Well if you're so concerned about making money from people buying "weed" then I think you are in the wrong topic. How about fight against the making of money of Tobacco which kills hundreds of thousands of people a year and the consumption of alcohol....I THINK THOSE ARE OF MORE CONCERN
A pot smoker named David asks: "Love can give you a cocaine type high, let's outlaw love too huh?" Alright, everybody say it: AAARGGHHHHHH! Thank you. Well, David (I sound like David Letterman's mom), when you love or are in love, you are not purposely ingesting a mind-altering drug into your system like you would if you were to use cocaine. I hope this explains it to you. Thank you for your question, and for helping me to prove why we all need to continue speaking up against pot and why it should be illegal forever. Take care and have a good day. Editor's Note: So of course after I explain this all very clearly to David, he still doesn't get it, and says the following: "You must have never truly loved if you don't know the high from love, I am sorry to hear that. You are producing mind altering chemicals when you love, when you ingest mind altering drugs they cause a chemical production, cannabis is a mind enhancing drug if it's a drug at all. I refuse to believe being in pain, depressed and unable to keep food down is better than happy , hungry and sleepy. Cannabis Stimulates neurogenesis in the hippocampus area of the brain first, the area of forgotten memories, use it and you may remember and understand what you have forgot." AAAAARGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!
A young man named Tyler just sent me the following comment:
"Weed ain't that bad nobody died of weed.every year 400.000 people died of alcohol.benzo fary is a drug but it's not illegal cigarets kills 500.000 people per year.u can die of almost everything if I went to macdounlds every day I would of died at age 30 to 50 fast food is a drug too if I would of eat bad food every day I we'll die young right ur logic tho it doesn't mean the law is right and if u would smoke weed like 2 or 3 times a month it does no harm even if u do it ones of week or more if u do it ever day then it's a problem. Weed is more save then alcohol. I been smoking weed like 3 times or less a month and I am in good shape I can squat 425 pounds. A lot of people get Brian wash by there teacher and the law and there presents. U we'll never live forever and enjoy life."
And people wonder why I say we all need to continue to speak up against marijuana.
Here is a video called "He is the Gift". It was
produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) about the
first gift of Christmas. This first gift was given by a father to all of his
children, to us. Heavenly Father gave us His son, the Christ. Please watch this
video and reflect upon how you will share this gift.
(This is a rerun of a blog I wrote a couple of years ago.)
Whew, it’s done! I addressed the last Christmas card and
stamped the last envelope! I just hate doing Christmas cards. And we send a lot
of them. It’s so boring and tedious! Sitting at the kitchen table trying to
match up cards and envelopes and writing down all these names and addresses and
then SIGNING the cards and stamping and sealing the envelopes…ugh, not my
favorite part of the season.
While working on this task I was thinking of my favorite
Christmas song to make the job more pleasant, and then found myself inventing
some new lyrics. The finished effort is really, really stupid. So I thought I’d
post it on the Internet! Ha!
To refresh your memory, here are the original
It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jinglebelling and everyone telling you
Be of good cheer
It's the most wonderful time of the year
It's the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It's the hap-happiest season of all
There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistletoe-ing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near
It's the most wonderful time of the year
And now for Cindy’s silly words:
It's the most horrible time of the year
With stamps that need licking
And address labels that need sticking
It's the most horrible time of the year
It's the ted-tedioust season of all
With those holiday greetings that are sent instead of meeting
with friends when they call
It's the bor-boringest season of all
There'll be paper cuts flowing
And writer’s cramp growing
With every card that I write
There'll be addresses that need checking
And names that need correcting
Until I finally get it right
It's the most horrible time of the year
There'll be procrastination and dreading
As I wish that I could be heading
Anyplace but here
It's the most horrible time of the year
I signed into Yahoo to check email, and right there at the top of my news story list was something from the "Huffington Post" about Grandmas smoking pot for the first time. It had a picture of a video you could click on (which I didn't), and said:
"Three grandmas recently smoked marijuana for the first time
and got high. It is the best thing ever. And don't worry, they didn't break the
law -- Cut filmed the trio in their home state of Washington, where
recreational use is legal."
