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This is an incredible video of a Canadian girl who spoke to the United Nations and left them completely silent and speechless for five minutes. Her name is Severn Cullis-Suzuki, and her speech was given at a U.N. assembly in Brazil when she was twelve years old. She had raised all the money to travel to the delegation, five thousand miles from her home, herself.

Speaking about the hole in the ozone layer, pollution, the devastation of the forests and extinction of so many species, Severn charges that we adults have no idea how to fix these things, in fact can’t fix them, and that we must change our ways. “If you don’t know how to fix it, stop breaking it,” she pleads.

Severn continued to say:

“I am here to speak for all generations to come. I am here to speak on behalf of starving children around the world whose cries go unheard. I’m only a child and I don’t have the solutions…but neither do you. I am only a child, but I know we are all part of a family five billion strong; in fact, 30 million species strong, and borders and governments will never change that.

Even when we have more than enough, we are afraid to share. We are afraid to let go of some of our wealth. Two days ago here in Brazil, we were shocked when we spent some time with children living in the streets. This is what one child told us:

‘I wish I was rich. And if I were, I would give all the street children food, clothes, medicine, shelter, love and affection.’

If child on the streets who has nothing is willing to share - why are we, who have everything, still so greedy?

I am only a child, but I know if all the money spent on war was spent on finding environmental answers, ending poverty, and finding treaties - what a wonderful place this world would be.”

And here’s the kicker - this speech was given in 1992, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. How much is still relevant today? All of it. And the more important question is: How much has been changed, accomplished, since Severn spoke that day?

Years later, Severn wrote a piece for Time magazine in which she said: “I spoke for six minutes and received a standing ovation. Some of the delegates even cried. I thought that maybe I had reached some of them, that my speech might actually spur action. Now, a decade from Rio, after I’ve sat through many more conferences, I’m not sure what has been accomplished. My confidence in the people in power and in the power of an individual’s voice to reach them has been deeply shaken…In the 10 years since Rio, I have learned that addressing our leaders is not enough. As Gandhi said many years ago, ‘We must become the change we want to see.’ I know change is possible.”

Severn comes from an environmental legacy - her father is the renowned David Suzuki. At the age of nine, Severn founded the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO), a group of children dedicated to learning and teaching other kids about environmental issues. Today, Severn is an environmental activist, speaker, television host and author. She has spoken around the world about environmental issues, urging listeners to define their values, act with the future in mind, and take individual responsibility.

She co-hosted Suzuki’s Nature Quest, a children’s television series that aired on the Discovery Channel in 2002. In early 2002, she helped launch an Internet-based think tank called The Skyfish Project. As a member of Kofi Annan’s Special Advisory Panel, she and members of the Skyfish Project brought their first project, a pledge called the “Recognition of Responsibility”, to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August 2002.

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by JOE ROGAN - Celebrity, Fear Factor and UFC Host

An open letter to Kellogg’s re: Michael Phelps

Dear, Kellogg’s.
I’m writing this letter to express my disappointment in your company in firing Michael Phelps as a spokesperson for your products because he was photographed while enjoying some marijuana.
I respectfully would like to communicate my opinion on this matter because I think it’s of great public interest.
First of all, although it is true that Mr. Phelps broke the law, I think any reasonably intelligent person would admit that it’s one of the most fucked up and corrupt laws that we have today in this country. Marijuana is relatively harmless and certainly far less dangerous than a host of other things that are not only legal but also readily available, like alcohol and prescription drugs. The only reason it remains illegal to this day is because it’s a plant and you can’t patent it and control it’s sale, and because if it were legal it would greatly affect the demand for a host of prescription drugs that rake in billions of dollars each year for pharmaceutical companies.
That’s it.
Marijuana has never killed anyone EVER in over 10,000 years of use. We’re not protecting people from themselves, we’re not saving the children - it’s just a horribly illogical law that is in place because of corruption and propaganda.
The fact that it’s against the law is just a disgusting reminder of how retarded our system is, not a reasonable reaction to a proven threat to society.

