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    [–] Demian Maia vs Ben Askren official for UFC Singapore thrww3534 2 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in MMA

    Askren has said he wasn’t lucid right after, that he didn’t know why he was where he was. It wasn’t until much later at the hospital that his mind came back. That’s a relatively long time. The clock is running out on him tho you’re not wrong, and the hype train is still steaming despite the loss because of all the media on that ko. Probably best medically to rest longer. Best business wise to jump back in

    [–] How difficult is it to find a girl that doesn’t want to “make love” until marriage? thrww3534 1 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in TrueChristian

    Ad hominem much? What statement exactly do you you have a problem with and why? Statements aren’t people. A statement being wrong doesn’t mean there is necessarily something personally wrong.

    I think it is wise to live according to the Word and the holy scriptures rather than conservative tradition. So kill me?

    [–] Do ya wanna lose your fucking kneecap? thrww3534 28 points ago in StreetFights

    Righto, and a tip #2, when someone heated takes a step toward you, either move or attack. Or at least put your damn hands up you fucking imbecile

    Not you you, him you

    [–] Religion has done more bad than good. thrww3534 2 points ago in DebateReligion

    I just did argue against your claim. Random anecdotes don’t justify your claim.

    It isn’t possible to prove you wrong nor right. No one can quantify how much bad stuff religious people have done nor how much good stuff other religious people have done. An anecdote war will just leave us in the same position, with you focusing on bad people who used religion and me focusing on good people who were religious.

    Religion is neither bad nor good inherently. There are good people and bad people, whether religious or not.

    [–] Religion has done more bad than good. thrww3534 3 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in DebateReligion

    “I stretched as hard as possible and tried to paint an entire religion as cursed with an anecdote about a wildfire, and someone showed me I was wrong. So now I’m going to stretch even harder to paint all religion as evil...”

    And how do you think that’s gonna go?

    Religion has done more evil than good all throughout history

    Let me guess, you want me to place faith in that statement as true without quantifiable evidences.

    Just because religious people have done both bad and good doesn’t make religion mostly evil. That’s like asking me to believe police are mostly evil .... because historically some have raped and murdered, sometimes even on a large scale, or like asking me to believe that all humanity is mostly evil because some have done terrible things.

    That’s just pessimistic stereotyping. There are good people and bad people, whether religious or not.

    [–] How difficult is it to find a girl that doesn’t want to “make love” until marriage? thrww3534 -8 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in TrueChristian

    How difficult is it to find a girl that doesn’t want to “make love” until marriage?

    Just find one that listens to conservative pastors (who teach that such love is a sin before marriage) instead of reading the Bible (which doesn’t teach that... in fact it poetically celebrates a courting couple sharing a bed before marriage).

    Either that or find a girl who doesn’t like sex. In that case she won’t want to make love before marriage or after marriage though (or at the most after having children).

    Both types aren’t very hard to find especially in rural, conservative communities with less educational opportunities than their urban, progressive counterparts.

    If you tell a girl this, will they leave you or are they more likely to understand?

    Do you think all girls behave the same?

    The smart ones would dodge that bullet and leave. The followers of blind conservatism will understand completely and happily embrace the pharisaical rules they were taught God demands them to obey.

    [–] A chemical derived from cannabis may be capable of extending the life expectancy for those with pancreatic cancer, suggests a new study. The drug, FBL-03G, a derivative of a cannabis “flavonoid”, significantly (P < 0.0001) increased survival in mice with pancreatic cancer compared to controls. thrww3534 1 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in science

    By design, examiners must give enormous credence to applicant statements of fact, and an assertion of utility in a patent does not need an assertion that something will get FDA approval.

    I understand that. It is still ironic. And in this case, the patented synthetic compound has proven practically useful in the medical field. So whether much credence was given by the agent or not, it is ironic that the expensive synthesized compound is considered useful for the purposes of corporate financial exploitation while the same compound in nature is considered totally useless. The primary difference is that one is corporate owned and expensive, and the other is public owned (not patentable) and cheap.

    Both are apparently safe and effective per animal studies. Only one has been allowed to be shown as such in humans by requesters.

