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December 31, 2013


Edited Jan. 02, 2014; 6 PM

It helps that I had the foresight to take the last two workdays of 2013 off. I try not to be superstitious about the #13 being in the year. Historically it will be looked back upon as extraordinary, both very good and very bad.

To end the year, my thoughts have been about a fairy tale... HUMPTY DUMPTY.

Many may not remember reading about Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll's, "Through The Looking Glass", or maybe Mother Goose.

Humpty Dumpty is of course an egg:

Online Pictures of Humpty Dumpty

Who fell off a wall, and all the King's horses and all the King's men, couldn't put Humpty together again.

Reminds me...

The earliest appearance of the rhyme occurs in the late eighteenth century England and the tune is from 1870, in James William Elliott's, National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

There were many variances since. 

Lewis Carroll for example: 

WikiPedia Link: "Humpty appears in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass (1872), where he discusses semantics and pragmatics with Alice."
    "I don't know what you mean by 'glory,' " Alice said.
    Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. "Of course you don't—till I tell you. I meant 'there's a nice knock-down argument for you!' "
    "But 'glory' doesn't mean 'a nice knock-down argument'," Alice objected.
    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."
    "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
    "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master—that's all."

Or this variance:

In 1842 James Orchard Halliwell published a collected version as;
Humpty Dumpty lay in a beck.
With all his sinews around his neck;
Forty Doctors and forty wrights
Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty to rights!

My own interprtation?

Fried eggs aside...

"Your Brain On Drugs" (Marijuana)!

Isn't it time we give peace a chance?

Laws and prohibition against marijuana were flawed, deeply, from the beginning. Millions of people have suffered because of the laws, few have benefited except for momentary gain. Millions of people would benefit if cannabis/marijuana were legalized beginning with de-scheduling at a federal level. Marijuana prohibition is a Humpty Dumpty, and there's no way short of declaring marijuana a dirty nuke/an instrument of terrorism than to admit, the War is over... none of the Naked King's soldiers can put Humpty (marijuana prohibition) back together ever again. The fairy tale is over. 

Congratulations - You Can Grow Machine Guns!

What Put Colorado Over The Top!

Bob Dylan/President Obama Awards Dylan Metal of Freedom
Committed Suicide Because no One Offered to Help

Life Is But A Dream!

Oh My... A Dream...

Famous President/Famous Poster
Note: cannabis leaves under portrait

A Flower

This Is Being Human, except for the cookie...


An Iconic Poster Enabling The War On Drugs!

Non-Violent Drug Offenders Make up the Majority Of Our Prison Population

Life Is Getting High, One Way Or Another...


Or Becoming Deceased...





And when did we start to accept that friends and sex could mix?

One might ask...

What's become of civilization?

If you consider it, seriously, was 1950's Suburbia the end all/be all for civilization? Was that the ideal?

Although we now, some or many of us, enjoy a broader openness, and more humanistic life freedom and choices - like Gay marriage, legal marijuana, and affirmation of our Constitutional rights...

There is much that has gone the other way, towards totalitarian rule, infringement of our personal freedoms especially on the internet.

I personally still don't believe we have even a basic grasp on what civilization means as a society. We have problems communicating, understanding others, getting respect.

We advertise alcohol as the way to truth... as I watch many popular movies this is so very much advertised as such to the viewer... I just read an article about that very subject concerning James Bond, AKA British Agent 007: "... medically speaking he's a drunk..."

We advertise Faith in Government as the Spirit of the People; Patriotism, while true patriotism, which can be a small national unity type of act goes unnoticed, and large acts, that obviously violate our Constitutional rights are enacted as law without redress. The real problem is education so that we can adequately understand what all the changes are about.

But we still face the fact that zero tolerance means zero mindset, as in the case of this John Wayne themed cloth toy monkey with a replica John Wayne gun, seized from a lady by the TSA at an airport:

I have a similar toy replica of a gun...

Plastic Toy Gun Replica

Realistic Replica Slide and Removable Magazine

The TSA would consider this a weapon; a student in school these days would be expelled possessing one of these toys. When we consider playthings a threat, we ought to look twice at ourselves. Toy guns are not a real threat anymore than marijuana is a machine gun!

  Reference to the fact that the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was modeled after a similar tax when it was proven to be effective against the purchase of an automatic weapon. To this day the Federal Government believes that there is a distinct similarity between the cannabis plant and Tommy guns.

Why? I seriously don't know, but as I was saying, it comes back to education.



  1. Happy 2014 to you Bob. You must be encouraged with the movement success in CO and WA--as NY and other states will soon follow suit.

  2. Thank-you Slam!!! Yes I am very encouraged by the "movements" progress. I'm also encouraged by how professional those state governments have been accepting change and working things out.

    It's rather scary though to think about how marijuana is essentially treated like alcohol in two states, CO and WA, yet across borders people can still get years in prison for marijuana. Still, interesting to see how the 20+ states that have some form of legalized cannabis are doing. I really never thought I would see this happen! It is good.