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cannabis in Montana

Imagine trying to run a grocery store, auto shop or dentist office where legislation limited you to serving THREE customers. That is what the legislature and governor did to medical cannabis in Montana. Mind you, this is a substance used by humans for over a thousand years with zero deaths, quite unlike legal pharmaceuticals with very short histories and thousands of deaths every year. In Montana, possession of even a single joint for non-medical purposes can land a person in jail for six months, while possession of 60 grams or more (a little over two ounces) can result in a sentence of up to five years. These stiff marijuana penalties cause related negative consequences. In 2012, there were 1,502 arrests […]

speed limits

Writer and publisher Eric Peters is A Genuine Car Guy. I know, because I am A Genuine Car Guy. We recognize our own kind. His article and video on speed limits below are spot on, inspiring me to share them and a bit more. In my case, I held road races with my model cars on the floor in our house … amusing myself for hours, days and years … just my models and a little kid who loved cars. Mom the librarian, concerned I didn’t read enough, brought home books on auto racing and dogs. Turns out I liked reading the good stuff just fine. In later years I was a loyal subscriber to either Road And Track or […]

Irate in drug war … again … still

The drug war profits organized crime in both public and private sectors, along with the trillion-dollar big pharmaceutical industry. Which, in turn, is a major perverter of our political system. The campaign finance reports are published, available to any and all, but widely ignored. Big Pharma buys our politicians. We have the best politicians money can buy – Will Rogers The costs of all this profiteering are obviously borne by the peasant and trade classes, us. This iteration of prohibition is no more popular among the people than the one a century ago, but the bread and circuses are more successful this time at keeping us from threatening our masters enough to repeal their profiteering. Two news articles jumped in […]

here we go again

The DEA is getting nervous. The masses keep waking up to the fact that the DEA is worse than useless. The enforcers can see that their war on cannabis is falling apart. Were they honorable warriors, they would cease fire and return to their communities to find some productive capacity for the remainder of their days. Could you imagine spending your declining years trying to forget that you spent your potentially useful middle years harassing and imprisoning free people who merely wanted to be left alone in peace? Psychopaths and sociopaths can do it without remorse, but more normal people have to numb their brains to ignore or forget their crimes against humanity. Sitting passively across the room from a […]

intended consequences

I was about to title this “unintended consequences”, but realized that would be quite false. The entire “asset forfeiture” scam has been a boon to immoral, police-state, law-enforcement since its inception. It serves no other purpose. By the way, in case you are new to my blogs, peace officers are a world apart from law enforcement officers. The “war on drugs” has enabled officials to snatch up enemies of the state for minority life choices, or planted contraband. This has been used to great effect chopping off the heads of groups threatening to the elites. Meanwhile, the ruling class uses all level of drugs with impunity. Taking it to the next level was surprisingly easy. We mostly sat complacently by […]

another cost of drug war

By Jonathan Blanks This article appeared in Democracy: A Journal of Ideas on July 19, 2016. The War on Drugs Has Made Policing More Violent Before a police shooting makes headlines, before the shooting ever happens, there is the moment of contact between the police officer and the eventual victim. Sometimes the officer is responding to a dangerous situation, like a report of a man with a gun. Other times, the contact is initiated by the officer because of excessive speeding or reckless driving that poses a risk to other drivers. And sometimes the reason for the contact is an officer’s legally baseless hunch and a minor violation of a traffic law—like a burned out taillight—that escalates into an […]

While you watched the Orlando hoax…

A Week in the Life of the American Police State By John W. Whitehead from The Rutherford Institute “Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.”—Adlai Stevenson, 23rd Vice President of the United States If you’ve been caught up in the circus that is the presidential election, you’ve likely missed the latest news about all the ways in which the government continues to erode our freedoms, undermine our sovereignty, abuse our trust, invade our homes, invade our privacy, destroy our property, hijack our bank accounts, and generally render itself above the law. Then again, this is all par for the course from a militaristic government that is armed to […]

use the heck out of these 377 words

Uncle Sam admits monitoring you for these 377 words: Simon Black One of breakout standup routines from the late, great George Carlin was his 1972 monologue “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” In the presence of polite company, I shall not repeat them… but rest assured, the routine is still hilarious to this day. I wish I could say the same about the Department of Homeland Security… I wish I could say this is all a big joke… that the government’s “377 words you can never use online” is just some stupid comedy routine. But it’s not. And you just can’t make this stuff. After vigorous resistance, the Department of Homeland Security was finally forced into releasing […]