please check this out. i think you'll find it very enlightening.
there is something to be said about this stuff. i implore you to please check out the material on it. you can read and see videos at pheonixtears.ca this site is very informative and you just might be able to help a particular ailment of you or a loved one. i have seen this work with my own eyes after making several batches and giving them to some family members with skin cancer. as well as a gentleman with hodgkin's disease and diabetes. it has helped them all and i've been beside myself with the results. if you would like further information feel free to message me and we can talk about it. :) i hope you discover the wonder of this and further educate yourself on what you can do for your health rather than load up on prescription meds that is the norm nowadays. most of these medications have effects undesirable. there is way a to get around that. :D
Posted by =^..^= at 3:55 PM
and of course the week we want to move our stuff it rains like a motherfunker!! i was beside myself. all year we were on the chilly side with high hopes of an indian summer again this year were all washed out by the 6 days of rain we endured. it was nice and beautiful and cleansing but dang it we wanted to move! lol so after christmas we are going to get a little uhaul and load it all up in one shot. will post pics as soon as we get the house together! =^..^=
Posted by =^..^= at 2:15 PM
so the fcc has taken it upon themselves, stating they have the right, to regulate the internet. what else is new? more and more people i talk to seem to support socialism without coming out and saying such. maybe this frame of mind will actually bring it into full effect. with this regulation more and more of our freedoms and civil rights are being raped and taken from us. is this how we want our country to be? weren't we supposed to be free? didn't our forefathers warn us of these disasters when they wrote our constitution? but here we are complacent and willing to allow the government to herd us like cattle. will our blogs now be censored as well? will my own freedom of speech be taken from me before i can get a word out? thanks for looking out for us big brother! =^..^=
davend found us a house! we are very excited. :) it a cute little place in costa mesa it's got 3 bedrooms and a pool, even a dog run on the side of the house for kooshala. :D hopefully we can get it in the next few days so we can take our time moving our stuff in. we don't have much stuff but i'm not too worried it will be nice to make a home for us. so once we are settled and your are well enough we would love to have you over for a visit and a slumber party lol the girls will have a room there and a we will be able to have a place for them, i think we are most excited about this. he loves the girls and is excited for us to start a real life together, as am i. :) the girls are really happy with him, he plays with them and talks to them, they are very happy he is around. things are looking golden for us. business wise we come across some issues of course but plug away we do and things seem to work out. it's very nice that we can work together and support each other through the hard times. we're learning to handle things together. collectively we've lost 9 people this year and several severe sicknesses within the family, it seems to have made us stronger where with others it may have broken them apart....ahh i float away on something else! lol as soon as i can i'll post pics :D love ya! =^..^=
Posted by =^..^= at 3:47 PM
so prop 19 did not pass! thank you very much to the wonderful people of california for understanding the bill as it was written and seeing it as a farce! those of us who see this wonderful plant as a great healing tool can now push forward with it as a medicinal product. there is so much we can use this plant for. please get out there and see what it can do for you! think about the prescription drugs that are out there, there are so many effects the drug has on the human body that can be more detrimental than the disease it is trying to ease and/or cure. this plant holds non of these effects. there is more than meets the eye here and it's my hope that more and more people educate themselves and seek the truth for themselves. help yourselves live longer and care for yourselves. the recreational aspect of marijuana is a good thing yes but it cannot be denied that the medicinal qualities out way the "getting high" agenda. think for yourself. think outside money and a temporary high. :) =^..^=
Posted by =^..^= at 3:30 PM
"CALIFORNIA SHOULD JUST SAY NO
Legalizing Marijuana Through Prop. 19 Would Only Add to the State's Problems.
Californians will face an important decision in November when they vote on whether to legalize marijuana. Proponents of Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, rely on two main arguments: that legalizing and taxing marijuana would generate much-needed revenue, and that legalization would allow law enforcement to focus on other crimes. As experts in the field of drug policy, policing, prevention, education and treatment, we can report that neither of these claims withstand scrutiny.
