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††Why The Feds Care More About Pot Than Meth 

Posted by CN Staff on February 18, 2006 at 20:35:34 PT
By Russell Shaw†
Source: HuffingtonPost†

USA -- So why do we have a White House filled with old-school, disciplinarian law-and-order types who still seem to regard marijuana as the top drug problem in the U.S. -- and who haven't paid much attention to a far more lethal scourge until recently? That lethal scouge, of course, is meth. Turn on the evening news.That fire in the lower-middle-class subdivision, that beaten wife, that abused child -- even the pockmarked-faced drifter who hit you up for money the last time you went downtown -- lives and property lost to meth.
Yet this Administration as well as the last one have had a track record of appointing enforcement types -- Ashcroft, Barry McCaffrey (actually appointed by Clinton) and current White House drug czar John Walters -- all who have seemed to be more concerned about busting medical-marijuana patients and their caregivers than really cracking down on meth by properly funding local law enforcement efforts and cracking down at the border.The key reason why so much of our federal law enforcement apparatus remains focused on pot use and distribution rather than meth taking and peddling has a lot to do with the background of those who are in charge of our law enforcement and drug policies.Most of these men are roughly in my age bracket, which is in their mid- to late 50s. I remember the future McCaffreys, Walters, and Ashcrofts from college.While many of us were protesting the war, these were the straight patriots, the ROTC jocks, the ones who called us "freaks" and "hippies."While some of us talked and wrote warmly about Woodstock and war protests- while decrying "materialism", these were the crew-cut business majors who were in suits when they weren't in ROTC gear.While some of us sat in our dorm rooms and giggled ourselves silly to Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, Tull and the Beatles White album as the wafts of hot smoke drifted out into the hallways, these were the ones who were either off at potless frat parties or were self-styled dorm hall "narcs." Narcs who,with the school administration's blessing, diligently kept lists of those residents whose rooms gave off the most pronounced pot odor, or who would appear to be stoned as they walked around campus. This was not paranoia, for I saw it close up. I went to a private, conservative Southern college where the future Ashcrofts and Walters' and McCaffreys dominated the social and political life of a school headed at the time by a Naval Vice Admiral who called Vietnam War protestors "homosexuals." One year, after two years as #2 editor of my college paper, I was in line to become editor but I was not selected. I asked the Dean why and he said he couldn't tell me- it was confidential. To this day I remain convinced it was because of the fact that at the time, I was known around the dorms as one who preferred wacky tabacky. There was this very crew-cut residence manager who liked to walk the halls on weekend evenings, and who had to know. He always looked at me and a few of my friends suspiciously. I am convinced he didn't keep his suspicions to himself, but shared it with said Dean.That was more than 30 years ago. But what do you suppose happened to these crew-cut, military-friendly types on campus who related the fun we were having to subversive, depraved criminality? They grew up to be the type of people with a lifelong disdain for marijuana and the people who smoke it. They hear about glaucoma patients who find relief in the herb, and they hear excuses to partake or even just to grow the stuff. Sure, I know Bush got high, but these men (and we are mostly talking about men) rarely or never did. Not only did they never, but they have hated those who did. Thirty or forty years on, that hate has not dissipated.Meth, meanwhile, is a newer scourge. Where once today's taciturn anti-pot law enforcement czars found themselves close to and diametrically opposed to, pot smokers, meth came out of a class of society the now senior federal law enforcement officials have had little exposure to. The Mexican or biker gang that supplied the local meth cook in the small Oregon town -- and the malnourished children of the meth addicts supplied by this meth cook -- well, that doesn't seem to register with those top federal officials who live on pretty estates in Loudoun or Spotsylvania Counties.As evidence, I point to John Walters' Congressional testimony yesterday.In his remarks before the U.S. House's government and reform subcommittee on justice and drug policy, Gen. Walters appeared to make the point that the meth problem we are facing as a nation is largely limited to the Western U.S.- and is a local one at that.Despite objections even from conservative Republicans, press accounts reported that Walters left the impression he considers "that meth is a localized problem and should be dealt with accordingly.""By hosing water everywhere, you don't put the fire out where it's most intense," he told the committee.Conservative Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., gave an answer that put the old school retired Gerneral, in his place."Instead of catching it (the meth epidemic) at the beginning, we're now paying the price, an ongoing price,as a government and as a people," he said.Newshawk: mai_bong_city Source: HuffingtonPost (US Web)Author: Russell ShawPublished: February 18, 2006Copyright: 2006 HuffingtonPost.com, LLC Contact: russjourn comcast.netWebsite: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/CannabisNews -- Cannabis Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/cannabis.shtml