I have to say, this whole thing saddens me, because I personally would like to think that as Americans we’re better than this. These television news anchors will shake their heads at the thoughtless mistake Mr. Phelps had made by “smoking dope,” and then without even the tiniest sense of irony they will cut to a beer commercial.
This is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave, right? We’re not supposed to be a nation of little bitches giving in to the whims of corrupt politicians and the pharmaceutical companies who’s interests they’re representing.
It’s 2009, and in this day and age with the incredible access to information that we have available there’s no fucking way that we should be allowing human beings to tell other human beings that they can’t do something that they enjoy that hurts no one including themselves.
THAT is madness. THAT is ignorant, and THAT is completely fucking un-American.
I don’t want to hear any of that, “he’s setting a bad example with the children” nonsense either, because we all know if he had a gin and tonic in his hand instead of a bong this would never have been an issue, even though every single study ever done has shown that marijuana is FAR less dangerous than alcohol.
Marijuana laws are a horrible waste of resources and law enforcement, and especially in this day and age with our economy in such horrible shape I believe the last thing we need to be doing is wasting tax payers’ money on any of this victimless bullshit.

I find your reactions to Mr. Phelps situation both ignorant and short sighted.
I think what would have been a far better response from Kellogg’s would be to support Mr. Phelps, and perhaps point out that maybe we as a society should take a closer look at the evidence and possibly reconsider our position on this misunderstood plant that so many of our productive citizens find useful.
Now, I’m sure if you really were running Kellogg’s and you were still reading my bullshit all the way down to this, you must be thinking, “Why the hell would we stick our necks out like that for pot smokers?”

And of course the answer to that question would be, because we buy your shit, motherfucker.
Do you guys even know your consumer statistics? Well, let me fill you in on some of my own personal scientific research on the subject, because I have been closely studying my own purchases for over 20 years, and I can tell you that I’ve been high 100% of the time I’ve bought your shit.
I mean, do you guys ever think about what you sell?
Pop tarts? Are you kidding me? I would be willing to bet that 50% of the people buying pop tarts are stoned out of their fucking minds.
Just to be perfectly clear on my position, I would like you to know that I enjoy your products. I think many of them are quite tasty, but lets be honest; you guys sell sugar-drenched shit that’s horrible for your body - in fact, it’s actually way worse for your body than pot(marijuana) - and you market this shit specifically to children.
You assholes go as far as putting lovable cartoon characters on the boxes just so that kids will beg their parents for it.

Now, I don’t want you to misunderstand my point, because I in no way want anything bad to happen to your company. Like I said, I genuinely enjoy your products.
There’s nothing quite like being stoned out of your mind at 2am watching a Chuck Norris movie and eating a bowl of fruit loops. Your company and its products have been a part of some very pleasurable moments in guilty eating, and I’m glad you’re around.
All I’m saying is that it’s high time (no pun intended) that you motherfuckers respect the stoner dollar. There’s WAY more of us than you might think, and we tend to get upset about dumb shit like this. There are millions of us, and if we decide that we don’t like a company, they’re going to feel it.
I think if you looked into it carefully, you would be surprised at how many undercover potheads there are out there. Pot smokers don’t all fit into the obvious, negative stereotypes; we come in all shapes and forms - including by the way, the form of the greatest fucking swimmer who ever lived, EVER.
Think about THAT shit for a second..
So in closing, I would like to ask you nice folks to please smarten the fuck up.
I would request that you check the calendar and note that it’s 2000 and fucking 9, and next time you think about getting all uppity about pot you might want to do a quick google search on the facts.

It’s 4:40am here in LA, and I’m going to wrap up this blog and to celebrate its completion I’m going to enjoy one of my personal favorite Kellogg’s products: Eggo waffles.
I’m gonna pop 4 of them bitches into the toaster, and then I’m gonna stuff the bong with some fine, American grown “Train Wreck” and sacrifice the sacred plant to the fire gods in tribute to the unjustly persecuted 8 time Olympian hero. Then I’m gonna get some butter, and I’m gonna smear it on those Eggos, I’m gonna cover them with maple syrup, and I’m going to eat the ever loving fuck out of them.
Good day, sirs.

