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Propanda Czar
Baltimore Sun ^ | May 22nd, 2003 | Baltimore Sun

Posted on 05/23/2003 9:37:47 AM PDT by Nick Thimmesch

http://www.sunspot.net/news/opinion/bal-ed.marijuana23may23,0,6766500.story?coll=bal%2Dopinion%2Dheadlines

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: drugczarislosingit; drugwarfascist; jackbootedthugs; llibertariandork; marijuana; newfreeperword; policestate; putdownthebong; veyseries; wod; wodlist

1 posted on 05/23/2003 9:37:47 AM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
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To: Nick Thimmesch
Propanda Czar


This is a pro panda.


This is an amateur.

2 posted on 05/23/2003 9:40:51 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: Nick Thimmesch
"Propanda Czar"

Is this thread about furry mammals?
3 posted on 05/23/2003 9:41:04 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( Midnight at the Oasis)
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To: martin_fierro
LOL!

VERY good!

S.U.E.
4 posted on 05/23/2003 9:42:31 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( Midnight at the Oasis)
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To: EggsAckley
Once again you are slow on the draw, my young Padawan learner. <|:)~
5 posted on 05/23/2003 9:42:32 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: martin_fierro
Excellent work!
6 posted on 05/23/2003 9:44:13 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: martin_fierro
The dog ate it.



BTW, have you looked at the source? I'm not sure I even want to go there.
7 posted on 05/23/2003 9:44:16 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( Midnight at the Oasis)
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To: EggsAckley
Elephants are cool! Like your website.
8 posted on 05/23/2003 9:46:54 AM PDT by elephant
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To: Nick Thimmesch
Follow the bamboo.
9 posted on 05/23/2003 9:50:01 AM PDT by Consort
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To: elephant
Did you see the pic of me? Heheheh
10 posted on 05/23/2003 9:50:21 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( Midnight at the Oasis)
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To: EggsAckley
The dog ate it.

THAT old line?? Now if you'd said, "The peacocks ate it," I could've believed you. <|:)~

11 posted on 05/23/2003 9:50:28 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: martin_fierro
Well.....okay. Um.........Elvis ate it.
13 posted on 05/23/2003 9:51:29 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( Midnight at the Oasis)
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To: Nick Thimmesch
Propaganda czar



Originally published May 23, 2003



JOHN P. WALTERS is a man on a mission to save Americans from themselves. The director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy told Congress he's battling widespread "ignorance" about the dangers of marijuana, and about the true motives of those who would permit its use for medicinal purposes.
Legalization of the drug is their goal, he contends, which Mr. Walters equates with "giving up" on the problem of drug abuse.

Ignorant hicks we may be, but we know enough to be alarmed about zealots from Washington using our tax dollars to promote ideological crusades.

The Bush administration's drug czar is seeking the power to cut off federal drug enforcement money to local police in states where marijuana has been decriminalized for medical use.

As of yesterday, that could include Maryland, where Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. signed into law a bill that sharply reduces the penalty for marijuana possession when the defendant is seeking relief from symptoms of cancer, AIDS and other devastating illnesses.

Mr. Walters, who waged a fierce last-minute lobbying effort against the Maryland measure, also wants the authority to run advertising campaigns against similar legislation in other states.

This is frightening stuff from a career bureaucratic drug warrior who is not a doctor yet claimed the Maryland legislature had been "conned" into aggravating the state's addiction problems by a "cynical, cruel and immoral effort to use the sick and suffering" to legalize marijuana.

The federal government has no business using tax dollars to help wage such lobbying campaigns, or to punish states that don't fall into line.

Mr. Walters' obsession with marijuana is also wrong-headed, says Del. Dan K. Morhaim, a sponsor of the Maryland legislation and an emergency room physician who has seen the drug wars from the front lines. Cocaine, heroin, alcohol, tobacco - those are drugs that send people into the emergency room every day, he said. Marijuana, almost never. But pot does offer comfort, he said, when comfort is all that doctors can provide.

Mr. Ehrlich, to his credit, gets it. He shrugged off pressure from the White House and signed the bill.

Members of the House Government Reform Committee get it, too. Objections to Mr. Walters' proposals by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and other Democrats may well put a stop to these misbegotten ideas.

