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Louis Armstrong
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Trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong was the seminal artist of jazz history—the first to combine trumpet virtuosity and an original musical vision with an entertainer's sense of presence and persona. The result would make him the most influential instrumentalist of his generation, and bring him the respect and adulation of musicians of all eras to come, as well as a vast audience beyond jazz that has never stopped growing. Case in point: The Guinness Book of World Records lists Armstrong as the oldest performer ever to chart a No. 1 hit record, an accomplishment achieved in 1964 when his record of Hello Dolly unexpectedly displaced the Beatles from the top position. And 17 years after his death, Armstrong's record of… Read More
Peter McWilliams
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It was with great sadness that I learned of the recent death of best-selling author, Peter McWilliams. Peter was found dead in his home on June 14, 2000. The cause of his death , according to sources, was that he choked on his vomit. Peter had suffered from AIDS and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma since 1996, and had used medical marijuana to suppress the nausea that was a common side-effect to the potent medications needed to keep him alive. His marijuana use was legal, thanks to California's Proposition 215, which passed in 1996 and legalized the use of marijuana for treatment of illness. Denied his medicine (marijuana) as a result of an arrest for possessing his medicine (marijuana), McWilliams died, as there… Read More
Paul McCartney
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Paul was born on June 18, 1942, at Walton Road Hospital, Liverpool, to Mary and James McCartney. His brother Mike (McGear) was born on January 7, 1944, at Walton Hospital. After passing his 11-Plus examinations Paul entered the Liverpool Institute in 1957 where he met a younger student, George Harrison. It was through another Liverpool Institute pupil, Ivan Vaughan that Paul met John Lennon. Paul's interest in music was mainly due to the influence of his father, a keen jazz musician. Paul became an accomplished guitarist at an early age and was able to tune a guitar as well as write down the lyrics in full of popular songs of the time. This impressed the young Lennon who invited Paul… Read More
Linda McCartney
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Paul McCartney, the composer of some of the rock era's most beautiful love songs, has consistently told interviewers that all his romantic ballads written after 1968 were about Linda McCartney. Those songs include everything from the Beatles' "Two of Us" and "Oh! Darling" to "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "The Lovely Linda" on Paul's first post-Beatles album, McCartney (1970); "Long-Haired Lady" on Ram (1971) and "My Love" on "Red Rose Speedway" (1973); to more recent songs as "We Got Married" and "Figure of Eight" on "Flowers in the Dirt" (1989) and "Golden Earth Girl" on "Off the Ground" (1993). Paul McCartney was not the first to compose a song about Linda McCartney. Her father, Lee Eastman, was a prominent show business… Read More
Woody Harrelson
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Woody, born Woodrow Tracy Harrelson on July 23, 1961, in Midland, Texas, had a childhood most people have never had to face. His father, Charles Voyde Harrelson, went to prison, convicted of murder when Woody was only seven. His mother Diane, a legal secretary, raised Woody and his two brothers in Lebanon, Ohio. Growing up strongly influenced by religion, Woody went to college on a presbyterian scholarship. After obtaining a degree in 1983 in English and theatrical arts from Hanover College, Indiana, Woody went to New York City to pursue a career in acting. His career began in New York theatre as an understudy in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues." Within months, he was cast as the good-hearted but dim-witted bartender… Read More
Carl Sagan
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Just imagine for a minute that Carl Sagan had been given a drug test for his job at NASA. Carl Sagan would have failed miserably with a high content of THC in his urine because he had been a regular pot smoker since the 1960's. He would have been blacklisted by the scientific community and then would have found himself unemployable in his profession. If Carl Sagan had been tested for THC, we would have lost one of the world's most brilliant scientists and he would not have had the chance to go on and win the Pulitzer Prize. Carl Sagan was not tested for THC and the whole world has profited as a result. Following is an article outlining… Read More
The Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 finally!…but, there’s more….
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Representatives Jared Polis of Colorado and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon introduced two legislative measures that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana and permit for the regulated production, retail sales of cannabis to adults in states that have legalized its consumption. “We are in the process of a dramatic shift in the marijuana policy landscape,” said Rep. Blumenauer. “Public attitude, state law, and established practices are all creating irreconcilable difficulties for public officials at every level of government. We want the federal government to be a responsible partner with the rest of the universe of marijuana interests while we address what federal policy should be regarding drug taxation, classification, and legality.” Blumenauer’s office said Monday that tax revenue from the… Read More
The Insider Details of Urine Testing For Pot and Other Drugs
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Too many lives are affected by a simple yet complicated diagnosis of drug detection. For most Drug Tests…The Science is based on circumstantial evidence that measures naturally occurring reactive digestive enzymes and not the actual drug. There are different levels of enzymes that are measured for certain drugs and then sometimes even similar drugs and or not even closely related drugs. This creates what is called a “false positive”, which still might leave the decision to the policy of the Drug testing facility -whether they allow an exception or not. And they may make it a decision of the employer or drug testing company to either retest, reject or pass the sample. There are two main types of urine diagnostics.… Read More
In Remembrance of My Favorite Pot Smoker and Activist….Jack Herer
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I became familiar with Jack Herer’s work in college. His book The Emperor Wears No Clothes.. served as one of my most useful research books for papers. It provided the details to counter against the propaganda created against the commonly grown plant. The prohibitionist Law against “Marijuana” and hemp was created under hypocrital and questionable rationality. This became the foundation of many of my essays about basic humanitarian rights and the political manipulation of those rights. Herers’ Book served as the Footnote in many freethinking college essays. His work has lead me to working full time against employment discrimination of those who consume The Herb. I work for Cleartest.com to help people pass drug tests. Urine based drug tests are… Read More
Assembly Bill 390 – Is the War on Drugs Almost Over?
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There has been is allot of progress in the cannibis users rights movement.. But how much of this is actual or just good PR for politicians. Atleast the unfavorable positions of politicians are shifting to match the favorable statistics of the general population. Even after Obama’s declaration to keep from raiding lagitimate Medical Marijuana distributors.The police keep it a mystery how much law enforcement will be utilized in an attempt to prove who is legitimate or a”criminal organization” On October 19th The in a memo Attorney General Eric clarified the policy announced by Federal officials…’that they should desist from raiding and prosecuting state-approved medical marijuana providers’. Less than a week after Holder’s announcement, more than a dozen Drug Enforcement Agency… Read More
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