Yours truly,

Joe Rogan.

(I repost this without the consent of Joe Rogan. Hopes he understand.)
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The Philippines has been identified as the 3rd largest exporter of Marijuana in the region. Can we turn this into a good news? Let's legalize Marijuana and utilize it for our benefit. There is more than meets the eye in this issue. Rep. Solomon Chungalao has something going in 2004, but the uninformed rode on the issue and killed it before it even made the first step. For our government, this can be an additional source of income via taxes.

For the Filipinos, read on and be informed!
I have been reading a lot of material on Marijuana or Hemp or cannabis sativa and it seems that we can benefit more by using it instead of making it illegal due to its “supposed” risks.” Supposed” since I’ve seen materials that say it is harmful to the body and others which say the claims are exaggerated. Some say smoking cigarettes is far more dangerous than smoking marijuana (and yet we allow cigarettes). It is clear that there is a lot of confusion on the effects or marijuana and there is a need to come up with a definitive study – one where the methodology and the results can be replicated by others for independent verification to determine once and for all its effects.
Even then, at this point, we are more at risk by not taking advantage of its other uses. Read on and you’ll know why.

• How to fight Global Warming

o Use Hemp to make paper
 stop the cutting of trees!
 Hemp paper is superior from pulp tree based paper (naturally acid free and does not turn yellow)
 hemp paper uses far less chemicals to produce

o Use Hemp for fuel
 hemp is earth’s number one biomass resource (biomass can be turned into fuel like ethanol)
 Biomass is clean and does not cause pollution (no CO2 emission). Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is being blamed for the greenhouse effect
 hemp can be planted in virtually any soil condition and has a short maturity cycle – hence supply is guaranteed and plentiful
 Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the Diesel engine, intended to use vegetable and seed oils like hemp
 we won’t need fossil fuels, oil etc. every country can become energy independent

o Use Hemp for construction
 isochanvre is a construction material made from hemp and is a non-toxic replacement for cement, lumber, sheetrock, plaster, insulation and acoustic tiles
 Isochanvre is non-flammable, fungicidal, antibacterial, waterproof and inedible by rodents and termites
 can be used to create houses (gk 777 can benefit from this!)

• How to lessen Pollution

o Use Hemp to create plastics
 oil based plastics are not biodegradable and is a major source of garbage
 Bioplastics are biodegradeable and much stronger than wood (Ford’s Model-T was actually made from bioplastics using hemp)

o use hemp for our clothing
 Hemp clothing is very strong and uses little chemicals to produce
 in contrast, cotton uses 55% of total pesticides in the us alone ($195m, 2007)

Note that commercial hemp contains very little thc – which is the active ingredient of marijuana (the thing that makes you high) so there is no danger of it being used to smoke. there are other uses so continue reading on.

• How to end world hunger

o plant and eat hemp seed!
o remember – hemp can be grown almost everywhere. it also uses less fertilizer and resists pests hence it requires very little pesticides
o hemp seed is a highly nutritious source of protein and essential fatty oils without saturated fat

• Approved medicinal uses of marijuana

o use sativex for multiple sclerosis
 Sativex is based on Marijuana and is already approved in Britain and Canada

o use marijuana to relieve pain and nausea
 Very useful for those suffering from HIV, cancer, epilepsy and other debilitating diseases

Please take note that i am not advocating the smoking of marijuana except upon your doctor’s prescription. for us here in the philippines, we have to do something about the law first hence it is very important that more people get to know this information. unless the whole picture about marijuana is known to many, support for its legalization will be shot even before it takes off, just like what happened Ifugao Rep. Solomon Chungalao in 2004.

