Magpie Central. Taken about a week ago.

4/30/09

The Survey Says

22 percent of Internet users have canceled a print subscription because they could get the same product online.

That's the way it is these days and it ain't coming back plus as these former Rocky Mountain News staffers quickly found out no one wants to pay for reading online at least in this example.

If they could get 50,000 paying subscribers but the site attracted only 3,000 paying subscribers starting at $4.99 a month.


When we have to pay for our news that we read online that will mean the internets are lost as well as many of our freedoms including our democracy it won't mean squat to me because I will have dropped out well before that happens.

4/28/09

Business Pretty Much As Usual

After the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings have always said if I was on the stand and was guilty and had to lie to save my ass Arlen Specter was the one guy I wouldn't want asking me the questions.

Tough talker over recent years like he was going take the other side and because his repug buds were being very bad boys. Fact is he never did do that much at all. He basically stuck with them through thick and thin he did. That's what I think without checking for sure.

He says-"my change in party affiliation does not mean that I will be a party-line voter any more for the Democrats that I have been for the Republicans."

He's telling the truth for damn sure here.

It will be business pretty much as usual. Maybe he will make the difference on something very important down the road that we the people need. That would be nice. I'll believe it when it happens. When the hell are that damn Rove and Miers showing up to testify under oath.

Love this saying from West Africa "Any day from now" that would be the response to any number of questions. And it meant just that. It could be the next minute tomorrow or whatever. If it did happen the next day you were very lucky.

If congress could for once pass quality legislation for us instead of against us any time from now and we actually see it happen that would really be something.

No More Pumpjacks Anymore

That's what some called Pontiacs a make I was never fond of but there is an exception and that is the 65 GTO. The first was late 64 when Pontiac put their 389 motor with a 4-barrel in a Tempest with the GTO logo on the side. This car went 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. A rule of thumb back then was the 0-60 time. If a car could get there in 6 seconds that was fast and still not many do it today.

It was the 65 that was the icon of that model that to me was the best. It could be ordered with a 3-deuce set up and a close ratio 4-speed. This car inspired the car culture with songs and equally energetic advertising campaign not to mention it screamed. These cars were just downright fast plus being a chick magnet. I have never owned a Pontiac,Ford or Mopar product but if I were to own a pumpjack it would be this one. Did I mention I was a Chevy man? In any case Pontiac is history and it's not much of a loss as they are noted for their ability to produce ugly cars with some excellent exceptions the 65 goat as some called it being one of those exceptions.

The video is the song "Little GTO" by Ronnie and the Daytonas and the other is of a what looks to be a fairly stock 65 doing a proper burnout. I love the smell of burning rubber not only in the morning but anytime.



4/27/09

Iraq's Test Case Against American Soldiers

Iraq's prime minister on Sunday denounced a predawn American raid in southern Iraq during which two Iraqis were killed, saying his government intends to prosecute U.S. soldiers who carried out the operation.

If Vegas has odds on this put your money on it not happening.

4/25/09

About Asses

I'm so pooped I got no more ass to work off.

4/24/09

Did I Hear This Right?

Unfortunately I did. 80 yesterday and 60 today in Bagdad.

Violence in Iraq is at its lowest levels since the months following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. But the recent attacks in Baghdad and elsewhere have exposed gaps in security as Iraq takes over from U.S. forces in protecting the country.

"Gaps in security" my ass!

I am very busy these days but not that busy to understand that the likely hood of Iraq turning into utter chaos again is very real. There was never any good that was to come out of this invasion and now years long occupation of this country. Add in the lie factor and for normal people it boggles the mind.

So we changed presidents and there have been some positive small changes that are welcomed and appreciated as should be. But it's business as usual for the rest of the shit that the Bushy's pulled with the handjob dims assisting all the way.

So we're supposed to be "leaving" Iraq. That's a bunch of bullshit just like the WMD's and Afghanistan looms just as large.

Shaking my head as always in disbelief in what's going on at all levels even with "change".

I'm going to work. There's a war machine that's gotta be fed and it's hungry.

Sonofabitch!!

4/23/09

No Cinco de Mayo Parade This Year In Denver

This is an event held every year since I can remember and I think I know why it won't be this time.

