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2013-01-24 10:39:41 AM

hdhale: mytdawg: Our laws governing marijuana are a mixture of bad science and poor understanding of the role of law as a deterrent force. They are unenforceable, excessively severe, scientifically incorrect and revealing of our ignorance of human behavior. The federal and state laws should be revised to reflect the fact that marijuana is a hallucinogen and should be classified as such. The federal statutes should be repealed ...

Oh how far we've come. No, not really. That pretty much sums up how we make every decision.

All that effort to keep out what was at the time acknowledged by the majority of Americans as a harmful drug with no particular value and the Congress and your President wanted banned.

Flash forward to 2013. Democrats in the Senate and your President want to get rid of a product that Americans are sharply divided upon and but has value to millions of them and some see as a Constitutional right, not just as a recreational activity.


So Republicans want us to have tons and tons of weed? That changes my voting plans, a lot!
 
2013-01-24 10:50:18 AM
blogmedieval.com

1.bp.blogspot.com

Mace (blunt) or Morning star (with spikes)

www.clker.com
Flail
 
2013-01-24 10:56:52 AM
Nothing about the cheesy Knights statues laying down to the right?

Looks like the standard DWB stop.
 
2013-01-24 11:08:25 AM
America's longest "war".

Are we winning, yet?
 
2013-01-24 11:09:45 AM

IAMTHEINTARWEBS: course, that doesn't stop it being used as an anti personnel device


Kinda my point...
 
2013-01-24 11:22:34 AM
Flails > numchuks.
 
2013-01-24 11:22:52 AM

ltdanman44: Mace (blunt)


That's a flanged mace, not a blunt mace.
 
2013-01-24 11:26:50 AM

Amos Quito: America's longest "war".

Are we winning, yet?


Give it a couple more weeks.
There's a light at the end of the tunnel.
 
2013-01-24 11:28:11 AM

orezona: eiger: I always thought they were called morning stars when they are attached by a chain to a handle.

Same difference.


Same difference as what other difference?
 
2013-01-24 11:29:08 AM

DrZiffle: What a waste of time and resources.


Government job creation.
 
2013-01-24 11:30:37 AM

cakeman: I was a senior in 1969


I was in Vietnam.

mj sold there for $3 for pillowcase.
 
2013-01-24 11:34:29 AM

Inflatable Rhetoric: cakeman: I was a senior in 1969

I was in Vietnam.

mj sold there for $3 for pillowcase.


A pillowcase full of mj, I mean.
 
2013-01-24 11:43:11 AM

ltdanman44: [blogmedieval.com image 800x800]

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Mace (blunt) or Morning star (with spikes)

[www.clker.com image 600x354]
Flail


.
Those things look like assault rifles to me.
 
2013-01-24 11:46:13 AM

Goodluckfox: Englebert Slaptyback: Are those flails?


Makes sense: the entire WoD seems to be an exercise in flailing about.

I read that as "World of Darkness" until I realized you meant War on Drugs.

I think it works my way, too.


Ha Ha, I did too.
 
2013-01-24 12:03:49 PM

JackieRabbit: Billy Bathsalt: So there used to be marijuana before it was eliminated by the war on drugs in 1969? Who knew?

Reagan's War on Drugs (TM) caused a shift from the innocuous pot to dangerous cocaine as the nation's drug of choice.


Let's give credit where credit is due here. This actually goes all the way back to Nixon. Reagan certainly picked it up, ran with it and made it his own.
 
2013-01-24 12:07:34 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: Amos Quito: America's longest "war".

Are we winning, yet?

Give it a couple more weeks.
There's a light at the end of the tunnel.


It's going so well we decided to double down and add a 'war on terror'.
 
2013-01-24 12:08:24 PM

Amos Quito: America's longest "war".

Are we winning, yet?


The 4th and 5th amendments have been lost so yes, we're winning. If we're fascists.
 
2013-01-24 12:29:51 PM
Operation waste of time and money.
 
2013-01-24 12:32:51 PM

BigGrnEggGriller: Wow, everyone is driving really old cars in those pictures


timelifeblog.files.wordpress.com

Forget the dope in the station wagon, lookit that awesome GTX just ahead and to the left!

(drool)....
 
2013-01-24 12:33:57 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: cakeman: I was a senior in 1969

I was in Vietnam.

mj sold there for $3 for pillowcase.


MICHAEL JACKSON?!!!


gi148.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-24 12:34:39 PM
Maybe we just haven't spent enough. Mo money mo money mo money.
 
2013-01-24 12:46:41 PM
i.imgur.com

"Drugs? What gives you reason to suspect that, officer?"
 
2013-01-24 12:54:35 PM
Other than the cars those pics could have been taken yesterday.
 
2013-01-24 12:56:26 PM
I think they strip-searched the dude in pic #16 just because they could do it.

Wow.
 
2013-01-24 01:04:09 PM
Back then, the war on drugs was fought like a real war, no messing around

/took the term "going medieval" seriously
 
2013-01-24 02:03:08 PM

JackieRabbit: Billy Bathsalt: So there used to be marijuana before it was eliminated by the war on drugs in 1969? Who knew?

Reagan's War on Drugs (TM) caused a shift from the innocuous pot to dangerous cocaine as the nation's drug of choice. Pot is bulky and easily detected. An amount of cocaine that will fetch the same amount of money as a plane-load of pot can be transported in a brief case, so smugglers switched products and gave rise to the cocaine cartels. The price of pot skyrocketed and the price of cocaine plummeted. After years of decline, heroine use began to rise again. The war on drugs may have made political hay, but by every measure, it has been an abysmal waste of time, money and effort and contributed to some very serious drug problems.


