Want a Toke of CANNABEER – Eugene Weekly


As recreational marijuana becomes legal, some beer consumers may look elsewhere for their mind-altering substance of choice. With legal cannabis rolling out this summer in Canada, the Canadian beer market has started to look into how to respond to this threat. One option: cannabis beer.

According to the International Cannabis Business Conference, Canadian beer and cannabis markets are looking into merging. For consumers in the United States, though, it doesn’t look like “cannabeer” — at least alcoholic cannabeer — will be in the cards, bringing up larger concerns about the clash between federal and state marijuana laws.

“It comes down to authority,” says Mark Pettinger, the spokesperson for the Recreational Marijuana Program under the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Since the federal government is in charge of alcohol regulations and recreational marijuana is controlled by the state of Oregon, he says, the two substances are in conflict.

Since pot is federally illegal — classified as a Schedule 1 drug along with heroin — it makes it tricky for American brewers who want to eliminate the middleman between a beer and a joint.

“Folks in the industry are experimenting,” Pettinger says. “Brewers stand to lose their federal license for infusing beer with cannabis.”

There has been experimenting in states where recreational marijuana is legalized, and some find that they’re fighting an uphill battle. One popular experiment is to infuse beer with CBD, the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, which some brewers find goes especially well with the hop-heaviness of IPAs.

However, according to Denver’s Westword, Colorado brewery Dad & Dudes was approved for its General Washington’s Secret Stash CBD IPA by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Association, only to be told later that the brewery had to shut it down.

Closer to home, Portland-based Coalition Brewing could face the same fate with their Two Flowers CBD-containing IPA, but according to its website is still selling the 6 percent alcohol, 55 IBU and 3 mg of CBD per 12 oz glass beverage at locations around Portland.

In Canada, marijuana laws are handled at the federal level, which means making and selling cannabeer is possible. In the United States, this is just one example of the disjointed nature at which the federal and state governments operate, opening up the potential for chaos regarding marijuana regulation.

Pettinger says that he doesn’t believe federal cannabis reclassification will happen in the near future, condemning it to state-by-state regulation.

So, as long as the federally-operated Tobacco and Tax Bureau controls alcohol, and marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, don’t count on cannabeer being legal in Oregon — or the whole U.S. — anytime soon.


HMS New Zealand fights at Jutland


Gerald Maurice Burn, HMS New Zealand, 1915 (Archives New Zealand, AAAC 898 NCWA 539)

In the misty North Sea on the last day of May 1916, 250 warships from Britain’s Royal Navy and Germany’s High Seas Fleet clashed in the First World War’s greatest and bloodiest sea battle. Among them was HMS New Zealand, the battlecruiser the Dominion had gifted to the Royal Navy.

Outgunned and outnumbered, the Germans inflicted more damage on their opponents but returned to port, leaving Britain in command of the high seas. Britain lost three battlecruisers and Germany one; both fleets lost smaller cruisers and destroyers. Six thousand British and 2500 German sailors died.

Among them was one of the few New Zealanders serving with the fleet – 21-year-old Leslie Follett of Marton, a stoker on the battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary. Follett died when the Queen Mary exploded after German shells struck it.

HMS New Zealand survived with only light damage. The ship’s good fortune was attributed to the presence on board of a lucky piupiu and hei tiki, which had been bestowed during the battlecruiser’s visit to New Zealand in 1913 (see 12 April).


Maori village dating back to the 14th century uncovered beside port

Archaeological dig finds tools, hooks, bones.

The peripheries of a 14th century Maori village have been uncovered by a group of University of Otago archaeologists at Eastland Port in Gisborne.

Moa bones and other food items, fish hooks manufactured of moa bone and stone tools of obsidian and chert were among the findings in the 2.5 metre-deep excavation.

The obsidian (volcanic glass) was used by early Maori settlers as simple cutting tools. The materials found are estimated to date back to the early 1300s.

Eastland Port was granted an archaeological authority by Heritage New Zealand in 2016 to develop the wharfside log yard.

