Friday, February 24, 2017

Job Growth and Education Requirements on low pay

Education is needed looking ahead to the changes and stability of the workers.
Being stupid in high school really is just putting yourself into the trailer park
down the road! You get what you put into it and more looking ahead is needed!

It's known that if you can't follow the rules the rules follow you!
Or a point of natural selection! As in college, if there are kids in the class that
act like they did in High School running in the halls and not in class the college
professor will pop out a test right after class. Right out of the blue and if you are
not in class you can't take the test! Also if you come into college from a bad
funded school not working through it to get what you need the college professor
will kick you out of class if you are holding back the whole class because of not
knowing. So you get what you put in. Like going up the mountain to the
peak and it's a long way down as it's not like in high school close to the bottom.
Also to note you pay your low taxes for your school and should note...
"What do you want?" It's a matter of what you put in, you are to learn so
you can get ahead to where you need to go! Like paying for a bus ticket
does not mean you get to drive the bus, but it get's you there if you don't
jump off the bus!

Yes it's like going up the mountain peak so you need to be
looking up. Why? These are stupid times there is a issue with
wealth inequality many walk around just letting their stores go
out of business or deal with the lack of sales as the many have no
money to buy those things. Small town inadequacy of not giving raises
to the workers and building places the many can't afford.
Wealth inequality is death for futures! Getting out from high school and
moving up is hard!

The inequality issues are looking to get bigger with Trump with his
rich friends in power as they more likely don't care about the workers
and take their raises they would of got and send them up the ladder to the
stock investors meanwhile most of the poor spends less closing down stores.
So more focus is needed in high school!

There is also the stupid out there as in cutting funding for schools
because of the states budget. Teachers low pay as a Teacher makes only
like $1000 more than a custodian a paycheck. $15 an hour vs $8!

Also stupid is schools going into a voucher program knowing that vouchers 
run out as cost / inflation goes up. Also pushing more unaffordable schooling
for the poor kids lowering the labor force and growing wealth inequality.

Also going to a charter school system also is bad as the schools would have
different standards and schools having different funding and corruption issues.
Different standards in schools is also from the schools income from the owners.
Different standards from High Schools in college holds back the whole class
as the professor has to stop teaching to bring the lower students up to speed.
Holding back the whole class!

Also is the laws as they run and are changed.

"What does this all mean for Oklahoma?"
Given that Oklahoma schools already face a deep budget crisis and teacher shortage,
tasking districts to raise new revenue to bring the funding of Title I schools up to the
average funding level of non-Title I schools may seem impossible. But it’s not.
Oklahoma actually does a fairly good job of sending more state and local funds
per student to high poverty districts. Because our school funding formula adds weight
to students who come from low-income families or who face other disadvantages,
the highest poverty districts receive about $531, or 7 percent, more per student
than the lowest poverty districts. We don’t have the large funding disparities seen in
places like Texas and Illinois.
http://okpolicy.org/new-federal-education-law-change-fund-high-poverty-schools

Also "The state representative filed House Bill 1115, which would prevent the
legislature from creating new mandates unless they're funded."
http://www.newson6.com/story/34283305/proposed-bill-would-force-legislature-to-fund-mandates-on-public-schools

This is a bad thing being Oklahoma has no funding and tends to just do without.
Anything is better than nothing! Having no funding for new mandates is no mandates!
In the long run there will be less and less mandates as the states funding is not there.

Keep in mind it's about the lack of funding. Low pay is less taxed and spent.
Small towns have way too much minimum wage retirees. That points to the
lower tax revenue and a declining funding for anything!

If the Republicans are wanting to get rid of ObamaCare just because of it's cost
to people that more likely make children wages. Why not raise the pay so people
could just write a check with no issues! Or like getting rid of NASA just
because of a few accidents. Those are like the people running things now!
But the issue is the point of not wanting growth and that makes no growth
for Schools.

Going up the mountain the kids need to look ahead at where they are going.
Yes you might have to go where the money is.
Look for a college with better funding but get out there and do something!
And stay in class!

