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Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Why abolish the death penalty in Kentucky?
It's out of step with modern thinking.
It's unfair, broken, and arbitrary.
Victims' families deserve better.
Kentucky Hemp Coalition
“That's my goal as AG Commissioner to continue to build new markets for new agricultural crops and that industrial hemp is a viable option for Kentucky. We know it will grow well in this climate. Used to be the leading crop in Kentucky,”
"A Democracy is when two wolves
and a sheep take a vote on what's
for dinner. A Republic is when the
sheep is well armed and can beg to
differ with the vote.
" Benjamin Franklin"
22 years ago...
Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.
The judge recommends that the Administrator transfer marijuana from Schedule I to
Francis L. Young
Administrative Law Judge
September 6, 1988
Docket No. 86-22
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Drug Enforcement Administration
33 years ago...
"Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against the possession of marijuana in private for personal use."
President Jimmy Carter
Message to Congress
August 2, 1977
Kentucky, “Dark and Dangerous Ground”
The Dark and Bloody Ground
The popular belief that the name Kentucky means "Dark and Bloody Ground" is apparently without foundation. Yet through the years, the image has persisted in literary and oral tradition as a description of the Kentucky country.
One traditional explanation sites Delaware legend in which the ancient tribe of the Lenni-Lanape allied with the Iroquois to fight the Allegewi, the original inhabitants of Kentucky. In a single bloody battle the Allegewi were virtually exterminated. The land where an entire nation had been eradicated became known as the "dark and bloody ground". The violent clashes between the Iroquois and the southern Indians only helped reinforce the image.
In his book, "Historical Sketches of Kentucky" (1874), Richard H. Collins says that a northern Indian once asked Indian fighter Joseph H. Daveiss how white men could live in land that had seen so much bloodshed. The Indian said that the ghosts of those killed in the Indian wars haunted the land making it dangerous.
At the execution of the Treaty of Sycamore Shoals the Cherokee Cheif Dragging Canoe is said to have told Col. Richard Henderson that the lands south of the Kentucky river were "bloody ground"and would be "dark and difficult to settle". However Ruben T. Durrett said in his book, "The Centenary of Kentucky"(1892) that the phrase was used to discourage Henderson from purchasing the land.
Toxic chemicals in our environment, such as mercury, lead, and certain manmade chemicals, have been linked to cancer, birth defects and brain impairments. Reducing or eliminating the load of these dangerous chemicals in the products we buy, the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink can help reduce the toll of human disease and suffering.
PLEASE DO NOT USE!
PLEASE DO NOT USE SO CALLED "SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA" OR "SPICE" SOLD UNDER AN EVER INCREASING VARIETY OF NAMES!
IT IS NOT MARIJUANA AT ALL AND I AM INSULTED THAT THE WORDS SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA ARE USED TO DESCRIBE THESE SUBSTANCES! "FAKE DRUGS" WOULD SUFFICE!
PLEASE COPY AND OPEN THE LINK BELOW TO READ ONE STORY ABOUT THESE "FAKE DRUGS"!
PARENTS, WATCH YOUR CHILDREN! BETTER TO OFFER THEM THE REAL THING THAN TAKE A CHANCE ON THEM GETTING A HOLD OF SUCH GOD-AWFUL SUBSTANCES!
"...Officials said the powdery substance sold as bath salts mimic the effects of cocaine, ecstasy and LSD. It can be snorted, injected or mixed with drinks for food. The chemicals can cause hallucinations, paranoia, rapid heart rates, violent behavior and suicidal thoughts.
Synthetic marijuana contains organic leaves coated with chemicals that provide a marijuana-like high when smoked. The product is marketed under various brands include Spice and K2.
The synthetic drugs can be purchased on the Internet and in some tobacco and smoke shops, drug paraphernalia shops, gas stations and convenience stores..."
OF NOTE: THESE PRODUCTS ARE MOST OFTEN USED BY THOSE WHO ARE FORCED TO SUBMIT TO "DRUG TESTIING"....
THAT IS WHY THAT THEY HAVE BECOME SO POPULAR ALONG WITH THE FACT THAT THEY ARE READILY AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO MINORS - OR SOMEONE WHO WOULD PURCHASE FOR A MINOR.
THIS HAS TO STOP!
EFFWhy Mitch McConnell Cannot Be Allowed to Decide the Fate of the Patriot ActEFFSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear this week that, while the Senate is rapidly approaching recess, the Senate “will stay in [session] until a deal is struck to extend” the Patriot Act. McConnell has also introduced legislation for ...White House: Mitch McCo […]
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Why Bernie Sanders is the Democratic Ron Paul — and why he isn'tWashington Post (blog)A former third-party candidate announced his long-shot presidential bid for a major party nomination and, despite trailing in the polls and not having the support of the party establishment, his supporters are hopeful that his candidacy will change the ...and more » […]
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding Kentuckians that Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day, the national holiday recognizing military servicemen and women who have died while serving the United States in the armed forces.