• Promising medicinal uses of marijuana
(still being studied)

o marijuana has the potential to treat cancer

o Marijuana has the potential to treat Alzheimer’s disease
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4286435.stm

o marijuana has the potential to treat parkinson’s disease
 http://www.michaeljfox.org/news/article.php?id=332&sec=4

Again – I am not advocating the smoking of marijuana to prevent these diseases. What is important is that these researches be fully supported and explored – and that will happen if access to marijuana is easy (it is very hard now because of the restrictions of the law).

Let me state some of the so-called effects of Marijuana and some new studies that show otherwise. To arrive at the truth – we will need to verify these studies independently and take a critical look at the evidences presented.

• Confusion on Marijuana

o Marijuana causes cancer
 as noted above, thc – the active ingredient in marijuana – is actually shown to fight cancer and not cause it.

o Marijuana causes brain damage
 on the contrary, it promotes development of new brain cells - http://www.jci.org/cgi/content/abstract/jci25509

 It doesn’t cause phychosis

 doesn’t affect IQ

o marijuana causes memory loss
This is a good example where studies are still in contradiction to each other. What is the truth then? We’ll probably need more studies

 this 2006 study says it does and uses 20 long term users
 This 1999 study says it doesn’t but uses 1,318 participant

Remember – Marijuana is not regulated right now and there are no legal entities supervising or controlling its production. Hence – smoked marijuana is usually very crudely made. The point is – if it were legal, we’ll be able to put in more controls for those who want to smoke it (like tobacco regulations).

Among the established short-term effects of marijuana are short-term memory loss, slow reaction times and red eyes. What are the long term effects?

• http://www.safeaccessnow.org/downloads/long%20term%20cannabis%20effects.pdf
• Here is a good discourse that has a personal account of a long term user at the bottom

Ok – so, at this point, why is there a lot of confusion regarding marijuana? We’ll have to go back to history a bit…first – what is the etymology of Marijuana? I searched for an answer and this is what I found: the term Marijuana did not exist prior to the 1930s! On the other hand, the many uses of the Hemp plant were just slowly being discovered during that time. What happened then was that Marijuana as a term was introduced through propaganda and media manipulation as the new evil of society. Incidentally, people did not know that Marijuana was Hemp then. A lot of material against marijuana was created during that period, the most famous of which is the movie “Reefer Madness.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reefer_Madness. This movie identified marijuana as the source of extreme violence, among other things (marijuana actually makes you peaceful) . Reefer Madness is also the term used to describe this era in general and the result of this was the enactment of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1937_Marihuana_Tax_Act) . A lot of people did not know that marijuana was actually hemp then, hence Popular Mechanics even came out with an article a year later extolling the importance of hemp http://www.nirvana-shop.com/untoldstory/pmpage1.html. The rest, as they say, is history and we have been denied the many uses of marijuana because of the Reefer Madness era. Let us re-evaluate the evidence on Marijuana and bring the truth to the light of scrutiny. As the problems facing mankind today surmount, evidence is available that says this plant can save some of them – we only need to end our confusion and it will start with more people becoming educated on it.

By: Warlocke
You can read more @ http://forum.gov.ph/thread.asp?rootID=159768&catID=16
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9:23 PM | Posted in

No one cares that Barack Obama used marijuana, why should Michael Phelps be treated differently? Visit http://www.mpp.org/phelps to let Kellogs know that you don't support their choice to discontinue sponsorship of Michael Phelps
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repost from: http://reformonmarijuana.blogspot.com/search/label/Boycott%20Kelloggs

Here is the online petition to Boycott Kellogg's For Treatment Of Michael Phelps that is now circulating! So here is your chance to speak out everyone! Already over 6000 people have signed. Let them know just how stupid their decision is to drop Michael Phelps! There is more as well, like this new Facebook group that is fighting the cause.

The leader of one of the biggest legalize-pot organizations, the Marijuana Policy Project, called Kellogg’s action “hypocritical and disgusting”, and said he’d never seen his membership so angry, with more than 2300 of them signing an online petition.

“Kellogg’s had no problem signing up Phelps when he had a conviction for drunk driving, an illegal act that could actually have killed someone, To drop him for choosing to relax with a substance that’s safer than beer is an outrage, and it sends a dangerous message to young people."”

said Rob Kampia, the group’s executive director.

