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When you absolutely, positively have to file Blunty

Posted January 14, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

... but you're on book deadline. You reach for the classics.

13 Responses to ‘When you absolutely, positively have to file Blunty’

damian mumbles...

Posted January 14, 2014

Awesome.

I'm moderately suprised at the small turnout from Derpy McDerp-Derp (I suppose most of them only bother to look if Piers or Bolty are involved these days), and impressed with the number of folks taking those few to task. Good show.

It's a bit frustrating that we achieved a substantial working consensus among folks who would have any idea what they are talking about on this issue maybe 20 years ago yet require the USA to supply up with traction. There really is just one single coherent way forward on ethical, harm-minimisation, economic, environmental, social-justice and "not funding stupidly huge and reality-distorting police surveillance and enforcement regimes for no good reason" grounds. If one needed no other reason to loathe the Howard government, one of its first acts, the pre-emptive nixing of the ACT heroin trial (which would almost certainly have saved lives) is sufficient.

I suppose if this was going anywhere, it was something like: "Drugs don't kill people. Tories kill people". But even I would admit it's seems like a bit of a stretch, catchy as it might be...

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Barnesm reckons...

Posted January 14, 2014

""not funding stupidly huge and reality-distorting police surveillance and enforcement regimes for no good reason" after all we now have the 'war on terror' to provide that excuse now.

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Halwes puts forth...

Posted January 14, 2014

About 30 years ago I was at a Labor Party function and Tom Uren, he must have been 70 then and he's still going strong, was in attendance. I was bitching about having to live behind barbed wire and deadlocks to stop getting ripped off by junkies and Tom put the argument, very well indeed, for decriminalisation of all drugs and a heroin maintenance scheme. I said" Fuck that. Why should I pay for their dope as well as my own?" but the answer was that the arse would fall out of the black market and there would be less recruitment to the hard core drugs that make people want to bash grandmothers for money. It was a pretty pissy night, god, can old Tom drink, but I filed the info away and started to see the wisdom in it over time. The only problem I've ever had with pot is cops. Big nasty ones that think that they have a god given right to bash you for smoking a scoob. And I got bashed a couple of times real good. This in turn made me distrust all cops, never in a million years help them with their enquiries and become really good at breaking the law. It's funny. Once you break one the rest come easy.

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Brian mumbles...

Posted January 14, 2014

I've really liked the idea of legalizing dope when the seriously spunky leader of the NSW Young Libs put it forward on the Drum. They were talking about raising 5 billion in revenue from the idea.

So friends . . .if you want to seriously piss off a conservative, always make that fact known . . .and actively support the Young Libs. Stand back and watch their heads implode.

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Murphy mumbles...

Posted January 14, 2014

Not a consumer myself nor ever likely to be (not judging those who are so please don't judge me) but I lament the fact that in the Bumfuckistan State of Missouri (pronounced misery) we are definitely not a part of the twenty states engaging in later day validation of the Jeffersonian principle of nullification.

Too bad. Maybe with the tax money they could hire another janitor to help scrape the boogers off the bathroom walls where I teach at.

Respects,

Murph

On the Outer Marches

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Anthony has opinions thus...

Posted January 14, 2014

Queensland alrady has enough legalised dope(s) - it's called the State Government.

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ShaneAlpha mumbles...

Posted January 14, 2014

Too bad a decision like that would take courage. That's not something I have any hope of finding in Queenslands current parliment. Unless it's hiding right at the bottom of the giant twisty coil of stupid; small, alone, hugging itself and weeping.

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Dino not to be confused with has opinions thus...

Posted January 14, 2014

Will they make it illegal to grow Dope like Tobacco?(Or Alcohol for that matter)

IP Law and Nylon. Doesn't the powerful Military/Industrial Complex own the Meeja now?

Any way I am for industrial/ environmental use of Cannibas.

You wanna get stoned that's up to you

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Dino not to be confused with mumbles...

Posted January 14, 2014

Will they make it illegal to grow Dope like Tobacco?(Or Alcohol for that matter)

IP Law and Nylon. Doesn't the powerful Military/Industrial Complex own the Meeja now?

Any way I am for industrial/ environmental use of Cannibas.

You wanna get stoned that's up to you

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JBtoo asserts...

Posted January 14, 2014

Never hurts to return to the classics; nicely done sir.
It's very hot here - please send snow.

pitpat mumbles...

Posted January 14, 2014

Will bag some up today. Not sure it will survive customs though. Good stuff , white fluffy and apparently still legal in France.

insomniac is gonna tell you...

Posted January 14, 2014

I have some ice if that's your thing

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AKM. swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted January 16, 2014

Pot? Legalize it. But first.....Gov needs to work out a safe level of what you can have in your system when operating machinery or driving a car. Educate folks what that level is, and how long it takes to leave the system when you overindulge.

Seen more than a few stoned folks put cars into trees down my neck of the woods. Straight decrim of weed will kill a fair few folks on our roads if we don't.

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