All I can say is, "AAARGGGHHHHH!" I can't believe this! What is WRONG with people??? All the years I have spoken up against drugs, and how a grown adult should know better, etc. and these women, GRANDMOTHERS, smoke pot, and on camera for all to see??? They should be ashamed of themselves!!
What is even more disturbing are all the COMMENTS! Here is a sample:
Nothing new here! I'm 74 and smoke all of the time.
Ok, That was just Funny as it can get. Now get High and
watch it again!! lmao
That was adorable.
It had me laughing pretty hard XD I would totally smoke with
My grandmother made home made preserves and quilts....lmao
These are pretty cool ladies.
See, weed ain't so bad. It makes you happy, hungry, then
sleepy. If more people got happy this world would be better place.
for a first time experience i would NOT recommend the
wine... maybe after your used to it then try a little wine to see how they
`i am for freedom. if you want to set yourself on fire go to
it, but as a retired state trooper i can assure you some of the pot smokers
will get high and then drive and kill themselves or someone else or both. i
have already worked many of these accidents, so be careful what you wish for.
People who drink beer , they do kill people too ,after heavy
drinking. I know you have see that every day..
Both my parents where pot heads, my childhood sucked because
of it. (if your a parent) Remember you have a kids, if you don't have kids,
Marvelous, thanks. Makes me wish I'd done this with my mom,
but I'm too darn late in my case. But a great little movie, well done.
Omg, what a dangerous drug! Quick, re-ban it!
And the first time is usually nothing. Wait till your second
time ladies. WOW.
I'm a Grandma who smokes too.
Funny. Now they should do the same thing with a roomful of
grannies and grampas and young people. What a party that would be! I like the
one in the middle.. she got mellow!
I love it...very cute...
James Clapper First time did nothing for me at all. Luckily
I gave it a 2nd chance. Closest thing to God you'll find.
What is WRONG with people???? I was reading and finally found one comment from a state trooper who mentioned something about how pot smokers will drive high and kill themselves or someone else, and I thought FINALLY someone on this board is standing up against drug use. But then of course someone right after that said that pot only makes you MORE careful while driving. An excuse I have heard many, many times from pot smokers. And then there were the "Pot is safer than alcohol" excuses and how people drive while drinking beer. As if that makes it okay to smoke pot? As I have said, we shouldn't smoke pot OR drink alcohol!
I can't believe this world we live in! Is there anybody else out there who agrees with me that it is terrible these women smoked pot, and that all these people were praising them and saying it was "cute" and talking about how they wish they had done this with their mom, and how smoking pot is "the closest thing to God you will find"? WHERE ARE PEOPLES MORALS AND VALUES AND MATURITY??? Most parents would croak if their child grew up to smoke pot! Most parents try to teach their kids that drugs are wrong, at any age! Yet these grown women, GRANDMOTHERS, are sitting there getting high on pot, on camera for all to see, AND the world is PRAISING them??? What kind of world is this???
I hate the Internet. I wouldn't even know about this if we didn't have it.
I SEE THE LIGHT. I UNDERSTAND ABOUT ALCOHOL, AND IT ISN'T BAD AT ALL.
Constance Waring tells me:
You probably hear this all the time, and choose to ignore it. But, it would do you well to read Proverbs 31:6-7 where the bible instructs us to consume alcohol. It says, "Give strong drink to one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more." Also, Psalm 104:14-15 says, "Yet the simple joys of drinking were also sung. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man; that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And WINE THAT MAKETH GLAD THE HEART OF MAN..." Gee, nobody has ever told me this before! Thank you! I will tell God he is wrong and drop out of my church. I'm off to the liquor store!
