3 Rivers To Allow Pro-Marijuana Booth at Festival

3 Rivers To Allow Pro-Marijuana Booth at Festival
Posted by CN Staff on April 09, 2004 at 12:25:31 PT
From Staff Reports
Source: The State
Although the 3 Rivers Music Festival has been open to bringing in controversial acts like Ludacris, when it comes to marijuana there’s a problem.The local chapter of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) said festival organizers initially rejected its application to have a booth at this year’s festival, which takes place April 16-18.
After receiving letters from the South Carolina American Civil Liberties Union, 3 Rivers has agreed to let NORML have a booth.But the issue is still smoldering.According to Denyse Williams, director of the South Carolina ACLU chapter, festival organizers want NORML members to stay in their booth.Henry Koch, president of the Midlands chapter of NORML, said he wouldn’t accept any such requirement.“They’re saying that free speech exists only in that booth,” he said. “You either have free speech or you don’t have free speech.”Virginia Bedford, director of the festival, said several people complained last year when NORML members tried to give them literature.No other groups have free-standing booths at the festival.Some, including Prevent Child Abuse of South Carolina, the March of Dimes and the Columbia City Ballet, will be in booths provided by businesses, Bedford said. Note: Organizers will let group set up shop, but issue still stirs controversy.Source: State, The (SC)Published: Thursday, April 8, 2004Copyright: 2004 The StateContact: stateeditor thestate.comWebsite: Rivers Music Festival NORML Archives
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Comment #20 posted by FoM on April 10, 2004 at 12:19:42 PT
EJ That's Good
I've found that I feel best when I am upset with a person to say nothing. I don't like if people speak badly about me because no one really knows me and how I feel. We know ourselves and why we think and do what we do. As hard as it is I try not to be to bad when talking about Bush. It's hard sometimes but as I said I feel better if I don't blast him.
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Comment #19 posted by E_Johnson on April 10, 2004 at 11:27:32 PT
I TRY to treat Bush
like I WISH he would treat me.It's called The Golden Rule. It's a pretty good rule but it's held in somewhat low regard these days I'm afraid.
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Comment #18 posted by Nuevo Mexican on April 10, 2004 at 11:06:57 PT
Character is Destiny!
On Astrologers Max Flowers, I totally understand what you're saying, so let me explain. My point about Bush falling and predicting it was to give hope to all here who dangerously fall into thinking all is lost, and there is no reason for hope. I wasn't bragging, it's not a hard call. Nixon resigned when Saturn was in Cancer, bush is under this Saturn in Cancer return now. And it is exact just before his birthday, making it a slam dunk. Most Astrologers agree on this, its no big 'prediction'. But for most, it is going out on a limb, especially six months ago, when he still seemed invincible, 
Now it seems likely, if not resignation, impeachment, belittlement, or an Authoritarian attempt at stealing the next election and getting caught and punished. It will be the 'will of the people', that decides our future, bush or no bush.Amazing! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Even for Cannabis! If you go to and read the comments, as well as the great articles, you will feel like you're at home here at C-News. Especially if you have a friend who speaks Astrologese. Which loses most, that's why I leave the details out and express 'what the symbolism means'.Astrology is a Science/Religion if you want, and every choice you make is based on free will, and responding positively or negatively to the vibrations of the Uni-verse you are part of. Its all good, yin-yang, balance is the key!I like your observations, and think you'd make a great Astrologer, without looking at your chart. That's probably why you have such strong, well stated views and disagree with your friends approach. I frequently contradict other Astrologers. You can assume I'm a maverick amongst Astrologers as well, being a Cannabis Newser! Everything is based on planetary cycles, and understanding how they repeat, when they repeat, and the symbolism involved is what i'm looking at when I do charts, (the souls evolution), and what the entity has planned for themselves in this life. You make all the decisions, in agreement with the Uni-verse, not at its' command. 
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Comment #17 posted by Max Flowers on April 10, 2004 at 10:53:41 PT
Words that come to mind about Ms. Rice
Reptilian, power-hungry, overacheiving, cold, heartless, calculating, FRIGHTENING
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Comment #16 posted by Nuevo Mexican on April 10, 2004 at 10:37:09 PT
Love!I was wrong! Condi hates having a 'tanker' named after her!US politics: The quiet power of Condi Rice Posing for a women's magazine is about as close to elective politics as she wants to get. Although she is routinely rumored to be a potential U.S. Senate or vice presidential candidate, she scoffs at the idea. Her career aim, she often says, is to become NFL commissioner. That actually represents a step down from her childhood ambition. In 1965, when Rice was 11, her father took her to Washington, where she stood in front of the White House. Her father had encouraged her to believe that she could be president one day, even though at the time most blacks were not allowed to vote. "One day I'll be in that house," she told her father. It may have seemed a preposterous wish then, but Condi Rice made it come true. Condi have a problem with Cannabis too? Jamaicans, Haitians? Democracy?from Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice is telling the Jamaican government if Aristide is not immediately expelled from the country and anything happens to American forces in Haiti, consequences would be exacted against Jamaica in full force by the U.S.