The archaeological work was carried out by the university’s Southern Pacific Archaeological Research unit and conformed with tikanga Maori protocols agreed to by the port with Ngati Oneone.

University of Otago professor of archaeology Richard Walter says uncovering the site was significant from a scientific and cultural perspective.

“We don’t know as much about early occupation around this part of the coastline as we do in other parts of the country. There are not many of these very early sites, so this one is filling the gaps.”

They found evidence Maori here were trading with the South Island. Materials from Nelson and Cook Strait were found.

The area has a significant history as the first landing place of waka (canoes) that carried Maori to the district and the first contact between Maori and explorer James Cook in 1769.

Professor Walter says given the amount of material found at the site, the chances of finding a village within the vicinity are quite high.

This was a special case and Eastland Port had generously funded excavation in the interests of science and research.

Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum says the wharfside log yard development comes on top of many decades of previous activity by Maori and European communities and industry.

“So it was important we carry out an excavation beforehand.”

Opportunities like this, to excavate and preserve anything found tended to be few and brief, he said.

“Given the port’s location, we take the protection of these significant sites within operational areas very seriously.

“This process has given us all an unprecedented chance to peek beneath the surface.

“Following the archaeological authority process, the site has now been covered over with confidence that it’s reasonably well understood, well protected and has contributed to our advancing knowledge of the past,” says Mr Gaddum.

The archaeological work was carried out by University of Otago archaeologists and conformed with tikanga Maori protocols agreed to by the port with Ngati Oneone.

“This really is a great example of the archaeological consent process working well, where all the groups involved have been working together to get the best possible outcome for this very important place,” says Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga’s director regional services Pam Bain.

Eastland Port received consent from Gisborne District Council in 2017 to develop the wharfside log yard.

The artefacts and faunal remains are being analysed in the Otago archaeology laboratories, before the process begins to return them to their rightful owners.



Learning from Americas forgotten debt default…

But it happened:

​President Franklin D. Roosevelt​ signs the Gold Bill (also known as the Dollar Devaluation Bill) ​

One of the most pervasive myths about the United States is that the federal government has never defaulted on its debts. There’s just one problem: it’s not true, and while few people remember the “gold clause cases” of the 1930s, that episode holds valuable lessons for leaders today.





The Akashic Records; A Massive cosmic library?

Have you ever heard about the Akashic Records? Supposedly, the Akashic Records are a massive cosmic library where everything that has ever existed, and that will ever exist, is stored: it is like a massive memory bank, located outside the boundaries of time and space.

It is believed that the Akashic records contain all the knowledge and experiences of our soul acting as a supercomputer of cosmic information where we can access information on our past lives, the present and future possibilities (forming part of the theory of reincarnation), as well as the sense of our existence.

Every moment, every test, every feeling and thought, everything would be manifested there.

But these records do not hold only information about the human soul, supposedly, the Akashic records would also possess the knowledge of the whole universe, from the beginning of life to the last future possibilities manifested from the microcosm and the macrocosm, since it is a complete universal memory. From a Theosophical and Anthroposophical point of view, we understand that the Akashic records are a summary of all human events, thoughts, words, emotions, and intent ever to have occurred in the past, present, or future: the perfect tool for a Prophet and Seer.

The idea that such a cosmic memory bank exists has fascinated scholars and philosophers since time immemorial.

Akasha or ākāśa is a term for either space or æther in traditional Indian cosmology.

In ancient Sanskrit, it is used to describe the ‘ether’ (æther), which is an impalpable, immaterial, subtle and intangible fluid, which the ancient Hindus believed exists across and ‘inside’ the entire universe and would be the vehicle of sound and life.

