It is just a little over one year ago (the day after the election) that I lowered my flag to half-mast. This was intended to recognize what a huge mess we were in for from electing Donald Trump as president*.

And not only has this proven to be true, it is even far worse than any of us imagined. The short story on his first year in office is that our country is less safe than it was before, more corrupt than before, more coarse than before, less respected than before, and on a road that is littered with economic and social land mines.

It was cute that lots of people voted for him because they were taught to hate and distrust Hilary Clinton. But let’s face it, Trump voters, we are far worse off than we would have been with Hilary. So much for venting your angst by cutting off your foot. You may have to explain to your children and grandchildren how you fcked up so bad. How your petty ego and gullibility put America where it is today.

You voted to cut off medical treatment to those who couldn’t afford it. You have jeopardized the lives of those who are disabled and unable to work. You have increased the odds of bankruptcy for countless numbers of Americans who will tap out from education debt and medical debt. You have helped more families become homeless, toothless and in need of charitable assistance. The environment is at much greater risk.

We can only hope that you Trump voters experience a lot of the pain that will come from Republican ‘leadership’; you deserve to suffer more than most. I hope you do. You earned it with your selfish, smug, self-satisfied arrogance that you portrayed at Trump rallies, grinning and clapping while dipshit Don lied his ass off to you and to everyone else.

So cozy up to the Republican pedophile culture. Reach deep into your pockets when you find out that Daddy Warbucks got the tax breaks, not you. Then go home and ask yourself how you could have been so mislead, so off base and so stupid. Like Forest Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”


Message for the Trumpsters: You suck.


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Conservative group linked to woman who falsely accused Moore
Jaime Phillips, made up a fake story likely designed to embarrass the newspaper. Project Veritas leader James O'Keefe

Collapse of ACORN
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

Breitbart’s Protege Dirtbag James O’Keefe
agrees to pay $100,000 settlement

Scam artist James O’Keefe is back with a CNN “exposé” — and Republicans just can’t say no
Every O’Keefe video has turned out to be phony propaganda — but he tells Republicans what they want to hear.

Their own media megaphone’: what do the Koch brothers want from Time?

Prof. Jose Maria Sison writing at TeleSur updates Rodrigo Duterte’s profile as Philippine’s latest dictator:
25 November 2017…Duterte is a consistent political swindler and demagogue who depends heavily on lying. He has vowed to wage a war on illegal drugs. But the problem has become far worse than before because his own family is involved in large-scale drug smuggling and his regime protects the biggest drug lords and protectors at the level of governors and generals, while engaging in the mass murder of more than 14,000 poor suspected drug users and pushers.

The article clarifies why Tsar Trump has a bromance with Duterte. Few differences exist between the two men.

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. ~ John F. Kennedy

Duterte (Trump of the Philippines) death squads affirm alliance… 1,4000+ killings
Known for his off-color sexual remarks and pledges to kill criminal suspects, the results thrust Duterte into national politics after 22 years as mayor of Davao and a government prosecutor before that. In those two jobs, Duterte gained notoriety by going after criminals, although he was accused of carrying out hundreds of extra-judicial killings.

The Committee to Expose Dishonest and Incompetent Judges, Attorneys and Public Officials

Coalage3 1 year 33 weeks ago

From Damon Linker:


Whereas Fausset writes as a reporter, describing his subject's views with a minimum of judgment and largely leaving it to his readers to evaluate them, Serwer's essay is suffused with an unmistakable disgust for the people and ideas he writes about. Like many liberals, Serwer believes that tens of millions of white Americans are toxically racist — and that calling them racist loudly and repeatedly, and before as wide an audience as possible, is crucially important to winning the political battle against them.

Where do liberals get this idea? From a long history of doing exactly that — with decidedly mixed results.

The daunting truth is that bad ideas can only be defeated by better ideas. Repeatedly denouncing the bad ideas as bad simply isn't sufficient. Liberals need to convince the greatest possible number of voters that liberalism can and will improve their lives, and far more so than the morally heinous proposals of the far right. Many liberals think they're already doing this, but the proof is in the election results, which show that they need to do better. And imposing quarantines won't get the job done.

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The daunting truth is that bad ideas can only be defeated by better ideas. Repeatedly denouncing the bad ideas as bad simply isn't sufficient.

