News Briefs 14-09-2009

Yep – it’s still a strange world out there.

Quote of the Day:

My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences, some I can discuss, others I cannot.

Author Dan Brown

  1. Re: To beat the recession, Americans are growing cannabis…
    Having been on both sides of this issue, it does now seem just a little ridiculous to see government spending so much time, effort and money, to prevent the cultivation of what amounts to a backyard weed.

    During my youth, I quite enjoyed burning what probably came to tens (upon tens) of pounds of marijuana, one joint, one bowl full at a time. Later in life, though, as a parent with my own children, I landed on the opposite side and swore pain of death upon anyone who tried to peddle dope (of any kind) to my kids. Now with the kids all grown and on their own, it all does seem a little silly.

    Yes, there are some drugs that should remain illegal. Those like crack and especially methamphetamine, are poisons that not only alter perception and behavior, but slowly rot the human machine from within.

    But the war on pot has created generation after generation of nonviolent criminal who no more deserve decades in prison than do the taxpayers being forced to pay for their upkeep.

    It’s long passed time to apply some common sense to this issue… but I wouldn’t expect it anytime soon. Our democratically elected governments write laws to the highest bidder rather than to the benefit of their constituencies.

  2. Chinese UO not UFO
    Comments made here in China its an internal reflection in the camera.

    “NO DAMMIT ITS A UFO! I reject your reality and substitute my own!”

    Yep, that’s about how it goes, right? haha


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