As noted by Crystal Links, in Surat Shabda Yoga cosmology, the Akashic Records would be located within the causal plane of Trikuti. Believers in the Akasha make many claims about how widely the Akasha was used, including:

  • The claim that the Vedas of Hindus and the language of Sanskrit itself were extracted from Akasha.
  • The claim that in Egypt, those who could read the Akasha were held in high standing and would advise the Pharaohs on daily activities and dream interpretation.
  • The claim that the Druid cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England demonstrated the ability to access the Akasha.
  • The claim that the Bible refers to the Akasha records as the Book of Life in both the Old Testament (Psalm 69:28) and the New Testament (Philippians 4:3, Revelation 3:5, 13:8, 17:8, 20:12, 20:15 and Revelation 21:27 “Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”)

Alice A. Bailey wrote in her book Light of the Soul on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Book 3 – Union achieved and its Results (1927):

The akashic record is like an immense photographic film, registering all the desires and earth experiences of our planet. Those who perceive it will see pictured thereon: The life experiences of every human being since time began, the reactions to experience of the entire animal kingdom, the aggregation of the thought-forms of a karmic nature (based on desire) of every human unit throughout time. Herein lies the great deception of the records. Only a trained occultist can distinguish between actual experience and those astral pictures created by imagination and keen desire.

In other words, we can define the Akashic Records as the ‘data’ that in theory exists in a single place, in a non-physical way, outside of time and space. The Akashic records can also be summed up as a kind of infinite memory (of everything that has happened since the beginning of time) that has become embedded and registered in the ether.

Tapping into the cosmic library

So, if such a library exists, is there a way we can access it? Tap into this information, passing all boundaries and discovering things we were perhaps better off not knowing?

If you think about the Akashic Records, and important people in history like Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, and Baba Vanga, you can’t help and wonder whether they may have something in common.

If the Akashic records contain all the knowledge and history of the whole universe, from the beginning of life to the last future possibilities manifested from the microcosm and the macrocosm, then accessing this cosmic library means that he who access it would have infinite information available to him.

If everything that has happened, that is happening and that is yet to happen is located within this supposed cosmic library, then accessing it would mean that person would know of future events that are yet to happen.

He or she would become a seer. A Prophet. A person who has access to information others do not.

Nostradamus—one of the most notorious seers in the history of Earth

In 1555 in France, Michel de Nôtre-Dame, aka Nostradamus. began to write a series of mysterious verses, full of strange ideas, strange information. It is claimed that these were astonishing predictions of future events on Earth. Through his work, it is believed that Nostradamus managed to predict cataclysms and disasters hundreds of years before they happened.

Furthermore, it is also claimed that Nostradamus predicted the entire world history since his death up to now, and well beyond.

The French Physician and apothecary is credited with having predicted the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the rise of Hitler in the 1930’s. He also predicted Sept. 11, 2001, when he wroteEarthshaking fire from the center of the Earth Will cause tremors around the New City. Two great rocks will war for a long time; Then Arethusa will redden a new river.

The man is also credited for predicting the Moon Landing, the assassination of J.F.K., and the nuclear bomb.

So how did he do it? Were his predictions the result of poems and personal writings that have wrongly been interpreted?

Or, is it possible, as some authors suggest, that Nostradamus did, in fact, manage to predict the future? And he did so by tapping into a mysterious cosmic energy: The Akashic Records.

Edgar Cayce—the other Nostradamus

Called by many as the sleeping prophet, Edgar Cayce has remained as one of the most popular seers despite the fact that not many know of his work.

Cayce is responsible for many prophecies which are already fulfilled today, as the Second World War, or the death of several presidents, including Kennedy.

He devoted his life to research topics related to the embodiment, clairvoyance, UFOs, Atlantis, spirituality, and healing, among many others.

Just as Nostradamus, he seemed to have had the incredible gift of seeing things that are yet to happen, many years into the future. He announced the awakening of one or both volcanoes Vesuvius and Etna.

In 1934, he predicted that the majority of Japanese territory would slide into the sea. Curiously, Japanese geologist Nobichico Obara argues that Japan is constantly sinking into the sea, two to three centimeters per year.

So how did he do it? Is it possible that just as Nostradamus, Cayce too managed to access the Akashic Records?

In “The Law of One, Book 1,” Edgar Cayce is asked how he receives his information. The answer received from “Ra”.

