Mayoral Marijuana Martyrdom

Mayoral Marijuana Martyrdom
Posted by FoM on April 14, 2002 at 11:54:36 PT
By Paul Reyfman
Source: Columbia Spectator
Last year, before he was elected mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg unwittingly made a statement that would greatly affect his political career. He said, "You bet I did. And I enjoyed it." This statement was made in response to a New York Magazine reporter who asked whether Bloomberg had ever smoked marijuana. Now, the quote is being used against the mayor in an enormous ad campaign by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The campaign began with a full page color advertisement in the Tuesday, April 9 edition of The New York Times.
Bloomberg is, of course, worried that such a campaign means political suicide, and it is very possible that it will, but this would be a great shame because Michael Bloomberg is now my hero. I have smoked marijuana and enjoyed it, and I am not ashamed of it. Furthermore, I urge every person who has smoked marijuana and enjoyed it to make it publicly known.Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush faced similar questions in the course of their presidential campaigns. Clinton's response was very evasive, in true politician style: "I didn't inhale." I don't believe this at all. I think Clinton probably smoked marijuana and enjoyed it. More than once. When Bush was questioned about allegations that he had been a cocaine user, his response was less dishonest but just as evasive--he declined to answer the question. I have a feeling Bush smoked marijuana, snorted cocaine, and enjoyed both.Regardless of their drug use, Clinton was a good president and Bush has turned out to be one, in terms of satisfying constituencies. Furthermore, Clinton carried on a functional presidency after being impeached and Bush has maintained order in a post-Sept. 11 America. Their experiments in the world of illegal narcotics did not and have not impeded their success.Bloomberg, too, has used illegal drugs and has been a successful, popular mayor, in spite of criticisms during his campaign that as a businessman, he would not be able to adjust to the world of politics. This turned out to be all too true. The Mayor was not able to put a politician's spin on his answer to the age-old "in-or-out" question of drugs. It is sad that Bloomberg's tendencies as a successful, honest businessman may indeed ruin his chances at reelection in a way that nobody could have ever imagined. According to a 1999 study by the Core Institute, 32.5 percent of college students used marijuana within the year they were surveyed, and 18.7 percent had done so within the past month. Should all these future leaders of America have to hide their drug use or sacrifice any chance at ever holding public office? Although Bloomberg told The New York Times, "I'm not thrilled they're using my name," he has not stated that he is against the campaign on principle. Therein lies the essential catch-22 of drug law reform: No candidate who supports it has much hope of being elected to office, and therefore, few politicians openly support it. Bloomberg has been inadvertently forced to serve as the proverbial sacrificial lamb, and, if this event does ruin his future political career, his political suicide should not be wasted--it could very well help bring long-overdue reforms to drug laws. Furthermore, there is a chance, albeit a small one, that the mayor's career as a politician is not as doomed as it probably would have been if this ad campaign had occurred before his election to office. Bloomberg's term has only just begun and he has more than three years left to make it clear that, although he has admittedly smoked and enjoyed marijuana, he is a good mayor. Perhaps future mayors of New York will be able to admit that they smoke marijuana and make sure this is common knowledge before their election.There are no studies proving light marijuana users to be less capable than light alcohol users of functioning successfully in society, nor are there studies proving heavy marijuana use to be more dangerous than heavy alcohol use (in fact, part of the problem is that such studies would have too many legal impediments to be performed).Mayor Bloomberg can be the martyr who changes this, whether he wants to or not, but he cannot do it alone. E-mail me at: youbetihave -- to let me know if you too smoked and enjoyed marijuana. Provide your name and let me know if you would mind your name being published. Mike has smoked marijuana and so have I. We both enjoyed it. Who else?Paul Reyfman is a Columbia College first-year. Source: Columbia Daily Spectator (NY Edu)Author: Paul ReyfmanPublished: April 12, 2002Copyright: 2002 Spectator Publishing CompanyContact: opinion columbiaspectator.comWebsite: Articles & Web Sites:NORML Ad - Pictures & Articles Politicians Fess Up To Smoking Weed Tried Marijuana, Republicans No Campaign Needed 
