Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ready for an over due blog? Here we go.

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Ready for an over due blog? Here we go.

Sonya is doing great. She’s getting her fourth infusion this week , which means she’s just about 33% done with the treatments. She’s happy. She loves her life. She feels good a hell of a lot more than she feels bad. The nausea from the chemo is controlled with cannabis, as are the discomforts and anxieties associated with going through this, not to mention that she hasn’t had the usual problem of loss of appetite. I ask the oncologists why they don’t recommend cannabis to ALL their patients. They admit that it works wonders- which is more than the federal government admits-but they are afraid of backlash from the state if they recommend this medicinal weed. Instead, they prescribe Marinol, which is synthetic THC. Sonya’s doctor tried telling me that Marinol is pure THC, but I know better- so of course, I told him so. Marinol is synthetic THC in a pill form. Maybe it doesn’t have the chlorophyll, but it’s far from pure, like the organic base it starts from. I have taken Marinol, and I can tell you that it is20nothing at all like smoking cannabis and was not an enjoyable experience.. When I first felt the effects of the Marinol that I had taken, I called the person that I had gotten it from-pissed off that I had been mislead, because I was tripping off it. I thought I had gotten something else but it was Marinol all right. That’s what the hospitals can prescribe without fear.. Those poor cancer patients. Even before we knew that Sonya had cancer, we knew that cannabis worked miracles for providing relief her from daily-turned-almost hourly- abdominal cramps. Strange how it takes misfortune like this to add credibility to what I tell you, for those who want to laugh off the issue and pretend it’s about losers wanting to get stoned. The DEA holds the position that marijuana has NO medicinal value and ...I swear this is true...that it is more dangerous than cocaine or meth. DOES ANYBODY ACTUALLY BELIEVE THESE LIES?!?!

I’m guessing that nobody does believe the lies but they are ok with not changing because they are afraid of what could happen if pot was legal. Presently, we have 12 states where doctors recommend marijuana to ease suffering in constant threat of Federal recourse. Feds say pot is a schedule 1 controlled substance( most dangerous with no medicine) while schedule 2 controlled substances( less dangerous and containing some medicinal value) are cocaine and meth. Don’t20believe me? Don’t want to know? Want to pretend that legal cancer stick you’re smoking is safe and not the most addictive drug we know of? Want to believe there are actually reported deaths from marijuana smoking in some medical journals somewhere? Want to believe that spending 7 billion dollars to fight a weed isn’t your problem? Feel ok that more people are arrested for marijuana than murder, rape, and armed robbery combined?People might give me shit for being so vocal about an issue that we’re brain washed into thinking we should be ashamed to talk about, but fuck that. It must be confusing as hell to be a school kid growing up today where you can see truthful documentaries on A&E or catch “American Drug War”( watch it!) on Showtime or You tube, and then you go to school and get lied to. I don’t mind telling the truth. Unless a doctor recommends it, kids should NOT smoke pot but they should know that the strongest financial force behind its prohibition has always been alcohol and tobacco. What? Kids should be sparred the knowledge that our government is based on big business? If you were going to outlaw a drug from a society, what would you base it on? Danger to health? Death toll? Addiction strength? Behavioral issues? Loss of motor skills? We don’t do it that way in America. We don’t do that at all. Compare ou r top two killers with our top two accepted and used drugs. Hmmm.

RVD will also tell you this( that’s me...I just thought I’d refer to myself in third person for dramatic effect), dipping your chicken tenders in your barbecue sauce while driving is more dangerous than talking on a fucking cell phone.On the governor’s desk here in California is a bill to out law texting while driving, one month after banning talking on the cell phone. What else can I say, but “DUH!” Don’t you think you should’ve thought of that first? So we got new phones because our crappy old ones didn’t have a speaker and the headset jack is flawed in that model, and now I’m driving with my phone in hand wondering if I’m allowed to fucking dial the number if texting is banned or will that be operating outside the law? I know, as you said Diane, we always still have the option to do whatever we want anyway, but who wants to hide because we’re doing something we’re told not to? It’s all about control..

