https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190228134227.htm

This research left me speechless….just laughing.

AuntieBS

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190227131838.htm

Synthetic biologists have created an enzymatic network in yeast that turns sugar into cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, but also novel cannabinoids not found in the marijuana plant itself. The yeast factories would be more environmentally friendly and less energy intensive than growing the plant and separating out the psychoactive and non-psychoactive ingredients. They may also yield cannabinoid derivatives with unexpected medical uses.

 

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Researchers recently solved a major gap in scientific literature by using mobile software technology to measure the real-time effects of actual cannabis-based products used by millions of people every day.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190226112353.htm

 

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Researchers recommend steps to curb gun violence, and politicians write legislature to ensure it.  But, the violence continues.  Why?  The same reason that we have an opioid crisis despite legislation banning drugs:  Legislation is not the answer!

Criminals have to comply with legislation for it to be effective, and by their very nature, they don’t.  So, only the law-abiding, who are not a problem to anyone, comply with the laws.  They get disarmed, the size of their magazines limited, the types of guns restricted, their backgrounds checked, their fingerprints records, their license fees demanded, and….they weren’t the problem in the first place.  But now, further disarmed, are easy targets for the criminals that laughed at the laws.

Does anyone really expect criminals to eschew higher capacity magazines?  To give up their illegal guns?  Of course not.  So, the gun violence problem remains, and may even increase as citizens are disarmed, calling politicians to create even more ineffective laws.  And the disarmament of the law-abiding continues, while the criminals’ power unilaterally increases.  What BULLSHIT!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190221130245.htm

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190213172307.htm

This is a classic case of confusing correlation with causality.  While I have no doubt that the researchers found a correlation between cannabis use and depression, it is more likely that the depression was causal, rather than vice versa.  A student, struggling with school, due to low IQ or poor study habits, will often get depressed over it.  Some will self-medicate with intoxicants to help cope.  These researchers are trying to imply that the cannabis is causal, but that has not been established.

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190211083204.htm

A seventy year old man, without cannabis experience, ate 90mg THC, or about 3-10 times the normal dosage, depending upon his body weight.  So, he got seriously buzzed and freaked out.  Panic attack!  It was THAT that caused tachycardia and likely constrictions in blood flow due to adrenaline and panic.  That’s all.  It’s disingenuous to declare the cannabis as causal, even though it indirectly may be.  The point is that cannabis does not cause cardiovascular problems, but panic attacks apparently do.  What if the guy saw something on television that freaked him out and caused a panic attack?  Would these “researchers” declare television to be dangerous to patients with cardiovascular disease?  Only if they had a hidden agenda.

Cannabis is generally relaxing, but blood pressure can be slightly raised while under its effects.  Research shows that cannabis is a vasodilator, if anything, so it should be beneficial to cardiovascular patients.  This paper implies otherwise, but did correctly state: “The patient’s cardiac event was likely triggered by unexpected strain on his body from anxiety and fearful hallucinations caused by the unusually large amount of THC he ingested. His sympathetic nervous system was stimulated, causing increased cardiac output with tachycardia, hypertension, and catecholamine (stress hormone) release. After the psychotropic effects of the drug wore off, and his hallucinations ended, his chest pain stopped.”  [emphasis mine]

So, this really has nothing to do with cannabis, but is about fear/panic, which could be caused by many different subjective experiences.  What if the man had eaten peanuts with dinner– would the researcher’s declare that he had a peanut allergy?  Remember– “correlation is not causality”.  Further, the paper talked about “…since the THC content of the substance had increased significantly from three percent to 12 percent.”  This meme is common to BULLSHIT papers which tout the “danger from increased potency cannabis”.  Increased potency simply means that less is needed.  Just as you don’t drink vodka by the pint, like you do beer, you don’t smoke an entire joint like people did 50 years ago.  One or two hits usually suffices, just like a shot of vodka, not a liter.  So, anytime the “increased potency” meme is used, it discredits the paper’s authors because it indicates either extreme naivete’ or an anti-cannabis agenda.

AuntieBS

Whether you adore Donald Trump or hate him, I would think that reading/seeing/hearing the NEWS would be important to you, right?  What person prefers to remain in the dark about local, state, national, and international news?  Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, knowing what’s happening in the world is important.  Yet, our mainstream media have collectively become liars.  Yes, LIARS!  And how can I say that?  By uncovering the truth through hours and hours of research.

