The struggle over a proposal for a huge coal-fired power plant on a Navajo reservation is a homegrown version of the global debate on climate change.
Former narc teaches potheads how to stay out of jailFormer narcotics officer Barry Cooper says he feels guilty for making over 800 drug arrests in his career: "The war on drugs is an utterly losing proposition," he tells Radar. "We caused more harm breaking up families to put non-violent drug offenders in jail than the drugs ever did. And for what? To eradicate 1/10th of a percent of drugs on the street."
Now he has made an instructional video called Never Get Busted Again. Radar Online has printed some of Cooper's tips.
• The best advice I can give you is this: Never carry more marijuana than you can eat. If the police turn on the red and blues, just eat it. It's not illegal to smell like pot—it's just illegal to possess it.
• Don't think that by hiding pot in coffee grounds, or masking the scent with Bounce fabric softener or vanilla extract, you're gonna be okay. Police dogs are trained to cut through these scents. Petroleum and cayenne pepper don't work either—a dog may jerk back after smelling it, but humans will recognize the reaction.
• If you are going to travel with marijuana, place it in a non-contamined container right before you leave. The drug odor won't have time to permeate through the plastic. If you are handling pot at your house, wear latex gloves or wash your hands—marijuana dust can reside on your fingers, and dogs can smell it. You'd be surprised at how many people get busted when dogs start sniffing around car door handles.
• Hiding your drugs in food is also a wise move. The mixed smells will throw off a dog.
From: "Vito La N
To: "Kenneth D
Subject: AA is shrinking in size
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 21:35:28 -0400
What happened to that wonderful A.A. Group that was around for 20, 30 or 40 years? There used to be 50, 75, 100 or more at every meeting. It is now a matter of history, gone! More and more groups are folding every day. What happened? We hear a lot of ideas, opinions and excuses as to what happened but things are not improving. They continue to get worse. What is happening?
Bill W. wrote, "In the years ahead A.A. will, of course, make mistakes. Experience has taught us that we need have no fear of doing this, providing that we always remain willing to admit our faults and to correct them promptly. Our growth as individuals has depended upon this healthy process of trial and error. So will our growth as a fellowship. Let us always remember that any society of men and women that cannot freely correct its own faults must surely fall into decay if not into collapse. Such is the universal penalty for the failure to go on growing. Just as each A.A. must continue to take his moral inventory and act upon it, so must our whole Society if we are to survive and if we are to serve usefully and well." (A.A. Comes of Age, PG 231) With so very few finding lasting sobriety and the continued demise of AA groups , it is obvious that we have not remained willing to admit our faults and to correct them pr omptly. Seems to me that the Delegate of the Northeast Ohio Area, Bob Bacon, identified our mistakes and our faults when he talked to a group of AA's in 1976. He said, in essence, we are no longer showing the newcomer that we have a solution for alcoholism. We are not telling them about the Big Book and how very important that Book is to our long-term sobriety. We are not telling them about our Traditions and how very important they are to the individual groups and to Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole. Rather, we are using our meeting time for drunkalogs, a discussion of our problems, ideas and opinions or "my day" or "my way".
Pot smoking linked to psychotic disorders
Times Staff Writer
July 27, 2007
People who smoke marijuana daily or weekly double their risk of developing a psychotic illness over their lifetime, according to a study published Thursday.
Among all cannabis users, including sporadic experimenters and habitual users, the lifetime risk of psychotic illness increased by 40%, the report said.
Now, if people don't realize that there have been high crimes committed by this administration, well, I don't know where they've been. Maybe here I can talk with some authority. I’ve watched the intelligence being manufactured, being forged, being misrepresented, being made out of whole cloth to justify an unjustifiable war. It's documentarily proved. We have the Downing Street minutes. We know that Saddam Hussein's son-in-law told us in 1995 that all those weapons had been destroyed, and everything he told us turned out to be true. We had recruited -- that is, my colleagues, my former colleagues -- had recruited the acting Iraqi foreign minister, a fellow who was working for Saddam Hussein ostensibly but who had been turned to work for us. When we told the President that the foreign minister said there were no weapons of mass destruction, the President yawned and said, “Well, thank you very much. That's all I need to hear.” And they left with the admonition, “Please, no more about weapons of mass destruction from this source. It's about regime change.” So the evidence is compelling that high crimes have been made.
Should Impeachment Be Off the Table? A Debate with Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan, Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern and Democratic Strategist Dan Gerstein
Friday, July 27th, 2007http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/27/144218
Peace mom Cindy Sheehan has returned from a brief rest to take part in a growing movement for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Impeachment activists have focused efforts on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Judiciary Chair John Conyers who have declared impeachment off the table. The Democratic leaders call the impeachment drive a distraction that would hinder chances at winning the 2008 elections. Cindy Sheehan joins us for a debate along with ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern and Democratic Strategist Dan Gerstein. [includes rush transcript]
At least forty-five people were arrested on Capitol Hill Monday in a sit-in calling on Democrats to pursue the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
Geneviève Van der Wielen... Les Fléchettes (2005, Huile sur toile). From Works by Geneviève Van der Wielen at La Galerie in Brussels, Belgium. (be) "...Chez cette artiste, à plus d’un titre atypique, dont l’œuvre s’égrène, sans discontinuer depuis ses début selon un imperturbable sens de la perturbation des règles de la bienséance ; certaines particularités sont des constantes.
Ainsi en est-il de l’exploitation picturale des sources de lumière, qui sont peut-être à prendre comme un souvenir des maîtres hollandais du passé."
Izima Kaoru... Igawa Haruka wears Dolce Gabbana (383, 2003, C-print, face-mounted to Plexiglas). From Works by Izima Kaoru at Von Lintel Gallery in New York. "...Izima is internationally renowned as a fashion photographer and had his American gallery debut at Von Lintel in 2001. He has exhibited in museums and galleries in Japan, Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands. A monograph entitled Landscapes with a Corpse, 1999-2000 (Verlag Robert Gessler) was published in 2001. Izima lives and works in Tokyo."
Blog’s name ‘Not My Cup of Tea’ just changed to “All Tomorrow’s Girls″
I'm Female, living in Tokyo.
My blog's name has no meaning. It's only a diary.