We don't think Moore molesting a 14 year old child is just a bad idea, its perverted and illegal. Maybe if you knew the difference between right and wrong this wouldn't be such a dilemma for you. Follow your GOPerverts, liars and cheats over the cliff. I'll bring the popcorn.

The Onion' Has Obtained Exclusive Information From Jaime Phillips About Roy Moore's Sexual Indiscretions

Coalage3 1 year 33 weeks ago

No I understand perfectly. You think its okay for Weinstein, Franken, Conyers, etc. Why? Because they were supposedly older? No, that's not it. its because they are democrats. Just like Clinton was given a pass for his hijinks. And Ted Kennedy before him. On Sunday, Pelosi gave the people of Alabama the right to vote for Moore if they wish.

As to Linker, he is right. The democrats have, and still continue, to do a lousy job of convincing millions of Americans that they should vote for them. And the sad truth is that many of these Americans used to be solid democratic party voters years ago. The party has gone off the rails.

What has happened to the demcratic party in this country?

Coalage3 1 year 33 weeks ago

As Stella Morabito puts it:

When we deceive ourselves into believing that moral standards are a pick-and-choose proposition, we end up in a tangled dystopia in which there soon will be no due process or rule of law for anyone.

A huge swath of Hollywood and the media have been dictating to us for decades that due process should not apply to hicks and unsophisticated moralists, as they’ve labelled Moore. If it applies at all, then it only applies to upstanding and enlightened citizens like Sen. Al Franken. Now we learn that Franken sexually harassed women, including newcaster Leeann Tweeden. He admits to the photographic evidence of doing so. But longtime media rules say he’s entitled to “due process,” or at least a sense of lenience and forgiveness.

That’s certainly not the case for the likes of Moore, although he denies the allegations. Worse, he has preached that there are moral standards of right and wrong, which means he stands accused of both moral turpitude and hypocrisy, of violating his own moral code. Hollywood and the media seem to have declared this combination not only unforgiveable, but proof positive that moral standards don’t even exist. Or at least they do not exist for those who enjoy the media’s protection.

But if the dust should settle for the Left and it consolidates power, we can expect a full-force return to its double standards of morality. We should expect a continued narrative that conditions the public to misconstrue and reject the concept of due process. Our media and power elites decided quite some time ago that some folks get the benefit of the doubt and others certainly do not.

Sen. Ted Kennedy, for example, left MaryJo Kopechne to drown while he first called his lawyer then took a nap after extricating himself from the car he drove off a bridge, with her in it, at Chappaquiddick. He went on to win numerous re-elections, honored by his colleagues as the “Lion of the Senate.” Today’s censures by the Left of Kennedy’s behavior and Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct are nothing but stopgap measures. Only a free people who understand and appreciate the meaning of freedom can call out such cynical posturing.

Coalage3 1 year 33 weeks ago

Now I get it. Because some people turn out to be hypocrites, then forget the message. What stupidity!

My father used to tell me never to smoke cigarettes as he was lighting up another Camel. Hypocrtical? Yes, but the message was correct.

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Revenue problem solved. Tax the hell out of it and raise a fortune.

Side benefit,

Population bomb solved

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Catholic Church sexual abuse cases.
Cases of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests, nuns and members of religious orders, and subsequent cover-ups, in the 20th and 21st centuries have led to numerous allegations, investigations, trials and convictions. The abused include boys and girls, some as young as 3 years old, with the majority between the ages of 11 and 14.[1][2][3][4] The accusations began to receive isolated, sporadic publicity in the late 1980s. Many of these involved cases in which a figure was accused of abuse for decades; such allegations were frequently made by adults or older youths years after the abuse occurred. Cases have also been brought against members of the Catholic hierarchy who covered up sex abuse allegations and moved abusive priests to other parishes where abuse continued.

