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All I ask is that I be allowed to live my life in my own way.  So long as I bring no harm to my fellowmen or their property.

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Why do some people fear their own freedom?

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"Bagalio has convictions for disorderly conduct in 2008 and marijuana possession of under an ounce in 2007."

 

This young man truly sounds like a stone, cold desperado, don't you think?  I truly hope the rest of his life is not stigmatized by this marijuana arrest.  What a waste.

 

We all know that someday, soon, this prohibition will end.

 

I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense.

 

The memorable day that I met with the parole panel, I asked, "When pot becomes legal, what will my 5 years spent in prison have meant?"

 

Their response, "That is a very philosophical question.  We don't deal with philosophy in this office." Case closed...go back to your cell. 

 

When the 5 years were gone, I walked out and never looked back.  But, I know to this day, there are thousands of Americans still rotting in jail over a plant. 

 

I wrote about the escapades that led to my imprisonment...my book:

Shoulda Robbed a Bank

 

I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims.

 

We were Americans...doing what Americans do best...living free.

 

 

1 year, 5 months ago on Two men said to have 3 pounds of marijuana  : Rutland Herald Online

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch...the house was being ransacked, the cattle were being rustled, and Granma was being raped by the cowboys....

 

Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime...to those that are REAL crimes.

 

I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida...charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana.

 

As those 5 years rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going...while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow 'drug offenders,'...we stayed for YEARS.

 

I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims.

 

We were Americans...doing what Americans do best...living free.

 

The book:    Shoulda Robbed a Bank

 I think you may enjoy it...

1 year, 6 months ago on Conn. driver faces marijuana charge  : Times Argus Online

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It's all about the money and where it goes. 

I traveled extensively in Colombia, South America in the 1970's, and very early 80's.  My reason for being there:  to buy the best marijuana I could find for shipment to the United States.

The people I dealt with were not the killers depicted by our government.  They were Moms and Pops with families.  And some of the nicest, most honorable people I have ever met.

This is not a war 'against' drugs. 

This is a war for 'control' of the drugs.

And the involved governments' only concerns are, 'Who gets the money.'

Once these products are legalized, we can all live in peace. 

The quality of the product will determine its market.

  Just like lettuce and tomatoes.

1 year, 7 months ago on Will Mississippi Become State #19 to Nullify Federal Marijuana Laws?

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We all know that someday, soon, this prohibition will end.  

 

I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense.   

 

The memorable day that I met with the parole panel, I asked, "When pot becomes legal, what will my 5 years spent in prison have meant?"  

 

Their response, "That is a very philosophical question.  We don't deal with philosophy in this office."  

 

Case closed...go back to your cell.   

 

When the 5 years were gone, I walked out and never looked back.  But, I know to this day, there are thousands of Americans still rotting in jail over a plant.

 

I wrote about the escapades that led to my imprisonment...my book:

 

Shoulda Robbed a Bank

 

I would be honored by your review.

1 year, 7 months ago on Will Mississippi Become State #19 to Nullify Federal Marijuana Laws?

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The prohibition of marijuana is a farce.  We are a free people.  It is time to start living the way our forefathers intended. 

 

Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime...to those that are REAL crimes. 

 

I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida...charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana. 

 

At the time, I really had no idea what I had gotten myself into...mine was an offense involving pot...the thought never occurred to me that I may actually spend years in prison for that 'indiscretion.' 

 

As my years in prison rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going...while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow 'drug offenders,'...we stayed for YEARS. 

 

I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. 

 

We were Americans...doing what Americans do best...living free. 

 

Truly, it is time for this lunacy to end...it never should have begun. 

 

My book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank 

 

It is about living free. I would be honored by your review. 

1 year, 10 months ago on Time to legalize marijuana  : Times Argus Online

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All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank

 

Here is one of its reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012

 

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This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition)  

 

I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.

1 year, 10 months ago on Time to legalize marijuana  : Times Argus Online

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