    I empathize with your frustration regarding the percieved dissonance between DEA scheduling and patentability,

    That’s not what is frustrating. That just makes the situation ironic. What’s frustrating is that human clinical trials were permitted to show marinol safe and effective while they are consistently denied to show cannabis also is. Marinol is much less addictive than alcohol and thousands of times less deadly in animal studies, and showed medical potential. So clinical trials were permitted. Cannabis is also much less addictive than alcohol and thousands of times less deadly in animal studies, and shows medical potential. Therefore, it is presumed “useless” per the FDA... so useless that they always refuse to permit large scale clinical trial requests.

    In other words they don’t even allow researchers to legally gather and present the clinical evidence to even attempt to show that it is effective for some conditions and is toward the safer end on the spectrum of nature’s pharmaceuticals. When asked why... they claim there isn’t enough clinical trial evidence.

    To deny permission for clinical trials because there aren’t clinical trials is irrational and in this case corrupt as all hell, and that’s exactly what’s happening with cannabis. And it is ironic that they didn’t have that concern with Marinol which is virtually identical as far as safety risks and health benefits in non human trials.

    [–] A chemical derived from cannabis may be capable of extending the life expectancy for those with pancreatic cancer, suggests a new study. The drug, FBL-03G, a derivative of a cannabis “flavonoid”, significantly (P < 0.0001) increased survival in mice with pancreatic cancer compared to controls. thrww3534 1 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in science

    Thanks. Technically true, but if there is only one way to synthesize it then functionally such a patent is effectively on the synthesized compound. Regardless that’s besides my point. The utility patent in question is also for medical uses of the compound synthesized and so is a also technically a finding by the agent that the result of the synthesis is medically useful. Meanwhile the FDA says the compound, when found in nature, becomes so medically useless that large scale clinical trials must never be allowed.

    [–] A chemical derived from cannabis may be capable of extending the life expectancy for those with pancreatic cancer, suggests a new study. The drug, FBL-03G, a derivative of a cannabis “flavonoid”, significantly (P < 0.0001) increased survival in mice with pancreatic cancer compared to controls. thrww3534 1 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in science

    No,

    No what?

    FDA marketing approval is based on, in part, rigorous clinical study data demonstrating safety and efficacy for a given condition.

    I didn’t say it isn’t. Who are you answering? Did you confuse threads?

    That exists for marinol

    Exactly. Because they allowed large scale clinical trials with it. Which makes sense. It is much less addictive than alcohol and thousands of times less deadly in animal studies.

    It does not exist for cannabis,

    Exactly. Because they deny permission to all large clinical trials with it, and virtually all human trials period, regardless of it also being much less addictive than alcohol and thousands of times less deadly in animal studies.

    To deny permission for clinical trials because there aren’t clinical trials is irrational and in this case corrupt as all hell.

    which depending on strain and other factors, contains hundreds of potentially pharmaceutically active ingredients in varying amounts.

    So does tobacco contain numerous potentially pharmaceutically active ingredients in various amounts. And it kills thousands in animal studies while cannabis kills zero. Stop trying to justify this shit you’re making a fool out of yourself.

    The FDA is very concerned

    lol

    with knowing the composition of a pharmaceutical composition down to the tenth of the milligram.

    Only when they want to be.

    I know there is this great stoner fantasy that cannabis is a side effect free wonder drug

    Who are you even taking to?

    that treats most aliments and would bankrupt the pharmaceutical industry if only it were fully legalized. It's not.

    I didn’t say it is. You’re new to this whole concept of a conversation aren’t you?

    Some components have value in treating nausea and seizures in specific situations. Great.

    Great? You spelled “useless” wrong.

    And maybe there's a component that treats certain forms of cancer as well.

    Really? That’s one of the most profitable markets in the sector. So maybe twice as useless per the market watchdogs

    But the evidence really isn't there beyond that.

    Gee wonder why /s. I’ll give you a second to think about that one.

    I don't care if someone else enjoys it recreationally and responsibly, but let's not pretend it's good for you.

    Exactly. It helps with medical conditions and maybe cancer but let’s not pretend it is good. Let’s prefend it is devoid of any and all medical use instead! So devoid in fact that we can’t even permit large scale clinical trial requests to legally present the evidence that it is effective for some conditions and is toward the safer end on the spectrum of nature’s pharmaceuticals.