It also awakened the small-town heroes to marijuana. It was a 'beatnik', AKA old, thing to do, until they made a war on drugs. It was publicized, shown all over the news and us young'uns had to find out what it was about.Then, it was cool to even have an ounce, and really cool to have a solid connection. I started high school chasing the elusive wino to buy alcohol, as it was the 'in' drug, By my senior year (1968), I had to have a bucket of pot if I was going to a party. All because the 'War on Drugs"™ made it popular...when the news talked about marijuana, I knew the subject 'cause I was cool and my parents, of course, were not.

so, really, The War on Drugs™ started the Sixties drug culture. They did Not know what they reaped. The fun times of the twenties got revisited and prohibition rolled on making it fun to break the law. It continues to this day.
 
2013-01-24 02:04:35 PM

way south: Considering the state of the tank war, I'd have to wonder exactly who's pants were being shiat.


Caption: "You with the briefcase. Yeah, we ran out of gas again. Where's the nearest station?"
 
2013-01-24 02:13:52 PM
inflatable rhetoric... I had a friend get busted for shipping MJ from the Nam in electronic stuff like amps and tape players his sister picked it up and it was a real serious bust because of the federal mail and such. I never made it to Vietnam because I got busted selling two dime bags and wasn't fit to fight in this mans army wah wahh
 
2013-01-24 02:28:31 PM

FriarReb98: That must've been an interesting feeling, realizing the guy you just pulled over could've just stepped out and swung one of those implements of badassery at you.


This is what happens when you don't allow clerics to wield edged weapons.
 
2013-01-24 02:29:02 PM
Those are chain-morning stars or a military flail.
 
2013-01-24 02:34:39 PM

eiger: I always thought they were called morning stars when they are attached by a chain to a handle.


Mace:
images.wikia.com
Flanges, no spikes.

Morningstar:
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
Spikes. No rope, chain, or other flexible connection.

Flail:
www.digitalapoptosis.com
Two pieces connected by a flexible rope, chain, or cord.
 
2013-01-24 02:36:40 PM

stevetherobot: The only way to catch a doper is when you yourself become a smoker. The surest way to make them bleed is when you bust their ass and steal their weed.


It also helps if you're a joker and a midnight toker.
 
2013-01-24 02:55:49 PM
Yeah, those are decorative flails mounted on shield-shaped wooden plaques. This was a time when "Spanish Inquisition" was a popular decorative theme. My parents insisted on participating. God, was that ugly.
 
2013-01-24 02:58:58 PM
This photo series corresponds with my only attempt to enter Mexico. Nixon had fussed at Mexico about all the drug smuggling, and Mexico responded by rejecting all the hippies at the border. How did they know? Answer - if your hair was too long, you were a hippie. The guy ahead of me at the San Diego border crossing had long hair and they kept him out. I had shorter hair but still kind of long, so they kept me out. The hitchhiker we had picked up in Monterey had hair not too much shorter than mine, but he showed the guards he had a wallet full of American Express traveler's checks, so they waved him through, apparently reasoning that hippies do not carry a wallet full of traveler's checks.
 
2013-01-24 03:16:40 PM
No pic of Elvis betting his DEA badge from Nixon?

Do you have what it takes to party with Nixon?
 
2013-01-24 03:30:32 PM
Man, thank goodness we won this war way back then!
 
2013-01-24 03:47:08 PM
Johnny Bananapeel

2013-01-24 12:46:41 PM


"Drugs? What gives you reason to suspect that, officer?"


And probably not a single natural fiber in that guy's shirt.

I also like the fact that he is smoking close to such materials.
 
2013-01-24 03:50:17 PM

cakeman: I was a senior in 1969


News: you're a senior again.

/me too
 
2013-01-24 05:49:21 PM
timelifeblog.files.wordpress.com

I saw this pic and said....Hmmmm....Holy Fark!  I know where that is!! ..... let me.... sure enough, drug bust in San Antonio, Texas!
A few miles from where I grew up, matter of fact.

/CSB
 
2013-01-24 06:25:45 PM
We should all be thankful to those early law enforcement pioneers for eliminating the scourge of illegal drugs from America, once and for all.
 
2013-01-24 07:03:44 PM
Gimme a bilhook, a hay fork or a hammer, I already know how to use them.

The war on drugs, full of flail since 1969.
 
2013-01-24 08:41:43 PM

cakeman: I was a senior in 1969


Now you're a senior citizen.
 
jrl
2013-01-24 11:33:12 PM

Phinn: They appear to be decorative flails.

/Morning stars, like maces, are mounted on sticks.
//Which are particularly useful in a zombie apocalypse, by the by


Phinn gets the accuracy prize...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flail_%28weapon%29
 
2013-01-25 09:13:27 AM
I hate you ignorant children, those are morning stars!
 
2013-01-25 10:15:04 AM
My weapon of choice is the morningwood.

/and I'm well armed.
 
2013-01-25 02:15:19 PM

way south: MythDragon: If you are gonna flail someone, do it with style
[www.ibiblio.org image 640x471]
/I couldn't imagine the pants shiatting that happened the first time a German soldier saw that motherfarker coming his way.

Considering the state of the tank war, I'd have to wonder exactly who's pants were being shiat.

[dl.dropbox.com image 550x356]
/On the subject of the drug war: Since its been about as bad an idea as prohibition I wonder how long till everyone realizes it can only end like prohibition did.
/We may be a few decades overdue for legalization, but we're due.


Considering that that's a Panzer IV, it did not outclass the Sherman except for having a higher-velocity gun. Not so much.
 
2013-01-25 05:08:07 PM
Maybe with the legalization of weed, at least some of the war can stop.
 
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