Showing posts from March, 2009
Norm Stamper
Retired Seattle police chief, member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Posted March 28, 2009 05:57 PM (EST)

Comments (from Huffington Post)
The president's busy. He's got important things to do, like rescuing the economy, saving jobs and mortgages and industries. But we ought not to let him off the hook for his frivolous dismissal of a widely popular question he faced in Thursday's Online Town Hall.
At the top of the televised event, the president announced that of the 3.5 million votes on the thousands of questions received in advance, one topic "ranked fairly high." It was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy and encourage job creation. He responded: "The answer is no, I don't think that is a good strategy to grow our economy." He then asked rhetorically what the question says about "the online audience."
Get it? His in-the-flesh audience got it, chuckling politely at the allusion to a Stoner Nation plugged …
Moonlight on Mermaid Beach!
Jim Gilliam
Posted March 26, 2009 12:51 PM (EST)
Pot Saved My Life, Mr. President

Today, in the historic first online town hall, President Obama fielded questions from nearly a hundred thousand people online. One of the most popular questions, and indeed, one of the most popular questions in any forum that lets people vote on what matters to them, was about whether legalizing marijuana would help improve the economy and job creation.
Chuckling, the President said: "I don't know what this says about the online audience, but [laughing] this was a fairly popular question, we want to make sure it was answered. The answer is no, I don't think that is a good strategy to grow our economy."
I've never smoked pot in my life, indeed I've never smoked anything at all. Despite that, a couple years ago, I needed a double lung transplant. My lungs were scarred beyond repair due to side effects from radiation treatments I'd had nearly a decade earlie…
I think he needs a shave and needs to clean out his ears!

Letter to Garvald

I think many of us humans go through this feeling of depression or melacholy, depending on the lunar cycle (?) perhaps...
when I herbalize and realize my anger sometimes when "i'm on a budget and what you thought was a few drinks turns into an expensive show high anxiety, not the go lucky playboy lifestyle that perhaps you envisioned??
How can you handle all the pressures of fatherhood??
I have bills to take care of , taxes to pay, insurance to pay over in America, calls to the immigration lawyer, calls to find an accountant...
4 years ago, it was a lot less worries, depression...
all you seek maybe is a no worries sort of bliss bringing up Colin Murray Garvald and having an essentially low impact and carbon imprint lifestyle...
I want to enjoy it for as long as possible...
I don't no how long it can last...

I feel overwhelmed, especially opening the mail to find all these financial complications overseas and the health care being canceled because my bank…
More and more, I am so happy that I am father to such a beautiful old soul as
my son..
He smiles at me and laughs with joy every time he sees me in his waking conscious!
I sing a song with him listening intently to my every word...
I play with him in front of the large bedroom mirror...understanding the mirror is a whole new event...he sees a reflection of himself and then of his father at the same time...How does this make sense...He takes it all in!...and gives a little laugh of glee...
I dress him up in his mermaid beach surf lifesaving shirt and speedos!
I can't wait to show him off to our favorite staff at the club!

when I look at him, he seems to be all knowing ....almost as if he's had a whole 'nother life in another world...He comes into to this world with 2 parents clueless about parenting...both of us focused on your happiness and well being!

Instant waves of thought surfing the cyberocean!

Someone just did a search and found my site:

"Escape the Okie Zone - 19 visits - 12/27/08
I just had a cool chat with a regular lifeguard, Dave White yesteday. He was the bloke that pulled the great white shark from the ocean. - 977k - Cached - Similar pages -"

Just few minutes ago, I checked the cities of the world that visit my site from Feedjit...
a surfer from Brisbane did a search for "Dave White Lifeguard"

He seems to be a kind of celebrity here on Mermaid Beach...He is a very relaxed cool gentleman that would be an asset in any surf rescue....
I'd like to go into more detail sometime...
I mentioned this site to him so if Dave,
I hope that I'm right about your pulling in the Great White???
Please feel free to comment?





Be Happy!

but now there is someone who might be around 50 years from now?? you being here is the reason he is here and will be here!!.... Perhaps a continuation of your consciousness

Remember (?))
sneaking into the old haunted fibro made boarding house over 43 years ago in the summer/Xmas of '65 looking for those big green coke bottles that could be turned in for threepence each!!
With that many bottles , you could buy your favorite rubber soldiers and a tasty icecream from the local store down Hedges ave... when it was not "Millionaire's beach"...
You had no clue that finding this place would pique the curiosity of my father and Uncle Ron....
A Xmas vacation in Oz with my Aussie family!!

