Google revealed in a blog post that it is now using machine learning to document “hate crimes and events” in America. They’ve partnered with liberal groups like ProPublica, BuzzFeed News, and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to make information about “hate events” easily accessible to journalists. And now, there are troubling signs that this tool could be used to ferret out writers and websites that run afoul of the progressive orthodoxy…… Read More
Throughout its prohibition, cannabis has been considered a self-medicated “coping” drug, especially in individuals with anxiety disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Government funded studies examining the link between cannabis and PTSD frequently use the term “marijuana abuse disorder,” a co-occurring problem in need of rehabilitation.
There is overwhelming evidence that PTSD and cannabis go hand-in-hand. But while most studies point out the prevalence of marijuana abuse among PTSD patients, a minority of emerging research is looking at the question in reverse: could cannabis be effectively treating PTSD?
Living with PTSD
PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is an anxiety condition caused by disturbing episodes, such as military combat or sexual assault. Three classes of symptoms characterize PTSD: re-experiencing, avoidance, and hyper arousal (e.g., flashbacks, social isolation, insomnia). The persistence of PTSD over time is attributed to changes in brain chemistry that occur at the time of the trauma, when adrenaline and stress hormones are hyper-responsive.
Since age nine, Ben Nichols has experienced debilitating PTSD symptoms, and with it came a tangle of other issues like insomnia and ADD. Ben takes Adderall to help with concentration difficulties caused by PTSD, but turns to cannabis to treat the anxiety…….. Read More
Once a month, staff members at the Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance (SCVA) fill more than 100 brown paper bags with high-quality medical cannabis and pass them out for free at a local community center. For the military veterans who receive it—many of whom struggle with PTSD—the medical cannabis acts as a lifeline to health.
The SCVA, which operates out of an old office in a Santa Cruz neighborhood, has been serving local men and women since 2011, when the organization was founded by military veterans Aaron Newsom and Jason Sweatt…… Read More
While the country is still reeling from shocking images of the violence in Charlottesville, VA last weekend, CNN reports the so-called “Alt Right” is planning nine events for this weekend, including a “free speech rally” in Boston. As expected, counter-protests are being planned, although local police in most areas are planning to take measures to keep the adversarial groups apart to avoid violence.
I’m sure this strategy will be criticized because it will give White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis and others of their ilk a safe space to “spew hate.” That’s right; it will. And that’s precisely why it’s the right strategy, for a number of reasons. It should have been employed in Charlottesville. Everyone involved would have been both freer and safer…… Read More
“The liberal thinker who was most influential to the American Founders, especially Thomas Jefferson, was John Locke. Locke’s Second Treatise of Government became a blueprint of sorts for Jefferson as he wrote the Declaration of Independence.
In the early portions of the Second Treatise Locke attempts to ascertain and explain the foundation of legitimate government. The world had seen any number of governments after all, but how many of them had been legitimate?
In order to address this, Locke asks his readers to imagine a place in which there is no government. Following Thomas Hobbes, he referred to this place as the state of nature. In the state of nature, according to Locke, all men are free and equal, and can do as they choose “within the bounds of nature.” The bounds of nature are simple, according to Locke. All this means is that no one can harm another in his life, liberty, or property. The law of nature, he believed, is reason itself.
Because life in the state of nature is inconvenient, at best, people come together to form government. But because all are free and equal, none can rule over the others without “the consent of the governed.” This is a phrase that Jefferson borrowed directly when writing the Declaration of Independence, but he borrowed a great deal more, and Locke’s thought came to frame a good deal of colonial political thought during the period.
Next, read chapters eight and nine of Locke’s Second Treatise to get a sense of what informed the colonists at the time…….” Read More
The very greatest impediment to humanity throwing off the chains of illegitimate government, were expressed by Benjamin Franklin over 200 years ago, in his famous “Join or Die” political cartoon.
This is just as true today as in the Revolutionary era. The masses are dumbed down in government schools, and have fallen for the divide and conquer. Americans even though it may save their lives and liberties are too stupid to work together and remain largely divided. “Christians” are IMHO the biggest offenders here. Most of them do not even really support the concept of God given rights with anything other than lip service, much less be willing to work together to defeat the dark forces that are in power…… rather ironic if you think about it ~MFP
Pastor Chuck Baldwin hits the nail on the head about US “Christians” doing the exact same thing that the Christians in Nazi Germany did when faced with evil… They went along and said nothing! ~MFP
“…And as I have discussed many times in this column and in my messages, Romans 13 is one of the most egregiously misinterpreted passages of Scripture in America. Romans 13 is distorted to the point that Christians in this country have become little more than carbon copies of what a majority of Christians became in Nazi Germany: sheepish slaves of the state.
Yes, Romans 13 was Hitler’s favorite Bible passage. He had many of Germany’s pastors and preachers (“spiritual advisers”) constantly delivering sermons and Bible studies that taught (indoctrinated) churches to believe that, as Germany’s leader, Hitler had God’s approbation to do “anything,” including attacking foreign countries (which, of course, he did), and that it was the Christian’s duty to submit–and that any lack of submission to Hitler was a lack of submission to God. If this sounds eerily familiar to what you are hearing in the church you currently attend, you are in a Hitlerian church, my friend, and you need to GET OUT……” Read More
Americans could learn a heck of a lot from the Ants in this popular movie. The lesson is what the deep state does not want the sheep to know: “join or die”: ~MFP
FEE has partnered with Strata Academic Programs to bring you Origins of the American Regime. The course will help you understand the principles that guided the Founders in the creation of the United States of America. You’ll learn about John Locke, Samuel Adams, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. You’ll also begin to understand ideas such as the consent of the governed and natural rights that influenced American politics.
The course is a two hour, self-paced learning experience with a focus on the history of American thought during the Revolutionary Era. It uses primary documents so that you can understand the ideas of the Founders as they did themselves, and reflection questions to stimulate careful consideration of these concepts. The workshop also uses entertaining videos to explain the history surrounding this exciting period of American history. This online course works wonderfully as a stand alone educational experience for those who want to learn on their own and as a resource for social studies teachers…. Read More
We’re all being played. The so-called “Alt-Left” and “Alt-Right” are all rooted in elaborate, deadly street theater being played out on the national stage with real consequences (such as killing innocents on camera).
If you have been swept up into the engineered hatred of all this, you’ve been suckered by the globalists who are running this entire show. In truth, most people in America aren’t filled with hatred for others of different skin color, races, religions or genders. Most people just want to get along. But the goal of the Alt-Left and Alt-Right movements is to divide and conquer America through hatred and media lies that push false narratives for political gain….. Read More
There are two very disturbing conversations that I have had in the past 24 hours which suggests very clearly that the Deep State is in the process dismantling the United States of America. Additionally, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Deep State will pay any price to take down America by “any means necessary”……..
When I combine the information offered by Wesolowski and Rawles, there emerges a very clear picture. The United States is going to be put into such dire straights that at some point, this country will be occupied by the blue helmeted despots from the United Nations.
I have written extensively on the UN military presence on our soil. Additionally Obama and Kerry illegally signed the UN gun confiscation policies 2.5 years ago. In order to get us to the point of occupation, America is going to go through a living hell at the hands of so-called domestic terrorists, led and funded by George Soros.
There is justification as to where this is headed. This link is revealed by a CIA mouthpiece known as Deagel……… Read More