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General Discussion / Re: Red Bull Settlement
« Last post by phaed on October 17, 2014, 04:37:07 pm »
yes, it's difficult to study in the US because, well...the government doesn't want people to study it.  they've gone as far as to patent certain cannabinoids in mj (for their medicinal properties) so they can sit on them.  the funny thing is they do that while simultaneously saying it has no medicinal properties per its class 1 drug categorization.

most of the scientific data comes from studies in modern day isreal and pre-1930's medicine, when it was legal and in widespread use by doctors.  its use for medical properties dates past 10,000 years ago.

it's certainly not a cure-all, and i don't know anyone that would make that claim.  however, one can ask themselves why a singular plant evolved to have the exact same chemicals that interface directly with humans' existing endocannabinoid system.  it cannot be an accident.  it's difficult not to see a symbiotic relationship.
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General Discussion / Re: Red Bull Settlement
« Last post by MamaLiberty on October 17, 2014, 01:30:18 pm »
Yes, I've studied it quite a bit and have several good books on it.  My sister has used it for many years herself. I actually did eat some of it made into "candy" once, and it tasted terrible. I had quite a bit of it too, and didn't notice any affect except the nasty lingering taste. I've seen excellent results in many other people, however, so I know it has many good properties.

I am very skeptical of such broad claims, most of which are not yet proven.  It is no more a cure all miracle drug/substance than anything else, but there are many good potential uses once people are free to research and explore them. Who knows what else is waiting in the wings to be discovered and made good use of. :)
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General Discussion / Re: Red Bull Settlement
« Last post by phaed on October 17, 2014, 12:26:31 pm »
ML, if you're really interested in medicine, you might want to read up on the stuff.  there's a reason the top contributions to anti-marijuana campaigns come from big pharma.  i used to think it was bullshit.  it ain't.



i'd also recommend watching Dr. Sanjay Gupta's video on the matter.  careful though, parts of it are heart wrenching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrVXRZY1_x0
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General Discussion / Re: Rape Rape (Ebola Article)
« Last post by phaed on October 17, 2014, 12:07:20 pm »
i decided years ago that i'll never fly again, at least not while under the current governments' control.  i've been bugging in as a matter of course.
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General Discussion / Re: Red Bull Settlement
« Last post by MamaLiberty on October 17, 2014, 09:03:55 am »
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So now they want "wings?" Isn't that what the green weed stuff is for? [grin]

Mama, I don't know what kind of weed you're talking about, but if it gives you wings, I'll take some!

I wouldn't know from personal experience with it, but many of my patients have used it over the years and a lot of them got pretty "wingie" on the stuff. LOL  So far, not worth the potential troubles to experiment with it myself. I can get "high" on a windy day just sitting on my deck drinking coffee and watching the clouds, birds and my silly horse. :)
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General Discussion / Re: Red Bull Settlement
« Last post by Chris on October 17, 2014, 07:06:08 am »
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So now they want "wings?" Isn't that what the green weed stuff is for? [grin]

Mama, I don't know what kind of weed you're talking about, but if it gives you wings, I'll take some!
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General Discussion / Re: Red Bull Settlement
« Last post by MamaLiberty on October 17, 2014, 05:42:15 am »
Don't know what this RB stuff is, never looked at it, but my youngest son used to drink some crap called "Jolt" or something like that. Insane amount of caffeine in it.  He used to drink that rather than sleep all too often...  One day he walked in and I offered him a bandage so he could hold his eyes in. Looked like they were about to pop out of his head. Terrible headache. Silly people.

So now they want "wings?" Isn't that what the green weed stuff is for? [grin]
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General Discussion / Re: Rape Rape (Ebola Article)
« Last post by MamaLiberty on October 17, 2014, 05:36:46 am »
Why not just stay off public transportation for the duration of this? Why would anyone get on an airplane knowing the risks? Why aren't airlines refusing to fly into these places?  And really, ebola isn't the only possibility for this person's death anyway. He may have been poisoned, for all we know.

Actually, I think I read that there was no ebola problem in Nigeria. And that's really strange if you think about it. This whole thing is nutty.
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General Discussion / Re: Rape Rape (Ebola Article)
« Last post by AZRedhawk44 on October 16, 2014, 09:22:54 pm »
In more Ebola news:

http://nypost.com/2014/10/16/alarm-after-vomiting-passenger-dies-on-flight-from-nigeria-to-jfk/

Dude flies from Nigeria to Mordor on the Potomac, vomits repeatedly into his seat and dies mid-flight.

CDC arrives and in minutes after a cursory inspection.... "nope, no Ebola here.  Move along people, move along."



I dunno, I'm not an infectious disease expert, but does EVERYONE who dies from Ebola look like a cast extra from 28 Days Later?  Or can it be more benign and still lethal?  And can you tell after observation with the mark-1 eyeball and then release 100+ potential infectious vectors into contact with thousands more people in the middle of one of the biggest travel hubs in the world?

Not that I'm advocating in favor of government detention... but when government says it has the authority and wisdom to detain due to contagion, and they don't even do it for an hour or two to run a proper lab sample, or take a freakin' blood sample to a boring old microscope?  I understand the Ebola virus is rather large and distinct-looking, and easily seen in a microscope... I had a microscope as a kid, I'm sure a CDC response team must have one in their kit; it's a simple tool and very portable.

Yay, government!  You go, guys!  Bang-up job.

Chest bump for government:






And yet I worry also, in another direction.  Government is seeing that the public doesn't want any more wars.  Doesn't want many of its programs.  Doesn't want more of its lies.  And isn't scared of the newest bugaboo, ISIS.  So, it's time for a new boogeyman that we are all supposed to be afraid of, the Plague.  Only checkpoints and searches and detentions and renditions will save us.

So we get deliberate stoooooopid failures like this, that introduce more infection vectors.  Until we have hundreds of confirmed cases, and thousands of new carriers.  Then we get VIPR teams catching sick drivers on the Interstates, and mandatory blood samples for international flights, and elimination of amateur private flight with no health screening (so we might as well screen for everything else as well, after all we're the government and we're here to help!).  And mandatory Ebola-free cards we have to carry around in public, only authorized to be distributed by medical facilities that play ball with internetworked EHR systems that report all health conditions to the government.  Cash-only, non-HIPAA medical provider cleared you of Ebola?  So sorry, he's not authorized to give you an interzone transport card.
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General Discussion / Re: Red Bull Settlement
« Last post by phaed on October 16, 2014, 05:52:07 pm »
had to lol at this one...the government forcing a private company to give people money because their product doesn't "give you wings" as advertised.
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