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  1. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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  2. Slagzord

    Slagzord Don't fuckle with shuckle

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    Life changes after you hear The Shape of Water called Grinding Nemo
     
  3. Trypsy Summers

    Trypsy Summers Well-Known Member

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    So here we are,

    The UK is allegedly the 2nd largest exporter of legal cannabis in the world, apparently they export around 73 tons of this 'legal' cannabis per annum!!! (according to The Telegraph)
    my simple question in response to this article is; How?
    Whilst mulling this question over, I'd like you to take the following points into consideration;
    Within the UK, Cannabis is illegal, and (according to the Government, it has no medical value, so) if caught cultivating Cannabis, one faces possible jail time and/along with hefty fines.
    Indeed every week in the media, there is some story about how 'dangerous' skunk has destroyed someone, and the article is then accompanied with all the usual anti blah-blah fake rhetoric against cannabis.

    So without appearing to be someone who might actually use their own critical faculties from time to time, I'd just like to know how;
    given that cannabis is illegal,
    Who is actually growing the 73 tons of legal cannabis?
    Who is actually purchasing the 73 tons of legal cannabis?
    Who profits from the sale of the 73 tons of legal cannabis?
    How does the taxes from the sale of the 73 tons of legal cannabis benefit the citizens/subjects/slaves of the UK?

    Is this actually lawful? If its lawful/legal, then why can't we all be growing 'legal' cannabis?

    It seems to me, like its okay for a corporation (juridic person) to grow and sell 'legal' cannabis with (lawful) impunity and (legal) immunity. However, for the real (flesh and blood individual) person, that activity is deemed to be a real no no!

    How does that really work? Other than the sheep allow it!

    Anyway staying on topic, is it just me that can see feel, smell and taste the hypocrisy here? Cos let me tell you it is real - the shit is real and the stench of the shit has got so way past the tipping point, that its indeed only the completely brainwashed slave who is not stirring (at the very least), even if they are not actually starting to wake up....

    Mind you, there's something about the feel of that stale piss down your back and/or that heavy boot in your face to either wake you right up or send you right back into oblivion!

    Not saying;) Just saying:) Without saying:|,

    Pure peace :leaf:
     
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  4. His_Highness

    His_Highness In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

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    @Trypsy Summers

    Maybe the reference to "legal cannabis" isn't the flower variety and is through a UK company called GW Pharma which produces "Sativex® (Nabiximols), an oral mucosal spray with two principal cannabinoid components, cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Sativex has been studied in over 20 randomised placebo-controlled trials including over 3,000 patients and has been the subject of numerous regulatory submissions and approvals. (A list of the countries in which Sativex is available)."

    I don't know if there are other UK companies at the same level as GW Pharma but that might explain the amount of "legal cannabis" being so high.
     
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  5. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Tom Cruises

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    So I'm about to start mid terms and I just got my first financial aid money. HeG wit that was a long wait! I was getting nervous!
     
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  6. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    I thought you guys would agree that this sounds like a good idea. Who would have thought? Saw this on imgur.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Trypsy Summers

    Trypsy Summers Well-Known Member

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    Great suggestion, there is actually only three major flaws from what I can see;
    1) It's a great idea
    2) No! It's a freaking great idea
    3) No! It's such a freaking great idea, that the Feds dare not implement it

    But then again - maybe its just me...!
     
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  8. just_the_flu

    just_the_flu they say im crazy but i have a have a good time

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    ...i wonder what kind of neurological effects or brain damage i have suffured over the years by wearing headphones? i mean i just thought of it, i have had magnets sitting on bothsides of my head most of my life... i dont like earbuds, i like the stero headphones... and now i have some sick wireless headphones, i have two magnets on my head and a bluetooth reciever on oneside and NFC on the other.... :uhh:



    ...i wish i never thought of this... but meh... music is dope, especially while heard through headphones... idk, i find it better...

    :leaf:
     
  9. We got our hearing tested in a high school audio engineering class. Several of us knuckleheads were missing some of the lower frequencies.
     
  10. just_the_flu

    just_the_flu they say im crazy but i have a have a good time

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    ...i never mentioned hearing... probably because i already know thats been effected... maybe its the herb.. but i have a hard time hearing speach, but i can hear and focus on background noises like no one else... but ive been like that for as long as i can remember..
     
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  11. His_Highness

    His_Highness In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

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    Is it wrong to to address a child you don't know who is old enough to use mannerly titles like "sir or ma'am" the same way in return?

    I don't do it 100% of the time but occasionally when I am approached by a youngster I don't know over the age 5 or so I will respond with "Yes, Sir or Yes Ma'am". Some in my family have told me the child should address the adult that way out of respect for their elders but not the other way around. I'm not saying the child started the conversation by calling me "sir" and I returned the favor either.

    Sometimes the child will smile proudly at being treated that way by an adult and will reciprocate.
     
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  12. Trypsy Summers

    Trypsy Summers Well-Known Member

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    After spending yesterday in deep reasoning, I have to say, that I too have come to the realization that the
    person that Morpheus refers to in the prophecy as given to him by the Oracle, is NOT NEO!!:uhh:

    When Morpheus says the following to NEO;
    "When the Matrix was first built there was a man born inside that had the ability to change what he wanted, to remake the Matrix as he saw fit. It was this man who freed the first of us and taught us the truth. When he died, the Oracle prophesied his return and envisioned that his coming would hail the destruction of the Matrix and the war, bring freedom to our people."

