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many of these people, if good pot is not available, will drink, maybe then drive, or seek other

self-medications that are more dangerous than

Many who smoke regularly function perfectly well.
Some can function normally for the first time.

One friend from a very poor ghetto told me that
it was only when he smoked pot that he could sit
and read a book. But every day when he walked
out his door to go to work, crack dealers greeted
him. Good cannabis wasn't available.

For many people who have lost the ability
to feel, or who are afraid to feel, or to look at
themselves; many who are deeply depressed
and unable to see beauty anywhere,
cannabis has enormous healing possibilities.

There's a small number of people who probably
should never use pot. I know first-hand it
can exaggerate or accentuate panic attacks or
hallucinations, IF a person is already on that
edge. If they're not, pot's unlikely to take you
there, my personal opnion. Pot is what took me
through the terrors, and out the other side.

Back in the 60's, my brother convinced my mother
to smoke some pot. For the first time since
we'd known her, she stopped talking.

She lay down on the couch & listened to Mozart
for a very long time. She said I have never heard
music this way before. Every note.

Pot is also both a diagnostic and educational
medicine, in my experience. Often under the
influence, a person can pinpoint the source of
their bodily pain or tension, or even of emotional
pain. It can also trigger profound emotional
release. It can naturally & spontaneously urge
the body and mind to do healing activities such
as dance, sing, move, breathe, stretch, eat, weep,
make art, and best-known effect of all, Laugh.

Cannabis can trigger insight, especially I think
into other people, our common humanity,
and of course a familiar joyful experience called
"don't worry be happy." As I'm sure you know,
happiness leads to all sorts of benefits, bodily
and otherwise.

Marijuana is a primarily a drug of peace, of
non violence, unlike alcohol or cocaine.
This is documented in more primitive societies
but I'm sorry I don't have a link on hand.

As far as people not knowing who they are,
under the influence of marijuana...?

I've been there many, many times. I love that

Who am I? just me. alive, here, in this moment,
on an exquisite planet, breathing, feeling,
enjoying my existence.

My biggest reason for supporting pot, medical and
for recreation, is that it helps people rediscover
the normal attractions of childhood. The fascination
& appreciation of simple things. The creative and
playful. The silly.

We creatures on this planet are starving. Not for
food, but for fun.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Oct 31, 2013, 11:58 PM (0 replies)

True, true.. I remember how united we Americans all were during the Bush years.. it was one for all

and all for one!

Ah W... how you inspired and led us, united in a grand
vision of freedom, thousands of points of light, all
that stuff.

And then BOOM! Obama becomes president and
all of a sudden everyone is fighting, and cranky, going
every whichaway, no direction, shutting down the
government, shooting up schools, marrying gay people,
taking Krokodil ..

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:54 AM (0 replies)

the other side of that.. when people live lives of cheat and deceit

They become frightened people.
It is a terrifying way to live, as a liar.

It invokes an unconscious terror.
People may be cheery and bold on
the outside, but there is gnawing
unease, disease, for liars.

Truth itself becomes frightening. Dark vague
shadows, made of lies, haunt the psyche.

The drug for fear is religion.

Put all the responsibiilty on a God of
one's own invention.

Then you don't have to face yourself.

They don't get the concept of natural law,

Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Oct 8, 2013, 12:17 AM (0 replies)

Looking for the name of a film I saw many years ago.

It's a very underground sort of film, centered around
two transgender female->male -- I am not sure the
correct way to describe them, except extraordinary --

One of them was born a little girl but seemingly
raised (very lovingly) almost as a son and grew
up identifying with the heroism of Superman.

It's a really powerful film, I saw it twice but for the
life of me can not remember the title. Any help
appreciated, and if you haven't seen it, find it.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:58 PM (8 replies)

How to tell if your dog is involved in a sex scandal (Xpost from Pets)

Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:43 PM (16 replies)

How to tell if your dog is involved in a sex scandal


Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:41 PM (7 replies)

sweet timeless story from 2012


A formerly homeless dog not only found six kittens in a trash heap, but he painstakingly carried them home.

Banzé, or Scamp, heard the cries of the kittens
coming from a box on a trash pile
in a neighborhood in Săo Paulo, Brazil.

He gingerly tore the box apart,
and like a true mother,
carried them one by one to his new home.

As a dog that once fended for himself on the streets,
Banzé knew how it felt to have no one care about him.

He heard their cries and knew what they were feeling.
Talk about empathy. Got to find my hankie..
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Sep 27, 2013, 02:48 PM (1 replies)

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Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Sep 20, 2013, 01:24 PM (6 replies)

60% of the spam is porn.

And 40% of the porn is spam.
The rest is cats.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:19 PM (0 replies)

I'm not an expert except with this one particular cat.

If both of you can be consistent and committed to
helping the cat, I think it's great. Having just one
person be in charge is good too. You guys will figure
it out.

Just be consistent in how you both respond to him.

My guy is still a little jekyll & hyde -- so I am always
careful if I sense he's grouchy. Like the change in
his meow you hear -- sometimes it's just a look or
tail twitching that tells me it's not a great time to
initiate anything.

However no matter the timing, and no matter what
his personality of the moment may be, I always responded
the same way if he scratched or bit. Even if it was
"my own fault" for trying to pet a cranky cat. NOT OK
EVER> he knows this now. He's a lovebaby now. with
an occasional relapse.

I go out of my way when he is NOT in attack
mode to pick him up and hold him and give him
pretty much the same treatment. A lot of stimulation
of the somatosensory system.

If you start getting comfortable with this approach
and he's responding, I would even challenge his
threatening attitude if it comes up -- even without
the biting -- if he is growling at me or acting threating,
I'm like: you silly little bad baby boy and now I'm
going to smother you with love too bad for you
buster and I grab his scruff and do the whole
thing. It's not exactly a system, it's just as much
love as possible as often as possible, and never
accept hostility.

He will blow you off regularly but mark my words
he'll come back for more love.

Remember also their lives are kind of boring, in many
ways, and when there is some excitement -- like
having their authority challenged -- it gets their
adrenaline going, it gets their blood flowing, and
so in a peculiar way, it is often helpful and healthy
for them to be provoked a bit, as long as you follow
My hands and arms are scarred from my first year
with this cat. it has been really rewarding to see
him soften up.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Sep 18, 2013, 03:08 PM (0 replies)
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