Legalization of marijuana (MJ). Now that California begins its statewide march toward legalizing MJ, it is noteworthy to look at the path such initiatives have forged for our forebears Washington and Colorado. In both states the ‘leakage’ of medical MJ (MMJ) into recreational MJ (RMJ) markets is now rampant. Both states’ taxes on RMJ are so high that they have given rise to lively and growing RMJ black markets, and of course, the corresponding growth of the population of illegitimate MMJ consumers, since MMJ is taxed at much lower rates. In many ways this is a blessing for the MJ law enforcement industry since such over-taxed legalization has not eliminated the lawless side of MJ production and distribution.
We in California should pay close attention to these happenings as we assemble coalitions and committees to study and propose our own state’s new laws and local codes for MJ. The main contenders will again be the inevitable fact that most MMJ buyers will be RMJ users, and that the neighborhood nuisance factor will be prominent in considering where and how MJ can be produced. We should do a better job than so far demonstrated (as predicted) in Washington and Colorado (and Oregon?).
The Muslim colonization of Europe. Those most liberal and progressive Swedes are demonstrating the approach of their breakpoint to the established and growing Muslim enclaves in the country. As the informed reader knows, such Muslim enclaves are entrenched today in all well-to-do northern European countries, enclaves where Sharia law is openly and blatantly practiced, where indigenous constabularies dare not go, and in which the established lamestream media dare not report on the actual medieval practices and goings-on on formerly Christian, now secular humanist, soil. (See also 'Islamophobia 2.0')
This colonization and the atrocities of Islam are abetted by our progressive ranks in leadership positions and the gruberized voters filled with politically correct pabulum who continue returning them to those positions. (Our own foothills run rampant with these types.) None of these people in the west hold the so-called moderate Muslims to account as they quietly watch the global campaign of murder. Now one of their own, President al-Sisi of Egypt and leader of the largest Arab nation in the world, in a major speech has accused the global Islamic population of encouraging their own ragheads to spread the carnage in the middle east and elsewhere (more here and here, and H/T to reader). He joins with the many other leaders of Islam (and precious few westerners) in attesting that we are not in a worldwide ‘war on terror’, but in a resumption of the war between Islam and the west that is promoted and prosecuted by the now multifarious and growing number of radical Islamic factions. Al-Sisi and other truly moderate (anti-radical) Muslims see no good end for Islam from this escalating conflict, and are trying to convince their own populations to oppose their indigenous radicals. Only the double dummies of the west are blind to this comprehensive and global reality.