Parkinsons Patient Treated By Cannabis

I found the video at Man with Parkinson’s able to Drive after Cannabis where they say:

What doctors refuse to tell most people is that they can live a normal life with Parkinson’s disease and do most things others can do with the help of cannabis. Cannabis is still labeled as a schedule 1 drug in line with heavy hitters such as Heroin and Cocaine. Of course these two drugs have been marketed in the past to cure many ailments including coughs and insomnia. they are not marketed as such anymore because there is no real evidence that suggest that people should take either heroin or meth for their cough problems.

The debate still rages on…for some reason…as to the efficacy of cannabis. The studies have proven that we as human beings were created with an Endocannabinoid system that is designed for the uptake of cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. this plant was made for us to heal; it is that simple. Why else would we have these receptors that lead to not only the reduction or elimination of cancer from organs, but also the return of many damaged organs to their previous state. It is proven and there are thousands of people that serve as living proof of how well this plant works. Yet, the debate still rages on.

Parkinson’s disease claims so many lives every year that is is criminal that more people do not have access to the extracts from this plant. The reason why cannabis oil works is because the whole plant is used and thus all of the beneficial cannabinoids are utilized in the system. there is not evidence that anyone has ever been harmed by cannabis and it is probably the least toxic substance on earth.

He goes on to wonder if Jesus’ medical miracles were actually cannabis miracles.

I have done a few posts on that:

Christians Oppose Healing The Sick On Moral Grounds

Marijuana Prohibition Is A Crime Against Humanity

Hebrew Etymology


On the road in Laramie

I left Ann Arbor yesterday and tonight I am in Laramie, Wyoming. Considering my past record-setting drives across the country, that’s moving pretty damn slowly. I got pulled over in Omaha for absolutely nothing except the crime of not wanting to be pulled over (which means I stayed at that stupid town’s  60 mph limit, which seemed to actually draw the attention of the corrupt local cops). The guy (an obvious drug cop in an SUV canine unit) followed me for some time and made me nervous as hell before finally turning on the lights, and as my biggest fear was that he would shoot my dog for defending the car (precisely why I am so paranoid about being pulled over), I begged him over the barking to let me get out of the car, which fortunately he did. (Maybe he understands a little bit about dogs!) He made me sit in the front seat of the police car and asked me endless questions (as if he was trying to figure me out), and during the ritual he would repeat the same questions (obviously to determine whether I would change my story). Finally he gave me a warning (to stay in my lane, even though I had not left it). It was an incredibly creepy experience, and I am glad the dog didn’t get shot, because he was defending the car by lunging at the glass. Defending me, that poor noble creature. A wonderful dog, if unsuited for the modern age. He would die for me without hesitation, and that is an enormous responsibility for me.

Insisting on my “rights” could have pissed off the cop and meant the death of my dog. In quotes because the War On Drugs is nothing but a War On the Fourth Amendment, with courts, liberals, conservatives, and media in full accord. Police can basically do whatever they want with impunity. (Bastards. I like to rant, but obviously my ranting is ineffectual*.)

Anyway a couple of tunes stood out along the drive.

And this unreleased gem:

Home is where I wanna be right now!

I’m getting too old for long road trips.

* I hate experiencing the police state firsthand. Figures it would be in an urban area, where “white privilege” is not only waning, but is increasingly fueling a perverse sort of quota.


Lost Hope Lack Of Change

Millennials Going Republican? I would like to think so. But the article gives the usual caveat.

If Republicans fixate on social issues again, they will lose again.

That is always the problem with Republicans isn’t it?


On the road

I will be driving west for the next few days, and may or may not be online depending on circumstances.

Here’s something that recently came out of the kiln.


And some turtles I made (in progress at the time), before they were all sold at the Ann Arbor Art Fair:



Should have made more, but I didn’t have time.


The Hamas Charter

The Hamas Charter is one of the obstacles to peace between the Israelis and their neighbors.

Initiatives, Peace Solutions and International Conferences
Article 13:

The initiatives conflict, what are called “Peaceful Solutions” and “International Conferences” to solve the Palestinian problem. As far as the ideology of the Islamic Resistance Movement is concerned, giving up any part of Palestine is like giving up part of its religion. The nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion, in that it educates its members, and they perform Jihad to raise the banner of Allah over their nation. And Allah Hath full power and control over His affairs; but most among mankind know it not.

