November 17, 2011 |
You've heard the stoner arguments for legalizing pot: "Weed is 100 percent natural, dude. It's from the earth. Thomas Jefferson grew it, man. Thomas. Jefferson. " But lately the case for legalization and decriminalization of possession comes from entirely different camps, and they're using arguments with more finesse, research and economic impact than those tossed out at a party in your friend's smoke-filled basement. Witness the City Council, which is looking at reduced penalties for possession of amounts less than 10 grams.
August 1, 2013 |
Some good news regarding the remaining baseball season: Gov. Quinn has announced the signing of the medical marijuana bill here in Illinois. Unless I'm mistaken, that means your doctor can prescribe it for you as a way of coping with having to watch this crap. Don't miss this opportunity, see a physician ASAP. Because if you care to look, you'll see two teams, miles away. Still. Hats off to Rick Hahn for the Jake Peavy trade. We send the Jakemeister to Boston, and here's the good news: We send his medical file as well.
September 16, 2013 |
Crime doesn't pay, as the old adage goes, but the opposite is true in the video game world. Developer Rockstar Games has sold more than 125 million copies of its bullet-ridden “Grand Theft Auto” titles over the last decade and a half, and some experts are predicting that the fifth entry - which releases Tuesday for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - could shoot its way to the highest grossing game of all time. Already “GTA V” has broken records for its massive cost - with a reported $265 million price tag. Where is that NASA-sized budget going and what's all the fuss...