Feb 20, 2013
commented on Will Legal Recreational Pot Be Better or Worse?
Once possession is decriminalized, anyone who wants to have a bush on their balcony can do so. Maybe not the best bud ever, but definitely a moderating factor on any unreasonable market trends. Dispensaries? Taxes? Huh? Sure just like specialty wine, tea and spice-shops; but no-way limited to them. Decent weed is just too easy to grow.
Feb 20, 2013
commented on My Bill Requiring Hospitals that Receive Public Money to Provide or Refer for All Medical Procedures—Including Contraception and Abortion
Healthcare is Mega-Big-Business. When Religious Organizations operate businesses (hotels, theme-parks, media-outlets, hospitals, social-services, etc.); they are operating businesses, not practicing religion. And especially when they become monopolies, buying-up and destroying competition; they must maintain equal access (services) to the full community in which they operate. This is simply monopoly capitalism, hiding under the robes of religion.
In Whatcom County, PeaceHealth has prohibited specific legal treatments at Bellingham's only Hospital, including denying access to any doctor who provides these legal procedures -- and they are now buying up facilities in Skagit County. This is a very dangerous trend, that must be regulated.
Feb 11, 2012
answered a bunch of weird questions about himself or herself.