It's 3 AM and I was thinking about the absurdity of our Cannabis laws. Cannabis, weed, flower, ganja, bud, herb, whatever the hell you want to call it, it's still just a weed with medicinal properties for many people and has been for centuries!
The one and only reason it's not legal is MONEY!
Big Pharma doesn't want it legal, they would lose too much MONEY unless they can get their greedy little hands on it!
The for profit prisons sure as hell don't want it, they would lose too much MONEY for locking up people trying to survive by selling a weed!
Other industries like plastics manufacturers, cotton growers, paper mills, you name it.
Now it's big business and I guarantee that right now, hedge fund managers are foaming at the mouth and attempting to corner the market for the sake of MONEY!
Just legalize the shit out of it, allow anyone over the age of 21 to buy, sell, grow, give away, consume, have possession of and otherwise do what they can without worrying that a damn weed that up until the abolitionists got hold of it was legal!
Anyone who thinks they're in their right mind that believes (just like alcohol) that just because the government says you can't have it means you can't get it, is not in their right mind.
Stop feeding the syndicates, cartels, dealers, dirty cops, politicians, whoever is making a buck off this. And that means the government too!
It's a frickin' weed, get over it!
Peace out, enjoy some bud and just chill.
I know that most of you don't have the time or inclination to do political or financial research.
I also know that a good percentage of you simply don't care , as long as you are comfortable.
I sit in front of my computer the better part of the day. I read much about everything. I can see red flags all over the place, flags that most people don't want to see, but they are there!
I think that at this point, you had better start caring.
We are in the hands of a criminal cabal in our government. It has been taken over by the most corrupt man I have ever known and all of his cronies.
2018 was the hottest year on record, we had the most wildfires in history, we were hit with the strongest storms both winter and summer and people still say climate change is a hoax. In Nebraska and surrounding states, we had flooding that decimated hundreds of family farms, many of which were on the verge of bankruptcy before the storms.
What does it take to wake people up? Breadlines, bank runs, no water, no food in grocery stores?
Over 1 million acres were under water, land which will not be used this season, over 1 million calves died, thousands upon thousands of pigs drowned. Your food supply is in danger and you don't care?
The elite 400 want you poor and starving, so they can control you. The "middle class" is dying! In just a few years, you will be held in debt servitude to the billionaires and oligarchs!
I know this sounds alarmist, but think. What is your life right now? Do you have a decent sum in savings? Do you own your home and car? Do you have credit card debt? Do you have health insurance, or are you one of the ones who will be told if you can't afford it, then just die? Do you have a job that will survive a downturn in the economy?
I know I am prepping for the worst, and if it doesn't happen, then I'll leave my food supply to my heirs!
I thought that 2016 was the last chance to make the right decisions. So what did we do? We allowed a pure con artist to steal the election and it's taken us 2 1/2 years to at least see daylight. In the meantime our country is being dismantled before our eyes in broad daylight! We might have one more chance. I doubt it, but one can hope.
We are heading for the end if we do not do right in 2020. We must rid ourselves of the cancer that is tearing our country apart, politicians in bondage to wealthy donors and hateful people that can't think for themselves. I do not believe we are going to survive this much longer if we don't stop it in it's tracks. We are running out of time!
Regardless, I still wish everyone a peaceful night and may tomorrow bring a good day.
As I sit here tonight, like many nights, I can't help but feel a large amount of disillusionment with this country and it's "leaders". Granted, there are people in Congress trying to right the Ship of State, but they are having to deal with outright criminals in the process. Who will win out in the end, I don't know. What I do know is that each and every day that this continues without the entire Administration being arrested and charged with the crimes they have already committed, is a day that we go further down in the cesspool. In my lifetime, I thought Nixon was bad. But this administration has him beaten all to hell!
We are supposed to be a country ruled by laws and everyone is supposed to be held to the same standard. What is going on today is reminiscent of the Wiemar Republic in the 30's, with the only exception being that today it is Muslims and not Jews. Everything else is the same!
Children, torn from their parents arms and put in cages, some dying while in custody, for the crime of trying to seek asylum from death or rape.
Police killing unarmed black people for the simple fact that they are black, shoot first, ask questions later. If you are that goddamned scared, you don't belong in law enforcement. Find an office job somewhere!
Last year, I ran for public office. During that time, I learned many things about people. Some were very interested in what I believed, others wouldn't listen to facts if you gave them thousands of dollars to listen. A closed mind is a very dangerous thing! And that is exactly what is going on today!
tRump has appealed to the basest instincts and biases of uneducated people and has been able to make them believe his is the only way, exactly the same as Adolph Hitler, and we know how that turned out. #45 believes in Hitler's methods and is trying as hard as he can to make himself the modern version.
