RI Gov. Signs Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana
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RI Gov. Signs Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on June 14, 2012 at 08:15:09 PT
By The Associated Press 
Source: Associated Press
Providence, R.I. -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) has signed legislation rolling back criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana.Chafee announced the signing Wednesday night after the General Assembly ended its formal session. Chafee, an independent, had been expected to sign the bill into law.
Adults caught with an ounce or less of marijuana would face a $150 civil fine. Minors would also have to complete a drug awareness program and community service.The previous state law made possession of small amounts of marijuana a misdemeanor. Violators had faced possible jail time and fines up to $500.Fourteen other states have decriminalized possession of limited amounts of marijuana.Source: Associated Press (Wire)Published: June 13, 2012Copyright: 2012 The Associated PressCannabisNews  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #9 posted by Paul Pot on June 18, 2012 at 05:05:22 PT
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Comment #8 posted by Oleg the Tumor on June 15, 2012 at 13:30:46 PT:
Sam Adams
I checked out the Onion. Very slick site. All Professionally written. Lots of flashy ads and I am sure they'd like to keep it that way. But they don't let just anybody walk in and start shooting Texas-style like you can do at, which serves audiences in both the US and the UK. 
 Brit satire has always been hard-knuckled. These people know how to go at it! They are used to it.The ads on Spoof are miniscule by comparison.
Check out these stories that they let me post on thespoof:"Zombies Linked to Cannabinoid Deficiency - Five-Year Study Finds" (276 views as of today 4:30pm EDT)"Bilderburger Finals from Chantilly VA""US Historians Are Deserting Ship like German Tourists Fleeing Empty Buffet"and a whole bunch more!Enjoy!
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Comment #7 posted by Sam Adams on June 15, 2012 at 12:33:52 PT
Oleg, wow, I enjoyed reading more about your thoughts on history, cannabis, etc. Biting sarcasm? yes, I'm afraid that appears to be the focus of my output as well!maybe it's an instinctive human reaction to overwhleming hypocrisy?  Have you checked out The Onion? am also dealing with cancer, though it's one of the less serious types it's really opened my eyes to the fact that sky-high rates of cancer are another one of America's defining characteristics. Our rates of many cancers are far higher than poor, 3rd world countries. Why?I'm beginning to see the "grand scheme" of life here is that it's basically one gigantic "company town" for the elite's corporations. The purpose of the 99% is to work and consume as much as possible, including delivery of over-priced health care and medicines.Do some research and you'll see that "we" spend more on healthcare than anyone else - Pharma, the insurance companies, and much of the provider medical industry has some of the highest profit margins in the US. and the kicker is that oncology is the most profitable market segment of anything in health care! Your role as a proper proletariat/consumer is to consume as much un-healthy food and medicine as you possibly can, then get sick and provide fodder for the price-supported medical industry.Once you understand the real scheme, everything else falls into place. Of course the safer drugs are illegal! They don't WANT you to stay healthy. Of course we subsidize corn syrup until everyone is obese!  Of course we discourage public transit, which boosts walking and exercise.
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on June 15, 2012 at 09:40:59 PT
I enjoy your posts and I'm glad you found us.More power to you!
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Comment #5 posted by Oleg the Tumor on June 14, 2012 at 17:31:21 PT:
"Thank You" Time
Thank You. Of all the places that I have ever attempted to learn anything intelligent – this is the one school that has never let me down. Up until now, whenever anyone asked me where I went to school, I would always answer "Yellow Cab, Pittsburgh" and not as a joke, either. It just ended up that way because I screwed up the job that I had before. A lot of cabbies start that way.Cab drivers see what the cops and the EMTs and the firemen see. Everyone here knows what dysfunction looks like, smells like, feels like. It is not pretty.But imagine how it would be if you could never see the truth for yourself? You'd know it's out there somewhere, but always somewhere else, someplace else… at some point, you're going to need it.Life is like a theme that you can't remember all of and can't get out of your head either, especially when you find yourself chased late into the corner of your life and then and only then, does the song come to you, that you might sing it in full and as complete as your spirit will allow.Thank You, FoM, for hosting this forum. Without it, and the links provided by the people who read here, I would not have known the true definition of being an American. I know now.America is where it is, good or bad, because of "Yankee ingenuity", or the ability of its people to band together and drop their differences when they have to – so that a common enemy does not prevail. Even if that enemy moves among us, and they always do, we will have the power to deal with it. Freedom really is not free. What sets Americans apart is our wits, our thinking capacity.Subjective reasoning still requires a hard kick in the ass provided by the objective facts. Without that, the bastards will try to get away with anything. When print was the main medium, the presses were bought up and controlled. Same as now. If somebody thinks they can stop Americans from posting brutal humor on the internet, good luck. All I can say is, stand back and watch.If we ignore them and their crimes, then we all pay for it in the end.
