Bush Aide Resigns for Possible Senate Run 

  Bush Aide Resigns for Possible Senate Run 

Posted by CN Staff on July 09, 2004 at 13:47:52 PT
By Christopher Wills, Associated Press Writer  
Source: Associated Press  

Springfield, Ill. — The deputy director of President Bush's drug-control office resigned Friday to explore a run for the Senate in place of Jack Ryan, the Republican nominee who dropped out over sex-club allegations, The Associated Press has learned. Dr. Andrea Grubb Barthwell, a physician from Chicago, had been deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington since 2002, focusing on reducing demand for drugs. 
The drug-control office announced her resignation in a statement. Supporters Michael Barnes, a Virginia lawyer, and John Fluharty, a Washington lobbyist and adviser to Barthwell, said she was leaving to explore a run for the Senate from Illinois. Barnes said Barthwell will talk to Illinois GOP officials to gauge their interest in having her run. ``If there is an interest, she would be willing to pursue it,'' he said. ``It would be a great opportunity for her to serve.'' Federal law barred her from seeking the Republican nomination while she worked for the government. If Barthwell were chosen to face off against Democrat Barack Obama, it would be the first time in U.S. history that two black candidates have battled for a Senate seat. Ryan, a millionaire investment banker-turned-teacher, abandoned the race two weeks ago in a furor over the release of divorce papers in which his ex-wife, ``Boston Public'' actress Jeri Ryan, said he took her to sex clubs and tried to get her to engage in sex acts with him in front of others. The GOP has struggled to find a new candidate. People with the money or name recognition to be strong candidates have turned the party down. Barthwell is an unknown even to most leaders of the state GOP. ``Who? Don't know her,'' U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois said Friday. Source: Associated Press Author: Christopher Wills, Associated Press Writer Published: Friday July 9, 2004Copyright: 2004 The Associated Press Related Articles:Transcript: Are We Getting Close To Legalizing Pot Buchanan and Press - Keith Stroup

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Comment #47 posted by Jose Melendez on July 14, 2004 at 07:41:09 PT
got competition?
from: Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka will announce this morning at 9:30am he intends to run for senate in Illinois, says well-placed source...
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Comment #46 posted by Jose Melendez on July 13, 2004 at 05:53:26 PT
furthermore, and quote
There is a " widespread incidence of cancer of the lip and gum among people who chew tobacco. There are no published reports of stomach cancer from marijuana brownies. "from:
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Comment #45 posted by Jose Melendez on July 13, 2004 at 01:19:49 PT
A few questions for Barthwell, et. al.
IF:"Smoking a crude plant product is not a safe delivery system,"THEN:Should we be charged with trafficking for having a carton of Marlboro's?AND:Is it "safe" to smoke plant products via a drug delivery device that includes a filter designed to sell more cigarettes?ALSO:Are said cigarettes no longer considered "crude" since they may or may not be laced with Polonium 210 and spiked with ammonia to alter the Ph enough to increase absorption of the poisonous active ingredient, nicotine? FINALLY:Is the fact that cigarettes are designed to keep burning a "safety" factor to "Doctor" Barthwell?By the way, I'm Jose Melendez, probably no relation to the Tonight Show's John Melendez, yet I'm back with a vengeance!Here are three facts to consider:Tommy Chong is free.W. wants to delay the presidential election.Drug war IS crime, specifically a treasonous violation of antirust laws that increases the street value of deadly and dangerous products that would otherwise be forced to compete with WEEDS.Any questions? Got a comment?Contact and file a complaint to the New Case Unit of the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department at NewCase.ATR which "exists to gather information and not to disseminate information".
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Comment #44 posted by runruff on July 11, 2004 at 07:30:04 PT:
Eli Lilly,George and Barbara Bush and the CIA
George Bush Sr.'s father Prescot Bush, was one of the founders of the OSS [Office of Secret Service} under FDR. This office became the CIA. George Bush Sr. became the head of the CIA before he was vice presedent under Reagan. His wife Barbara's family are one of the major stock holders in Eli Lilly one of the largest drug companies in the world. Inspired by Joseph Kennedy as a roll model George Sr. saw the enormous finacial possibilitys in prohibition. George Sr. was appointed to sit on the board of directors with Dan Quails dad at Eli Lilly corp. While with the CIA and on the board at Eli Lilly George was able to develope his world marketing in drugs both legally and illally. Bush's Are staunch drug warriors because their hugh profits legal and blackmarket, depend on prohibition. Noriega started out as a Bush puppet, shipping coke to Mena Aransas with compliance from then governor BIll Clinton. Noriega got to strong and Bush had to take him out and shut him up.
Sadam Hussan shipped Bushes Herion into the states from afganastan. He became to strong and Bush had to take him out. Bush was involved in the CIA air america scandle during Niet Nam using military planes to fly drugs into the US from the golden triangle. Virgil, you talk about treason in our government. The US government is wrought with it.  
