For Some Unknown Reason, YouTube STILL Wants To Work With Logan Paul…

As disgraced a YouTube star as he may be right now, Logan Paul STILL has a shot to get back in YouTube’s good graces — but for what, exactly???

Paul’s projects have been placed on hold “indefinitely” with the network, and even though he can still reap ad revenue from people watching his videos, he has been stripped of his Google Preferred status ever since that shameful stunt he pulled in Japan.

Related: Just How Rich IS Logan Paul?

But now, it sounds like even though projects are being pulled away from Logan Paul left and right, YouTube STILL isn’t ready to fully part ways with him yet.

That’s according to Robert Kyncl, Google‘s chief business officer speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday sounding like he REALLY wasn’t ready to let go of Logan Paul:

“We don’t know [if we will work with Logan Paul again.] I couldn’t really answer that. Everything is evolving so fast and the best thing we can do is make sure we put all projects on hold indefinitely. Actions should speak louder than words. Logan has the opportunity to prove that … I think, obviously, we believe he’s made missteps, unfortunate missteps. He’s expressed remorse very quickly. And uh, is learning from the experience.”

Unreal.

The very definition of white male privilege… both for Logan, and that always-controversial and possibly racist brother of his, too.

Un. Real.

[Image via YouTube.]

What Is Live Rosin?

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Live rosin is the latest craze to sweep the cannabis concentrate market. They tend to be the most expensive product per gram at dispensaries. Is it worth the hype? Well, there are absolutely no solvents involved. And producers make them with trichome and terpene-rich plants. Then, producers need to sift and press those plants with minimal yields. So you pay for the amount of labor and the quality of the starting materials when compared to more massively produced butane hash oils.

Live rosin allows you to experience the purest flavors from some of the finest cannabis the market has to offer. As a result, true connoisseurs are picking up live rosin wherever they can find it. There’s some misinformation out there about what live rosin is and we’re here to help clear things up.

What Is Live Rosin?

What Is Live Rosin?

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If you keep up with trends in the cannabis concentrate space, you’ve probably come across the words “live” and “rosin.” However, we only started to see the two used together in recent years. Before that, the term was exclusively used to describe a type of cannabis concentrates called “live resin.” Live resin usually refers to butane hash oil (BHO) comprised of frozen flower or trim. Now, any products made with materials that were frozen immediately after harvest fall under the “live” category. The reason given for this has been to preserve the aromas of the live plant or the terpenes.

Rosin is something completely different. Rosin is a concentrate made with heat and pressure from a hair straightener, T-shirt press or something similar. One might assume that live rosin simply refers to freshly frozen plants that producers rosin press into concentrates. However, you don’t just pull a frozen plant out of the freezer and stick it in the press. There will still be moisture You’d be boiling water right alongside your cannabinoids and terpenes and destroying the quality of your final product.

So what’s the missing step? You need to make ice wax with quality freshly frozen material then allow that concentrate to dry before pressing it. Ice wax refers to a cannabis concentrate extracted without solvents. This is how producers made extracts without solvents before rosin presses or even BHO existed. Instead, producers use water and ice to agitate the trichomes off of the plant. Then, they collect it all with something flat like a credit card and allow it to cure. You can chop it up and spread it out so that the moisture can escape sooner. If you put your concentrate in a sealed jar immediately after extraction, the remaining water could form mold.

From Full Melt To Live Rosin

You won’t be able to use just any ice wax, though. The ice wax needs to have the qualities of a full melt extract if you’re going to use it to make live rosin. Full melt extracts are the highest quality of hash you can find. The name comes from the fact that it completely melts like a dab of BHO would even if it is in the form of a powder or solid. Experts rate hashes from one to six stars based on their quality. A full melt extract falls between the five and six-star hash rating.

Experts consider anything lower in quality half melt or worse. A half melt will partially melt while the remaining plant matter and residuals will burn, making the smoke harsher and less flavorful. If you’re paying a hundred dollars or more per gram for non-solvent extracts and they’re not fully melting, you should take your money elsewhere.

Using freshly frozen material is better than dried when making full melt extracts because the fresh material won’t be dry and brittle. According to the legendary cultivator Kyle Kushman, “the main reason fresh trim is more likely than dried trim to yield full-melt is because it doesn’t disintegrate when agitated. You can get super clean full melt from dry trim. But you must be careful not to agitate it too hard.”

Once you’ve got your full melt ice wax, you can put it in a filter bag. Then, apply pressure at a low temperature to squeeze out some of the strongest, purest and most flavorful concentrates you’ve ever seen. The Bubbleman brand says their live rosin tests at about a 75 to 85 percent cannabinoid content with a 4 to 15 percent terpene content. They test both their flower and extracts for pesticides, potency and terpenes.

