Is Marijuana good for teens? Report and Links Below
Is the Major "Drug Abuse Problem" Prescription Drug Use?
New Moon Report,
Jeff Jawer and Rick Levine are counseling astrologers with
clients from all walks of life. To find out how to arrange a
private consultation with Jeff, see:
To find out more about a consultation with Rick, go to:
Sun in Sagittarius
Full Moon in Gemini
Mercury in Sagittarius
Venus in Scorpio
The New Moon in Scorpio offers a seed of desire that originates from our very depths. What we want can also be what frightens us, so don't back away at the first sign of danger. This is about taking risks, but not necessarily physical or social ones. The challenge is to look beyond pride and politeness to tap into the very essence of your needs. What you find might be something you cannot pursue, but simply exploring is an awakening that can empower you to seek other forms of fulfillment.
Have a great month!
Jeff Jawer, Publisher, StarIQ.com
The online version of this New Moon report, including the charts
of the New and Full Moon can be found at
(c)2007, StarIQ.com, Inc.
TIPS ON PUMPING GAS -- THIS IS GREAT INFO!!!
I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline. Here inCalifornia we are also paying higher, up to $3.50 per gallon. But myline of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are sometricks to get more of your money's worth for every gallon.Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose, CAwe deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru thepipeline. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline,regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with atotal capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning whenthe ground temperature is St ill cold. Remember that all servicestations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder theground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasolineexpands, so buying in theafternoon or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly agallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and thetemperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and otherpetroleum products plays an important role. A 1-degree rise intemperature is a big deal for this business. Butthe service stations do not have temperature compensation atthe pumps.When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzleto a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three(3) stages: low, middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumpingon low speed, thereby min imizing the vapors that are created whileyou are pumping. All hoses atthe pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fastrate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Thosevapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tankso you're getting less worth for your money.One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tankis HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas youhave in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasolineevaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks havean internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance betweenthe gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlikeservice stations, here where I work, every truck that we load istemperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exactamount.Another reminder. If there is a gasoline truck pumping into thestorage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up--most likelythe gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, andyou might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on thebottom.Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.
|Marijuana Policy Project Alert||November 7, 2007|
Marijuana good for teens?
Teenagers who smoke marijuana but not cigarettes are more likely to get good grades, play sports, and live with both parents than those who use both marijuana and tobacco, according to a new Swiss study.
The researchers concluded, "Cannabis-only adolescents show better functioning than those who also use tobacco."
Of course, this study isn't generally something you'll see on CNN or other U.S. mainstream media outlets, unlike U.S. government-funded studies that purport to show marijuana's harmful effects, which always seem to get extensive news coverage.
That said, Fox News has an online story here, which you should "Digg" to make it one of the biggest news stories of the day. If you have a moment right now, please do so without delay.
the Fox News story, only
Reason Magazine's blog
and United Press International have covered the study — which was
just published in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics &
Adolescent Medicine. You can view the abstract of the study
(and purchase the full study)
The study compared teens who (1) smoked both marijuana and cigarettes, (2) smoked marijuana but not cigarettes, and (3) used neither.
The study found that teens who smoke marijuana were more likely to have a good relationship with their friends than teens who didn't use marijuana or cigarettes.
Compared to those who smoked cigarettes in addition to marijuana, the marijuana-using group was also less likely to have been drunk in the past 30 days, less likely to have used marijuana before the age of 15, less likely to have smoked marijuana more than once or twice during the previous 30 days, and less likely to use other illegal drugs.
Other differences between marijuana-only users and abstainers were pretty minor. For instance, the marijuana-only group was more likely to skip class but still had the same level of good grades as the abstainers. And the marijuana-only group wasn't any more likely than the abstainers to be depressed.
To be clear, MPP doesn't recommend that teens use marijuana, but we do think that public policies that put teens and adults in prison for using marijuana are misguided and therefore should be reformed.
Thank you for your support.
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Around the World with NCGR
Calendar of Events Astrology
Issue No. 1
November 11, 2007
In This Issue
NCGR Testing at UAC
UAC, NCGR Sessions &<br>Chapter Workshop Annapolis, MD AstroMexico Austin, TX Austin Chapter Conference Baltimore, MD Berkshire Fairfield (CT) Boston, MA Chicago,<br>Southwest Suburban Florida Atlantic Long Island Los Angeles Milwaukee Mid Hudson Upstate, NY Montana Big Sky New York North Carolina Northern Illinois Northern New Jersey Ohio Valley Richmond, VA San Diego San Francisco SMART, Michigan Southwest Suburban Chicago STARS, MN Turkey, Istanbul Other Non-Profit<br>Astrology Groups, USA:<br>Arizona Society, Scottsdale;<br>Friends/Astrology, Chicago;<br>St. Louis, MO;<br>North Texas<br> More Non-Profit Groups,<br>Outside the USA:<br>Canada, London Conferences, International:<br>International Uranian Fellowship NCGR Membership Information About E-News
Welcome to NCGR's new E-Calendar Around the World with NCGR!
