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    Native Capsicum?

    "I was just going to say, capsicums are really only from the Americas."- Ed Dunkel Correct thats why I corrected myself and said an Australian variety. When Capsicums are introduced to a new reigon they mutate/evolve into new varieties fast. Capsicums now grow on every continent except Antarctica. I guess I put this in the wrong forum. Also correct is that the green ones are just immature, however the mature ones can be red, orange, purple, yellow, white, etc. OH, just in case Torsten reads this I have found the answer to why americans call capsicum fruits peppers: Christopher Columbus. All his lies are perpetuated every generation- When he came over here he was looking for a source for black pepper, the closest he found was some red capsicums so the fool named it 'black pepper' and took it back to the queen. Well being red they dropped the black and just called 'em peppers. If that sounds too far out to be the truth remember this is the guy who was looking for India when he found the americas, it was clear that this wasn't India, but he called it India and to this day the Native Americans are refered to as Indians (When you catch an American doin' this, ask 'em what they call people from India, I have never got a good answer.)
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    Imperial State Power in America

    Waterdragon, US officials have been proven to have commited war crimes and crimes against humanity. Heres just a taste: http://www.iacenter.org/warcrime/wct2000.htm Unfortunatly, since we (USA) point nukes at whomever wants to persue the matter, it got shoved under the rug and forgotten. And everyone, listen up... You must remember that us US civilians are victims to. We are chronically lied to, brainwashed, forced to give up trillions of our hard earned cash to fund war crimes, genocide, etc. and generally used as pawns in the holy wars of the criminals that bought their way into government (remember Bush WAS NOT elected by the people, thats a fact) It was no accident that the US educational system was turned to shit, make the civilians stupid and they are easier to control. Want to make a statement? When/If you see a US embassador, military type, or political figure raise your right arm to 45 degrees and shout: ZIG HAIL ZIG HAIL [Dont worry, rubber bullets and tear gas don't hurt TOOOO bad, still- do it from a distance and be ready to run] OH Yeah, Heres the site of a US politician that actually tells the truth (read his articles on terrorism if your interested.) But surprise, surprise the Republicans and Democrats passed laws so he would never have a chance at the presidency last time around, some states didn't even have him on the ballots (ILLEGAL, I think). His party is now sueing the government! http://www.harrybrowne.org/ Why do the bad guys always gain power? Because they are willing to lie, cheat, steal, and kill for it! People like Harry Browne dont have much chance against those billionare criminals. [This message has been edited by Auxin (edited 21 May 2002).]
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    Imperial State Power in America

    Welcome to my country, the fourth reich. ZIG HAIL No killing Jews this time, thats passe. Now it's Moslems and anyone who doesn't agree with all of Bushes insane war chants. I've got an American flag AND a Palisinian one- What does that mean? I get to be tortured before going to jail... Ahhh the sweet smell of molten lead 'purifying' my body, its been so long! But seriously folks, I saw this coming since Bush was first elected and noone believed me, Just like people didn't believe Hitler would be that bad despite his insane genocidal rambelings in 'Mein Kamph'. Oh Well, I can always take the underground railroad to central Australia right? When was the last time y'all were at war anyway? My country has been at war my whole life (and my fathers and his fathers and his fathers etc...) Its how politicians boost their ratings over here.
  4. If not the faq should be updated. "Editing Your Posts You may edit or delete your own posts at any time."- SAB Faq After all, many people read the faq before joining and this error can cause problems. Just a thought.
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    Amyl Nitrate

    Amyl nitrate is an explosive. Amyl nitrite can stop your heart if your not careful, or if you have heart problems. Be careful.
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    Sniffer Dog Training in Sydney

    "Last I looked, Buddha died while experiencing fungal enlightenment"- Gwydion If my memory serves, Buddha died from food poisoning. It was his last lesson in impermanence, watching the great Shakyamuni die the cook felt really bad, but the Buddha comforted him saying all must die and this universal law is not the fault of the cook. And no, I wasn't there when the Buddha first taught The Fifth Precept, however I had already discovered it for myself before I read it in the Buddhist texts (thats how I got into Buddhism, I read the texts and it is all stuff that I have already discovered for myself.) I just refer to Buddha because he has a much better reputation than me and he is known the world over.
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    Sniffer Dog Training in Sydney

