Samar Hassan

10 Controversial Pictures

The official definition of a controversy is an issue that involves a prolonged public dispute or debate. Controversies usually concern a matter of opinion and can involve a wide variety of topics including world history, religion, philosophy, politics, economics, science, finances, age, gender, and race. In some areas of the world controversial issues are said to be disruptive to society and are not discussed in public. In other cultures, people feel it is their duty to examine all areas of a subject and discuss it in a civilized manner.Since the invention of the camera, hundreds of controversial pictures have been taken. This article will examine 10 images that have raised concern in the media and caused debate across the internet. The list is not attempting to display the top ten controversial photographs in history, but will examine a collection of pictures that have not been featured in similar articles. In any case, I would like to hear your opinion on the most controversial images in history.
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5 Incredible Legal Marijuana Lounges In North America

5 Incredible Legal Marijuana Lounges In North America

Vapour lounges are at the forefront of our recent cultural revolution. Washington and Colorado took the plunge as the first two American states to legalize marijuana, while others seem to be largely following suit progressively by decriminalizing it. Legalization talks are more and more present in Canada as Federal Liberal Party leader, Justin Trudeau, is very much in favour of the move. Even without pot being legalized, there are several loopholes in the law that allow many to sit back with some friends and light up.

Whereas marijuana might be illegal, vapour lounges are not. Anyone over the legal age can walk into a vapour lounge with their own supplies – selling is very much still illegal – rent out papers, vaporizers, or pipes, buy a coffee and some snacks and get high. Vapour lounges and cafes are prominent in places like Amsterdam, where any form of marijuana and the act of smoking it is legal, but these chilled out zones are rising in popularity even in places where pot has yet to become legal. Toronto, Vancouver and certain cities in the United States are taking the lead, bringing a kooky “Amsterdam” feel to the cityscape.

So why is it legal to provide a safe space for people to smoke pot in places where the drug is actually still illegal? First of all, privacy laws restrict anyone from asking for the medical status of your marijuana, so it could be prescribed. These vapour lounges don’t even need a specific license – most of them just have a business licence or a food establishment license. The majority of them run as regular coffee shops that sell beverages and food with the added feature of “vaping.” These lounges aim to provide a safe environment for people to do what they were probably going to do on the streets anyway, and to creates a united and enlightened cannabis community. If you’re undecided on the to-legalise-or-not-to-legalise question, perhaps a rundown of these five fascinating North American vapour lounges will help you make up your mind.
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6 Paranormal Experiments Conducted By the Government

Man is programmed to be curious about and even fascinated by the unknown, and by extension the purported metaphysical and paranormal world – from ghosts to aliens. That curiosity translates by turns as a vehement and scientific denial of such worlds, or as a passionate faith in the existence of another plane of reality. Those who fall into the latter group will form networks and even paranormal teams dedicated to research and attempts to contact the spiritual world, regardless of the potential scrutiny. What was a socially acceptable habit and even a fun party trick one hundred years ago became a niche interest in the late 20th century, but these days the fringe groups involved in paranormal activity have become popularised again with reality TV shows like “Ghost Hunters”. Cynics still have a strong voice in this area, though, and many would be shocked to learn that even the world’s most respected institutions have had occasion to turn to the supernatural.

Governmental institutions from around the world have, in fact, been known to conduct various forms of paranormal research. When reports of this activity hit the press in the mid-twentieth century, unrest increased among conspiracy theorists who received a sort of validation of their fears of the unknown and the supernatural. One of the most mysterious government research programs is, of course, the space program. If they’re looking into the existence of alien lifeforms, surely the whole business must have some foundation in science and truth… Right?

Here, we’re presenting believers and cynics alike with six paranormal experiments conducted by authorised governmental bodies, both in the United States and the United Kingdom. Some of the experiments were conducted for the field of general scientific research while others had a more sinister motive, for use in warfare. Whether you’re a believer or a naysayer, the fact that some of the world’s most powerful governments saw the paranormal as legitimate field that warranted further study is a point of interest, at least. After all, those are your tax dollars and pounds at work…
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The Most Shocking Genetic Mutations Known to Man

Let’s be honest, the majority of us are dissatisfied with some part of our looks, our bodies, and our genetic makeup. Maybe you think your nose is too big, or you feel as though you are too short. Maybe you’ve lost your hair or gone grey at the ripe old age of 25. We all fret about some part of us that we were born with, and can do little, barring plastic surgery, to remedy the situation. In reality, the vast majority of us are blessed. Seriously, you don’t even know how good you’ve got it when compared to some of the genetic mutations and body deformities that afflict people all over the world. There are people out there that could only wish that their biggest concern or their biggest source of ridicule was their nose or their height. Beyond how awful some of these conditions are to have, adding insult to injury is that in many cases, those afflicted are either poor and can’t afford to receive treatment, or are children, born with a genetic disorder that will kill them before a cure is even found. From the slightly debilitating conditions that may impede one’s quality of life to the utterly horrific examples of biological defects that can incapacitate and kill the sufferer, these are some of the most shocking genetic mutations that nature has conjured.
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