Morning Thoughts

Social and Public Consumption

1-08-18 10:58 AM PST

Public consumption is still not legal in Oregon. This even though the possession, purchase and sale of cannabis have been legal since  2014. To further expand the social and public consumption of cannabis we would propose hosting private cannabis parties in Portland Oregon.

I am establishing a MeetUp Group through The Pacific Northwest Cannabis Leaders Group to investigate dosing and effects in a lounge type setting. This would be a safe place to attend a cannabis party. Requirements would be have a good appetite for edibles and willing to sign a waiver that you are self medicating and responsible for your experiences. Participants will be provided with approximately 160 mg THC and open dab bar. We will be providing dosage counseling and medical referral if needed. Edibles experience is preferred but not necessary.

Sign Up To Attend Cannabis Infused Dinner

Why Do You Want To Be Friends?

9-15-17 11:58 AM PST

If you are requesting to be a Facebook Friend please read and respond to this appropriately. Any other response than what is requested will have you deleted and blocked.

So you may ask what is this as I just want to be Friends on Facebook? You requested to be a Facebook Friend and were asked to visit the link to this page. Well I get a lot of requests everyday and for the most part will accept anyone as a “Friend”. The problem is what people’s definition of a Friend is.
noun –  a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically excluding sexual or family relations.
verb –  add (someone) to a list of contacts associated with a social networking website such as Facebook.

I get contacted by 100s of people on Facebook wanting to be my Friend and they want neither one of the above. The new “Friend” sees their “Friend” as a source of easy money by means of convincing the other that they will provide goods or services after they are sent money, usually via Western Union or an iTune Money Card. The new “Friend” many times are what appears to be members of the opposite sex with promises of being their soulmate after a 100 words of text. By the way, these may not actually be the gender they claim nor in the location they profess to reside. Usually, the person is across the country or even worse on another continent. When asked about the distance they will claim “distance does not matter when true love is involved, dear.” My response is it doesn’t matter to you because Western Union goes everywhere.

It has become an accepted practice on social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook to request another as a “Friend” and then immediately ask something from that “Friend”. This is usually money or some other favor without any return of goods or services. The new “Friend” expects that social media is all about them and not the other person. That is not my idea of a friend as mine is more like the noun above definition.

If you wish to be a friend on Facebook please answer the following questions:

  1. Why did you contact me and where are you located? I’m in Portland, Oregon and in the cannabis industry. I don’t need or want to buy illegal weed here on FB nor want a girlfriend 1000 miles away.
  2. What can I help you with? What do you want? We are opening a barbecue restaurant here and doing a crowdfunding campaign. You can help me by visiting the online campaign and either contributing or passing it to someone who can or wants to help. Someone that is really my friend would want to do this. You contacted me requesting I be your friend, so show that you are my friend first and I can help you next.

Please don’t respond defensively and claim you are not a scammer, have never been a scammer, are only here because whatever excuse you come up with to get in a conversation with me. People DO NOT TALK on Facebook, they talk face to face or by telephone. On Facebook they text each other which is not talking. If this all sounds impersonal and cold it is. With 1000 requests I can’t really do anything else. So if you want to be a Friend read the whole thing and respond to BOTH OF THE 2 QUESTIONS ABOVE. If you comeback with an incomplete or inadequate answer I will ask the question again and direct you to this page. You do not get a third chance and will not be responded to. Otherwise, just go away as we will not be Friends.

Where Is My Science?

4-24-17 10:13 AM PST

A few days back there were walks all over the nation and world, for science, and dissenting the proposed spending cuts to scientific research.

I’m really a major aficionado of burning through cash on genuine science, and I think these proposed budget cuts are a way of them being included back in upon negotiations. Be that as it may, regardless of whether they are or not, individuals chose to protest against them.

Presently, do you think every one of these individuals REALLY are for spending cash on science? Attempt this trial and see: make them an offer where they get the chance to give just $250 a month to science, conveyed by genuine researchers to foundations that seek after genuine science. That is $3,000 every year, and if 100,000 individuals walked, that is $300 million gave.

Truly, what number of individuals do you think would agree to accept that program? Not 100,000 I can guarantee you, and perhaps not in any case 10,000. All in all, when you consider it like that, do they truly think about committing money on science? The appropriate response is they want to spend other individuals’ cash on science, while walking to broadcast they are against not committing money to science, and making themselves feel better. At that point, on their way home, they stop at McDonald’s and get a Big Mac with large fries with cash they could have given to science.

Such is human instinct.

The vast majority are this way. They need to feel essential, and they do as such by blathering and droning and waddling, yet with regards to doing the things that matter, they are all of a sudden full of reasons to act and in this case not act except to protest. They don’t generally think about their cause, they think about feeling better than others.

It is, and dependably will be, a human characteristic to need to feel unrivaled and individuals will do anything they can to do as such. On the off chance that you take a gander at the vast majority of the rascals on American Greed, they squander the cash they conned by flaunting to others. They spent it on huge houses, fancy autos, gems, and even offer it to philanthropy, all while supposedly doing so. It makes them feel unrivaled, and superior and will do anything they can to get that inclination.

The main genuine approach to gain the sentiment of superiority is to make yourself superior by means of your activities. The feeling of superiority comes not from rambling and chatter, but rather from making a move to accomplish genuine achievements, that conveys genuine incentive to others. And still, at the end of the day you let others
announce your predominance. This will spread the news, and keeping in mind that it is never a terrible thought to appear to be the unassuming saint, you never altogether deny your prevalence. You let others reach the conclusion that you are superior.

A really better man is an appealing man that others find attractive. A man who carries on about things that make him feel unrivaled is definitely not. He is a fraud, a poofter, a “fake man” in a manner of speaking. Procure your prevalence, and leave the bragging to the broke masses. All things considered, while they invest a great deal of energy bragging, they never truly accomplish anything worthy.

BitCoin Scam

2-2-2017 9:47 AM PST

The BitCoin Scam is a variance of the age old Pyramid Scheme along with the ever popular Ponzi Scheme. In the traditional Pyramid scam the original investors recruit new members via a promise of payments or services for enrolling others into the scheme, rather than supplying investments or sale of products or services. As recruiting multiplies, recruiting becomes quickly impossible, and most members are unable to profit; as such, pyramid schemes are unsustainable and often illegal.

In Ponzi schemes, on the other hand they are based on the principle of “Robbing Peter to pay Paul” – early investors are paid their returns through the proceeds of investments by later investors. In other words, one central person (or entity) in the middle is taking money from one person, keeping part of it and giving the rest to others who had invested in the scam earlier. The Ponzi Scheme is a fraudulent investment operation where the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned through legitimate sources. Operators of Ponzi schemes usually entice new investors by offering higher returns than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent.

Promoters will try to minimize withdrawals by offering new plans to investors, often where money is frozen for a longer period of time, in exchange for higher returns. The promoter sees new cash flows as investors are told they cannot transfer money from the first plan to the second. Promoters will also use a strategy that limits the amount of withdrawals over an extended period of time. If a few investors do wish to withdraw their money in accordance with the original terms allowed, their requests are usually promptly processed, which gives the illusion to all other investors that the fund is solvent. How are either one of these related to The BitCoin Scam?

The lure of the One of the biggest BitCoin scams to date has been that of BTCSolar . The gist of the scam was it provided a new investment opportunity for investors to invest in Solar Energy Sector using bitcoins. Bottomline some people got paid but the website and investment evaporated never to be heard from again.

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