    And this is not contradicted because a patent may have issued.

    A government that finds the same compound useful and useless definitely contradicts itself. The patent in question was for medical uses of the synthesized compound. Whether the agent was wrong or right in finding is besides the point. It is a finding by a government agent of utility while a corrupt, captured government agency pretends it so useless that the required amounts of clinical evidence must never be allowed to be legally gathered and presented to it.

    Besides, in this case the resulting compound in the patent has found use in the medical field. so your aids patent ex. is twice as far from the point

    [–] Teen sues Fresno PD using body cam video of officer punching him multiple times thrww3534 1 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in news

    So were the other cops at the scene who watched an assault on a minor take place take place good ones in your eyes?

    No. I already told you my definition of good is not your’s. You define good as corrupt. I don’t.

    What about the ones that decided to jump in and help the attacker?

    By your definition those are good cops. By mine, they are not. There are cops who report abuse internally. And there’d be more if society stopped shielding bad cops with legal immunity while wondering why they act immune. Requiring liability insurance and giving them personal liability beyond that would force bad cops out of the force because their risk (and associated insurance rates) would go sky high after even just one lost case

    [–] Teen sues Fresno PD using body cam video of officer punching him multiple times thrww3534 0 points ago in news

    Yes. Elect representatives willing to change this corrupt law. Punishing good cops and leaving alone the law causing the problem is just adding injustice to injustice

    [–] Teen sues Fresno PD using body cam video of officer punching him multiple times thrww3534 0 points ago in news

    Ah, I see why it isn’t possible to reason with you. If you define a good cop as a corrupt liar then you have a faulty concept of what “good” means.

    [–] A chemical derived from cannabis may be capable of extending the life expectancy for those with pancreatic cancer, suggests a new study. The drug, FBL-03G, a derivative of a cannabis “flavonoid”, significantly (P < 0.0001) increased survival in mice with pancreatic cancer compared to controls. thrww3534 1 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in science

    It’s very ironic because the FDA/DEA position is not that cannabis is useful but has some safety issues. Their position is that it is entirely devoid of any medical use whatsoever. So the same government says the same compound (chemically speaking) is both medically useful and medically useless... depending only on whether or not it occurs cheaply and naturally (“medically useless”) or a corporation makes it expensively and synthetically (magically now “medically useful”)

    [–] Teen sues Fresno PD using body cam video of officer punching him multiple times thrww3534 -6 points ago in news

    By that logic, all society is complicit because we as a society know bad cops exist and we still give all cops personal immunity from negligence lawsuits.

    Punishing good cops for society’s stupidity isn’t a good plan imho. Better to reward good cops and punish only the bad ones by removing the immunity we currently (and stupidly) give police officers.

    [–] Teen sues Fresno PD using body cam video of officer punching him multiple times thrww3534 -2 points ago in news

    Either that or it encourages good cops to actively work against the society that stole their pensions for “not doing enough to stop shitty cops” while the same society didn’t do enough to stop them itself (the good cops didn’t give the shitty ones immunity from personal liability... we as a society did)

    [–] Teen sues Fresno PD using body cam video of officer punching him multiple times thrww3534 -10 points ago in news

    Police pension fund? How is punishing innocent officers any better than this guy punishing an innocent kid?

    How about the awards come from this officers ass? Make him sell his house. The problem is that by law in the US we give all officers immunity to civil suit for on the job abuse and negligence

    We need to get rid of that immunity and make officers are liable for their own negligence, like a sane society would, and the departments should have to buy their officers liability insurance, like every other licensed professional that interacts with the public needs.

    Then we’d definafely stop seeing departments keep bad actors and re-hire them from other municipalities

    [–] A chemical derived from cannabis may be capable of extending the life expectancy for those with pancreatic cancer, suggests a new study. The drug, FBL-03G, a derivative of a cannabis “flavonoid”, significantly (P < 0.0001) increased survival in mice with pancreatic cancer compared to controls. thrww3534 2 points ago in science

    You can actually patent novel plant strains if you cultivate them.

    Correct, because then it isn’t a naturally occurring strain.

    And the standards for patenting something as a clinical intervention and getting marketing approval from the FDA are not remotely comparable.

