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About drugsandotherthings

I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.

Drug Testing- a significant cause of unemployment?


A sobering article in the New York Times today: Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test . The sad irony is that alcohol use and abuse is the biggest drug problem in the work world. From impairment on the … Continue reading

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Ebola Meth


So apparently a small police department in Texas apparently posted a warning to Facebook that meth (and heroin) supplies were possibly contanimated with Ebola, and should be brought to the station for testing. Resulting apparently in one arrest. This disturbs … Continue reading

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Fear… “them”


When this election cycle we were hearing constantly abiut “them” – them being the Hispanics/Latinos. Bringing disease. Stealing Jobs. Burdening our government services. Being murderers, rapists, and drug dealers. And how we must round them all up. Deport or jail … Continue reading

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Will Trump End Up Proving the Founding Fathers Right?


The people do not elect the president of the US – the Electoral College does. And while there are numerous reasons why it was set up this way- a main reason was the fear that an eneducated and uninformed populace … Continue reading

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Is Trump Capable of Speaking in Complete Sentences?


The more I hear this man, and the more transcripts I read, the more I am dumbfounded by his apparent inability to speak in complete and cognizant sentences. To be clear- I don’t think is the same level of nonsensical … Continue reading

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One way or another, this darkness has got to give


A line from the Grateful Deads “New Speedway Boogie” . Penned by lyricist Ropert Hunter- according to him in response to a damning piece about Altamont by rock critic Ralph Gleason. The Dead were never really openly political. But after … Continue reading

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How Would trump Pay for a General Election Run?


Honestly, I’m surprised I haven’t really seen press coverage of this- nor comments from his rivals. We all know Trump has been bragging that he is paying for his  candidacy himself (more or less true so far), so he won’t … Continue reading

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