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Hopefully, Oregon will be next.
Posted by: harold - on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 07:11 PM

End Prohibition

Oregon will be voting to end the prohibition laws placed on marijuana in 1937. These Draconian laws were first developed in 1914 for opiates and cocaine. The idea was that we could not make laws telling people they could not use these substances but they could prohibit the cultivation, the transporting, possession and sale of these products. Then we could keep people from using them, thus people would not get addicted. It has REALLY WORKED, “ha.” I am 73 years old and I have been following these laws and their destruction on our society.

My experience has shown: The only person more insane than an addict/alcoholic who still drinks and uses drugs is the person trying to make him stop that behavior.

Politicians and unscrupulous entrepreneurs have taken our insanity and made laws that are destroying our foundation and those of other countries. This post is not intended to explain how 100 years of these laws have accomplished this. The States of Washington and Colorado have started the dismantling of the laws.

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A New Idea To End the Drug Prohibition Laws
Posted by: harold - on Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 04:59 PM

End Prohibition

I have note I have been writing about the USA insane prohibition laws for 27 years. Yesterday I got request for a donation from George Soros. The request got me thinking a little bit more as we try to disassemble these laws.

The do not accomplish their intended purpose so we go about changing these laws to make them work, making the laws worse. I will save the items on this for later and since we are not able to convince the public these laws must be changed. This is my new idea:

Get together as many lawyers as possible to defend prohibition law felony offenders and convince them( the offenders) to demand their 6th Amendment Rights. If every felon of prohibition demanded this trial, the public and the MSM would understand what these prohibition laws are doing in short order.

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Why not?
Posted by: harold - on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 07:13 PM

Aardvark

A CEO, a Union worker, and a teabagger are sitting at a table with 12 cookies.
The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, and then tells the Teabagger, "He is trying to take your cookie"


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My Letter To My Senator & His Reply
Posted by: harold - on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 01:35 PM

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Most Honorable Ron Wyden


I am really saddened by this NSA thing. While all the attention in the media has been put on Edward Snowden it has been taken off the NSA. The head of which lied to you in a public Senate Hearing. The statement they are keeping us, "SAFE" is getting annoying when you count the number of people that have been killed by guns since 9/11.
The statement "We are not spying on Americans e-mails & phone calls", is a joke. They are storing them in that "whatever" down in Utah.. To me, that is more dangerous. If Edward Snowden can get to them other people can also.

Now consider what that information can do to our society 10 years from now when some unscrupulous person gets to it and uses it against his competitor and/or political enemies.

Edward Snowden is and should be in the hands of the justice department not of legislature. The NSA is in your hands, "the legislature." You have a lot on your hands since you are being lied to all the time.

Your most grateful Constituent



Dear Mr. Ard:

Thank you for contacting me about your concerns regarding government surveillance. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

As you know, news recently broke about a number of government surveillance programs that I have been concerned about for quite some time now. One of these programs involves collecting the phone records of huge numbers of ordinary Americans, under the authorities of the USA Patriot Act. Another one involves the collection of Internet communications and uses a computer system known as PRISM. This second program is carried out under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and is supposed to be targeted at foreigners but may be impacting Americans’ privacy rights. A third program, which was similar to the bulk phone records program, was also carried out under the Patriot Act and involved the bulk collection of email records. This program was shut down in 2011, after Senator Mark Udall and I raised concerns about its impact on Americans’ civil liberties and pressed intelligence officials to provide evidence of its effectiveness, which they were unable to do.

I have been raising the alarm about overly broad domestic surveillance for years, and I repeatedly urged the administration to be more forthcoming about how the law has been secretly interpreted. Clearly, the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records has a significant impact on privacy, and people are rightfully concerned about these recent revelations. I welcome the opportunity to have an informed, public debate about these programs, and I intend to keep fighting to prevent Americans’ privacy rights and civil liberties from being violated.