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Comment #15 posted by Max Flowers on April 10, 2004 at 10:23:09 PT
E_J and NM
If there is a conflict of natures, I see it thus. E_Johnson strikes me as a super-pragmatic, hard-core realist, with a very sharp world view (okay I identify with her), and NM I see as I see all astrologers: perceptive about human nature, heart in the right place, but totally supercilious the instant the "predictions" start coming out. To me, the idea of someone claiming they can predict the future is a joke unless they can prove they can do it on demand, any time, which of course no one can do.If you want to impress me, predict something otherwise unforseeable that's going to happen in 5 minutes. Then do it for something otherwise unforseeable that will happen tomorrow at exactly 1:16 p.m. and 32 seconds (PST). You see, you can't do it. There's no trick to predicting something major that will happen months from now! It either happens that way or it doesn't. If it happens to happen, the astrologer says "see, I predicted that six months ago!" (ooh wow you're a `seer'!!")... if it fails to happen, the astrologer says nothing.Sorry if I seem abrasive toward astrologers, but a close friend of mine is one, and I find her pseudo-mystical pronouncements endlessly silly and annoying and I am always wishing she would get her mind out of the stars and on things here on this planet where her talents won't be wasted.On the other hand I admire people who stick firmly to a belief system even when most other people think they're wacky. Allegedly, as Americans we have the right to do that without being oppressed.
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Comment #14 posted by FoM on April 10, 2004 at 09:34:09 PT
EJ About Death
You're right. Sometimes I think something is wrong with me the way I look at life. I believe that every person has a reason to be here and shouldn't have their life shortened by going to war. People dieing over oil or whatever the reason was for this war upsets me. I feel sorry for Bush's girls. I believe that those who hate Bush for what he has done believe in an eye for and eye.
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Comment #13 posted by E_Johnson on April 10, 2004 at 09:28:40 PT
FoM they have to solve the death equation
The public has to feel like the war had some "meaning" so when they feel like the deaths are beginning to exceeed the meaning of the war, they'll want to pull out.That assumes the war has a meaning, of course. It may take the public time to realize that the meaning in this war is essentially zero and we should have pulled out before we went in.
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Comment #12 posted by E_Johnson on April 10, 2004 at 09:17:21 PT
Okay then
"She loves having her name on the tanker,
"Prove it. Since you know the inside of her mind.Don't you EVER try to project the inside of my mind like you project the inside of hers because I consider that to be mental rape.Don't you EVER try to tell me or anyone else what I love or what I don't love, or you will get yourself a war.Because you have no idea.
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Comment #11 posted by Nuevo Mexican on April 10, 2004 at 08:59:05 PT
E.J.: I said; 'sold her soul', not sold her name.
Didn't you read what I said? Are you an apologist for this person, as it seems you are. She has bush, the media and his billions to do that, you are not needed, in her opinion, as you are not a White Male Republican, and mean nothing to her. (As indicated in the article at loves having her name on the tanker, I wonder if they have changed it, anyone know? They must have by now!I appreciate your comment, but you always fire me up, I guess I cause a reaction in you as well. Someday, we'll sit down and fire one up and put it all behind us! My cure for everything! If I had your birthdate, I'm sure I would understand where you're coming from, as most of the time you articulate great wisdom, and as I do often, and yet we both miss the mark sometimes, as I keep track of my misses! But my prediction of bush being revealed as knowing about 911 sure has been proven! With more revelations to follow, with our worst fears confirmed!Quote: "every single time you're the least bit inaccurate, the press gets to call you "wrong". True!
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Comment #10 posted by BGreen on April 10, 2004 at 08:36:28 PT
Out of the mouth of a d.a.r.e. generation youth
DRUG LEGALIZATION:Time and money are wasted nowI think drugs should be legal because of all the people that use drugs. The war on drugs takes a lot of money from the government that could be used for other purposes, such as education. Cops spend time trying to bust drug users instead of real crimes like rapes, murders and child abductions.Since drugs are illegal, smugglers must smuggle the drugs into our country and that would cause violence. But if drugs were legal, there wouldn't be a need to smuggle drugs in and have conflict about the drugs.Government could tax the drugs if they were legal. If companies make drugs, it will make the drugs safer because of better and cleaner equipment and supplies. There would still be an age limit if drugs were legal.Tony Wang, eighth-grader, Pershing Middle School
DRUG LEGALIZATION: Time and money are wasted now
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Comment #9 posted by E_Johnson on April 10, 2004 at 08:21:24 PT
The tanker story is already dead
I think the name on that tanker is already changed or being changed. She never wanted it, it's been nothing but an embarassment, there is a reason why. Consider that she is an unmarried middle aged lady who doesn't date men. Think about that. Do you think she really wants her name associated with a tanker filled with DIESEL?Think it over carefully and you might catch on as to why that tanker was no favor to her, but an major embarassment that she wants gone.
