Retired aerospace engineer.
I hope I pass the etiquette test with this history lesson:
"Look, we understood we couldn't make it illegal to be young or poor or black in the United States, but we could criminalize their common pleasure. We understood that drugs were not the health problem we were making them out to be, but it was such a perfect issue...that we couldn't resist it." - John Ehrlichman, White House counsel to President Nixon on the rationale of the War on Drugs.
2 days, 3 hours ago on Rand Paul: War on Drugs Hurting the Black Community
Regarding arrests. I wrote this: http://classicalvalues.com/2015/01/im-trying-to-figure-this-out/
4 weeks ago on New Year’s Revolutions: Federal Rescheduling
There are rumblings in Illinois as well. But I believe it will be several years away.
4 weeks ago on New Year’s Revolutions: A Legislature Will Legalize
Even if the OK and NB prevail they can not force Colorado to arrest people.
1 month ago on Nebraska, Oklahoma Sue Over Amendment 64
Cannabis cures cancer. Cancer kills 586,000 Americans every year. Every Prohibitionist is complicit in mass murder.Pass it on.
1 month ago on New Year’s Revolutions: Federal Rescheduling
@medcannabis1 Don't forget organized crime. See the link I left upthread.
Do not underestimate the influence of organized crime in resisting the end of Prohibition.
When are the Prohibitionists going to stop the mass murder?
Cannabis cures cancer. Cancer kills 586,000 Americans every year. Every Prohibitionist is complicit in mass murder.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Popular Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas
Cannabis is a profit center for police.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Legalize 2016: The Top 4 Most Likely States, Part II Maine
@JustinMichels The worst is the "regulate like alcohol" groups. What that means in effect is that we will get legal cartels and high taxes. An improvement to be sure. But so far I have seen none of the major groups even inching away from "treat it like alcohol".
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Federal Cannabis Spending Bill Widely Misunderstood
Now take into account the rescheduling hearing in CA. If Cannabis is no longer schedule 1 the spending bill for DC will have some interesting effects because it specifically mentions scheduling (CSA). Curious.
@KathleenChippi @Kathryn Rifkin We need to fight the idea that treating cannabis like alcohol/tobacco is good policy. It was good policy last year. This year we need to get government out of the business altogether.
Until we treat cannabis like tomatoes people will still get killed over it. Eric Garner. Harassed over cigarette taxes. Ultimately killed for failure to OBEY.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Schedule I Hearing: Did Feds Have It All Wrong? (Warning: Wonky)
@KathleenChippi @Kathryn Rifkin Excellent! And they can cite Leary. How ironic. How delicious. RIP Tim.
@RussellKallio To make the test stick legally they will have to run studies on impairment vs test results.
But likely they will just make the standard per se. Because we say so. Or in the vernacular FYTW.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on THC Breathalyzer May Curb Constitutional Abuses
The Drug War is not a failure. It is a huge success.
"Look, we understood we couldn't make it illegal to be young or poor or black in the United States, but we could criminalize their common pleasure. We understood that drugs were not the health problem we were making them out to be, but it was such a perfect issue...that we couldn't resist it." - John Ehrlichman, White House counsel to President Nixon on the rationale for the War on Drugs.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Houston Police Chief: Drug War a Failure
Under the policy you propose - people will get killed. Cannabis should be regulated like tomatoes.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on OP-ED: Restore Prohibition, 2016
By shutting down delivery services which operate in his city, Feuer may
effectively be preserving a large share of the lucrative market for
The high taxes proposed almost everywhere for cannabis are another way of preserving the Black market. Taxes will need to be paid and like Eric Garner showed - people will get killed to enforce this policy. Cannabis should be no more regulated than tomatoes.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The End of Nestdrop?
@weed_the_people @Kathryn Rifkin The actual political calculus was different than what was presented to the public. It was the same old, same old. A way to attack their political enemies dressed up as something else.
@Kathryn Rifkin There was also the Panama Canal study by the military.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Justice denied: Supreme Court ends a 50-year saga
@sillyfugger A court case - if they lost - would set precedent. A settlement would not.
Here is a Nixon henchman on why they refused to reschedule:
@Kathryn Rifkin What is also odd is that it was thought by Republicans in 1914 that the Federal government had no jurisdiction over drugs. It is one of the reasons Alcohol Prohibition got an amendment.
Modern day Republicans are mostly of a different opinion.
@KathleenChippi @Simon1 @weed_the_people @JustinMichels None the less a justice said that if what had been introduced in the Supreme Court had been in the trial record he would have ruled differently.
