This fall, Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin harvested what is America’s first known commercial hemp crop in over fifty years. It was a victory for supporters, who say that hemp could change many farms’ economic fortune. Here, a peek at a historic moment in American agriculture, courtesy of photographer Ben Droz. Capitalism Will Save The Planet [...]READ MORE »
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The Ocean Is Broken – “After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said. “We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening. “I’ve done a lot [...]READ MORE »
Midway: Message From The Gyre There are 5 oceanic gyres and they are all filled with garbage. That largest is the Pacific Gyre and it is the largest at roughly twice the size of Texas.
Occupy Wall Street
Those who doubt that these moments matter should note how terrified the authorities and elites are when they erupt. That fear is a sign of their recognition that real power doesn’t only lie with them. (Sometimes your enemies know what your friends can’t believe.) That’s why the New York Police Department maintained a massive presence at Occupy Wall Street’s encampment and spent millions of dollars on punishing the participants (and hundreds of thousands, maybe millions more, in police brutality payouts for all the clubbing and pepper-gassing of unarmed idealists, as well as $47,000 for the destruction of the OWS library, because in situations like these a library is a threat, too).READ MORE »
Drug War Hart told the Times “80 to 90 percent of people who use crack and methamphetamine don’t get addicted…and the small number who do become addicted are nothing like the popular caricatures.” Crack Addicts Make Surprisingly Rational Decisions, Fascinating Study Reveals Science Everyone wants to know this. I always thought it could feel your [...]READ MORE »
Why Climate Change May Be Responsible for the Horrors in Syria A Bunch Of Young Geniuses Just Made A Corrupt Corporation Freak Out Big Time. Time For Round Two. The Untold History of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left I’m not sure about this one, have [...]READ MORE »
Ok, so Thom Hartmann suggests that libertarians are racists. But I think he’s suffering from cognitive bias. White cognitive bias. Rand Paul’s Confederacy Scandal Is Not an Anomaly — Libertarianism Is a ‘Philosophy’ That Papers Over Deep Racism in America Essentially, I believe Rand Paul and Ron Paul are clearly racists, so this is essentially [...]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 »
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 »
New marijuana news and messaging resource: HempSaves.net
And there are actually a total of five bills being floated in the Illinois legislature right now. HB 1, the medical marijuana bill is actually just a shell bill so it’s not that exciting really. The really significant thing is the three model legislations calling for outright legalization of marijuana. The other bill is specifically addressing the ban on growing hemp hoping to tap into the roughly $10 billion market that is served here in America by mostly Canada and China who have no such restrictions upon marijuana’s low THC cousin Hemp.READ MORE »
The tomato plant is a member of the deadly nightshade family along with potatoes and Datura (a well know and dangerous and illegal drug). For many years europeans thought they were deadly poison until they saw natives eating them.
These plants, including the tomato plant contain toxins called tomatine and solanine. Drinking tomato leaf tea can kill you
Cannabis on the other hand has never killed a single person, is nearly the only non-toxic plant ever discovered as well as being non-allergenic (right, no one has ever been allergic to it). It is also the most medically therapeutic plants ever discovered by mankind. One acre of hemp can make the same amount of paper as four acres of trees. It’s seeds are higher in omega 3′s and 6′s than any other food, providing hig quality nutrition very cheaply. It grows like a weed and probably cures cancer.
It is by far safer than either alcohol or tobacco and with this plant we can have a sustainable economy that won’t destroy our planet.
Regulate cannabis like tomatoes, end the war against our medicine.READ MORE »