Friday, February 28, 2014

Drug Laws Planet Earth - Today we Look at Argentina

Should adults be able to decide for themselves whether or not to consume any substance they want?

Or should Big Brother punish adults who use substances not sanctioned by the state?
(At tax payer's expense of course.)


 

Well here is how they view personal freedoms of adults in Argentina:

In August 2009, the Argentine supreme court declared in a landmark ruling that it was unconstitutional to prosecute citizens for having drugs for their personal use -

"adults should be free to make lifestyle decisions without the intervention of the state"

Personally I think that Argentina's attitude toward adult drug use is very sane as opposed to that of the United States, which  is liken to that of a stark raving lunatic in a straightjacket.


Huey Lewis And The News - I Want A New Drug - Wax



Baker Street


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Gerry Rafferty - Right Down the Line


Charlotte's Web in Colorado

72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered -Potential Terrorists- In Official Government Documents

By Michael Snyder
 Prison Camp


Below is a list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” and “potential terrorists” in official U.S. government documents.  To see the original source document for each point, just click on the link.  As you can see, this list covers most of the country…
1. Those that talk about “individual liberties”
2. Those that advocate for states’ rights
3. Those that want “to make the world a better place”
4. “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule”
5. Those that are interested in “defeating the Communists”
6. Those that believe “that the interests of one’s own nation are separate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations”
7. Anyone that holds a “political ideology that considers the state to be unnecessary, harmful,or undesirable”
8. Anyone that possesses an “intolerance toward other religions”
9. Those that “take action to fight against the exploitation of the environment and/or animals”
10. “Anti-Gay”
11. “Anti-Immigrant”
12. “Anti-Muslim”
13. “The Patriot Movement”
14. “Opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians”
15. Members of the Family Research Council
16. Members of the American Family Association
17. Those that believe that Mexico, Canada and the United States “are secretly planning to merge into a European Union-like entity that will be known as the ‘North American Union’”
18. Members of the American Border Patrol/American Patrol
19. Members of the Federation for American Immigration Reform
20. Members of the Tennessee Freedom Coalition
21. Members of the Christian Action Network
22. Anyone that is “opposed to the New World Order”
23. Anyone that is engaged in “conspiracy theorizing”
24. Anyone that is opposed to Agenda 21
25. Anyone that is concerned about FEMA camps
26. Anyone that “fears impending gun control or weapons confiscations”
27. The militia movement
28. The sovereign citizen movement
29. Those that “don’t think they should have to pay taxes”
30. Anyone that “complains about bias”
31. Anyone that “believes in government conspiracies to the point of paranoia”
32. Anyone that “is frustrated with mainstream ideologies”
33. Anyone that “visits extremist websites/blogs”
34. Anyone that “establishes website/blog to display extremist views”
35. Anyone that “attends rallies for extremist causes”
36. Anyone that “exhibits extreme religious intolerance”
37. Anyone that “is personally connected with a grievance”
38. Anyone that “suddenly acquires weapons”
39. Anyone that “organizes protests inspired by extremist ideology”
40. “Militia or unorganized militia”
41. “General right-wing extremist”
42. Citizens that have “bumper stickers” that are patriotic or anti-U.N.
43. Those that refer to an “Army of God”
44. Those that are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”
45. Those that are “anti-global”
46. Those that are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”
47. Those that are “reverent of individual liberty”
48. Those that “believe in conspiracy theories”
49. Those that have “a belief that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack”
50. Those that possess “a belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism”
51. Those that would “impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”
52. Those that would “insert religion into the political sphere”
53. Anyone that would “seek to politicize religion”
54. Those that have “supported political movements for autonomy”
55. Anyone that is “anti-abortion”
56. Anyone that is “anti-Catholic”
57. Anyone that is “anti-nuclear”
58. “Rightwing extremists”
59. “Returning veterans”
60. Those concerned about “illegal immigration”
61. Those that “believe in the right to bear arms”
62. Anyone that is engaged in “ammunition stockpiling”
63. Anyone that exhibits “fear of Communist regimes”
64. “Anti-abortion activists”
65. Those that are against illegal immigration
66. Those that talk about “the New World Order” in a “derogatory” manner
67. Those that have a negative view of the United Nations
68. Those that are opposed “to the collection of federal income taxes”
69. Those that supported former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr
70. Those that display the Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”)
71. Those that believe in “end times” prophecies
72. Evangelical Christians

Full article at thetruthwins.com 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Secret Constitution and Bank Wars with Karen Hudes



The video is very educational, but if your attention span has been eroded by technology like mine has, a little after the 26 minute mark, things take a turn for the better, some hope for the little people (that's us) is always nice.

