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OMG – Pothead Terrorists!

Poor Cliff Kinkaid. He’s such an incredible tool. Check out his latest: How Pothead Terrorists Almost Outsmarted the Police

You can tell he’s just salivating at the notion of a story that indicts marijuana use, terrorism and the Obama administration all at once, and he’s so pathetically, desperately, trying to make the pieces fit together to match his desires. He can’t even see how nonsensical it all is.

Here’s a prime example:

The dope aspect of the plot helps explain why they seemed to have no getaway plan, although we now learn they wanted to get to New York City to kill more people. Perhaps their minds were too scrambled to get to New York City. On the other hand, despite the reassuring claims from the media that authorities have found no evidence of foreign help, it is apparent that they did somehow master the art of making somewhat sophisticated bombs requiring timing devices. Perhaps other accomplices remain on the loose. We have no way to tell for sure, since the Obama Administration has read the captured brother his rights, making it less likely he will spill all the beans.

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55 comments to OMG – Pothead Terrorists!

  • claygooding

    “”it is apparent that they did somehow master the art of making somewhat sophisticated bombs requiring timing devices””

    I think you can find any info on making a dependable timer in “The Anarchist Handbook” sold in bookstores in every mall in America if you don’t have computer access where I am sure google will give you directions for more. Geez,not being familiar with Kincaid,,is he supposed to be a writer for a paper or just an op-ed?
    Either way he needs to take a toke and relax.

  • Oh brother, it’s one of those…

    I’m reminded of Duncan’s comment a few posts back. You never know what will come out of the mouth of a prohibitionist, but you know it’ll be laughably absurd.

    • Duncan20903

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      Just another piece of evidence supporting that assertion is that goofy rumor that the Colorado Legislature is going to put up a ballot initiative to repeal the repeal of the criminalization of cannabis. They still haven’t figured out that it might not be the best tactical strategy for telling the voters that they were duped by a cohort of cannabis addled, amotivational losers. Fooled by potheads not just once, but twice in Colorado. You just can’t make this stuff up!

  • Nunavut Tripper

    “In addition to the reported marijuana smuggling and use, a triple murder in 2011 in Boston, in which marijuana was spread over the bodies, is now being re-investigated for a possible link to the older brother. One of the victims was a friend of his. All of the victims had their throats slit.”

    My Gawd… Kincaid has really gone out on a limb with the above statement. I smell bullshit however the whole article is so sensationalist it probably does more harm to Kincaid than to the canna legalization cause.

  • jean valjean

    hilarious. this appears on a blog called “accuracy in media”

  • ezrydn

    This, my friends, is what is called “A Reach.” And he didn’t make it. Cue up “faceplant”.

  • darkcycle

    Faceplant is my signature strain. He was not smoking Faceplant when he wrote that, I can assure you.

  • Servetus

    So now the two marathon bombers are really Cheech and Chong? Mixing stereotypes doesn’t work any better than mixing metaphors. Kincaid’s style of categorical thinking is what causes brain damage, not pot.

    • War Vet

      But we should still treat Kincaid like a human, so I’ll volunteer to wipe the drool off his face and you can help spoon feed him (he loves the airplane going into the hanger trick Servetus) . . . I’ll even take it a step further out of human love for this man: I’ll change his adult diapers too. If Clay, DC and Duncan could volunteer helping this mentally challenged man to dress himself, that would be cuddly bunny love awesome as well. Now Pete, make sure you buy this guy his favorite ‘Pooh Bear’ doll . . . or he’ll be up all night crying and screaming –and we cannot have that.

  • War Vet

    I agree with this story —about drugs financing their activities though . . . the rest seems to have been written by a high school drop out. Because Cliff Kincaid doesn’t seem to logically support legalizing drugs to stop terrorist financing, he is therefore condoning their actions, which means Cliff Kincaid is a Radical Terrorist Sympathizer by default and a hypocrite because he’s calling his very own allies and friends, these brothers who bombed Boston, murderers . . . that’s the pot calling the kettle black. When Radical Terrorists get their way, then Radical Terrorists like Cliff can spread the message of hate and bigotry a little bit easier with a little bit more help from his friends: the War on Drugs and these two brothers who bombed Boston.

  • darkcycle

    O/T, but still….uh…..I don’t have an adequate descriptor to go here. It’s the Mail Online. Pot brownie malfunction version 6.3.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2315615/Investigative-marijuana-reporter-gets-stoned-ACCIDENT-warns-dangers-drug-panic-Virgin-flight.html
    I ate a pot brownie. It didn’t taste like a pot brownie, so I ate four more. Now I’m unable to board an aluminum tube with wings and fly home because….IT’S AN ALUMINUM TUBE WITH WINGS AND IT FLIES AND THAT SHIT JUST ISN’T RIGHT!

