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What Modafinil was Like for Me

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Originally developed as a nootropic to combat narcolepsy, fighter pilots who often flew 24-hour-plus missions began using Provigil / Modafinil to combat the physical fatigue and mental dullness that sets in after sleep deprivation. With the advent of the Internet and Indian pharmacies, Provigil / Modafinil began filtering down to high powered executives and then to anyone with an Internet connection.

For people who respond to Modafinil, it’s simply a wonder drug. “Magic pill” and “silver bullet” come to my mind when discussing Modafinil. (Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice. Always consult with a physician before using this or any other medication.)

What does Provigil / Modafinil feel like?

Do you ever feel like you need to make an effort to access part of your brain when retrieving information? When writing or performing other cognitive tasks, it feels like I retrieve information stored in various filing cabinets. My conscious mind seeks out one filing cabinet for a piece of information, grabs and holds that information, and then goes into another filing cabinet for an addition piece of information. Then my brain begins integrating all of the various “files.” It’s a cumbersome process.

On Modafinil, there’s no delay in retrieving information. Everything is just there – all at once. My brain feels like its a spider web where all of the neurons are talking to each other simultaneously. It’s an amazing feeling and if you’re running Modafinil with test, you will feel like a super hero or demigod.

Provigil / Modafinil for Intermittent Fasting.

Many people report getting headaches while using Modafinil. My question is always the same, “Did you drink water?”

When on Modafinil, your desire to eat or drink anything will go to zero. You will essentially “forget” to eat and drink water. The head aches that people report from Modafinil are almost caused by dehydration.

If you want to fast for 16-18 hours, then Modafinil is perfect. Don’t eat anything for 16 hours. Train on am empty stomach. Then eat for the next 6-8 hours.

Be sure to drink a lot of water. I recommend a half gallon or more per 8 hours.

Provigil / Modafinil for Better Workouts.

Strength is ultimately a product of neurological functions. Modafinil improves neuromuscular function. I have the best training sessions of my life on Modafinil.

100 mg of Modafinil taken one to two hours before a training session will lead to awesome workouts. I don’t use any other stimulants (no pre-workout aids like Jack3d) other than maybe a half-caff cups of coffee.

How much Provigil / Modafinil did I take?

I’ve never taken more than 100 mgs – one-half of a tablet. Many guys take 200 mgs.

Some split their 200 mg cap in half and take 100 mg in the morning and 100 mg in the evening.

I have never seen the need to take a full tablet. A single 100 mg dose in the morning keeps me humming along quite nicely. At the end of the productive day, my brain feels tired and ready for rest.

Did I “cycle” Provigil / Modafinil?

Yes, Modafinil become less potent the more frequently it’s used. I only use Modafinil a few times per month. Heavy users of Modafinil report using a cycle of 2 weeks on/2 weeks off.

As with any other drug, Modafinil’s effects will vary based on an individual’s physiology. The “right” way or “wrong” way depends entirely on the person.

Where can I purchase Provigil / Modafinil?

Modafinil is available with a doctor’s prescription. It’s often prescribed to people who work swing shifts at work and thus develop erratic sleeping patterns.

What are Provigil’s / Modafinil’s side effects?

The side effects are typical and generally mild and vary by person. Modafinil’s side effects include nervousness, nausea, and irritability. There is one serious side effect that is purportedly extremely rare – a gnarly full body rash. (In one study, 0 out of 4,264 patients got the rash, so the rash does not seem like a major or even minor concern.)

Although tens of thousands of people have used Modafinil and lived to tell about it and the Modafinil skin rash seems extremely rare and unlikely, you should do your oak homework and assess the risks.

Modafinil: What’s the bottom line?

Not everyone responds well to Modafinil. Some take it and feel amazing and others take it and feel nothing. (although some people who feel nothing may have purchased counterfeit product.) Modafinil boosts fat loss, improves workout, and even makes sex more pleasurable. Modafinil makes pretty much everything better. Do your homework, though, and research the side effects and always consult with a doctor.

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The Patreon Lawsuit Involving Owen Benjamin Explained by a Lawyer

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Patreon, a platform popular with podcasts, journalists, and comedian faces significant legal peril due a fascinating quirk of California law that no one seemed to have noticed.

  • Summary: Patreon banned Owen Benjamin. Owen Benjamin’s backers moved for arbitration, alleging various causes of action. Under the arbitration procedures spelled out in Patreon’s Terms of Service, Patreon must pay the filing fees, which could total millions of dollars. Patreon cannot collect those fees back, even if Patreon wins the arbitrations.

Tech companies face almost total protection from lawsuits due to a law created by Congress to encourage freedom of speech on the web. Because of this, companies have gotten sloppy with the Terms of Service.

Patreon’s Terms of Service, like nearly every other tech companies, provide that anyone who wants to use Patreon must do so in arbitration. Patreon’s TOS also ban class actions or any joint actions.

Patreon’s TOS mandate arbitration and ban class actions because individual consumers who suffer small harms aren’t able to find a lawyer to take their case. Again, all tech companies do this. Let’s not single out Patreon. Here is Amazon:

  • Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of any Amazon Service, or to any products or services sold or distributed by Amazon or through Amazon.com will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify.

Here is PayPal:

  • By opening and using a PayPal account, you agree to comply with all of the terms and conditions in this user agreement. The terms include an agreement to resolve disputes by arbitration on an individual basis.

Owen Benjamin Gets Banned. Dozens of his backers individual claims for arbitration.

