Summer is finally winning its war with a bitter Winter, and as the end of the school semester rapidly approaches many parents are already thinking about what their children will be doing over the Summer break. Unfortunately, it seems this year around 9000 students will have to miss out on having a cool environment where they can learn over the sweltering months ahead unless $20 to $40 million appears in the City budget soon.
The WokMon is more than a Made-in-America, stove-top steroid, and if you heard it from Lee he would even describe it as the Holy Grail that might be eluding America. Why the bold assertion? The WokMon addresses a common heating issue on most stoves: that the flames typically fan outward. That design creates a heat “dead spot” on most cooking instruments, but especially in the Chinese cooking Wok (and variations of it such as the Karahi). According to the WokMon website, that is exactly why “the wok can never achieve its ultimate cooking potential” on a Western burner.
Lee’s WokMon brings it all back by turning the dead spot into a “hot spot.” The WokMon’s rings redirect the flames to the center of the burner, with the potential to create a really intense (and awesome to watch) flame…
For how long has science been trying to empirically justify our prejudicial feelings? Perhaps since Georges Cuvier suggested that Blacks had compressed craniums and were therefore less intelligent, or as far back as Hippocrates, who suggested that dark people were naturally cowards, and had his theories reaffirmed later by Roman scientists? Clearly this is nothing new, it’s just that today’s racism justifiers need to use proxy items like marijuana to be politically and legally correct.
There’s a slippery slope ahead for drug policy informed by prejudicial researchers. Dr. Breiter admits he sought to prove that marijuana had bad effects, not that he sought to provide more information on marijuana’s effects on the brain. Indirectly though Dr. Breiter sought to reaffirm aged racist stereotypes, and to derail our society’s progress toward evidence-based drug policy ironically enough.
"Personally, I don’t see why we should note how much more the top 1% of earners pay in taxes to NYC in comparison to the nation as a whole, except to pat ourselves on the back for being marginally closer to a sane tax rate than our “friends” in Washington have allowed. And strictly from an economic perspective, we should probably be noting how much more these high earners should be paying considering the benefits our City gives them, and the externalities that profit them exclusively (and are almost exclusively toxic to average NYers)."
There is no plausible reason to believe that residents of The Bronx use or possess marijuana more or at higher rates than residents of any other borough. Research examining marijuana use and race shows pretty confidently that usage rates are virtually the same or are insignificantly different between races. Notably though, at least one study conducted in NYC found that the neighborhoods with both the highest income and worst income inequality were home to the most prevalent marijuana use.
Based only on scientific evidence, The Bronx should be the last place anyone would expect to have the highest arrest rates. Something else is up, and it may have more to do with the NYPD’s tactics, specifically Stop & Frisk, than it does with actual usage prevalence.
According to the CDC, poor prescribing practices put patients at risk for allergic reactions and, “deadly diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile.” Society in general is at risk since over-prescribing is viewed as a major contributor to the growth of antibiotic resistant infections.