    I don't drink beer for three reasons: 1) I don't dring any alcohol. It's an overly toxic drug that damages the liver, causes addiction, and often contains methanol. Plus I don't like the effects. 2) Even if I did, I wouldn't drink recreational drugs that taste like assorted animal exudates (piss, sweat, earwax, snot, smeg- it depends on the drand of beer). Way back when I did drink it would be triple distiled, carbon filtered grain alcohol (fruit alcohol contains hella MeOH becaus'a the pectin decomp.) 3) Buddha says not to use drugs that hinder the quest for enlightenment, for me alcohol is one such drug, so I stay away.
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    Sniffer Dog Training in Sydney

    DaNozz, I havent checked the laws in a few years so for all I know they may have changed- I hope they have for the sake of 'freedom and justice for all'. And yes I too keep the dogs at bay by not being in possesion of illicit substances. However, something being unconstitutional doesn't stop them! They do it anyway and it's your word against theirs and the word of a cop usually wins. As for the fundamentalist moslem countries, you can get imprisioned long-term or killed just for being in posession of beer, and the harder stuff is punished even worse! I'd probably be safe myself, I never touch beer (or anything else that tastes like a liquid animal exudate!)
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    Sniffer Dog Training in Sydney

    Over here in th' USA sniffer dogs can go anywhere without probable cause or reasonable suspicion, and it is not considered a 'search' so its not illegal, and if they signal that there is a drug odor that gives the cop probable cause to do a search. How could sniffer dogs not count as a search? After all they are closer to being intelligent sentient beings than their masters! (If that sounds harsh you odviously havent met many american cops. Over here people only become cops after they have failed the ditch-digger and burger-flipper exams)
  10. Have a happy, fruitful, and enlightening Vesak day. For those who don't know what it is: http://www.regit.com/spore/festival/vesak.htm Peace
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    Pollen Storage

    Does anyone have information on the storage of pollen samples? Specifically I want to prepare samples of experimental Capsicum and corn pollen for long-term storage. I figured I would desiccate them over SiO2 or CaSO4 at 20 C, then store 'em at 5 C in the dark with a MgSO4 desiccant capsule to keep 'em dry. Any idea about shelf-life or better procedures? Can dessicated pollen be stored at -15 C and stay viable? Pollen must remain viable for AT LEAST four months, preferably one year or MORE. Will controlled rehydration be required before use? (Constant 81% humidity is cheap and easy, others can be done too though.) Items such as P2O5, vacuum desiccators, and cryogenic equiptment are not an option, I wish they were (Donations welcome). Thanks in advance
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    Pollen Storage

    Thanks Darklight, that's exactly what I was looking for. I can now breed 'bush corn' and new varieties of deadly hot peppers more effectively Mmmmm, central african-peruvian pepper hybrids- I can't wait! Just thinking about it makes my mouth burn and my brain sweat. Peace and long life to you and your kin
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    Hey Everyone

    There has never been a clinical study on that, and there probably never will be. Anyone who says it is perfectly safe is probably either guessing or speaking from one isolated 'success'. Play it safe and don't mix scantly studied drugs (not even hypothetically). Even if two drugs have a documented history of not reacting strangely with eachother, strange stuff can still happen.
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    Vesak

    By the way, yes I posted this early. Vesak day is the 26th but I figured it would take that long to organize the sing along: Happy birthday to Buddha Happy birthday to Buddha Happy birthday dear Buddha Happy birthday to Buddha
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    TGA is on the war path - GBL

    DaNozz, first I know what they look like, I'm a chemist for christs sake, second you don't know what they look like! You just copied an erronious picture from somewhere. That pic you labeled gamma-hydroxybutyrate is really gamma-hydroxybutyric acid. Did you graduate high shcool? If you did you should know the difference between a carboxylate ion and a free carboxylic acid. Follow IUPAC nomenclature: gamma-hydroxybutyrate means HOCH2CH2CH2CO2- IT IS AN ION like acetate, butyrate, benzoate, naphthoate. Ok, its not your fault I know you were trying to help, thanks for the attempt. Maby someone should send erowid the proper pic. Lesson for the day- DON'T put too much trust in erowids data! Try looking in the CRC instead, or any real chemistry reference book for that matter. [This message has been edited by Auxin (edited 11 May 2002).]
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    Nutmeg

