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NEW STUDY FINDS MARIJUANA TO BE EFFECTIVE AGAINST DEPRESSION...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 13:48

How many studies do the Feds need before they reschedule this wonder herb?

 

FEDS SAY MARIJUANA HAS NO MEDICAL VALUE. OBAMA'S NEW SURGEON GENERAL SEEMS TO DISAGREE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 13:20

The nation's top doctor on Wednesday told CBS News that "marijuana can be helpful" for some medical conditions and symptoms.

 

FACTNet Editor note: I see MM in all 50 within a few years...

The Sixteen Main Benefits of Global Warming and Escalating Climate De-stabilization

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 18:50

On the following pages of this new article you will find sixteen instances of good news or other benefits concerning human-caused global warming and its consequent climate destabilization.  In this article you will be presented with many important, new and unique climate re-stabilization perspectives, ideas and solutions not currently found or discussed within other environmental organizations.

This good news will help "vaccinate" you against the negative effects of the endless stream of so much new bad news about global warming and the climate.

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION HEADED TO MASSACHUSETTS: NORTHAMPTON LAWYER DICK EVANS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:47

A longtime advocate for marijuana law reform in Massachusetts says legalization is coming to the Bay State by hook or by crook...

 

AMERICANS ARE GETTING MORE WORRIED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, ACCORDING TO NEW POLLS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/31/2015 - 20:41

Americans are getting increasingly worried about climate change and its impacts, according to results from at least two nationwide polls released this week.

TOWN ONCE RUN BY POLYGAMIST LEADER IS SHARPLY DIVIDED...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:00

In this Dec. 16, 2014 photo, a girl runs past a street sign in Hildale, Utah. The sister cities of Hildale and Colorado City, Ariz., once run by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, are split between loyalists who still believe he is a victim of religious persecution and defectors who are embracing government efforts to pull the town into modern society. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

THIS SCARES THE HELL OUT OF ME. WORLD LEADERS ARE ABOUT TO GIVE AWAY THE KEYS TO THE INTERNET...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:30

How would you feel if you found out your own country was working on an international treaty that would allow big corporations to force your Internet provider to dump you if they say so? Well...

SCIENTOLOGY'S "DEAD AGENTING" POLICY AND HBO'S NEW MOVIE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:55

The Church of Scientology is the subject of a much-anticipated Alex Gibney documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief."

2014 OFFICIALLY THE HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD, US GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS SAY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:40

The numbers are in. The year 2014 – after shattering temperature records that had stood for hundreds of years across virtually all of Europe, and roasting parts of South America, China and the Russian far east – was the hottest on record, with global temperatures 1.24F (0.69C) higher than the 20th century average, US government scientists said on Friday...

RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:33

Humans are “eating away at our own life support systems” at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found...

PATRIOT ACT'S UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES IN POST-9/11 WORLD...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 20:03
Washington (AFP) - Forty-five days after 2001's 9/11 attacks, president George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, but Americans only learned of the anti-terrorism law's full consequences 12 years later through Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations...

GIANT PANDAS THREATENED BY CLIMATE CHANGE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 19:52

Global warming will wipe out much of the bamboo on which the bears rely for food, according to a new study...

A giant panda lying in bamboo

The research, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, focused on the Qinling Mountains in Shaanxi Province, which is home to around 275 wild pandas. Photograph: guardian.co.uk

HOW I LOST MY DAUGHTER TO RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/10/2015 - 21:04

I learned that my daughter was engaged not from her, but from our family therapist...

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright – review

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 14:11

The book is currently being adapted into a documentary by HBO and is slated for release at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. HBO had 160 lawyers review the film out of fear of litigation by the Church of Scientology...

ENDING THE GAME OF PSYCHOLOGICAL COERCION...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:14

What is Ending The Game©?

TRUTH BE TOLD IS NOW AVAILABLE A Documentary Unmasking the Jehovah’s Witnesses Culture of Undue Influence...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 21:11

[NEW YORK, NY – January 5, 2014] The highly anticipated feature documentary TRUTH BE TOLD is now available for digital download and streaming. The film is especially timely as the world community responds to the clear and present dangers posed by religiously-motivated fanaticism.

HAS MAN DRAGGED EARTH INTO THE ANTHROPOCENE AGE?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:31

Believe what you may but man, ever since the Industrial Revolution, has changed the climate...

Entrepreneur and conservationist Doug Woodring displays plastic and other trash pulled from the sea on a beach on the south side of Hong Kong, May 7, 2009. Getty

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