Saturday, 20 February 2021

To Vax or Not to Vax, That is the Question

 

From what I understand, the vaccinations do not stop infection or transference to others, but the claim is that the vaccination will reduce the illness after infection. So even after a jab we should still take the precautions of masks, social distancing and washing hands (which we should do anyway).
 
So the choice is to risk whatever possible effects that the vaccination may itself cause or risk a more serious infection if and when we get covid.
 
A personal choice that does not effect others unless they are or become carers or health staff that need to look after the sick.
 
So I don't see the problem.  One side is trying to scare us into being vaccinated and the other side trying to scare us into not taking it.
 
The problem I have is that the anti-vaxers seem to run into conspiracy theory such as it contains nanochips and bytes to track and control us or make us more compatible with AI in the future, which is strange then that the elderly and sick would be targetted first and considering we are all tracked and traced ans spied on through the internet, phone lines, cameras and so on, anyway and whilst all that already exists they want us to stay indoors and not travel more than 5 miles or visit other people.
the way I see it, like all businesses, the vaccination producers want to sell their wares, and all the anti-vaxers seem to base their lives on the idea that some sort or illuninatuis elon musk bill gates conglomerate want to control 7 billion people, most of whom are poverty stricken and powerless.
 
I read people saying the vaccine will make us ill or kill us off yet most of my friends that have had it have suffered no worse than a sore arm or a mild overnight headache, so then I read ah yes but we will all suffer after the second dose or sometime in the future. then I read that somebody had the vaccine and died - 100 people out of the millions that have had the jab. Yet last year in the UK 1000 people died due to aspirin, many more due to tobacco or alcohol, all of which carry warnings and are sold in supermarkets and local shops.
 
It's a personal choice, to some degree determined by who we trust, but it is us that must make that choice. The idea that we cannot travel without a vaccination is untrue since the vaccination does not stop infection or transmission, so a covid test is more important - and many people will not be able to have the vaccine due to complications with health, other medication or allergies.
I think tee answers will NOT come through social media or TV news, so why bother reading and watching it.
 
WE KNOW that our Government tells porkies, so why believe them? But neither does that mean that everything they say is a lie.
 

 

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Legalise and Utilise, Commemorative Edition 2021

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08VWY9YYK

A commemorative edition of Cannabis: Legalise and Utilise, first published 2000 with extra content: such as correspondence between the LCA and Government.

In commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the first time a cannabis-focused political party put candidates in a UK general election - the Legalise Cannabis Alliance (LCA)

This edition reproduces the LCA Manifesto, "Legalise and Utilise" which I first put together in 1999; also copies of many of the candidates' election fliers, local and Parliamentary, photos pf activists, candidates and gatherings along withe the document put together by the late Don Barnard and myself - Cannabis: Challenging the Criminal Justice System, commonly known as "The Challenge" and correspondence between LCA and Government. and more.

Personally I think it was a historical time that brought cannabis into both the public awareness and the Political arena.

We gave out almost a million fliers, did a Party Broadcast on the TV in Wales in 2005 numerous press interviews and articles, spoke the Oxford Union, colleges and even schools.The term “legalise cannabis” means to legalise the possession, cultivation and supply of cannabis.Sadly we have lost many since then, so let this also be a tribute to them: Michael Fell, Mick Pryce, Dave Woofer Barker, Levi McCarthy, Patman, Denning,,Lezley von Goetz, Eddie Ellison, Paul Fowler, Dottie Baldwin, Jackie Barnard,John Crome, Biz Ivol, Derrick Large, Colin Paisley, Ivor Garfield, Grannie Pat Tabram,Stewart Talbot, Mark Palmer, Tom Hanson, Chris Baldwin, John Cripps, Joep Oomen, Phil Stovell, Don Barnard, Frank Kirk, Howard Marks, Ann Clarke,Howard Marks. All the commission will go towards ending the prohibition.

 

Sarnath 1985

Buddhist Stupa in Srnarth, India 1985
 
Sarnath is a place located 10 kilometres north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The Deer Park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma.
 
Stupas originated as pre-Buddhist tumuli, in which ascetics were buried in a seated position
 
The Dhamek Stupa is said to mark the spot (Rishipattana which can be translated as "where the Rishi arrived") where the Buddha gave the first sermon to his first five Brahmin disciples after attaining enlightenment, "revealing his Eightfold Path leading to nirvana.
 