He is taking out any who will oppose him and in their place putting people that will bend to his wishes. This has to stop NOW!
Stacking the courts, destroying our faith in the media, (although they are doing a pretty good job of that all by themselves), destroying our lands and waterways with pollution. You name it, he's doing it!
He must be taken down before we all go down with him. Congress, get on the fast track! Mueller, leak the goddamned report to Congress! Someone do something other than sit on your dead asses collecting your pay for doing NOTHING!
And in 2020, if you vote for any goddamned republican, you are voting against yourself and your families!
The Republican Party of today is Corrupt, Corrupt, Corrupt!
And if you are a republican, can you not see what your party has become? This is not the republican party my grandfather was part of, nor will it ever again be!
If we survive until the 2020 election, which I believe would be a miracle, you have a choice. Use it wisely, for you and yours lives are hanging in the balance!
That's it for now, have a nice evening and may you find your way before it's too late.
May peace be with you.
Someone recently wrote a post about Nestle' Corporation and how they were worried about the jobs they provide to the communities where they have bottling plants, yet disregarded the environmental impact they have on aquifers.
Make no bones about it, Nestle' Corporation is buying up the rights to the worlds water supplies and bottling in plastic bottles by the billions, doing two things in the process. Destroying our oceans and landfills and air with pollution, yet tying down the rights to OUR water all over the world. Clean water is the next gold rush! If you don't have access or can't afford it, you die! Simple as that!
They are not benevolent, they are smart. And communities all over the world are falling for it for the mere pittance they provide in return. Ten years from now, you will regret doing what you are doing, but not now. WE HAVE JOBS!
What happens when your surrounding wells start running dry? You BUY what was once yours for FREE, from Nestle'.
Don't say I didn't warn you!
May peace be with you.
Okay, so somehow we as a country "elected" DJT as our "president". Or let's just say the Electoral College "elected" DJT.
DJT is for the wealthy and making himself and others around him wealthier than they already are, which is obscene to start with. So, where do we go from here?
DJT is many things but righteous is not one of them. Or beneficent! He will go down in history as the most corrupt individual to ever occupy the White House, bar none!
But where does that leave the average person, of which 98% of you are? The super-wealthy drew down 82% of all the wealth created last year, which leaves 18% for the rest of America, 330,000,000 strong. Are you content with their crumbs left to fight over? I'm not! Now they want your Medicare and Social Security, so they can give themselves more tax breaks.
If you really want to know how badly you are being screwed, look at the roads you drive on, try to get a reasonably priced healthcare plan, try to make ends meet with rent or house payments, try to put food on the table for your family. They taxed the wealthy at 90% during the days of Eisenhower, and look what they accomplished! We had strong labor unions, we had good paying jobs, a healthy economy where everyone flourished. The Interstate highway system was built. America was a powerhouse! Just look where we are today. All the good jobs are off-shore because the wealthy want it that way and have every intention of keeping it that way!
You think being a refugee from a country where you face life or death struggles each and every day is fun? Where the United States and other countries like Russia disrupt their lives and cause instability because they want their oil.
This is not a game! People are dying because of this, and a good percentage of you don't give a damn one way or the other, because you're not them!
You are fairly comfortable compared to other countries. You have no idea how well off you are, in spite of the bullshit. But it is coming to a head. Our country is being ripped apart at the seams and you still believe the "Orange Buffoon" is going to save you and your biases. Well guess what, you are the next in line to be screwed. Your anger at your fellow man (and I mean all your fellow human creatures on this Earth) is being manipulated to destroy and you are going along with it with passion!
We must see beyond our own prejudices and realize that you are being used as a weapon, a weapon more dangerous than all the bombs and bullets you have. You are helping with your own destruction and you don't see it.
I see it! I have always seen it! Call me a pessimist, a doomsayer, whatever you choose. But deep down, you know I am right. You are struggling in jobs you don't like, you are buying things you don't need to make yourself feel better, all the while driving yourself deeper in debt. For what? So you can get up tomorrow and do it again? You're feeding the machine! STOP!
Tennessee Ernie Ford sang the song "16 tons and what do you get, another day older and deeper in debt". Is this what you really want for yourselves and your families? Believe it or not, you can change it for the better. Educate yourselves, believe in yourselves and change your world! Vote in elections as an informed voter for people that care about you and others and not just what someone has told you all your life..
