John Hopkins’ anti pot professor Ryan Vandrey, may be no more than a $100 million Bloomberg lap dog.

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Science with a mission, or an agenda? It’s hard to tell sometimes theses days. A recent Associated Press article ran with the headline Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses. The lead author, Ryan Vandrey, is a Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and why that’s a talking point will be explained. The AP story concerns, according to them, the first comprehensive analysis of research concerning medical marijuana (mm) and its potential benefits. The review evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients, and concluded that mm was useful in alleviating “chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis”, and said evidence “was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and Tourette’s syndrome and the authors recommend more research.”  This review of scientific study’s seems to be based on edibles, “47 brands of medical marijuana products, including candy, baked goods…

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Ted Cruz in is a hypocritical scum bag…

Everyone is thinking it, and unfortunately many of his supporters are now waist deep in bearing the brunt of Cruzs’ political blunderings, the flood of criticism coming from his voting against the bipartisan “emergency” aid package designed to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Both he and Texas Sen. John Cornyn voted “no” both times, but the long-delayed Sandy package won final Senate approval, 62 to 36. So, do the people of Texas even deserve federal help? Of course. No one in that states situation should be denied the help they need just because their own presidential candidate is a blundering civic shithead, trying to prove he’s worthy and capable to run the nation…which he is not.


Hurricane Sandy..

The situation in Texas really pales in devastation, loss of life and cost compared to Hurricane Sandy, which affected 24 states, including the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine and west across the Appalachian Mountains to Michigan and Wisconsin, with particularly severe damage in New Jersey, New York and Canada. So far in Texas, the storm has claimed at least 23 lives with 13 people still missing. At least 233 people were killed along the path of the storm in eight countries when Sandy occurred, the storm peaking in intensity as it made landfall in Cuba.

The financial losses for Texas cannot be tallied at this time, obviously. The end total being in the hundreds of millions wouldn’t be unexpected, where as of March 2014, Sandy has cost over $68 billion, the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. Which is why Cruz, Cornyn and their secession supporting, FEMA fearing geek Governor Greg Abbott must atone for their past knee-jerk reactionary responses to requested funding to help others. Cruz at a recent press conference said: “The federal government’s role, once the Governor declares a disaster area and makes a request, I am confident that the Texas congressional delegation, Sen. Cornyn and I, and the members of Congress both Republicans and Democrats will stand united as Texans in support of the federal government fulfilling its statutory obligations, and stepping in to respond to this natural disaster.” And on May 25th, the governor added 24 counties to his state disaster declaration, bringing the total to 37 counties in mostly the eastern half of the state, allowing for further mobilization of state resources to assist disaster-struck communities. Not that people in these counties don’t need help, but we should not just let these three be handed a blank check either.

Cruz has stated he voted against Sandy aid because: “The United States Senate should not be in the business of exploiting victims of natural disasters to fund pork projects that further expand our debt.” According to an iWatch News analysis quoted in, Cruz represents the state with the most FEMA-declared disasters since the start of 2009: “The top two states, Texas and Oklahoma, combined for more than a quarter of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s declared disasters since Jan. 1, 2009“, with the soppy Lone Star state declaring 75.

Texas storm..




It would appear that, for the most part, lawmakers in DC do support “the federal government fulfilling its statutory obligations, and stepping in to respond to this natural disaster“. But unlike Cruz and Cornyn, they do not “stand united as Texans“, unless of course those involved feel that needed aid to Texas should go through the lengthy process Cruz and co. are so fond of in order to sign a relief bill that isn’t “symptomatic of a larger problem in Washington – an addiction to spending money we do not have“. And in a weird way, he’s got a point. But, these guys made their political beds, and it would be good for them to lie there, in the wet spot they made, before the storms and flooding. But withholding federal aid or services from the state in its time of need to ‘get even’ politically is wrong. No one in office should be like Ted. But nothing says that anything should be any differently than what took place before, and if DC follows Cruzs’ lead, it may show what an utter waste of time this guy is, and maybe his hypocritical ways will bring he and others like him down, all the way down, and they can all go off and have a biscuits and tea party, brewed with some filtered flood water. Hopefully Cruz supporters get the help the need, not deserve.

