Archive for May, 2009

Legalize all Drugs

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The US led drug prohibition has failed in epic proportions. Drug prohibition has done nothing to stem the use or distribution of drugs. Drugs are cheaper, stronger and more freely available than ever before.

The only real effect that drug prohibition has had, along with appeasing certain ideologues, is the creation of a lucrative underground market which funds organized crime and extremist organizations.

As well, there is a governmental cash-cow business set-up to fight this newly fabricated threat. Billions of dollars dollar go to law enforcement agencies every year to essentially drive up the profits in drugs. Plus they need large prisons to house all the new so-called criminals.

Yet, despite no evidence that a hard stance on drugs works to prevent drug use, members of the Canadian Parliament are trying to pass a bill (called bill C-15) that would require mandatory minimum sentences for Marijuana cultivation (even just one plant). Read more about this at CannabisFacts.ca and WhyProhitibion.ca

We need to go in the opposite direction when it comes to our drug policy. Drug abuse and drug use need to be treated as health issues, not criminal issues. We need free choice for consenting adults, not a nanny-state solution imposed by the government.

Legalization would be highly beneficial to society, with the benefits far outweighing the negatives.

Legalization of drugs would

  • eliminate the underground market
  • stop the funding of terrorist groups
  • do MORE for treating drug addicts
  • save the billions currently spent annually on prohibition and incarceration of drug offenders.

George Carlin – They Own You

Monday, May 18th, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q

“They say we need more money for education. That’s the big answer to everything, education. They say we need more money for books, more teachers, more classrooms, more schools, and more testing for the kids, and they’ll say, well we tried all of that, and the kids still can’t pass the tests. Don’t worry about that, because we’re going to lower the passing grades, and that’s what they do in a lot of these schools. They lower the passing grades so more kids can pass – more kids pass, the school looks goods, and the IQ of the country slips another 2 or 3 points. And pretty soon all you’ll need to get into college is a pencil. Got a pencil? Then get in there, it’s physics!

Then people wonder why 17 other countries graduate more scientist than we do. Education – politicians use that word, they use it on you. Politicians have traditionally hidden behind 3 things: the flag, the bible, and children – no child left behind, no child left behind. Oh, really it wasn’t too long ago you were talking about giving children a head start. Head start – left behind, someone’s losing ground here, but there’s a reason. There’s a reason for this. There’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason it’ll never ever be fixed – it’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you got, because the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now. The wealthy big business interests that controls things, and makes all the important decisions.

Forget the politicians, they’re irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice – you don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and payed for the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media, so they control just about all the information you get. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying – lobbying, to get what they want.

Well we know what they want. They want more for themselves, and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want – they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that – that doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people that are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table, and think about how badly they’re getting screwed by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? Obedient workers – Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines, and do that paper work. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and vanishing pension that disappear the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your social security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it – they’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this place. It’s a big club, and you aint in it. You, and I are not in The Big Club.

By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think, and what to buy.

The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged, and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard working people: white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard working people continue (these are people of modest being) – continue to elect these rich douchebags who don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a fuck about you – they don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t care about you at all – at all – at all, and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care.

That’s what the owners counted on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white, and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called the American Dream cause you have to be asleep to believe it.” – George Carlin

A Global Internet Mesh

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

As most of you know, the Internet is at risk of being restricted. Imagine a free, global Internet mesh, where the likes of RIAA and Big Brother couldn’t reach. It would be a great boon to the freedom of the Internet and to humankind.

Of course, naysayers would probably say they will always find a way to strip our freedoms… but we can all dream, can’t we?

Yes. Yes we can.

Slashdot – the mostly-tech news agregator – had two stories in the past few days (here and here), about new mobile meshing technologies, essentially creating mobile hotspots.

As this technology advances, we will rely less on the Cell-Towers and Satelites to communicate, and more on the Intermesh that we create all around us.