Archive for June 19th, 2012

Recommended documentary: “College Inc (Frontline-PBS)” .

Watch here:
http://www.occupywallstvideos.com/video/college-inc-frontline-pbs

How Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America. Even in lean times, the $400 billion business of higher education is booming. Nowhere is this more true than in one of the fastest-growing — and most controversial — sectors of the industry: for-profit colleges and universities that cater to non-traditional students, often confer degrees over the Internet, and, along the way, successfully capture billions of federal financial aid dollars. In College, Inc., correspondent Martin Smith investigates the promise and explosive growth of the for-profit higher education industry. Through interviews with school executives, government officials, admissions counselors, former students and industry observers, the film explores the tension between the industry — which says it’s helping an underserved student population obtain a quality education and marketable job skills — and critics who charge the for-profits with churning out worthless degrees that leave students with a mountain of debt.

Inside Job, Narrated by Matt Damon (Full Length HD)

‘Inside Job’ provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

‘Clearing the Smoke’: The Benefits, Limits of Medical Marijuana | PBS Newshour

Sixteen states have passed laws that allow patients to use medical marijuana to treat side effects of various illnesses, but now some are moving to either limit or repeal those laws. Anna Rau of Montana PBS reports. (8/23/11)

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Watch ‘Clearing the Smoke’: The Benefits, Limits of Medical Marijuana on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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Watch ‘Clearing the Smoke’: The Benefits, Limits of Medical Marijuana on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

The World According to Monsanto – Entire Film

“The World According to Monsanto” and directed by independent filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, paints a grim picture of a company with a long track record of environmental crimes and health scandals.

There’s nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they know it — it’s strategic. It’s more powerful than bombs. It’s more powerful than guns. This is the best way to control the populations of the world. The story starts in the White House, where Monsanto often got its way by exerting disproportionate influence over policymakers via the “revolving door”. One example is Michael Taylor, who worked for Monsanto as an attorney before being appointed as deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991. While at the FDA, the authority that deals with all US food approvals, Taylor made crucial decisions that led to the approval of GE foods and crops. Then he returned to Monsanto, becoming the company’s vice president for public policy.

Thanks to these intimate links between Monsanto and government agencies, the US adopted GE foods and crops without proper testing, without consumer labeling and in spite of serious questions hanging over their safety. Not coincidentally, Monsanto supplies 90 percent of the GE seeds used by the US market. Monsanto’s long arm stretched so far that, in the early nineties, the US Food and Drugs Agency even ignored warnings of their own scientists, who were cautioning that GE crops could cause negative health effects. Other tactics the company uses to stifle concerns about their products include misleading advertising, bribery and concealing scientific evidence.

Jack Herer on Mushrooms/Religion

This is what Jack was working on before he passed away. He became interested in this subject after reading John Marco Allegro’s “The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross.”

Introduction to the Song of Songs

In an exegesis such as this it is the writer’s obligation to clearly interpret the scriptures so one and all can understand what the bible is talking about. In the Song of Solomon it is very clear to us that the writer is explaining his relationship with the mushroom and dealing with the inconsistency of the experience as well as his own abilities to appease the mushroom-god. This book is one that is very important to Christian biblical scholars and Jewish scholars alike as it is said if you can understand the Song of Songs then you are as close as you can be to understanding the mind of god.

To understand the book it is important to know that only select few were revealed the secret coding behind these strange metaphoric verses. To the Jews writing and reading was paramount to their social structure. Every Jew was taught to read and write many languages. Only the Jew was taught Hebrew. The Jews also took on bondservants for a period of seven years. As part of the payment for service they would be taught to read and write, everything except Hebrew, unless they were a Hebrew. So the Jewish system is a closed system and so there were only certain people in the society who could read the cant of cants. Then there are the esoteric meanings behind the texts, the secrets that only certain people would be made aware of. They were taught the secrets of the texts in order to go into the mountains and valleys to hunt their gods, the mushrooms. This was a secret of the utmost seriousness. It was only transmitted orally and each and every person who was taught it swore an oath of secrecy, unto death. Roughly one in a thousand people knew the secrets of the mushrooms; they had to be taught to hunt them so they needed to be taught to read the texts, to understand the codes. This is the real secret behind this book and it is one that is relatively unknown. Continue reading

Emperor of Hemp (Parts 1-6) Full Movie

“Make the most of hemp seed…        …. sow it everywhere.” ~ George Washington

We will not permit American farmers to grow hemp.
– Gen Barry Macaffrey , U.S. Drug Czar 1999

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Part 6: = Might not work, trying to find a working link meanwhile grrrrrrrrr. Help!

The life of Jack Herer and his struggle for awareness and enlightenment of cannabis sativa, a.k.a. marijuana or hemp. His research into this plant culminates in his writing The Emperor Wears No Clothes: The Official Hemp Bible. He has dedicated his life to educating people about the history and many utilizations of hemp, the conspiracy against it, and ending marijuana prohibition.

Watch full playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=AA521764CE1E3CA5

Germany | Arguments For A Realistic Drug Policy

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About this website: cannabislegal.de went online in December 2000 with the aim of stimulating an informed public debate on the present and future cannabis policy in Germany. On this site we collect and present news, scientific studies, policy papers, opinions and anything else that will help people conduct an intelligent debate on this controversial subject. We encourage our visitors to educate themselves on the subject and then to participate in shaping public opinion by exercising their freedom of speech. We ask visitors to write letters and emails to newspapers and politicians. An A4-size leaflet and a 36-page booklet provide the most essential information on the subject. Our weekly newsletter, modelled on DRC Net’s “The Week Online”, provides up to date and concise information on new developments for German speaking readers.

Who we are: We are members and supporters of the Verein für Drogenpolitik e.V. (Association for Drug Policy), a non-profit organization working for harm-reduction oriented drug policies in Germany. We are not associated with any political party but maintain contacts to all of them, from the socialist PDS to the conservative CDU/CSU.

Contact us at: info@cannabislegal.deNews:
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