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Comment #35 posted by Hope on April 16, 2002 at 19:48:40 PT
I would have liked to have seen more confirmation
that others had replied to Paul Reyfman. It probably won't amount to anything, just like everything else. The two Steves being arrested has really got me down. It's just sickening.When I was younger and we complained about the marijuana laws, older people shot back, "Change the laws if you don't like them!" We've tried and tried. Every kind of sane reasoning says they are wrong. There have been times when the votes have been disregarded. Officials have hidden fully valid signed found only after their death. They treat us wickedly on every hand. This is not what we were raised to believe America and modern humanity was supposed to be. It's no wonder so many young people are suicidal. There is no hope of making anything better, it seems. Our leaders are intolerant, lying, deceiving, greedy &%*#% *&s. They seem immovable. I know that eventually truth will prevail and we will win freedom to use the blessed herb as God intended and that the tyrannical practices of the war on drugs will be a thing of the past. It's just with this arrest, a bit of mourning is required. Every time they do something atrocious, I think that, surely, they are in quicksand now and will never worm their way out. I thought that surely they would develop some shame and some conscience when Alberto Sepulveda was murdered, then again when Roni and Charity Bowers were murdered. The antis, apparently, have no shame, no conscience, no true sense of moral right and wrong. They seem to be brute beasts.
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Comment #34 posted by FoM on April 16, 2002 at 14:11:23 PT
Keep this thread going if you want and here is what I know so far on the arrests.Terrible terrible news.
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Comment #33 posted by Hope on April 16, 2002 at 14:06:48 PT
No place to run!
Steve Kubby and Steve Tuck arrested in Canada today.Sick.
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Comment #32 posted by Patrick on April 16, 2002 at 12:19:39 PT
Thanks Hope
For your understanding! Currently, I am wrestling with and trying to understand the most recent Supreme Court decision. Seems child pornography is ok as a freedom of speech issue while medical marijuana use is not defensible in court against the "state" and the drug war goons. 
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Comment #31 posted by Hope on April 16, 2002 at 08:05:37 PT
You are so right, Nuevo Mexican!
Thank you for those words of encouragement. It's important to remember that if the "nazis" do come to get us, that we not resist with arms or violence. It's best to endure their insults at moments like that and use time and peaceful methods to change the way things are. Things are already better than back when they could throw you in prison for five or ten years for having one joint. Things are improving everyday. The deaths of Tom and Rolli broke all our hearts, but if we gained anything from that horror, it's be ever more careful of how we resist those that despise us and not give them any opportunity at all to say they "had to protect themselves" from us and to keep going so that we can realize the dream that Tom and Rolli died for. I don't believe they had to protect themselves from Tom and Rolli, but they were able to convince many that they were. I've packed away all my camo clothing, even the bandana. It looked cool, I thought, but it can make you appear more dangerous or intimidating than you are in these hard times.
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Comment #30 posted by Nuevo Mexican on April 15, 2002 at 11:52:16 PT
A word about 'fear'...
Fear is an emotion that is used against you. As in, let's say, watching the evening news. Fear is always the first item of the day, terror, bombings, murder, mayhem. Why? Because this is how you are controlled. If you are fearless, they have no control. Love is all there is, and if you exist in a state of fear, then you have stepped out of the protection love offers, and into the darkness of uncertainty, doubt, faithlessness. The only way to fight fear is to stay in 'love'. It is a conscious effort, and not one of denying reality, but the sun always rises and banishes the dark, doesn't it. 
