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Medical Marijuana I thought originally was just a trick to make smoking it legal again… It thought that perhaps it eased the pain, dulled the mind, or something good like that enabling people in chronic pain to handle it better.

I could not have been more wrong… Why is this knowledge not mainstreamed? (Oh, yeah, that damned corporate American media… “Don’t want to upset our advertisers… we get a lot of cash from pharmaceuticals”..)

But THC was proven unequivocally to be the trigger shutting down cancerous tumors from growing further…

Earlier, two researchers found that cannabidiol, a chemical in hemp and marijuana, caused the cancer gene to turn itself off, and return to dividing into normal cells…

Cancer is apparently a gene. that switches on to make cancer, and off, to make normal cells. Most likely it is a vestige from our earliest moments in life, when massive amounts of cells needed to be made in order to survive. Something external retriggers that gene, and we get cancer….

Not only do we know this marijuana derivative does stop cancer. but in great news this week, just published from England, a research team has determined exactly how….

It uses the Cannabinoid receptor.

Though complicated for the lay person, it goes something like this…

Cannabinoid receptor CB2 and GPR55 are overexpressed in cancer cells and control cell fate… The CB2 and GPR55 are both a G- protein. G- proteins constitute a large protein family of receptors that sense molecules outside the cell and activate inside “signal transduction pathways” and, ultimately, cellular responses. Basically these are the fiber optic lines feeding data into our individual cells… This special receptor sits in our cell walls looking for Cannabinoids… (The sister of this one, CB1 is embedded in the cell wall looking for THC and is the one responsible for the high we feel upon achieving a certain level). This CB2 receptor is specialized more towards turning growth on or off in either immature or mature cells… Basically if you pretend you are the president with your hand on the red button to send missiles into enemy airspace, this receptor would be you. As soon as you sense danger you would begin the process of firing the missiles….

Instead of missiles, the weapon in cancer is unlimited growth… This CB2 is the eyes and ears of the cell… In early embryonic growth, a certain chemical could be released, touching that sensor and massive growth suddenly takes off. Unfortunately perhaps near age 45, some alien chemical or another protein close enough to mimic that earlier protein, randomly touches one cell’s receptor and boom, the signal is reignited….. “Initiate massive growth” orders go out to all necessary proteins ready and awaiting orders since last shutting down…

The breaking news of this story is that metaphorically, where as we knew that occasionally missiles would fly over our heads taking out cities over practically nothing, we didn’t know how that was occurring… What researchers discovered in England relating to these two receptors, is the equivalent of us finding that our commander in chief gets information sent to him along these particular wires, and then he downloads a code to start the missile launching sequence, even if no threat is apparent….

Someone is giving false information to that president along these wires….

So, how can we get access to those same lines to say: “Stop, Mr. President, It’s a mistake, Don’t fire those missiles”? … Research is the equivalent of our noticing that there is always a marijuana smell in the outer office, every time the missiles fly… So by controlling the marijuana or THC to this person, we might make him so high, he never gives the order and we shut down all the missile launches before they transpire…. Or something like that.

Rodents and petri dishes show astonishing results at stopping cancer with THC or other chemicals found in both Marijuana and hemp. We are now awaiting approval of tests on humans (good idea to test things before trying them out as Common Core advocates are currently discovering should always be done first)… Hopefully the approval will be expedited with this good news.

But we are very close it appears, to having a cure for cancer and it will most likely come from a plant for which many Americans were and still are imprisoned for once having in their possession….

Only in an ignorant, closed-minded Conservative America.could a human being be jailed for life, over something that is not only harmless but may yet save the entire of mankind, pets and livestock, from the ravages of cancer….

What a messed up society Conservatives have given us… Please, you owe it to you, God, and our nation. No matter what state you live in, vote all of them out of office… We need to get rid of cancer…

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Im gonna get me some of dem watermelonsIm gonna eat me some of Vances good ole watermelons

(Sung to the tune of the National Anthem…..)

 

Oh, say, can you see?

By the pale florescent light.

What once was so proudly was hailed,

As the reason for Sussex’s being…..

 

Whose broad girths and wide ties.

Led Conservative battles galore…

Illegal prayers and  hot sexed lies….

Made them more desire… a Conservator…..

 

As county sheriffs, with posse’s in arms…..

Or as popes whose morals were in great harm….

They kept the brown skinned down,

So only those who were white… could farm….

