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“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#89297 Aug 9, 2013
Weekend Plans?

I have scrapped my boat free of barnacles. Not totally pristine, and still hard water stained, but good enough to go on the air dock without puncturing a hole.

Came up with an idea to use some pvc to act as a guide to hold the boat in the center, and act as a marker to tell me when I am far enough forward on the dock to inflate the bladders. Then there's housework.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#89298 Aug 9, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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The article about the little girl talks about the strain of pot this family in Colorado had been growing. It has almost no THC but has a lot of another substance (I can't remember the intitials) and that's what really helped this girl. They named it after her, Charlotte's Web.
So it does seem possible to have the medicinal properties present without also having to have the person get super-high.
And then there's this a-hole.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/09/opinion/samuels...
I get that his early pot usage messed with *him* but his experience is not universal and his tone really pizzed me off.
Oh and the dude's a doosh and he's full ofshit. LOTS of people who smoke pot function just fine, have jobs, pay their rent, pay their bills, feed their kids, etc., etc., etc. What a total piece of crap lying full of bullshitcrap pretentious ignorant know it all douchebag.

Do I sound annoyed?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#89299 Aug 9, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
The article about the little girl talks about the strain of pot this family in Colorado had been growing. It has almost no THC but has a lot of another substance (I can't remember the intitials) and that's what really helped this girl. They named it after her, Charlotte's Web.
So it does seem possible to have the medicinal properties present without also having to have the person get super-high.
And then there's this a-hole.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/09/opinion/samuels...
I get that his early pot usage messed with *him* but his experience is not universal and his tone really pizzed me off.
He has a viewpoint and won't move consider anything else as "new" information for him to perhaps broaden his views.

He says: "Do you know why we don't see potheads out in public? It's because they're sitting at home smoking weed and staring at their television sets or playing video games all day. Do you have any idea how many marijuana addicts I encounter at my rehab on a daily basis? They talk about wanting to be productive. But what pot does is it kills their motivation -- it destroys people's ability to go out and work and to have a career. It makes them want to do nothing but lie around all day. Is that what you want for your children? Is that what you want for your loved ones?"

I find this interesting. In the last year I've learned there are different kinds of weed. Some variation give you more energy, some put you right to sleep, etc. I never knew there was different kinds like that. I don't smoke weed so I'm sure there's plenty I really don't know about it. And I don't think -- although I'm not sure -- it's not that the weed is cut with anything, there are different variations of how it was grown, where, etc.

Anyone else know about this? B/c that's about all I know about it and I know it's not much.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#89300 Aug 9, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Some of the pain conditions such as fibromylagia have a large subjective component and thus can be skewed by a placebo effect.
That might be what I keep thinking, but my view is skewed.
My mom supposedly has this (along with 80 other similar things).
I also worked at a dr's office and saw how many people seemed to have this and spent years convincing the dr so they could get disability, and once they got it, bounced all around doing this and that after sleeping half the day away...I'm rude, but from my small perspective, I don't think many want to get better!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#89301 Aug 9, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
That's right, Red.
There really is no proven medicinal value to alcohol.
We think weed has been criminalized due to decades of inbred ignorance and intolerance.
And that the government will have a very difficult time regulating and collecting taxes on a plant that can essentially be grown almost anywhere.
We believe that the alcohol poison industry is complict in the continued suppression of marijuana, as well as Big Pharma, as the legalization of pot will erode their profits.
Maybe not.

I was in college 1967-71. Weed was rampant at U of IL.One of the rumors that went around campus was that the big tobacco companies had copyrighted all the street names for the various grades of weed, for example, Peoria Purple and Acapulco Gold. We knew then that there were grades, that some was stronger, some might be laced with things .

If the tobacco companies had been able to push for legalization they would have done so especially because they have a strong financial incentive with the demonization of smoking tobacco.

