Make America free from the scourge of illegal drugs!

The only thing that surprises me about this is that anyone would be surprised. The widespread abuse of the potent opioid fentanyl appears to be largely the result of illicit manufacturing of the synthetic drug as opposed to the misuse of legally prescribed versions of the painkiller, according to two US government studies released Thursday. That […]

Obama Follows Trump Policy

President Obama has just pardoned 111 non-violent Federal Drug Law offenders. Naturally there have been complaints in the comments. My response to one of them (a Trump supporter) was: Trump? Because he thinks Drugs are a State issue? Obama is already putting his policy into effect. I think Obama should be applauded for listening to […]

Remember The Football Player Getting All The Flack?

Colin Kaepernick had this to say about Hillary. We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me because if that was any other person you’d be in prison. So, what is this country really standing for?” The USA stands for […]

Cannabinoids And Skin Care

By now (25 August 2016 0346z) I’m sure there are a lot of questions about the missing text. Here it is: I wrote a few days ago about cannabinoids in the gut. It turns out there are also a lot of cannabinoid receptors in the skin. Cannabinoids are almost exclusively found in cannabis, and have […]

Fixing Foreign Policy – The Trump Solution

David Goldman discusses how Trump might fix American Foreign Policy – Middle East Version. A commenter noted that Trump was dangerously unqualified. There is always the possibility of the dangerously qualified Hillary. With Trump there will be errors which may be fixed. With Hillary there will be policy which can’t be fixed.


Politics is mostly about the use of unaccountable force. How much politics do you want in your life?


The deathgod smiled. “Catch your breath quickly now, while you may,” he stated. “Breath is the least appreciated gift of the gods. None sing hymns to it, praising the good air, breathed by king and beggar, master and dog alike. But, oh to be without it! Appreciate each breath,… From Lord of Light. During the […]

Living With The Unlikable

In an apparently wasted effort to teach tolerance I said this to one of my Republican friends. === Criminal distribution makes it easier for your kids to get drugs. The black market doesn’t card. And I’d be interested in how you intend to eradicate ALL plants you don’t care for. To even think that is […]

While I Was Temporarily Absent

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Gut Reaction

A new paper is out looking at Endocannabinoids in the gut. I will give you my gut reaction later. Accumulating evidence indicates that the endocannabinoid system is a key modulator of gastrointestinal physiology, influencing satiety, emesis, immune function, mucosal integrity, motility, secretion, and visceral sensation. In light of therapeutic benefits of herbal and synthetic cannabinoids, […]

Do smokers and fatties in fact cost “us” more?

In casual conversations, I’ve raised the point that maybe they do not, which seems grounded in common sense. People always argue with me, and I’ve never considered it important enough to worry about. Now that Obamacare has put us all in the same economic pool, however, it’s worth some long, hard, number crunching. According to […]

Grateful Dead 8-28-67 San Francisco

Grateful Dead 4-9-67 Golden Gate Park

Don’t be in a hurry. Watch the whole thing.

Jefferson Airplane – May 7, 1969 – Golden Gate Park


As I keep saying, we are not governed, we are ruled. Not only is privacy considered a threat to our rulers, but even curiosity about privacy is cause for being put under surveillance. The NSA surveillance program called X-Keyscore, first revealed last summer in documents leaked by Edward Snowden, has been found to contain selection […]

The Ronettes – Be My Baby

THE SHIRELLES – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Is it anthropomorphic to call it envy?

Longtime readers may remember that I am against mandatory spay and neuter for pets. Especially male dogs. For years the politically correct people who work with animals have claimed that one of the reason male dogs should all be castrated is that unneutered male dogs are more aggressive than neutered male dogs, and hence more […]

Gene Chandler – Duke Of Earl

Revolution – The Beatles