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Ted’s essays

why pharma hates medical marijuana

from libertyblitzkrieg.com By Michael Krieger The Real Reason Pharma Companies Hate Medical Marijuana (It Works) Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner was appointed to the federal bench by Bill Clinton in 1994. She presided over trials for 17 years. And Sunday, she stood before a crowd at The Aspen Ideas Festival to denounce most punishments that she imposed. Among 500 sanctions that she handed down, “80 percent I believe were unfair and disproportionate,” she said. “I left the bench in 2011 to join the Harvard faculty to write about those stories––to write about how it came to pass that I was obliged to sentence people to terms that, frankly, made no sense under any philosophy.” She went on to savage the […]

Contrails vs Chemtrails video clip

I have a hard time imagining anyone looking up at our Montana skies regularly and NOT noticing something very unnatural going on. Yet thousands of us do. Today I ran across this short video primer showing and describing the differences in science, fact and observation. Here is a simple, straightforward discussion of contrails compared to chemtrails… no rant, no rave, just the simple facts of the matter in a 4 minute, 36 second long video.

coffee roasting

My joy of coffee evolved a long ways over the years. Appreciation for quality drove me to more and more select roasters, fresher and fresher suppliers, then finally to the fanatics of select green coffee beans at Sweet Maria’s. …We are more than just another online store, we are a virtual coffee university. Simply put, we really like what we do… If you decide you are ready to graduate from high-end roasted coffee, I doubt you can do much better than to buy fresh green beans from their round-the-world selection. The variety is nearly overwhelming. Simply start with one of their samplers to get a feel for the choices. My current favorite java comes from, of all places, Java […]

How to trigger nuclear Armageddon

Ask the other candidates if they have an idea of what Russia is up to. I bet their answers will not contain much of what has been rattling around in my head for a couple of years. This is heating up and could well come to a head before we get to November’s election. If so, EVERYTHING will change. I wrote the following research paper for my news/commentary websites Bitterroot Bugle and Idaho Liberty. But I can’t help think this knowledge and wider world view would be a valuable attribute to have in your next Montana Governor. Those dang Russians are provoking war. I mean, look at where they put their country… right smack dab in the middle of thousands […]

first aid failure

I tested our first aid supplies, phone list, land-line telephone, backup telephone, radio network and found all of them wanting. Many details to attend to and some significant repairs in planning/function. A dog guest and Scooter were having a gay old time when she somehow impaled herself on a steel post I had tried to remove some time ago… but didn’t persevere as I rather obviously should have. She set to screaming in obvious injured and confused pain trapped with this rod entering her gut and nearly exiting her back. Nobody but me could get close (she trusts me more than anyone on the planet, though she is more devoted to, and adoring of Missy than anyone on Earth). I […]

Uncelebrating the Fourth

by Harry Browne July 4, 2003 Unfortunately, July 4th has become a day of deceit. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress formally declared its independence from Great Britain. Thirteen years later, after a difficult war to secure that independence, the new country was open for business. It was truly unique — the first nation in all of history in which the individual was considered more important than the government, and the government was tied down by a written Constitution. It was the one nation where you could live your life secure in the knowledge that no one would ask for your papers, where you weren’t identified by a number, and where the government wouldn’t extort a percentage of your […]