The American people have been a success story for the CIA's mind control experiments, and it's all based on a simple theory. Keep the public innundated with fear based advertising, programming and political announcements stating the current level of fear we are supposed to be experiencing and bingo....ultimate control of the masses. Shock, Horror, constant reruns of 911 to hypnotise the young, the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, nieces, all the fragile, caring, compassionate ones, and then there will be no one that will speak out, as even these voices have been silenced, as evidenced by the medias' lack of coverage to the Zion-nazis blatant massacre in Jenin for the last two weeks. Yes, it is discussed somewhat, but in the context of 'how can these Palestinian people support Arafat and the suicide bombers? Instead of 'how can the Israeli and American public support an all out massacre and methodical genocide, while Israel prohibits CNN, ITN, the BBC and all the rest of the world media from filming, documenting and broadcasting the horror Sharon as unleased on these demonized people? Always note the context with which these questions are framed as this is just more posturing to get the desired reponses from us, the public, and to avoid revealing the truth which is, this holocaust is financed by the U.S. taxpayer to the tune of 3-4 BILLION Dollars a year! Yes, there is alot to fear in life, but put yourself in the position of a Palestinian mother whose home is being destroyed by tanks as she and her family are buried alive! Until that is happening to us, there really is nothing to fear but fear itself. Even when those crushed by tanks while in an ambulance attempting to escape the gleeful Israeli ss-boys know that their deaths will not be in vain, as the long term consequences of their actions will be played out in the World Court for all to see. Sharon and bush will make Milosivec look like a Hitler-wanna-be, and busharon will knock Adolf of his pedestal to replace his legacy for all time! Create a new world based on love and the old world of hate and fear will fall by the wayside, as you would forget about your old 8-cylinder gas-guzzling chevy, when it is replaced with a 60-mpg hemp/bio-fuel-powered Solar car. You can't fight terror with terror and you can't fight fear with fear, so get brave, stand up for your beliefs, fight for the rights of the have-nots and all will be well, as the world of the material is an illusion.
And all you need is love!
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Comment #29 posted by Hope on April 15, 2002 at 09:12:27 PT
Thanks, guys! and a note to Patrick
Patrick, I understand. It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you. The sad truth is, while there are terrorists running loose and hoping to kill as many of us as possible, we have agents of our own government, who, though they could be using their skills to truly protect us , instead, have as one of their top priorities, arresting and persecuting cannabis users and confiscating as much money and property as they can. On a list of "rights and wrongs", that has to be a grievous wrong. Bungee jumpers are more a danger to themselves or others than cannabis users. To add insult to injury, they are using our own money, via the "Taxman", to finance their wrong doing. One of the worst evils of mankind's heart is to wreak havoc and sorrow on his fellow man while telling himself he is doing "the right thing". I believe that is what prohibitionists and their enforcers are doing. The day will come when they know they are wrong, but by then it will be too late for the many they have trampled in their zeal for their wrong headed crusade. Nonetheless,on a brighter note, I hope, I know of at least two souls who e-mailed Mr. Reyfman with "I am smoking one right now!" I haven't got that kind of nerve but I applaud them. 
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Comment #28 posted by Jose Melendez on April 15, 2002 at 07:08:35 PT:
I enjoyed smoked marijuana. - jose
I emailed youbetihave, peace to all. Check out this editorial, from: it comes to policing grown-ups at leisure, the War on Marijuana is sillier than a weed-fueled giggle. The same government that permits Americans to soften the edges of modern life with Xanax, Tylenol PM, Lotto and Jagermeister immediately should put a match to the entire anti-pot project. If marijuana amuses the mayor of America's premier city, it should be available to entertain adults in Anytown, USA.Pubdate: Sat, 13 Apr 2002
Source: Naples Daily News (FL)
Copyright: 2002 Naples Daily News.
Contact: letters
Author: Deroy MurdockNote: New York commentator Deroy Murdock is a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service and a senior fellow with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Fairfax, Va.

