@Regrann from @anonymiss_heather - @Regrann from @solarpoweredmila - @Regrann from @ben_judah - 🐝On Sunday morning, the South Carolina honey bees began to die in massive numbers.
Death came suddenly to Dorchester County, S.C. Stressed insects tried to flee their nests, only to surrender in little clumps at hive entrances. The dead worker bees littering the farms suggested that colony collapse disorderwas not the culprit — in that odd phenomenon, workers vanish as though raptured, leaving a living queen and young bees behind.
Instead, the dead heaps signaled the killer was less mysterious, but no less devastating. The pattern matched acute pesticide poisoning. By one estimate, at a single apiary — Flowertown Bee Farm and Supply, in Summerville — 46 hives died on the spot, totaling about 2.5 million bees.
A Clemson University scientist collected soil samples from Flowertown on Tuesday, according to WCBD-TV, to further investigate the cause of death. But to the bee farmers, the reason is already clear. Their bees had been #poisoned by Dorchester’s own insecticide efforts, casualties in the war on disease-carrying mosquitoes. #Zika#BigPharma#Bees#CasualtiesOfWar - #regrann#Regrann - #regrann
@Regrann from @anon_boogie - From thefreethoughtproject.com
If there is anything government can do with remarkable efficiency, it’s deprive people of their rights. The federal war on drugs has provided a pretext for decades, and it does not appear to be letting up.
In a 3-0 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed the government’s ban on pot users purchasing firearms, saying the ban does not violate the 2nd Amendment. In the nine Western states under the court’s jurisdiction, medical cannabis patients do not have the right to buy a gun.
People there are supposed to choose between treating their medical condition and procuring a means of self-defense.
The ruling stems from a lawsuit brought by S. Rowan Wilson of Nevada, who in 2011 attempted to buy a gun but was rejected due to having a medical cannabis card.
The fact that someone has a state-approved medical cannabis card has no bearing on the federal government’s position, which is still mired in a primitive state of prohibition and a mind-boggling denial of science. According to the SF Chronicle: “Marijuana remains illegal under federal law.
Wilson said she was not a marijuana user, but obtained the card in part as an expression of support for marijuana legalization.
She challenged guidance issued by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 2011 that said gun sellers should assume people with medical marijuana cards use the drug and not sell them firearms.
The 9th Circuit in its 3-0 decision said it was reasonable for federal regulators to assume a medical marijuana card holder was more likely to use the drug.
The court also said Congress had reasonably concluded that marijuana and other drug use “raises the risk of irrational or unpredictable behavior with which gun use should not be associated.” Even more preposterous than government’s belief that it can control who is ‘associated with gun use,’ is the belief that pot users are considered more dangerous and unpredictable.
These self-appointed experts on human behavior should consider a recent study that found cannabis tends to make one peaceful, while alcohol – a legal drug – fuels aggression.