Skid Row Strategy Hits First at Drugs

Good luck

Tell me how this is working in one year. The problem with the crime is the law. The law creates the crime not the other way around.

I told a M.D. the other day I was an anti-drug warrior. She came back with the statement, “You think we should just let people have any drug they want.” I replied, “I think we should make an attempt to keep Viagra out of the hands of 13 year old boys.”

but who cares

Please click on both link to get the drift.
Author: harold

The Kentucky Preacher

Back in my early days in Kentucky, there were many courtyard preachers. Many were very talented and brought in many listeners that donated to their cause, to which I have never understood.

The 1940s and 50s in Central Kentucky was not prospers times. Most were farmers and let it be known if my memory serves me right 55% of their income came from the cultivation of tobacco. One of these preaches (possible ahead of his time) began to loudly talk about the evil of tobacco. Most of the tolerant farmers just thought he was right on about spiritual things but wrong about the tobacco problem. They donated freely. But one tobacco farmer thought he had heard enough of the evils of tobacco. He pulled out a five-dollar bill, went up to the preacher stating, “This money was made raising tobacco. If it is evil are you going to take”? The preacher (entrepreneur) proclaimed, “It has been in the hands of the devil long enough. Give it to me.

I cannot verify the facts about this story. Sometime sitting around a pot-bellied stove in Central Kentucky the best imagination becomes fact.

Author: harold

Daily Journal reader

This is the thoughts of a Daily Journal reader. I cannot link so I will repeat verbatim:

Rheta Johnson made a disgraceful remark:

Rheta Grimsley Johnson’s November 5 column went too far. Although she can say “when Wildmon boycotts, buy a bunch,” if she needs to, yet, when she called Don Wildmon “Ayatollah Wildmon” it was shameful and disgrace…………………………

I went and looked up the definition of “ayatollah” I found this in the English dictionary n : a high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well.

If you replace Shiite with Christian, I do believe Ms Johnson gave the Rev. a promotion in a backhanded manner. As a member of my site said,”This is a Girlcott” anyway.

This reminds me of a time when a lady call me an asshole for some deserving act. I replied quickly, “I am no longer an asshole I have been promoted to a whole ass”

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”

I have no idea who said this, but I use it.

Author: harold

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One interesting thread on banned drugs: before they are banned, nobody smokes them then after the ban it becomes the norm. Has anyone ever developed a smoked version of caffeine? I know that when I was younger most people who used meth were “pill poppers”. Then the crackdown and now most of the use is in smoked variety. Smoking circumvents digestive system and enhances potency. What would happen if the most addictive drug on the planet [caffeine] were made available in smoked form? Obviously with over 70% of the US public already addicted to caffeinated beverages, criminalization would be such a blatant disaster that it would be unfeasible. I could just see them raiding churches having their morning coffee. Is caffeine smokeable? I know from talk with truck drivers that concentrated caffeine tablets are somewhat available and can be a huge problem. Smokeable caffeine would make it a lot worse. The biggest problem with major caffeine junkies is that can heavy use causes gastric problems and can cause nausea. That’s why serious workaholics resort to meth or cocaine in nonedible forms.
I note that someone has already developed an inhalable alcohol version that is drawing some fire from the control freaks – but has not been seriously marketed. I wonder if it isn’t making the rounds already in the black market….
BTW, a smokeable caffeine accompanied by massive abuse would shatter the illusion of the drug war with a ferocity unimaginable. There is no way the control freaks could contain this epidemic. Imagine cafes and coffee houses as fronts for organized crime – not to mention the conservative churches that serve their congregation morning coffee and doughnuts. Oh, and yes, our Philomath police chief is strongly suspected of being a hard core caffeine addict [anyone who has a full mug of coffee at late night city meetings has a serious addiction.].

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Author: harold

Update on Brent Shapiro

From the current version of the flyer:

‘Finally, the Brent Shapiro Foundation hopes to take away the stigma of this disease by creating honest discussions around the country, and educating people that this disease should be treated no differently than any other.’
(Likely Story)

Any chance of it really happening?
If it does, it’ll be the first time!
Seriously, as a recovering alcoholic, the parents may take you seriously! Point out that that is just what they’re doing-helping young people recover from a disease, not a character flaw, a behavioral disability, etc. I’ve added the flyer to my favorites list. No caching or downloading-I want to see how it comes about=-changes, etc. Maybe you could ask for suggestions for donations to the auction-or the fashion show?

OK, I’m up so late because of a problem with my lawyer-no, I have no criminal problems, but my lawyer, who handled my criminal case, has hardly spoken to me-and I face having my Medicaid restricted in a hearing set on Wednesday morning! Oh, well, keeps me thinking about things like this.

Back to the Shapiro’s: I think the are at this point, a grieving family. A foundation could have well been their idea, but I can still see the signs of exploitation. Now it’s a “half-tab” of ecstasy. And as for the small photo gallery, I can see two photos soon being discreetly removed. One includes a young man wearing distinctly effeminate attire-a gold lame (you get it; I have a seriously challenged keyboard).

The other shows either Brent or his brother holding a half-smoked cigarette. Though Shapiro’s not a name that is normally associated with Our State Religion, we don’t want to alienate them; and smoking is being banned in more and more places (NYC (Manhattan) is already down to five bars and/or restaurants that are allowed to permit it, either by proving that they make at least one third of their income selling tobacco products, or being ethnic “hookah” bars, in which the locals are allowed practice their middle Eastern custom of smoking tobacco from water pipes, called “Hookahs”. there are some Moroccan and Netherlands smoking substances that I’d like to see allowed, lol.

Hope You’re getting some ideas, yourself, with the Shapiro foundation. Let me Know if you’re still pursuing the idea. It’s an interesting one. Others have had to close in embarrassment, because the central character went back to his old ways. Look at real celebrities, like Lawrence Taylor (How many books did he write about kicking his habits-for good)? Danny Bonaduce (who gave up giving up, so it seems); Dana Plato is most like our Brent; she can’t return, because she’s dead. Hope I’m not getting too morbid for you; when I get like this, what I’m doing is thinking out all possibilities.

Too bad I don’t have enough college credits to get a job in a “think tank” where people throw around ideas until something viable emerges. Sort of like I’m doing now, only you need more people working together. But, right now, it’s a mere addition to watching taped soap operas, trying to avoid a nervous breakdown

So, have a good day. Let you know how things turn out, though an adjournment is probably the best I can hope for now.


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Author: harold