Musically, Peter Tosh “light(s) my spliff, light my chalice, we gonna smoke it in Buk-in-hamm Palace. Lend me some paper. Lend me some fire. We gonna chase away dem vampire.” This video really, really rocks in my opinion.
Washington State opened for business in grass peddling on Tuesday at noon where the first pot client was a 65 year old granny who stated that she could hardly wait to get home and legally smoke what she had just purchased at 25$ per gram, double the street price for weed.
There were a couple of issues on the first day, one being the price, the other being the shortage in Washington mostly resulting from the fact that approximately 100 growers were granted licenses to produce weed out of the about 2500 applications. As far as the price is concerned in the second U.S. state to make recreational dope consumption legal following its legalization in Colorado about six months ago, it is too expensive.
As previously stated, grass is selling legally in Washington at double the street price for grass so the question then arises why would any one buy dope legally at 25$ per gram when it’s available on the street at half that? There could be people going for the buzz of buying and then consuming dope totally legally, assuming it is still illegal to buy and/or sell drugs on the street as it were, much like it is illegal to purchase and/or sell booze or smokes outside of the institutions like the SAQ which have been legally established to those ends.
So except for those looking for the buzz of buying it legally, who else wants to spend more than they have to, let alone twice as much? Even those people wanting the legal buzz may change their behaviour if and when their financial circumstances so dictate. Plus there are probably only minimal fines to pay for being caught buying on the street rather than in pot stores which have sprung up to sell weed.
In August, Alaska will have a referendum on legalization for recreational purposes and during the elections scheduled for the first Tuesday in November, there are referenda on that identical issue scheduled to be held in nine (?) states including, I believe, New York, the so-called Empire State, and California. Twenty-one states have already legalized dope for medicinal purposes, as Canada did seemingly so many years ago, another reason why I prefer to live here.
My penny OTC (Over The Counter) pot stocks are starting to trend slightly upwards, with one of my stocks on the American exchange, HEMP, actually showing a capital gain possibilty if I were to unload it now. But I intend to hold on to all my penny stocks, perhaps buying some and selling others, occasionally, back and forth like that, but without divesting as far as this is financially possible for me. How can these an other weed stocks not increase in value? One just has to be patient and wait.
Ever heard of Warren Buffet? If not, suffice to say that he is at least as wealthy as Bill Gates, the Windows guy. Even wealthier, probably. By the way did you know that Warren Buffet and Bill Gates each donated one-half of their wealth to various charitable causes?
Mr. Buffet, who made much of his fortune in investment, strongly advises, in his book which I haven’t read by the way, investors to sit tight and wait rather than getting involved in the daily and expensive at 10$/per transaction trading of shares and I am choosing to accept Mr. Buffet’s counsel in this area for sure. And that’s all there is to that noise.
Buffet’s Corporation is called Berkshire-Hathaway. Check out its selling price on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). When I was at Bialik which I was until 2004, the price of one share of Berkshire-Hathaway stock was priced at around $10,000 per share I think it was, or was it $30,000 per? Don’t know and it doesn’t matter. All that concerns us is that in the context we are presently in, is the fact that the selling price of Buffet stock was many, many, many times the value of other stocks on the NYSE, or on any North American stock market for that matter.
The Harris Murder
Cooper Harris, the baby who died in that steamingly hot car, left there by his father, was a few days short of his second birthday. It appears that this was more than accident and the baby’s father has been charged with child cruelty and murder. So far, no charges have been laid against the mother, Leanna Harris.
This doctor did a kind of a re-enactment on television where he sat in a car with all four windows lowered about an inch each, on a day where the outside temperature was close to 90 degrees. After a mere thirty minutes – and please don’t forget that poor Cooper was left in the car for approximately seven hours, – the temperature in the car had shot up to close to 115 degrees.
And what was his father doing while Cooper was slowly perishing as a result of the intense heat and the stroke that comes with it? Well, believe it or not, he was “sex-ting” with six (!) different women. What a fucking tool. Hopefully, if found guilty, he will be put away. For a long time. If there’s any justice, that is what should happen in any case … and jailbirds don’t take too kindly to child murderers, among others.
One more thing. Apparently, the father – and possibly his wife too – watched a video demonstrating how long it would take for an animal to die in similar circumstances to those in which poor Cooper passed away, which doesn’t portend well for the defense. I know the Harris’ have not been found guilty of anything yet, but fuck them and the horse that they rode in on anyway Right? Right.
Ooops. Almost forgot. Harris watched another video in the period prior to his almost-infant son’s death. This one concerned how to survive in prison where he could have thought he was headed. It’ll all come out in the wash. Believe it.
As for Brazil, well, they were humiliated by Germany in World Cup semi-final action by the incredible score of 7 goals to one (7-1), a truly agonizing defeat for the home side. As a matter of fact, this thrashing administered by the Germans, represented the worst defeat ever suffered by a home side in the 84-year history of the World Cup.
Even though my heart said Brazil, this squad playing minus their two best players – one out with a broken vertebrae and the other, their captain, suspended – I picked Germany to win. Their victory brings my record to 8-5, with only two games left.
My pick for Thursday’s second semi-final pitting Argentina against Holland is Holland, who will defeat the Messi-led and inspired Argentinians, and thus the Dutch will punch their ticket to Sunday’s final against the Germans, who now can sit back for three full days, practise, and wait for the winner of Thursday’s game.
Some FAN-tactic photos to start.
Above: A German supporter wears a football costume outside Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, prior the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Above: BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL – JULY 08: Miroslav Klose of Germany (not pictured) scores his team’s second goal past Julio Cesar of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
I must remind a certain person, Jase B. who shot me the following question (which I will now quote from memory) “Forget about Shul. Where’s today’s Juicy Lesson?” that I have another more than eight hours to punch in before mood night. So don’t rush me, please.
Too much pressure and I’ll crack. Laugh out loud
Note: that Jerry, to some students, and Mr. Cohen to others, used to be a prick. Now, in his more advanced stage in life — it’s ridiculous how stoned I am right now, that oil really is a blast, and it’s all nice and legal. You can’t touch this. — like I was saying that now that Jerry is older and concommitantly wiser, – that can’t be argued, my friends, if you thought I was smart when you knew me as your teacher, you should see me now. Just saying … writing what comes to mind.
That’s freaking all.