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(Quartz)   Now that Uruguay has legalized marijuana, other Latin American countries are asking them to pass the blunt   (qz.com) divider line 51
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2013-12-30 03:47:05 PM
The person who designed that mobile site is a damned idiot.
 
2013-12-30 03:51:03 PM
Drugs are finally starting to win the War on Drugs.
 
2013-12-30 03:51:23 PM
You go Uruguay and I'll go mine.
 
2013-12-30 03:52:31 PM
I think I hear a dam beginning to break.
 
2013-12-30 03:52:49 PM

SmokinTrees: Drugs are finally starting to win the War on Drugs.


Finally?
 
2013-12-30 03:53:07 PM
I'm not a real proponent of legalization, but I think of the harm caused by not legalizing it from external influences like drug cartels as worse than the harm of legalizing it at this point.
 
2013-12-30 03:53:44 PM
lilyboat.files.wordpress.com
//somebody will get it.
 
2013-12-30 03:57:25 PM
Tell Drew that we should be able to comment on individual posts ! The good ones as well as the bad !!
 
2013-12-30 03:57:50 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: [lilyboat.files.wordpress.com image 272x299]
//somebody will get it.


It's a raven eating Cap'n Crunch, reflected in a clay jar full of water. What's not to get?
 
2013-12-30 03:58:29 PM

SmokinTrees: Drugs are finally starting to win the War on Drugs.


When were the hippies, stoners, tweakers, acid heads, cokeheads and smack addicts ever losing?
 
2013-12-30 03:58:31 PM
It's capitalist economics. Supply will come to demand. Prohibition is a command economic idea, like the Soviets used. Nyet?
 
2013-12-30 04:00:03 PM

Spuddly: Tell Drew that we should be able to comment on individual posts ! The good ones as well as the bad !!


You mean like using the little quotes thingy?
 
2013-12-30 04:07:48 PM

EnderWiggnz: SmokinTrees: Drugs are finally starting to win the War on Drugs.

When were the hippies, stoners, tweakers, acid heads, cokeheads and smack addicts ever losing?


Get caught with a joint and you go to jail, pay a hefty fine, get a record, could get fired from your job... sounds like losing to me.  The government is currently taking YOUR MONEY to pay for cops, judges, jails, attorneys, etc. to prosecute people for smoking a natural-occuring, god-given plant... sounds like losing to me.

People will always get their high; it shouldn't be a life-ruining experience to get caught with some marijuana.
 
2013-12-30 04:09:27 PM
Wow. Uruguay legalized weed?

farking great news! Just think, everybody in Uruguay will now be pain free!

Hopefully the medical community in the US will start to realize that our own citizens also need this for excruciating pain relief. There has just been too much suffering. It needs to stop.
 
2013-12-30 04:12:08 PM

bhcompy: I'm not a real proponent of legalization, but I think of the harm caused by not legalizing it from external influences like drug cartels as worse than the harm of legalizing it at this point.


I'm not sure that would have stopped it, really. Consider that banana companies literally ran some countries in a very similar fashion not so long ago. And bananas were legal.
 
2013-12-30 04:12:23 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: [lilyboat.files.wordpress.com image 272x299]
//somebody will get it.


The story about the crow dropping pebbles into the jar to bring the water high enough to take a drink?

is Uruguay a pebble?
 
2013-12-30 04:14:25 PM
desertfool: No, like I should be able to comment on individual comments !
 
2013-12-30 04:14:38 PM

I Like Shiny Things: Wow. Uruguay legalized weed?

farking great news! Just think, everybody in Uruguay will now be pain free!

Hopefully the medical community in the US will start to realize that our own citizens also need this for excruciating pain relief. There has just been too much suffering. It needs to stop.


I lol'd.
 
2013-12-30 04:14:43 PM
If we are to go by the teachings of Musical Youth, Argentina will be next.
 
2013-12-30 04:14:58 PM

gfid: Ow! That was my feelings!: [lilyboat.files.wordpress.com image 272x299]
//somebody will get it.

