I AM – documentary by Tom Shadyac


I AM – documentary by Tom Shadyac.

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wes annac – What is a New Paradigm? – Part 1


A new paradigm is essentially what the name suggests: breaking away from our old and instated ways of living and being, in favor of a societal standard that works for every person on this planet. The new paradigm is being brought about in various different ways, even as we speak.

Individuals are working to merge science and spirituality, laying rest to dogmatic religion and un-allowing evolution-based science.

Millions of people are awakening in every moment to the reality of deeper realms of consciousness beyond our physical understanding, and there are devoted people at the forefront of our collective helping show us the way and lead us into a successful future as a species.

A new paradigm is brought about with the active focus and intent of every person who grows to resonate with the ideals of exiting the societal norm.

Along with taking action in the realms of consciousness beyond our understanding to help bring a new paradigm about, which we’ll get into in Spiritual Evolution, it’ll be important for us to take action in our physical reality to help establish it.

In general, a new paradigm is termed as something that’s so outside of the established norm that it’s put into its own category. In this case, the new paradigm being referred to is one of changing the manners we’ve functioned as a society, and changing the divisive and hatred-driven ways of treating each other that haven’t been working for us.

Exiting the Societal Norm

The importance of changing the way we’ve run our world and the way we’ve treated each other couldn’t be expressed enough, in my opinion.

We’ve warred against each other for centuries, causing massive loss of life and division to be fed in our collective.

In this day and age, we play into a paradigm of keeping oneself and one’s family ahead and letting everyone else fend for themselves. We see starving children in poverty-stricken areas every day with no food or water, and yet, many of us waste the excess food or water we have.

We see people in every country genuinely struggle to get by, and we see people in certain countries who have to deal with tyrannical and despotic leaders, the majority of which we’re coming to learn have been employed by the same entities who have most of our governments in their pockets.

The old “survival of the fittest” paradigm has seen the masses starve and the few remain in positions of financial, political and spiritual influence, but now, people are stepping up all over the world and proclaiming their interest in a new way of living and being.

People are seeing the necessity to cease the old paradigm as we’ve known it and the old ways we’ve functioned as a society, and are embracing a new paradigm based in unity consciousness, helping one another and working together to build a future in alignment with the expressed ideals of each and every citizen.

Exiting our established societal norms will be a big part of establishing a new paradigm, as we’ve been conditioned by our culture to focus on materiality and things that satisfy the ego. Feeding into materiality for the sake of feeding the ego employs an old paradigm-mindset by distracting us from real problems other people on this world experience.

Of course, there are some who could care little for the fate of others, and who’d certainly never use any of their effort or abundance to help others out of difficult situations. This is why it’ll be important for us to spread abundance – financial and spiritual – all throughout our planet.

Equally-Shared Prosperity

The idea of “sharing the wealth” is usually given fearful nicknames or connotations such as “socialism”, and this has been done in part because there are interests that don’t want us to recognize the importance of sharing. In many cases, those very individuals have gotten to where they are by lying, cheating and stealing, and want to remain as far ahead of the middle and lower classes as possible.

If humanity comes together and recognizes the importance of sharing the world’s wealth and abundance, which can easily leave no person excluded, than those powerful individuals won’t be able to keep their amassed wealth or power.

The collective ruling body we can establish will be nothing if not fair, especially in regards to this issue, and people who’ve gained their wealth in honest ways wouldn’t be asked to hand it over; lest they wish to contribute to the new paradigm of sharing abundance.

I’d imagine there are some rich people who’d like to help the world and see everyone enjoy abundance and be able to get by, and it wouldn’t make sense for an honest person to be robbed of their abundance in the name of sharing prosperity.

It’s been said that the world’s wealth is more than enough to feed, shelter and clothe everyone on Earth, but the few have amassed the world’s wealth and instated themselves at the top of the financial pyramid by keeping others down.

This is why redistribution of the world’s wealth is necessary in my opinion, as individuals who’ve stolen and cheated to “get ahead” haven’t justly earned their abundance in any respect. Plenty of people who find themselves in difficult financial situations could have a lot to offer our planet and, if given the opportunity, would spread as much wealth and prosperity as possible.

 

Original post at: http://wesannac.com/2013/09/28/what-is-a-new-paradigm-part-1/

 


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Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Will Ferrell


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Colorado Is ‘New Amsterdam: State’s Historic Marijuana Laws Compared To Netherlands’ Long-Fabled Pot Laws


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The state’s new progressive marijuana laws signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper just last week, established Colorado as the world’s first legal, regulated and taxed recreational marijuana market for adults — just call Colorado “New Amsterdam.”

