Rules:

Dream up, borrow and modify, refine, or whatever effective bumper sticker length memes that everyone will:

1) Understand,

2) Remember, and

3) Act on when it comes time to vote.

4) Include descriptions of possible images or short videos to go with your meme.

4) If you have a criticism of anyone else's idea, suggest a better meme.

The best memes will by definition have an impact on a wide range of targets.

List so far:

"Yemen: The War That Isn’t Happening Even as It’s Happening"
(Pictures of destruction and family clothing mixed in rubble with USA on bomb fragment)

"Murdered Children will Never be Collateral Damage"
(Shadow of drone over empty playground equipment somewhere in Afghanistan)

"Voter Suppression is Tyranny"
(Ballots labeled "Provisional" being fed into a shredder by Kris Kobach)

"Greed Kills"
(Grave crosses covered in dollar bills and labeled Health Care, Opioid Profits, Soldier, etc.)

"A Lifetime of Debt is Slavery"
(Picture of seniors with bills for their student loan debt, 24% credit card interest rates, ridiculous monthly health care bill, and 2 years left on their 30 year mortgage - race of seniors is ambiguous - could be White, Black, or Hispanic)

"No Investments in People, No Economy"
(Triple Frame:
Left Frame - Everyday couple telling reporter they have no money to spend - Middle Frame - Business Executive complaining to reporter that sales are down and he can not find qualified job applicants - Right Frame - Same Executive demanding tax reductions or he will move his factory)

"Your Money or Your Life is Not a Health Care Plan"
(Picture of Insurance Policy cut into shape of gun and pointed at kids and elderly)

"Vote Like Your Life Depends on It - It Does"
(Picture of a voter suspended over a pit of alligators by a single rope labeled "votes" - Alligators are named Health Care, Financial Fraud, Environmental Destruction, Discrimination, Network Neutrality, etc.)

"..... (your new contribution goes here)"

Hey, Thom Hartman, any way you could set aside part of your website to house this Inventory of Progressive Memes? Paticipants could make suggestions and vote on the best in their opinion, and these would automatically go to the top of the stack. Stealing and improving would be encouraged. Then on each Friday, how about the best of the week with the prize being 5 minutes of on-air discussion time with Thom Hartman? Also the best could be immortalized in bumper stickers and Tee Shirts you sell to support the whole effort.

Mind Share for Progressive Ideas - clever, funny, highly memorable, motivating, and literally everywhere you look.

Comments

ronsears 1 year 4 weeks ago
#1

Latest Additions and Improvements to Rules 9:30 PM, July 18th, 2017

MIND SHARE FOR THE TRUTH - An Inventory of Progressive Memes

Rules:

Dream up, borrow, modify, refine, or whatever effective bumper sticker length memes that everyone will:

1) Understand (Clear, Concise, Instantaneous),

2) Remember (Surprising, New, "Sticky"), and

3) Act on when it comes time to vote (Actionable, Not Abstract).

4) Contagious - very likely to be passed around.

5) Include descriptions of possible images or short videos to go with your meme.

6) If you have a criticism of anyone else's idea, suggest a better meme.

The best memes will by definition have an impact on a wide range of targets.

List so far:

"Yemen: The War That Isn’t Happening"
(Pictures of destruction and family clothing mixed in rubble with USA on bomb fragment)

"Murdered Children will Never be Collateral Damage"
(Shadow of drone over empty playground equipment somewhere in Afghanistan)

"Voter Suppression is Tyranny"
(Ballots labeled "Provisional" being fed into a shredder by Kris Kobach)

"Greed Kills"
(Grave crosses covered in dollar bills and labeled Health Care, Opioid Profits, Soldier, etc.)

"A Lifetime of Debt is Not Freedom"
(Picture of seniors with bills for their student loan debt, 24% credit card interest rates, ridiculous monthly health care bill, and 2 years left on their 30 year mortgage - race of seniors is ambiguous - could be White, Black, or Hispanic)

"No Investments in People, No Economy"
(Triple Frame Picture:
Left Frame - Everyday couple telling reporter they have no money to spend - Middle Frame - Business Executive complaining to reporter that sales are down and he can not find qualified job applicants - Right Frame - Same Executive demanding tax reductions or he will move his factory)

"Your Money or Your Life is Not a Health Care Plan"
(Picture of Insurance Policy cut into shape of a gun and pointed at kids and elderly)

"Vote Like Your Life Depends on It"
(Picture of a voter suspended over a pit of alligators by a single rope labeled "votes" - Alligators are named Medical Bills, Financial Fraud, Environmental Destruction, Discrimination, Network Neutrality, etc.)

