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Could have help Washington state get a total legal inititive I-1068 . But other then that you guys rock.

rhetoric

Although it hurts me to admit it, it cant be true that commercial advertising rhetoric drives economic activity. Underground sources for just about anything people want have always been a historical, provable FACT (consider bodies for medical schools, poisonous/dangerous animals as pets, and yes, recreational drugs,)

But I do think commercial advertising rhetoric drives popular culture, and more so, popular opinion. And this costs money. Most dont consider an alternate viewpoint relevant or even valid if its not marketed and marketed correctly. You can embarrass yourself into obscurity no matter how right you may be. I think this is due to the common fear of leaving the comfort of the known, which we all share. But more than likely Im apt to point the finger at intellectual apathy. Consider the fact that everyone has the opportunity to hit the library or the internet and educate themselves in any manner on any topic and yet few rarely do of their own accord.

This is why we constantly and consistently are preached to about out of the box thinking being so valued, yet in practice, its scorned; except perhaps in some small way in the world of art - and NOT art in the form its presented to us by the media. Thats not art. Its propaganda cultivated for mass consumption. Therefore your counter-culture publication, and I mean that in the most sincerely complimentary way possible is a NECESSITY for anyone who wishes to claim an educated mind. We REQUIRE this outlet of information, whether you agree with it or not, to be funded - period.

And whether I do or dont do drugs is a personal choice left up to me. Albeit, some will say I probably do, and this is the source of my own 'confused' rhetoric. Ive heard that mantra repeated my entire life - yet... consider that I have to pass a drug test almost every few months. But rather than 'come out' and announce that I do or do not 'do' drugs, or even support your viewpoint I will leave it up to the reader to think for themselves - (and frankly I dont care what your opinion on the matter of my personal life is. So dont waste space here posting an argument with me.)

YEP

Yes I read this important news letter about the marijuana movement.

You Know It! Thanks for the hard work in the fight!

Congrats on such a great publication! I really appreciate your hard work and dedication on the fight against the war on drugs. If you are reading this, please donate today to support stopthedrugwar.org.

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Great news summary - how else would I keep up with the latest? Thank you for your mailings.

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