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Comment #61 posted by Hope on February 21, 2006 at 05:32:49 PT
Keeper...in this case
means to me...just looking out for or watching my "brother's" back.In this situation "keeper" seems a choice of words. But I mean it as I care about the brother that's being mistreated and I want the brother that's doing the mistreating...to stop it.
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Comment #60 posted by Hope on February 20, 2006 at 22:02:16 PT
"We are our brother's keeper."
That's really what this is about to me. Some of my brothers are mistreating some other of my brothers, like Runruff and Steve Kubby, because of their desire to use cannabis. I deeply feel that that is so morally wrong. I want the joy and blessings of being one of the real peacemakers in this matter.People, my brothers, need to be saved from this persecution and from being the persecuters. Although many of the persecuters will likely continue to their dieing day, no matter what. But I've got to try or I'll be guilty of neglecting to do something that I absolutely have to do.
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Comment #59 posted by FoM on February 20, 2006 at 21:00:21 PT
BUDSNAXZ 
That day might happen. My husband and I talk about it. I think it would be great. I get agitated when I think of how the law against this plant stops people from being themselves. It's a down right pity.
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Comment #58 posted by BUDSNAXZ on February 20, 2006 at 20:55:22 PT
Party at FOM's
When all this madness ends (and I know it will) I will drop anything I am doing and ride my motorcycle cross-country to attend the party. I want to be there to first and foremost thank FOM for all she's done. and second to meet you all for some great times. When I read the responses here, I feel like I am with family and I just want to see everyone in person and thank you all for being so close and good.Peace all and good dreams tonight!! Mac
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Comment #57 posted by FoM on February 20, 2006 at 19:47:49 PT
Hope
It really is amazing isn't it? I hope that people can understand that there really is more to issues then meets the eye. We are our brother's keeper.
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Comment #56 posted by Hope on February 20, 2006 at 19:38:51 PT
It is a "heavy" thought.....
but it's so beautiful. I remember times you and other people lifted my spirits from the bottom of the barrel. You have helped my spirit to feel restored when I was feeling so weak. Thank you, for that. As long as I have a sound mind, I will never forget it.Speaking of "sound minds"...this place, you and the people here and the Spirit here, have probably saved more than one of us from having to pay to talk to a counselor about how we feel about this whole mess of the WoD as well as some other problems.
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Comment #55 posted by FoM on February 20, 2006 at 18:28:53 PT
Hope
Thank you. That's what I want to do. I remember a long time ago that I was reminded that each one of us and what we say might be the only good thing that happens to another person in a day. We may never know that we made someone smile but the person won't forget and that is all that is important. That's a heavy thought and a lot of responsibility goes along with it.
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Comment #54 posted by Hope on February 20, 2006 at 18:22:55 PT
I had intentions of mentioning that to you
on that thread. You already have helped so many people, including me...just by being here. I'm very thankful for you and what you have done and are doing. I'd hate to think I'd never found CannabisNews or that it had never been created.The prophecy was right...already is and will likely increase to even much greater proportions before this is all over with.
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Comment #53 posted by FoM on February 20, 2006 at 17:58:52 PT
Hope
I don't remember where it was either. I do know I take this very seriously. 
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Comment #52 posted by Hope on February 20, 2006 at 17:55:34 PT
           gw
Comment 50.That would be a fine dream for us all to have tonight.
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Comment #51 posted by Hope on February 20, 2006 at 17:53:46 PT
FoM
I've lost what thread it was on now...but I remember you speaking of a prophecy once made about you. I think they were right...obviously.
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Comment #50 posted by global_warming on February 20, 2006 at 17:41:46 PT
may i sleep
and dream,that world is in my grasp
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Comment #49 posted by Hope on February 20, 2006 at 17:30:39 PT
gw....comment 35
