HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » green for victory » Journal
Page: 1 2 Next »

green for victory

Profile Information

Member since: Mon Sep 24, 2012, 08:31 PM
Number of posts: 591

About Me

I like to irritate authoritarians.

Journal Archives

The drug war was/is one of the most successful government programs ever

how else to get people to give up their liberties?

They demonized natural substances AND stole our freedoms.
Turned citizen upon citizen, ruined families, shot dogs and people, destroyed the 4th amendment, stole possessions, and claimed they were helping.

The few people that saw through it when it could have made a difference were ridiculed and shamed. Sound familiar?

Now the president himself can't be bothered to answer the question if he thinks he has the power to assassinate at will. It's a brave new world!
Posted by green for victory | Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:03 AM (3 replies)

Every detail of the Proles lives must be documented and recorded

even the few hundred dollars a cleaning woman makes.

By a government that lies, cheats and steals from its subjects.
And demands more and more secrecy. What are they hiding?
Many people are more bothered by whether the cleaning lady is reporting every cent.

And that government spends >$2000 per second on spreading freedom bombs.

Isn't it grand?

Posted by green for victory | Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:34 PM (0 replies)

It's not "pro soda" it's pro freedom from punks like bloomie the billionaire

and their ever more "helpful" laws

Purplehazed above nails it.

If someone like blooomie scrutinizes your life who knows what he will come up with "for your own good".

Dara has a message for Bloomie and anyone else that wants to tell everyone else what to do:

Posted by green for victory | Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:49 PM (0 replies)

"pushing stuff on the public" -- because they're too dumb to resist...

"That depends on the meaning of the word pushing" --Bill Clinton

Why aren't more people concerned with this kind of "Pushing" by companies convicted of fraud and bribery (see: Eli Lilly)

Posted by green for victory | Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:29 PM (1 replies)

Rare Picture of Operation 40

In the 1960’s the CIA more resembled an untouchable crime syndicate than a legitimate government entity. Lavishly but secretly funded, unrestrained by public opinion, cloaked in secrecy, conducting whatever foreign or domestic clandestine operations it wished without regard to laws or morals, and specializing in deception, falsification, and mystification, the CIA was riddled at all levels with ruthless, cynical officials and employees who believed that they were above the law, that any means were justified to accomplish the goals they set for themselves, and that insofar as their surreptitious activities were concerned it was justifiable to lie with impunity to anyone, even presidents


Here's Dan Hopsicker's story about how he got the photo and what it means:

May 6 2006--Venice,FL.
by Daniel Hopsicker

Deposed CIA head Porter Goss was once a member of the CIA's super-secret Operation 40, an assassination squad which roamed through North and Central America during the 1960's.

Along with a number of men whose names became famous and whose lives and careers comprise a large part of America’s Secret History, Goss appears (see a comparison) in the historic photograph at right, which also appears on the cover of "Barry & 'the boys': The CIA, the Mob, and America's Secret History."

It is the only extant photograph of the members of Operation Forty, the CIA’s assassination squad, taken in a Mexico City nightclub in 1963.

Coupled with his close proximity to the terrorist hijackers who used his Congressional District in Charlotte County as one of their main bases of operations, this fact virtually shouts out for closer examination during the post-mortems dissecting his tenure as CIA chief.

When we first saw the photo, it was in the yellowed frame used by nightclub photographers back in the 60's. It bore the name of a nightclub (La Reforma) in Mexico City, and was stamped with a date, January 22, 1963, ten months to the day before the Kennedy assassination.

"Guido, meet the General. General, meet Guido."

The Mexico City nightclub photo reveals a mixed group of Cuban exiles, Italian wise guys, and square-jawed military intelligence types. It was discovered among keepsakes kept in the safe of the widow of CIA pilot and drug smuggler Barry Seal, where it was overlooked by a 7-man team from the U.S. State Department which showed up at her house in 1995 to comb through her records.

Barry Seal had been recruited at the age of 17, along with Lee Oswald, by CIA agent David Ferrie, at a two week summer camp of the Louisiana Civil Air Patrol in 1957. Much Much More: http://www.madcowprod.com/05072006.html

In that photo above: Porter Goss (and Barry Seal!)