Sura 12:Yusuf:21

From time to time the invitation is made for an international conference to look into solving the problem. Some accept and some reject the idea, for one reason or another, asking for some condition or conditions to be fulfilled in order to agree to attend and participate in the conference. Due to the Islamic Resistance Movement’s knowledge of the participating parties of the conference, and the participants’ past and present opinions and stands on Muslim interests, the Islamic Resistance Movement does not perceive that the conferences are able to deliver the demands, provide the rights, nor do justice to the oppressed. Those conferences are nothing but a form of enforcing the rule of the unbelievers in the land of Muslims. And when have the unbelievers justly treated the believers? Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion.


“The Guidance of Allah – that is the (only) Guidance.”

Wert thou to follow their desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither Protector nor Helper against Allah.

Sura 2:Baqara:120

There is no solution to the Palestinian Problem except by Jihad. The initiatives, options, and international conferences are a waste of time and a kind of child’s play. The Palestinian people are nobler than to be fiddling with their future, rights, and destiny.

I don’t think there will be peace any time soon.


For those of you not getting the full import of the above I have the illustrated version below.

Death To Israel


Gonna happen?

Are conservatives tolerant of libertarians?

This might be helpful too, although it may not. So might this.

I’m almost beyond caring.


Riddle me this

You know what? I have a question that suddenly seems very important. It’s 2014. Why the fuck aren’t there bold, italics, and underline text formatting options on Facebook?

I reiterate: it’s the year two thousand fourteen.

I get that they don’t want the screen exploding in crazy font sizes, screaming colors, and blinking monstrosities, but this is pretty basic stuff.  They’re the three fundamental text formatting options—something word processors have offered since the 80’s for fuck’s sake. So why, people, WHY doesn’t Facebook, which is quite likely the most widely used word processor on planet Earth (think about it), have the classic [B] [I] [U] buttons? AND WHY THE HELL ARE WE PUTTING UP WITH IT?

Anyone feeling the urge to write: “I think you just answered your own question,” in the comments section, feel free not to.


World News – Support For Palestinians On The Decline?

I was looking for news about this image which was part of a video posted here and came across this bit of news.

As Israel’s Offensive Into Gaza Grows, France Bans Pro-Palestinian Protests

In France the government placed a ban on Saturday’s expected rally as tensions between Jewish and Muslim communities is spiking. Citing a “threat to public order”, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve backed the police ban on the widely-advertised mass demonstrations, after members of the Jewish Defense League (LDJ) and pro-Palestinian groups clashed last Sunday.

So it is not a decline of support. It is that the demonstrations become violent. What has been somewhat unusual is that Hamas has not been given a LOT of support by Western Governments.

Another headline from the same site announces Palestinians Killed by Israeli Military, Pawns for Hamas. So maybe some reporters are catching on to the human shield game the Palestinians play. The more dead the better for Hamas. Disgusting. More from that link:

Hamas continues to fire rockets into open spaces in Israel. Is this a provocation for war? Yes. But the death toll on the Israeli side is incredibly low. In fact, since this latest battle has begun, as I mentioned above, only one Israeli civilian has died. Is Hamas incapable of harming Israelis? No. Sources again tell me that Hamas is playing a political game and wants to see the death toll among Palestinians as high as possible for international sympathy, aid and support. These sources work on the ground to protect the Palestinians from abuses by the Israeli government and abuse by Hamas. They tell me that Hamas does not care for the Palestinian people and sees them as the means to an end. The deaths of innocent people is what Hamas is hoping for.

Therefore, I am told that when the “roof knockers” are fired over homes that at times civilians and families are kept inside, held at gunpoint. These civilians are literally prevented from leaving the building in hopes that they are killed by an airstrike. The higher the number of civilian casualties, the better for Hamas.

The more dead bodies the better for Hamas. That is some ugly shit. And reporters seem to be waking up to what is going on. At this point I wouldn’t say that sympathy for Israel is rising. But sympathy for the Palestinians in particular an Arabs in general is definitely falling.