The story about the crow dropping pebbles into the jar to bring the water high enough to take a drink?

is Uruguay a pebble?


I think he means Uruguay crow. With pebbles. Or something.
 
2013-12-30 04:16:14 PM
Don't Bogota that joint, my friend.
 
2013-12-30 04:17:10 PM
I wish I had time to work up grumpy cat in a sombrero with a doobie
 
2013-12-30 04:18:00 PM

wildcardjack: It's capitalist economics. Supply will come to demand. Prohibition is a command economic idea, like the Soviets used. Nyet?


Well, now, there's an idea.  Point out to a Randian/Teabagger that prohibition is contrary to a free market, removes free will and the exercise of personal liberty and responsibility...Hmm.   I know that's why Ron Paul is in favor of legalization, but all of the teabaggers I'm related to or know think teabaggery is about forcing god's laws as they interpret them onto their fellow man, for their own good.  They would be horrified to think of some of the things you can do without governmental allowance.
 
2013-12-30 04:19:59 PM

SmokinTrees: Drugs are finally starting to win the War on Drugs.


Quite right, but, ultimately, it's the only side that could win. Of course, like the War on Terror, it was never intended to be outright 'won'. The goal being perpetuation.
 
2013-12-30 04:21:13 PM

bhcompy: I'm not a real proponent of legalization, but I think of the harm caused by not legalizing it from external influences like drug cartels as worse than the harm of legalizing it at this point.


Not to mention the harm inflicted by our own government.  Given the excesses of the "War on Drugs," the cure is worse than the disease.
 
2013-12-30 04:21:44 PM

This text is now purple: bhcompy: I'm not a real proponent of legalization, but I think of the harm caused by not legalizing it from external influences like drug cartels as worse than the harm of legalizing it at this point.

I'm not sure that would have stopped it, really. Consider that banana companies literally ran some countries in a very similar fashion not so long ago. And bananas were legal.


Sure, it won't be instantaneous, but in time the influence outside of the borders of the country will be lessened.  Also, bananas don't grow everywhere and require massive amounts of land.
 
2013-12-30 04:22:16 PM

Danger Avoid Death: gfid: Ow! That was my feelings!: [lilyboat.files.wordpress.com image 272x299]
//somebody will get it.

The story about the crow dropping pebbles into the jar to bring the water high enough to take a drink?

is Uruguay a pebble?

I think he means Uruguay crow. With pebbles. Or something.


No no.. Uruguay is the water.  The pebble is personal freedom.
 
2013-12-30 04:23:40 PM

carrion_luggage: Don't Bogota that joint, my friend.


It has been legal in Colombia for awhile.
 
2013-12-30 04:24:34 PM

This text is now purple: bhcompy: I'm not a real proponent of legalization, but I think of the harm caused by not legalizing it from external influences like drug cartels as worse than the harm of legalizing it at this point.

I'm not sure that would have stopped it, really. Consider that banana companies and the US Goverment literally ran some countries in a very similar fashion not so long ago. And bananas were legal.


Fixed
 
2013-12-30 04:25:06 PM

bhcompy: This text is now purple: bhcompy: I'm not a real proponent of legalization, but I think of the harm caused by not legalizing it from external influences like drug cartels as worse than the harm of legalizing it at this point.

I'm not sure that would have stopped it, really. Consider that banana companies literally ran some countries in a very similar fashion not so long ago. And bananas were legal.

Sure, it won't be instantaneous, but in time the influence outside of the borders of the country will be lessened.  Also, bananas don't grow everywhere and require massive amounts of land.


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-12-30 04:25:49 PM

AeAe: Danger Avoid Death: gfid: Ow! That was my feelings!: [lilyboat.files.wordpress.com image 272x299]
//somebody will get it.

The story about the crow dropping pebbles into the jar to bring the water high enough to take a drink?

is Uruguay a pebble?

I think he means Uruguay crow. With pebbles. Or something.