This also highlights the concerns that I have raised repeatedly about intelligence agencies relying on secret court opinions as the basis for their activities. Most Americans don’t expect to know the details of all the activities that are carried out by US intelligence agencies, but they absolutely expect that these agencies will act at all times within the boundaries of publicly understood rules. To put it another way, intelligence agencies may sometimes need to carry out secret operations, but they should never rely on secret laws. This is why I have cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley that would require the executive branch to make these secret court opinions, which interpret US laws and the Constitution, available to the public in a way that protects genuinely sensitive national security information. I believe that voters have a need and right to know how their laws are being interpreted, so that they can hold their elected officials accountable for the decisions they make.

I have also joined with a number of other Senators to introduce legislation that would restore protections for Americans’ privacy rights. This bill, the FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act, would end the bulk collection of phone records by requiring intelligence officials to demonstrate links to terrorism or other nefarious activity before obtaining records from private companies. I believe that current laws do not adequately protect Americans’ privacy and civil liberties, which is why I have voted against long-term extensions of the Patriot Act and why I have consistently voted against the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

I plan to continue to press intelligence agencies to be more open with the public. In June, I organized a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper that was signed by 25 other senators and that expressed serious concerns about the NSA’s bulk phone records collection. Our letter asked Director Clapper to publicly answer a number of questions about the Patriot Act and bulk phone records collection, and provide examples of its effectiveness in providing unique intelligence, if any such examples exist. You can find a copy of the letter here: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/download/?id=87b45794-0fa4-4b1a-b3a6-e659a91a5042

I also believe public hearings are needed to address the recent disclosures. And the American people have the right to expect straight answers from intelligence officials. As I’ve said before, I have not yet seen any evidence showing that the NSA's dragnet collection of Americans' phone records has produced any uniquely valuable intelligence. During the NSA Director’s public testimony in the wake of the disclosures, he suggested that the NSA’s bulk phone records collection program helped thwart “dozens” of terrorist attacks, but most of the plots that he mentioned appear to have been identified using other collection methods. Clearly, what our country needs now is a substantive debate. It’s time to explain to the American people what authorities the government is claiming to have and whether this type of raw, dragnet surveillance actually has any value. Please know that I’ll continue to push for additional public hearings and that intend to continue conducting vigorous oversight of government surveillance programs.

Thank you for keeping me apprised of the issues that are important to you. You can find more information about my efforts on this issue at http://www.wyden.senate.gov/priorities/secret-law. And if I may be of assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me.




Sincerely,

Ron Wyden
United States Senator

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The NSA
Posted by: harold - on Monday, June 10, 2013 - 11:33 PM

Aardvark

The NSA data collection is serious stuff. The talking heads & politicians defending this program do not have the capabilities of writing a program on EXCEL to determine how old they are in days. They go through a talking points scenario that was given to the NSA when the laws written to governor this operation.

I am anxious to hear more from the 29 year old geek. If he is telling the truth there at a million computer geeks that have access to every electronic transition every one makes. Also they are stored for later use. If this is true Washington D,C. is no longer our federal government. The NSA has has access to the Federal, State & local government bodies. Not to mention access to capital industries.

George Orwell's days are here.

Update 6/11/2013:

John Oliver said: Obama said he was not breaking the law. The sad part is he was not.

Update 6/14/2013

More of same

Update 6/15/2013

Opinion from the man elected President in 2000

Update 6/24/2013

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On a Blog in Daily Journal
Posted by: harold - on Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Aardvark

I consider myself a Christian, I do not affiliate with any Church calling themselves Christian. In my lifetime I have met and hold much respect of some Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists and agnostics. I found much spiritual enlightenment from some of these people. Those seeking a better spiritual life via a God of their understanding have much to offer. Those that think they have found the perfect measure of spiritual understanding are very offensive and have very little to offer me and most others I keep company with on a daily basics. Those who consider they have found the perfect spiritual life and wish to insert their religion in our government and impose it on everyone are very dangerous. I think our founding fathers made this quite clear when they added the following to the Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Go to church, practice what you preach and stop preaching. There is no difference in a Christian preacher in a three piece suit than a Muslim in a gharbeya and a turban trying to insert their religion upon others via governmental control.