This was produced by a local TV station that was absorbed by the local Fox station and they just don't have the time with the transition and all you see.

Why don't I believe that. The home boys will probably have their own parade anyway.

Link

4/22/09

Will The Dims Go Through The Door On Torture?

Don't anyone get there hopes up on this when Obama opened this door. These lame dicks let the killer Bushes do whatever the fuck they wanted why would that change now? Angry letters is the normal tactic with these puswads. I suppose they'll get right on it after the Rove/Meirs testimony under oath that was supposed to happen and then they have all those secret bank accounts to peruse from Switzerland. I mean these people are busy ya know.

If congress does discuss the possibility if you think the repugs and the media whores have been bad up to now just wait-yea just fucking wait because the shit storm that will ensue will be of the likes never seen before.

And again until it or anything else else actually does occur it's the same-we have squat as usual.

Zhaan The Blue Lady&Her Compradres

I don't know about you but I like Sci-Fi and recently found a site (Fancast) that has the first three seasons of Farscape. When I had TV Friday nights was looked forward to for this program and another off the wall interesting series called LEXX.

In any case if you like science fiction and have not watched Farscape give it a try as you may be surprised. No commercials and the player works well. It's not perfect but on many levels equals or surpasses Star Trek Next Generation.

Farscape picture
Ben Browder stars on Farscape. (Photo: Sci-Fi Channel)

About Farscape

During an experimental space mission, astronaut John Crichton, a man from our time, is hurled across a thousand galaxies to a completely alien world. In his quest to return to Earth, he finds himself aboard the leviathan, living starship "Moya" populated by escaping political prisoners from myriad alien cultures during a major alien conflict. Moya is capable thinking for herself, but is piloted by Pilot, who is organically attached to Moya. Crichton must rise to the challenge of surviving in a world he barely understands, keeping one step ahead of the pursuing Peacekeepers, a race of deadly mercenaries, and their leader Crais, who will stop at nothing to capture him.

Among the disparate alien refugees is D'Argo, a brutish Luxan warrior; Zhaan, a mystical, Delvian high priestess colored ethereal blue from her bald head to her toes; Rygel, 26-inches tall, who claims royal sovereignty over 600 billion subjects even though he was deposed over 250 years ago; Chiana, a quick-witted, gray-skinned sylph who wears very little and talks like a valley girl; and Officer Aeryn Sun, a front-line solider in the Peacekeeper corps who is forced to join the rebels. The refugees are also chased by the unspeakably evil Scorpius.

4/21/09

Dartboard Justice

Have never been at a trial and don't plan on having one and if there is going to be one with me on the receiving end of the punishment keep the bibles at home. These people enjoy torture tooo much! I rather they use a dartboard.

Not saying they should have heard this but in the past-
The court previously has said jurors should base their verdicts only on evidence presented in the courtroom.

Supreme Court rejects Waco man's challenge to jury's Bible use in death row appeal

Someone Should Have Their Ass Kicked

Of course that never happens as ineptitude is the norm for so many.

The Army has permanently suspended the use of WoundStat. It could injure the lining and wall of a blood vessel and potentially lead to surgical replacement of the vessel, according to an April 17 All Army Activity message.
Among some other issues. This crap was no more effective than gauze but yet was approved by the FDA.

This ain't the worst of it.

More than 17,000 packages of WoundStat purchased in October were being distributed as a replacement for QuikClot, which sometimes caused second degree burns around the wound.

Could those who make decisions like this please pull their heads out of their asses!

4/20/09

Include Cell Phones Too

Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. kids addicted to video games. Hell I know an adult or two that are as well-what the hell is new.

If there is a real addition happening it's with cell phones where there is rapt attention given to this device with thumbs constantly moving. Once again people doing this are oblivious to the world around them and as for myself I like to know what's happening in my immediate area. Overall it is a negative from where I sit.

4/19/09

He Didn't Smell Any Sulphur

''It's time to have a true start of a new history, for there to be balance, that there's an end to the mechanisms of domination,'' Chávez said.

The wingers are going nutso about this for sure. I don't know what will come out of this but one thing for sure is that this is at least a start. We need to get along and work with our neighbors to the south.

A handshake instead of a threat-YES!!