I SEE THE LIGHT. I UNDERSTAND NOW ABOUT DRUGS. THEY AREN'T BAD AFTER ALL.
skrillzist skrillzist wrote to me:
You are most likely a 50 year old Christian that thinks all drugs are bad and everyone needs Christ, weed should be legal because it's a fucking plant that's better than alcohol and cigarettes, you probably drink and think it's ok to get fucked up on alcohol rather than smoke a joint, can weed kill you no... Can alcohol kill you... Yes what do you think is better here smoking a j and feeling happy and on top of the world or get shit faces black out and potentially puke while you're sleeping and suffocate. I'm a Christian not a ignorant Christian that thinks weed is bad.... Now go pray to god about how rude I am and cursing maybe he'll tap into your brain and tell you which ones better....
Wow, you are the first person to ever tell me all this! I totally understand now. I now see that weed can't kill you and that alcohol CAN kill you. I had always thought that since alcohol was legal, it must be okay. That's why I have spent all my adult hood sipping fine wine, drinking beer at football games, having martinis and cocktails. I have never said anything bad about alcohol! What a hypocrite I am. Oh, and I have never said anything bad about cigarettes, either. I figured if they are legal they must be okay. That's why I have smoked all these years. And it is good you are a Christian. I can see why you can be a Christian and use profanity and be totally in favor of weed. Weed is good.
Editor's Note: This is a blog I first posted in 2010. I thought it was worth rerunning, since nobody seems to have read it!
WORTH THOUSANDS OF DUMB WORDS
And I thought I was dense.
A recent Yahoo story about early pictures of humans proved
to be a testament to just how clueless many people are when it comes to the
history of photography.
The article is about a photo taken in 1848 by two men
standing on one side of the Ohio River, and shows what appear to be two humans on
the dock across the river. Known as a daguerreotype, the figures are blurry and
look “see-through” due to the long exposure time it took to chemically treat
the metal plates. As the article clearly explains, “If someone or something was
moving within the frame, it wouldn’t show up in a daguerreotype photo.” I
already knew this from looking at old family photos as a child, where the
subjects were often blurry, and I have come across these kinds of pictures
while doing genealogy research as well. The story also includes a link to an
1838 picture of a man on a busy Paris street, getting his shoes shined. Since
he was standing still long enough, he appeared in the photo while moving
objects did not. This is thought to be the first photo of a human and was taken
by Louise Daguerre, the inventor of the daguerreotype process, the article
I admit the headline of this story is a bit misleading: “Very
Early Photographic Images of Humans Discovered.” It almost sounds as if the
photo across the river is a picture of the earliest human beings in the world.
But one would think that most people would realize this could not possibly be
the case, and that they would read the story further to clarify the facts.
However, after spending time on the article’s accompanying message board, it is
obvious that LOTS of people jump to conclusions, don’t take time to read, and
are totally ignorant of how pictures work.
I remember seeing that article when it first came online,
and I was one of the first to comment, saying that I thought it was a very
interesting story—and I meant it! I didn’t think anything of it again until the
next day when I decided to check the board and saw that it was really jumping. I
was so flabbergasted by many of the comments, I couldn’t pull myself away.
The most common misconception was that the photo had to be a
fake because you could see through the people. One poster named Daniel
“Hello?!? Do you guys honestly think those people are real?
It’s kinda odd how EVERYTHING around them is well defined and
distinguishable…and then the “people” look like two stick figures with round
heads. See them through the boards? Get real, those look like planks…stacked up
on top of each other laying in a pile on the bank. This photo is fake, at least
some of it is anyways.”
“Airforcewife” said that “If these are real people, why can
you still see the lines of the boards thru the bodies? Are they going to change
the story and say they are ghosts now?? I think it’s a fake! May be a really
old pic, but the people dont belong there.”
In the words of Cody: “Wait, this isn’t real…If you look
very closely, they are transparent, suggesting, as someone said earlier,
“painted on”. But you can be sure if they are real figures, that they aren’t
part of a dock or something? I think everyone’s too quick to assume and not
look at the fine minor details…”
Caitlin: “Why are they transparent? If I had to take a wild
guess I would say this is a hoax.”
MacGyver: “I don’t know if this is just me, or do the
“people” look see through? Just something I noticed.”
Honest: “if you look real close you will see that these guys
were painted after. You can see threw this guys like they are transparent.”