His net worth is $500,000. His salary is $100,824 + $65,000 per year in pension income, and wants help from the public for his legal fees.

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Currently on trial and awaiting judgment from a US District Judge on whether he failed to adhere to a 2011 court order requiring him to refrain from bias in treatment and investigation of minorities, the most unrepentant, lawless lawman in America says, as a defendant, he doesn’t “have the personal wealth or the wherewithal to keep up with the costly demands of paying for attorneys to defendme.” And for reasons aplenty, we should not contribute nor feel sorry for Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio. For the remainder of this text the sectarian sheriff will be referred to as Joe.Joe-Arpaio1

The information available concerning Joe is abundant. Joe is not camera-shy, nor has he missed many opportunities in his self-described position as the “Toughest Sheriff in America” to promote his agenda, attitude, or ‘accomplishments’ (for this piece alone, a mere 30+ articles and documents were parsed). Joe was born on…

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We heard it go, even from 250 miles away..May 18th, 1980

Nature can definitely be cruel. When Mt. St. Helens, (“Louwala-Clough” “smoking mountain” to the indigenous people) erupted on May 18th, 1980, seconds after 8:32 a.m. PDT, apparently in response to a magnitude 5.1 earthquake about 1 mile beneath the volcano’s bulged, unstable north flank, 57 people, nearly 7,000 big game animals (deer, elk and bear) as well as all birds, most small mammals, and 12 million Chinook and Coho salmon fingerlings were subject to the destructive potential of a volcano. As a kid, with my whole family, from approx. 250 miles east of St. Helen’s, heard the initial blast, later saw the ash plume, and experienced the ash layer later. I really think everyone who was living in Oregon or Washington at the time can recall exactly the moment it happened, where & what they were doing. It had been an everyday ‘thing’ for residents for quite a while. It’s not everyday your neighbor state to the north has daily volcano updates & warnings. But that’s just what it was, & everyday we wondered ‘is it going to blow today?’, or at least I did as a kid.Screenshot_8  (photo is visible imagery of the Pacific Northwest showing the massive eruption of Mount St. Helens, center of yellow dot was home….)

The mountain, part of the North American segment of the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, was dormant from its last period of activity in the 1840s & ’50s until March 15, 1980. On March 27, after thunderous explosion, Mount St. Helens began to spew ash and steam, the first significant eruption in the
conterminous United States since that of Lassen Peak, California.
Visible eruptive activity ceased temporarily in late April and early May. Small steam-blast eruptions resumed on May 7, continued intermittently for the next several days, and ceased again by May 16. The eventual collapse of the bulge on the north flank triggered the chain of catastrophic events that took place in May of 1980. The blast was widely heard hundreds of miles away in the Pacific Northwest, including parts of British Columbia, Montana, Idaho, and northern California. Yet, in many areas closer to Mount St. Helens–for example, Portland, Oregon, only 50 miles away–the blast was not heard*. I remember hearing an ominous ‘boom’ (for lack of a better term) while doing the dreaded weekend chores in the gardens with my folks, and they both remarking ‘..think it was St. Helens?’, in an off-hand sort of way. And since at that time my parents were the ‘cruel forward thinkers’ they were, we only had access to the TV for a couple of hours after dinner, so visual updates were out of the question. But Mom, the cool cat she is, always had a radio playing while we worked in the garden, and soon the news of the eruption was relayed to us. Within the hour, above an area of the property we called ‘the bluff’, the plume was visible, and I, at 14, was blown away. A volcano had just erupted! Not on some island in the tropic, or in a nation an ocean away, but a mountain I had seen with my own eyes, not in a picture, but in real life, about 250 miles from where I lived! The only thing that tempered my excitement was the knowledge that there were people on the mountain and near the blast that would not survive, some out of their devotion to study first hand the happenings, others by accident or failure to heed warnings, and of course Mr. Harry R. Truman, living near the mountain for 54 years and deciding not to evacuate before the impending eruption even after repeated pleas by local authorities, telling people: “If the mountain goes, I’m going with it.” He was the owner/caretaker of Mount St.Helens Lodge at the south end of Spirit Lake, in the danger zone at the time of the eruption. Of the 57 victims, only 4 were known to be inside the restricted areas previously set up by federal & local government.20100331-145003-pic-661992092_t725