Associated Press writes:

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his prime-time speech to the nation, President Donald Trump declared a border crisis that’s in sharp dispute, wrongly accused Democrats of refusing to pay for border security and ignored the reality of how drugs come into the country as he pitched his wall as a solution to varied ills.

LIE!  That is exactly what is happening.  Democrats are refusing (rightly or wrongly) to fund the wall, despite being all for it in 2006, 2009, and 2013.  This is what Chuck Schumer said about illegal immigration in 2009.  Similar comments were made by Bill Clinton in 2006 and Barak Obama in 2013.

A look at his Oval Office remarks Tuesday night:

DRUGS

TRUMP: “Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border.”

THE FACTS: A wall can’t do much about that when drug trafficking is concentrated at land ports of entry, not remote stretches of the border.

LIE!  There is plenty of meth, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs being carried across the border by individuals in backpacks.  A single “mule” can easily carry millions of doses of fentanyl, for example.  Trucks attempt to smuggle in marijuana at border crossings, but much of our illegal drugs come across the border by individual mules.

According to the latest data available, while the largest amounts of drugs overall were seized in between the ports of entry, the overwhelming majority of those seizures by Border Patrol agents is for marijuana, which is cheaper and less strong than other narcotics.

However, customs agents also seized more than 67,000 pounds of methamphetamine smuggled through the ports of entry. Meanwhile, border agents seized nearly 10,300 pounds of meth last year. (That’s 13%– significant!)

The Drug Enforcement Administration says “only a small percentage” of heroin seized by U.S. authorities comes across on territory between ports of entry. The same is true of drugs generally.

In a 2018 report , the agency said the most common trafficking technique by transnational criminal organizations is to hide drugs in passenger vehicles or tractor-trailers as they drive into the U.S. though entry ports, where they are stopped and subject to inspection. They also employ buses, cargo trains and tunnels, the report says, citing other smuggling methods that also would not be choked off by a border wall.

Yes, any and all ways that they can smuggle drugs– trucks, mules, body cavities, cars, planes, submarines, children, and more.  And, we’re not even talking about bringing in terrorists, gangsters, sex slaves, incurable tuberculosis, the new polio-like virus that paralyzes children, measles, mumps, smallpox, sexually-transmitted diseases, and much more.  These come across at other than vehicle checkpoints.

But, I digress.  This is just ONE AP article that is almost completely wrong, trying to mislead the media that quotes it as well as you and me.  I have seen, personally, NBC editing Zimmerman’s 911 call to make him sound racist.  Think about that a moment– EDITING the truth out of a report.  I similarly saw Katie Couric edit a gun documentary to freeze the faces of a pro-gun panel who were asked a question about guns, to make them seem clueless.  Similarly, video and photos of the border crisis are staged, conflicting material photo-shopped out, audio being edited, video being edited. 

A couple years ago, Trump walked into a room of people, one of which was a crippled (retarded?) child in a wheelchair.  Trump walked into the room, bent down, and shook the kid’s hand and gave him undivided attention for about 30 seconds before moving on to shake hands with the adults.  The child kept his arm extended as if he wanted to shake hands again.  The mainstream media edited out the first part, where Trump talked with the child, and instead ran the headlines, TRUMP CALLOUSLY SNUBS CRIPPLED CHILD.  And, on, and on, and on.  These are the LIES, the BULLSHIT being foist on us 24/7.

The result is that naive people believe the BULLSHIT and hate Trump, based on it.  So, when they hear more BULLSHIT about him, it meshes with their already distorted notions and they believe it, never questioning it.  Yet, it is mostly LIES.

The truth is very difficult to find.  Some of the debunk sites (Snopes, Politifact, Factcheck) have been increasingly caught in lies.  It is no secret that the couple that started Snopes is very left-leaning, so most of the time they twist or omit facts that are not becoming to leftists.  Ditto with the others.  The only one that still seems legitimate is TruthOrFiction.  Of course, you all know that Wikileaks has a 100% truth record, but covers very few topics.  If you REALLY want to know what Trump tweeted, read it directly on Twitter instead of relying on the mainstream media to spew their distorted, spun, regurgitated version of the truth.

AuntieBS