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May 30, 2015


I should have, would have done a lot of things differently if I had my life to live over again. I don't. None of us do.

I'm certain now that I would have become a mortician.

As everyone knows, being a mortician means there's no shortages. You're never out of a job and I would imagine it's peaceful work.

Peaceful is good.

Mental health: I've seen therapists since HS. Seriously on my own around age 20. I learned one hard lesson however - that many people with mental health issues never seek treatment. As my mother once said, "Only sick people seek help for a mental illness".

The old ways believed mental illness was the exception to the norm. Mental illness is not like a bug or disease. Something dreadful must have triggered it, and most people would avoid and shun the person. They were locked up in asylums. Called crazy. Insane. 

For a normal person today to admit to a mental health issues is like asking them to accept and admit they are seriously flawed! How sad, that is not the truth.

Although the masters of mental health: Jung and Sigmund Freud...

Mental health is scary stuff... going nuts! The fact is in the mid-70's mental health treatment saw a renaissance. Self-help books numbered in the thousands and people in there 20's and 30's devoured them... many also took advantage of the new wave of therapists and counselors who had apparently sat idle for years.

This was not true of those who were older; who still saw mental health as a shameful, hideous condition. Unlike medicine for a sore throat or a physical illness, anything mental was compartmentalized, hidden away.

I find today that the majority of people still have a hard time discussing mental health when compared to the flu or common cold. Still I'm optimistic... For all those who do see a therapist, seek medical help, discover herbs that help, this comic makes me laugh:

This one doesn't... 

How insane is it that that there is a naturally grown plants that has so many therapeutic and medical uses, and it's still damned today by namely, our federal government, as the most dangerous, useless and addictive drug on the planet. Presidential hopefuls for the most part thrive on anti-marijuana campaigns. Despite nearly a hundred years of modern experience and 10,000 years of empirical history proving marijuana is not the dangerous, gateway drug it's still proclaimed to be, by marijuana prohibitionists, exactly what it's not. It's like parents who refuse to vaccinate their children... with a mountain of scientific proof it's safe and effective. 

The most likely antagonist is mental comparisons of marijuana to alcohol, tobacco and hard drugs. Marijuana scientifically, mentally and medicinally is in it's own class. It does not make one drunk; it does not increase a high with more doses. It is not physically addictive like tobacco. People commonly accept months or years without marijuana, many times detrimentally, but there is no "cold turkey". It's simply hard times without. No withdrawal.

As for any link to hard drugs... the link is obvious... it's generally bought on the black-market. Anything goes up for sale there.

May 23, 2015


720 represents the time in the morning that Monday through Friday I must leave for work. 7:20AM.

420, oddly enough, many people don't know the meaning of it. But we'll get to that in a few minutes.

720 to many means - these days - killing themselves slowly at the job. I'm talking about a job where likely there are too many managers, too few workers. Many companies downsized around the great recession created by Wall Street around 2008. These companies created more upper level positions to "manage" workers and made the number of workers less. More for less... yet this was at the expense of promotions to manager. As if managers can satisfy clients, as it takes workers to do the job managers delegate.

The result is a dysfunctional, silent epidemic of disgruntled employees trying to do their job while being micro-managed by too many dysfunctional managers. Managers believe they're being screwed by workers, as clients are complaining of poor service. With fewer workers, and more disgruntled managers and CEO's it becomes a vicious circle. No one is happy!

The solution is obvious... downsize the number of managers and/or increase the size of the work-force.

Solutions... such an easy word to speak...

420... the bane of government leaders... but ironically so similar to 720.

Managers again with different titles. Now called governors, senators, representatives... our government.

Representatives to ensure the continuation of the "Greatest Democracy" on Earth, ever, by human beings.

And yet there's an easily cured cancer that has undercut this democracy. It has wreaked havoc on a subculture that goes back a 10,000 years. 420 is marijuana...

And although the problem is easily cured, the terms are unacceptable to "the managers".

The issue at stake appears to come down to one of "public safety". The purpose of a good government, as is true for managers of a company, is to ensure that employees have a safe environment in which to work and produce. The goal of government is to ensure that citizens are free and happy, productive and healthy. That the Constitution lives and represents the People.

Yet, during my entire life, marijuana has not only been illegal, it's also been the priority focus of those that "serve and protect" us. Our federal government still insists marijuana belongs in the Schedule 1 category, meaning it is one very dangerous plant without medical use and extremely addictive. Yet 23 states have legalized use as medicine, and 3 states and several cities have outright legalized use.

Recent news was about a man convicted of growing/cultivating marijuana... in prison, father is on his deathbed. When the man requests leave to visit his father the state judge says no. There's the case of the child who revealed in DARE, that his mother uses licensed marijuana for a health reason - the state took the child away from his mother. The list is extremely long... and in my opinion, based upon my experiences from the past 60 years, it's a form of genocide.Infringement into and destruction of a whole culture.

The problem is again one of management and having the ability to see the light. No one is protected by laws that create an unsafe and unproductive environment. Marijuana prohibition is no different and under the circumstances - those based on sound, scientific studies, and many generations of empirical evidence, prove that marijuana prohibition is the crime, not the use of 420 itself.

To read more about 420, click here for a Wikipedia link: History of 420

The whole purpose of my blog is to Stop the Hurt... not rant and rave... to that end I simply say it like it is. The resolution is simple... but few of the managers want to implement the cure. Sad.