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on April 10, 2004 at 08:07:52 PT
Nuevo Mexican 
I just took the poll. I am surprised that only 34% said to get out. How many more will die before that figure changes? They keep saying that Iraq isn't the same as Vietnam but if you would compare the first year of war in Vietnam to the first year troops were put it Iraq I bet the deaths in Nam were low compared to Iraq that first year. PS: I hope you and everyone are having a nice holiday weekend.
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Comment #7 posted by E_Johnson on April 10, 2004 at 08:05:17 PT
Neuvo Mexican I don't think that's true
I don't think she did not "soldl" her name to the tanker, I reasd that it was done without her permission to honor her and it embarassed the hell out of her and she is making them take it off.I don't like her, but I also don't like people saying things about me that are not true. We know how that feels every day because every day we see people telling lies about us and inflating small things out of proportion.If we don't like that kind of treatment then we shouldn't get all caught up in political slander games ourselves.It doesn't really help the left to inflate and blow out of proportion small things and find proof of guilt EVERYWHERE because every single time you're the least bit inaccurate, the press gets to call you "wrong".So if you go around saying she "sold" her name to that tanker, anything you said about her that is right will no longer be considered believable.
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Comment #6 posted by Nuevo Mexican on April 10, 2004 at 07:27:49 PT
Busy watching the Fall of Bush! Take the poll!
And hope you are too! Riveting!Kindasleazy Rice: Thank You! You embarrassed every Black and every Woman for your derelection of your duty, sorry a Black Woman would sell her soul for her name on the side of an oil tanker (in case anyone here isn't familiar with the 'Condelezza' oil tanker, go to the for more on how she is perceived).Stop the war in Iraq, stop bush from terrorizing the world, and prohibition will fall as fast as you can say, 'I smoke pot, and I like it alot!' A year after the fall of Baghdad, what do you think of the U.S. occupation?  * 86148 responses 
 Successful; Saddam is gone and Iraq is heading toward democracy
 As expected; pacifying Iraq wasn't going to be easy
 Hard going; I didn't expect Iraqis would be so resistant
 Disaster; pull out the troops, or it's going to get worse
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Comment #5 posted by John Tyler on April 10, 2004 at 05:58:10 PT
Racial Profiling
NBC Dateline showed that the cops don't understand Racial Profiling. Maybe if overweight white guys with buzz haircuts were stopped and searched (politiely or otherwise) everytime a cop spotted them, and they were threatened if they tried to complain, they might understand then. The Drug War was another excuse to stop and search. 
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Comment #4 posted by afterburner on April 10, 2004 at 05:49:17 PT:
The Trailer Park Boys Are Coming...on BBC America
Oh */+&!%*. The Boys are back
Today's Paper: Saturday, April 10, 2004 12:00 AM Page R5 
Every move up the ladder of celebrity is marked by a moment when the stars-in-the-making realize how far they have come from their humble beginnings.For the actors who play Julian, Ricky and Bubbles on the wildly successful television series Trailer Park Boys, several moments marked the occasion. 
FULL STORY The first season premieres Sunday at 9 pm EDT in America with bleeping and uncut on late night repeat on BBC America. The fourth season premieres Sunday at 9 pm EDT in Canada on Showcase.
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Comment #3 posted by breeze on April 10, 2004 at 00:06:50 PT
The issue of free speech...
What is not exactly emphasized in this report is that the festival leaders, and others, are basically trying to limit the area where handbills/handouts can be distributed to 100 square feet. Its going to be defined as a free speech zone, but only a limited free speech zone. Imagine only being able to hand out information to people living in a certain part of the country, when the information should be distributed nationwide! Well- this is happening here. You are only allowed to speak to people who walk up and within the zone that you are allowed to distribute literature within.
Anyone ever heard of this, other than when Bush comes to town in his motorcade? 
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Comment #2 posted by TroutMask on April 09, 2004 at 23:07:36 PT
Keller Williams
Keller Williams is playing this festival. If you check him out, you will love him. (End Warning.)-TM
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on April 09, 2004 at 17:32:20 PT
Dateline NBC - Racial Profiling
It's on now!***An unprecedented 14-month investigation examining whether racial profiling exists in Cincinnati and other cities across the country.
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