In its current shape, the stupa is a solid cylinder of bricks and stone reaching a height of 43.6 meters and having a diameter of 28 meters. It is the most massive structure in Sarnath

Aliens in the UK - me too

... yes they have their customs, nothing to do with us. I am not exactly sure what your problem is, how people are in their own countries or how difficult people from other countries find it to adjust when they come here - surely you don't expect women to take off their burkas if they find it offensive. Or start eating pork sausages and burgers? Or change their religions? Or stop speaking their own languages? Or start going to pubs?

Of course I am not talking about the few terrorists that cause trouble here or in their own or other countries, or commit violent crimes, or underage marriages - we have enough nonses in the churches and parliament and on the streets already and they all deserve severe and equal punishments.

I just believe in showing a little compassion, tolerance and some understanding of the differences between people, not just colour or religion or origins. What I object to is slagging off many millions of Moslems because of a small number that cause problems any more than I believe in slagging off the Christians because of what has been done and is still being done within or in the name of their Churches,Synagogues etc, or blaming every Israel because of what Israel is doing in Palestine, or blaming every UK citizen for the people our country has killed or the football hooligans.
I have never asked you where you were born, what your religion is or how you choose to dress. I take you as I find you even though in the past with other people that has led me into trusted the wrong people;

I have friends of all religions and beliefs, that have very different lifestyles and backgrounds - if i don't like them or if they cause problems, i drop them, far quicker than i did when i was younger. I don't have time for bigots, thieves, liars, trouble-causers, haters, racists, nonses. i do have time for people who are lost in delusions and fears and for people that I feel genuinely need help.

So I don't really understand exactly which people and which customs you have problems with: it does not make sense that it can be all Islamic people because they are so different from each other, even fight each other, as do Christians, and between them they make up a huge percentage of the world. I would hate to think that you have a problem with Egyptians because of your experience in a very different country, with very different people, many of whom, rightly or wrongly, may have found you offensive because you did not face Mecca daily or had the odd drink.

Focusing on and fearing differences is much of the cause of the problems we face and is used by our government to divide and conquer.

I am an alien too.


Conspiract theory - the Truth about who is running things

....  it's actually aliens that have been living on the dark side of the moon and virus itself contains nanochip containing AI so it can infect other humans and in a few years they will use it to enslave the human race, and Musk is from the future and brought the recipes for vaccines to counteract the alien AI and save humanity, except both sides are just lizard pawns ultimately being controlled by Illuninati that live underground and have been running the world for thousands of years using frequencies far beyond 5G and as yet undetectable except by rock start musicians that knew the truth about man on the moon and were all assassinated by the Vatican , the message is in their music played backwards at high speed.



Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Rejected Petition: Remove cannabis and cannabis products from the Misuse of Drugs Act.

 Remove cannabis and cannabis products from the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Change policy to bring an immediate halt to the raiding of the private property and the arrest and prosecution of citizens for the possession, cultivation and supply of cannabis until and after cannabis is removed from the Misuse of Drugs Act.

More details

The application of the Misuse of Drugs Act against people for victimless cannabis activities is contrary to common justice and Human Rights Laws. There should be commercial outlets where adults can safely purchase, consume and socially share cannabis with consumer protection, hygiene, quality control and tax on profits. See more: http://www.ccguide.org/challengeintro.php
https://ccguide.org/safety.php
https://ccguide.org/potent.php
https://www.safeaccessnow.org/cannabis_safety

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 9 February 2021
From HOC Petitions Committee

Dear Alun Buffry,

Sorry, we can’t accept your petition – “Remove cannabis and cannabis products from the Misuse of Drugs Act.”.

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551846

Click this link to see your rejected petition:
View your rejected petition

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards:
https://petition.parliament.uk/help#standards

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 9 February 2021: Appeal

To: HOC Petitions Committee <petitionscommittee@parliament.uk>
Subject: Appeal against rejection of petition

I would like to appeal the rejection of my petition  “Remove cannabis and cannabis products from the Misuse of Drugs Act.”
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/570910

which has been rejected on the grounds that there is a similar petition, namely "Legalise medical and recreational cannabis in the UK"
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551846

You have said "There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue."