Starting this week, our biweekly calendar of events will have a new mission - to serve as a "one-stop" place to find events of astrological interest, regardless of where you live or travel on our planet.
To fulfill this purpose, Around the World with NCGR will be distributed free to anyone interested in astrology. The first edition of the revamped E-Calendar will more than double in circulation, from nearly 2,000 to close to well over 4,000 recipients.
Feel free to forward Around the World with NCGR to anyone you think will be interested
in receiving it. A link to update your information is located at the end of this
We would love to hear about events going on in your country and your community.
Around the World with NCGR accepts all announcements for events that are (1) focused
on astrology and (2) sponsored by a non-profit organization. However, the publication
is not an advertising venue; listings of astrology classes or lectures by individuals
will not be accepted, nor will psychics, feng shui experts, palm or tarot readers,
etc., fine as those practices are. Submissions to Around the World with NCGR should
be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] -- preferably as
a Word document.
We hope you will enjoy Around the World with NCGR. We will be adding new features
in the coming months, all of an astrological nature. We also look forward to your
Liane Thomas Wade
NCGR Executive Secretary,
For the Board of NCGR
P.S. If you choose not to receive Around the World with NCGR again, hit the "opt
out" link at the top of this page.
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Changes to the Calendar this week:
Northern New Jersey
Conferences: Austin & New York City.
Check listings by clicking on name you want in the long list.
Uranian Conference, Riga, Latvia
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NCGR's New RSS News Feed
NCGR's home page atwww.geocosmic.org [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001enFevBlP6OXCTi1JmztuF_zKK2p14MUgcKp_yeROe7CtR9Npfyq6NDFnkWwBw5TpBWLRhlD-E0QGtphT9KyoOtFcz3B4Rn7jHEmJkkhdFJuq5GimRY8y3g==]
now features an "RSS news feed" that provides easy links to current NCGR news found
at various places on the site. During our testing period for the news feed, we have
been including stories about astrology from around the Internet. For example, in
the last week our feed linked to stories about:
- A new young-adult novel that is the first of a series of 12 with astrological
- Striking body paintings illustrating the signs
- A tradition at Iowa State University that students should not step on a zodiac
design in the Memorial Union on the day of a test.
These have been interspersed among news items about the NCGR candidates
for the upcoming election, our MP3 sales, and certification, among others.
The news feed headlines along with descriptive blurbs appear under "NCGR News and
Announcements" in the lower right corner of the main page, where you can read a
brief description of the stories and click on the headlines in order to get to the
stories themselves. Those who already use feeds like this already know that they
can also be read without even going to geocosmic.org, as most newer browsers (Internet
Explorer 7 and current versions of Firefox are examples) and even some email programs
already have built-in facilities to collect the feed and show it in a newsreader.
Browsers that automatically handle news feeds will show the RSS symbol (icon in
upper right of this article) in the address bar of the browser. Clicking on the
icon will take you to page that allows you to "subscribe" so you can read it within
Even though the RSS feed itself is more or less standard, there are so many ways
to access it in a newsreader or browser that we won't try to go into the details
here. For those not yet familiar with RSS news feeds, the feed content itself is
right there on our home page. Just click on the headlines to go to the full stories.
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>From Jackie Slevin, a link to fascinating information:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/06/science/space/07planetweb.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
UAC Hotel and Travel NEWS
United Airlines has been selected as the official airline of UAC 2008. Using the
UAC 2008 meeting ID (577NJ), attendees can get discounted fares on United, United
Express, & Lufthansa and earn Mileage Plus ® miles.
United Airlines is offering special discounts for UAC 2008 attendees. Simply call
(or have your travel agent call) United's Special Meeting Desk at (800) 521-4041
and refer to Meeting ID 557NJ to receive a 2 - 15% discount off applicable fares
(including First Class). This special offer applies to travel on domestic segments
of all United Airlines, United Express, TED and United code share flights (UA*)
operated by US Airways, US Airways Express and Air Canada. No customer call center
fees will be charged when you use this toll-free number.
International attendees will receive a 7-15% discount off the lowest applicable
fare (excluding First Class) when they call their local United Airlines reservation
number and refer to meeting ID number 557NJ. Discounts apply to United and Lufthansa
(code share) flights.
