Packed, maskless rallies and marches are Covid super-spreader events. Though less young people are dying, they still spread Covid to others. More spread equals more deaths. See map of world vaccination rates by country. Many events are virtual online events.
31 Mar 2021: New York Becomes 15th State To Legalize Marijuana.. "Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Wednesday [March 31, 2021] ... The legislation automatically clears the records of those with past marijuana-related convictions ... State lawmakers passed the legislation mainly along party lines late Tuesday, [clueless Republicans opposed it]."
22 Jan 2021: Recreational marijuana sales kick off in Arizona.. "Recreational marijuana sales have started in Arizona, with many of the state's medical-marijuana dispensaries getting the OK on Friday [Jan 22, 2021] to open sales to anyone 21 or older. ... It is the fastest that any of the 15 states with recreational marijuana has gone from voter approval [Nov 3, 2020] to actual sales."
15 Jan 2021:Local Massachusetts Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Psychedelics Decriminalization Measure. "Oakland, Santa Cruz and Ann Arbor—have also decriminalized possession of plant-and fungi-based psychedelics. In Oregon, November’s election saw the passage of a historic initiative to legalize psilocybin mushrooms for therapeutic purposes. ... Much of this reform progress can be traced back to Denver, which became the first city in the country to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in May 2019."
I dressed nicely and drove the 2 hrs to Topeka with a big, "Make Pot Legal 555.org" sign on the back glass while going 55 mph. (I believe in supporting our troops by not having them die for the oil we waste. 55 is faster than a horse!)
I just couldn't believe the coincidence. On the very opposite corner from the rep's office, there was a dedication of a memorial to fallen law enforcement officers going on. So, out of respect for the family members, I took my sign in the opposite direction, hoping to run into other people with signs like mine. I was stopped by one very friendly police officer who asked, "Are you for real?" and I gave him a flyer and explained how the police should never have to die in the drug war; how drug abuse is a health problem, not a law enforcement problem; and how I think the relationship between police and civilians has been hurt by the drug war. He was VERY receptive, but mostly amused, I think. He was nice, that's all I know!
I found a busy intersection, waved my sign happily & proudly, and I've never heard so many honks for legalization anywhere else - not even in California! Only 2 negative responses (No birds this time, yeay!) and it was GLORIOUS! I did not expect that from KANSAS! I stayed there about 90 minutes, then hand delivered some cannabis information to ex-Representative Ryun's office. It included an "End Cannabis Prohibition" flyer, a "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition" flyer, a personal testimony on how cannabis helped me, and a card from Americans for Safe Access about the rescheduling of cannabis. Then I went home, and it was a GREAT DAY FOR FREEDOM, Thank You, LORD!
May 2005 events are detailed on the "Things I've Done So Far" page. I hope all this is helpful to you! Rock On For Freedom!!!
Ronald Reagan, 1980 campaign speech: "Leading medical researchers are coming to the conclusion that marijuana, pot, grass whatever you want to call it, is probably the most dangerous drug in the United States, and we haven't begun to find out all of the ill effects, but they are permanent ill effects. The loss of memory for example."
"By 2019, Americans earning less than $30,000 a year would be worse off under the Senate bill, CBO found. By 2021, Americans earning $40,000 or less would be net losers, and by 2027, most people earning less than $75,000 a year would be worse off. On the flip side, millionaires and those earning $100,000 to $500,000 would be big beneficiaries".
US federal minimum wage timeline below. Top line is adjusted for inflation. Middle class prosperity peaked under Truman and Roosevelt in the 1950s due to steep progressive taxation where the middle class paid less. And the minimum wage was increased. That also pushed up middle class wages.
10 Jul 2018: National (US) Pay Trends. "Since 2006, wages have risen 12.9 percent overall in the US. But when you factor in inflation, real wages' have actually fallen 9.3 percent. In other words, the income for a typical worker today buys them less than it did in 2006."
"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration."
Overpopulation equals less greenspace, more stress, more pollution, less biodiversity, less rainforests, fewer parks, more noise, more carbon dioxide, more global warming, higher seas, more frequent hurricanes, more climate change, more drought, more climate refugees, less resources, more poverty.
Many clueless Republican leaders deny it all. They also block simple single-payer, public-option healthcare without deductibles, copays, and premiums. Something that seniors, and everybody else with health problems, needs in order to work part time as one is able. Healthcare completely separate from work and income level.
So dumbass politicians need to work on that instead of trying to incentivize more babies. And truly universal healthcare costs less since it encourages more preventive care, and doesn't need big wasteful health insurance bureaucracies. And politicians need to incentivize more hempcrete construction, so that carbon levels go down.