We’ll discuss marijuana legalization, the Syrian War, and Bernie.
The Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana
It has become more and more clear that cannabis is far safer than alcohol, tobacco or pharmaceutical drugs which, according to the Center for Disease Control, kill over 650,000 Americans each and every year.
So…who is against cannabis legalization in our nation today? Why do they want to keep cannabis illegal? The answer is easy, just follow the money!
Here, take a look:
- Drug cartels and organized crime will forever lose their multi-billion dollar cannabis sales in favor of legitimate business, regulation and taxation.
- Court-forced cannabis rehab centers will go out of business.
- Police and private prisons will lose up to 30% of their drug related “customers.”
- Big pharmaceutical corporations are scared witless that cannabis will replace many of their addictive drugs, simply because cannabis works better and has no physical addiction.
- International chemical corporations do not want hemp fiber competition, which legal cannabis will give them.
- Logging companies serving the paper industry are poised to lose a big chunk to renewable hemp when cannabis is made legal.
- The alcoholic beverage industries are the largest financial lobby against cannabis legalization. They know cannabis is safer and less toxic than booze and it’s already being used as an alternative by millions of American citizens.
- Legalization seems like a slam dunk considering the relative safety records of cannabis vs. booze and pharmaceuticals.
- Cannabis has zero toxic fatalities and almost no statistical record of traffic accidents. Alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceutical drugs, however, kill over 650,000 US citizens each year, plus another 21,000 traffic deaths.
Makes you wonder if our politicians and lawmakers answer to “we the people” or the corporations and criminals listed above.
Legalize, regulate and tax cannabis – it’s time.
Please God, Keep Us Out of Syria
Iraq had 309,000 foreign troops occupying it at its high point. That was the extent of our coalition.
What good did that do us?
It was a mistake.
It was a war crime to even send those troops there, as we’d been lied to by killers and crooks.
Take a good look at 'em.
Now the same 1% that ruins your life each day wants to do the same kinds of war crimes in Syria.
We know that 85% of Syrians are living in poverty and that their country had lost $254 billion in economic activity by the end of 2015. Around 53% of the people there have no job.
We know that in total 250,000 Syrians have been killed since the war stared in 2011 and another 11 million have been displaced.
Some reports put the Syrian War death toll at 470,000.
The war itself got started because of population displacements caused by the 2007-10 drought that plagued the country.
- In 2013 ISIS began overrunning Iraq and going into Syria.
- In October 2014 it was reported that ISIS had “assets in excess of $2 trillion” and “income amounting to $2.9 billion” a year.
- In September 2015 Russia started its involvement in the war.
- In October 2015 it was revealed that the US was training the rebels that Russia was now fighting, but had only trained 60 of them at a cost of $500 million.
- In December 2015 the US decided to send in 50 ground troops to Syria.
- In April 2016 the US decided to send in another 250 ground troops to Syria.
- The next day the Department of Defense told Congress that they wanted $5.3 billion for “troops and resources, including funds for reconstruction, on the ground in Syria and Iraq.”
Before we start rebuilding we’ll also use some of that money to “continue airstrikes, collect intelligence, and support troops on the ground in the fight against” ISIS.
Meanwhile our own country falls apart with billions of dollars in unfunded infrastructure.
It’s clear that we have corruption in government at all levels.
Instead of helping us build our roads and bridges and schools in Montana, our congressmen vote to give the Department of Defense money to blow up those same things in Iraq and Syria, and then more money so they can rebuild them.
Why do we put up with this?
Finally, I’d like to talk directly with Bernie for a moment.
Dear Bernie, From Montana
We have problems.
Here in Montana we have really big problems.
Today on the Democratic establishment blog for the state, we were told that “there hasn’t been much discussion of the presidential race in Montana yet.”
Bernie, this is what we see a lot of in Montana – the upper-class, the entitled and the elites trying to tell us how things are.
We know this isn’t true – there’s been tons of discussion about the presidential race in Montana!
All us impoverished, useless, young people can do anymore is shake our heads and throw up our arms. Many of us simply won’t vote in November because of the attitude we get from the establishment.
Hell, they’re our parents for the most part – old and stuck in their ways and about as boring as can be.
They’re the Hillary types and here in Montana they’re doing all they can to ensure that she wins, you lose.
Hell, our six super delegates have sold their votes to Hillary for $64,100!
We’ve talked about this a lot, Bernie, but the Democratic establishment of the state chooses to ignore this while making up lies that “there hasn’t been much discussion of the presidential race.”
So please come to Montana and tell us about our problems. Deep down we know what they are, but we want to hear them from you.
We’re tired here, tired of how things are, tired of how they’re going…or not going, most of the time.
People work hard here in Montana, yet life never improves. They get educations, but it never seems to be for anything, or to accomplish much.
So please come to Montana.
- Come to Anaconda where we used to have industry but now have little.
- Come to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation where the unemployment rate is more than 50% and drug abuse and suicides are rampant.
- Come to Bozeman, a high-tech center in the Rocky Mountains that still leaves so many around it living in poverty.
We’ve got problems here, Bernie, and we want you to hear about them.
Honestly, we don’t know what to do.
We need help.
We need a helping hand taking this country back from the corporate regime that is running it, the same gaggle of crooks that bought Congress and the White House and is now buying up our state governments too.
We’re sick and tired of things and we want it to stop.
We think you’re the person for the job, Bernie, and we hope you’ll come here and make us realize it.