Veto That Bill Jan

I'm just an old straight guy from Oklahoma and even I know how wrong it is.


 (CNN) -- All signs indicate Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will likely veto politically-charged legislation that supporters say promotes religious freedom and opponents contend discriminates against gays and lesbians.

Brewer did not signal her intention either way in an exclusive interview with CNN on Monday at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington.
"I can assure you, as always, I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona," she said.
But some Arizona Republicans who know her well say they are confident those comments mean Brewer will almost surely reject the bill that is generating nationwide controversy.
The Republican-led measure would allow Arizona business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian customers as long as they assert their religious beliefs.


cnn.com



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

KFC Biscuits and Always Save Root Beer


I was watching a youngster eat biscuits and drink root beer and it occurred to me that when you're

a six year old American kid,  given the choice between the finest Champagne that money can buy along with

 the world's best Caviar or KFC Biscuits and Always Save Root Beer, the later will win every time.

You know, we adults could learn a lot from kids if we'd just take the time to listen to what they have to say.

So that's exactly what I did and this is what I heard:

"Grmmp mnn doogn ondaoddr dings!"

Then I thought: 

"Maybe we should just take the time to listen to what they have to say
 when their mouths aren't full of biscuits."






                              




Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Man jumps to death from skyscraper in Hong Kong’s financial district

Chater House tower (L) housing the headquarters of investment bank JPMorgan in Hong Kong (AFP)

I was kind of absentmindedly reading an article, "33-year-old man".

 I was thinking, okay, that's pretty obvious, or they could add another 3 and multiply by two.

"plunged to his death Tuesday from the roof of a 30-storey building."

There's the other three, but what about the multiplier?

“At around 2pm… a man fell from the rooftop of the building. Police arrived and saw him unconscious. He was sent to the hospital where he was certified dead,” a police spokeswoman told AFP.

Boom!

There it is!

"At around 2pm"

333 x 2 = 666

Original article rawstory.com

Don't be Deaf in California

HAWTHORNE (CBSLA.com) — Jonathan Meister was retrieving some stuff he was storing at an ex-roommate’s home when he looked up to find several members of the Hawthorne Police Department approaching.
The South Bay man claims officers didn’t give him a chance to explain what he was doing before placing him in handcuffs, beating him and using a stun gun to shock him into submission.
The problem began when police reportedly misunderstood Meister’s attempts to speak in sign language as threatening gestures.
Moreover, officers didn’t realize that when they handcuffed Meister, who is “profoundly deaf” and non-verbal, they took away his ability to communicate.
Now, the architect from Manhattan Beach is suing the city of Hawthorne, its police department and several of its officers for what happened that day.

More at:
losangeles.cbslocal.com

Related Post visiting-oklahoma-dont-be-deaf 

 

What's in Your Wallet? Who Are Those Men at the Door?



Ding-dong, Cap One calling.

Credit card issuer Capital One isn't shy about getting into customers' faces.
 The company recently sent a contract update to cardholders that makes clear it can drop by any time it pleases.
The update specifies that "we may contact you in any manner we choose" and that such contacts can include calls, emails, texts, faxes or a "personal visit."
As if that weren't creepy enough, Cap One says these visits can be "at your home and at your place of employment."
The police need a court order to pull off something like that. But Cap One says it has the right to get up close and personal anytime, anywhere.
More at:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20140218,0,2211926.column#ixzz2tjBEtMDJ

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Banks Warned They Risk Prosecution If They Follow Obama Admin Guidance on Marijuana

Valerie Richardson
The Washington Times
February 15, 2014
Obama's "guidance" for banks to follow will only ensure their prosecution by the DOJ and the Treasury Dept.
Obama’s “guidance” for banks to follow will only ensure their prosecution by the DOJ and the Treasury Dept.

Bankers should beware of the Obama administration’s newly issued green light for banks doing business with the legal marijuana industry, according to the head of the Colorado Bankers Association. Memos released Friday by the Justice Department and Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network were intended to give banks leeway to open accounts for marijuana businesses in states like Colorado and Washington that have legalized retail pot. Instead, the guidance “only reinforces and reiterates that banks can be prosecuted for providing accounts to marijuana related businesses,” said the CBA in a Friday statement.
“In fact, it is even stronger than original guidance issued by the Department of Justice and the Treasury,” said CBA president and CEO Don Childears. “After a series of red lights, we expected this guidance to be a yellow one. This isn’t close to that. At best, this amounts to ‘serve these customers at your own risk’ and it emphasizes all of the risks. This light is red.”
Read more

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Mayor Quit Bloomberg's Gun Control Group Because Goal Was 'Confiscation'





Ex-NYC Mayor Michael Rubens Bloomberg

 

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.--Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik

Nearly 50 pro-Second Amendment mayors have left the organization.
They left for the same reason I did. MAIG became a vehicle for Bloomberg to promote his personal gun-control agenda--violating the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and taking resources away from initiatives that could actually work to protect our neighborhoods and save some precious lives.

