Marijuana and Jerry Garcia; My Letter...

Marijuana and Jerry Garcia; My Letter Published

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Bruce Deile

Mount Vernon, WA

#1 Aug 22, 2014
Although the Oregonian (Portland) never published a similar letter submission of mine (and the moderator here removed this letter [below] last week), the Astorian (Oregon) newspaper published it today:

Letter: False premise


August 22, 2014 8:06AM

Bruce Deile re marijuana

Colorado and Washington’s tax revenue windfall following their legalizing “recreational” marijuana establishes a false premise that legalizing a harmful psychotropic drug prone to abuse is needed.

Noam Chomsky explains:“... the U.S. tax and transfer system creates a 28.5 percent reduction in the poverty rate whereas all other industrialized countries decrease poverty rates by between 60 and 80 per cent, the only exceptions being Britain, Australia and Canada, whose tax and transfer programs still reduce poverty rates by approximately 50 per cent.”(Understanding Power, Chapter 10; footnote 28).

Jerry Garcia, of the folk/rock band The Grateful Dead, once said (regarding voting Democrat or Republican):“If you’re choosing the lesser of two evils, you’re still choosing evil.” That applies to the alcohol/marijuana comparison as well, since Garcia, after years of glorifying substance abuse, died of a heart attack in a rehab center attempting to overcome heroin – a drug he quite likely did not start out with on his psychedelic journey.

Bruce Deile

Bruce Deile

Mount Vernon, WA

#2 Aug 22, 2014
Yakima? I've been in Bellingham most recently.
CB Deile

Bellingham, WA

#3 Sep 4, 2014
Just posted 10 hours ago on jean-marie puigmal (YouTube) channel:

Jocelyne Jocya "Pour peu qu'on m'aime"

--great photo's with that one; there are other Jocelyne Jocya videos posted only a few hours ago on that channel as well...

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