"Greed, The Ultimate Taker"
(Picture of all the things lost to corporate greed - Health Care, Made in USA, Employment, Fair Share Taxes, Education, Privacy, Network Neutrality, Right to Vote, etc.)

"..... (your new contribution goes here)"

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Alberto Ceras 2 1 year 4 weeks ago
#2
ronsears 1 year 3 weeks ago
#3

Thanks Alberto Ceras 2 for the suggestions. I will do my best to review them all tomorrow and see if the best are legally available to add to this small but free and growing inventory. Given what's at stake, the more Progressive thoughs we can put out there, the better.

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zapdam. 1 year 3 weeks ago
#4

In RED NECK country bumper stickers can get your vehicle targeted and you beaten up. So unless you want your headlights and window smashed or your car keyed or even shot up, i'd refrain from displaying bumper stickers. You're not dealing with normal rational people here, you're dealing with low information, poorly educated programmed hostile people who lean to violence to get their point across.

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Alberto Ceras 2 1 year 3 weeks ago
#5
Quote zapdam.:

In RED NECK country bumper stickers can get your vehicle targeted and you beaten up. So unless you want your headlights and window smashed or your car keyed or even shot up, i'd refrain from displaying bumper stickers. You're not dealing with normal rational people here, you're dealing with low information, poorly educated programmed hostile people who lean to violence to get their point across.

Thanks, zapdam. Spot on as usual.

ronsears 1 year 3 weeks ago
#6

No way you guys get off so easy. We CAN"T give up. We all have to try and reunite all the people that make up our country. It is our patriotic duty. To advance their short term political advantage, the ultra-right have invested huge amounts of money and effort into dividing our country. We can not let these SOBs get away with this any more. Simply writing off huge groups of Americans as "...programmed hostile..." and hopeless means the bad guys win.

If we want to directly fight back against this attack on the common trust that forms the foundation of our democracy, and if we are all so damn smart, we should be able to construct memes that open even the most closed minds. How about some creativity here? How about memes that get at Progressive truths in a way that will not get my nice shiny new truck scratched or me shot when I drive around the more conservative areas in the US? How about:

"No Jobs, No Peace"
(Picture of a closed factory and Goldman Sachs logo)

"You Can't Work If You're Sick"
(Picture of Bernie Sanders in iconic profile saying "Health Care is a Right")

"$9 for Wall Street, $1 for You"
(Pizza where 9 slices on one side, 1 slice on the other)

"...Your suggestion here..."
(description of graphic or video)

Don't give up. That is exactly what the bad guys want you to do. Instead, use that superior gadget on your shoulders and contribute.

Note, one clear thing that comes out of these last few posts is an addition to my criteria. The best Progressive Memes will be those that everyone, regardless of political leanings, would agree with and support and incidentally, not lead to violence.

Thanks, Ron

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DdC 1 year 3 weeks ago
#7
Exporting D.E.A.mocracy
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1501

You hypocrite!
First remove the beam out of your own eye,
and then you can see clearly to remove the
speck out of your brother's eye.~ Matthew 7:5

A New Message for Donald Trump
from Former Mexican President Vicente Fox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FrQRHW3XHI&feature=youtu.be

Save the Middle East
Outlaw Crude Oil!

Democrats spare changing me can hold their breath.
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1077

They want you unemployed
somebody has to fill the profit prison beds.

and deter a living wage.

FTL mmj mass murder.jpg
http://oi66.tinypic.com/fxuhea.jpg
Fredrick Douglass Scorch
http://oi67.tinypic.com/2r635u8.jpg
Frederick Douglass Power
http://oi67.tinypic.com/ffd1sz.jpg
TrumpChumps.jpg
http://oi68.tinypic.com/2na0ilw.jpg

Bumper stickers,
probable cause,
signal dog to bark,
forfeit car,.

