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2018-01-03 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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Oh Fer Chrissake, Get Over Yourselves
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Faux Snooz -- meh meh meh meh meh....

Outrage continues to mount two days after CNN put the “J” in journalism with a marijuana-themed New Year’s Eve segment that some are already using as an excuse to smoke the Hippie Lettuce in states where it’s not currently legal.

Wow, man, people put a buzz on during New Years' Eve?

I'll see your bong hit and raise it two Bloody Mary's and a passel of beers plus a straight-up shot right near midnight, none of which was consumed in a fashion that put my over the legal limit to drive and the last of which was done right in my own home -- with my now-21 year old daughter, who also had one.

Happy ****ing New Year.

There's way more "stoning" in that than a couple of hits off a bong.

Yeah, one is legal and other isn't in Florida.  Well, gee, I decided to consume the legal one.  {{Big shock}}

Let's cut the stupid eh?  How much beer would be sold if it were all O'Douls -- by law?  How many "mocktails" are sold today compared against cocktails?  How many bars would exist if they were all "mocktails" -- by law?

There's nothing preventing anyone from ordering the O'Douls -- or the mocktail.  The latter, at least, is cheaper than the cocktail too, because there's no expensive (and taxed) liquor in it.  So why aren't they the run-away winner given that and the lack of any sort of negative problems (you know, like getting so drunk you puke?)

People buy drinks because they get a buzz, that's why.

So yeah, the #Twattersphere was all full of outrage, but spare me the horsecrap -- or send some more to our Treasury Secretary.  After all that managed to draw the bomb squad -- for a box full of horsecrap.  I'm impressed that the smell wasn't enough to give it away.

What I'm not impressed by is a plant that requires no refining to use and has no known LD-50 (that is, you can't overdose on it and die), has myriad ways of consumption that have few or no health risks, is therapeutic for a whole host of OTC-style maladies (such as migrane headaches) along with a decent number of serious conditions (like improving appetite in cancer patients) and yet we think people should go to prison for owning and consuming it.

Never mind that the comparison drug, alcohol, which is legal, kills tens of thousands a year -- both directly and indirectly.

Yeah, cry me a ****ing river, and while you're at it take Jeff Sessions and depose him to North Korea, where his infantile obsession with marijuana fits right in with the sort of autocratic crap that their government runs.

Oh wait, Trump hasn't fired him yet, and Sessions hasn't arrested anyone for stealing somewhere around $3 trillion a year via the medical scam yet either.  Yeah, they both have their priorities straight.... not.

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Whitehat
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agree, it was a nothing to see here type of event, thanks for letting us know about it. it does expose that they are becoming more of a tacky outfit resorting to flash and trash to get noticed. they seem to use some of the FOX techniques to add some flash over the past decade or so, hired a few from there too. they are diminishing themselves and there is no path back. a serious news org would never comport itself as they have do. that this is the new norm is really tragic.

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North Korea is the perfect place for Sessions. Not only is it a hell hole, it appears you can smoke all the weed you like there.
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It does not take too much looking around to see the vast majority of laws are in place to control and tax the citizens.

For centuries marijuana/hemp has been for industrial, medical AND recreational uses, yet in the last 50 years it has been made illegal and ill-moral. Why?

Every day we hear about the crimes the politically connected get away with. Not just moral crimes either, crimes that very well could be treason against our nation, our home and a children's future.

Our food industry makes products that literally make us sick and kill us, our medical industry gets us hooked on opium and other very nasty drugs.

Even though it is a very simple and safe you are not allowed to distill your own spirits. Why?

I personally do not so much blame Jeff Sessions for being a panty-waist, he is only doing what he is directed to do. Because he is in charge of the Justice Department, Donald Trump is to take much of the blame, but the vast majority of the blame is to the citizens of this country.

Citizens who choose not to question why.

Choose not to see the number of people going to jail for a crime that has NO victim (Marijuana and other drugs). People who pay more than half the cost of alcohol in taxes. People who eat the unhealthy garbage put before them, get fat and sick and then wait for the doctor or medical industry to save them.

And all the while they clap and cheer because Hitlary "might" go to jail. Good God EVERYONE!!!!!! Knows she is guilty yet we wait for something to happen.