First the petition to legalise cannabis is impossible to fulfil, as cannabis is a substance and cannot be legal or illegal: it is the human activities that are limited by statute.  My petition is about human rights and human activities, not drugs.

Secondly even legalisation of cannabis activities is not the same as the removal of cannabis from the Misuse of Drugs Act

Alun Buffry, petition author
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9 February 20211
From 
HOC Petitions Committee

Dear Sir or Madam,
Thank you for your email. I have logged this as an appeal.

We aim to consider all complaints about moderation decisions within 7 days, and will notify petitioners if it is likely to take significantly longer than this.

All complaints about moderation decisions will be considered by one or more team member not involved in the original moderation decision. These will normally be trained moderators who are part of the Petitions Committee team.

Once we have considered your complaint, we are unable to enter into further correspondence unless there is new information that wish to raise with us about the decision.  Any further consideration will be undertaken by the Clerk of the Committee and, when appropriate, with the Chair and Members of the Committee.

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact with me.

Kind regards

Sabbir Ahmad
The Petitions Team
UK Government and Parliament
petitionscommittee@parliament.uk
House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
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10 February 2021
From 
HOC Petitions Committee
Dear Alun

Thank you for your email.

This has been escalated to me as one of the officials who considers appeals, and I have looked at your petition, the moderation decision and your subsequent appeal about the decision of our moderators.

While I understand that you have couched your request in different terms to the petition we have open on this subject, we do not accept multiple petitions that in effect make the same request - in this case decriminalising/legalising the use of cannabis. I take your point that the wording of the open petition is to legalise medical and recreational cannabis, rather than associated activities, but we believe it is sufficiently clear from the text of the petition what it wants to achieve.

If there is a specific outcome that you want to achieve that is different to this, we could accept a petition requesting a different outcome, provided it was clear what that outcome was and that is was clearly distinct from decriminalising/legalising the use of cannabis. If you would like help to draft a new petition that is sufficiently different to the existing petition we could accept it we would be happy to do this, if you can let us know what outcome you would like to achieve.

Kind regards
Ed


Ed Faulkner
Second Clerk
Petitions Committee
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10 February 2021

To HOC Petitions Committee

 Thank you Ed, for your comment and offer of help:
What I want the government to do is to immediately change the way the law is applied and stop the authorities from raiding people's private property when they suspect possession, cultivation and sharing of cannabis UNLESS they can show that there is a risk to public health or the Rights of others as demanded by Human Rights law criteria for interfering with a persons Right to a Private Life and Right to Choose and practice their own beliefs, alone or with others
although I see this as a first step I believe it is an essential change in policy, not law, to bring the application of the MODA in line with Human Rights and common justice.
Alun Buffry
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10 February 2021
From HOC Petitions Committee

Good afternoon Alun

Thanks for getting back to me.

I completely understand your objections to current legislation – and its enforcement – and desire for these to change, but the outcome you have requested does seem to be the same as that which would be achieved by the existing petition we have on this issue. I would therefore encourage you to sign and promote this petition, as a single petition on an issue is more likely to secure the support necessary to become entitled to a Government response or debate.

 When this petition closes – on 28 March – we could accept a new petition on this issue, so you might like to start a new petition then.

 Best wishes

Ed

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10 February 2021
To HOC Petitions Committee

I will certainly do all that, but I have to say that I disagree a - change in policy on how a law is applied is not the same as a change in law

 



Friday, 5 February 2021

Facebook or Wastebook?

 So Facebook is removing the NOTES section from pages at the end of this month, thereby deleting the work of millions of users - I am suggesting they change the name to Wastebook. Why is this necessary, they can hardly be short of space.

 


Tuesday, 26 January 2021

CANNABIS AND THE MISUSE OF DRUGS ACT

Cannabis and the Misuse of Drugs Act

The inclusion of cannabis in the Misuse of Drugs Act raises several questions:

First consider cannabis itself.

Cannabis itself is neither legal nor illegal. It is human activities that are prohibited, limited or licensed, not the substance itself. That is the possession, cultivation and supply, by certain people. Universities, pharmaceutical companies, research establishment and indeed some farmers are permitted under license to cultivate cannabis for specific reasons; police, forensic scientists, court officials and other authorities are permitted to possess in or pass it to others (supply) as part of their jobs.