IMO, the anti weed movement is the last remnant of the same prudery that pushed Prohibition. Some mind sets last a long time

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#89302 Aug 9, 2013
Toj wrote:
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He has a viewpoint and won't move consider anything else as "new" information for him to perhaps broaden his views.
He says: "Do you know why we don't see potheads out in public? It's because they're sitting at home smoking weed and staring at their television sets or playing video games all day. Do you have any idea how many marijuana addicts I encounter at my rehab on a daily basis? They talk about wanting to be productive. But what pot does is it kills their motivation -- it destroys people's ability to go out and work and to have a career. It makes them want to do nothing but lie around all day. Is that what you want for your children? Is that what you want for your loved ones?"
I find this interesting. In the last year I've learned there are different kinds of weed. Some variation give you more energy, some put you right to sleep, etc. I never knew there was different kinds like that. I don't smoke weed so I'm sure there's plenty I really don't know about it. And I don't think -- although I'm not sure -- it's not that the weed is cut with anything, there are different variations of how it was grown, where, etc.
Anyone else know about this? B/c that's about all I know about it and I know it's not much.
It's totally true. The different varieties have names that you can look up to find out that specific versions' benefits.

I've had weed that had me cleaning out my linen closet and wiping down the tops of the door jams. I called that stuff m&m: Motivational Marijuana.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#89303 Aug 9, 2013
I never would have thought that we'd have legal gay marriage in more states than have legal marijuana.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#89304 Aug 9, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Oh and the dude's a doosh and he's full ofshit. LOTS of people who smoke pot function just fine, have jobs, pay their rent, pay their bills, feed their kids, etc., etc., etc. What a total piece of crap lying full of bullshitcrap pretentious ignorant know it all douchebag.
Do I sound annoyed?
You have such a way with words! My feelings exactly.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#89305 Aug 9, 2013
RACE wrote:
This is something I would like to try.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/man-wri...
Awesome! And they agreed to it when they opened the account!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#89306 Aug 9, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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It's totally true. The different varieties have names that you can look up to find out that specific versions' benefits.
I've had weed that had me cleaning out my linen closet and wiping down the tops of the door jams. I called that stuff m&m: Motivational Marijuana.
Well, see -- there is another reason for legalization. Those poor people he knew who could not get medicinal marijuana were obviously smoking the wrong blend.

Plus -- if they had the medicinal marijuana, perhaps they could eat it instead of smoke it. I saw a special where they have all kinds of candies and treats made with weed.

A friend on my bus (really an aquaintance -- a "commuter friend") tells me that TV show Weeds is hilarious and have I ever seen it? Never have but after her description, when I get some free time I might see last season on On Demand.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#89307 Aug 9, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, see -- there is another reason for legalization. Those poor people he knew who could not get medicinal marijuana were obviously smoking the wrong blend.
Plus -- if they had the medicinal marijuana, perhaps they could eat it instead of smoke it. I saw a special where they have all kinds of candies and treats made with weed.
A friend on my bus (really an aquaintance -- a "commuter friend") tells me that TV show Weeds is hilarious and have I ever seen it? Never have but after her description, when I get some free time I might see last season on On Demand.
It should just be legal. Full stop. It's just a Puritan control everyone prohibition the Hearsts own the timer industry get more money for the robber barons BS thing. Seriously. Sick of hearing about how it's less harmful than alcohol (it is, just tired of hearing it), blah, blah, blah. Everyone knows that it's been falsely portrayed for almost a century. Time to just get the hell over it and legalize it. There is really no good argument against it.

On a side note. I had some Acapulco Gold in HS. All I can say is O....M....G! It was freaking awesome as I recall. A friend's mom had like an ounce, and while she was contributing to our delinquency, we smoked, baked and ate, and made it into tea. I think I was high for the whole week from just one sleep over.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#89308 Aug 9, 2013
*timBer

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#89309 Aug 9, 2013
RACE wrote:
Weekend Plans?
Going to a food truck thing tonight with D and another couple. We have a sharing strategy planned so we can each try the maximum number of different items.

No specific plans for the rest of the weekend but I've had Django Unchained from Netflix for weeks so we'll probably finally watch that. It's been tough because it's such a long movie, plus we were on a mission to catch up on Breaking Bad before the new episodes start this Sunday.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#89310 Aug 9, 2013
RACE wrote:
Weekend Plans?
Tonight: Probably a quick trip to Target to get some milk for Saturday morning.

Sat: We're having a morning playdate in the park with a bunch of kids that the girls went to preschool with. I have to laugh because we call them the Robert Crown Regulars. One of the families is bringing donuts, so we're bringing the milk. Can't have donuts without milk!

Don't know about the afternoon. Maybe the beach if the weather is nice...For sure we have to have a cookout (or as my girls say, a steakout) because we have ribs and corn on the cob that will go bad if we don't cook them soon.