Baba Vanga and her incredible prophecies

Just as Nostradamus and Cayce, Baba Vanga, a blind mystic from Bulgaria, predicted incredible things from the future.

The Bulgarian is referred to by many authors as the Nostradamus of the 21st century. Somehow, she managed to predict the 9/11 terror attacks, the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, and she also warned the world about the rise of the terrorist group ISIS, decades ago.

9/11 according to Baba Vanga:

“Horror, horror! The American brethren (believed to be a reference to the two ‘brother’ towers) will fall after being attacked by the steel birds (thought to be the two hijacked passenger planes). “The wolves will be howling in a bush (believed to be a reference to then US president George Bush) and innocent blood will gush.”

She also managed to predict the tragic fate of the Russian Submarine the Kursk in 2000;

“At the turn of the century, in August of 1999 or 2000, Kursk will be covered with water, and the whole world will be weeping over it.”

Expression of pain at a fading Australian society…


Peter Petterson

New Zealand

Will put this on my blogs for others to read. NZ was kicked in the guts back in the 1980’s and have elected a progressive govt seven months ago. We have a MMP system here and have the ability to have a variety of opinions.

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Gary J Matthews

To all of Australia’s younger generation. Yes I am an old fart, just like you will all be one day. I am part of what you guys call the Baby Boomers and its all our fault….. I write this with tears in my eyes and I am finding it hard to see the keyboard 😦
Back 60+ years ago our Parents got marched off to war to protect our borders from not so friendly enemies and many of our Parents and relations and friends ended up DEAD.
We grew up trying to make sure what we and our Parents went through would never happen to you guys and hoped you would never see or feel the pain war did to us. We worked our arses off to build this nation that we Proudly live in and share with the Indigenous Australians who also gave their lives along side of us.
We build ships, cars, Lawnmowers, Hills hoists, Washing Machines, we built TV Sets, Toasters, We made our own steel and railway tracks. We built hundreds of thousands of Kilometres of roads right across this mighty nation. We turn the arid lands into farmlands. We produced the best clean green produce in the world. We set up the Australian Constitution as our LAW to guarantee a great future for all you guys our Children and Grand Children whom we really love dearly everyone of you.
I remember one day in 1975 a Prime Minister was sacked because he refused to accept a new Corporate takeover of our Government. Politicians got everywhere got offered high wages and life time pensions by this new Corporate power that slowly use stealthy tricks to change us all, and the way of life we had built. This powerful Corporate Government System you would all know today as the UNITED NATIONS.. This is run by the Elite RICH of the world and are now dictating to us what we should and should not do.
Many of us old Grey Nomad Baby Boomers started seeing all this change about 35 years ago and we began to slowly fight against it, but sadly many had fallen for the trickery and now it is to late.
I am writing this letter to ALL the younger Australians to say I am so SORRY I could not stand up and fight against this CORPORATE TAKEOVER of our once great Nation on my own and nor could my friends.
They tricked us all by starting up a TWO PARTY PREFERRED Government System that could NOT be voted out, and ever since 1975 we have only had Labor or Liberal in Government… No matter how or who voted against them they will always remain in power.
We all honestly thought we were building a mighty nation and a huge future for all you guys until these politicians started selling off our PUBLIC UTILITIES to overseas companies owned by foreign Nations. Then they started selling off our natural resources, then all our Lamb, Beef and Cattle Stations. Then sold off all our Clean Green Produce to feed themselves and not us. Today every shop, every supermarket, every clothing outlet sell “MADE IN CHINA”
We have lost our manufacturing, we are slowly losing all our jobs and being replaced by machines and self serve everything.
I am not an educated Man and I may not use perfect grammar to put my true feeling across. So please don’t blame us old farts because we really tried so hard and it cost us all dearly. Blame Corporate Greed because it is ripping us all off.
I am so sorry….

Well said Gary:



Could medicinal cannabis be a cash cow for our poorest regions?

