Marijuana Legalization 2015: PTSD And Cannabis — Can Researchers Cut Through The Politics To Find Out Whether Weed Works? By Joel Warner

CASCADE, Colorado — Matt Stys funnels a mound of finely ground God’s Gift, a sativa strain of marijuana, into his multicolored glass bowl and takes a hit. “It allows the images and all the things in your head to lose focus and drift away for a while,” says Stys as wisps of smoke curl from his mouth. For Stys, the …

Damning New Analysis Reveals Deadly Lack of Police Training on Mental Illness – Deirdre Fulton

One quarter of the men and women shot and killed by police in the first six months of 2015 were “in the throes of mental or emotional crisis,” according to a new analysis published by the Washington Post on Tuesday, suggesting that law enforcement officers lack training on how to deal with the mentally ill. “On average, police shot and killed someone who was …

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Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Threat to World Peace By John Steinbach

This carefully research article by John Steinbach on Israel’s nuclear arsenal was first published by Global Research in March 2002 “Should war break out in the Middle East again,… or should any Arab nation fire missiles against Israel, as the Iraqis did, a nuclear escalation, once unthinkable except as a last resort, would now be a strong probability.” Seymour Hersh(1) …

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DARPA’s Brain Chip Program By Catherine J. Frompovich

How would readers like to have a “black box” for your brain or, possibly, a “brain chip”? Do you think that’s far-fetched? Well, think again, because Dr. Peter Breggin, MD, discloses in the video posted below just what the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has planned for humans. Dr. Peter R. Breggin, MD, who has been a medical …

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Why Stress Rules Our Lives

Objectively, adult lives are more comfortable, less physically demanding, and easier than those in the past. Ourhealth is far better, our life expectancy much longer, our standard of living visibly higher. Our jobs are less taxing physically. We have a safety net, which, whatever its inadequacies, is more extensive than anything that previously existed. Yet, by most measures, adults feel morestress than …

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Has America Become a PTSD Nation?

It has been more than 13 years since 9/11, and some things that have become routine weren’t so in those blissfully ignorant days before that trauma, when the biggest news stories focused more on cheating politicians and shark attacks. With yet another fear-mongering alert that Al-Shabaab (the latest variation on a theme) is somehow targeting every mall in the entire …

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Are Pilots Deserting Washington’s Remote-Control War?

There are roughly 1,000 such drone pilots, known in the trade as “18Xs,” working for the U.S. Air Force today. Another 180 pilots graduate annually from a training program that takes about a year to complete at Holloman and Randolph Air Force bases in, respectively, New Mexico and Texas. As it happens, in those same 12 months, about 240 trained pilots quit and the …