 

Oh say, doth… those… fallen… bigots,

From last century in rural Sussex’s Way……..

Represent the best, that Sussex can ever be-eee?

Or like the Georgetown hatchet?  Should be buried after election day……..

 

 

 

 

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 Shoot Dem Gun Nuts; Shoot Dem Dead

Those in favor of gun control, that is putting responsible limits on who can own weapons,  out raised campaign donations for the first time, far, far more than those nuts who think criminals, mentally insane, and everyone else should wear their guns openly and engage in gun battles at the OK corral….

By a whopping 43% !!!!  Raising$ 21.3 million to the gun lobby’s $16.3 million, 

Three fourths of the NRA’s PAC money was donated by self defense corporations like Smith Wesson, Glock, and Remington, in order to promote brand loyalty inside the cult group often known by its other name:  the National Rifle Association even though it has very little to do these days with rifle safety.  Today. this organization’s primary concern is putting military hardware and concealed handguns into the hands of every possible citizen, and to use television to encourage even minor disputes to be now be settled by open street or in home warfare…..

The Gun Squirrels on the other hand, raised most of their money from moms and pops who were against gun violence.  They donated for their children’s sake. Their average donation was under $53 dollars….  They got more.

Prior to the  Newtown shooting…. the gun lobby had out-raised gun control by as much as 100 to 1….   Politically this new found wealth has stopped the threat of the NRA and has rendered all their current bluster and threats, toothless…..   In special elections since 2012, by a ratio of 5 to 1, Gun Squirrels have beaten the pants off the gun nuts….

This is a good thing….  Even though our politicians are rather spineless, and cow before a rabid foaming bunch of erectile dysfunctionites, even to the point of cheering for a senile Mitch McConnell holding a rifle up over his head (they made sure it was unloaded before giving it to him) as he addresses the CPAC crazies, normal moms and pops have turned the corner and are realizing that if they want their their children to live safe lives… they need to buy back their dirty politicians…

So they raised more….

Please help: Here is Gabby Gifford’s organization:  Americans for Responsible Solutions….  Give a sigh of relief, relax, and give a tiny amount as have millions of other normal Americans intent on ridding ourselves of the gun lobby forever…  It should be a word of encouragement to us all, to remember that MADD, who remained steadfast against what once appeared to be almost unlimited funding of the liquor lobby…

But as more people died from drunk driving incidents, people simply got fed up with those on the right who obviously didn’t have hearts and were pushing for more killing, more heartbreak, and more family destruction….  Like that battle, today our battle has turned and if you join now, you can be part of making it acceptable to regulate both guns and live ammo the same way we regulate drinking and driving……..

They have rights, for sure, but not at OUR expense.

 

 

What do these three have in common?

They are the main themes of the News Journal, most progressive blogs and radio talk shows, and Pope Francis….

Since the News  Journal came out with their report on jobs in the economy, there has been a shill of shrill callings for education to become the white knight to raise children up from poverty…  Pick up a News Journal (paper version preferable)… Op-ed piece: James Butkiewicz; Robert Frost, Letter to The Editor, Phillip Socorso, Letter to The Editor, Bruce W. Lee, Letter to the Editor, Editorial Board writes “Get Ready for Lifetime of Learning.”

Hell, I was even guilty of it myself….”The path out of poverty is a good education and that’s the very thing we are not giving them:  a good education.

But there is this idea boiling up pretty much only here in Delaware,with piece, after piece, after piece, that we need good education to grow jobs in Delaware….

Our direction is misplaced.

Good education can’t hurt, but with only a casual glance around the world, one can see the nonsense in connecting good jobs with good education…. Examples?  Japan.  Japan has the best education around, but has been in a slump for 20 years… Well educated populace does not equal booming economy and full employment.  China, although Shanghai has private schools rated rather well, most of the jobs are in the outlaying regions.  Places where people work for cheap.  Education out there is not as high as we often hear about in Shanghai.  Finland is rated as the best for education.  It is the model.  And yet the Finnish economy is facing industrial restructuring, rising domestic costs and an aging population.  If one takes average wages, as a sign of prosperity… the US is on top, followed by Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Austrailia.…  none of which are touted for their prowess in education.

Not globally astute?  Let’s look at domestic, shall we…   Top job growth in 2012…?

North Dakota (+ 29)
D.C. (+25)
South Dakota (+21)
Alaska (+19)
Arkansas (+17)

All home to America’s most brilliant minds…. “Can someone please pass the jelly?” All states educated and populated with rocket scientists, all… “Honey, you stay and wash the clothes; I’m going out and shoot me a deer.”

