The War on drugs is immensely profitable

Babeouf June 03, 2011, 12:53 quote (found here http://rt.com/news/drug-legalization-ban-russia/comments/)

“The War on drugs can never be won but it is immensely profitable. The drugs trade is the largest driver in the growth and substance of organized crime(it helps corrupt whole states, see Mexico). At the same time it provides any number of official jobs ,paid for out of taxes, for the people in every society who enjoy telling their fellow citizens what to do. And how to live.”

The War on (Some) Drugs, was not meant to end, just by continuing, it is winning. And just who is losing? Who is this war against? It’s got to be a lot more than the 250 million whom this article claims use illicit drugs, unless you take out Cannabis, maybe…

Speaking of drugs other than Cannabis, if you took those off the black market, the CIA, FBI, and probably a few others wouldn’t have any tax exempt “play” money anymore.

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THE MOST USELESS SELF DEFENSE WEAPON

First off let me say that I would be inclined to agree with you on the point that a gun is at least near the bottom of the list of self defense weapons.

2. The Constitution is worded as “right to keep and bear arms” which should mean anything the government can have so can any citizen, drawing the line at nukes and biological or chemical weapons might be considerable but these weapons truely should be prohibited world wide, but I digress and that would lead to a whole different subject.

3. Correct me if I’m wrong here but didn’t Hitler ban guns? Except for his army/brainwashed minions which included children as young as 12 in combat and maybe his civilian supporters. I’m not a WWII buff but I can’t imagine that getting the people of 1930’s Germany disarmed would have been low on his list of things to do.

4. This right was/is given primarily to allow the people to protect themselves from government, street crime would have been an after thought for the framers of the Constitution of the United States of America.

5. If you had one wish and could completely rid the world of, even the memory of, ONE thing, what would it be? Assuming the goal is to make the world a better place to live. So if your answer is ‘humans’ then please go kill yourself if you feel that strongly about your answer. Sorry, that was channeling Bill Hicks there.

Know Your Mushrooms

I just found a very interesting documentary on wild mushrooms, well worth the time. Bill Hicks talked about his experiences with Psilocybin in much the same way as a gentleman in this describes.

What I learned: Cordyceps are mushrooms that eat insects and Shiitake mushrooms are considered to be medicinal in Asia and have been shown to boost heart health, lower the risk of cancer, and promote immune functions.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/227146/know-your-mushrooms

SB423 Abuse Hotline

This is the bill that will become law in Montana on July 1st if we don’t stop it.

http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2011/billhtml/SB0423.htm

Section 21. Hotline. (1) The department shall create and maintain a hotline to receive reports of suspected abuse of the provisions of [sections 1 through 23].

(2) The department may:

(a) investigate reports of suspected abuse of the provisions of [sections 1 through 23]; or

(b) refer reports of suspected abuse to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in the area where the suspected abuse is occurring.

I’ve always felt that Cannabis should be as legal as beer, but I’ll settle for as legal as 80 proof.

One day, quite recently, it struck me that there has to be a reason that it is still as illegal as it was the day I was born, at least as far as the US government is concerned.

It struck me that there has to be a bigger picture to why this plant, that is far and away the most useful abundant plant known to mankind, is still outlawed.

Medical Cannabis is wonderful, and to those that say it is a stepping stone to legalization, I say “THANK GOD” because we need to start educating the people about the usefulness of this plant somewhere and where better than health or rather lack of it which, I would venture to guess, is in everyone’s top 5 concerns.

Ask yourself, what are your top 5 concerns? And I mean really boil it down.

Can we safely assume health?

How about Food? Maybe not your list, but are there millions or is it billions that go hungry more days than not?

It’s probably hundreds of thousands or less now that rely very little or not at all on some form of energy from petroleum products. Does energy make your top 5?

A roof over your head? A shirt on your back?

I can’t say those are my top 5, but they are the top 5 of the plant we call Cannabis Sativa L.

So then why is this plant still forbidden? Is it lack of education? Or is it by design?

I, personally, have to come to the conclusion that it is both and that the education needs to include the information beyond just Harry J. and William Randolf’s little escapade way back in the 30’s.

The next time someone says “Dope’s a dangerous drug” AGREE WITH THEM. And start naming off who it’s dangerous to…

Big Pharma, Big Oil, Big Government, Big Tobacco, Big Alcohol, Coal mining, Lumber industry, probably a few more, feel free to add them if you think about it at the time. Let them know that they have been lead to believe that it is dangerous to human life but that it really isn’t and in fact quite the opposite.

Article V Convention

If believing in the Constitution of the United States of America no longer marks me as a patriot but a terrorist then so be it.

Article Five of the Constitution of the United States of America:

 

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.

https://www.conventionusa.org/

http://www.foa5c.org/