    • darkcycle

      I mean seriously. He’s like the Sorority Sister who goes to a Frat party and has a drink. She thinks to herself “…that didn’t taste like it had alcohol”, so she has nine more. Now there are pictures circulating on FaceBook of her coverd in puke with her face in a urinal….and drinking is bad.

    • Duncan20903

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      I can’t get myself on to an airplane without eating a boatload of medibles to calm the anxiety. But I think that has something to with being on an airplane which everyone thought was going to crash. It’s just not very comforting to see a couple of hundred emergency vehicles lined up on the runway ready to douse the flames and rush the passengers & crew to the morgue.

      On the positive side eating enough medibles before take off cuts the perceived duration of a coast to coast flight to about 20 minutes.

      • darkcycle

        Relax, you could have friends waiting for you to help calm those post flight jitters…

      • Windy

        Isn’t it strange that people have more fear of being in airplanes than of being in cars, when you are far more likely to die in a car crash than an airplane crash? Especially now days, when with most commercial aircraft most people SHOULD survive a crash.

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      Mike Riggs at Reason has a great post on people getting too high and re-thinking their support of cannabis legalization.
      Vice Magazine Co-Founder No Longer Sure We Should Legalize Marijuana

      I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone, but I can’t bring myself to feel bad for McInnes. He hadn’t used marijuana in years, and yet he intentionally chose “a very strong strain” and to consume it by taking a “big rip off a bong,” not in spite of his colleagues telling him pot is stronger than it used to be, but because they told him that. If he just wanted to take this new marijuana for a spin, he could’ve nibbled a bit of edible, taken a modest pull off a vaporizer, or bought a milder strain. Instead, he chose the equivalent of butt-chugging two shots of Bacardi 151, and then turned that bad decision into a disjointed screed against legalization, when really it’s just a cautionary tale about over-doing it.

      His column is comparable to a slightly less dramatic story from another reporter, the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Michael Montgomery. Two years ago, Montgomery, who covers marijuana policy and culture in California, was reporting on a brunch hosted by a medical marijuana provider who used the event to share samples of different strains.

      The woman told Montgomery that some of the food was laced with pot, while some food was not. Montgomery says he got distracted while recording the scene and ended up eating some of the laced food, then having a panic attack at an airport a short time later (flying Virgin Airlines apparently didn’t help).

      Like McInnes, Montgomery had way more than he should have: two full pot brownies, as opposed to the quarter of a brownie that patients were advised to try their first time out (try–and then wait two hours before trying again). Consuming eight times the recommended dosage made him unpleasantly high and paranoid, but that’s about it. Consider this: If he’d taken eight times as much Acetaminophen as he should’ve, he would’ve been on the cusp of liver failure.

      • allan

        I was 6 hits into my first joint in Thailand when I realized I better get back to my own hooch… I had to lay down.

        Unpleasant? Hardly… but a surprise? Indeed… and I immediately vowed to repeat it once I could move again.

        … it was my old GI stoner buds that had told me I should get to Thailand soz I could smoke some of the world’s best weed. After that first surprise I knew my limit. 3 hits on a bamboo bong is lay-in-the-hammock-and-read dosage… might as well have the kids bring me some soup… better make it 2 bowls of soup… ooh, and an iced coffee… Pink Floyd on the cassette player… aaah… and w/ local ganja (pronounced gunji in Thai) at $5 a kilo… “aaah…” indeed!

        Now I haven’t seen a pic of that police chief that ate the whole space cake all by his lonesome here recently, but I’d wager he’s a tad… expansive… and as crazy as he thought he was becoming he still managed to drive to cop HQ, stoned, girth and all…

        And yes, one advantage to stronger herb is that one consumes far less than compared to Mescan weed from 1970 say.

        We are truly a society that knows little and practices less of real medicine while at the same time boasting how good we are at it. What was Bones’ quote in the hospital in the Star Trek movie w/ the whale? What are you people? Barbarians!? Something along those lines.

        • Plant Down Babylon

          Allan,
          OT but this was something we’d discussed a cpl of articles back. I was looking for info to explain why I think Boston was a false flag.

          http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-rationale-behind-boston-psy-ops.html

          I know you guys are busy with the WOSD. So disregard this line of questioning if you want. I just find it fascinating. The drug war with it’s many violations of our civil rights is what the gubbmint has been using all along to practice their end goal (not quite sure what that is).