Sun: One last trip to my mom's. She had a ton of storage shelving in the basement and they can't use it all in their new, smaller space so I'm going to take some of them off their hands. My storage units will LOVE me.

Then probably an afternoon trip to Target for ourselves.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#89311 Aug 9, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
It should just be legal. Full stop. It's just a Puritan control everyone prohibition the Hearsts own the timer industry get more money for the robber barons BS thing. Seriously. Sick of hearing about how it's less harmful than alcohol (it is, just tired of hearing it), blah, blah, blah. Everyone knows that it's been falsely portrayed for almost a century. Time to just get the hell over it and legalize it. There is really no good argument against it.
On a side note. I had some Acapulco Gold in HS. All I can say is O....M....G! It was freaking awesome as I recall. A friend's mom had like an ounce, and while she was contributing to our delinquency, we smoked, baked and ate, and made it into tea. I think I was high for the whole week from just one sleep over.
Good times!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#89312 Aug 9, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
That's right, Red.
There really is no proven medicinal value to alcohol.
We think weed has been criminalized due to decades of inbred ignorance and intolerance.
And that the government will have a very difficult time regulating and collecting taxes on a plant that can essentially be grown almost anywhere.
We believe that the alcohol poison industry is complict in the continued suppression of marijuana, as well as Big Pharma, as the legalization of pot will erode their profits.
I might add, that Big Tobacco is very complicit, also...I grew up in the Late 60's, and we alway's thought, wait till our generation got in, all the BS about pot would stop...turn's out the truth about marijuana was blocked by money to our own politicians....and our own government carried on with a ton of propaganda and lies about it's dangers....U.S. History has shown, prohibitions don't really work well in our society.....We still wanna be free to decide on our own.........
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#89313 Aug 9, 2013
Had a CT this morning (to double check nodule).
I have never done contrast and I loathe needles! Plus, no numbing cream, lol. I was a baby "ow, ow, ow!"
Came home with every intention of cleaning house, but bought soup and slept in recliner. Tummy been a wee bit funky for a few days, especially after I eat.

Date tomorrow; church and park on Sunday.
Last weekend of freedom...teachers return to work on Monday (boo).

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#89314 Aug 9, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
Tonight: Probably a quick trip to Target to get some milk for Saturday morning.
Sat: We're having a morning playdate in the park with a bunch of kids that the girls went to preschool with. I have to laugh because we call them the Robert Crown Regulars. One of the families is bringing donuts, so we're bringing the milk. Can't have donuts without milk!
Don't know about the afternoon. Maybe the beach if the weather is nice...For sure we have to have a cookout (or as my girls say, a steakout) because we have ribs and corn on the cob that will go bad if we don't cook them soon.
Sun: One last trip to my mom's. She had a ton of storage shelving in the basement and they can't use it all in their new, smaller space so I'm going to take some of them off their hands. My storage units will LOVE me.
Then probably an afternoon trip to Target for ourselves.
My girls are 27 and almost 24. Both went to daycare. Last evening I was in teh Verizon store and this guy keeps looking at me and looking at me, and finally I ask Do i know you? As soon as he spoke, I realized who he was. It was one of the dads from day care, almost 20 yers since we saw each other last. The parents look the sae, but , ah the kid is somewhat bigger.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#89315 Aug 9, 2013
That's right, Blue.
Nicotine is classified as a narcotic, if I am not mistaken.
We think cigarettes and alcohol are stepping stones to harder drugs as much or more so than marijuana.

It has really been stigmatized and driven underground over the years.
The circles of pot smokers have become very tight and hard to indentify.
People are very good at keeping it hidden from view.
And the law has a vested interest in keeping it illegal as it generates a steady supply of 'criminals' who might happen to get sucked into the legal system and unmercifully bled dry of their finances by lawyers.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#89316 Aug 9, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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Going to a food truck thing tonight with D and another couple. We have a sharing strategy planned so we can each try the maximum number of different items.
No specific plans for the rest of the weekend but I've had Django Unchained from Netflix for weeks so we'll probably finally watch that. It's been tough because it's such a long movie, plus we were on a mission to catch up on Breaking Bad before the new episodes start this Sunday.
I must have missed this- how was the party last weekend? How did your feet do? How did the dress go over? Were you properly appreciated?

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