There are two principles that can guide all of us and we need no religious tenets to keep them in place for everyone.

1. Do what you say, say what you do.
2. Do not take anything from someone else.

Our ancestors took the lives away from people of African decent for centuries and we said it was in the Bible so it was proper. Now Walmart pays our friends and neighbors less than a living wage so they can sell us plastic crap from China. Now that is Christ's teaching.

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GUNS
Posted by: harold - on Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 08:24 PM

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The NRA is an organization that takes money from gun owners, but represent manufactures of guns and ammunition. Since a gun has a half life in the hundreds of years, they have to keep up a good sales pitch to keep things going.

The second amendment Reads as:

“ A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. ”

This has a broad meaning and the NRA, in its sale pitch has taken the first part out,“ A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State"

However most people believe the last part and have no idea, like me, what the first past means. so through the effort of The NRA to keep selling guns and ammunition, we have enough guns for every man, women and child. This situation leaves a lotta people dead.

One thing I do not see in the 2nd Amendment is the right to sell guns and ammunition, so at this point I think it should be regulated.

I do believe if the MSM starts reporting the deaths by guns and keep the cameras running on the nuts & criminals killing people we will take a look at the 2nd amendment.

The firearms division was added to the Alcohol & Tobacco of the IRS a few years after JFK's death and has been a joke especially after that Waco deal in 1993.

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My Father on The Economy
Posted by: harold - on Monday, April 08, 2013 - 01:15 AM

Aardvark

Today on This Week with George Stephanopoulos was five people discussing our economic condition in this country. All these people claim to be experts. I am sure the have many certificates to ascertain the knowledge of our economy. I heard a lot of loud words with little meaning.

My father had just turned 35 years old when the stocked market crashed in 1929. He was a tobacco farmer in Kentucky. He had finished the 3rd grade at school but had tried all his life to learn. He told me when I was in high school the the reason for the depression was the rich took all the money out of circulation and sit on it. The economy would not function because they was not any money to exchange the commodities essential for living conditions.

Well if we had a few people in D.C. as smart as my father, we would start finding a way get our "dollars" out of offshore accounts and into the hand of those that need it and will circulate it. Stop worrying about SS, food stamps & entailments sic. Then tell those rich mot*rsfu**kers to spend their money or lose it.

Oh, how I wish some of those leadership positions were as smart as my father. Deal done.

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2nd Amendment
Posted by: harold - on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 03:18 PM

Politics

2nd Amendment
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

This amendment does not give everybody the right to sell guns, When we make laws to regulate the sale of guns and make people legally and civilly responsible when a gun someone sold ends up used in an gross illegal act.
I am saying no one, not anybody can sell a gun but a licensed dealer. Background check must be regulated.


Note: Weirdharold has spokened.
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Carter & Clinton say Drug War Failure
Posted by: harold - on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 03:33 PM

End Prohibition

Clinton, Carter Blast ‘War on Drugs’ in Documentary I can say I told you so.

I fear the efforts now will be made to use legal force to get suffering addicts to stop using drugs, while we should be using research to find the reason addict and alcoholics use the substance in destructive ways.

Well maybe we are not suppose to know.

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Change the Federal Marijuana Drug Laws
Posted by: harold - on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 01:28 PM

End Prohibition

I have been studying this subject since a reenforced effort was put on this subject to get the attention off the Iran-Contra scandal. My idea has been the reasons for the laws are false and cannot be enforced. The method to change the legal end of this matter is so simple a retarded politician should come up the plan. Remove marijuana from the prohibited drug list. Then just add marijuana to the Alcohol & Tobacco list for the treasury to collect taxes.