That information is in this trial record with practically no rebuttal.
My guess (I could be wrong) is that the government threw this case so that they would not have to take the political heat for rescheduling. A number of commenters discussing this at another place made this point.
The fact that the court even allowed this issue to come up in an ordinary pot grow case is odd. And the rationale for that is somewhat convoluted.
If it was done for the reasons I stated it speaks to the cowardice of Obama who could (through the Justice Dept.) reschedule any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
@weed_the_people @JustinMichels This will go to the Supreme court IMO. One justice has said that if what was presented to the Supremes in Raich had been in the record they would have ruled differently.
It has been a few years. What we need is in the record from this trial.
@generousteve We should be careful about taxes. They will require men with guns to enforce. People will get killed,
Ah yes. The Catholic Church. The political arm of a religion founded by a guy who was more or less anti-political. The mention of that Church always brings a smile (ironic) to my face.
My understanding of the message of Jesus is "listen to God". The message of the Church? "Listen to us - we have men (and a few women) listening to God all the time so you don't have to." Too funny.
1 year, 4 months ago on Why Zimmerman May Be Immune From "Wrongful Death" Suits
Comment to this story:
"Cops and prosecutors are becoming the enemy of The People."
Lots of similar comments. I blame socialism. And Prohibition is an essential element of socialism. And you ought to look up "Milton Friedman prohibition socialism" . Prohibition is socialist because it is a form of price support for criminals.As if we didn't have enough criminals without it.
And funny thing: the Progressives have duped the right into supporting this particular form of socialism. Clever boys.
1 year, 5 months ago on Why Nothing Sticks to George Zimmerman
@Paul Hue @Lou da Jew
It took 40 years in the desert to cure the Jews.
2 years, 7 months ago on The Racist Art of Michael D'Antuono
Jack Cashill chimes in.
@rileyjives @Andybinga @stobberdobber
"Buy reading glasses from a dollar store?"
The first Mate just bought me a pair of 3.25X reading glasses for my electronics work. They are excellent. (Parts are getting really small these days.)
"I LOST MY EYE GLASSES MORON!"
Time to find a new MORON?
@GWCarver @stobberdobber @eclecticsandra
"Corey and Nifong can get a paper route together."
"to have things I am proud of being ridiculed is not acceptable"
2 years, 8 months ago on The Racist Art of Michael D'Antuono
@eclecticsandra @annoyedbeyond @Lou da Jew
"Most of the country likes Obama. Where, annoyed, are you coming from?"
That statement is an anachronism.
"I have not seen any documentation of threats. Could you please cite?"
A case of disingenuous Sandy?
@msimon6808 @AghastinFL yeah it's me.
@Cake or Death
"All they care about is having a man with money that doesn't cheat."
Money provides the opportunity. The lady will inevitably supply the motive.
"MIAMI — Porn star and former Tiger Woods’ mistress Josyln James will be appearing in a coffee table book dedicated to the honor of slain teenager Trayvon Martin."
I'm trying to conceive of an/the angle.
"The dude was Indian stupid"
Is that a special kind of stupid?
@Lou da Jew Love da handle.
"Second hand positive testing is total bullshit, you cannot turn up dirty by just being around it, unless they are blowing it into your face which is called a charge."
What ever happened to Jr. Walker?
@realitycheck "positive for THC in the blood"
Half life in the blood is 20 hours. Because of release from fats (as noted by others as well) the half life in the body is 10 - 14 days. Thirty days = 1/8 level in the body.
@Troll Hunter "why do you post fag pictures and speak against conservatives?"
It's a sport sport.
Britain has a gang problem
@snapsbacula @BertDilbert I have a fair amount of experience with them including hacking them - its open source - so if you need some help getting up to speed contact me.
@BertDilbert Another on the topic:
First, government is force. It is sheer lunacy to expect government to work like a fine instrument in, say, the hands of a Leonardo. Government, ultimately, is about taking your money and throwing you into jail — or worse.
"What are you playing, Simon?"
TinyCAD and FreePCB - in tandem.
"We probably won't see Simon around for a while. Anything anti-drug war is like a porn mag to him so he could be busy for some time... "
I have something better than porn. A video game. And when you are done playing you have the design for a circuit board. Which might be of some use.
I can teach you how to play. But it might take a while. Depending.
"That little boy with the dog's mom is a smoking hot professional fitness model:"
Rubenesque is more my style. Or as a female at work told me: the bigger the cushion the better the pushin. Up to a point.