Sessions's new asset forfeiture memo;
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he plans to issue a memo this week aimed at increasing asset forfeitures against people suspected of drug crimes.

How is a bumper sticker
going to enlighten the illiterate?

Save the Environment
from Dead Trees and Dupont Ink
Protected in Plastic...
bumper stickers.

Weed Beat the Recession in California
vs 164,000 Dead Mexicans

http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1178
Congress needs more research... Can't decide.

America's Longest War Is On Its Own People.
Its Called the Drug War.

Cannabis Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/588
How many do you know who have died because of it?

John McCain,
Republican diagnosed with brain tumor

http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1186
CANCER- GLIOMA/ BRAIN
Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol inhibits cell cycle progression by
downregulation of E2F1 in human glioblastoma multiforme cells.

Why Do Democrats Defend Nixon's Drug War?
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1760

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes.
[Who will police the police?]
-- Latin proverb

Cannabis Food, Fuel, Fiber, FARMaceuticals
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/forums/2
or GMO, Crude Oil, Dead Trees, Chemical Cotton, Killer Drugs, Filled Prisons, Apathetic Sheep by ECS Deficiency. Mother Nature's Pissed.

Drug Worriers preferred methods of treatment…
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1945
How many "crimes" do Corporations Buy?
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1165
Al Capone and Watergate
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/422
Do NOT Feed the Red Herrings!

"I hold it, that a little rebellion,
now and then, is a good thing,
and as necessary in the political world
as storms in the physical."
Thomas Jefferson,
Letter to James Madison, 1,30, 1787

GSC: Ganja℞ A-Z
http://tinyurl.com/GSC15GRx
High on Hemp
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1659

“I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.”
– Tolstoy
~ Willful ignorance

Colorado Weed Sales Top $100mn for 12th Consecutive Month

ONDCP with the DEA and NIDA statutory responsibilities, which include taking such actions as necessary to oppose efforts to legalize certain controlled substances such as marijuana.
~ Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie

Make That $1.2 Billion and Rising:
Colorado Marijuana Sales Keep Climbing

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

5 towns saved from ruin by the booming legal weed industry

He who will not reason is a bigot;
he who cannot is a fool; and he who
dares not is a slave. -- William Drummond

Legal Marijuana Industry Has Created 123,000 Full-Time Jobs

☮ You want guns for protection from guvmint invasians
So you can shoot the cops and military you honor by jerking flags.
Like those you jerked for the out of work kids going off to Iraq.
MalWart flags made in China by kids in sweatshops from Iraqi crude oil.
Buying bullets for the enemy is not considered patriotic.

☮ The first thing a totalitarian regime will do
is confiscate NRA membership records.

☮ Deny organ transplants for politicians and hospitals
who deny organ transplants to Americans using Ganja.

Archeology:
Ancient Temple Hashish Incense!
Did Jesus Inhale?

http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1090

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Alberto Ceras 2 1 year 3 weeks ago
#8

I might take you more seriously, ronsears, if you would take the (slight) trouble to visit some, maybe all, of the sites I suggested. There are a wealth of slogans there, some very catchy and memorable. You're wasting time reinventing the wheel.

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DdC 1 year 3 weeks ago
#9

Trump the Music Man
http://oi68.tinypic.com/25sqwx5.jpg

Although I believe the corporate media is selling products in between diversions. Some diversions are amusing and do highlight the ignorance of the country. Take BS, Beauregard Sessions, please... pa rum pum. It doesn't matter how unethical, immoral or sneaky and slimy. He is a slave to a political party and laws of profit, over the country itself. Because it is where he can get the most butter for his particular bread. Fake patriots jerking off flags and whining about what others are doing. Yet continue to watch Americans be terrorized by big gubment, they whine about all the time.

Sessions is a coward, cherry picking for statistics as he did in Bama. Old Weasels are harder than dogs to teach new tricks like "Fascism Bad". Investing in prisons then privatizing with maxcap contracts and military paraphernalia products. Years waiting for the chance to make Nanny Rayguns proud and then the damn internet starts informing people of the truth. Double down BS, Beauregard Sessions.