The Kentucky Department of Corrections will enhance its compensation for correctional officers and other hazardous duty staff under a plan announced this week to stabilize the workforce in state prisons.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding Kentuckians that Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day, the national holiday recognizing military servicemen and women who have died while serving the United States in the armed forces. Lynn Sowards ZellenDirector of CommunicationsSecretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes(502) 330-9839Email: firstname.lastname@example.org […]
The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority today approved incentives for a $15 million expansion project at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in Louisville. Gil Lawson,502-564-4270, ext email@example.com
The Kentucky Department of Corrections will enhance its compensation for correctional officers and other hazardous duty staff under a plan announced this week to stabilize the workforce in state prisons. Jennifer Brislin502-564-7554 (office)502-753-9766 (cell)
Gov. Steve Beshear will lead a Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) trade mission to Canada starting Monday. The companies, which represent a variety of industries throughout the Commonwealth, will be personally matched with Canadian businesses and distribution networks. These meetings will allow the companies to form partnerships and begin selling products to K […]
Opening Statement of the United States of America to the 24th UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice RemarksLuis E. ArreagaPrincipal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Vienna, Austria May 18, 2015 Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and congratulations on your election and the election of other memb […]
Our Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club (aka the Kentucky Chapter), is looking for a part-time organizer to support our work on Mountaintop Removal in Eastern Kentucky. The position is available on a contract basis, and is grant-dependent. The contractor … Continue reading →
Sierra Club’s ground-breaking Beyond Coal Campaign is seeking a Senior Campaign Representative to work in southern Indiana and western Kentucky with a talented team to phase out aging coal plants and replace them with clean, renewable energy. The Beyond Coal Campaign … Continue reading →
Weather and Short Session Challenge 2015 Kentucky General Assembly by Ruth Bamberger, Legislative Committee ChairCumberland Chapter, Sierra Club This year should go down as one of the most unproductive sessions of the KY General Assembly, and nature ironically had a … Continue reading →
ALERT: DUE TO WEATHER – THIS MARCH 5TH HEARING IS CANCELLED – POSTPONED The Clean Energy Opportunity Act, HB229 (see below for details on this bill), was scheduled to receive a hearing today (March 5, 2015), but due to inclement … Continue reading →
ACTION ALERT: The Clean Energy Opportunity Act, HB229 (see below for details on this bill), is receiving a hearing this Thursday (March 5, 2015). We need your help to get this legislation passed. Please: Call Your Representative Call the KY … Continue reading →
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I got a message from the top libertarian in Kentucky on my FB profile "inbox" that said ---- "AFTER READING YOUR LAST POST YOU MAY WANT TO MOVE TO COLORADO FOR YOUR OWN SAKE"....This was in reply to my story "All Roads in Kentucky Lead You Through Hell" which I posted about my trouble with keeping a doctor because of my cannabis […]
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If any Physicians that prescribe Controlled Meds reads this post, I am in need of the following for research: I need a copy of any State or Federal letter's sent to you in the past 6-12 month's which prompted a change in your prescribing procedures.......I DO NOT WANT your personal information - so please black it out and mail me a copy to Sheree K […]
Then I hope your term in office is as long as the short sited and biased opinion of a plant that has so much potential to become a very useful product and great industry for this state if it were utilized for the good things it could do. Instead you are obviously being paid off by the pharmaceutical lobbyist to keep this organic medicine out of the hands of […]
I am very upset about 23 states , and CNN Blasting it all over the news , When people in other states could use medical marijuana . I am 56 , Disabled Veteran , I pay my Taxes , I Vote, Never been in trouble, I am divorced 20 years , My pain is horrible no one to rub my back or help me in no way, So I have to do for myself. I have psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoa […]
Here is additional information found on the subject of Monsanto GMO Cannabis. FIRST from the "Monsanto" site: they posted - Myth: Monsanto is developing GMO marijuana Monsanto has not and is not working on GMO marijuana. This allegation is an Internet rumor and lie. the link is http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/pages/myths-about-monsanto.aspx SECON […]
It was a sad situation that I do not have all the details of. Long story short, after he was in jail in Arizona - was in the Yavapai County Jail for over 3 months and did not have access to the "oil" whereby he became very ill. They let him out and he was brought back to KY for treatment and when he thought he was well enough he left here and retur […]
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. Samuel Adams 1776
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.
- Thomas Jefferson
“I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky.” -- Abraham Lincoln
“Tough girls come from New York. Sweet girls, they're from Georgia. But us Kentucky girls, we have fire and ice in our blood. We can ride horses, be a debutante, throw left hooks, and drink with the boys, all the while making sweet tea, darlin'. And if we have an opinion, you know you're gonna hear it.” -- Ashley Judd