If you've been following me since the beginning of 2018, you probably wondered why I fell of the face of earth for the past three months. Well, I'm back, and, oh boy do I have some stories to share....
This was my essay from 2015 regarding Edward Snowden and the idea of Whistleblowing. I wanted to post it here (edited) to talk about heroism and Edward Snowden. First of all it’s important to discuss what Edward Snowden did before we get into the subject of him being a hero. “Despite dropping out of college … Continue reading Whistleblowing: Edward Snowden
When discussing feminism, I often hear people say that it died after second-wave feminism. I've had a lot of people look at me confused and quietly ask me what that meant after the discussion, so I thought it would be important to talk about the history, the waves of feminism, and some important figures. Feminists … Continue reading Feminism: History and Important Figures
Not too long ago I was at a bar with my friends, and somehow the conversation got steered towards feminism. I was asked a simple question are you a feminist?. Without even thinking about it twice I said Yes. The response was laughter, comments like you don't LOOK like a feminist, and judgmental looks. After … Continue reading Feminism: What Is It and Why We Need It
In my personal experience I've had a lot of people confuse the terms legalization and decriminalization. I wanted to finish my Drug Awarenessthread with a short explanation of the two, the benefits and the disadvantages, and to talk about some countries as examples.
Surprisingly enough there's up to six thousand species of plants, mainly fungi, with psychoactive properties in the nature. Generally the collection of chemicals in the plants that act as psychoactive are called hallucinogens.Today there's many forms of hallucinogens, which can be separated into three groups, depending on which neurotransmitter in the brain bears the closest resemblance to the molecular features of the drug.
The idea of all pain going away sounds amazing, but what if it came with a huge sacrifice? What if you lost your mind, becoming enslaved to the painless existence? That's what opium and opiates do, and even though the pain might be gone, your life went with it.
If you've seen Limitless, then you've definitely wanted to get your hands on that drug. I mean, the idea of unlimited endurance, endless energy, and astonishing capabilities seems quite mesmerizing. My previous post addressed cocaine, which provides this illusion for a short time, this time I will be speaking about another powerful source of this feeling of invincibility: amphetamines.
The worldwide famous love affair between S. Freud and Cocaine was a rare incident of no dependence. More commonly this love affair consumes the person and destroys their life. Cocaine has been around for thousands of years, it's derived from small leaves of the cocoa shrub in rainforests in South America. The culture of chewing cocaine leaves, which contains 2% cocaine, goes back to the Inca civilization. Even to this day, chewing cocoa leaves is part of the culture in that region, though due to the low cocaine content there's very few instances of toxicity or abuse.
Marijuana is probably one of the most politicized drugs in recent history. The two sides that are fighting for, or against it, are very passionate about their perspectives. The pro-marijuana faction tends to praise marijuana's benefits and downsize or ignore the potential dangers. The anti-marijuana faction keeps pointing out that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance, aside with heroin and LSD.
I would like to start with this: ALCOHOL IS A PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG. It's often considered a harmless social beverage with some dependency cases, while in reality it a highly addictive psychoactive social drug.