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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for January 05, 2014

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Enjoy the moment before it all goes up in flames.-Couldn’t they read the review online?

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    AKHenderson Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Ages ago in his standup, Robin Williams joked about the difference between cocaine- and marijuana- enhanced motorists. The former are speed demons while the latter are like “I’m doin’ five.”.How long til Colorado finds out if Williams is right?

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    wonderer  about 6 years ago

    @DEAN;

    it is not the same. has nature been splicing DNA from fish to put into plants? didn’t think so. Has nature been making plants resistant to chemical weed killers like roundup so they can spray the heck out of them; a chemical that remains in the plant as it is taken up by the roots as are all chemical fertilizers as well? a chemical that is toxic (read the warning label sometime).

    That is the (well, one of the) difference between what nature does and what man did until the evil known as mansonta (change the a’s to o’s and visa versa) came into being almost 100 years ago.its very existance is pure evil. they con’d the fda into allowing them to patent seeds! farmers have to buy them every year now! still think you know of what you speak?
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    wonderer  about 6 years ago

    @rpmurray: maybe short term cocaine is “harmless”; but i can show you some people who are not what they once were due to that drug, and others in the same boat from the use of others, whether legal or illegal. i’ve tried some of them.

    fortunately i don’t have an addictive personality and it was easy for me to stop. including smoking after a number of years.Now i am drug (prescription or otherwise) free, and eat only organic, only grass fed (beef), and no nothealthy choice tv dinners or other “healthy” sounding foods.i actually read labels. yes, odd as it seems, i do not believe any claims and read ingredients. if i don’t know what it is, i buy the product and investigate the label. i usually return the product for a refund. no artificial sweetners, dyes, colors, flavors. no sugar as it contibutes to candida (if you crave sweets and simple carbs, you likely have candida, which will harm you slowly, kinda similar to smoking, but obviously not the same).

    there is a lot to look out for to keep healthy. it is a journey. the goal is to know more about your health next year than you did this year and make improvements even small ones. but its your life.

    i had a friend tell me its about quality of life, not quantity. thats why he enjoys pizza and beer.

    i told him i agree, which is why i will not visit him when he has a colostomy, or is taking diabetes drugs, or is lying in bed hooked up to a dialysis machine, or can’t reach the top cabinet because he is obese.

    yep, its about quality. how do you define quality of life?

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member about 6 years ago

    The problem I have with marijuana is the smoking of it. We do not need another lung damaging substance. There are more safer ways of dosing oneself.

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    Hugh B. Hayve  about 6 years ago

    “a touch of paranoia..” if it’s legal then, the reason for the paranoid effect is no longer present.

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    wdgnas  about 6 years ago

    and lets not forget the gmo wheat that found, and i use that term very loosely, its way into a field of an oregon farmer.

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    Kip W  about 6 years ago

    I hadn’t heard that, Kit. Good to know.

    I was thinking that if pot today is way stronger than it ever was (something they’ve been saying since the 70s), that just means you don’t need to smoke as much, which should please those who are so concerned over other the lungs of others.

    Right now, the side effect that concerns me is how much law officers in neighboring states will choose to pester anyone driving out of Colorado. I’m finally making an overdue family visit in the coming year. Circumstances kept me from it in 2013.

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    Jack Straw  about 6 years ago

    With pot reviews taking on such airs, will growers now become known as cannabineurs?

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    alise.duhon  about 6 years ago

    roflol! brownies anyone? :D

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    38lowell  about 6 years ago

    All this, so you can go to college!And learn!Where else, but the USA, where you can legally smoke pot, and own a gun?

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    marshalldoc  about 6 years ago

    Regarding the GMO comments… while it may be true that some mutations in nature are due to viral gene implants, most, by far, are due to ‘natural’ causes (cosmic rays, ambient radiation, transcription errors, etc.). What isn’t being addressed is the time scales. In ‘nature’ these changes occurred over millennia and the organisms that interacted with the new mutant plants had time to adapt to the new organism in their environment (that’s why animals don’t eat poison ivy). What’s different with GMOs is that the experiments are being carried out over single lifetimes and are being applied to entire populations based on a few generations of data… i.e.: the laboratory rat in this experiment is you!

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    Eggman61  about 6 years ago

    Haunted house alert! The house has three gables, then it has none, The trophy and drinking glass are not on the mantle, they are, then the trophy is there but the glass is gone. The mounted horns have a plaque, then they don’t, then they do again.

    Kubrick’s “The Shining” had a bunch of these “continuity errors” in the exterior shots and furnishings of a remote Colorado lodge in winter. Zonker is already having hallucinations that plants can talk. It’s only a matter of time before he starts chasing Zipper with an ax.

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    watashi73  about 6 years ago

    Doonesbury is like reading the preface to the “Decline and Fall of the American Republic” which will be published during the later years of today’s kindergartners.

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    Carol69  about 6 years ago

    Here is a test. Which would you rather have as your airline pilot ??

    A. One high on potB. One high on cocaineC. One with an alcohol buzz

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    ehtaniguchi  about 6 years ago

    Not one person has been surprised that Zonker and Zipp actually subscribe to the local newspaper? A real one made from dead trees?

