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Take the ‘Weird’ test and see where you fit in!

Bizarre and Peculiar Abstract Human Art courtesy of www.trendhunter.com via Google Images.
Bizarre and Peculiar Abstract Human Art courtesy of http://www.trendhunter.com via Google Images.

I love the realistic fantasy, which tricks the eye and mind at first gaze… #odd

Bizarre art image courtesy of www.secondcitizen.net via Google Images.
Bizarre art image courtesy of http://www.secondcitizen.net via Google Images.

The infamous ‘illuminate’ tree! Apparently, ‘illuminate tree’ or ‘IT’ as he’s called in the forest, is being held captive by a crazy antique tree watcher! The tree watcher from antiquity, is obviously forcing ‘IT’ to painfully gaze upon a true schizophrenic with paranoid delusions. With a piece of art so bizarre, why wouldn’t my explanation be bizzare as well?

Bizarre Rabbit Art Print by Ruben Ireland. image courtesy of www.lavamind.com via Google Images.
Bizarre Rabbit Art Print by Ruben Ireland. image courtesy of http://www.lavamind.com via Google Images.

Did you notice the fella is bald and has one helluva moustache? That wasn’t what I observed first! I had to look at it for a few seconds… #Bizarre

Bizarre Tree Art. Image courtesy of www.crispyclicks.com via Google Images.
Bizarre Tree Art. Image courtesy of http://www.crispyclicks.com via Google Images.

In all my years, growing up in the country, building tree forts, and playing in the woods daily, I never was lucky enough to see a tree like this! I mean, I built some mean wooden fortresses… I even had booby traps set up around my camoflouged perimeter… I would have given that all up as a boy to see a tree like this! I know, I’m a typical male…can’t help that! #wood

Dark Art Skull Manipulation by Fabio Carito. Image courtesy of www.fabiocarito.deviantart.com via Google Images.
Dark Art Skull Manipulation by Fabio Carito. Image courtesy of http://www.fabiocarito.deviantart.com via Google Images.

The Walking Dead? Beauty and youth versus mortality and time? The lifeless gaze of a living corpse? Either answer or answers could be both the question and the answer. That’s the beauty of all art… it’s open to individual interpretation! #thewalkingdead

Bizarre Street Art. Image from www.weird.com via Google Images.
Bizarre Street Art. Image from http://www.weird.com via Google Images.

Although, definitely not a traditional oil on canvas, I feel the canvas is absolutely appropriate that this artist used. A wonderfully macabre peice of art! #macabre

Joseph-Barbaccia-obesity-bizarre-strange-art-human-body image courtesy of www.thewuiteworld.com via Google Images.
Joseph-Barbaccia-obesity-bizarre-strange-art-human-body image courtesy of http://www.thewuiteworld.com via Google Images.

Words… perhaps aren’t necessary for this piece. Bizarre and a little gross, but it does force the viewer to figure out what’s happening in this picture. I did the picture. I glean my own definition, my own understanding… what do you think of this artwork? #obesity

If you found 3 or more of the above pictures, somehow cool, then you are officially in the most intelligent group, the ‘Weird’ group! 

If you found 2 or less of the above pictures, somewhat, not cool, then you are officially in the Republican Party! Just kidding, just kidding… but no, you are definitely less intelligent than the weirdos!

I hope you enjoyed the odd art and simple writing. I enjoyed writing and researching! I’m a nerd and a weirdo!

Thanks again and come back! Like my blog please! #www.darwinsrightleftwing.com

Emery Myers

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Narcissistic personality disorder…What is it? Do you know somebody…read more…click link…

emery myers:

Do you know someone that most people can’t stand due to their huge ego? Does the person drive you crazy? If so, this article is for you!

Originally posted on www.CannaBlogna.com: We enjoy your company...Keep coming back! :

Narcissistic personality disorder

How do you spot a narcissist image from www.vtdigger.org via Google Images
How do you spot a narcissist? Image from http://www.vtdigger.org via Google Images

Have you heard of the word narcissist before? What does the word mean to you? For many years, I thought it was simply, a person that loved one’s self more than anyone else…a person that was an ‘ego-maniac’. Simple…much too simple, as I have found out over the years.

Narcissist’s naturally have over-inflated perceptions of themselves’. Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by dramatic, emotional behavior, which is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.