Fish are more important than people!

Oh yes.

One of the worst droughts in California’s history has devastated more than a half-million acres of the most fertile farmland in America. In communities like Sacramento, “water police” go from door to door to enforce conservation measures. There’s even a mobile “app” to report neighbors to city authorities so they can be fined for wasting water.

With the Sierra snowpack at 4% of normal as of May 20, Californians will desperately need what little water remains behind its dams this summer. Authorities have warned some towns like Folsom—home of Folsom Lake—to expect daily rationing of 50 gallons per person, a 60% cut from average household usage.

Yet last month the Bureau of Reclamation drained Folsom and other reservoirs on the American and Stanislaus rivers of more than 70,000 acre feet of water—enough to meet the annual needs of a city of half a million people—for the comfort and convenience of fish.

Government officials who are entrusted with the careful management of our water squandered it in less than three weeks to nudge baby salmon toward the Pacific Ocean (to which they swim anyway) and to keep the river at just the right temperature for the fish by flushing the colder water stored in the reservoirs.

But of course!

This illustrates one of the problems with democracy.

Some people actually vote for being ruled.

As subjects.


Good shit, man!

No, seriously.

It’s even being called the Origin of Feces.


Stairway To Heaven


This Is What Happens

Originally found at Rap: Catchy, True, Sad

One of the images was in response to the police burning a baby in a drug raid. Proceeds from sales of the video will go to that baby: “Money from sales willl be donated to support Baby Bou Bou, the baby who was hit by the SWAT team grenade.”


Subsection F

In an article about a teen who was killed by a police woman while answering the door with something in his hand (a Wii controller according to the family) a commenter explains the law:

Police officers have an exception under title F, section Y, subsection T, paragraph W.

For further elucidation read this post.


Is there anything Duct Tape can’t do?

Here’s something most people don’t know. A local high school couple won a prize in a national duct tape prom outfit contest:

Two Pinckney area teens are feeling ducky after a third place finish in a national duct tape prom outfit contest.
Gabrielle Farina, 19, and Ryan Danko, 18, will receive $3,000 each in scholarship money from Duck Brand to use towards their education at the University of Michigan, according to a report from the Livingston Daily.

The pair used 12 rolls of duct tape to create their 1920s style dress and suit for the Pinckney Community High School prom. They were held together by some glow-in-the-dark accents. The winners were selected from 10 nationwide finalists who were announced in June.

Farina told the Livingston Daily that the outfits were not comfortable to wear and did not allow for too much movement.

I’ll bet. But their outfits look surprisingly good.



Well, This Is Going To Complicate Things

Some one (suspected to be a Russian separatist fighter. The separatists in my opinion are at least lead by Russian special forces teams) has shot down a Malaysian Airliner with 295 aboard at the Russian/Ukranian border.

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 shot down over territory held by Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine

Body parts and wreckage spread over nine-mile area, suggesting plane broke up mid-air

Whitehall sources say up to ten Britons feared dead, 23 Americans and 71 Dutch passengers thought to be on board

Britain requests an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York

US President Barack Obama calls the crash a ‘terrible tragedy’, and offers condolences to passengers’ families

The plane was said to be shot down by a BUK missile.

The BUK missile system is a set of medium range surface-to-air missile systems which were first developed in the Soviet Union and continue to be produced by Russia.

Designed to take out cruise missiles, aircrafts, helicopters and short range ballistic missiles, they can reach altitudes of up to 15.5miles, according to the manufacturer’s website.

Developed by Moscow firm Almaz-Antey, they are thought to have been used during the Russian war with Georgia in the territory of South Ossetia in 2008.

The “separatists” are standing down for 3 days to allow an investigation.

I wonder if this has anything to do with the sanctions recently imposed on Russia because of the fighting in the Ukraine.

Russia slams latest US sanctions over Ukraine as ‘bullying’

If this sort of thing keeps up it could cause a full fledged European War. Just in time for The Guns of August.


I have been reading further into the Daily Mail article and came across this bit:

Ukraine’s state security chief accused two Russian military intelligence officers of involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine on Thursday and said they must be punished for their ‘crime’.