4/18/09

Poop Benny Crys Foul

Benny and his boys say they are getting unfairly picked on over the former Nazi's position on the use of condoms. The Belgian parliament passed a resolution saying Benny is a dumb shit or something to that effect. The prayer books and hymnals flew open when that happened.

When you say something so asinine that literally will cost people their lives stating instead praying and abstinence is the answer over using condoms to prevent AIDS people DO get pissed as most who think rationally know how unrealistic that is.

Don't like the results when you open your mouth with dumb ass statements then keep it shut and don't fucking complain about the heat when you do.

LINK

4/17/09

Ba Ba Bomb Iran

Been busy and just haven't had a whole lot to say. Glanced at the news and see the Israeli military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran's nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead by its new government.

Not a new threat but OH MY!! Watch the shit hit the fan if this happens. We know where Bush would be on this and I assume Obama is somewhere on the same page. Be prepared to look the fuck out if this threat is carried out.

4/15/09

Silverado Exec Kills Himself

We all remember this now don't we from the way back machine in 1988 where a billion was stolen. Tiny potatoes compared to these days.

Michael Wise and the the oldest mutt son of Daddy Bush were not charged in any wrong doing concerning the theft of these funds even though to we laymen it was obvious they were.

Wise moved to Aspen where he started a ponzi scheme where it did catch up with him spending three and a half years in the slammer for being the thief that he was.

The sonofabitch jumped from nine floors up and that didn't kill him straight off. Shoulda went up a couple more and saved everyone the trouble.

He was guilty back in '88 just like that fucking Neil Bush was but the defense of "not me not me" works real well for the worst crooks and killers our country can produce.

Sonsofbitches all of them!

LINK

4/14/09

Navy Says They Can't Do Nuth'in

A day after the U.S. military killed three pirates and rescued an American sea captain, Somali pirates threatened to retaliate by killing captured U.S. seamen and the Pentagon said there's little it can do to stop future attacks.

What a bunch of sorry ass bull shit! How in the hell are we going to fight them Taliban's and insurgents that are all over wanting to attack us? It makes no sense and then I read these small boy pirates captured three more ships-what?

If the present command can not get a handle on this it is high time some people got their asses fired and others put in charge that can.

Bad Bad Focus Boy

Focus on the Family has fired an employee who was charged last week with two felonies for allegedly using the Internet to solicit sex from an underage girl.

Is this all they could do is fire? They need to crucify him in their god chambers as an example of how not to act if you claim to be a member of this mind sect. But they won't do that cause there are too many just like him and that's what these types of religious sects breed.

Disgusting bastards all of them.

4/13/09

Our Third War Front Pushes Across Our Northern Border

The war rages and the front continues to grow larger with the battles growing deadlier. After some 30 years and continued escalation it has been clear to most victory is unobtainable. The new front has reached Vancouver.

There have been 47 shootings, 19 of them fatal, this year alone, twice as many as five years ago. Peter Van Lorn, Canada’s minister for public safety, has declared Vancouver the country’s new gang capital.

The DC funding punk whores get wood every time more funds are thrown at this long lost cause it's the ganga ya know mon. The evil herb that leads people to the dark side. My ass!

In the end it may not be much but there is a discussion going on about this issue in Boulder with both sides present.
Student organizers have lined up local and national speakers from both sides of the issue, including liberals and conservatives, legalization advocates and law enforcement leaders for forums Saturday through Monday.

Little Girls Everywhere Do Not Deserve This

Three years old at the time her mother killed and 80 pieces of shrapnel in her face.

One said he was astonished three-year-old Shams Kareem was alive, given the injuries she suffered in a bomb attack in Baghdad in 2006. Her father Hisham found her lying face down on burning asphalt, blinded, disfigured and covered in blood.

The good part if there is one is that this girl is getting medical treatment in the UK.

4/12/09

General Odierno Says This-General Odierno Says That

LINK

This sounds like the same old bs and it is.

"Overall violence remains at 2003 lows, however ... there are still some elements that are able to conduct some very serious attacks," "As you ask me today, I believe it's a 10 that we will be gone by 2011."

Then he says this leaving the barn doors wide open just in case.