This Porter Goss:
He served for a time as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Goss was a co-sponsor of the USA PATRIOT Act and was a co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porter_Goss

Goss (who was later appointed to CIA Director by President Bush, only to mysteriously resign shortly afterwards, no reason given) was one of those present at that infamous breakfast meeting at the Capitol, on the morning of September 11, 2001, with General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of the Pakistani ISI. According to the FBI, Indian Intelligence and several press reports, the Mahmoud Ahmad was instrumental in providing financial support to the 9/11 terrorists. Ahmad had allegedly ordered the transfer of $100,000 to the presumed 9/11 ring-leader Mohamed Atta.

At that September 11 meeting were three lawmakers Bob Graham, Porter Goss and Jon Kyl who were part of the Congressional delegation to Pakistan. Also present at this meeting were Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. Maleeha Lodhi and several members of the Senate and House Intelligence committees. This meeting was described by one press report as a “follow-up meeting” to that held in Pakistan in late August.

After the Capitol meeting, Porter Goss went to the Pentagon where he is seen being interviewed, on camera, by the mainstream US media, while the attack sequence was still being played out. This video gives us some evidence regarding what happened at the Pentagon, as Goss was speaking: There is a distant boom, and people in camerashot turn around and gasp. Then, a minute later, we hear the sound of a large commercial plane flying full throttle, engines screaming, and people look towards where the sound is coming from. There were TWO events at the Pentagon that morning, and Porter Goss likely knows exactly what happened, and who was responsible – and Phil Marshall was onto Porter Goss.
Watch it (before youtube pulls it, yet again).
From Bloggulator santabarbaraview.com/

Is that an explosion before the whine of the Jet?
Is that the Jet whine from Flt 77?

Operation 40

Posted by green for victory | Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:01 PM (1 replies)

Q: Why didn't Ted Koppel mention the 1953 US/UK Iran coup d'etat even once in 444 days?

Because it was still classified! Who says the Feds can't keep a secret?

Posted by green for victory | Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:50 AM (1 replies)

pot laced candy: 46 replies in 2 hours

pot kills cancer cells: 54 replies in 2 days

Posted by green for victory | Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:11 PM (1 replies)

NIce work capturing that screen shot!

"This is not news, just not reported."

Maybe it's just me, but I was thinking that the US Gov recognizing the fact publicly that Cannabinoids kill cancer cells is pretty big news.

Yes some people knew in 1974, but there wasn't any public paper about it.

In 1974 researchers learned that THC, the active chemical in marijuana, shrank or destroyed brain tumors in test mice. But the DEA quickly shut down the study and destroyed its results, which were never replicated -- until now. May 30, 2000 |

The term medical marijuana took on dramatic new meaning in February, 2000 when researchers in Madrid announced they had destroyed incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC, the active ingredient in cannabis.

and some people confirmed it in 2000

Active Ingredient in Marijuana Kills Brain Cancer Cells Experts say finding worth further study, but patients shouldn't light up just yet

WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- New research out of Spain suggests that THC -- the active ingredient in marijuana -- appears to prompt the death of brain cancer cells.

The finding is based on work with mice designed to carry human cancer tumors, as well as from an analysis of THC's impact on tumor cells extracted from two patients coping with a highly aggressive form of brain cancer.

Explaining that the introduction of THC into the brain triggers a cellular self-digestion process known as "autophagy," study co-author Guillermo Velasco said his team has isolated the specific pathway by which this process unfolds, and noted that it appears "to kill cancer cells, while it does not affect normal cells."

Now it's right in front of everyone's eyes. So Holder and the usual suspects should not be able to use the "Marijuana has no medical use" BS ever again.

But they will, and those who call themselves "Reporters" will all look foolish. Won't they? Because surely "Reporters" can do a little basic research and find this info. They're so good at what they do. (/s)

Posted by green for victory | Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:31 AM (0 replies)

US Gov National Cancer Center admits Pot kills Cancer Cells

This ought to put an end to any further nonsense about how Pot is Not Medicine

Next time Holder or another Prohibitionist says: "There is no medical use for Marijuana" you will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are not only lying, they are deceiving.


Have any preclinical (laboratory or animal) studies been conducted using Cannabis or cannabinoids?

Preclinical studies of cannabinoids have investigated the following activities:

Antitumor activity

Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.

A study in mice showed that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.

A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had antitumor effects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.

A laboratory study of cannabidiol in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells.

Stimulating appetite

Many animal studies have shown that delta-9-THC and other cannabinoids stimulate appetite and can increase food intake.

Pain relief

Cannabinoid receptors (molecules that bind cannabinoids) have been studied in the brain, spinal cord, and nerve endings throughout the body to understand their roles in pain relief.

Cannabinoids have been studied for anti-inflammatory effects that may play a role in pain relief.

