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From: DdC
Date: Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:03 pm
Subject: [Trippy-Dippy-Hippies] Ganjawarnews: $30mil Pot Bust/$113.27 if it was legal...Atlas Just Shrugged
To: AMarijuanaSmokersLounge2@yahoogroups.com, mashaction@yahoogroups.com

We've waited a long time to get something on you. You honest men are such a problem and such a headache. But we knew you'd slip sooner or later - and this is just what we wanted."

"You seem to be pleased about it."

"Don't I have good reason to be?"

"But, after all, I did break one of your laws."

"Well, what do you think they're for?"

Dr. Ferris did not notice the sudden look on Rearden's face, the look of a man hit by the first vision of that which he had sought to see. Dr. Ferris was past the stage of seeing; he was intent upon delivering the last blows to an animal caught in a trap.

"Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against - then you'll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We're after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now, that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with." Excerpted Excerpt Beginning on page 411 of the 35th Anniversary Edition of Atlas Shrugged... continued... http://famguardian.org/Subjects/Taxes/JohnGalt/Excerpt2.htm

The Ganjawar is a Product Sold by D.E.A.th to Profit Fascist ... DdC
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Pot Bust Worth $30-million, Police Say By Oliver Moore
Source: Globe and Mail January 12, 2004
The mammoth scale of two Toronto-area marijuana grow-operations busted on the weekend shows that “commercial marijuana factories have reached epidemic proportions in Ontario,” police said Monday. A joint operation by officers of the Ontario Provincial Police and the Barrie Police Service at a former Molson brewery, a stone's-throw from a busy highway, turned up thousands of plants. A raid on another building nearby netted thousands more plants. The total street value of the drugs is estimated at $30-million.

Read More... http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread18130.shtml

CFTO Toronto: Massive Barrie, Ontario pot-grow operation stuns police with its magnitude and costs -- 4:55
http://makeashorterlink.com/?V30623C07

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http://cannabisnews.com/news/thread18129.shtml#3

All according to script, so far
kaptinemo on January 12, 2004
"Script?", I hear someone say. "What do you mean, 'script'?".
The following is a link to an in-depth local broadcast stream:
http://makeashorterlink.com/?H2B552C07

Take special note of the newsreader interviewing a local police chief.

The newsreader asks the chief directly, "Wouldn't decriminalization solve the problem?" and the chief does not answer directly, but instead goes off on a wild tangent about how they have to end organized crime operations.

Of course, it's no answer...because they don't have any. The same old song and dance... and practically scripted from the DEA's playbook. No deviation. Never answer directly. Steer the conversation away from legalization back to the influences of organized crime... which, of course, wouldn't receive their funds if the weed were legal.

But then again, neither would the police. Continued...
http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread18130.shtml#10

Police Investigation Rattles B.C.'s Liberal Party By Mark Hume
Source: Globe and Mail January 12, 2004
Vancouver -- "It's obviously a money trail," the man with a rich Indo-Canadian accent said, talking on his cellphone as he weaved through heavy traffic. "There are a few individuals involved . . . these guys all came from the Island. They worked actively on Paul Martin's campaign and probably brought in a whole lot of money. . . . That's the real nitty-gritty of the story."
Read More...
http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread18128.shtml

OPP High on Big Brewery Bust
http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread18129.shtml

Medical Pot Case Tests Federal Law By Mike McPhee
Source: Denver Post January 12, 2004
Don Nord did not want to get caught up in a conflict between state and federal law over whether he can keep and use marijuana. The Hayden man, who has a state Medical Marijuana Registry card allowing him to use the drug for pain caused by his cancer and phlebitis, just wants to recover the marijuana confiscated from him by a federal agent.

Read More... http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread18127.shtml

Hemp and Marijuana: Myths & Realities by David P. West, Ph.D. for the North American Industrial Hemp Council (Excerpted)
http://naihc.org/hemp_information/content/hemp.mj.html

Hemp and Marijuana Myths & Realities

A Botanical and Biochemical Introduction

Hemp. Has there ever been a plant so fraught with confusion and controversy? The word itself carries a confusing history. "Hemp" was for medieval Europeans a generic term used to describe any fiber. With European expansion, fiber plants encountered during exploration were commonly called "hemp." Thus we have a bewildering variety of plants that carry the name hemp: Manila hemp (abacá, Musa textilis), sisal hemp (Agave sisalana), Mauritius hemp (Furcraea gigantea), New Zealand hemp (Phormium tenax), Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea), Indian hemp (jute, Corchorus capsularis or C. clitorus), Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum), bow-string hemp (Sansevieria cylindrica).