Republicans have shown you who they are, believe them!
May peace be with you all!
Back on 3/17, I said I was leaving social media for awhile until the dust settled down from Barr's summary. But I also said that we should have faith in Robert Mueller. After all, he was the prosecutor who put John Gotti "The Teflon Don" in prison for the rest of his life, because he was able to turn a hit-man with many hits, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano.
Suffice to say, Bob Mueller knew what he was up against and he also knew that no matter what, it would all see the light of day someday. Well, that time is soon upon us and we will see where it goes from here. Myself, I believe the end is finally in sight and I don't think they will be able to survive it. The crooks in Congress, The"president", Mitch McConnell and all their ilk.
Keep in mind, Bob Mueller was FBI Director, a Marine who served and was awarded Bravery Medals in Viet Nam, a damned good prosecutor who is known to be meticulous and go by the book straight shooter. Don't for a minute believe that he didn't know what he was doing!
Have a great day and may peace be with you!
As I sit alone at night sometimes, my mind can plainly see
Anger, hate, and bigotry, from sea to shining sea
You say take back your America, make it white again
If you don’t love it, leave it
Go back from whence you came
“But sir, I was born in Brooklyn, in a mosque from whence I came”
After all, I am a Muslim, but then, What’s in a name
As Woodie Guthrie wrote
This land is your land, this land is my land
From the California to the New York island
From the Redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me
When did you sign the papers, I’d like to see the deed
Otherwise prep for battle, the revolution will proceed
Common sense and care for others, with help from a little jay
Will overtake your hateful stand, and send you on your way
I’m old and I’m Tired, but I will get in your face
Imagine the feel of a size 12 boot, when you start to feel the lace
As I send it rushing upward towards the center of your ass
You came after my countrymen, get down and smell the grass
This land is your land, this land is my land
From the California to the New York island
From the Redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me
What is this thing we call life
Which leads us to heartache and strife
We enter this world, innocent of all shame
We grow and mature, learning as we grow
We expand our thoughts, our likes, our hatred
Knowing not why, but we do
Because we have been indoctrinated since birth
To believe that others not like us are bad
To believe in success, no matter the cost
To believe that to question is wrong
Is that we owe this world our lives, not to rape it the way we have
We owe a debt to the millions killed by lovers of Jesus Christ, Mohammed, God
And that debt is to stop acting like humans and become less like the animal we are
Mean, cruel, hateful, greedy, caring only that we have what we want
That we are comfortable
I believe, for our love of our Earth we must vanish, as a species
Like a pestilence, supposedly placed here by a loving God
We are constantly living in fear, of everything
I am facing my fears, by looking in a mirror, by setting myself free
And all my anger and fears fade away
For I know, I and my thoughts are my worst enemy
Look into your mirror and set yourselves free
Have you ever thought to yourself "Why am I who I am?"
Think about it when you look at someone who you think is different.
Because one little sperm out of millions was able to find one tiny egg (which could have been 2 or 3), you became you.
The same goes for all of us, because we all became us in the same way.
Now, change any tiny fraction of what I just said and you are no longer you. You are a completely different person.
People born into poverty don't choose to, it just happens.
People born into wealth don't choose to, it just happens.
None of us has any choice as to where or how we are born.
We do have the choice of how we live our lives after we are born!
Consider this when you decide to hate another because someone told you to.
If you are wealthy, you look down on others with hatred and suspicion!
If you are poor, you look up at others with hatred and suspicion!
Yet we are all basically the same except for the provenance of our birth. Think about that the next time you decide to down someone else and maybe somehow we can find common ground!
Peace out, all. I'm going to try to somehow get to sleep this morning, before the rooster crows!
If you could realize that every day that passes, every 24 hours you are alive takes you 1 day closer to your demise, would it change your perspective on life?
It changed mine!
I watched an old clip of George Carlin tonight in an interview with Charlie Rose and it made me feel that the way I think isn't as far out as I thought. He was talking about how he had finally given up on man as a species and how he had simply said "fuck it, I don't care any more. what will be will be" And how he figured since man wasn't going to change his ways, he would, and sit back and watch the fun.
That's basically where we are as a species. I think I'm going to sit back and watch the show. If I'm fortunate and take care of myself, I may just hang around another 15 or 20 years to see what happens.
You see, basically I am a realist. I see things for the way they are, not how I wish they were. I sometimes see the future by reasoning out what is going on around me and , using logic, visualize what may happen down the road. It's really quite easy if you have an inquisitive mind. Everything tells you something , if you observe and listen. Most people won't.
