Podcast #57 – Planning for the Plan!

It’s getting hot and we’re not doing a whole lot of skiing right now, but now is the time to prepare. The bums talk about some of their off-season planning for winter.

Weekly Flavor

Ski News

Main Topic - Planning for the Plan !

  • Ski Trips Planning

    Shopping for deals on gear, trips, and looking at schedules


Around The Horn

  • Marijuana Developements

    Initiative to legalize recreational pot use qualifies for November California ballot

    An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California officially qualified for the Nov. 8 ballot on Tuesday as the campaign for the measure has taken a commanding lead in fundraising for the battle ahead with opponents.

    Marijuana task force to be led by former deputy PM Anne McLellan

    Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould announced today the launch of a task force to advise the Canadian government on how best to move forward with its plan to legalize marijuana.

    The nine-member task force will be chaired by Anne McLellan, a former deputy prime minister under Paul Martin who also served as a health and justice minister.

    Marijuana changes brain's response to money, study says

    Smoking marijuana may change the way people's brains respond to certain rewards, such as the prospect of winning some money, according to a new study.

    In the study, participants played a game in which they could win a small amount of money. The researchers found that the brains of people who smoked marijuana did not respond to the idea of winning the money as strongly as did the brains of people who did not use the drug.

    'Hemp Inc.' Is the Mobile Game That Wants to Speed Up Marijuana Legalization

    Imagine a video game that allows users to grow and sell weed, interact with celebrity smokers of the stuff, and ultimately build a citywide marijuana empire. Except, don’t imagine it. Because it exists, right now. It’s just a little under the radar, surprisingly.

    Hemp Inc. is a mobile title from HKA Digital Studios led by former Call of Duty and Tony Hawk developer Danny Hammett, which plays a lot like FarmVille, except for the Facebook interactivity and the ability to create your own avatar. Oh, and there's only one single crop to cultivate: weed, obviously.

    Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer's proteins from brain cells

    Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's disease.

    Banned for Doping, Floyd Landis Is Getting in the Weed Biz

    AT FIRST GLANCE the former professional cyclists Floyd Landis and David Zabriskie-both kicked out of the game after confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs-seem like imperfect (at best) advocates for the benefits of marijuana. Yet today they're announcing their new business: topical creams laced with the active ingredients of weed, aimed at athletes. The pair are selling a variety of marijuana-infused products to Colorado dispensaries under the Floyd's of Leadville brand.

    Driverless cars create a safety 'dilemma': passengers vs. pedestrians

    You’re riding in a driverless car with a loved one. It’s cruising down a one-way, single-lane road with a barricade to the left and a wall to the right.

    Just a few feet ahead, three pedestrians are hurrying across a crosswalk even though it’s flashing a red signal. The driverless vehicle’s wheels are faster than the pedestrians’ feet, and a collision is inevitable.

    What should happen next? Should the vehicle know to swerve into a wall and sacrifice its passengers to avoid the pedestrians, or should it protect its passengers at all costs?

  • A walk through the new Alchemist brewery in Stowe


  • Nike unveils innovations for U.S. Olympic track and field team

    Nike on Tuesday unveiled a speed system for its track and field athletes who will compete at August's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    The first is adhesive tape with silicon-based spikes called AeroBlades that runners will be instructed to wear on various parts of their bodies, depending on event, to help cut wind resistance or aerodynamic drag. The distance between the AeroBlades is also different, depending on what part of the body they are placed.


  • Clip-Air: How pod planes could change travel forever

    Here comes the pod plane. It’s yet another revolutionary aircraft design, this one created by Switzerland's Federal Polytechnic Institute, that aims to transform the way people and cargo travel.

    Clip-Air is composed of two elements.

    There’s the flying component, including airframe, cockpit and engines.

    Then there’s the capsules, a number of detachable pods that can act as cabin or cargo hold, depending on the chosen configuration.

    The airframe is based on a flying-wing concept, reminiscent of a stealth bomber. Some may even find some similarities to the X-48, an experimental pilotless aircraft developed for NASA a decade ago.


  • Around the world Sailing Race for ANYONE

    8 Legs of racing, anyone can apply, training sessions mandatory, race gear provided

    Full, 49,000 pounds, or 5,000 - 6,500 pounds per leg, In addition to the 5,500 pounds for training in the UK


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