RANT: Drug addiction is a MEDICAL problem

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Advisory: Police / Health Officials Warn of Spike in Overdoses Related to Synthetic Marijuana

Dear Nixle User,

Police and Health Officials Warn of Spike in Synthetic Marijuana Overdose Cases

The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System is issuing an alert for a “Street Drug” causing life-threatening reactions. The agency along with state health officials are warning people not to use products sold as synthetic marijuana (often called spice, k2, etc.). In the past week, there have been approximately 30 people admitted to hospitals in NJ and many more in NY suffering the consequences of using these products. As of now, no one really knows what is in these substances. However, what is known is that people are getting very sick from it; severe agitation, seizures, renal failure, and other life-threatening reactions are being reported.

On Tuesday South Brunswick Police and EMS responded to a township home where a 22 year old female was convulsing and throwing up. Officers found her lying on the ground shaking uncontrollably. Friends indicated that the woman had been smoking synthetic marijuana. Monmouth Junction First Aid Squad transported the woman to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment.

The large increase in overdose cases in New Jersey mirrors recent activity in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania where more than 39 cases have been reported in the past week. Lehigh County officials indicate that some of the patients had various degrees of intoxication that resulted in at least one being intubated. In some cases patients have shown aggressive behavior toward police officers and emergency medical services personnel.

Health officials want parents and community members to be aware of the dangers of these substances. For more information please contact a poison expert at 800-222-1222.

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When was the last time you heard something like this in the non-illegal drug marketplace?

Excedrine poisoning, maybe.

And the makes immediately resigned the packaging to be tamper proof.

The “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” ENSURES that we will suffer these types of episodes REGULARLY.

Maybe that’s what the Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats want!

Drugs are bad. We need Mommie and Daddie Gooferment to protect us.

Argh!

Drug addiction is a MEDICAL; not legal problem.

Repeal the drug laws. (How did they ever get passed in the first place with our experience with Prohibition!)

Let WalMart, Walgreens, RiteAid, and CVS dispense “good” “illegal” drugs — that are clean and of a know quantity and quality.

Just like at the casinos, tell folks where to go to get help if they have a problem.

(Why is that “good enough” for problem gamblers and problem drinkers, but not for some drug abusers?)

Argh!

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RANT: Repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard now

Monday, April 20, 2015

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150418/OPINION02/150419168&source=RSS

April 17. 2015 10:02PM
It’s time to repeal the costly Renewable Fuel Standard
Michael James Barton

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In a rare act of bipartisanship, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., and Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., recently introduced a bill that would repeal the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard.

That’s good news for American workers and families.

Although Congress created the Renewable Fuel Standard with good intentions, it’s no longer workable. Instead of bolstering energy security as intended, the RFS is merely undermining the economic success of our recent energy boom while posing a threat to the environment and even raising food prices. It’s time for Congress to repeal the fundamentally broken RFS.

Congress created the RFS under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The intention was to simultaneously reduce dependence on expensive foreign oil while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The act mandated that each year an increasing amount of biofuels be blended into transportation fuels.

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Why should politicians be interfering in the pseudo “free market” anyway?

I do NOT stipulate their “good intentions” EVER!

When they first proposed this whopper, everyone said it will hurt the poor WORLDWIDE by raising food prices.

And, wow!, now they discover that the world has changed.

Argh!

Separation of Food and State, Energy and State, and whatever else we can separate.

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RANT: IF history is falsified, then …

Friday, April 17, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/04/paul-craig-roberts/the-power-of-lies-can-be-broken/

The Power of Lies
By Paul Craig Roberts
PaulCraigRoberts.org
April 14, 2015

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The reason I am writing about this is to illustrate how history is falsified in behalf of agendas. I am all for civil rights and participated in the movement while a college student. What makes me uncomfortable is the transformation of Lincoln, a tyrant who was an agent for the One Percent and was willing to destroy any and every thing in behalf of empire, into a civil rights hero. Who will be next? Hitler? Stalin? Mao? George W. Bush? Obama? John Yoo? If Lincoln can be a civil rights hero, so can be torturers. Those who murder in Washington’s wars women and children can be turned into defenders of women’s rights and child advocates. And probably they will be.

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IF history is falsified, then …

… what can I believe.

Very simply, that which I can see and hear. Or that which I can “prove”.

The Earth may very well be flat, but there’s a lot of “evidence” that “proves” it isn’t.

Have to remember the difference between the “LAW of Gravity” and the “Theory of Evolution”,

Oh, and those things that the politicians and bureaucrats make up are not “laws”.

Calling a cat a lion doesn’t make it so. And visa versa.

Argh!

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RANT: Asking the government to solve your problems?

Monday, April 13, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/04/jack-perry/let-them-eat-cake/

Let Them Eat Cake!!
By Jack Perry
April 9, 2015

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Christian bakeries feared they’d be compelled by law to bake cakes for gay weddings. So, what’d they do? They lobbied the government to pass a law saying they don’t have to. Now everyone is in a lather about that. Hey, you guys, listen. Asking the government to solve your problems is like asking ISIS to measure your hat size: It’ll get done, but maybe not in the way you’d like. To the pro-gay wedding cake people, you stepped in it when you made a fuss over a frickin’ cake and wanted the government involved. All that did was rally the activists on the other side and they went to the government, too, and got a law passed you don’t like. Hey, just take your money elsewhere. That’s what I did when Starbucks wanted to turn my cup of coffee into a social engineering experiment. I got a cheaper cup of coffee, too, and that’s always a good thing. To the pro-religious freedom people, guess what you did? You just opened the door for Sharia law, which you said you were against and wanted laws passed to ban not long prior to this mess. See what I mean? Asking the government to solve your problems just creates problems. What is the government anyway, the yard duty on the playground?! Really, grow up, people. It’s food, ok? That’s what this is about. A flippin’ cake!

