So I’m hosting a Chinese exchange student for the year, and she came in last night at midnight, so I was asleep (trying to get back on a regular sleep schedule, you know?), and this morning she gave me a gift.
- It’s a mug
- When you put hot liquid in it
- It changes from solid black
How to suddenly become Sub-Zero of Mortal Kombat…
That took a surprisingly different turn that I was expecting and I have to say…well done! Lol
"You’re so shy, you should open up more!"
jESUS H FUCK
Some people just know how to do birthday cards.
birthday cards against humanity
Why isn’t nicotine (or cigarettes) a schedule one drug in the USA?
History. Tobacco was widely used well before we learned about its dangers. It was a big part of the economy by the time people realized it was bad. Things like pot just weren’t industries that employed loads of Americans. Pot wasn’t part of society. Banning tobacco would have meant changing the habits of “polite society” and shutting down a big enough portion of the economy that it would have sent shockwaves with loads of unemployed people overnight. While other drugs may have been used, they weren’t the type of thing you’d use in the office during a meeting with your boss. Those things make a difference.
Psycho-Active Effects. Nicotine is certainly addictive. Nicotine may have affects on one’s body. However, no one is going around claiming, “you can’t smoke a cigarette and drive a car.” That makes a big difference. Cigarettes are certainly damaging to one’s health. They are certainly addictive. However, they don’t have an immediate impairment to one’s physical and cognitive faculties. You know how people post things on reddit “I got high last night and ended up ordering this ridiculous thing on Amazon”? No one is posting, “I smoked a cigarette and it caused me to do this ridiculous thing.” You drink alcohol and drive, maybe you crack up your car and kill yourself or someone else. You smoke a cigarette and you’re harming your health, but it isn’t messing up your ability to function as a human being for the next 2 hours. Which of these two statements sound reasonable: 1) I can’t get high tonight because I have to finish my math homework -OR- 2) I can’t smoke some cigarettes tonight because I have to finish my math homework. Similarly, 1) I can’t get drunk tonight because I drove to this party -OR- 2) I can’t smoke cigarettes tonight because I drove to this party. Really, the stuff you need to be responsible for can be done on cigarettes.
None of this is to say that cigarettes are good or that pot or alcohol are bad. Cigarettes fall into this weird zone.
Between friends, let’s say that second-hand smoke didn’t exist and nicotine wasn’t addictive. Then what makes cigarettes different from some really unhealthy food (or living in a city with lots of smog)? The really unhealthy food is harming your body. The smog is harming your body. But neither are impairing your ability to function with normal human capacities that society would want to stop (like we want to stop drunk driving). The fact that it is addictive and second-hand smoke does exist makes it more of a problem. But it doesn’t have the same short-term effects to one’s ability to function and that fact, combined with the history and money behind it, means that it stays off the list.
You have permission to eat. Even if you:
- haven’t exercised
- eaten too much yesterday
- eaten too much today
- don’t know the exact nutritional value of the meal
- have gained weight
- aren’t feeling hungry ‘enough’
- feel like you don’t deserve it
And so concludes the BEST DAY EVUR!
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