Smoking a Super Bowl

CANNABIS CULTURE - "I'll be smoking a super bowl today," someone posted to CalNORML's Facebook page on Sunday morning. It was appropriate, at least for those who, like me, turn on the Bread and Circus mostly for the pricey new ads and cultural references.

Not only did Superbowl XLVI feature the first female Very Important Pothead halftime performer, it also had original American Idol and VIP Kelly Clarkson belt out the National Anthem. Clarkson came through like a champ, winning favorable reviews over Christine Aguilera's performance last year, when Aguilera muffed the lyrics.

In 2007, Clarkson told USA Weekend magazine that she ate a marijuana cookie in Amsterdam. "It is legal there, and it is not legal here," she (somewhat erroneously) said. "I don't ever do anything illegal here," Clarkson added. "I have never smoked anything in my life. I've never tried any drugs. I wouldn't do anything that would cause holes in your brain or your nasal cavity. Call me Texan, but I don't think of marijuana like that."

Shortly thereafter, Blender magazine's August 2007 profile of Clarkson presented her as a bit of a rebel, documenting the Grammy winner's rift with 74-year-old BMG Chairman/CEO Clive Davis. "I can't stand it when people put out the same record over and over again," Clarkson told Blender. "Life is too short to be a pushover."

Advertised during the show (with spots that cost upwards of $3 million) was Anjelica Houston's new series Smash, involving the creation of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, premiering tomorrow on NBC. In a 2006 episode of Showtime's excellent series "Huff," Houston passes a joint to Huff, her psychotherapist colleague Hank Azaria, before guiding him on an MDMA/Ecstacy trip/therapy session.

Anjelica is the daughter of legendary film director John Houston. According to Lee Server in the Robert Mitchum biography, Baby I Don't Care, the elder Houston delighted Mitchum with tales of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," during the filming of 1957's "Heaven Knows Mr. Allison". Houston said of the classic 1948 film, shot in Mexico, "they were all smoking grass down there, high as a clouds for most of the picture." So that would mean, Houston himself, Humphrey Bogart, et al?

In other Super spots, the Pepsi and Coke wars continue, with Coke's offering using the tagline, "Open happiness." Of course, the original forumulation for Coca Cola contained cocaine and the company reportedly still imports coca leaves for flavoring. Red Bull Coca, available in the US, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, Russia and the UK, also contains "decocainized" coca leaf. Germany found traces of cocaine in the product (0.13 micrograms per can) and banned it in six states.

Budweiser premiered a nostalgic spot starting with a celebration of the end of alcohol prohibition and ending with the line, "Delivering great times since 1876." It was followed by an ad for Doritos, a product often associated with another kind of bud. Budweiser got double coverage when GE ran a spot highlighting the fact that their refrigerators keep beer cold (refrigeration not required for marijuana buds).

Howard Stern was featured in an ad promoting him joining NBC's "America's Got Talent." Stern admitted to youthful pot smoking in his book Private Parts and righteously has said he won't endorse any presidental candidate who isn't for legalization.

In a memorable spot, David Beckham models his tatoos and underwear to The Animals' song "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." In Eric Burdon's autobiography of the same name, The Animals' singer writes of visiting Mazatlan where, "I went into a rap about how the Mexicans had given the world two precious things--marijuana and beautiful women. The crowd loved it, but I don't imagine the Mexican authorities did." Burdon relates that he smelled his "first magical whiff of marijuana" with none other than Jack Teagarden at a Louis Armstrong concert. Teagarden was Benny Goodman's trombonist and inspiration for the song, "Texas Tea Party."

An ad for the new movie "G.I. Joe" begins, "In the immortal words of Jay-Z, 'Whatever deity may guide my life, oh Lord, don't let me die tonight.'" Jay-Z is so associated with the holy herb that days after his daughter was born, a strain named for her started appearing at LA cannabis clubs. The original 1945 G.I. Joe movie won an Oscar nomination for its hot young star, Very Important Pothead Robert Mitchum.

VIP Madonna made her halftime show entrance pulled by a legion of gladiators, like Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra" (both probable pot smokers). It ended with "Like a Prayer" and the words "World Peace."

Betty White made a re-appearance in an ad, two years after the 80-year-old hit with the "You're playing like Betty White" Snickers ad. White was just outed by Joan Rivers as having smoked with her back in the day, when "we had fun." White's character on "Hot in Cleveland," which just won her another SAG award, smoked pot until it was explained away in Season 2.

And they call us the counterculture. Seems to me, we're a driving force. And that's just the first half of the game. Don't get me started about how the Giant Patriots who founded the US were all hemp farmers.

Ellen Komp is Deputy Director of California NORML and a regular contributor to Cannabis Culture. She manages the website VeryImportantPotheads.com and blogs at Tokin Woman.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The sun is bombarding Earth with radiation from the biggest solar storm in more than six years with more to come from the fast-moving eruption.

The solar flare occurred at about 11 p.m. EST Sunday and will hit Earth with three different effects at three different times. The biggest issue is radiation, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center in Colorado.

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THE RECAP WITH THE MOST MEANING TO THOSE WHO DESIRE JOY IN THE JOURNEY.

Where is the filing of the class action lawsuit for unlawful biological warfare against the citizens of North American and now the world.