We're PLANNING on REJOICING!If you're a "downer" gw, you're our "downer" so don't worry about it. But practicing or planning to rejoice is a good thing.Museman's right, gw. I like this that he wrote, "I think it's good to fantasize a little. When we were kids that's what we did. We role played happiness."
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Comment #48 posted by global_warming on February 20, 2006 at 17:27:50 PT
it is swimming
my breastcannot containthe depthsthat this 'witness,must endure,in my placein this 'time,there is Hope,there 'is..so much more,
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Comment #47 posted by museman on February 20, 2006 at 17:20:11 PT
global
Or is it swimming?
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Comment #46 posted by global_warming on February 20, 2006 at 17:13:07 PT
do you
believe in a pure stream?That is 'connected,Much like that river,ever expanding logic,is caught, in that 'river .
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Comment #45 posted by museman on February 20, 2006 at 16:46:35 PT
global
You are such a brother in arms.Your way runs wild like freedom,like water running down a random mountainsidestopping for no mere rock or treeheading for that final pool of thoughtwhich opens on a tiny streamthat becomes a river again.
The Secret
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Comment #44 posted by global_warming on February 20, 2006 at 16:26:58 PT
it was always
our gardenas childrenin this worldit has always,been 'us children,'we can identify,with 'courage and valor,Glory Trail,that road may fork,in that split second,that Light 'might catch the side of your eye,you may have dreams,and escaping thoughts,that 'remind,how you will offer 'your hand..May it be a 'gentle hand,a reminder of that 'infinite Glory,'we so enjoyand Mark this 'placeas Witness and ChildIt is 'your hand,in the 'end,
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Comment #43 posted by global_warming on February 20, 2006 at 16:05:58 PT
'we can 'end this 
cruel and immoral war on people,in that blink of your 'moral eye,this fabric of reality and 'existence,what is "foerever sacred,you are already casting, your places,in this sparkling universe,
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Comment #42 posted by global_warming on February 20, 2006 at 15:53:39 PT
did i sa y i dont dream?
my hope, is a dream,
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Comment #41 posted by Had Enough on February 20, 2006 at 15:51:59 PT
g_w
Some fantasies, dreams can actually happen. But if you donít dream or fantasize, nothing happens.
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Comment #40 posted by global_warming on February 20, 2006 at 15:47:35 PT
I think it's good to fantasize a little,
In your fantasy,Have you ever Hoped?Wished that this 'world could be 'different?
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Comment #39 posted by museman on February 20, 2006 at 15:38:44 PT
global
I think it's good to fantasize a little. When we were kids that's what we did. We role played happiness. At least that's what we thought we were doing. Other things got in the way, like having to 'confront "Reality" ' but while we were there it was real enough.The chances of some fantasies ever happening are really slim, but it's sure fun while you are there, and I'm talking about healthy human fantasies, not sicko stuff.Just "Imagine." Great one word that covers a lot of ground.
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Comment #38 posted by global_warming on February 20, 2006 at 15:20:39 PT
thanks MM
for a moment i lost my place in this cruel and horrible world,i reckon i should stop writing, for a while,it does appear that i am a downer', just not able to celebrate,until that last place at that table', can freely partake of the 'bounties,that has been given 'to all,
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Comment #37 posted by museman on February 20, 2006 at 14:59:17 PT
global
No, I think everybody is just day dreaming, hopeful projections of the future. It's all still a big mess, people are still suffering, stupidity still rules. But we're all hanging out with Willie and Neil, and FoM on the back porch watching the sun go down over a big spliff, listenin to BGreen, and I trying to keep from keeling over in the excitement of playing with these Heroes. We be jammin too!
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Comment #36 posted by museman on February 20, 2006 at 14:52:54 PT
jammin
"We can build a small stage, set up a PA system and do some jammin."I got the system. Maybe by then it will be completely solar powered. I'll be drivin up in my bio-diesel, and my kids'll have a couple of those as well.I had a dream about it a few years ago you guys are always making me think of these things
The Dream
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Comment #35 posted by global_warming on February 20, 2006 at 14:30:06 PT
am i missing something?
did something happen that 'we should be rejoicing?I Love You All, but can't figure out why every body is so happy.
