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A lair is a home; A castle; A burrow; A haven; a place where one should feel safe. To ensure our safety especially in one's lair, we have laws. And some laws cause more harm than good!

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October 31, 2010

HALLOWEEN 2010 - GRUESOME

Can't upload images... can't contact support. Had a great line-up ready for this Halloween...

But, that's my luck...

Blogger let me down... since I can't upload anything...

Had an exclusive interview with John Miller - "Live from Mexico"...

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That represents his photo, that I can't upload.

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It never fails... when I quit tobacco, things don't work.

VOTE "YES" to PROP 19, no matter where you live!!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN...

October 26, 2010

INTERMISSION - UPDATES - OTHER INUENDO...

Yeah... so you don't know... I quitting tobacco once again... not myself... DT's... last post a disaster, everything a disaster... god I hate tobacco dt's!

I get ahead of myself...

I remind myself from time to time I don't always have to have a "story" for a post on my blog. It's a blog, afterall...

But I am filled with learned requirements, duties, responsibilities... and the "you shoulds..."

My father liked to ask: "Why are you rebelling?" It would freak me out really, him being really my best friend, yet knowing, as a student of "higher education" that is young adults do, they rebel. I would try and come up with a "smart answer", but it never mattered, his question was a statement.

Other news: off the tobacco again... going on 5 days. Those of you out there who know or I guess, don't know, you're truly quitting a "drug". Nicotine addiction is BAD. I mean I am having hallucinations at times... I had to call in sick from work yesterday

So for the twentieth time, or there-abouts, I've quitting again; Cheers.

I now understand why alcohol is legal though, and why you can buy as much as you like. ... it's so you can stay drunk the whole time you go through tobacco withdrawal!

And also on the subject of "drugs", I heard on NPR tonight that the President's of Mexico, Columbia, and one other country are begging California voters to vote "No on Prop 19". They say voting "Yes" will send the wrong message. That the War is working?

News that 30 Mexican police walked off the job, from the same station, today, citing the level of violence and  threat also sends the wrong messgae.

I'd line 'em up in front of a firing squad for dereliction of duty, treason... The War on Drugs must be won...

Can I have a cigarette, please?

Can't wait to see what Eric Holder's War in California amounts to... when Prop 19 is voted in. Can't waith to see the Terminator Governor, and Jerry Brown, the new Governor mobilizing the state National Guad to defend it's legal farmers from being busted for growing their commodity.

If the federal government can't accept the rights of the people in California, what can they do?

Personally, I think AG Eric Holder should step down. His threat against Prop 19 and citizens of CA are disturbing and dispespectful to the people of CA. The US Attorney General should have respect for Sate's Rights and Laws... This article I posted already, but here it is again, clearly shows he is unbalanced: "ERIC HOLDER TO PROSECUTE...", not fit for office. Not deserving of my tax dollars that pay his salary!

Enough... need more Nicorette!!!

I'll be back... um yeah...

October 23, 2010

The APOCALYPSE: CA vs the DEA - AG ERIC HOLDER DECLARES WAR ON CA, PROP 19 - THIS STORY IS FICTION/SATIRE

It's like a repeat of 1937. AG Eric Holder, 2010 - And Harry Anslinger, 1930's, Federal Director of Narcotics... it's the same old, same old... and I'm really tired of the whole issue. If Prop 19 passes , and it will, what's AG Holder going to do? Invade California???

Fiction (I Hope!): Nov. 02, 2010:

Proposition 19 passes by a landslide vote in California. CA growers are ready, and use of cannabis surges... violence decreases, CA finds itself swimming in money as millions exit the closet and buy the popular herb. CA rebounds

ENTER:

AG ERIC HOLDER:

APOCALYPSE 2010 - the DEA vs.CA.


NEWS FLASH (Fiction): 


Federal DEA Agents descend upon California's legal grower's of cannabis, and the citizens of California as Prop 19legalizes marijuana. AG Eric Holder declars War on California growers... citizens describe it as an invasion! 


Hundreds flee, as thousands of helicopters, shiny black cars and vans of federal agents, many wearing DEA jackets arrive in California. The governor of California, "Terminator" Arnold Schwarzenegger, activates the National Guardand State Militia.