Attendees booking online atwww.united.com [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001mWDt4-2uzLliOSOUsCUVy5uigxdodXtRvwyJH4bYI4wId6Q2ZmjwP4-SZhYLN0gTS32p9pKUhhHEXyeizDU6i5c4N6IMI6mtuyzBanYc-NrKSoj0wuTIhA==]
can save an additional 5% on applicable fares. Click on the drop-down arrow next
to "More Search Options" or on the "Upgrade, promotions, . . ." link in the lower
left corner of the united.com homepage and enter the meeting ID number (557NJ) in
the box below "Electronic certificate or promotion code". (This united.com functionality
should be available by Wednesday, August 29, 2007.)
To get these discounts your travel must be completed between May 4, 2008
and May 31, 2008.
This information will be posted on the UAC website -www.uacastrology.com [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001mWDt4-2uzLnog7cDdaAj2biA9k7oc8fJltagLsmQ2PxWzD3yX5yE0jWGh5S3xYpZLpZevzAXlQtDLg8fOwKQTaBsfs_Ar7UMnb4KARA256LtKXv63nPAFg==].
If you have any questions about this arrangement, you can reach me at the UAC registration
hotline 773.290.6939 or 866.557.4168 (toll-free). You can also reach me via email
at firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com].
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We still have need for additional room monitors to help out during the conference
as well as pre- and post-sessions. Room monitors will receive reduced tuition for
the conference, plus the opportunity to meet and support the world-class faculty
members and staff! For more information or to sign up, please contact Mikel Poulsen
at firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] or 206.320.1249.
NCGR Chapter Leadership Workshop at UAC
A FREE Chapter Leadership Workshop will be conducted for all NCGR Chapter Officers
on May 15, at 1:00 - 5:00 pm, Thursday afternoon before UAC offically begins.
Some of the subjects will be:
How to Lead a Chapter without it Leading You.
Every Officer has a Role.
The Fine Art of Delegation.
The Advantage of your By-laws
Attracting Members and Keeping Them.
Apply the Opportunities of your Non-profit Status.
Liven your Coffer with Fund Raising.
Keep Records Happy with anUptodate EIN.
The Latest on Opening and Keeping a Bank Account --
and much more.
Special for Presidents:
How to find Board members and how to conduct a Board meeting.
Special for Treasurers:
Demonstration of simple bookkeeping software.
If you have a particular subject in addition to these that you would like discussed,
please let the Director of Chapters know. There will also be time for questions
during the workshop.
We are planning a fun as well as a helpful event and we hope all Chapter Officers
will join us.
As time gets closer in the early Spring, we'll offer a sign-up list.
Best wishes for a Happy Autumn,
Director of Chapters
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In keeping with our successful NCGR Conference theme of Astrological Tools for the
21st Century, we are pleased to present two workshops at UAC in Denver:
Wednesday, May 14, 2008. 9:30 am - 5 pm(90 minute lunch break).
Astrology as a Profession: Building a Successful Practice.
Whether you are just beginning your professional practice or already have one underway,
this workshop is for you. Here's everything you need to know about starting right
for success as well as improving your practice and adding to your bottom line. Learn
how to promote yourself, your image, basic bookkeeping, how to handle difficult
clients and so much more. This workshop even includes techniques for maintaining
your schedule and your sanity (time-management and goal-setting) to how to incorporate
your business and whether or not that's a good choice for you. Let successful astro-entrepreneurs
share with you their secrets for success and fulfillment in your own practice. Presenters
include Madalyn Hillis-Dineen, Joyce Levine and Grace Morris. Fee: $125.
Thursday, May 15, 2008. 2:30-5:30 PM.
Information Technology for Astrologers: This basic class will help you to learn
the ins and outs of Windows Explorer and introduce you to the MS Office Suite of
Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher. You'll also learn how to send and receive
email attachments and how to use your computer to record your consultations as MP3s.
Using Technology to Grow Your Astrological Practice: The home computers of the early
1980's were a boon to professional astrologers by both allowing them to save time
in calculating their charts and experimenting with new techniques and calculations.
Now, the tools of 21st century technology are just as significant for the professional
who wants to reach a broader market. This workshop starts with teaching you how
to record your consultations but also includes how to teach a class on line, design
a web page, and produce your own podcasts. Fee: $30
For more information and registration, visitwww.geocosmic.org [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=7n6agecab.0.zrtugybab.ds46lmbab.2119&ts=S0278&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geocosmic.org%2F],
or contact Liane Thomas Wade, Executive Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com],
This group meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month at the MARYLAND HALL F0R THE
CREATIVE ARTS in Annapolis - Room 205. TIME: 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Rose O'Hara at 410-768-1404 or Lynn Koiner at firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
The group meets for lunch afterwards.
