Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 28 Feb 2005 13:00:00 GMT
From smith2004:
"If cops continue to play at being an army of occupation, they should expect the subjects to play their role in return. Vive la resistance." -- J. D. Tuccille

# Kevin Tuma - Hollywood Values - cartoon commentary on why The Academy won't be nominating Passion of the Christ for an award this year. Hehe.

# L. Neil Smith at The Libertarian Enterprise - Letter of Appreciation - to the latest in a long line of zero-intelligence goons. Glorious! [tle]

# Touchstone Pictures - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - opens April 29. Don't panic, and remember to bring a towel. "What is the answer to the question of life, the universe, and everything?" If you'd like a good belly laugh, read the books. If they do even a reasonable job of translating them into screenplay, the movie will be worth watching. [smith2004]

# Charley Hardman - the sociopathic cult* - a disgusting, and likely typical, scene from the war on freedom, er... some drugs. [saltypig]

# Russell Roberts at Honest Americans Against Legal Theft (HAALT) - If you're paying, I'll have top sirloin - a good explanation of why the commons doesn't work. When your meal is subsidized by everybody's taxes, there's no reason to live within your means. [saltypig]

# Craig J. Cantoni at HAALT - George W. debates George W. - Bushnev gets a little lesson, which he of course ignores, from one of our founding fathers. [haalt]

# Pete Brady of Cannabis Culture Magazine at Disparities in Law and Power - Ganja in Jamaica - Ganga works great for Jamaican mothers and their children. [smith2004]

Women told Dreher that ganja relieved depression and feelings of fear and hopelessness; they also commonly reported that ganja helped relieve the physical discomforts associated with pregnancy. They used it to combat the nausea and vomiting typically found in the first trimester. They enjoyed ganja's ability to enhance appetite. Ganja was also used to combat fatigue, which was especially important to the women who had to work and/or take care of children during pregnancy. Several women said they used ganja to help relieve aches and pains, and to help them sleep better and relax.

Such uses correspond to cannabis lore and medical research from around the world, which contains numerous references to the use of ganja for the abovementioned conditions. Dreher notes that Jamaican cannabis culture is partially a result of immigrants who brought ganja tradition with them when they emigrated from India, which has a long history of medical and spiritual ganja use.


"It is kind of amusing," Dreher notes, "that in America a woman who in any way exposes her children to marijuana is considered a bad mother, but in Jamaica a woman who has ganja but does not prepare it for her children is considered a bad mother."

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