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Blogging…why do I do it? What is it?

Bloggers are all too familiar with Word Clouds...
Bloggers are all too familiar with Word Clouds…

I use blogging as a creative outlet to express my feelings, thoughts and opinions, as a way to illustrate my sense of humor at times… As a way to be heard in this crazy world. Blogging really has given me some voice. It has also given me some indication that some of the things I write, are attacked by other people in my life, because they think my Blogs are who I am. These confused souls feel persecuted by some of my articles, which, have NOTHING to do with them.

I’ve tried to explain, I write, I get paid very little to write but still get paid. Stephen King once stated in a book on writing, “if you get paid anything for writing, then you are a professional writer”. I have stated, jokingly, that I am a professional writer…This is based, of some off-color wisdom, by one of my favorite authors. I know that doesn’t make it fact. I also know I am not a professional writer…I am merely an amateur and proud of it. It takes balls to expose yourself and speak up for unpopular topics! It takes NO testicles to badmouth and hate because you don’t agree with the amateur author! Blog hecklers are people suffering from no ambition or balls, to start their own blog and stand by their own writing. Yes, I share conflicting views, to shoot for fairness, but I am not a professional blogger…I have only been blogging for a couple of months!

Blogging is a way, a means, for a person to make a tiny corner of the internet theirs, to express feelings, passions and items that are important to that person. It’s okay to disagree with what someone says, but instead of public humiliation, maybe just don’t read the blog if you don’t agree with it…Live and let live. You will never be successful in changing another human beings belief system…Don’t even try. If you are at odds with the person blogging, so much, it causes you distress, just ignore their blog.

I have run into this with only a couple of people. I have had messages calling me names, terrible names… I have had family members wish harm, call me stupid, tell me to get on meds, tell me I’m not a man. Tell me my service to my country as a Marine was basically invalid. These are just some examples I have come across as a Blogger. These are some of the people with a lot of HATE for all other people, especially if those people aren’t HillBillys! #HillBillys

I have decided if my blogs cause someone anger, such as my blog about Depression did… That is an emotional response to which, ever medium or art, I am working with. If a word, phrase or article, cause anger but the person keeps coming back, then that is a “friend” of the blog, even though the person themselves, proclaims they “hate” the blog, they continue to read it.

Bloggers have different levels of experience. I am just starting out as a blogger. I have been a very, very amateur writer for most of 40 decades. WordPress has started me on my personal journal of thoughts, humor, educating, joking around, living a better quality of life because I enjoy my hobby! This improves MY health. I don’t get much money AT ALL. If I was doing this for a living, I wouldn’t even have enough for a cup of coffee a day! These are for me! These are for the fans I have, which is over 500 strong! Thank you all!

I am weird. I am a liberal. I believe in Peace. I support efforts to save the rainforests, I think all human beings are completely equal to each other. I believe in the death penalty but I hate we have to use it… I am an individual, expressing my opinions. I am a proud, honorably discharged and decorated E4 of the Marine Corps, having served 8 total years. I am a father, husband, son, brother, friend and a gentle spirit. I mean NO offense but if I do offend, please accept my apologies.

Thanks for listening to ramblings of a creatively insane man,

Emery Myers

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Laney the Crohn's Warrior. Image courtesy of www.darwinsrightleftwing.com

Update on Laney’s Battles! Petition at end of article friends!

Originally posted on WWW.DarwinsRightLeftWing.com:

Update on Laney’s Battles!
Laney and her Yorkie, Kia. These two are inseparable. Kia might as well have Crohn's disease as she spends hours everyday in the bathroom with Laney!
Laney and her Yorkie, Kia. These two are inseparable. Kia might as well have Crohn’s disease as she spends hours everyday in the bathroom with Laney!

Please, if you are a parent, please sign this petition. Marijuana is a diverse plant with MANY beneficial properties. My daughter is taking a dangerous chemo drug for her Crohn’s Disease. She is only 7. It will leave her sterile and further injure her liver. Please help her. Please help ALL Kansans with Chronic Illness and Pain without voices. Please sign this all important, historic petition. Stand and scream! Make your voices so loud that the House and Senate WILL HAVE TO LISTEN TO US!

Part 2 of her story is here: Laney’s Story of Living with Crohn’s Disease.

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Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke! A story of truth and inspiration!

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

Marijuana Put My Crohn’s Disease Into Remission and It’s Not A Joke

I usually do not want to talk about having Crohn’s Disease. It is just a reality I have lived with for nine years, but never exactly dinner table discussion or an amusing anecdote shared with friends over drinks. It has been not just a major inconvenience in my life; it has altered its course significantly. The subject is emotionally difficult to explain. It’s personal. For lack of a better word, unpleasant.