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    Carol69  about 6 years ago

    I suspect there are many third world countries that would love to have corporation’s churning out bumper crops of grains and livestock plus a FDA to uphold standards of safety rather than forage for grubs, insects and nuts all day, everyday.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 6 years ago

    Marijuana doesn’t necessarily make you mellow. I had a close relative who smoked it and it lowered her inhibitions and made her cranky. We would go see the Sonics in the Kingdome, and she would toke up right there in Pioneer Square. She wanted to get away from the crowd, so we hiked up to the very top seats in the Dome. An usher knew they hadn’t sold any seats up there, so he made us come down to our seats. As he walked away, she shouted the CS word at him. Another time we walked around Downtown Seattle all day waiting to see the King Tut exhibit. The next day she said, “Were you with me? I don’t remember.” She further implicated me in this by saying that if I wanted to smoke pot, she would have to let me. I was 11 at the time.Now she completely blames me for her drug use. When talking about drugs to my younger brother and sister, I blurted out that she once smoked pot too. She then defensively told me about the last time she used it, when I accidentally hit the back of her heels with a shopping cart. Therefore all her previous drug use was my fault too. Whatever. I still voted in favor of the Washington State pro-pot initiative; it should still be legal for smart adults to choose for themselves.

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    alise.duhon  about 6 years ago

    I so agree. And it seems that Monsanto is now busily trying to outdo the NSA. Not only do we have to worry about Monsanto poisoning us, it’s also collecting vast amounts of data on farmers and their business models, with or without said farmer’s permission. Monsanto also spent $1 billion to buy The Climate Corporation, a weather data and insurance company and also bought Precision Farming and formed a venture capital group, ostensibly to expand other high-tech farming start-ups. One of the main concerns is market manipulation using the data collected from farmers and also using the data to form a monopoly on seeds and farm equipment, etc. Another concern is that the farmers will lose ownership of their own data, since Monsanto could patent it, without the farmers’ knowledge or permission. The profits will then go to Monsanto. The farmers are organizing to fight back, but I don’t hold out much hope for them. The DOJ just closed a three year antitrust investigation into Monsanto’s business practices and methods without any taking any action whatsoever. Monsanto is rivaling Goldman-Sachs in the vampire squid arena, to everyone’s detriment, not just farmers.http://www.alternet.org/food/monsantos-terrifying-new-scheme-massive-amounts-data-collection?page=0%2C2

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    Gokie5  about 6 years ago

    When I worked for Vocational Rehabilitation, I was a liaison to Goodwill and was asked to take the application of a young man who was in one of their programs. When I interviewed him, he said that he had been in Columbia and had had access to an unlimited amount of pure cocaine for a couple of years. He acted psychotic. He said something like, “I wrote a hundred novels,” etc. He didn’t show up for appointments at my office, and I ultimately closed his case. I’m not saying that the cocaine caused his condition, but I don’t imagine it helped.

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    route66paul  about 6 years ago

    cocaine can and does ease pain. MJ allows you to focus on something else, but the pain is still there.

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    montessoriteacher  about 6 years ago

    I can relate to the outdoor winter scenes in the first few panels. We are experiencing the nasty cold stuff around here right now too.

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    susan.e.a.c  about 6 years ago

    Lawyers are loving Colorado right now. So much easy money with all the pothead accidents.

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    Sheila Hardie Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I’m pretty sure the only change has been that it’s legal now. People drove while high before, and they still will. Nothing’s changed.

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    StCleve72  about 6 years ago

    Many, many years ago my best friends dad discovered his stash and burned it. My buddy told him, “dad, you’ve got the right idea, you just want to burn it a little at a time though.”

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    captccpd  about 6 years ago

    And, to think the Denver Post dropped Doonesbury.

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    thedogesl Premium Member about 6 years ago

    To quote that old Cheech and Chong commercial parody: “No sticks and stems that you don’t need / Acapulco Gold is bad-ass weed!”

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    Carol69  about 6 years ago

    No trick, read the question, there isn’t an answer “D” None of the above.

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    fritzoid Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Travis, with which implement would you prefer to beat your wife?A) A belt;B) A baseball bat;C) A sock with a bar of soap in it.It’s not a trick, but bear in mind that there isn’t an answer “D” None of the above.

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    fritzoid Premium Member about 6 years ago

    The question to ask when comparing alcohol (mostly legal) and marijuana (mostly illegal) is not “Which is worse?” (they are different, but the ways in which they are different are known) but “Why one and not the other?”

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    Hugh B. Hayve  about 6 years ago

    I puffed for over 30 years before quitting so I speak from experience. If you take away the persecution, the paranoid feeling goes away.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 6 years ago

    The gables aren’t on different sides of the house. Notice the fireplace chimney is on the right on both houses. Notice also in panel one that the newspaper is being pulled out of the tube in the direction of that house. The house with gables is across the street.

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    Hectoruno  about 6 years ago

    It depends. What did she do?

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    Astolat  about 6 years ago

    To all those who responded to rpmurray’s comments on cocaine and GMOs – you will notice that she has not joined the discussion. She’s a clever troll who drives by every day and takes her best shot at derailing the discussion here. Y’all made her day…

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    kaffekup   about 6 years ago

    In any case, it’s an interesting discussion; my main question being, why do the megacorporations spend millions convincing people they don’t need no stinkin’ GMO labels on the food they eat? And who are the idiots who vote to remain ignorant? They can’t all be republicans.

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    Eggman61  about 6 years ago

    You’re wrong about the gables. Look at which end the chimney is on in both views. Either the gables disappeared or the chimney moved.

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    kaffekup   about 6 years ago

    Did I ask for a geneology lesson? I just said it’s the next house over. Clearly not the same house they currently live in, whoever owns it.

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