I was so happy playing with all of our cousins from my Mother's and father's sides from the variety of cities of thi…
I look forward to the surf/swim handicap race with the Mermaid Beach Surf Club!
We go off about every 30 secs with some swimmers starting as early as 2 to 5 minutes....we swim out past the last breaker....there are often several sets of waves that we have to swim past unless we able to catch the rip current that escalates us out to the sea past the waves and calmer waters...I stay calm in the middle of the race while passing each of the buoys...I see others along with me in the waters and then past the second buoy floating in the waves...I mistakenly swim a little further down the current while I see a lady pass me on the left about 10 meters while I wait for some good waves. I don't stay calm ... a wave overtakes me and churns me around in the turbulence while I struggle to reach for a breath....then I am fighting against the current until I finally catch a wave sometimes swimming on my back to keep an eye on the ever coming waves... I stumble in at 11 minutes with a couple vetera…
wow...I just love these epiphanies!!
I realize more and more that this is the place for my Queenslander, Aussie son...
it would have been so wonderful to just get him the Aussie passport...
the passport to life on the beach!
It will be so cool to bring up Colin Murray Garvald on the beach swimming everyday!
wouldn't it be wonderful to finally have it all together as our paradise on earth??

I see ourselves living vicariously through his eyes!
it was so cool visiting with Stevo's Ocean street surf club...all of these cool blokes love to surf and drink beer...they are the local neighborhood of surfing mates...they represent what is one of the wonderful things about the "fraternities and sorororities" of matedom...
the quintessential (?) essence of the Aussie spirit...
folks here care about their friends and other aussies!

on a slightly americanized tangent, I watched this DVD,""Surfer Dude" with Willie Nelson as the "dude's" mentor/muse/spirit/cannabizer/wizard (playing a small role giving him the magical grass and goats to eat his lawn's grass....I always had the same idea ever since I bought a home in Okiehoma City! ...many a lazy, cannabized summer, I regretted having the simple low carbon imprint of goats...maybe a male and we could have kids and milk...maybe even make some goat cheese...yeh ...I had dreams of this magical hippy commune in the early 80's...will…
All I can say is ,
Follow your dream!!
Don't let anybody stop you!!

My older brother just gave the same ole, same ole...
I don't hear from him at all except when he thinks he's been the good older brother ...
apparently word got out from my cousin's mother...(who I love dearly)
that we need help and shouldn't be hanging out in oz???
at least that's the general opinion of most of the relatives...
so what do I say ???
Fuck it!
Let's take a road trip and enjoy ourselves!
It's vacation!

Should I cave in and let ourselves fly back to the states with our tail between our legs??
Fuck No...I have been talked out of of this paradise for too long!! Lets workout, take care of business and have a kick ass beautiful family that knows how to have fun on the beach!! It's our future!
Go team Garvald!
overwhelmed as usual because of my fault...prograsstination!!
need to call immigration authorities about visas...our future!

need to call about making sure my land tax will be exempt next year!
The cyclone is over...the full moon is over...and hopefully we all can recuperate and stabilize... Looks like the oil spill that hit a reef further north has not reached the gorgeous Gold Coast... always everything seems to better on a sunny day , especially out here with our gorgeous view... why worry?, be happy!


Khatmandu visited my blog!! wow...for what reason could a famous town in Nepal pull up my site??

"On the way through the desert between Herat and Kandahar in Afghanistan
Several young backpackers in the late sixties and the early seventies travelled the long way by land from Europe to Kathmandu through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to Nepal. The majority spent a few months or half an year out there, and a few of them settled in Nepal or India for years, living on a low budget with hash and other drugs. It became a trend, unmistakable connected to the hippie generation, founding the backpacker's massive conquer of the world several years later. But why did they do it? There are several answers to that question. The romance of the road, the attraction of drugs, the need of breaking the daily, monotonous way of living, the search for direct experience, the desire to explore what's on the other side of the desert or the mountains, the curiosity to foreign, exoti…