Thousands dead, as the war on drugs in Mexico seems to spread to the State of California... residents plead with Washington to end the invasion...


(Fiction): President Obama defends attorney general Eric Holders attack in CA, calling it the duty of the federal government to uphold the law - that cannabis is a Schedule One Narcotic and subject to strict federal law. He admitsthere could be further discussion, but has more pressing concerns... Wall Street it seems is suddenly, once againin trouble... Phillip Morse has filed for bankruptcy... too many Californians have stopped smoking their products they claim, and PM wants time and federal money to buy into the lucrative cannabis market.


Sorry, PM... YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE IN THE 1970's WHEN YOU OPPOSED REFORM!





An Anonymous Government source,  not at liberty to speak candidly says the federal government was just weeks away from ending the "war on drugs forever". Government scientists, the source claims, invented a parasite that infests all illegal drugs, and the parasite migrates to users of those drugs, targets one's spine, where it grows and bursts forth - blood and gore, revealing and destroying the offender.

Update: Pres. Obama makes a statement strongly encouraging citizens to look away from the devils weed, and embrace legal, taxable forms of enjoyment - like tobacco and alcohol, while the feds find new ways to discourage marijuana..

WELL GET REAL...

AG Eric Holder's position on Prop 19 passage is out of line and irresponsible! I don't pay taxes so people like him can make terrorist threats while in office!

I demand a "redress of federal laws" placing cannabis in the category of being a Schedule One Drug.

I demand that tobacco be considered for schedule one drug classification.

Looking forwards to listening to NPR in the next year about the War in CA... in fact, although I'm plain broke, I think I will pledge for NPR for the simple reason I trust they will be openly covering the war.

It's like something out of the movies: "Aliens vs Predators"... the way Eric Holder talks... way to go! Not!

Please, give Pres. Obama a 2nd term... give him a chance. I'm convinced he's as tired of all this crap as we all are. President Jimmy Carter recognized the Constitutional Right of an America Citizen to use cannabis in 1978. He legalized it, along with home-brewed beer and wine, both had been illegal from the start of the 18 amendment. The latter succeeded, and we have our micro breweries today and home made wine production - thanks to Pres. Carter. Unfortunately, he was stoned for legalizing cannabis...

Within two weeks, CA will vote to support what Pres. Carter tried to do in 1978.

Legalize cannabis.

The most harmful thing about marijuana, are the laws!

STOP THE HURT!!!



October 18, 2010

CALIFORNIA - PROPOSITION 19 - Legalize Cannabis... VOTE YES!

 know, superheroes like Blogger Slam Dunk wouldn't touch advocating for decriminalization of a "drug". I agree, but my stance on cannabis is firm... it isn't a "drug", not in the sense it's a "drug" made in a laboratory. God is in charge of cannabis. He created it. Why hasn't God been arrested yet???

Cannabis is a plant, an herb in the truest sense. No different than chamomile, for relaxation, Valerian as a tranquilizer, St. Johnswort, as an anti-depressant. All have been used safely for thousands of years, as herbal medicines. The issue isn't  however that certain plants were suddenly and scientifically proven to be dangerous.

The issue is, that in the early 20th century, drug addiction in this country was a very serious problem. The pharmacist/chemist that invented Coca-Cola died of cocaine addiction...

Opium, derived from the opium poppy, was a hardy import from China in the late 19th to 20th century... opium is quite the pleasurable experience, but it is very addictive, a narcotic.

Two early laws passed by Congress in the beginning of the 20th century addressed those issues, as well as a US led  ban on importation of narcotic substances.

That being said, coca leaf, from which cocaine is derived, is legally purchased in several countries, as addictive as coffee and just as popular. The effects of chewing coca leaves is not the same thing as the cocaine extracted  in a lab. Although people enjoyed the "original Coca Cola", it did contain cocaine. Rightly so, Congress passed regulations... for public safety.

The same is not true for cannabis. It was recognized and a standard medication in the US Pharmacopeadia until around 1940. It was also used for relaxation, much like tobacco. Today WE recognize tobacco is truly dangerous, addictive and not good for us. Many understand, and much scientific research not funded by the federal gov't has found cannabis to not only a safer plant, with many more benefits than tobacco, but also, therapeutic.