    "to draw conclusions from the carcinogenicity of one related compound to another is unscientific"- Torsten To state such a comparison as FACT is unscientific, yes. But to state it as a suggestion of caution or as an initial hypothesis in the absence of any clinical proof is scientific. The point of science is to make an initial hypothesis based on observed relationships, and then to experiment and study it to refine, prove, or disprove that hypothesis. Carbon tet is known to be carcinogenic, etc. so as a matter of CAUTION if I was working with Fluorotrichloromethane I would assume it's a nasty one too, until such time that I find clinical proof as to it being more or less dangerous than CCl4. If it seems I take caution to extremes it is just cause I work with nasty stuff all the time and sometimes when I ignore caution I have come close to death. One time someone said 'open up the valve on that CO2 tank to see if it is full' I ignored caution and did what they said, I'm lucky it was empty because it turned out to be a carbon monoxide tank with a dirty label!!! "I always left a write up of my experiment before consumption, so in case things go wrong the idiots at the hospital know at least where to look things up. Actually, in many cases I would even write down the antidotes and method of treatment"- Torsten You, my friend, are one smart dude. I wish more people used such caution when self experimenting. If you ever move to the US please run for a political office, it would be nice to have a politician with a brain for a change.
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    TGA is on the war path - GBL

    The way they decide what to make illegal as a drug is by watching what people are using as drugs. They look at the hospital reports, they look at the drug policies of other countries, they look at modern phytochemistry and designer drug chemistry work, and yes they look at the data being shared on the internet to see what their people are using as drugs. P.S. You can use politicians as a drug, just dessicate them, grind them to a powder and snort them OK maby they wont fall for that one, but it was worth a try. Oh Yeah... I'm behind on the non-chemist drug lingo so help me out will ya. I know GHB refers to the gamma-hydroxybutyrate ion (presumably sodium gamma-hydroxybutyrate or similar), but what are you talking about when you say GBL? Is that gamma-butyrolactone, or am I way off? [This message has been edited by Auxin (edited 10 May 2002).]
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    TGA is on the war path - GBL

    Because they do.
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    his holiness, the Dalai Lama in melboyurne

    Shroomy, that was not very productive. The Dalai lama says if you put a mantra on your hard disk it becomes a prayer wheel: OM MANI PADME HUM OM MANI PADME HUM OM MANI PADME HUM There, now you have a prayer wheel to help you learn loving compassion. Take that! OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHI Have some wisdom to.
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    Nutmeg

    Sure, responsable use may pose little danger at all. However, don't you think it is better to err on the side of caution? You keep saying there is no human data, wrong. There is human data, just not much clinical human data. Prison inmates are the 'test group' for most studies. This page: http://www.inchem.org/documents/pims/plant/pim355.htm has human data, its long so I'll sum up some main info: 7.2 Toxicity 7.2.1 Human data 7.2.1.2 Children Death by nutmeg intoxication has been reported by Cushny (Weil, 1964) in an 8-year-old boy after consuming 2 nutmegs. 7.3 Carcinogenicity Safrole is a known mild hepatocarcinogen. Although safrole itself is not carcinogenic, it is metabolized to form 1'-hydroxysafrole which is carcinogenic. Data are not available on the carcinogenicity of nutmeg itself. 9.2 Chronic poisoning 9.2.1 Ingestion Chronic poisoning by oral administration has caused temporary (up to six months) psychosis in prison inmates. 9.4.5 Hepatic Hepatic necrosis in heavy poisoning. Fatty degradation of liver. You can find more human data, just look around the net. And OK, that 99% isn't clinical fact so I take it back. Nor is it purely scare tactics that I pulled out of my A... uh HAT. OK numbers may have been presumptuous, but it is an educated guess formed by the observation of a strong general trend built up from my years of reading about chemical toxicity that there is a undeniably frequent correlation between hepatotoxicity of simple non-polar aromatic hydrocarbons in rats vs. humans. And the fact is that we don't have any hepatic miracle drugs that will reverse liver damage (closest thing is the silymarin complex obtained from milk thistle seeds) also the liver transplant list is so long that many, many people die while waiting for transplants, so I do not advise taking the risk. You are, however, your own person so you can do what the f*** ever you want, just tell a family member what you are doing so if you die we will have another data point for people to ignore. And dont even get me started on root beer, its very dilute, modern stuff uses very little of the historical ingredients, and safrole is not water soluable- so that decreases the content even more (way, way more). [excuse any bluntness, potential for hepatotoxicity makes me mad. All my best friends are being taken away because they turned out to be poisoning my liver (benzene carbon tet, chloroform, CH2Cl2, all the good stuff) and I cant do my proposed research project on synthetic flavonoid antihepatotoxins/hepatorejuvanatives because they wont let me do animal research and even if they did I dont have the money, and even if I did those chemical supply houses make getting stuff hell, and theres always the homegrown US terrorist, scientist burning, insane tree-hugger scum that would firebomb my house for trying to save their messed up lives... damned ALF sons a' friggin bi.. killing people to save rats, what the hell!?! OK I'll stop now before you rename me chemical shaman 2.]
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    Nutmeg

