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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Marijuana Could Be Decriminalized in Mass.

This will never happen. But nice to see some progress.

 Marijuana Could Be Decriminalized in Mass.
Posted by CN Staff on January 29, 2008 at 05:39:29 PT
By Rachel Leamon
Source: Daily Free Press

MA -- Massachusetts lawmakers may end up passing more than legislation if three proposed bills reducing punishment for marijuana possession from jail time to a small fine are voted into law.
Proposed Senate bills no. 1121 and no. 1011 would replace criminal penalties for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana with a civil fine. House bill no. 2247 will create a program to make it legal for people to grow, smoke or possess marijuana with a doctor's written certification.

Under current Massachusetts law, people arrested for possession of any amount of marijuana can face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500, according to the Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy.

"Creating a civil penalty system instead of a criminal one would save Massachusetts millions of dollars in law enforcement resources, and it's been proven that decriminalization does not increase marijuana use," said Sensible Marijuana Policy chairwoman Whitney Taylor.

Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition President Keith Saunders said previous polls show voters in the commonwealth support the bills.

He said the proposed legislation is based on public policy questions MassCann and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws have asked since 2000.

"Massachusetts voters have made it clear that they do not consider the 10 percent of the state's populace who uses marijuana each month to be acting in a criminal manner just for smoking pot," he said.

Some in the medical field say reducing the punishment of marijuana may cause people to abuse it or other drugs.

"In its current state, it has been noted that marijuana can serve as a 'gateway' drug, sometimes leading to the use of more dangerous drugs," said Boston University Student Health Services Director Dr. David McBride.

He said marijuana smoke has the same carcinogens as tobacco smoke, causing similar health defects. Long-term smoking of any kind can lead to mouth and lung cancer and emphysema, McBride said.

BU School of Hospitality senior Sara Shein said marijuana has an unfair stigma attached to it and its misperceptions make it seem more harmful than it is.

"Many people use it to help with anxiety and I think it can help people in a way that prescription medications can't," she said.

BU College of Communication freshman Sadaf Ayub said she has noticed in her home state of California a smaller punishment for marijuana possession would have few negative effects.

"I think people are more responsible about smoking in [California] because the laws are less strict there," she said.

Source: Daily Free Press (Boston U, MA Edu)
Author: Rachel Leamon
Published: January 29, 2008
Copyright: 2008 Back Bay Publishing, Inc.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Shocked and ChagrinedAstin sent me too this site. There is some funny reading there.

"Last night I was watching the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, on the Comedy
Channel, 7 PM, during one of the pieces about Madonna visiting Isareal, he
mentioned her "TIT CONES" on TV. This type of 'humor' shocks and offends me. What do you plan on doing about this type of behavior and what type of constraints
will be put in place to prevent this type of behavior again?"

Wait it gets better listen to this pussy.

"After just surfing through my cable channels, I briefly stopped on a rerun
of "The Daily Show." I heard the use of vulgar language that should have
been censored. During the comedy sketch, a Daily Show employee used the
word "pussies." I am absolutely appalled that the FCC would find this
language as acceptable and hope the FCC looks into the matter promptly."

This one takes the cake though I mean Like the luckbox astin said, the guy claims to be openminded but then proves otherwise. Proably some Middle american Republican.

"Complaint Summary:
While I know that you are struggling with the option of controlling pornography, graphic sexual activity and vialance
on Cable TV, I implore you to take action in this arena. ; Tonight during The Daily Show, Jon Stewart had two
women on a bed French kissing, once again giving support to the agenda of the homosexual population.

Now, I have had 1 cousin who died ofAIDS, 3 friendS who died of AIDS, a female roommate who was a lesbian, and a nephew would is gay.
So, I am definitely not homophobic. However, this incessant focus on the gay lifestyle tends to lead youngsters who do stay up to watch this program that it is OK to experiment with gay/lesbian activities.

And, if you don't believe that, just watch "Will and Grace" which is on a main stream channel (ABC, CBS, or NBC, I think), as well as many of the shows in the so called mainstream media. It's time for TV programming to get back to focusing on the vast majority of our population, the heterosexuals,and stop making it seem like the country is primarily, the proliferation of these shows lead youngsters to believe that homosexuality is prevalent in our society, whereas it makes up a small portion of our population. And, there is the religious factor,

Practicing homosexuality is against the teachings of virtually every religion. SO,we should not allow the left wing media to pass it off as normal and OK. ; Thank you for our consideration of this very important matter."

Phew Jeez I watched Will and Grace and Never wanted to experiment after watching. Did anyone else get affected from W&G? WAFFLES??? You can tell us man its ok.


since this has been an ongoing problem for ohh about 4-6 months I finally reached my boiling point. I mean I can live without Tv but not with out My Internets. So yesterday I signed up for Verizon DSL so now I can say FUCK YOU CHARTER CABLE. Your days are numbered in my household atleast.

Drop The Hammer
[Listening to: Money (BuddyDank Radio Test) - Dire Straits - (0:-1)]

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Saturdays with Doctor Pauly

DuggleBogey wrote:

It's just another opportunity for the ASSHOLE Bloggers that seem to
have taken over these tournaments to berate people who are just trying
to have some fun and play some low stakes tourney with some friends. If
you feel the urge to begin to ridicule someone's play at these games,
could you just please take your business elsewhere? Your petty little
snarky comments all through the tournaments that turn into ABSOLUTE
VITRIOL when you get knocked out are not appreciated in the least."

