First let’s hear it for New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace who is calling for allowing medical marijuana to be prescribed to alleviate menstrual cramps as an alternative to addictive painkillers, here hear. Reminds me of a story…
So have you watched the new cable channel VICELAND yet? Finally something different on TV. Though just in it’s infancy suffering a lot of repetition, it is about time Americans got a little taste of outsiders both here and abroad. Learning about OTHER people from OTHER countries who do OTHER things. OMG, what next? Curt Schilling in ladies’ bathrooms?
At present it is much like a documentary travelogue going round the world looking at LBGT issues, how people dress, what the eat and what’s with the weed, I have learned more about things I never knew than most anything else coming at me.
The big political learn I got last night from watching a trip to The Netherlands from our weed reporter. What happened with their reversal of marijuana acceptance in that nation. They once led the way and are now regressing to the extent that the government distributes flyers telling neighbors to SMELL OUT other neighbors and report them to the police.
As the rest of the world moves forward they have been moving backward since 2001. What happened in 2001? Even 5000 miles away 911 scared their pants off, so out of fear they began electing conservatives to the highest levels of government to protect them. And along with that, conservatives being conservatives, came the law and order war on drugs. It made me realize that 911 was a much bigger worldwide win for Osama bin Laden and company than I had previously thought. Worldwide we may have spent trillions of dollars on security better spend on just anything else.
It also caused me to come to terms with what shut this website down for a couple years – 2005 to 2006 when W Bush was RE elected and I realized I lived in the United States of Duh. I realized it was not so much the DUH as it was the FEAR.
It’s why gun sales have skyrocketed. People want to shoot down those airliners, they want to shoot those people with suicide vests under their coats, or who drop knapsacks at marathons, they want to shoot their fellow gun enthusiasts who get into our schools and all those bad guy criminals who will always have the drop on them.