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December 30, 2005

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Ron Newman

Looks like a waste of police resources, dealing with a victimless crime that hurts nobody.

a mear sack of shit held together with skin! An "Asshole Sauage"!

"Ten pounds of marijuana confiscated"! Ron Newman are you a frigin moron or what? "victimless crime that hurts nobody"? The more I read your postings, the more I agree with others who say you are a "Nerdy Turd"! A "complete frigin idiot"! You seriously think in your fucked up little Granola Crunhing mind that these drugs on the street pose no threat to people? You are a total waste of a humun being! Your just a mear sack of shit held together with skin! An "Asshole Sauage"! That's all you are!

I think he's the guy my little sister used to beat up in school!

I got to agree, "The Newmanator" is a complete IDIOT! I think I remember Ron Newman now that my memory comes back. I think he's the guy my little sister used to beat up in school!

HESAMORon

Ron Newman is a WT. That means White T&*!%.....He makes stupid, unintelligent comments and has no life other than posting wt comments...

How someone in their right mind can justify 10 pounds of dope as being victimless...Are you out of you F__kn mind. Get a job and get off welfare you FU))N Idiot!!! Look at your fat self and ask what you've done for yourself lately..

thats the problem with society

Thats the problem with society today, people are taught that all drugs are on the same level and people will refer to things like pot as dope. Maybe that is why so many kids fall into the trap of drugs. When they are young they are told that all illegal drugs are the same and are way worse than any legal drug which is bullshit. Alcohol kills more people than any other drug yet it is legal. So if all illegal drugs are so bad and some kid trys pot and realizes that it doesn't even do that much too him. Then he thinks that hey they said dope is dope so what the hell lets try coke, or meth, or pills, or heroin or any other drug that everyone who has had any experience with knows are way harder drugs. but hey dope is dope right? just keep telling yourself that until someone you love gets addicted to a hard drug

Does "The Newmanator" sit down to pee?????????

Who is this "Ron Newman Guy" anyway? If he is who I think he is he is a "TURD"! Was he the nerdy looking guy in the orange an pink sweather at the writers festival? If it was him I saw him in the concesion line complaining about that he ran out of toilet paper in the mens room! The attendent smiled and informed him that he actually was in the ladies room! So now to the $64,000 question. Does "The Newmanator" sit down to pee?????????

Idioteque

Ah, a confused sexuality joke. How clever.

Rather than personally attack this guy, why don't you actually put up a sincere argument, however entertaining this may be.

Ron Newman

> Was he the nerdy looking guy in the orange an pink sweater at the writers festival?

Nope, not me. I don't own any clothes that look like that.

I hate you

Some of y'all are so f*ing ignorant it makes me want to stab you in the f*ing head with an ice pick and I don't even know you. God damn.

And I'm talking to all you asshats who know absolutely NOTHING about marijuana or anything/anyone to do with it, and continuously talk out of your asses.

You just generalize and think you're ALLWAYS right because you have the f*ing "law" to back you up.... I'm a loser, by the way.

delusional

another satisfied customer of happyland.com! who on here has the "law" backing anyone up, you dipshit. what a dork - another member of the skipper's liquid courage crew, no doubt. 2 comments out of 8 actually about the story, and this mental midget "hates us all" boo hoo - you are the pussbag. probably work for the city and hang with tough guys, dont you. the other 6 comments had something to do with ragging on the newmanator for his initial comment. i love the plants who try to cover themselves up by making wild comments - youre not fooling anyone. be part of the process, dont act like youre above the process - and maybe, just maybe - youll be able to understand whats going on around you.

James Norton

I Hate You -

For once in a long time, I have to agree with delusional - only 2 comments were actually about the story - and the rest were ragging on or from Ron Newman.

Unless of course, he right about you being a "plant" as well, which would explain the reason why you mentioned it the way you did.

At The News, as I have explained at least 100 times before...we post stuff in our own names and don't hide. Also, there seems to be the misconception that we don't like the Mayor and the Administration.

Nothing could be further from the truth - we have nothing but praise for the job The Mayor has done overall so far, it's some of the idiots he has working under him that will be his downfall. We can't help that.

Chew on it.

JN

Manny Ortez

Your hard-earned tax-dollars at work. Somerville's pizza and Chinese food populations breathe a collective sigh of relief. The cookies, too, will live to see tomorrow. Bravo.

I think there's a lesson here. People who live in glass houses shouldn't get stoned.

We'll see decriminalization of marijuana in our lifetimes, just a matter of time. And be serious - as any who's used it knows, THC is more benign than alcohol (or even tobacco, really).

Might want to blur that New York license plate in the picture, BTW...

Of Course

Engine 4 is still closed and the fresh paint in the Mayor's Office is just about dried. Nice how he has the funds to do his office over and we go without the fire protection we so deservingly need.