This time around, they are calling it a "War On Drugs.”The German people had a difficult time after WWII because of what the Nazis did.America is about to go through the same thing because of the same sort of people, (many of them are in fact, the same fascists they were before) Only this time, its worse, because we Americans have a legacy in film, literature and the arts, as being the good guys and the ones coming to the rescue, not as “alphabet soup gangs” sneaking around in the night, trying to define crime and confiscating whatever is found on the way. The America I’ve always known is mostly about upstanding people who’d rather mind their own business , but are always willing to help a neighbor when the need arises.But the Fed can't prop up the value of your dollar forever. Soon, that objective freight train will meet that subjective Pinto on the tracks, and when it does, we will all be left with pennies instead of dollars, or knowing Pintos, lots of flames too. Right now our best weapon is the truth that they cannot suppress– satire, cold and brutal, aimed directly at the heart of the problem: the lie itself. We owe them the whole 9 yards for Wallace Hale Curruthers, one of the best organic chemists of our age.All he did was invent nylon. And instead of accepting the Nobel Prize for chemistry, he decided to drink cyanide, one week after the "marihuana law" was passed.We owe him, and we owe Gen. Washington an acre of hemp. Each. So much for the liquor store idea. They don’t have bags that big.Hope – thank you for your gentle corrections and your anger. I haven't seen the cowboy that could stand straight and tall in front of your kind of artillery.  We sure could use some more people like you at Check out the link below. Writers are invited to look over each other’s work to pre-edit before it goes on to a “real” editor.To me, this is like being on the gun deck of the Constitution, with a lot of other citizens just as pissed off as I am. With so many educated people out of work, we are seeing a “golden age” of American satire. Thespoof,com is my Disneyland and I’m having a ball.Collectively, we can put so many holes in the lie that the light will have to shine through. And yes, Hope, I have to have to, only I won't say the date here so that no one can claim afterwards that it was "public knowledge". But it doesn't really matter because the same "august body" that gave us the Commerce Clause also gave us HIPPA. Go figure.Not to worry, I’ve been through worse.
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on June 14, 2012 at 12:01:56 PT
"The best way out is through." – Robert Frost
That's very often true and dealing with cancer, it always is.I'm sorry, Oleg. Dang.
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Comment #3 posted by afterburner on June 14, 2012 at 10:58:16 PT
Nixon's Other 5 Wars - Besides the 'War on Drugs'!
Nixon’s vice was ‘far worse than we thought,’ write Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, reflecting on ever-expanding knowledge about the Watergate scandal.
Published On Wed Jun 13 2012.
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President Nixon speaking to a White House news conference in March of 1973. Forty years on, an expanding record of documents, transcribed tapes, memoirs and other materials have answered many questions about the Watergate scandal. Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974.
Carl Bernstein
and Bob Woodward, 
The Washington Post Up and Stop this Destructive War (on the people and the economy of the nation). Nixon is gone, but his cold, dead hand continues to steer the nation into crime and ruin.
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Comment #2 posted by Oleg the Tumor on June 14, 2012 at 09:16:22 PT:
Wow! What a great idea! Can I Help!
"Minors would also have to complete a drug awareness program and community service."Oleg, the Low-grade oligodendroglioma:"Welcome Class! Now we shall read from this scholarly footnoted work by R. William Davis – 'The Elkhorn Manifesto,' From the top: What do Hemp and Hitler have in common? . . ."Tell them the truth? Then what? Let them think too?
Oh the Horror."The best way out is through." – Robert FrostBeat the Bilderburgers with Better Bullshit!
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on June 14, 2012 at 09:14:33 PT
NY Assembly Approves MMJ but Rejection Looms
June 13, 2012URL:
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