And the worst….

States with the Worst Job Growth
Nevada (-6)
New Jersey (-2)
California (0)
Oregon (+2)
Connecticut (+2)

New Jersey ranks at number 6 according to the NAEP, the nation’s report card.  Connecticut was number 20.   What about the two top educated states?  Massachusetts?  Employment peaked in 2001…. Minnesota? It’s lost 24,000 jobs across the past 6 months…

Time to pop that balloon once and for all… Other factors relate to full employment, not education.  Luck is a big part of it. Who 5 years ago would know that the upper Midwest would produce more energy than the Middle East?   Jobs depend solely on economics; there is no relation to how smart one’s educational system is, and more jobs… Period….  In fact, if one looks at the economic maps showing employment and unemployment, the most prosperous states right now, are all drilling… If you can’t drill, you are suffering….

Why are jobs not being created elsewhere?  Actually there is a reason.  A very good reason, and it is not, NOT, the quality of one’s education….

Our job’s situation is being hit on two sides with a double whammy….  The first is technology.   Machines cost the same as people, and we have the technology to now replace people..  Face it!   If you ran a business and the costs were the same, who would you prefer?  A machine, of course…  “Hello, I’m your machine, and I am so sick, I have to call out today… Yeah, I was up all night and had diarrhea and was throwing up and stuff…  Must have been something I ate…. I should be fine tomorrow though… ”  said no machine, ever.

And the other, is our intentional cutting away all public sector jobs… Mostly thanks to Republican philosophy….  “We gotta cut the government.”

NO…… We ……. DON’T……

In fact it defies rationality that as our economy was tubing, we were shedding jobs.  And now that it is rebounding, we are shedding jobs…  Does that makes sense to you?  In fact… in an ideal world, where thoughts and ideas could be debated in the open, without being ignored or amplified by the main stream media to achieve their preferred result…. we would have figured this out long ago….

Machines replace people and cause profits of those who are doing the replacing to soar…   However, because machines are not moral entities, they don’t know right from wrong.  Therefore it will still take people who do have moral judgment to discern the moral qualities behind a certain business….  That was essentially a polite way of saying: we need more inspectors now… We always had people checking up on people.  We need people to check up on machines….

As one example.  If the London Whale had to be first cleared to make his huge transaction, would it have been made?  That type of monitoring across all industries, is sort of what we are talking about….  We need public sector employees to do things like monitor rivers, air, crabs, venereal diseases, and hookers.  If no one is monitoring them, what happens?  Exactly.

These people need hired, trained, and jobs.  But where should the money come from?  Silly question… those who have it, of course…..

It is now time for the kavipsian family pizza analogy….  You have a family who is hungry.  You put in a Red Baron Pizza, cook it at 425 for 15 minutes, and cut it for 4 people….  Everyone gets enough, but not too much….  That is normal…  That describes the baby boomer’s parent’s economic lifestyle…  But, it gradually evolved to where the baker person, got to cut his piece first, and the others split what was left…  He now takes half, and the others split the other half, getting one sixth, whereas before it was one fourth…. The baker person, gets a whole half…  so the pizza is consumed like this: by one half, one sixth, one sixth, and one more sixth…  Three people are a little hungry, and the fourth, has too much so he wraps up roughly the left-over quarter he couldn’t eat and puts it into the freezer of the refrigerator, and scrawls his name across the plastic….

Over time, (he never eats them), that freezer fills up, because there is always a new pizza being ordered… always.  Everyone else is hungry, and the baker keeps taking his half….

So… finally a change comes… And the other three decide, niceties aside, they have to eat MORE…  They change the rules so that pizza being kept in the freezer, gets offered to them…   The baker still gets his half off each new… but he gives a slice of frozen pizza to each of those others, and they can microwave it and add that to their one sixth….

All live happily every after…   The baker is glad to still be alive, and he keeps his share of pizza… the others are glad they have one sixth and one fourth a pizza with each meal.  And the refrigerator slowly empties its inventory…. but it takes a while because the baker is still putting in his quarter of pizza he can’t eat, back into the freezer….

Translated to the economy…  It is not socialism.  The baker had ownership of what was originally the other three’s shares. He is just essentially paying them back the loan.

