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posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 03:41 PM
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This was sent from NORML and I didn't have much luck finding it on their site do to time. Here is a copy of the email sent to me from NORML




Dear NORML Supporters:

This Presidential election is perhaps the most important ever for
marijuana smokers and NORML plans to SMOKE THE VOTE!

Register to vote right now at www.registrationbyworkingassets.com/norml or
just change your address to be counted as a voter who is opposed to
marijuana prohibition!

NORML has launched our largest ever 'get out the vote' campaign by
encouraging the more than 20 million marijuana smokers nationwide to
organize as a powerful constituency in the next Presidential election.
With three of the nine Democratic Presidential candidates having admitted
to smoking pot and one candidate calling for immediate decriminalization,
marijuana has already played an important role in the upcoming 2004
election. Marijuana law reform supporters need to make sure politicians
don't forget about this substantial constituency and that we're here to
say, "We smoke! We vote! Get used to it!"

Every person who registers or changes their address through this URL will
be counted as a NORML supporter that's registered to vote. If half of
this list serv registers or changes their address through this page,
marijuana law reform will be a powerful political force in the next
election.

Register to vote instantly at www.registrationbyworkingassets.com/norml

At this web page you can register in any of the 50 states or change your
address. Make sure to print out the form and mail it in to your
Supervisor of Elections, whose address will be automatically printed on
the form. It takes only five minutes to register or update your
information.

You can play the role of a modern day Paul Revere by forwarding this
message on to list serves, friends, and family members. The more people
who register under the NORML banner, the easier it we will be to get our
issues before the Presidential candidates.

If your organization would like to get involved in NORML's 'Smoke the
Vote' campaign please contact Chris Mulligan at chrism@norml.org or
(202)483-5500. Our goal is to have links to NORML's voter registration
page on over 100 sites by the end of the month!

Thanks for supporting NORML!

The NORML staff,

Keith, Allen, Paul, Kris, Chris, Gretchen, Mary, and Brian

www.norml.org...




posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 03:47 PM
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Umm, I think that would be along the lines of putting a sign in front of your house saying:

Pot Smoker Lives Here!
Please Raid
at earliest convenience.




[Edited on 13-11-2003 by Fry2]



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 03:49 PM
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Libertarians
Support your Right to Smoke
Anything you Like
as long as it isnt your
neighbor


www.lp.org...
www.lp.org...




[Edited on 13-11-2003 by straterx]

[Edited on 13-11-2003 by straterx]



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 03:51 PM
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It would also send a message if enough people did it. It would all of a sudden become a more serious topic to the canidates. Just because you support reform of the weed laws would not give them a right to come in to your house.



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by straterx

Libertarians
Support your Right to Smoke
Anything you Like
as long as it isnt your neighbor


LOL, Well said!

[Edited on 13-11-2003 by baked]

[Edited on 13-11-2003 by baked]



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 03:56 PM
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Well, lets see here.
It's vaguely supporting the opposition to the current president( naming 3 Democrats). The current Admin. is trying to tie Marijuana with terrorism(see TV ads). Add to that mix the Patriot act I and II and you end up with a whole bunch of norml (hehe) people being jailed on "terrorism" charges.

I don't think "registering" your name and address as a pot smoker is a grand idea right now.



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 03:58 PM
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Well, someone has to take the first step.



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 04:24 PM
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If you were to ask most people
they dont believe Pot should be Illegal
its in the government benefit to keep
these things illegal
Motive =Profit & controll



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 04:34 PM
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We touched base on this on another thread if you are interested.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 04:59 PM
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As you guys are a bit "newer" here, I am all for legalization. I don't smoke any more but there are many other uses for the plant that make a LOT of fiscal sense.
As far as "taking the first step", look at where that got Tommy Chong....and he was only selling Glass. Ed Rosenthal is another good example of how "fair" the government will be with anyone who dares to oppose the "norm".
There is ample evidence to prove that the entire legal issue surrounding marijuana is an industrial conspiracy dating back to the 20's. The problem is that we still have "old school" politicians who fall for the Reefer Madness campaign from that time. I think those days are numbered.
You can read some other thoughts on this in the "mud pit" forum under the title Drugs.

Good luck to you and I still suggest you not sign up on the bust me list.



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 05:18 PM
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Straterx,
The Libertarian party is probably the best looking one out there. They cover ALL of my concerns with BOTH parties. It's too bad they have less chance than Perot ever did....

I WOULD suggest supporting the party as much as possible if they come up with a decent Presidential candidate. The other choices are....ummmm.....BAD!



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 05:35 PM
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'It's too bad they have less chance than Perot ever did"

Your Totally Wrong there
it is THE PARTY of the future
When people look into it they like what they find Freedom
You can support the S O S if you want to..dont complain then..
This Party is gaining momentum

[Edited on 13-11-2003 by straterx]



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 06:07 PM
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I rarely smoke any more myself
But thats not really the point... we know the government
Is wrong in its persecution of a plant
Do you feel the vote you cast in the last election
got you the type of government you want ?
If not ..Why not vote for a party that will at least
move us in the direction we want to go
As far as the list goes do what you feel is right...