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Why-We-Love-Narcissists image courtesy of http://www.interrete.org via Google Images

Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:

  • Believing that you’re better than others
  • Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
  • Exaggerating your achievements or talents
  • Expecting constant praise and admiration
  • Believing that you’re special and acting accordingly
  • Failing to recognize other people’s emotions and feelings
  • Expecting others to go along with your ideas…

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Narcissistic personality disorder…What is it? Do you know somebody…read more…click link…

Narcissistic personality disorder

How do you spot a narcissist image from www.vtdigger.org via Google Images
How do you spot a narcissist? Image from http://www.vtdigger.org via Google Images

Have you heard of the word narcissist before? What does the word mean to you? For many years, I thought it was simply, a person that loved one’s self more than anyone else…a person that was an ‘ego-maniac’. Simple…much too simple, as I have found out over the years.

Narcissist’s naturally have over-inflated perceptions of themselves’. Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by dramatic, emotional behavior, which is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.

Why-We-Love-Narcissists image courtesy of www.interrete.org via Google Images
Why-We-Love-Narcissists image courtesy of http://www.interrete.org via Google Images

Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:

  • Believing that you’re better than others
  • Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
  • Exaggerating your achievements or talents
  • Expecting constant praise and admiration
  • Believing that you’re special and acting accordingly
  • Failing to recognize other people’s emotions and feelings
  • Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans
  • Taking advantage of others
  • Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior
  • Being jealous of others
  • Believing that others are jealous of you
  • Trouble keeping healthy relationships
  • Setting unrealistic goals
  • Being easily hurt and rejected
  • Having a fragile self-esteem
  • Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional

Although some features of narcissistic personality disorder may seem like having confidence or strong self-esteem, it’s not the same. Narcissistic personality disorder crosses the border of healthy confidence and self-esteem into thinking so highly of yourself that you put yourself on a pedestal. In contrast, people who have healthy confidence and self-esteem don’t value themselves more than they value others.

Celebrities are more likely to be narcissistic. Image courtesy of www.independent.ie via Google Images
Celebrities are more likely to be narcissistic according to the most recent psychological science. Excessive “Selfies” are also an indicator of narcissism.                                    Image courtesy of http://www.independent.ie via Google Images

When you have narcissistic personality disorder, you may come across as conceited, boastful or pretentious. You often monopolize conversations. You may belittle or look down on people you perceive as inferior. You may have a sense of entitlement. And when you don’t receive the special treatment to which you feel entitled, you may become very impatient or angry. You may insist on having “the best” of everything — the best car, athletic club, medical care or social circles, for instance.

But underneath all this behavior often lies a fragile self-esteem. You have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have a sense of secret shame and humiliation. And in order to make yourself feel better, you may react with rage or contempt and efforts to belittle the other person to make yourself appear better.

This information from the Mayo Clinic Staff, is intended for educational/entertainment. If you feel you have any mental issues, please contact your doctor. This article is simply explaining what a narcissist really is.

Thank you for reading.

~Cannablogna Staff~

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What Does This Soul Graffiti Do for You?

Bizarre Street Art. Image from www.weird.com via Google Images.
Bizarre Street Art. Image from http://www.weird.com via Google Images. #Bizarre

Hideous and malevolent… yet oddly, beautiful.

Greek Graffiti 2. Image from www.mrpilgrim.co.uk via Google Images.
Greek Graffiti 2. Image from http://www.mrpilgrim.co.uk via Google Images. 

Scary surrealism in this postapocalyptic street graffiti scene…

Social Vandalism Street Artworks. Image from www.coolstuffdirectory.com via Google Images
Social Vandalism Street Artworks. Image from http://www.coolstuffdirectory.com via Google Images. #Bizarre

Even if you don’t “get it”, you “feel it”!

Street Art. Image from www.oddycentral.co.uk via Google Images
Street Art. Image from http://www.oddycentral.co.uk via Google Images. 
I hope you enjoyed this little art exhibit!
Emery Myers
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Don’t Judge My Personal Beliefs and My First Amendment Rights! by Emery Myers

Don’t Judge My Personal Beliefs and My First Amendment Rights!

Written by Emery Myers

May 5, 2014

Bob Marley Judgement
Bob Marley was a man of peace and love. I echo his very wise words. Image courtesy of Google Images.

First, I would like to start by stating, I HAVEN’T MADE ANY MONEY OFF THIS BLOG. I have not received a single dime and I don’t plan on making any money from this blog. I have paid more than I will make. Bloggers don’t make a lot of money unless they are very established, and even then, it’s usually not a “lot” of money. I am not writing stories for anymore than entertainment, self-expression and my right to exercise the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, which I paid to defend in blood, sweat and tears.

Secondly, I am very passionate about certain subjects. Many of the subjects I have written about, I have personal experience with such as PTSD and Depression, but some automatically assume the article is about them. I hope my article do speak to some of you, but I would never use another person’s name without their express permission in my articles about subjects like these.

