First a video everyone should watch which has amazing facts about marijuana Here’s yet another reason not to fly, I don’t want to have my airplane hacked The Growing War on the War on Drugs Legal Medical Marijuana Grower Sues Police For Letting His Plants Die New Study: When You Account For The Oceans, Global [...]READ MORE »
I’ve fought along side you on many and varied issues over the years. As many of you know, I am not a liberal. I’m not a conservative either. What I am is a free thinker. I don’t believe people are so horrible that we can’t govern ourselves and I believe strongly in the human capacity [...]READ MORE »
I saw this article in my facebook newsfeed, it jerked my chain a bit. And so I will rant about it for a while now. Yay! The title of their “story”: Society of droids: Startling new research suggests humans are losing ability to process emotions see: http://www.naturalnews.com/039608_emotions_literature_culture.html First of all, don’t trust Natural News It [...]READ MORE »
A note on anarchism: Just as atheism is the absence of religion, anarchism is the absence of ideology. It is based upon your simply being human. (This is from a manual on the philosophy of composition and improvisation in music I am writing. No more than a pamphlet really on the death of the music [...]READ MORE »
Brad Manning Saved America And Is In Prison While James Steele Is A War Criminal Still Teaching Death Squads 101
Bradley Manning is a real hero. The kind you rarely see. When people look back a thousand years from now, history will show, the end of the American empire and it’s bloody form of corporate colonialism complete with death squads trained by American spooks started with the revelations made via wikileaks and the bravery of [...]READ MORE »
This is a big what if? And I’m sure I’m off here and there. It’s certainly more like a back of the envelope thing…
But the really shitty thing about global heating (lets just call it what it really is) is the lag in it’s reaching the atmosphere because up until just about now the oceans are soaking up more heat and have been sparing the atmosphere from much of the destructive effects. This sudden bump upwards toward the end of this cycle of instability as the worlds climate reaches a state that may be very different from anything ever seen in the past is going to feel like earth is kicking us really hard just when we’re down.
I’ve been thinking about this for a while and looking for some data that could help me and I finally found someone had done a Hiroshima bomb equivalence in carbon dumped into the atmosphere. The article is posted at Skeptical Science which is (in my estimation) very reliable. In that article it is claimed that the heat energy going into the ocean is equivalent to 4 Hiroshima bombs per second over the last decade. And that’s just what’s going into the oceans.READ MORE »
When I get up on a February day I don’t expect to not need my long underwear, my extra shirt (tucked in for extra warmth) and my hoodie, parka and gloves… but today, I was greeted walking out the back door with actual heat. I came around to look at the temperature on the big thermometer in the front yard and it’s 54 degrees Fahrenheit today.
So I thought I’d check what the historical record said about this particular day. Was this a record? Are Really cold Februaries just a figment of this dirty old hippies imagination? Was it really uphill both ways?
So here’s a screenshot of the wunderground almanac page on this day:READ MORE »
Legal Marijuana’s Biggest Foes: CIA, DEA, & Big Pharma; Why They Love Prohibition And Why We Will End It Anyway
A Cold War Gone Domestic
That the CIA and the DEA are working together via the war on drugs to subvert democracy both domestically and abroad, while treated like conspiracy theory in the media, is not credibly disputed among political scientists. It used to be the “Soviet threat” that was used to manipulate people into allowing government secrecy, scapegoating and other totalitarian tactics to prevail. These days it’s the “war on drugs” or “terrorism” invoked when the spooks and the war hawks want intervention against democracy rising against corporate colonialism. As Smedley Butler, one of the most decorated soldiers in US history put it: “War is a racket”. The notion that the CIA outspends it’s congressional budget by orders of magnitude and uses drugs imported from around the world to fund it’s spook ops is probably only the tip of the iceberg. Naturally the DEA would be the logical partner in a scheme to sell massive amounts of drugs to unsuspecting users in the US and use that funding to corrupt and bribe and torture their way around the globe partnering with despots rather than democratically elected leaders. Even our opposition, the authoritarian prohibitionists, contend that every purchase we make whether it be marijuana, cocaine or heroin, you’re actively funding terrorists. It’s a dangerous spooky game out there and never mind the military industrial complex shipping cocaine it’s those criminals and drugs dealers and users that are ultimately to blame, lock up, and enslave.
Here’s a few back up facts if you care to dig into this:
From “Drugs Oil and War”
“In the half century since the Korean War the United States has been involved in four major wars in the Third World: in Vietnam (1961-1975), in the Persian Gulf (1990-1991), in Colombia (1991-present), and in Afghanistan (2001-2002).’ All four wars were fought in or near significant oil-producing areas. All four involved reliance on proxies who were also major international drug traffickers. The American habit of training, arming, and financing its drug-trafficking allies in order to help secure oil resources abroad has been a major factor in the huge increase in global illicit drug trafficking since World War II.” – Peter Dale Scott Professor Emeritus University of Berkeley
More on that here: Drugs and the Economy – Peter Dale Scott on Economics 101
I was actually watching c-span one day and saw John Kerry, as milquetoast as the guy might be, said; “It’s hard to tell where the “good guys” end and the criminals begin”. He was talking about allegations and evidence that indicated that the CIA was using drug traffickers for funding in the Iran Contra scandal which ultimately altered an American election by preventing the earlier release of hostages held in Iran which had been brokered by George H.W. Bush in order to defeat Jimmy Carter by artificially positioning him as weak on foreign policy. The October surprise that tricked America into electing a tool like Ronald Reagan was funded by a CIA operation that also helped introduce crack cocaine to Los Angeles.READ MORE »
Continents Carbonate Capacitor: Long Term Geological Cycle Switches Earth From Icehouse To Greenhouse
From Science Daily
Here’s an interesting tidbit of info regarding earths climate and the increase in carbon dioxide that results from volcanic activity when the volcano is on a continent as opposed to deep ocean vents, or volcanoes on islands. The storage of carbon in the form of carbonates on continents make them “carbon capacitors” in the words of one scientist, Cin-Ty Lee professor of Earth science at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
“Continents store massive amounts of carbon dioxide in sedimentary carbonates like limestone and marble, and it appears that these reservoirs are tapped from time to time by volcanoes, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.”
So now that most hotspots are under islands instead of continents, we should have been in Icehouse conditions for quite some time as earth left previous carbonate deposits alone. But humans have changed all that.READ MORE »