"We will continue to conduct assessments along with the government of Iraq as we move toward the June 30 deadline. If we believe that we'll need troops to maintain a presence in some of the cities, we'll recommend that. But ultimately it will be the decision of Prime Minister (Nuri al-) Maliki," Odierno said.

Interviewed on the same CNN program, Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie expressed confidence that Iraqi forces could take over security for the entire country within a year.

"In the next year or so, we will be in a position to take over all of our country -- all the security, all over the country," he said.


President Barack Obama, who made a surprise visit to Iraq last week, has declared a goal of withdrawing all U.S. combat forces from Iraq by the end of August 2010 and other forces by the end of 2011. But his strategy assumes Iraq
staying relatively stable during this period.


It is the same old tired out bullshit we've heard for so long. Numbers seem to change but nobody in any numbers has left yet and it's a long time to the end of 2010 and there will still be 50K left.

"Iraqi forces take over security for the whole country in a year" my ass.

The wingers and those in the war business couldn't be happier with this arrangement.

No change here when there continues to be 140,000 troops being used in our occupation of another country. I'm so sick of this and the bottom line is that until there is a significant reduction in troop levels in Iraq we continue to get squat.

I'll believe it when it happens and it's over with but until then it's just the same old swill to fill up the Sunday talk shows.

4/11/09

Ramping Up For The Biggy Tomorrow

Poop Benny tortures thousands tonight.

Weapons used were thousands of lit candles and a shell-shaped silver scooper. After two and a half hours non stop the most dangerous man in the word became hoarse.

You want to get information from detainees make 'em sit through one of these things and sing they will. This has got to be brutal.


BTW
This is unfortunate but what this priest is going to need is a good lawyer not prayers.

The pastor of a western Pennsylvania church says a retired priest is in a state of shock and in need of prayers after police and witnesses said he drove into a group of churchgoers following a Good Friday service, killing an elderly woman and injuring four other people.

This Number Is Scary

Colorado tax collections for March down 22%. The results were 13.4 percent lower than a conservative budget forecast. Corporate income tax revenues fell $24 million below projections, individual income taxes were off $32.2 million and sales taxes fell $2.9 million short of expectations.

Every state has it's own issues these days but with numbers like these Colorado may be in for some very rough times. Posts made here tell of the same locally. There are no jobs here and the mountain closes today but that doesn't mean a hell of a lot cause there are no tourists anyway.

4/10/09

Nun's Say They're Getting Screwed In Dubuque

An order of nuns in Iowa lost more than $1 million on Wall Street because a Massachusetts bank improperly exposed them to risky subprime mortgages, according to a federal lawsuit.

The are 555 members of the Sister's of Charity with the average age being 78. The loss of the million dollars represents 5% of their portfolio. Who said penguins can't make money.

It Was Hammer Time For The Old Man

I saw this story yesterday - shook my head and laughed at the same time. This is something my dad would have done.

A cell phone used by a Wyoming 13-year-old to run up a nearly $5,000 phone bill will text no more thanks to her angry father and his hammer.

Adults text a lot to but not like the kids. What kills me is seeing so many young people walking with their heads down. They have no clue what is going on around them. Personally I like to know what's happening in my immediate environment.

4/9/09

Forecast

Tonight
Snow Showers Snow Showers
Lo: 20°
POP: 50%
Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow showers in the evening. Lows 15 to 25.

Friday
Partly Sunny Partly Sunny
Hi: 50°
Partly sunny. Highs 45 to 55.

Friday Night
Snow Showers Snow Showers
Lo: 25°
POP: 20%
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows in the 20s. East winds 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

Saturday
Snow And Rain Snow And Rain
Hi: 45°
POP: 50%
Cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the morning... Then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Saturday Night
Rain And Snow Rain And Snow
Lo: 25°
POP: 40%
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the evening...Then a chance of snow after midnight. Lows in the 20s. South winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Sunday
Rain And Snow Rain And Snow
Hi: 50°
POP: 40%
Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning...Then a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs 45 to 55. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Sunday Night
Rain And Snow Rain And Snow
Lo: 25°
POP: 20%
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows in the 20s.

Monday
Rain/Snow Showers Rain/Snow Showers
Hi: 55°
POP: 20%
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers. Highs in the 50s.