The problem is that the deluge of media propaganda starting in the 1930's not only demonized cannabis, it made it the "crown jewel" of the "war on drugs". The fried eggs/brains image... the lazy teenager turned crazy and unmotivated... all of it a plus to private interests who prefer American citizens drown using tobacco, and suffer unlimited harms while under the influence of alcohol.

Yet President Obama recently held a "pow-wow" with jaded persons over beers at the White-House. How hypocritical is that? My best "pow-wows" were passing a ganja cigarette - cannabis, and for those scratching their heads - a joint, aka, marijuana.

I've said it so many times... the only reason cannabis/ganja was made illegal and renamed as marijuana were issues in the 1930's with illegal immigrants from Mexico; oh, and the fear by White aristocrats that "Negroes were and would take advantage of White girls, by doping them with marijuana". William Randolf Hearst, for historical reference... if you question my sanity. Go ahead, look him up... a media mogul who, well, draw your own conclusions.

All I am saying is documented in the History Channel's - "Hooked, Illegal Drugs and How they Got that Way". (It's in my media list).

All gets lost in historical forgetfulness when considering that for the past 73, we, our governments, our judiciaries, have "waged a war on drugs"... with marijuana as the focal point and to what end???

END?

Thousands of people murdered, tortured, killed and their careers destroyed because WE citizens preferred our  "catnip".

We enjoyed and benefited from our cannabis for thousands of years before the political nightmare began in 1937.

Please: Vote YES for Prop 19...

Just in case you thing I'm waging a one man war here, I received the following e-mail from LEAP: "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition":

Dear Bobkat: We are witnessing a truly pivotal moment in drug policy reform. In just a few short weeks, California voters will have the opportunity to vote for Proposition 19: The Regulate, Tax and Control Cannabis Act of 2010. Prop 19 will put police priorities back where they belong by allowing law enforcers to do their jobs more effectively, ending the arrest of nonviolent marijuana users and making the streets safer for everyone. Whether you are a resident of California or not, Prop 19 affects all of us... Link from LEAP.

Unforunately, I have some bad news:

SAN FRANCISCO — Attorney General Eric Holder is warning that the federal government will not look the other way... Link from Huffington Post. AG Eric Holder is already planning a "war on California" if Prop 19 passes... DEA and other federally tax-payer funded raids and arrests for distributing what they call marijuana, and what they are stuck, as if in a special ed program of believing cannabis is the most dangerous "drug" ever!


Maybe we should have a "War on Breast Feeding MOMS"... many stories in the news in the last many years about how negative "breast-feeding" is in a "perfect society such as ours - haul them off to jail, charge them with misdemeanor breast feeding charges... !!! ...

This final question:

What doctor, under Socratic Oath, would prescribe or recommend cannabis to their patient's if it was not medicinally or theraputically helpful and useful?

Not many.

Yet, Eric Holder, Attorney General, is FIRM about the LAW of the Federal Land...  that according to the law, "marijuana" is a Schedule One Drug - Seriously addictive and with NO medicinal value".

Total crap!!!

Millions of "60's - 70's Hippies" turned into Zombies? Like something out of "Resident Evil"?

No!!!

What I see are peace-loving hippies even 50 years later... and a federal government with ulterior and destructive motives that hurt and have hurt millions of people.

So who's wearing the clothes in our family???

Not the feds... not Eric Holder, that's for sure... they are stuck in a past,  a past with ZERO basis in reality.

We need a third choice in in our problems with drug abuse... a safer choice, and that choice is ganja!

VOTE YES on Prop 19 and tell the feds it's time to STOP the HURT!!!

October 03, 2010

GENESIS... THE ORIGIN OF HUMANKIND - PART 5

EVE AWAKENS...


In the center of The Garden of Eden was a tree... and God told Adam and All the rest of humankind they were not to eat of this tree. The reason God gave was that IF, they ate from this tree they would have knowledge, knowledge of Good and Evil.

So for many years Adam toiled alone, tilling the fields within Eden, the Garden; his friends were the animals God gave to him, they were in his keep. They were not his partner either.

So one day, God causes a deep sleep to come upon Adam, and God performed surgery upon Adam, removing one of his rib bones, and creating the woman. When he awoke, he had a new companion, a woman,  he named her Eve.

