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Glaukus

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  1. Hahhaa. No. I am ridding myself of deep seated programming, a Trojan virus implanted as close to birth as they do. My childhood was beautiful but also terrifying as I was raised Catholic, and an ancient Irish Monsignor used to berate us children and tell us we were all going to hell. A lot of my life has been affected by feelings of guilt and fear, and I'm just now starting to be free from it all. I'm not sure why I'm so interested in the Genesis myths, but I find them fascinating. So many people take these as truth, which is kind of astounding when you look into them.
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    Watch this space

    Interesting times ahead. My money is on NSW being the last state to get with the program.
  3. If you didn't pay $500 plus for that tbm, it's highly unlikely to be long form! Have you seen what this white whale goes for down here?
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    Visitation by birds

    I was interstate the last few weeks and I felt nostalgic to see sparrows again. When I was a kid, sparrows used to be very common where I lived. It must have been around 1991 or slightly later that they were replaced by Indian mynahs. Now there is not a single sparrow. I wonder if it is too cold in Melbourne for mynahs?
  5. Not much of a contest between my noodle arms and hillbilly's manly Popeye-esque meathooks I'm afraid. But I fight dirty...
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    Loph seeds?

    Hit up @watertrade for a local supplier of high quality seeds.
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    Feeling slightly stoned after smoking mopacho

    Sure, but carbonate is a lot more basic. Heck a bendy straw works fine.
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    Feeling slightly stoned after smoking mopacho

    Try mixing some with a little bicarb paste, say, 1:3 bicarb to mapacho. Dry it, grind it super fine and sieve it. Then blast it with a kuripé. Then you'll know the mapacho spirit!
  9. Another good experiment that requires no artistic ability at all is plant inspired automatic writing. Automatic writing is fascinating to me. See what bubbles up from your subconscious well.
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    Feeling slightly stoned after smoking mopacho

    I quit crystal meth easier than ciggies.
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    Feeling slightly stoned after smoking mopacho

    I can't smoke mapacho. But as rapé it's quite enjoyable. Raw mapacho up the snozz tastes like grass, then burns. Then feels great. But properly seasoned mapacho rapé mixed with cacao ashes is so much smoother, and really feels great as an occasional treat.
  12. Thanks, I'm very familiar with Alan Watts.
  13. It's also frustrating for someone who pays on time to not receive the goods on time as expected. I think communication goes a long way to ease these matters.
  14. I think they are just dealing with some stuff, not trying to rip anyone off.
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    Looking for books :)

    By the growing guide, you mean the one under the pseudonym "Oss and Oeric"?
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    US Johnson & Johnson ruling

    Me too man, and I like that we can all state our opinions without resorting to trash talk that I see happen all too often. After all, opinions are like arseholes, everyone has one, but there's no need to parade them at every opportunity!
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    US Johnson & Johnson ruling

    I think what I am trying to say is that economics is to blame. It's hyper hypocrisy for us to be burning poppy fields in Afghanistan because "drugs are bad, mmkay", while at the same time we incentivise and protect poppy growing on a far greater scale in our own backyard. Remember, heroin was once marketed as a safe non-addictive alternative to morphine. Clearly the pharma companies and the doctors in their pocket can't be trusted, and knowing this, would you willingly support them by providing the resource to continue business as usual?
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    US Johnson & Johnson ruling

    I'm not sure what point you are trying to make by distinguishing between sale and gift, and I'm not so sure that a bad trip is on par with death by accidental overdose. Either way, say you died during that trip. Would you say that whoever supplied them played a part, no matter how small? Of course they did. Was it intentional? Of course not. I'm not taking personal responsibility out of the matter at all. The decision to eat them was yours after all. But...would you have died in this situation had someone not given/sold them to you? Therefore they played a role in your death. "Personal accountability appears to have disappeared In this increasingly fucked up world" Cuts both ways. Yes, there have been too many points of failure along this entire chain of responsibility, and I wasn't trying to say that the growers are entirely the cause of the problem. As I said already, I know economics dictates that if the Tassie growers didn't grow them, someone else would. It's the law of supply and demand writ large. Does this make my statement applicable to hop growers and sugarcane farmers? Hmm, if we take the logic to it's conclusion, then I suppose, maybe yes, to some degree. I guess it's probbaly a much longer trajectory though to die from diabetes than from a fentanyl overdose, so it's harder to see the dotted lines joining the cause and effect. But I would still say the lines are there.
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    US Johnson & Johnson ruling

    In the industry I work in there's a thing called "chain of responsibility". Every link in the chain is accountable. I get that everyone has to take personal responsibility and I also hate that our goobermint has come in over the top and banned otc codeine etc. But to say that the growers are completely blameless, when they know they are growing varieties that are really only useful for producing thebaine, is like coal miners arguing that they only dig up the coal, and aren't responsible for any part in man made climate change. I know it's how economics works. "If I don't grow it, someone else will anyway because there's money to be made". What to do, what to do?
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    Have you used Tobacco Spray for pests?

    Well, I'd be extremely careful not to accidentally ingest via skin contact that's for sure.
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    New tool album out today

    Bless the curly locks fool.
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    eBay/Gumtree finds

    He's a good salesman
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    Pereskiopsis

    You should have hit up @Gimli A week ago
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    US Johnson & Johnson ruling

    But I guess that's economics hey?
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    US Johnson & Johnson ruling

    I've reflected on this, and I don't think the growers can absolve themselves completely of all responsibility. It's a little too convenient to just say "oh, we only grow the poppies that are really only useful for producing the key ingredients fuelling the opioid crisis, what happens to them after we sold them is none of our concern". I'm sure that Tasmanian Alkaloids were all too happy to continue profiting as long as nobody pointed a finger of blame in their direction.
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