‘No Kratom Ban’ letter to Representative Matsui

27 September 2016

Dear Representative Matsui,

I use kratom for inoperable back pain and have been successfully using it to reduce need for synthetic opiates like hydrocodone. I was hoping to quit Norco completely, but my problem is pain, not addiction. Kratom seemed to be a safe, reasonable alternative–finally! So this imperious pronouncement by DEA represents a real setback.

I thought the authorities wanted people to reduce their use of narcotics. It’s a laudable goal, but this prohibition of kratom would have an effect counter to the one they intend. Certain states that have banned kratom, for example, already have shown an uptick use of heroin and other opioids. Please consider!

This move is short-sighted, unethical, certainly undemocratic, and just plain mean, frankly. I hope this is a trial balloon by DEA, but we need to pop it. Haven’t we learned anything from blanket prohibitions? Kratom has a history thousands of years old. It does NOT get you “high” as usually understood and is not very addictive as far as I can tell. It is in no way of the class of drugs typified by “bath salts.” At least permit study of this wonderful plant.

Please, let’s pursue a rational course and allow room for study and ‘sober’ reflection before creating a new class of instant criminals.

Shawn Hamilton

SEH

Teacher and Reporter

Sacramento, CA

‘Rethinking Conspiracy’ Foreign Policy Journal

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The terms “conspiracy theorist” and “conspiracy nut” are used frequently to discredit a perceived adversary using emotional rather than logical appeals. It’s important for the sake of true argument that we define the term “conspiracy” and use it appropriately, not as an ad hominem attack on someone whose point of view we don’t share.

According to my Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, the word “conspiracy” derives from the Latin “conspirare,” which means literally “to breathe together” in the sense of agreeing to commit a crime. The primary definition is “planning and acting together secretly, especially for a harmful or unlawful purpose, such as murder or treason.”

It was in this sense that Mark Twain astutely observed, “A conspiracy is nothing but a secret agreement of a number of men for the pursuance of policies which they dare not admit in public.”

Complete article here:

http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2014/10/27/rethinking-conspiracy/

Kevin Barrett and Jim Fetzer discuss “Rethinking Conspiracy” on False Flag Weekly News:

http://noliesradio.org/archives/95653 (17:10 into broadcast)

Fran Shure, Psychologist, mentions RC in footnote #13:

http://www1.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/930-why-do-good-people-become-silentor-worseabout-911-pt13.html

 

 

 

 

Friesen Press Announces “Be All You Can Be” by Shawn E. Hamilton

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http://www.einpresswire.com/press-releases/preview/1871430

VETERAN PLEADS: DO NOT BLINDLY SACRIFICE YOUR LIFE FOR YOUR COUNTRY! Author Publishes WWII Pilot Father’s Legacy and Warning

SACRAMENTO, CA, USA, October 19, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ — SACRAMENTO, 19 October, 2014—The belief that it’s noble to support the nation’s military regardless of circumstances will perhaps always prevail. It’s a seductive patriotic ideal, but over the course of our nation’s history, the US military has been increasingly used to protect the interests of the rich and powerful rather than liberty and justice for all. Journalist Shawn Hamilton has written his new book, Be All You Can Be, as a wake-up call to the nation, using his WWII veteran father’s story as the revelry bugle.

A person who is willing to sacrifice his life ‘for his country’ is merely a dupe in the profit game of the military-industrial complex.”

— Major Ralph E.   Hamilton, 1976

 

165 euphemisms for sex

sex positions missionary position 300x225 165 Sex Euphemisms

http://amog.com/lifestyle/sex-euphemisms/

How do you say you had sex? Do you tell your friends you banged her? She might say you made love.

There is an infinite number of ways to say “having sex” without actually saying… “having sex.”

With as many euphemisms as there are for sex, it seems as if we have no better way to be creative. Yes, and some of the euphemisms are very creative.

Here’s a list of 165 favorites.

Thanks to Andi for posting!

Doublespeak and Diet

The Corn Refiners Assocation wants to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup because evidence that it’s bad for us is hurting sales:

http://www.grist.org/article/food-hfcs-name-changed-to-corn-sugar/

Excerpt:

“So, when the facts and consumer sentiment are against you, what is a poor, misunderstood oligopoly to do?

The answer: obfuscate!

Surely, in wonderfully Orwellian style, a name change will take care of matters. I don’t even know what to call this latest bit of corporate idiocy. Cornwashing?”