Wealth Inequality running things!
http://inequality.org/wealth-inequality

Why go up the mountain to the peak?
https://www.newamerica.org/post-secondary-national-policy-institute/our-blog/recovery-job-growth-and-education-requirements-through-2020

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Obamacare subsidies lawsuit

There is a lot of stupid going on. And a lot of learning. You can't
run things from a small towns view. You can't cater to these small town people!
If you do then America will have nothing like they have nothing!

~~~~~Republicans postpone settling Obamacare subsidies lawsuit

The House GOP and the Trump administration said they need another three months to come to a resolution, according to a motion filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

The payments reduce the deductibles and co-pays for more than half of enrollees on the Obamacare exchanges.

It's widely expected that Republicans will agree to pay the subsidies, which are expected to cost $9 billion this year and $11 billion next year. Killing them would wreak havoc in the individual market. Many insurers depend on these payments -- without them, they might abandon Obamacare, which could lead to fewer choices and higher premiums for consumers. Such a move would be at odds with the "orderly transition" that Republicans have promised. 
http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/21/news/economy/obamacare-subsidies/index.html

***But I need to note that lowering the subsidies will force many poor out of the
insurance market. More will drop for a bigger paycheck anyway.
Out of a 180 million working class people 60 million is a good norm number
of children waged adults / People what walk with no cars / non raised pay noted
by the amount of minimum wage retirement filling small towns. They will drop
for the extra $190, $500 a paycheck! Yes they will!

So to me I see them as keeping the mandate for insurance.
If they do kill it they will bring it back fast.
They will not let healthcare be killed over more food money!

The red string of fate

In my life there are a few people I have met before I met them,
and like some situation will repeat itself, with the same people at different times.
It scares the crap out of me being I have no control over those things.

I met three women that all lived in the same town I am in and I met all of
them in another faraway town at different times!

With me it's like on a road trip playing Daft Punk in the car with my friend with a
brown hat in 1996 stopping in a town when boom! Meeting a lady in town at the
McDonald's she was sort of devastating to my normality it's point was noted like
boom you cant stop staring at her! You can try but you can't stop! It was to the
point when she was walking out she passed a wall she popped back to see if
I was still staring at her. It was love at first sight for me.
Then the next day I found myself in St louis looking out the arch and it all was trivial.
I was looking for where that town was with that lady I saw.

Coming back I had to stop back at that McDonald's again.
I looked for her everywhere wanting to see her again. Yes I looked in the ladies
bathroom I knocked on the door of course before I went in. I got it bad!
I was looking for the lady in the ladies bathroom!
Really that happened to me so it was imprinted in my memory 20 years ago.

Funny is my old lady "Annie" worked in the same town at the mental hospital.
So my old lady the one that brought me to this town in the first place,
lived and worked in the same town that the 1996 lady lived and worked,
where on the highway in the town I passed the 1989 lady!
My old lady and me are connected as the string is connected down the road.
We where going toward my car and I tripped and soon after I did
she did also. It was like the string pulled her after I tripped making her trip also.

And I also met the 1996 lady in the 90's at the Oklahoma play
"Annie get your gun", she was helping with the play.
I remember it was a full moon that night and they had a after party back
in the woods. But I remember I felt the attraction, I couldn't keep my eyes off
her back then. It was not just a full moon!
My old ladies name is also Annie, strangely relates to the play?!
Past life lovers me and the 1996 lady? Don't know, need to know!

Then in 1989 I met a lady when I was driving my white 1982 Toyota corolla SR5
to Joplin Missouri because, I wondered what was there, I kept seeing the signs on
the highway saying this way to Joplin. So the road pointed me to there so I went there.
Well on the way back I passed a white GEO METRO packed stuff going from Missouri.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmBla3tVrlU
 
She was a one of a kind because her car was packed full of stuff with kids in the car
and it was a small GEO METRO. She was magnetic also I passed her but I had
to slow down to see her again.

Really I met both of them for the first time around the same area at different times,
being my old lady also worked and lived in the same town.
Like in quantum entanglement is timeless so is the red string of fate.

Time is eternal! Then like 20 years later I ended up working with them also in
different times and places. You would call it luck of the draw if I didn't meet them
far away and all ended up in the same town together. My old lady brought me
here first then I met the others down the road as we all crossed paths!