Pat Robertson controversies
The Virginian-Pilot stated that Operation Blessing's planes were transporting diamond-mining equipment for the Robertson-owned African Development Corporation, a venture Robertson had established in cooperation with Zaire's dictator,

(talking about apartheid South Africa) "I think 'one man, one vote,' just unrestricted democracy, would not be wise. There needs to be some kind of protection for the minority which the white people represent now, a minority, and they need and have a right to demand a protection of their rights."
--Pat Robertson,
"The 700 Club," 3/18/92


The most shocking allegations of what it's like for children in Scientology, according to Leah Remini's show

The Prodigal Prince:
Richard Roberts and the Decline of the Oral Roberts Dynasty
And so Richard and Lindsay boarded the ORU jet and flew from Tulsa to New York. In the October 9, 2007, broadcast, Larry King listed just a few of the many allegations against the Robertses: remodeling their ORU-owned home 11 times in 14 years at university expense; forcing employees to do their daughters’ homework; bestowing over a dozen ORU scholarships upon the children of their wealthy friends; the $39,000 Lindsay expensed in clothing at Chico’s in a single year; the stable of horses ORU maintained for the Roberts daughters’ exclusive use. The eldest child, Rebecca, and the youngest, Roberta, were not considered suitable heirs: Only the sons would carry on the family name.

Patti Roberts,Richard’s First Wife Exposes Heresy of Richard and Oral.

Surviving Straight Inc
Straight, Inc. (1976-1993) publicly claimed to rehabilitate teenage drug users by using tough love and Alcoholics Anonymous principles. Straight, Inc. provided NO professional counseling: Straight, Inc.'s "treatment model" relied exclusively on "positive peer pressure" from unprofessional staff (program graduates) and from the teenage clients. Straight, Inc. claimed to have an astronomically high success rate and was supported by both the Reagan and Bush administrations. However, Straight, Inc. did not publicly reveal what many survivors will tell you. The REAL Straight, Inc. was a facility that used coercive thought reform (aka mind control, brainwashing), public humiliation, sleep & food deprivation, extremely harsh confrontational tactics, kidnapping, isolation and emotional, mental, psychological, verbal and physical abuse to forcibly break us down then remold us in the Straight, Inc. image. Straight, Inc. also operated in secrecy, just like a cult (Straight, Inc. has been listed on at least 2 cult expert websites). No outsiders were ever permitted to know what really went on. Straight's rules and our fear of harsh punishment prevented us from talking to outsiders or from reporting abuses.

Bush Timeline of Treason - 12/02/03 00:46:10

BooshameyRumsey Cocktail
MKULTRA: CIA Mind Control

Nixon's Treason

Iran Contra Anniversary
The Lost Opportunities of Iran-Contra 25 Years Later

Victims of Teabog rhetoric?
Neocon Teabogs Really Are "Bloodlusting Terrorists"
Are the Teabogs Traitors, Serving a Southern Neoconfederacy?

The Aʂʂhole Police

Calvina Fay Prohibition Inc.

GOP Mogul Behind Drug Rehab 'Torture' Centers

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DdC 1 year 33 weeks ago
Oh Trollies, Your father was telling you not to smoke cigarettes that have caused harm and death. He was stupid for knowing it and continuing to smoke cigarettes. They must be highly addictive. GOPers still sell them legally. A Hypocrite would be more like your father smoking killer cigarettes and drinking killer booze and then telling you not to smoke pot that doesn't kill;

Prohibidiots Concern for Sperm

Men, alcohol and conception. It isn't just female fertility that's affected by alcohol. Dr Patrick O'Brien, spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, says: “Excessive alcohol lowers testosterone levels and sperm quality and quantity in men. It can also reduce libido, and cause impotence."

Fact 4: Smoking causes fertility problems for men. Men that smoke cigarettes are at an increased risk for the following male fertility problems: Lower sperm count and sperm motility problems (motility is the ability of sperm to swim towards and penetrate the egg)

China population: 1,411,830,315

History of Cannabis in Ancient China
Cannabis Sativa is an old plant with a long history. The word, sativa, comes from Latin and means "sown" or "cultivated." And, in fact, the hemp plant, Cannabis Sativa, has been cultivated by humans for thousands of years. Cultivated primarily for its strength as a fiber and for its medicinal uses, it has even been grown for food. Some of the earliest archeological hemp evidence, about 10,000 B.C., comes from rope imprints on broken Chinese pottery. Fragments of hemp cloth have also been found in Chinese burial chambers dating from the Chou Dynasty (1122-249 B.C.). In addition to archeological evidence, written documents refer to hemp as a source of clothing. For example, The Shu King, a book dating to about 2350 B.C., refers to the soil in Shantung as rich with silk and hemp while ancient poetry mentions young girls weaving hemp into clothing (Abel, 1980).

