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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 2:02 am    Post subject: Time to think about decriminalising marijuana Reply with quote

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People who smoke pot don't belong to a subculture, they're part of the mainstream.


By Trish Bolton
January 5, 2004

Australia,

Australians don't really need an excuse to have a drink but it's that time of year where you can really drink up, indulge as much as you want; get drunk, smashed, blotto - no one will really mind.

You can start drinking at the lunchtime barbie or picnic, down at the beach or while you're watching the cricket; you can do it in front of your parents and kids and with neighbours and friends.

But if you want to roll one, have a choof or take a toke, you won't find the same warm reception at home, in your workplace or anywhere else. Unless you're in Nimbin, you'll have to sneak away and do the deed in private.

And if word gets out about your nasty habit you'll be called a druggie when your back is turned, families will talk in hushed tones about your wicked ways, neighbours will ostracise you, and better pray no one tells the boss.

If this isn't bad enough, there's always the chance you'll be caught for possession; you might merely be warned or you could end up before the courts; it all depends on the state you're in at the time - and I don't mean how stoned you are.

Read more here :

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/01/04/1073151208185.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right on! There are some realy good points in that article. I especialy liked the point about being against one drug while pushing alcohol. And the thing about parents taking booze orders from their kids to have for a party. Great points.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alcohol advertising is one of the dramas. I recall one that said "she used to drink bourbon but then she used to have braces". It was an add for chivas regal. I gave alchohol up at the start of 2001 and would like to know why these companies can blantantly keep attempting to get start again? My life would be go down hill rather quickly. The ratio of ads encouraging drinking to the no of discouraging it would be interesting. I wonder what would outnumber what?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed increasing numbers of ads using 'drug imagery' to sell stuff - kinda hallucinogenic graphics, & instantly being transported from grey monotony to a bright, psychedelic paradise, such and such a product gives you a lift, such and such a shampoo gives you a buzz. It's like the establishment loves everything about drugs, apart from the actual drug. I reckon if they could develop a controllable bliss/trip pill that made you see lovely things, but didn't give you the real psychedelic thing, it'd be on the market tomorrow. It's all about control - they can control functioning alcoholics and caffeine & nicotine addicts, those drugs don't stimulate free thought.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

POLL

I hope everyone is supporting Dennis Kucinich for the U.S. Presedential election.

Even people not living in the U.S. should suppport Kucinich as these letters to the editor request...

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n020/a03.html?1353 CN AB: PUB LTE: An Appeal To Activists

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v03/n1954/a07.html?1353 Jamaica: PUB LTE: Ganja Blackmail!

So here is a poll to place Your vote for which Democrat should be Pres.


http://www.truthout.org


Right now Kucinich is winning with 36.3% of the vote to Dean's 34.7% of the vote.

&

In case You haven't heard:

Democratic Presidential nominee, Dennis Kucinich, put in writing that as PRESIDENT He WILL:
"DECRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA" -"in favor of a drug policy that sets reasonable boundaries for marijuana use by establishing guidelines similar to those already in place for alcohol."

(POSTED ON His website!)

http://www.kucinich.us/issues/marijuana_decrim.php

http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread17917.shtml

http://www.coloradoforkucinich.net/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing the ads look like that cos the people making them are out of it on COKE Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ The GCW, Well after my click on the polls the stats stand at
Kucinich 43.7%
Dean 32.2%

I wish this realy reflected the national veiw.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:50 am    Post subject: yes Reply with quote

Pray brother. Thats all we can do at this point pray and vote. #3 newly registered voters in my house. Were going to make voting day a party. If kusinich isnt on the ballad we will go for the green party.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'd get my vote if I could vote.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's been few adversitements in Australia for mistsubshi cars and they used young trendy people dressed up in "raver clothes" in their adversitements as the company was trying to target their cars for the young people in the 18-25 year old range for their small city cars because of the MDMA/Esctasy culture and its often "media sterotyped" to "Raves" because the Mistsubshi Logo is one of the world's famous and most common logo used on esctasy tablets.

So the Misubsubshi Corp. have started used "raver characters" for their adversitements. I mean ask any Raver and they will know how Mistsubshi is related to the MDMA/Rave/Clubbing community... simply because of the logo, its like a free adversitement for them.

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