That makes two Home Improvements in less than two years. No one else can do that except for one of the Alderman-at-Large.

I guess when you have a compulsive disorder it's all about YOU....

john david

Alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana. Did you know that half of all murders involve the use of alcohol? Did you know that 150,000 people die every year from alcohol-related health problems?

If you feel that marijuana should be illegal, that's fine but by the same logic you must put alcohol in the same category if you don't want to be a hypocrit.

Did you know that 500,000 people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses?

It is a fact that marijuana is less evil than either alcohol or tobacco.

Kareem Sultan

you guys are all morons, weed is good for the soul bro

Themunchkineer

It is a proven fact that marijuana is a much less dangerous drug than tobacco or alcohol. Do you even know why marijuana was even made illegal in the first place? It was literally tacked on at the very end of a long list of banned drugs simply because it wasn't as profitable to white people as tobacco. The outlaw was completely racist, as rich white people would smoke tobacco, and many blacks would smoke marijuana. These white people didn't want to see the blacks get all "riled up" so there you go...

ward 2

JN,

why are you not afraid you going get sued here? Or is the blog where people can't discuss issues; but, they can go around accusing everyperson in town of needing to sit down to pee? Is this the hate blog, or is it the I hate hate blog?

why can't you discuss gang violence and make a case for how it is connected to weed smuggleing? Or talk about the theory that weed leads to more dangerous drugs. Or something? Good thing he used his real name or you would be ostersizing him for being a troll. I guess any name calling will do when someone has an opinion you disagree with or in Ron's case a lot of opinions.

James Norton

Grand Total/Ward 2 -

It's too early in the day to lob this kind of crap at me or the newspaper, but I'll bite...what the hell are you talking about?

JN

ward 2

easy gunpowder, that was for all the posters to this article. Everyone or somebody was angry at Ron's opinion but were not able to explain why; instead they felt that attacking Ron personally would accomplish something. Why is that?

Alcoholism Information Junkie

Is alcohol more dangerous than marijuana? If you look at total numbers, obviously there are more injuries, fatalities, and diseases caused by alcohol than by MJ. What would be interesting would be the following: Let the researchers look at two groups of people, each with 50,000 people. One group would be the potheads and the other group would be those who drink alcohol. For every joint smoked by those in the MJ group, one average drink will be consumed by those in the drinkers group (an average drink is defined as one shot of 80 proof alcohol, one 8 oz. glass of wine, or one beer). We let these two groups of people smoke their MJ and drink their alcohol for 30 years. Now that we are comparing apples to apples, which group of people will have experienced more diseases, injuries, and fatalities over this 30-year period? My guess: the pothead group.

One respondent claimed that 500,000 people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses and then stated that MJ is “less evil” than either alcohol or tobacco. I’m not arguing against the statement that 500,000 people die every year in the US from tobacco-related illnesses because this is a fact. What seems illogical to me however, is to say that MJ is “less evil” than alcohol or tobacco. By “less evil” I am assuming that you mean “less destructive” or “less unhealthy.” To my mind, because cigarettes, cigars, and pipes are “smoked” and because MJ is typically “smoked” wouldn’t MJ be classified in the same or in a similar category?

From a different perspective, let’s say that we have two groups of people. Group A consists of 500,000 people who smoke cigarettes, cigars, or pipes and group B consists of 500,000 people who smoke MJ. People in both groups smoke exactly the same amount. After both groups of people smoke their respective “product” for 40 years, which group will have experienced the greatest amount of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other smoking-related diseases? Again, my guess: the MJ group.

Just adding my 2 cents :-)

Don't bogart that.......

There are many drugs that can kill that are available over the counter. There are plants in our gardens and yards and available at Wal-Mart or any nursery, that can kill.

Life and the world are full of things that are very, very dangerous and often lethal.

Cannabis is not one of them.

Prohibition of cannabis HAS killed people. Quite a few of them.

Cannabis was made illegal because of racism, gullibility and ignorance, corporate greed, and job security for government agents after prohibition of alcohol ended.

Cannabis prohibition is irrational and dangerous…even deadly.

Alcohol Abuse Info

Don't Bogart That,

In all seriousness, please explain how prohibition of cannabis has killed people.

brickbottom

Alcohol,

In the same way that the prohibition of alcohol did.

Gang related violence.

kyle

Well I think you should give Ron Newman a break, partially I agree with him. Okay let's break it down a bit.

Weed... More harmful than alcahol? no.

When do you see police tracking down each and every alcahol user on a friday night beating up their wives, none.

This may be touching on a different topic, but i think they are making too much fuss over a drug thats not even harmful, too medicinal.

You people are flaming him with abuse because you have absolutely no knowledge and your only reason for prejudice is because the law tells you it's bad.