We all worked in the same town that I am in now and I worked with them at
different times. And worked in the same building and the same room with one.
And by her room are markers by her door that point to what would be
called a bus stop. As I have one in my office also.
A bus stop is a final destination, all paths meet at that spot!
I recognize it for what it is!

And I think we all more likely crossed paths ourselves being one
worked at Walmart with me at the time with the other more likely went shopping there
time from time. So all of us crossed paths sometime! Not that I can place but I
do remember seeing one in the Walmart parking lot with my other as we ate dinner in
the car. We did that a lot at the time! So I do remember seeing one going to
Walmart as I was with my other eating dinner in the car but also don't know!
 
Me and her also had the same sort of the same. In like she would rinse meat after
she cooked it to get the fat off. Also when she was a kid she remembered
doing the dishes and putting her stomach on the metal strip that was the trim
around the sink and getting a shock from it. I did the same things!

I have to also note both grew up in Missouri and as it is I might expect it to be
the same town! Crossing paths is crossing paths! I'm sure it happened all of us
crossing paths! And that is not a bad thing!
I am glad there is some kind of light pointing in life!

And also one of them kind of almost ran me over.
Mucho gusto, a married gypsy, a keeper!
I have a protected destiny I was in no real danger of being ran over!
http://walmartramen.blogspot.com/2015/06/here-in-my-car.html
She stopped in the fork in the road looking in her mirror at me as I was begging
her to come back I patted my heart and I think I did get on my knees.
She looked at me out her window with her crazy lovable smile,
but she made a right turn! "Why Don't You Stay?"

That is love to be begging someone that kind of ran me over!
After all that then to beg afterward... True love regardless!!! It's clear!

Only for me to work with her years later and only for her to quit years after,
for other reasons. I told her I loved her and I wanted to go with her.
Me being, love sick even today, remembering, her crazy smile as she said
people called her crazy being I heard about it I have to say she's not!  It's ok!
But her smile got me as she told me what people called her!

And the appreciated time she almost pulled down her pants in front of me.
Sort of tired she did and trusting with me enough to do that, then caught
what she almost did pretending like nothing happened.
Her looking out the window of her door as I came around the corner me seeing her and
me written on my face the I love you look and her written on her face oh he's good
for me look as she pretended to not be looking for me as I came there.
She needs me as I need her!

But again ended up even now singing "Why Don't You Stay?"
I regret not being more torrid with her, she was the best
lady for me, a pair, flames that need each other...
I need to note. It's ok for a married lady to have a boyfriend or whatever.
It's the point to support the queen bee making all balanced.
She looses nothing and gains more support as it's about her!
A woman by her nature is the queen bee it's best to accept it!



But still I say now that's crossing paths! I'm not kidding you!
That is the weird red strings in my life both pointing to this town I am in now.
Still in love from way back then! I accept my destiny like a screw embedded in the floor.
This stuff is bigger than me so I accept it! I'm ok with it! My heart tells me so!
Accepting who we all are is worth it... It is!



Need proof? Im not the only one! Meeting people before you meet them happens.

I met a girl near the end of high school. Where ever I went I would always see her
in the background. So I went to a part of the school where I never been before and
there she was. After high school and in a JR college I was thinking about her
at the time when in my class with me missing her she came walking in,
we had the same class together. All I knew she was in Chicago at a college because
she told me at our high school graduation when I talked to her. She told me her plans.

There was a drunk lady I met in the hotel I worked at in the 90's she was sitting on my
coat check table talking with me, she had a good job in the town I am in now,
I pondered what if I hooked up with her back then I am sure I would of stabilized her
more but back then I was in my late 20's who knows what they are doing at 20,
I had no clue! I did not work with her, but I would say the red string is there because
of how I met her and her working in the same town as me now back then.
 
And years later when he said he did that in his past, I said "What the Hell!" Life is funny!

I dated a lady I met on the internet but I also met her before I met her.
I first met her when I was on the school bus in high school.
Her and her kids where going backward into a intersection in their car with a
T-top after doing a burnout. It was a cloudy day and when they went flying
backward they stopped in the middle of the intersection when there was a
opening in the cloud and a beam of light shined on their car and only their car.
She put her hands in the light and waved them around before they took off again.
I am glad I dated her but I didn't know if we where meant to be. I never thought
of these things like that before. On the bus I knew it was like a spot light on her
