Crime Drops State Revenues Rise

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What more could one ask for, beside the fed an er the pres to reclassify pot once an for all for the good of humanity! heres an interestin’ article  frum da net!

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In 2012, Colorado and Washington state legalized the recreational use of marijuana, much to the dismay of anti-pot advocates. They frequently alleged that it would make it easier for children to acquire, that more people would use it, that there would be more people driving while high, and that it would be an all around bad deal for these states…….In Colorado, it’s safe to say that the doomsayers were 100% wrong. Sales of recreational marijuana continue to rise with more than $34 million worth sold in August alone. That means that the state raised $3.4 million for building and maintaining schools in the state. At the rate the state is going, some $30 million will be brought in from pot taxes alone. That’s some serious dough..Even better, crime has suddenly and sharply dropped in the state, providing evidence that clearly counters the idea that crime would rise with the plant’s legalization. Overall crime has dropped by 15%, and murder is down by nearly half. The government is planning to allocate some of the state tax money from pot to improving infrastructure and employing more people, even now as the unemployment rate continues to drop.
.Right now, there are 100 legal dispensaries in Colorado. Could they really be doing any more harm than the numerous bars? At the end of the day, you have to acknowledge: legal weed has not been harmful to Colorado, but rather, it looks like things in the Centennial State will only improve.
This article was originally published on HigherPerspective.com

Da’ Reality of Free Energy

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Here is a post-it bout free energy if’n ur interested in viewing, is very interesting;THE TRUTH BOUT “FREE ENERGY” ..IS ANYTHING REALLY FREENOW?

Take care an have a prosperous new year frum da smiley guy Q in colorado

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Warmth

🙂 from lust to love to passion 🙂

no butts bout it

felt 420 GreetinZ 2 U

No Buttz Bout it here! says smiley :)

No Buttz Bout it here! says smiley 🙂

Warmth ? well in da eye of da’ beholder! 🙂 🙂

Therefore hereto

 A Passion 

to a passionate love

once upon a tyme

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A Simple Passage Leads to Passion
or is it a simple pick-up that drives ya above,
to a Place of Love..Best part of a life of knowing where i come frum where i wanna go! an to yes above all things
TO STAY IN WARMTH!
~ COLD KILLZ! ~

~ BE WARM ~ BE KIND ~

~ BE WARM ~ BE KIND ~

“OMG…he posted that Pic’ of me there”??

yep yep

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Warmth

Words of da' week is "Warmth"

Words of da’ week is “Warmth”

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The Giant Methane Monster

As Da Werld Turnz dis post-it frum da’ web jest might be da’ way it all happenz?

when da werld decides to fart! ?

hurricanes -er tornadoes - er explosions magnifique - what next?

hurricanes -er tornadoes – er explosions magnifique’ – what next? –

The Giant Methane Monster That Can Wipe Out the Human Race

whatz it all bout well, read on….Q

Happy HolidaZe to all frum da’ smiley guy da’ Q

My personal take on it is grow weed all over the planet an deal witht this carbon monster once an fer all!

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This is a real danger, happened before, will again, Methane would case an explosion 10,000 times greater than all our Worlds Nuclear weapon stockpiled together at once. There are so many things that could cause an E.L.E. it is untrue. Yellowstone Park erupting, Meteor’s crashing to Earth, many natural causes, this one is as bad as any, links and video below. Methane trapped in North/South poles are becoming a problem

There’s something lurking deep under the frozen Arctic Ocean, and if it gets released, it could spell disaster for our planet. That something is methane. Methane is one of the strongest of the natural greenhouse gases, about 80 times more potent than CO2, and while it may not get as much attention as its cousin CO2, it certainly can do as much, if not more, damage to our planet. That’s because methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and there are trillions of tons of it embedded in a kind of ice slurry called methane hydrate or methane clathrate crystals in the Arctic and in the seas around the continental shelves all around the world.

If enough of this methane is released quickly enough, it won’t just produce the same old global warming.

It could produce an extinction of species on a wide scale, an extinction that could even include the human race.

If there is a “ticking time bomb” on our planet that could lead to a global warming so rapid and sudden that we would have no way of dealing with it, it’s methane.

Right now, estimates suggest that there’s over 1,000 gigatons – that’s a thousand billion tons – of carbon in methane form trapped just under the Arctic ice. And if stays trapped under the ice, we might have a chance.

But, thanks to the global warming that’s already occurring, Arctic sea ice is melting at unprecedented rates.

In fact,  as Gaius Publius points out over at America Blog, just about every reputable projection on the loss of Arctic sea ice has been wrong in a very, very bad way.

