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Marijuana is becoming legal… and overbearing pseudo-conservatives must grow up and deal with that

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism No Comment

Canada is on the edge of legalizing marijuana, and every pointy-headed pseudo-conservative is coming out of the woodwork, touting all the evils of the demon weed.  Without putting too find a spin on it: they’re talking bullshit, and this post is intended to clean up some of the hypocrisy. First, I want to lay down […]

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Why, exactly, is marijuana illegal?

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Rules

I was thinking about this recently, and since the topic of legalizing marijuana is currently hot in political circles, here’s an observation… Here in Ontario, I can make alcohol for home consumption.  In fact, I can make as much as I want.  Some years ago I had the opportunity to acquire a 4700 gallon stainless […]

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5 years alcohol-free

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen

I realized, this morning, that I am passing 5 years of being alcohol free. In November 2009 I came down with a bout of acute pancreatitis.  As I was being treated for that, my GP told me that I could no longer drink alcohol.  Frankly, I didn’t believe him, but pancreatitis was not pleasant, so […]

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Make your air travel better… (part 2)

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Travel

In yesterday’s article I talked about trip preparation making for a happier trip. Today I will cover off two other areas where trips can go awry and over which you have total control… Excessive consumption of alcohol Every alcoholic beverage sold in every airport should come with a label that says “INSTANT ASSHOLE: JUST ADD […]

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