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Comment #43 posted by global_warming on July 11, 2004 at 05:25:44 PT
This is a very interesting article about the FDA.."Over the past two decades the pharmaceutical industry has moved very far from its original high purpose of discovering and producing useful new drugs. Now primarily a marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit, this industry uses its wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way, including the US Congress, the FDA, academic medical centers, and the medical profession itself. (Most of its marketing efforts are focused on influencing doctors, since they must write the prescriptions."
The Truth About the Drug Companies
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Comment #42 posted by Virgil on July 11, 2004 at 01:59:13 PT
Dr. Clark and is a big site for the teachings of Dr. Clark. I would like to now if black walnut has B17 or if it useful in treating and preventing cancer because it kills parasites.This link has Dr. Clark's words on black walnut, wormwood, and cloves for dealing with cancer. I wanted to mention this page because she says they don't call it wormwood for nothing. It kills worms. She says it is mentioned in the Bible.
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Comment #41 posted by Virgil on July 10, 2004 at 21:30:10 PT
Comment38 again
There is a Dr. Hulda Clark that has written two books that take on what you say. She says the pill people don't cure anything and only sell pills. I have read of people that come to her aid and say she is the most persecuted Dr. on the planet for what she says.She basically says the immune system can cure your diseases if you get the toxins and organisms out of your body and avoid environmental toxins.It is really best to read the first pages of the book that can be read at to see her own words.She will talk about zapping in her book which makes you think that she goes way out there. She cannot sell her zapper because of the FDA and she cannot even tell of her zapper because the government had her website shutdown and I think it was in Switzerland.I think what the woman has to say is important and I will order her book from Amazon and I never have ordered a book before. Her other book is titled something like 
The Cure for Cancer" and I believe she will talk of walnut hulls in preventing cancer and she may go into a discussion of B17. There is no doubt that there are parasites in food and when you think that you should be able to kill them if you want to, the federal attitude makes you think they want people to get sick.No matter what the details of it all, the FDA is going to see that the cure for cancer rakes in trillions for the pill companies and I have read people say exactly that. For someone like Barthwell to call on something from the FDA is to call on another corrupt agency to make some circular argument that has nothing to do with the public good. The FDA is pro-Empire and has been taken over by the treason that rules us.
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Comment #40 posted by Virgil on July 10, 2004 at 21:14:12 PT
Comment38 again- vitamin B17
This is about the FDA and is related to the same treatment that comes from the FDA blocking Stevia as an alternative in no-calorie sweetner. Stevia should qualify under the grandfather clause and the FDA does not apply the law to the situation. It is proof that we are a nation ruled by power and not law. BTW, the prohibition laws are not example of us being ruled by law. They are in fact, example of us being ruled by (a corrupting)power.The definition of vitamin comes into play with the discussion of B17, because the opposition say it is not required by the body and therefor not a vitamin. Let's look at one link- paragraph explains the basic miracle involved in making B17 the silver bullet for cancer- Here is how it works: Cancer loves sugar. The sugar in the apricot seeds surrounds cyanide. The cancer draws in the sugar, eats it, and releases the cyanide at the cancer cell and only at the cancer cell: sort of like a smart bomb. The problem with this is that some people take too much. While others take enough, but also have a diet high in sugar. Simply put: you must stop all sugar consumption, cut back drastically on carbohydrates, and then take your apricot seeds. Otherwise, you can do your body a great disservice, and not do anything to battle your cancer.Here is another link to read- It makes this important statement- Although not chemically identical, amygdalin and Laetrile are terms frequently used interchangeably. The main point being that B17 is amygdalin and occurs in nature like the apricot pits often mentioned. Now try to find a website that sells apricot pits and claims it helps prevent cancer. The FDA made an example of one such sole, and it was Turmel that mentions his plight from time to time.I really only want to mention B17 as the Internet is out there to find out more. But I would not have spent $15 on a little bottle of black walnut and wormwood extract if I did not think it had B17. But there is an important statement in the second link that seems the Commerce clause was already applied in Laetrile, which is only similar to B17, but not B17. It comes in this paragraph of the second link- "Lacking any proof of safety and efficacy, the Food and Drug Administration banned laetrile from interstate commerce in 1971. However, several state legislatures, reacting to political pressures, legalized intrastate sale and use of the product. In 1980, similar pressures forced the National Cancer Institute to begin a clinical study of laetrile in terminal cancer patients." (Tyler)The study results come later in the link- 	
In 1980, the National Cancer Institute began a clinical study of laetrile in terminal cancer patients. "Conducted in collaboration with four major U.S. medical centers, the clinical tests showed that laetrile failed on four counts: it did not make cancer regress; it did not extend the life span of cancer patients; it did not improve cancer patients' symptoms; and it did not help cancer patients to gain weight or otherwise become more physically active. Laetrile and natural products containing it, such as apricot pits were thus found to be 'ineffective as a treatment for cancer.'" (Tyler)The next paragraph reads-"Moreover, laetrile has been banned by the FDA because of the risk of poisoning from its cyanide content." (Fetrow)So they study it using terminally ill people , say it does not work, and then proceed to ban it.B17 is something to study up on. It would nice to know the exact current federal position and if the states have any products using the intrastate argument.What makes cannabis kill cancer is that it prevents angiogenesis, which means it does not let a tumor develop a blood supply. We are told that a cure for cancer(not terminally ill people, but in the fight to kill the 100 to 10,000 cancer cells now in your body)has no medical value. With B17 we are told that it is not a vitamin(the second link explores the vitamin argument and theory of preventing cancer.)We are told it should be banned because you can overdose even though it is less toxic than aspirin. There is very good reason to thing B17 can develop the silver bullet using cyanide to a cancer cell. But it is not worthy of legality and you better not sell apricot seeds claiming a product that will help prevent cancer.B17 is in bitter almonds and I recently read that they are now banned. Here again laws change and I do not know if that is the current situation. But they were legal until people said they could prevent cancer. My guess is that bitter almonds will get your ass in jail. What an effed-up country.