The lack of sea ice cover in the Arctic that we’re seeing today wasn’t supposed to happen for 20+ more years according to 13 of the most accurate models. As all that sea ice melts, the Arctic ice which once reflected sunlight and prevented global warming, becomes a very blue ocean that absorbs heat and causes even more melting. And this all means that more and more methane is being released into the atmosphere much faster than expected, speeding up the process of global warming and climate change.

It’s all one big and vicious cycle, called a “positive feedback loop,” something that can spiral out of balance and control very quickly. But here’s where it gets really scary. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center have found that Arctic methane is leaking out from the ocean floor nearly twice as fast as was previously thought.

The researchers found that the East Siberian Arctic Shelf is releasing at least 17 million tons of methane into the atmosphere each year. Natalia Shakhova, one of the lead researchers on the study, said methane releases from the Arctic seafloor are, “now on par with the methane being released from the arctic tundra, which is considered to be one of the major sources of methane in the Northern Hemisphere.” To put this in perspective, just seven years ago, estimates suggested that only 500,000 tons of methane were being released into Earth’s atmosphere each year. Now we’re measuring 17 million tons of it. Just in the Arctic.

Now, we can’t directly stop Arctic sea ice from melting and releasing methane into the atmosphere, but we can help stop what’s contributing to that melting in the first place: fossil fuel extraction. Every day, the fossil fuel industry extracts more and more fossil fuels from the ground, releasing tons and tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking

http://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/The-Giant-Methane-Monster-by-Michael-Byron-Ocean-Pollution_Ocean-Warming_Other-Natural-Disasters_Weather-Manipulation-140710-360.html

once again happy holidaZe

As Da Werld Turnz

frum lot #420…when will da’ werld fart?

related article below

Are we heading for a Mass Extinction?

Publik response to Yahoo-do

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jest call me cyclone jr..

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today jest wanna share a few
Comments frum the comment board today concernin’ an article at yahhooo doo news ?
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– Colorado resort towns worry over pot perception –

….WTF? is all i can say,,,this kristen wyatt needs a new perspective on life i believe also…the writer of the article,, i personally believe yahoo also ought to get thier head outa thier ass an back the biggest thing that has happened in decades to possibly even help save the planet…with over 25,000 uses for the plant an used world wide till recently the past 40 years of craziness etc etc,,, an even the POT wars yes the POT wars,,,crimes against humnanity because of pot an the poppy plant,,,an who owns the industrys….
http://news.yahoo.com/pot-perception-worries-colorado-resort-towns-162328171.html
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The issue here is ignorance to what marijuana really is, instead of all the perceived misconceptions people have they should do some research into the plant. The facts are there, alcohol is infinitely more dangerous to consume; yet legal and without all the stigmatization that marijuana has currently. I have been a smoker for 23 years and seen the horrors of alcohol all around me, I have yet to see one horror associated with marijuana other than arrest for possession, or the crime the precipitates from it’s illegality due to cartels and other organizations financed by such crimes. Thank you Colorado,
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RandomDood says….
I’ve lived and worked in and around Aspen for over 30 years. This article is a complete load of fecal matter.
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an i could not agree more,,,what a crime the way i see it to make the werld see one thing one way by the eyes of a stranger that don’t even live there comin to write an article bout pot…why the hell the discrimination? is my ? now if they make it legal thata way an it is supposed to be treated as alcohol, an alcohol obviously more dangerous then pot? well, if that fact is so, how bout the bars on main street an scattered across the ski slopes an on top of the ski slopes etc etc that cater to thier fun loving publik ?

BELOW IS A COMMENT FRuM John C.