You can clearly see across all the search engines that people are outraged over this by searching the keywords: "Boycott Kelloggs". Many outraged citizens have been phoning Kellogg's non stop, in fact, if you call the Kellogg company here is what you now hear:

"Thank you for calling the Kellogg Company. If you would like to share your comments regarding our relationship with Michael Phelps, please press one to speak to a representative. If you're calling about the recent peanut butter recall, please press two now. Otherwise, press three or stay on the line. Thank you."
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I repost this blog from: http://reformonmarijuana.blogspot.com/search/label/Michael%20Phelps

Joe Rogan from the once popular T.V. show Fear Factor wrote a letter to the Kellogg's company recently concerning the Michael Phelp's pot photo issue, you can read it here at The Rogan Blog, Joe's personal blog. He really nails it to them, those bastards at Kellogg's owe SO MUCH to Michael Phelps and the majority of the American public feels this way as well! The more celebrity status people that speak out on this the better! In fact i would like to hear what other celebrity's and hollywood actors have to say about this issue.

I still support boycotting kellogg's and the cause it stands for, but i am kind of disappointed in Michael, he should have never apologized to anyone. Michael, my personal message to you is you should formally stand your ground, you have the ultimate position and power to do so and knock some sense into the rest of our pathetic society and government on this issue of marijuana.

If Joe Rogan has the ballz to publicly display his feelings on this matter, and many other celebs, public figures, and well respected journalists for many popular news outlets do, then so do you Michael, you are letting down millions of good hard working americans that get prosecuted and have their lives destroyed because of petty drug offenses.

Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters,...ripped away from their families...

AND FOR WHAT!????????

Would you care to answer this one Michael??? Since we can not get an answer from our dear government?????

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from http://obamablunt.com/

I must confess. I'm not a writer. I'm just a concerned citizen that believes it's time for the change we need. We need it now and we need to know we'll get it.

When I saw this picture of Obama smoking a cigarette like a joint I laughed hard. Our President is awesome! Of all the stuff that has been made in Obama's name. Someone needs to make "Obama Blunts."

Obama smoking a cig like a joint.

"Puff, Puff, Give!"

Now on the serious side of things.

Obama was blunt about his answer. The question was posted on Barack's Change.gov website. In a successful effort from the collaboration of many websites on the nets. This question became the number #1 question in the "Open for Questions" section of the site. The question was, "Will you consider legalizing marijuana so that the government can regulate it, tax it, put age limits on it, and create millions of new jobs and create a billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?" S. Man, Denton

To which Obama replied, "President-elect Obama is not in favor of the legalization of marijuana."

Why in the world would Obama say this? This is a person that has smoked it himself. This is a person that is aware of the ludicrous laws. This is a person that understands the amount of revenue and jobs that this plant would make the United States. This is the President-Elect that I voted for CHANGE! This is a President-Elect I thought would finally end these antiquated laws. These laws that cost us billons. These laws that have so much fail that adding the word "epic" hardly does justice for them.

Citizens are rotting in prison cells. Millions have been locked up at your expense on a victimless crime. You the taxpayer are paying for this. Our fellow American's are being locked away for years. And nothing is changing!

We are locking up our people because they are sick and looking for relief. We are also punishing them by not allowing them to access medicine that has been proven to help in countless diseases. We are locking up doctors that are genuinely trying to help our sick. Our sick are not criminals. The doctors that try to help them are not criminals either.

This is not the drug that our government has told us it is. There are no overdose deaths. Millions of Americans smoke or ingest marijuana every year. These are our Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters. They are also our friends. Most are law abiding citizens. They have families, friends, and even become President.

We need to let Barack Obama know and understand that we demand the Change he promised us.

We need to legalize it, tax it, regulate it.

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In this open letter to Barack Obama, the Marijuana Policy Project suggests just a few of the many changes President-elect Obama could take to begin creating sensible marijuana policies in America.
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