Watch “Small-scale possession of illicit drugs will be decriminalized in B.C. starting next year” on YouTube

British Columbia is the province in which I live and the largest city here is Vancouver which has a real problem with opioid overdoses. Decriminalization is a good step in the right direction. After yesterday’s announcement from Justin Trudeau regarding the handgun ban, this news feels right. If you can’t carry a gun at least you can get really high. I’d rather someone be able to the edge off than be all edgy behind a gun.

Watch “Canadian PM Trudeau Introduces Bill To Prevent Buying And Selling Handguns” on YouTube

And this is how it’s done! Very proud of Justin Trudeau today. Putting a cap on handguns is what is required for times like these. When the country we’re attached to has had more mass shootings than this year than days and has done literally nothing about it, we had to make sure that Canada doesn’t follow the USA blindly down this dangerous rabbit hole. It’s far better to lead than follow. Thanks for the reminder, Mr Trudeau.

Texas Paul is tired of the religious hate mail and his response is perfection!

As an atheist, I really appreciate the way this man broke down the subjects here. Even if you’re a religious person, I think you’ll have a tough time picking this apart. Not every person from Texas is a republican who wants to take away your rights, ladies and gentlemen and Texas Paul is living proof of that. Using a white board, a’la Katie Porter ,he lists all of the main issues that the two sides can’t find common ground upon and then figures out which side Jesus would be on and which side is more Satan. I didn’t even mind suspending my disbelief for this. I invite you to share this video with your religious friends and family . Although, I warn you that this makes sense.

Watch “Concussions with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Leonard Marshall, & Heather Berlin” on YouTube

You don’t have to have a stroke to get brain damage. This podcast deals with concussion and CTE. I’m posting this here because I’m very interested in brain science and brain damage. It’s amazing to me how many ways there are to damage the brain and just how similar each type of damage is. Weather it’s a stroke, brain tumor, or heading a soccer ball every day, there are striking similarities in the way the damage affects the person. This is a long video, over an hour, so watch as much as you want, I won’t be offended. I found this to be a fascinating conversation, especially when Heather Berlin gets to speak.

Two women, over 50 talk menopause

And it’s wonderful! I’ve been following Dr Jen’s blog for years. It’s so nice to see her being asked smart questions. My family doctor is female, over 40 and apparently missed the menopause class because she sent me to a specialist over things happening in my uterus that were typical for someone in menopause . Advice for women doctors, especially if you’re coming up to your perimenopausal years, save yourself the humiliation and DO THE RESEARCH!

Watch “Neuralink 2022 Update Is Here – Human Trials Coming!” on YouTube

I’ve been following news about Neuralink for the past couple of years and have been very impressed with what it may be capable of doing for me specifically. The fact that I’m dealing with hemiplegia, which means that my left side is permanently paralyzed because of the massive stroke I had nearly 7 years ago. Most stroke survivors are able to recover relatively quickly from their paralysis while in hospital those people have hemiperesis, which is a temporary problem, temporary meaning more than a month but less than a couple of years. I watched from my hospital bed so many people walking out of the hospital and I really hoped I would follow them but I’m still having to use a power wheelchair, because it’s my entire left side, arm included. So you can imagine why this news is exciting to me.

I don’t want to see your opinions about Elon Musk as a person or a business owner. I realize he’s a controversial guy. I also don’t want your advice regarding the fact that I don’t want to live out the rest of my life this way. It’s my life, not yours. So if you don’t have anything positive to add to the discussion please remain silent.

I’m posting this for others, like me who are also excited by the possibility of being able to use their entire body again or possibly the first time.

Message to my fellow wheelchair users, You have more power than you think

I had a very vivid dream recently that gave me a brilliant idea. In the dream there were many truckers blocking the streets, so I made up a sign and parked my wheelchair in front of the truckers and called the local TV station to get a camera pointing at me and my sign. My sign had only 4 words written on it, but those words were powerful enough to make the truckers leave. In every situation where you have people whining over “problems ” that aren’t actually problems, I can see this working. Granted, this was a dream, but I can see this working especially if it’s a group of wheelchair users. ♿ And what are the 4 words written on the sign, I hear you asking.