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From Twitter 11-02-2010

  • 01:08:09: More Industry Layoffs: IO Interactive, Possibly Namco Bandai Affected: I was pretty upset when I read of the “rout... http://bit.ly/c9qUUs
  • 01:34:34: THQ Signs Marketing Deal With World Wrestling Entertainment: THQ announced on Monday that they have signed a deal ... http://bit.ly/9zLzw0
  • 01:49:52: RT @DanRyckert: Getting high scores in Pinball FX 2 is just as addictive as it was in Geometry Wars and the early Tony Hawk games. My fi ...
  • 02:09:49: RT @twelveicings: Writers block can happen to journalists too .. (I KNOW that feeling. Like, right now. :()
  • 02:13:31: What a shock. A San Francisco based paper is all for the CA Games Law. What happened to liberals? http://bit.ly/d8GFtX
  • 02:14:40: Oh my God. Read that editorial. That person is fucking clueless. How did that get published? That article is completely irresponsible.
  • 02:16:01: I guess these editorials just prove to me that today's liberal is too lazy and/or stupid to properly raise their children.
  • 02:39:22: Bejeweled 3 Announced By Popcap: Popcap Games has announced that Bejeweled 3, the first “direct” sequel in the fra... http://bit.ly/bYx9au
  • 11:10:16: RT @raywashere: via @nhregister - reason 19872637 why parents need to be banned from the rinks http://t.co/sKjcGEi
  • 11:12:49: RT @BreakingNews: Iran woman whose execution by stoning for adultery provoked worldwide outcry will instead be hanged (All better then! #wtf
  • 11:30:39: It's a day later, and I'm still pissed off about fighting - and losing in the last part - to Narmer in Etrian Odyssey III. Brutal.
  • 11:32:59: I find it funny that the FIFA review blew up because it happened to coincide with Ultimate Team coming out. Kinda silly.
  • 11:37:33: DirectTV dropped G4? Wow, I feel... actually, I don't give a shit. G4 sucks. It's overproduced crap. They're the IGN of TV. #notacompliment
  • 11:38:42: We're starting to get Kinect-exclusive titles now. That's cool, I was wanting to scale back on reviews anyway.
  • 11:46:49: RT @ThemisKlarides: Thank you to all my family, friends and constituents for all their support Its an emotional day for me in many ways ...
  • 11:48:26: RT @tech_gaming: We've teamed up with @NISAmerica to give away copies of Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger for the PSP. http://bit.ly/aaUUxp Please RT
  • 12:34:53: Read the transcripts to the #scotus case of Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association here: http://bit.ly/9K4TGJ
  • 12:37:11: Here's somethign I don't usually say... Joystiq's coverage of the SCOTUS case is the best out. They're in DC covering. http://aol.it/ct1jAm
  • 13:30:49: Along with Joystiq, I'm reading the transcripts of SB1179. Even the liberal judges are picking California apart. This could be a sweep.
  • 13:33:03: RT @TSNBobMcKenzie: @AnaheimDucks have confirmed Cam Fowler will stay with the team. (NYR drafting Dylan Mcllrath looks much dumber now)
  • 13:36:01: Trying to sign up for Scribd. Already not fond of it. It requires a Facebook signup. That makes me very, very unhappy.
  • 16:26:58: RT @BreakingNews: Community organizing group ACORN files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (Good job, right wing cocksuckers)
  • 18:51:34: I just unlocked the "I Voted 2010" badge on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/ddnHVr
  • 18:51:34: Hey Bridgeport! I was in and out in 5 minutes! #suckstobeyou (@ Voting at IRVING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL) http://4sq.com/ceniUp
  • 19:20:40: RT @thestolenfork: Some lady just came in asking, "are voting places still open?" A man answered, "I think they close at 8." How do peop ...
  • 19:23:00: Woah, Conroy is in trouble in #105thdistrict? Didn't see that coming.
  • 19:28:51: Just overheard someone from the Conroy campaign: they're down 207. Going to the wire in the #105thdistrict.
  • 19:29:15: RT @thestolenfork: Haven't been this glued to Twitter most likely since last year's election. #Election2010
  • 20:26:05: How the fuck do all these places - Bridgeport, Oxford, even Derby - run out of ballots!? How incompetent are these people?
  • 20:26:48: RT @raywashere: Damnit, more of the same electing Blumenthal. spend spend spend!
  • 20:41:20: Anyone hear what's happening with @ThemisKlarides in the 114th? @ValleyIndy? (Not like it's a debate...)
  • 21:07:13: Did I just hear that Michelle Bachman might be the Speaker of the fucking House!? Can someone pinch me and ensure this isn't a nightmare?
  • 21:10:30: RT @Psymin1: Tea Party candidates are really winning tonight? I need to learn more about them to understand better why I hate that party.
  • 21:15:24: Wrestling fans just heard Linda McMahon introduce HHH as "my son-in-law, Paul Levesque", and their heads exploded.
  • 21:17:07: RT @gamerswithcasts: @superbus Come next Monday, her loss will become a storyline.
  • 21:18:13: RT @jdeloma: "The finest campauign staff that could be assembled"? Really? McMahon lost. And wasted $50M.
  • 21:24:33: RT @nickgillespie: One reason GOP is full of shit: Winners still won't come up with specific cuts to fucking spending. Other than non-de ...
  • 21:24:43: RT @dmataconis: And now I raise a toast to the defeat of Tom Tancredo
  • 21:49:02: RT @ctelections10: Dibicella to concede to Himes (Thank God)
  • 21:52:31: YES!!! I am one of THREE Derby residents to vote for Brian K. Hill! http://bit.ly/ddCgMC

