"Beginning in 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill spent two years in a treehouse, 180 feet up in a tree named Luna to protest old-growth logging. Her treehouse was only a 6×8 foot tent, but she had plenty of visitors and conducted interviews via cellphone. Luna was estimated to be somewhere between 600 and 1,000 years old! Hill’s protest drew the support of Earth First! and other environmental organizations. Hill finally came down from the tree on December 18, 1999 when Pacific Lumber Company agreed to spare the tree and a three-acre buffer area. In 2001, the tree was damaged by someone with a chain saw who cut a 32-inch deep gash around the trunk. Guy wires were added for support, and the tree survives today.”  I have no idea how this lady did it! I thought our little tree house was insignificant for living…Read the full text here: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/14208#ixzz1qhrolKsp —brought to you by mental_floss! 

"Beginning in 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill spent two years in a treehouse, 180 feet up in a tree named Luna to protest old-growth logging. Her treehouse was only a 6×8 foot tent, but she had plenty of visitors and conducted interviews via cellphone. Luna was estimated to be somewhere between 600 and 1,000 years old! Hill’s protest drew the support of Earth First! and other environmental organizations. Hill finally came down from the tree on December 18, 1999 when Pacific Lumber Company agreed to spare the tree and a three-acre buffer area. In 2001, the tree was damaged by someone with a chain saw who cut a 32-inch deep gash around the trunk. Guy wires were added for support, and the tree survives today.”  I have no idea how this lady did it! I thought our little tree house was insignificant for living…

Read the full text here: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/14208#ixzz1qhrolKsp 
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According to this study in Yemen, cannabis has a higher dependency rate than ecstasy, and alcohol has both a higher dependency rate and risk rate than both cannabis and ecstasy. Tobacco is almost as dangerous as alcohol and is in the same 1/3 of the chart for dependency as cocaine. Tobacco and alcohol are also completely legal in the United States and a large supporter of the economy. Think what you want, but even steroids have a lower dependency rate than alcohol and are around the same risk level. I personally find alcohol to be the most dangerous drug. Too many people, however, are addicted to alcohol and tobacco for them to be outlawed. I don’t think they should be by any means, but if they are so dangerous and can be legal, why can’t marijuana be a funding cash crop for our sketchy economy? We might as well get some tax revenue?

According to this study in Yemen, cannabis has a higher dependency rate than ecstasy, and alcohol has both a higher dependency rate and risk rate than both cannabis and ecstasy. Tobacco is almost as dangerous as alcohol and is in the same 1/3 of the chart for dependency as cocaine. Tobacco and alcohol are also completely legal in the United States and a large supporter of the economy. Think what you want, but even steroids have a lower dependency rate than alcohol and are around the same risk level. I personally find alcohol to be the most dangerous drug. Too many people, however, are addicted to alcohol and tobacco for them to be outlawed. I don’t think they should be by any means, but if they are so dangerous and can be legal, why can’t marijuana be a funding cash crop for our sketchy economy? We might as well get some tax revenue?

"Seven Blunders of the World"


1. Wealth without work

2. Pleasure without conscience

3. Knowledge without character

4. Commerce without morality

5. Science without humanity

6. Worship without sacrifice

7. Politics without principle


—Mahatma Gandhi

How incredibly true is this? However, I feel like any social media outlet including twitter and tumblr could definitely be considered a social cigarette. Our society is so addicted to the fast paced, informative, false sense of popularity that is society online. But, at the sam time, all of these media outlets are opportunities to inform the public on current issues. The only problem with that outlook is people normally use such sites for personal enjoyment in “creeping” instead of learning world issues. This is another main issue with American society today that I’ll save for another blog.

How incredibly true is this? However, I feel like any social media outlet including twitter and tumblr could definitely be considered a social cigarette. Our society is so addicted to the fast paced, informative, false sense of popularity that is society online. But, at the sam time, all of these media outlets are opportunities to inform the public on current issues. The only problem with that outlook is people normally use such sites for personal enjoyment in “creeping” instead of learning world issues. This is another main issue with American society today that I’ll save for another blog.

Texas State Rejects

This has to be the most honest thing that I have ever seen! Go to txstaterejects.com. Eat ‘em up cats! 

Yes we do sneak our drinks in, no we do not care, and yes we might have spilled a little bit. But, when you’re thirsty you’re thirsty and you gotta do somethin’ about it!

Yes we do sneak our drinks in, no we do not care, and yes we might have spilled a little bit. But, when you’re thirsty you’re thirsty and you gotta do somethin’ about it!

Soup: Ad agency behind SXSW homeless wifi gimp stunt

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Earlier today, shortformblog defended its moral compass in describing the enlistment of homeless people to follow visitors to SXSW around as human 4G hotspots - for $2 - as cool, innovative and well-intentioned. Turns out that the people behind…

OMG. SO CUTE.

OMG. SO CUTE.

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