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SpiritPlants Radio / Fixing the buffering
« on: July 16, 2011, 06:53:17 PM »
Is there anyway to fix the buffering display on the radio flash app? I think it would be good to see which show is playing?

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The Site / New posts at top or bottom.
« on: July 08, 2011, 02:46:20 AM »

You can change this setting by going to your profile and modifying the look and layout.

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From the NY Daily News and for those who don't want to click through, here is the article in its entirety. Except for the ads and click throughs.

Ryan Santanna smoked salvia before leaping to his death from Roosevelt Island balcony

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The father of a film student who apparently jumped from a Roosevelt Island balcony after smoking salvia said Tuesday that the hallucinogenic plant should be banned.

"I would like to have it illegalized because of the effect it causes and the loss of life," said Lauro Santanna, whose son Ryan leapt to his death Sunday. "I'll do everything in my power to get this thing out of the market.

"They say, 'We can't do anything until something happens.' Well, something happened. It cannot be legal anymore," he said.

Ryan Santanna, 21, was hanging out Sunday with ex-girlfriend Benazir Balani on his bedroom balcony smoking the hallucinogenic substance, she said.

Balani said he then lay down on his stomach, pretending to swim like an animal on the 15th-floor balcony.

"He stared at me but it was like he wasn't seeing me; it was just a blank stare," she said.

Then he jumped.

"He just ran and hopped over the fence," said Balani, 20, of Queens. "He had no idea who he was, what he was doing."

Salvia - a member of the mint family that provides a quick, potent high and is legal in New York - made headlines in December when Miley Cyrus was caught smoking it on video.

But Santanna's father says people don't know that it is dangerous.

"Like my son, I think a lot of people don't understand what this is," Lauro Santanna said. "Sometimes the only way to stop people is to make them afraid. I want people to be afraid of this stuff."

Ryan Santanna was a film production student at the Art Institute of New York City set to graduate in the spring. His father said classmates will finish a film he was making.

"I want people to know he was a happy person," said Santanna's weeping mother, Vera Cordiero Santanna, 50.

Santanna had no history of mental problems, police sources said. His death is being investigated as a possible suicide, and the city medical examiner said the initial autopsy was inconclusive.

With Rocco Parascandola

bpaddock@nydailynews.com

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The Long House / What have you learned today?
« on: February 20, 2011, 03:04:03 PM »
The human eye is non image forming and the brain does not interpret the vision in FPS.

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The World / Another American SNAFU.
« on: January 29, 2011, 02:09:02 PM »
What's in all that tear gas we've been selling Egypt?. Figures we sold it to them. Go Team America!

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The World / Some dumb, some not.
« on: January 29, 2011, 01:27:54 PM »
Drug Smuggling Schemes Around The World. Its a surprise to me how some of these people are caught.

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The Groove / Pink Floyd wins suit against EMI over online sales.
« on: March 12, 2010, 08:38:13 AM »
Quote from: "The Huffington Post"
The High Court ruled Thursday that record label EMI Group Ltd. can't sell Pink Floyd tracks individually without the band's permission.
I'm all for proper royalties being awarded duly but, where is the freedom in only being able to buy an album? Would I only buy 'Money' from Dark Side of the moon? No, but its the principle in my opinion. If I don't want to buy a full Kit Kat they have Kit Kat singles for sale.

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The World / Soldiers On Acid
« on: December 02, 2009, 05:24:22 PM »
1963 British VIDEO Shows Troops Under The Influence Of LSD
This is a must watch. Environmental Graffiti has a post up on the decades of experiments western armies undertook in an attempt to develop chemical warfare to render their enemies incapacitated: In short, armies gave their own soldiers LSD, and other psychedelic drugs, and studied the effects. The Nazis did it first, then Britain, and the U.S. and other countries followed suit.

The video below is from 1963 and shows British soldiers under the influence of LSD. From the narration:

    "Fifty minutes after taking the drug, radio communication had become difficult, if not impossible. But the men are still capable of sustained physical effort; however, constructive action was still attempted by those retaining a sense of responsibility despite their physical symptoms. But one hour and ten minutes after taking the drug, with one man climbing a tree to feed the birds, the troop commander gave up, admitting that he could no longer control himself or his men. He himself then relapsed into laughter."

LSD Experiment
huffingtonpost.com

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The Groove / The problem with music.
« on: December 01, 2009, 01:17:57 PM »
1. It would take a lot of work to stop the world, and I can't see why a person would go to all that trouble just to melt with someone.

2. When Freddie Mercury sang, “Each morning I get up I die a little,” he was terribly vague. Given that he died at age 45, which means he woke up roughly 16,425 times, there has to be a precise unit of measurement for EXACTLY how much he died each morning. I’m not a math guy, but I feel like the song would be a lot more legitimate if Freddie sang, “Each morning I get up I die by approximately 0.00491 percent.”

3. Tom Petty, the Foo Fighters, and Pink Floyd each have songs about learning to fly but none of them says anything about how to land. Tom Petty says, “Comin’ down is the hardest thing,” which…you know…no SHIT, Tom.