No no.. Uruguay is the water.  The pebble is personal freedom.


I think it's a trick. The jar is really a bong.
 
2013-12-30 04:26:51 PM

Spuddly: desertfool: No, like I should be able to comment on individual comments !


Hmmm, do I favorite Spuddly for the lulz, or ignore because of the derp?

/Or is this a lame joke?
 
2013-12-30 04:30:26 PM
Ow! That was my feelings!

  Drop in the bucket?

  SmokinTrees

People will always get their high; it shouldn't be a life-ruining experience to get caught with some marijuana.

Agreed.
 
2013-12-30 04:31:04 PM
Wait. I think I just got it. If you fill the bong with enough nugs, it will eventually fill to the point of giving you access to that lovely bongwater. No...that can't be right....hmm
 
2013-12-30 04:40:23 PM

AeAe: Danger Avoid Death: gfid: Ow! That was my feelings!: [lilyboat.files.wordpress.com image 272x299]
//somebody will get it.

The story about the crow dropping pebbles into the jar to bring the water high enough to take a drink?

is Uruguay a pebble?

I think he means Uruguay crow. With pebbles. Or something.

No no.. Uruguay is the water.  The pebble is personal freedom.


No, I think that the crow is the shepard and the water is the tyranny of unrighteous men, but he's trying real hard to be a pebble.
 
2013-12-30 04:45:13 PM
This is the only chance England has of getting to the second round; everybody on the Uruguay team is too stoned out of their gourds to get to the stadium on time.
 
2013-12-30 04:49:16 PM

StrangeQ: AeAe: Danger Avoid Death: gfid: Ow! That was my feelings!: [lilyboat.files.wordpress.com image 272x299]
//somebody will get it.

The story about the crow dropping pebbles into the jar to bring the water high enough to take a drink?

is Uruguay a pebble?

I think he means Uruguay crow. With pebbles. Or something.

No no.. Uruguay is the water.  The pebble is personal freedom.

No, I think that the crow is the shepard and the water is the tyranny of unrighteous men, but he's trying real hard to be a pebble.


All I know is that water just keeps getting higher and higher. Like Uruguay. Also the crow is clearly Vader, and the pebbles are slipping through Tarkin's fingers. Fitting, as Star Wars is clearly a thinly disguised allegory for Uruguayan history.
 
2013-12-30 04:52:21 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: StrangeQ: AeAe: Danger Avoid Death: gfid: Ow! That was my feelings!: [lilyboat.files.wordpress.com image 272x299]
//somebody will get it.

The story about the crow dropping pebbles into the jar to bring the water high enough to take a drink?

is Uruguay a pebble?

I think he means Uruguay crow. With pebbles. Or something.

No no.. Uruguay is the water.  The pebble is personal freedom.

No, I think that the crow is the shepard and the water is the tyranny of unrighteous men, but he's trying real hard to be a pebble.

All I know is that water just keeps getting higher and higher. Like Uruguay. Also the crow is clearly Vader, and the pebbles are slipping through Tarkin's fingers. Fitting, as Star Wars is clearly a thinly disguised allegory for Uruguayan history.


Hmmmm...

/ scratches beard thoughtfully
 
2013-12-30 05:35:46 PM

AeAe: UrukHaiGuyz: StrangeQ: AeAe: Danger Avoid Death: gfid: Ow! That was my feelings!: [lilyboat.files.wordpress.com image 272x299]
//somebody will get it.

The story about the crow dropping pebbles into the jar to bring the water high enough to take a drink?

is Uruguay a pebble?

I think he means Uruguay crow. With pebbles. Or something.

No no.. Uruguay is the water.  The pebble is personal freedom.

No, I think that the crow is the shepard and the water is the tyranny of unrighteous men, but he's trying real hard to be a pebble.

All I know is that water just keeps getting higher and higher. Like Uruguay. Also the crow is clearly Vader, and the pebbles are slipping through Tarkin's fingers. Fitting, as Star Wars is clearly a thinly disguised allegory for Uruguayan history.

