Wednesday, October 19, 2005

WARNING: Marijuana Grow Ops are in YOUR neighborhood!

Anyone else in Edmonton get a how to foldout on marijuana grow ops? It explains ways you could spot a grow op and inform the police.

Allow me to give you a brief summary of the history of marijuana according to myself (I of course, being as biased and logically incorrect . Following the second male culling of the early 20th century (also known as World War I, it was a particularly large clensing of the gene pool.) there was a rather drastic social change. Having basically kept the countries operating while the men gleefully trotted off to slaughter, and the men having nearly all died, weren't able to really take over when they came back. Consequentially, the housewife, likely the most abused social group in history, were suddenly given a say in the determination of government all throughout the western capitalist imperium. These are people who bore first witness to drunken idiots coming home and beating them nightly, children destroy themselves under the influence of their fathers, and other such ghastly horror stories. So, they want changes. Changes such as prohibition. Fear of minorities lead to marijuana being added to the list of banned medicines and soon everything was illegal. And then the stock market crashed. Since then, the government has been informing us that marijuana leads to insanity, rape parties, swollowing glass, severe brain trauma and the like. It is ironic that despite all the claims by the government, more people are smoking pot now than ever. We're probably outdoing the hippies (although they get points for the free flowing acid.) I could probably count the number of people I know who haven't tried pot on my elbows. Not everyone is a chronic, but it seems like it's everywhere.

In the last five years, a rather un-publicized ruling was made by the Supreme Court of Alberta (if I recall the article right.) This was that a person should not be jailed for the cultivation of marijuana because the persecution of marijuana users is unconstitutional. Just like persecuting homosexuals and blacks. No one has challenged the ruling. What this means, legally, is that marijuana grow ops are LEGAL. The only thing they can actually get people who grow pot for are stealing electricity and water/mold damage. So I agree; marijuana should not be cultivated commercially indoors, it should be out in the fields, as free as free can be.

Not to mention it'd save tax dollars. Come on, who's the greedy Albertan? COME ON!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Let us hypothesize the future of me

Planet Space

Alright, ladies and gentlemen, listen up! All you consumers, all you canadians, all you sci-fi geeks, we are about the enter the space age. No, really. Check the link above. Of course, I myself or anyone else I know won't be able to afford it, but by the time we're 30 the price should be reduced significantly. The true question is how one can get their foot in such a door; imagine, you could be a space pilot. Of course, this requires (among other things) jet engine training and that means the Air Force, which it would take me prob. 4 years of detox before I could pass the urine sample. Not to mention the military kinda sucks the dick in the face of the new style of warfare (one murder-intent-idiot with explosives can do far more damage than ten soldiers.) I wonder if one can get private training... NAIT, you listening?

Perhaps a better solution would be to study rocketry, something I have a growing interest in anyway. As the space tourism industry begins to flourish, the fuel and materials will (hopefully) drop in price. Perhaps I'm just fantasizing, though.

Still, a Canadian based private space program. How cool is that?

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

More cool space news

Quick update; space races are on the way.

Uh, that's it.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Origin of war repost

We, as a civilization, continually make the same mistakes over and over again. A good study of history would make one realize that most humans were in a near constant state of war for the the last 30,000 years. Most likely, it all started when bacteria "A" ate bacteria "B"'s food particle, and we've been fighting ever since.

Thus, evolution began.

With the declaration of war by bacteria B, the three billion year war began. 10^114 innocents were raped. 10^99543 were killed, often eaten alive. At first it was between those that wanted to eat their food particles in peace and those who wanted to hoard food particles for themselves. At first, the two sides were evenly matched, but the hoarders ate more and got bigger, until they started to see the pacifists as food. Thus the war became more intense. The pacifists now needed a means to protect themselves from the predators. They opted for a variety of defenses, poisonous gases, calcium spikes, gorging on food particles themselves, but the wiley predators were always a step ahead of them. For three billion years the two sides battled, although the battlefield changed dramatically through that time. At first, the sides were clearly drawn, but as the conflict raged on, it was eventually forgotten what the fuss as all about. This took approximately two weeks. However, some three billion years later, a sign of change has arisen. For the first time in known history, a peaceful resolve is brewing amoung many of the thousand sides. People now willingly march in the streets and tell the alpha males to merrily fuck off when the they tell \ them to send their children to die. It's a start, more work is needed, but for the first time, the conflict between those who have enough and those who want more is beginning to be resolved. Let us push on in this effort!