but I never understood.

So with me I ponder what made me come to this town in the first place.
My old lady. If the strings all cross in one town would of they crossed in
some other town or time. I don't know what to say, it blows my mind.

"The red string of marriage, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating
from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth,
the gods tie an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet
one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way.
Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger.
According to Chinese legend, the deity in charge of "the red thread" is believed
to be Yue Xia Lao often abbreviated to Yue Lao, the old lunar matchmaker
god, who is in charge of marriages."

48 Quotes About Red Thread Of Fate.

It's like I am emotional glue, band-aid toward whoever it might be with the red string.
The girl in High school it was clear I had to teach her to drive and be self sufficient.
all the others, I don't know! When I was in High school I was the one you went to
if you had a problem I gave you a answer or talking to me a light bulb comes on.
So it's probably the same sorts.

I have to add a freaky note, there is some freaky out there.
And to note all of this stuff is not surprising! 
In the early 80's when I was a kid, my family went to the Ripley's museum we
parked in the back parking lot and I swear I saw the "man with double pupils
in each eye - Liu Ch'ung" walk past me he smiled at me, showing me the corner of
his eye then he walked to the back door of the museum it opened and he walked in
then it closed behind him. He was Chinese like Yue Lao, strange.

Also me and my friend met a ghost council Indian Chief
when I was a kid. We where in the boy scouts in 1983, we all where hiking,
on this hill in Tulsa when me and my friend sat on a rock looking down at the
Arkansas river. The rock was was shaped like Oklahoma.

Me and my friend was talking about Cowboys and Indians when all of a sudden
This guy said something behind us. We did not hear anyone coming behind us.
There are leaves around and a bunch of skinny trunk trees.
So there was no place to hide and leaves to make noise.
 
He told us to respect and for each feather he had on his headdress
he killed a Buffalo! Smiled at me. I guess he looked into our future and
decided to let us go. Looking back at it. I don't know!

Me and my friend looked at each other and
when we looked back at the Chief, he was gone!
He could not of ran that fast without making any noise, with no trees to hide!
I found out in college it might of been one of the Council Oak Chiefs!
There might be some Blackfoot in my family line.

I also have a recurring number, 48!

My past like goes back to the Cambrian Period!

Might be unrelated but I have sort of a recurring song.
Like if I go into a store or restaurant I will hear it from time to time!

So meeting the Chief and Liu Ch'ung, 48, the song, Past life points to some
real fucked up shit, so I do understand there is an destiny bigger than me.
And I know to follow my heart!

It's about whats going on, why? To give more of help in ones life? It's all I see.
All you can do is go with your heart turn off your mind!
Like in physics looking at something non linear vs linear the red string is non linear
so do the Zen thing empty your mind etc and go with the heart!

Turn off the TV put down your phone your happiness or the answer
is found in the heart. Free yourself!
Kind of noted in Terence Mckenna vs today's thinking.

"Welcome to the quantum physics lab called my life!"
Love has weird huge wave of amplitudes sometimes!
All you can do is just go for the ride and wait!

Monday, February 20, 2017

The statue of liberty yearning to breathe free

As I see the xenophobia like some homes in small towns "Keep Out" and
"Beware of dog!" Why is that? It's something stupid but the point is
with Trump he is trying to run America like a small town.
Small towns make nothing so they have nothing!

And so America is looking to go down to their level.
Stupid in being afraid of others not from here over there being just like
or better off than we are walking around with cell phones and etc!

What is the war time view anyway we are not with war with much!
There is ISIS but really it's seen as a local problem.
Sort of like the KKK if they where to pop up more in Canada / Mexico
etc. Other countries would be upset over them also!
More people died from the KKK than terrorist anyway!
Well there is too much stupid out there. Paranoia is stupid!

"This KKK Guy Tried to Build an X-Ray Weapon To Kill Muslims 
and Obama, Feds Say."

"Dr. Fred Mettler, the US representative on the United Nations' Scientific
Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, was unfamiliar with the specifics
of Crawford's plans but said it's unlikely such a device could work.
Radiation can be narrowly beamed, as it is in some cancer treatments,
but the accelerators require huge amounts of electricity, are not easily
portable and any target would have to remain still for a long time."
https://news.vice.com/article/this-kkk-guy-tried-to-build-an-x-ray-weapon-to-kill-muslims-and-obama-feds-say

Well stupid is stupid without remembering a good point.
"No man is an island. No one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others."
This saying comes from a sermon by the seventeenth-century English author
John Donne.