Hmmmm...

/ scratches beard thoughtfully


Uruguay is the cup. The water is freedom. The pebble is this law. Uruguay's cup will overflow as more freedom raising laws are dropped in it. TRUTH
 
2013-12-30 05:47:09 PM

Summoner101: If we are to go by the teachings of Musical Youth, Argentina will be next.


...and then, of course, Chile.

/I LOL'd
 
2013-12-30 05:49:18 PM

Aquapope: This text is now purple: bhcompy: I'm not a real proponent of legalization, but I think of the harm caused by not legalizing it from external influences like drug cartels as worse than the harm of legalizing it at this point.

I'm not sure that would have stopped it, really. Consider that banana companies and the US Goverment literally ran some countries in a very similar fashion not so long ago. And bananas were legal.

Fixed


You broke it, actually.

Banana companies did the running. The CIA and the Navy helped destabilize some of them prior to and during the course of that, but the USG did rather little actual day-to-day control.

The larger point is that unstable governments have problems trying to corral any sufficiently large or lucrative area business venture, be it oil, fruit, spices, or narcotics. Basically, companies than can afford a better army than the local government has.
 
2013-12-30 05:50:18 PM
The avalanche has already started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote.
 
2013-12-30 05:51:51 PM
news.bbcimg.co.uk

Meet Jose Mujica, the President of Uruguay.

He's a farking hero. A proper hero, not some usual crappy Fark tagged version of one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_Uruguay

I'd like to meet him on his farm and smoke some weed with him.
 
2013-12-30 05:54:31 PM

GungFu: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x320]

Meet Jose Mujica, the President of Uruguay.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_Uruguay



Correct link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Mujica
 
2013-12-30 06:09:22 PM

StrangeQ: AeAe: Danger Avoid Death: gfid: Ow! That was my feelings!: [lilyboat.files.wordpress.com image 272x299]
//somebody will get it.

The story about the crow dropping pebbles into the jar to bring the water high enough to take a drink?

is Uruguay a pebble?

I think he means Uruguay crow. With pebbles. Or something.

No no.. Uruguay is the water.  The pebble is personal freedom.

No, I think that the crow is the shepard and the water is the tyranny of unrighteous men, but he's trying real hard to be a pebble.


And the jar is American hegemony? I get it! I love art!
 
2013-12-30 07:14:27 PM
Heh, way to make lemonade out of my lemon post, Fark.com.
 
2013-12-30 07:17:31 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Heh, way to make lemonade out of my lemon post, Fark.com.


Okay, so if Fark was the lemonade and Uruguay was the lemons, who was the crow again?
 
2013-12-30 08:08:57 PM

GungFu: GungFu: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x320]

Meet Jose Mujica, the President of Uruguay.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_Uruguay


Correct link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Mujica


Oh shiat, that's right I almost forgot about that guy. Read about him a while back. A leader who actually wants to lead by doing what's best, not what will make him money for his contributors. The guy is a farking jewel, and I hope they appreciate how lucky they are down there in Uruguay.
 
2013-12-30 08:39:21 PM

mongbiohazard: GungFu: GungFu: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x320]

Meet Jose Mujica, the President of Uruguay.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_Uruguay


Correct link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Mujica

Oh shiat, that's right I almost forgot about that guy. Read about him a while back. A leader who actually wants to lead by doing what's best, not what will make him money for his contributors. The guy is a farking jewel, and I hope they appreciate how lucky they are down there in Uruguay.


It'd be great if whatever he has was contagious. Send this man to the U.N. and have him wheeze on EVERYBODY.
 
2013-12-30 09:59:05 PM

Danger Avoid Death: Ow! That was my feelings!: Heh, way to make lemonade out of my lemon post, Fark.com.

Okay, so if Fark was the lemonade and Uruguay was the lemons, who was the crow again?


Wait, wait, wait. I thought there was a bong. Who took the bong?
 
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