I have personally informed the largest collectives in the state of California - spoke directly to the THC convention in LA 2009 -- in addition to directing readers to the web sites with specific information to establish and initiate the action under comments in this website.

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Feb 05
Why is Lyme Disease Not JUST a Tick-Borne Disease Any More?
Posted By Dr. Mercola | February 05 2012 | 20,240 views

By Dr. Mercola

Some experts feel that almost everyone has been exposed to Lyme disease and may have it in one way, shape or form.

Whether that's true or not is up for debate, but clearly there are those who have it and are severely disabled by it.

Dr. Klinghardt—who is one of my earliest mentors in natural health and always on the leading edge—has actually suffered with Lyme disease himself, and as a result, he's passionate about finding effective natural treatments for Lyme.

The Ongoing Discovery of Lyme Disease

It's now been fairly well-established that chronic infection is an underlying factor in most chronic illnesses. Diseases such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue are all turning out to be expressions of chronic infections.

"Right at the center of that is the ongoing discovery of Lyme disease," Dr. Klinghardt says.

Lyme disease has recently received a new definition. It now refers to illnesses transferred by insects, as opposed to simply a tick-borne disease. Mosquitoes can carry Lyme disease and many other serious infections, as can spiders, fleas and mites.

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Apologies for the low dollar mark for return on the greatest crime in our history. We need to move forward. The denial of the settlement sets up the war for reclaiming our sovereignty as to establish any rational living security. As a collective society we are in a situation of clear choice.

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Cannabidiol and (?)?9-tetrahydrocannabinol are neuroprotective antioxidants
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:58 AM

To:
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To: maria@wsjreport.com
Cc: Dylan@DylanRatigan.com
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 9:18 AM

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Hello to all,

Being a student of hope with love of our collective humanity - this communication ranks with the communication sent from a three mile island employee regarding the need to fix the cooling system which led to one of our greatest known ecological disasters that pales in comparison to this email notice pleading for a future in which there is a possibility for much more joy and productivity among the living.

Some help with understanding our collective situation is about to be on the counter top with coffee all around the planet.
Of course there is a list of all who have been noticed in communication. Thus those who were noticed will be held to some accountability for helping resolve this great crime against the living.

War is a reality of life.

I am showing you the caliber of mind that is invisioned to manifest the clarity necessary for joy to return to our living planet. Brother the rivers will run red as wisdom is eternally born of blood.

Ron Fricke is an American film director and cinematographer, considered to be a master of time-lapse photography and large format cinematography. He was the director of photography for Koyaanisqatsi (1982) and directed the purely cinematic non-verbal non-narrative feature Baraka (1992). He designed and used his own 65 mm camera equipment for Baraka and his later projects. He also directed the IMAX films Chronos (1985) and Sacred Site (1986). His most recent work was as cinematographer for parts of the film Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (he was hired to shoot the eruption of Mt Etna in Sicily for use in scenes of the volcanic planet Mustafar). The sequel to Baraka, Samsara, was released in 2011. Fricke writes about his work: "I feel that my work has evolved through Koyaanisqatsi, Chronos and Baraka. Both technically and philosophically I am ready to delve even deeper into my favorite theme: humanity's relationship to the eternal".

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Subject: WILL LAW BE USED TO SAVE LIVES?
To: SQUAWK@CNBC.COM
Date: Monday, January 30, 2012, 4:42 AM

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Ya, it's halftime in America, and our second half is about to begin." I do think there is a second half to America's future that's underway.

The second half per Clint Eastwood's Super Bowl ad?

If war is a reality - Clint Eastwood's history in cinema produced an ending in the past which has an oddball twist with great present perspective for all today.

During World War II, Lieutenant Kelly learns of a German bank located behind enemy lines containing 16 million dollars in gold bars. His platoon, led by Big Joe, has three days of R&R coming, so, with the aid of hustler Crapgame, anachronistic hippie Oddball, three Sherman tanks and a touch of irreverence, Kelly leads his men deep into French territory to steal the gold for themselves.

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Hoping this communication serves as inspiration to take action.

MMJ in MS

Hi All Mississippians please call your Senators to push HB2252 threw. Senator Deborah Dawkins introduce the bill. Do all you can to get them to listen.

Mississippi Senator pushing to legalize medical marijuana
Posted: Feb 07, 2012 9:02 PM CSTUpdated: Feb 07, 2012 10:47 PM CST
By Terrance Friday - bio | email

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -
For the fourth year in a row, Senator Deborah Dawkins of Pass Christian is submitting another proposal in an effort to legalize the use of medical marijuana in Mississippi.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. On the flip side, experts say when used for medicinal purposes, the often frowned upon substance can be quite useful. That's why Senator Deborah Dawkins is working hard to legalize its medical use in our state.
"I think most people want their doctors to help them make their own decisions. And to me, we're taking something away from the patients and their physicians," Dawkins said.
A number of studies have shown that some attributes of the cannabis plant can relieve pain, control nausea, and help with a long list of other ailments. As of now, 16 states and the District of Columbia have already legalized the use of medical marijuana.
Dawkins wants Mississippi added to that list, especially since a lab at the University of Mississippi is already involved. The lab serves as the federal government's marijuana repository, growing the plant for research facilities across the country.
"It's something that seems very unfair. That we in Mississippi provide this medicine, that's what it is, medicine, for people in other states and not in our very own," Dawkins said.

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