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Comment #34 posted by FoM on February 20, 2006 at 07:14:51 PT
You Are All Just The Best
If Neil and Willie showed up I'd probably fall over dead on the spot. Well I believe in being efficient so you could have a wake for me and jam away! LOL!
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Comment #33 posted by Hope on February 20, 2006 at 06:31:01 PT
We probably should invite Joyce.
She certainly gave us plenty of free promotion and she was brave enough to actually talk to us, or was it "at us"? Maybe she would be able to see that we are just people...and not monsters. I know she wouldn't want a draw of the peace pipe...but.Then again...if she doesn't want to show...we could always think about burning some effigies. I hope there won't be a burn ban on at the time.For FoM...hippie and flower children attire requested but not necessarily required. I can't see Nick T. breaking out the bell bottoms.
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Comment #32 posted by BGreen on February 20, 2006 at 06:27:12 PT
I know the feeling
When my friend asked Mrs. Green and I if we wanted to go on Willie's bus and meet him, we tried to play it cool on the outside but inside we were about to explode.Standing in his bus talking to Willie was something I'll never forget.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #31 posted by Hope on February 20, 2006 at 06:19:55 PT
Neil and Willie
Wouldn't that be something?I think it would tickle me even more to see the look on FoM's face when Neil shows up, than even meeting Neil, himself.
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Comment #30 posted by Hope on February 20, 2006 at 06:13:41 PT
   *Smile*
BGreen. Me, too.
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Comment #29 posted by BGreen on February 20, 2006 at 06:09:02 PT
huggin'
There's going to be so much huggin' and passin' going on that we might not have time for music. LOLWait a minute ... I'm a professional in ALL of these areas, so I think I can pull it off. LOLThe Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #28 posted by Hope on February 20, 2006 at 05:47:47 PT
Victory Jammin....
Much as I hate to travel I'd have to get myself there somehow.I've got a lot of huggin to do. If you see me comin....better step aside...if you don't want your huggin.gw.....I'm gonna getcha and I'm gonna hug you and you're gonna have to smile a little before I let you go!
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Comment #27 posted by Had Enough on February 20, 2006 at 05:33:22 PT
Willie
Can't forget about Willie.
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Comment #26 posted by BGreen on February 20, 2006 at 05:04:10 PT
You know we'll have to invite Willie Nelson
Willie can be a part of the Cannabisnews.com family.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #25 posted by Had Enough on February 20, 2006 at 04:52:55 PT
We're Jammin
FoM wrote: I want to see the laws changed on cannabis then I will bow out gracefully and do something else with my life more then likely but as far as politics go I am not interested.Not so fast. After this is all over with, we will have to have a get together at FoM & Stickís place. We can build a small stage, set up a PA system and do some jammin. Weíll call it, the Freedom Jam for FoM.  Maybe Neil Young might stop by.Party at FoMís. Stay tuned for updates.
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Comment #24 posted by FoM on February 19, 2006 at 19:46:00 PT
whig
I know that I never thought like my friends. I was always asking why is this important kind of questions. I didn't understand the need for certain subjects in school and didn't do well in them either. I was a loner and very much into my own thoughts. I didn't go to partys unless I had to go. I didn't like most things that were normal for other children. When I was working with my horses I connected to of course the horse but everything around me too.
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Comment #23 posted by whig on February 19, 2006 at 19:30:52 PT
FoM
I'm not agreeing with the metaphysics that your link contained, but the description of indigo children fits me pretty well.
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Comment #22 posted by FoM on February 19, 2006 at 18:40:43 PT
Whig
I don't really know what an Indigo Child is. I don't believe in somethings that maybe they do believe in but I do believe that there is some truth to this. I don't believe in aliens or things like that. http://skepdic.com/indigo.html
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Comment #21 posted by whig on February 19, 2006 at 18:22:27 PT
FoM
I'm an Indigo child.http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/petergabriel/indigo.html
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Comment #20 posted by FoM on February 19, 2006 at 12:26:52 PT

