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World’s Marijuana Friendly Countries, Cheech & Chong

Top Ten Pot Weed Movies. Cheech & Chong minute 5:05

Uruguay is set to make the country
the first in the world to create a
state-run marijuana industry — fixing
the price at a point low enough to
squeeze the black market and allowing
the government to control cultivation
and distribution. This Landmark legislation
bill has the backing of President José Mujica,
who has dismissed charges that legalizing
marijuana could lead people to try harder drugs.

“It’s actually the opposite,” he told CNN.
“People seek crack and other more dangerous
poisons when they have no access to marijuana.”
Whether the government becomes a major dealer
may depend on the price and quality of the weed,
which people would be allowed to grow for themselves.

Uruguay is the first country to announce plans to
nationalize the pot business, but there are plenty
of other places where you can smoke freely.
Marijuana is not classified as a drug in North Korea,
soldiers and manual laborers smoke it as a
popular way to wind down after a long day.
Possessing small amounts for personal use
has been decriminalized in many European
and South American countries, and the
policies have been shown to have little
impact on drug use. After Portugal eliminated
criminal penalties for drug users in 2001,
shifting resources from law enforcement to
drug prevention and rehabilitation programs,
a number of metrics (see infographic for details)
pointed to the experiment’s success.
On a Humorous note, minute 5:04 is where
Cheech and Chong were THE breakout
movie duo to highlight Pot.

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Good Samaritan Pays Stranger’s Baggage Fee at Airport, Pay it Forward

I wanted to rewrite this article but
you know, it was so good all by itself
and I know that even though it is kind of
long.. you WILL read it all.

Let me know how you helped someone else,
PAY IT FORWARD
Being a Giving person has no boundaries
and always gives back in untold ways.
_________________
By Ali Swank |
Payitforward

  Having your credit card declined
can be awkward and humiliating.

   But it’s an even worse experience
if you’re at the airport,
rushing to make your flight,
and when it comes time to
dole out the mandatory fee
to check a bag, the airline employee
lets you know
that your card won’t go through.
Confused, you step out of line
to check your balance.
You just know your
card isn’t maxed out
and should be able to
cover the expense.

  Redditor brbmycatexploded recently
experienced this exact situation
at Tampa International Airport.

  “Having my card declined was
extremely embarrassing, even
though I didn’t know a
single soul in that airport,”
the Reddit user, who asked to
be identified by just his
first name, Andy.

His story has a happy ending, though.
When he returned to the counter,
a Good Samaritan had generously
paid his baggage fee and left a note:

“Hey, I heard them say your card was declined.
I know how it feels. Your bag fee’s on me.
Just pay it forward the next time you get a chance.
Have a safe flight. :)”

On Wednesday, Andy posted a
photo of the note on Reddit
and wrote,
“If you’re reading this,
thanks for making my day.”

The kind deed didn’t just
have a financial impact.
“Seriously, reading their note
gave me goosebumps and gave me
faith that there are still
good people out there,”
Andy shared with Shine.

But he’s not going to plan out
how he’ll pay it forward.
“I think it will be a
random decision, a
spur-of-the-moment type thing,”
he explained. “I really don’t
think that that person walked
into that airport, saying,
‘I’m going to pay someone’s
baggage fee today.’
So neither will I.”

The random-act-of-kindness post
has inspired other Redditors to
share how they’ve spontaneously
helped strangers or vice versa.

Poundt0wn described that while
on vacation with his family,
a man approached poundt0wn’s
father with a flower and asked
him if he would buy it so that
he could use the money to
purchase food for his family.
Poundt0wn’s dad pulled out $100
and gave it to the man.
“Fifteen minutes later,”
wrote poundt0wn,
“we see the same guy walking
on the sidewalk again.
This time, he had at least 10 bags
of groceries hanging from his arms,
one of which contained diapers.”

Redditor jacenborne explained
that while at a Chick-fil-A drive-through,
a woman in front of him paid for his meal.
There was no one behind him,
so he couldn’t return the favor.
“But it was such a happy moment
of human benevolence that is
rarely seen in society,”
commented jacenborne.
pay it forward
During a trip to an auto parts store,
Synssins noticed a woman
with two kids leaving the
store without a battery she
needed for her car, since
she couldn’t afford it.
The Redditor kindly
bought the battery and installed it
for her. “I asked her to pop her hood,
and she at first looked at me like,
‘What?’ and then saw what I had with me.
She asked me why, and I just said,
‘Because someone did something nice for me once.’
I installed her battery while she was crying and thanking me.”

 

Another Reddit user commented that
while in a convenience store at 3 a.m.,
a man was purchasing diapers, milk,
formula, and toilet paper,
but his card was declined.
As he was calculating which
necessities he really needed,
ThatSpuds came to his rescue.
“So I walk up to the counter
and give the guy $20,” ThatSpuds wrote.
“I don’t say a word,
and I don’t expect anything in return,
not even a thank you.
But the guy turns around.
Gets on his knees and
wraps his arms around me
and tells me that
I have just made a profound difference.”