No country in the world has legalized marijuana to the extent envisioned by Proposition 19, so it is impossible to predict precisely the consequences of wholesale legalization. We can say with near certainty, however, that marijuana use would increase if it were legal, because some people now abstain simply because it is illegal.
We also know that increased use brings increased social costs.
Proponents of marijuana legalization often point to Amsterdam's "coffee shop" marijuana sales, rarely mentioning that the Dutch have dramatically reduced what at one time were thousands of shops to only a few hundred -- after being inundated with "drug tourists," drug-related organized crime involvement and public nuisance problems. During the period of marijuana commercialization and expansion, there was a tripling of lifetime use rates and a more than doubling of past-month use among 18- to 20-year-olds, according to independent research.
Closer to home, in a nationally representative roadside survey, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 8% of nighttime weekend drivers tested positive for marijuana. The vast majority were tested using an oral swab procedure that makes it highly unlikely that the use occurred more than four hours prior.
A 2004 meta-analysis published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review of studies conducted in several localities showed that between 4% and 14% of drivers who sustained injuries or died in traffic accidents tested positive for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Because marijuana negatively affects drivers' judgment, motor skills and reaction time, it stands to reason that legalizing marijuana would lead to more accidents and fatalities involving drivers under its influence.
Regarding the supposed economic benefits of taxing marijuana, some comparison with two drugs that are already regulated and taxed -- alcohol and tobacco -- is worth considering. People don't typically grow their own tobacco or distill their own spirits, so consumers accept high taxes on them as retail products. Marijuana, though, is easy and cheap to cultivate, indoors or out, and Proposition 19 would allow individuals to grow as much as 25 square feet of marijuana for "personal consumption."
Why would people volunteer to pay high taxes on marijuana if it were legalized? The answer is that many would not, and the underground market, adapting to undercut any new taxes, would barely diminish at all.
The current healthcare and criminal justice costs associated with alcohol and tobacco far surpass the tax revenue they generate, and very little of the taxes collected on these substances is contributed to offsetting their substantial social and health costs. For every dollar society collects in taxes on alcohol, for example, we end up spending eight more in social costs. That is hardly a recipe for fiscal health.
A recent Rand Corp. report, "Altered State," found that it is difficult to predict estimated revenue from marijuana taxes, and that legalization would increase consumption but could also lead to widespread tax evasion and a "race to the bottom" in terms of local tax rates.
Another pro-legalization argument is that it would free up law enforcement resources to concentrate on "real" crimes. Two of us are former police chiefs, who in our combined careers protected five of America's largest cities, including New York, Houston and Seattle, and served as elected heads of the nation's largest professional police associations. We interacted with tens of thousands of officers, and it is our experience that an overwhelming majority of police professionals does not support legalizing marijuana.
Law enforcement officers do not currently focus much effort on arresting adults whose only crime is possessing small amounts of marijuana. This proposition would burden them with new and complicated enforcement duties. The proposition would require officers to enforce laws against "ingesting or smoking marijuana while minors are present." Would this apply in a private home? And is a minor "present" if they are 15 feet away, or 20? Perhaps California law enforcement officers will be required to carry tape measures next to their handcuffs.
As should be evident, despite the millions spent on marketing the idea, legalized marijuana can't solve California's budget crisis or reduce criminal justice costs. Our combined opposition to this ill-considered scheme spans four different administrations and represents the collective wisdom of a former secretary of Education, a governor, a mayor and teacher, an Army general, a drug policy researcher and two police chiefs. Our opposition to legalizing marijuana is grounded not in ideology but in facts and experience."
as a supporter of drugsense.org they kindly sent this article to me. many points of which are logical and i totally agree with. make a wise choice. educate yourself and see the bigger picture. =^..^=
Posted by =^..^= at 12:51 PM