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Lies You've Been Told About the US Legalizing Marijuana

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance
when the need for illusion is deep. -- Saul Bellow

5 Lies You've Been Told About the US Legalizing Marijuana
Full Article & Ref links

1. Crime will increase
So far, in areas that have legalized marijuana, crime rates have softened up; and we don’t mean those connected to cannabis. The research is still ongoing, but preliminary reports indicate that legalization has freed up law enforcement to focus on more serious crimes.

The “Fireside Chats” are coming to social media... Can Bernie do it first?

FDR's... “Fireside Chats” are coming to social media!

Can Bernie do it first?

I'm with Thom and think the Trump team is winding up for this.

The best thing we can do is grab "this one" first.

...What would you Suggest?

What other high profile figure can make this work?

Green Party steps up to the plate ...

Kudos for Jill Stein and the Green Party to finance a recount in Wisconsin (with possibly Michigan & Pennsylvania afterwards). Also listen to George Martin (a Green Party official) and his reasoning for seeking the vote recount ...

Security, Secret Service, etc. (Trump's)

$1,000,000.00 per day for four years = $1,460,000,000.00. If that amount could be cut by one half, 365,000,000 trees could be planted (at $2.00 ea.) with the savings.


Hope you had a lovely thanksgiving my American friends, although for the life of me , i have no idea why we (including Canadians)celebrate this event (ours is the second Monday in October), because for north American aboriginals , it was the beginning of their holocaust at the hands of white European settlers , soon to call themselves Americans and Canadians to a much lesser extent, a moment in time that would dwarf what the nazis did to the Jews in WW2.

A new nobility?

Finally I grabbed the core important thing out of my mind and held onto it long enough to post this blog!

There is a very interesting etymology of the word "noble". The source for this information is We only need to ask ourselves here why Nietzsche titled Chapter nine of Beyond Good and Evil "What is noble?"

I am now an "Other"

A Thanksgiving tome from my cousin Peter:

MUTT like ME

Something that's always bothered for the past 8 years about President Obama and it dates back to the day after he won the Presidency in 2008. It happened at his first news conferences on November 8th 2008. It was at this meetings that the then President elect Barack Obama referred to himself as a mutt.

Could this be KARMA

I'd like to think that Trump will somehow surprise us all and become a caring benevolent right wing ruler, but so far there's no evidence of any chance of that, so far it's looking quite the opposite. He's stocked his 'administration' with hard right extremists , prinkled with some very unstable to crazy people like Micheal Flynn as National Security Advisor.

The Hillary Pardon. Why Now?

OK, This is total speculation.

But why now? Why did Trump suddenly announce that he would not peruse prosecuting Hillary? This after pledging over and over again that he would put Hillary in jail, to the thunderous roars of his rabid supporters, throughout his campaign. Why didn't he wait until sometime after he was sworn in?

Coming to your local schools, Education the Amway Way: Hold your noses.

I get to have a three-fer in this blog posting. A confession of sorts, a howl and protest, and a warning of what's to come. Might as well start with the confession and get it over. In my younger, far more naive and dumber years, I became an er, ummm, ahhhh ... crap, I can't quite get it out. Hey, here's an idea, I'll grab some "negative soap" to wash it out then I can type the rest.

Daily Topics - Wednesday November 23rd, 2016

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Attention: Thom HARTMANN, and America:

President Obama should formally PARDON Hillary Clinton even though President-elect Adolf Benito Trump and some of his top aides have recently assured America that Trump does not intend to have Hillary indicted and jailed for her email and Clinton Foundation sins.

Holiday Rant

Okay, here’s my holiday rant (grab your scotch or drumstick or whatever).

I have zero patience with those who are saying we should "attempt to engage in conversation" with Trump and his neo-fascist supporters who are now in the process of taking power here.

Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?

Donald Trump took a victory lap in Indianapolis yesterday afternoon, where he and Vice President elect Mike Pence officially announced a deal to keep 800 Carrier jobs in Indiana.

That's 200 fewer jobs than the 1,000 jobs that Trump initially said the deal would save, but that's kind of besides the point.