          Feeling rather safe right now on the Big Island…. Will be happy to host any couch members BTW

        • claygooding

          I took the easy road with the Thai weed brought back by R&R troops,,I smoked it laying on the beach under some shade with a cooler full of sodas for a backrest.

        • Windy

          My first experience with Thai Stick (brought back by a VNWVet) hubby and I were riding our horses around our neighborhood and visiting with some of the neighbors. The Vet was headed to our house, but spotted us about a mile away from home, he stopped his car and said, “You guys have GOT to try this shit” and he proceeded to roll a pinner with the weed he pulled off that stick. Two tokes later, I nearly slid off my horse (I was riding bareback, on a hot summer day, in shorts). I managed to ride home safely, hubby was handling it better, but then he outweighed me by 100#. It was my first experience with “couchlock”. No paranoia, no discomfort, just so stoned I could barely move, for about an hour, and not wanting to move much for a couple hours after that. But those hours were spent lying in the hammock in my bikini, listening to music and watching the various kinds of floaters and flyers in the sky.

      • War Vet

        If he tried the ‘fake’ pot a few times and then tried the strong stuff, he might think it wasn’t as strong (IMHO). But then again, I’d rather take shrooms and chew on rubber bands while eating fragments of HST’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” book (to get higher because of all the drugs in the book -it’s just logical to snack on it after reading it you know), than to smoke that fake stuff . . . but the ever changing fake pot is sure a huge trip, but just without the visuals. Hell, I even started to eat on my high school diploma that same mushroom filled night right out of high school that summer of 2001 . . . I guess I wanted to get smarter as well on that trip so I nibbled on the new diploma. But why the rubber bands? Was I attempting to stretch my trip out longer? Hyper-extending the soul can be fun, but might leave paper cuts on your tongue, gums and inner cheeks. I miss those nights when we all could go to the cow or buffalo fields to pick a hundred or so mushrooms (if we brought enough paper bags and if the farmers didn’t wake up in the middle of the night shooting at us with rock salt). The kids of today say many of the farmers have changed their cattle feed, so alas poor mushroom, you were a fungi to hang out with on those May and September nights . . . if the moon was out, it was like almost seeing an ocean of mushrooms and of course cow-shit on those huge vast acres of land out in the middle of nowhere . . . a hundred or more mushrooms . . . dozens and dozens of different farms each with a hundred or more mushrooms on each one every night or every other night. God loves us because God lets the cows go to the bathroom wherever they feel like it.

  • Rick Steeb

    [just emailed him]Cliff,

    I just read your diatribe about “pothead terrorists” and am compelled to respond.

    Speaking as one who has enjoyed Cannabis daily since 1968, I find your assertions perfectly ludicrous.

    You decry the perps’ “making money to perhaps finance their own terrorism dealing ‘marijuana'” and yet you support the vigorous enforcement of black market price-support.

    You should be aware that the brothers had sworn off intoxicants and gone “religious” long before the despicable act. And that any nation with thriving alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries lacks the moral authority to issue a STERN LOOK at cannabis use.

    Thank you for the ironic humor this morning!

    Sincerely,

    Rick Steeb

    • jean valjean

      its wrong on so many levels. if “dope” made the bombers into cheech and chong idiots he should be encouraging wider availability. he has no grasp on logic or he assumes his readers dont.

  • Duncan20903

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    Kink Aid? Isn’t that a fund raiser for down on their luck perverts?

    Oh shit, cheese it guys, it’s Divine!

    You know, we can argue about it all day, but at the end of that day if you choose to enjoy cannabis you’re not going to wake up one morning to find her in your bed. If you drink too much alcohol it certainly could happen.

    There’s just no doubt that cannabis is a much safer substance than drinking alcohol.

    • Windy

      One of my FB friends makes “marijuana is safer than …” shirts, his latest says “marijuana is safer than Monsanto”.

  • allan

    Poor Cliff… in case anyone didn’t recognize the resemblance he’s part of Mz Linda’s “network.” Which is of course, tied to Calvina. Think Paul Chabot, Dr Eric “Darth” Voth, Sue Rusch, et al…

  • Duncan20903

    So maybe all Republicans aren’t hypocrites after all?

    Marijuana tax debate stalls in Colorado

    DENVER—Marijuana taxation brought the Colorado Legislature to a standstill early Saturday, with the House giving up and heading home without voting after the pot debate stretched past midnight.

    The standstill was not exactly caused by the bill to tax pot more than 30 percent, though Republicans were in the middle of trying to lower the tax rate when the House stopped work.
    /snip/

  • Deep Dish

    Off-topic:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efHRSZOK4Uw

    Great 40 minute interview with Ethan Nadelmann in Germany, covering a variety of topics including the federal (non)response and the political scene in Uruguay.

