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Grey Lady to Uncle Sam: Smoke a joint and take the money.

In a marvelous example of leading from behind, the New York Times breathlessly reports today that it suddenly supports marijuana legalization. This has led to widespread speculation among observers: who or whom let granny out of the basement?

In this innaugural piece the Grey Lady rambles on in a matter-of-fact tone, saying why OF COURSE Reefer Madness is bunk darling, simply EVERYBODY knows that and she promises more scintilating reporting to come. I would imagine we'll all be shocked, simply shocked, in coming days to "discover" that prohibition laws disporportionately impact minorities and the poor, that the wealthy at their Manhattan soirees are hoovering up enough drugs to tranquilize the Levant on a daily basis (mon dieu darling was that you in the elevator?), that the war on drugs is actually a war on the American people (no really darling that's too harsh, let's stick with the term "disporportionate effect") and many other DAZZLING FACTS delivered from a dottering geriatric trust funder.

So it's with an entirely blase manner that Grey Lady, in this first in what's to become, I'm sure, seminal scientific research and an eternal literary masterpiece that Grey Lady lets pass that "Creating systems for regulating manufacture, sale and marketing will be complex."

Know why old rich women are known for wearing aweful perfume that fills up a room and lingers for many painful minutes after? It's not perfume. That's them continuously farting ambergris, verdigris and rancid grease. It's as corrosive to freedom as...dis-similar metals connected by a liquid electrolyte.

See everybody in general just wants to see government chill the F out but that ain't gonna happen. To make it with the state you have to sacrifice something at their altar and like "liberal" Colorado and at least the extreme Western part of Washington, everybody knows that you have to tempt government with a new franchise, you have to pay them off, you have to provide cushy appointed jobs for their tribes and as usual you have to let them play the man with the gun and badge. In fact you have to pay for all new guns and badges up front so they can use them to abuse you with. Heck what's more ludicrous? This or the assertion that it will take complex systems for regulating manufacture, sale and marketing to produce a FREAKING WEED?

In a sense the Pale Pooch is correct: it does take a very complex system to produce weed indeed, it's called THE ECOSYSTEM ON PLANET EARTH.

I challenge government to come up with a better production method than growing the stuff on planet Earth and sorry hydroponics is already taken. The state can't take credit for inventing it but fortunately it's even happier to regulate it. Just as the Grim Trim proposes a complex system for sale of smoke. It can't be said that the traditional method of meeting Julio on the corner once a week to conduct a somewhat tense exchange of dollars for the contents of a sandwich bag is always simple, nor is the highly delicate social negotiation of seeing somebody busting a spliff at a concert and saying "hey man mind if I get a hit?" This is before we add the levels of social complexity in barter economy. If we're having a party and you are bringing the beer and I'm bringing the weed, EXACTLY HOW MUCH BEER EQUALS HOW MUCH WEED?

With a variable product like weed it's indeed so complex that it's usually resoved by agreeing that we'll just bring AS MUCH BEER AND WEED AS WE CAN. See, it's not resolved in units of currency at this highly complex level but by a show of good faith by both parties. Plus the socially reinforcing factor principle that states a. if you don't put out nobody will come to your parties and b. if you do put out everybody will come to your parties so there's again this HIGHLY COMPLEX system in place already.

So to this, the Grey Matron leads the already overburdened donkey of government to complicate things further. Ass first as always. I just can't wait to see what they come up with. We're talking New York here, nothing is out of bounds.

And finally....marketing.

Marketing. Marketing weed. I mean seriously they just said that. Where do we even start? OK so what complex system are we gonna devise to "market" something practically everybody already wants and uses? Like on a daily basis? Please explain to us how to "convert" a market that represents INFINITE INSATIABLE DEMAND? There's people LITERALLY DYING TO TRY IT but now we need a "complex system".

Pardon me madam but might you mean complicated in the same way of selling a 2-D marketing media printed on pulped trees and distributed by gas burning trucks and hawked on dirty street corners (next to the "drug peddlers" coincidentally) in a digital age? You mean that kind of complex? Plus a few hundred mil pumped into your neice's ad agency? So she can come up with a branding concept? Yeah and we'll need a logo. Now what's a symbol that kinda encapsulates weed? Hmmmmm...better start corraling the focus groups. Hire interns from MIT so we can get some smart sounding lingo in here. Wait, you say weed IS it's own logo? OK time to move for copyright ownership and trademark protection. Now you own weed. Ain't that special? Now you can monetize it and market it and manufacture it and sell it and reap the rewards and distribute the patronage and maintain control until you finally die,

you Pale Pooch bitch.

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I live in Washington state

We don't have that problem anymore.

And guess what? The world has not come to an end.

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The sheer brutality of the humanity...

of the 20th and now, the 21st Centuries is unspeakable beyond all mankind.

We see this now as it is evident in the chronicles of the pictures of the beginnings of and during the destruction of what became WW1, the globalists first BIG WAR of the 20th century. This was the real beginning. We stand 100 years later looking at it, and ALL that followed, through and within the context of history but, more importantly, looking at it through the context of a higher understanding.

