BAN ON TUNA LABELED DOLPHIN-SAFE SHOWS HOW TPP WILL CRUSH CONSUMER RIGHTS
In the last 25 years, dolphin-safe labeling of tuna managed to reduce unnecessary annual deaths of the mammals from over 100,000 to only 3,000—an astounding 97% reduction—but the World Trade Organization just effectively nullified this critical program.
Now go and read this weird ruling HERE.
Cannabis for Parkinson’s? The Scientific Evidence Is Compelling
Could the very plant that for decades was accused of “frying” users’ brains be far superior to pharmaceuticals in treating the “incurable” neurodegenerative condition known as Parkinson’s disease?
Despite the political controversy surrounding medical marijuana use in the country, research has begun to emerge showing that a component of this plant known as cannabidiol (CBD), and which does not have the controversial psychoactive properties associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may have a wide range of therapeutic applications, including treating conditions that are refractory to conventional drug-based approaches.
One such condition is Parkinson’s disease, to which there is, at present, no effective conventional treatment. In fact, the primary treatment involves dopamine increasing drugs that also increase a neurotoxic metabolite known as with 6-hydroxy-dopamine, and which therefore can actually accelerate the progression of the disease. This is why natural alternatives that are safe, effective, and backed up by scientific evidence, are so needed today. Thankfully, preclinical research on cannabidiol has already revealed some promising results, including two studies in animal models of Parkinson’s disease (PD) assessing its neuroprotective properties:
Much more to read HERE.
The Moon’s Two Sides Look So Different Thanks To 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Physics
This is damn interesting and worth reading if you are into such things, like me!
Now this, you have to really think about, and why does our government have secret lists of people?
So much for innocent-’til-proven-guilty…
Suppose there were some ultra-classified list maintained by the authorities — sort of a double-secret probation register for the government — and you had no way to discover whose name was on it (yours could be there, for all you know), what constituted a triggering incident, or how the innocent could be exonerated.
If such a thing existed, how would we feel about authorities stripping those on the list of their constitutional rights? I mean, it’s one thing to keep such people out of airplanes — no one has an absolute right to fly commercially — and otherwise to maintain a wary eye on their activities. But, remember, we’re talking about mere suspects; they haven’t been convicted, or arrested, or even accused of anything. They’re simply people who might, based on unknown — possibly sketchy — evidence, be up to something.
Continue reading all this HERE.