I am an artist and writer at heart...I enjoy all types of art, whether good or bad! I love Bob Marley, The Beatles, KoRn, HellYeah, Metal, Rock, Reggae, Classical...it's all art!
I am also a Registered Nurse with many years of experience in all healthcare settings. I have seen many births and many deaths...I have also seen everything in between!
I truly am a family man first...adoring every moment with my beautiful wife and children...secondly, I am, an artist, conversationalist, Marine Corps veteran of Desert Storm, and genuinely interested in helping advance the human race if even in the smallest way.
We have to change in order to evolve. Our planet cannot sustain us at our current level of ignorance and total lack of empathy. Knowledge is power...and freedom!
"One Love" ~Bob Marley~
Please take a second and sign our petition. Just click on the sign below. Please, it’s time we take back our freedoms and our constitutional rights as Americans!
Americans are suffering because of the prohibition. The war on drugs is nothing but a miserable, horrendous, human right’s violation, that has endured 40 years! We are now the land of the incarcerated and under-educated! Our innovators, scientists, laborers…all endangered in this once great, FREE, country.
Please sign below after the quotes from Americans that have signed the petition. I have left their names off to protect their identity.
1.“My son has crohn’s and desperately needs this!”
2.“As a fellow Crohns sufferer this hits home. This could help so many people with this and so many other serious illnesses. Make this happen, we all know it’s the right thing to do, for humanity and for your soul.”
Warning, before you go any further, this is guaranteed to be politically and religiously offensive…I will probably piss off a few tea party dip-shits too…turn back now if easily offended.
People in America are so easily offended these days. If you try to please everyone or walk on egg-shells to avoid confrontation…then STOP. Life is too short and so are many American’s fuses.
Americans are stressed. The economy, jobs, infra-structure, false impression of freedom, all of these elements colliding together. Americans don’t have a voice. The Rich have the voice and the poor…have bills!
PTSD Sufferers are physically and emotionally “changed” from the trauma and/or abuse they suffered from, even if the trauma was from an isolated event such as a tornado, natural disaster, car wreck, etc. you get the picture. The point is, both physical changes to the brain have been proven scientifically and subsequent changes to the PTSD victim’s health and quality of life are affected in various ways on the spectrum of PTSD symptomatology.
One life changing event…a car wreck, being a victim of the war on drugs, anything traumatic…and this trauma can affect those closest to you as well if it goes untreated. PTSD is a very serious condition.Record numbers of military veterans are committing suicide every day because of PTSD. Suicide, attempted suicide, impulsivity, irritability, depression with or without psychosis… cutting ones self… the list goes on. PTSD is like an invasive Cancer, that if not treated by psychotherapy, medication and a healthy support system, can be fatal on the far end of the PTSD symptomatology. On the end nearest the beginning of the spectrum, PTSD sufferers are prone to flashbacks of the painful event, so much so, it can be debilitating. I have had flashbacks this bad before. The flashbacks, in my own life, cause my obsessive thinking patterns to emerge, which can be scary by itself. It makes the day a real chaotic mixture of shame, horror, terror, depression and guilt. It’s these days that can make a PTSD victim feel so hopeless, that they question if life is worth living. These are the lonely and dark days. These are the days, when apathy seems to be a “workable” coping mechanism.
PTSD sufferers also may have been abused as a child, raped, or many other terrible things…Some people have PTSD from prison or from being “wronged” in our broken, judicial system. Some have PTSD from the sudden loss of a loved one. Others may have PTSD from a situation such as robbery. Many things can cause PTSD in the individual!
Adults abused as children often have many issues with the abuse. They all have a central symptom that is common to them, which is the feelings of shame and guilt. Many times people with PTSD will get labeled as “bipolar”, which couldn’t be further from what PTSD is. PTSD has occurred due to a traumatic experience to the individual or repeated traumatic experiences, such as in child abuse, molestation and rape. The changes in PTSD, scientifically proven are biological in nature. It is proven science.
This is an American epidemic and according to a government website, 7.7 millions are dealing with PTSD right now.
We learn to “deal” with the intense pain by “not dealing” with the painful memories. That is really how most of us with PTSD, deal with it…let’s be real. I know I have physical and psychological changes from PTSD. I am prone to be anxious, depressed and OCD at times. I am not ashamed of this like I used to be…this is just part of who I am and the small group of people who REALLY love me…don’t blame me for these “conditions”. My loved ones know why I am the way I am! That is me and that’s all that matters. I label myself not as “depressed” or “anxious”, but as ME, first and foremost. I am who I am, and I no longer need to feel shame or guilt for traumatic events I had no say in. I had no choice. I did what it took to survive the years of trauma. It’s as simple as that.
I still have flashbacks that play over and over some days. Flashbacks of myself as a 5-year-old trapped in a situation I had NO control in. The abuse lasted for years and took my childhood. That happened. I grew up quickly at the age of 4, as far as I can remember. Nobody should have to grow up in this kind of way…the way that takes everything human from a child and teaches victimized children that monsters aren’t real but real people can be monsters.
I’ll let you in on another fact of mine…YOU are, YOU! That is beautiful! That is human-art and the most beautiful sensation…your first chunk of REAL and earned Wisdom! A step closer to the top-tier of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. That is development and healing.
PTSD is treatable. More and more scientific data backs the use of medical marijuana for PTSD treatment. If you would please support this choice for all of us with PTSD by signing our petition, it will take all of us suffering from PTSD, one step closer to a real, natural medication that WORKs for #PTSD.
Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad To Work With Congress’ To Reschedule Marijuana
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration would be willing to work with Congress if lawmakers want to take marijuana off the list of what the federal government considers the most dangerous drugs, Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.
“We’d be more than glad to work with Congress if there is a desire to look at and reexamine how the drug is scheduled, as I said there is a great degree of expertise that exists in Congress,” Holder said during a House Appropriations Committee hearing. “It is something that ultimately Congress would have to change, and I think that our administration would be glad to work with Congress if such a proposal were made.”
Several members of Congress have called on the administration to downgrade cannabis on its own without waiting for congressional action. Under the federal Controlled Substances Act, the attorney general has the authority to “remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the drug or other substance does not meet the requirements for inclusion in any schedule.” Holder didn’t indicate Friday that he would be willing to do that unilaterally.
Several Republican lawmakers at the hearing questioned Holder’s decision to allow Colorado and Washington to legalize and regulate marijuana and to take the states’ actions into consideration when prioritizing federal marijuana prosecutions. But Holder said that he was “not sure that you’re going to see a huge difference” between the cases the Justice Department was bringing before and after guidance went out to U.S. attorneys on which cases to prioritize.
“We’re not blazing a new trail,” Holder said of the decision to prosecute only certain cases based on the department’s limited resources, noting that much of marijuana law enforcement happens on the state and local levels.
Any move to reschedule marijuana would probably face resistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, which Holder oversees. DEA chief Michele Leonhart said this week that the growing acceptance of marijuana only makes her agents “fight harder.”
The Real England is a concise, direct, and not-so-gentle window into the depths of the leftovers of the world’s once greatest empire. It is told from the perspective of one lone (or not so lone) long term visitor. It informs one of the dregs of the country and helps to explain quaint British oddities such as the crack addicted chav.
I would like to welcome you to my tomfoolery filled tale about the highs and lows of my cheeky secretive life battling depression. I am writing a story of why I am so 'sick' called Illicit By Nature all about the causes, the cures, and the hilarities. I hope you like it!