As a race, if we, as a people, allow this slaughter to continue in our names then we, to be frank, don't deserve to live on as a species.

Lets kill the whole Earth for the glory of war.

So, yes, to your point, its easy to see how a certain human element could endear and would entertain to hold close the peacefulness of a God given plant to aid in relaxation.

There is a HUGE flip side to the globalist coin. It is the American spirit. The German, the French, the English spirits, et al, that created the happy prosperity and memories of the last 100 years.

The pursuit of happiness in the face of tyranny looks strangely unfamiliar.

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Fantastic Piece!

What a wonderful piece. Just fantastic. The clarity of your insight and your honesty REASSURE ME that I am spending my time in the right place!

And WHAT A DISGUSTING display of sophistry by Grey and the NY times ECHO WHAT THE PUBLIC HAVE BEEN SAYING after effing decades, and act like they have solved Format's last theorem and they are some miracle working braniacs.

It is insane that this is the level of integrity, honesty, trickery, and mass manipulation that we will all have to expect for our entire lives, and the people from all of history have had to deal with. That there has never been an honest society that was honest all the way through, to their leadership, to their "media" or public reporters...

Sad isn't it?

I wish for a more enlightened public that can see the evil in the words as you, I wish for a society that is more awake like we are.

I'd take legal, highly

I'd take legal, highly regulated pot over the mess we have now any day.

Agreed, freedom is a process but it's no less ludicrous

the people that busted us yesterday wear a tax collector badge and sell it to us today. And they still bust us but for different reasons. It used to be bustable to have the stuff at all because it was DANGEROUS. Now they will bust us for not having a prescription or a stamp or a receipt that says we paid them.

The bottom line is we pay them. Government is now a generationally transmitted power, their own class of superior persons. The ultimate parasitic class. And EVERYBODY KNOWS IT.

Right from the get go everybody approached the lions cage by throwing raw meat at it. FEED THE BEAST OR IT WILL EAT YOU.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Ludicrous - Especially When You Put it That Way!

the people that busted us yesterday wear a tax collector badge and sell it to us today. And they still bust us but for different reasons.

Plain as day to see the ridiculous nature of the situation when you put into the proper context as you have. Now I would like to see a NY Times article or tv media piece on this! On the "absurd contradiction that the government presents, selling you the things that they busted you for yesterday, and how the public overlooks that ridiculous contradiction, and that the public STILL MAINTAINS that the government is a benevolent entity!"

What a monstrous world of shallow minds we live in.


Not "whom." You would not say "Him let granny out of the basement," so use "who."

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WHO let Jive Dadson out of the basement?

Yer almost as old as Grey Lady. Fact is nobody under the age of 800 uses the word whom anyway so what difference does it make to you?



Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Grammar nazis eh?

well i ain't gonna conform see? not no way not no how! go ahead and summon the ghost of Emily Post i dares ya, i double dares ya!

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

You go, grrl!

As a light-hearted grammar nazi my own self, I share your critic's fixation on the issue of "who v whom" ("he v him" or "they v them") but I'm not so bold (or alert) as to point it out. I'll let he (er -- him) take the heat.

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It's particularly galling to me personally

as I am so obviously an aspirant to high society.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

You are the standard against whom the righteous are evaluated.

With the passing of Russell (Is)Mean(to Horse)s, Smudge Pot remains as my last standing Shaman. May Our Grandmother the Earth Delay Her Embrace.

in re "high society":
You are a redolent blossom nodding in the sun.
Vaya con Carne

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You are kind. I will drop character with you for a moment.

I'm a bit out of place in a black and white world and to you who have friended me in life, I will leave something of a confession:

I have been lying to all of you the whole time. The facts get shredded, all the names get changed to protect both the innocent and the filthy dirty guilty.

We didn't used to be called liars, I fancy myself a storyteller of a long tradition.

What is harder to express is that I trust you people with the stories. I trust you in such a way that I can talk sweet to you and stab you in the back the next second because by now YOU KNOW.

YOU KNOW. AND YOU ALREADY KNOW. And we know what we know.

So you say "oh that's just old Smudge he says stuff like that".

Would you believe that I have waited all my life to hear that?

It's of my value systems to become old and wise and become an elder. But it's not any thing great about me, you make me an elder. Or at least a highly utilized smudge pot.

The very least I can do for you is promise to be here for you always until I am not and then it's up to you. To smudge and be smudged and smudge on.

Aho. I have spoken.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Or we can just...

"...everybody knows that you have to tempt government with a new franchise, you have to pay them off, you have to provide cushy appointed jobs for their tribes and as usual you have to let them play the man with the gun and badge."

Or we can all get ourselves in order and conduct criminal investigations on the tyrants and through our juries throw the war criminals in prison for their blatant extortion, racketeering and treason.

We don't need 'legalization', we need to set the precedent that man growing and using plants or making whatever substance a man chooses to make or use for himself is beyond the scope of authorized duty of 'government' regulation. Screw legislation 'legalizing', let's bind them to their limited scope of duties and bring civil or criminal actions against those who step outside their bound capacity.

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