Posts by andin

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to Neil,

    pushing drugs at them for money.

    If a person has an addiction they will usually seek it out themselves, and they will go to criminals if that is the only place to get it.
    Pot dealers generally arent pushers, someone selling meth often is. But I dont know every drug dealer in the country so that is a generalization on my part.
    Tho IMO corporations can turn into pushers as easily as a person.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1719 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to Neil,

    psychotic symptoms and physical aggression.

    Meth will do that to you, thats why it was used by troops during recent wars.

    Marijuana can amplify paranoia, if you are that why inclined dont use it.
    Tho it does take some self knowledge to know if you are that way inclined.
    And it doesnt aid conversation probably where the caricature of the mumbling stoner comes from.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1719 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to Joe Boden,

    refused to accept any data and evidence

    This just blows the concept that there are two equal and opposing views in this debate to smithereens Yet these comfortably well off commentators on their media pulpits will continue to have printed their scaremongering, moralizing, fact free screeds.
    All that happens is they end up sounding like their parents, the shell shocked post war generation who created a society their children the "hippie" generation didnt want any part of when young, but ended up sucked into it because it was so prevalent. And now we have to reject it all over again, because to keep it going will cause "the sky to fall", But that is another topic.
    And we will have to endure more pointless debates, and the anti squad will benefit from more airtime, spewing their nonsense. I just hope because the opposing view is so utterly stupid, the pro campaign doesnt fracture along some imaginary line and render themselves ineffectual.
    Ben touched on the enjoyment aspect, and thats a curly one cause it intersects that boundary between the personal good vs societal safety. In a society that is becoming ever more invasive in order to protect itself, individual benefit will suffer, when it should be being protected. And society needs some boundaries erected around it to stop encroachment into personal space.
    And more research is needed into benefits, the downsides are well known if exaggerated .Such research was stopped 40 years ago as the postwar generation turned their children into criminals, and the work of people like Shulgin and McKenna was driven underground. Rick Strassman managed a research project on DMT used in ayahuasca ceremonies. The only study I know of. But there are some clever people out there like Dr Gabor Mate

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1719 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A complicated pathway to wellness,

    I notice there is often an everymans passive aggressive tone to your posts. Whats up bud? Your darkest fears getting the upper hand when you look out at the world?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1719 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: The Others Way, a…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    for the pleasure of a support gig!

    yep support bands crews were expected to turn up at load in and out which was ok if the main act was worth sticking around for.Tho' by the 3rd night it just got to be a pain in the lower back and I could only tolerate roadie banter in small doses.
    lovely chaps that they were ;-]

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1719 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: The Others Way, a…,

    the people in the music industry we often mistakenly think are indestructible

    My roadieing days were 35-40 years ago now. But I still remember having to load a full single 4way system and lighting rig into the truck by myself cause the band that night just decided to fuck off.
    Ever tried getting a full amp rack down stairs and into the back of a truck on your own?
    I guess those aussies didnt like hard work, not to generalize or anything.
    And I guess historical claims dont count

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1719 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: R.O.A.R., in reply to Neil,

    And thus the madness in our midst is exposed dressed in the noisy chattering of ten millions voices in our consciousness.
    When all we need to do is be quiet and clean up our mess.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1719 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: R.O.A.R., in reply to Emma Hart,

    . This Trumpian post-truth, lying has no consequences age

    Its a shallow time alright, and old lies have been picked up by new faces and championed as a new truth/wisdom/ knowledge which makes it all the more galling 'cause you are left wondering... 'Havent we been over this many times before why is it being bought up and argued about AGAIN'
    A canadian comes to mind in this respect, who I wont name( its a he) and has a lot of people in thrall to his brand of conscripting science.to his agenda.
    It will come to an end, but its hell while it lasts.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1719 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: NZ On Air and the bill that…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    warning: Link contains Mike

    I did not heed the warning. That is depressing reading. He cast's himself as some kind of eternal optimist in a world of snobs and elitist lefties. And does it all in a sneering tone the irony of which, would be totally lost on him it seems.
    He cant sink to new low's in the realm of self delusion because they have all been laid bare, for all to see, by the Prez of the USA.
    I dont want to draw to much inference from that, but such delusion seems to be clustered mainly in one demographic of the global population.

    Russell's well reasoned blog I'm certain will, in Hoskings case, fall on deaf ears

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1719 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Summer's coming,

    Aretha passed away o/nite

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