Arrest Prohibition 
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Comment #27 posted by goneposthole on April 15, 2002 at 06:37:44 PT
Michael Bloomberg
should turn himself over to the authorities, forfeit his fortune to the DEA and enter a prison. See how he would enjoy that environment.hypocisy, double standard, and zero justice with zero tolerance
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Comment #26 posted by goneposthole on April 15, 2002 at 06:00:32 PT
I emailed 
and you should, too."Make tax day and election day the same day."-on a billboard in Montana
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Comment #25 posted by Toker00 on April 15, 2002 at 05:59:47 PT
Add another one, Hope.
Your enthusiasm is contagious. Thanks.Peace. Realize, then Legalize.
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Comment #24 posted by Patrick on April 15, 2002 at 05:32:07 PT
A note of caution
Since finding this wonderful website I have emailed only two individuals. FoM and Dr. Russo.I can't send an email to this address and although I said I was pulling my head out of the sand when welcomed here by freedom fighter and FoM let me start to explain my position with a quote from Sober Stoner…I'm afraid to speak out if I'm holding...but if I'm not holding...and I purposely don't, so I can...I speak out.Unfortunately, I cannot make the same claim as Sober Stoner right now. Not providing my email is not because of paranoia. Feelings of paranoia is why I emailed our good Doctor Russo. No, not sending an email here in this case is because of the reality of being personally arrested in the past for the ACT of smoking cannabis. Combine that with witnessing what happened to Tom & Rollie, 750,000 cannabis possession arrests annually, the DEA confiscation and monitoring of hydroponics stores and outlets, and California Cannabis Club raids, and that the government still hasn't changed it's zero tolerance approach to us. Actually they are ratcheting it up to a higher gear and no pun is intended. In the military they taught me to use escape and evasion techniques if I were to get caught by the enemy. Well the enemy caught me before when I thought it was safe to poke my head out. I plan to stay under the radar and thereby maintain some sense of my freedom even though I live in constant fear of my own government. It is sad that I would have to disassociate myself from marijuana completely like Sober Stoner to make a public stand in support of it. That is how corrupt our government has made life in these the UN-united States of Prohibition. Just to clarify, I do not sell or in anyway shape or form make any money from marijuana. As a true patriot I do not even by it off the street. I grow my own. Or in the governments eyes. I manufacture cannabis. What a laugh. If I manufacture cannabis then legal brief should state The United States vs. GOD. If you are clean then by all means email this guy. If not, duck.
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Comment #23 posted by E_Johnson on April 15, 2002 at 03:55:12 PT
This can't be true
No candidate who supports it has much hope of being elected to office, and therefore, few politicians openly support it.Drug reform initiatives have been doing better at the ballot box than any candidate in any party anywhere.Perhaps the lack of drug reform candidates who get elected has to do with a lack of national party support from the top down, rather than a lack of voter support from the bottom up.
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Comment #22 posted by Hope on April 15, 2002 at 00:35:17 PT
I was so sleepy and about to go to bed when I read this article and saw that last paragraph. Suddenly, I was wide awake! I was so afraid it was going to be overlooked. Then, just I was beginning to get sleepy again when I thought it might get noticed....I read SoberStoner's letter and got goosebumps. It's going to be hard to go to sleep.You're right about the young people who are speaking out against the war on drugs. They are doing it very responsibly and intelligently. They are young patriots.This fight, this resistance, of our government having gone too far, is about those young patriots, about the future of this country for our children and grandchildren...and their children (if it lasts long enough for that) as well as ourselves and the brothers and sisters who have suffered because of the unjust laws. I don't want them to use drugs. But I don't want them to be put in prison for doing it if they do. I want them to be young patriots, not young sheeple, or slaves. Freedom isn't always safe...but it's better than not being free.It's so sad to see our government become so much like that one that our forefathers hated.I hope your husband isn't stranded and gets "on the road again" as soon as possible.
