RACE RELATIONS BLOG: Monday, August 22, 2005

Monday, August 22, 2005

Canada's "Prince of Pot" nabbed for U.S. seed sales

Hello, Good People of the World,
Hope everything is as good as it can be for you where ever you are in the world, I just wanted to add this post to the "Blog" because it is a interesting topic if you can get past the Goverment focus on the abuse of Hemp/Cannabis Sativa aka POT! oh my not POT!....lol. That is the reaction we have been conditioned to have if we hear the word POT!.

I just wanted to add this post and some good information sites to read about Hemp and all the uses it has. and to try to help reform laws and expose some lies. Here are a couple of books i found to be good reading, "HEMP" Lifeline to the Future, The Unexpected Answer for Our Environmental and Economic Recovery. By Chris Conrad. http://www.chrisconrad.com/bio.media.html and "Marihuana" The Forbidden Medicine, By Lester Grinspoon, M.D. http://www.rxmarihuana.com/ , http://www.marijuana-uses.com/ and James B. Bakalar, http://www.health.harvard.edu/editors/James_Bakalar.htm .

I also would like to add these couple of sites, http://www.crrh.org/hemptv/index2.html
here is a great site for Cannabis information and up to date news

Pic is of Marc Emery, Full story here, http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/

Please Post in the comments at the Bottom of this Post, I am really interested in your views on this post and i am sure People all over are wondering what others think around the world, no pressure....lol. And Dont Forget to support Marc and others persecuted by "Goverment's Gone Wild"
PEACE!!! Grizz aka (stoned_420_grizzly)

Settler focus moves to West Bank

Israeli troops are preparing to enter two Jewish settlements in the West Bank as they carry out the final evacuations under the government's withdrawal plan.
About 2,000 heavily armed settlers and activists are defying the order to leave and it is feared they could put up some of the fiercest resistance yet.

The Gaza Strip has already been cleared of its 8,500 Jews, who had been living in 21 settlements, army officials said.
It is the first time Israel has voluntarily left land captured in 1967.

U.S. researchers announce stem cell breakthrough

Aug. 22, 2005. 10:50 AM


WASHINGTON - U.S. scientists have discovered a way to fuse adult skin cells with embryonic stem cells, a promising breakthrough that could lead to the creation of useful stem cells without first having to create and destroy human embryos.

The team, from Harvard University, announced Monday the fused cell "was reprogrammed to its embryonic state." Such a breakthrough could have the effect of taming a bitter national debate about the ethics of stem-cell research — but not any time soon.

Rudolph apologizes for Olympic bombing, Bomber to serve multiple life sentences for Atlanta attacks

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Convicted serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph apologized Monday to his victims and their families for his 1996 bombing of Centennial Olympic Park, in which one person died and more than 100 were wounded.

He did not apologize for any of his other attacks, including the bombing of a family planning clinic.

Bad Parents (video)

This is a great example of bad parenting, watch these parents scare the hell out of their kids.

Explosion rocks Christian area of Lebanon

(CNN) -- Two people were wounded late Monday when an explosion rocked a commercial center in a Christian suburb north of Beirut, according to a Lebanese security source and local media reports.

Just last month a powerful explosion rocked a Christian area of Beirut. Hours after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice paid a surprise visit, the second major blast in two weeks shook the Lebanese capital on July 22. No deaths were reported.

On July 12 Lebanon's outgoing deputy Prime Minister Elias Murr was among 12 people wounded by a blast that tore through a Christian neighborhood in northern Beirut. At least two people were killed.

Crocodile blood may yield new antibiotics

Crocodile blood may yield new antibiotics
Scientists in the Northern Territory are collecting blood from crocodiles to help develop new antibodies for humans.
Researchers from Darwin's Crocodylus Park and the US are collecting blood samples from crocodiles to isolate the powerful antibodies that protect the reptiles from serious infection.
They say crocodiles often lose limbs in territorial fighting but rarely succumb to disease.
Professor Mark Merchant, a biochemist from Louisiana, hopes to isolate the antibody chemicals that could be reproduced for human drugs.
"If it went on the market we wouldn't isolate them from crocodile blood, we would synthesise those," he said.
"We determine the structure of that molecule and we can even play games with that molecule, maybe to make it more effective, but the base molecule is in the white blood cells we think, of the saltwater crocodile."
Dr Adam Britton says the antibodies' protein could be used for a new class of antibiotics.

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Anti-war advocates pin hopes on mom's protest

Asking whether she was "The New Face of Protest?" the liberal political magazine The Nation ran a photo in March of a middle-aged woman holding a picture of her 24-year-old son.

The answer from anti-war organizations as international media have spread the story of Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey died last year in Iraq, is a resounding yes. The anti-war movement has eagerly grabbed the coattails of the 48-year-old Vacaville, Calif., mom camped in a drainage ditch along the one-lane road that leads to President Bush's vacation ranch.

Bush to face protests as he defends Iraq policy

President Bush, trying to counter the message of anti-war vigils outside his ranch and growing public discontent with Iraq, leaves Texas on Monday for the first of two speeches on the war and the September 11 attacks, but more protesters await him.

Bush, appearing at a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Salt Lake City, will weigh in on attempts by Iraqis to meet a deadline for a draft constitution and may reiterate his stay-the-course message to Americans who are increasingly uneasy about his handling of Iraq.

At a park near the VFW venue, Celeste Zappala, 58, the Philadelphia mother of a National Guardsman killed in Iraq, plans to lead a protest. Her son Sherwood Baker was killed in Iraq last year and she is part of anti-war mother Cindy Sheehan's group, Gold Star Families for Peace.