Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Law Enforcement Against Drug Prohibition I love this group of activist law enforcement officers who are in favor of legalizing drugs. I a put a link to their sight on this blog a long time ago, but this article written by their founder came to my attention this morning and I just had to share it with my readers--click here: Former Police Chief In Favor Of Legalizing All Drugs.
The drug war has cost society billions of dollars and has done nothing to prevent the spread of drugs in our culture. We now have the world's biggest prison population and it is still growing. Non-violent drug users are thrown into prison for years with violent, hardened criminals; they are forced either to learn the culture of violence or die in incarceration. If they survive long enough to be released back into society, they are no longer innocent pot-smoking kids--instead they are transformed into angry and dangerous criminals with little respect for a society that has treated them so unjustly. Write a letter to your representatives today and tell them to let the pot-heads out so there will be more room for the murderers and rapists in the world.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I have been trying to figure this out for a long time and I think I am getting closer to the unlocking the key. This is not a "get rich quick scheme," it takes a lot of hard work and some talent, too.
Anyway if you are interested, take a look at this:
You can never be free of the yoke of tyranny until you free yourself!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I saw this great short film on LinkTV.org.
It is a pretty funny piece about living as an Arab Muslim in the US. Congratulations to Nabil Abou-Harb, who took the grand prize in the One Nation Many Voices online film contest for his film "Arab in America". Here is the film:
Thursday, November 12, 2009
In order to stay informed on world events it is no longer sufficient to depend on the usual accepted sources which are most accessible to people in the United States. Such sources of information have proved themselves to be easily manipulated by the "powers that be."
Monday, November 2, 2009
A study done with spiders suggests that caffeine is more damaging to individuals than marijuana. It has been believed in some scientific circles that marijuana use can cause psychosis or other disorders, however this study suggests that caffeine is more damaging and can cause psychosis, in the form of delirium, manic depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety syndrome.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This really bums me out. Apparently this young mother will serve two years in federal prison for non-violent LSD charges.
First of all, taking LSD to a rainbow gathering is like bringing beer to Oktoberfest. This woman is certainly no danger to others--she should be released and her cell given to some violent criminal.
The Rainbow family exercises the right to peaceably assemble on public lands in an annual annual event which culminates in a silent prayer for world peace on the morning of July 4th.
Every year they must endure harassment by local, state, and federal law enforcement and park rangers, while trying to get to and from the gathering site. Mounted patrols often go through the area looking for people to arrest on drug charges. At last year's Wyoming event it was reported that there was a confrontation between park rangers and rainbows. It was reported that some rainbows threw rocks and sticks at the armed patrols, but few rainbows believe it.
Friday, September 18, 2009
It appears that the Mexican government has decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana and other drugs such as LSD, heroin and amphetamine.
I have long believed that any laws which function to dictate what a person chooses to do with his or her own body are unconstitutional on their face and contrary to the principles of freedom and justice. I applaud Mexico for taking this brave stance on civil rights, against extreme pressure from the US government. It is high time we start treating drug addiction as a disease, not as a crime.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Naturally, being the outspoken supporter of civil freedom that I am, and being so close to Market Street, I would be remiss in my duties were I not to give my faithful readers a little peek of the Gay Pride Celebrations in San Francisco.
Because Proposition 8, a sneaky ballot bill designed to quash the gay marriage movement in California, was pushed through by a bunch of activist, right-wing religious fanatics, an unprecedented number of people showed up to support the basic human right of people to marry whomever they choose. Here is a great source for news and stories related to this important social issue: The Gay Boomer Post, and their blog: gay boomers and the middle aged queer. As one friend of mine once said, "Why shouldn't gay people have the right to be just as miserable as everybody else?"
I hope you enjoy the photos!
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