If only some of that money that once was used to make jobs, was returned to making jobs again, all would be good…  The rich would still get richer (though at a slower pace), and everyone else would get richer …too.   Amazingly all levels of income brackets would simultaneously get richer… Wasn’t that once the American dream?

The answer to the capitalists when the backlash come, and it will come, is this:  we gave you the opportunity to get wealthy by investing in us, and you turned us down cold…  Since you didn’t do it, for our nation’s survival, we have to do it in spite of you…  For actually, they very well could have trimmed profits and put much of that money back into their own companies in order to make sure, for instance, that they did not overlook a mistake costing them dearly in the future….   They chose not to and now, well, here we are.

So what we collectively need to say to the capitalists, is that since you have the advantage of the machines who replaced us, we will have to charge you for our public sector jobs now…  That is fair.  After all, what you made equals exactly what we gave up….

For if something happened, an EMP for instance and none, not one of those machines would work… Suddenly they’d be desperate for workers to make things again…  Their loss of profits would be …”oh well, it has to be done this way.”  and not…. “what?  your taking my, my, my money, and giving it to, to, to, T-H-O-S-E … people???”

Since their loss of money would not affect them in that particular scenario ( they call it a cost of business), we should not worry about how loud they boast it will affect them now…  Because you see, in our simplistic illustration, there are three who’ve been quiet this whole time, who desperately need this change to go forward now… They should have yelled, but for some reason, didn’t. Now one loudly complains; three are immensely grateful;  two points ahead, it’s a win.

Bottom line.  IT IS OUR INEQUALITY THAT IS COSTING US JOBS, MAKING US UNEMPLOYED.  It is something we could readily fix… today!  Well, maybe not exactly today… but when Congress returns in January.

Raise taxes, by however method you wish, just raise them solely on those who have stolen and fattened their refrigerators with our victuals.  We can raise them a lot, if we want a 5 Hour energy economic boost, or, it can be done gradually with Mountain Dew if we wish not to shock the system too much….

With that new money, use roughly half to continue paying down the debt, and roughly the other half to start creating jobs.  At which point we hit somewhere near 5% unemployment…. we lift our foot off the accelerator and coast down the highway to a more prosperous America…..

Back to education.   Real good education is something we all want, but higher standards imposed on an unwilling young public won’t magically grow jobs.  Attacking the inequality that even Pope Francis says is the most important problem mankind now faces, will.

Tax, save half, spend half, and let’s get this party rolling….

I for one, wouldn’t mind partying like its … 1999…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round Up. that squirt-squirt chemical on TV that cleans up plants out of cracks in your sidewalk?

It was discovered to be a herbicide by Monsanto chemist John E. Franz in 1970.  Monsanto brought it to market in the 1970s under the trade name “Roundup”, and Monsanto’s last commercially relevant United States patent expired in 2000.

Generically it is called glyphosate.  Glyphosate was quickly adopted by farmers, even more so when Monsanto introduced glyphosate-resistant crops, enabling farmers to kill weeds without killing their crops.  This was great for farmers.  You kill all plant-life, then plant your crops. No weeds, ever.

Industry regulators in Europe, removed from the political pressures of Monsanto,  have known for years that glyphosate causes birth defects in the embryos of laboratory animals….

As the problem became known, Republicans in Congress shut down the accumulation of all pesticide data as of 2008….

The last data shows that 185 million tons were commercially applied, plus 5 million tons residentially, plus 15 million tons by governmental agencies… American yearly total. 205 million tons.

Last data was 2007.  This is 2013.

  • 205 million tons 2007
  • 205 million tons 2008
  • 205 million tons 2009
  • 205 million tons 2010
  • 205 million tons 2011
  • 205 million tons 2012
  • 205 million tons 2013

1230 million tons gross since last tabulation…..

Two problems.  The corn or soy you eat, is loaded with glyphosate.  Republicans have halted on domestic tests on the effects of glyphosate on humans.

Secondly, it wipes out food sources for pollinators.

The numbers of wintering Mexican Monarch butterflies registered this year are under 2 million.  Last season they were 60 million. California’s count, which once boasted 120 thousand, are down to 2000….

Something is happening.

Some is due to habitat demise.   Over 2 million acres of habitat are commercialized each year.  But habitat demise has not grown 97% to account for this year’s drop in Monarchs.  Lack of Milkweed has.  Monarchs can only live on milkweed.  Milkweed only grows on the edge of farmers fields.  It does not grow well in the shade of wooded forests.