~~~~~What is the quote on the statue of liberty?
There are several phrases associated with the Statue of Liberty, but the most recognizable is “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This quote comes from Emma Lazarus’ sonnet, New Colossus, which she wrote for a fundraiser auction to raise money for the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty now sits. The poem did not receive much recognition and was quite forgotten after the auction.

In the early 1900s and after Lazarus’ death, one of her friends began a campaign to memorialize Lazarus and her New Colossus sonnet. The effort was a success, and a plaque with the poem’s text was mounted inside the pedestal of the statute.

Statue of Liberty Poem
Also known as the Statue of Liberty poem, New Colossus and its famous last lines have become part of American history. Here is the sonnet in its entirety:
New Colossus
statue of liberty poem
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

I Still Believe and called a unicorn but I'm not gay



I believe in love. I had a past love take me to a gay bar being it was her
security being she had a death threat from a biker gang she testified against.
I'm not gay and she was not gay so in my life I know who I am so being at the
gay bar there was no issue.

In the 1990's I had a friend and his wife take me out to dinner at Denny's
so they could talk to me about...  Well my friend's wife told me they wanted
to have sex with me. And some guy behind us in the other seat said
"I'll be damned, a male unicorn!" I replied "Hay... I'm not gay!"
I didn't expect that and It is funny that I can say
"I'M A UNICORN, BUT I'M NOT GAY!"
That is not me, so I found it funny that they said that to me!
They where still my friends but I let them know it's not me!

So in my life I point in being able to believe in love because
it takes you to strange places and people and that is ok.
You believe in yourself so you can believe in others!

As in me now I am heart set for a marred lady wanting that talk,
needing the fairness to be taken home!
I hope people see my heart and know also it's ok for a married lady
to have a boyfriend, second husband, lover being the point love!
Love gives freedom! The balance it gives is worth it being love is
not a one lane road. If one is happy all is happy!
To be there to pull her out of the cliff of insanity... Worth it!

But to say I still believe I can say because I have been there.
So can you say I believe? You don't know till you try!
Face your fears with no tears life gets better with more support!

~~~~~7 Things You Must Do to Keep Believing in Love
If you are like most people, you were more vulnerable and open when you started 
experiencing intimate relationships than you are now. Prior to the disappointments 
and heartbreaks that you’ve likely faced, you were more willing to enter a partner’s 
internal world with reverence and unbounded curiosity, and to open your heart and 
soul to that lover. Whatever flaws or prior heartbreaks had occurred for either of you, 
they were immaterial in the face of the intensity of your connection.

1. Accept the fact that security is an illusion. Having worked for more than four decades with some of the most beloved people I’ve ever known, I’ve been in the middle of heartbreaking tragedies, none of which these people expected or were wholly prepared for. I’ve suffered with them and for them, watching the process of grief unfold as it must.

2. People become what they rigorously practice. We actually get better at being sad if we are sad most of the time, and better at being optimistic if we look at what we are blessed about rather than the price we might pay. If you really want to be different from who you are, stay on the course of the direction and goals you’ve set and ardently practice who you want to become.

3. People can become courageous through struggle. Exempting unbearable situations, those people who focus on who they become despite loss rather than the loss itself, train themselves to learn courage in the face of threat and loss. As they master that transformation, they strengthen their resolve every time they are most tempted to lose it. Look for your strengths and the ways that you become more valuable and stronger through your disappointments. Focus on those qualities in yourself that you are proud of and that are desirable for others to share.

4. Risk is a bedfellow of excitement and discovery. All are required for life to have promise. Though every one of us is continually balancing between security and risk, we can live precariously with an impassioned devotion to being safe at all costs, but we can’t be fully alive without a commitment to challenge and transformation.

5. Each choice shapes your destiny. Everything you do, say, feel, or think, each moment of your life, will take you closer or farther away from the person you want to become. Whirlpools of temporary deviation are part of life, but getting back on your path as soon as you are able will expedite that process.

6. Choose and imitate your supporters. You need people around you who support and model those changes. Birds of a feather do reinforce each other—one way or another.

7. Look forward. Observe the people you’ve known who turn fear into purpose, and loss into recommitment. They don’t waste time in the past, except for the lessons they must take with them. They radiate a sense of practical idealism and a love of the options they have. They’re good models to have internal conversations with when you feel defeat looming. Very few of us can meet the world after more than two decade in prison, as Nelson Mandela did, with the words, “If I am bitter, they have won.” But we can get closer, knowing that people like him existed and still do.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rediscovering-love/201507/7-things-you-must-do-keep-believing-in-love

Sunday, February 19, 2017

It's medicine treat it like it is - How marijuana affects young brains!


Like all medicines they are there for a reason, and if you don't need to take it
don't take it. For many drugs you need to be ready for them.
http://realitysandwich.com/177165/marijuana_treats_young_girls_severe_seizures

I am saying it's ok to use them if your are ready to use them, or have a need
to them. Like knowing how much to use and your self control.
But being young and not developed, the part that would be useful with the drug is
not there. So they are not what you think they are, they are stupid drugs when young.

Stupid is from slower brain development not from social problems hindering development
of the IQ. Slower brain development increases social problems!

Also I have to note social problems is stress and
"One stressful event can kill brain cells." So you don't want to lower brain
development by using drugs that will. On Marijuana, you won't have a clue
you need a clue! Drugs calm you down but in a young age it hinders!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/18/brain-stress_n_6148470.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/02/25/282631913/marijuana-may-hurt-the-developing-teen-brain

I had viewed this back in my high school days. At a votech school I was going to during
High School. There where some guys I hung out with "stoners", being I did not smoke
with them because it was not me to do that I got to see how they acted on pot.

During lunch they took off in my friends car to his parents house to get some of his pot,
I was in the back of the car. They went there smoked at the house then drove back to
school. We where driving along when all of a sudden they slammed on the breaks.
I hit the back of the front seat. We all got out of the car to look at a cow on the
side of the road. It looked at us like it had something to say, but it just mooed!
They where on the ground laughing. Funny but really, it's just a cow!

We got back to Votech, then we went back to our class, but it was late and they
ran to class but it was the wrong class they ran into! they got in there sat down.
I was in the hallway looking at them saying wrong class! Dude!

The teacher knew and the kids in class knew they where stoned, all but them,
they thought no one knew! It was clear the pot made them stupid.