India population: 1,345,339,242

History of Cannabis in India
Cannabis has a long history in India, veiled in legends and religion. The earliest mention of cannabis has been found in The Vedas, or sacred Hindu texts. These writings may have been compiled as early as 2000 to 1400 B.C. According to The Vedas, cannabis was one of five sacred plants and a guardian angel lived in its leaves. The Vedas call cannabis a source of happiness, joy-giver, liberator that was compassionately given to humans to help us attain delight and lose fear (Abel, 1980). It releases us from anxiety. The god, Shiva is frequently associated with cannabis, called bhang in India. According to legend, Shiva wandered off into the fields after an angry discourse with his family. Drained from the family conflict and the hot sun, he fell asleep under a leafy plant. When he awoke, his curiosity led him to sample the leaves of the plant. Instantly rejuvenated, Shiva made the plant his favorite food and he became known as the Lord of Bhang. To see an Indian painting of Shiva drinking bhang follow this link (link is external).

Parvati Offers Bhang to Shiva

The word “Ganja” is named after the “Ganges River” in India where the herb grew in abundance.

The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories, sometimes shortened to The Book of Virtues, is an anthology edited by William Bennett.

Vices and Virtues:William Bennett lost millions on slots and video poker. Detractors say the losses signal a moralist's fall from grace

Their claims were frequently supported by an expert witness, the pharmacologist
Dr James Munch, who claimed that "after two puffs on a marijuana cigarette, I
was turned into a bat". Sentences were commuted from death to imprisonment on
Munch's evidence, and Anslinger had to ask him to stop testifying.
Cannabis Turns “Expert Witness” Into a Bat?

These 15 presidential candidates admitted they smoked marijuana ...

Rick Santorum
The ultra-conservative former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania has admitted that he smoked pot in college.

Jeb Bush
Bush told the Boston Globe that he used the drug in the 1960s while attending the prestigious Phillips Academy boarding school in Andover, Mass.

Ted Cruz
Cruz has also admitted to having used the drug when he was younger.

George W. Bush
“W” dodged questions about past drug use while campaigning, later claiming that he didn’t want to influence children with his own past decisions.

Newt Gingrich
In the late 1980s, long before he actually ran for president, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives admitted that he’d smoked pot while he was in graduate school.

Sen. Rand Paul asserted that “kids who had privilege like [Bush]” are often given a pass when it comes to admitting past drug use, whereas people from poorer backgrounds — often minorities — are more likely to go to prison for using marijuana.

Coalage3 1 year 32 weeks ago

No, a hypocrite would be anyone telling you that it is okay to smoke anything. You are still delusional. You think your list of repubs who smoked pot in a younger life proves something. It just proves they changed their minds once they got older (we think). It has no more meaning than publishing a list of officials who have gotten speeding tickets.

The fact that cannabis has been around for a long time means what exactly in your twisted mind? The pyramids have been around for a long time too. So have trees. Do you smoke oak or maple leaves to relax?

rs allen 1 year 32 weeks ago

The drug war is stupid and self-defeating. No laws are going stop people from seeking and using any particular drug of choice be it alcohol caffeine nicotine opium mescaline or pot. There are countries that have over centuries tried to ban one or more of those substances even unto death to those that consume them and yet still the people use them. And yet all of those drugs survive.

So it begs the question; how's the drug war business working out so far Khristain Koal Kar? How many people has the war helped towards any light but rather into a dead end perpetual doom of a loopy existance between the street or incarceration? How many?

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No, a hypocrite would be anyone telling you that it is okay to smoke anything.

No that's called a lie. No victims. Just unproven hype and more lies. Your father smoked Camels, from Turkish tobacco grown organically without the 599 additional chemicals American brands contain.

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Genesis 1:29


No harm for 500 years from organic tobacco until Reagan started doing commercials and chemicals were added to make it enjoyable. Preservatives and chemicals to sooth the harshness. Chemicals to equalize the burning of paper and tobacco etc. Filters with chemicals. Curing chemicals all eliminated with organic tobacco.

Definition of a Hypocrite, naturally its a GOPer.

A case being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday could have huge implications for the ability of states to legalize marijuana. Ironically, the case on sports gambling is being brought by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), a legalization opponent, who is arguing in this instance that states should be able to set their own laws despite federal prohibitions.

