Date: Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:06 pm
Subject: [Trippy-Dippy-Hippies] Ganjawarnews:Montells All about
MMJ,Sioux meets with Kucinich, UNESCO
To: [email protected], [email protected]
At a time like this, scorching
irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! Had I the ability,
and could reach the nation's ear, I would today, pour out a fiery
stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm,
and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire;
it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm,
the whirlwind, the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must
be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the
propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the
nation must be exposed; its crimes against God and man must be
proclaimed and denounced.
-- Frederick Douglass
Today I viewed someone I have never really watched, by coincidence
I turned on the tube and there was Montel Williams discussing
his new book Climbing Higher. The book I knew of, and the fact
he uses medicinal Ganja for his MS. But this was straight up
advocating on prime time mainstream TV and that would be almost
historical. I believe he blew the doors off the place with very
credible references in the audience and not one member of the
audience scoffed or even questioned or commented against it.
Not one. Patients testifying and Doctors testifying. Very moving,
especially for television. Almost total truth though he did slide
into politics a little. I can't blame the medicinal users for
feeling more worthy because of their illnesses. I've helped them
get it a few decades now and have all the compassion I can for
them... but, I'll never change my feelings of the fact that healthy
people using shouldn't be in cages either. That religious or
re-creational use has absolutely nothing to do with the medicinal
benefits, and can in no way shape or form, change the physical
properties of Ganja used to treat a wide range of symptoms for
a wide range of illnesses. Or that anyone would give up legal
Pharmaceuticals that worked, and suffer through their symptoms
just to smoke pot that didn't work, quasi legally. Its always
been an either or, is or isn't and now finally its all being
corroborated on nationwide television. It was informative TV
and I always thought that was mostly an oxymoron. I'm waiting
for the transcript. Hope this is replayed. Maybe then someday
they'll realize Hemp doesn't change its tensile strength or versatility
because of users either. The Ganjawar exists because people profit
on it, it has very little to do with the dangers of using Ganja
because the "dangers" are in the prohibition. If there
were no profits in this war, no one would show up to fight it.
Peace, Love and Liberty or DEAth
Today Montel Williams says he will experience one of the most
difficult shows he has ever participated in. With the help of
fashion model, Emme, Montel will put himself in the hot seat
and answer some very painful questions about his experiences
with MS. He'll discuss in detail some of his most personal information
that he has written about in his new book, Climbing Higher. For
the first time he'll reveal the depths of depression that he
has been suffering from ever since his diagnosis with MS - including
terrifying thoughts of suicide. He'll discuss the physical torture
of neuralgia - the terrible nerve pain that MS patients are afflicted
with - and how it has affected his life. Montel will also open
up about some of the treatments he has used to help him cope
with the daily pain he lives with.
Today's Show: Climbing Higher
Montel will be joined by Dr.
Adam Kaplin, chief psychiatric consultant at the MS Center at
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who will explain
the depression that is so common for MS survivors. Graham Boyd,
director of the ACLU drug policy litigation project, Mark Barondess
a fellow MS patient and friend will be on the show as well as
Larry Grobel, Montel's co-author of his new book, Climbing Higher.