This looks like it could be fun. Blogger Tournaments over at Pokerstars once again.
I do Miss the Wwdn which was one of the first Blogger Tourneys I ever played in.

I am definetly going to try and make this one.

I might play tonights tourneys on BODOG and Full Tilt if Charter Cable is not being a Bunch of Incompitent fuck wads that they are. I had No Internets last night. I Read a book and got a decent nights sleep, That is until I awoke at 4am again WTF is up with that?

Maybe I shouldnt take sleeping pills at 9pm?

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Monday, January 28, 2008

How Not to Win A Tournament

How Not to Win at FoxwoodsSundays schedule.

  1. 4:00a.m wake up at 4am even though alarm is set for 7

  2. 7:45 Pick up RakeFeeder

  3. 7:55 Get that feeling like I am going to puke. We are in Dunkin Donuts Parking Lot.

  4. 7:57 Drink a Coke stomach settles down.

  5. 9:10 Arrive at Foxwoods and get signed up for tourney.

  6. 9:30 Sit down at 1/2 nl. I get nothing Playable and lose 8 bucks before the Tourney.

  7. 9:59 Sit Down at Tourney Table. I have RakeFeeder to my Immediate Right.

  8. 10:00 Get dealt First Hand and BUST OUT.

  9. 10:15 Play 1/2 for the Rest of the Day.

  10. 9:00 Leave Foxwoods Down $30

What can I say other than I am a DONKEY who brutally misplayed the first hand I saw in the tourney and got knocked out as GIGLI in a 200+ person $100 tournament.

First let me say that the way they do the seating is fucked up at Foxwoods. RakeFeeder and I signed up and got assigned seats 4+5 at the same table. We were at 2 different windows. They claim to have random seating but this is the 2nd time this has happened.

OK I had AQo in utg+2 RakeFeeder had told me that the person in the 5 seat was very raisy daisy so I limped along with utg for 50 and seat 5 proceeded to raise to 150. UTG made the call and I called. We saw a Flop of Q8x, utg and I checked to raisey daisy and he leads for 350, utg raises to 900 and HERE IS WHERE I FUCKED UP. I just called trying to get tricky and trap RD. Mr RD folds and the Turn is a 6, utg leads for 1600 and I reraise to 3200. He pushes for like 600 more and flips over 86 for a turned 2 pair, No Ace or Queen on the river and I am GIGLI.

This was a Group Outing for the HPT. RakeFeeder and Biggestron were in attendance along with Ittolm who is the HPT commissioner and 6-7 others. My Man ScottyDawg came in 5th place for a nice payday. ScottyDawg seems to do well at casino tourneys. He has gone deep in both the Foxwoods and the Cesears Tourneys.

I Played 1/2 pretty much from 10:30 till about 8. I ended up down 30 for the day. I could have been up 200 or so but lost a huge 3 way pot when my flopped K high flush. Got caught by the guy playing A6o caught his spade on the turn to scoop a 500+ pot. So instead of being up a lot I was now down 50. I had bought in for 200. I got up from this table and went to find RakeFeeder who was now out of the tourney and playing 1/2. I managed to snag a seat at his table at the opposite end from him. He is in the 2 and I am in the 8.

I have like $156 when I sit down at his table and the First hand I get AK. I limp cause the guy in seat 10 is on something. He is very Aggitated and he raises and gets 3 callers including myself. Flop comes K high and it checks to him and he immediately Fires a Bet for 26. He gets called by the 1 seat then it folds to me. The 1 seat is one of those players who takes his time at the table. He probably take 30 seconds to a minute to make his decisions. Well after seat 10 raised he tanks for a minute and seat ten glares at me and he is Banging his chips on the Table.
He then Jumps up and wants to call time on seat 1. But he keeps staring me down. RakeFeeder is looking at me funny wondering what I have. So the Floor comes over and Puts seat 1 on the clock and I stand up to Look at the Board since I am in the 8 and the floor guy yells at me to Sit down cause me standing up could be construed as an act of intimidation.
So seat 1 calls I then ask the floor if I can stand and look now. Check the board look at the 10 seat who is staring at me and reraise to 75. I don't think he is that strong. He is trying way to hard to get me out. He then ReReraises All in which Covers me. Seat 1 folds and I Make the Call and he flips over K8 and My Ace kicker is Good. Back to Even for the Day.

I don't like Calling his Allin with just AK but he was so agitated it made it a really easy call since I bought in short.

This guy then goes on MAJOR TILT and spews another 100 or so onto the table raising almost every hand for the next 15 min. Too bad I couldn't get the rest of his money. This was at like 2:45P.M and RakeFeeder and I sat there till about 8:30. He atleast had the good sense to go Eat some food. I Just sat there and Churned for the Next 5+ hours ending my day down 30.

Table selection is so important at Foxwoods. My first table was a bunch of Grinders 4-5 who had all been siting there for 4+ hours already with pretty big stacks RakeFeeder had come over and warned me about 1 of them. The 2nd table was more Donks like Me. At one Point we were Joined By our friend D, She plays mostly limit but I think that after yesterday she might not be going back. She played well and left the table up some.

Wow I think this might be my longest post ever.
Sorry for anyone who read the whole thing.

Tonight is the MATH, I will not be playing since I am not a big fan of 6max.

Drop The Hammer