By the way, I have an opportunity to get involved with something I know very little about, and you can help me. Does insurance for ipods and iphones seem like a good idea? I know that my friends drop or lose their shit ALL the time! Check out this deal and send me back some feedback if you can. Let me know if I want to have my face telling people to sign up. Thank you in advance for that. Digital Caboodle - Your Smartphone Insurance Provider! Do you guys realize what a HUGE business the prison industry is? Private companies like GEO corp build and run prisons all over and their stock is bought and sold on the market based on how many prisoners they have. Just in case you never thought about whether nonviolent “drug offenders” should be locked up in a cage , instead of, say, given therapy depending on their issues, think about it now. Just for a second. For all the dangerous murderers who want their jails back. Congratulations to Bruce Jingles- a very funny friend- for his upcoming Showtime taping on September 18th at San Manuel Casino. You’ll be able to see Bruce on an upcoming RVD TV Friends in High Places pretty - BRUCE JINGLES - UPLAND -, I went way off track there didn’t I? You gotta stay on your toes when you’re reading this.So, I went to Spain a few more times to wrestle for NWE. I like what they have going over there. I hope they are able to make an impact. I also recently wrestled in Japan for Inoki’s IGF. I emerged victorious from a 3-way - anything-seemed-to-count-match with Kendo Kashin and Necro Butcher. It’s been all good in the ring but I am still not looking for promoters to contact me about bookings. I’ve just been doing a very few select bookings with reputable, respectable companies and I’m planning on staying home to take care of Sonya for awhile. I get asked to share spiritual insight a lot. I’m sure personal guidance is in my future on a bigger level but I usually don’t have time to respond to connection requests. We’re all connected. Believe that. Anyway, ready for a story of how the fucking Law of Attraction is undeniable? About a month or so ago, maybe longer, a fan felt compelled to forward me a blog written by a wrestler about this crazy situation in Pennsylvania. I was incredibly touched by the story of how this indy wrestler I didn’t know has been fucked over so hard by the corrupt system.Turns out-as soon as his wife’s water broke to give birth to their first baby, the assholes at the hospital told them that , because the mom had marijuana in her system, they had called the child services and were going to take their baby. Not an empty threat- they took the fucking baby! Over weed! Does that sound cool to you? This is done-not based on evidence of danger, but because the people in control can’t get a patent for a weed. By the way,=2 0I wouldn’t recommend preggers to smoke anything. I’m certainly no doctor but if I was I wouldn’t take your fucking kid from you! I’m going to post the wrestler’s blog separate from this one, because this is a long blog already- but you can read all about his tragic injustice here.

So, I read the guy’s blog and I want to help the guy so much that I tell Rob Kampia, head of M.P.P. (MPP Homepage )and my hero, about the situation and we both want to get this situation some exposure. I plan on getting ahold of this guy to tell him we are totally behind him.Anyway, I have to travel and things are set aside. A few days ago, the morning of the matches-at the Tokyo Dome Hotel, I get on the elevator and ride it down with another American. After talking to him for a few seconds I realized that this guy I’m talking to is the guy that wrote that blog! And I was going to wrestle him that night at the Sumo Japan! I put two and two together and remembered reading the name Necro Butcher a month before! Amazing, how life brought us together, right?

First off, he has his baby back now so congrats to him and his wife. They are grateful but still not afraid to speak out about their compassionless experience.Second, I don’t know how anyone can blow off the meeting as a coincidence. I see these off chance occurrences as direct evidence of a process science doesn’t tell us about. Sonya and I both have day after day full of coincidences, as do my spiritual brothers. I totally believe that living in the magic of life like this is truly meant for everybody. I find myself wondering if life is a result of thoughts or do we get insight to what’s on it’s way? It’s like the chicken or the egg argument. But don’t argue about it. Be peaceful.

While you’re thinking about that, check out me body slamming Danny Bonaduce by clicking hereYouTube - Danny Bonaduce gets body slam from Rob Van Dam. We met on the set of Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Wrestling. Yes, you might see me make an appearance on one of the episodes when it airs this fall. People are going to have fun enjoying this show. That’s about long enough. Don’tcha think?I will make a strong effort to update my blogs more frequently and in the mean time, I leave you with this quote from the legendary Jack Herer.“ Nobody ever died from marijuana...unless they were shot by a cop.”

