CBD

**This post is NOT an endorsement**

I have been dealing with pain for 15 years….I used morphine and Oxycodone to control it but weaned myself once my pain management team started treating me like a four year old….I had thought about using CBD for I had heard it was pretty good with pain.

But before I jumped into that I needed to know more about this “miracle”….

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a product that’s derived from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants. Even though it comes from marijuana plants, CBD doesn’t create a “high” effect or any form of intoxication — that’s caused by another cannabinoid, known as THC.

It is used for anxiety, cancer, stress, stroke, dementia, etc….

It does have side effects…..

  • depression
  • dizziness
  • hallucinations
  • low blood pressure
  • withdrawal symptoms, such as irritability and insomnia

This is where I pick up the jest of this post…..

I had to take my wife’s little puppy “Little Man” to the vet and when I was paying the tab there was a leaflet on the counter about CBD for your pets.

****First I need to say that I am in NO way endorsing this product or am I being compensating for this post in any way….this is solely for FYI in case my readers have an encounter with this product****

This is the leaflet front and back that picked up at the vets.

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No where does this thing say why this product would be good for your pet…..instead it sounds like some Ponzi scheme or Pyramid scheme thought up by stoned hipsters.

The web site is no help about the pet thing….they do however want you to become a member so they can gig you even harder.

And I have the questions would a pet suffer the same side effects as a human?

Sorry but this whole thing sounds like a con.

I refuse to put my dog a risk because some greedy hipster wants to make more money……I want to see sound and solid research in the benefits this product would have for my dog.  She means more to me than some greedy hipsters bank account.

In short…..do not trust anything that will not give you the benefits up front……grandiose claims does not convince me that it is good for my friend.

When I asked MoMo what she thought of the idea…..

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In closing just a photo of the first blueberries of the season….not many at first but it is a good start to the season…

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And the jalapenos are looking good for the season as well…

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“lego ergo scribo”

Saturday Random Thoughts

Still on lockdown? What better time to read up on the random reports that were drowned out by Covid-19 news and views……

But first some sad news…..as an ex-union organizer I was sad to see the passing of a fellow organizer….and in my state as well……

Celso Mendoza spent the last two decades of his life scratching out a meager living on the processing line at a chicken plant in Forest, Mississippi. Though he lived humbly, he was an honorable man; a worker leader respected by many in his community.

On May 2, his life was cut tragically short by COVID-19. He was 59 years old.

In recent weeks poultry and meatpacking workers have increasingly sounded the alarm as processing plants across the country have experienced outbreaks of COVID-19. As workers begin to perish, advocates warn that they are at particularly high risk of contracting COVID-19. 

https://amp.clarionledger.com/amp/3104375001

Now I move on…..news and views……

Stuff the scifi movies are made of……

In a report published last month, a team of scientists discussed how to ensure that human space travelers don’t contaminate distant planets — and that they don’t bring back extraterrestrial pollutants back to Earth, a topic that seems more pertinent than ever in the midst of a global pandemic.

“In my opinion, and that of the science community, the chance that rocks from Mars that are millions of years old will contain an active life form that could infect Earth is extremely low,” said adjunct Stanford professor of aeronautics and astronautics Scott Hubbard, co-author of the report, in an interview with Stanford News. “But, the [Mars] samples returned by [NASA] will be quarantined and treated as though they are the Ebola virus until proven safe.

https://futurism.com/stanford-scientist-warns-risk-alien-pathogens

This report goes into the “No Sh*t File”……

Microbe communities living in the seafloor off Peru haven’t bounced back from a deep-sea mining experiment 26 years ago. The populations are still reduced by 30 percent in this part of the South Pacific Ocean, researchers report April 29 in Science Advances.

From 1989 to 1994, the DISturbance and reCOLonization, or DISCOL, experiment plowed grooves into the seafloor to mimic deep-sea mining for valuable metal-bearing rocks. The lumps of rock, known as polymetallic or manganese nodules, contain economically important metals such as copper, nickel and cobalt.

To recover the nodules, miners dredge the seafloor, scraping off much of the top layer of sediment along with the rocks. Researchers have long expressed concern about how this might affect deep-sea ecosystems (SN: 2/19/14). But there is little data about the effects of deep-sea mining on the ocean environment — and particularly on the microbes at the base of the food web, which cycle the nutrient nitrogen between seafloor and bottom waters (SN: 10/10/17).