I feel compelled to share now, although I don’t really want to, because a new study has proven smoked marijuana has a near 100% success rate in putting Crohn’s Disease into remission. I am sick of everyone making jokes about my involvement in the marijuana legalization movement; I’m sick of having to stay quiet about what I do around family or in public for fear or upsetting someone’s delicate sensibilities about “drugs” like marijuana. Let me tell you a thing or two about drugs, marijuana and Crohn’s Disease. It’s not a joke and it is not about “getting high” for me.

It is difficult to explain to people what Crohn’s is, because it involves the digestive system and people like to just think it is IBS. It is not IBS. It’s especially hard to explain because the causes are unknown; it is a chronic illness that was only given a name in 1932.

Genetic factors can signal its onset, but I had no such forewarning. My mom was adopted in the 1960s, when laws pertaining to adoption allowed all records, including medical, to remain locked—even fifty years after the laws have changed. Some digging produced some vague birth records showing a great-grandmother and some other distant biological relatives who died of their intestines exploding inside of them. My doctors urged me to find family members who had the illness so they could try to find patterns. We found my biological grandmother in Pennsylvania, but she wanted nothing to do with either me or my family and refused to provide any medical records.

I began fasting in middle school, but I didn’t start seriously starving myself to the point of illness until my sophomore year of high school. Not the point of this article, so I am not going in depth. Some people believe malnutrition can be a trigger for those who carry the gene. I think so, too. By my senior year I was in such terrible pain I would double over crying at night, unable to sleep. A nutritionist my doctor sent me to said it was my vegetarian diet and I needed more protein. I started puking everything I ate. The starving became involuntary.

The day I graduated high school all the other kids were lined up ready to process into the auditorium and talking about their college plans, I was sitting against a wall trying to regain my composure to get up and walk across the stage with everyone else, biting on my own hand to get through the pain so hard I broke skin. That summer before college was pretty miserable. I was in and out of doctors’ offices while trying to make plans to move over 300 miles away for college.

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease three days before I moved into the dorms at San Francisco State. I spent much of my first semester in my dorm bed under mounds of blankets with the heat blasting because I couldn’t eat food and I just never could get warm. As it turned out, I had a blockage in my large intestine that had caused inflammation, which in turn shut my whole body down.

I was desperately trying to maintain a normal social life just after moving to a brand new place and without friends. That November before going to a dinner party a co-worker was throwing, I decided to shower and get ready in our shared hall bathrooms. I got in the shower and shivered so hard I couldn’t stop shaking. I kept turning the knob higher and higher until my skin was lobster red and near blistering. Though I had begun to burn my skin, I couldn’t feel it. I reluctantly got out of the shower and moved into a stall to put my clothes on. As I zipped up the back of my dress I started to get dizzy. I clutched a wall for a moment, telling myself to keep it together, before I collapsed on the concrete floor.

A couple of minutes later a girl from down the hall found me on the floor, lifted me up and walked me back to my room. The first thing I said was “don’t tell my mom, I have a party to go to tonight…” before passing out in the bed again. Thankfully, she and my roommate ignored my suggestion and found my mom’s number in my cell. She told them to take me to the hospital immediately.

When I got there, the doctor was ready to do emergency surgery to remove the blockage.  I stubbornly pleaded with the doctors to find another way – after all, I had this crazy idea I was going to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in only three years and it was late in the semester to be dropping my classes for a surgery. The surgeons kept a tube snaked through my nose and esophagus to my stomach for two days while it drained the bile built up behind the blockage to the point of turning toxic. The buildup had triggered anemia, which in turn caused the coldness and fainting.

Luckily, the doctor who treated me knew a specialist and major researcher in the field at UCSF, a world-renowned medical research school.

The specialist removed the tube, allowing me to speak aloud for the first time in days (until then I had been communicating via slips of paper I handed my mom, littered with obscenities directed towards the nurses and other doctors). We agreed to do the surgery over spring break in March as long as I promised to take the prescribed medications and my condition didn’t worsen.

I started taking a lot of pills. I was always the youngest person by at least 40 years in my local pharmacy. One of the pills, Asacol, I seemed to be taking all day with no perceived benefit. The one that stood out the worst for me though—Prednisone. Prednisone is a steroid used to reduce inflammation and is typically prescribed to people suffering with arthritis. It caused me to gain 10 pounds of water weight almost immediately. When I stood up to walk to class I would have sloshly ankles within minutes, so I started taking a shuttle to the other end of campus when I became unable to make the walk. My otherwise clear skin broke out in a bad way. I had mood swings; any little thing would set me off crying or picking fights. I remember one particularly depressing Friday night when the dorms were abuzz with partiers and I was watching Oprah with my feet propped up and crying into a carton of strawberry ice cream like a pregnant woman.