    What none of them realize is that it is certainly not Neo that the prophecy refers to!! For a long time I had my doubts about NEO, cos I never reconciled how he bowed down to the Machine, but that's just me!:sherlock:

    But the salient points for me are;
    NEO is not born in the MATRIX - per se, he's born in a pod!
    NEO can fly and kick his way out of trouble, he can even dodge bullets, but he certainly could not remake the Matrix as he saw fit, even the 'Trainman' could do something (more than him) in that respect!
    NEO doesn't really have a clue what is going on, whereas the one who remade the matrix 'as he saw fit' certainly did...

    The real inconvenient truth is; the man born inside the matrix, who heralded its destruction is none other than (that unwitting anti-hero) Agent Smith! :doh:

    Who'd a thought, but to sum it up from the man himself, "
    it was inevitable , it always was!":hmm:

    Kinda old news -but heyy!!


    Pure Peace:leaf:
     
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  13. Helios

    Helios Well-Known Member

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    interesting, here's a thought, what if NEO is revolutionary John Conner?? Skynet sent back machines in time to kill NEO/Sara Conner his mother, perhaps Terminator is a prequel to the Matrix?

    “We marveled at our own magnificence as we gave birth to A.I…. A singular consciousness that spawned an entire race of machines.” Morpheus-
     
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  14. just_the_flu

    just_the_flu they say im crazy but i have a have a good time

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    ...are children nowadays taught to respect their elders???


    ...i will often call children by 'sir' and i get the same reaction, i believe they like it because your treating them like another adult, not a child which they are most likely use to...
     
  15. His_Highness

    His_Highness In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

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    Mine were and my grandson is but these days it's a tightrope walk. We want the kids to respect their elders but not blindly follow them. Kids should respect everyone. Not just adults though.

    I do see more youngsters full of themselves these days (everyone gets a trophy mentality).

    Some kids also have less concern that there's a asswhoopin or another form of serious punishment waiting on them when they misbehave. When I was a kid both were a distinct possibility. There are not as many "Because I said so" parental types around.

    Not saying the above is good or bad though. Well...except for the "everyone gets a trophy" stuff.

    If a kid is loved they learn to love in return and that can be the baseline. Most of the luck we've had with our kids was because they loved us and didn't want to disappoint us.
     
  16. I always do this when a kid holds the door open for me or is otherwise helpful. Rewarding good behavior and all that.
     
  17. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

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    Ain't no snotty-nosed kid gunna beat ME to the door and hold it open.

    I am the one who Holds.
     
  18. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    I finally went in to have my hearing tested, and it turns out I have high frequency losses, which directly correlate to mis-hearing speech: my audiologist thought it was more related to hereditary loss than loud music. I now have hearing aids and, as a gadget freak, they are really up my alley. I can control them with my iphone, and listen to SiriusXM, etc through my Hearing Aids. As an acoustic guitar player, I never heard the music as I do now. I can even understand lyrics (better than before). They are my bionic ears...
     
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  19. Got into it with a kid about 11 at the rec center yesterday. Little punk was emptying out liquid shower soap and shampoo into the drains. I told him it was not unlike vandalism and that he was costing folks money. He just looked down and said there was more soap. I just asked him if that was the kind of person he wanted to be.

    In this day and age I guess I was out of line and should have left it to enforcement specialists.... All that kid had to do was make some false accusation about me and I could be toast.

    I coached both of my kids basketball teams. Coaching 8-9 year olds was so much more fun than the 11-12 year olds. The younger ones would come to practice eager to learn, the older ones just required too much discipline to make it fun.
     
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  20. just_the_flu

    just_the_flu they say im crazy but i have a have a good time

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    ...i always had a 'healthy' fear of my parents, more so my father, but it was the fear of an unknown punishment that would make you stay inline imo...
     
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  21. TeeJay1952

    TeeJay1952 Well-Known Member

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    @grampa_herb
    It takes a village. We share the planet and the experience so why not have a say?
    Might be nothing today but he might thank you at his Inauguration speech.
     
  22. We here at the NSA will be in touch with you....
     
  23. OldNewbie

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    Why would the NSA be "in touch", when the CIA is now in control?
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mind-control-electromagnetic-frequency-soleilmavis-liu

    ...On March 18, 2008, the Central Intelligence Agency responded in writing to a Larson Media Freedom of Information Act request. The document disclosed that the CIA’s use of biomedical intellectual property developed at the Alfred Mann Foundation, Second Sight LLC, Advanced Bionics, and under Naval Space Warfare (SPAWAR) contract #N6600106C8005, was “currently and properly classified pursuant to an executive order in the interest of national security,” and applied to the CIA Director’s “statutory obligation to protect from disclosure, intelligence sources and methods.” The technology, developed under the DARPA programs of Tony Tether, Col. Geoffrey Ling and N.I.H programs of William Heetderks, had been protected as a Defense “Special Access Program1” (SAP), which was the official terminology for a “black project.” The research had resulted in implantable devices that were millimeter and sub-millimeter in size, could be surreptitiously implanted (and had been fabricated in a manner that the devices could not be detected or localized by clinical medical or radiology techniques), and provided a shocking amount of surveillance capability regarding a subject’s activities, which might include visual and auditory biofeedback data......​
     
  24. Getting harder to keep track of who is keeping track of us. Used to be just Mom....
     
  25. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    Now that's what I call freedom!
     

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