my life

i’m a warriors fan and enjoying their recent success after watching years of deplorable success with players like alton lister and kevin pritchard. i have my second electric car. i recently put a deposit in for the new tesla model 3 car but was disappointed at the interior and potential for problems since it’s the first model year of that car. i grew up near my parents and my kids grew up near their great-grandparents which is fantastic because i grew up far from extended family.

my rides


toyota mr2

geo prizm

volkswagen passat

bmw z3

volkswagen gti

bmw z4

audi s4

honda civic hybrid (ouch!)

ac transit van hool a300

the silver bullet

honda civic hybrid (again!)
vta gillig phantom 5813
chevy volt at-pzev

should we legalize?

saw this interesting table comparing the us and netherlands. keep in mind netherlands has a very lax drug policy.

Social Indicator USA   Netherlands  
Lifetime prevalence of marijuana use (ages 12+) 36.9%
1
17.0%
2
Past month prevalence of marijuana use (ages 12+) 5.4%
1
3.0%
2
Lifetime prevalence of heroin use (ages 12+) 1.4%
1
0.4%
2
Incarceration Rate per 100,000 population 701
3
100
4
Per capita spending on criminal justice system (in Euros) €379
5
€223
5
Homicide rate per 100,000 population 5.56
6
1.51
6

i’m not a smoker myself but i know many others who do. it’s interesting when our jails are full of drug criminals and not enough child molesters, bank cheats, robbers, etc. do you think we’d be better off decriminalizing personal drug consumption and maybe focus on the greater ills of society?

source [presscue]

1 comment to should we legalize?

  • Nilo

    I’m not a pot smoker, but I have to agree with you on this one.

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