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Re: Vote & Bake Landtagswahlen 2017

Well I already posted voting results in the initial posting, but there’s more! A few days after results were published, we found the concrete vote-counts for our village in our local newspaper. I marked the relevant spots. Manuel and I were the only ones standing up for faster interwebz! Shame on everybody else. 😉

So Deep I can't even categorize!

The Germans’ Irrational Relationship to Natural Remedies

Zu diesem Thema hat Winfried Häuser, Oberarzt der Inneren Medizin und Psychosomatik am Klinikum Saarbrücken, mit Kollegen ein Schwerpunktheft für die Fachzeitung Der Schmerz zusammengestellt.

„Auch wir werden regelmäßig von Menschen mit Morbus Crohn oder Reizdarm-Leiden nach Cannabinoidpräparaten gefragt“, erzählt Häuser und meist müsse er sie enttäuschen. Mangels ausreichender wissenschaftlicher Daten könne er ihnen die Therapie nicht empfehlen. Etwas positiver stelle sich die Lage bei der Indikation Übelkeit dar, hier gebe es aber andere Präparate, die besser wirkten. Und obwohl Cannabinoide bei Gesunden den Appetit fördern, gelingt es Ärzten nicht, dies in Studien an Kranken zu belegen.

Woher stammt dann der Mythos um die Wunderdroge Cannabis, immerhin beantragten beim BfArM Patienten das Mittel für sage und schreibe fünfzig verschiedene Krankheiten? Wahrscheinlich liege dies auch am irrationalen Verhältnis der Deutschen zu Naturheilmitteln, vermutet Häuser. Vielen gelten sie im Vergleich zu herkömmlichen Medikamenten als, wenn nicht die bessere, dann zumindest als die schonendere Alternative. Rational begründen lasse sich das oft nicht. (Source)

It’s funny how doctors love to demote the medical use of cannabis in favor of the same old  chemical cocktails manufactured by big corporations paying the doctor’s bills. Even Those of Dr. Winfried Häuse who gifted us with this quote. (Source)

And yes, it’s totally irrational to favor a natural product over expensive, industrially produced drugs with at least the same amount (if not more) of adverse effects. Totally. Can’t understand how anyone would want this.

Most interesting part of the whole legalization/medical use thing that’s going on at the moment still is that influenced and dependent people like our politicans and doctors have a legal saying in what’s good for me and what’s not. THIS is irrational.

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RAF Camora & Bonez MC – Palmen aus Plastik Tour 2017 (St. Ingbert, 02.04.2017)

So, we visited a HipHop concert on sunday. Listening mainly to metal music for the past 15 years, this is indeed something special and it was better than expected – pretty awesome in fact.  About 3000 people went to see Bonez MC & RAF Camora in St. Ingbert and were rewarded with 2 hours of finest entertainment. They even brought Maxwell and GZUZ!

I’ve been on quite some gigs (for fun and for in the past) but mostly metal/rock stuff and besides some of the Triple-A Bands like Arch Enemy, 99% of these gigs were pretty disappointing when it comes to performance, stage show and overall quality of sound and ambience. Not this time. 2 short opening acts (and good ones, too), a half-hour break to finish the stage-setup followed by 90 minutes 187 Strassenbande. It was the perfect length for an indoor-event with a hall full of (weed-)smokers – not too long, not too short.

At first, Bonez and RAF were alone on stage, announcing the gig’s end at least twice, each time followed by a nice interlude featuring either Maxwell or GZUZ who were not officially announced to be there. A welcome Surprise!

I made a few pics and videos (unfortunately, I was really slow when filming and too lazy to keep my arm up all the time, so basically there are no full songs on the vids but some nice highlights and impressions of the location and the crowd; besides that, quality of video and sound are above average, so just take a look).

Dem Pix!

Dem Videos

Quick 'n Nerdy

SSH Performance Voodoo

Just a quick note on SSH’s performance when working with multiple connections to the same server. You can tell SSH to re-use a connection to a server for all subsequent connections (up to a defineable limit) which greatly speeds up connection time as you simple hop onto the existing connection without doing the initial handshake, auth, etc each time. You can define this either in your local ssh-config (~/.ssh/config) or system-wide in /etc/ssh/ssh_config.

Host *
ControlMaster auto
ControlPath ~/.ssh/sockets/%r@%h-%p
ControlPersist 600

Basically, for each unique destination, SSH (or ssh-agent) will create a unique socket under ~/.ssh/config that will be reused everytime you connect to the same host again. Fast as fuck.