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Pharma Futility and the American Health System

Pharma Futility and the American Health System

Felicity had an interesting encounter with our dysfunctional health system recently. If you’re not from the United States, you may be befuddled by this story because it couldn’t possibly be true. If you do live in the U.S., you will probably sigh in commiseration or cynically say, “Well, of course! Everyone is used to this!

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Google To Censor Anti-Marijuana Propaganda

OK, that’s not exactly what the article says. But according to New Scientist, Google is going to stop ranking websites by their popularity (in terms of the number of links they have going to them), and start paying more attention to whether they are loaded with false information. So the likely end result is that government

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Yet Another Out-Of-Context Obama Quote

Today, President Obama made a stirring plea to the Supreme Court, quoted here on Twitter: Obama on SCOTUS: “My hope is that they go ahead and recognize what the majority of the american people now recognize” — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 22, 2015 The only “gotcha” is that he was speaking about legal same-sex marriage,

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Love Flies Out the Door When Money Comes In the Window

OK, folks, I wanted to come up with some great holiday/New Year’s message of peace, love, and all that other great hippie stuff. I’ve been feeling some of this for awhile now, but it’s recently gotten much worse, and I’ve decided it’s time for me to speak up. To me, cannabis is a plant that

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Remembering Peter McWilliams

I’ve been resisting writing this article for weeks, and it’s taken me hours to figure out why. To do that, I went through all the research I would have to go through anyway to write the article, so really not too much loss of time there. But I did have to take some serious hits

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Batkid Rules, But Haag Breaks Rules

Today was “Batkid Day” as San Francisco turned itself into Gotham City so that Batkid — a 5-year-old boy from Northern California who’s hopefully now in permanent remission from leukemia — could defeat famous villains like the Riddler and the Penguin as well as raise money and awareness for the Children’s Make-A-Wish Foundation. Batkid got

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Legal Marijuana Should Cost $4.44 A Pound

I ran across the name John Novak this morning, and saw that he ran a site with the intriguing name of 420 Leaks, so I decided to look it up. Mr. Novak seems to be a lot like me in that he loves to pore through old information and records, finding fascinating tidbits that are

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DEA Special Ops May Have Been Used Against Activist Steve Kubby

Apparently too many people in the government read “1984” and think it’s a guidebook, rather than a warning. Recent stories in the media have revealed that various agencies of the U.S. government have conspired — there’s really no other way of putting it — to pool information collected by those agencies and funnel it to

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August 1, 2013 — The Day We Got To 20 Medical Marijuana States

This is big. It was only, what, last week that New Hampshire became the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana. Today, Governor Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign legislation making Illinois the 20th MMJ state! That’s not just a round number, but it happens to represent 40% of the states. I believe this also marks

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Beyond Chronic Interviews Joanne Naughton of LEAP – Part Two

This is Part Two of our interview with Joanne Naughton of LEAP, who had a 20-year career with the NYPD, followed by another successful career as a defense attorney and instructor to students of law enforcement. See Part One here.  LEAP stands for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and is a nonprofit group of experienced cops, judges,

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