So your father was correct in smoking less harmful tobacco instead of chemical cigarettes. But i'll concede your point that I guess he was a hypocrite. If he was smart, he would have smoked cannabis to expectorate the harmful particulates from smoke, without producing the phlegm to remove it. I've smoked Camel Straights since Nixon along with Ganja and my lungs are clear. But GOPers don't care about safer citizens, only slaves to profits. Now since you're such a lapdog I assume you don't smoke cigarettes because daddy ordered it. A non inebriating stress reduction. You prefer booze or pills I assume. Like the Christian Cults killing their God's creations and making products from the corpse. For the Almighty Dollar you probably kneel down too.

Another example of hypocrisy to the core. The one thing GOPerverts have orgasms over, is less taxes and deductions for small business. No Balls GOPers can't even muster that.

US Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) did not end up offering his amendment to undo the 280E tax penalty on marijuana businesses during the Senate's consideration of a broad tax reform bill. He reportedly was not sure he had the votes to pass it in light of a $5 billion price tag congressional tax scorers attached to it.

We were living in caves with fire smoke for thousands of years. Oh, maybe you believe we came from clay and spit? Mud people. But they still used fire with smoke. Plenty of trucks and cars emitting down the highway. Like I've said Sir Walter Raleigh or medical records show the harm started increasing drastically when these chemical poisons were included. Whooosh over your head. While indians and other Countries without the poisons also have no lung problems. Or not attributed to cigarettes. So a hypocrite of a hypocrite is what I see.

You are still delusional. You think your list of repubs who smoked pot in a younger life proves something.

To most seeing it didn't harm them, they would be a typical goper passing gossip and hype. As they do with about everything. But that means occasionally by accident, like a broken clock twice a day, they tell the truth. Since GOPerverts never tell the truth except by accident. Its just hypocritical to put people in jail for doing what they admitted they enjoyed doing. In college, where many assume they are not children doing dangerous things but students who see that it does not harm them as does booze and pills. Most in truth would call that smarter. Old enough to kill and die in profit wars but too young and naive to know what they were doing smoking a joint. Doesn't all that circle jerking off in your head make you dizzy? btw Cannabis for dizziness, nausea or headache..

The law made them cowards and forced them to stop, even though they felt it was safe. Its the prohibition you support that does the harm. You are guilty of harming and terrorizing Americans. Thats a spineless hypocrite in my book. Not limited to GOPers. it includes weak democrats acting like republicans. Since so many walked away entirely due to prohibition threatening their education or life itself. Its understandable, but will never be justifyable. The truth is the truth and just because it was a survival means to an end. Doesn't justify it as a harmful substance or negate prohibition as an anti-American act.

Terrorizing cannabis patients with lies and threats should be seen bypartisanly as corrupt and sedicious. But like I said, weasels took a $Trillion tax dollars from the people trying to remove Cannabis from the people and the people sat by and watched. But the 50 million Americans with an arrest record for possessing cannabis, inhaling or not, should include the hypocritical GOPers who also possessed. You relate it to a speeding ticket but no one goes to jail for going over the speed limit. Especially sick people going to the hospital. People are doing life sentences for growing pot. So you again spute foolish things that only ignorant heads in the sand denialists go along with. Less and less as information reaches the mainstream in spirts.

Then GOPerverts give our American public lands to foreign and domestic oil and gas corporations. Sell outs. Selling out their own states rights. Another Federalist goal sold.

Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, riling tribes, environmentalists

By their own admission they broke the law and are now continuing to legislate on to others what they didn't have done to them. Not a surprise, GOPerverts are spineless liars, what else would they do? That's why its critical Democrats don't slide into the muck any farther with DNC diet gopers. The fascists have no allegiance to Americans as if it wasn't clear with Drumpfy Dumpty's Cabinet and tweets. Or the fascist GOPerverts in Congress with a tad lower ratings than whats his face. GOPerverts side with mass murdering thugs in the Philippines and GOPerverts rob American citizens and the law lets them steal and makes citizens sue to get it back. Before trial and being found guilty or even before being arrested. GOPerversions obvious to all and probable cause for Unconstitutional acts and even Human rights Abuses in some of the prisons GOPerverts profit on.