When I get friends to Really look into
Libertarianisn most find that it is closer to what they believe in

I'd bet 80% of the people on this board would join
if they took the time to explore it

Voting for a Party just to be on the winning side
makes No since if it doesnt give you the country you want



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 06:19 PM
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I agree with you 100%!!!

I would like to see how they do in a presidential election though. They did REALLY poorly in California's recall, less than 1%
.
That does not bode well for the party. Hence the reason I encouraged party support (as you are). There is no better way than the internet to get something like this spread and I truly hope it does.
The two party system is a corrupt mess at this point and it's time we all demanded the government we were promised in the Constitution. All I can do at this point is hope that we can achieve that goal without having to resort to violence. Otherwise.......



posted on Nov, 13 2003 @ 10:02 PM
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Originally posted by straterx
I rarely smoke any more myself
But thats not really the point... we know the government
Is wrong in its persecution of a plant
Do you feel the vote you cast in the last election
got you the type of government you want ?
If not ..Why not vote for a party that will at least
move us in the direction we want to go
As far as the list goes do what you feel is right...

When I get friends to Really look into
Libertarianisn most find that it is closer to what they believe in

I'd bet 80% of the people on this board would join
if they took the time to explore it

Voting for a Party just to be on the winning side
makes No since if it doesnt give you the country you want


Some people feel safer agreeing with the majority, just
because that's what everyone is doing.
Even if it goes against their own beliefs.
I guess it would be not thinking for your self or letting others live/run your life. It's sad, but true!



posted on Nov, 15 2003 @ 11:35 AM
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I think the only crime that is happenening is the government bannin a plant that naturally grows on this planet. I mean thats like saying God made a mistake right? The same goes for magic mushrooms, they have absoloutely no harmfull effects the body and yet they are illegal. Ciggerettes and alchohol are the only legal drugs and they do absoloutely nothing for you. Coincidence? I dont think so. I mean phsycadelic drugs open your mind so much. If everyone realised that we are all brothers think what that would do to the economy! No more weapons to sell of to countries that will be eventually invaded. oh no.
Damn it. maybe I'm too high to be posting right now.



posted on Nov, 15 2003 @ 01:40 PM
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Drugs are not for everyone.
Some don't like them, some can't handle them.
Others do like them and can handle them.
The Govt. would have you think they are looking out for your best interests.
This excuse is crap considering that there is way more harmfull drugs than Marijuana available to you over the counter.
The history of Marijuana in the United States is a short one.
I believe it started in 1914 in El Paso Tx.

It was big with the Mexican laborers.
Some believed it made them crazy and they passed laws banning it.
9 states signed on to the "Uniform Narcotics Act" in 1919. The rest said it was infringing on individual state rights and refused any part in it.
Harry J. Anslinger was appointed as the Commishner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and made Marijuana probition his reason for existing.

In the 20's they started a huge propaganda campaign to convince "white America" that the plant was dangerous.
Their propaganda was everywhere. It was in movie previews, posters, everywhere....
Their propaganda was so far fetched that anyone with any experience with the plant knew it was a load of horse poop.
They tried to convince people that it would make you insane, a violent psycho, a sex feind, and the list goes on.
Anslinger was in office a long time and changed his tactics to go with the times.
Experts reported that the plant was not even close to as harmfull as they led the public to believe but, Anslinger went to the United Nations and got a huge majority of Countries to make it illegal.
Jimmy Carter ran for president saying he was for reform and would make it legal. SHORT LIVED!
Congress blocked him and he actually made the punishment stiffer than Nixon had.
In the 80's the machine had the public believe that if ya smoked this evil plant that it would make you addicted to a host of other drugs like Heroin, Coke, Opium...
Nancy Regan made it her crusade to fight the war against drugs.
Arrests for drug offences went through the roof and the cost was in the multi-billions.
Drug use didn't stop and the drug war cost even more with Bush 1.
There were more NEEDLESS minor drug arrests made under Clinton than any other president.

Try watching the movie "Grass"
www.grassthemovie.com...


Narriated by Woodie Harrelson.
It shows all the stupid tactics our govt tries and it's easy to see how much bullcrap is really fed to the American people



posted on Nov, 15 2003 @ 06:12 PM
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In the 20's they started a huge propaganda campaign to convince "white America" that the plant was dangerous.


I know it's crazy. You see the old propaganda videos and they are halarious. "Know your dope feind! His his eyes will be red with phycosis, his knuckles clenched white from inner tension and siemen stains their trousers from constantly jacking off when they can't find a rape victim." I mean America were trying to get at the Mexicans. They made the Mexicans look bad with there propaganda on dope.





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