Wait, that was kind of heavy to leave on. I’m definitely not a cop-hater. I just don’t believe in replacing morals with the honor of “just doing your job”. How about this? Only 2 episodes of Weed left but coming very soon...Entourage is back on HBO!That’s better. And Dexter! And Californication!Enjoy life. Oh, and use this while you’re enjoying life...I heard it on Boondocks today.“It’s only as valuable as what you’ re willing to give for it.”Nice.


The following blog was forwarded to me by a fan who knew I'd care. Read on, and search your feelings.



Hey Rob, Hope everything is going well for you and Sonya.

I dont want to bum you out dude but you have always been strongly pro-cannabis and I wanted to share with you this true horror-story, what the US Government did too a fellow pro wrestler of yours ROH star Necro Butcher because of weed.


I'm tired of explaining this over and over again to my friends, so here it is, out here, for all to read. On June 11, my beautiful wife, Virginia gave birth to a healthy beautiful , and as I've learned, very hungry baby girl. Which we named Amy Virginia. Amy is my mother's name. She went into the hospital on the 10th. On the morning of the 11th, our doctor informed us that he wanted to speed things along and he wanted to break her water. We agreed to this and it was done, then with the next breath out of his mouth, he told us that my wife had marijuana in her urine and the state was taking the baby from us. They had nothing on me, nothing on my family, no history of drug offenses on any of us, just one failed urinalysis. So my 22 year old wife then laid in labor for 10 hours knowing full well her bay would be taken when it came. And taken it was. Taken from her arms on the 12th, when I wasnt even there, my wife was alone went she had to go through this. We were told to be patient and keep our heads up, it would just take time, no one knew would tell us how long though. We were told our "hearing" would be the following monday morning. Now keep in mind, this was thursday night, with the next day being Flag Day, with all government offices and most businesses closed. So we could call no one for help, nothing, we had no money for a private attorney. We had no idea what to do and no one was there to help. Our only hope to keep our newborn daughter out of foster care was to have my mother petition for custody while my wife completed whatever programs they told her to. The monsters at Lawrence County Child Youth Services told us the only was we could do that was if my wife moved out of the house .Yeah, thats right, to keep my daughter I had to watch my wife move out. We met our court appointed attorney 5 minutes before the "hearing". At this "hearing" we were not allowed to speak, not allowed to enter any plea, not allowed to explain our situation or our feelings, nothing, we just had to sit there while they they passed judgment on my entire family. So now me and my mom are raising this little girl, while my wife sits alone in a near empty house on the other side of town. My mom is the head nurse of a critical care unit, so when she misses work, the unit is understaffed and sick people dont get the care they need. Since the 12th, my wife has been "allowed" to see her baby daughter twice, for 1 hour each time. And the bills are piling up, Im now paying rent on a house for my outlaw wife to live in and cant help my mom out as much and shes missing work to care for my baby, so her bills are piling up. And oh yeah, the nazis at CYS cancelled BOTH my daughter and my wife from Medicaid, since, when my mom actually does work, she makes too much to qualify. So now no insurance for either of them. So we wait, and through all of this, we still have no case worker, no timeline, nothing, just a family thats falling apart and nobody cares. I spend every minute of everyday torn between visiting my wife or my daughter, and choosing my wife or actually wrestling means leaving my mom with the baby. At least I get a choice, my wife doesnt. She would violate a "court" order and lose her parental rights for unapproved visits. And were both subject to random drug tests now. Somehow Im sucked into this nightmare too, so I can drink all the fucking beer I can, be a fat, lazy, drunk and thats cool, but God fucking forbid I smoke a joint or I will be in the same boat as my wife. The ACLU has hooked us up with a lawyer and we meet with her on tuesday, so stay tuned. In the meantime, to all our friends, there plenty of smoking behind us, and plenty ahead, but in the meantime, were on the shelf.

Keep it lit for us.