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Politics and its Discontents: Pass the Puffer, Please

You probably know that dolphins are highly intelligent creatures, with brain sizes that are comparable to those of humans. And, like humans, they are self-aware creatures with the ability to solve problems.

I therefore suspect these magnificent creatures lead quite complex lives, and as we know, the ability to engage in complexity brings with it . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Pass the Puffer, Please

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: What kind of drug policies do you have on your home world?

Interesting question, no doubt prompted by the recent vote for the decriminalizing of marijuana possession in Washington. Given the bloodthirsty nature of my intergalactic conquests, you will be surprised to learn that we do not have any prohibitions against selling, … Continue reading →

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The real “gateway drug” is alcohol, not marijuana

With the recent passage of crime Bill C-10 into law, we can expect a lot of young and first-time Canadian marijuana users in our high school system to do real time in jail. That’s because of the Conservative government’s’ tough-on-crime agenda and legendary disdain for evidence. And, especially, the long-standing societal myth that marijuana is . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The real “gateway drug” is alcohol, not marijuana