CREDIT for Biblical Quotes: DEVOTIONS - THE OLD TESTAMENT ONLINE

Genesis 3

3Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that theLord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God say, “You shall not eat from any tree in the garden”?’ 

2The woman said to the serpent, ‘We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; 
3but God said, “You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.” ’ 
4But the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not die; 
5for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’
6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate. 
7Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

They were both naked and unashamed of their nakedness.

My opinion, the serpent was a penis. Shocking, I imagine. The idea. I simply don't believe in serpents that speak. It was a metaphor, for Eve's sudden epiphany, at the center of The Garden.

Didn't God say, be fruitful and multiply in Genesis, Chapter One? 75,000 years ago this was humanity. Hominids becoming human. Adam somehow was selected to begin the reign of humankind in our world. But he wasn't alone.

Other men, other women, sought Adam....

 One was a woman named Lilith:


It is said, "Lilith was Adam's first wife..." but since at the time humankind had no real self-awareness, no knowledge of good or evil, it is unlikely Adam knew he had a wife. At least there is no record that any ceremony had made them husband and wife.

That Eve ate the fruit from the tree God forbade humans to eat from, is in my opinion, something that was inevitable. It is my belief, that God knew, at some point in time, someone would partake of the fruit. It is also my believe that it wasn't so much a command by God not to eat of the fruit, but a warning.

Innocence is Bliss, as the saying goes, and Eve, for whatever reason, ate the forbidden fruit, and found that it was good..


When I was in my late teens, becoming an adult, I admit I was pretty ignorant. I believed others held the key to life, to the truth. I didn't question authority...  I had been taught conformity and lock-step. Among the truths I was led to believe, that drugs, like marijuana, were dangerous, a forbidden fruit

Hardly.

When I tasted it, the first time nothing happened. It was a couple years until the second time... god did I laugh, as did my two friends. I'd not laughed like that ever... that I could remember, and it was very good to laugh.

Yeah, laughter is deadly... especially when it opens one's mind to the impossible, that is possible.

I learned the truth, I became aware that day. Self-aware. Not a bad thing is it? 

At around age 40 I made an appointment with a minister at a Unitarian church in Portsmouth NH. I sat with him and discussed my belief that Eve had experienced was an awakening based upon the use of a psychotropic plant... however, he completely disagreed with my hypothesis. His reason - marijuana was an illicit drug, and the scriptures did not support the use of an illicit drug as being the crime Eve had committed.

Yet today, we know many people are made outcasts for the use of illicit drugs, that their lives are ruined by man-made laws that forbid such fruit. And we know some such fruits, especially those made by man, also destroy lives. Yet, I have seen cannabis grow as tall as a tree... and I have seen it is indeed a very beautiful tree, a plant; not the bad or grotesque plant others would command me to believe it is. I understand knowledge is power, and any power can be used for good, or evil.

GENESIS 3 concludes with the CURSE:

8 They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 
9But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, ‘Where are you?’ 
10He said, ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.’ 11He said, ‘Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?’ 
12The man said, ‘The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.’ 13Then the Lord God said to the woman, ‘What is this that you have done?’ The woman said, ‘The serpent tricked me, and I ate.’ 
14The Lord God said to the serpent,
‘Because you have done this, cursed are you among all animals and among all wild creatures; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.
15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.’
16To the woman he said, ‘I will greatly increase your pangs in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.’
17And to the man he said, ‘Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree
about which I commanded you, “You shall not eat of it”, cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken;
you are dust, and to dust you shall return.’
20 The man named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all who live. 

21And the Lord God made garments of skins for the man and for his wife, and clothed them.
22 Then the Lord God said, ‘See, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever’— 
23therefore theLord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.
24He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life.

I am cursed... we are all cursed having gained self-awareness. It was not a crime, but rather our fate. Woman should be no more condemned than man, as it was our destiny to become self-aware. It was our destiny to discover the truth. What we make from our knowledge of good and evil, our knowledge of life, is ours to command, to bear, and to build upon. We can continue to condemn each other, hurt others because they may be different from ourself or what we believe is right or wrong, but we are all one. We are humankind. We are God's children. We were created in His Image.