Arrested for Saving Animal Lives Without a License During Hurricane Florence

I originally posted the following correspondence took place upon my Facebook wall…

Rayn: Saving Pets Without a Permit: Good Samaritan Arrested After Helping Animals Survive Florence:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/09/22/florence-good-samaritan-arrested-after-helping-pets-during-storm/1397025002/

Stacie T.: I’m confused. Amoxicillin and tramadol are not over the counter drugs. Where did they come from? If they were prescribed by a vet before the storm, she’s no more guilty of practicing veterinary medicine without a license than a pet boarder would be if I went on vacation and left my dog there with her ear infection meds.

Rayn: You can definitely get fish and bird amoxicillin at any pet store, without a prescription. Besides this, at farm supply stores, you can get amoxicillin for chickens and certain livestock without a prescription, too. Since they’re each about the same concentration, proper administration really just involves getting the dosage correct, based on weight.

Rayn: This calls for a poetic “variation on a theme.” *ahem* “It is better to have saved lives without a license, than never to have saved lives, at all”

Rayn: Definitely has more soul than the Statist version… “It is better to have let your neighbor’s animals die, than ever to have saved them without paying the State for that official piece of paper that ensures the safety of all parties, involved.”

Stacie T.: I’m just confused because, even from the statist point of view, I don’t see how they could have arrested her on those charges if it’s otc and/or prescribed. I could see the unlicensed shelter charge being applicable, albeit immoral, but not practicing medicine.

New Jersey Finally Approves Medical Marijuana for Treatment of Anxiety, Migraines, Tourette’s, and Chronic Pain

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Medical Marijuana in N.J. is Now Available for Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Migraines:
http://www.nj.com/marijuana/2018/03/chronic_pain_anxiety_migraine_sufferers_may_apply.html#incart_most-read_

(Payton Guion and Susan K. Livio) Effectively immediately, doctors in New Jersey can recommend their patients use medical marijuana to treat anxiety, various forms of chronic pain, migraines and Tourette’s syndrome.

The conditions have been added under the first stage of a wide-ranging expansion of the medicinal marijuana program announced Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy .

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Do you think NJ’s criminal government will clear the records of those victims they previously kidnapped, robbed, stripped, caged, and extorted merely for engaging in this exact peaceful, victimless activity, before it magically became “legal”? I’m asking for a friend. 😉

Discussing Much-Needed Government Warning Label

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, after I posted artwork from the page, “LibertyManiacs.com“…

Rayn: Warning: Politicians have been shown to cause serious harm to human beings and destruction of private property.

“Warning: Politicians have been shown to cause serious harm to human beings and destruction of private property. (Arrest) (Shock) (Oppression) (Brutality) (Theft) (War) (Prison) (Death) *Please proceed with care while dealing with politicians and government* (Think Global) (Act Local) (Deprogram) (Stay Educated) (Network) (Promote Liberty) (Vote Wisely) – LibertyManiacs.com”

Jesus G.: what about doctors that practice Western Medicine?”

Rayn: No doubt, Jesus. For a good starting point on that topic, you can take a virtual trip through the “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum”:

http://www.cchr.org/museum.html%23/museum/intro#/museum/intro

Jonas A.: I think someone was drinking some Kool Aid from coffee cups…lol

Steven L.: Even dictatorships and theocracies have politicians. The public chooses to elevate them to their position. The fault lies not in the stars but in ourselves.

(note: I previously shared a slightly different version of this artwork in March of 2012, within my post, “Much-Needed Government Warning Label”)

Questioning Steve Pinker’s Video, “Why Violence Has Declined”

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined:

I tend to disagree with the view that violence is on the decline, because state-sponsored violence is on the rise, and slavery is at an all-time HIGH. Don’t get me wrong, though: while I can support his notion of “the better angels of our nature,” I still find Steven Pinker’s conclusions about violence trends questionable. In summary, his evidence is circumstantial,  there are large gaps in his data, and he vastly oversimplifies the social, political and technological dynamics at work throughout human history in order to reach his hypothesis.

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