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Comment #39 posted by Virgil on July 10, 2004 at 10:31:07 PT
runruff- comment38
The FDA budget has direct contributions from the pill industry. Yes it is a front for them. The whole purpose of the FDA is to maximize profits for the pill industry. That is why I say we are ruled by treason. The treason that rules us ignores the directive in the Constitution that the government is to work for the general welfare of the people. It tramples on the thought and people are mined for what can be extracted from them.Now think what prohibition does to what you get out of life for your work. Imagine all the stuff that you consume in an imaginary pile at an imaginary pearly white gate and you are judged for your contributions and your extractions on society. Now if you consume cannabis and say you spent $10,000 on it in your lifetime. Let’s just say it is ten pounds and it is in a little suitcase. Look what you were beat out of. What happens when you can get tens of millions of people to work for a little pot instead of what $10,000 can buy? It is like working for peanuts, except it is working for pot. That is why they cannot have people growing it. It defeats the peanut paying process and brings down the price by those that are gaming the system to the tune of hundreds of billions. The drug wars are a farce as the last thing anybody in power wants is zero sales. That is what is so obvious about the Canadian attempt at a so-called decrim law that is all but identical to what is in place in the UK. Sure smoke all you want, but you grow it and the law will throw 14 years at you. Consume all you want but do not compete in growing. That is the domain of the CIA and the powers that demand prohibition.The FDA is a joke, just like the National Institute of Health and NIDA too. There is a topic related to what you are saying and that would be the Bildebergers.
But if there were a subject to study on the drug wars in the classrooms of America, it would be how the drug war defies the Preamble of the Constitution that outlines the aim of our union through the Constitution.
PREAMBLE.We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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Comment #38 posted by runruff on July 10, 2004 at 09:13:42 PT:
Did you Know...............
The duPount family relationship with our government began with Thomas Jefferson untill the present day. Read "Behind the Nylon Curtin". can't remember the author though I read it so many years ago. Another book "The duPounts a Family Dynesty". The duPounts have hade a major influence in our government from almost the beguining untill the present. The FDA was instituted by them through their legislative puppets to protect their many industries, mostly the pharmicutical drug trade . They own a major interrest in all drug manufacters and the FDA does not have a drug testing facilily. The pharmicutical companies themselves test and approve the drugs that go on the market. The FDA is only a front. This info is all out there check it out for yourself. And major funding for all Medical colleges today is funded by the drug companys to insure they turn out drug theri-pest instead of real doctors. 
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Comment #37 posted by Duzt on July 10, 2004 at 07:45:48 PT
I'm definitely not saying everyone should have a 1500 calorie diet be any means, that was an example only. That's why people should see a nutritionist or dietician to form a healthy plan for their body and lifestyle. Losing weight too fast is damaging to the body for more reasons than just muscle damge and loss. What I'm saying is if you are burning the same amunt of calories as you are taking in you won't gain weight. And no, eating disorders have nothing to do with food, they are emotional disorders. I'm bi-polar and understand well that my eating disorders were pshychological issues.
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Comment #36 posted by mamawillie on July 10, 2004 at 07:38:25 PT
EJ you didn't read
In my *first* post to you (post number 12), I said, "You so very obviously don't know the pain of suffering with an eating disorder, which has nothing to do with food."Then you went off about my relationship with food.Yet another made up food fact from EJohnson.