I am passionate about ending the American Human Rights Travesty known as the War on Drugs. I am passionate about the homeless rate and homeless people in the U.S. and I am passionate about medical marijuana being legal for all who suffer from disease and mental illness, under a doctor’s supervision. If you don’t agree with these items, you probably will not like a lot of the content I write.

Congress Shall Make NO LAW...First Amendment of the Constitution. Image Crtsy Google Img
Congress Shall Make NO LAW…First Amendment of the Constitution. Image courtesy of Google Images.

 Some stories may seem crazy, others are scientifically backed with references. Some are humor for adults and that is all.  My views are not your views, of course. I believe in the First Amendment and I also believe in respecting other people’s viewpoints. If you don’t like my articles, please, don’t read them. I don’t write my articles to offend anyone. If you do like them, please, keep coming back! We are all individuals and all add color to the palate of this planet!

I am an advocate for people. If I see someone suffering, I try to help. If I see a homeless person, I don’t think “why don’t they get a job“. I think to myself “life must be really hard for them“. I realize that they may have physical or mental illness that are untreated. I realize they are people, just as equal as any ONE of us. I realize that anyone of us could be in their same, exact situation regardless if we believe so or not.

Where is homelessness getting worse? As you can see, Kansas is at the top of where homelessness is getting worse! Image courtesy of Google Images
Where is homelessness getting worse? As you can see, Kansas is at the top of where homelessness is getting worse! Image courtesy of Google Images

I stopped to speak to a homeless man in my city recently. I live in Kansas, and Kansas is a state with one of the largest growths in homelessness. The homeless man was waiting for disability, (which takes a LONG time to get) and after speaking to him, he needs it, absolutely. It saddened me to see people posting things on Facebook about this individual. People are so judgmental of others at times. With the million-dollar churches in our small town of 48,000, I would think someone could help him a little more. Churches have to keep that collection plate full though, I am sure the operating costs of some of these Gargantuan Churches makes charitable work hard for them to do… ~sarcasm intended! Why don’t the churches take care of the poor and homeless? Some have pseudo fund-raisers but their actions speak much more than their words. It seems the smallest, poorest churches do the most for fellow human-beings. I guess that is a metaphor for life these days.

Homeless Veterans in America. The cold, hard facts about the way our government treats it's military veterans after they are of no use to the government. #PTSD
Homeless Veterans in America. The cold, hard facts about the way our government treats its military veterans after they are of no use to the government. #PTSD Image courtesy of Google Images.

Do you know how many veterans are homeless? It’s a pandemic in the United States and PTSD is very real. Kindness not judgement is what I try to live by. Judgement isn’t my job but I can certainly give a homeless person a few bucks or buy them a meal. It sets a great example for my children also. I have noticed many people are almost angry at the homeless. I don’t understand that reaction to a human being that is out of options.

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Black Americans Pay the Price Still in America. Black people are much more likely to go to prison for minor, non-violent drug offenses and they use drugs at the same rate or less than caucasian people. This is a great, racist hypocrisy in America. Image courtesy of Google Images.

I also fight for freedoms and to end the ruthless War on Drugs. I am an advocate for Medical Marijuana in a state that is so red, I have lost friends, family, been accused of being a “stoner”, name-called and even had death wished upon me FROM A (former now) FAMILY MEMBER! It has been crazy. Just because I exercise my rights in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. I feel that I have earned those rights by fighting for my country as a U.S. Marine.

This is a picture of me in my Marine Corps Dress Blues right before the war in Iraq started.
This is a picture of me in my Marine Corps Dress Blues right before the war in Iraq started.

I have even had family members insult my honorable service of a total of 8 years in the Marine Corps. I no longer talk to those people and will not talk to them again. I can be kind but I also have pride and wisdom enough to stay away from a hornet’s nest full of angry, hypocritical people. This case, very religious people who only see the world through their own rose-colored lenses!

I don’t support the NRA but I do support the Second Amendment as it is written. Many Americans have never read it, they just know it has to do with gun ownership and the “right to bear arms”, but do not understand the Amendment themselves. This is absolutely dangerous.

I carry on though, questioning if it is worth it. Maybe it isn’t?  Nobody really reads any of the articles I write anyways. I just want to be part of a positive change for people out there suffering. I want people to have options to treat their diseases without fear of being put in prison or dying in a jail cell like this Kansas woman (click this link for KC Star Article):                 Brenda Sewell Dies in Jail Cell for small amount of cannabis. This happened very recently IN KANSAS!