Eight other states have medical marijuana laws, and more are pending. Most Americans know that the danger of drugs lies elsewhere. Mr. Walters is wasting his firepower on the wrong target.
14 posted on 05/23/2003 9:53:54 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( Midnight at the Oasis)
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To: martin_fierro

Kemp Balloons

Anti Andy Panda.

15 posted on 05/23/2003 9:57:04 AM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton
*grooooooaaaaaaannnn*
16 posted on 05/23/2003 9:57:49 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: Nick Thimmesch
How can MJ not be harmful. It is a depressant, just like alcohol. Parenting and responsible behavior would put an end to these epidemics. With its current policies, the government is fighting a losing battle that no matter what is done will be lost. Not until people stand up and stop stying to escape from reality will we have a chance to eradicate the drug scurge.
17 posted on 05/23/2003 10:23:59 AM PDT by vpintheak (Our Liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain!)
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To: martin_fierro
Watch South Park? They have a weird character called "Sexual Harassment Panda."
18 posted on 05/23/2003 10:28:20 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: bigfootbob
Oh, "g": THIMMESCH
19 posted on 05/23/2003 11:33:29 AM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
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To: jmc813; *Wod_list
bump
20 posted on 05/23/2003 12:40:46 PM PDT by bassmaner (Let's take back the word "liberal" from the commies!!)
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To: Wolfie; vin-one; WindMinstrel; philman_36; Beach_Babe; jenny65; AUgrad; Xenalyte; Bill D. Berger; ..
WOD Ping
21 posted on 05/23/2003 12:42:33 PM PDT by jmc813 (After two years of FReeping, I've finally created a profile page. Check it out!)
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To: Nick Thimmesch
I think this will be series thread. :)

Seriously, this was a good post. Thanks for the find.

22 posted on 05/23/2003 12:48:57 PM PDT by Sparta
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To: Nick Thimmesch

23 posted on 05/23/2003 12:53:54 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Nick Thimmesch
Propaganda = pandas breeding and conceiving.....
24 posted on 05/23/2003 12:57:31 PM PDT by tracer (/b>)
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To: vpintheak
How can MJ not be harmful. It is a depressant, just like alcohol.

Provide evidence for your claim.

25 posted on 05/27/2003 7:36:59 AM PDT by MrLeRoy (The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. - Jefferson)
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To: MrLeRoy
here are some links for proof:
http://www.nida.nih.gov/MarijBroch/Marijteenstxt.html
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~apfdfy/Hat.html
http://www.wasilla.net/dryfacts.htm
http://www.acde.org/common/Marijana.htm
http://www.wctu.org/marijuana_updated_facts.html
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/marijuana/index.html
As you check these out realize that it affects motor skills, and lowers inhibitions, as does alcohol. Alot of this is directed towards teens and parents. I guess us aldults are supposed to know better or are a lost cause. Enjoy.
26 posted on 05/28/2003 2:49:33 PM PDT by vpintheak (Our Liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain!)
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To: vpintheak
it affects motor skills, and lowers inhibitions, as does alcohol.

That does not mean it's a depressant.

27 posted on 05/28/2003 3:02:39 PM PDT by MrLeRoy (The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. - Jefferson)
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To: vpintheak
http://www.wasilla.net/dryfacts.htm

OK, this goofball claims that marijuana is a depressant---but he also weasels, "Since this is not a research paper, I will not be citing research herein." Color me unimpressed.

28 posted on 05/29/2003 6:40:12 AM PDT by MrLeRoy (The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. - Jefferson)
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To: vpintheak
"Marijuana, in its own drug class, is not a strict depressant. It has different effects based on the user's mood, surroundings, dose, and frequency of use. These can range from sedative to hallucinogenic to stimulant." - Columbia University’s Health Education Program
29 posted on 05/29/2003 6:44:02 AM PDT by MrLeRoy (The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. - Jefferson)
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To: vpintheak
How can MJ not be harmful.

Who said it wasn't harmful? Many choices legally available to adults are harmful: tobacco, alcohol, junk food, too little sleep, etc.

30 posted on 05/29/2003 6:57:01 AM PDT by MrLeRoy (The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. - Jefferson)
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