American Christian Zionists have not been helpful. For them, the building of the "Third Temple" is a part of an imagined prophesy fantasy that has taken churches by storm. They speak loudly about the need to build this temple, the prophesied war that will erupt, and the conclusion of history with the Second Coming of Jesus. And they send millions of dollars to Zionist organizations to help advance this fantasy and the resulting conflagration to come true. Lord have mercy.
Jesus once ended a sermon in Jerusalem with these sobering words as he looked over the city, "If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace--but now it is hidden from your eyes.."
Gary M. Burge, Ph.D., is a professor of theology at Wheaton College in Chicago, IL. He writes extensively on the Middle East and has traveled frequently to countries from Iraq to Libya. He is also the author of numerous books and articles on theology as well. His recent publications on Israel/Palestine include Jesus and the Land: The New Testament Challenge to Holy Land Theology (2010) and Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians (2013). www.garyburge.org.
The psychiatric drug industry is massive. More than $70 billion a year in sales, just in the U.S., are for drugs to treat mental health issues—mainly disorders like anxiety and depression.
Now, as the Drug War is being exposed as ineffective and incredibly expensive, the perception of psychedelic drugs is changing. Add to that the fact that pharmaceuticals don’t always work for everyone battling mental health issues. It can take a doctor and patient several tries to find a pharmaceutical drug that works for a patient, and the drugs can also have significant side effects. They are expensive, and they can present serious challenges to a patient who decides to stop taking their medication. The author David Foster Wallace’s suicide was connected to his psychiatric medication no longer working when he tried to resume the dosage after a period of time off of the medication.
Anxiety and depression disorders are the most common forms of mental illness in the U.S., with more than 20 percent of Americans taking some sort of mind-altering prescription drugs. These conditions are prevalent around the world, too, considered the leading cause of impairment and disability.
HFN editor's note: 'shrooms are not for everyone. There are two simple 'rules' to observe, for a safe journey. First, the set. Your mind set. Second, the setting. Where are you, is it safe? Do you have a minder you trust? Perhaps you should take a little herb and think on these things before you doanything.
“There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.”— Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, June 2008
HFN editor's note: two hundred thousand dollars per month profit is not a whole lot these days, for one herb shop in the "right location" with the right political connections. For example, the folks at 1150 garnet in the San Diego neighborhood of Pacific Beach (PB) calling themselves San Diego Holistic (these days), it has had many names since 2009 when I first started "following" them.
We estimate they bring in one to two thousand dollars profit per hour. You do the math. From just this location, not counting "delivery". All while dudes like Klienman, king-pin that he appears to be (to us), go down hard. Maybe he needed to call Jeff Lake?. His "clients" pay relatively small fines and don't do time... in the DMZ hard on the border with Mexico Ablaze. Even crooked lawyers caught red handed with piles of money get off with small fines and no time, just look at his buddy Lawyer Warner!
"There is a process in place for legally zoned dispensaries and that process should be followed," Goldsmith said.
Five more defendants were included in the 12 cases. While Nobel was named in every case, the complaints also named Mahin Nobel. Some said Parviz Hakakha, Judith Hakakha, David Abeles and Melody Abeles were all co-owners, according to the report from the city attorneys office.
The cases resolved in the $250,000 settlement are listed here with principal defendents in parentheses:
San Diego Organic Wellness, 1150 Garnet Avenue John Nobel, Mahin Nobel...
HFN editor's note: ATTORNEY jeff lake is the registered agent for 1150 garnet, since 2009. TODAY his folks run one of ONLY 3 STOREFRONTS left selling cannabis in PB, under another name.. yet another name, same folks, making MILLIONS with NOBEL. san diego herb dot com has been publishing the actual 'marijuana' news in the DMZ since 2009. you are being ZOOMED by lake-beresh-dumanis-davidovich-nobel-twolan-weedmaps
Colorado and Washington state will begin allowing sales of recreational marijuana, but that doesn't mean it will sell as marijuana marketers face resistance from the media industry. Originally aired on August 30, 2013