Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Peter Reynolds of CLEAR interviewed on Sky News 28th August 2012 about cannabis

 
...I’m fairly confident that cannabis is safe for over-18 brains, but risky for under-18 brains.” 
Professor Terrie Moffitt, from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London


           



 Different people have different body chemistries and therefore risks are variable. Just as one person is allergic to nuts another may react badly to cannabis. I think this was a fair unbiased news report and that makes a refreshing change. There is no doubt that tobacco and alcohol are far more potent than cannabis and that it should be legally acquired. In the same vein we should educate and advise our children to steer clear of substances that may cause them harm at an early age. Also that excessive behaviour of any kind can be damaging in one way or another and I don't just mean to health. Consider the impact of sitting on facebook every evening on your social relationships for example. Variety makes life more interesting and being in control of our kicks is more enjoyable than them controlling us.


Peter Reynold's of CLEAR said, "It’s nothing new really.  We already know that cannabis as with any psychoactive substance can be harmful to the developing brain.  I’m pretty confident that equivalent results with alcohol used from age 13 would be much more damaging.

The vital and important point about this is that it sheds light, yet again, on the appallingly irresponsible policy of prohibition.  Our governments are failing entirely to provide any protection to our children against cannabis dealers.  All the evidence is that where cannabis is legally available to adults through a properly regulated system, use by children falls and age at first use increases.

Professor Terrie Moffitt, from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, who took part in the study, said:

“It’s such a special study that I’m fairly confident that cannabis is safe for over-18 brains, but risky for under-18 brains.”



Links:

http://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/un-doctored/2012/august-2012/28/cannabis-use-and-iq-decline-%E2%80%93-nz-research.aspx
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/08/22/1206820109.abstract
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/7566467/Teen-cannabis-use-linked-to-lower-IQ
http://www.clear-uk.org/institute-of-psychiatry-at-kings-college-london-confirms-cannabis-is-safe-for-adults/

http://mynorthwest.com/11/728751/New-study-finds-pot-smoking-leads-to-lower-IQ

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Message to the Voting Cattle - Larken Rose




I agree with everything here I just wish I had written it. Fabulous and genius. We are so indoctrinated we forget that we are not free. Enjoy.




This video is a US-version of the video "Nachricht an das Stimmvieh", produced by FreiwilligFrei.de, a german group of bloggers and activists. http://www.freiwilligfrei.info/ focuses on voluntarism and the philosophy of freedom. 


The "rulers" actually don't matter. They are vastly outnumbered by the people like you and me. The problem is those who legitimate the "rulers" with their votes, remaining silent when the "rulers" commit evils in their names. 


Most of them do not feel bad about that. Many of them even cheer and applaude to their "rulers" and they defend the crimes they commit. 


Larken Rose is looking for answers to this absurd behavior and blames the concept of authority. From early childhood most people are conditioned to listen to authority when they try to figure out what is right and what is wrong instead of listening to their own hearts, their own conscience and their own moral values.


As adults they see everyone as a „good person" who blindly obeys any random authority. And in their pursuit of becoming such a „good person" they will use every means. In particular they love to oppose violently against those who stand up for true freedom. 


Larken Rose sums it up in one sentence: 
„The problem is not those in power, the problem is right between your ears." 


The speech in this video is an excerpt of the novel "The Iron Web" by Larken Rose.