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On the contradictions and hypocrisy of our hybrid global/local world

Posted by Philip on 6 February 2017, 2:23 pm in , , , , , , , , ,

Does anyone remember any countries holding select committees to decide whether or not people should be allowed to use the internet? Whether or to export and import goods to and from each other? Whether or not to recognise (heterosexual, at least) marriages within each other's boundaries? Maybe I missed something, but I don't recall these or other such arguments.


That's because the internet and international trade were agreed to be mutually beneficial to the global community and economy, as well as those of individual countries. There are exceptions of course, such as the TPPA, but these exceptional debates are usually driven by protesters, not by governments and industries (although, Trump's dismissal of the TPPA highlights the fragility of this kind of generalisation, but please bear with me).

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Are we ready to lighten up on lighting up?

Posted by Philip on 22 April 2016, 5:39 pm in , , , , ,

Celebrities Roseanne Barr and Whoopi Goldberg are, among others, about to start up businesses making the most of marijuana legalisation in the US. According to iReadCulture.com, Barr will open "Roseanne's Joint" in Santa Ana, California with partner Aaron Herzberg and Goldberg "has partnered with Maya Elisabeth to form Whoopi & Maya, a line of cannabis products that provide menstrual relief."

Both women experience conditions for which they have found medicinal cannabis useful. Goldberg has chronic dysmenhorrhea — painful menstrual cramps — from which nine of 10 women also suffer. Barr has been vocal about the healing properties of cannabis for glaucoma and macular degeneration.

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Legal highs? Just legalise

Posted by Philip on 25 April 2014, 12:59 pm in , , , , ,

cannabis headIf you caught Campbell Live's item on legal highs last night, you may have had the same reaction as me, which I expressed in this tweet:

The issue of legal highs is one of those unnecessary consequences of poor logic of both our political leaders and the mainstream of society. Legal highs have joined the list of legal substances, alcohol and tobacco, that are proven more harmful than marijuana. It's just ridiculous beyond belief.

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