    OK, people eat nutmeg as a spice and it doesn't hurt them, but we are talking about massive/ non-spice consumption. That makes things different. A sip of wine may be good for your cardiovascular system, but a liter of vodka is lethal. Wine contains some methanol, but if you drink purified methanol you go blind. Coco leaf tea lets you breathe thin air, but purified cocaine kills. If I were me, I would take the hepatotoxic warnings about safrole SERIOUSLY. Hawleys Condensed Chemical Dictionary (1993): Safrole- Toxic by ingestion, may not be used in food products (FDA), a carcinogen. Dr. Duke: Safrole- carcinogenic, hepatocarcinogenic, mutagenic, neurotoxic, etc. If wishing that things were not toxic made them non-toxic I would wash my hands with carbon tetrachloride, my hair with chloroform, and I would drink acetone to rid my body of excess cholesterol. Unfortunatly it doesn't work that way, SORRY! Granted it is technically possible that they were wrong about safrole, but is it really worth it to risk your life on that one in a thousand chance. It has been proven over and over that if a non-polar compound as simple as this one destroys rat livers there is AT LEAST a good chance that they will destroy human livers too. Besides, I remember reading that there was proof of human liver damage due to safrole in several people, unfortunatly I cant find it right now, perhaps someone else can refresh my memory as to where these pesky data points went. [This message has been edited by Auxin (edited 09 May 2002).]
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    Nutmeg

    "Safrole can be presumed to be safe until further tests."- Theobromos WRONG! Things should be presumed to be dangerous until furthur tests show otherwise. Radium cyanide has never been tested in humans, that doesn't mean it should be presumed safe! (an extreme example, I know, but you get the point right?)
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    Erythrina tryptamines??

    I agree with Torsten, the 'onion' smell is probably due to some simple unsaturated organic sulfides and/or disulfides- like allyl sulfide for instance. The cat piss smell is probably ammonia, either that or some low molecular weight amines- like methylamine for example. Both ammonia and methylamine occur in many plants.
  24. Mesqualero, perhaps entheogens let you SEE the inner deamons rather than 'awakening' them. Many people don't know the nature of the deamon, so they don't know how to stop it. Now that you have felt it's presance and seen what it can do, you can work past it. After all, how can you stop violent or irrational thoughts if you do not know their source or nature? You see yourself as less sane because you have touched the part of yourself (and all people) that is insane. Having seen this part and (presumably) not having been overpowered by it, you are probably more sane now than ever. Tame the beast and the malicious destroyer is transformed into a benevolent creator. Thats what I tell people when they call me insane anyway.
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    Erythrina tryptamines??

    I have been told many times that the color of 'poo' is from the bile acids, most notably glycocholic acid and taurocholic acid. One time I erroniously used hot water to make a bile salts solution (of refined technical grade bile salts) and the (fairly concentrated) solution turned more black/brown than normal and smelled strongly like 'poo' minus the scatole and indole. The bile acids are not "decomposition products" at all, they are steroids produced by the body to serve a important role, and that is the transport of fats, non-polar vitamins, and such out of the food bits and into the wall of the intestine where they are carried away and used. Heres some more crappy trivia: Cholic acis is the main product of the hydrolysis of bile (commercially obtained from 'poo') and they use this as a food emulsifying agent (upto 0.1% in the USA). It is no wonder that school food always tasted so shitty!
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