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The Good Old Days

I got this in an email from my mom…Very interesting insight about “The Good Old Days” and drug use.
Have you ever wondered why our great grandparents all had such fond memories of their youth?

Well… I’m surprised they remembered anything at all !!!

Forget Tums & Tylenol.  Forget Aleve & Benedryl.

Look at the cool stuff they had back then!


A bottle of Bayer’s  ‘Heroin’. 

Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine.
It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough.

Coca Wine, anyone? 


Metcalf’s Coca Wine was one of a  huge variety of wines with cocaine on the market. Everybody used to say that it would make you happy and it would also work as a medicinal  treatment.

Mariani Wine.

Mariani wine (1875) was the most  famous Coca wine of it’s time. Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.


Produced by the Maltine Manufacturing Company ofNew York . It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal. Children should only take half a glass.

A paperweight:

A paperweight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne (Mannheim , Germany ). They were proud of being the biggest producers in the world of products containing Quinine and Cocaine.

Opium for  Asthma:

At 40% alcohol plus 3 grams of opium per tablet. It didn’t cure you… but you sure didn’t care!

Cocaine Tablets  (1900).

All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance. Great to ‘smooth’ the voice. 


Cocaine drops for toothache.

Very popular for children in 1885. Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children very happy!

Opium for newborns.

I’m sure this would make them sleep well.  (not only the Opium, but also the 46% alcohol)


It’s no wonder they were called, “The Good Old Days”. 
From cradle to grave… everyone was STONED!





What is this B.S.?!?!

I received the following email from my overly conservative parents, and I must agree with what this ultimately says—Obama will ruin this country if he’s re-elected.

From: John Porter
To: Americans everywhere

I was sitting at my keyboard halfway through my writing a letter to you about how Barack Obama was fulfilling his pledge to “Transform America” by “Changing the fundamentals of America,” so that our government would become the plantation, he the owner, and we the slaves, when this article by Steve McCann appeared in my inbox. After checking it for accuracy, and finding it to be so, I put my writing on hold and here present it to you, for I could not say it better.

Obama’s Second Term Transformation Plans

The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860.This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind.

The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama’s first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of “transforming America ” in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress.That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders.

The most significant accomplishment of Obama’s first term was to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in a second term, a potential dictatorial presidency.

During the first two years of the Obama administration when the Democrats overwhelming controlled both Houses of Congress and the media was in an Obama worshiping stupor, a myriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred virtually unlimited power to the executive branch.

The birth of multi-thousand page laws was not an aberration. This tactic was adopted so the bureaucracy controlled by Obama appointees would have sole discretion in interpreting vaguely written laws and enforcing thousands of pages of regulations they and not Congress would subsequently write.

For example, in the 2,700 pages of ObamaCare there are more than 2,500 references to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There are more than 700 instances when he or she is instructed that they “shall” do something and more than 200 times when they “may” take at their sole discretion some form of regulatory action. On 139 occasions, the law mentions that the “Secretary determines.” In essence one person, appointed by and reporting to the president, will be in charge of the health care of 310 million Americans once ObamaCare is fully operational in 2014.

The same is true in the 2,319 pages of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act which confers nearly unlimited power on various agencies to control by fiat the nation’s financial, banking and investment sectors. The bill also creates new agencies, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, not subject to any oversight by Congress. This overall process was repeated numerous times with other legislation all with the intent of granting unfettered power to the executive branch controlled by Barack Obama and his radical associates.

Additionally, the Obama administration has, through its unilaterally determined rule making and regulatory powers, created laws out of whole cloth. The Environmental Protection Agency on a near daily basis issues new regulations clearly out of their purview in order to modify and change environmental laws previously passed and to impose a radical green agenda never approved by Congress. The same is true of the Energy and Interior Departments among many others. 

None of these extra-constitutional actions have been challenged by Congress. The left in America knows this usurpation of power is nearly impossible to reverse unless stopped in its early stages.

It is clearly the mindset of this administration and its appointees that Congress is merely a nuisance and can be ignored after they were able to take full advantage of the useful idiots in the Democrat controlled House and Senate in 2009-2010 and the Democrat Senate in the current Congress. 

Additionally, Barack Obama knows after his re-election a Republican controlled House and Senate will not be able to enact any legislation to roll back the power previously granted to the Executive Branch or usurped by them. His veto will not be overridden as there will always be at least 145 Democratic members of the House or 34 in the Senate in agreement with or intimidated by an administration more than willing to use Chicago style political tactics.

The stalemate between the Executive and Legislative Branches will inure to the benefit of Barack Obama and his fellow leftists.

The most significant power Congress has is the control of the purse-strings as all spending must be approved by them However,once re-elected, Barack Obama, as confirmed by his willingness to do or say anything and his unscrupulous re-election tactics,would not only threaten government shutdowns but would deliberately withhold payments to those dependent on government support as a means of intimidating and forcing a Republican controlled Congress to surrender to his demands, thus neutering their ability to control the administration through spending constraints. 