Deep-sea mining may damage underwater ecosystems for decades

Hope they did not spend too much on that study and for the price of a beer I could have told them the say thing….

For the “Can’t Fix Stupid File”…….

A woman illegally visited Yellowstone National Park while it’s closed during the coronavirus pandemic and suffered burns Tuesday when she fell into a thermal feature, officials said. She was reportedly backing up while taking photos and fell into a hot spring or hole where hot gases emerge near Old Faithful geyser, park spokeswoman Linda Veress said in an email. Despite her injuries, the woman drove for roughly 50 miles until park rangers stopped her near Mammoth Hot Springs. She was flown to a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the AP reports. Park officials did not release the woman’s name or the extent of her injuries.

Yellowstone National Park has been closed since March 24. Yellowstone and nearby Grand Teton National Park will announce plans for a phased reopening Wednesday. Visitors are warned to stay on the boardwalks near Yellowstone’s often boiling or acidic thermal features, which include geysers, hot springs, steam vents, and mud pots. Tourists sometimes go off the designated walkways and are injured or killed. Last fall, a man who was walking off a boardwalk near Old Faithful at night fell into a hot spring, suffering serious burns. In June 2016, 23-year-old Colin Scott of Portland, Ore., fell into a superheated, acidic mud pot and died. His remains couldn’t be recovered.

Finally a big step for Utah……

Polygamy is now effectively decriminalized in Utah. Lawmakers passed the bill reducing bigamy from a felony to a minor infraction in February, the governor signed it in March, and it took effect Tuesday. While bigamy had been a third-degree felony for decades in the state, the attorney general’s office had declined to prosecute it unless other crimes were also involved. The new law simply makes that policy official, CNN reports. Lawmakers say removing the penalty will make it more likely that victims of abuse will come forward, since they will no longer need to fear arrest.

A final thought….

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Lastly…..once seen cannot be unseen…..(so eerie I had to re-post the photo)….

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Be Well….Be Safe……

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Covid-19 Disturbing Trend

You just knew that I could not totally ignore the pandemic news over the weekend, right?

I see the country is opening up….but I am sorry I think it is a bit too early to do so…..because of that I will continue to socially distance myself whenever possible……and here is where the disturbing part comes in…..

Most Americans practice social distancing when they leave the house—and they’re heading out more often now—but far fewer say they follow the guidelines than did a couple of weeks ago. A Gallup Poll released Friday showed a drop of 17 percentage points since late March, USA Today reports. The change isn’t limited to states that are reopening. “It’s certainly in those states,” said a Gallup editor, “but it’s also in the states that aren’t loosening their restrictions as well.” Conducted May 4-10, the poll found 58% of Americans said they are either completely or mostly isolating themselves during the pandemic, a drop from the high point of 75% between March 30 and April 4, and a decline from 68% of those surveyed April 20-26. States that still have stay-at-home orders, including California and New York, showed drops, per the Hill, leading Gallup to suggest other factors are at work.

“In a lot of these states, even the worst ones, the curve has flattened a little bit,” the editor said, “so maybe people are feeling a little braver about going out than they used to.” More people surveyed said they’d gone out in public in the past 24 hours, including 49% who had gone to the grocery store and 19% who had visited someone’s home. Part of the reason for the change could be what Gallup referred to as social distancing fatigue. And protests of the restrictions could have affected attitudes. Still, 68% of those living in states without stay-at-home orders said staying home as much as possible is best, along with 77% of Americans who are under those restrictions. Gallup reported a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points for the poll.

I shall continue to isolate myself…..I really do not need to be around other people that are more concerned about their personal crap than the possibility that they could make others ill…..

All this has not been that hard on me for I was a semi-recluse before all this disease stuff….so I am comfortable with my own company….apparently most Americans cannot stand themselves so they need to infect others to feel they are complete.

I will stay as I am today until there is an all clear from someone other than the d/bag that caused all this…..I prefer a doctor’s opinion over that of some a/hole that tries to play one for TV.

Be Well….Be Safe…..

“lego ergo scribo”