I made it to March, miserably, and then I went in for surgery. Because I was only 18-years-old they wanted to do what they could to not to scar up my body too much, so they did the surgery laparoscopically (with lasers) and pulled the damaged part of my intestine out through my belly button and glued it back together. While this procedure avoided any major scarring, to this day my skin’s misalignment becomes apparent when I gain and lose weight, which I do constantly because… I have Crohn’s Disease.

I came out of the surgery a little angry. A nurse commented to me that the surgery was more painful than childbirth so it should be a breeze when I start popping them out. Why the hell would an 18-year-old who just had their body torn open even give a fuck about childbirth?! I think it was her way of telling me it was okay that I was constantly tapping at the morphine drip button they put in my hand. I was using it to put myself to sleep. I was even angrier when they started telling me about all the meds they wanted to give me and when they told me that I had an 80% chance of having to do this again in two years, and AGAIN two years after that until I would eventually have to carry a bag because I didn’t have enough intestine left. Fucking gross, I wasn’t going to accept it. The doctors painted a very bleak and expensive picture of my future, right when it was just getting started.

“The doctors painted a very bleak and expensive picture of my future, right when it was just getting started.”

I had smoked marijuana regularly in high school, Proposition 215 had already passed but there were no medical marijuana clubs in my conservative, rural, part of California. We still had to buy our marijuana from shady street dealers. I felt so cool and so terrified at the same time going to buy marijuana with a friend the very first time. I think the guy we bought it from was part of a local gang.

Moving to San Francisco and seeing the dispensary and medical card ads in the back of the free weeklies was a revelation. I was nervous about getting a medical marijuana recommendation because of the rumors I heard about government watch lists. But I knew I  didn’t want to take any more of those pills, the effects of the pills were worse than the actual Crohn’s both mentally and physically.

I also had classmates at Journalism school chastise me for wanting to write about medical marijuana, like it was some funny joke. I stopped telling people about it unless they were already “in the know.”

My first “pot doctor” put me at ease immediately. He started telling me how I should use it for my Crohn’s Disease, how it would help me stop the pills and actually feel better. He made me feel normal, comfortable. I got to ask him all the questions my traditional doctors wouldn’t answer and he answered honestly. He said there needed to be more studies, but from what he was seeing with other people like me, marijuana was working. I asked my doctor at UCSF about it on the next visit, she briefly said she had heard encouraging things but she couldn’t recommend marijuana to me. Politics, you understand.

Over the years I researched holistic medicine and integrated that into my daily routine. I also smoked a lot of pot. I would be lying if I said I only smoked pot to ease the pain. Sometimes I smoke pot because I like it. Sometimes my brain is just as sick as my body and it feels good to do something to help myself instead of relying on everyone else.

“I would be lying if I said I only smoked pot to ease the pain. Sometimes I smoke pot because I like it, sometimes my brain is just as sick as my body and it feels good to do something to help myself instead of relying on everyone else.”

This March marked eight years since my surgery and this August will mark nine since my diagnosis. I show no signs of needing surgery again in the foreseeable future. My health is one hundred percent attributable to my decision to ignore everyone’s discouragement years ago and replace all those drugs with marijuana.

Besides the occasional Crohn’s complication (it is an autoimmune disease so I get all kinds of bizarre symptoms through germs I come in contact with, everything from the common cold to shingles and inflamed eyes), I am healthy and have been able to live an otherwise normal life because of my choice.

Like I said, this is a story I have never wanted to tell, but one I now think is important to share. People still go to jail for marijuana. All across the country military-style SWAT raids are conducted on peaceful people because of marijuana. I bet at your dinner table with your “straight” friends and family you still won’t talk about it because they don’t want to hear it or you are afraid of getting busted. Weed isn’t just hippies, nag champa and reggae music. It’s how people like me—your friend, a person you may have met casually, your family, your coworker, your teenage daughter buying pot from a drug dealer—get through life, which is after all, what we are all really trying to do, right?

If you found this story inspiring or, just enough to change your mind for chronically ill patients to have a choice about their treatment, please sign the petition below!

Please sign the petition.

Please sign the Cannabis Compassion and Care petition. The link is directly below.

To sign the Cannabis Compassion and Care Petition allowing Safe, Legal Access to Americans, CLICK HERE.