Legislation was created by Parliament and can be changed by Parliament. Its application is a matter of policy and is often left to the discretion of the police which varies around the country. Prosecution is at the discretion of the Crown Prosecution Service and the Courts. The matter of “guilt”in the trial of supposed or alleged offender is a matter for magistrates, juries and judges

Cannabis is a natural plant, not a substance manufactured rf synthesized in a laboratory or even a kitchen, like most substances included in the Misuse of Drugs Act. It grows naturally, with or without help from humans (cultivation) – it will grow almost anywhere. It exists in nature and existed before human beings. It is not a narcotic, a stimulant (although it may increase drowsiness or stimulate, depending on the circumstances) or cause hallucinations (different to illusions) . It is non-lethal – that is there is no amount possible to consume that will cause death. It is far safer than most plants that grow in our parks and gardens or even in the wild.

Let is consider the term “misuse”. It is different from “muse” and “abuse”.


misuse

verb

  1. use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose.

    "he was found guilty of misusing public funds"

    Similar:

    put to wrong use, misapply, misemploy,

Noun

  1. the wrong or improper use of something.

    EG: "drugs of such potency that their misuse can have dire consequences"

So we may ask: what is the “purpose” of cannabis? With most manufactured substances and articles that would mean why was it made? With plants we must ask why did nature or God produce it and for what reason does man cultivate or possess it. Of course the first question is largely a matter of philosophy or beliefs. The second question is a matter for the person (or persons) cultivating, possessing and using the plant.

Cannabis has been around humans and used by humans for many thousands of years. It was once a common plant used by almost everyone, commonly called, in English, Hemp..

In the work Culpeper’s Complete Herbal of 1652, it was written:


HEMP

This is so well known to every good housewife in the country, that I shall not need to write any description of it.

Time. It is sown in the very end of March, or beginning of April, and is ripe in August or September.

Government and virtues. It is a plant of Saturn, and good for something else, you see, than to make halters only. The seed of Hemp consumes wind, and by too much use thereof disperses it so much that it dries up the natural seed for procreation; yet, being boiled in milk and taken, helps such as have a hot dry cough. The Dutch make an emulsion out of the seed, and give it with good success to those that have the jaundice, especially in the beginning of the disease, if there be no ague accompanying it, for it opens obstructions of the gall, and causes digestion of choler. The emulsion or decoction of the seed stays lasks and continual fluxes, eases the cholic, and allays the troublesome humours in the bowels, and stays bleeding at the mouth, nose, or other places, some of the leaves, being fried with the blood of them that bleed, and so given them to eat. It is held very good to kill the worms in men or beasts; and the juice dropped into the ears kills worms in them; and draws forth earwigs, or other living creatures gotten into them. The decoction of the root allays inflammations of the head, or any other parts: the herb itself, or the distilled water thereof doth the like. The decoction of the root eases the pains of the gout, the hard humours of knots in the joints, the pains and shrinking of the sinews, and the pains of the hips. The fresh juice mixed with a little oil and butter, is good for any place that hath been burnt with fire, being thereto applied.

Nowadays, around the world, cannabis is widely accepted to have many medicinal uses; that is cannabis with or without large THC: CBD ratios. Those medicinal uses include the amelioration of many aches and pains caused by mild or serious illnesses and injuries, reduction or cessation of muscular spasms and epileptic fits, reduction of intraocular pressures that cause glaucoma, easing breathing in asthma sufferers, aiding sleep and boosting appetite, counteracting the negative effects of chemotherapy and not least reduction of stress, one of the biggest causes of illness, absenteeism, violence and premature death. It is used to treat mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and psychosis (especially CBD extracts). Cannabis is also claimed, with mounting evidence, to cure cancers and tumours. Cannabis is widely used to boost inspiration and creativity by artists and musicians; to enable and improve socialisation. It is used simply for fun, recreation or to created good feelings and moods.