The first visuals of the area where incredibly scary, and they only got scarier with time. The ash column (eventually 9 miles high), pyroclastic flows, steam-blast explosions, mudflows, and just the level of destruction left a lasting impression on me, and always will. But, the planet we live on has amazing recuperative abilities equal in scope, though not as immediate. Michael Casey said in a piece* for CBS News: “Vast areas once dominated by towering trees were now open to sunlight, giving a whole host of plants, insects, birds and small mammals a chance set up shop.” The big animals have started to return: “Elk, too, arrived to take advantage in [the] explosion of new plant growth, increasing to record numbers.” Casey interviewed Charlie Crisafulli, an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, for the article, and his last words are good words, considering what happened 35 years ago: “Restoration efforts weren’t really need[ed] because life is enormously competent and well practiced at reinsinuating itself into disturbed areas,” he said. “Our expectation should be that life is incredibly tenacious.”

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HA!! FUC_ U Sarah Palin, Bristol’s fiancé could already be married.

fuc u palinOh how the righteous fall, and when the do, unfortunately a lot of the time it’s the kids who get hurt the most. And in this case, two kids are hurt. Bristol Palin’s nuptials to Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer “will not be held”, and just three days ago documents emerged showing that Bristol’s fiance married a Michigan woman at the age of 19 in Kentucky in 2008. Sarah Palin in a release to media shared a quote encouraging: “Trust in God’s timing. It’s better to wait a while and have things fall into place than to rush and have things fall apart”. Former VP candidate and sexual abstinence for teens supporter should learn her a,b,c’s….Abstinence, Begets, Children..or something like that. Gotta feel sorry for the 1st and 2nd grand-babies though. You would have thought Sarah would have vetted the guy a little better, with all her experience! OOPS…oops palin

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Pieces at the TPN contain concealed contempt and blatant bigotry..

Many of the conservative, right wing-nut sites try to whitewash their racism, ignorance, and bigotry with rhetoric and nonsensical patriotic babble, it’s not a secret to any one. And when they are criticized or called on it, those critics are labeled “liberal mush-headed do-gooders”, lefties, unpatriotic lefties, etc. And those are the nicer categorizations. To go after these party patriots these days is akin to drubbing a euthanized jackass. But, this bit from 5/15 is a real piece of work… While the content is in chronological order, it is not complete, and may be seen as out of context, but the theme of: #1) Baltimore Has Not Earned the Right to Assemble When Assembly is Violent, #2) Comment by_, #3) Authorize police to shoot looters, and lastly #4) Comment by_, is very easy to see. Granted, it’s easy to pick things apart, make it appear to be something it isn’t, but that’s not the case here. The excluded testimony is just filler, tea party prattle, and the address* will be included at the end, should the desire to read the entire page be keen.

#1) In Baltimore the people lost their “right to peacefully assemble” when they didn’t peacefully assemble. The operative word is “peacefully.” They do not have the right to throw stones and bottles at the cops.- Actually, when’s the last time that people assembled “peacefully?” Were they peaceful in Ferguson? What about Baltimore? – The blacks lost their moral superiority in hurting their neighbors. The thugs in Baltimore became worse than the cops in that they injured innocents. Even Brown and Gray were criminals who shared a certain amount of guilt and at least deserved to be arrested.- When people protest like animals they need to be corralled. If protestors can’t assemble peacefully then we have to review the limits of their rights to assemble.