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I can’t imagine a better way to INVOKE a disaster — getting the Gooferment involved in anything.

Pick anything that it “solves” and I think you’ll find: it created the problem AND managed to make it worse by the “fix”.

Just remember that the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient!

And everything arises from its monopolyof force.

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RANT: Some reasonable questions and observations?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/06/two-days-after-sharing-this-open-letter-to-obama-on-facebook-veteran-coach-was-handing-in-his-resignation/

Two Days After Sharing This ‘Open Letter’ to Obama on Facebook, Veteran Coach Was Handing in His Resignation
Apr. 6, 2015 5:42pm
Jason Howerton

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Two days after posting a controversial open letter to President Barack Obama, written by “An American Citizen,” on his personal Facebook page, a lacrosse coach said he was forced to resign by school officials at Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine.

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Dear Mr. Obama:

Have you ever seen a Muslim hospital?

Have you heard a Muslim orchestra?

Have you seen a Muslim band march in a parade?

Have you witnessed a Muslim charity?

Have you seen Muslims shak[ing] hands with Muslim Girl Scouts?

Have you seen a Muslim Candy Striper?

Have your seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life????

The answer is no, you have not.  Just ask yourself WHY???

Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed?  Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.

Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day? Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.

Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution?  Declaration of Independence?  Bill of Rights?  Didn’t think so.

Did Muslims fight for this country’s freedom from England?  No.

Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America?  No, they did not.  In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery.  Your own half-brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as “pug nosed slaves.”  Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family’s “rich Islamic heritage,” doesn’t it Mr. Obama?

Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country?  Not present.  There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.

Where were Muslims during this country’s Woman’s Suffrage era?  Again, not present.  In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture.  So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the ‘hajib’ or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband.  Yep, the Muslims are all for women’s rights, aren’t they?

Where were Muslims during World War II?  They were aligned with Adolf Hitler.  The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazis in killing Jews.
Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001?  If they weren’t flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East.

No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news networks that day.  Strangely, the very “moderate” Muslims who’s asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11.  To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.

And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the “rich heritage” Muslims have here in America…

Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates.  They were Muslims.

And now we can add November 5, 2009 – the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major, a doctor and a psychiatrist, who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

That, Mr. Obama is the “Muslim heritage” in America!

P.S. Now, you can add the Boston Marathon bombings, too…

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Seems like reasonable questions and observations?

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RANT: Pro life and anti-death penalty

Thursday, April 9, 2015

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/0403/Alabama-man-released-after-decades-on-death-row-Sign-of-a-flawed-system-video

USA USA UPDATE
Alabama man released after decades on death row: Sign of a flawed system? (+video)
As the number of death-row exonerees continues to grow, fundamental questions are being raised about potential flaws in the system.
By Cristina Maza, Staff writer APRIL 3, 2015

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Hinton is the third death-row inmate freed in the United States in less than a month. Since 1973, 151 people besides Hinton have been released from death row. And as the number of exonerees continues to grow, fundamental questions are being raised about potential flaws in the system.

“The fact that there’s innocent people in prison or death row has transformed people’s understanding of the death penalty,” University of North Carolina political scientist Frank Baumgartner, author of “The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence,” told Monitor reporter Patrik Jonsson.

“Your opinion about the death penalty in the abstract is one thing, but meeting exonerees changes the death penalty from an abstract principle to a very practical issue of: Can the government do it right every single time?

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And, we don’t know exactly the extent of the “error rate”.

Now isn’t the saying better that 100 guilty go free than 1 innocent goes to jail?

No erasers on the “pencils” of the death penalty!

Given that a trial costs 4 times the cost of life in prison (read that somewhere; good enough for a swag!) seems like we should just eliminate it for the most part. (Maybe it’s retained for those felons convicted of killing a correction officer?)

Sorry, but being pro-life means being anti-death penalty.

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RANT: Taxpayer Funds Ted Kennedy Shrine

Saturday, April 4, 2015

https://www.newsmax.com/US/kennedy-jfk-museum/2015/03/30/id/635196/

Taxpayer Funds Flow Into Ted Kennedy Shrine
Monday, 30 Mar 2015 07:16 AM
By John Fund
   
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The titans of American liberalism will gather in Boston today to dedicate a shrine to the late Ted Kennedy, who died in 2009. 

President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. Elizabeth Warren will all gather to praise the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Much will be said about Kennedy’s 46-year record in the U.S. Senate, nothing about various scandals that ranged from Chappaquiddick to his attempts to have the Soviets intervene in the 1984 presidential election against Ronald Reagan. 

Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr points out that the Insititute “was supposed to be paid for exclusively with private donations.” But it should come as no surprise that the gorgeous 40,000-square-foot building that will house Kennedy’s papers and memorabilia as well as a recreation of his personal office and the Senate chamber was financed with a generous $38 million congressional earmark. The state of Massachusetts chipped in with another $5 million for education “infrastructure.”

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Argh! 

And, what, if as a taxpayer, I don’t think that Ted Kennedy is “en-shrinable”?

Why do I have to pay for it?

It’s immoral, ineffective, and inefficient to rob me a penny to pay for stuff that is anathema to my beliefs.

Argh!

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