Skip to comments.Triad of Death - Media Glorification of Marijuana
Posted on 01/07/2009 12:47:56 PM PST by locke22
Yes it is time for another Hippie Report from Humboldt county Ca. Join us as we explore The Triad of Death. Humboldt State University, the Ciy of Arcata Ca., and The glorification of marijuana aimed at the youth of the community by the local newspaper - The North Coast Journal. 01/07/09
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I'm originally from Northern California and it appears Arcata is even worse than I remember.
Too bad. Such gorgeous coastal scenery.
Back to the days of demonizing jazz musicians and their devil plant for seducing our women!!
It is telling that he calls this the Hippie report because most of the reason pot is still illegal is the hatred of hippies by many and their association of pot to hippies. The fact that it is illegal has little to do with the characteristics of the drug itself.
Let me see if I care if stupid people smoke pot and want to spend billions of tax payer dollars in a misguided effort to protect stupid people from doing stupid things. . . .
Pretty much don’t care and would rather have the money in my pocket.
What stupid people do their problem.
Have we won the WO(S)D, yet?
Is marijuana really that bad?
Funny how it wasn’t a problem until Hearst wanted to make it a problem.
Since the late 1920s, entire armies of scientists have made their carreers (and livings) demonizing a plant.
Their findings are specious and unprovable, at best.
The people I see smoking it now are hardly hippies.
Young professionals who don’t give a rats ass what the DEA and goobermint think is best for them.
Oh, I think it is bad news.
I had a roomate at MIT who wasted great intelligence constantly “burnin’” as he called. Unmarried, lives with his parents, adn works for his uncle or something now as a glorified salesman. That said, he was a dysfunctional guy from an way-Orthodox household (in not a healthy way) and probably would have killed himself, but for the pot.
I could see the motivation in him slowly slip away.
Regardless, that was his problem then, and his problem now.
I’ve heard it argued that by ceasing spending money on the WOD and taxing the heck out of them, the budget could be easily balanced. (Not to mention new income tax that comes on line from producers.)
Works for me.
Oh noes! The nation’s supply of snack foods is in peril!
Just what we need with Liberals taking over the government: conservatives supporting failed nanny-state programs like the “War on Drugs.” Yeah! Let’s spend billions controlling people’s private behavior because we can just print more.
Kill the social safety net and then you can work on lifting bans on substances.
Meanwhile employers are perfectly within their rights in this day and age to prohibit their employees from smoking even tobacco WHILE OFF WORK.
Meanwhile employers are perfectly within their rights in this day and age to prohibit their employees from smoking even tobacco WHILE OFF WORK.Employer/Employee relationships are not equivalent to Government/Citizen relationships. If I break the rules at work, I can lose my job. If I break the rules in society, I can lose my freedom or even my life.
Also, if my employer says I can't smoke at home, they are probably trying to keep health care costs down which lowers my contribution to the health plan as well. In contrast, the War on Drugs takes money out of my pocket (in taxes spent on the program) and has, so far, accomplished nothing.
There's no equivalence here.
Well if they legalize the cr*p it will make walking through the lepers smoking outside our building more fun. Instead of just choking on their smoke, I will now get high.
As an employer, I would make it known that I would fire folks who did so.
Private enforcement is fine.
I just am tired of pissing away tax money and destabilizing our southern neighbors with drug gangs by these stupid laws.
More reefer madness BS. End the failed war on some drugs.
I’ve seen more personal destruction, and death and dismemberment, from alcohol, but the same principal follows.
There will always be people that abuse any substance (even water - true).
Trying to legislate such thing has proven wasteful.
We learned it with the 21st Amendment, but I guess we forgot.
Legalize now. Period.
Failure is right. It's been a cabinet level priority for just shy of 20 years:
Remarks following the swearing-in ceremony for William J. Bennett as Director of National Drug Control Policy, March 13, 1989
PRESIDENT BUSH: We're going to seek to encourage the over 23 million Americans who last year used illegal drugs to get clean and stay clean.
[my note: NSDUH says the number in 2006 was 35,775,000.]
WILLIAM BENNETT: My office is already conducting an exhaustive review of our national fight against drugs on both supply and demand sides. Where past strategy has succeeded, we will see to it that it's continued. Where past strategy has failed, we will see that it's replaced or modified.
As far as supply, the government's own data for price, purity, and seizures speaks for itself: http://briancbennett.com/quick-look.htm
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