Emme: Supermodel, television
host, author, lecturer, and clothing designer who's an advocate
for MS awareness will be on the show to interview Montel about
his new book, Climbing Higher
Dr. Adam Kaplin: Chief psychiatric
consultant to the MS center at Johns Hopkins University School
of Medicine who is featured in Montel's new book
Nancy Davis: [On Videotape]
MS patient and founder of The Center Without Walls who awarded
Montel "The Man of Courage Award" for his decision
to come forward about having MS and his encouragement of others
to become more active in fighting MS
Graham Boyd: Attorney with
the ACLU who will share his experiences with the political war
on drugs and prescription medications http://www.ACLU.org
Larry Grobel: Co-author of
Climbing Higher who will talk about the writing process he shared
with Montel Mark Barondess: Lawyer and MS patient who is friends
Jackie & Jana: Sisters
who wanted to give their support to Montel and his goal of broadening
awareness about MS
Is there an episode of MONTEL
that you just have to add to your video library? Maybe you missed
an episode that everyone's talking about...Don't worry, it's
simple to order your video cassette or transcript. Just call
Burrelle's Transcripts directly at (800) 777-8398. All you need
is the topic and airdate. Tuesday 1-13-4: CLIMBING HIGHER http://www.montelshow.com/show
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IA, Lakota Sioux meets with Kucinich 13 Jan 2004
DES MOINES (AP) - Dennis Kucinich
presented the spiritual leader of the Lakota tribe with a ceremonial
blanket Sunday, saying that as president he would work to heal
wounds between the government and American Indians.
Looking Horse said America
needs a president who will honor the original intent of the Constitution.
By Laura Rauch, AP
Kucinich, one of nine candidates
seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, met with Chief
Arvol Looking Horse during a diversity celebration at a downtown
hotel, blocks from where a Democratic debate was to be held later
in the evening.
"I pledge to you a presidency
that embraces the spirit of being of America long before it was
established as the United States, but an America which connects
with the values of Native Americans to the Mother Earth,"
Kucinich told Looking Horse.
The Ohio congressman said
he would work to heal the breach that exists between the government
and American Indians.
"There is much so healing
to do," he said, noting their long suffering at the hands
of the U.S. government.
Looking Horse, who gave a
blessing in his native language, said America needs a president
who will honor the original intent of the Constitution.
"We need a person who
can make a difference and bring peace and honor back to Mother
Earth," he said.
Looking Horse, of the Eagle
Butte, S.D.-based Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is the 19th Generation
Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Pipe of the Lakota, Dakota
and Nakota nations.
A diverse crowd of about 100
people, spanning all ages and ethnic groups, crowded into the
hotel meeting room to hear Kucinich and Looking Horse.
The crowd was entertained
by "Democracy in Creation" a group of singers and dancers
from Santa Cruz, Calif., touring to raise political awareness
among young voters.
Jenise Hibbeler, 35, a massage
therapist from Des Moines, set up a massage table in one corner
of the room, giving massages to raise money for Kucinich's campaign.
"There are a lot of people
not feeling nurtured in the world and when you do feel nurtured
you're less willing to 'GRRRR,'" Hibbeler said, growling.
"He wants to nurture us as people. He truly is a loving,
caring and passionate man and he really works from the heart."
"To those of us locked
away in here, there's nothing more important than being remembered"
Leonard Peltier September 1998 Leavenworth Prison
The Drug War Comes To The
MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THY PEOPLE
--- NOW THAT THE BUFFALO'S GONE
Kucinich on O'Neill Revelations- January 11, 2004
Paul O'Neill interview on CBS' 60 MINUTES
Kucinich On Wolf Blitzer Reports
"One person can make a difference" -- Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich for President
The Buzz on Hemp By Mike
Source: Toronto Sun January 13, 2004
The big pot bust in Barrie brings back heady memories. Lazy August
afternoons. Bees abuzzin.' Crows cawing on a soft breeze. My
old man checking the cannabis crop. "Lookit how tall it
is," he would say, head back in wonder. It was 10, 12 feet
high. The corn no longer hid it. The OPP cruised by regularly,
peering in from Talbot Rd. "The cops were really suspicious,"
my dad chuckles down the line from Maple Manor, in Tillsonburg.
Read More... http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread18133.shtml
Getting Rid of Unwanted
Weed By Curtis Rush, Staff Reporter
Source: Toronto Star January 13, 2004
Now that police have broken up the biggest pot growing operation
in Canadian history, they face a second problem: how to dispose
of 30,000 marijuana plants. "Something this large, there
is no normal practice," said Barrie Police Sergeant George
Cabral. "That may present some difficulty in itself."
