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

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:


 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.

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

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards:


 9 February 2021: Appeal

To: HOC Petitions Committee <>
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.”

which has been rejected on the grounds that there is a similar petition, namely "Legalise medical and recreational cannabis in the UK"

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

9 February 20211
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
House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

10 February 2021
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 Faulkner
Second Clerk
Petitions Committee
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
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


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.