Original article from: http://www.ladybud.com/2013/05/15/marijuana-put-my-crohns-disease-into-remission-and-its-not-a-joke/

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Laney the Crohn’s Warrior: Part 2. Please also SIGN the PETITION for Laney and for all chronically ill Kansans! Please, this Father begs you…written by Emery Myers

Laney TaeKwonDo Champion Second Chrons Warrior First
Crohn’s Disease Warrior First!!!         Laney is a Brown-Belt Taekwondo champion second!
Part 2 of Laney’s life and Crohn’s Disease. The story of a true champion. The story of Laney! Laney, the Crohn’s Warrior.
Warrior I Will Stay Strong I Will Fight I Will Win
Laney is presently bleeding inside. She bleeds through damaged areas in her large intestine. She is not in remission now, even though she takes Azothiaprine, 100miligrams per day. She is fighting… fighting pain, fatigue, nausea, depression, anxiety, herself…at 7 years old! No 7-year-old should have to be subjected to this but Laney doesn’t think this way. She is positive and optimistic on the outside but I know she is terrified on the inside! She is just TOO TOUGH to let anyone smell the fear, the pain, deep inside her tiny, damaged tummy.
Azothiaprine DESTROYS Laney’s immune system. Why, you may ask does she take the drug then? It is the lesser of 2 evils at this time. Azothiaprine puts her immune system in a “head-lock”, if you will, preventing her tummy from being attacked, in specific, her gastrointestinal system.
The problem is, it is a very TOXIC chemical, continually damaging  her small master organ, her liver! Presently, Laney has lab drawn weekly to make sure her liver is tolerating the DRUG…the FDA approved Killer Drug. If this drug continues to cause problems, then Laney will be faced with intravenous chemotherapy, which increases her chances of various cancers to 11%! She is only 7…
Crohn’s is the WORST auto-immune disease affecting the entire GI tract from the mouth to the anus. Crohn’s Disease causes many severe problems in the GI tract and can attack anywhere along the GI tract.
FOR more Crohn’s Information click HERE.
Despite Laney losing 3 pounds in the last two weeks, which took her 6 months to gain, she recently earned her Brown Belt in Traditional #TaeKwonDo
This is one “Belt” below Black Belt!
She tested in front of the Grand Master, Sun-Yi and performed as if she were a “healthy” 7-year-old…but she is not. Her large intestine, swollen, oozing mucus and scarlet-red, life-giving blood, her large intestine was causing her SEVERE pain. Severe pain, hidden, while she methodically and gracefully worked through her perfected TaeKwonDo forms, alongside her big brother, Landon!
Landon and Laney Brown Belts
Landon snaps a quick punch in the background, while Laney strikes the enemy in the foreground! Landon and Laney are “thick as thieves” they are! Landon is the same rank in TaeKwonDo as the mighty, little Laney. The difference is Landon is a couple of years older than Laney and he is a very healthy boy!
   Laney completely hid the pain during Taekwondo Testing. The constant aching and stabbing sensations in the lower abdomen was a perpetual reminder she can’t ever escape from Crohn’s Disease.
The bloated belly feels full and urgent, constantly, but you wouldn’t know if you looked at Laney performing her “Forms” perfectly. Sparring like she has the spirit of a Lioness in her…I think she does!
"Spirit of a Lioness" by Simbamarasa, reminds me of Laney's inner spirit...Laney is a Lioness! Brave, Powerful, Intelligent and a FIGHTER...A WARRIOR!
“Spirit of a Lioness” by Simbamarasa, reminds me of Laney’s inner spirit…Laney is a  Young Lioness! Brave, Powerful, Intelligent and a FIGHTER…A WARRIOR!
Laney is NOT responding well, at all, to the drug Azothiaprine. She has elevations in her liver enzymes, 5 times the normal level, which indicates moderate to severe liver damage. She was reduced on her Azothiaprine dosage, and 1 month later, her Crohn’s is out of remission…BACK with a vengeance, attacking our perfect, kind, beautiful, and intelligent       “Laney-Bug”!
Laney and her big-brother Landon, holding their Brown Belt Certifications. She smiles and on the inside, she is screaming!
Laney and her big-brother Landon, holding their Brown Belt Certifications. She smiles and on the inside, she is screaming! Nobody understands her pain and fatigue truly, but her. She hides this gargantuan part of her life, to protect her family, her mother and father, from the worry!
Information on alternative, natural medication to treat Crohn’s Disease right here! Click Here
I am Laney’s father. I am also a Registered Nurse, with years of higher education. Proudly, I am also a father of 4 total kids, and a grandfather of 1, beautiful, baby girl!
I suffer from insulin dependent diabetes and diabetic neuropathy in my feet, fingers, and legs mostly. Pain medication prescribed by my doc, does not work and has awful side effects. It is the only choice I have living in Kansas. I am a law abiding citizen. I don’t break the law! So, I have to continue using the BIG Pharmacy medications, endorsed by our far right wing republicans in Kansas!
Kansas is ultra-conservative. So conservative that the state is voting on bills that would legalize discrimination against the LGBT community and… Kansas is voting on a bill to SPANK kids in school until their bottoms are red right now!
Kansas has put the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act in the trash can for the past several years. The chronically ill HAVE to and Need to get this bill passed NOW! HB2198 and SB9!
Kansas has put the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act in the trash can for the past several years. The chronically ill HAVE to, and Need to, get this bill passed NOW! HB2198 and SB9! The above picture gives the potential medical marijuana patients, little hope for a more empathetic and intelligent, dare I say, scientific, Kansas House and Kansas Senate. The Kansas Government is led by Christian Extremest, Governor Sam Brownback!
The bill, HB 2198 and SB9, were introduced several years ago, the bill is the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act. If passed, patients such as Laney, could have LEGAL ACCESS to specific strains of medical marijuana.
The strains have very little THC, the psychoactive component, but high amounts of cannabinoids or CBDs. The CBDs are responsible for halting Crohn’s disease and inducing remission… complete remission!
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Explains best in this incredible documentary on the benefits, the miracle of natural plant therapy…Marijuana! The good Doctor explains why he reversed his opinion on Medical Marijuana!