I believe this should be policy the liberals and conservatives should agree if there ever was something they could agree upon. I think Ron Paul and Bernie Sanders should be where to start. Even though I do not think either is retarded.

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Voter ID
Posted by: harold - on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Politics

If a voter ID existed in KY when my mother was living (DOD 1978) she could not have voted and everyone over the age of six in our precient knew her and they knew she was born there and lived her entire life there.

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Gore Vidal Says
Posted by: harold - on Sunday, August 05, 2012 - 08:33 PM

Aardvark

"At least when the Emperor Justinian, a sky-god man, decided to outlaw sodomy, he had to come up with a good practical reason, which he did. It is well known, Justinian declared, that buggery is a principal cause of earthquakes, and so must be prohibited. But our sky-godders, always eager to hate, still quote Leviticus, as if that looney text had anything useful to say about anything except, perhaps, the inadvisability of eating shellfish in the Jerusalem area."

Gore Vidal


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AHCA
Posted by: harold - on Sunday, July 01, 2012 - 04:35 PM

Aardvark

To get angry is a very bad emotion for me to deal with sanely. The people attacking the Affordable Care Act (ACA) bring up the sounds the opponents of the Civili Rights used. While ignoring parts of the ACA that help so many they use the words, "Freedom, Loss of Rights, taxes and the best of all, "we cannot Afford It while 25 million are out of work. I listen and get angry. I also hear voices of the past. Insert the word, "Nigger" in the conversation and I hear Ross Barrnett, George Wallace, Byron De La Beckwith, Edgar Ray Killen, Cecil Price, Lawrence A. Rainey, Samuel Bowers & the list goes on and on.

We cannot care for the ill & poor because of the same argument as the men above made above in the Civil Rights area in the 1960s. And again it come from the rich and powerful whose fears are embedded in the possible of loss of a little of each.



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Prisoners & more Prisoners
Posted by: harold - on Monday, June 11, 2012 - 12:59 PM

End Prohibition

This cartoonist has correctly drawn the picture of our twist view or no view at all of our treatment of prisoners. The most being low level drug dealers and addicts. Very few know of our corporate prison system.

Now we are ready to pass laws for chickens while we continue this inhuman treatment of prople, some of which are very little, if any danger to our society.

And the world goes on!


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And on Goes the War on Drugs
Posted by: harold - on Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 04:14 PM

End Prohibition

It is very sad our most intelligent people cannot get a grip on the, "War on Drugs". No one benefits from the prohibition of the cultivation, possession, transport, and sale of drugs except that list of people including our enemy, but if we are not trying to control most likely they would not be our enemy.

The thought we are saving people from becoming addicts by prohibition is the most outlandish thought we have come up with in the past 100 years. This Times article is just more of the same


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These Folks are Better Than Me
Posted by: harold - on Monday, May 14, 2012 - 01:32 AM

End Prohibition

Since I have been involved in extensive medical care, I have not been able to keep up with all the horrendous activity that our, "Drug War" has taken our country. I am going to direct my followers to this site

Here you can read what some of the most brilliant minds in our country are saying about "Drug Prohibition". Then you do not have the need to listen to the poorly educated son of a tobacco farmer.

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Obama's Drug Policy
Posted by: harold - on Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 05:32 PM

End Prohibition

Here is A Drug Policy for the 21st Century Posted by Kathleen Sebelius, Eric Holder, and Gil Kerlikowske on the White House web house site Home • The Administration • Office of National Drug Control Policy. It was most likely written by a Harvard educated Chicago politician that always has in his mind, "Do not close the polls, I have 3 cemeteries that have not voted"

Illegal drugs not only harm a user’s mind and body, they devastate families, communities, and neighborhoods. They jeopardize public safety, prevent too many Americans from reaching their full potential, and place obstacles in the way of raising a healthy generation of young people.

