Monthly Archives: August 2011

Jesus Goes To Ottawa’s Pride Parade

When my wife Christine and I stepped out side, we knew immediately that we were under-dressed. The chill was enough, but the wind made it much worse. We took the bus, got off at the Rideau Center, then killed some … Continue reading

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Blatchetor Speaks!

Layton’s death turns into a thoroughly public spectacle  

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An Open Letter To Ottawa City Council, RE: Proposed Ban On Smoking In Parks

After hearing about all of this: Limits on outdoor smoking draw approval I sent the following letter to all of these people and the Mayor: An Open Letter To Ottawa City Council, RE: Proposed Ban On Smoking In Parks Patios, … Continue reading

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Hiding New Science In Plain Sight

“How Cannabis Works” By FRED GARDNER This article is about a bigger article “Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects” by Ethan B Russo that will appear in the UK Journal Of Pharmacology fairly soon. Keywords: cannabinoids; terpenoids; … Continue reading

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My Pot = My Medicine

Ottawa councillor wants to extend smoking ban Ottawa councillor wants smoking banned in parks and patios City Councillor Wants Tougher Smoking Rules So I sent this to various local media: As a Federally Licensed Medical Marijuana User who is also … Continue reading

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A Day At the Bus Stop(s)

June 24, 2011: Because of the mail strike, we had to go to the UPS store over on Merivale to mail off this $10 million Ontario Human Rights Complaint against the Ontario Government. For those of you unclear as to … Continue reading

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Reducing The Harm Of “Harm Reduction”

I am a fan of INSITE because it has been peer-reviewed and the facts are in: it does what it tries to do, which is reduce overdoses and the spread of diseases. Okay. But this: The Harm Reduction Taboo, makes … Continue reading

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Is Stephen Harper A Punishment-Fetishist

Crime laws and our deteriorating prisons Could it be that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a punishment fetishist? Seriously, what OTHER explanation is there for his wild need to build more jails and keep people there for longer periods … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Russell Barth is a writer, artist, activist, public speaker, and (occasional) comedian living in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. He holds a Health Canada permit to use marijuana for medical purposes because he lives with PTSD and Fibromyalgia, … Continue reading

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