Please help. Please stand up and fight with this Kansas Dad! This disabled Marine Veteran of Desert Storm, This Kansas father and grandfather… Please, for all of us. This isn’t about you and I…it’s about them…the silent majority that either can’t speak out, or are too afraid.
The disabled, the care givers, the military, anyone that could benefit from treatment, treatment with marijuana! 20 other states have enacted medical marijuana laws and 2 states have legalized it completely!
Kansas Government either won’t give Kansans freedom and choice, or will just keep doing the status-quo,                                 the “same-ol-same-ol-good-ol-boy-” political routine, which the Kansas House and Senate have practiced for the last 40 years, since President Nixon!!!
I am NOT a CROOK! Richard Nixon famous last words!
I am NOT a CROOK! Richard Nixon famous last words!

Please sign this petition. Don’t do it for you…Sign it for those Kansans that need the choice to use a safe, effective plant instead of deadly narcotics, pushed by Big Pharmacy and the FDA!

Click HERE to sign the petition and FORCE the terribly antiquated and hyper-conservative government to read this BILL HB2198 and SB9! The voiceless need your help and compassion. Even if you don’t agree, share this so everyone can have a choice, for themselves, for Laney, for FREEDOM!
written by Emery Myers, proudly known as “Laney’s Dad”
A Real example of racism Img. from Google Images

Racism In America? Like and Share if you believe there is still Racism. Comment or Ignore if you don’t feel there is Racism in America. www.cannablogna.com Sociology Experiment!

Racism In America?

Like and Share if you believe there is still Racism in America.

Comment or Ignore if you don’t feel there is Racism in America.

This is correct historically and now.
Like and Share if you believe there is still Racism in America.Comment or Ignore if you don’t feel there is Racism in America.

I am interested in honest feelings and opinions on this issue so I can compile an article based from the feedback I get. Please contact me if you have any input. I will include my email address form. Thank You!

Cannabis Flowers at Night

Gary Busey Mind Fudge! Brought to you by www.Cannablogna.com

Willy Nelsons Beard
Willy Nelson’s Beard

What more appropriate title than Willy Nelson’s Beard! http://www.CannaBlogna.com is here to take you on a journey… INTO heaven and hell! Nah…just kidding about that last part! Sit back and enjoy the view!

All Natural Marijuana Fairy Bubbles
All Natural Marijuana Fairy Bubbles

“”The primary goal of any plant is to create and nurture seeds to be viable for future growth. Trichomes help prevent seed damage from insects, animals, light degradation and fungal disease. In the case of cannabis, trichomes also contain THC, the chemical compound that provides a psychedelic high to humans. THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol (C21H30O2). Near the end of the flowering cycle, THC begins to break down and turns into another chemical compound called Cannabinol, or CBN (C21H26O2), in a process known as oxidization. Higher levels of CBN tend to provide a more narcotic or “stoned” feeling, while THC delivers a more euphoric, upbeat “high”. Knowing this, you can examine the trichomes and the pistils of the plant, then choose when you harvest to get the psychoactive effects you desire.”” ~Exerpt from 420 Magazine.

Rare, Blue Pistils on Cannabis flower. Simply Stunning!
Rare, Blue Pistils on Cannabis flower. Simply Stunning! Image from 420Magazine.com

“The Pistil,  the female reproductive part of a flower. The pistil, centrally located, typically consists of a swollen base, the ovary, which contains the potential seeds, or ovules; a stalk, or style, arising from the ovary; and a pollen-receptive tip, the stigma, variously shaped and often sticky.” ~ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/461837/pistil

Ying and Yang! Peace to All! Image gallery courtesy of Cannablogna.com
Yin and Yang! Peace to All! Image gallery courtesy of Cannablogna.com

In Chinese philosophy, the concept of yin-yang, which is often called “yin and yang”, is used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. … ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang

Are You High Yet? If not, this image will do it for you!
Are You High Yet? If not, this image will do it for you!

