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Cyber Giving Monday

There’s a pretty cool guy named Carlo Garcia (who happens to be a friend of mine) who created quite a stir by spending a year giving a small amount to a different charity each day and blogging about it. (see Living Philanthropic). He got written up in the national press and his small gifts encouraged tons of others to give as well.

His latest follow-up on this successful project is Cyber Giving Monday. Take the concept of Cyber Monday (the online follow-up to Black Friday), but instead of buying more stuff that you may not need, make a difference to some useful organization. Then write about it and/or tweet about it to #CyberGivingMonday.

I think it’s a great idea and I’ve given a donation to Law Enforcement Against Prohibition for Cyber Giving Monday.

About Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

LEAP envisions a world in which drug policies work for the benefit of society and keep our communities safer. A system of legalization and regulation will end the violence, better protect human rights, safeguard our children, reduce crime and disease, treat drug abusers as patients, reduce addiction, use tax dollars more efficiently, and restore the public’s respect and trust in law enforcement.

LEAP’s goals are: (1) To educate the public, the media and policy makers about the failure of current drug policy by presenting a true picture of the history, causes and effects of drug use and the elevated crime rates more properly related to drug prohibition than to drug pharmacology and (2) To restore the public’s respect for police, which has been greatly diminished by law enforcements involvement in imposing drug prohibition.

LEAP’s main strategy for accomplishing these goals is to create a constantly growing speakers bureau staffed with knowledgeable and articulate current and former drug-warriors who describe the impact of current drug policies on: police/community relations; the safety of law enforcement officers and suspects; police corruption and misconduct; and the excessive financial and human costs associated with current drug policies.

LEAP’s voice is a powerful one that can do a lot. It’s amazing the impact a former police or Coast Guard officer or judge can have talking to a Kiwanis or Rotary club about the destruction of prohibition.

Join me in supporting LEAP, or make your own Cyber Giving Monday donation and talk about it here.

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30 comments to Cyber Giving Monday

  • ezrydn

    And don’t leave out the only daily walker through Congress, COPs. Howard’s busting his butt everyday, having faceoffs on the Hill. Donate and you’ll get weekly updates of his encounters on our behalf. Who else climbs those steps everyday for us? Throw the Cowboy a bone or three. He deserves it.

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  • darkcycle

    Done. Gave $50 bucks to some guy who runs a drug war website.

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    • claygooding

      I tried but don’t have a paypal acct and don’t want to pay to get one,,the drug war site will have to email me his physical address so I can send him a money order,,he has my email.

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      • Rick Steeb

        I have been boycotting PayPal [and eBay] since they 86’d WAMM. But they still take your credit card number!

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      • ezrydn

        Clay,

        Paypal accounts are free. I’ve got several and open new ones as I open sites. Never had any problems with them.

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  • ezrydn

    Using the “Twelve Days of Christmas” theme, attached to the “Pay It Forward” concept, is a great idea. Pick your Top-12 and lend a hand for the upcoming battle. Remember, it’s OUR fight!

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    • claygooding

      working on #2 now,,but can’t afford the dozen,,this month,,it’s hell living on a fixed budget,,even if it’s just enough to get by on,,which is great,,it leaves no room for splurge anything,,even things you love.

      Onward,thru the fog!

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  • claygooding

    Move Over Mary Jane, UCI May Unlock the ‘Bliss Molecule’

    http://newportbeach.patch.com/articles/arthritis-relief-move-over-mary-jane-uci-may-unlock-the-bliss-molecule#_=_

    UC Irvine Researchers have found clues to harnessing the body’s natural pain killer, a development that could push addictive pain killers to the sidelines.

    Sometimes called “the bliss molecule,” the brain chemical anandamide is one of the compounds produced by the endocannabinoid system. These compounds are very similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, THC.

    My comment:

    Since this has not even been tested on humans yet,which will take several years,,then several more years for FDA approval,,I think I will use the natural form of this medicine,,until they can make it safer than the one God made.

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    • Duncan20903

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      Didn’t the DEA move that to schedule I a few months ago because of the synthetic cannabis hysteria? I know a number of States have moved anything that even resembles a cannabinoid to their State’s respective schedules I for that reason. Well, after they tried to criminalize the original cocktail and the manufacturers simply changed their formulæ.

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  • Duncan20903

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    Sizzling hot discussion over at the Sacremento Bee. Nothing like combining the subjects of medicinal cannabis and nearly naked women to provoke a stimulating discussion.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/28/4083460/sexy-pot-ads-provoke-debate-over.html

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    • darkcycle

      Oh gawd…600+ comments. The Excremento Bee…last haunt of W.R. Hearst’s ghost.