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Comment #35 posted by duzt on July 10, 2004 at 07:38:23 PT
yes gloovins
if you were only burning 1400 calories a day then you would gain a pound of fat every 35 days. A pound of fat is 3500 calories so any calories over what you burn are stored. You could be a tri-athlete and burn 5000 calories a day, but if you're eating 5500, you'll gain fat weight. Diets really don't work, a healthy lifestyle that is consistant is the best option and the only one that works.
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Comment #34 posted by mamawillie on July 10, 2004 at 07:34:03 PT
EJ.. your made up Brando fact
You said that Brando died from obesity and that "his chest weight more than his lungs could handle".That is just one example of your made up obesity fact.In fact, he died from pulmonary fibrosis, which is a disease that is fatal and NOT caused by obesity.
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Comment #33 posted by mamawillie on July 10, 2004 at 07:31:36 PT
Disagree with Duzt
Duzt, I would like for you to explain the process of how the metabolism is destroyed through crash diets.I would then like for you to explain how losing water weight destroys metabolism by destroying muscle.And if you can take a person and put them on a 1500 calorie diet and have them lose weight, I'd like to know what the 3-5 year statistics of all of those people and if they kept it off? Did they gain more?Do you agree that eating disorders have nothing to do with food. It has to do with an inability to cope with life? 
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Comment #32 posted by E_Johnson on July 10, 2004 at 07:31:09 PT
Mamawillie you shut me off
When you disagree with me, you come off sounding just like an angry parent getting ready to hit a child.When someone talks like that to me, I don't believe anything else they say. Maybe using that tone makes other people you know listen. It makes me shut off completely. You have a long history of using that tone with me and I will not accept it any longer.Also, first you say you're recovered from an eating disorder, that sounds like you are saying you have a problematic relationship with food. So pardon me for believing you!I never said anyone was a fat lazy glutton.But if you want science, food excites dopamine too, just like other substances that some people can't let go of when they've had enough.TV, gambling, sex, food -- can all cause addictions.Barthwell is running aorund saying that any relationship with marijuana is an addiction and therefore we all have to go to jail.She has left herself open to any comment about her relationship with food that I want to make.And I am making it and I don't retract them at all. She deserves those comments. She deserves them completely!Her relationship with food is clearly problematic for her health. Marlon Brando admitted to being addicted to food so I don't think it is up to you to correct his own assessment of himself.According to the press reports, he was once hospitalized in Los Angeles for eating too much ice cream.He died of lung failure, which is a known heath risk for people of his weight. He died because he couldn't stop himself from eating, he spoke about it before he died, and I don't see how anyone can claim that he did not have a problem with food and he did not ruin his career over it and did not die from it.
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Comment #31 posted by gloovins on July 10, 2004 at 02:47:13 PT
Must agree with duzt
except you can eat a 1500 calorie a day diet but w/o proper exercise, movement, light workingout, etc. you can and most likely will gain An active lifestyle, portion control of food is essential to combat obesity from I have learned.
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Comment #30 posted by duzt on July 09, 2004 at 21:43:27 PT
sorry, didn't mean to spell your name so wrong, I must have been thinking of malawi gold, sorry about that.
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Comment #29 posted by Duzt on July 09, 2004 at 21:36:46 PT
mallawie, I've lived through anorexia, bulemia and I was a registered dietician. The fact is if you eat too many calories you gain weight and get fat. I can take any overweight person and put them on a 1500 calorie diet and they will lose weight. I helped a friend go from over 500 pounds to under 180. He couldn't walk more than 100 feet at one point and now walks at least 2 miles a day. If you eat too much you gain weight, it's that simple. This country is a joke with all the poor fat people. I've also lived and worked in several third world countries so I have little sympathy for people who can't control what they put in their mouths. EJ can come across as very abrasive to me at times too but in this case she has a point. Eat too much and you get fat, it's all about self control and responsibility.
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Comment #28 posted by Virgil on July 09, 2004 at 20:11:41 PT
Someone needs to watch/tape 20/20
On 20/20 on ABC they were talking of the origins of the legend of Arthur. There was the theory that Arthur was from Russia and was forced to flee after the Romans did them in. They place Arthur in the 5th century and somewhere around the 45 to 50 minute mark they say something about the soldiers burning a fire and fighting high. I was barely paying attention, so could someone tape this and get the story straight?
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Comment #27 posted by mamawillie on July 09, 2004 at 19:26:40 PT
I just don't see what is accomplished by 1)continually picking on one group of people and 2)being just as bad as the "enemy" by doing the **exact same thing**. You can't just make up facts and then try to make an argument around it. THAT IS WHAT THE GOVERNMENT DOES and we should hold ourselves *HIGHER* than promoting ignorance.I'm done with this topic.
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Comment #26 posted by FoM on July 09, 2004 at 19:22:45 PT
I'm Very Nervous
I'm throwing my hat in the ring!Is it safe?I hope so!I hope that you can work out your disagreement. I do my best to avoid arguments but I thought I should say something.
