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I have an accumulation of interesting articles and links that just have not been given the time and attention to become complete posts here. It is time for some house-cleaning of those links before they get old. Here is the down payment on that project. More later. TTFN ———————————————————————————— FEINSTEIN ASSAULT WEAPON BAN OF 2019 [EXPLAINED] This horrible harpy is back with her favorite project: preventing honorable people from defending themselves from dishonorable, totalitarian governments. The Armalite Rifle platform (AR-15, AR-10) is now far and away the most popular design in the USofA with hundreds of producers offering every quality and option anyone could imagine. Interestingly, its use in crime is almost unheard of; statistically near zero. Protecting us is […]

even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut

Just a few miles north now lies a bit more liberty than it did yesterday. After the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, the revenuers scrambled for a reason to exist. About that time the white guys in the District of Criminals figured they could smack black folks around at will if they just banned cannabis – which was a lot more popular with colored folks than the whites. Now, after 85 years of us all being jackbooted for contact with an obviously useful easy-to-grow plant, the writing is on the wall. The rulers are losing the war against people who use cannabis… a HUGE number, proven to include Slick Willy and Obummer. Today the Canadian police state has one less […]

Cannabis: A Lost History

The DEA, Drug Enforcement Agency, is a construct that was conjured-up to squash political opposition and enrich friends of the rulers. I want you to read the following article and watch the video with the DEA’s proclamation regarding cannabis in mind. Schedule I Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote The movie, by the way, is GREAT! It is an hour long. Set aside that time as if it were a Hollywood entertainment flick. You will be rewarded with something much, much better. While I knew […]

news nibbles

I am putting together a handful of news stories that do not warrant their own page here. First is an interesting story of major predators becoming prey. Making it into the financial top 1% is typically a measure of one’s ruthlessness more than any other single attribute. Genius is rarely involved. The Theranos scheme clearly demonstrates that. Attending an institution like Stanford University is not an option for the lower classes like middle and below. The Elizabeth Holmes story starts with her dropping out of her second year there. While the one-percenters might otherwise respect and embrace her crafty immorality, it probably doesn’t go well that she preyed on them rather than the lower 99%-ers. But gol-dang she put on […]

helpful hints for Howard

We met in 2003. Howard Wooldridge was riding his one-eyed-horse Misty from coast to coast publicizing the young organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). We hosted the pair as they passed through Nampa, Idaho … and a couple other times he came, once with brother Frosty. Howard continues championing the war against cannabis prohibition. He has been a resident of the DC swamp for years now, working to educate the ineducable. While he and I agree completely on his objective, we understand the problem quite differently. For 16 years he has worked continuously explaining to the ruling elite what a disaster The War On Drugs is. Know your enemy, Howard. The people who produced Reefer Madness (original 1936 trailer to […]

It’s high time for Congress to end marijuana prohibition

Libertarians denounce Attorney General Jeff Sessions for overriding state marijuana laws from the Libertarian Party – at LP.org On Jan. 4, acting against the advice of his own Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum. This Obama-era memo had allowed states to set their own cannabis rules and regulations, with minimal intervention by the federal government. In rescinding the memo, the Trump administration has flouted the U.S. Constitution’s provision to reserve most powers to the states, a precept that the Libertarian Party holds as fundamental to the federalist structure the country’s founders crafted. “Sessions’s move to reinstate excessive power at the federal level is like opening hunting season,” said Libertarian […]

cannabis concentration

Is today’s marijuana stronger than grass from back in the day? Scientists have been working to verify the widely held belief that THC levels have soared over the years By: Solomon Israel | Posted: 12/14/2017 12:15 PM It’s a well-worn platitude, often used by opponents of cannabis legalization: “Today’s marijuana is way stronger than that grass your mom and I used to smoke back in the day.” There’s actually some truth to the cliché, according to a long-running study at the University of Mississippi — but critics say those findings should be taken with a grain of salt. From the early 1970s through the 1980s, THC levels measured by the potency monitoring project increased slowly, from about one per cent […]

Who is winning the war on drugs?

Meet the Special Interests Keeping Marijuana Criminalized Americans overwhelmingly agree that marijuana should be legal, so why isn’t it? So glad you asked… by  Laura Williams In this era of political polarization, when Americans seem to agree on absolutely nothing, let me reassure you. We overwhelmingly agree that cannabis should be legal. 1 in 5 Americans have (state) legal access, 1 in 2 have experimented with it, and more than 1 in 10 smoke regularly. Southern California yuppies are publicly winning prizes for growing the same plant that landed Georgia teenagers in prison. Half of states allow at least limited use, and a few attract elite cannabis tourism. Federally, the drug remains fiercely criminalized, despite irrefutable evidence of its medical value. So what’s the […]