4. “Where it began, I can’t begin to knowin’.” Neil, it’s a fine song and all but who the hell talks like that? I’ve been inclined (bop-bop-baaaah!) to believe Caroline thinks you’re a hick.

5. There is no such thing as “nine in the afternoon.”

6. I don’t know about whom The Black Crowes are singing in “She Talks To Angels,” but the notion that “she gives a smile when the pain comes” is patently absurd. It’s a wince, you idiots. People wince when they’re in pain. It’s the same as when babies wince when they have to fart and the deluded mommies and daddies thing the baby is smiling at them. Friggin’ dolts.

7. “Good morning, sun. I am a bird wearing a brown polyester shirt.” Good morning, Ben Folds. I am a psychiatrist wearing a neutral-colored sweater so as not to agitate my patients. I’d like you to come in and see me. It would seem that you could benefit from some chemical intervention.

8. Of course the landslide brought you down, Stevie. It’s a fucking landslide!

9. Mr. Young MC, sir, if that is indeed your real name, the challenge to “come on, fatso, and just bust a move” is both vague and incredibly insensitive. The more politically correct sentence would be, “so come on, portly gentleman, and just invite the attractive female to come to your home and loofah your stretchmarks.”

10. If I am to believe that she’s buying a stairway to heaven, I’d like to see her financial records. That thing would cost billions, guys, and unless she is obnoxiously wealthy, this whole project is a joke. Plus, think of all the permits she’d need.
DGM

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The World / Bhopal disaster
« on: November 30, 2009, 01:52:53 PM »
On the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster I ask you this, 'Should people who are known to be contaminated and who will give birth to physically and mentally disabled children, be allowed to breed?'.

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The Long House / 30 before 30
« on: November 14, 2009, 01:28:43 PM »
via BeanaB
The list
   1.   The zoo
   2.   Behind a waterfall
   3.   Work utility closet
   4.   Ladies Lounge At Radio City Music Hall
   5.   In the woods
   6.   Police mobile unit
   7.   Kitchen (counter, floor, restaurant, against the refrigerator)
   8.   On your desk at work
   9.   Public transportation (bus, subway, taxi, water taxi, ferry, trolley)
   10.   On the floor
   11.   On a grand piano (à la “Pretty Woman”)
   12.   On a roof
   13.   Playground (note: not when kids are around, please!)
   14.   On a boat/dingy/catamaran
   15.   Golf course at night
   16.   In a room with mirrors
   17.   In an airplane restroom
   18.   On the beach
   19.   On a bear skin rug (bonus: in front of a roaring fire)
   20.   In a tent
   21.   In your childhood bedroom
   22.   In a body of water (river, lake, creek, ocean, puddle)
   23.   On the hood of a car
   24.   In a department store dressing room
   25.   In an elevator
   26.   On a staircase
   27.   On top of the washing machine while it’s running
   28.   Bar bathroom
   29.   In your parents’ bed
   30.   In a field at sunset (bonus: a corn field or on a barrel of hay)
Mine
   10.   On the floor
   16.   In a room with mirrors
   18.   On the beach
   22.   In a body of water (ocean)

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The Groove / Shuffle
« on: November 04, 2009, 03:15:13 PM »
Click shuffle on your iPod and post your first 25.

    1. Purple (Sasha v. The Light), Tranceport
    2. My Head Feels Like a Frisbee, Shpongle
    3. The Golden Path, The Chemical Brothers
    4. Prelude 3.0, Slipknot
    5. Before I Forget, Slipknot
    6. Daddy's Falling Angel, In This Moment
    7. Outro-World Keeps Turnin', Erykah Badu
    8. So Right, Dave Matthews Band
    9. Schizophrenic Conversations, Staind
    10. Sullivan Street, Counting Crows
    11. Brena, A Perfect Circle
    12. My Apocalypse, Metallica
    13. C-Town (feat. Twista), Bone Thugs n Harmony
    14. I Won't Back Down, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    15. Animus, Mike Oldfield
    16. Unreflected, Mazzy Star
    17. Destroyer, Static-X
    18. Motion on Tamala, Ursa Major
    19. Nobody's real, Powerman 5000
    20. Round are Way, Oasis
    21. What Would You Say, Dave Matthews Band
    22. Talking Bird, Death Cab For Cutie
    23. Born Slippy Nixx (Oakenfold Remix)
    24. When Worlds Collide, Powerman 5000
    25. Imagine, A Perfect Circle

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SPF Chat / auto-join
« on: August 23, 2009, 07:43:22 AM »
Anyone having troubles with auto-join when connecting to yage?

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The Groove / Michael Jackson
« on: June 26, 2009, 01:47:00 PM »
Butterflies. Just wanna know what youse think and feel about the late, great poet.

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The World / Obama
« on: June 23, 2009, 03:44:21 PM »
smokes cigs but admits 95% cured, LOL! Say goodbye to flavored and lights. Only menthol and non menthol will be sold.

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