Nonbeliever: “It isn’t people at all…am I the only one that
can see through both of these “people” to the steps they are in front of??!!!
Don’t believe everything you see..this photo may be old, but in fact the people
in it are non existent!!”
Anthony: “Clearly a fake. I mean, you can actually see
THROUGH the ‘person’ on the left. Some fact checking should be done before you
post an article like this, shouldn’t it?”
Karen: “This looks like it was touched up or added at a
Kevin: “Anyone noticed you can see through them. These are
the first ghosts to ever be photographed.”
JaclynB: “Am I the only one that sees that the two men are
TRANSPARENT? Could someone clear this up for me? Or is this something
Kay: “They look like two ghosts to me – Can you say
Keep in mind that these are actual quotes from real people, misspellings
and grammatical errors included, that I copied and pasted into a Word document.
I have not changed them in any way. I was so amazed, I had to save some of
these as proof! Shortly after I had joined the board that second day, one man
who had spent a considerable amount of time trying to help people understand
how early photos worked decided to give up and leave. “You can’t fix stupid!”
But there were others who stayed on, myself included, determined
to try. Take the “how can these be the first humans” misconception, for
instance. Someone whose name I missed said, “I don’t get it, why is this so
rare? Who else do they think built the buildings and the big ol ship that is
floating there? Oh! And WHO took the picture!!!??? I honestly cannot understand
‘news’ somedays…good greif…”
There were many others who had the same thoughts. Here are
just a few of them:
LadyD: “I’m still confused. Who wrote this article again? Of
course there were humans!! HELLO!! Did you figure that out ALL BY YOURSELF or
did you need help? 1848? Yeah there were humans then and WAY before then TOO!!”
Julio: “what? Of
course I can see a boat it got be people around, what is the deal whit this
report,sounds stupid,if they took picture of the city it has to b some people
in it lol”
Meme: “why is hs even news??? Hate to break it to you folks
but PEOPLE EXISTED IN 1848. Big deal that the photogs didn’t realize THEN that
there were humans in the photo. This article makes it seem like it’s so
mysterious that human beings would be in early photographs when humans CREATED
PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT. DUH!!!!”
Michael: “sooo the camera was invented before they thought
humans were around…sweet…this is a stupid ass post”
Bourre: “The headline is ridiculous. Did an alien write this
article? You reckon a human took the picture?”
Testa: “I had to laugh a lot about this one..!!Who do you
think took this picture ?? A dog,, a cat,, No a Human.!! Boy that took some
Holly: “tHIS IS IMPOSSIBLE or a painting because i f it was
first sighting of humans or whatever, who took the photo??!!!!”
Jonas: “wait how’s the guys take the pic if there were no
J: “what’s the big deal about people in the picture ? who
built that ship and who took the picture ? animals? Give me a break”
Mizz Attitude: “Wow I dont understand why people r getting
so excited or amazed about two people in an old picture..there’s a steamboat in
the background if people didn’t already exist then who controlled the boat and
I;m sure the buildings didn’t magically just appear and made a town out of the
blue…come on people something like this isn’t really amazing..there were people
way before 1848 and everyone knows this..the things that just amaze some people
makes me laugh.”
And then there were the endless comments that these were
“ghosts” because you could see right through them. Or, for the people who
understood the see-through image, many said over and over that it looked like a
marriage proposal, because one of the human images is on his knees. And people
explained over and over that they aren’t ghosts and that it could not be a
proposal because women wore long dresses then. (Many also rightfully mentioned
that it could be one person rather than two, and that he just moved during the
course of the photographic process.)
This kept going on throughout the day. Every time I checked
the board, people were saying the same things, blindly posting their opinion
without reading the story or the many comments before. And most of them thought
they were the first one to notice that you could see through the people or that
it looked like a marriage proposal or that someone had to take the picture of
these “first humans.” Many of the same people continued trying to educate to no
avail. Someone named “Dave and Sarah” said they were having “too much fun”
updating the page and reading everyone’s comments. “Clearly most people don’t
understand the process of the photograph or reprographics,” they said.