SBU chief Valentyn Nalivaychenko said he based his allegation on intercepts of phone conversations between the two officers.

‘Now you know who carried out this crime. We will do everything for the Russian military who carried out this crime to be punished,’ he told journalists.

If that turns out to be correct some one gave the order. Putin? Probably.

USA Today had this to say:

On Wednesday, a Russian military plane allegedly shot down a Ukrainian jet fighter over Ukrainian territory, forcing the pilot to eject, according to the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council. The pilot of the Su-25 assault aircraft was not injured and was rescued by Ukrainian military units.

Pro-Russia rebels, meanwhile, claimed responsibility for strikes Wednesday on two Ukrainian Sukhoi-25 jets. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said the second jet was hit by a portable surface-to-air missile, but added the pilot was unscathed and managed to land his plane safely.

“There have been Ukrainian helicopters and aircraft operating under the assumption of limited separatist capabilities,” said Damon Wilson, a Russia and Ukraine expert in the administrations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. “They’ve learned quite rudely that the separatists have more advanced weapons.”

Separatists have used a version of Russia’s Grad rocket that the Russian military only started using in January, Wilson said, citing sources in “U.S. government circles.”

“This is not older, former equipment but among the most recent Russian equipment used in the Russian military,” said Wilson, now deputy executive vice president at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank.

Which kind of confirms my notion that the “rebels” are really Russian troops.

From the twittering classes.

BREAKING: Armed Russian Separatists now in control of the MH17 crash site and not allowing anyone approach the wreckage – @ABC
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) July 17, 2014

And if they are hard at work destroying evidence?


Ozzies End Tax On Plant Food

Australia has rescinded their carbon tax.

As of today, Australia no longer has the most expensive “carbon” price in the world. The voters didn’t ask for a tax in 2010, but it was forced on them in 2011. They rejected it wholeheartedly in 2013 but it still has taken months to start unwinding this completely pointless piece of symbolism which aimed to change the weather. The machinery of democracy may be slow, but this is a win for voters.

Hopefully it will end that sort of nuttery in the US. Or at least reduce it.

Because from several different analysis’ (like this one) it seems like CO2 has a zero effect on climate. Habibullo Abdussamatov agrees and in addition predicts we are heading into a little ice age. Starting in 2014. Hey. This is 2014.

We have seen some odd cool weather this year. For a Northern Hemisphere summer. And not just in the American Midwest. Russia is also seeing something similar. We will know more come winter.

Here is a prediction by Abdussamatov from last year with some nice charts.

Some German scientists are making a similar prediction.


Toll Roads

Some commenters at Reason are discussing the pros and cons of toll roads. One commenter said:

Tolls reduce congestion.

To which I responded:

I prefer cough medicine.


“I know more about the unknown than you do!”

Disagreements about the unknown are one thing. (Not a new topic…)

But when someone tells me he knows the unknown, I am skeptical –regardless of what form his particular “knowledge” of the unknown might take.


Not real crime, just bored kids???

In a discussion of neighborhood crime earlier today, an intellectual with a Ph.D. argued that crimes committed by “bored” kids are not as serious as the same crimes committed by “real” criminals. I replied that I am more troubled by crimes committed for their entertainment value than those grounded in more typical criminal motives (such as feeding a drug habit). And I think that if you polled most Americans, they would agree.

If you were walking down the street and got hit over the head, wouldn’t it bother you more if the attacker simply hit you because he was bored than because he wanted your wallet, or hated you for some reason? It would bother me more.

Boredom does not lessen the gravity of a crime, it makes it more serious. (Like “bored” murderers.)

So where do so many people get the idea that it makes a crime less serious?


At least Western Archaeologists could appreciate what is being destroyed

Bastards. No really. These people are sick beyond measure.

Here’s a picture showing what Isis did recently.


I think all of that stuff should have been crated up years ago and sent to the British Museum.

But no! It’s considered the “cultural property” of psychopathic crackpots who can destroy it.

What a pity. We’re talking about artifacts of the cradle of civilization being systematically destroyed by the enemies of civilization.

Almost worth going to war over, except we can’t afford it.