Friday, February 11, 2011

Cannabis Patient Wants Refund For Weak Pot, Teenager Died From First Kiss, Donald Trump For President?, Activision Cans Tony Hawk Series As Well, Duke Nukem: Forever Balls of Steel Edition, Officee Place Jargon-O-Meter

Hello everyone it is Friday! Means its time to start partying and such. Again, sorry for the late blog, I am starting to forget I wanted them done by 7PM. Without further ado...

Cannabis Patient Wants Refund For Weak Pot

A medical marijuana patient is not happy that Health Canada didn't refund $450 after he cancelled his delivery service three months ago. A fifty-five year old named Lloyd Summerfield lives in Scarborough, Ontario and was one of the many licenses users across Canada. These orders are delivered by courier from a grower who is under contract with the federal government. After Summerfield was run over in 2006 by a taxi, his doctor prescribed him marijuana to help him with leg and body pains. The man said he borrowed $450 from a friend and bought ninety grams of government-licensed cannabis. It was delivered to his apartment by the courier last November. Unfortunately his doctor told him that the government pot wasn't strong enough to help him. Summerfield returned the unopened package back to Health Canada. This is what he said on the matter: ​"I am disabled and in a lot of pain. I find the government to be worse than drug dealers on the street when it comes to giving money back. I am hungry and this is a lot of money for me. I had to borrow the money to pay for this." Summerfield contacted Jim Karygiannis, Liberal MP for Scarborough-Aginicourt, whose office has been sending letter to Health Canada. Jim says, "We have been back and forth with the minister's office to have his money returned. He has been waiting for months for his money." The order was shipped to him from the growing operation in Manitoba on November 10th according to Carlo Olivieroa, spokesman of Heatlh Canada. He also claimed: "The delivery company attempted on four separate occasions to schedule a delivery appointment without success. The customer did not come to the location to pick up his package, despite being aware that the package was there. The amount the was charged to Mr. Summerfield's card will be credited to his account." He also said the package was returned to the contracted grower Prairie Plant Systems and that Summerfield must first request a refund in writing, via mail, to their Ottawa office. Prairie Plant
has a five-year, $5.5 million contract with Ottawa in which they grow medicinal marijuana in an underground grow chamber in Flin Flon, Manitoba. It is said by Health Canada that five thousand Canadians are licensed to use and possess marijuana for medical purposes.

Teenager Died From First Kiss

Shy teen, Jemma Benjamin, was sharing her first kiss with her boyfriend, Daniel Ross, on the way to his house. After they went inside Jemma crashed on the couch and began drifting in and out of consciousness. She suffered from a rare cardiac condition called Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. This condition kills about five-hundred in Britain each year. Her boyfriend Daniel tried to revive her before the paramedics had arrived but nothing could be done. He told police they had been friends for three months, but that night was the first time they kissed. Daniel said this about it all: "It was not a sexual relationship. We saw each other a couple of times a week. We were going to go to a bar for some food and went back to my house for a credit card which I had forgotten. We were talking and ended up kissing by the front door. We went into the kitchen and then the living room and Jemma sat down on the sofa." Her eyelids suddenly "began to droop" and her mouth started to froth before she collapsed at his student residence in Pontypridd, South Wales. He said "I rang her mother to see if she had epilepsy. She fell in and out of consciousness." After calling the emergency line Daniel was given instructions in giving CPR, but it did not revive Jemma. She was dead on arrival at the hospital and believed to have died at Daniel's home. Jemma had been studying sports science at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, with hopes to travel the world teaching English and Physical Education. He father said he believed they were "just friends" and that "Jemma was very shy and timid." She was
athletic but was apparently stressed about her upcoming exams in sports science. Her mother said her daughter was "a picture of health one minute and taken away from me the next. I am not able to put into words how much I miss her." The post-mortem examination could not find a medical reason for her death in April 2009 and she had no history of cardiac problems. Her divorced parents also criticised the ambulance response time. It took twenty-two minutes for the paramedics to come to the aid of Jemma and the service had to be alerted twice. The emergency dispatcher and crew had "underestimated the urgency to her situation." The medical report in Aberdare says the chances of surviving the SADS are very low and that is was unlikely the timing of the crew's arrival would
have had any influence on the outcome. After the hearing Jemma's father had this to say: "We were shocked and devastated that such a fit girl as Jemma should have died. She had targets in life and plenty of ambitions. She had so many friends and she’ll be sadly missed. There’s so many things I could say about her – she was a beautiful daughter and a lovely person." If you ask me, chance of survival, be it low or high, the paramedics should respond a lot quicker. Who knows, it might have made a difference.

Donald Trump For President?

It seems that the role of president has turned into a big popularity and financial show down as Donal Trump told the CPAC that he is considering running for president. It was not intended as a kick off to his campaign, but it apparently sounded like one as he promised what the United States under him as president would look like. His platform is one that makes a foreign policy to make China and OPEC pay the Americans for a change: "Even worse than China is OPEC. They are truly criminals. … I won't raise taxes because we'll be taking in hundreds of billions of dollars from other countries that are screwing us." He also promises a more materialistic American culture: "I've earned billions, which is both a scorecard and acknowledgment of my abilities." He also says that the Republican party will be a party that won't pander to Ron Paul: "I like Ron Paul and think he’s a good guy. But he's got zero chance of getting elected, I'm sorry." Last but not least he promises a moratorium on being laughed at by the rest of the world: "America is becoming the laughingstock of the world. … If I run and get elected, this country will be respected again." All I know is, Americans, if what I hear about who will be president next it is either Donald Trump or Sarah Palin.
I'd come to Canada if I were you, we're not that much better but at least we have a smarter idiot.

Activision Cans Tony Hawk Series As Well

Activision are taking their games popularity to the chopping block by canning game franchises that are not competing well with their rival games. Guitar Hero vs Rock Band was first and now Tony Hawk vs Shaun White. Tony Hawk Pro Skater paved the way for next gen skateboarding games and started off, if I am not mistaken, as a Nintendo 64. It is really sad to see Activision chopping away they're good games to focus more on already solid franchises.

That was today's blog, I hope you all have a good weekend. Here is two pictures, the limited Balls of Steel edition of Duke Nukem: Forever and the office place Jargon-o-meter.

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