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Comment #25 posted by RasAric on July 09, 2004 at 19:12:09 PT
Bush Aide
resigns for a "possible" Senate run. So, the way it is written indicates that she is going to resign but she isn't definitely going to run for senate.
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Comment #24 posted by mamawillie on July 09, 2004 at 19:06:57 PT
EJ your ignorance is astounding
I don't have a "problem with my relationship with food."I went and read all your abusive comments about fat people on the last barthwell thread.You are NOT an obesity expert; in fact, your ignorance on the topic is overwhelming.You have a hate of people who don't fit YOUR ideal. This has been a common theme of your threads for MONTHS now.There *is* such a thing as fat and healthy.
Diets, especially yo-yo dieting are MORE threatening to people's health rather than the actual obesity. Start reading.I suspect you'll start picking on the anorexics next, because they are "deliberately" harming their health. What about the bulemics? I guess we're all clogging up your space.You are NO BETTER than Barthwell herself, with all of your made up obesity facts.
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Comment #23 posted by FoM on July 09, 2004 at 19:03:45 PT
That is really cool. Thanks!
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Comment #22 posted by The GCW on July 09, 2004 at 19:00:02 PT
Barthwell continues to wallow in the mire.
PLUS THIS JUST IN!* Hot Off The 'Net Tommy Chong Makes 1st Post-Prison TV Appearance Actor Tommy Chong Makes 1st Post-Prison TV Appearance on the Tonight Show, Friday July 9
Chong Sentenced to 9 Months for Selling Bongs over the Internet, as part of AG John Ashcroft’s Campaign against Drug ParaphernaliaDrug Policy Alliance Supports Chong and Slams Administration’s Misguided, Wasteful PrioritiesFor Immediate Release: Thursday, July 8, 2004. Contact: Tony Newman (646) 335-5384 or Elizabeth Berry (212) 613-8036Actor Tommy Chong, who gained fame from co-staring with Cheech Marin in the cult classic Cheech and Chong movies, will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday. This will be Chong’s first national TV interview since being released from Federal Prison for selling Bongs and other drug paraphernalia over the Internet.Tommy Chong was arrested and indicted following a series of DEA raids in February 2003 as part of the Government’s “Operation Pipe Dreams” crackdown on illegal drug paraphernalia. The crackdown involved at least 1200 officials, including hundreds of DEA agents, and at least 103 US Marshals. The operation led to 60 arrests. It occurred during an Orange Alert against terrorist attacks, and earned the headline “Fight Al-Qada Bombs, Not Bongs” from Scripps Howard columnist Deroy Murdock.This week, the cover story of the leading conservative weekly, National Review, calls for an end to America’s irrational marijuana prohibition. Written by Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading organization working to promote drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, the ground breaking article brings the debate over marijuana policy up to date, addresses all the claims made by prohibitionists, explains the role of medical marijuana in all this, and suggests the political process by which marijuana prohibition may ultimately end in this country. To view the article, visit:When Tommy Chong was arrested, Nadelmann responded to the Justice Department’s “Operation Pipe Dreams” with the following comments:On “Operation Pipe Dreams”: “The Administration referring to marijuana as a poison, when no one has ever died of a marijuana overdose is absurd. It would be more logical—although I’m not suggesting this—to prosecute people who sell beer mugs because of the poison consumed in them.”On Money: “The government is spending millions of dollars in taxpayer money to incarcerate people like Tommy Chong, who pose absolutely no threat to the health or wellbeing of our society.”On America’s unique stance on drugs: “These paraphernalia laws exist in no other advanced democracy. They’re uniquely American. There is no evidence that these laws have any impact on reducing drug use whatsoever.”Interesting marijuana facts from Ethan Nadelmann’s National Review cover story:Police make about 700, 000 arrests per year for marijuana offenses —roughly 87% of those are for nothing more than possession of small amounts.Almost as many people are arrested for marijuana as for all other illicit drugs combined.Enforcing marijuana laws costs an estimated $10-15 billion taxpayer dollars per year in direct costs alone.
More than 50% of Americans between the ages of 18-50 have tried marijuana at least once.72% of Americans favor decriminalization—applying a fine, not jail time,
40% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana and treating it like alcohol, according to a 2003 Zogby poll.
Unlike alcohol and many other drugs, no one has ever died of a marijuana overdose.Alabama locks up people convicted three times of marijuana possession for 15 years to life.The federal Higher Education Act prohibits student loans to young people convicted of any drug offense; all other criminal offenders remain eligible.More than 80% of high school students report that it’s easy to get marijuana.Every state ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana has been approved.Though it publicly denies that marijuana has medical value, the federal government currently provides marijuana from its own production site in Mississippi to a few court-certified patients.In Holland, where cannabis is decriminalized, it is no more popular than in the U.S. 