I see a crumbling country, a crumbling world, a dog-eat-dog world where everyone is for themselves. You've seen the movies. Mad Max, Waterworld, The Day After Tomorrow and many others.
In this inter-dependent economy, all it will take is one stupid move and the dominoes will fall.
Don't be the one to push that first domino!
Peace be with you as long as you are with us!
Some days lately I find it hard to rise from the comfort of my bed, just to face the same shit that no one seems to be able to stop.
Our "civilization", in my opinion, is on the verge of collapse. We no longer care about one another, we have allowed criminals to take over our government, we are dying from lack of access to healthcare or needed medications, our food chain is in danger of implosion, our lands are spoiled by poisons and cancerous chemicals, our air is badly polluted with who knows what chemicals and toxins, our oceans are full of plastic trash that is killing everything in them, yet we do not seem to care. When does it end? With death? With suffering?
I for one am sick of waiting for the inevitable. I intend, for the next several years, to grow my gardens and freeze-dry foods that are chemical free and nutritious, that will keep for many years. I intend to try to go off-grid electrically with solar power. I have 2 wells. I have 12 acres of firewood. My home is good for at least 20 years. What are you doing?
I am seriously thinking of dropping out of Facebook and other sites, as the only thing I see any more is criminality and complaints about what we should do but don't.
I can't live among people like that. I cannot be friends with people like that, who care about no one but themselves.
Yes, I am down today, but I will get back up What about you? Are you going to do something about your own lives?
Our country is on it's deathbed, what are you going to do to bring it back from the precipice?
As always, I wish you peace.
I am finally content with my position in life. Having just read an article about man always striving for more, reaching for goals simply because you need more in life, I am beginning to understand why people are not happy, they're just locked into not being happy with what they already have .
The author cited a study where they gave people pagers (1980's) and asked them 2 questions to be written down when the pager went off. #1 was on a scale of 1-10 how happy are you at the moment? #2 was what is going on in your life to make you feel this way?
Most of the time, it was a 7. It went up or down but always ended up at 7.
I have been there, much like many of you. Fortunately, I believe I have arrived at a 9 most of the time. I am content with my position in life for the first time. I no longer hunger for more, no longer need more. Life is not perfect, but I'm close.
I stopped chasing rainbows years ago and now enjoy the pleasure each day brings me. Happiness with family and friends, financially stable, (fortunately), spending time teaching my beloved great grandson and enjoying his company! What more do I need?
I wish the same for all the people in my life and may it come before you die. It took me 65 years to understand how rich I am with just what I have.
May peace find YOU and may you have a great day!
Those of you who know me know I try not to mince words when it comes to politics. However, with that being said, I am going to change how I describe 45 and his crew. I will no longer call them idiots, because quite frankly they know what they are put in place to do and that is to destroy the institutions they are placed in charge of. And they are going about it in the right way by destroying peoples trust in any government! The present administration is the most corrupt I have seen in my lifetime and if you don't see it, it's because you choose not to! Our National Debt has risen by almost 2 trillion dollars, our trade deficits have risen by almost a trillion dollars and all because of foolish decisions by the present administration. THIS IS BY DESIGN! The Billionaires are making their end run to dominate the peasants, complete control of the financial world and complete control of our government! Clearly, these are not idiots, they are White Nationalists, which is why I wrote this in the first place. Our police forces have been thoroughly militarized and infiltrated by White Nationalists. Our government is controlled by White Nationalists! Therefore I am disavowing my standing as an "OLD WHITE MALE" as I am not white, I am light tan! I will stand with those who are being left out in the cold because of greed and gluttony or hatred of other religions. And if by chance you are an idiot, I will call you such! May you all have a great day and may peace be within you.
I have decided to renew my website and continue in my fight for justice for the common man in America. Hopefully I have not lost too many of you in the interim.
Just went to the pharmacy to pick up a scrip. The lady told me $151.43 fo 30 pills for hypertension. And that was not list price!
It's no wonder people are dying in this country because of inability to afford medications that are needed.
This is ridiculous and unnecessary in the richest country in the world! Allow us to import drugs from Canada and bypass the asinine pricing that drugs companies are allowed to charge because of patents and control of our Congress. Congress must allow Medicare to negotiate pricing, instead of taking money from drug companies to continue these monopolies on our lives. Again, people are dying because the bought and paid for Congress will not change it's ways.
Frankly, I'm tired of this shit and I am going to try to change it somehow for the future.
May peace be with you.