05 Feb 2018
Here is a link to the press release, telling what went on at the recent Vendors and Advocates Summit in Atlanta.

www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/inaugur...unity-300641165.html

Much good will come out of this epic meeting, I predict.
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TOPIC: Polis asks FDA to lift public health warning on Kratom

Polis asks FDA to lift public health warning on Kratom 4 months 6 days ago #24477

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Overactive spam filter forced me to remove the brackets off the qoute BB code on bomalleys before I could post. Thought it was the youtube link so here it is.



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Polis asks FDA to lift public health warning on Kratom 4 months 6 days ago #24496

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Thomas Jefferson suggested we need a revolution about every 20 years. There has been a quiet, barely perceptible revolution -- more like a coup over the past 100+ years. We have a choice of fighting to take back the noble principles this country was founded upon... or learn to enjoy our slavery.

I agree the kratom struggle is just one small part of a much larger battle to own, process, and sell us back the natural world in the form of synthetic drugs and patented GMO plants, for which new seeds must be bought each year. The good news is that most of Europe chased out the GMO companies and their unwanted "technological advance" that were neither an improvement or needed. And they did it by simply boycotting these products and political action.

Americans, in general, don't seem to feel the urgency or importance of kratom right now. Those who aren't chronically ill and in pain -- either physical or emotional -- don't realize how unsatisfactory opioids are for long-term use. Many who suffer chronic pain now cannot imagine that an herb could do a better job than an opioid, so it's hard to get them on our side. But, somehow, we must keep growing our numbers and we must find ways to gain political support -- and shame those publicly who vote as Big Pharma tells them to vote.

The Europeans won on the GMO issue by only reducing the sales of GMO foods by 5%, causing the manufacturers involved to pull out. We can achieve 5% support here, so let's not talk ourselves out of trying.

This is a fight that's worth winning, not just for kratom, but for the principle that WE have a right to say what goes into our body. That makes it a much larger fight, with more people who want to refuse vaccines, who want to drink unpasteurized milk, or who simply want to know if the food they're buying is GMO or not. We have a lot of common ground, but we've got a lot of education about kratom and a lot of community-building to do.

BTW: Here's the final list of Congress Members who signed on the Pocan/LoBiondo letter to ask the DEA to take the real science into their decision, as the law requires. If your Congress Member is not on this list, please keep that in mind the next time they run for election.

mailchi.mp/5303cdea0ab9/aka-press-releas...-to-dea?e=32ca3cd701

P.S.: There's a lot of money being made selling kratom -- and a lot of consumers who can contribute to keeping kratom available. I believe we can raise the money to keep kratom legal.

P.P.S.: I like your idea of making members of Congress wear jumpsuits like NASCAR drivers!
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Polis asks FDA to lift public health warning on Kratom 4 months 6 days ago #24497

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kemppaulh wrote: I agree. Persuading the DEA not to schedule is a longshot, but worth a try. Ultimately, it's up to Congress to keep kratom legal in the face of the FDA's desire to schedule (ban) it, as a favor to Big Pharma.

If it does get scheduled, then things get really expensive, but still win-able.

I like your point about the FDA approving Zohydro, while trying to ban kraton, effectively showing how little they care for safety. "Show us the MONEY!" they say.

Zohydro is the Oxycontin of hydrocodone. It's despicable what they can get away with.
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roadieratonga wrote: Overactive spam filter forced me to remove the brackets off the qoute BB code on bomalleys before I could post. Thought it was the youtube link so here it is.



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"Kratom is a safe and does not cause respitory depression. Kratom is a mildly addicting substance, comparable to Caffeine, it is my belief that Kratom does NOT fit within the CSA scheduled list I-V."
- DR. Henningfeild (kratom expert) Organic Chemist and scientist.

Polis asks FDA to lift public health warning on Kratom 4 months 3 days ago #24594

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kemppaulh wrote: Thomas Jefferson suggested we need a revolution about every 20 years. There has been a quiet, barely perceptible revolution -- more like a coup over the past 100+ years. We have a choice of fighting to take back the noble principles this country was founded upon... or learn to enjoy our slavery.

