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Pot Growers = Terrorists?
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Is it just me, or is the government throwing the word terrorists around so much that in about another 43 seconds the term is going to be devoid of any real meaning?

From Boing Boing:
"John P. Walters, President Bush's drug czar, said the people who plant and tend the gardens are terrorists who wouldn't hesitate to help other terrorists get into the country with the aim of causing mass casualties..."

First, John P. Walters is a fucktard. I have heard this same shit for years now, all to scare up some funding for the DEA/War on Drugs. Yet another war on another concept that will always be fought, will always need funding, and we were always at war with East Asia.

Marijuana is less addictive than Alcohol and Nicotine (and my personal favorite, Caffeine). The lethal dose of Marijuana is not recorded, but it greater than 10000mg, whereas Nicotine is a scant 60mg. Deaths resulting from Marijuana (as per the National Institute of Drug Abuse - I have no idea how legit they are) are listed at 0, whereas Alcohol and Tobacco account for about 500k per year. On top of that, marijuana has legitimate medical uses. Yet here we are, with another round of fear inducing rhetoric.

I did not see a huge announcement about the record yields of poppies in Afghanistan, except in the paper. Nope, it is apparently not news according to the DEA. But a few people arrested for Meth or pot, that is newsworthy for the DEA to put on their homepage.

In summary, John P. Walters is a fucktard and the War on Drugs is a huge fucking waste of resources.
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If you were to chart the meaningfulness of the word "terrorist" in popular usage in this country, it would look like someone doing a belly flop off the high board: a painful, graceless plummet.

I'd say its level of meaning broke the surface (i.e. dipped below "none") sometime in November 2001.

Oil funds terrorism too. Just sayin'.

Fucktard, indeed.

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