A Question For The Ladies


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I am completely befuddled by politics here in the US of A.

Every 4 years we hold elections and apparently have the joyous task of putting our input on to which inmate will run our asylum.

I follow both sides of barbed wire fence, in order to attempt to be properly informed of who and why and what the f#!k did they just say??

Which brings me to this-

2 prominent females have stated things that are…..well…not very lady like.

One has stated that there is special place in HELL for women that don’t vote for Hillary Clinton.

The other has basically stated that any woman that votes for Bernie Sanders basically does so because the boys are.

I would like to know what the female take is on these statements.

Why?

Because I think the women who made these statements were high on liquid paper or something and don’t believe that either of them have a handle on the general female population of our country.

Please feel free to comment below.

And remember….

Your voice matters and deserves to be  heard.

I’m good2begone

And

I approve of this message.

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Ex(h)empt


This post is in response to a request from- theadRIOTblog

can·na·bis
/ˈkanəbis/
Noun
A plant (Cannabis sativa, family Cannabaceae) used to produce hemp fiber and as a mildly psychotropic drug.
A dried preparation of the flowering tops or other parts of this plant, or a resinous extract of it (cannabis resin).
Synonyms
hemp – hashish

That’s the definition of cannabis I got off the Internet.

To break down the definition into parts-

It’s a plant

It’s used to produce the hemp fiber

It’s a mildly psychotropic drug

Lets take a look at the first part.

It being a plant must mean that it was placed on the planet for some reason.

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Those are all plants too. I don’t see us trying to smoke them….but they are plants none the less.

Part 2-hemp fiber

As stated from Wikipedia-

Hemp is used for a wide variety of purposes including the manufacture of cordage of varying tensile strength, durable clothing and nutritional products. The bast fibers can be used in 100% hemp products, but are commonly blended with other organic fibers such as flax, cotton or silk, for apparel and furnishings, most commonly at a 55%/45% hemp/cotton blend. The inner two fibers of hemp are more woody and are more often used in non-woven items and other industrial applications, such as mulch, animal bedding and litter. The oil from the fruits (“seeds”) oxidizes (commonly, though inaccurately, called “drying”) to become solid on exposure to air, similar to linseed oil, and is sometimes used in the manufacture of oil-based paints, in creams as a moisturizing agent, for cooking, and in plastics. Hemp seeds have been used in bird seed mix as well.[17] A survey in 2003 showed that more than 95% of hemp seed sold in the EU was used in animal and bird feed.[8] Hempseed is also used as a fishing bait.[18]

In modern times hemp is used for industrial purposes including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, construction (as with Hempcrete and insulation), body products, health food and bio-fuel.
Hmmm….smoking it is not even passively mentioned.

Part 3-mildly psychotropic drug

Now we are getting somewhere….

WebMD says-

Marijuana, which comes from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, is the most frequently used illegal drug in the U.S. About 4% of American adults smoke pot at least once a year. Roughly 1% of adults abuse pot, and one in 300 have a pot addiction.

Most people smoke the plant’s dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds. But marijuana also can be mixed into food or brewed as a tea. Marijuana goes by many street names, including pot, weed, and herb. Hash, a concentrated form of the drug, is short for hashish.

The rates of marijuana smoking in adults have remained stable since the 1990s. However, the rates of addiction to pot have risen significantly over that same period. And, according to recent government studies, as many as 30% of today’s teenagers are smoking marijuana.

Occasional marijuana use is rarely seriously harmful, but smoking pot has important medical effects.
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All of that Internet stuff to get to my opinion…..

These is a huge hoo de do here in America about the legalization of marijuana.

It’s not about the productive uses of the plant which I mentioned above.

It’s about smoking it.

I used to smoke it…..

I grew up on the border of Mexico and the US. It was as easy to get as a loaf of bread.

But it was illegal.

An illegal drug.

It gets you HIGH.

I got high.

Then I got lazy….and the munchies.

There is a reason it is illegal. It is because it alters the mind to a non normal state.

It makes you forget about the worries of life and just numbs you. Being numb is no way to live.

I know, I know alcohol does the same thing…..and it’s legal.

But what happened when it was made illegal?

People still got it when they wanted it.

Making pot legal will not lessen its effect on society. It didn’t with alcohol.

Will legalizing it have ANY positive effects in society? I don’t know. Most places of employment drug test their employees. Marijuana stays in the system 30 days. How will the work force sustain?

Probably the same way it does now. Just another form of don’t ask don’t tell

How about negative effects?

Once weed is legal….and it will be. Where do we stop.

Cocaine is made from a plant too. And it has various uses. And it is a psychotropic drug.

And it doesn’t make you lazy.

Anyone else see a pattern developing?
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I am not anti cannabis. I am not anti alcohol.

My personal experience tells me that some can use recreationally and some can’t.

I am one of the cant’s.

Maybe you are one of the can’s.

My belief is that you can’t fight the war on drugs by picking and choosing which ones to fight and which ones to cave in on.

The nation caved in on alcohol a long time ago.

Has the epidemic lessened?

The 400


I write not thinking that anyone will read what I wrote.

I think wrong.

As of today, I have 400 followers.

#400 is theadRIOTblog. She has been blogging since the beginning of this year and is new to this blogworld. I encourage anyone who follows or views my blog to please visit her blog. Her “about” page is amazing. But I will let you all figure that out for yourselves.

Once I realized I had hit the 400 mark, one of my voices had a great idea and ran with it.

I posted a comment on theadRIOTblog and requested that she give me a topic for a post and I would create it in honor of being #400.

That particular voice has never heard-

Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it.

She replied to my comment with-

I would like to hear your opinions/findings on cannabis, it’s prohibition and possible negative/positive application and effects.

So………………

I will be posting my dissertation on the subject.

I have a bit of personal experience with the substance…..

QUIT SNICKERING!!

Ok…so it is more than a bit of experience.

But I will do some research also.

Bet your bottom dollar I won’t inhale.

Still good2begone

(Clean and) Sober since 10-13-06.

Be on the look out for the post titled-

Ex(h)empt

The Happening


There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

Times are changing. Uncertainty hangs like a thick fog in the air.

I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

Our freedoms that we have so long taken for granted, are now just plain being taken.

There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

“By the people, for the people” has been shifted to we know what’s good for you.


I think it’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

The bells of “Let Freedom Ring” have become rusted.

What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side

Our rights that should be our voice have fallen silent.

It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

Change is coming. You can hear it in the wind.

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

The voices of the many need to shake the foundations of the few.

We better stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, now, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

A new world is upon us. The happening is here.
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Lyrics by- Buffalo Springfield

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