This botanical confusion was compounded by the introduction of a new word to describe hemp-marihuana (now commonly written "marijuana"). The word was first coined in the 1890s, but was adopted by the Bureau of Narcotics in the 1930s to describe all forms of Cannabis and to this day U.S. drug enforcement agencies continue to call the plant marijuana without regard to botanical distinctions. Indeed, a recent conference held in Jefferson City, Missouri and sponsored by Drug Watch International and the Drug Enforcement Administration was entitled, "Marijuana: Myths, Concerns, Facts"-yet much of the discussion concerned industrial hemp and the legal products made from it.

 

The conflation of the word "marijuana" and the word "hemp" has placed a heavy burden on public policymakers. Many believe that by legalizing hemp they are legalizing marijuana. Yet in more than two dozen other countries, governments have accepted the distinction between the two types of Cannabis and, while continuing to penalize the growing of marijuana, have legalized the growing of industrial hemp. The U.S. government remains unconvinced.

To understand the difference between hemp and marijuana, let's begin with two botanical analogies: field corn and sweet corn; breadseed poppies and opium poppies.

Reality: Feral hemp, or ditchweed, is a remnant of the hemp once grown by U.S. farmers. A study of feral hemp in Kansas showed that it contains extremely low levels of THC, from 0.5 percent to as low as 0.05 percent and less [41]. It has no drug value, but it does offer an important environmental benefit as a desirable nesting habitat for birds. Yet 99 percent of the "marijuana" being eradicated by the federal government-at great public expense-consists of this harmless ditchweed.

Blatent Bigotry (Excerpted from The Emperor Wears NO Clothes)
http://www.electricemperor.com/eecdrom/HTML/EMP/04/ECH04_08.HTM#bigotry
Starting with the 1898 Spanish American War, the Hearst newspaper had denounced Spaniards, Mexican-Americans, and Latinos.

After the seizure of 800,000 acres of Hearst’s prime Mexican timberland by the “marihuana” smoking army of Pancho Villa,* these slurs intensified.

* The song “La Cucaracha” tells the story of one of Villa’s men looking for his stash of “marijuana por fumar!” (to smoke!)

Non-stop for the next for three decades, Hearst painted the picture of the lazy, pot-smoking Mexican—still one of our most insidious prejudices. Simultaneously, he waged a similar racist smear campaign against the Chinese, referring to them as the “Yellow Peril”.

Hearst, through pervasive and repetitive use, brought the word ‘marijuana’ into English.

From 1910 to 1920, Hearst’s newspapers would claim that the majority of incidents in which blacks were said to have raped white women could be traced directly to cocaine. This continued for 10 years until Hearst decided it was not “cocaine-crazed Negroes” raping white women—it was now “marijuana-crazed Negroes” raping white women.

Hearst’s and other sensationalistic tabloids ran hysterical headlines atop stories portraying “Negroes” and Mexicans as frenzied beasts who, under the influence of marijuana, would play anti-white “voodoo-satanic” music (jazz) and heap disrespect and “viciousness” onto the predominantly white readership. Other such Jim Crow (apartheid) offenses resulting from this drug-induced “crime wave” included: stepping on white men’s shadows, looking white people directly in the eye for three seconds or more, looking at a white woman twice, laughing at a white person, etc.

For such “crimes,” hundreds of thousands of Mexicans and blacks spent, in aggregate, millions of years in jails, in prisons, and on chain gangs, under brutal segregation laws that remained in effect throughout the U.S. until the 1950s and ’60s. Hearst, through pervasive and repetitive use, pounded the obscure Mexican slang word “marijuana” into the English-speaking American consciousness. Meanwhile, the word “hemp” was discarded and “cannabis,” the scientific term, was ignored or buried.

The actual Spanish word for hemp is “cáñamo.” But using a Mexican “Sonoran” colloquialism — marijuana, often Americanized as “marihuana” — guaranteed that no one would realize that the proper terms for one of the world’s chief natural medicine, “cannabis,” and for the premier industrial resource, “hemp,” had been outflanked, outlawed, and pushed out of the language.

The authorized on-line version of Jack Herer’s “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” text from “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” © Jack Herer CD-ROM and web presentation © Milo and MichaelM

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ACLU defends Rush Limbaugh in court
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/breaking_news/7691982.htm MIAMI (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union (news - web sites) took sides with Rush Limbaugh on Monday by complaining that Florida investigators violated the conservative radio host's rights when they seized his medical records.

Conservative Addiction Good, Liberal Addiction Bad!
http://makeashorterlink.com/?K512241B6

CHANNELGATE!
From: Basil Venitis
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004
TV Channel 10 of Greece accused the Greek Government of jamming its broadcast during the speech of the opposition leader Costas Karamanlis! State employees were caught redhanded with jamming equipment near the antenna of channel 10 at the exact time of the blackout of its signal! The employees refused to stop the jamming until they get orders from their higher ups in ERT, the state organization that supervises the brodcasting media! This is the Watergate of Greece that might ruin the reputation of George Papandreou, the new leader of the governing socialist party PASOK. Messages of sympathy are pouring in to channel 10 from all over the world. People see how power corrupts officials and statists. Today members of the opposition party have promised to bring the issue for discussion at the Greek Parliament.