These new laws in Colorado and Washington state are without historical precedent and the consequences will likely be closely-watched around the world. In an interview with The Huffington Post, the authors/researchers behind the book “Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know” pointed out that the marijuana laws in Colorado are truly groundbreaking, comparing them to the long-fabled laws in Amsterdam:

A common error is to believe that the Netherlands has already legalized cannabis (the preferred term for marijuana in Europe). What has been de facto legalized is only the retail sale of 5 grams (about a sixth of an ounce) or less. Production and wholesale distribution is still illegal, and that prohibition is enforced, which is largely why the price of sinsemilla in the “coffee shops” isn’t much different than the price in American dispensaries.

Mason Tvert, communications director for Marijuana Policy Project and co-director of the Yes on Amendment 64 campaign in Colorado, recently broke down the differences between the marijuana laws in Colorado and Amsterdam.

How much pot can you legally buy in Colorado now? Amsterdam?

None yet in Colorado, unless you are a licensed medical marijuana patient, in which case you can purchase up to two ounces of marijuana. Adult-use marijuana retail stores are expected to begin opening in January 2014, at which point Colorado residents 21 and older will be able to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana and non-residents will be able to purchase up to one-quarter of an ounce. In Amsterdam, residents and non-residents 18 and older are able to purchase up to 5 grams of marijuana in designated coffee shops, although it is not actually legal; it is tolerated.

How many plants can you legally grow in Colorado now? Amsterdam?

In Colorado, adults 21 and older are able to grow up to six marijuana plants (of which up to three can be flowering) in an enclosed, locked space. It is illegal to cultivate any amount of marijuana in Amsterdam, although people caught growing five or fewer plants are often not prosecuted if they hand them over to authorities.

How much marijuana can you possess legally in Colorado now? Amsterdam?

Adults in Colorado who are 21 years of age and older are allowed to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to six marijuana plants, and they may possess the yield of those plants in the same place where it is grown. Possession of any amount of marijuana is technically illegal in Amsterdam, although individuals 18 and older who are found in possession of up to 5 grams are generally not prosecuted if they hand it over to police.

Can you smoke pot in your home legally in Colorado now? Amsterdam?

It is legal under Colorado law for adults 21 and older to consume marijuana in their homes. In Amsterdam, consuming marijuana in your home is not legal, but it is generally tolerated.

Can you smoke pot in public legally in Colorado now? Amsterdam?

Open and public use of marijuana is still illegal in Colorado. It is also illegal in Amsterdam.

Is hemp now legal to grow in Colorado? Amsterdam?

The Colorado legislature adopted legislation last month to initiate the development of a regulatory framework for the cultivation, distribution, and processing of hemp. Last year, the legislature approved a bill creating a privately funded pilot program to study whether growing industrial hemp is an effective way to clean polluted soil (a process known as phytoremediation). Industrial hemp cultivation is legal in the Netherlands.

How much pot can you give to an adult friend in Colorado now? Amsterdam?

In Colorado, adults 21 and older can legally give up to one ounce of marijuana to another adult 21 or older as long as it is for no remuneration. It is illegal for anyone in Amsterdam to give any amount of marijuana to another person, although it is generally tolerated if it is less than 5 grams and the individuals are both 18 or older.

Can dispensaries sell both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana in Colorado? Amsterdam?

Legislation adopted last month in Colorado permits medical and adult-use retail facilities to operate at the same locations with certain limitations as long as the local government also permits dual licensing. The Netherlands adopted a medical marijuana law in 2003 that allows people with certain medical conditions to obtain medical marijuana from pharmacies. Obviously these individuals are also able to purchase marijuana for medical uses from coffee shops, just as licensed patients in Colorado will be able to purchase marijuana for medical uses from adult-use stores.

Can you buy marijuana-infused food and other products in Colorado? Amsterdam?

Marijuana-infused products are currently sold legally to medical marijuana patients in Colorado medical marijuana dispensaries. They will also be sold in marijuana retail stores when they open next year. In Amsterdam, it is illegal to sell or purchase marijuana-infused products, but the sale of a limited variety of products – particularly baked goods – is generally tolerated.

Will there be marijuana cafes in Colorado, similar to those in Amsterdam?

It remains to be seen whether there will be legal marijuana cafes in Colorado. Much of it will depend upon the interpretation of the law and the specifics of any regulations created to govern it. If there are not initially cafes allowed in Colorado, there will be in the near future as attitudes continue to change and elected officials recognize the public demand for –- and benefits of –- such establishments. Legislation adopted last month in Colorado prohibits the smoking of marijuana in locations where tobacco smoking is prohibited under the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act. It does not prohibit other forms of consumption, such as vaporizing or consuming infused products.

Cannabis coffee shops are technically illegal in Amsterdam, but they are tolerated.

 

Posted: 06/05/2013 11:31 am EDT:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/colorado-is-new-amsterdam_n_3390123.html#slide=887981