Monthly Archives: February 2008

How and Why You Can Grow Medical Marijuana

In this post I am continuing to inform and inspire people about how to practice civil disobedience by ignoring the unjust marijuana laws. BTW, these clearly are the most popular posts on my BLOG. The good news is with the Internet and new grow light technologies anyone can raise their own “victory gardens.” First, is a story about how almost all major medical associations are calling for an end to the war on weed. Second, I describe the new LED grow lights that remove almost any chance of being caught. Third, I provide you with a verified list of sites where you can buy all that you need to grow your own. You can order the LED grow lights, hydroponic equipment and amazing seeds online. It is even possible to order marijuana and hashish direct from Amsterdam. Fourth, I provide more insight into why our use of marijuana for spiritual enlightenment should be protected under our freedom of religion. Please leave some comments!! Continue reading

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Getting Back In Touch with Earth

This article builds on my life-long connection to the land. I grew up in the country among farms and spent much of my professional life helping farmers deal with new technologies and public policies. Personally and professionally I have been an environmentalist for almost 40 years. Over that same time I have studied and learned from the native Americans who hold the land in high esteem. Through this I hope to once again to revive the hippie ideal and ideas about living on the land. Continue reading

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Freedom is Our Power, So Use it or Lose It

American society is at a historical crossroads. We now have the chance to rebuild our lives and communities; but only if we are left free from excessive corporate and federal government meddling. It is clear that the Bush administration has tried aggressively to take away our freedoms and control our behaviors. However, as Bob Marley it is time to “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.” In this post I give you some well-tested strategies for regaining our personal and collective freedom. As always, I hope you enjoy the pix and cool quotes!! Continue reading
Categories: Activism - Occupy, Happiness | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment

Now is Our Time for Massive Change = Get Involved

This article provides you with new ideas and actions for you in two important ares.  First, we all need to get actively involved this fall to make sure we elect Barack Obama.  So I found a very useful checklist of actions that will be effective and efficient for your own “busy lives.”  Second, I provide you with some life-changing and life-saving ideas about how we should be valuing out time.  As I get older and experience more, I sure wish I knew what I know now back when I was in my teens and twenties.  So please enjoy the amazing paradoxes of our time. Continue reading

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How to be Happier Most of the Time

As a social scientist I have been studying the conditions that promote happiness in life. There is a lot of information out there so I will continue to share the best with you. Movies like “The Secret” explain that we must create our own happiness through our thoughts. Get on with it now… no sense waiting for anyone or anything else to come into your life. The happier you are – the more happiness you attract into your life. Continue reading

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What’s Love Got to Do with Valentine’s Day?

Feel like I need to rant a bit about Valentine’s day as a Hallmark and Hershey Holiday. Many people – especially those who are in “committed relationships” – feel pressure to spend money to make their partner feel loved. However, we need to show love to all people all the time. So I want to rant a bit about this capitalist holiday; but really try to tell the bigger story about why “Love is a Beautiful Thing” that grows as we share it. I have included my own selection of the top 40 Love Quotes. Continue reading

Categories: Happiness, Women | Tags: , | 1 Comment

Obama Movement has Massive Momentum

The Obama political campaign clearly qualifies as a social movement that is larger than the sum of its parts. After the past week’s landslide victories in eight states by double-digit margins, it is clear to me and others that Barack Obama will be the Democratic candidate and ultimately president of the United States. Obama has brought many new people – especially youth – into the political process. At the same time, the lemmings are leaping off the sinking Clinton ship and the wheels are falling of McCain’s straight-talk express. In this post I will outline my assessment of this amazing moment in history as a sociologist with 25 years experience analyzing and promoting progressive social change. Continue reading

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Hippies Had the Best Ideas

It is now popular to look back to the sixties for inspiration and insight into how to change society for the better.  Candidates are trying to capture the charisma of JFK and other leaders.  However, most baby boomers are quick to distance themselves from the hippie counterculture.  This social movement is more relevant for our young people than their parents want to admit.   Young people see their parents and others as  hypocrites for abandoning the hippie agenda for a better world. Continue reading

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Obama Should Be Willing to Legalize Marijuana

The federal government continues to wage an unethical war against medical marijuana. Despite the fact that overwhelming majorities of people disagree with this policy, no one seems willing to stand up for our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Fortunately, we now have a chance to reverse the losing policies of the past 70 years. Candidates who campaign for legalization will be in-line with the views of over three-quarters of American voters.

I wrote this article in February of 2008
I then broke the news in early August that:

Obama will End War on Weed – McCain Will Push Booze!!

So be sure and read that article after you read this oneWe now need to put some firm and friendly pressure on Barack to follow through on his policy to end the Federal War on Medical Marijuana. Each state will then have the right to legalize, regulate, and tax as they see fit.  Wow – seems like a win for all!!

Now that Obama has become president we need to hold him to his promise that he will eliminate government programs that do not work.  The war on marijuana is clearly an economic and ethical failure.  Read my latest plea and start contacting our new leaders!!

Please President Obama: Stop War on Marijuana

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