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#1 yfirstttin

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 22:20


If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.

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#2 yfirstttin

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 12:37

For the past several years, I've been harboring a fantasy, a last political crusade for the baby-boom generation. We, who started on the path of righteousness, marching for civil rights and against the war in Vietnam, need to find an appropriately high-minded approach to life's exit ramp. In this case, I mean the high-minded part literally. And so, a deal: give us drugs, after a certain age say, 80 all drugs, any drugs we want. In return, we will give you our driver's licenses. (I mean, can you imagine how terrifying a nation of decrepit, solipsistic 90-year-old boomers behind the wheel would be?) We'll let you proceed with your lives much of which will be spent paying for our retirement, in any case without having to hear us complain about our every ache and reflux. We'll be too busy exploring altered states of consciousness. I even have a slogan for the campaign: "Tune in, turn on, drop dead."

A fantasy, I suppose. But, beneath the furious roil of the economic crisis, a national conversation has quietly begun about the irrationality of our drug laws. It is going on in state legislatures, like New York's, where the draconian Rockefeller drug laws are up for review; in other states, from California to Massachusetts, various forms of marijuana decriminalization are being enacted. And it has reached the floor of Congress, where Senators Jim Webb and Arlen Specter have proposed a major prison-reform package, which would directly address drug-sentencing policy. (See pictures of stoner cinema.)

There are also more puckish signs of a zeitgeist shift. A few weeks ago, the White House decided to stage a forum in which the President would answer questions submitted by the public; 92,000 people responded and most of them seemed obsessed with the legalization of marijuana. The two most popular questions about "green jobs and energy," for example, were about pot. The President dismissed the outpouring appropriately, I guess as online ballot-stuffing and dismissed the legalization question with a simple: "No." (Read: "Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy?)

This was a rare instance of Barack Obama reacting reflexively, without attempting to think creatively, about a serious policy question. He was, in fact, taking the traditional path of least resistance: an unexpected answer on marijuana would have launched a tabloid firestorm, diverting attention from the budget fight and all those bailouts. In fact, the default fate of any politician who publicly considers the legalization of marijuana is to be cast into the outer darkness. Such a person is assumed to be stoned all the time, unworthy of being taken seriously. Such a person would be lacerated by the assorted boozehounds and pill poppers of talk radio. The hypocrisy inherent in the American conversation about stimulants is staggering.

But there are big issues here, issues of economy and simple justice, especially on the sentencing side. As Webb pointed out in a cover story in Parade magazine, the U.S. is, by far, the most "criminal" country in the world, with 5% of the world's population and 25% of its prisoners. We spend $68 billion per year on corrections, and one-third of those being corrected are serving time for nonviolent drug crimes. We spend about $150 billion on policing and courts, and 47.5% of all arrests are marijuana-related. That is an awful lot of money, most of it nonfederal, that could be spent on better schools or infrastructure or simply returned to the public. (Read: "In California Marijuana Truce, a Legal Gray Area.")

At the same time, there is an enormous potential windfall in the taxation of marijuana. It is estimated that pot is the largest cash crop in California, with annual revenues approaching $14 billion. A 10% pot tax would yield $1.4 billion in California alone. And that's probably a fraction of the revenues that would be available and of the economic impact, with thousands of new jobs in agriculture, packaging, marketing and advertising. A veritable marijuana economic-stimulus package! (Read: "Is Pot Good For You?)

So why not do it? There are serious moral arguments, both secular and religious. There are those who believe with some good reason that the accretion of legalized vices is debilitating, that we are a less virtuous society since gambling spilled out from Las Vegas to "riverboats" and state lotteries across the country. There is a medical argument, though not a very convincing one: alcohol is more dangerous in a variety of ways, including the tendency of some drunks to get violent. One could argue that the abuse of McDonald's has a greater potential health-care cost than the abuse of marijuana. (Although it's true that with legalization, those two might not be unrelated.) Obviously, marijuana can be abused. But the costs of criminalization have proved to be enormous, perhaps unsustainable. Would legalization be any worse?