Oh, and then there were the “Why is this a big deal?”
comments. Someone said how “it’s only natural that someone had to take the very
first picture of a human but what’s that mean…It’s not like they took a picture
of something extraordinary or anything. It’s a human being and last time I
looked there are plenty of us around. Now, show me a picture of big foot, the
loch ness monster or something that’s rare and hard to prove exists.”
Chava malka cooper: “if you can take a picture of a boat you
can take a picture of people. Don’t know why they are so amazed at this
‘photographic image of humans’.”
Sirmaster2: “I dont get it. Who cares about the photos.
Humans created those cities and towns in those pics. And they have been around
for many years before cams were invented. So whats the point here? If this is
exciting then you have seen nothing compared to what I can show you that no cam
has ever photographed. Geesh. Wanna see a pic of the 1st maple leaf
on a ‘man or woman’?? LOL.”
Lane: “what you mean there were people in that lil ol’ town
holy s@*t you dont say…how strange???? this is dumb.”
Angelique: “I still don’t understand what the big deal is
about the picture. Is it that is ‘humans’ are ghosts or what?”
And here is a sample of some of the attempts to enlighten:
Lonesilverwolf96: “The reason this is a big deal those of you
treating this like its nothing, if it wasn’t for Daguerre and his talent we
wouldn’t have the digital cameras and video cameras we all love to use on a
daily basis. He was like the inventor of the “Wheel” in photography. It’s not
earth shattering no, but have a little respect, no, gratitude for the things we
have today. These pictures sometimes took hours to take and even longer to
develop. We have come a long way to the half second click we have today. And
besides, if art history doesn’t interest you, why are you looking?”
Robert: “To all of you who are incredibly stupid to say this
is fake, these are ghosts, this is stupid or what is the big deal, please keep
your ridiculous comments to yourselves and comment on articles that require
less intelligence to appreciate. Anyone with a basic understanding of history,
especially history of technology or history of photography, would appreciate
this article. First and foremost, the picture’s authenticity is not in
question. It is legit and accepted as such, so move on. Ghosts? Really? If you
paid attention in school instead of playing your stupid video games and
watching reality TV, you would know that photography is a new invention, going
back to the early 19th century in France with cameras with such slow
shutter speeds, that capturing the image of a mammal would be almost impossible
since they move. That is why Daguerre’s original Paris photo, which most people
should have seen at least once in their life, captures nothing but blurs where
people and horses moved slowly, and one blurry man, captured on film only
because he was standing still getting his shoes shined. It would not be until
many years later that moving people would be captured on film, and at the time
of this photo, there were no still photos of people yet produced. The fact that
this is the first photo to capture a person in the United States is very
impressive to those who appreciate history. If you have no clue about history
or just don’t care, then go read a worthless article on a celebrity and comment
on that instead.”
Rockngold: “Seriously are the people commenting here really
this ignorant?! I’ve read stupid comments about of course there were people
before this picture because where did the boats and buildings come from…other
comments about why is this news worthy when we can do so much more with photos
now…and countless comments with misspelled words. OMG! This article is of
interest because it was in the earliest developments of photography when it was
rare to photograph a busy town or street and have people show up in the
pictures because non-stationary subjects could not be captured. Of course there
were pictures of people prior to this when they were stationary, the interest
is in the fact that these figures showed up in this particular TYPE of
photograph. It is historical because of the development in technology of
photography and the beauty of this early time in the art of photography, Its
newsworthy and interesting for the same reason that many intelligent cultured
people enjoy museums and art galleries…People PLEASE get a clue!! If you are
really this ignorant keep your comments to yourselves.”
Robert (another one):
“Still ?? wow..no wonder this country is going down the drain..dumb
people. Right after I explained the process people are saying things like, Why are they transparent and Why aren’t there
more people in a busy town? I am just a regular guy who works on cars for a
living and I get it. Don’t you???? 20 minut exposure times burn an image onto a
silver plate..equalls---nothing can move or it will not be in the photo. If you
were there for half the time you would be half transparent….Got it now????”
