Becker Knife & Tool

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 04 Aug 2005 12:00:00 GMT
From "Sunbeams" in the August 2005 issue of The Sun:
"You can never go home again, but the truth is that you can never leave home, so it's all right." -- Maya Angelou
"To explain why we become attached to our birthplaces, we pretend that we are trees and speak of "roots." Look under your feet. You will not find gnarled growths sprouting through your soles. Roots, I sometimes think, are a conservative myth, designed to keep us in our places." -- Salman Rushdie
A certain businessman, renowned for his ruthlessness, once made a vow in Mark Twain's presence. "Before I die," he declared, "I mean to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I will climb Mount Sinai and read the Ten Commandments aloud at the top." "I have a better idea," Twain replied. "You could stay home in Boston and keep them." -- Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes
"If you lived in your heart, you'd be home by now." -- Source unknown

From The Federalist:

"There's nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it." -- William James

# Paul Craig Roberts at - Armageddon Gets No Press - on the death of accountability in neocon Amerika. [loretta]

# Campbell Clark at The Globe and Mail - Justice Minister faces pressure to block extradition - a good reason why Canada should not send Marc Emery to America. In Canada, selling marijuana seeds is a misdemeanor that hasn't been prosecuted since the sixties. In America, Mr. Emery would be prosecuted as a drug kingpin, potentially a capital offense. Same name. Two vastly different crimes. [google]

By Canadian law, a foreign country can request that a suspect be extradited only if they are charged with committing acts that are also crimes in Canada.

# Alan Young at The Globe and Mail - Just say no to Uncle Sam's DEA - a law professor who has done legal work for Marc Emery explain why Canada should block extradition. [google]

Had he had been prosecuted and convicted under Canadian law, he would probably receive a fine and a short prison term. It's unlikely that U.S. courts will respect or understand the political context of Mr. Emery's alleged criminality. In many aspects of criminal-justice policy, the differences between Canada and the United States have grown exponentially. When we extradite to the United States, we must recognize that we are sending someone to a very different legal and political culture. In Canada we have a medical-marijuana program in which patients can lawfully use marijuana; in Oklahoma, an army vet who grew pot to cope with his own crippling arthritis was sentenced to 90 years in prison.

# Ray Boyd at Cannabis Culture Magazine - Emery, global war, & sovereignty - some history of the evil of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and good evidence that Marc Emery's arrest had little to do with his pot seed business and everything to do with his political activism. [cannabisculture]

Now, police from both sides of the border have spent lots of money and time chasing a non-violent Vancouverite who breaks a ridiculous law that criminalizes a plant grown by America's Founding Fathers.

Emery's bust is warning to the cannabis seed industry which, following the example of Emery, has operated more and more openly in the last five years.

In Amsterdam and England, and right next to Emery's seed store in Vancouver, are many cannabis seeds shops. There are dozens more retailers on the internet and in other parts of the world, including America.

There are plenty of store-front and electronic retailers selling thousands of pot seeds per day. There are also auctions, clubs, connoisseurs, scientists- lots of people communicating about the wonders of the cannabis seed, making money off cannabis seeds.

As far as we know, however, Emery is the only one of these people who uses cannabis seed sales to fund cannabis legalization politics.

So when the DEA asserts it did not bust Emery because of his political activities, the very fact of their selective attack on him contradicts their assertion.

There are many cannabis seed sellers operating at or near the volume levels that Emery does, who also send pot seeds to the US, who are advertising openly on the net and in magazines. None of those people have been raided.

What is the only difference between Emery who has been busted and the other cannabis seed sellers who have not been? The only difference is that Emery is political, and the rest of them are not. The rest of them are in it solely for the money, and Emery is in it because he loves cannabis and intends to end the drug war. That's why he's in jail.

# Camillus Cutlery - Becker Knife & Tool - inexpensive, practical, fixed-blade knives in a variety of sizes and styles. Added to my Arms Manufacturers page. [smith2004]

# Knife Center - Cold Steel Bushman Knife - seven inch blade with hollow handle, "expertly cold forged out of a single piece of 2.5mm thick SK-5 high carbon steel." $20.

Cold Steel Bushman Knife
And don't forget a Kukri Machete (13" blade) for only $15 (sheath included) or a Panga Machete (16" blade) for only $6 (plus $7 for the sheath) or a Latin Machete (24" blade, that's a sword, not a knife) for $12 (plus $9 for the sheath). Yes, these are softer steel than more expensive knives, but they'll still get the job done, if you keep them sharpened and oiled.

Knife Center sells BK&T knives for significantly less than Camillus retail. For example, the Combat Bowie (9" blade) goes for $70 vs. $98 retail. The Patrol Super Machete (14" blade, pictured below) gets $80 vs. $113 retail.
BK&T Patrol Super Machete

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