Subliminal programming on CBS’ 60 Minutes

addiction? is it legal

you’re hooked on

smoking pot

drug abuse

addicts

hooked

Growing up, my mom had the book “Subliminal Seduction”. I poured over that book far more hours than i would like to admit. The main gist was that behind the scenes but in plain view, advertisers use subtle messages projected through the TV and print ads, to manipulate our beliefs and habits.

Last night’s 60 Minutes piece on addiction was a glaring example of a subliminal (and inaccurate) message being put forth: Marijuana is addictive. Continue reading

Attorney General Holder Admits Obama Misled On Medical Marijuana

From FireDogLake by John Walker

While attending the White House Correspondents’ dinner Attorney General Eric Holder admitted to the Huffington Post that President Obama misled Rolling Stone about federal marijuana law. From the Huffington Post:

Attorney General Eric Holder was a guest of The Huffington Post at the correspondents’ dinner. Before it began, a HuffPost reporter noted to Holder that Obama’s reference to “congressional law” was misleading because the executive branch could simply remove marijuana from its “schedule one” designation, thereby recognizing its medical use.

“That’s right,” Holder said.

After Kimmel’s speech, a Holder deputy told HuffPost that there was no coordinated war on medical marijuana, but that some individual clinics were breaking both state and federal laws.

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Obama provided a factually wrong answer that radically distorted the nature of federal law in an attempt to deflect criticism for the federal crackdown on medical marijuana. Continue reading