While Romney proselytizes about stopping women from having abortions and likes lots of births, he has represented a company that has been linked to possibly tens of thousands of spontaneous abortions and children never born.
What's the difference between using a vacuum cleaner to kill a fetus or killing it with chemicals?
" it’s alarming how little is known about critical chapters of his business biography. Nothing spells that out more clearly than his ties to Monsanto whose dark history features scandals involving PCBs, Agent Orange, bovine growth hormone, NutraSweet, IUD, genetically modified (GM) seed and herbicides, reaching back to the 1970s and ’80s. That’s when Monsanto was the largest consulting client of Romney’s employer, Bain & Company, and when Romney helped move Monsanto from chemical colossus to genetic giant, trading one set of environmental controversies for another."
"Roundup has long been a top-selling weed killer. But now researchers have found that one of Roundup’s inert ingredients can kill human cells, particularly embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells."
Roundup ready crops are those that have been genetically modified to tolerate being drenched in Monsanto's patented and expensive weed killer. The built in pesticide producing genes in every cell of the plants also cause their own problems.
Don't get mad, get even.
Vote Yes on Proposition 37 to label Genetically Modified Food.
My hope is that any addict who suffers unsustainable symptoms can find peace and sobriety. My hat is off to all who are involved in aiding fellows in achieving freedom from addiction. Whatever works. Just don't drink or use today.
Sept. 29, 2009 Ted "No Comment" Koehn signed our yearly contract with Costco agreeing to pay us $11 / hour. All $0.25 bonuses per year mysteriously disappeared and everyone with "seniority" went back down to Company Minimum (or damn near it).
Or just visit BeerbyBart.com for directions on how to get to many of these same great breweries (as well as great beer bars) via public transit.
Wow, that's the kind of genetic modification that I can live with.
The clowns at Monsanto are claiming that what they are doing has been going on for thousands of years...sorry Charlie, I've never seen a fish jump up and mate with a tomato to produce frost tolerance or seen soil bacteria hump plants and insert their DNA into Bacilus thurengiensis corn that blows up bugs--and people's stomachs that eat enough of it.
Bravo for the CRFG and please vote YES on Prop 37 to label GMOs.
If you are interested in plants or agronomy or human health, check out this great video that just came out.
Our child had developed food allergies to many food groups and we were mystified as to why? We are healthy, eat well, get plenty of rest, take vitamins,
live in an unpolluted area. Then we found out.
"Leaky gut syndrome" It's basically where food leaks out of the intestines before it can be digested and converted into a form that the body can use. The body forms antibodies to the undigested food and whenever you eat it you get the allergies.
The best Pediatrician in San Francisco came up with a staggeringly simple method to prevent it.
"Stop eating genetically modified food".
Turns out that plants that are genetically modified to produce a toxin that bursts insects' stomachs also transfer the DNA to stomach bacteria that create leaky gut syndrome and many other conditions.
Here's a fabulous video that explains all of it.
Watch it and try not to cry. Just be glad you saw it now, not five years from now.
Please vote YES on Proposition 37 to label Genetically Modified Food
so that we can avoid it in the future.
Great article!! As a mother of a 6 year old girl and a 5 month old boy, I can totally relate!!
I personally think the most important thing we can do for our children is love them unconditionally and tell them that ALL OF THE TIME! Listen to their silly stories, play with them, and read to them. This time FLIES and it's up to us to make those happy memories!
Congrats Leilani!! I can't wait to meet the little lady!!
Congratulations. The best thing we can do for our children is to buy the highest quality food that we can. That means high quality organic.
The most dangerous thing anyone can do is to feed their children
genetically modified food. All manner of novel proteins, never before encountered by the human body, created starting in the Mid 90's when GMO food was "approved" and started being sold, are in this witch's brew of pesticide producing plants, meat fed on them and in the herbicide that they are genetically modified to survive in. There are too many other unknown contaminants that have never been tested on humans, yet are in way over half of the processed food that is sold.
Our kids are not lab rats for corporate profits. The wave of weird allergies, autism, colic, auto-immune diseases and premature aging that some women are experiencing is connected to GMOs. Babies have not formed a blood brain barrier and are especially vulnerable.
Vote to label GMOs. YES on 37.
Learn about it here:
i never see brian anymore
great article...Loved it!
Hi Sara - the mine you ask about was originally included in the article, but we removed it from the online version at the request of the current landowner.
California should impose stringent measures to ensure that facilities likeurgent care carlsbad ca can preserve its practice despite of all the non-certified in-home healthcare professionals that are dominating the state.
Finally! Some answers to my curiosity concerning the Fountaingrove building. I have walked my dog in that area often and have always been fascinated by that crazy brick building. At least now I know what it was in its heyday.
Any thoughts on the ramshackle mine out by Guerneville and Armstrong Woods, on Sweetwater Springs Rd?
Hello Hapless Farmer,
The general characteristics of Sativas and Indicas you referenced are indicative of the complexity of plant profiles with their varying amounts not only of THC and CBD but also of individual terpenes and flavonoids. To correct a long-held assumption, high CBD cannabis does not make one lethargic, nor does it cause red eyes and a stoned effect. On the contrary, many people find it rather stimulating and appropriate for functional daytime usage. Also, high CBD strains have been found among Indicas and Sativas alike. Again, a cannabis plant's overall biological effect is influenced not only by its CBD-to-THC ratio, but also its mix of flavonoids and terpenes, which vary from plant to plant and have individual modulating and/or enhancing effects on phytocannabinoids as well as acting upon the body's cannabinoid receptors.