#2) This may SEEM a little drastic to our liberal mush-headed do-gooders,but this article was co-written by a former Army Cobra gunship pilot in Vietnam and a former Police Captain. – Shoot a couple and watch the others scatter, and if they come back, shoot a couple more until they get the idea! Read on!

#3) Did the looters in Baltimore appear to you to be stricken by their grief and anger at Freddie Gray’s unexplained death while in police custody? – The lowlifes also expressed their sadness by stabbing fire hoses as firefighters tried to extinguish the destruction they started.. – Now the unrest is spreading to Washington, Philadelphia and other cities. We hope demonstrations are peaceful, but hope hasn’t delivered so far. Our country needs a national law giving the governor of every state the authority to approve lethal force by law enforcement and the National Guard to stop looters and arsonists whether in riots or in the aftermath of a natural disaster such as hurricane or earthquake. – We need to stop the insanity of law enforcement standing idly by while thugs violate private property rights and destroy public property. – Televised images of thugs being arrested, or shot dead while resisting, would go a long way in putting a stop to this uncivilized behavior. –  ..we don’t care whether the looters are black, white, yellow or brown, the remedy remains the same. – Dead looters on TV news would spread mortal fear in the hearts of opportunists causing the trouble, and would likely stop that behavior cold. – Authorizing police to stop looters with force, with National guard backup, would be a good first serious step in restoring order and balance.

#4) There’s no guidance or discipline in the home. The family situation is so unstable, ‘Junior’ doesn’t even know where or to whom to send a Father’s Day card. Junior gets dumped into the education system where he is socially promoted because the overwhelmed school district can’t deal with the undisciplined help. Junior’s major formative influences are ‘gangsta’ rap videos and a corresponding peer group of gangsta wannabes. – Junior gets himself in big trouble with the law and meets dire consequences. Then, the situation diagnosis is that the police need more training and understanding? Pardon me for asking, but do you really believe this bull Crap?!?!?!

There was one more comment at the time, but contains conjecture not worth the time to c & p. With #3 including “aftermath of a natural disaster such as hurricane” as reasoning for shooting/sniping someone who appears to be looting, you can imagine that authors favorite movie and literary hero. Never a dull moment with these party animals…Tea-Party-Meeting* ~

Steve Deace is a dunce, and Carly Fiorina a survivor, but no way a good choice for president..

On his site, Steve Deace picked as a winner this week political booger Carly Fiorina, based on his ten commandments that neo-con’s must adhere to in order to gain his plumpish praise. She hit 50%, so he must not be too picky. So, before it appears the author is being snotty, it must be said that Fiorina’s chances at being POTUS are slim, but she is definitely a survivor in her own way. In 2009, Fiorina was diagnosed with breast cancer, undergoing a double mastectomy, followed by chemo and radiation therapy, but given “an excellent prognosis for a full recovery”, and was even able to reflect on the unpleasantness associated with cancer humorously during her 2010 campaign attempt to unseat Ca.’s Barbra Boxer: “I have to say that after chemotherapy, Barbara Boxer just isn’t that scary anymore.” She’s also said recently that drug addiction shouldn’t be criminalized, having lost one of her 2 stepdaughters to addiction. But it’s the neo-con, money driven side of Fiorina that is of concern, the fact she just isn’t a viable candidate, and because the dunce says she is. Everyone fails some, she fails a lot. So, for the sake of space and spelling, Carly Fiorina will be referred to as F, and Steve Deace as D for the rest of this piece.

