Plant a cigarette today. Oh wait?

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Passing through the urban districts of Europe, you wouldn’t be able to walk three seconds without seeing cigarette butts littering the ground. Of course there are cities that have an overseeing ban of outdoor smoking such as Amsterdam and in the near future London, how should the problem be solved in other cities that are clearly in the majority?

With over 19% of the European population stated as smokers, It would cause a lot of problems making spontaneous prohibitions. Here’s when a brilliant man’s idea comes in.

Ben Forman has come up with a novel solution to this problem. Dubbed Cigg Seeds, Forman’s Idea outfits cigarettes with biodegradable filters that contain wild flower seeds. What’s best is they don’t really require suiting soil for eruption and growth. Simple out-of-the-pack moisture makes up a perfect state for the process.

The big question is however, would people actually buy these rettes? Out of the 19%, how many would actually give a damn about what their cig butts are doing after they are done draining their nicotine does out of it?.

The price would obviously be more than the average, and the taxing… don’t let me get started. The only alternative is if this idea would be spread out to the already standing tobacco giants out of which few would actually want to alter their successful formulae.

Flax, cotton or hemp, wild plants would also be unwanted in most areas such as main roads and by the entrance of your home. But this is surely already better as the norm.

A cigarette filter takes up to 15 years to break apart (and even then, dissipate not degrade as they are a synthetic material)  and stats show that over 30% of overall waste is consisted of them. This means it’s also a huge problem for recycling.

 

Will they make smoking more healthy?

Another firm with this concept who are already somewhat in the low market, Greenbutts, also attempted to make the cigarettes healthier but as a fail attempt their answer was :

The fact is: humans have smoked for millennia. As long as people continue to smoke, we believe that mitigating the environmental hazards associated with cigarette litter is a noble and worthwhile goal.

 

What do you think of the idea?

 

 

>Tigran

Refugees or Tyrants?

With the current terror acts in Europe, from Paris to Brussels, fear and terror flows through the minds of people with no one knowing where the next attack would be and surely not depending on orthodox security anymore as they have seen that even an airport has fallen victim.

The question lacking a clear answer and solution is who are actually behind all these acts? Most shallow minded point their crooked fingers directly to the refugees, who to some criteria are actually potential of such but how ignorant can one be to point to the minority just because their already mechanized and frozen minds tell them so?

There have, are and always would be fascistic remnants for at least a hundred years to come as fanatics tend to roll the dirtball down the stairs of their generations.

These groups, about which the European press speaks little about, always wait for their chance to strike at their enemies [practically everyone] like your dog waiting at the edge of the dining table for that piece of chicken. My thoughts are merely logical assumptions that differ as they have been confirmed by facts others call coincidences. There’s no such thing.

The Nazis. A topic I try to stay away from because of its ability to be so cliche but have you ever thought that it has become such a taboo in Europe to even talk about them simply because the dog needs less people telling it not to steal the chicken and devour it?

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The refugees are definitely a sad case and everyone, no matter on what political stand can admit to having at least some sympathy for them. Except them.

When the crisis began in 2015, these swastika followers smelt an enormous chicken moving in. Their tails wiggled just enough for them to have been caught in some minor events here and there dressed as a supposed refugee and performing the highest sorts of vandalism and violence. Trying to give the refugees a bad name and reputation, they sure did [at least for those who simply read a headline and magically appear with a fully eccentric opinion on the situation]

Not serving the purpose on informing readers but both myself and them, This serves as a poll. It would be highly appreciated if you express your opinion in the comments!

Tigran

Is your Music Taste Self Born?

It’s one of the few things every culture on this huge planet share. You would probably never meet someone who doesn’t listen to any kind of music at all,  and whoever says it doesn’t preexist without man should open their ears!

Listen to the waves crash on the shores, wind rushing through the leaves on trees and even that static that our earth produces. These can surely never be mistaken for noise as these very sounds, are music.

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Music taste is indeed developed, but not exactly how you thought it is.

Imagine you kept everything from your adolescence including that Salt n Peppa Hairdo, that silly nickname you were called and that sleeved polo you would wear everyday. Fortunately you didn’t. The only thing you did carry along with you is your taste in music!

You are probably already aware that there are things that are much easier to learn as a kid than as an adult (like, say, a foreign language). There is a point when your brain gets a little more set in its ways. But when your brain is new and still developing, it’s constantly creating new and different neural pathways to perform all the mental tasks that will be required of it throughout your life. So your parents’ musical preferences, whatever is on the radio, the rinky-dinky songs your preschool teacher taught you — anything is fair game to form the foundation that will be your musical taste. And your brain pays attention, developing neural pathways to recognize the music of your culture. At age 10, you start to bonk out the music that doesn’t fit in with your recognizable scheme of “good” music. At age 12, you begin to use those newly formed tastes to figure out your place in the world (“You will know us by our SPIN DOCTORS T-shirts!”). By 14, for the most part, your musical preferences are a done deal.my-taste-in-music-is-perfect-and-anyone

As evidence, one music critic points to the biggest music icons of the past 50 years to bear this fact out. Both Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney were 14 when they were first exposed to Elvis, and both cited that exposure as the fuse that lit their world-changing careers. When the Beatles hit The Ed Sullivan Show, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel were all age 14, presumably watching it on TV.

Of course, these could be chalked up as fun coincidences used to illustrate a point. But think back on what you were listening to when you were 14 — is it that much different from what you listen to now? Maybe a little more juvenile, maybe a little more Limp Bizkitty, but you probably haven’t done a 180 spin and completely abandoned the genre of music you loved as a teen. If you were a hip-hop fan then, there’s a good chance you still are one now.