Final Hit: Live Rosin

In short, live rosin is solventless hash oil made with full melt bubble hash that was made with freshly frozen materials. For the longest, full melt extracts have been some of the most sought-out,  highest quality non-solvent concentrates on the market. Live rosin takes things a step further by guaranteeing the use of freshly frozen materials. Pressing live rosin is fun to watch because producers make it with bubble hash and it squirts way more oil when pressed. Not to mention its much lighter in color than your average rosin. Most of the live rosin we’ve come across is bright yellow to off-white in color. Whenever we think concentrates can’t get any better artisan hash makers find a way to prove us wrong.

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Paris Jackson Robbed By Hitchhikers In Los Angeles

This is no bueno!!!

Paris Jackson tried to help some hitchhikers out on Friday evening by giving them a ride across Los Angeles, but all she got for her trouble was more trouble!!!

The daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson revealed on her Instagram story overnight that she encountered a couple hitchhikers and wanted to help them out.

Photo: Blanket Towers Over Paris & Prince In Rare Jackson Family Pic!

Speaking on video through her Instagram stories, Jackson described how one of the girls was “pretty fucked up” and the 19-year-old felt like she needed to help them out a bit (below):

“So, last night I picked up a couple of hitchhikers and one girl was pretty fucked up. I mean I remember taking out a pair of my own socks and putting them on her and stopping at a fucking fast food place to get them dinner.”

Awww! That’s so sweet!

Well, sweet until it turned out that the hitchhikers apparently stole her debit card!!!

Jackson continued (below):

“This bitch fucking stole my debit card dude. I gave you guys a fucking ride across L.A. and I do my very, very best to be the best Uber driver ever, even though I’m not a part of Uber and you steal my shit, dude? What the fuck!”

Yeah, definitely no bueno!!!

Jackson seemed to get over it quickly — later Instagram stories have her out having fun with friends. Hopefully she canceled her debit card first, and her bank can mail her a new one! LOLz!!

Anyways, what a crazy day for Paris.

You live and you learn!!!

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

Alleged Child Molester Joel Kramer Reacts To Eliza Dushku’s Accusation: ‘She Has Just Ruined My Career’

Fallout is now coming in after Eliza Dushku took to Facebook overnight to detail the horrific story of being molested as a 12-year-old actor working on the film True Lies, and the man she accused — stuntman and stunt coordinator Joel Kramer — is denying everything.

Kramer spoke to the New York Daily News this afternoon to vehemently deny all the sexual assault accusations levied against him by Dushku in that Facebook post.

Related: Hollywood Women Call ‘Time’s Up’ On ALL This Bullshit…

For one, he said he was “flabbergasted,” and that he was “shaking” because he was so upset about the allegations, all of which he deems to be complete lies.

He said, in part (below):

“It’s something I would never do. I don’t know where this comes from. I am absolutely floored, she was a sweet kid I am absolutely in shock right now. I don’t know why she would do this to me. It is not true.”

And Kramer also takes issue with one very detailed portion of Eliza’s account, where she describes a ride with him in a taxi. The stuntman claimed he never would’ve taken a taxi, because the film would’ve provided him with a car while he was working there.

Kramer recounted (below):

“I was the one driving the car — the company provides me with a car. What the hell is she talking about it. Absolutely crazy. I just don’t understand it. Be nice to somebody, treat them good and this is what happens.”

There’s a very weird tidbit in the piece, too, where Kramer somehow tries to turn the sexual misconduct allegations back around on Dushku. At one point, the stunt coordinator told the Daily News that a set nurse on the film had told him Dushku had a crush on him, and that he “had to be really careful around her.”

WTF??

Regardless, Kramer has remained steadfast in denying everything, even going so far as to admit it’s likely the end of his career (below):

“I think she has just ruined my career … what’s left of it. I never ever did anything like that to her.”

So that’s his take.

Dushku is very detailed and credible with hers.

Serious stuff.

[Image via TNYF/WENN.]

New Yorkers Wonder How New Tax Plan Will Affect Their Families

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – More than 50 people showed up at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on Saturday – not for medical advice, but to discuss taxes and how the plan that was passed in Washington might affect them.

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez hosted the event with a panel of experts. She told 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr she wants to help New Yorkers understand the plan.

“They need to have the information; they need to know that this is an assault, an attack on working families,” she said. “It’s going to undermine the programs that are important to working families in this country, such as Medicare, Medicaid and even Social Security.”

Read More: Republican State Senators Unveil Plan To Protect New York Taxpayers

Many people said they’re worried about their children, their mortgage deductions and how they’ll be able to stay in their homes.

“I have two stepdaughters and I have two small children that I have to provide for,” one woman said.

“What happens with me and my family and my kids?” a man asked.

“What’s going to happen? I really don’t know,” said another. “When I fill out my taxes, then I’ll find out.”

Supporters, however, say the plan will provide tax relief to people and will encourage companies to create jobs in the U.S.

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