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    building the pyramids
  • Birthday May 16

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    Far North QLD
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    Advanced Unicorn Catching

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  1. Northerner

    Spore syringes

    The grey area there is intention. If you have a mycology lab and are studying them, prints are legal. If you have a stack of cultivation stuff they are illegal. Of course there's the matter of interpretation of intent which would be horrible to fight out in court. Wouldn't be fun. Syringes on the other hand are not used for microscopy, so are illegal.
  2. Northerner

    Spore syringes

    Spore syringes are illegal so you won't get that here. You can acquire prints for microscopy legally though.
  3. Northerner

    Watch this space

    I'm actually gobsmacked about these voices of reason getting mainstream publicity.
  4. Northerner

    Is this site dying out ?

    Ebbs and flows...
  5. Northerner

    Watch this space

    It's good to hear they've got the hang of it. I don't see why the government would impose any more security measures on on MC than they do methadone or other opioids, which currently all pharmacies need is a lockable fridge. Recommended prices for prescription meds are set by manufacturers which are about 15% markup on the wholesale price. Of course pharmacies start their own generic brands and get these things made in bulk and sell it even cheaper with greater markup, but that is a service as well as a retail product, another step that provides better value for the customer as well as earning more for the pharmacy. People will travel to buy cheaper drugs too, and slow sales in retail often means closed doors because of the high overheads. No pricing regulation required I asked my wife who worked for a long time in a pharmacy, that's how I got this information. If there was another 100,000 customers looking for MC and one outlet set a minimum profit point there would be a race to the bottom to try and capture the market. Sometimes capitalism does work. The government just needs to stop being such fucktards about handing out scripts for that to happen though.
  6. Northerner

    Watch this space

    Reading on the topic, the other part of the market that is not regulated but needs to be, or needs competition, is the pharmacies themselves. They are buying in MC products and then putting %140+ markup on them. I know pharmacies are retail outlets and need to make a profit, but they don't take the sick for a ride like that with other prescription medicines. It's the wild west atm, and some are digging gold. But the rush will end.
  7. Northerner

    Watch this space

    There's nothing wrong with home made plant oil, though it's no where near as convenient, and depending on the source plants and the skill of the person extracting it could be variable quality. But I guess that's not the point. The government could just approve a lot of grower and processor licenses and create an oversupply which would dramatically decrease the price for people who need it, whilst simultaneously grabbing the same amount of taxes due to increased sales. Adding another medical gouge onto our already huge PBS budget that comes out of all of our pockets isn't in the publics' best interest. It's not even a proprietary drug, geez, it's been used for 1000's of years by people. I know the cats don't want it to be cheap, but the reality is it is just a plant. There needs to be someone who can stand up and call bullshit in parliament, but the bigger war of even getting it legalised is yet to be won... That step comes next.
  8. Northerner

    Watch this space

    Ever heard of the "proceeds of crime" act? Already they can take everything you own for growing weed and imprison you. I don't see how it can get worse? Capital punishment?
  9. Northerner

    Watch this space

    If we take the plant off our narcotic list it will no longer be a narcotic in Australia, so international narcotic regulations that apply locally are irrelevant. Spain, Uruguay and Canada are all part of the UN and have legalised it without the insane fallout you are talking about. Spain is one of the main opiate growers in the world also. You're freaking out, but if the models of other countries are anything to go by your fears are completely unfounded. We live in Australia, not North Korea. It's just a mostly harmless plant man. It's not going to be the end of society as we know it if people are allowed to own it. Geez.
  10. Northerner

    Watch this space

    Sounds like you are cutting off your nose to spite your face there. Legalisation is is the only way forward, it's not an if but a when. They wanna tax it? Great. More money for our country. All good. No millions spent on catching and imprisoning potheads, great. No peoples lives destroyed because of immoral laws, great. As soon as personal growing and use is set the floodgate is open. The evil era will have ended. Policing it will be as impossible as it is now, and there'll be less black market to aim at. I don't even smoke but it's obvious it's a no brainer in terms of our economy, social welfare, health system and justice system.
  11. Northerner

    a. simplex wanted

    Thanks for the offer Flux. Some other legendary member has hit me up and is sending me a seed pack.
  12. Northerner

    a. simplex wanted

    Searching for a.simplex, live or seed... hit me up.
  13. Northerner

    Error 500 with the forums

    Was an sql database error as far as I could tell... horrible things when they go TITSUP. (total inability to support upset people)
  14. Northerner

    Just out of curiosity, would you rather?

    Yes a fools happiness is genuine as is a dogs. Happiness is an experience from a perspective, it's not tangible or transferable. The happiness you and I might find from growing plants and eating them for their properties would be a boring nothingness to many, as their happiness building model aeroplanes or attending dwarf tossing competitions might be equally pointless for us. Just like looking deep into the psychedelic pool of endless questions might feel like it brings us stability and self understanding, but for many people that is hell on earth. Avoidance of suffering and imposed delayed gratification aren't really models for happiness either. A person who understands less is far less likely to experience cognitive dissonance and other internal conflicts than a person who understands more. There's a threshold though. When someone reaches a certain level of rationale it allows them to understand that there is much more they don't understand, then they are just as likely to suffer for their inability if they believe they are missing out on some truth. The actual truth though is that not many of us really understand much at all. This doesn't stop the illusion from propagating in our minds though. Understanding that I know stuff all and being conflicted is far worse imho than just knowing stuff all and being happy with that. Just give me the happiness.
  15. Northerner

    Just out of curiosity, would you rather?

    I dare to disagree. Experience and belief really is reality. If you are comparatively unintelligent and you have found balance and happiness, you have actually found these things. There is no higher point of happiness that comes with knowing more. Perspective is completely subjective. It's a paradigm. Quite literally. It's the most intelligent among our species who are prone to depression and drug addiction, who think that the people who don't understand what we do can never truly understand what happens around us. But that's an egotistical untruth. Sometimes we are so mislead by our apparent knowledge that our naivety trumps us.
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