Several more images to show…Hang in there with me and I’ll show you some more proof of Evolution!

Cannabinoids are produced on the flowers of the female plant in tiny hair like trichomes
Cannabinoids are produced on the flowers of the female plant in tiny hair like trichomes.

Cannabinoids are produced on the flowers of the female plant in tiny, hair-like trichomes, which brings us to an interesting point…Humans have an endocannabinoid system, which receives cannabinoids into their cell receptor sites! Check this diagram out to see a diagram which explains the Human Endocannabinoid System!

Human Endocannabinoid System
Human Endocannabinoid System! photo from http://www.the-human-solution.org

So there ya have it… Proof Darwin had a good theory going on! The plant has evolved along with us! It is JUST a plant, but possibly the most important plant, ever discovered on this polluted planet!

Gary Busey Mind Fudge... Just a little bit of fun!
Gary Busey Mind Fudge… Just a little bit of fun!

This picture IS GARY BUSEY MIND FUDGE! You can’t deny…it is a mind-FUDGE!

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Jay Z knows whats up! King of New York!

Hope you had fun! Some scientific facts, hopefully a few smiles! Have a great Friday!

For More Information on Trichomes: http://www.420magazine.com/forums/how-grow-marijuana/71982-what-trichomes-trichome-101-a.html

Bipartisan as ever...Our government is stuck in the mud! Neither party wants to help the other out...it's all about getting richer and getting re-elected...definitely not freedom over our own bodys! Our prisons prove that! We imprison more people than all other countries. So, are we hamanitarians? No, we have to make a stand. We need a major overhaul and it starts with us.

Republicans and Democrats, What is the Actual Difference.

The differences that can't seem to be bridged. We need a whole new government with new, free-thinking, intelligent, diversified people at the helm. We keep repeating the same ineffective politics...that IS the definition of insanity!
The differences that can’t seem to be bridged. We need a whole new government with new, free-thinking, intelligent, diversified people at the helm. We keep repeating the same ineffective politics…that IS the definition of insanity!

Democrat and Republican comparison chart on some of the MAIN issues. Where do you fit in?

Parties

Democrats

Republicans

Philosophy

Liberal

Conservative

Economic Ideas

Favor minimum wages and progressive taxation i.e. higher tax rates for higher income brackets.

Believe taxes shouldn’t be increased for anyone (including the wealthy) and that wages should be set by the free market.

Stand on Military issues

Decreased spending

Increased spending

Stand on gay marriage

Support (some Democrats disagree)

Oppose (some Republicans disagree)

Stand on abortion

Should not be made illegal; supportRoe v. Wade (some Democrats disagree)

Should not be legal; oppose Roe v. Wade (some Republicans disagree)

Stand on Death penalty

While support for the death penalty is strong among Democrats, opponents of the death penalty are a substantial fraction of the Democratic base.

A large majority of Republicans support the death penalty.

Social and human ideas

Based on community and social responsibility

Based on individual rights and justice

Traditionally strong in states

California, Massachusetts

Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas

Symbol

Donkey

Elephant

Color

Blue

Red

Founded in

1824

1854

Website

http://www.democrats.org

http://www.gop.com

Senate Leader

Harry Reid

Mitch McConnell

Chairperson

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Reince Priebus

Famous Presidents

Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama

Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, George Bush

Origin of the Democratic and Republican parties

The Democratic Party traces its origins to the Anti federalist factions before America’s independence from British rule. These factions were organized into the Democrat – Republican party by Thomas JeffersonJames Madison, and other influential opponents of the Federalists in 1792.

The Republican party is the younger of the two parties. Founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the Republican Party rose to prominence with the election of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president.

Interesting fact on Thomas Jefferson: He was a deist, he believed there is a God, but this God is distant and does not interfere with His Creation. Jefferson is known for having removed from the Bible big portions he did not want to believe. He was left with a very slim book. Jefferson would probably be considered a genius in todays world. He was eccentric and definitely a free-thinker, which we all know many christians believe that “free thinkers” are the devil’s property and voice! Jefferson had a beautiful, scientific mind. He was an eccentric free thinker and a deist. One particularly interesting belief that Thomas Jefferson had was he DID espouse separation of church and state, which I think should still continue today, and so do our founding fathers! FREEDOM is just a word to our current politicians. We all know that freedom is a pipe dream as we drive to jobs we hate, pay bills we hate, pay taxes we hate, and die days after we retire!

