8th September 2011

“As far as secular society is concerned [in India], our position should be clear. We believe in free speech as guaranteed by our Constitution, not as defined by the mullahs.”

Vir Sanghvi

12 Responses to “8th September 2011”

  1. R J Says:

    those who pay attention to mullahs

    get what they deserve.

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    To add to what you say, R J, sometimes those who don’t believe what the mullahs say suffer at the hands of those who do.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    No law said to have come from god is worth anything. The only laws are the natural laws that make themselves obvious to mankind are valid.

    Thou Shalt not kill has nothing to do with god. This was obvious to Neanderthals and other pre-humans 250,000 years before Moses was born.

    Only unjust laws, like those prohibiting abortion and the legal use and production of marijuana, come from religion.

  4. The Heretic Says:

    I don’t think they had to add “Thou shall not kill infants or pre-Infants because they are inconvenient” to the list, as they already have “Thou shall not kill.” As you said – it is common sense. Further, I don’t remember anywhere in the bible stating that “Thou shall not smoke wacky weed”. Where did you find it?

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Surely Herertic you must be aware that the primary opposition to legalizing marijuana comes from religious people? I’m not saying it is in the bible I’m saying that opposition comes from our American equivalent to the mullahs. Stay on topic.

    Constitutionally (on topic) growing plants, any plant, is a pursuit of happiness.

    Something has gone very wrong when we create a DEA bureaucracy to enforce prohibition. Something has gone very wrong when the DEA bureaucracy is able to classify any substance at all, let alone the number one substance that keeps them in business. Think “fox in the henhouse”.

    Does anyone really think the DEA will ever re-calassify cannabis for medical research and as medicine? What would they do if they weren’t persecuting unfjust marijuana laws?

    Example: Mel Sembler (Mullah equivalent). You need to Google Mel Sembler. This is the kind of religious nit-wit that gets in the way of legalization. He profits off denying people the freedom to grow and use a particular plant?

  6. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Just because I couldn’t let it go here are some Mel Sembler links:


    Creeps like this do what they do because they pocket money from it. They use religion to mask their real activities. In religion there are two types of people the cons and the conned.

    Drug Free American Foundation my arse! This man sanctioned the violent abuse of children. This creep is no different than a Catholic priest enjoying the loins of male children.

  7. R j Says:

    re post at 949 ( Arch )

    yeah, that’s ALL too true………….look at the U.S.

    10 years ago this sunday.


    i’m with you. pot is one of natures nicest gifts.

  8. Jeff Says:

    I’ll miss-quote Father Benjamin on this one:

    “Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our [fields], there it enters the roots of the [plants], to be changed into [pot], a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.”

    The only words changed were: 1. vineyards; 2. vines; 3. wine.

    Even an imaginary friend supports pot!!!

  9. archaeopteryx Says:

    Religionistas are fond of defining victimless crimes.

  10. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    The think that most people think only about the recreational use of the hemp plant.

    Sure a lot of people know the fibers are great for making clothing, twine and rope, and a variety of hippie accessories like wrist bands and such, but most people don’t realize the fiber is the strongest and most durable natural fiber on this planet.

    It makes the very finest paper, the Declaration of Independence is written on it, the finest cloth, strongest rope, and something else: Oil.

    The oils can be used in cooking, not to get people high but for good health. Like flaxseed, olive, or other oils high in Omega 3 fatty acids.

    The oil can be used to make plastics stronger than plastic made from petrochemical/oil. The oil can be made into fuel to power vehicles, producing more power per volume than gasoline and producing fewer harmful emissions and environmental messes.

    A product called hemp-crete made from the fibers and lime is every bit as versatile as concrete but is also stronger and longer lasting.

    Legalizing it would fundamentally revolutionize industry globally and…HEY! Wait a minute. That’s the problem isn’t it. What would happen to the richest 1% if industry was revolutionized? They and their inferior products, the control and authority they have, it would all begin to shift to ordinary people who could produce products locally.

    Imagine the weathiest people in the country going broke? Best thing if you ask me. Nearly all the wealthiest people in the US inherited their wealth 97% I think the article I posted the other day.

    Gone would be the days when a tiny group of people could monopolize markets, artifically inflate the prices of inferior products, stiffled innovation, a new dawn. The Hemp Age.

    Imagine lots of people making lots of products. Imagine lots of new young small businesses generating revenues. Imagine taxes paid eliminating the debt, funding social security, funding medicare and medicaid, improving education.

    Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: People secure in their existence, secured by, not dependant upon, government. Educated. Want to see religion die out?

    Legalize it.

  11. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    R j I’m glad you liked the story from yesterday.

    As for Solomon I think the only place a religionist feels comfortable is among other blindly deluded ninnies.

    The athiest has an advantage in that being alone isn’t necessarily scary.

    Atheists don’t have to worry about ghosts, and demons senaking up on them.

    Atheists don’t feel like they are being followed by some unknowable twisted diety who is just waiting to pull the trap door to hell open beneath them if they beat their meat or eye a hot young honey.

    An atheist can sit in an empty space and revel in the lonliness of it. Like Howard Roark in the opening scene of The Fountainhead.

  12. Rj Says:


    thankee for the reassuring words concerning

    eyeballing the young sweeties !!!! i’ve been at

    it for 54 years…..and it NEVER grows old !!!

    also ( SO FAR ! ) no trapdoors !!!