Eggsploitation

A current form of hormone abuse encourages financially strapped college students to "donate" their eggs by offering thousands of dollars and skillful appeals to their altruism.

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The Terror of Electroshock Treatment

Blackberry Brambles and Anarchy
A couple years ago I read a book about how women used to be given electro-shock treatment for their ‘hysteria’ and assumed that those terrible days were over decades ago so I was very interested in this article about how electroshock treatment has had a revival and is now being used with even higher voltage than in the ‘good ole days’.

Excerpts taken from:

Think They Don’t Electroshock People Anymore?

Think Again–Even toddlers and pregnant women are being shocked

By Dr. John Breeding, author of The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses

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Lack of Health Insurance

mishkaThis week I was finally able to send in my application for Health Insurance in Canada. It has been 4 years since I had coverage, and during this period I was the unhealthiest that I have ever been (so typical eh?). In one of those synchronistic events a friend also sent me the link to the video To Your Health by Meena Nanji and Ofunne Obiamiwe. It is hard to fathom what it means on an individual level when we hear numbers like 47 million Americans do not have health insurance and half of all bankruptcies in the United States are caused by medical bills. Embarrassingly, the US also comes in very low on the scale of universal health coverage–ranked at 37th in the world. This video helps to make these facts personal.

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CannaButter Recipe

Variations on this recipe have been around for a while. Basically, keep the temperature of the infusion low. Keep an eye on your butter to make sure it doesn’t boil. If it gets too hot, add an ice cube or cold water to cool it down. Stir it every so often to make sure it isn’t burning.

Use organic butter for your medical marijuana cannabutter as agro-chemicals become concentrated in industrial farmed dairy products. Amounts are variable depending on the quality and quantity of your ingredients, but these are the ratios that are commonly used:

  • 1 pound butter
  • 2-4 c water
  • 1 oz medical marijuana leaf, fine ground

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Medical Marijuana Infused Oil

There are a variety of methods for making this oil and various lengths of time suggested for the infusion process. My favourite is using a crock pot on low for around 24 hours. Many people only infuse the oil for 40 minutes to 3 hours and are happy with the results, but I like the longer process for maximum extraction.…

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