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Nov. 3rd, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
lol @ the Brian Hill thing. Who is that guy? Did you, him, and his wife vote for him? XD;;

fuck yeah Rhode Island has independent governor! :D
And everyone in California seems to be surprised Prop 19 didn't do better (well, everyone I'm spoken to, and granted I've only spoken about it to people my age XD;;)

Nov. 3rd, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
Brian K. Hill was an independent write-in candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut. If you look at his positions, they're actually pretty on-point for the most part. That's why I wrote him in. http://briankhill.com/?home

As for Prop 19, that was working against a lot of factors:

* Conservatives. More prevalent around the major cities (except San Francisco, which just banned Happy Meals. You would think Prop 8 would have taught people this by now.

* Hardcore anarchists and libertarians, who felt that the government would use the chance to impose massive taxes (uh, that's kinda the point...)

* The medicinal marijuana lobby. These people have a nice, comfortable monopoly, and want to keep it that way.

* Anti-corporatists. These are the people who are elitist about the weed they smoke, and feel that some Proctor and Gamble company is going to step in and mass-market shitty marijuana.

* The federal government, who stated, flat-out, that they would not honour Prop 19 should it pass.

Basically, for Prop 19 to succeed, every single pot smoker in the state, as well as all of the social libertarians who are in favour of legalization, would have had to vote for this. But - surprise! - the youth vote turnout was lower than anticipated. The young people of America are poor about consistently voting? The young people of America are unreliable!? Get out! Maybe it's because everyone that would have to vote for this is too stoned to make it out the door!

Edited at 2010-11-03 10:38 pm (UTC)
Nov. 4th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
On Hill: I'm just wondering how someone gets only 3 votes. That's less than a handful of supporters. Even for an independent, low-funded write-in grassroots, etc, kind of guy, I would expect somewhere closer to 20 or 30, 3 is...like I said, you, him, and his wife voted for him. :/
Kudos to you for voting for him, better to get independents with good views than Democrats and Republicans. Wasn't trying to belittle either of you, it's kind of funny.

Yeah, I would assume that the young didn't turn out. All the bros and the party kids who smoke weed didn't vote. Other people who don't smoke it but would have legalized it didn't vote. Some people probably changed their mind when they got to the polling station.

It's funny that anti-corporatists would feel that way; I mean, I see the logic, even if I think it's a bit douche and retarded, but don't they realize how much pharmaceutical companies benefit from the illegality of cannibis?

Nov. 4th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
Brian Hill was running for STATE senate, and I was one of three people in Derby - out of only a few thousand voters - to vote for him. Then again, he didn't get much in either direction; all of Connecticut's write-in candidates - of which Hill was the only notable one - got less than .1% of the vote throughout the state. That's expected in such a high profile race as this one.

How would pharmaceutical companies benefit from illegal marijuana?
Nov. 4th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)

The most obvious way would be that marijuana would replace painkillers. It also has other indications. It could be used as anti-depressant too, for example. It's something I hear a lot from people; mostly friends who smoke regularly, so I wouldn't be surprised if they exaggerate the number of potential medicinal uses.

I believe it too. As someone who still has chronic leg pain post-surgery, I would want a safe painkiller that's better than acetometaphine (Tylenol, which isn't too safe itself).

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