Together, these studies show that “marijuana use consistently buffered people from the negative consequences associated with loneliness and social exclusion,” Deckman and his colleagues conclude. But buffers are of limited usefulness. “Humans have a fundamental need to belong,” the researchers note. “Hurt feelings motivate us to fix our relationships and re-establish social connection.” In that sense, avoiding social pain by smoking pot is not unlike taking antacids to relieve stomach pain, as opposed to addressing its root cause (such as stress or obesity). It does work, at least for a while, but it’s also a way to avoid dealing with the underlying issue. In the long run, weed is a poor substitute for “we. Study: Marijuana Buffers Pain of Social Exclusion (via mythsofmodernity)
Why would you create two completely identical blogs?
HH Francis calls catholics to be mad, annoying & irritating like St. Paul. Now I am starting to understand why he is so popular.
The Top Secret Writers website was really disapointing. When I discovered it a few years ago, I thought that their intention is to give reasonable perspective on popular conspiracy theories & to investigate some real conspiracies. But what I found there were just poorly writen articles & lack of deep analysis. But what makes them more special in the swamp of similar websites is the obvious pushing of anti-russian, anti-chinese & pro-US agenda. I guess they debunk theories that criticise the US government, while simultaneously promoting views, convenient to some circles in Washington just for pleasure. Look somewhere else, there is no conspiracy here. I am saying all this because I just found that for some reason I am still liking them on Facebook.
The oath of Knights of Pythias is quite funny
I declare upon honor that I believe in a Supreme Being, that I am not a professional gambler, or unlawfully engaged in the wholesale or retail sale of intoxicating liquors or narcotics; and that I believe in the maintenance of the order and the upholding of constituted authority in the government in which I live. Moreover, I declare upon honor that I am not a Communist or Fascist; that I do not advocate nor am I a member of any organization that advocates the overthrow of the Government of the Country of which I am a Citizen, by force or violence or other unlawful means; and that I do not seek by force or violence to deny to other persons their rights under the laws of such country