Monday Night
Rain/Snow Showers Rain/Snow Showers
Lo: 25°
POP: 20%
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers in the evening...Then a slight chance of rain and snow showers after midnight. Lows in the 20s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Tuesday
Rain/Snow Showers Rain/Snow Showers
Hi: 55°
POP: 30%
Partly sunny. A chance of rain and snow showers in the morning...Then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Tuesday Night
Rain And Snow Rain And Snow
Lo: 20°
POP: 30%
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows 15 to 25. Highs in the 40s.

Wednesday
Rain And Snow Rain And Snow
Hi: 45°
Lo: 20°
POP: 30%
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows 15 to 25. Highs in the 40s.

Wednesday Night
Snow Showers Snow Showers
Lo: 20°
POP: 30%
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 15 to 25.

Thursday
Rain/Snow Showers Rain/Snow Showers
Hi: 50°
POP: 20%
Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow showers in the morning...Then a slight chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 45 to 55. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Job Fair Cancelled

The Workforce Center sent out 300 flyers to employers advertising the job fair and inviting them to sign up for booths. Five to seven employers were interested in attending the job fair, but then most of those dropped out.

No shit Cisco-there are no jobs there and there sure as hell not any here. There aren't many anywhere as we all know. Sales tax down 20% here for the month of February and the real estate monkeys here continue to think she's all coming back to those wondrous times of yesteryear-my ass!

Noter Dumb Is Just That

Ten priests from the order that founded the University of Notre Dame say the school risks its "true soul" and could distance itself from the Roman Catholic Church by inviting President Barack Obama to campus next month." Failure to do so will damage the integrity of the institution," said the letter published Wednesday in Notre Dame Observer.

Another example of religious crazy's in action and in this case it's Catholics ruffling up their frilly frocks because our president takes and educated view on issues instead of the nonsensical edicts issued out of the darkness of the catacombs. These guys need to say about a million rosary's for being dumb bastards.

And by the way why in the hell is this college always on TV every Saturday during college football season anyway? Never understood that.

4/8/09

Is Complete Chaos Returning To Iraq Again

It appears that this could be a distinct possibility as surging one side with dollars was bush league to say the least. Dahr Jamail is back in Iraq and has been writing and interviewing people meaning Iraqi's who pretty much know what the hell is going on with the recent increase in the violence there. This does not look good.

At the height of the sectarian violence that ravaged Iraq between early 2006 and mid-2007, some days found 300 Iraqis being killed. Right now, Iraq is teetering on the brink of returning to that level of bloodletting.

4/7/09

Gets To Be Old Shit

Puter was working slow this morning but will bang this out quickly at work this happens way too much and again this morning.

Damn it anyway why the hell can't people respond when you greet them particularly in the morning. Every once in a while this just chaps my ass. I don't know about any of you but I was taught to greet people. Other cultures are very good at this and it can be interesting to watch interactions between people who do not know each other. They respond because of courtesy but not as much here it seems to me.

A number of years ago when coming into work a "good morning" was the greeting to those present and became very weary of getting no response whatsoever. After about a week of the morning greeting being "fuck everyone of you this morning" habits changed and changed for good as people continue to this day to respond to a morning greeting.

How in the fuck when when you walk right by someone and you say something cordial loud enough to hear that people can look you right in the eye and not respond back? It astounds me to no end. Under my breath when that happens a kiss my ass is throw back at them but as of today that will be said loud enough for them to hear and I don't care diddly squat if it offends as at least then I will know I'm not dealing with a zombie but someone who does show signs of being human.

4/6/09

Trickle Down From Ethanol

These companies went out and sold the benefits of having an ethanol plant close to these small towns but the reality has turned out to be much different.

"That ethanol plant didn't help the town a bit,"says one.

For a while it benefited a few but only a few.

When it was booming, the ethanol industry enriched plant investors, boosted state revenues and supported grain farmers, who have enjoyed higher corn prices due to ethanol.

With 41 plants in Iowa it appears this industry has been more of a negative than a positive plus when the product is in direct competition with hog and beef producers the price of corn has been high enough it doesn't make production of ethanol cost effective.