Freak summers 'will happen regularly'
Costly extremes of weather will become the norm, study suggests
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1120801,00.html

Cannabis Fuel
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Democracy on the retreat
Beijing's increasing control over Hong Kong's politics has hit hopes of democratic reform on the island, writes Jonathan Watts
http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,1121231,00.html

THE RIDDLE OF THE TRICKSTER by Thunderspud of Dragonfhain
From: "Holly & Jack" 12 Jan 2004
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bos/bos071.htm

Bush Sought ‘Way’ To Invade Iraq? By CBS News 11 January 2004 Iraq War Planned Pre-9/11? A year ago, Paul O'Neill was fired from his job as George Bush's Treasury Secretary for disagreeing too many times with the president's policy on tax cuts. Now, O'Neill - who is known for speaking his mind - talks for the first time about his two years inside the Bush administration. His story is the centerpiece of a new book being published this week about the way the Bush White House is run. Continued...
http://truthout.org/docs_04/011204B.shtml

Kucinich on O'Neil 1-12-4
http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread18127.shtml#5

Kucinich Wants New Laws Against Dumping Steel 12-21-2000
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/213488/detail.html
CLEVELAND -- U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (pictured, below) wants new laws to be passed that would stop foreign companies from dumping steel in the U.S. at bargain-basement prices.

Dennis Kucinich for President
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Bush in 30 sec. Awards Show To Be live via Webcast 1/12/04
http://makeashorterlink.com/?J3D012C07
If you'd like to tune in, the event will be webcast live, beginning at 8p EST/5p PST.
We'll be announcing the winners around 10:45pm EST.
To tune in to the webcast and view the winning ads after they're announced, just go to:
http://www.bushin30seconds.org

Top Ten Conservative Idiots (#139)
January 12, 2004 · Moonbase Dubya Edition
http://www.democraticunderground.com/top10/04/139.html

Democratic Underground Forums "DU2"
http://www.democraticunderground.com
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The exercise of power for control
http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread18128.shtml#10

US Treasury seeks probe into papers taken by O'Neill
http://makeashorterlink.com/?K12121C07
The U.S. Treasury has asked the U.S. inspector general's office to investigate how a possibly classified document appeared on Sunday in a televised interview of ex-Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, a department spokesman said on Monday.

The Bush Hitler Thing by SL/Wisconsin (Excerpted) t r u t h o u t | Reader Submission 09 January 2004
http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/010904A.shtml
So far, I've seen nothing to eliminate the possibility that Bush is on the same course as Hitler. And I've seen far too many analogies to dismiss the possibility. The propaganda. The lies. The rhetoric. The nationalism. The flag waving. The pretext of 'preventive war'.

There isn't much doubt in my mind - anyone who compares the history of Hitler's rise to power and the progression of recent events in the US cannot avoid the parallels. It's incontrovertible. Is Bush another Hitler? I'm afraid now, that what may still come to pass is a reign far more savage and barbaric than that of the Nazis.

t r u t h o u t Poll 1-12-4 @ 5:45pm pacific
Who is your preference for Democratic presidential nominee?
Kucinich 43.9%
Dean 32.0%
VOTE:
http://www.truthout.org

James Baker III Helped Finance Saddam
The Associated Press 11 January 2004
WASHINGTON - Now assigned the task of reducing Iraq's debt, presidential envoy James A. Baker III once gave crucial support for continuing a billion-dollar loan program to Saddam Hussein's government that accounts for most of the money Iraq still owes the United States. Continued...
http://truthout.org/docs_04/011304A.shtml

Norman Solomon: Dixie Trap for Democrats In Presidential Race
http://truthout.org/docs_04/011304E.shtml

Open Door Policy By Karen Kwiatkowski
The American Conservative January 19, 2004 issue
A strange thing happened on the way to the war.
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, a former Pentagon insider, concludes her observations on the run-up to the Iraq war in this last of a three-part series.
As the winter of 2002 approached, I was increasingly amazed at the success of the propaganda campaign being waged by President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and neoconservative mouthpieces at the Washington Times and Wall Street Journal. I speculated about the necessity but unlikelihood of a Phil-Dick-style minority report on the grandiose Feith-Wolfowitz-Rumsfeld-Cheney vision of some future Middle East where peace, love, and democracy are brought about by pre-emptive war and military occupation. Continued...
http://www.amconmag.com/1_19_04/article1.html

Bushit Rumcheney Cocktail:Fascist Nationalism and MKULTRA
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