“"But if you want to protest, No. 1, you can do it outside. No. 2, it's better to split up when you start. Then when those people get arrested, then a second group stands up. Then a third. I'm just saying."
"That's a design problem right there," said Mayer as the crowd laughed.
Good, very good. Protest outside? Nay. Protest where it hurts. You do it right.
Split up? Nay. Keep united and passively resist arrest. Arresting 10 is easy. Arresting 1000 trained to passively resist can take a loooooooong time.
I agree with Marissa that if the protest was made to please her and her kind, it would have failed. But the purpose was elsewhere, and it worked.”
“The craziest part is that it's a pure product of the prohibition... It's the prohibition that creates an artificial rarity, a rise in the price, hence the search for a substitute, at any cost.
It's just insane.”
Oct 15, 2013 at 07:56:12
France C'est La Vie
“Cool. Tant de travail pour résoudre un problème qui n'existe pas...
J'attends avec impatience une étude plus poussée sur les effets secondaires.
Pour information, la dernière fois qu'on a voulu manipuler la chimie du cerveau pour neutraliser tout ou partie du systeme endocannabinoide, c'était avec le rimonabant. Avec le succès que l'on connait.
“Your definition for cider only works for a fraction of English speaking people, in a pretty narrow time frame, and not at all for the same word in other languages since biblical times. It's just ridiculous to consider it universal.For instance, in my native language, an American can be either someone living in America, a cigarette rolled with blond tobacco or a sandwich with steak and Fries. So I can smoke an American without a weber kettle, and eat one without being a cannibal. But I don't pretend the rest of the world should barbecue your 4$$.”
mikeg0477 on Oct 4, 2013 at 12:41:06
“Now I'm confused. Are you saying that two of your three definitions of "American" are wrong? Because the sandwich and cigarette definitions aren't "universal." So that makes them wrong, correct? Or, are you saying that I can drink my cider while you smoke your american?”
“The formulation is wrong.
Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented apple juice.
It happens that in the jargon called "American English", not filtered fresh apple juice is improperly called cider.”
cherrimae on Oct 6, 2013 at 07:54:44
“Do us a favor and stay where you are. You do not get to condescend to us and dictate our language then arrive as a tourist. Baka.”
c-tom on Oct 5, 2013 at 14:24:11
“And in American "jargon" maize is corn. But in English "jargon" corn is a generic term for any grain crop. Unfiltered apple juice is either sweet (unfermented) or hard (fermented).”
“So because American English is dead wrong, both etymologically and historically, everyone has to be? The need to add and adjective to cider to make it alcoholic just shows and improper use of the word. It comes from the Latin "sicera", witch literally means inebriating beverage. And it was so long before English was ever used in 'Murica. And long before English even existed. To call cider fresh apple juice would be considered a fraud is such exotic non English speaking countries as England and Ireland, where getting drunk on Strongbow or Bulmer's asolutely never happens!”
mikeg0477 on Oct 4, 2013 at 11:39:17
“Words can't have different meanings? That's absurd. I bruised my chest when I tripped over my chest. An elephant lifted my trunk with its trunk. He then put my trunk in the trunk of my car. I tire easily, that's why I hate having to change a tire.”