Nobody is saying that your taste doesn’t get more diverse though, as you might sit sometimes listening to a particular piece and telling yourself ” I wouldn’t have liked this some years ago, I’m just beginning to understand this kind of music”.  The simple answer is that as our brain never gets tired of this highly addictive drug, it excites itself from new patterns that are although never too far a genre away.

 

Your brain is wired to know “sad” and “happy” notes

You don’t need lyrics to know what “sad” music sounds like — imagine what plays under a funeral scene in a movie. Likewise, you know what triumphant music sounds like, even if the song doesn’t feature Joe Esposito explicitly telling you that you’re the best around

But what if you found some natives in the jungle who’d never heard music before? Would they know the difference between the soundtracks of a happy movie scene and a sad one? Yep.

In the same way that we’re all programmed to know that babies are cute and spiders are terrible, our brains are also programmed to recognize “sad” and “happy” when it comes to music. The two main chord and scale types are referred to as major and minor. Major chords tend to sound positive and upbeat, while minor chords are spooky and sad.

 

Tigran

Research from Cracked

 

Does Terrorism Have One Factory?

Radicalization, a deadly excuse for the weak part of man that decides to settle in his little thorny nest. The thing is that it doesn’t always point to terrorists. In different points of theories, everyone is a potential radical, it just depends on what type you are, and when you wouldn’t be able to place yourself in either, there’s a problem. There are three stated kinds namely the active, passive and violent radicals, sometimes the first and last linking to each other.

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The Active Radical

This is when you don’t trust the system anymore, but it does not mean you aren’t feeling patriotic towards your country, in fact, this promotes it as you would always try to do something about what you despise in the government. Once you spot a protest in your favor, you would be the first to march. This can be the breeding ground for the violent radical, but not always unless things never go to your favor.

The Passive Radical

This is when you completely shut yourself down from the system because you find it so twisted, you have no reason to try to do anything about it. In fact, you never vote because to you everyone is the same and if you would be a crime witness, you wouldn’t bother calling the authorities.

The Violent Radical

This is when one takes it upon himself to make physical impacts in order to send clear messages to their oppositions.  Most of the readers minds would skip to Muslims straight ahead, but violent radicals are globally blighted, fighting the police or even the armies head to head. The truth is, that man always waits for a good enough reason to be violent. Take the Maidan protestors in Ukraine or the Soweto uprising in South Africa back in 1976 where the laws forced them to learn the language of their white, Dutch oppressors.

Sadly, this often leads to Terrorism when a group of extremists find themselves empowered to make an even bigger impact, and then again, not just Muslims but we have seen terrorists of South Asian and North as well as East African descent as well as those hailing both from the Middle East and Caribbean. It finds itself everywhere but latterly, the question was why are the ones that have the greatest impact muslim?

 

All terrorists see themselves working up for their truth, and as they know what they do doesn’t make any instant positive impact, they are forced to believe that it all sums up to a wider “victory” whether real or imagined.

Originally, the Quran forbids suicide and infliction of wanted violence, but with so much diversity in the religion, radical Muslim clerks summoned Fatwas ( Islamic religious edicts that act as an exception to the Quran) usually in purpose to defend those who are defenseless and to fight the invasion on Muslim lands. To some extent it would have had a point, but only if these people were in the passive or active radical groups, which one are they in? you guessed it.

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Hundreds of thousands of boys and men who have been looking up to these clerks since birth have no choice but to follow the word with promises that what they would do was written in the destiny of their lands and themselves. How could they ever think otherwise when their only faith of life commands them to kill people, that even if innocent, are nuisances and infections in their path to righteousness.

 

Today, the numbers of these kinds are rising as recruitments are happening everywhere, even through the screens on the deeper side of the internet. Howtos on how to build bombs, and hidden training camps. I paid a visit to all these exposures and what I saw was devastating, so much intel anyone with at least a match spark of hate within themselves would be dragged in to cause a wildfire.

 

There were stories of an educated housewife living in the suburbs of Philadelphia, she stumbled upon some information on the Internet and decided her fate, she converted to Islam. Not too long after, she saw a cartoon drawn by a Swedish artist depicting Prophet Muhammed. This blue eyed woman made it her destiny to assassinate that artist, and what’s funny is she barely knew anything about Islam itself, in which if she submerged herself more into, would have seen the beautiful side of it.

Our Societies keep blindly fueling Terrorism in all it’s tanks, it creates problems that weren’t there in the first place. With shallow-minded stereotypes and racists spreading propaganda about people who follow Islam or those who simply have a Middle Eastern background, they create hate in places that were earlier blank. Giving the terrorists original excuses and reasons to execute more attacks. Take the Tsarnaev brothers for example who cited that the US invasions on Afghanistan and Iraq were the reasons behind their attack on the Boston bombing. See the problem? They are Chechens, Who in the time of that war had reported fighting against the Taliban themselves.  What draws them to the other side regardless everything? Those same Clerks waking the radical inside of them. At this point, they would be blind.

 

At the start of the war on terrorism a dozen years ago the enemy was clear and plainly in sight.  It was a large terrorist organization, situated mostly in one geographic location, and it was led by an identifiable leader.  Today, when the borders between domestic and international terrorism have blurred, when our adversaries are not only identifiable organizations but enigmatic individuals, a complete re-thinking of our counterterrorism policies and architecture is needed.  We built an effective defense against the previous threat.  Our challenge today is to develop new defenses against this more amorphous, diffuse and individualized one.

 

“I saw a baby make a boom-boom in his diaper, and I thought, I’d never have suspected him of being a terrorist.”  🙂

 

Tigran

 

 

Research from thedailybeast and Ian Welsh.

 

As long as there is man, there would be war.

 

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