Another Ugly Civil Asset Forfeiture Tactic -- Highway Stop 'Waivers'

Press Release: Global Statement Calls for International Action on Philippine Drug War Killings

Cannabis GanjaRx and Hemp can bypass the Wall St DC Police/Prison Industrial System fascism and give local towns jobs and products grown from the dirt and not supporting terrorist in the Middle East. All things GOPerverts fight against. Home grown Healthcare and affordable housing and transportation and food and clothing all bypassing GOPer corporatists AND government subsidies the GOPerverts get giddy over. Oh Happy Days. After 35 years of telling people of another way they are finally listening. 80-90% want it medicinally while Bush and Reagans tried to make it extinct. I guess its true that GOPerverts see sick people as more value than healthy not buying pills.

The Drug Policy Alliance convened a clinic to help Californians expunge prior marijuana convictions.

It just proves they changed their minds once they got older (we think).

They changed their minds because it was illegal. Then lied about dangers because they were GOPers and thats what GOPers do. That also means they let their families die in cases where Ganja has stopped cancer and seizures. Like Al Gore did to his sister when it was legal medicinally in many states before the 1996 CA CUA. Though politically he ask her not to use it and she suffered like thousands or millions of other Americans. For the Giper? Sad. They also let Americans, mostly lower income and of color. Go to jail for the non crime they themselves committed. Again GOPers are so hypocritical they don't know right from wrong, just follow orders. Jerk the flag at Vets and then cage them for relieving PTSD with Ganja. Nationalist Assholes are not what the forefathers intended. Unless they need new meat.

The U.S. Army is granting an increasing number of enlistment waivers to recruits who have used marijuana in the past.

It has no more meaning than publishing a list of officials who have gotten speeding tickets.

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators ratified a resolution urging lawmakers to approve legislation to "reduce the sentencing of non-violent drug offenders."

Not to the braindead like you, i agree. They broke the law and got away with it so that explains why Roy Moore can molest 14 year old girls. Since he didn't get arrested its ok. 50 witnesses aren't enough to stop GOPerverts from electing the party line. I get it, UnAmerican fascist wannabes who have blind faith in tinkle down, will never reap the rewards. But its what the alt reich preacher commands so what are they to do? Pitifools. Now its clear enough for the blind what was stated long ago, or last year since Drumpf that makes it seem like long ago.

The Neocon GOPerverts are collapsing the Middle Class into a more manageable rich and poor. Creating a large cheap labor pool and profit prisons producing more revenue and tax dollars than minimum wage jobs. Give breaks to the rich as they cut services for the poor makes the middle pay. Or lets granny fend for herself on the streets because she didn't plan on the illness? Mostly rural white idiots and blue collar rednecks voting with them. That's just beyond stupid and then they pour booze on it and give them guns. Then call me names for choosing Ganja? Run along fool, your weakness is disgusting.

Alaska generated just under a million dollars in marijuana tax revenue in October.

The fact that cannabis has been around for a long time means what exactly in your twisted mind?

Thanks, if you said I thought like a GOPer it would be insulting. Twisted from GOPer normal is sane whereas you just repeat memo's like a lemming or one of the Pied Piper's rats. Pitiful waste of good liberty. But the point is that for thousands of years all sections of society used Ganja without harm. Your drug war maintenance and trillion in taxes wasted is based on lies. Same plant without victims as we see with legal booze and pills. So again you lie and then blame me for not accepting your lies. Please hold your breath until I see the light.

The pyramids have been around for a long time too. So have trees. Do you smoke oak or maple leaves to relax?

Pyramids and trees are not illegal ass bite. Nor do they have medicinal value obtained by patients for thousands of years, that now die because of prohibition. You can't even come up with a decent argument for prohibition and yet you continue making up crap to try to justify the unjustifyable. Profits over People. Typical hypocritical GOPervert.

Ganja has been used safely longer than guns have been used. The country was founded on Cannabis. Hemp built the country and now its outlawed as a dangerous drug that can't even get you high. By definition of the controlled substance act schedule#1, no medicinal value, a menace to society and highly addictive removes Cannabis and would include chemical cigarettes and booze that are legal with huge pollution causing infrastructures. So as stated many times by many people. Troll, you have no cred, bring refs. Well, well, what have we here?

A study found that "counties located in [medical cannabis] states reduced monthly alcohol sales by 15 percent."

A report from the National Institute of Justice postulates that a rise in homicides is tied to "expansion in illicit drug markets brought about by the heroin and synthetic opioid epidemic."

Federal Government Admits Legal Marijuana Could Reduce Opioid Epidemic

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Unholy wars: When religion is politics by other means
When fundamentalist zealots use their “faith” as a political weapon, all the while professing piety, we are reminded why church and state are separate.

