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(All Africa)   Man tells judge he's smoked drug for 12 years and thinks it's just fine, asks for an explanation of why the judge thinks it's bad or should be illegal. Well, for starters, it makes you ask judges questions like that   (allafrica.com) divider line 35
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2013-01-07 08:52:56 AM
He bhang, he bhang!
 
2013-01-07 09:18:29 AM
An Embu magistrate yesterday ordered psychiatric examination for man who asked him to explain why thought bhang was illegal.

Bhang -  necessitates head shot.
 
2013-01-07 10:30:06 AM
Isn't snorting coke mixed with gunpowder good enough anymore?
 
2013-01-07 10:33:51 AM
I thought bhang was an Indian beverage containing weed, not sure how you would smoke it. I guess it's different in Kenya
 
2013-01-07 10:34:15 AM
It's a pretty valid question, since bhang is consumed religiously in India (as a milk drink, not sure why a smokable form is called that, but it must be an African thing) and used in various preparations the world over with few problems.
 
2013-01-07 10:34:28 AM
Sounds like my girlfriends sixteen year old son. "Who makes the laws? Man does. Who is to say if it's right?"
 
2013-01-07 10:34:50 AM
Also, I keep reading the website's logo as YallAfrica
 
2013-01-07 10:37:13 AM
Yikes! Reading the other articles makes me want to never go to Africa...
 
2013-01-07 10:37:49 AM
Bhang work for Yuda... sorry, John, sorry - better try it again.
 
2013-01-07 10:43:57 AM

Communist_Manifesto: I thought bhang was an Indian beverage containing weed, not sure how you would smoke it. I guess it's different in Kenya


Bhang refers to the mixture of leaves and buds ground into paste with a little water, more similar to Hash then straight weed. When it is then mixed into milk drinks it is usually called Bhang Lassi, but that will get shortened to Bhang. I've seen The base mixture put into candy like havlaa and other edibles.
 
2013-01-07 10:47:27 AM
You should avoid drugs and ask better questions like where birth certificate and how is blood clot formed?
 
2013-01-07 10:53:14 AM
It's funny when some people think things that didn't happen in the United States are newsworthy.
 
2013-01-07 10:54:39 AM
An Embu magistrate yesterday ordered psychiatric examination for man who asked him to explain why thought bhang was illegal.

Looks like bhang makes you accidentally part of TFA. Like, such as, words and stuff.

/i bhang yo mama
 
2013-01-07 10:58:21 AM
FTFA
"Shadrack Mutindo had pleaded guilty to possesion of five rolls of the drug before Embu resident magistrate Dick Ochora."

Meshach and Abednego were unavailable for comment.
/more addidas sneakers than a plumber's got plyers
 
2013-01-07 12:06:29 PM
Did he smoke bhang in a bong?
 
2013-01-07 12:09:09 PM

Grand PBUH: FTFA
"Shadrack Mutindo had pleaded guilty to possesion of five rolls of the drug before Embu resident magistrate Dick Ochora."

Meshach and Abednego were unavailable for comment.
/more addidas sneakers than a plumber's got plyers


I get the reference both in your comment and your username :-)
 
2013-01-07 12:17:33 PM
Pot is illegal in Africa?
If we do a triage of things that cause problems for typical Africans, how far down is pot?

Wait, maybe that's why so many of 'em are hungry all the time. (Window seat please)

/Legalize it already.
//never smoked, probably never will
 
2013-01-07 12:23:50 PM
Why am I the first to say asking a judge to explain why marijuana is illegal is perfectly okay?

In the USA marijuana, cocaine and heroin were illegalized so they could be excuses for locking "non-whites" up and putting them to work on the chain gang or the prison farm or whatever. All you've got to do is let "bad" neighborhoods get full of people with very little hope, sell them some "sweet dreams," and then lock 'em up whenever you feel like it. (You know, kin'a like slav'ry except the po' Massa's wifey don't need to dose out herbal potions or midwife her hubby's yella bastards.) That's how you "solve the race problem": set 'em up, biatches.

But then middle class white people from "nice" homes started doing drugs too. That's when it became a Big Issue. "We must prevent OUR children from being polluted!"

Similarly, in the '50s & early '60s America was okay with poverty until Democratic politicians went on safaris through Appalachia staging photo ops with shoeless cracker kids. "Minorities" are supposed to be downtrodden, not people of the same ethnicity as our sacred Founding Fathers!

As to why it's illegal in Africa, that's probably a leftover law from the European colonizers. Once a law's been around for a while it becomes How Things Are Done: take for example Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) number 436.600, the gist of which is "One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once." (Found on dumblaws.com.)

Keep in mind that laws are means for the powerful to control the rest of us. (A corollary is that "It's cute when WE do it!") There are other ways to get people to do the right thing when that's called for but they're not as much fun for sadistic hypocrites.
 
2013-01-07 12:59:10 PM

The One True TheDavid: Why am I the first to say asking a judge to explain why marijuana is illegal is perfectly okay?


Because it's irrelevant. Deciding what is right and what is wrong isn't a judge's job. All they are concerned with is whether a law was broken or not broken. In this case, the man broke the law. Therefore the judge declared him guilty and passed whatever sentence the law dictates.


Asking a member of your legislature would be appropriate. They're the ones who actually make the laws and are responsible for their being justified.
 
2013-01-07 01:18:24 PM
It's a fair question.

Why should anyone have any authority over what you do to your own body?
 
2013-01-07 01:44:06 PM

Gordon Bennett: The One True TheDavid:

Why am I the first to say asking a judge to explain why marijuana is illegal is perfectly okay?