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Comment #21 posted by Virgil on July 09, 2004 at 18:51:44 PT
The Wayback Machine
There is a website that can show you what websites looked like in times past. Cnews does not appear to change all that much-*/
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Comment #20 posted by RasAric on July 09, 2004 at 18:30:17 PT
Mayan You Are Great
Drug war gravy train running out of steam?.....Bah ha ha ha ha ha ha....That's an awsome analogy.
Doctor Barf you better, watch yo' speed...
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Comment #19 posted by Virgil on July 09, 2004 at 18:23:16 PT
Stuff and "I'll toke to that."
"Grounded for Life" is a show on Fox that ended at 9PM here in the east. The show is about two brothers that own a bar and tonight they did bits for their comedy night at the bar. One brother would say his brother had a twenty-year love for a lady and he said a derivative of Mary Juaannna. He said he met her in the brownies. He went for a pee test and out came seeds. Prohibitionists really have a hard time not being laughed at in public much less an audience that buys anything they say.Someone named Olbermann that worked for Fox News has a movie out called "Outfoxed" and he doing the promotion circuit. A comment about the subject brought up the term "truth wars" as the fantasy land of the controlled media is now widely known and dispised- used to say "I'll drink to that." The other day I used "I'll toke to that" as a parallel to the phrase that comes from alcohol consumption. I did a search at Google for it and for some reason it listed 19 results but not the one I put up. This is not just another appearance to check the search engine at Google.I think it is a big deal. As people come across things on forums across the Internet that they agree with, we can impose some cannabis culture on them to know that we are really here.There used to be a high school football player that was paralized after a freak accident on the back of a truck after football practice that was robbed of some of his youthful glory. He wrote articles in a weekly paper for the longest time in a column called "From where I sit." I think "I'll toke to that" would make a good name for a column, especially for someone that is a MMJ patient talking about the every increasing march to freedom for the miracle plant in medicine. The Empire wants to lie about cannabis, but it exposes the truth of the Empire. Cannabis will last forever and the Empire is wasting itself into oblivion fighting Free Cannabis For Everyone. I'll toke to that.
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Comment #18 posted by E_Johnson on July 09, 2004 at 18:10:51 PT
What are you going to break exactly mamawillie
"I'm to my breaking point with you. I am recovered from an eating disorder."You have a problem in your own relationship with food, and that gives you the right to talk to me in the same tone that an abusive parwent would use with a child they're about to smack upside the head?Sorry, I don't accept that. 
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Comment #17 posted by mayan on July 09, 2004 at 18:07:41 PT
Yup, I bet she senses that the old drug-war gravy train is running out of steam!Barfwell would get her butt kicked in Illinois. Ditka,on the other hand, would probably win by a landslide. Hell, he guided the 1985 Chicago Bears to a Superbowl Championship! Of course he would make a good Senator...duh! The way out is the way in...Sibel Edmonds Press Conference, July 8th: Broken System - by Sibel Edmonds: 9/11 USAF Stand Down:
9/11 - The Road To Tyranny(2 hr. video)
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Comment #16 posted by RasAric on July 09, 2004 at 17:59:53 PT
This is Dr. Grubb's last attempt to run away and not lose face. The truth is just too much pressure for her.
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Comment #15 posted by RasAric on July 09, 2004 at 17:52:43 PT
Hey Mamawillie
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Comment #14 posted by goneposthole on July 09, 2004 at 17:41:22 PT
she has every right to run 
She can throw her hat into the ring and run for public office as a Republican candidate. It's a certain political suicide, but let her find out the hard way. Repugnantcans need to learn a hard lesson. Better dead than 'Republican'. It's her choice.Good luck to her. She needs it.The Republicans need to be humbled.Cannabis is medicine, no matter what the Maha Reishis say.Back to the weekend grind.Vote for Bush for more war than you'll ever see.Vote for Ketchup for more of the same.Summer is one killer season. 
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Comment #13 posted by mamawillie on July 09, 2004 at 17:28:00 PT
EJ-- chew on this
Chew on this:
The National Institutes of Health and other studies show that 95-98% of people who lose weight gain it back within five years. Only 2-5% of dieters succeed in keeping their weight off. 90% of those gain back more weight than they lost. The failure of weight loss programs is so great that a leading researcher has said, "Dieting is the leading cause of obesity in the US."Also: Study on dieting
Journal of the American Dietic Association, June 2004:
"These findings should counter the popular myth that fat people are lazy gluttons, and that they've never made an effort to manage their weight," said Joanne Ikeda, co-director of UC Berkeley's Center for Weight & Health and lead author of the study. She added that there is "growing evidence that repeated dieting adversely affects the body's metabolism, and that dieting before puberty disrupts the body's normal development." "There's a myth out there that calorie restriction on the whole is a positive way to lose weight," said Ikeda. "But studies have found that high school girls who said they were dieting were at greater risk for becoming obese three years later." "I suggest that dietitians and obese women shift their focus from weight to metabolic fitness," said Ikeda. "They should look at ways to improve blood pressure and levels of glucose, insulin and lipids rather than what the scale says.""If people have already seriously tried to lose weight three times and regained that weight back all three times, I'd say stop dieting and live with the weight they've got," said Ikeda. "At some point, you've got to say, 'This is not working for me.' You need to find an alternative. Adopt a healthy lifestyle, and let the weight stabilize." 