This statement leads one to believe Interdiction solve all these problems. This problem will be solved when we stop all the addicts from using drugs ah haw. It has worked quite well the past 98 years. The politicians are hopping you will believe this and most will. It makes me makes me wanna cry. More to come later on this web post when I can get up the strength.

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More on the Drug War
Posted by: harold - on Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 05:41 PM

End Prohibition

This article explains many of the problems with the Drug War. To end these destructive laws I believe more truths must be told.

Many people have fears of those using alcohol and/or drugs and well they should if those users drive automobiles, operate heavy machinery or have guns. Some create public and/or domestic violence.

Then there are the parents, grandparents and others that believe if one ever uses a drug or alcohol they will become addicted. These issues are not going away whatever laws we have in place.

Our prohibition laws have taken on three functions to deal with all the above issues. They are:

Interdiction
Education
Treatment

Interdiction failed with alcohol and it has failed with drugs. So our lawmakers make more laws and increase punishment and more failures. The CATO institute has some example of these failures.

The Education in place is the flat earth society idea. There is not enough known about addiction to be teaching anything. Teaching children about the harms of drugs when they are more informed than the teacher is bullshit.

The Treatment:
I am opposed to forcing people into treatment because they have committed a crime while under the influence. Having treatment available to those who wish to seek help I am for. If you do the crime you do the time. A crime by an addict is a crime. Of course, I am not talking about Drug Prohibition crimes. My thoughts come from this idea.




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I am Positive Hell is Frozen
Posted by: harold - on Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 06:04 PM

End Prohibition

Well, I am sure Hell has frozen over Pat Robertson and the Pope agree on something, however, they don't know it yet. I agree with both on this issue. Now, tell me who has changed their position on the, "War on Drugs".

Pat talks about changing the marijuana prohibition laws. The Pope talks about the evil of, "The Drug Cartels". Both topics stem from, The "War on Drugs" problems. Both issues cover only two parts of the prohibition laws we have created to treat a spiritual malady with a STICK and not LOVE. From these laws unscrupulous entrepreneurs have developed ways to cultivate, transport, manufacture and place on a underground market products that have rule of safety to the consumer. Each step creates a unnecessary activity to stay out of the light of law enforcement and eliminate competition. The Pope calls it evil. I say the bird is in our hands for legislating drug prohibition laws. These laws have created a marketplace of violence not known in any of our history. It has destroyed the 4th Amendment rights and established a police state. We have given the authority to create a prohibited list to the agency that has the authority to enforce these laws. We have convinced the populous the enforcement of these prohibition laws will completely eradicate this spiritual malady. Some religious leaders are beginning to doubt our methodology.

The more these laws fail the more laws we make. Which are all domed to fail.

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Ok Pat Robertson Sing Your Song
Posted by: harold - on Friday, March 09, 2012 - 07:16 PM

End Prohibition

Hell is freezing over

I have never agreed with Pat Robertson on anything, until this. Ok Pat, sing your song about this one I hope some of your fans listen.

Signed:
Weirdharold

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Good Idea
Posted by: harold - on Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 06:27 PM

Aardvark

This guy has been has been reading my blog

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More on the Drug War
Posted by: harold - on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 03:16 PM

End Prohibition

The Drug War is just another Vietnam

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Just a Thought from Weirdharold
Posted by: harold - on Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 11:28 PM

Aardvark

"-every irrationality has its own rationality"

From the text:Silvano Arieti understanding and helping the schizophrenic

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Police are Making Their Own Rules
Posted by: harold - on Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 03:42 PM

End Prohibition

We have reached the point when those who are supposed to, "Insure domestic tranquility" are creating the violence needed to sustain their existance via War on Terror and War on Drugs. The people with the guns SWAT Teams are making the rules. When are we going to question these rules or better when are going to put the laws back in place we started when this country was created.

Here is just one example where police were out of order. And they were just following procedures

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