Patreon, by banning a Creator, disrupts the economic relationship between Creator and Backer. In legal terms this is called tortious interference with a business relationship.

Patreon, under California law, must pay the arbitration fees in advance. These fees can be upward of $10,000 per case.

If dozens of backers move for individual arbitration against Patreon, you can start doing the math.

Benjamins’ Backers Put Patreon on Notice; Patreon Unilaterally Amends its TOS to Bar the Claims the Parties were Going to Bring.

In early December, numerous defendants told Patreon that they intended to move for individual arbitration.

Patreon’s TOS suggest that contacting them before seeking arbitration is required, although this provision could be read as a request rather than a demand.

  • We encourage you to contact us if you have an issue. If a dispute does arise out of these terms or related to your use of Patreon, and it cannot be resolved after you talk with us, then it must be resolved by arbitration.

Because Patreon wrote the TOS, the terms will be resolved against Patreon. In law this is known as contra proferentem. Any ambiguous language will be read in favor of the party who did not draft it.

The TOS, to me and many others, looks like a pre-filing demand. Others may claim the terms read otherwise. Contra proferentem applies.

Two or three weeks later, Patreon unilaterally altered the Terms of Service by adding this clause:

  • You may not bring a claim against us for suspending or terminating another person’s account, and you agree you will not bring such a claim. If you try to bring such a claim, you are responsible for the damages caused, including attorneys fees and costs. These terms remain in effect even if you no longer have an account.

Patreon claimed that its unilateral change to the TOS “remain in effect even if you no longer have an account.”

Yes, Patreon literally changed its TOS after it was contacted by arbitration claimants, who were required to contact Patreon before moving for arbitration.

Patreon filed a Mass Action against the Arbitration Claimants.

Patreon lost several procedural motions before arbitrations. After losing these motions, they sued the arbitration claimants in California State Court.

Realizing that the arbitration fees would be in the millions of dollars range, Patreon filed a group action against all 72 arbitration claimants. Patreon sought an injunction, that is, they want the Court to order the arbitrations to be stopped.

Here is what Patreon’s TOS says about group actions:

  • Arbitrations may only take place on an individual basis. No class arbitrations or other grouping of parties is allowed. By agreeing to these terms you are waiving your right to trial by jury or to participate in a class action or representative proceeding; we are also waiving these rights.

To drop my lawyer’s latin again, contra proferentem. Patreon can’t claim that when they said that “other groupings of parties is allowed,” applies only to arbitrations. That provision is subject to an ambiguous reading at best.

How can Patreon file a group action against 72 defendants when Patreon barred group actions? They can’t.

The Patreon Hearing.

The 72 defendants were represented by well-known First Amendment lawyer Marc Randazza.

The Court issued a tentative (not final) order denying the injunctions.

During the hearing, Patreon’s counsel brought up additional cases that it claimed applied to the lawsuit.

The Court suggested that Randazza file a supplemental motion addressing those new cases Patreon’s counsel cited.

Patreon will probably lose, and should lose, its State Court action.

Patreon’s TOS required parties to use arbitration. Group actions were banned. The parties complied with the TOS, first by putting Patreon on notice as to their claims.

Once the parties put Patreon on notice of their claim, Patreon was barred by well-established law from amending the TOS in a way that would foreclose those claims.

The Implications?

If a popular creator were banned from PayPal, could he or she have her backers move for arbitration as well?

That’s a specific question that many lawyers are looking at now.

Patreon, like Door Dash before it, banned class actions before decision that group actions are in fact an inefficient way of resolving cases.

Here is what a federal judge told one tech company who complained about a “loophole” being used by the parties:

DoorDash Ordered to Pay $9.5M to Arbitrate 5,000 Labor Disputes:

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Rejecting claims that the legal process it forced on workers is unfair, a federal judge Monday ordered food-delivery service DoorDash to pay $9.5 million in arbitration fees for 5,010 delivery drivers’ labor demands against the company.

“You’re going to pay that money,” U.S. District Judge William Alsup said in court. “You don’t want to pay millions of dollars, but that’s what you bargained to do and you’re going to do it.”

Of course anything can happen in a court of law, and the judge will be issuing a final ruling in a few weeks from now.

Read my prior coverage here:

Patreon Faces New Legal Peril Under California Law

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CNN’s Brian Stelter Apologizes for Mistake (Good Man)

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UPDATE:

CNN’s Brian Stelter falsely accused a woman of spreading disinformation tonight, in a Tweet Stelte deleted without apology after it was revealed that Stelter lying.

The lie concerned a fire started by rioters in Washington D.C. Katrina B. Haydon reported that St. John’s church near the White House was on fire.

 

 

 

Stelter attacked the woman, baselessly accusing her of lying.

 

Brian Stelter has yet to apologize to spreading disinformation.

Did Brian Stelter lie to protect violent protesters?

Why did Stelter lie?

Is he trying to provide propaganda for violent protesters and domestic terrorists?

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“Burn It Down,” ESPN Writer Encourages Arson of Low Income Housing

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ESPN sportswriter Chris Palmer Martin Tweeted, “Burn that shit down. Burn it all down.” The burning building was a low-income housing area in Minneapolis. (Minneapolis vandalism targets include 189-unit affordable housing development.)

When rioters neared Martin’s home, he called them “animals.”

 

The media has a history of supporting ANTIFA.

 

 

Hoaxed Movie Uncovers the Media’s Relationship with ANTIFA

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