Round-Up kills all plants other than that GMO Round-Up resistant strain planted.  If there is no milkweed, there are no monarchs.  The caterpillars never grow, the pupa never forms, the monarch never emerges, the census data drops, never to return.

Monsanto denies it has anything to do with the demise of the Monarch butterfly as a result of use of its chemical.

What can be done?

  • Force milkweed planting.  Mandate every farm designate over 1% of their crop area to milkweed production in 2014…. As with a dying child, if medical attention is not applied immediately, the patient dies.
  • Government lands likewise should be sown with milkweed seed, and allowed to lie fallow.
  • Create National attention.  When every school child becomes aware of the monarch’s plight, so will their parents.
  • Limit the amounts of Round-Up sold and applied per acre.
  • Remove the ban on testing what effects might be caused by Round-Up on human beings from eating GMO crops.  It could be worse than DDT and we wouldn’t even know….

What's The Filibuster Frequency, Kenneth?

A visual reminder for our friends on the other side, exactly why this privilege is being lifted. To the uninitiated, a filibuster is defined as “the stoppage of the accomplishment of something”. If you’ve wondered why Congress is doing nothing, this chart clearly explains why. This afternoon, listen to Rick Jensen cry great big crocodile tears (boo,hoo,hoo) from 1:00 to 3:00 this afternoon (11/21/13) on WDEL. Then if you’re listening Kenneth, stay tune to that frequency of 1150am….. for beer.

Filibuster for Appointees

You have to take a drug test to get food stamps because your employers at two jobs aren’t giving you enough hours……

But you don’t to pocket $174,000 of taxpayer money because you …. are a Congressman….

And your boss, lets you keep your job because: “Hell, Cocaine?  That’s no big deal”–John Boehner.

We used to joke about how Bush and Cheney always blamed everything on Clinton… The Iraq War… Clinton’s fault. Hurricane Katrina, Clinton’s fault. 9/11, Clinton’s fault…. the National Debt Crises, Clinton’s fault.

Likewise the Republicans have tried to turn that around and when 12/16ths of the National Debt gets correctly attributed to the tenure of one George W. Bush, they like to trombone…. “blaming Bush, again I see…” So that is the humor and why I put the LOL in my title…

I guess it’s an insider thing….. It just made me laugh out loud as I typed it knowing full well I was setting myself up for the same criticism….

It is called Destroy Obamacare. if you are a Republican you know it very well; you keep deleting it out of your junk mail.. If you are a Tea Partier on the other hand, you open it and use it…..

This is what you see….

“This program continually displays alternate page of the ObamaCare website. It has no virus, Trojans, worms, or cookies. The purpose is to overload the ObamaCare website, to deny service to users and perhaps overload and crash the system,” reads the program’s grammar- and spelling-challenged “about” screen. “You can open as many copies of this program as you want. Each copy opens multiple links to the site.”

“ObamaCare is an affront to the Constitutional rights of the people,” it adds. “We have the right to civil disobedience!”

So when the Tea Party yells very loudly that the Obamacare website on being poorly designed, is indicative of the entire program… perhaps you should ask, hmmm…. if there is something they know and aren’t telling? Like a DDoS attack?

Today's Tea Party

Image Courtesy of HannaBarbara Productions.

Delaware Liberal has running commentary here…… 

Looking over the details county by county over the two gubernatorial elections yesterday, one thing is perfectly clear.  The Tea Party and the Republicans are two different parties.  One destined to lose. The other if nothing changes, also destined to lose. 

I don’t mean that in a deprecating manner. 

A forced split between the two is required or else all seats other than those gerrymandered only towards the Republican party will be blue.

District by district, precinct by precinct, the evidence is startlingly clear.  In some areas RINO’s can win.  In some areas the Tea Party can win. But Republicans when challenged by the Tea Party, and later against a Democrat…. can never win. 

The Tea Party has said, that not challenging RINO’s is impossible.  They will fight every RINO just as they would fight every Democrat.  Hell, they’d even shut down the government if it didn’t do exactly what they demanded, and comply to their extremist views..

It is time for Republicans to cut them loose, let them form their own party, let them do what they do best: cater to their constituents, Instead, Republicans should focus on winning back Democrats and Independents by not behaving like assholes over their politics.

It’s time to divorce the two.  Period.

America needs a three party system of full of Republicans, Democrats, and the Tea Party.  Only then, will America be well represented and we can return to getting things done.