 ~~~~More about how marijuana affects young brains uncovered
A University of Maryland study shows adolescents that use marijuana regularly
could suffer permanent changes in the brain, increasing the chances of mental illness.

Permanent brain changes from pot found in mice
The finding adds to a growing body of evidence that marijuana can be especially
damaging to the developing brain.
The study, published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, found mice exposed to
low doses of marijuana for 20 days at a young age developed changes in brain
oscillations in the frontal cortex of the brain that controls motivation, planning and
cognitive function. But when the researchers repeated the experiment in adult mice,
they found marijuana exposure did not affect the rodent's ability to carry out cognitive
behavioral tasks.

The finding suggests marijuana used at an early age could lead to mental health disorders.
Senior study author Asaf Keller, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the
University of Maryland School of Medicine said in a press release, “Previous research had
shown that children who started using marijuana before the age of 16 are at greater risk
of permanent cognitive deficits, and have a significantly higher incidence of psychiatric
disorders such as schizophrenia. There likely is a genetic susceptibility, and then you
add marijuana during adolescence and it becomes the trigger."

Sylvina Mullins Raver, a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Neuroscience in the
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of
Medicine said the researchers wanted to find out if marijuana poses permanent
health risks to adolescents. The study authors suggest the finding should be considered
by lawmakers. Though the study was conducted in mice, the researchers believe
the finding has implications for humans. It also lends support to past studies showing
marijuana use before age-16 is associated with higher incidence of schizophrenia.
Raver says the finding was ‘striking’ because the mice were exposed to such a low dose.

