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  • RIP. Or maybe he just landed in the rose bushes :P

I beleive I've seen the video you're referencing, the guy ends up coming back up the outside stairs and walks in the front door.  I think he only fell down one story.  He still didn't have a good day, but he didn't die.

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Anenome replied on Sat, Dec 1 2012 7:33 AM

Ah, the one I saw must've had that part cut off the end for dramatic effect.

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Bert replied on Sat, Dec 1 2012 8:28 AM

Marijuana is fine.  I haven't smoked in some time, but I want to again because of it's beneficial affects on health.  I also want to see if in time it will improve my eyesight (or stop any regression on top of taking 2,000% of vitamin C and 8,300 of vitamin B12 a day).  What's odd about the cancer arguments is that there is far worse in my opinion, I've heard drinking enough Coke over the years can give you cancer, buttered popcorn from a movie theater can give you alzeihmers, eating a majority of microwaved food, fast food, GMO's, etc.  Pot cookies and brownies are pretty good, if made right (with the right pot) you can get pretty fucked up on them.  My manager told me he's had weed spaghetti that was pretty good, and weed tea that gave him a crazy body high that lasted all day.

Anyway, there's this:  Will Congress Kill the Dollar Bill?

A $1 coin typically costs about 30 cents for the U.S. Mint to produce, but then the government can sell them to Americans for a dollar each. That financial gain is called seigniorage, and over a period of 30 years, it could save the U.S. government about $4.4 billion, the GAO said. These coins typically last around 30 years.

In contrast, producing paper bills is cheaper, at about 5 cents apiece. But they also wear far more quickly. A typical $1 bill lasts only 4.7 years, according to GAO estimates.

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Clayton replied on Sat, Dec 1 2012 11:41 AM

weed tea

Hmmmm...

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@ Bert

Man, there could be real good money in making a "pothead's cookbook."

 

And at the whole salvia thing...no thank you.

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Bert replied on Sat, Dec 1 2012 12:37 PM

I know some people in NYC who literally have a "business" making vegan pot treats.  I can't imagine what entrepreneurs are going to take advantage of that in Colorado.

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The whole weed legalization in Colorado sounds a tad fishy. There are still ridiculous ristrictions on it.

I know that some people have said that if you really want to do the stuff, grow your own plant.

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Bert replied on Sat, Dec 1 2012 1:15 PM

I have a friend who's going to school out there and she says EVERYONE smokes (well, not everyone) but all varities/classes of people.  It's not taboo.  Makes sense that it's legal there on a local level.

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Does it really make you a pacifist?

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In the way SOME people become over-aggressive when using alcohol, SOME people become non-aggressive while using cannabis. However, neither is a rule. But from my experience, people using cannabis are quite peaceful, and even usually more polite than normal, especially in contrast to the opposite happening when people use alcohol.

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Groucho replied on Sat, Dec 1 2012 2:55 PM

SkepticalMetal:

Does it really make you a pacifist?

No, that's just propaganda. While high, most people feel "mellow" and everything just seems a little funny (or perhaps very funny), but this wears off over a few hours and they're back to normal. It can also make otherwise dull things seem interesting, and perhaps help the user gain new perspectives or insights.

I imagine the "it makes you a pacifist" line came from the casual observance that hippes smoke pot, and hippies are (supposedly) anti-war, ergo ipso-facto perceived correlation equals causation and "pot made them pacifists". Official propaganda is full of deranged logic like this.

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"I want a cabinet post for Krugman -- or at least Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (unless either would mean he'd be silenced in the press). We need his sensibilities at the highest levels of government. (Robert Reich and Joseph Stiglitz also are experts who understand the situation we're in and write sensibly about it.)"

 

You can't make this stuff up.

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"and perhaps help the user gain new perspectives or insights."

I guess this is why a lot of writers say they write their best stuff while drunk or on pot.

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Anenome replied on Sat, Dec 1 2012 5:48 PM
 
 

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"and perhaps help the user gain new perspectives or insights."

I guess this is why a lot of writers say they write their best stuff while drunk or on pot.

It's a myth, and a very bad habit that has led to the downfall of a lot of writers. I'd say it's akin to potheads thinking their thoughts are so amazing while high. Jokes are funnier, girls are cuter, when you're buzzed, etc.