President George W. Bush, center, poses with President-elect Barack Obama, and former presidents, from left, George H.W. Bush, left, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, right, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President George W. Bush, center, poses with President-elect Barack Obama, and former presidents, from left, George H.W. Bush, left, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, right, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Original article available at: http://www.diffen.com/difference/Democrat_vs_Republican

I am a Desert Storm Vet and the owner of this blog. I did my time for the government and ended up with PTSD, insulin dependent diabetes, anxiety, depression...was exposed to terrible conditions, brutality, war...Why can't our elected officials HELP US! Medical Marijuana improves PTSD symptoms. It does not cause schizophrenia unless the person is already schizophrenic. Alcohol is flat deadly...the government doesn't care about alcoholism!

The United States Government’s Hypocritical, Sorry and VERY dated incorrect information on Marijuana.

The latest American Governments take on Marijuana: Warning, the science on this information is out-dated! It is likened to the government movie: Reefer Madness;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny5SUdLIBV4

Now, a real, current, highly regarded physician, Dr. Sanjay Gupta!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vGsiMayTBI

Everybody Favors Marijuana Legalization Except Elderly Republicans
Everybody Favors Marijuana Legalization Except Elderly Republicans
I am a Desert Storm Vet and the owner of this blog. I did my time for the government and ended up with PTSD, insulin dependent diabetes, anxiety, depression...was exposed to terrible conditions, brutality, war...Why can't our elected officials HELP US! Medical Marijuana improves PTSD symptoms. It does not cause schizophrenia unless the person is already schizophrenic. Alcohol is flat deadly...the government doesn't care about alcoholism!
This is me…Mr. Cannablogna! I am a Desert Storm Vet and the owner of this blog. I did my time for the government and ended up with PTSD, insulin dependent diabetes, anxiety, depression…was exposed to terrible conditions, brutality, war…Why can’t our elected officials HELP US! Medical Marijuana improves PTSD symptoms. It does not cause schizophrenia unless the person is already schizophrenic. Alcohol is flat deadly…the government doesn’t care about alcoholism!

Q.  Isn’t marijuana generally harmless?

No.  Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. The main active chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly called THC.  THC acts upon specific sites in the brain, called cannabinoid receptors, starting off a series of cellular reactions that ultimately lead to the “high” that users experience when they smoke marijuana.  Some brain areas have many cannabinoid receptors; others have few or none.  The highest density of cannabinoid receptors are found in parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thinking, concentrating, sensory and time perception, and coordinated movement.

Marijuana’s “high” can affect these functions in a variety of ways, causing distorted perceptions, impairing coordination, causing difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and creating problems with learning and memory.  Research has demonstrated that among chronic heavy users these effects on memory can last at least seven days after discontinuing use of the drug.

These aren’t the only problems connected to marijuana use.  Research tells us that chronic marijuana use mayincrease the risk of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals, and high doses of the drug can produce acute psychotic reactions.  Researchers have also found that adolescents’ long-term use of marijuana may be linked with lower IQ(as much as an 8 point drop) later in life.

We also know that marijuana affects heart and respiratory functions.  In fact, one study found that marijuana users have a nearly five-fold increase in the risk of heart attack in the first hour after smoking the drug.  A study of 452 marijuana smokers (but who did not smoke tobacco) and 450 non-smokers (of either marijuana or tobacco) found that people who smoke marijuana frequently but do not smoke tobacco have more health problems, including respiratory illnesses, than nonsmoker. ~This is completely untrue. 21st century methods including pill form, edibles, vaporizing…all much safer!~ This is all very, very dated information!

All that stated, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that low levels of marijuana use (with no tobacco use) produced no detrimental effect in lung function among study participants.  In fact, exposure led to a mild, but not clinically significant, beneficial effect—albeit among those who smoked only one joint per day.  While these findings have received wide attention from the media and from advocates of marijuana legalization, it is important to consider them in the context of the extensive body of research indicating that smoking marijuana is harmful to health.  Additionally, while the study did not include a sufficient number of heavy users of marijuana to confirm a detrimental effect of such use on pulmonary function, the findings suggest this possibility.

The harms of marijuana use can also manifest in users’ quality of life.  In one study, heavy marijuana users reported that the drug impaired several important measures of health and quality of life, including physical and mental health, cognitive abilities, social life, and career status.

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.  In 2011 alone, more than 18 million Americans age 12 and older reported using the drug within the past month.  Approximately 4.2 million people met the diagnostic criteria for abuse of or dependence on this drug.  This is more than pain relievers, cocaine, tranquilizers, hallucinogens, and heroin combined.

There are very real consequences associated with marijuana use.  In 2010, marijuana was involved in more than461,000 emergency department visits nationwide.  This is nearly 39 percent of all emergency department visits involving illicit drugs, and highlights the very real dangers than can accompany use of the drug.

And in 2011, approximately 872,000 Americans 12 or older reported receiving treatment for marijuana use, more than any other illicit drug.  Despite some viewpoints that marijuana is harmless, these figures present a sobering picture of this drug’s very real and serious harms.

