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Name: Ernie Ferguson
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The 1st amendment has been weaponized

What a horrible irony...

The 1st amendment, supposed to be a guarantor of a free society, has been weaponized by the enemies of democracy.

We cannot stop free speech even if that speech is all lies. Our neighbors to the north, Canada, denied Fox request for a broadcast license because, after independent analysis, it was determined that too much of their content was simply lies. The Canada Radio Act prohibits broadcast news from broadcasting lies.

Our 1st amendment is hopelessly broad and doesn’t even address the issue of truth or falseness.

We are, in a sense, hoisted on our own petard.

I believe we should look at what other democracies do to deal with propaganda and amend our Constitution. However, that is simply impossible to achieve. As long as money is deemed by our SC to be free speech our system is paralyzed by overwhelming ‘speech’ of the despotic billionaires.
Posted by Moral Compass | Mon May 28, 2018, 11:38 AM (0 replies)

Brought to you courtesy of the dark web

About a year ago I was trying to source psilocybin mushrooms (also know as "magic" mushrooms or simply "shrooms".

I was wanting to experiment with micro dosing.

Many decades ago I had a lot of experience with shrooms and acid. I have first hand experience with strangely enhanced performance--both physical and intellectual--when under the influence. However, my current position and lifestyle would not allow being up all night tripping or walking around with the pupils of my eyes dilated so far as to make my eyes a strange, shiny black. Plus it is pretty hard to act normal when you're tripping your brains out.

But microdosing might allow me to tap into that thing that I tapped into back when I was a teenager.

Now, what in the fuck does this have to do with a fentanyl bust in Nebraska you are asking yourself?

It's really quite simple and it has to do with shopping. On the dark web.

In my pursuit I downloaded the Tor browser, a Tor add-on that allows for searching the dark web... then jumped out into the dark web.

Within 15 minutes of amateurish exploration I found one of the major online drug marketplaces (since shut down by a major FBI/Interpol bust) and discovered a number of things.

One was that I shit out of luck in terms of sourcing shrooms.

Two, I could get LSD in a number of strengths: 50 mcg, 100 mcg, and a 150 mcg (*mcg is micrograms). Then I decided to look for hydrocodone and other opiate analogs. Hydrocodone and Oxycodone--no problem. Cheap and orderable by the pound. Dextrmethorphan? Yep. Amphetamines? Yeah, buddy!

Then I decided to search for fentanyl--not because I wanted any but because of all the news about overdose deaths.

And there it was.

Fentanyl and carfentanyl by the ounce, kilo, pound--whatever you want. Carfentanyl has no know safe human dose. Fentanyl in very small quantities is used as an anesthetic and pain killer for intractable cancer pain. It is lethal in very small doses. Fentanyl is hard to take safely--especially if you don't even know it is in what you're taking. Prince died because he took what he thought was oxycodone (Percocet or Percodan). It was fentanyl. Tom Petty. Same deal. He thought he was taking one thing and it turned out to be fentanyl (A pin head of carfentanyl can kill almost anyone. Again, it is not not intended for human use at all.).

With bitcoin, other digital currencies, or a Western Union funds transfer I could have bought any of this. It would have been completely untraceable. Guess where all this is coming from? Yeah, you got it...China.

I could have become a major drug dealer with a few mouse clicks. Have the product sent to a purchased mailbox and there would be no way to trace anything.

And that is what is going on today. You still have to smuggle heroin and cocaine. Fentanyl you can just buy off the dark web and have it mailed to a mail box. There's really no way to stem this particular tide. Not unless we start opening every package that comes from China via UPS, Fedex, and DHL.

The truth of the matter is that, except in rare instances, people are not dying from prescribed opiates.

Rather, when they get cut off they turn to the black market.

The black market's supply chain is completely polluted with fentanyl and carfentanyl. There are even anecdotes that dealers and cutting cocaine with fentanyl. It is cheap and plentiful.

People will continue to die while our government, which is still addicted to interdiction, tries to solve a medical problem with harsh law enforcement.

The problem could be solved with legalization of all drugs--even the "bad" ones. So that people know what they're buying. So, that when these people want to get off the drugs they can access medical help.

This bust changes nothing. It is only going to get worse until we, as a nation, come to our senses and make it all legal. Remember, we didn't have much of a drug problems until the drug prohibition.
Posted by Moral Compass | Mon May 28, 2018, 11:16 AM (1 replies)

Depressingly correct

We no longer have to compare to Nazis we are the Nazis.

Joined at the hip with Israel which with incredible irony have also become Nazis. Their Jews are the Palestinians. Our Jews are Central Americans coming to us for sanctuary from violence and oppression.

Our Judicial branch is now so politicized that they routinely deny entry to the US even though the plaintiffs meet every condition for admission. ICE now, as a matter of explicit policy, is separating children from parents so as to remove any hope that draws these refugees to our Southern border. The Border Patrol is now opening fire under the flimsiest of pretexts on the illegal aliens Trump is calling animals.

We have lost our country. The crisis is here. Our vaunted Constitution has been laid bare as utterly naive and wholly inadequate to deal with those in power who have no honor, no morals, and no ideals.

Our task now is to take our country back with our votes but with electronic voting systems that are completely unauditable that may be impossible. We are competing against an opponent that is willing to cheat, steal—do anything to hold on to power.

My wife and youngest daughter are in Ireland. I want to ask them what it was like to witness a functioning democracy in action. The people spoke there and an honest vote was held and abortion now has a chance to be made legal. But they’re on a site seeing tour and I do t want to ruin it with the gloom of our political disaster. They’ll be back soon enough.

History is not going to judge us kindly.
Posted by Moral Compass | Sat May 26, 2018, 12:06 PM (1 replies)

Out of the mouths of babes

This makes entirely too much sense. Someone’s head is going to explode.
Posted by Moral Compass | Thu May 24, 2018, 04:02 PM (0 replies)

Regarding the last paragraph

Texas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has enacted a policy that they will pay zero on emergency room visits that later they determine were not emergencies. Wrap your mind around that one.
Posted by Moral Compass | Thu May 24, 2018, 07:48 AM (0 replies)

This is the fatal flaw in our system

The constitution has nothing in it that deals with a government and a block of the citizenry who are wholly without morals.

There is no provision if it is discovered that a candidate cheated to win an office. There are no provisions that deal with a party that refuses to honor the law.

I think we are about to find out whether those that do report to the President will choose the Constitution over the person of the President who is the titular Commander-in-Chief. Will they obey his orders even if those orders blatantly violate the Constitutional separation of powers?

He is lurching toward becoming “involved” with the Department of Justice because he is frustrated that he has been kept from using the Department of Justice to persecute those he sees as his enemies.

Will anyone that currently has the power rise up to stop him?
Posted by Moral Compass | Thu May 3, 2018, 02:29 PM (0 replies)

No one ever pays for violating the Hatch Act

Never heard of anyone that paid a price for violating the Hatch Act.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed May 2, 2018, 08:04 PM (0 replies)

Aside from all the other things wrong with this...

Basic gun safety requires that you never ever point a gun at anyone unless of course you are planning on shooting that person.

What this idiot did on camera is illegal in almost every state as pointing a gun at anyone (especially a child) is considered to be threatening them with grievous harm and even death. Not just not cool but also not legal.

In Florida and many other states that boy would have been legally able to shoot that idiot.

What an incredible fuck stick.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed May 2, 2018, 08:00 PM (0 replies)
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