Keller explains the frontal area of the brain develops during adolescence, making it much
more susceptible to drugs. The same area is also the same as that affected by
schizophrenia. The finding suggests marijuana use during adolescence can have
permanent consequences for brain development and potentially lead to
mental health disorders. The researchers plan to explore the mechanisms in future
studies to see if the effects can be reversed.
http://www.emaxhealth.com/1020/more-about-how-marijuana-affects-young-brains-uncovered

~~~~Heavy Marijuana Use May Damage Developing Brain In Teens, Young Adults
Adolescents and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than
non-users to have disrupted brain development, according to a new study.
Pediatric researchers found abnormalities in areas of the brain that interconnect brain
regions involved in memory, attention, decision-making, language and executive
functioning skills. The findings are of particular concern because adolescence is
a crucial period for brain development and maturation.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090202175105.htm

Healing with Catnip

With the Republican Party fighting about everything that won't help the rich.
Like de-funding Marijuana anyway they can even to the point of stupidity.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_U.S._state

There are other options, catnip! Make a Tea out of it, Smoke it,
Burn it with incense, there are options. Catnip is just a form of
mint nothing bad. But still needs to be looked at like medicine.

Using it at 18- you need to think about if it will stop your thinking,
like bad for college APT test. Even college kids smoke
Marijuana after testing! Smoking Marijuana at a young age does cause
a road of stupidity. So the same consideration needs to be
placed with Catnip if you are young!

Stupid is from slower brain development not from social problems hindering development
of the IQ. Slower brain development increases social problems!

Also I have to note social problems is stress and
"One stressful event can kill brain cells." So you don't want to lower brain
development by using drugs that will. On Marijuana, you won't have a clue
you need a clue! Drugs calm you down but in a young age it hinders!

Catnip? don't know but if it slows you down I would see it as the same.
Drugs calm you down but in a young age it hinders!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/18/brain-stress_n_6148470.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/02/25/282631913/marijuana-may-hurt-the-developing-teen-brain
 
People have been trying to stop kids with the bad drugs ever since the
beginning of human life! So it's best to teach about it's use!
Drugs have a use and at a young age there is no reason to use them!
You are better off to learn about the drugs use! 
http://walmartramen.blogspot.com/2014/01/its-medicine-treat-it-like-it-is-how.html

I burn catnip like you do a incense, yes I do! If I got a cold or need it,
I will burn it. To me it's like... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQiSgWGAc24

Other than that it helps if you have a cold, flu, more in a tea form with honey,
lemon, green tea all mixed up! Or smoked. But don't do NyQuil and catnip 
at the same time! Or with many day time kind of strong cold medicines, 
because a possibility of a drug interactions.

~~~~Can you Smoke Catnip?
Human reactions to catnip vary depending on whether the plant is 
smoked or taken orally as a tea, juice or tincture. In herbal medicine, 
catnip tea is used to promote feelings of calm and to relieve chest congestion 
and muscle tension; some users also report that catnip tea has a slightly 
hypnotic effect and makes a good evening relaxation or sleep herb. 
You can control the potency of catnip tea by how long you steep it; a 
longer steeping will produce more potent effects. Some people who have
tried both report that catnip tea is also gentler 
on the stomach than smoking catnip.

While you certainly can smoke catnip, its effectiveness varies for different people. 
When smoked catnip is effective, its most common effects include warming 
throughout the body, a general sense of relaxation and calm, and a sense of 
mild euphoria sometimes accompanied by giddiness. Inhaling catnip smoke can 
also bring on physical sensations of minty coolness, which usually spread from 
the back of the throat to the upper chest and persist for about two hours. 
Many people report that catnip sedates them and also seems to have anxiolytic
action: some users say that smoking catnip helps them find calm after a long day
and forget about their worries.

Some people also experience interesting time dilation effects after smoking catnip,
and tend to both perceive and react to stimuli more slowly; slightly altered vision, 
including slower movement tracking, also sometimes occurs with smoked catnip.
Be sure not to drive or do any activities that require coordination and fast reaction time, 
such as outdoor sports, until you know how your body reacts to catnip. 
While catnip does not produce visionary effects when smoked, some people 
report that it can be an effective dream-enhancing herb when combined in a 
blend with other calming or dream-enhancing herbs like valerian or damiana. 
The overt effects of catnip seem to wear off in about two hours for a small dose 
(about 1.5 grams), returning people to their baseline with little to no 
hangover. So not only can you smoke catnip, but it generally produces 
quite a pleasant experience!