Better off learning how to get into a creative mood without using a chemical to bring down your inhibitions. Better than becoming an alcoholic.

 
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Please don't misunderstand me when I say that, I wasn't implying that I'd go that path in some low-life attempt at making my writing material better through alcohol. Really what I was saying (or attempting to say) was that many artists (especially rock 'n' rollers of the sixties and seventies) claimed to have written their best stuff while either high or drunk. With most people who try that, I think that 9 times out of 10 it just comes out as meaningless dribble, and they end up wrecking their lives in the process.

One interesting case where it did work out was when Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys wrote the song "California Girls" while going through a scary LSD trip.

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Groucho replied on Sat, Dec 1 2012 6:08 PM

Brian Wilson was on a pretty far out trip.

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The Beach Boys have had quite a dark history.

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Anenome replied on Sat, Dec 1 2012 10:27 PM

Guess that explains their Pet Sounds album, that was horrible.

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I thought Surf's Up was their best ever. Deep stuff.

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And isn't Pet Sounds considered to be one of their best ever? lol.

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Anenome replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 6:03 PM

Not a Nader fan, but I like seeing the left hit Obama for being a war crim.

Nader: War Criminal Obama Worse Than Bush

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Anenome replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 6:09 PM

Few Places to Hide as Taxes Trend Higher Worldwide

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TheFinest replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 11:32 PM

For those of us on the internet all day....

 

 
 
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Talking shit to roseanne barr's long time boyfriend on twitter. He's a socialist.

I just searched for socialism and replied to a couple socialists and he just so happened to pop up and i unknowly replied without knowing who he was.

Below is the discussion thus far (what did i miss? what would you of done better?) 

Johnny 'the socialist':  Think Socialism's a dirty word? OK, call it Economic democracy. Check out this American hero. (he links a story about a grocery store owner that gave his business away to all his employees when he retired.  He gave shares basically based on time with company)

me: how is that socialism? That was a private individual making his own decision with his property. 1 of many fine capitalists

johnny: His gift converted his business to 1 where the means of production's owned by the workers. That's the definition of socialism.

me: umm no. An individual owner made a decision of his own private property to give it to his employees. Capitalism defined.  socialism would require it to be owned by everyone not 400 ppl. This is no different than stock holders.

johnny: Yes, the capitalist gave his business to the workers who now share the business. A capitalist enterprise became a socialist 1. 

johnny:  Stockholders aren't workers. They're investors. GHW Bush made the distinction, clearly.

me: he gave more to ppl that worked there longer. not equal ownership. All he did was pass his business on to the largest holder

me: ya so there r 400 new investors that work there too. With unequal ownership like any traded company

johnny:  Socialism has provisions 4 all that. It doesn't mean every person in a country owns, for example: the shoe store, equally, .

me: would love to here how you can give someone more without creating a ruling class. How does one determine who is most deserving

johnny: Some rich guy who sits on his ass on Wall St. & owns shares of a company in Alabama is not comparable to this model.

me: well some rich guy who sits on his ass will buy these shares one day. And the 400 ppl will be happy to take his money

johnny: How is a system that rewards U by giving you way more than most people - going to work for most people?

me: the best will get the most by selling goods 2 the most ppl. Ppl give money because the goods are worth to them than the money.  therefore anytime someone buys something they are wealthier than before

johnny: So if I buy some Pepsi and Skittles and cigarettes.....I'm wealthier? By what standard?

me:  y else would you buy it? you bought it so you decided those good meets your ends best. You gave up money that was worth less.

johnny: Cigarettes kill people. Unhealthy foods cause diabetes and heart problems, but people buy it. Are they wealthier?

me:  so do cars. are you wealthier if you own a car? you think cigarettes are terrible doesnt mean someone else doesnt value them

johnny: So why don't we sell marijuana? Why is prostitution illegal? Should 'markets' just control & express all our wants & needs?

me: because gov grows with each law. they want everything illegal it is the nature of socialism. yes markets should control.

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he then says he is going to bed and we will continue tomorrow.  

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Clayton replied on Mon, Dec 3 2012 12:32 PM

Another royal has been spawned.

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Hey, that's great. Be sure to post the rest of it.

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Bert replied on Mon, Dec 3 2012 1:43 PM

Since my article has recieved no love: Intellectual Property: Grasping at Thoughts

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