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MAPTalk-Digest Wednesday, December 24 2008 Volume 08 : Number 093

001 Why Obama Really Might Decriminalize Marijuana
    From: "Herb" <>
002 Letter from Conde
    From: Allan Erickson <>
003 State's new rules need revision, say medical marijuana a	=?iso-8859-1?Q
    From: "Herb" <>


Subj: 001 Why Obama Really Might Decriminalize Marijuana
From: "Herb" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 08:31:59 -0800

Why Obama Really Might Decriminalize Marijuana 


Subj: 002 Letter from Conde
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 21:38:31 -0800

(already newshawked to MAP)

Our most expensive war

An open letter to President-Elect Obama:

Conspicuous in its absence has been any intelligent dialogue concerning =20

one of our largest financial drains and human rights violations: The 
USA=92s longest (decades long), most expensive (hundreds of billions 
annually with totals now into the trillions of U.S. dollars), with by =20

far the largest number of casualties (millions of families and lives 
destroyed annually) of any war to date.

Must we mention the hit on the rest of the world? More than 3,000 
brutal executions of police, prosecutors, journalists, politicians and =20

more, this year so far in Mexico alone.

THE WAR ON DRUGS has created and financed world wide ruthless, violent =20

drug cartels and mafias, while corrupting politicians, police, youth 
and sometimes entire cultures. For what purpose were these laws 
created? Are we now better off than before this war? When was the last =20

time you took a count of the freedoms lost, the violence created, all =20

to enforce the war that was never meant to be won.

The war on drugs is a blatantly unconstitutional policy that creates 
and supports widespread violent crime and corruption. At what expense =20

will this war continue? The inflated prices paid for otherwise 
inexpensive products because they are illegal, instead of paying rent, =20

food or whatever, billions upon billions of untaxed dollars removed 
from the mainstream, police time and expense, court time and expense, =20

not to mention the expense of incarceration, or least we forget secret =20

police, loss of privacy and an unbelievably long list of freedoms lost. =20

It should be put to rest, now.

What if you, our president-elect, had been caught with a joint of pot =20

during the time that you admittedly experimented with illegal 
substances? Would you be where you are today? I doubt it! So tell me, =20

how many brilliant, talented lives have had their chance to achieve the =20

American Dream quashed? How many otherwise good people will be =93not =20

allowed to participate in the mainstream=94? What have we lost? What 
we gained? What have we done?

The economy, the environment, human rights, want to solve some 
problems? Stop all the wars, legalize and plant hemp for starters.

Men can marry with men and women with women. Children=92s lives can be =20

taken while in their mothers=92 womb. Young people=92s lives sacrificed 
war, for corporate greed. But I can=92t smoke a joint in my front room.

End the drug war.

William Conde, Belize

Conde, formerly of Coburg Road near Harrisburg, says he is now a single =20

father living in Central America =93after losing two thriving 
corporations and being driven from the USA by an overzealous sheriff 
because of pot politics.=94


Subj: 003 State's new rules need revision, say medical marijuana a	=?iso-8859-1?Q?dvocates?
From: "Herb" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 09:42:57 -0800

State's new rules need revision, say medical marijuana advocates 


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