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The DEA has spent 50 years of propaganda, incarceration, and lies to protect their jobs of destroying people’s lives, and pushing the American people into destitution, and felony for no logical reason, except to satisfy Nixon’s hatred of hippies.
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I lost my right knee in Korea in 1971, and was sprayed with Agent Orange, ( A red defoliant ) that burned my lungs….
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The choice is clear to me i can eat a half a brownie before dinner and have a pleasant evening with no pain from the neuropathy, and i am able to function very well the next day with no after effects. ( the high is about equal to a glass of wine )
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Or I can take 2 to 4 Oxycontin over the night to slowly fight off the pain for 6 to 8 hours, until i pass out then i’m still drugged out the next day, and sleepy the whole day after that, so 3 days are gone to me, then the pain cycle repeats after 2 or 3 days, so half my life is lost to the synthetic heroin my doctor wants me to use :o(
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Or i can eat a half of a brownie and the pain is gone in 45 minutes, and i can function normally the next morning with no side effects….
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So you propagandized idiots with your thumbs down, what would you do? :o(
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My doctor at Kaiser agrees with me, but can not officially support my position…
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So please step away from the last 50 years of propaganda from the DEA, and think what it is like to live in pain every day.
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I worked for Nixon as a cryptographer in the camp david bunker in 1972, and i was there when Doctor Worm, ( thats what Nixon called him ) finished his research into Marijuana. ( I think it was the Shafer report )
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He gave the report to Nixon telling him that he saw no problem with pot, but it should be controlled like alcohol.
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Nixon flipped out and threw the report away, Nixon’s statement was ” The F’n hippies smoke the sh1t, and the hippies hate me, and i hate the hippies, so he helped push through the DEA to make war on the hippies, and America. Just like he used the IRS, and FBI to punish his perceived enemies.
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That war on America has made tens of millions of Americans felons, and cost literally trillions of dollars, making war on the American people by our own government to satiate Nixon’s hatred for Hippies who wanted to know the truth about Vietnam…
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That is all true and can be found on verifiable news sources, i’m not giving out any secrets or unverifiable truths here, so step away from 50 years of propaganda, no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose, hundreds of thousands have died from synthetic heroin prescribed by our doctors.
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We have to stop filling jails so the police keep their jobs, isn’t it time to free America, and stop these ridiculous wars on the American people.
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The DEA has incarcerated, and destroyed millions of American lives, costing the american taxpayers trillions of dollars over the years, it all has to stop :o( let’s legalize pot nation wide, treat heavy drug use medically, and stop the insanity. )o:
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these are facts not propaganda :o( John C…
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Who’s Really Fighting Legal Weed

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The fight against legal marijuana is about big money, not public health

Who’s Really Fighting Legal Weed

By Dec. 8, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. EST  

On TV and billboards, the fight against legalizing marijuana is about health, safe communities and our children’s future. But for Big Pharma and Big Tobacco – who fund these anti-marijuana efforts – it’s really about the bottom line. For years, large corporations and well-heeled lobbyists have blocked the legalization of marijuana for medical use or recreational use in order to protect their own profits.

Florida’s failed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for medical use illustrates how money, and not morals, motivates this issue.

This year, the anti-amendment group, Drug Free Florida, spent millions on ads to get Floridians to believe medical marijuana was harmful even if it has repeatedly been proven to have many health benefits. It is ironic that the group ran ads implying children would be unsafe if Florida’s initiative passed when the group’s founder set up a drug rehab program shuttered after several allegations of false imprisonment, abuse and torture of children.

[SEE: Editorial Cartoons on Pot Legalization]

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Like other law enforcement agencies throughout the country, the Florida Sheriffs Association also lent a hand in preventing the amendment from passing. Most police departments make a lot of extra revenue from auctioning off seized property during a pot bust. In fact, the sheriff heading the Florida association has cited “seizures from marijuana grow houses as a key revenue source for his department.”

The crusaders against weed constitute a long list of suspiciously self-interested folks. Lobbyists work hard to secure for police departments millions of dollars in federal grants towards eradicating weed. Pharmaceutical companies compensate leading anti-marijuana researchers in order to keep their customers on painkillers over cannabis, which is cheaper. The prison-industrial complex would like to keep making money on building more prisons to fill with non-violent grass-smokers.

The alcohol and beer industries have also lobbied for years to keep marijuana illegal because they fear the competition that legalized weed would bring. Howard Wooldridge, an anti-drug war activist and retired cop told the online publication Republic Report: “Marijuana and alcohol compete right today as a product to take the edge off the day at six o’clock.”

According to the Pew Research Center, the majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana.

[COMMENTARY ROUND-UP: Wins for Pot, Guns and Wages]

And it is in our country’s financial interests to do so. The federal government can gain billions in taxing weed and also spend less taxpayer dollars on incarcerating harmless stoners. But too many of our representatives continue to tout primitive anti-drug talking points to please the big businesses who write them campaign checks. In a free market, businesses need to innovate to compete with their rivals. But instead large corporations pay for political favors so that Washington can quash their competition with regressive laws. This is crony capitalism, it’s a system that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., calls “legalized bribery.” And it has to stop. Money in politics is bad for business, and it’s bad for democracy. 
Ordinary people can make a difference when they organize around a common goal. In this year’s midterm elections, enough pro-marijuana voters showed up to the polls in the District of Columbia, Oregon and Alaska to approve the use of recreational marijuana – joining Colorado and Washington. Florida’s amendment was only two percent short of passing even with the forceful push-back from big money. And 23 states have already legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes.

When the status quo is not working for us, and our political system doesn’t reflect the people they govern, it’s up to us to fight back. Voters took a stand against wealthy groups and showed up to the polls to liberate marijuana use in their states. Big money can’t defeat people power – and eventually, the public will rout big money out of the nation’s capital. As with the legalization of marijuana, it’s just a matter of time.

Ben Cohen
Ben Cohen is the co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and the founder and head stamper of StampStampede.org, a non-profit dedicated to reducing the corrupting influence of money in politics