museman
I believe in the future.http://www.indigochild.com/
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Comment #19 posted by Hope on February 19, 2006 at 12:25:47 PT

PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE
Because of observation I was way out ahead of the scientists apparently about this stuff. When I would give my little girl the recommended amounts of cough syrup or medicine for children she would begin to act strange. You wouldn't notice unless you watched them closely...and I did. I already had one child that was prone to febrile convulsions so I watched their behavior very closely, especially when they were ill...even a little. I notice that she would get a funny sort of "zoned" look in her eyes. Almost like she wasn't exactly in there, sort of. Her eyes didn't look right. She would jump sky high at the least noise or surpise. I noticed that she seemed to jerk (convulsions)for no reason at all, often. I narrowed it down to that PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE and from then on I made their cough syrups myself. Honey. Lemon Juice. Hot toddies. Hot lemonade drawn through a peppermint stick. That was their favorite, of course.When that report of the dangers of the stuff came out, I felt very vindicated for watching for it and making sure it didn't get in my child...even accidently.
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Comment #18 posted by FoM on February 19, 2006 at 12:19:33 PT

museman 
I want to see the laws changed on cannabis then I will bow out gracefully and do something else with my life more then likely but as far as politics go I am not interested. I never have been. I believe that good caring people can change the way things are if we just have faith that they will. I believe there are many young people who really care and will swing it back like is needed. That's my hope.
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Comment #17 posted by museman on February 19, 2006 at 12:13:22 PT

FoM
I concede your point. I vote even though I don't believe in politics, because I will accept any increments of positive change. However as I relayed in an earlier post referring to 'extremes' it is sometimes necessary to highlight the idealistic, identify the error, and do it with belief and conviction. 'Anger' as an out of controlled emotion is definitely non-productive, and is often destructive, yet without the 'anger' of our founding fathers against the unscrupulous rule of King George, we might not even have the opportunity to agree or disagree.As a poet and philosopher, I deal in both generalities, and extremes. I can't make the horse drink it, but I can lead it to water.For me it is always a dance of balance- believing as I do- most specially my 'attitudes' towards certain factions of society, and I am always refining my approach.I see a future that will someday be really free for humanity. We are so far from that future that the changes in awareness, attitude, and ways of thinking needed to get there are nothing less than 'extreme' from the standpoint of humanity's collective average position in spiritual and intellectual 'evolution.'There are many perspectives, who's to say which is the more valid? Some are obvious, like the stupid stuff laid out by the power elite in the WOD. Others are much more subtle and sophisticated, yet not invisible.If the truth 'alienates' the politicians, then perhaps we shouldn't invest so much trust in their power?
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Comment #16 posted by Hope on February 19, 2006 at 11:54:16 PT

Wanna see somethin scary?
http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/ Lock picking, explosives - SWAT cops party in Dallas
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Comment #15 posted by FoM on February 19, 2006 at 11:21:35 PT

museman
I won't get upset with how it is because I am just a person and anger doesn't change anything. It might alienated the politicians who want to help us change the laws on cannabis though.
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Comment #14 posted by museman on February 19, 2006 at 11:18:59 PT

'that's reality'
Unfortunately too true, however that doesn't make it right, or even acceptable. Having a gun to my head may be unavoidable, but it's not going to stop me or anybody else from trying to change it.When I was a teenager, still living at home, my mom said over and over "You can't fight City Hall." When one local idiot cop thought he could push me around just because he didn't like the way I delivered his Sunday paper, my mom changed her tune, and showed me that not only are you ABLE to 'fight city hall' it is a civic responsibility, specially when it is run by a bunch of criminals. Also demonstrated to me was that truth has a way of winning those battles. The fact that so many people are willing to 'just let it ride' is one of the reasons these people got so powerful to begin with.
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Comment #13 posted by FoM on February 19, 2006 at 10:56:41 PT

museman 
I do believe we all know about the Skull and Bones issue. That was one of things that was so upsetting to me during the elections. That is just the way it is. The wealthy do rule. That's reality.
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Comment #12 posted by museman on February 19, 2006 at 10:45:54 PT

