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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-10 12:46 PM
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12. but the issue is, honestly, that "hippies" is a stereotype
Edited on Tue Aug-31-10 12:52 PM by RainDog
Talk all you want about both parties wanting to beat up on hippies, the truth is that marijuana laws are used against African-Americans and Hispanics.

I saw this bipartisan bill - it's the equivalent of members of Congress running out to the steps of the capitol to cite the pledge of allegiance, like idiotic lemmings, after that guy, during the Bush admin., brought a lawsuit to stop the pledge b/c of the "under god" added in the 1950s as part of the McCarthy-era bullshit. I have no respect for those who engage in this sort of bullshit for the idiotic masses of Americans. Congress is supposed to temper the stupidity, not create it.

It's not hippies who get arrested out of all proportion b/c of marijuana laws - which is something discussed in the link. The law is used as a cudgel against people of color - something the NAACP talked about when it came out in support of Prop 19.

So, in effect, Democrats who want to use marijuana laws to pretend to be all about law and order (which, honestly, is a joke for any member of Congress considering the corruption there) are enabling racists. Democrats who support the current prohibition give racists cover for their sickness.

However, hiding behind the ruse of law and order also allows members of Congress to continue to enact laws that benefit the oil industry by keeping hemp illegal, and lets them pimp for the pharmaceutical industry - neither of whom want to have to competition for their products.
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  -5 Things Corporate Media and the Govt. Don't Want You to Know About Marijuana RainDog  Aug-30-10 07:53 PM   #0 
  - Time for change...... of this drug law.....  midnight   Aug-30-10 07:56 PM   #1 
  - California can make it happen  RainDog   Aug-30-10 07:59 PM   #2 
  - I agree  another saigon   Aug-30-10 08:22 PM   #3 
  - Myths and Facts About Marijuana  RainDog   Aug-30-10 08:38 PM   #4 
  - k & r  Starry Messenger   Aug-30-10 08:50 PM   #5 
  - How much truth do you want to hear. How much can you take?  UTUSN   Aug-30-10 08:56 PM   #6 
  - "I ain't hanging around for any Replies."  eShirl   Aug-30-10 09:32 PM   #7 
  - LOL  RainDog   Aug-30-10 09:54 PM   #9 
  - 14 states and DC have made medicinal marijuana legal  RainDog   Aug-30-10 09:49 PM   #8 
  - An anesthetic? Yeah, good luck with that.  EOTE   Aug-31-10 02:15 PM   #14 
  - oh now, don't try to pull him out of his ignorance  RainDog   Aug-31-10 02:54 PM   #16 
     - If only it WAS an anaesthetic.  EOTE   Aug-31-10 03:19 PM   #20 
        - it does have anesthetic and analgesic properties  RainDog   Aug-31-10 03:39 PM   #21 
  - Alcohol is recreational - what's your point?  slay   Aug-31-10 03:09 PM   #18 
  - The US Senate recently *unanimously* passed a bill doubling the penalties for pot brownies..  Fumesucker   Aug-30-10 10:13 PM   #10 
  - but the issue is, honestly, that "hippies" is a stereotype  RainDog   Aug-31-10 12:46 PM   #12 
     - "Hippie" is a shorthand for anyone who isn't a conservative WASP..  Fumesucker   Aug-31-10 03:18 PM   #19 
        - true. the prohibition of cannabis violates every single tenet this nation was founded upon n/t  RainDog   Aug-31-10 08:16 PM   #24 
  - But the BIGGEST secret - the one they're REALLY trying to hide: it gets you stoned.  HopeHoops   Aug-31-10 11:02 AM   #11 
  - actually, that's the only thing they'll admit  RainDog   Aug-31-10 12:49 PM   #13 
  - THE BIGGEST THING? You can grow it yourself.  Swede   Aug-31-10 02:21 PM   #15 
  - This is great stuff RainDog.  asdjrocky   Aug-31-10 02:56 PM   #17 
  - thank you, friend  RainDog   Aug-31-10 05:36 PM   #22 
  - k&r! nt  wildbilln864   Aug-31-10 05:44 PM   #23 

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