Who's idea was this anyway. Forever there were none of these things and then all of a sudden there are dozens with more being built. The shit that went on behind the scenes at federal and state level to get this done must be something indeed were the whole story known. Without a doubt the lobbyists got their way once again.

4/5/09

I'll Believe It When It Happens

Obama sets out plan for nuclear-free world.

That is a very good idea brought up before on many occasions. Let's git 'er done. Want me to go around and start pulling the plugs on ours as a sign of good faith I can start tomorrow early-is 7 okay?

Since I'll now be a g-man send me the transcript of what Rover and Miers said under oath behind closed doors. I promise I won't tell. The other thing is the list of secret bank clients from Switzerland. That'll be safe too count on it. Fed Ex overnight is preferable.

Thanks in advance.

Real Estate Market Here Is Colder Than The Temperature This Morning

Yea-3* this morning but at least the sun is out.

32 foreclosures compared to 13 a year ago

141 million in sales in March of 2007 which was a record

8 million in sales the week of 3/17 to 3/23 2008

14 million in sales the week of 4/17 to 4/23 2008

Today's real estate sales for the week of 3/25 to 3/31 is 1 million

This from the Vail valley our neighbors to the south. Sales tax down 16% compared to last year and up to 30% in some areas. Real estate transfer taxes down 67%.

All I can say is you're a bunch of greedy fuckers. Real estate agents and appraisers artificially inflating property values in such a way the prices of property here jumped so dramatically in such a short time there was no way in hell this could be sustained nor were these increases warranted in any way. Look what the hell we have now and that's the proof most of them were whores of the biggest magnitude.

I get tired of hearing the same old one liner. "Oh the market always comes back". Not this time you fucking crooks. You done did fucked yourself this time with your unethical practices you consider good business. The sellers are guilty as hell too with dollar signs rolling in their eyes like a slot machine at the thought of even more money for their property they knew full well was not worth that much.

Greedy unscrupulous sonsofbitches is what all of you are.

4/4/09

Kat With No Name

This young female showed up at the ranch and has been allowed to take up residence. It's a hell raiser and sheds like crazy. It'll be a great cat. My brother has yet to come up with a name.

4/3/09

Thumbs Up On The Tata Nano

Have been waiting for actual road tests on the worlds cheapest car after it was introduced early this month. Well they're here and it is a bit of a surprise.

People who are driving it love it and are amazed how well it performs. Some of the videos are funny as hell but the bottom line they made a excellent small car that is not that small. Plus they make good beer too.

If Tata can do it we can too and damn well should in these times. There is a market for a vehicle like this in our country/

4/2/09

Churchill Wins!!

Another boot up the ass to all the wingnut fucktards and simpleton dims. In those times when this all started many payed a price for taking a position of truth and reality. This was a payback for speaking out with many players involved locally and nationally waving the flag the whole time.

Denver Chief District Judge Larry Naves will decide in a separate hearing whether the former Boulder professor can return to his job or receive pay for years he could have worked at CU.


Had the media done their job instead of vilifying the man and the piece that was written this probably would not have happened.

These same people will be going ballistic once again with this verdict. It makes me cringe to think of the possible ways they will frame this. Will there be anywhere close to the same number defending Churchill's free speech rights now as there will be castrating him once again. Not hardly. And they wonder why they can't sell papers.

Large Amounts Of Marijuana Keep Man Alive And Forgetful

6.5 tons worth and that was just his stash. He thought the bags were rice but when you're 114 years old it's hard to keep track.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it had found 254 sacks of cannabis at the home of Sulaiman Adebayo in Ogun state, north of the commercial capital Lagos.

While living in West Africa there was no problem finding pot. Here there everywhere the bottom line is that people want this shit and there's no changing that and we are not criminals.

One way to obtain it there was to buy "wraps". A small amount of herb neatly wrapped up in paper that you rolled the joint in. Very convenient. Cost about 50 cents. Another common way was to buy a shopping bag full because that's what it came in. That was a mere 15 bucks. Locally grown and well above average in quality. Did the job quite nicely.

One time was staying in a college dorm room vacant during break. There was a timid knock on the door with an equally timid voice asking if we were "shitting" in the room. No was the answer with the next question being are you smoking "wee"? Hell no not us!!