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Comment #21 posted by Hope on April 15, 2002 at 00:17:36 PT
Sober Stoner
Wow! That is a wonderful letter! When you cut loose, you really cut loose! I've got chill bumps from reading that!
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Comment #20 posted by SoberStoner on April 15, 2002 at 00:09:48 PT:
A copy of my letter
My name is Mike as well, I smoke cannabis and I love it.*Insert gasp of shock and dismay here*I have used cannabis for all the 'stoner lies'. I have used it for medical purposes since I have chronic back pain from an injury, I use it for religious purposes, as it helps me understand my surroundings better and allows me to views God's masterpiece of creation with eyes that may be half closed on the outside, but fully open on the inside. And yes, I even smoke cannabis for the dreaded recreational purposes. I say 'stoner lies' because thats what all the people who are feeding us the real lies say whenever a person advocates cannabis use. "It's just a way to legalize pot for people who want to get high""People dont want to use it for medicine, they're just stoners"It amazes me that our government can flat out lie and people dont question it. Our government says that Cannabis has no accepted medical value, and/or because it is a schedule one narcotic. Our government is also trying to outlaw foods with any hemp seed material in it even though it is impossible to get high from eating hemp pretzels or waffles. And this very same government approves a drug called Marinol for medical use which is simply an extract of the active ingredient in cannabis....which according the them has no medical value....So is our government allowing doctors to prescribe medicines that have 'no medical value', or are they outlawing a substance they know has medical uses as well as many others, but is so simple to produce, they couldnt make any money off of it if it were legal? Think it isnt about money? Find out how much Marinol costs. Find out that Ford produced a car in the 1930's that was built and ran off of hemp product, not oil. Find out that we could have an annually replantable crop that that in 1914 produced 4x as much paper per acre, without deforestation (imagine if todays technological advances were used, could it be 5x, 6x even, maybe more?) And then find out that the hemp seed is the best natural source of proteins and fatty acids when used in foods (the same foods the DEA is trying to outlaw). If you still dont think Cannabis prohibition is about money, find out that over 700,000 people are arrested for Cannabis offenses yearly, (most of those for possession only) and think about how much money the prison industry is making off building new prisons, employing guards, etc. Then find out how much money is made off of civil assest forfeiture laws for those who are convicted of these hateful, ignorant, racist laws. Why do I say racist? Find out for yourself what Harry Arslinger said before Congress in 1937. The truth is out there, and when you finally realize it, you will come to realize the biggest lie ever perpetrated upon mankind is Cannabis prohibition.I appreciate your article and hope that many others will email you as well so you can publish more articles on this subject. I know that you probably wont be able to publish my rant, but that wasnt my purpose. My purpose was to interest you into educating yourself, so that you may educate others. I am probably preaching to the choir here, but if you have trouble believing anything I have mentioned in my rant, do a little investigative work. It shouldnt be hard except maybe for the Ford part, that shocked me as well. If you have read this entire email instead of junking at at the first sign of a rant, I thank you. I hope that I will see more articles from you in the future and that you will continue to stand up for what you believe in. If you take nothing else from this email, remember that God's two greatest gifts to mankind are free thought and Cannabis. Use both wisely.------------------------------------------------I just wanted to share this with you all so that others who visit the site for whatever reason may read it as well.Hopefully, this will become a very long thread. I am expecting a lot of responses to this young man that show him how right he is. Of course I am sure Joyce and her ilk will also be responding to him with their hatred and lies, let's help him forget about that with out words of Truth and acceptance. Who knows, this could be the young man who publishes an atricle that exposes the Drug War for the fraud it is, and helps change this godforsaken policy.
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Comment #19 posted by Hope on April 15, 2002 at 00:08:01 PT
Just got word of one more in
since my last post. So that's at least 5 of us...and I bet allot more.
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Comment #18 posted by FoM on April 15, 2002 at 00:06:28 PT
That's not weird. I totally agree with you. Marijuana, to me, is not worth going to jail over. Freedom is. 
