-See Historic Pictures (Taken from www.demilked.com)

They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Indeed the gallery below depicts certain historical moments, capturing their essence accurately and effectively. Each high quality photograph tells its own story about people, places and events that changed the course of history. A must-see for all photography and history enthusiasts…

Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, ca. 1964

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit, 1929

Woman With A Gas-Resistant Pram, England, 1938


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South Park Alcohol Commercial

Personally, I have been a little disappointed in South Park’s latest season.  That changed a couple weeks ago with the episode “Freemium Isn’t Free”.  Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have once again proved they are one of the most perceptive social humorists out there.  The following clip from the episode mocks the essence of pretty much any commercial for alcohol ever made.  Concise, hilarious and to the point, this is an excellent parody.  Watch and enjoy!