The plants will either be burned or buried. But there's so much
stock, the police aren't exactly sure how they should proceed
with the process. Read More... http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread18132.shtml
Huge Marijuana Factory
Was One Strange Joint By Peter Cheney
Source: Globe and Mail January 13, 2004
Barrie, Ont. -- For the workers at Canada's biggest indoor marijuana
farm, there was no summer, no winter, and no day or night. Instead,
there was the artificial glow of more than a thousand industrial
lights, the gurgle of chemicals and mattresses set in windowless
concrete rooms. And of course there was the endless task of caring
for more than 30,000 high-grade marijuana plants that produced
an annual cash crop worth an estimated $100-million.
Read More... http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread18131.shtml
Tuesday, January 13 2004 Volume
2004 : Number 013
001 Canada: Pot bust biggest ever
002 Canada: Tangled Police Investigation Rattles B.C.'s Liberal
003 canada: Pot growers worked shifts, slept at plant
004 CO: DEA agent accused of defying state constitution, judge's
005 CA: Hayward Hempery Closed by Eviction
006 Canada: Huge marijuana factory was one strange joint
007 NJ: Weedman mission hits a serious snag
008 Canada: Budding 'epidemic'
009 Canada: The buzz on hemp
010 WI: OPED: Law allows medical marijuana in capsule form
Change the Climate
War on Drugs: Pot Shot
Overworked About An Ad on the Metro
Marijuana Ad On Metro Infuriates Lawmaker
Istook the Constitution and set it on fire
Bush Cabal Hides Patriot II Police State in HR2417
Dick Gephardt on David Letterman last night.............
'Free' to be: N.O. school gets loving look By Renée Peck
TV Focus editor January 11, 2004
In the late '60s and early
'70s, desegregation prompted an explosion of private
The local anti-establishment
movement prompted one.
Founded in 1971 by self-proclaimed
dreamers and hippies who saw education as a means of social change,
The New Orleans Free School was one of many "free"
schools nationwide that sought not to keep the races apart, but
to bring them together. Racially balanced and rule-free, these
"open classroom" schools were centered on the individual
child. No grades. No desks. No textbooks. No classrooms.
Most free schools fell by
the wayside within a year or two, but the New Orleans version
is still operating three decades later. With one great irony:
The school that was started as a protest against public education
now operates as a New Orleans public school, probably the only
public free school in the country.
First-time filmmaker Mika
Buser-Ferris chronicles the 30-year history of this one-of-a-kind
institution in "The Free School," an engaging documentary
that won the 2002 New Orleans Film Festival's Louisiana Filmmaker's
Award. Free School alums need not fear a dry, textbook take on
their freewheeling alma mater. Buser-Ferris, a former Free School
student himself, shows a creative hand at storytelling, with
a lucid, chronological storyline, judicious use of archival clips
and footage and in-depth interviews with students, teachers and
parents. Original music by Matt Johnson plays to advantage as
The New Orleans Free School
tale is timely, not only as a historical document, but also in
light of the contemporary debate in education. "No child
left behind" could well have summed up the Free School philosophy,
as idealistic teachers sought to maximize the potential of every
child in their care.
The experiment in non-structured
education went through many growing pains. Total freedom brought
creativity, but also a lack of discipline. The term "chaos"
pops up in more than one interview. But it was financial restraints
that ultimately pushed the Free School where no similar institution
had gone before: into the arms of the New Orleans Public School
system. For more than two decades the two have maintained an
uneasy truce, as the Camp Street school attempts to maintain
its open-learning concept and the system demands structure.
These days the New Orleans
Free School still doesn't give grades or mandate a dress code,
but you will find textbooks, desks and a structured curriculum
there. The racial balance of earlier years has given way to a
predominantly African-American population, and the concept of
small numbers (29 students in 1971) has yielded to the demands
of an urban location, with hundreds of students today.
