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Government knew in '74 [May. 30th, 2008|09:02 pm]
How many people have died unnecessarily? This is huge.



Unlocking a Cure for Cancer – With Pot

by Paul Armentano

Who could imagine that cannabis might one day offer hope as a cure for cancer? The United States government, that’s who.

For the past 30 years, U.S. officials have willfully ignored clinical research indicating that marijuana can inhibit the growth of certain type of malignant tumors. However, the recent publication of a trio of clinical studies and a pair of scientific reviews have effectively blown the lid off "Cancergate," and revealed that pot’s medical value may be far greater than ever presumed.


Last year, five scientific journals published prominent articles trumpeting cannabinoids (compounds in marijuana) as potential anti-cancer agents.

These include:

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"Marijuana Compound May Fight Lung Cancer" [May. 30th, 2008|07:27 pm]

Letter I'm about to send off to the papers, please feel free to pass this on:

Dear Editor,

According to a Forbes.com article on April 17th, 2007, "Harvard University researchers have found that, in both laboratory and mouse studies, delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cuts tumor growth in half in common lung cancer while impeding the cancer's ability to spread."
Also, "When injected into 15 mice with prostate cancer, this "smart bomb" therapy eliminated all signs of cancer -- effectively curing the rodents. Researchers at Columbia University, in New York City, said the therapy also worked in animals with breast cancer and melanomas."

Given this research, the fact that it is impossible to overdose on marijuana, the 10,000 year plus history people have with cannabis, and the effectiveness of grass as medicine for hiv, glaucoma, cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis and a host of other ailments, we must legalize it NOW.

Is the fact that cannabis is more effective and cheaper competition for a host of multi-billion dollar pharmacutical drugs one reason why this medicine has been suppressed for so long? Is the fact that it can be made out of high quality paper with less chemicals and more efficiently than cutting down forests also a stumbling block due to its competition with the lumber and chemical processing industries? The seed of this plant is a high protein health food for crying out loud, containing all essential amino acids to the human body.

In the words of the popular politicians, "It is time for Change."

-Daniel McGuire
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Rally report/Videos of peace rally yesterday for Bush's fundraising visit [May. 29th, 2008|07:03 am]
The rally was great. Easily a thousand people were there; notice how KSL starts off the story by downplaying our numbers and doesn't even mention the other speakers besides Rocky. Rocky Anderson ( http://mayor-rocky-anderson.dailykos.com/ ) delivered a passionate speech. So did Daniel Ellsburg ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg ), Sergeant Marshall Thompson ( http://www.democracynow.org/2008/4/22/a_soldiers_peace_iraq_war_vet ), and Kathy Snyder ( http://www.michaelmoore.com/mustread/index.php?id=874 )


This channel, (ABC, I think) did better with the numbers and at least showed Kathy but no Daniel and no Marshall: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7pflMiRG8os

My friend and I handed out several hundred fliers on fair voting reform, Instant Runoff Voting, to the crowd, including three of the speakers and after the rally on the other side of the building, current mayor Ralph Becker.

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(no subject) [May. 29th, 2008|04:24 am]
I had a great day and night. First met a good friend at the protest downtown and passed out a few hundred fliers on Instant Runoff Voting. Please google it if you don't know what it is by now, or scroll down in my lj to find the letter I've gotten published regarding the subject. We listened to several great speakers including the veteran who walked across the entire state of Utah to protest Bush and the war, the guy who leaked the pentagon papers and helped bring down the nixon administration at great risk to himself, a mother of a slain u.s. soldier, and the former mayor, Rocky Anderson. After the speakers, we waited and met Rocky as well as Daniel Elsburg (ellis?) and I gave a flier to both. (also gave a flier to the walking dude, when he was done speaking. we were right up close to where they came down after speaking) My friend gave rocky a hug and we then proceeded to meander around the remaining crowd, giving most of the rest of my fliers away. We met the current mayor, Ralph Becker and one of his main staffers on the other side of the building as we were about to ride off on my motorbike. They each got a flier. To coffee, then walking around town, ran into my old acquaintance and chess teacher who'd just gotten back from Iraq a few days ago at a bar on the way to where we were going and so was distracted when he offered to buy us a pitcher of beer. We'd seen him at the rally and apparently his 3rd or so tour of active duty in a war zone has changed his mind from supporting the war in the past to now calling it a big lie. He had some harrowing stories to tell but was a little too choked/fucked up to really tell them tonight. I gave him my impeach bush shirt as he was leaving and said I'd be his friend. (long history with him I won't go into at this point that was preventing the "friend" status for some years try as he might to define himself that way) Ran into several other people I knew and generally had an awesome time. After the bar, ate at betos then walked my friend home where I ended the night awkwardly as I'm sometimes prone to do. Thankfully she's a good enough friend and apparently values our friendship enough to let these drunken faux pas (sp) slide... Anyways, I'm a dork but I have fun.

I was going through a funk for a while, maybe a week or two. Everyone at work commented on it and some others I know too. Gladly, the cloud seems to have lifted for a while, I am out of the tunnel. When I do go under, it's a lot of introspection and I do think I get some mental work on myself done that's been some time coming. One improvement I've made to my situation is earplugs. There are others in the house that have different schedules than I have, (and outside the house) and not hearing them while I'm having vivid, sometimes kinky dreams is a definite plus. Been waking up MUCH more refreshed the last few days and ready to actually get up instead of going back to sleep and failing miserably at resting for another few hours.

dsl's fucking up so I'm going to post this while I can. I might edit it later and get the names right, etc..
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A letter I wrote and sent off this morning to various newspapers in hopes of being published again.. [May. 25th, 2008|06:47 am]
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...for the first time in a while and more importantly, making a difference:

Letter to editor: Mandatory Private Health and Auto Insurance is Wrong

Dear Editor,

Hillary Clinton and much of congress seem in favour of forcing by law every American to buy insurance from private *for profit* corporations. Most states have some form of compulsory auto insurance, once again from private *for profit* corporations. Government requiring citizens by law to enrich private owners and shareholders is wrong. Universal health coverage is debatable. In cases of both auto risk coverage and health coverage, *if* government mandates it, then government should provide it on a *not for profit* basis. I propose a great wall in general between the private *for profit* sector and the public *for the people* sector.

-Daniel McGuire


Salt Lake City
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(no subject) [May. 5th, 2008|01:15 pm]

Your Score: Canada

You scored 2 patrioticity and 1 aggressiveness!

You belong in Canada. You are highly tolerant of other cultures and you don't like wars. You abhor any type of nationalism.

Link: The what country do you belong in Test written by Archont on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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(no subject) [May. 5th, 2008|12:40 pm]

You are 96% a Beatles Lyrics Master!

No categories here. Your percentage is simply how many you got right. Each question was worth the same amount.

So, if your score is low, then I recommend listening to some more Beatles music. And classic rock in general!

If your score is high, then great! Keep up the appreciation of good music.

Link: The Beatles Lyrics Test written by Thorondor on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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