[LMB] Casting ideas
Judy R. Johnson
jrj at fidalgo.net
Fri Jan 28 18:55:47 GMT 2011
Right. And my conspiracy faux-paranoia has some backup; somebody sent me
http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_culture11.shtml - Hearst,
Mellon and DuPont - Big Business - all had financial interests that would
face competition from hemp. Makes sense to me, but I'm not able to validate
the url. Judge for yourself.
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Casting ideas
On 1/28/2011 9:41 AM, Judy R. Johnson wrote:
> NEW from JRJ> Coupla decades ago I worked for a world-class
> statistician, who recently retired from Harvard. I emailed him about
> statistics in a book I found suspicious, and he replied that the most
> common mistake is to confuse "associative" with "causative." That's
> more or less what Marilyn said, above, but thought it would be useful
> to offer the terminology he used.
> Since Gwynne's post, I read Wikipedia on this, and it's so cautious as
> to be ludicrous.
> My personal bias is to believe in widespread demonizing bias. So very
> tired of being hectored and harassed and lied to by control freaks
> grasping for affirmation of power by imposing their will on others;
> can't they do something useful instead? How about building human
> freedom instead of constricting it? Vibes from people-uppers might be
> better than from people-downers; try it, you might like it.
I are not into maths or statistics =) Not being trained I don't have the
Just taking facts from known history into account you can see the demonizing
*Cannabis was in the US Pharmacographia as the primary medicament for over
100 conditions, and was the primary non opioid painkiller available.
*Deaths and health issues from side effects/allergies associated with
cannabis are almost nil, as compared to aspirin, tylenol, ibuprofin,
naproxin and heavier painkillers. Allergies relate to the normal plant
protein type issues.
*The main users of weed as recreational were blacks, hispanics and low class
whites. The white hierarchy of the day had a vested interest in controlling
any recreational use of any mind altering substances, including alcohol.
*Big business sells substances that were not being sold because people could
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