Power Dynasties
This is one of the things that was hinted at, but not mentioned, is that most of these same "future McCaffreys, Walters, and Ashcrofts" are also part of the elite social class known as 'The Rich' or as The Monkey would put it "The 'have's' and the 'have more's'" It was the custom of all the royal families to send their progeny into either the church, or offices of the Royal Bureaucracy, thus insuring they had their power strings attached in all the right places.That custom has now become S.O.P. with the current Political and Economic Dynasties ruling our country, currently attempting world control.A perfect example is the Skull and Bones Society, in which so many modern presidents, and other politicians have belonged.Three examples; Bill Clinton, George Bush (Jr. and Sr.) and John Kerry.It is not only that these inbred morons grew "up to be the type of people with a lifelong disdain for marijuana and the people who smoke it" but they are all part of the "Let's make the world into a well-controlled and orchestrated Republican State, so we can be Lords forever, and our childrens children shall have a secure future as Kings of the Earth" agenda.When we were all in school together, they did grow to hate us freedom-loving types, because their brain capacity is too small to wrap around the concept, we made them look like the fools they actually are. Now that they have risen to power they do want vengeance. To think that this is a phenomenon only having to do with the boomer generation is missing a whole lot of history.

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Comment #11 posted by BGreen on February 19, 2006 at 09:25:31 PT

No apology needed
A LOT of young people were popping those over-the-counter diet pills containing PPA at dosages that would shock you, so it helps explain why there are so many people with brain hemorrhages.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #10 posted by Toker00 on February 19, 2006 at 09:15:40 PT

Sorry.
Well, thanks Bgreen. I'll be more careful about what I post.I just got the e-mail this morning.Wage peace on war. END CANNABIS PROHIBITION NOW!
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Comment #9 posted by BGreen on February 19, 2006 at 07:56:33 PT

That information is from 2000
From snopes.com:http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/ppa.aspOn 6 November 2000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory warning that phenylpropanolamine (PPA), an ingredient found in many over-the-counter cold medications and diet aids, may cause strokes and thus should be avoided. Although the FDA did not issue a mandatory recall of PPA-containing products, they asked drug manufacturers to voluntarily stop selling products containing PPA and provide safer alternatives. As a result, most products that formerly included PPA have now been discontinued or reformulated without PPA while the FDA proceeds with the regulatory process necessary to remove all PPA-containing products from the market.The list of products cited in the e-mail quoted above is now several years out of date, and as the FDA has noted:
[T]here is no comprehensive, updated list available from FDA. FDA is aware of emails circulating widely that list many products allegedly containing PPA. Those emails are no longer valid and should be ignored. Please read the labels of OTC products to determine if they contain PPA.Any of these products still containing PPA would be long out of date by now.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on February 19, 2006 at 07:54:30 PT

John Tyler 
Here's the article you mentioned. Washington Marijuana Harvest Sets Dubious Record: http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread21599.shtml
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Comment #7 posted by John Tyler on February 19, 2006 at 07:52:29 PT

8th largest agricultural commodity 
There was an article on the CNN website last week that said that cannabis was the 8th largest agricultural commodity in Washington state. They explained that they based their estimate just on the value of the plants they caught at $2,000 each. (That seems a little high to me, but those people always exaggerate.) They said that they were finding less than half of what they thought was around the state. They couldnít search as much as they used to because the National Guard has sent most of their helicopters to Iraq. In any case, it is a very big part of the stateís economy. Politicians are you listening? Money is talking.
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on February 19, 2006 at 07:46:29 PT

Toker00
Thank you for posting this information. I checked and we do have some of those meds in our medicine cabinet but we don't take them. We will throw them out.
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Comment #5 posted by Toker00 on February 19, 2006 at 05:48:15 PT