Coalage3 1 year 32 weeks ago

So people have used cannabis "without harm" in your words. So what? Humanity has been partaking of all kinds of substances for thousands of years.

They changed their minds because it was illegal? That's your opinion. Smoking some weed carries very little social stigma any longer. Just don't do it out in public.

If catching that pot buzz does something for you, knock yourself out. I could care less as long as your actions don't infringe upon my rights. But just remember that not everyone will share your fondness for the weed.

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So people have used cannabis "without harm" in your words. So what?

Drug Worriers preferred "legal" methods of treatment…

So what?

☛ Amount spent annually in the U.S. on the war on drugs: More than $51,000,000,000

☛ Number of arrests in 2015 in the U.S. for drug law violations: 1,488,707

☀ Number of these arrests that were for possession only: 1,249,025 (84 percent)

☛ Number of people arrested for a marijuana law violation in 2015: 643,121

☀ Number of those charged with marijuna law violations who were arrested for possession only: 574,641 (89 percent)

☛ Number of Americans incarcerated in 2014 in federal, state and local prisons and jails: 2,224,400 or 1 in every 111 adults, the highest incarceration rate in the world

☛ Proportion of people incarcerated for a drug offense in state prison who are black or Latino, although these groups use and sell drugs at similar rates as whites: 57 percent

☛ Number of states that allow the medical use of marijuana: 29 + District of Columbia

☛ Number of states that have approved legally taxing and regulating marijuana: 8 (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington)

☛ Number of states that have decriminalized or removed the threat of jail time for simple possession of small amounts of marijuana: 22

☛ Number of people killed in Mexico's drug war since 2006: 100,000+

☛ Number of students who have lost federal financial aid eligibility because of a drug conviction: 200,000+

☛ Number of people in the U.S. who died from a drug overdose in 2015: 52,404

☛ Tax revenue that drug legalization would yield annually, if currently-illegal drugs were taxed at rates comparable to those on alcohol and tobacco: $46.7 billion

☛ Number of people in the U.S. who have acquired AIDS directly or indirectly from syringe sharing: 360,836 people, or 30 percent of all people diagnosed w/AIDS in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that syringe access programs lower HIV incidence among people who inject drugs by: 80 percent

More Resources
Get additional facts at the Drug War Facts website.

Drug War Statistics

A potential federal government shutdown this week could allow U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a crackdown on medical cannabis patients and providers, since DEA agents and federal prosecutors are exempt from furloughs, they would be empowered to go after state-legal operators.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor briefly raised the issue of marijuana during an oral argument on a gambling case that could have implications for state cannabis legalization.

In a letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questioned Kellyanne Conway's apparent new role leading the federal response to opioid issues.

A federal judge rejected a California Native American tribe's request to resume hemp cultivation.

Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) tweeted that "smart marijuana policy can lead to economic growth and boost job creation."

If you were a true American you would say why is it illegal.

Humanity has been partaking of all kinds of substances for thousands of years.

Name them, and then tell us what relevance it is? Or how it harms or doesn't harm people today? Or what the hell it has to do with Drumpf and the fascist? Outside of the other sacraments which should also be legal as all natural substances. The harm comes from prohibition, that is what should be outlawed for the safety of Americans.

They changed their minds because it was illegal?

Yes dopey, same as when corporations pisstaste citizens and they have no other choice. As you see by the lower booze consumption.

Maryland medical cannabis dispensaries already ran out of product.

A survey found that more than a quarter of Nevada adults purchased marijuana in the last six months.

That's your opinion.

No di[pshit, thats statistics and fact. 60 million used cannabis in the 60s and 70s and then the average was around 20 million since. If draconian measures were not adapted, many of those would not have stopped. They made a choice which is what it should be without the threats and punishment of the reefer mad hatters.

Smoking some weed carries very little social stigma any longer.

Not by accident. removing the myth's and flat out lies has brought many Americans around to reality. Just not the Congress. Plus you escaping the reality of prisons and lost enp;oyment or denied organ transplants. Even your holy guns are banned for anyone with a medicinal cannabis card, inhaling or not. States rights denied and sick people in jail are proof that GOPerverts hate Americans and only spout off about patriotism to avoid dealing with racist actions being protested. Another point is that Ganja users should have never been stigmatized in the first place.