But unfortunately many DIDN’T get it. I’d go away for a few
hours, come back, and the crazy comments were still coming. A woman named Lyn
attempted to get the more intelligent posters to throw in the towel.
“To the literate folks out there, please stop wasting your
time in trying to logically explain anything about these photos to the
numbskulls posting about ‘ghosts’ and ‘fake photo’,” she said. “You’ll just
wear yourself out for nothing!”
I laughed and told her that I agreed, “But I can’t tear
myself away!” to which Lyn replied “It’s like a train wreck isn’t it!!! LOL!!!”
By this time I also began to get rather snarky. I usually
try to be considerate of people’s feelings and don’t make fun of them for
personal matters like looks, weight, or intellect, but these posts were just
sooo off-base I couldn’t help myself. On a few comments where people would say
something like, “Am I the only one who notices that you can see through them?”
I would reply that yes, they were the ONLY person to mention this, and that
“wow, it really must be a hoax then!” Or I’d say that nobody has mentioned that
before and they should get their vision checked. I know, I’m mean—what can I
I did try to make some informative posts, but when it became
apparent that trying to educate was fruitless—you just couldn’t keep up with
the vast number of “numbskulls” coming in—at one point I made a tongue-in-cheek
comment that this picture had to be fake because you can see through them, and
if they are the first humans then who took the picture, and that of course
humans were here in the 1800’s. “I mean, I bet they were around in the 1600’s
even! Boy are you people dumb,” I added. I’m sure the intelligent people who
had seen my earlier posts knew I was joking and got a laugh, but of course
there were some who just joined and took me seriously. What’s scary, though, is
that it sounded like one person partially agreed with my fake post. As Becca
said, “You are so correct its takes a dumb person to think its real ,,I mean
unless its ghost,,and besides there were people around before 600bc hello God
created the heavens and the earth,,people get serious without God there was no
history!!!!” The other person who replied to my comment asked if I was serious,
and then gave me a stern lecture about how long people have been on the earth
and how photography works. She also told me to not be a hypocrite. “You’re
probably the dumbest person to comment so far,” she said. (I did go back and
tell her that I was just poking fun at all the silly comments, but who knows if
she ever saw my post. Oh well, I tried.)
Speaking of humor, or attempts at it, there were some
comments that made me laugh:
Jon M: “It’s too blurry, couldn’t they afford a better
Art Vandelay: “It’s a shame this came out…the one didn’t
want his wife to know where he was that day…”
RS: “You people disgust me with all your hair-brained
theories. Those aren’t humans. They are the first water Martians to come out of
from under the water in an attempt to populate the earth.”
Harry P: “My question is: did they get releases from these
individuals to publish their image?”
And finally, Gary summed it up well: “I was going to leave a
comment. Luckily I read some of the others and was instantly reminded that the
comment rules at Yahoo specifically state that one must be committed to a state
operated mental institution to be eligible to make comments. Wow, that was
Let’s hope at least some of these people read the story and
comments after they posted, and came to understand the true significance of the
photo. I’d like to give people the benefit of the doubt. I did not see any
evidence of that, however. Nobody coming back to apologize or say “my bad—I
understand now, I should have read more,” etc. And the scary part is that these
were just the people who posted on the board—think of all the other thousands
out there who thought the same things but just didn’t bother to type it on the
Internet! Whether it is because people are too young to know, just plain
ignorant, or both—who knows. But after being on that board, I not only feel a
little better about myself but I also see how truly uneducated many people are.
My conclusion is that in order for them to “see the light” perhaps they should
go into the dark—in the form of a darkroom—and
develop some pictures the old-fashioned way!
Hi, I'm Cindy. This is my official site, with my weight loss story, links and other info. I'm a mom and a grandmother, and have been following the controlled-carb program Somersize since 2001 (my weight loss story and recipes are on this blog). I'm also a doll collector and like to sew, read, and decorate cakes. I am against alcohol, marijuana, and other mind-altering drugs.