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You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts.
You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth.
But that’s all.
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Sanjay Gupta Pushes Even Further in Support of Medical Marijuana
Last August, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta completely reversed his position on the use of medical marijuana. He was once an opponent, buying into the flippant claim from government prohibitionists that the plant had no medical value. Then he discovered Charlotte Figi, the little girl whose life-threatening seizures resisted all treatments other than medical marijuana. He came around and even apologized for his previous position, realizing he hadn’t done enough research.
Now, he says he’s “doubling down” on his support for medical marijuana (though if we’re going to abuse gambling metaphors, I’d say he’s going “all in”). He’s been continuing researching medical marijuana and will be airing a new documentary on Tuesday, March 11, on CNN. He writes:
More remarkable, many doctors and scientists, worried about being ostracized for even discussing the potential of marijuana, called me confidentially to share their own stories of the drug and the benefit it has provided to their patients. I will honor my promise not to name them, but I hope this next documentary will enable a more open discussion and advance science in the process.
Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance, defined as “the most dangerous” drugs “with no currently accepted medical use.”
Neither of those statements has ever been factual. Even many of the most ardent critics of medical marijuana don’t agree with the Schedule I classification, knowing how it’s impeded the ability to conduct needed research on the plant.
Acknowledging that marijuana’s Schedule I classification is utter nonsense is a nice touch. Read what else he has to say here. He has interviewed several of what he calls “cannabis refugees” – families who have had to move to Colorado in order to get access to medical marijuana because they could get arrested for drug trafficking if they tried to bring it back to their home states.
US Drone strike kills 5 Afghani soldiers
Friendly fire you say? Doesn’t seem that friendly of the US. This is why countries America occupies want us out. This is why the public representatives of Afghanistan (and Iraq) want the American troops on the ground to be subject to arrest for their crimes. And this is why the United States military refuses to comply.
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The fact that war is the word we use for almost everything—on terrorism, drugs, even poverty—has certainly helped to desensitize us to its invocation; if we wage wars on everything, how bad can they be?
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L.A. City Council Approves Ban on E-Cigarette Use Where Tobacco Is Prohibited
Not sure how it works in L.A. but here in Seattle the people voted on an ordinance to ban smoking in restaurants, bowling alleys, bars, pubs/taverns etc as well as banning smoking within 25 feet of any public access point to said businesses.
Vaping is less harmful to people around you than cigarettes it can still harmful none the less. In my eyes and probably in the eyes of a lot of voters vaping while less dangerous to other still falls under the same idea of not wanting to breath other people’s smoke or vapor.
I did read your original post but it is my belief that the voters should have more powers over public space (meaning space where the public is, meaning restaurants etc) than individual businesses. I think it is the authority’s place to say you can’t do that because the voters have voted for that to be the law (assuming voters would lump vaping into the same health category as smoking).
That said, not sure how my URL is ironic.
Ok but consider the following:
- The voters—who are the majority—don’t like people consuming any tobacco product in places where people (not “the public”) gather.
- Businesses serve people.
- Businesses are privately owned, as in, they’re not public property (regardless of who or what “is” in them) since they do not belong to government or the voters.
These three statements are true, are they not?
Since businesses serve people, if people don’t like tobacco products being consumed in the premises, then they are completely free to exert their authority and autonomy as consumers by not buying on these places. Businesses who ban smoking in their premises will give people an incentive to consume there, while those who allow smoking will give an incentive to not consume.
There’s no need to use the power of law. There are businesses that will serve the majority, and those businesses, under the pressure of the consumers, will ban smoking. There are other businesses that will serve a niche market, probably of people who enjoy smoking or vaping, and enjoy swimming around toxic cancerous fumes. Just like there are Pepsi and Coke and we don’t ban one because most people don’t like it (and they’re bad for your health too), we shouldn’t ban smoking since it could be a feature of businesses to attract certain customers.
Why is it that government officials get to “respectfully exercise” their 5th amendment rights but normal Americans can be considered domestic terrorists for defending their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 14th amendment rights?
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Life is furious, frantic, temporary, we come into it in a bloody frenzy, fighting our way into the world, and with the first breath we are doomed. The birth cry is a scream of outrage.