  • ezrydn

    I get on a plane to France next Saturday afternoon. I doubt they’ll have medibles. I doubt I’ll run into anything the two weeks I’m there (“there” being France, Germany & Normandy). My “67th” will be on a plane all day returning.

    I’ll have reason to celebrate when I get back! Plus, trip courtesy of 4X!

    • Pop/in

      If you get time, pop over to the Hague. I have some very nice medical-grade and a place to spend the night. Allan or Darkcycle have my Email address.

  • allan

    ok, read Cliff’s whatever it is and then read someone who really writes:

    Salman Rushdie in the NYT – Whither Moral Courage

    -snip-

    The writers and intellectuals who opposed Communism, Solzhenitsyn, Sakharov and the rest, were widely esteemed for their stand. The poet Osip Mandelstam was much admired for his “Stalin Epigram” of 1933, in which he described the fearsome leader in fearless terms — “the huge laughing cockroaches on his top lip” — not least because the poem led to his arrest and eventual death in a Soviet labor camp.

    As recently as 1989, the image of a man carrying two shopping bags and defying the tanks of Tiananmen Square became, almost at once, a global symbol of courage.

    Then, it seems, things changed. The “Tank Man” has been largely forgotten in China, while the pro-democracy protesters, including those who died in the massacre of June 3 and 4, have been successfully redescribed by the Chinese authorities as counterrevolutionaries

    -snip-

    good stuff

  • Marijuana laws new tool to ban gun ownership
    Feds promise crackdown on any ‘prohibited possessor’ in states where pot is ‘legal’
    by: Bob Unruh at WND Health
    http://tinyurl.com/blc5lgp

    “The attorneys said the ATF specifically has stated, “any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her state has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, and is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.”

    They further wrote, “These individuals are to answer ‘yes’ when asked on the firearms transfer form if they are unlawful users of a controlled substance.”

    Answering falsely, of course, is also a felony.”

    • darkcycle

      Well, that sounds very ominous….until you realize that those forms (federal form 4473) remain in the custody of the seller. The Feds will virtually never paw though those old files unless the gun was used in a very high profile crime, or they wanted you very badly. Then the burden of proof is on them to prove that you answered that question falsely, and did not simply take up marijuana subsequent to your purchse. That’s a pretty empty threat. Not that I would advocate anybody breaking the law, mind you, simply pointing out what I know from having worked in a gun shop for several years in college.

      • Oh man, its more than just the principle of the thing. This ends up depriving a large portion of the population the right to bear arms. Constitutionally, it discriminates against the physically ill.

      • with 52% of the population favoring legalization, a much higher percentage favoring its medical use, at what point does this become a major violation of the right to bear arms? is this a backdoor to disarming half the population without doing a thing? is this going to mean drug tests? I will bet it does- sooner or later. Probably sooner the way the screws are tightening.

        • Windy

          Any restriction placed on the ability to purchase, inherit, keep, and carry arms, regardless the reason given and regardless the kind of arm, is a violation of the 2nd Amendment, period. The Amendment states: “shall not be infringed”, it doesn’t add except for these kinds of arms or except for these reasons. Since the Constitution is the document that brought the government into existence. It is a listing of what specific things government may do and anything not mentioned in that document is something government may NOT do. The Bill of Rights (which should have had this addition in the title, to make it absolutely clear: “which the government WILL NOT VIOLATE, in ANY way, at ANY time, for ANY reason!”) is a list of unalienable rights which the government may not violate, but the government is warned in the 9th and 10th Amendments that the People have more rights than are listed which must not be violated, that the States have powers the fed gov does not, and that the People and States supersede the fed gov.

        • Duncan20903

          Is there no equivalent prohibition against drunks buying/owning guns?

        • Matthew Meyer

          Alcoholics are not supposed to own guns, either. But the feds consider you a Marihuana Addict just for consuming pot.

          And of course if you are registered as a medical marijuana patient, that’s proof positive that you’re a Marihuana Addict.

      • Windy

        Sorry, I was editing (because the two phrases “except for these kinds of arms” and “except for these reasons” should have been in quotes and the words Since should have been removed) when hubby called me to help him (he came home from the hospital Thursday, a day too soon in my opinion; the drugs they are having him take, for pain and to sleep, make him dream a LOT and he’s having trouble upon waking in distinguishing between the dreams and reality) anyway by the time I came back the editing time had ended and the edit didn’t take.

  • claygooding

    OMG,,,what if there is no conspiracy and our government is really that stupid?

