Whose Independence Are We Celebrating: Powerful Thoughts From A Decorated General On Where We’re Actually Heading In The Land Of The ‘Free’

Whose Independence Are We Celebrating: Powerful Thoughts From A Decorated General On Where We’re Actually Heading In The Land Of The ‘Free’
What Is Independence: A Decorated General Offers A Must-Read Alternative Perspective On What It Means To Be ‘Free’ As yet another Fourth of July slides down the collective memory hole, digested like so much hot dogs and beer, with little left behind except dirty scraps of red white and blue decorations blowing in the gutters, it is perhaps more appropriate than ever to reflect on what exactly is this “independence” we celebrate each year.… Read the rest

Brazil Approves Use Of Hemp Cannabidiol As A Cancer Treatment

Brazil Approves Use Of Hemp Cannabidiol As A Cancer Treatment
Hemp Cannabidiol Approved For Use As A Cancer Treatment In Brazil; Big Pharma Reaction: <Silence> In a breakthrough legal step forward in the establishment’s acceptance of cannabis products as the beneficial health products they have long been known to be, the government of Brazil has approved the use of hemp cannabidiol as a treatment for cancer. The product, which goes by the brand name Real Scientific Hemp Oil had previously been approved by Brazil for treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and chronic pain.… Read the rest

Colorado Amendment Seeks To Make The State The First Single-Payer State In The US–Draws Ire Of Big Insurance, Hospital Chains

Colorado Amendment Seeks To Make The State The First Single-Payer State In The US–Draws Ire Of Big Insurance, Hospital Chains
Amendment In Colorado Seeks To Make State A Single-Payer Entity–Big Insurance And Hospitals Come Out Guns Blazing In Opposition Remember single-payer insurance? It was a dream many fought for back when Obama was ramping up healthcare reform–and which, not incidentally, Obama promised on the campaign trail but conveniently forgot in the face of big healthcare opposition. Well now the state of Colorado, famous for taking the lead on legalized recreational marijuana in the US, is blazing a new trail, so to speak, on insurance reform, with an amendment that would make them the first state to adopt a single-payer insurance system.… Read the rest

OIiver Nails Big Pharma Greed, But Why Are We Still Giving Them The Money?

OIiver Nails Big Pharma Greed, But Why Are We Still Giving Them The Money?
John Oliver Gets It Right: Big Pharma is Ruthless and Dangerous: But Why are WE Making Them Rich? As he often does, John Oliver nailed Big Pharma’s illogic and greed in a hilarious/horrifying look at the deceit and mean-spirited-ness of an industry we persist in seeing as benign and public spirited because we are willing to be gulled by advertising and trust the pharmaceutical shill class: physicians.… Read the rest