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CHRONIC! Australia to Legalise Cannabis

Posted: October 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Medicated | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on CHRONIC! Australia to Legalise Cannabis

CHRONIC! Australia to Legalise CannabisAustralia’s Government has announced it will legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Health Minister Sussan Ley says the Government wants to give people suffering from debilitating illnesses access to all of the most effective medical treatments, including medical cannabis.

The minister said she had been moved by stories of people who get relief from the currently restricted drug, sometimes legally imported but not always. However, Ms Ley said the legalisation was only about medicinal cannabis, not recreational use.

“This is not a debate about legalisation of cannabis. This is not about illicit drugs. This is not a product you smoke. This has nothing to do with that,” Ms Ley said. “Most commonly the product is an oil or a tincture that you put on your skin.”

A progressive government in Victoria looks to have that state as the nation’s first onboard, the state Government plans to embark on a cannabis cultivation trial, based on the recommendations of a report by the Victorian Law Reform Commission :: Read the full article »»»»


Australia’s Hottest Year on Record

Posted: January 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Climate Change | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Australia’s Hottest Year on Record

2013 Hottest Year on Record

Australia has just sweltered through its hottest year on record, according to the nation’s Bureau of Meteorology. Average temperatures were 1.20 degrees Celsius above the long-term average of 21.8C, breaking the previous record set in 2005, the bureau says in its Annual Climate Statement.

The country recorded its hottest day on January 7 – a month which also saw the hottest week and hottest month since records began in 1910. A new record was set for the number of consecutive days the national average temperature exceeded 39C – seven days between January 2 and 8, 2013, almost doubling the previous record of four consecutive days in 1973 :: Read the full article »»»»


ECODRIVER! World Solar Challenge Won by Dutch Team

Posted: October 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ECODRIVER! World Solar Challenge Won by Dutch Team

Dutch team celebrates win

The World Solar Challenge has been won by the Dutch team in their superquick Nuna7, their solar powered car crossed the finish line more 100 kilometres ahead of closest rival Japan.

Hindmarsh Square was the scene of  jubilant celebrations as the Dutch team, Nuon, cruised into the centre of Adelaide for the trophy presentation after completing the 3,000 kilometre road journey from the top ends capital, Darwin.

It marked the fifth win in the event for the team, who have now competed seven World Solar Challenges, the team will lead a victory parade through the streets of Adelaide on Sunday October 13.

The race was close right up until veteran Japanese team Tokai, lost its battle with cloudy skies closing in on the finish line, while Tokai was stuck on the side of the road with a flat battery, Nuon powered on passed to take line honours :: Read the full article »»»»


Carbon Pollution at 3 Million Year High

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Climate Change, Ecology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Carbon Pollution at 3 Million Year High

CLIMATE CHANGEGlobal greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached an ominous milestone that is unprecedented in human history. The world’s longest measure of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached 400 parts per million for the first time in three million years.

The daily CO2 level is measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which tracks greenhouse gases in the Northern Hemisphere. The level has been measured at Mauna Loa since 1958, with data before that taken from ice core samples.

The last time it reached this level, temperatures rose by between three and four degrees and sea levels were between five and 40 metres higher than today. Still sceptical? :: Read the full article »»»»


REBLOG! Doping Australia’s Sporting Elite

Posted: February 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Doping Australia’s Sporting Elite

Australia Faces Up To Drugs In SportBLOG! At the outset of this post, I must confess to being the LEAST interested in Australian Sport! The shinanigans ofthe preceeding week have been of amusement to me simply because of the irony, elite sports men and women taking performance enhancing drugs? your kidding right, not here, not in AUSTRALIA!

For those in a cave, this past week, the ACC – Australian Crime Commission – has released a landmark report that as the countries sporting fans and officials in a proper dither: Apparently, Australians are SHOCKED that it’s sporting elite uses drugs!?

Mainstream media in Australia is currently abuzz with chatter on the ramifications of the ACC report, organised crime, doping, betting are clearly the focus. The minister for sport – Kate Lundy – in a press release said: “The investigation identified widespread use of prohibited substances including peptides, hormones and illicit drugs in professional sport. It also found that this use has been facilitated by sports scientists, high-performance coaches and sports staff. In some cases, players are being administered with substances that have not yet been approved for human use.”

Like other notable international incidence of drug abuse in sport – Lance Armstrong – the Australian case is more about policing powers, not drug testing. The coercive powers of the ACC are set to beef up ASADA – Australian Sport Anti Doping Authority –  in the wake of the recent review into Cycling Australian. One of the plus-points here is that ASADA should now be able to move now from simply being a testing and education body to an agency with proper teeth

So as we’ve sat at front of our teles snickering at oversized Chinese swimmers, or cyclists who strove for greatness at the end of a needle while we swallowed his cancer pitch, we clearly missed just HOW good our own guys were getting (except of course for the 2012 Olympic Swim Team, Doubtless there are any drugs there)

Clearly I can ONLY say all this because I DON’T share the passion for ANY code of football that the majority of my countrymen seem to feel. In my-mind, if elite sports-people are already using the drugs, why not make it mandatory.

Medically oversee a doping program to make elite athletes even more high performance, a continuation of the Eugenics program perhaps? Of course I jest, what’s most shocking about all of this is that Australians genuinely believed that their athletes would naturally steer away from artificial performance enhancing, seriously? :: Read the full article »»»»