  • Duncan20903

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    It appears that the Swedes are using US generated descriptions of the financial value of seized cannabis and their media has adopted the mandatory use of stupid jokes about cannabis in headlines. Here we can see what the Swedish police call a major bust:

    Swedish police smoke out major marijuana find

    “Coincidence, luck and in part skill led to the find of a enormous cannabis plantation,” police officer Martin Ståhl wrote.

    But the good news is that it certainly appears that The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers have learned to not completely defoliate their plants.

    But seriously, can anyone diagnose what’s wrong with those plants? I’m thinking spider mites. Well that’s presuming that it wasn’t actually done by the FFF brothers or someone channeling their spirits.

    • darkcycle

      Besides the fact they’ve been denuded of fan leaves (Bad idea, that is how the plant makes sugars) it looks as though they all have an iron deficiency (probably pH lockout). May also just be the lighting, though. They didn’t correct for the Sodium bulb’s spectrum…
      Also looks to me like they’ve been chronically over watered, look how small the fans that remain are relative to the pots they’re living in… they don’t have good root penetration,

  • Duncan20903

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    Now which one of you clowns hacked into the Feds computer system at the National Cancer Institute? Next time don’t correct ALL of the hysterical rhetoric if you don’t want to raise people’s suspicions.

    • darkcycle

      …huh. It’s mostly accurate. How did that happen?

      • DonDig

        Stunning isn’t it?
        And to me all of that is crying out loudly for more studies and more information (they even hint at such), and there’s the rub.
        With their 14% approval rating these days, our congress seems so unlikely to do anything that doesn’t line their own pockets or provide for their own second career in lobbying, they can really only be viewed as public serpents.

  • allan

    Dan Rodricks at the Baltimore Sun:

    Scandal at jail another symptom of war on drugs

    -snip-

    If not for the war on drugs, now in its fifth decade, we would not have gangsters, like the reputed Black Guerrilla Family leaders Eric Brown and Tavon White.

    We would not have so many prison guards, like those from the Maryland Transition Center in 2009 and now the Baltimore Detention Center, accused of helping gangsters like Brown and White conduct criminal enterprises from behind bars while brazenly treating the staff like a harem.

    If not for prohibition — against marijuana, heroin and cocaine — we wouldn’t have the scandal at La Bastille Tavon and another grand example of lousy leadership and government ineptitude.

    Many Baltimoreans, weary, jaded and downright depressed from so many drug-related deaths over the years, look upon our latest criminal justice sideshow — 25 people, including 13 correctional officers, indicted in the BGF/BCDC case — and trace its roots to public policy: a long and costly war on drug dealers and the people, largely poor, who use and become addicted to what they sell.

    -snip-

  • claygooding

    New York Times OpDoc: A True Satire Of The War on Some Drugs

    “”While there is nothing genuinely funny about a seventy-five year prohibition on cannabis that has arrested over 25 million cannabis consumers, making fun of the failed policy never goes out of style, especially when done right, with aplomb, which the NORML staff occasionally highlights on an otherwise serious-minded public policy blog.”” ‘snipped’

    http://tinyurl.com/dywz6fq

    Allen St Pierre and company put out a good one.

  • claygooding

    This si the look my friends give me when I say I don’t want a drink:

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/943685_429985180431395_636671756_n.jpg

  • O/T

    Our good friend David Frum is back. How Drugs Ruined This Small Town

    Many people can experiment with drugs, then quit without excessive trouble. Some people can use drugs for years and remain more or less functional. But more of us – most of us – can’t. I haven’t seen Oxyana [the town of Oceana, which has an oxy problem] yet myself. But I’m looking forward to seeing somebody speak up for those who need their ability to “say no” to be supported by the law, not undermined by it.

    And how exactly is the law helping those people say no? Last I checked oxy was illegal for “recreational” use. And “more of us- most of us” can’t use drugs while remaining functional? On what basis does Frum make that assertion? Frum has just insulted the millions of people who rely on opiates to treat their pain specifically so that they may remain functional, as well as the numerous functional addicts who work and then have to spend enormous amounts of their hard earned money on prohibition price inflated black (or in this case grey) market opiates.

    An entire generation has been wiped out, and addiction touches everyone’s lives.

    Really, an entire generation? They’re just pills, not weapons of mass destruction.

    • Duncan20903

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      We’ve been losing generation after generation since at least 1918. Huh, funny that it started at just about the same time as prohibition finally became nationwide. I know, I know, correlation doesn’t prove causation. On the other hand causation most certainly does produce correlation.

      This one is especially amusing since Mr. Frum is a baby boomer. How many times have the baby boomers been called a “lost generation”?

      Is Gen Y Becoming the New “Lost Generation?”