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This thought makes me want to vomit, but we need to think outside the box about short range and

long range tactics to protect democracy now and in the years to come.

What would be the negative and positive political consequences if all Democrats were to re-register as Republicans? We wouldn’t be giving up our democratic ideals, we’d just be fighting to preserve them under a different political party identification.

How would our re-registration affect the courts’ decisions on issues such as redistricting, gerrymandering, voting rights, even Citizen’s United if all states looked red? What would be the effect on the 2020 census? Would we be able to pick up votes from Republicans who never would vote for a candidate unless there was an “R” attached to their name? As new Republicans would we be able to change the Republican platform to a progressive instead of the current regressive platform? How would a change in party affiliation affect leadership positions on Congressional committees?

Is it worth a discussion? Would our current members of Congress be willing to lead on this?

Did Arizona just go blue?

Per a Phoenix New Times article dated June 26, 2018: Medical-Cannabis Extracts Like Vape Pen Oil, Cannabis oils, hash oil, shatter, wax, and other names are now ILLEGAL under a 2-1 decision issued by the Arizona Court of Appeals on June 26, 2018.

The appellate judges ruled that the use of hashish was not included in the Marijuana Act when approved by the voters in 2010. Mikel Weisser, director of the state's chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said that “about 40 percent of the market is based on some kind of concentrate. Vape pens, wax, topicals, edibles — it's all concentrated marijuana. The bottom line of the industry is threatened."

An immediate appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court is expected.

Also according to the article: “Arizona has about 170,000 qualified patients and caregivers, according to the state's latest monthly report. Patients consumed about 43 tons of all forms of marijuana last year.”

The Phoenix New Times article has more information.

Sorry if previously posted. This is the first I've heard of it.

Hi! I'm a newbie and here's some info about me:

My life’s journey could fill a book (2 in fact!), and on this journey I was blessed to be awakened to my spirituality and female empowerment by a White Wiccan. At first I resisted, wanting nothing to do with religion, but she persisted as Wicca is a personalized faith, not borne out of any organized religion. Though she possessed great psychic ability she didn’t rely on it to express her belief that women’s exercise of their personal power would be the thing to bring peace and restore our necessary balance with Mother Nature. She simply had faith that it would happen. And it is happening.

In addition to the benefit of spirituality and female empowerment, under Wicca, the practice of herbal healing is known as the “Craft of the Wise,” hence my “in2herbs” identification. In medieval times men in the male-dominated Christian religion were threatened by the power of women who practiced the Craft of the Wise. As a result herbal practitioners were punished, often to death. So when someone dismisses the herbal healing power that Mother Nature provides I take it personal because they are also dismissing the power of women.

I don’t want to bash anybody on this site, but I have found that those opposed to alternative therapies claim that any healing that results is due to the patient’s faith and hope that the therapy will work. Bunk. Alternative treatments don’t always work, but pharmaceutical treatments don’t always work either despite one’s faith in the science of pharmaceuticals and their hope that the take-a-pill-to-heal therapy will work for them.

Here’s some other stuff about me: DU is my go to site for info and the only discussion forum I belong to, my TV is connected to an antenna so my Maddow/O’Donnell/Hayes/Joy fix is on a 24-hour delay, I don’t talk to republicans, I’m not on social media but am grateful to those who are using it as a voice of truth, my cell phone is a flip phone and not connected to the internet, and my phone contract is for 250 minutes per month which is just fine with me because I prefer spending time with my dogs, horses, and the wildlife just outside my door as this is the environment where I am constantly reminded of the truth, balance and harmony we must have with Mother Nature if there is ever to be peace.

Lastly, I like to read, but I only read non-fiction. Though it was published several years ago I recommend the book: “The G.O.D. Experiment: How Science is Discovering G.O.D. in Everything Including Us” by Gary E. Schwartz as it puts credible scientific research behind the science of the spirit.

Does anyone have any reading recommendations to share?

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