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Chronicles the #1 American Tragedy
If you’re American, the documented facts in Smoke Signals on the US history of
marijuana should outrage you. If you’re not American, you’ll understand the
ludicrous and draconian US policy against industrial hemp and marijuana
inflicted on its citizens for ...
Jason Matthews author spiritual books, new age books The Little Universe and Jim's Life. Enlightenment, healing by touch, meditation, awakening.
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Your writing days may be numbered. Kindle Author is replacing the need for writers. Seriously scary: http://blog.smashwords.com/2015/03/kindle-author-eliminates-need-for.html
The publishing industry is reeling today after news broke this morning about Kindle Author, Amazon's new service that  generates high-quality fiction using complex software algorithms. It’s like Build-A-Bear for ebooks. The r...
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Always amazes me, especially how many galaxies are contained in a tiny sliver of night sky (see the video at 1 min 30 seconds in).
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Interesting highlights include:
Cannabis-hemp-marijuana has been the largest agricultural crop in the world throughout history.
Marijuana has now been illegal for over 70 years, the longest sustained war in American history.
Tobacco is subsidized by the government, made into cigarettes with added chemicals that contribute to heart disease and cancer, killing 480,000 people in the US per year.
Alcohol contributes to approx. 85,000 deaths per year.
In 10,000 years of marijuana use, no known deaths are directly attributed to it.
Law enforcers claim that alcohol contributes to violent crime, but marijuana does not.
Prohibition makes matters worse because it brings crime into it.
US government spends nearly $8 billion/year on marijuana prohibition.
More people are in jail for marijuana possession than for murder, rape, robbery and assault combined.
The US has more prisoners per capita than any other nation; over 45,000 current prisoners are serving time for marijuana violations.
Marijuana legalization threatens the bottom line for many industries including oil, pharmaceutical, timber, plastics and textile.
Pharmaceutical medicines kill over 100,000 people per year.
Jason Matthews author spiritual books, new age books The Little Universe and Jim's Life. Enlightenment, healing by touch, meditation, awakening.
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Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
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an American tragedy that needs to end.
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CBD doesn't get people high--it heals
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updated & released for 2015
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We're pleased to featured best-selling author of the Savvy Series and humorist, Dan Alatorre, from Florida. Dan's blog platform is the free version of Wordpress, a fine choice for any author: https://savvystories.wordpress.com/ . Dan, how did you decide on ...
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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
Adam Scorgie's and Brett Harvey's 2007 documentary, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, deserves to be seen especially before watching the sequel for 2015, The Culture High . Interesting highlights include: Cannabis-hemp-marijuana has been the larg...
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Mexico! Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Tulum. What fun :)
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Author of novels and how-to guides for online success
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Author of novels and how-to guides for online success
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I write novels, teach self-publishing, consult authors, do speaking gigs and host a YouTube show called Indie Authors. Love connecting with readers and writers. My books:

The Little Universe
Jim's Life
Better You, Better Me
How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks
Get on Google Front Page
How to Make Your Own Free Website
Shep Dreams of Home
Extreme Skiing and Psychedelic Mushrooms

Live with family in Pismo Beach, California. I'm a skier, soccer player, beach-lounger, meal-lover and enjoy chess and scrabble.

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surviving the stigma of "indie author" just fine :)
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  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    RTVMP, 1985 - 1990
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Very nice hotel with expansive open areas, excellent pool area and beach access. Plenty of restaurants on site, and you can take a short cab ride or even take the local bus to access less expensive restaurants in the more happening area just to the north. There are two convenient stores within a quarter mile walk from the front entrance for many common items like beer, orange juice, bottle water, coffee, etc. and even a McDonald's if you want to save some money.
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Amazing beach, especially the section that wraps around the northern tip and spreads out to the east. Not a long walk from the ferry or a brief ride if you need to cab it. Lots of vendors selling coconuts, jewelry, weaving, trinkets, blankets and more. Rule of thumb seems to be around 50% of original asking price is where many vendors break away from negotiation. Plenty of shops, restaurants and bars nearby. We moved back and forth between the main public beach and some of the private areas around the corner that also had public accesses--found them both terrific.
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We had a family wedding here so the food and drinks may have been different than usual and/or partially catered, but everything was terrific. The beach is fantastic, plus the sun sets over the water and low-laying land so it’s very much like watching a sunset over ocean alone. The shoreline is extraordinary for this strip of north beach that wraps around the upper northwest corner of the island with very calm shallows that extend a good ways out. Clear water, easy to see around with open eyes to identify things, which can be difficult in most oceans. Wonderful experience.
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A terrific area with a bit gentler waves than we had further south on the Tulum beach stretch at our hotel. 50 pesos to rent a lounge chair but worth it if you’re spending several hours there. Otherwise towels on the sand would be fine. Can see some ruins from the beach at a distance. Plenty of options for snacks and drinks. We didn’t pay for the parking out front but probably were supposed to. They caught us on the way out and were nice enough not to make a fuss. I think there is free road parking on the beach side of the road within 100 yards or so.
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Arguably the best fish tacos we had on our trip though they were breaded so not enjoyable for the gluten free types in our family. Really good breakfast all around and friendly staff, plus unique sauces like coconut-peanut on the chicken tacos. Yummy! Fairly small place so get there early or be prepared to wait.
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Enjoyed it though by this time on our trip we were over the constant barrage of sales pitches, sort of tuned it out here. Would have been a good idea to pay for guided tour if really wanted to get the most from it. Easy walk (maybe a half mile) to the ruins from the parking area for those who want to save the bus fare. Good ruins to walk around but mostly roped off to keep intact. Enjoyed the short tunnels, some of the few spots you get to touch and imagine hands touching the same spots several hundred years back. There’s also a beach access right there if you bring the right clothes and want to refresh from the heat. Good wildlife too and entertainers, like the traditional pole swingers.
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This was the only dinner restaurant we returned to in Tulum because we enjoyed it so much. Was referred here by two different locals--took that as a good sign. Typical Mexi options and really delicious shrimp and fish. Corn and flour tortillas super fresh and soft. Margaritas were good, not great, but that wasn’t our top priority. They even comped us a round of tequila shots before paying the bill, something I found very smart for helping with the tip and the likelihood of a return visit. Why don’t more restaurants do that?
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