PAY IT FORWARD Rewards ALL!

ThatSpuds added,
“So pay it forward with all of your might,
because someone out there is depending on you.”

Do you have an inspiring pay-it-forward story?
Share it with me in the comments.

1Hot Jungle, 2 Mansions, 4 Amazing Women, 4 Cool Dudes, 1 Hollywood Camera Crew = 1 Riveting Show, Stay Tuned

New Entertainment Coming…One more tip before it’s live Sent Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Project AWOL reality show is getting closer and closer.

In fact, we are discussing the launch tonight at 9p on our team webinar

You can be one of the first guests to watch episode 1 of season 1
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This may sound a little crazy, but I believe this show is a bigger deal than a summer blockbuster.

Let me explain:

People all over the nation (and the world) follow the buzz of a summer blockbuster

sometimes weeks in advance. I know my friends did before

Guiermo del Toro’s recent flick
Iron Man 3,
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus
and others.

They start researching insider info before the movie’s release date.

They get focused. They anticipate a great time.

I get pumped up for a great blockbuster,

but I also realize ..life goes on.

Same as it did before.

Project AWOL show is different.

You are going to witness proven life-changing information.

You are going to be given solutions that immediately

improve the quality of your life

I believe this first episode is a bigger deal
than even the biggest summer blockbuster.
It is about us, real people who make changes.

I’m reposting “Create A Life With Project A.W.O.L.” to make sure you’re 100% prepared:

http://followkarenellis.com/2013/07/29/what-would-you-do-to-have-a-great-lifestyle/

&

I posted Project A.W.O.L.’s photo album from Thailand just for fun!

CLICK ON IMAGE

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To OUR Success!
Win Win Win

Karen Ellis

Live Long and Prosper! Yoga and Star Trek… what do they have in common?

AWOL
Another Way of Living.
When you do what you love the $ will follow.
And Tao sure lives up to that and vibrantly.
Today I feel inspired by so many things.
The weather-is good.
Exercising- endorphins galore!
Just a little bit of hope that we don’t have to decline
as our bodies age.
Exercise, good foods, balance, fun, laughter, giving to
others, persistence, perseverence, and always learning
are just a few things that keep you young.
I have to start yoga soon-
Tao gives me inspiration!

Perhaps yoga is the secret to a happy old-age?

Even after a total hip replacement in the early 2000s,
Tao Porchon-Lynch continues to teach students yoga
at 5am everyday.

The energetic 93-year-old, from Westchester,
who has been practicing yoga for over 70 years
also does the waltz, jitterbug, samba and
cha cha cha in her spare time.

‘I also like to do foxtrot – all the crazy ones,’
she laughs, describing dancing the tango as
being like drinking champagne.

After practicing yoga in her youth in India
the former model and actress moved to the
US when she was in her early 30s.

After a career in Hollywood movies and on
television Porchon-Lynch began working
with UniTel in the 1960s, establishing
TV stations in India.

She has since been teaching yoga to
students in India, France, and the USA
for more than 45 years including
certifying 400 other teachers.

‘I do yoga before I go to bed and I do
yoga with my students when I get up
in the morning,’ she said.

Tao in India
‘I’m up every morning at 5 o’clock and I usually go to bed around midnight.’
ts just a matter of putting your mind on it.’

The yogi also leads trips to India, where she estimates she has been at least 25 times.

‘There’s so much to learn and I just feel I don’t have enough time to learn everything,’ the inspirational Porchon-Lynch says.

‘The greatest thrill that you can really have is to see someone who says I cant do it and show them they can.’

Porchon-Lynch has just published her first book, Reflections: The Yogic Journey Of Life.

Following a total hip replacement when she was 84 years old, doctors said her flexibility would never be the same.

Proving them wrong, she has since taken up ballroom dancing.

‘I’m very stubborn about it. When people say it cant be done, I have to do it.’
Tao Porchon-Lynch
LIVE LONG and PROSPER!
Karen Ellis

The Season 1 premier is coming Tuesday of the reality show we filmed in Thailand.
#Project AWOL.
Another Way of Living

PS> OH YEA.. YOGA and Star Trek, what do they have in common? both have been around forever and keep us young!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091191/Tao-Porchon-Lynch-93-year-old-yoga-teacher-whos-flexible-students.html#ixzz2aq87CNjU

HAPPY FRIDAY folks! Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Joins with Jimmy Fallon for Remake- FAMILY FRIENDLY

Blurred Lines  Robin Thicke joins with Jimmy Fallon and his house band Roots
to make a Family Friendly version of the hit song.