While Nepeta species are obviously not toxic to humans, smoking catnip can 
have mild side effects in some people, especially those trying it out for the first time. 
Side effects of catnip smoking include slight nausea or headache, especially if you 
a large initial dose. Some people also experience lack of coordination and feelings 
of dizziness which they describe as similar to moderate alcohol intoxication. 
Like alcohol, these effects usually diminish or go away if you lie down for awhile. 
Catnip may also make it difficult to form complex thoughts temporarily, 
plan your evening accordingly if you decide to try smoking catnip for yourself: 
evening of Trivial Pursuit is probably off the table!

~~~~Catnip
Catnip is a very useful herbal remedy for treating all types of infections
of the respiratory tract. In addition, when consumed in the form of a hot tea,
catnip makes one perspire profusely and, in effect, alleviates fevers,
while working in the form of a decongestant.
When you have a cold or flu, you should take catnip as soon as you notice the
symptoms and take it quite often. In addition, catnip is effective in treating asthma
and bronchitis plus eruptive infections like measles and chicken pox.
This herb is an excellent medication especially for infants and children.
As it possesses soothing and relaxing attributes, taking catnip provides
relief from restiveness and brings about sound sleep.

This herb has a relaxing effect, which can be experienced even in the digestive tract.
It helps to alleviate tension, wind, colic as well as pain and is a wonderful medication
for infants who are suffering from any of these conditions and are unable to sleep.
A potent infusion prepared with catnip helps to alleviate headaches as well as all
associated tensions. This herb may also be employed to treat various digestive
disorders, including indigestion, stomach upset and conditions related to stress.
Tannins present in catnip make it an excellent herbal remedy for treating diarrhea,
especially in kids. This herb is also prescribed in the form of an enema
(a fluid injected into the rectum) to treat inflamed bowel disorders,
infections of the bowels, diarrhea as well as constipation.

Catnip has a relaxing effect that can be experienced even in the uterus.
In addition, you may also employ this herb to alleviate pains due to menstrual periods
and also stress and tension during periods.
Catnip is also useful in regulating menstrual periods and also treating suppressed and
delayed menstruation. A hot catnip infusion works as an excellent antiseptic inhalant
cures tender throats, coughs, colds and flu, in addition to working as a decongestant to
sinusitis and catarrh as well as relaxing croup and asthma. Catnip possesses antiseptic
attributes which are effective in treating skin infections. This herb contains high levels
of tannins which help to accelerate the process of repairing damaged tissues and
stop hemorrhages from grazes and cuts. The tannins are also useful in curing burn injuries
and scalds, insect bites, piles and skin problems accompanied by inflammations.

It is quite easy to prepare a genuinely effectual bedtime drink with catnip.
Boil about one cup (250 ml) of water, take it away from heat and add preferably
one teaspoon of freshly chopped catnip or one teaspoon of the dried herb and allow
it to infuse for roughly 20 minutes. When the water is lukewarm you may add some
honey to the formula if you wish and drink it. It has been found that an
Old Amish Herbal medication known as Night Nip also works excellently,
even for people suffering from insomnia.
The recommended dose of this remedy is taking three capsules
just prior to going to bed. An herbal tea prepared with catnip is also effective for
bringing down fevers, alleviating nausea as well as the agony of suffering
from hay fever.

People residing in the Appalachian and Ozark Mountains either apply crushed
fresh leaves of catnip or powdered dried up herb in the form of a raw poultice to
aching teeth or tender gums directly to get relief from the excruciating pain and
related miseries. Provided they are using the powder of the dry herb, they moisten
a cotton piece with water, apply some powder on the affected surface and
place the wet cotton inside the mouth and hold it tightly against the painful gums
or aching teeth for instant relief. While the fresh catnip leaves apparently bring
relief almost immediately, the powered herb takes some more time to have
the desired effect.

A potent herbal tea prepared with catnip may also be effectively employed in the form
of eyewash to provide relief from tenderness as well as swelling caused by cold and flu,
specific air-borne allergens, and excessive consumption of alcohol
(also known as the ‘bloodshot eye’ syndrome). To prepare this strong herbal tea,
add five teaspoons of freshly chopped catnip leaves to three cups (750 ml) of boiling water.
Reduce the heat and allow the chopped leaves of the herb to seethe for just three minutes.
Next, take the kettle way from heat and allow the leaves to infuse for an additional
50 minutes. Filter the liquid and store it in a hygienic fruit jar and refrigerate it.
You may use this tea in the form of eyewash using an eye cup many times every day.
Alternately, you may also saturate a sanitized towel made from terry-cloth in a
tepid solution prepared by diluting the tea with water and apply the towel over
your eyes for about 30 minutes daily. You may compress the used tea bags containing
the herb and place them over the eyelids to get some relief.
http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_catnip.htm

p.s. Celestialseasonings tea "Tension Tamer" has catnip in it!
http://www.celestialseasonings.com/products/herbal-teas/tension-tamer

~~~~Catnip Tea Recipe
1 tsp. catnip leaves (dried) OR 1 tablespoon fresh catnip
1 teapot boiling water

Using a wire mesh ball, place the tea leaves in hot water.
This should be about 70°C or 80°C – not the full boiling.
Allow the teapot to steep for five to seven minutes,
depending on how strong you would like your tea.
Ensure you remove the tea ball once you are happy
with the strength of the tea otherwise it will continue to steep
and get stronger. You could also try adding a pinch of
lemon balm and a bit of honey to sweeten the taste.
http://catnipsum.com/blog/catnipsum-spotted/catnip-recipes-treats-for-you-your-cat/1357