FoM, forgive me if this is inappropriate.
I got this e-mail from a concerned friend:This was sent to me and I am passing it on. To those of you who cannot get my forwards I copied and pasted it. Good stuff to know DRUG RECALL INFORMATION  All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled.
You may want to try calling the 800 number listed on most
drug boxes and inquire about a REFUND Please read this
CAREFULLY. Also, please pass this on to everyone you know.STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has been
linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain)
among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use
of medication. Problems were not found in men, but the FDA
recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative
medicine.The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or or ange)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent
Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine
BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
BC Sinus Cold Powder
Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief
Day & Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
Contac 12 Hour Caplets
Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus
Dexatrim Caffeine Free
Dexatrim Extended Duration
Dexatrim Gelcaps
Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir
Dimetapp Elixir
Dimetapp 4 Hour Liquid Gels
Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
Permathene Mega-16
Robitussin CF
Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal
Congestion
Triaminic DM Cough Rel! ief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head
Triaminic Syrup ! ! Cold & amp;am p; Allergy
Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough ....I just found out and called the 800# on the container
for Triaminic and they informed me that they are voluntarily
recalling the following medicines because of a certain
ingredient that is causing strokes and seizures in children:Orange 3D Cold & Allergy Cherry (Pink)
3D Cold & Cough Berry
3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D ExpectorantThey are asking you to call them at 800-548-3708 with
the lot number on the box so they can send you postage for you
to send it back to them, and they will also issue you a
refund. If you know of anyone else with small children,
PLEASE PASS THIS ON. THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!DO PASS ALONG TO ALL ON YOUR MAILING LIST so people are
informed. They can then pass it along to their families.To co nfirm these findings please take time to check the
following:  http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR CHILDREN IN CASE THEY GIVE IT TO THEIR CHILDREN OR TO FRIENDS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
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Comment #4 posted by Toker00 on February 19, 2006 at 05:29:27 PT

Thanks, whig/article.
Corporatocracy. That is the name of the govenment which we live under, and have for at least a hundred years. Or has it been since long ago, when we abandoned bartering and embraced money, gold, out of convenience? Convenience. We've paid MORE and it hasn't been WORTH it. The idea of getting more reward than what you actually worked for. Greed. Corruption. Idolatry. This is the price we pay for CONVENIENCE. Now. I will build you a house, if you will build me a number of quitars equally valuable. (You may not build quitars, this is just an example.) Say we do this over time and I decide I would rather have horses, than quitars. I call FoM up, and she wants guitars, but she needs to trade a few horses to me for the quitars. Now what's missing here? MONEY. We are trading WORK. Now how many of these people who have all the MONEY, know how to do the work we just did, as a system of trade? If money were abolished, and we had to trade equal work for work, could they learn enough fast enough to survive? Given that no one was to be able to give them anything they didn't work far. Would they be stuck out? Would we? The next system of law may be The Can Do's and the Can't Do's, instead of the Have's and the Have Not's. But then the Mean People would still just force us to work at gunpoint. I forgot about all those darn weapons out there. Duh. Everyone is just going to have to become an angel overnight and start the next day dismantling those darn weapons.It's going to take a universal conscienceness, far greater than what we are nurturing here, to end this mad rush to oblivian. Only by setting the fires of truth, hope, and determination to survive widely, completely, and quickly, are we going to do this. We must end the violence. We must end the hatred. We must co-operate without reward. Even the wicked must learn to love. Can we do it? We have started our fires. Maybe we have become the flames of the Fire of Truth that will someday consume all the evil of the earth. Ok, well it was a nice thought, though.  Wage peace on war, END CANNABIS PROHIBITION NOW!
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Comment #3 posted by OverwhelmSam on February 19, 2006 at 03:10:36 PT

Interesting View
But I'm not buying it completely. There may be a percentage of drug warriors that fit this profile, but the majority have tried maeijuana and know it's no big deal and is relativley safe.If they were really smart, they would give Society an alternative to drugs like meth and herion by regulating marijuana. That's a big "IF" though.
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Comment #2 posted by whig on February 18, 2006 at 21:09:06 PT

OT: Interesting article
http://tinyurl.com/e2ewy
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on February 18, 2006 at 20:39:15 PT

Just a Note
I thought this was an interesting article and after reading it and reading the comments on the blog I thought I should post it here for all of us too.
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