Because it's irrelevant. Deciding what is right and what is wrong isn't a judge's job....

Asking a member of your legislature would be appropriate. They're the ones who actually make the laws and are responsible for their being justified.


Alright, alright, point taken.
 
2013-01-07 02:26:36 PM
Sure you didn't hurt anyone or cause anyone harm in any way, but you see we have these words on pieces of paper and they say that the people who wrote those words don't want you to smoke your bhang, so I'm afraid we're going to have to ruin your life. Sorry.
 
2013-01-07 02:42:37 PM
If it is okay for a judge to convict someone on a charge that he knows is immoral, how am I do distinguish our jurisprudence from, say, Maoist show trials?
 
2013-01-07 02:50:52 PM
BHANG BHANG
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My baby shot me down
 
2013-01-07 05:40:02 PM
bhang? Never heard of it? Probably because there is no such thing.
 
2013-01-07 07:45:58 PM
why weed legal? me wee todd did

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2013-01-07 08:53:55 PM

Rufus Lee King: Buffet: bhang? Never heard of it? Probably because there is no such thing.

[www.shalusharma.com image 375x500]


Leave it to a buncha nutty foreigners to come up with something stupid. (Seeing is believing)
 
2013-01-07 11:17:50 PM
Seems like a pretty good question to me subby and the judge had no answer other than he was following the law. There really is no legitimate reason for weed to still be illegal any where, but I guess it's bad to ask basic questions like "why is the least dangerous drug on the planet illegal and why should I go to jail for it?".
 
2013-01-08 12:24:53 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Grand PBUH: FTFA
"Shadrack Mutindo had pleaded guilty to possesion of five rolls of the drug before Embu resident magistrate Dick Ochora."

Meshach and Abednego were unavailable for comment.
/more addidas sneakers than a plumber's got plyers

I get the reference both in your comment and your username :-)


1939 called and they want their not-quite-hit song back.
 
2013-01-08 01:48:20 AM

The One True TheDavid: Gordon Bennett: The One True TheDavid:

Why am I the first to say asking a judge to explain why marijuana is illegal is perfectly okay?

Because it's irrelevant. Deciding what is right and what is wrong isn't a judge's job....

Asking a member of your legislature would be appropriate. They're the ones who actually make the laws and are responsible for their being justified.

Alright, alright, point taken.


A reasonable exchange on Fark? Get a room already... yeesh.
 
2013-01-08 01:56:25 AM

Buffet: Rufus Lee King: Buffet: bhang? Never heard of it? Probably because there is no such thing.

[www.shalusharma.com image 375x500]

Leave it to a buncha nutty foreigners to come up with something stupid. (Seeing is believing)


Buffet? Never heard of it? probably because there is no such thing.

"The term buffet originally referred to the French sideboard where the food was served, but eventually became applied to the form. The buffet became popular in the English-speaking world in the second half of the 19th century after the Swedes had used the smorgasbord in New York. The word is still borrowed into the English language."

Leave it to a bunch of nutty foreigners to come up with something stupid and a Duhmerican to adopt it as their handle with no sense of history or irony. (Seeing is believing).
 
2013-01-08 11:23:25 AM

scalpod: The One True TheDavid: Gordon Bennett: The One True TheDavid:

Why am I the first to say asking a judge to explain why marijuana is illegal is perfectly okay?

Because it's irrelevant. Deciding what is right and what is wrong isn't a judge's job....

Asking a member of your legislature would be appropriate. They're the ones who actually make the laws and are responsible for their being justified.

Alright, alright, point taken.

A reasonable exchange on Fark? Get a room already... yeesh.


Oh. Okay. Sorry. NUKE YOURSELF FROM ORBIT! TITS OR IT DIDN"T HAPPEN!

Better now?
 
2013-01-08 12:01:01 PM
signaljammer:

If it is okay for a judge to convict someone on a charge that he knows is immoral, how am I do distinguish our jurisprudence from, say, Maoist show trials?

Because the criminal defendant has a right to a lawyer: if you can't afford one they'll even give you one free, who'll advise you to plead guilty and hope for the best or at best to cop to a lesser charge, even if you're totally innocent because the caseload of scum poor persons like you would reach to the moon if they were piled straight up. And for felonies you get to be tried before a jury of your peers, who'll judge you based on your looks, on true facts they learned by watching TV, and on whether they're constipated that day. And especially because a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty, except everybody knows where there's smoke there's fire and if the perp didn't do that you know s/he got away with several worse crimes -- maybe even molesting a helpless high school football player!1! ("He has shifty eyes, doesn't he?!? My niece saw him on TV and that's what she says!")

That said, the Maoist show trials were for having the wrong political opinions: we don't do that here because we have Free Speech. Instead the cops plant drugs or kiddie porn on you or maybe they'll send in an undercover to set you up for Terrorism.

There's just no comparison. Our democratic legal system is obviously so much better than anyplace else because we're in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. God bless the USA! USA! USA!
 
2013-01-08 12:04:50 PM
signaljammer:

If it is okay for a judge to convict someone on a charge that he knows is immoral, how am I do distinguish our jurisprudence from, say, Maoist show trials?

And besides, I just RTFA and it's not here, it's in Kenya in Africa where Obama came from. There all black there so you can guess why they want to take away our guns.
 
2013-01-08 02:06:09 PM
The One True TheDavid:


Damn typos!

signaljammer:

If it is okay for a judge to convict someone on a charge that he knows is immoral, how am I do distinguish our jurisprudence from, say, Maoist show trials?

And besides, I just RTFA and it's not here, it's in Kenya in Africa where Obama came from. There all black there so you can guess why they want to take away our are guns.


FTFM!
 
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