Have any clinical trials (research studies with people) of Cannabis or cannabinoid use by cancer patients been conducted?

No clinical trials of Cannabis as a treatment for cancer in humans have been found in the CAM on PubMed database maintained by the National Institutes of Health.

Cannabis and cannabinoids have been studied in clinical trials for ways to manage side effects of cancer and cancer therapies, including the following:

Nausea and vomiting

Delta-9-THC taken by mouth: Two cannabinoid drugs approved in the United States are available under the names dronabinol and nabilone. Both dronabinol and nabilone are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of chemotherapy -related nausea and vomiting in patients who have not responded to standard therapy. Many clinical trials have shown that both dronabinol and nabilone worked as well as or better than some of the weaker FDA-approved drugs to relieve nausea and vomiting. Newer drugs given for chemotherapy-related nausea have not been directly compared with Cannabis or cannabinoids in cancer patients.

Inhaled Cannabis: Three small trials have studied inhaled Cannabis for the treatment of chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting. Various study methods and chemotherapy agents were used with mixed results. There is not enough information to interpret these findings.

Stimulating appetite

Delta-9-THC taken by mouth: A clinical trial compared delta-9-THC (dronabinol) and a standard drug (megestrol) in patients with advanced cancer and loss of appetite. Results showed that delta-9-THC was not as effective in increasing appetite or weight gain in advanced cancer patients compared with standard therapy. However, a clinical trial of patients with HIV/AIDS and weight loss found that those who took delta-9-THC had increased appetite and stopped losing weight compared with patients who took a placebo.

Inhaled Cannabis: There are no published studies of the effect of inhaled Cannabis on cancer patients with loss of appetite. Studies of healthy people who inhaled Cannabis showed that they consumed more calories, especially high-fat and sweet snacks.

Pain relief

Combining cannabinoids with opioids: In a small study of 21 patients with chronic pain, vaporized Cannabis was added to slow-release oxycodone or morphine and given for five days. Results showed that combining vaporized Cannabis with morphine relieved pain better than morphine alone, while combining vaporized Cannabis with oxycodone did not produce significantly greater pain relief. These findings should be tested in further studies.

Delta-9-THC taken by mouth: Two small clinical trials of oral delta-9-THC showed that it relieved cancer pain. In the first study, patients had good pain relief as well as relief of nausea and vomiting and better appetite. A second study showed that delta-9-THC could be given in doses that gave pain relief comparable to codeine. Higher doses of delta-9-THC were found to be more sedating than codeine. An observational study of nabilone also showed that it relieved cancer pain along with nausea, anxiety, and distress when compared with no treatment. Neither dronabinol nor nabilone is approved by the FDA for pain management.

Whole Cannabis plant extract medicine: A study of a whole-plant extract of Cannabis that contained specific amounts of cannabinoids, which was sprayed under the tongue, found it was effective in patients with advanced cancer whose pain was not relieved by strong opioids alone. This treatment was studied using different doses in a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of cancer patients with chronic pain not controlled by opioids. Patients who received the lower doses of cannabinoid spray showed markedly better pain control and less sleep loss compared with patients who received a placebo. Adverse side effects depended on the dose received. Only patients in the high-dose group had adverse side effects that made the treatment less beneficial than the placebo.

Inhaled Cannabis: A study of inhaled Cannabis in patients with HIV -related peripheral neuropathy found better pain control in the Cannabis group than in the placebo group. To date, no clinical trials have studied cannabinoids in the treatment of chemotherapy-related neuropathy in patients with cancer.

Anxiety and sleep

Inhaled Cannabis: A small case series found that patients who inhaled marijuana had improved mood, improved sense of well-being, and less anxiety.

Whole Cannabis plant extract spray: A trial of a whole-plant extract of Cannabis that contained specific amounts of cannabinoids, which was sprayed under the tongue, found that patients had improved sleep quality.

See all the references to Cannabinoids?

That's why the Feds took out a patent on the use of cannabinoids in 2003. That's right, while raiding legal dispensaries in CA, the feds have held a patent on the use of the main ingredient in Cannabis.

Federal Medical Marijuana Prisoners and Cases
click to see Pending Cases in California and Elsewhere

This paper at the National Cancer Center should end the debate. But it won't, because too few people will see it and understand the depth of the deception on this herb.

This guy, the King of Hemp
managed to change the world...

And get the last laugh. If only
he could see it now

Posted by green for victory | Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:01 PM (54 replies)
Go to Page: 1 2 Next »