A 58-year-old woman is dead over a little bit of a plant! Is that justice? Is that what the war on drugs is protecting us from? She is dead because of the WAR ON DRUGS! She is dead because the police did not give a sick woman her medications. She was a mother, daughter, sister… an American! Dead because she was getting medicine for her painful conditions and disease processes. This is a tragedy, already forgotten or never even heard of by most Kansans and Americans!

Ms. Sewell is another victim of the travesty known as the “War on Drugs”. This 40 year war has killed, injured and imprisoned millions making the U.S. the Prison Nation of the World amongst its peers. Here is why we are the LEADER in incarcerated Americans:

President Nixon's racist war on the poor started the industry of incarceration in the United States. An almost impeached crook started this war that has spanned 4 decades!
President Nixon’s racist war on the poor started the industry of incarceration in the United States. An almost impeached crook started this war that has spanned 4 decades! Image courtesy of Google Images.

The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the worlds prisoners. Does anyone really think this is okay? The War on Drugs has ruined so many 1st time, non-violent offenders lives, and their families’ lives. I am talking NON-VIOLENT offenders. I believe, if violence is part of the crime, then absolutely the perpetrator needs to go through the judicial process. The 18-year-old kid that gets sentenced for a first offence that is non-violent sale of a very small amount of marijuana… that is a whole different story. Many will get a decade in prison for a small amount of a plant because of mandatory minimum sentencing.

Why wouldn’t I fight to protect democracy? I have been doing so since I joined the Marine Corps at age 17 through the delayed entry program, as a senior in high school.

Democracy majority rules
Democracy majority rules right? We all know that the system of government doesn’t operate this way. If it did, we would have much more freedom to pursue happiness and health! Image courtesy of Google Images

Homelessness and the war on drugs go hand in hand. The War on Drugs has been nothing more than a War on the Poor… a Racist war on the poor…the homeless…the people with nobody to advocate for them!

This homeless veteran of Vietnam served his country proudly as a Marine. Where is his country now?
This homeless veteran of Vietnam served his country proudly as a Marine. Where is his country now? This should NOT EVER happen in America. The U.S. Government took this man’s life with a war over communism? What did that war accomplish. I wish I could ask the Marine in this picture. Image courtesy of Google Images.

Here is another story out of hundreds, even thousands of first time, non-violent offenders either being injured or dying after being arrested for misdemeanor cannabis possession. No violence, just simply using a plant. Here is a video of a 22-year-old man who died within 24 hours of turning himself in for Misdemeanor marijuana possession:

I can post more, but you can also do an easy search on these tragic losses due to the 40 year war on drugs. Click the link if you want more information.

In closing, I would like to thank all of my true friends and family members for supporting my first amendment rights. I would like to thank all those who follow my blog. It means the world to me. I would also like to thank all of the veterans and veteran’s families for the sacrifices you have made, continue to make and will make in the future. Our poor and middle-class fight the wars for the rich in this country, but we do it with pride and dignity, unlike the politicians and ultra-rich that use us for their career and monetary gain. Thanks again!

Please take time to sign this MoveOn.org petition to #endthewarondrugs Just click the button and sign!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/decriminalize-marijuana-16
Please click and sign our petition to decriminalize a medicinal plant, cannabis and allow patients safe access to a medicine that has been used for more than 5000 years by humans. Please help end the racist war on the poor! #endthewarondrugs

Thanks again and Semper Fidelis,

Emery Myers

All images except my Marine Corps photo are from Google Images and this web-blog and myself have no ownership of these photos.

Black Americans Pay the Price Still in America. This is just unacceptable in America in the 21st century. Things have to change HERE in AMERICA!

President Nixon and Republicans 40-Year-War-On-Drugs in America and the Millions of Black-American Casualties.

The 40-Year-War-On-Drugs in America and the Millions of Casualties Started by a Corrupt President Nixon!

Written by Emery Myers

April 24, 2014

The Early Stages of Drug Prohibition. A short History.

Why are some drugs legal and other drugs illegal today? It’s not based on any scientific assessment of the relative risks of these drugs – but it has everything to do with who is associated with these drugs. It is, of course, directly related to money and lots of it in the “legal” pharmaceutical business.

The first anti-opium laws in the 1870s were directed at Chinese immigrants. The first anti-cocaine laws, in the South in the early 1900s, were directed at black men. The first anti-marijuana laws, in the Midwest and the Southwest in the 1910s and 20s, were directed at Mexican migrants and Mexican Americans. Today, Latino and especially black communities are still subject to wildly disproportionate drug enforcement and sentencing practices.

Make no mistake. This “War on Drugs” was started by an admitted homophobic and racist, republican president, with very antiquated ideals… Nixon! That should be enough right there to end the war! He would have been impeached if he didn’t resign. He was a corrupt crook. Every American knows this. His era has gone and past but his WAR still remains. Why?

I ask one simple question… Has it been worth the cost to America and American families? Drug use has increased with the advent of the War on Drugs and so has incarceration, drastically so. When will we reform these very antiquated laws and start building a better future for our children? The money saved could build schools, strengthen infrastructure and educate our children on the dangerous of drugs (including legal, pharmaceuticals). So many changes and upgrades to infrastructure here in the U.S. as well as a strong educational system with the savings from incarceration. #EducationNotIncarceration

Looks like drug use and the spending on drug use has some discrepencies. This is more legitimate proof this war has deep roots in money! Whose money? You know the government has something to do with it!
Looks like drug use and the spending on drug use has some discrepancies. This is more legitimate proof this war has deep roots in money! Whose money? You know the government has something to do with it! Image courtesy of Google Images.

Are we winning yet? I’m asking anyone that knows…are we winning the War on Drugs? It’s being fought right now, as we speak. The U.S. government is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to keep the war going on and on, it seems. The U.S. government is spending even more to incarcerate non-violent substance users. Just ask the thousands of people who have lost family and friends to the War on Drugs. The education our children get in public schools amounts to a couple of antiquated videos per year on drugs. They learn nothing about the dangers and the truth about this hidden war.

Police brutality video here: Make sure you watch this to see what is happening every day of every week of every year due to the War on Drugs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT20LOegtbA

Incarceration rates, murder rates, police brutality… all are on the rise with this war started by our most unpopular president ever… President Richard Nixon! The statistics get worse every year. Policy HAS to change. If it doesn’t, we know why. Over 1,000,000 Black Americans are not allowed to vote due to felony records of non-violent use of marijuana. I’m sure the GOP doesn’t mind this at all! Is this one reason? To suppress votes that could change power in the government? One has to ask since Black Americans are profiled and targeted unjustly so.

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So let me ask you again… Are we, the U.S., winning the War on Drugs? Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Most of these deaths are from prescription drug overdoses. America is brainwashed into thinking illicit drugs are the big killers but the Pharmaceutical companies produce some of the most dangerous drugs known to the world! Lets not forget that over 10,000 people, mostly innocent victims, are dying in our neighboring nation of Mexico. We spend so much on a fence to divide our nations and it has done NO good. We still have tons of illegal drugs coming into our country.

Ever since President Nixon started the travesty and human-rights- violation known as the “War on Drugs”, Black Americans have suffered the most. The statistics don’t lie. Black Americans are incarcerated at MUCH higher levels for the same crime of non-violent substance abuse. 1 in 3 Black American Men will be imprisoned while 1 in 17 White American Men will be imprisoned for non-violent substance use.

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Incarceration rates in the United States by race. Source: Washington D.C. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

These numbers aren’t from a made up meme. These numbers are real! These are statistics from our own government. It strikes me as a horrific injustice to our diverse population. Why are Black Americans profiled and arrested for crimes so much more often than White Americans. White Americans are a majority, yet the minority is serving the prison terms. Some, if not many, serve more time than murders, child molesters and rapists. Again, these are non-violent substance users. Does this make any sense to you?

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Black Americans Pay the Price Still in America. Source Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court; analyzed by The Chicago Reporter.

You can decide for yourself. Whites, the majority, are out-numbered by the minorities in the Prison system. This is NOT because white Americans use drugs less, in fact, the rate of use for all illicit drugs is very similar in the different ethnic groups. Profiling and racism are alive and well in the 21st century.

The same racial issues exist now, decades and decades later…well into the 21st century. People’s lives and their families’ lives are being ruined by this unjust, racist, human rights travesty known only as Nixon’s “War on Drugs”.

Why isn’t this a priority of the U.S. government? Why do we have privatized prison systems in the U.S. that have stock traded openly on our market? We know why. This is business. It doesn’t stop people from using and in fact, the drugs are in the prison system as well, so why do we keep repeating this insanity. The answer we all know… MONEY! The U.S. is all about the 1% and MONEY! Money is worshipped more than any other deity in the world here in America. Without money, we have no voice. We have no political power.

The only way we have a voice, is if we actively petition and educate our fellow Americans. Please take the time to sign this petition to End the War on Drugs and allow the compassionate use of Cannabis for Americans! Please click on the button below and make your AMERICAN VOICE HEARD!

I am an honorably discharged veteran of Desert Storm and the Marine Corps. In the Marines, we put color aside. We were either dark green or light green Marines… no black, no white or otherwise. We were brothers that had each other’s backs. I need all Americans to have each others backs in this all important issue.

Write it in on the ballots when you vote. Contact your senator or representative. Join groups like NORML or MPP. Just click on either to join! Strength in numbers…just like our U.S. military!

Please take time to sign our petition for freedom. Click the button below:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/decriminalize-marijuana-16
Please click and sign our petition to decriminalize a medicinal plant, cannabis and allow patients safe access to a medicine that has been used for more than 5000 years by humans. Take back our freedom. Petition at MoveOn.org.

We have to come together on this issue. It is not only a human rights issue, but it is costing millions of dollars and not accomplishing the reduction in drug use. Our country holds this hypocritical ideal that prescribed, dangerous medications are safe when in fact, they kill more Americans every year than all illicit drugs combined. It’s the great lie. It’s all about the money. Help end this 40-year-travesty.

For more information on President Nixon and the War on Drugs, CLICK HERE.

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Sobering to say the least. America has always been at war, even with its own people. Time to stop this injustice. It’s up to us as Americans to contact our elected officials, petition and peacefully protest this human rights travesty!

AGAIN, WE NEED YOUR SIGNATURE AT OUR MOVEON.ORG PETITION: PLEASE SIGN, IT WILL ONLY TAKE A SECOND!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/decriminalize-marijuana-16Please click and sign our petition to decriminalize a medicinal plant, cannabis and allow patients safe access to a medicine that has been used for more than 5000 years by humans. Take back our freedom. Petition at MoveOn.org. Fight with this Marine that fought for our American way of freedom. Please, for all the victims of the 40 year, violent, racist War on Drugs (the poor). Rich people don’t go to prison for these things…only the poor and the Americans of diverse cultural backgrounds!

#endthewarondrugs and stop the violence and incarceration of non-violent substance users.

 Written by Emery Myers for http://www.cannablogna.com

Prohibition Still Doesn't Work!

Majority of Law Enforcement Officers Want to Reform Marijuana Laws.

Prohibition Still Doesn't Work!
Prohibition Still Doesn’t Work! Never did and never will. Education NOT incarceration! #EducationNotIncarceration

survey released this week by the publication Law Officer revealed that a majority of law enforcement officers want to see our country’s marijuana laws reformed.

The poll, which questioned over 11,000 law enforcement officers regarding their opinions on drug policy, revealed that just over 64% believed our marijuana laws needed to be relaxed in some form. When asked “Do you believe possession of marijuana for personal use should…” and presented with several options, 35.68% of respondents stated that marijuana be legalized, regulated and taxed, 10.84% chose that it should be be legalized for medical reasons and with a doctor’s prescription only, 14.24% said it should continue to be illegal but only punished via fines (no incarceration), and 3.68% said marijuana should simply be decriminalized. Only 34.7% believed marijuana should continue to be illegal with the criminal penalties that are currently in place.

“This poll reveals that support for marijuana prohibition is eroding even amongst those who are serving on the front lines enforcing it,” stated NORML Communications Director Erik Altieri, “When a majority of the American people and most of those tasked with implementing a law disagree with it in principle, it is time to change that law.”

You can view the full results of this survey here.

“Prohibition cannot be enforced for the simple reason that the majority of the American people do not want it enforced and are resisting its enforcement. That being so, the orderly thing to do under our form of government is to abolish a law that cannot be enforced, a law which the people of the country do not want enforced.” – New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia on alcohol prohibition.

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Please click and sign our petition to decriminalize a medicinal plant, cannabis and allow patients safe access to a medicine that has been used for more than 5000 years by humans.

For original article CLICK HERE.

Thank you,

Emery Myers aka @cannablogna #EducationNotIncarceration

April 19, 2014

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adults. Hope with Cannabis Treatment?

PTSD is not just a psychological injury. It is a physical injury as well. Changes in the brain in Adult survivors of child abuse have these changes in their brains. It is a painful disorder that is not physically visible but is debilitating!
PTSD is not just a psychological injury. It is a physical injury as well. Changes in the brain in Adult survivors of child abuse have these changes in their brains. It is a painful disorder that is not physically visible but is debilitating!

Veterans of our military are returning from war in desperate need of PTSD treatment. The problem is, there really is no medication that can be prescribed to truly treat vets and adults suffering from this terrible psychological and physical condition. Typically, a medication and counseling regimen is prescribed in victims that seek help. Effectiveness varies in individuals of course, but many have turned to the effects of cannabis and report this is “the only thing that helps”.

PTSD sufferers also avoid ANY stimulus that may cause flashbacks of the trauma experienced, whether it be war, child abuse, molestation, rape, assault and any other traumatic experience which may have happened.

 Symptoms of PTSD include:

“Reliving” the traumatic event through thoughts, flashbacks, and nightmares (Flashbacks can be triggered by anything that causes a memory of the trauma. For example, a war veteran might experience a flashback after seeing a low-flying helicopter).

Experiencing a rapid heart beat and sweating while “reliving” the traumatic event

Feeling numb

Feeling emotionally detached from other people

Sleep disturbances

Irritability

Avoidance of anything associated with the trauma

Anger

Difficulty concentrating

Amnesia

A strong response when shocked

Extreme vigilance – Always feeling “on guard”

Difficulty working

Difficulty with social situations

Inability to properly care for loved ones

Every day in America, 22 veterans end their lives because living with PTSD is just too much for them to handle. It is not uncommon for the PTSD sufferer to have irritability, sadness, feelings of worthlessness and shame. Many PTSD victims never express or have a very difficult time expressing their emotions and especially, expressing the trauma. Very high percentages of PTSD victims have tried to commit suicide and many are successful. It is a huge public health issue in America.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...Not all wounds are visible. The worst wounds usually aren't visible!
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder…Not all wounds are visible. The worst wounds usually aren’t visible!

There are many triggers for the individual with PTSD. If the adult was molested or raped as a child, then perhaps, a violent scene in a movie may start the flashbacks. It’s the same for vets returning home from war. They may have flashbacks of the horrors of war. They may have flashbacks of dead bodies, piles of human parts…it really is a nightmare. The flashbacks leave a person fatigued, yet anxiety ridden, stealing any quality of life.

Nightmares are another common symptom of PTSD. These nightmares can be so bad, that the PTSD sufferer tries purposely, not to sleep. The insomnia exacerbates the PTSD and the cycle starts all over.

You can see the physical changes in the PTSD sufferers brain compared to that of a normal human brain in this image.
You can see the physical changes in the PTSD sufferers brain compared to that of a normal human brain in this image.

Studies have actually shown brain changes in the right temporal lobe of the brain in adults abused as children. The changes, are similar to those that would be expected in a person with epilepsy.

Recent research has shown that the human body’s endocanabinoid system is different in people suffering from PTSD. Researchers in Israel, think they may have actually found a medication that works with the human endocannabinoid system. Cannabis! Otherwise known as marijuana.

Cannabis contains THC and CBD. It is a complex plant to explain without getting very technical. The American Government has just allowed studies to be conducted on treating PTSD with cannabis.

Many veterans already treat the condition with cannabis, as it is much safer than the antipsychotic medications such as Seroquel, Abilify, Geodon, Thorazine and many others. Antidepressants can actually increase suicide risk in PTSD sufferers more so than in depressed individuals without PTSD.

Veterans and many other PTSD sufferers are reporting relief from almost all of the symptoms of PTSD and a reduction in obsessive thoughts and suicidal ideation. Science is backing this up in the studies that have been done thus far in other countries by Neurology researchers.

Hopefully, veterans and all PTSD sufferers will be allowed safe, medical access to a medication… a natural medication that does not elevate liver enzymes, cause life threatening syndromes such as Serotonin Syndrome and even death.

Victims of PTSD are not “bipolar”. They have ups and downs, sometimes several in an hour. PTSD victims are not crazy. They need love and support. Trust and empathy. PTSD affects so many children and adults in America. It’s time to address this epidemic.

For more technical research, please visit this link. Click Here.

Please click the “sign the petition” below to support the veterans and all who suffer from this terrible condition. The majority of PTSD sufferers are children that were abused at a young age during the development of their young brains. The symptoms slowly start to manifest until it becomes unbearable for the PTSD victim at times. Unfortunately, the suicide numbers are very high in PTSD victims. Please sign the petition and help those without a voice.


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Please, again, sign the petition for all who suffer.

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Please click and sign our petition to decriminalize a medicinal plant, cannabis and allow patients safe access to a medicine that has been used for more than 5000 years by humans.

Article by Emery Myers RN, DON-CLTC, Marine Corps Veteran.

Im not crazy

13 of the Most Insane GIFs EVER! Brought to you by www.cannablogna.com

The Worlds Funniest, Most Insane GIFs EVER! Beware, if you have any type of seizure disorder, watch with caution and at your own risk!

                                                                                                           Brought to you by http://www.cannablogna.com and Emery Myers.

Flying Wing Suit Craziness. This is absolutely insane! Adrenaline Overdose!
Flying Wing Suit Craziness. This is absolutely insane! Adrenaline Overdose!
I'm not usually a cat fan, but I can't deny the humor and personality in this cat!
I’m not usually a cat fan, but I can’t deny the humor and personality in this cat!
Anyone remember this Nicolas Cage movie? Hint: It involves Arizona...
Anyone remember this Nicolas Cage movie? Hint: It involves Arizona…
Bridge to Insanity! Enough said! I bet the medical cannabis users out there enjoy this!
Bridge to Insanity! Enough said! I bet the medical cannabis users out there enjoy this!
Classicly Macbre and Bizzare. This GIF is destined to be the illustrated definition of Macabre!
Classical macabre and Bizarre. This GIF is destined to be the illustrated definition of Macabre!
Ok...again, another cat GIF. I am not a cat fan, I swear...maybe a little bit...
Ok…again, another cat GIF. I am not a cat fan, I swear…maybe a little bit…
Texting and Driving? The Streets are CRAZY these days!
Texting and Driving? The Streets are CRAZY these days!
Deadmau5? Seizure Inducing indeed!
Deadmau5? Seizure Inducing indeed!
Haters Gonna Hate! Image courtesy of Google Images.
Haters Gonna Hate! Image courtesy of Google Images.
I Feel So Lost. At some level, we can all relate to feeling this way at some point in our lives. image courtesy of Google Images.
I Feel So Lost. At some level, we can all relate to feeling this way at some point in our lives. image courtesy of Google Images.
Well, you don't see that every day! image courtesy of Google Images
Well, you don’t see that every day! image courtesy of Google Images
Human Beings really are completely amazing creatures. Image courtesy of Google Images.
Human Beings really are completely amazing creatures. Image courtesy of Google Images.
Samuel Jackson is THE main character in Jaws You didnt know that
Samuel Jackson is THE main character in Jaws! You didn’t know that did you?

I hope you enjoyed the “Lucky 13 Gifs” brought to you by http://www.cannablogna.com and http://www.darwinsrightleftwing.com

all images(GIFs) courtesy of Google Images.

Must be a person in their last semester of Grad School! Dedicated to Kenzie Myers, my wife. Image courtesy of Google Images.

Abstract really isn’t the word for this art…it can’t be defined easily, or, at ALL!

MACABRE AND ODD IMAGES ONCE YOU SEE…YOU CAN’T UN-SEE! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

Broken Hearted.

Broken Hearted.

We have all felt this picture if we have ever love and lost…through divorce, death or situation…we ALL can relate to this photo! The girl’s sorrow and heart-break is thrown in your face with this photo!

Classifed Creepy Macabre. It is what it is!

Classified Creepy Macabre. It is what it is!

It is creepy, raw and macabre! I love this piece. It smells of fear and insecurity. There is a hint of human decay in the air as well when you stare at it. It is fun, yet scary, in a comical way…in a classified way!

The Macabre is beautifully terrifying. I always did love BLUE EYES!

The Macabre is beautifully terrifying. I always did love BLUE EYES!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I couldn’t agree more with that statement. Physiologically, we as humans all have the same eye structures…feeding information through electrically charged pathways. Pathways that lead to and from the master achievement of evolution…the human brain!

Eye of a SocioPath. The visual machinery is there but the electrical pathways do not lead to the emotional part of the brain. The paths in a sociopath, lead to an empty, incomplete and primitive area of the brain.

Eye of a SocioPath. The human-visual machinery is there but the electrical pathways do not lead to the emotional part of the brain. The paths in a sociopath, lead to an empty, incomplete and primitive area of the brain.

This piece of artwork was titled Macabre Waltz. I could not find the author's name.

This piece of artwork is entitled appropriately, Macabre Waltz. I could not find the author’s name.

The macabre art of Russian Illustrator Anton Semenov

I Love Anton Semenov’s work! This image is amazing, with so much expression, angst and torment…all done with arms and hands! Bizarre and macabre? For sure!

Open Face Horror. You don't want to look but you STILL can't help it!

Open Face Horror. You don’t want to look but you STILL can’t help it!

This picture looks like Marilyn Manson may have created it. It depicts what a demon would do to a human, if such things existed in reality. I think it is cool, creative and bizarre! Perfect combo!

Art isn’t always pretty or politically correct. It doesn’t have to be…it is whatever its creator, the artist,  intended it to be!

Art comes in all shapes, forms, smells, tastes, feeling, emotion…Art is the ONLY universal language! Hope you enjoyed a taste of the macabre!

#odd, #bizarre, #artsaves

by Emery Myers