No sense of right or wrong. Have no qualms about millions of Americans living on the street or even kids missing meals. Health care is a luxury. This issue is imo a typical diversion in the sense it chases the rabbit around and around until it goes in its hole and they find another rabbit. For instance, Trump is a salesman using any means to the end. In a field of cutthroats willing to do the same. Since $$'$ are their gods and bottom line master. It makes no sense Drumpf would change its stripe and smell.

The normal line of thought from history makes Russia the same cold war villain it was. So the media plays it as a spy v spy typical threat to democratscy. In reality its not about countries out maneuvering for Manifest Destiny to sort out. Its two crooks scamming their own countries to get more wealth and power. Putin sold out his own people the same as Drumpf is doing. Putin got the $Billions he has taking over corporations by any means necessary. The DNC and RNC work for the fascists. The only difference is the talking points they sort out at the Bohemian Grove. What do you want to hear? Because their words just don't matter in real time. The words are soothing and they spew hate on the other side. Or pity for our side.

With the G-20, laws become weapons against we the people and red flags are disregarded out of fear or degradation. Apathy rules, fear is mongered and liberty is swapped for authoritarian fake safety for the dirty masses to clammer to, The new country the G-20 Neocons aim to rule is called Earth. Dividing the continents into states. United Statians will live in Mexamericanada. Imagine there's no countries, It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too. Imagine Whirled Peas!

Nixon lied to schedule Ganja #1 45 years ago and both sides sat by while millions of Americans were persecuted. Then in 1974 NIDA discovered Cannabis Shrinks Tumors. Now one with even a tiny brain would ask, why is it that so many have suffered for 43 years.

Glad you ask. Well, the "Free Press" didn't think it was newswordy. The politicians held their two hands over their eyes, ears and mouth. (they can get creative if they're persuaded) The people bought Chemo and even Ganja for nausea was considered jail worthy. Seems the DEA Cops and Prisons, Big Pharma Booze and The Whiz Quizzers profits were at stake. So what was any feeble minded fascist to do? The DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further cannabis/tumor research, according to Jack Herer, who reports on the events in his book, "The Emperor Wears No Clothes." In 1976 President Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive research rights to major pharmaceutical companies, who set out -- unsuccessfully -- to develop synthetic forms of THC that would deliver all the medical benefits without the "high."

The administration of whole-plant cannabis extracts provides superior pain relief compared to the administration of the plant's isolated components, according to preclinical data to be published in the journal Phytotherapy Research. Investigators at the University of Milan, Department of Pharmacology assessed the antinociceptive efficacy of plant-derived cannabis extracts compared to the administration of a single cannabinoid in an animal model of neuropathic pain.
Cannabis Extracts Provide Superior Pain Relief
Compared To Plant's Isolated Compounds

Sessions understands why prohibition exists,
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1176

The information was released and the studies were replicated in Madrid Scientists Re-Re-Re-Discover Cannabis Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers! Patrick Kennedy and SAM thought it best his father Teddy should die for the message it might send the kids. Now John McCain has the same predicament and information, probably before it was released fia. While Sessions decided by keeping Science out, the American people would be better off serving private prison profits. The G-20 Neoconvoluted can't hear from the high volume of kickback while the people have more ?'s than A's after watching the "News". It's our Free Press and it shouldn't be owned by the Corporate FCC anymore than the Drugs by the Corporate FDA or Prisons by the DEA, NRA, NSA and a million LEO's. Who ya gonna call? We have never had a greater need to free the weed and locally make the same products without feeding the beast of wall st. One People One Plant.

Glaring examples of abuse and terror put onto American citizens by government threats and intimidation, physical trauma and death. Clearly unAmerican activities in the Courts permitting routine lies to win a guilty verdict. Gag rules preventing a medicinal defense and mandatory minimum sentencing for jury trials leading to 90+% seeking a plea bargain. Including a billion dollar urine testing industry that has no bearing on impairment. It serves the same purpose as yellow arm bands and scarlet letters. Forfeiture laws take property from anyone signaled. Rubber stamp warrants are common and snitch witnesses say what they are told or need to say to lesson their own sentencing. Darly Gates the father of SWAT and the founder of DARE. Nancy Reagan and Dupont and Bensinger, with Turner and other tax granted propaganda groups spreading gossip and lies to stop patients from relief.