Marijuana places a significant strain on our health care system, and poses considerable danger to the health and safety of the users themselves, their families, and our communities.  Marijuana presents a major challenge for health care providers, public safety professionals, and leaders in communities and all levels of government seeking to reduce the drug use and its consequences throughout the country. ~courtesy of: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/frequently-asked-questions-and-facts-about-marijuana#harmless

Although alcohol, prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco are not as serious because they are legal? Just because Tobacco is legal are there more people smoking? Actually the numbers have declined drastically…this is due to EDUCATION, which in my state of Kansas, drug programs are not affordable to the government due to the costs of running prisons and such! INSANITY!

Nelson Mandella
Freedom…Isn’t that what we all crave? Should we have to crave freedom over our own bodies in America? It IS the 21st century! Republicans need to understand that. The new generations aren’t interested in their bullshit!
Representative Mitch Holmes Far Right Republican Set on Blocking Medical Marijuana in Kansas. Check out the link to his website...he cares about his career first...that is one reason to question if we need another one of these kind in government. His thinking isn't new...It's straight out of the 19th century!

Mitch Holmes…Tea Party Kansan!

Mitch Holmes…Tea Party Kansan!

Representative Mitch Holmes Far Right Republican Set on Blocking Medical Marijuana in Kansas. Check out the link to his website...he cares about his career first...that is one reason to question if we need another one of these kind in government. His thinking isn't new...It's straight out of the 19th century!
Representative Mitch Holmes Far Right Republican Set on Blocking Medical Marijuana in Kansas. Check out the link to his website…he cares about his career first…that is one reason to question if we need another one of these kind in government. His thinking isn’t new…It’s straight out of the 19th century!

Mr. Mitch Holmes is stuck in the 1920s. He must not believe in science because he is down right ignorant when it comes to medical marijuana and the thousands of patients that want it. He is afraid of REEFER MADNESS… Just another antiquated good old boy! Church on Sunday morning and NRA meetings on Sunday evening.

Don’t we want more in Kansas! This guy is blocking the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act because of his own personal feelings. Our Douche award goes to…. Mr. Holmes!

He is just trying to get elected by avoiding any conflicting issues facing Kansans. Does he really think that blocking this will help? It will help Big Pharma, which he puts all his cards in that hand, and it helps is election possibilities.

He is just trying to get a job! LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE Mr. Holmes! Not 80 year old farmers, but the young as well!        Generation X…LISTEN! We NEED to quit electing the same, robot-like conservatives that paint a perfect picture with Jesus, lambs and peace…and then they lie out the other side of their mouths!

So much for separation of church and state. Governor Brownback, a rich, Kansas farmer, will not let HB2198/SB9 see the light of day. His speeches are littered with the word "god". I don't know if he is a politician or preacher! Sick Kansans will not be getting medical marijuana anytime soon! He has his own agenda, and it doesn't consider that close to 70% of Kansans support legalized medical marijuana!

Cancer patients, Crohn’s patients, and Diabetics Will NOT GET any support from Kansas Government!

Cancer patients, Crohn’s patients, and Diabetics Will NOT GET any support from Kansas Government!

Governor Brownback is making sure that his view on religion comes first! What makes him right? We should not have to listen to a sermon during his political speeches! So much for freedom in Kansas… No wonder Kansas continues to lose population and tax money! We need change in Kansas! The Baby Boomers on down want change!

So much for separation of church and state. Governor Brownback, a rich, Kansas farmer, will not let HB2198/SB9 see the light of day. His speeches are littered with the word "god". I don't know if he is a politician or preacher! Sick Kansans will not be getting medical marijuana anytime soon! He has his own agenda, and it doesn't consider that close to 70% of Kansans support legalized medical marijuana!
So much for separation of church and state. Governor Brownback, a rich, Kansas farmer, will not let HB2198/SB9 see the light of day. His speeches are littered with the word “god”. I don’t know if he is a politician or preacher! Sick Kansans will not be getting medical marijuana anytime soon! He has his own agenda, and it doesn’t consider that close to 70% of Kansans support legalized medical marijuana!

 Cancer patients, Crohn’s patients, and Diabetics Will NOT GET any support from Kansas Government! The State Government is NOT even going to consider this natural remedy, forcing many to use the harmful BIG PHARMA drugs! The use of Cannabis will continue in Kansas but Kansas will see NO benefit from taxes, unlike its neighbor, Colorado, which is enjoying millions of dollars in revenue, no elevated crime. Kansas is going to continue to lose population with this antiquated, right-wing, RED state! Too bad the POLITICIANS don’t listen to the people who elected them. A recent poll in Kansas, shows pro-legalization at nearly 70 percent! WHY WON”T HOUSE REPUBLICANS LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE!