Archive:

Month: August 2017

Marijuana is an “exit” drug, not a gateway

By: | Post date: August 18, 2017 | Comments: No Comments

Posted in categories: Uncategorized

Contrary to the admonition of every wretched Drug Warrior that ever spoke at your school, marijuana is most certainly not a “gateway” to harder drugs.  The lack of availability of a safe high is what drives people to use harder drugs.  Marijuana, on the contrary, is an “exit” drug that can wean addicts off heroin, […]

Magic mushrooms can do “in 30 seconds what it takes antidepressants three to four weeks to do”

By: | Post date: August 17, 2017 | Comments: No Comments

Posted in categories: Uncategorized

Consider the headlines. Could psychedelic drugs be the ticket to improved mental health? Psychedelic drugs saved my life.  So why aren’t they prescribed?: “A group of drugs long considered taboo is poised to transform the way we treat mental health. Recent research suggests that psychedelics – once regarded as a relic of the hippy-dippy 60s […]

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed over 500 Yemeni children in 2016

By: | Post date: August 17, 2017 | Comments: No Comments

Posted in categories: Uncategorized

The report also states that the Saudi military, armed with First World weaponry, deliberately destroyed 28 schools and leveled critical civilian infrastructure. “The chief author of the confidential draft report, Virginia Gamba, the U.N. chief’s special representative for children abused in war time, informed top U.N. officials Monday, that she intends to recommend the Saudi-led […]

Surveillance programs are sold to fight terrorism, end up being used for everyday police work

By: | Post date: August 17, 2017 | Comments: No Comments

Posted in categories: Uncategorized

Australia, in terms of its power to indiscriminately collect metadata on its citizens, is a far more encompassing Surveillance State than either the US or UK: “All data, like IP addresses visited and location information for phones, must be retained for at least two years—and is accessible without a warrant. But more data is available […]

Saudis are bombing Yemen far more in 2017 than in previous years

By: | Post date: August 16, 2017 | Comments: No Comments

Posted in categories: Uncategorized

The destruction of Yemen by US-backed Saudi Arabia is escalating, with 5,676 airstrikes in 2017 alone.  Total airstrikes for all of 2016 totaled 3,936. The world’s worst humanitarian disaster is being caused by a US-backed Saudi blockade and strafing of the country.  The blood of the entire nation will be on the hands of US […]

Trump’s “emergency response” to the opioid crisis will only create more customers for the black market

By: | Post date: August 16, 2017 | Comments: No Comments

Posted in categories: Uncategorized

Reason: “Trump’s Opioid Emergency Response” Cracking down on doctors and pharmacies will do nothing more than deliver addicts into the hands of black market heroin dealers, dramatically increasing the deaths from fentanyl-laced heroin.

Venezuelans are stealing zoo animals so they can eat them

By: | Post date: August 16, 2017 | Comments: No Comments

Posted in categories: Uncategorized

Thanks, socialism.  And, poor tapirs. Millions of Venezuelans are eating from garbage Venezuela’s socialist-run “truth commission” to investigate opposition Thieves stealing Venezuelan zoo animals to eat them, police say The collapse of Venezuela is policy-induced, and the tragically comical result is a devastation that not even an outside attack by a foreign power could accomplish.

Marijuana relieves arthritis pain when nothing else does

By: | Post date: August 16, 2017 | Comments: No Comments

Posted in categories: Uncategorized

NY Daily News: “It’s no surprise that cannabis could offer arthritis sufferers relief. After all, cannabis is known to be as much as 20 times more effective than aspirin at reducing inflammation and can be an effective sleep aid. Some research certainly supports those decisions. 50 million US citizens currently suffer through the pain of arthritis, and cannabis is […]

Ludicrously regulated Nevada marijuana market results in shortages

By: | Post date: August 16, 2017 | Comments: No Comments

Posted in categories: Uncategorized

Reno-Gazette Journal:  “The state currently is required to rely solely on alcohol distributors for delivery of recreational marijuana to dispensaries, a mandate that could either be killed or continued on Thursday in a Carson City District Court hearing. Carson City District Court Judge James Russell may determine whether the state’s recent report is evidence enough […]

The war on heroin is increasingly becoming the war on fentanyl

By: | Post date: August 15, 2017 | Comments: No Comments

Posted in categories: Uncategorized

Fentanyl, a powerful opioid additive in black market heroin, is increasingly becoming the target of police.  Ironic, because the war on drugs created the incentive for the introduction of the deadly additive in the first place.  More evidence that the war on drugs is really a war on the side-effects of prohibition.