Just don't do it out in public.

Corporate housing bans states rights and some property management companies control the actions of 20,000 tenants. Basically forcing lifestyles onto citizens. PC up a few notches. Each state has different laws governing the same plant. Your words are no different than the racist before you claiming the stigma of blacks is less and you let them preform as long as they enter through the side door. They can vote if they can afford the poll tax. While guns, booze and pills are killing people. The NRA lawyers up for mentally ill gun rights but not someone with a GanjaRx card, inhaling or not.

No corporate housing bans for social drinking or pills, though some do try to ban guns and again, where is the NRA for lower income gun rights? Some states or commonwealth's ban the purchase of booze, but not consuming it socially in their homes since the repeal. That prohibition on booze that never arrested one person for consuming it, only manufacturers and distributors. We're talking approx 50 million arrested for possessing cannabis, inhaling or not. The booze prohibition repeal came after Rockefeller had his crude oil gasoline stations set up and safe from Ford's ethanol car competition. Banning farmers from using their own stills for tractor fuel from crop waste. Or a two bit break in headlines and nothing on the Controlled Substance Act banning Hemp and Medicinal even the 37 Marihuana Tax Act didn't include. That's a lot of restrictions for something way safer than a back flip with a dirt bike people legally pay to see.

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If catching that pot buzz does something for you, knock yourself out.

Its a supplement for the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in everyones body. Regulating the other systems to maintain their natural status. When they are out of sinc the ECS brings them back. Wasting syndrome, Ganja stimulates the appetite and obesity it curtails it. The "high" is the distance from the Creators "natural" state to the "human" state of dependency on human inventions and mindsets. (my theory). So supplementing with a small amount daily prevents or lowers the "buzz" using the same potency pot. It seems all you have to go on is comparing to booze or pills. Unnatural substances that trick the body to treat symptoms for profits. Or inebriate one into a comatose state to temporarily forget problems.

Ganja lowers stress naturally by dilating blood vessels, less pressure or stress. . But again the point is that citizens can't use it when they risk losing their kids, home, job, car and going to jail. Why do GOPers spread lies about it other than to prevent loss of profits? Despite the harm prohibition is doing, they continue to run from the facts and persecute and terrorize Americans no differently than Al Qaeda or ISIL. Both burn pot crops and keep women as second class citizens.

I could care less as long as your actions don't infringe upon my rights

Yes but your words are the actions of large fear centers conservatudes display from thousands of years of supplementing the ECS to cold turkey abstinence with prohibition. . They want profits caging Americans who use Ganja. So you claim a liberal stance and yet condemn the liberals. I'm not sure how to process that other than write you off as a schizoid.

But just remember that not everyone will share your fondness for the weed.

I have never advocated anyone use Ganja, only give them the option legally without punishment for relieving symptoms and balancing their endocannabinoid systems. I'm not selling it or do I share the greed motives of those who only see the profits. I advocate Hemp as a natural alternative to status quo pollutants. If people are against that then so be it, but that isn't the case when GOPerverts want no one to use it because they don't share a fondness. that is what the Ganjawar is about and always has been for me.

Coalage3 1 year 32 weeks ago

Its got nothing to do with "fear". I'm more afraid of a drunk than a stoner. If a state wants to legalize it, fine by me.

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DdC 1 year 32 weeks ago
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Might marijuana and hemp cultivation save the American farmer? Times are so bad for the small US farmer their suicide rate overshadows that of military veterans:

6 December 2017 — …Last year, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people working in agriculture – including farmers, farm laborers, ranchers, fishers, and lumber harvesters – take their lives at a rate higher than any other occupation. The data suggested that the suicide rate for agricultural workers in 17 states was nearly five times higher compared with that in the general population.

After the study was released, Newsweek reported that the suicide death rate for farmers was more than double that of military veterans. This, however, could be an underestimate, as the data collected skipped several major agricultural states, including Iowa. Rosmann and other experts add that the farmer suicide rate might be higher, because an unknown number of farmers disguise their suicides as farm accidents.[…]

The political economy that condemned small-scale American farmers and brought many to ruin or suicide began in the late 1980s with Reaganomics, coinciding with Nancy’s just-say-no campaign against cannabis and other drugs. With the repeal of cannabis prohibition, there can be two ways for farmers to say “yes” to marijuana: grow it or smoke it. Either approach might stave off death. ref

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