Not a bad article, however it is somewhat inaccurate. THC does not cause "couch lock" in users. It is psychoactive, and somewhat psychotropic, and can reach the level of psychedelic in strains with high levels of THC and low levels of CBD, CBN, and other cannabinoids and synergistic chemicals. It is THC that gets one "high" and is useful for depression, lethargy, and other psychological issues, along with anti pathogenic activity . CBD (and constituent components) is what gets one "stoned", with the telltale red eyes, heavy eyelids, and lassitude. It can be narcotic-like. It has been shown to be especially deadly to cancer cells, and is very useful to alleviate pain.
THC is psychotic inducing, CBD is anti psychotic.
CBD is found in high levels in Cannabis Indica strains, which are thought to originate in Afghanistan, northern India, Nepal, and southern China.
High levels of THC with corresponding low levels of CBD are generally found in Cannabis Sativa which comes from more tropical regions such as southern India, Africa, southern Asia, and South America and rarely grows well above 35 degrees latitude.
Virtually all cannabis available was Sativa dominant until the early 90's. Indicas were traditionally used exclusively to make kif, hashish, etc. The classic California cannabis strains were Sativas.
That changed when Canada and Holland loosened restrictions on cannabis. Sativas wouldn't grow well in those northern latitudes as they require a very long growing season, produce wispy, fluffy, loose flowers, can be 15 feet tall, and are challenging to grow well. Indicas are short season plants, are rarely over eight feet, are easy to grow, produce hard, easy to trim flowers in abundance.
Generally speaking, in my experience, the more stony Indicas are preferred by younger people and those who tend to be 'hyper' or wish to simply relax or sleep.
Sativas tend to be preferred by mature users, professionals, especially those who have a long relationship with cannabis. These are not hard rules of course, simply my 40 year experience.
Those who feel the anchor outs add lovely character to Sausalito probably also feel the wretched homeless in San Francisco who poop and pee on the BART escalators add a lovely character to San Francisco.
They would not find them so romantic if they lived next door.
I very much appreciated the article and view the conspiracy theory advanced by Anon-E as being a reminder that rigidity of perspective is an affliction that affects
not only right wing bigots.
Certainly to tease out any facts on a subject that has until recently been so taboo in the legal/academic institutions of the US is a credit to the author. While I would have appreciated more facts, it is clear that we don't have more facts on this topic because as the authors notes, our government has (and to great extent continues) to suppress such research.
Given the prevalent use of grass not only in our modern cultural-- but also dating back to ancient civilizations-- it is incumbent on our journalistic community to keep us informed as this author has done even if the facts are just beginning to be understood.
Thanks you, Melinda for reporting with depths. wit and eloquence from the frontiers of research on a topic of such immense importance.
Give me a break, Don't Get Me Started. AA dogma is not flexible as is claimed, and I have been to plenty of AA meetings. In all AA meeting there will a reference to Jesus, and how important it is to pray, aka beg, for some higher power to empower me. If said higher power was so powerful, why wouldn't they keep me from being an alcoholic in the first place, I wonder. And since relapse happens in AA, I have the following question: Does relapse show that a higher power doesn't care? Or does it mean that a higher power doesn't exist? There is absolutely no empirical evidence that AA is any more effective than any other treatment or support. The whole "it works" claim is a bunch of hogwash!
Given that this article explores marijuana’s history and culture, criticizes the federal government’s policy against cannabis and speaks avidly about the use of WHOLE PLANT CBD-RICH CANNABIS as opposed to isolated cannabinoids, I am confused how it could be misinterpreted as favorable to Big Pharma. But to get down to what really is bothering Anon-E, it appears he/she is unhappy about the way I portrayed the majority of dispensaries in the North Bay. I investigated a fair number of dispensaries and found an intriguing similarity among most of them, which I chose to highlight (albeit with humor) in my piece. I also chose to interview folks in one dispensary which actively keeps up with the science. Just about everyone I had interviewed in this industry acknowledged the blurry line between medicinal and recreational usage--especially with regards to dispensaries--a subject which could fill a whole article by itself. This commenter claims to have “friends who work in dispensaries,” so I assume he/she is very aware of this phenomenon.
Well, let's see. It's been 7 days now since this cover story was published and we have four comments above - mine + 3 who were reacting to my comment. If this story was really so wonderful & I were really so wrong, don't you think there would be more comments? Comments that weren't directly reactive to mine (implying perhaps they were posted because someone was visiting this page because they had been told to shout my opinion down by someone connected to the article-originator versus readers who had actually been inspired by the story). This makes me even more inclined to suspect this article is pharmaceutical shill... Pharmaceutical companies would love to have a monopoly on some marijuana derivative that they could patent, which is what this article seems to be touting (in my opinion). I'd love to be wrong, but - based on responses so far - it seems likely, sadly, and the Bohemian has inadvertently become a shill (best case) or sold out (worst case).
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