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About sheilauk

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  1. Wonderful! So happy for you!
  2. Praying you make it out safely.
  3. Is anyone thinking of changing the name of the capital of the USA, it seems to have been named after a famous slave owner?
  4. Spelt "Thetan" maybe rather than thayton. Belief in "thetans" is part of scientology.
  5. Men had experience of polygamy as well as women. The thread is about the legality of polygamy and it seems to me that it is men who suffered much of the consequences of it being illegal. They were the ones who went into hiding and who were imprisoned. Their experiences of polygamy as illegal and now decriminalised are surely just as valid as women's.
  6. I don't think you can guarantee it won't kill or even harm her. I know there are studies underway, but they are hardly extensive. Are you trying to push her into going against her own wishes? If so, why? Not everyone wants to be a "guinea pig" and just because something is readily available and legal doesnt make it safe (cigarettes and alcohol come to mind). Given that CBD oil is unregulated, no one can be sure what they are getting or even that TCH is not included in the substance taken and no one can be sure of the dosages needed. CBD is very likely going to be a useful alternate drug for some things, but there is a long way to go before its an approved medicine for all the claims made about it. Personally I am suspicious of anecdotal claims for supplements and herbals, especially with regard to serious illnesses, and it seems to me that users are part of a big, uncontrolled, experiment. That's fine if you do your research and want to take part, but I don't think its okay to push someone else into taking part. I accept that you may not be doing that and I accept that you genuinely think it will help and you want to help her. There are a number of articles about medical marijuana at this site. https://www.verywellhealth.com/cbd-oil-benefits-uses-side-effects-4174562
  7. All drugs have side effects, including CBD. The rules mean pharmaceutical companies have to tell you about them - informed consent - whereas the herbal supplement folks don't have too. And just because there are side effects doesnt mean someone is unhappy with the drug they are on. Can you guarantee CBD will be better for your friend?
  8. Without the products of so called big pharma, several people I know, including my mom, would be dead. Developing safe drugs takes a lot of time and money, neither of which the "herbal" producers spend. I think there are issues over the charges made for drugs which is a problem of the system, but without them, millions of people would be dead. I don't think the same can be said for the unregulated market in "herbal" products. At worst, people have died because they refused proper medical care. CBD is not a magic cure-all. It needs proper testing. If your friend is happy with her prescribed medication, she has no need of an unproven "medicine". It is big pharma working with governments and universities that will produce a vaccine for covid-19.
  9. Also from the guardian:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/12/when-will-we-have-a-coronavirus-vaccine#img-1
  10. Hmm, my impression is that My country tends to be sung slightly faster than God save. The tabernacle choir certainly seem to. It may also be the words themselves have more variety of sound in My country. I know even strong royalists complain that God saves is slow and dull! Clearly, there are many who like it but Land of hope and glory and Jerusalem are, I think, more popular as anthems than God save and the former are, of course, more country than person specific! Personally, I don't like God saves (I quite like My country! ) and I prefer Jerusalem.
  11. I thought as much! Thought I'd make it clear nonetheless.
  12. Unlikely. It's a very divisive issue still and will be for years.
  13. Guy fawkes day isn't really comparable, it's not a holiday and it's not about independence, but about the survival of the king! It's just an excuse for a party and fireworks. It's more usually referred to as bonfire night as well now! Remembrance Sunday (similar to Memorial day, it's when the dead of wars are remembered) is probably the most patriotic day and is when the national anthem will be sung at services. England doesn't really have a comparable holiday. Wales and Scotland have St Davids Day and Burns night (though neither are holiday days! ) Magna Carta day sounds a great idea though! Our official holidays are new years day, may day (1st may), spring holiday (end of may), August holiday (end if August), good Friday, easter Sunday, Christmas day and St Stephens day - 26 December, known as boxing day in the UK.
  14. Nope, never sung God save the queen at a service of The church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints. I think it may have been sung at a Remembrance day service at the church of England. No, Brexit won't create a demand to sing the anthem at church. Or many other places. Really, the anthem is not widely sung. I don't think it's all that popular, land of hope and glory is more often sung, and there are regular calls to make it an official national anthem with the dirge that is God save the queen left for if she is present.
  15. Not in church but yes, I know the anthem and have joined in when in the US. I would do the same in any country I was visiting, out of respect as their guest.
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