NOVEMBER 10 - TAO OF ASTROLOGY with Kelly Lee Phipps
DECEMBER 2: ANNUAL YULETIDE LUNCHEON on December 2, Sunday, from 11:30am until 4:00pm
at the Sheraton-Barcelo in Annapolis. Economist and Financial Astrologer, Mary Barcella,
will be lecturing on the upcoming financial trends based upon the alignment of the
JANUARY 13 2007 - ORACLES 2007 with Jeanne Mozier
Jeanne Mozier, returns with her predictions for 2007. Last year she lectured to
a full house, giving an analysis of personal, economic, political and spiritual
trends for 2006 with a detailed calendar of events, including a description for
each astrological sign.
Jeanne has been a practicing astrologer for over 25 years. She owns and operates
the Star Theater, she is an arts activist, writer and metaphysicial. She has written
2 books featuring travel in her adopted home state of West Virginia. Check out her
NOTE: This is a special event. Members $7/Non-Members $10
Viernes 23 de Noviembre:
VI ANIVERSARIO DE ASTROMEXICO: Conferencia y convivio
Conferencia: "La astrología y el destino"
Impartida por: Luz María Lazcano, NCGR 2
Friday, November 23th :
VI ASTROMEXICO ANNIVERSARY: Conference and toast
Conference: "Astrology and fate"
By: Luz María Lazcano, NCGR 2
Viernes 7 de Diciembre:
Conferencia: "La Astrología y la medicina"
Impartida por: Xicoténcatl Rodríguez, NCGR 1
Friday, December 7th:
Conference: "Astrology and medicine"
By: Xicoténcatl Rodríguez, NCGR 1
CURSO DE ASTROLOGIA VEDICA
Expositor: Nalini Kant
Fechas: 9, 10 y 11 de noviembre
Viernes 10 - 14 hrs.: Principios de la interpretación de la carta védica, y las
diferencias que existen entre leer la carta desde el Ascendente, desde el Sol o
desde la Luna. Se verán ejemplos de algunas cartas de los presentes (en el orden
en que se inscribieron al curso).
Sábado 10 - 18 hrs.: Propósito de vida, salud mental y física, capacidad para evitar
Domingo 10 - 14: Distintos sistemas de casas. Significado de los planetas huéspedes
en las casas. Casas Dusthana
WORKSHOP "VEDIC ASTROLOGY"
By: Nalini Kant
Dates: November 9th, 10th and 11
Friday 10 -14 hrs. -- Principles of Vedic Astrology
Saturday 10 - 18 hrs. -- Life purpose, mental and physical health, ability to
cope with stress.
Sunday: 10 - 14: -- House systems.
November 2007 Workshop
"Introduction to Horary Astrology"
by Maria Mateus
Horary astrology has got to be the "weirdest" but also the most intriguing form
of astrology anyone can learn! It's "weird" because it presupposes not only a belief
that the heavens are mirroring the earth at certain moments in time, but also a
belief that one can have a dialogue with the heavens concerning those moments in
time! In this workshop you'll learn when and how to ask the universe questions
that are important to you and how to read those answers in the astrological chart.
We'll start at the beginning and cover the fundamental techniques and concepts that
make horary astrology magically practical and completely unique. At the end of the
workshop, you too will know how to (among other things): locate a missing pet, find
a lost heirloom, purchase a problem-free house, or find out if your crush is reciprocated!
Maria J. Mateus is a practicing astrologer living in Austin, Texas. She was originally
born in Lisbon, Portugal and has a deep interest in astrological research, history,
languages, and ancient techniques. She graduated with a B.A. in psychology from
the University of Texas and will soon complete a M.A. degree from Kepler College
of Astrological Arts and Sciences. She has been published nationally and abroad
and has lectured at astrological Conferences in the United States. She also serves
as the ASA Director of Education.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 17
Time: 9:30 am-4 pm
Location: Plum Blossom Wellness Center, 1700 S. Lamar, Suite 230
Cost: $65 ASA Members/$85 non-ASA members
The NCGR Austin Chapter's lectures and workshops are sponsored by Plum Blossom Wellness
Center (www.plumblossomwellness.com [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=il4ubgcab.0.aj6lxdcab.ds46lmbab.3367&ts=S0291&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.plumblossomwellness.com%2F]).
For information about the Austin Chapter (aka Astrological Society of
Austin), go to:www.astrologyaustin.com [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=il4ubgcab.0.9l4asccab.ds46lmbab.3367&ts=S0291&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.astrologyaustin.com%2F]
Austin Chapter Conference
Texas Retreat 2008
A weekend of Hellenistic Astrology in Chappell Hill, Texas
February 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm to March 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Sponsored by GulfCoast NCGR and the Astrological Society of Austin
Featuring astrologer Joseph Crane, teaching from his new book Astrological
Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy.
About the Program: This program will help the contemporary astrologer
become familiar with the most important practices of Hellenistic natal
delineation. Each astrologer will:
* Understand similarities and differences between Hellenistic astrology and
the astrology of the medieval and modern eras.
* Learn new meanings and applications of planets, houses, aspects, and lots=
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