If you’re wondering how this ensemble handles the tune’s
infamously un-kid-friendly line — you know
what I’m talking about; “you’re the hottest (bleep) in the place” —I won’t spoil the surprise.
I’ll just assure you it’s funny and comedy gold, so make sure to watch for it.

Fallon is using kid music toys to make a niche for himself.. another successful niche!

Hope you enjoyed this version, even kids will love it!

Have a Successful and Great weekend!
Karen Ellis
JOIN ME IN FUN  #Project AWOL,
Season 1 premiers Tuesday Night.

Super Heros! Are you a Super Hero to Your Family?

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This weekend, was another life changing moment for me!!!

  • I saw people “get it” for the first time in this industry!
  • I saw people “breakthrough” like never before
  • I saw people “jump for joy”, for the first time in many years..

Why??

Because we all feel it in our hearts..

This is REAL!!!

Let me tell you..

Empower Network is a movement..

It is a chance to BE the change for so many others!

It is an opportunity for all of us be better and help others live up to their God given potential!

So all I can say to you is that you deserve to be in the midst of this positive super heros energy..

We are evolving and out products and training is like nothing else in the home based business industry!!

If you haven’t seen the new video that explains it all…

Click Here To Check Out the New Info Video!

I am ready to see you succeed..

I am pumped up about life and I KNOW you want to be pumped up too!

You don’t have to struggle anymore.
You don’t have to worry
You don’t have to pray without true faith any longer..

You can have whatever you want.

In fact, by you just getting started here, everything can change!

So after my swim this morning, I encourage you to

join me in this life changing adventure.

I challenge you to take a step towards your dreams..

I challenge you to believe!

I challenge you to make it happen NO MATTER WHAT!

So repeat after me..

“If it is to be..it’s up to me!”

So that’s it for now…

I gotta run..

Just get in now…

I’ll see you on the other side!!! Be the Super Heros to your family!

To your success,

Karen Ellis

SKype:desertdweller8
https://www.facebook.com/1KarenEllis
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Eat Your Fruit, durian style. Durian Man of Chinatown

Durian Man from Chinatown.

Mr Jay Fan of New York, has an exclusive fruit stand in
Grand Street in Chinatown, after 15 yrs in the Bowery.
Durian man of Chinatown
Follow that pungent smell wafting along a bustling stretch
of Grand Street to the sidewalk booth of Jay Fan,
the durian man of Chinatown.

“It’s like ice cream, but more expensive,” said Mr. Fan,
who scrawls the current rates on cardboard box tops for display.
This time of year, the price ranges from $20 to $45 per fruit.
Some say it tastes like caramel, but has a musky odor.
The durian fruit has an odd look but a faithful following.
In fact that is how he found his wife. Her sister sent her to
find the fruit and at the wedding the sister demanded a lifetime
of Durian for her ‘commission’ !

Enjoy Your Fruit!
Dedicated to your Health and Success,
Karen Ellis

Phuket, Thailand or Would you like to go AWOL? Another Way of Living?

AWOL

Most of us think of this word meaning something to do with the military,
being away without leave..but for many of us it means Another Way of Living.

You see, in May, I went to Phuket, Thailand to be in a Reality Show.

AWOL week one

Yes, me, not a movie or tv star, but a long time international Flight attendant.

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Eight of us each week stayed at 2 gorgeous mansions

MANSION inPhuket

complete with our personal
chef staff and housekeeping staff.

Joom and cooks

We were served gourmet Thai food prepared just to our orders

Phuket FOOD
and drivers took us all over to our adventures.
All the while being photographed by a Hollywood film and sound crew

FilmingatYacht

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that got just about everything we did or said.

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Next day we went to the Children’s Orphanage to repaint their classrooms.

Groupat Mural

See, in 2004 the Tsunami devastated the coastal towns/cities and the orphanage
was rebuilt but needed much TLC= repainting.

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KarenPainting
Paintroom

While it was over 90 degrees and OVER 90% humidity, no air conditioning, no fans,
we taped the rooms, scraped the walls, and repainted all while being filmed.
It was an amazing experience, a super good feeling despite the discomfort of heat/humidity.
Nothing like that ever felt so good.
Late in the evening, we were all so wound up, we had a giant PAINT FIGHT!
Leftover paint we swiped on each others faces, clothes, arms everywhere!

Fun times!
MORE TO FOLLOW!  Dedicated to Another Way of Living!
KAREN ELLIS

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Hypnotizing Wind Machine


This beautiful wind machine is called Octo and it’s designed by Anthony Howe.

Linked stainless steel shapes spinning around a circular axis. Spins in 1/2 knot winds but is stable in much stronger.
Light clinking sound of links touching. All stainless replaceable bearings. 17 feet high by 8 feet wide.
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Born in Utah, Anthony’s Gallery is located in Washington on 10 acres.
His paintings and scultural art is shown on throughout the world.

Strobe-and-artist Anthony Howe

Dedicated to your Success,
Karen Ellis