The Green World of Health and Wellbeing.

by Max Towle 

Hikurangi Enterprises wants to be front and centre in the medicinal cannabis industry. Photo/The Wireless.

A region disproportionately affected by weed now wants to profit from it.

Earlier this month, Pohatu Poutu made the short trip from Hicks Bay to Te Araroa with a firm number in mind.

Fifty bucks, he’d decided.

The 23-year-old teacher took a seat at Hinerupe Marae shortly before 5pm and clasped his hands.

For 90 minutes, he and a few dozen others listened to a business pitch.

This was the first of six public meetings on the East Coast. The Ruatoria-based company, Hikurangi Enterprises, was asking for investment in its plans to produce medicinal cannabis.

After hearing the pitch, Poutu put down $500.

“Lots of my whānau were encouraging everyone to go, so I went and had a listen and it sounded fantastic,” he recalls.

“I had decided to give…

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Brexit indigestion: row brewing over call for UK laws to protect likes of cognac and feta

EU demand for legislation to indicate origins of food and drink to be flashpoint in talks

 Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, says UK legislation to protect regional produce must be agreed as part of exit talks. Photograph: Alamy

Feta cheese, Parma ham, French cognac and Belgium’s sour lambic beers are the latest cause of indigestion in Brexit talks, after the EU stepped up demands on the UK to legislate to preserve the status of European speciality produce.

EU special status for regional food and drink has emerged as a new sticking point in the negotiations, following a bad-tempered week of discussions in which the two sides clashed over the Galileo satellite system, and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, told the UK government to stop playing “hide and seek” over its goals.

In a demand likely to infuriate Brexiter backbenchers, the European commission is calling on the British parliament to legislate to protect a few thousand protected food and drink products from copycats. The EU wants the UK to adopt a near equivalent to its system of “geographical indications” – labels that protect a product linked to a region.

Barnier has said geographical indications are among the issues that must be settled before the UK can have an exit deal, including a 21-month transition period.

But after fractious talks in Brussels last week, a senior EU official said they were proving to be another “difficult issue … where the UK has no position”.

“At the moment, we do not have any indication if they intend to protect geographical indications on their market beyond Brexit,” they said.

An EU position paper published last September said “necessary [UK] domestic legislation” must be “comparable to that provided by union law”.

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We may not realize it, but we are still subjects of the British Monarchy. American history books and classes indoctrinated (propaganda) us into believing we had won the American Revolution. But we didn’t. We are still subjects of Queen Elizabeth.

The history books were written by the victors and their big publishing houses. And it was much easier to control the new colonies by letting them think they had won their independence, while the British Crown carefully laid their tentacles throughout America, tentacles that grew longer and stronger with every passing year.

We aren’t the America we think we are. That’s the big red pill. Most of us on planet Earth are still under the Queen’s rule.

To get started with the real history of who runs planet Earth, we suggest that you listen to this conversation between Betsy and Thomas. They will explain the big picture. Then you will be ready to read the report that follows.




English law prohibits questioning the Monarchy about their personal holdings and business.

This is true of most of Europe’s royalty, whether enthroned or not. The wealth of the Monarchies is held outside of the countries that made the wealth. The British Crown’s offshore banks hold the greatest personal wealth in the world estimated at $35 trillion. Perhaps the British Crown still owns and controls its Commonwealth Nations, including the American “colonies.”

Monarchies are not supposed to be warlord bankers who create conflict and chaos to turn a profit or destabilize an economy for personal gain. But they have been for some time now, and history is a string of immoral wars caused by monarchies, the Vatican and other religions. Untold millions have died while kings and popes lived on to grab the wealth through well-established institutions that were created to control the commoner.

The Commonwealth of Nations, headed by Queen Elizabeth II, is made up of 53 nations, spanning the globe, accounting for one-fifth of the land mass of the Earth, and a very high percentage of its strategic resources and population. The Queen is a Knight of Malta and has vowed allegiance to the Pope through the largest insider trading club on the planet. The British Crown Agents are, in fact, also agents of the Vatican’s Knights of Malta.

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