Further, this administration has shown contempt for the courts by ignoring various court orders, e.g. the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium, as well as stonewalling subpoenas and requests issued by Congress. The Eric Holder Justice Department has become the epitome of corruption as part of the most dishonest and deceitful administration in American history. In a second term the arrogance of Barack Obama and his minions will become more blatant as he will not have to be concerned with re-election. 

Who will be there to enforce the rule of law, a Supreme Court ruling or the Constitution? No one. Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers will be unchallenged as they run roughshod over the American people.

Many Republicans and conservatives dissatisfied with the prospect of Mitt Romney as the nominee for president are instead focused on re-taking the House and Senate. That goal, while worthy and necessary, is meaningless unless Barack Obama is defeated.The nation is not dealing with a person of character and integrity but someone of single-minded purpose and overwhelming narcissism.Judging by his actions, words and deeds during his first term, he does not intend to work with Congress,either Republican or Democrat in his second term but rather to force his radical agenda on the American people through the power he has usurped or been granted.

The governmental structure of the United States was set up by the founders in the hope that over the years only those people of high moral character and integrity would assume the reins of power. However, knowing that was not always possible, they dispersed power over three distinct and independent branches as a check on each other

What they could not imagine is the surrender and abdication of its constitutional duty by the preeminent governmental branch, the Congress, to a chief executive devoid of any character or integrity coupled with a judiciary essentially powerless to enforce the law when the chief executive ignores them.

Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney must come to grips with this moment in time and their historical role in denying Barack Obama and his minions their ultimate goal. All resources must be directed at that end-game and not merely controlling Congress and the various committee chairmanships.

I would add but 6 words to those above mentioned, Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney, to say "and we the American people," must also come to grips with this moment in time and our role in denying Barack Obama his life long goal of “transforming” us into his slaves working on his government plantation.



Look at you. You’re young….

"Look at you. You’re young. And you’re scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralyzed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring what other people think. Wear what you want. Say what you want. Listen to the music you want to listen to. Play it loud as fuck and dance to it. Go out for a drive at midnight and forget that you have school the next day. Stop waiting for Friday. Live now. Do it now. Take risks. Tell secrets. This life is yours. When are you going to realize that you can do whatever you want?”



Here’s my last assigned video for this class! It’s about a residence hall on the campus where I attend college. There’s been a lot of talk about the construction around campus. But, enjoy!



To admit, I was stuck in the dark for more than 8 years… But now I can say that my life is pretty well worth living.

To admit, I was stuck in the dark for more than 8 years… But now I can say that my life is pretty well worth living.

(Source: bekindthroughthestruggle)

My video titled “Cannabis in a Seed Shell”




Haris Purnomo.

Acclaimed Indonesian artist Haris Purnomo created a series of life size babies suspended in mid-air like cocoons called ‘Visitation’. (by Honey)

The woes of a computer-less college student

So I have been computer-less for almost a week. I feel like it’s been weeks since I last looked at a computer screen, even though my last visit to the library computer lab was like 2 days ago… My hard drive is fried. My motherboard is also a concern. Finals are a week away and my notes for the last semester are gone. Many projects to be finished and due this week, but all must start from the beginning. I admit I cried for about an hour after realizing how screwed I was. I’m an impeccably shy person that hates walking into people’s faces and asking, “OMG IM SOOO SRRY BUT I NEED YOUR NOTES FROM THE LAST, LIKE, ENTIRE SEMESTER.” —the absolute last thing on my list.. No me gusta.

Why rely on technology soooo heavily? I can’t believe how much I have sunken into the technological wave of the past half decade. I was once a kid in the 90s that had no idea what a computer was let-alone think about the technology past a VHS. Now, I feel like I’m dying with out having my computer within my reach to be connected. I feel so sheltered not being able to read the news, check my Facebook, update my blog and Twitter, and use StumbleUpon for additional procrastination. My Ipods barely fill my void of music that I’ve experienced the past week. And my smart phone isn’t so smart.. It’s like the step child of my technological family because it has the most problems. Internet, no Internet, receiving texts from a week ago, and manual restarts.. Damn, it feels good to be a gangster.

I give kudos to older generations that were able to survive this long without higher technology!


I also find it so unbelievably annoying when professors give no-shits when a student’s computer blows up. “Oh.. so sorry to hear that you’ve lost everything. But still remember, you have 3 papers and 2 video editing projects due this week, and 6 exams in the next 2 weeks.”

Erin's bookshelf

The Bell Jar
The Golden Compass
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Hobbit
Artemis Fowl
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Ella Enchanted
Angels and Demons
Animal Farm
A Clockwork Orange
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Subtle Knife
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Secret Garden
Anne of Green Gables
The Amber Spyglass

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