Archive for February, 2013

Every American Citizen Must See This “Call To Arms” VIRAL 3/3 – YouTube.

“One man with a gun can control 100 without one”– Vladamir Lenin

“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun”– Mao Tse Tung

“History teaches that all conquerors, who have allowed their subject races to carry arms, prepared their own downfall”– Adolph Hitler

Do you want to be a free person or a subject?

 

Physicist: If All Science Were Run Like Marijuana Research, Creationists Would Control Paleontology | Alternet.

The epitome of all bullshit– how the DEA treats marijuana!  Just absolutely insane– an herb with numerous medical uses, mild recreational use, does not promote violence, is not lethal, offers nutritious seeds, fiber, oil, and is treated as if it were more dangerous than heroin or crack cocaine or methamphetamine????  Worse, it’s on YOUR tax dollar!!!  Just incredible!

Sadly, Congress could change that overnight, but doesn’t.  Hmmmm…. Oh yeah, Big Pharm, Liquor Lobby, Law Enforcement Unions, Prison Guards’ Unions, and others buy more government than marijuana proponents do.  We have the best government that money can buy, and people stupid enough to keep re-electing the same sorry bunch!  I guess we deserve them.  😦

Chicago The Poster Child for Failed Gun Control | US Concealed Carry Association | USCCA.

 

Fred On Everything.

 

DEMOCIDE: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns And Freedom – YouTube.

Horrible!  Tragic!

*VIDEO* Where do criminals get their guns? – The Libertarian Republic.

How are new laws on magazine size, types of guns, registration, etc, going to impact the criminals– who, by definition, do not heed laws?  Just insane– people do not think beyond the tip of their noses, let alone tomorrow!  I think there should be an IQ test before people are allowed to vote!  Or maybe their votes are multiplied by their IQs– that’s it– the smarter you are, the more important your vote.  Makes sense to me, though I do not see how it could be practically implemented.

When will people realize that ALL gun laws ONLY affect the law-abiding– who are NOT the problem.  Armed citizens are often the FIRST line of defense until the many minutes until police arrive.  A favorite quote of mine is “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.  Ponder that.

Medical Cannabis Protection Measures Reintroduced In Congress


Medical Cannabis Protection Measures Reintroduced In Congress
Washington, DC:
Members of the United States
House of Representatives reintroduced legislation in Congress last
week to protect state-authorized medical marijuana patients from
federal prosecution.

House Bill 689, the States’ Medical Marijuana
Patient Protection Act
, would ensure that medical cannabis
patients in states that have
approved its use
will no longer have to fear arrest or
prosecution from federal law enforcement agencies. It states, “No
provision of the Controlled Substances Act shall prohibit or
otherwise restrict in a State in which marijuana may be prescribed
or recommended by a physician for medical use under applicable
state law.”

The measure also calls for the federal government to reclassify
cannabis so that it is no longer categorized as a Schedule I prohibited substance with no accepted
medical use and a high potential for abuse. It states: “Not later
than one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the
Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration shall, based
upon the recommendation under paragraph (1), issue a notice of
proposed rulemaking for the rescheduling of marijuana within the
Controlled Substances Act, which shall include a recommendation to
list marijuana as other than a Schedule I or Schedule II.”

In January, a three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for
the District of Columbia
denied petitioners request to overturn the Obama administration’s
July 2011 rejection
of an administrative petition that sought
to initiate hearings regarding the reclassification of marijuana
under federal law.

Separate federal legislation, House Bill 710: The Truth in Trials Act, which
provides an affirmative defense in federal court for defendants
whose actions were in compliance with the medical marijuana laws of
their state, is also once again pending before the US House of
Representatives. Prior version of this measure failed to make it
out of committee.

Additional information on these measures is available from
NORML’s ‘Take Action Center’ at:
http://www.capwiz.com/norml2/issues/.

 

Hemp Is Harmless, a Potential Economic Miracle, and Still Illegal in America — But the Tide Seems to Be Turning | Alternet.

Isn’t it incredible that such a useful plant is still against the law in the United States, while legal virtually everywhere else?  Do you own any hemp clothing?  I do.  It feels like cotton and wears like steel!  Paper made from hemp is also quite good.  Have you ever eaten hemp seeds?  Shelled, they are excellent sources of protein, omega-3 oils, and have a pleasant nutty taste, which makes them good for soups and stews.  Unshelled hemp seeds add a delightful crunch to bread and pastries.  NONE of it is psychoactive– no one smokes hemp to get high– they’d probably die of asphyxiation before getting a buzz.

So, why is it illegal?  In the 1930’s, William Randolf Hearst feared that the paper produced from hemp would devalue his investment in timber lands, and feared that the oil from the seeds would devalue his investment in petroleum, since the Model A Ford was originally designed to run on hemp oil.  So, he lobbied the federal government– the best government that money can buy– to outlaw it, and it spawned the first drug czar, Reefer Madness, and our stupid, Draconian laws that remain today.

Write your legislators and ask them to support the return of hemp in the United States.  It will provide useful fiber, bio-fuel, and nutritious seeds.

California Lawmaker Proposes Presumptive Impairment Standard For Cannabis

California Lawmaker Proposes Presumptive Impairment Standard For CannabisLegislation is pending in the California Senate, Senate Bill 289, that seeks to “make it unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle if his or her blood contains any detectable amount of a drug classified in Schedules I, II, III, or IV of the California Uniform Controlled Substance Act.” The California State Sheriffs’ Association, California Police Chiefs Association, and California Narcotics Officers Association are all backing the bill.

Under this Act, prosecutors could charge individuals, including state-qualified medical marijuana patients, with DUI cannabis solely based on the presence of trace levels of THC in their blood, regardless of whether further evidence of behavioral impairment is present.

According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, THC blood levels are poor indicators of cannabis-induced impairment. NHTSA states: “It is difficult to establish a relationship between a person’s THC blood or plasma concentration and performance impairing effects. … It is inadvisable to try and predict effects based on blood THC concentrations alone.”

California NORML and NORML successfully lobbied against the passage of similar legislation last year.

NORML has additional resources relevant to this issue here:

Cannabis and psychomotor performance: A rational review of the evidence and implications for public policy

Imposing Per Se Limits For Cannabis: Practical Limitations and Concerns

Cannabis and Driving: A Scientific and Rational Review

Please contact your Senator and urge him or her to oppose this legislation. For your convenience, a pre-written letter will be e-mailed to your elected official when you visit NORML’s ‘Take Action Center’ here:

http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=62429301

 

The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition. – Slate Magazine.

Unconscionable!!!!! I thought we were supposed to have a government “Of the people, By the people, and For the people” .  What went wrong?