I agree the kratom struggle is just one small part of a much larger battle to own, process, and sell us back the natural world in the form of synthetic drugs and patented GMO plants, for which new seeds must be bought each year. The good news is that most of Europe chased out the GMO companies and their unwanted "technological advance" that were neither an improvement or needed. And they did it by simply boycotting these products and political action.

Americans, in general, don't seem to feel the urgency or importance of kratom right now. Those who aren't chronically ill and in pain -- either physical or emotional -- don't realize how unsatisfactory opioids are for long-term use. Many who suffer chronic pain now cannot imagine that an herb could do a better job than an opioid, so it's hard to get them on our side. But, somehow, we must keep growing our numbers and we must find ways to gain political support -- and shame those publicly who vote as Big Pharma tells them to vote.

The Europeans won on the GMO issue by only reducing the sales of GMO foods by 5%, causing the manufacturers involved to pull out. We can achieve 5% support here, so let's not talk ourselves out of trying.

This is a fight that's worth winning, not just for kratom, but for the principle that WE have a right to say what goes into our body. That makes it a much larger fight, with more people who want to refuse vaccines, who want to drink unpasteurized milk, or who simply want to know if the food they're buying is GMO or not. We have a lot of common ground, but we've got a lot of education about kratom and a lot of community-building to do.

BTW: Here's the final list of Congress Members who signed on the Pocan/LoBiondo letter to ask the DEA to take the real science into their decision, as the law requires. If your Congress Member is not on this list, please keep that in mind the next time they run for election.

mailchi.mp/5303cdea0ab9/aka-press-releas...-to-dea?e=32ca3cd701

P.S.: There's a lot of money being made selling kratom -- and a lot of consumers who can contribute to keeping kratom available. I believe we can raise the money to keep kratom legal.

P.P.S.: I like your idea of making members of Congress wear jumpsuits like NASCAR drivers!


Although millennials get allot of crap these days, there is hope of change, Phillip morris stocks are falling fast , soda pop producers are feeling the same effects, Monsanto is fighting/sueing/lobbing hard to make non GMO labels disappear. FDA is striking hard on alternative and natural products. I agree the bottom line is people have to change where we put our money, we may not have control on were our taxes are being funneled but we can control who we support politically and economically.

Socrates said the same things about his younger generation in the 4th and 3rd Century BC:

‘If the whole world depends on today’s youth, I cannot see the world lasting another 100 years.’

“Children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, disrespect their elders, and love talking instead of exercise.”

Also Peter the Hermit in 1274.
“The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age.”

Mark twain was dead on when he said , "although history does not repeat it's self it sure does rhyme.".

Also, forgot who said this but "those who ignore history are doomed to repeat the same mistakes".

It is going to be very interesting where AI/robotics takes us and the implementation of block chain technology. The growing pains are already being felt and many will go kicking and screaming as jobs become less and the concept of money slowly becomes unable to sustain the inevitable reality; that we may end up going back to a resource based economy. Finland is already testing the idea of a base income for all it's citizens to prepare for the future. A robot can cut a pork chop and have it on the shelf long before I get the package out of the box and on the table to cut. I used to laugh at that idea but I now feel Elon musk is right; AI/robotics can do 98% of our jobs better, faster and with more accuracy than we can. They do not require 401k's, do not call in sick and form unions. His concern is what will we do when we become bored and what will measure our cultures idea of success when money is irrelevant. We are at the pinnacle of the next era and it is both breathtaking and frightening to experience. There has always been chaos before change can emerge and as a species we fear change on a dangerous level. Everything is just moving and changing so fast these days it makes ones head spin.
I will not vote for "anti cannabis dairy loven Dayton", we got screwed over with the Franken incident. Very, very bad timing on that one. I was like, "NOOOO NOT NOW!!!", and Nolan is not getting my vote, "thanks for caring bud" but it often comes down to the lesser of two evils with the two party system.

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