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Comment #17 posted by Hope on April 15, 2002 at 00:02:27 PT
Sober Stoner
That's at least four that I know of now personally. Like I said, we're in good company. It's apparently not an arrestable offense to "have" smoked it. I once admitted it to two officers who were questioning me about marijuana use. I told them that I had smoked it in the past, that I had not gone on to hard drugs (they mentioned the gateway theory when I said initially that laws against marijuana were unjust) and that it was wrong to arrest people and take their property or even fine them because of using marijuana. They didn't arrest me.I'm afraid to speak out if I'm holding...but if I'm not holding...and I purposely don't, so I can...I speak out. So, I guess that makes me a Sober Stoner, too.We have to peacefully resist oppression where we can. The Drug War has become oppressive. I understand your temptation to leave, but this country has allot of people that love it and some can't afford to leave even if they wanted to. Many are already jailed or have records. We must not forsake them. We must not forsake this nation if we can avoid it at all. We mustn't let the tyrants push us out of our own country. Marijuana, to me, is not worth going to jail over. Freedom is. That sounds weird...but it's true.
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Comment #16 posted by FoM on April 14, 2002 at 23:59:29 PT
I understand fear. I'm always afraid. It is sad that we need to be afraid but when you are not considered human practically that's how it makes us feel I think. I love America. I'm afraid for her and I want to stay here and ride it out. One way or the other society will make choices and the next generation will be the ones that will live with the changes more then anyone. The students that are saying enough is enough give me hope. They seem to be thinking it all through and not acting in an rude or bad manner as some would wish they would.The site is backedup every night when the search tool is updated. Hang in there. I'm up late because my husband's truck broke down and he is stranded until morning and I can't sleep but he's ok but I still can't sleep.
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Comment #15 posted by SoberStoner on April 14, 2002 at 23:22:44 PT:
Okokok....i'm in too:P
Hey all..I havent been posting here much lately but i figure if they're gonna declare me a terrorist for looking at a website (which probably is a lot closer than you think) than I might as well make my voice heard too...I had a discussion with my significant other last night and we both realized a lot of things about our feelings towards the current state of affairs..We're scared..and we both think that this country is no longer a land of freedom..we've basically decided that we will be leaving the country. we dont know when, but this is NOT the America i grew up in..when dissenting voices were praised as a virtue of our society. Now we have a president saying 'you're either with us or against us'...that is NOT America, that is something that Hitler would have said. She told me last night that she is afraid of me going to a Pro-MJ rally because she thinks I will be arrested. I couldnt admit that i had similar feelings. But that will not stop me from going. I am fully prepared to end up in jail for what i believe in. Martin Luther King Junior felt the same way, and I know in my heart that as he was able to prevail, so shall we. Truth will be our God, and it is on our side.Wow..i just wanted to say i was going to be emailing since they cant arrest someone for an email and i end up with a rant similar to one from dddd except nowhere near as good..I guess i just hope more people besides myself, hope and FoM take a few seconds of their time and let their voices be heard too..They may be able to silence us one at a time, but if we all start making noise at once, they cant silence us all. Oh and FoM...i hope you have at least one backup of this site somewhere..after watching what happened with Paul Peterson's site, the government has made it perfectly clear that dissenting views will be silenced if at all possible. I cant say 100% that it was a gov't op that silenced his site, but it reeks of covert intel ops since hacking websites is a federal crime and they are completely nonresponsive..kinda like how the biggest terrorist attack (possibly ever) hasnt even recieved any sort of offical investigation and any request for that is seen as 'unpatriotic' and 'crackpot'...there is some crazy stuff going on kids...i get a bad feeling this is going to be a very long, hot summerLove and peace to us all, the road is long, but we are making progress, however slowly it may be.SS
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Comment #14 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 23:10:09 PT
He told me...not him...
to be sure and remind him.Should have done a closer proof reading!