Full Story Here 

The Andy Griffith Show 3x01 Mr McBeevee


FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN - FLATT & SCRUGGS

As per request from Bob.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Making a Good Impression

I'm thinking about rigging up a motion detector in my driveway that will make the song in the video start playing as people drive up.

 I'll put speakers along the driveway and a couple where people park and get out.

Maybe a large number of chickens that I always feed in the driveway, so that they can fly out of the way when cars approach.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Overdose death of Hoffman underscores urgent need to decriminalize and regulate recreational drugs

Mike Adams
Natural News
February 3, 2014
Street heroin is devastating America today. The heroin overdose death of creative genius Philip Seymour Hoffman – found dead today with a needle in his arm and “Ace of Spaces” heroin in his hotel room — underscores the urgent need for radical reforms that would decriminalize, regulate and assert strict quality control requirements over recreational street drugs.
Image: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Wikimedia Commons).
It wasn’t the heroin itself that killed Philip Seymour Hoffman, you see: it was the unpredictability of the potency of heroin that’s manufactured, distributed and retailed in an unregulated underground economy which has no quality standards and no accountability to its customers and users.
The War on Drugs is an absolute failure
At first glance to the simple minded, the heroin-induced death of a beloved actor might seem justification for an urgent call to escalate the War on Drugs with an even greater degree of police intervention, state surveillance and expansion of the world’s largest prison system. Yet such decades-long efforts did nothing to prevent to death of Hoffman, and in many ways they undoubtedly contributed to it. When an in-demand chemical product cannot be legally regulated, controlled and distributed alongside medical treatment protocols for addiction, it inevitably falls into the hands of underground operators who, almost by definition, exhibit zero quality control standards and are steeped in a culture of violence and criminality.
And that means the heroin which people like Hoffman are able to acquire is unpredictable: it may be contaminated with toxic substances, combined with physiological multipliers that enhance toxicity, cut with deadly fillers, or dosed with dangerously wide variability to the point where users have no idea how much of the drug they’re really getting with each injection. Every dose is a roll of the dice, and far too frequently that gamble ends in tragedy.
How the war on drugs makes drugs even more deadly
The drug war has failed to keep recreational drugs out of the hands of substance abusers all across America, and in its failure it has vastly increased the toxicity of those drugs to the point where the drugs are increasingly deadly. Remember: Hoffman’s overdose was not a suicide. This was an addict who believed he was simply getting another day’s fix. He had no intention of killing himself.
If street drugs like heroin could be decriminalized, regulated, controlled and distributed in a medical context along with serious addiction treatment protocols, those who choose to abuse the drug would, at the very least, be able to count on consistent dosing and drug composition. Shifting the massive demand for recreational drugs out of the hands of shady criminal operations and into the hands of pharmacies, clinics and addiction treatment centers is not only medically justified but morally and ethically demanded. It also has the revolutionary side effect of causing the economic collapse of drug gangs (and all their violence).
Substance addiction is not a criminal mindset; it is a medical addiction. But by forcing substance addicts to deal with the criminal underground, we condemn them to precisely the kind of toxicity and unpredictability that killed Hoffman.
Hoffman’s death is an urgent call for a sane drug policy in America
Hoffman’s untimely and tragic death is yet another urgent reminder that our current drug policies in America — all based on an utterly failed, cruel and outmoded paradigm of criminality — must urgently change.
Nobody wishes to see anyone use heroin, meth, crank or other “hard” street drugs, yet people are going to use them one way or another regardless of what the rest of us wish. If we hope to see fewer of these people die from drug poisoning and overdose, we must find a way to heavily regulate, control and prescribe these synthetic molecules to addicts in conjunction with compassionate addiction treatment programs that treat these addicts as human beings who need help rather than felony criminals who need prison time.
Let Hoffman’s death serve to remind us all, yet again, that federal drug policy in the USA can never work as it is currently configured. Drug addiction is a medical issue, not a criminal issue, and until it is treated as such, the War on Drugs will continue to waste billions of dollars while unnecessarily destroying millions of lives.
This article was posted: Monday, February 3, 2014

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Don't Worry - the News isn't Scripted

Some people claim that the news is scripted and that even local news outlets are told what to say by the networks.

 Poppycock!

If that were true someone would compile a video of local news anchors, from all across the country, saying the same thing.



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