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Here's what wrenches my a**
The gestapo has spent,billions of dollars putting people in jail on marijuana charges.
Now THEY are getting in the marijuana business it's all groovy baby.

Shouldn't there be some sort of reparations for peeps that set in the county slammer for over a month awaiting a fair and speedy trial because they got gapped with a couple of giggle sticks?

No I'm serious...
The DEA was subject to regulation when spraying marijuana crops with Paraquat whatnot in the U.S. but the gloves came off when they went south of the border to (cough) help the Mexican gov. in the selective deforestation of their (cough) Buddha problem.
You might think I'm crazy when I say this ... well join the ******* crowd.
But this is what I have observed.
All the old tokers that stuck with the Mexican weed even after the fancy pants designer strains came along have since developed symptoms similar to Alzheimer's at a relatively young age.
I don't know what they were spraying on that s*** but it's painful to watch these brothers of the bud go down like that.
It's rumored that some of the Mexican strains became Paraquat and Glyphosate (roundup) resistant so the DEA doubled down.
That wouldn't been legal in the states.
but now I'm suppose to just forget about all that right?
Newsflash A*******.... It only effects short term memory!
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Quote:
it has been made illegal and ill-moral. Why?


Because it makes good white girls have sex with negro jazz musicians.

Or so the argument before congress went.

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It's justifiably immoral to deal morally with an immoral entity.

Festina lente.
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Mangy said:

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For centuries marijuana/hemp has been for industrial, medical AND recreational uses, yet in the last 50 years it has been made illegal and ill-moral. Why?

Because anyone can grow it. The monopoly must be maintained for the few that get the right to pump synthetic poisons into the market.

Just more evidence that both Sessions and Trump are part of the swamp. These people only eat their own when it is of immediate benefit to them otherwise blackmail is name of the game.

Asi said:

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Because it makes good white girls have sex with negro jazz musicians.

Or so the argument before congress went.


It might also allow a POTUS to grab them by the pussy. This is a national crisis -lol.



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I recently took an opiod for the first time in 62 years. I was recovering from surgery and was prescribed something called Hydrocodone for 3 days, then Motrin and Tylenol afterwards.

The opiod stopped the pain and gave a definite " life is good, all is well" feeling. I remember thinking that a lot of people would want to feel like this all the time. I can now see why this crap is a problem.

Mood altering drugs are a win/win if you want set yourself up as a dictator. Create horrible conditions that make people seek oblivion, profit from the sale of drugs that give oblivion, arrest those you want to arrest for illegal drug use. Such a deal. If you control the illegal drug trade you can get people hooked on opiods and offer heroin as a replacement.

In my case I took about half the prescribed dose and flushed the rest.
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If you're getting hydro's for the first time, it's probably 5-10mg of narcotic, and 250-500mg of acetaminophen.

Which is criminal - everything in the world getting mixed with something known to have such horrible side-effects (cough mixes are usually loaded with acetaminophen).

I've been prescribed hydros in the past - almost all of them I save for the day I ever crack a tooth again on a Friday night. That sucks. :(
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I was prescribed hydrocodone after extensive dental work. I took ONE pill, as the stuff did NOTHING for me. I still have the rest of the pills somewhere.

As or the why Pot and other drugs have to be illegal, the narrative I grew up hearing was "Soviet Plot!"
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Four years ago this month I allowed a podiatrist to remove both great toenails (which is a fascinating thing to watch, by the way). When he finished he left his assistant to treat and bind the wounds, and to instruct me in post-operative care.

The podiatrist also left a prescription for 30 hydrocodone tablets, which I'm pretty sure were the dosage and mix described by @Ckaminski. Well, I took the script with reservations about it.

On the way home it became obvious that recovery was going to get painful, so I stopped at my pharmacy, where I asked if they could dispense one pill only and keep the rest "on reserve". Answer: Nope, the "Dispense as written" box was checked, so they had to fill the whole 30.

My response? My then-wife's grandson was already an epic doper and pill-popper at age 16, and he still visited us once in a while, so I took the prescription slip home and shredded it. Handled the pain with beer, which worked out well enough.

The financial hit was more painful, though..."I don't accept insurance, so you pay me $500 per toenail up front."

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