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Posted by Ayesha in Chronic Health Conditions Discussion and Support Group
Wed Nov 01st 2006, 03:07 PM
My partner has Fibro and Chronic Fatigue (major FATIGUE!) She has found that pot helps with the Fibro pain a bit, but she also finds that if she smokes before bed she has a much better night of sleep.

She also takes the max dose of Provigil as well as Wellbutrin XL (she too just went off of Effexor XR, talk about side effects.)

Any other suggestions as to how to deal with fatigue, of course, are always welcome.

Peace,
Ayesha and her partner, Spiritsolace
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Posted by Ayesha in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Wed May 31st 2006, 03:56 AM
and a better use of the buses. Just get the membership lists of Focus on the Family, the Christian Coalition, and oh yeah, the Minutemen, then deport, deport, deport! Let's put them to work in Mexico making cheap plastic crap for Wal-Mart for 50 cents a day and see how they like it.
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Posted by Ayesha in Religion/Theology
Mon May 29th 2006, 02:03 PM
and the one that there is considerably more evidence for in the Bible and Gnostic texts, which is that Mary Magdalene was a disciple, and Jesus' intended successor after his death. He imparted her with special knowledge to prepare her for this role, and taught her about the concept of spiritual resurrection (as opposed to bodily) and many other topics which the early church purged from the accepted canon. He even upset the other disciples, but he had the wisdom to choose a woman who was strong enough to stand up to them.

Jesus being married and having children is bothersome to the sex-phobic Catholic church, but ultimately a traditional wife-and-mother role for Mary M. doesn't challenge their beliefs all that much. The idea of a woman as leader of the church, however, threatens them at the core. THAT's why they're so angry, or rather terrified, of this book and film. One decidedly mediocre book has popularized the very ideas they've been trying to suppress for nearly two thousand years. People are starting to realize that the truth isn't necessarily what they've been taught, and in fact, we can't even know the truth. It is the concepts, the symbols, that matter.
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Posted by Ayesha in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Thu May 11th 2006, 08:03 PM
With a message from V.




Good evening, United States of America. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security, the familiar, the tranquility, repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this July the 4th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the annunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance, and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, think, and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillence coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, George W. Bush. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Now we must seek to end that silence. More than two hundred years ago a few brave men wished to embed the fourth of July forever in our memory. Their hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fourth of July to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me, outside the gates of the White House, and together we shall give them a fourth of July that shall never, ever be forgot.



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