"Believe it or not, the federal government sends free pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes to a special, but dwindling group of patients on a regular basis beginning in 1976 with Robert Randall. It all started when Robert was arrested for growing cannabis on his back deck and had to prove that this medicine was essential in to prevent his progressive loss of vision from glaucoma."
Key phrase here: "PREVENT his loss of vision."
"A variety of options are available to treat glaucoma. These include eye drops, laser procedures, and surgery. All are intended to decrease eye pressure and, thereby, protect the optic nerve."
Key phrase here: "DECREASE eye pressure..."
which DOES NOT PROTECT THE OPTIC NERVE. It merely SLOWS the progressive loss of vision. It provides an awesome income stream for the drug company and the eye doctor, as visual field testing will be performed several times a year at about $100 per test - to map the gradual loss of vision. Meanwhile, the patient will buy those drops until they die.
I devoted a career to ophthalmology, and watched helplessly as doctor after doctor prescribed drops and did surgery and patients continued to lose vision. My own father had lost a considerable portion of his visual field before he died. It is beyond frustrating to know there is a way to save the sight of these people, and the government knows it, and every ophthalmologist I worked for knows it...
Very interesting article from ZH:
Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market blog,
I wanted to thank everyone who downloaded and shared 28 pages the #FREE excerpt from the first book in the SECURITY THROUGH ABSURDITY series, Little Yellow Stickies.
About 2,000 people on Sept 11, of this year, read my account of how 9/11 went down inside the defense contractor's office I used to work at.
It is currently not free, but it will be again very, very soon. (like hopefully tomorrow.) I intend for it to stay free. Always.
I will be reading this exact thing at Brown University Bookstore, on September 30th. http://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/bookstore/events
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky called the plan “ludicrous” on the Senate floor before the vote.
“No one knows where these arms are going to wind up … We don’t even know who these groups are.”
Paul — known for his non-interventionist approach — said “we need to stay the heck out of their civil war … It is their war and they need to fight it.”
Meanwhile this speech got a standing ovation from special joint session of Congress today for the Kiev coup puppets, 'Porky and the Oligarchs'.
►POROSHENKO: RUSSIA `HAS NOW INVADED UKRAINE'
►POROSHENKO: UKRAINE `URGENTLY' NEEDS LETHAL AID
►POROSHENKO: RUSSIANS WILL NEXT CROSS EUROPEAN BORDER
►POROSHENKO: RUSSIA IS THREAT TO GLOBAL SECURITY
►POROSHENKO: AGRESSION AGAINST UKRAINE IS SETBACK FOR DEMOCRACY
►POROSHENKO: `WORLD CANNOT ALLOW' RUSSIA'S BEHAVIOR
Missing Money: Uncle Sam’s Accounting is Suspect
On April 12, a triumphant Cliven Bundy and his supporters chased away federal authorities and set the rancher’s impounded cattle free once more to roam public land in northeast Clark County.
Two days later, a car collided with one of Bundy’s cows on Interstate 15, about 10 miles from his Bunkerville ranch, killing the animal and sending the vehicle careening down an embankment.
Now a Las Vegas woman injured in the crash is suing Bundy for negligence.....
He had his green flight suit on and when he got close to me, I leaned toward his ear and said...hey man...just so you know, none of us want you guys to go off to fight yet another war for the bankers.
He smiled and said "Thank You!"
I didn't expect him to say that so it caught me a little off guard and so I replied..."so you know that all these damn wars are for the international bankers?" He smiled at me again and said..."Oh yeah, we know...BELEIVE ME...We Know!"
It was my time to head off to the teller so I just said something like...that's great or that's excellent...and walked away.
When I got back to my car I was telling my wife about the conversation I just had with the young fighter pilot. She said, I bet he loved your shirt...I had completely forgotten that I had on one of my Ron Paul Revolution T-Shirts.
Regardless, it made my day!
Can anyone validate this video?
If this is not an intentional demolition, then how WEIRD.
Here is the published article regarding US radicalization:
Here is the original post I made about this article:
I made the funny papers again!
Peace and Love always.
Irony-Actual: Sociopathic NSA Nerd gets indignant at Spy Recruiting Jobs Fair at U of NM; Doesn't like being filmed! HaHaHa!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:58
This is what happens when lawyers take over a culture: to the NSA govt terrorists, they're technically 'not' "collecting" your data, until they "access" it. So they can bulk-dragnet all data, sit on it, parallel construct[ion] it as needed, and feign ignorance. Yup.
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I invite in some liberty friends (and Daily Paul members!) for another installment of “Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor!” In this edition, dubbed “Episode Zero – The Origin Story!”, I am joined by fellow Lions of Liberty contributors Brian McWilliams and John Odermatt, along with fellow liberty-lovers and longtime friends Trent Seaman and Howie Snowdon. We kick back with a few adult beverages and reflect back on how we all became passionate advocates for the ideas of liberty. So grab a drink and a comfy seat, and join the Lions of Liberty for this epic look at the origins of our liberty love!
I thought I would create a separate post on this subject to give some insight as to how HUGE this election is
The REAL Reason Britain is Freaking Out About Scottish Independence
In addition, as Max Keiser explained:
(1) The UK can now borrow cheaply using the giant Scottish oil reserves as collateral
(2) If Scotland leaves, the collateral (oil reserves) is no longer available
(3) So the cost of borrowing money for Britain skyrockets
I thought I'd create a thread so we can all keep up on how things turn out in Scotland.
Scottish independence: Voting under way in referendum
Scotland goes to the polls over independence
People in Scotland are voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.
Voters will answer 'Yes' or 'No' to the referendum question: 'Should Scotland be an independent country?'
With 4,285,323 people - 97% of the electorate - registered to vote, it is expected to be the busiest day in Scottish electoral history.
Votes will be cast at 5,579 polling stations until 22:00 on Thursday. The result is expected on Friday morning.
Update: Yougov exit poll of sorts/final poll in last 30 min