That's pretty sick and a sick culture to watch it for 45 years. But we need Insurance profits to give healthcare. We haven't cured anything since Polio. Preventions are verboten but then, the food pyramid was designed by Kellogg. The FDA treatment fixes with profits and hasn't tested Cannabis, but fast tracks drugs with side effects worse than the illness.

The people really have to want rights and fairness, privacy, individual thought and the freedom to walk around without showing papers to every badge with low self esteem. They have to see it and stop passing it onto profiteers selling them a pig in a poke. Right and Wrong is much older than words. Instead of Willful ignorance for a paycheck and treatment profits over cures and prevention. Fabricating misery to treat. Like most of the Ganjawar victims and pow's.

Now that the world is researching what the G-20 is hiding from us, its getting harder to hide. Yet the people are now in the majority the Congress is playing DEAd. The AG is Digressing back to Never Never land that only exists in DARE cartoons. While the GOPerverts fiddle the Demonkrats dance.

Ignorant Jeff Orders Moral Thing to do. Profit Prisons
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1171
Egregious and Well-Chronicled Abuses of Civil Asset Forfeiture
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1160

The DEA scheduling system has no scientific basis at all
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/2063
Ignorant Jeff Excluding the National Commission on Forensic Science
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1163
No medical schools have a department of endocannabinoid science
or an ECS director.or coarse for our future doctors. Yet TV Quacks do have opinions from DEA talking points. These are the "Exerpts" not "Experts".
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/937

Ignorant Jeff ‘surprised’ Americans aren’t embracing him
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1164
Ignorant Jeff: The blind leading the deaf and dumbed down
http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/1187
They lowered the bar and the cockroaches entered.

"Do you realize the responsibility I carry?
I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon
and the White House." ~ John F. Kennedy

Nixon lied to schedule Ganja #1

Thank you Miss Rosa
☛ The Racist Ganjawar
☛ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and MMJ Prohibition
☛ Nixon's Drug War -
Re-Inventing Jim Crow, Targeting The Counter Culture
☛ JIM CROW 2012
☛ The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment & Linx
☛ Using the drug war to keep blacks from voting
☛ Another Win For Civil Rights
☛ Scientist: Trayvon Martin's Marijuana Use
Had Nothing to Do with the Night He Died
☛ White Supremacy: Its Source and Uses

When the human brain's fear centers get larger from an endocannabinoid deficiency. After at least 12,000 years of supplementing the ECS and then cold turkey abstinence since Anslinger and Hearst reefer madness.. This condition drives a person to seek out safety from Authority, and slowly over generations since 1937. Have lost the ability to simply tell what's right and what's wrong. What is and what isn't, Hitler used it and sought out the religious believers because they were more easily converted. Don't worry, they'll tell you what to think. Just follow me and I'll set you free. Get a haircut heathen and go do the moral righteous thing and drop Monsanto agent orange on pregnant women and children. For the Fortune 700 Club version of geeeeezus and mom's GMO imitation apple flavored pie. As we do with Roundup 5x onto Colombian pregnant women and children. Spreading that DEAmocracy on thick.

What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core. -- Hanna Arendt
rs allen 1 year 3 weeks ago
#10
Quote Alberto Ceras 2:

I might take you more seriously, ronsears, if you would take the (slight) trouble to visit some, maybe all, of the sites I suggested. There are a wealth of slogans there, some very catchy and memorable. You're wasting time reinventing the wheel.

I'd take her more seriously if she would give voice to even one single progressive value.

PS.edited to add;

And no tree died for this message.

rs allen 1 year 3 weeks ago
#11

Here's a sticker to sport:

https://bdsmovement.net

At least until you have to wash it off or face getting arrested;

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-piece-of-pro-israel-legisla...

ronsears 1 year 3 weeks ago
#13

As far as incorporating suggestions that fit the criteria I set, be patient, I will provide an update when the next steps are complete - I've gotten a bit more ambitious. It may also take a bit more time since I have lots of other interesting things to do in the next few weeks, not just this one project.

As far as the HUGE pile of other stuff thrown up on this post that, at first glance at least, seems to provide few direct contributions to its purpose, I guess I will have to plow through all of it in the hopes of finding something useful. Have you folks ever heard of the Japanese apology that goes something like: "I am sorry I did not have time to make this message more concise."

