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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
10-08-2009, 05:41 PM,
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals

by Bruce Mirken

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For years prohibitionists, including our own Drug Enforcement Administration, have claimed — falsely — that the tolerant marijuana policies of the Netherlands have made that nation a nest of crime and drug abuse. They may have trouble wrapping their little brains around this:

The Dutch government is getting ready to close eight prisons because they don’t have enough criminals to fill them. Officials attribute the shortage of prisoners to a declining crime rate.

Just for fun, let’s compare the Netherlands to California. With a population of 16.6 million, the Dutch prison population is about 12,000. With its population of 36.7 million, California should have a bit more than double the Dutch prison population. California’s actual prison population is 171,000.

So, whose drug policies are keeping the streets safer?

http://blog.mpp.org/uncategorized/netherla...inals/05262009/
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10-08-2009, 10:10 PM,
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
visited Holland over a month ago..., when i was at the station buying a ticket home, a security guard came up to me from behind, waved a small baggy at me and asked me if it was mine.
surprised and a wee bit paranoid at first, I decided to go for it: "nope", i replied and showed him my big bags of juiciest g13 haze and red cherry berry, "everything there sir, must be somebody else's".
long story short, he offered me the baggy as a present and wished me a good day. a great way to end a wonderful 2 week trip.

now that's what I call security and service, never felt so safe and loved by the authorities.:)
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10-08-2009, 10:54 PM,
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
That story just blows my mind, humbug!!! If only the whole world were like that!

The same encounter here in the US gets you 10 days in jail, $800 in fines and a year of probation.

Fuck...I need to move to Amsterdam......
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
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10-08-2009, 11:04 PM,
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
my first reaction/thought "is this guy trying to set me up? will I be checked in the train?? WTF!!!???" is a genuine reflection of how all of this nonsense has messed me up.

the only dangers in amsterdam are the hordes of bicycles and the trams in combination with really narrow streets. make sure you look left and right twice after leaving the coffeeshop:P
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10-09-2009, 09:09 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-09-2009, 09:14 PM by Enteogen.)
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
The easy way out, ofc, is to move to Holland:)I chose the hard way, stay and fight in my own country! Mj is the most medicinal plant known to man and its worth fighting against Big Pharma's interests to make it accesible to anyone in need of treatment ...or a safe way to have fun;)Psychonaut for life!
If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. - Thomas Szasz
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10-09-2009, 10:17 PM,
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
Quote:The easy way out, ofc, is to move to Holland smile.gif I chose the hard way, stay and fight in my own country!

wow somebody is pretty proud of himself. lets play!

the hard way would be to stop doing mj as soon as it loses its psychonautic qualities and somehow find a way to activate that dmt pump of yours....
i think living in holland would be good for you to sort out your priorities or do you want to end like the fake shamans of the amazon who are at spiritual war with one another?

it seems mother nature invented all these beautiful kicks in the brain for the sake of protecting herself against complete and utter degeneration, "maybe one of them will return to my breast" she thought, just before inventing lsd, one of many ultimate defensive moves on her behalf...

also mj grows anyway, illegal or not, who cares? even the risk is worth it, some jail time suffering can be quite the eye-opener. guerilla growing works well if you have enough seeds and there are more effective ways of healing if you have enough seed:Pbut then again thc can be quite arousing.

-.-
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10-09-2009, 11:21 PM,
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
Quote:"maybe one of them will return to my breast"
Can't help but be reminded of Chapter 20 of the Tao te Ching. Brilliant.
&We grow to recognize form. We grow to label that form. In doing so, do we become more intelligent? Do we become more awakened?& - Siji Tzu 四季子
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10-10-2009, 10:05 AM, (This post was last modified: 10-10-2009, 10:18 AM by Enteogen.)
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
Humbug, mj is the cure for cancer, as all the tests from the '70 to the present show it, and thc cures or improves almoust all diseases known to man, so yeah we should fight to make it legal!

And second i consider psychedelics to be very important, as gateways to the other worlds, beyond the illusions of this world, a view home if you wish, the home we came on this earth and the home we will go back to. In my trips i always get strange emotions and incredible novel and powerful feelings that leave a strange homesick and nostalgic feeling when i come back. Everything associated with the plant mind trips seem superior to this world and godly but not in a christian way of separation from a tyrant god but a familiar and warm godness or smth. Anyway:)i did not understand why i would become like a fake shaman and spiritual fight against someone else:), but i can say that i cant consider myself a shaman because i know what that implies and i could never do that, but i do consider myself a psychonaut and a fighter for a better world more in touch with our spiritual side by the use of sacred plants ofc.

Forgive my english:)I really try to get better at this:)
If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. - Thomas Szasz
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10-10-2009, 01:26 PM,
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
great points ente!

imho, since i am one of many fellow degenrates it is very important or even obligatory to use "sacred" plants to counter all the brainwashing and gain some further perspectives.
certain types of mushrooms for example help reclaim the 6th sense, ultrasound, neat. someday it would be nice though to not be dependent on exterior shocks (drugs or whatever you want to call em) and turn that fluoridated pineal gland of mine back on, then their would be nor more need for any external medicines.

the "shamans" of the amazon are a good example for how to mess things up; their in-fighting and the black magic spells they cast out of sheer greed are more than pathetic, slaves of the vine...

but

hell, gimme a ton of cannabis and i'll smoke a kilo a day.



edit: your english is plenty fine, although ich am not se won to jadge:)
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10-10-2009, 01:55 PM,
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
I want to go to Holland for a long weekend.
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10-10-2009, 02:22 PM,
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
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a concention at this place would be nice
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10-10-2009, 03:10 PM,
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Netherlands to Close Prisons: Not Enough Criminals
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a concention at this place would be nice

Yeah, it could be the equivalent of a Parisian bar where Durruti plotted rebellion..though with a much more extensive range of Hash

'Euromeet' point.hehe
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