But the spirit of social reform
remains, and the school continues to coax creativity and push
mental processes. As one former student says on camera, "I
couldn't spell, but I was very politically aware."
"The Free School"
looks back, and by doing so raises important questions about
what lies ahead.
Watch it and learn. TV Focus
editor Renée Peck can be reached at [email protected]
or (504) 826-3431.
From: radtimes [email protected] 12 Jan 2004
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The energy at the Hammerstein
Ballroom last night was incredible.
The winning ad, "Childs
Pay," by Charlie Fisher, 38, of Denver features young children
working in difficult service and manufacturing jobs -- washing
dishes, hauling trash, repairing tires, cleaning offices, assembly-line
processing and grocery checking -- followed by the line: "Guess
whos going to pay off President Bushs $1 trillion
Charlie Fisher is an advertising
executive who was a registered Republican until the end of the
first Bush administration, in 1992. He is currently on assignment
in Denmark and flew in to attend the awards ceremony with his
cameraman, P. Dreyer.
"I was thrilled just
to participate in this contest," Fisher said. "When
we finished editing Child's Pay, I felt it was nice
-- maybe a little too nice. Perhaps I learned that you don't
have to paint a bulls-eye on someones forehead to be effective.
Most importantly, my Republican father said this when I told
him I was making an ad for this contest, not knowing what his
reaction would be: I am proud of you for taking part and
acting in the world around you."
Thanks again to all the entrants
who participated and thanks to everyone who's making it possible
to put these ads on the air. We're going to take our country
--Adam, Carrie, Eli, James, Joan, Noah, Peter, Wes, and Zack
The MoveOn.org Team
January 13th, 2004
View the contest winning ad,
"Child's Pay", and help us take it to the Super
MoveOn.Org Videos 13 Jan 2004
From: "Ron Harold" [email protected]
"There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and
most are Negroes, Hispanics, Philipino's and Entertainers. Their
Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This
marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes,
entertainers and any others."
-- Harry Anslinger, Commissioner of Narcotics to Congress, why
marijuana should be made illegal, 1937.
(Marijuana Tax Act, signed August 2 1937; effective Oct.1, 1937)
In 2000, there were 1,579,566
drug arrests in the US. Of those, 46.5 percent -- 734,497 arrests
-- were for marijuana. There were 646,042 arrests for simple
possession of marijuana in 2000. http://www.drugwarfacts.org
*The MAJORITY of the 2 million
U.S. inmates are incarcerated due to the drug war! The Drug-War
Industrial Complex. The U.S. drug-war inmate MAJORITY is calculated
by adding together inmates committing drug crimes, drug-related
crimes (such as robbing to get money for drugs that are expensive
because of the drug war), drug-related parole violations, etc..
U.S. prison population largest
'Relax Your Muscles as Much as Possible'
The USA has 5% of the world's
population and 25% of the world's 8 MILLION prisoners. The USA
surpassed Russia in the year 2000, and so the USA again has the
world's highest incarceration rate! It is now 5 to 17 times higher
than all other Western (long democratic traditions) nations.
The US incarceration rate has nearly QUADRUPLED since Reagan's
election in 1980. 6.5 million adults, or 1 in 32 adults in the
USA, or 3.1% of adults, were under correctional supervision (in
jail, in prison, on probation, or on parole) at yearend 2000.
Statistics, references, links, and charts: http://drugwar.8m.com/majority.htm and U.S. law enforcement spends $7.5
to $10 billion annually enforcing marijuana laws. According to
the FBI, 720,000 Americans were arrested on marijuana charges
in 2001. Keith Stroup, (NORML) http://www.norml.org
Monsanto and the drug war...
Besides the toxic drift poisoning bystanders like Paul Wellstone,
Monsanto profits on the billions spent eradicating "marijuana"
Annual Global Cannabis March
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it
never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you
have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which
will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they
are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits
of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they
-- Frederick Douglass, August 4, 1857
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