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.
The terms â€œconspiracy theoristâ€ and â€œconspiracy nutâ€ are used frequently to discredit a perceived adversary using emotional rather than logical appeals. Itâ€™s important for the sake of true argument that we define the term â€œconspiracyâ€ and use it appropriately, not as an ad hominem attack on someone whose point of view we donâ€™t share.
According to myÂ Websterâ€™s Unabridged Dictionary,Â the word â€œconspiracyâ€ derives from the Latin â€œconspirare,â€ which means literally â€œto breathe togetherâ€ in the sense of agreeing to commit a crime. The primary definition is â€œplanning and acting together secretly, especially for a harmful or unlawful purpose, such as murder or treason.â€
It was in this sense that Mark Twain astutely observed, â€œA conspiracy is nothing but a secret agreement of a number of men for the pursuance of policies which they dare not admit in public.â€
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, 2014â€”The belief that itâ€™s noble to support the nationâ€™s military regardless of circumstances will perhaps always prevail. Itâ€™s a seductive patriotic ideal, but over the course of our nationâ€™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 â€˜for his countryâ€™ is merely a dupe in the profit game of the military-industrial complex.”