Nov 3, 2012 at 02:46:30
“It shakes my belief in the expansion of conscious thought and living when I read articles like this. Have we digressed to the level where we hold profit above humanity?
Peoples lives are completely changed. You can't come home to that comfy couch and perfect laptop spot. No physical remains exist from before the storm. Hmmmm....how much did someone profit from the storm? Really???”
edgermanJ on Nov 3, 2012 at 10:21:18
“The reality is that in a resource based economy like ours, good times for Canadian producers are usually a reflection of bad times for people elsewhere. It's the reality in agriculture too. When American, Australian, or Brazilian farmers are seeing good times, we see poor times. When they have weather disasters like droughts or floods, we do well. That's simply supply and demand in it's most basic form. The workers who will harvest and process this lumber have to be paid and the corporations that build the mills have to be paid in order to provide the jobs. The people facing this disaster will be grateful for a ready supply of building material when they need it. If suppliers aren't ready to fill the market, there will be increased prices and stress.”
HarleyOpenRoad on Nov 3, 2012 at 09:39:54
“Besides shaking your belief, you should give your head a shake.
Should we deny Americans the very product they need to rebuild?”
“Numbers of studies have shown the true medicinal benefits of canabis. As recent as 2002, the federal government came out with a position paper that backed up studies that show that canabis has numerous medicinal uses and that the prohibition was created by certain parties lobbying for their own profitable agendas, fear and social profiling.
The government will continue to drag its feet and red tape its taxpayers to death out of a misguided need to control personal health choices.
Become informed on the issue and research real findings...not those sponsored by profit driven pharmaceuticals and their hired governement lobbyists.”
Apr 24, 2012 at 18:10:36
“That's funny, sounds something like a comment I recently read in the paper... 'any Canadian that isn't for an oil pipeline is a radical!" or the famous, "if you aren't for giving up a rights to privacy on the net, you're for child pornography." Fortunately, in this case, your comment has been researched and confirmed. Great comment!”
Apr 24, 2012 at 18:04:52
“By supporting the continued criminalization of marijuana, big pharmaceuticals are allowed to continue to attempt to develop drugs that mimic the effects of marijuana. Fortunately, Mother Nature took extra care in creating the herb so it's unique structure makes it virtually impossible to replicate in a lab. Research on HIV/AIDS patients showed that the natural form was by far more effective in relieving symptoms of the disease. So why would you take the wisdom out of a naturally occurring herb by trying to replicate it in a pill form? This becomes an issue of pharmaceutical money controlling government policy.”
Apr 21, 2012 at 00:28:17
“I would hope that we see, in the main stream media, the true scientifically backed research into the safe, and effective use of marijuana and other naturally occurring plants rather than the scientifically and politically misinformed, fear mongering that we see portrayed today by corporate profiteers.
Its truly sad that some of humanity still vibrates at the frequency of profit over people.”
Apr 21, 2012 at 00:19:21
“Steve, I completely agree with you on placing your vote with someone who will back the legalization of marijuana.
It's sad that politics, rather than independent scientifically backed research is making the decision on the legalization of marijuana. For someone who has suffered from anxiety and depression for over 40 years, who has been on pharmaceutical medication that doctors cannot determine the long term effects of, and who has had incredible success with the medicinal use of marijuana, I will continue to vote in support of those who support the scientifically backed research of the use of natural herbs and plants for medicinal purposes. The lust for profit, power and control, I believe, should not trump the truth of this, and other amazingly inexpensive and widely available natural medicinal remedies.
I mean seriously, being thrown in jail with a criminal record for possessing and using a naturally occurring plant that has offered relief from pain and suffering for thousands of years, that has been proven to provide remedy for some of our most vicious of diseases, at the expense of those who profit from chemically produced products that perpetuate the use of other chemically produced products fits the textbook definition of insanity. Steve, please spread the word and stand up for our right to direct our own lives.