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      • Duncan20903

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        But I did get to abuse Linda Taylor in real time. Sometimes life is good.

        Frankly I don’t recall ever seeing 800+ comments under a Bee article before. Am I just blocking out the traumatic memories of seeing Ms. Taylor’s picture and being faced with the factual evidence that such a creature exists in reality? Perhaps because of some other category of psychobabble?

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        • darkcycle

          Somebody should link her back here….She could be fun, like the busybody next door or something.
          Not serious, mind you, just an idle thought.

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  • darkcycle

    What would we do without her and the “Bee”? It’s like a professional fighter going out and boxing in gym tournements under an assumed name…a great way to polish up your skills on some hapless amateur. That used to happen alot where I learned to box. Every once in a while they’d get a real fight out of the deal, too.
    And holy gods, doesn’t she own a mirror?

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    • claygooding

      Got something to rest your eyes,finally got my final leds in.

      http://www.marijuana.com/growing-topics/185402-how-early-can-you-flower-plant.html#post1529289

      2nd post attachments

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      • Duncan20903

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        Oh that is nice clay. Tip of the pin.

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      • darkcycle

        Nice. No lack of wattage there. Here, becuse of the plant limits, I veg mine for fourtyfive to fifty days in 7 gallon fabric “Smartpots”. Little trees, Four to eight ounces per plant. I’m more of a forester than a gardener.
        I’m up on the Skunk Magazine Grow forums mostly. The focus is exclusively organics there….GREAT information.

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    • Duncan20903

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      I don’t know how I could live without Ms. T and the Sac B but I’m certainly willing to give it a go and see how it works out.

      If she decides to volunteer for some abuse here I swear I’ll leave unless Pete blocks her avatar. You know, the really, really sad thing is that picture is probably the pick of the litter.

      But really, the thought of Glenn Beck with his hand up Chairman Mao’s bum makes all thoughts of Ms. Taylor pale in comparison. Say, is it commie week or what? It’s like ’70s retro around here nowadays with all this talk about authoritarians disguised as socialists.

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    • Servetus

      Did and done on donations.

      Excremento is part of the Excremento Valley, which is a refuge for a dying species known as homo inhabilis, an uncongenial creature known for lacking the ability to think clearly for itself or pose pragmatic solutions that apply new approaches to social issues like bigotry and intolerance. Clearly, this is a species due for extinction.

      Until extinction day, we have an anthropological record of homo inhabilis in the form of a newspaper that reflects inhabilis culture in its primitive state, thus enabling continuing scientific studies of this truly strange life form.

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  • claygooding

    Yes,it is really scary that those people probably use the best picture of them they have,,,makes you glad you don’t have to see her stick her head up in the mornings.

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  • Duncan20903

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    OMG! Even the cheerleaders from the heartland (no fooling) are refusing to do what they’re told. Hey Pete, can we have her instead of Ms. T?

    Video: Kansas Teen Emma Sullivan [#yougogirl] Refuses to Apologize to Gov. Sam [#heblowsalot] Brownback for Tweet

    Emma Sullivan, 18, of Fairway, Kansas, was reprimanded by the head of Shawnee Mission East High School and ordered to write letters of apology after an official from Governor Sam Brownback’s office contacted her school to complain about a note that she wrote on Twitter (video below).

    Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot,” Sullivan tweeted on Twitter while meeting Gov. Brownback on a school field trip to Topeka, Kansas.
    /snip/

    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/politics/video-kansas-teen-emma-sullivan-refuses-apologize-gov-sam-brownback-tweet#comment-120621

    Evidently the Governor of Kansas is a malignant narcissist. Is it just me or does it seem that nowadays there are a lot of politicians that answer that description?

    /snip/
    Brownback’s office regularly monitors social media for references to the Republican governor to see what his constituents are saying about him, spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag [#blowsalot2] told the paper.

    His secretary forwarded a copy of the tweet to organizers of the school-sponsored event “so that they were aware what their students were saying in regards to the governor’s appearance.”
    /snip/

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  • Duncan20903

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    I really shouldn’t be so mean to Ms. T. AC/DC’s classic love ballad in her honor is one of my favorite songs of all time. Gosh they sure put Roger’s pig balloons to shame when they played the song live.
    http://tinyurl.com/AC-DC-whole-lotta-linda

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  • darkcycle

    Seasoned Greetings, Duncan. You’ll find my new addition to your facebook page both inspirational and yummy. ;)

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