    Correct, and marketing approval aside, it is still ironic that the same government that granted a patent on Marinol for medical uses claims that cannabis, where the natural form of the same compound is found, has “no medical use” (is a schedule 1 substance)

    Patent Office: “Definitely medically useful.”

    FDA/DEA: “Has no medical uses when it occurs naturally and cheaply, but if a corporation synthesizes the exact same chemical compound in an expensive lab and jacks the price up... it magically becomes medically useful.”

    [–] When Notre Dame burnt down, over $1B was raised in donations in just two days. The Amazon Rainforest has been on fire for three weeks, and no one does anything about it. thrww3534 23 points ago in DebateReligion

    The difference is that France allows people to save Notre Dame. Brazil is corrupt as hell and is doing next to nothing to stop industry from violating its own laws through massive burns and illegal deforestation. Giving money to a cause that the government of nation in question functionally opposes will have little to no effect

    [–] A chemical derived from cannabis may be capable of extending the life expectancy for those with pancreatic cancer, suggests a new study. The drug, FBL-03G, a derivative of a cannabis “flavonoid”, significantly (P < 0.0001) increased survival in mice with pancreatic cancer compared to controls. thrww3534 16 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in science

    ... IIRC is technically not even cannabis... it is a synthetic form of one substance that occurs naturally in cannabis. So...

    Naturally occurring (ie not patentable) and apparently quite medically active? Too dangerous for human use, even trials.

    Synthesized, patented, corporate owned version of the same compound? Green light.

    And pretty ironic that the same government that granted a patent on Marinol for medical uses claims that cannabis, where the natural form of the same compound is found, has “no medical use.”

    [–] A chemical derived from cannabis may be capable of extending the life expectancy for those with pancreatic cancer, suggests a new study. The drug, FBL-03G, a derivative of a cannabis “flavonoid”, significantly (P < 0.0001) increased survival in mice with pancreatic cancer compared to controls. thrww3534 282 points ago in science

    There have been similar very positive effects seen in animal studies that have warranted human studies for decades. The Pharmaceutical Indistrial Complex’s FDA, and the similarly captured DEA, almost never allow human trials, relying on their sham determination that cannabis is a schedule 1 drug too dangerous for essentially all human use.

    This is why we need a Federal administration that isn’t corporate-owned and anti-cannabis... and have needed one for the last 50 years...

    [–] A chemical derived from cannabis may be capable of extending the life expectancy for those with pancreatic cancer, suggests a new study. The drug, FBL-03G, a derivative of a cannabis “flavonoid”, significantly (P < 0.0001) increased survival in mice with pancreatic cancer compared to controls. thrww3534 1 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in science

    There have been similar very positive effects seen in animal studies that have warranted human studies for decades. The Pharmaceutical Indistrial Complex’s FDA, and the similarly captured DEA, almost never allow them, relying on their sham determination that cannabis is a schedule 1 drug too dangerous for nearly all human trials.

    This is why we need a Federal administration that isn’t corporate-owned and anti-cannabis... and have needed one for the last 50 years

    [–] Leaked Audio Shows Oil Lobbyist Bragging About Success in Criminalizing Pipeline Protests thrww3534 5 points ago in politics

    Writing a bill you want to be passed into law and giving it to your representative along with a campaign donation of a legal amount is not technically bribery in the U.S., and so this isn’t a crime.

    That’s not to say it shouldn’t be a crime. But as it stands now... it isn’t

    [–] Stipe Miocic returns to normal life after winning back his title, has applied to become a full time firefighter. thrww3534 0 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in MMA

    The US doesn’t have TFSA’s, and even if it did, 9% annually, even of a million, isn’t likely enough to pay for all your camps, trainers, sparring partners, and manager/agent staff while still covering living and potential healthcare expenses / insurance for your family... not to mention if you want to buy your kids a good higher education and still have money to splurge with now and again.

    [–] Stipe Miocic returns to normal life after winning back his title, has applied to become a full time firefighter. thrww3534 -8 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in MMA

    Even at his level, if you want long term stability, to be set for emergencies, to have good health insurance for your family for decades, to be able to put your kids through the college they may choose, and still pay for camps, trainers, agents, sparring partners... you’d be smart to have a day job to fall back on.... especially since there’s no workman’s comp or company disability program if you get injured to the extent you can no longer fight