In April of this year, F remarked about California’s drought and the issue of climate change: “This is all about politics and policy, and it is liberal environmentalists who have brought us this tragedy,” adding, “California is a classic case of liberals being willing to sacrifice other people’s lives and livelihoods at the altar of their ideology. It’s a tragedy.” As for RFRA related issues, she’s said: “People of religious conviction know that marriage is a religious institution with a spiritual foundation because only a man and a woman can create life, which is a gift that comes from God…. We must protect their rights as well.” , but doesn’t seem to be the ‘Huckish’ type having said, “I think the Supreme Court ruling will become the law of the land, and however much I may agree or disagree with it, I wouldn’t support an amendment to reverse it… “

When one runs for president, it’s not for one weak of heart, or one lacking of funds. F’s got some money management issues, to say the least. She’s rich, not Koch head rich, but has an estimated wealth of up to $120 million and a $6.1 million shanty in northern Virginia. It was recently reported that she still owed close to $500,000 in unpaid compensation to campaign staffers and outside consultants from her attempt to bounce Boxer. That’s more than four years she owed for her Senate campaign, only settling the outstanding debts two months before getting into the 2016 race. She took over Hewlett-Packard in 1999, but was forced to resign after 5 1/2 years, (engineered a $25 billion acquisition of Compaq followed by approximately 30,000 layoffs, stock dropped 65% during her tenure). On the way out, she received $14 million in severance pay, a $7.38 million bonus for meeting certain performance goals in 2004 and at the time stood to gain $21.1 million, the estimated value of her pension, stock options and Hewlett stock holdings. She stated on a Sunday ‘news’ show in March that the current president didn’t deserve credit for boosting the economy and that her CEO experience in the private sector lends to “a deep understanding of how the economy works, having started as a secretary and become the executive of the largest technology company in the world” and that the 30,000 jobs lost were “..Democratic talking points because it was not all American jobs, but of course, laying people off is the last resort.” But using CEO as her past job title may be upsetting to F: “In the world that I come from, a title’s just a title…. Why are we so impressed with political titles? A senator is a title. Secretary of state is a title. What has anyone accomplished with their title?”  Uh..too easy. So, it seems she does pretty good managing her own money, but others, maybe not, especially if you work for her or provide a service and expect a timely payment for said services.carly1

With all this, one would think it’s time to move on to D. Not yet. F worked for John McCains failed presidential campaign as an economic adviser, defended the selection of Sarah ‘grandma’ Palin as McCain’s running mate, failed to register with the Internal Revenue Service or the state attorney general’s charitable trust division her Fiorina Foundation, failed to vote in most elections and accepted large contributions from the coal industry.

D feels F’s this weeks winner because she hit 50% of his commandments. Number 5 twice. In a nutshell, she bought the .org domain names of 2 tv show hosts, and during an interview on CNN, regarding the ‘Draw Mohammed’ shooting in Texas ‘credited Obama for calling this “terrorism,” while also specifically noting all the other times he’s tried to avoid calling terrorism what it is’ and ‘refused to take the bait when pressed to condemn the organizers of the event’.patriot2steve deace..neo-con

D’s ‘about’ section on his page is just plain weird. It’s hard to tell if it’s humorously self-deprecating, or sadly true and creepy. In brief, ‘he knows way more about superheroes, Star Wars & Star Trek, and college football than any man not living under a vow of perpetual virginity in his mom’s basement should, he’s not that educated, believes the Bible is literally true and he managed to find a woman that would put up with him’. An article he authored in February questions whether or not President Barack Hussein Obama really is a Christian, and it’s a real ride thru derpville. Among the quotes of scripture are gems of structure error, the whole thing a mish-mash of ‘Leftist media’ trouncing. For the sake of time and space, this author was not going to quote directly from said mish-mash, but some things just happen to avail themselves, in or out of context, for better or worse. In closing, D says:For now my work here is finished. On the other hand, the work of God-haters who will viciously demagogue what I just wrote, without supplying any rational basis for their assertions..” blah blah blah ..I’m sure is just beginning.”  The beginning was before the end, right after the 3rd lifted Bible quote: “Jesus commands us not to murder, yet Mr. Obama is the most pro-murder president we have ever had (including voting against a bill to protect babies who survive abortions while in the Illinois State Legislature).” Tough babies in that Legislature…dunce.ngbbs4cb67a53375d4bl & wh dunce

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