In any case, the drug-reform discussion comes just at the right moment. We boomers are getting older every day. You're not going to want us on the highways. Make us your best offer.


http://www.time.com/...1889021,00.html
If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.

John Stuart Mill

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 06:08

valda hassreikingar ekki offitu? hevur stundum virst eir sem hava pruva etta nokkrum sinnum lklegri til a vera feitir.
feitur sigrar

#4 rads

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 06:15

valda hassreikingar ekki offitu?

hevur stundum virst eir sem hava pruva etta nokkrum sinnum lklegri til a vera feitir.



g tti a til fyrir nokkrum ratugum a reykja hass og veit a hassreykingar klluu sykurlngun, a minnsta hj mr og mnu flki. Lakkrskonfekt var aalmli daga :) J g gti tra a a vri rtt a a s fitandi a reykja hass.
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#5 Hrafnkell Danels

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 07:39

N arf maur a fara a kkja leirinn og n sm heimarkta verkjalyf. Helv... baki a kla manni essa dagana.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:50

g tti a til fyrir nokkrum ratugum a reykja hass og veit a hassreykingar klluu sykurlngun, a minnsta hj mr og mnu flki. Lakkrskonfekt var aalmli daga :) J g gti tra a a vri rtt a a s fitandi a reykja hass.

Sl rads

Marijuana/hass getur veri bi fitandi og megrandi.

mnu tilfelli er a megrandi rtt fyrir a a komi upp "muncies" af og til.
a er veri a ra megrunarlyf r THC essa stundina enda hefur a snt sig a kannabnakerfi lkamans strir a strum hluta til meltingakerfi spendra tfr stjrnun heilans.
S.s. heilinn getur nota kannabna til a verjast hungurtilfinningu og a sama skapi til a kalla fram hungurtilfinningu.
g var alltaf um 90 kl (bttaur) hr den, en hef haldist um 80 kl san g byrjai a reykja kannabis reglulega fyrir u.. 25 rum.
Mitt BMI er rtt undir meallagi, rtt fyrir a hafa seti rassgatinu fyrir framan tlvur 15-20 r, sem aftur hefur leitt til a vvamassinn er eitthva minni, en fitan miki minni.
Matur hefur reyndar aldrei veri eitthva "strt" atrii mnu lfi, er bara eitthva sem fyllir magann og heldur manni gangandi, en alls ekki end all be all.
Mr er s.s. nokk sama hvort g fi mr hammara ea argentnska steik, bi g bragi, en anna mun drara og seinlegra en hitt, annig a oftast hef g vali hammarann/pizzuna etc.... egar vali stendur milli.

Mitt theori er, a kannabnar auki sykurbrennslu lkamans og aan komi sykurrfin, ergo,, lkamann vantar sykur egar ert undir hrifum og essvegna fr maur munchies, sykur sem brennist hratt og rugglega vegna aukins bruna lkamans.

En a er bara mn 5 aura theora, v g tel a annars vri g vel feitur, v g t MJG miki af sykurvrum og hef gert trlega lengi, n ess a a hi mr neitt svo g finni fyrir.

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Tumors inhibited by cannabinoids (the active agent in Marijuana) include:
lung carcinoma, glioma, thyroid epithelioma, lymphoma/leukemia, skin carcinoma, uterus carcinoma, breast carcinoma, prostate carcinoma, and neuroblastoma (a malignant tumor originating in the autonomic nervous system or the adrenal medulla and occurring chiefly in infants and young children).


Lgleium grasi ur en fleiri fara gasi

Gmarskt gullkorn,,
"a a eitthva s banna me lgum dag, er ng sta til ess a lgleia a ekki morgun!"


Stjrnmlamenn eru eins og nrbuxur, a arf a skipta eim reglulega t, af smu stu

#7 skortur

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 00:49


wipe your ass before you talk to me.




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