Remember the goal in this modest little project is: One) To say something useful to spreading the Progressive message in as few words and visualizations as possible. Two) Recruit new people to the fold, moderate X-Trump voters for example, who thought they were voting for Bernie's positions. Insulting and/or scaring the hell out of them is self-defeating.

Fellow citizens who were desparate enough to fall for Trump's well-financed lies are not your enemy. They are the victims. In the end it will all come down to the number of votes cast for true Progressive candidates in 2018 and 2020, and, if we blow that chance, I wonder whether we will get another.

While we are all justified in getting angry, to have any hope of winning, we all need to turn that anger into cold logic, practical projects (large and small), and continued effort to end this right wing coup before it is too late. Angry words will never be enough. What specific things can I actually do that are politically effective? Everything from phone calls, to letters, to contributions, to messaging, to political actions that can not be ignored, voter registration, and on and on until we turn this around.

Said another way, "Angry enemies are the easiest to defeat when their anger blinds them to what you are doing." (I made that up, I think? Maybe it's buried somewhere in The Art of War.)

DdC's picture
DdC 1 year 3 weeks ago
#14

❝If You Are Not Angry You Are Not Paying Attention❞

❝Stuff? Every headline is a bumper sticker...❞

again... ❝Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.❞
—Aldous Huxley

❝To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands.
But the opportunity of defeating the enemy
is provided by the enemy himself.
If you know the enemy, and know yourself,
you need not fear the outcome of a hundred battles.
If you know yourself, but not the enemy,
for every victory gained you will also suffer defeat.
If you know neither the enemy nor yourself,
you will succumb in every battle
.❞
The Art of War - Sun Tzu

❝Gobbleization and The New Weird Odor❞

❝World Trade Orchestrations❞

❝GOPerverts or Demonkrats?
You say you're pro choice?❞

❝Compromising on insanity, leaves insanity.
Lesser evil leaves evil.❞

❝We can never solve our significant problems
from the same level of thinking we were at
when we created the problems.❞
~ Albert Einstein

❝For every complex problem there is an easy answer,
and it is wrong.❞ ~ H.L. Mencken

❝I do not believe in the collective wisdom
of individual ignorance.❞ ~ Thomas Carlyle

❝Any fool can make a rule, and Every fool will follow it.❞
~ Henry David Thoreau

❝I like your Christ,
I do not like your Christians.
Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.❞
~ Mahatma Gandhi

❝There is no nonsense so arrant
that it cannot be made the creed
of the vast majority by adequate
governmental action.❞
~ Bertrand Russell,
"An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish"

❝Not only are we here to protect the public
from vicious criminals in the street
but also to protect the public from harmful ideas.❞
~ Robert Ingersoll, June 24, 1972, p.31
then Director of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs,
in a column by Jack Anderson in the Washington Post,
(Ingersoll became the first director of the DEA in 1974)

❝Ideas are more powerful than guns.
We would not let our enemies have guns,
why should we let them have ideas.❞
~ Joseph Stalin

❝Written laws are like spiders' webs;
they hold the weak and delicate
who might be caught in their meshes,
but are torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.❞
~ Anacharsis (f.c. 600 BC), in Plutarch's "Solon"

❝Right conduct can never,
except by some rare accident,
be promoted by ignorance or
hindered by knowledge.❞
~ Bertrand Russell

❝There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US,
and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers.
Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage.
This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations
with Negroes, entertainers and any others.❞
~ Harry Anslinger, 1937 att
testimony to Congress in support of the Marijuana Tax Act.

❝As someone who spent 35 years wearing a police uniform,
I've come to believe that hundreds of thousands
of law-enforcement officers commit felony perjury every year
testifying about drug arrests.❞
~ Joseph McNamara RIP
Former police chief in Kansas City, Mo. and San Jose, Ca..
Doctorate in public administration and a research fellow at
Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

❝The voters in this country
should not be expected to decide
which medicines are safe and effective.❞
~ Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey

❝If people let government decide
which foods they eat and medicines they take,
their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state
as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.❞
~ Thomas Jefferson

ronsears 1 year 3 weeks ago
#15

Ddc, thanks for the suggestions. Lots of homework before I put the next version up for review.

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