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Comment #12 posted by mamawillie on July 09, 2004 at 17:07:12 PT
I'm to my breaking point with you. I am recovered from an eating disorder. Whether Barthwell has an eating disorder called Binge-eating disorder or not, I'd like for you to stop pontificating about "food addictions."I'm asking nicely this time. I've had to listen to you go off about bariatric surgery (which you have basically said is a cure) and I've had to listen to you blast off about "food addictions".... which there is no research worthwhile that says food is addicting.You so very obviously don't know the pain of suffering with an eating disorder, which has nothing to do with food.Stop it.
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Comment #11 posted by gloovins on July 09, 2004 at 17:04:38 PT
? ??? ???? what???going down...??
Listening to an un-elected, obese, "doctor" preach against medical cannabis is so, so American these days, yeah?God bless the USA...I'm so distressed by her not running I need medication...;)Ahhhhh -- relief. 
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Comment #10 posted by JustGetnBy on July 09, 2004 at 16:58:19 PT
She got her Butt kicked!!
I hope I'm not being presumptous here, but didn't Barthwell just get her butt kicked on public television.( O'Rielly Factor,Montel Williams) Sounds like she caved under the pressure.  I hesitate to credit Ms Barthwell with any noble intentions or attributes, but, could it be that she just can't lie anymore. She knows how evil and wrong the whole charade is and JUST CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE.
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Comment #9 posted by Petard on July 09, 2004 at 16:45:49 PT
She's chasing her addiction
Going on the rubber chicken circuit for fundraising. She's merely looking for the free meals. Plus, it's a position she's proven herself prepared for as she's become an accomplished liar. At least now she'll be able to stuff something in her mouth when she opens it rather than simply spewing out bull.Somebody stop her before she kills in order to feed her addiction. Kills a few dozen animals and several pounds of deep fried veggies anyway. 
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Comment #8 posted by JR Bob Dobbs on July 09, 2004 at 16:37:27 PT
Who's he been talking to?
>>"I've heard nothing but good things about her," said state Sen. Kirk Dillard, a member of the Republican State Central Committee.... obviously not someone who's read C-News ...
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on July 09, 2004 at 16:28:01 PT
Updated AP Article about Barthwell
Bush Aide Resigns To Explore Senate RunBy Christopher WillsJuly 9, 2004SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The deputy director of President Bush's drug-control office resigned Friday to explore a run for the U.S. Senate in place of Jack Ryan, the Republican nominee who dropped out over sex club allegations.Andrea Grubb Barthwell, a Chicago-area physician, had been deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington since 2002, focusing on reducing demand for drugs.Federal law barred her from seeking the Republican nomination while she worked for the government.Barthwell, 50, told The Associated Press that no one had assured her that she would be the GOP candidate or that Ryan would actually remove his name from the ballot, something he has yet to formally do."I'm interested, I want to be considered and I will make myself available to those who make that decision, but I am not assuming that I will be the candidate and I am not assuming that once I get all the information that I need, that I would want to run in this particular race," Barthwell said.Financial backing from the party is one big issue, she said. Another is just how much support the candidate would get from the national party.Drug czar John Walters wished her well and said, "Her passion for protecting the health of all Americans has been inspiring." Barthwell, a specialist in addiction medicine, has a home in River Forest and is a past president of the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine.If Barthwell were chosen to face off against Democrat Barack Obama, it would be the first time in history that two black candidates battled as the parties' nominees for a U.S. Senate seat.Ryan, a millionaire investment banker-turned-teacher, dropped out of the race two weeks ago, saying the release of embarrassing sex club allegations in his now-public divorce records would detract from the issues.Republicans have struggled to come up with a candidate who could take over with just four months to raise money and campaign before the election.Many of the people who have expressed interest in the nomination have limited support among party leaders who will choose a replacement, and others with the name recognition or money to be strong candidates have turned the party down.Barthwell is an unknown even to many leaders of the state GOP."Who? Don't know her," U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Friday.But others say she should be considered for the nomination."I've heard nothing but good things about her," said state Sen. Kirk Dillard, a member of the Republican State Central Committee.The public attention to a race between two black candidates would help offset her lack of campaign funds, Dillard said.Obama, a state senator, raised $4 million in the last three months, an almost unheard of amount for such a short period in Illinois.Another possible GOP candidate is businessman James Oberweis, who finished second to Ryan in the March primary but alienated many with his attacks on illegal immigrants. And some party activists are trying to draft former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, although Ditka has not said if he is interested. House Minority Leader Tom Cross, R-Oswego, emailed supporters Friday saying: "We need your help to 'Draft da Coach'."Associated Press writer Maura Kelly Lannan contributed to this report.Copyright: 2004 Associated Press
