Legal Smoking Kills 6 Million, So Why is Marijuana Illegal? – International Business Times

I’m usually an optimist but I’m beginning to doubt that this is the relevant question.

What we really need to know is: why are populations so easily oppressed, even in the so called free western countries, that the authorities can literally get away with murder?

When you consider the sheer scale of obvious criminality and war crimes the US&UK governments have managed to perpetrate against foreign countries and their own citizens in the past 10 years, the obviously indefensible criminalisation of cannabis pales into insignificance. If we can’t even stop the bastards killing a million foreigners “in our name” what hope have we of gaining the trifling concession of autonomy over what we ingest?

And given the remarkable lack of protest against the criminality of their War on Terror, I don’t see any realistic prospect of organising the kind of civil disobedience campaign it would take to force an end to the War on Drugs.

Fill Any PDF Form

impressed. Tried it. It works. Bit slow, but given what you can do with it, that’s a price worth paying. The only other whinge is that if you download your edited version, you’ll find it’s bloated somewhat compared to the original. I uploaded a 60k pdf for test purps, did some random edits on the first page and downloaded the result – just over 5 mb worth. (Presumably because they do it all by converting everything to a bmp first, to make it freely editable) Nevertheless, if you ever need to modify a pdf the quick and cheap way, this does the job…

to which we might usefully add “Do not believe in anything simpy because you found it on the internet”

The Antikythera Mechanism… Built With LEGO : Discovery News

excellent. And provides real insight into the minds of one or more geniuses who engineered the same thing, from scratch, over 2,100 years ago. That’s even more mindblowing than the machine itself…

Boffins grow brains in petri dish • The Register

another significant step on the road to omortality. We can’t hope to create a true digital copy of a brain until we fully understand how the work at the lowest level and this research begins that process…

Hackers pwn PBS in revenge for WikiLeaks doco • The Register

this is really ‘king dumb. Why would supporters of Wikileaks want to appear to be opposing free speech? Just because they don’t like what’s being said??!! Boy have they failed to get the message…

School orders pupils to wear baggy clothes to deter paedophiles who like boys in tight trousers | Mail Online

OK, who forgot to feed the authoritarians their medication?

Ex-Marine Furious Over Inclusion On No-Fly List & CBS Chicago

actually, it’s more like the former East Germany than the Soviet Union. Neither the Russians nor the Chinese totalitarian regimes have ever managed to match the surveillance the Americans now routinely perform. Only the STASI came close and even they were rank amateurs compared to the Police State of America…

Penn and Teller on Vaccinations

pithy and straight to the point… – Circumvention and Safety – English

sound advice


Moral Collapse of a Nation | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

my question to the panel is simple. If the State has ensured that there is no legal way to prevent the government abusing its authority in this manner, then obviously morally concerned and aware citizens are obliged to find the illegal routes. At what point, I wonder, will the option of Assassination Politics (recently endorsed by the President himself) begin to look like the lesser of many evils?

The Tripatorium™ | Iron

brilliant video. Shame about the song…


the best anonymous proxy server I’ve come across. Spread it around to anyone who finds themselves regularly blocked when accessing routine websites like Google, Wikipedia, political sites etc etc. Don’t waste your time if you’re just trying to hide your access to porn because – as with all anon proxies – your download speed will suck. (I get 0.1mb) Though if your main problem is anon uploading it’s a goodun (0.6) The bottom line is that this is an excellent anti-censorship tool and is most valuable to those seeking political news or uncensored conversations about freedom and activism etc (Iran, Arab countries generally, China etc)

Using it is pretty simple but NOT intuitive and NOT explained at all well in the setup or web page. If you’re a user of Internet Explorer, you’re probably not likely to be interested in using it anyway (ie users tend to be conformist and unadventurous, he said, throwing caution to the winds), which is a shame cos that’s the only browser it works with straight out of the box. For the serious surfer, here’s how to use it in Firefox:

1 Download Ultrasurf 1010 (or later if there is one) (from this page even though it says 1008)
2 Download the add on for firefox (contains the file wjbutton_en.xpi) from (scroll to the firefox addon)
3 Install the Ultrasurf and run it
4 Close the ie which will run by default
5 In the Ultrasurf Options click “Do Not Use IE” AND “Hide Golden Lock”
6 Close Ultrasurf
7 Open wjbutton_en.xpi (if/when it asks “how” choose Firefox)
8 Run ultrasurf
9 Back in Firefox, bottom right, on the status bar you’ll see “WJ Disabled”, click it and it becomes “WJ Enabled”
10 Surf anonymously

Usual hygeine rules apply. Anything you download should be scanned by at least two up to date virus checkers before you run them and continue with all your normal protections.

Whenever you need normal speed and don’t need to mask your ip, just click the “WJ Enabled” and it is disabled. You’re back to normal “monitored” surfing.

Finally, in response to Saboma’s warning:
the problem with a lot of software like this is that – because it’s free, and freely available – the bad guys use it as bait. So they’ll host their own infected version. So I’m guessing that Saboma downloaded it from somewhere else. However, if you download the version from the author’s own page (this one) then unless the author is the culprit, you should be relatively safe.

That said, as I said above, normal hygiene rules always apply.

And whenever you still have cause for suspicion (eg because someone else think’s it’s infected as in this case) you can always take the ultimate infection test by submitting the file (and/or the url) to There, the file is tested against a growing number of the best antivirus and malware detectors on the planet (currently about 40 different tests I believe) and see what their consensus is. I can confirm that for this particular software their consensus is that it’s clean…

Government Forced NCI To Censor Medical Cannabis Facts – Toke of the Town

nothing much changes the authoritarian mindset. The evidence, nevertheless, continues to accumulate in favour of cannabis being a life extender…