Senator John F. Kennedy re atmospheric nuclear tests, April 2, 1960

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REMARKS OF SENATOR JOHN F. KENNEDY AT WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT COUNCILS, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, APRIL 2, 1960

We have been talking about change and challenge, about leadership and vision. No change in the world about us presents a greater challenge – no problem calls for greater leadership and vision – than the radioactive pollution of our atmosphere by the testing of nuclear weapons.

It is not a simple problem with simple answers. The experts disagree – the evidence is in conflict – the obstacles to an international solution are large and many. But the issue of nuclear tests and their effects is one which should be discussed in the coming months – not as a purely partisan matter, but as one of the great issues on the American scene.

I was glad, therefore, that this issue was raised last Sunday in a constructive and thoughtful way by the Governor of…

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Eddie Vedder will be David Letterman’s final musical guest

Consequence of Sound

Next week brings David Letterman’s final three episode as host of CBS’s the Late Show. The past several weeks has seen an array of A-list movie stars, musicians, even the President stop by the Ed Sullivan Theatre to bid adieu, but Letterman has saved some of his all-time favorite guests for last.

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will serve as the musical guest for Monday episode. He’s performed on the show countless times over the last two decades, as a solo musician, with Pearl Jam, even accompanying The Who. In fact, Vedder’s first-ever appearance on the show, in February 1996, actually came as a surprise.

Letterman’s singing of the chorus to Pearl Jam’s “Black” became part of his nightly schtick — sort of like how he obsessively replayed Future Islands’ performance years later. Vedder eventually showed up to sing the song himself with the backing of Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.

Vedder will reportedly perform…

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Is medicine actually stressful?

And did you know there is a “RAPID treatment for MDD” (a disorder different from regular depression) using MAGNESIUM (MAGNETISM) ??

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Brace yourselves. I’m about to say something controversial. Medicine isn’t stressful. I know this for a fact. Actually nothing is stressful. Erase stressful from your vocabulary.

“But you’re an anxious medic?” “Yes I am”

“And you’re often stressed?” “Yes I am”

“Because medicine is stressful?” “NO

I can understand that this sounds a bit ridiculous at first glance. However, I want to argue that there is simple proof that makes what I am saying correct. Do you know of a medical student who appears completely relaxed about the course and stresses very little or at all? Of course you do, we all do. Oh how we despise these people! Surely they don’t care. They can’t. If they cared about their future they’d worry about failure. If they cared about medicine they would worry about making the wrong decision. Yep, either they don’t care about the course or they don’t…

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A Brief Introduction to Psychedelics, pt. I: The Chemistry

Frontiers of the Mind

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If you’ve heard the term “psychedelic” before, chances are you’ve heard it in connection with the hippie subculture of the late 1960’s and the artistic style that bloomed within it. You may also be familiar with the fact that a certain family of mind-altering drugs and their effects on users played a key role in the formation of the hippie movement. Despite knowing this, you may still be wondering: just what does “psychedelic” refer to?

Today, the term is generally used to refer to one or all of the following:

  • Psychoactive (mind-affecting) drugs with hallucinatory and “consciousness-expanding” effects
  • A visual art movement that started in the mid-1960’s, distinguished by vivid colours, intricate patterns and surrealistic images
  • A musical movement that originated in the rock scene of the mid-1960’s and later grew out into several different genres; distinguishable by hypnotic and experimental soundscapes
  • An international culture (also referred to as psychedelia) that spawned in the mid-1960’s and includes all of the…

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50 Things to Get Busy Doing Before 50

Healing

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1alife2 1. Reach 49.

2. Forgive. Doesn’t matter if they deserve it, you do.

3. Some people will be negative and hate, so what, what’s that got to do with you?

4. Learn your parents, family, and friends’ stories.

5. Ignore people who tell you to try surfing or skydiving or extreme sports if you don’t want to do it, they’re not going to spend the time in hospital or rehab.

6. Help someone who needs help and don’t tell a single soul you did it.

7. Learn to compromise.

8. Conquer a fear. Doesn’t have to be a big one.

9. Take the time to write that email, make that call, write a letter, visit, send a card, it may not matter, but what if it does?

10. Ask for help. Accept it gratefully.

11. Smile. Laugh. Often. Quit thinking about why. Smile. Laugh.1lf2
12. Cry. Into someone’s…

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