Protecting the 1st Amendment OR Allowing Abusive Posts by WordPress Blogger?

I have something significant to ask you.

  • Should a person be allowed to write ‘how-to’ manuals about how to abuse women?
  • Should this person be allowed to publish these ‘how-to’ posts on a public blog?
  • Should this person be allowed to follow women bloggers who are writing about their escape from an abusive past?

WordPress believes this is a freedom of speech issue. I think this is definitely an issue! The issue is abusive behavior!!! Some behaviors, written or no, are flat out WRONG.


Read this excerpt…

“Anyone else who has also experienced rape, assault, abuse, stalking, or anything similar is likely screaming at the computer screen as much as I did when I read that myself. Admittedly, the support people probably were not prepared for the words I had to say, which, I’m proud to say, were righteously indignant but also respectful. But the reality is that we live in a society and a time where victims of crimes are often more afraid to report the crime than they are to live with it, and where there still is lacking a basic understanding of the psychology of trauma from the viewpoint of the victim.”

To read the full story, and it is unfolding RIGHT NOW with WordPress…

Click here, on Gwen’s site:

https://thekintsukuroilife.blog/2020/01/11/it-was-almost-the-end/


I hope you are as outraged as I am.

I have no more words.

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Zoolon Hub, #1 Indy Artist in the UK.

Remember when I asked you if you’d met Zoolon? Well, George is going to the top of the charts! I am so proud. Read about George at Zoolon Hub!

 

SAYING ‘THANK YOU’ TO THE DEVIL — Zoolon Hub

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(Me caught on camera making a serious point when talking with The Devil) I got the notification that read, ‘Chart-Topping Artists – Discover this month’s chart-topping alternative artists now.’ It got better because one of them was me. I’m number 1 on ReverbNation’s UK Chart and have been for a week or so (19th on […]

via SAYING ‘THANK YOU’ TO THE DEVIL — Zoolon Hub

Fibromyalgia and CBD OIL

I received an email from a very nice lady named Amanda. She explained she suffers from fibromyalgia and wanted to share some information she has found helpful, the benefits of CBD oil. I am struggling to understand this oil myself, so I was thrilled to hear that she would write an informative post for me. I learned a lot, I hope you do too.

Thank you, Amanda!




Effects of CBD Oil for Fibromyalgia

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the various chemicals found in hemp and marijuana. In 2018, the Farm Bill relaxed regulations for hemp, which has caused the current CBD craze across the country. The legal definition of industrial hemp is cannabis with less than .3% delta-9 THC. THC is the chemical in marijuana that causes psychoactive effects. The THC levels in hemp are so low that people who use it recreationally or medically, do not experience the psychoactive effects of marijuana but do get to enjoy the benefits. In fact, CBD is very popular for those with chronic health issues. Recently, a new medication with CBD for seizures, Epidiolex, has become FDA-approved.

 

What are the Results?

Studies show that CBD may help those with seizures, anxiety, chronic pain, inflammation, and insomnia. In my personal experience, I have noticed improved mood and sleep. I also have less anxiety and chronic pain from using CBD products. Before I began taking CBD, I had regular nausea and decreased appetite as a side effect of medication. On some days, I would walk around the house doubled over and could barely get up to get myself a glass of water. CBD drastically improved my quality of life. My nausea is completely under control, and I’m able to do things I took for granted before, like driving, doing laundry, and taking my dogs for a walk.

Is It Legal?

The 2018 Farm Bill relaxed the laws on industrial hemp as defined above. However, states have the ability to create or remove additional barriers to growing, transporting, and purchasing hemp. It’s important to know your state laws regarding hemp.

 

Where Do I Buy it?

CBD is becoming widely available across the country. News outlets are reporting that Target and Walmart are considering carrying CBD  products. You can already find these products in Bed Bath & Beyond, health stores, specialty stores, and pharmacies. I highly recommend researching companies before making any CBD purchases. Look for companies that provide third-party lab reports and own their own farms or are willing to provide you with information about the farm. Some of my favorite companies for CBD products are Daddy Burt, Cascadia Blooms, and Apical Greens. CBD is not regulated by the FDA, and not all products are created equal, so it’s important to know what you’re putting in your body.

 

What are Some of the Concerns?

Since hemp-derived products do contain THC, you may fail a THC drug test after extended use. There are THC-free products available on the market. However, THC-free products aren’t as effective.

Studies show that CBD can increase liver enzymes, which can be problematic for those with hepatitis or liver damage. Always consult your doctor before adding any new supplement to your treatment plan.

The most common side effects of CBD are nausea, irritability, and fatigue. Considering these are all symptoms we experience directly or indirectly from Fibromyalgia, the side effects were negligible compared to the benefits for me personally.

Wrapping It Up

CBD has been effective for me and many others with chronic illness. It has many properties similar to medical marijuana, which has been effective in providing relief for fibromyalgia. There’s a chance that you are like me when I found CBD, desperate for any relief and improvement in the quality of life you could find. CBD might be exactly what you’re looking for.




 

 

Does Anyone Ever Get It … Bojana Did!

Does anyone who does not have fibromyalgia ever understand what it’s like to have it? I believed not. I felt people tried! However, after reading this poem from Bojana, I must withdraw my statement, “In order to get fibromyalgia, you must get fibromyalgia.” Not only has this wise woman had to take on the language of a country foreign to her, but she has also taken on trying to understand this disease that I have. Bojana, you are a true friend. Your words dance in front of me with understanding and accuracy of tripping over the stone that is fibromyalgia. Thank you for proving me wrong. You get it.

You may read Bojana’s incredible poem here.

 

 

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With the utmost respect and thanks, my friend. ~Kim