- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
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Hemp is one of the most versatile industrial crops on the planet, so why aren’t our legislators scrambling to get our state a piece of the action?
Hemp is cannabis, the same species as the plant called marijuana, but thanks to selective breeding and different cultivation techniques hemp contains little or no psychoactive elements sought by medicinal or recreational consumers. Hemp has numerous industrial uses, by some accounts upward of 2,500. As a textile, cannabis fiber has three times the tensile strength of cotton and was cultivated up to 8,000 years ago or more by the Chinese. Cannabis is a hollow fiber, more breathable than cotton, and … Continue reading
See more of James Protzman’s stuff here, and here.
My friend James, over at BlueNC, made this comment the other day. It is time to disengage. Democracy in North Carolina has been corrupted to the point of no return. By engaging with the system, we offer Republicans the veneer of legitimacy. By offering our ideas and arguments, we provide cover, the opportunity for them to say they’ve heard from both sides and made informed decisions. … Ask any insider in state government and you will quickly discover that there … Continue reading
To: All members of the North Carolina General Assembly, Raleigh, NC I’m writing to you today as a constituent, a business owner, and a taxpayer, to ask you to support the North Carolina Medical Cannabis Act, (HB-84) which seeks to authorize the doctor-advised medical use of cannabis by patients with serious medical conditions in North Carolina. Eighteen states — Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington — and the District of Columbia … Continue reading
I’d just like to take a moment to thank all my moronic friends, relatives, and neighbors here in North Carolina, who voted lock-step for Republicans in state elections last November. You have royally fucked us all, our children, and every other living thing in this state for generations to come. I hope you’re happy. The (NC) Senate Rules Committee passed a bill on party lines Tuesday that fires every member of eight key boards and commissions. Once that dirty work … Continue reading