Black Men In America
There is no easy way or walk to freedom; no shortcuts to justice; no quick fix for conceiving and constructing the good and sustainable society and world we all want and deserve. To achieve the good we all want in the world, we must work and struggle long and hard. We must be in it for real, for the good, and for the long. It’s time for each and every Black American to take action by tweeting about, shouting about, and phoning and faxing about the challenge that has been issued by Elder Ron Daniels. There are entrenched forces that have a vested interest in policies that have produced mass incarceration of African Americans and spawned the prison-jail industrial complex. To combat the injustice of the system and War on Drugs, it’s time Blacks take a principled stand that confronts the reality of the racial dimensions of crime and punishment in America. It has resulted in one of Washington’s largest bureaucracies, the Drug Enforcement Administration, with over 10,000 employees, 226 offices in 21 divisions throughout the U.S., and 86 foreign offices in 62 countries. Our best hope rest with Blacks ready and able to challenge and change the terrible policies and practices the War on Drugs has wrought.
Amsterdam Coffee shop Travel Companion – An Amsterdam travel guide written exclusively for smokers. Chief Blackbear – An action adventure crime novel about a big time pot dealer who got busted back in the 70s Headstuff Books – The home of Simon Jackson’s ‘Cannabis & Meditation – An Explorer’s Guide’. Now accepting manuscripts and book proposals on recreational drug use. Marijuana Legalization Organization Books – The best books about marijuana and why it should be legal. The Cannabible – by Jason King is a cannabis connoisseur’s dream come true. This book is filled with marijuana photos from across the globe. It is a detailed look into 250+ exotic marijuana strains The Hydroponic Bible – Whether you are a novice cultivator or an experienced cultivator with a Phd in Hydroponic Marijuana you should read this book. This book, to the cultivator, is the equivalent of the periodic table to the chemist. Tons of information on growing within it, a how to roll a joint section with pictures to go with the description and a how to use a bud buster to collect THC section, lots of pictures and our very own medical marijuana message board grower’s club where people can help other people with their growing experiences.
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Mac, a buddy from work one level above Acquaintance, his 3-year-old son, another guy and I went frolfing 2 weeks ago. Despite my rant, Mac’s boy was a cute well-behaved urchin except when he rolled off a bench and landed face-first in the dirt. We went to a different park, much bigger with longer throwing distances and once again I borrowed a disc from Mac. Before and after the water trap incident, Mac kept hitting me up for the J. As it’s easy to out-argue a stoner I deflected his rap. After 5 holes we left the park and went to the local store that dealt solely in frolf sporting goods. For a made-up sport, frolf has all the trappings of a real one, including a poster of its friendly jug-eared pro champion, Ken Climo. For the record I’d rather have fucked the proprietor of this establishment than ever play frolf again. Life has a way of rolling you forwards long after you’ve died inside, so I bought two frolf discs for $15, savoring the $1 discount. The Frolf-chick remembered Mac from his last visit though he didn’t think she would. Odds are before reading this you’d never heard of Climo, but as the Tiger Woods of Frolf, he probably makes 30 to 40K a year, not counting endorsement deals.
It’s time to face the facts about our nation’s War on Drugs! Conservative estimate of annual government spending on the U.S. War on Drugs: $51,000,000,000. Number of people arrested in 2013 in the U.S. on nonviolent drug charges: 1.5 million. Number of people arrested for a marijuana law violation in 2013: 693,482. Number of those charged with marijuana law violations who were arrested for possession only: 609,423. Proportion of people incarcerated for a drug law violation in state prison that are black or Hispanic, although these groups use and sell drugs at similar rates as whites: 57%. Number of states that allow the medical use of marijuana: 23, plus the District of Columbia. Tax revenue that drug legalization would yield annually, if currently-illegal drugs were taxed at rates comparable to those on alcohol and tobacco: $46.7 billion. Number of people killed in Mexico’s drug war since 2006: 100,000+. Number of students who have lost federal financial aid eligibility because of a drug conviction: 200,000+. Number of people in the U.S. that died from an accidental drug overdose in 2013: 43,982.
THE JOYCE REVIEW
I was given the nod to see this by my best friend in 2008. The 5-out-of-5 star rating from both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Washington Post gave the definitive gesture; my mind was set, this was the next film to see. Later they meet up with Luisa, whose married, 10 years their senior and a distant cousin of Tenoch’s. This, of course, doesn’t stop the two horny toads from inviting her on a road-trip to the beach, Heaven’s Mouth. When Luisa discovers her husbands infidelity she calls the boys up and the adventure begins. First and foremost, if this had been an American-made movie, it would have been nominated for jack-nothing. If I wanted to watch a movie about going to the beach, I would have watched Back To The Beach. At least that movie had Pee Wee Herman in it! – someone with enough taste to jerk-off off-screen and not on. I give this movie several bear claws for honesty, for great performances from Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Maribel Verdu and above-par screenwriting. I would have applauded the sexual scenes also, if sex wasn’t the better half of the plot, and if perhaps the character’s sexual endurance could have lasted more than a blink of an eye.