Daily Archives: July 3, 2013

How Americans Will Teach The World To Save Itself

How Americans Will Teach The World To Save Itself

This 4th of July, Americans need to send an important message to the world: stop being so lazy and save yourself. In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote a satirical piece to answer the question of mass starvation in British occupied Ireland, suggesting Irish couples eat their children since there seemed to be no other solution aside […]

Hemp And America: The First Blows Of The Revolutionary War

Hemp And America: The First Blows Of The Revolutionary War

PHOTO: The Boston Massacre (death of Crispus Attucks) This excerpt from Weed the People: From Founding Fiber to Forbidden Fruit by Jeremy Daw, J.D. is published with special permission.  When Samuel Gray heard Boston’s church bells ringing furiously into the night, he assumed the town called for help with a fire. But when he discovered that […]

This Independence Day, America Must Remember Its Social Contract

This Independence Day, America Must Remember Its Social Contract

As my family and I celebrate the Fourth of July each year, I look at the rich and varied experiences of my life. It was not easy growing up; the American dream eluded my father and mother. Divorce, economic issues and separation made our lives difficult, but our problems were not insurmountable. Like many other […]

A Universal Right to Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness

A Universal Right to Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — The United States Declaration of Independence On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted. That’s 237 years ago […]

Roadside Cavity Searches: Saving Law Enforcement From Themselves, Again

Roadside Cavity Searches: Saving Law Enforcement From Themselves, Again

An Open Letter to Director Steven McCaw, Texas Department of Public Safety Read: Saving Law Enforcement From Themselves After watching yet another roadside body cavity search for marijuana by Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers on national television, I have to point out the obvious. These searches are not outlier events but they call into […]

Cannabis And The Female Life Cycle

Cannabis And The Female Life Cycle

PHOTO: Happy Uterus by primavera777 By Estelle Toby Goldstein, MD At one time, it was simply assumed cannabis would mark the various stages of the life cycle in women. Today, traditions must be re-examined in the light of modern medicine, experimentation, gathering scientific data – and most importantly, in safety considerations. Cannabis and Menses The tradition of using […]

50 Years As A Junker: Or The Meaning Of The Perfect Dumpster

50 Years As A Junker: Or The Meaning Of The Perfect Dumpster

PHOTOS: Jack Rikess There have been a few Fridays that I’ve accompanied Raymond on her ritual end-of-week junking expedition. On the north side of San Francisco’s Haight, across the Panhandle, Ray likes the surprises or discoveries that can be harvested from this particular line of trashcans waiting out near the curb for pick-up. “Lots of […]

REVIEW: Freeman’s Mega 8 Complex Superfruits Detoxifying Clay Facial Mask

REVIEW: Freeman’s Mega 8 Complex Superfruits Detoxifying Clay Facial Mask

After a good cleansing with Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash combined with JASON Apricot Scrubble, I use Freeman’s Mega 8 Complex Superfruits Detoxifying Clay Facial Mask. The formula combines eight super fruits: goji, acai, pomegranate, mango, mangosteen, cranberry, noni and blueberry to help purify, detoxify and soothe stressed skin. The mask is cool, even and light […]

Genetically Engineered Foods Are Not The Enemy

Genetically Engineered Foods Are Not The Enemy

“Genetic Engineering (GE)” is the new curse word, and Monsanto is the latest incarnation of Dr. Frankenstein, using GE to create unnatural “frankenfoods” that will, like the movie monster, wreak havoc among innocent people and the environment. Now before you start lighting the torches for the howling mob to hunt me down, let me say […]