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Comment #13 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 23:08:32 PT
The Taxman! How appropriate! April 15!
I'm glad you posted those words, FOM!
How appropriate for April 15!I'm going to print a copy to attach to the computer for my husband in the morning. He told him to be sure and remind him. Got to make that trip to the post office tomorrow.Thanks.
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Comment #12 posted by FoM on April 14, 2002 at 22:32:23 PT
You made me smile. I know it's slow here tonight but you know it's that last minute time of the year! 
You know the!
Taxman (Harrison)
Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman
If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.
Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me.
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Comment #11 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 22:24:49 PT
Eleven ought to be enough!
Eleven comments should make someone curious enough to look. It's as many as the next article. If I get up tomorrow and still no one has responded besides FOM. I will have to make a further nuisance of myself and try to post 35 or 40 times to make sure you guys have read this piece through and sent off an e-mail. 
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 22:15:54 PT
This is probably better than a poll!
I think it is a great opportunity.If I'm wrong and just sent my name to be published on a blacklist least I'll be in good company!
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Comment #9 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 22:10:01 PT
Mayor Bloomberg....cannot do it alone.
Mayor Bloomberg can be the martyr who changes this, whether he wants to or not, but he cannot do it alone. E-mail me at: youbetihave -- to let me know if you too smoked and enjoyed marijuana. Provide your name and let me know if you would mind your name being published. Mike has smoked marijuana and so have I. We both enjoyed it. Who else?Paul Reyfman is a Columbia College first-year. 
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 22:05:32 PT
Lol! Thank you!It kind of startled me when I saw that there were seven posts when I came back. I'm so relieved that someone posted besides me!I was going to say, before I saw your post, "FOM, you may delete these posts when you see what a fuss I'm making to draw attention to this."ThanksI'll post the last paragraph again. I think if I get eleven posts on here, as many as the next article, that people might notice it.
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Comment #7 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 22:01:46 PT
Five is not enough tonight!
I feel like I should post eleven....even if it's by myself to get someone to notice this and respond to me and tell me that they, too, sent an e-mail to this guy!
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on April 14, 2002 at 21:59:56 PT
Please post away! No one will get irked. You're so sweet. Bless your heart. I agree with you that those that can write should. It all matters. Everything we do these days matters. I never knew where Cannabis News would be today when it started. I had no idea how big it would get or that it all would become so complicated but who really expected a 9-11? We might have thought something could happen but when it did oh my. We are at a crossroad. I really believe that. Marijuana and freedom can be considered the same thing in my mind. We've lost much of our freedom since 9-11 but marijuana shouldn't be a part of it all.
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Comment #5 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 21:46:55 PT
You can't be arrested for admitting having smoked.
Can you?It doesn't ask for street address and phone number or even city.....does it?I hope no one gets irked at me for all these posts. But I think that most of you, like me at first, may have thought this was just another commentary. I think it's a great idea. But, maybe I'm wrong. Fuss at me, if you want to. But I feel the need to get some attention to this article.Am I missing something? I think this is sort of exciting.I won't post anymore tonight. But, I would like to see some responses here tomorrow. At least so I'll know you guys read the entire article.
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 21:42:33 PT
If I have to, I'm making 35 posts!
Until someone looks at my posts and tells me why we should not see that thousands of e-mails get sent to this address.We've always talked about how if everyone would turn themselves in that ever smoked's at least a chance to send an e-mail that might make Bloomberg feel a little better about his honesty.
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 21:39:32 PT
Can anyone tell me why we shouldn't
support this guy?youbetihave
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Comment #2 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 21:18:50 PT
Let's get so many people to send this in
that the server or box is overwhelmed. Post it to every list that you can.
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Comment #1 posted by Hope on April 14, 2002 at 21:17:12 PT
I hope everyone is signing 
and returning this e-mail to this paper.....and forwarding the call to everyone they can.
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