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on July 09, 2004 at 15:56:37 PT
AP Article on The Arkansas Initiative
Medical Marijuana Petition Drive StallsJuly 9, 2004 LITTLE ROCK, AR - A group pushing for an Arkansas constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana has given up because of funding problems.The Arkansas Coalition for Compassionate Care said today it needed another 50,000 signatures to get the measure on the ballot and couldn't afford the $300,000 in TV ads it would have taken to educate voters.The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Initiative had collected 70,000 signatures and turned them into the Secretary of State's office, but organizers said it would have taken at least another month to ensure an adequate number of valid signatures.The project was supported by the Washington-based Marijuana Policy Project. It is committed to getting amendments on ballots in Montana, Nevada, Alaska and Oregon this November, but Arkansas spokeswoman Chloe Crater said today that the effort here was not as far along and had to be scrapped.Copyright: 2004 by The Associated Related Articles & Web Sites:ARDPArk: Alliance: 67,000 Add Names To Get ‘Pot’ Initiative On Ballot: is Tardy for Ballot Committee: Pot Act in Works for November Ballot: Awaits Pot Opinion: 
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Comment #5 posted by Dvin on July 09, 2004 at 15:43:23 PT
This is the lady...
...who actually came out and said that marijuana can be helpful medically, but that until such time as a pharmaceutical finds a way to produce it, then it shouldn't be legal. See for yourself:----------------------------------------------"We do not want to see a medical marijuana bill pass here or anywhere's a cruel hoax that exploits our passion for the sick," said Barthwell, who believes terminally ill patients are often "coached" on what to tell lawmakers by those whose true agenda is to legalize marijuana for everyone. Barthwell told lawmakers that THC, the active ingredient of marijuana, does show medical promise. Researchers are working to extract regulated doses of THC for medical use, much as they already have done with opiate compounds like morphine. But until science does this, the drug should remain illegal, she said. "Smoking a crude plant product is not a safe delivery system," Barthwell told lawmakers. "Smoking a crude plant is not medicine."----------------------------------------------There you go...smoking a naturally growing plant is not medicine, but when some company finds a way to synthesize it into pill form and can sell it, then it is medicine. That was quoted from the Times Argus online newspaper from a speech before the Vermont state house in April, before the vote on medical marijuana legislation. Vermont didn't listen to her and became the 10th state to allow medicinal marijuana. The article and her speech can be read here:
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Comment #4 posted by kaptinemo on July 09, 2004 at 15:27:20 PT:
A bit of a (welcome) surprise
I can't help but chuckle.No, really, I mean it. "Dr." Barthwell has jumped from the counter top to the frying pan. If she thinks that she'll have a cakewalk against another Black office seeker, particularly a Democratic office seeker, then she's mistaken. She couldn't handle the heat of facing a room full of (surprisingly civil, given what her kind has done to US) reformers; how do you think she'll handle REAL pressure?And calling aides of Mr. Obama: you have a golden opportunity to blast this particulary one-oared rowboat out of the water. Namely, by pointing out that she has avidly supported a (woefully misdirected) drug law regime responsible for putting A MILLION FELLOW AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN PRISON.I can't help but think of something else, as well: perhaps she believes that, out of political self-preservation, she needs to leave a sinking ship. If the Sue-premes rule in our favor, cannabis prohibition is doomed to an eventual death. Which means massive cutbacks in funding for all organizations promoting the DrugWar. Like a true NeoCon Republican, "Dr." Barthwell is following the money trail to (she no doubt hopes) greener pastures.See you, "Dr." Barthwell. I won't say "goodbye", as that implies well-wishing, and I'm plumb out of charity for hypocritical bloodsuckers. I sincerely hope that you meet some of your victims in the audiences where you campaign; I'm sure the Illinois electorate would like to know how well you 'served' them. 
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Comment #3 posted by Virgil on July 09, 2004 at 14:34:33 PT
Veto Barthwell, Vote Obama
Barthwell needs her but kicked and with her recorded words she has an uphill battle in a state falling out of Favor with the Party of Lincoln.
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Comment #2 posted by E_Johnson on July 09, 2004 at 14:00:03 PT
Okay now that she's a candidate
She should have to answer questions about her addiction problem with food, the consequences for her personal health, and her fitness as a role model for American youth.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on July 09, 2004 at 13:50:55 PT
Now Who?
Who will take her place?
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