Cannabis is now cultivated by Pharmaceutical companies such as GW Pharmaceuticals who produce Sativex sprays supplied to sufferers of, for instance, Multiple Sclerosis: Sativex is a full cannabis extract in alcohol with an added peppermint flavour; in The Netherlands it is prescribed by doctors in herbal form, granulated and standardised and produced by Bedrocan. The supply of cannabis medicinal products on prescription was “legalised” in the UK just a couple of years ago. In fact, the UK is one of the largest exporters of cannabis for “medicinal purposes” cultivated by British Sugar Corporation (BSC). Incidentally, whilst the sick and healthy are daily raided by police and dragged through the courts, the spouses of MP’s such as Theresa May (ex-Prime Minister) and Victoria Atkins (Drugs Minister) are major investors in GW and BSC.

But the use of cannabis do not stop there. It includes its use as a sacrament in many religions and beliefs, their practices, rites and rituals,
including Rastafarianism, Coptic Christianity, Hinduism and Jainism, Sufism, Buddhism and many new age religious movements.

Cannabis and Hemp (cannabis with low THC content) has many industrial uses as a source of fibre and fuel. It can be used to make fuel capable of running our homes, our cars and even our planes. It can be and is used in the production of paper, building materials such as bricks and shelving, furniture, plastics, canvas for sails and artist's paintings, clothing, oils for lubrication or for paints etc, The list is almost endless.

The seed fro m the cannabis plant is one of the most nutritious seeds on earth:

The Nutritional Contents of Cannabis Seeds and Their Health Benefits

There is no real nutritional difference between hemp seeds and cannabis seeds, even if the latter ends up growing into a plant that contains high amounts of THC.

This is because cannabinoids such as THC, the compound known for its psychoactive properties, do not exist in the seed. These compounds are only present in the stem, stalk, l eaves and flower of the plant itself.

The same applies to other cannabinoids such as the popular CBD, as well as flavonoids, terpenes, etc. This is why cannabis seeds on their own aren’t used for therapeutic purposes. But what they lack in that department, they make up for in nutritional contents and general health benefits.

The nutrition contained in a cannabis seed is quite frankly incredible. Starting with protein, cannabis seeds provide a complete source of the nutrient as they contain all nine essential amino acids. Since your body cannot produce these nine acids, it needs to obtain them from external sources. Very few plants are complete sources like cannabis seeds.

On the outer shell of a cannabis seed, you’ll find most of its firer contents. Around 35% of a cannabis seed is composed of essential fatty acids, including omega 3,6,9 and GLA.

As if that wasn’t enough, cannabis seeds also contain iron, copper, potassium, zinc, magnesium, folic acid, manganese, vitamin E and a number of B vitamins, including riboflavin, folate, thiamine and vitamin B6. Furthermore, cannabis seeds are highly digestible. You can eat them cooked, raw, shelled, unshelled… the sky’s the limit.

Taken from https://www.medsnews.com/health/nutritional-contents-of-cannabis-seeds/

This article could be expanded to many pages to show the many uses of cannabis. For further reference please see:

https://ccguide.org/uses.php
https://ccguide.org/seeduses.php
https://ccguide.org/industry.php
https://ccguide.org/forfuel.php

I think it is safe to conclude that CANNABIS HAS VERY MANY USES, both on an individual and industrial level.

So to return to the original issue: what is the “Misuse” of cannabis? How is it used for reasons other than for intentional beneficial use? What are the misuses? To get high? To feel good? To harm others?

To me it us abundantly clear that the inclusion of cannabis as a scheduled classified substance of misuse in the Misuse of Drugs Act and the prohibition that goes along with that, its origins and application, are at best erroneous and smells of corruption, infringes upon Rights to a Private Life and the Choice and Practice of Belief (and other Articles), nationally and internationally, wrongly favouring big industry over the individual, unjustifiably flying in the face of evidence and fact, and 

CANNABIS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE ACT WITHOUT DELAY.


 









Monday, 18 January 2021

Peace


 It seems that so many people think that they can find peace by putting the world right but apart from the difficulties in that, what may be "right" for some will not be right for everyone. 

In TRUTH peace lies within us all - that is where we can find it, that is where we FEEL it and that is where we must LOOK for it - then we will have peace in this world, even if not everyone else does too. Peace is an individual experience that we need to prioritise and realise. 

But I do "wish" it on everyone, even warmongers.