And all of you jumping on the chance to use your gay ass jokes on someone who has their own opinion, maybe you should just look at your self eh ? :) x

Steve Casser

Marajuana should be decriminalized. It's not as dangerous as other drugs and it has medicinal benefits for people with glaucoma, certain cancers, and MS.

The real victim of marijuana is the tax payer who pays for law enforcement to make life difficult for people who use marijuana.

Election

There is no good evidence for direct medical benefits per se, but the psychological benefits for people with certain illnesses have been documented. If alcohol, which has mostly negative effects on health, is legal, MJ should be too.

Imux

Marijuana is illegal. Until that changes it is not and cannot - as Ron whined - victimless. Just in the story above I can identify a few victims. How about the people who parked their cars on that street that day?

The suspect then allegedly sped directly towards the officer before losing control of the vehicle and crashing into several parked cars.

Anyone who says ANY ILLEGAL drug is victimless is a fool.

Election

They sped and crashed BECAUSE the cops harassed them.

Imux

They sped and crashed BECAUSE the cops harassed them.

Posted by: Election | October 07, 2007 at 01:18 PM


Is pot still illegal? Pot is illegal. The cops did not harass them - the cops were enforcing the law. It wasn't a joint we're talking here... it was an amount they intended to distribute.

You moonbats have to realize you don't get to pick and choose what laws to obey. You better obey them all.

Election

And yet you violated one just last night.

Ron Newman

There is no more reason for marijuana to be illegal than there is for alcohol or tobacco to be illegal. Somerville police would save money by ignoring the marijuana laws entirely.

Election

Precisely. If they ignore the immigration laws then why not also ignore the marijuana laws? Even in a utilitarian framework, why one and no the other? Alcohol and cigarettes cause much more damage than marijuana does. This arbitrary choosing and picking is so far from a nation based on the rule of law.

Imux

Moonbats, pot and illegal immigration are against the laws. If you fools violate those laws you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. You don't get to pick and choose which laws you abide by. Obey them all or be prepared for the consequences. Pot will never be legal in this country. This was a crime. There are many victims.

Ron Newman

There are no victims of pot, only victims of stupid laws against it.

Imux

Ron, really? I mean really - no harm?

When you know what you're talking about please stop back in. Until then just feel free to keep your little ignorant quips confined to your group of moonbats friends. I know you mean well, but you really have no clue.

Election

We know what you did, Imux. Stop being a hypocrite like all those conservative jerks who are biting the dust hard these days.

Imux

Q: Does marijuana pose health risks to users?

Marijuana is an addictive drug with significant health consequences to its users and others. Many harmful short-term and long-term problems have been documented with its use:


The short term effects of marijuana use include: memory loss, distorted perception, trouble with thinking and problem solving, loss of motor skills, decrease in muscle strength, increased heart rate, and anxiety2.


In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of emergency room mentions of marijuana use. From 1993-2000, the number of emergency room marijuana mentions more than tripled.


There are also many long-term health consequences of marijuana use. According to the National Institutes of Health, studies show that someone who smokes five joints per week may be taking in as many cancer-causing chemicals as someone who smokes a full pack of cigarettes every day.


Marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals, including most of the harmful substances found in tobacco smoke. Smoking one marijuana cigarette deposits about four times more tar into the lungs than a filtered tobacco cigarette.


Harvard University researchers report that the risk of a heart attack is five times higher than usual in the hour after smoking marijuana.3


Smoking marijuana also weakens the immune system4 and raises the risk of lung infections.5 A Columbia University study found that a control group smoking a single marijuana cigarette every other day for a year had a white-blood-cell count that was 39 percent lower than normal, thus damaging the immune system and making the user far more susceptible to infection and sickness.6


Users can become dependent on marijuana to the point they must seek treatment to stop abusing it. In 1999, more than 200,000 Americans entered substance abuse treatment primarily for marijuana abuse and dependence.


More teens are in treatment for marijuana use than for any other drug or for alcohol. Adolescent admissions to substance abuse facilities for marijuana grew from 43 percent of all adolescent admissions in 1994 to 60 percent in 1999.


Marijuana is much stronger now than it was decades ago. According to data from the Potency Monitoring Project at the University of Mississippi, the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of commercial-grade marijuana rose from an average of 3.71 percent in 1985 to an average of 5.57 percent in 1998. The average THC content of U.S. produced sinsemilla increased from 3.2 percent in 1977 to 12.8 percent in 1997.7

Election

Most of those data are wrong, or controversial, and clearly the result of government propaganda. Why don't you listen to NIH when it tells you about the dangers of cigs, booze and pork chops?
I thought you were the guy arguing for the government to let you do whatever you want, regardless of whether it's bad for you or not. Obviously, I was wrong. With you, it's always whatever fits your agenda of the moment.

The Patriot

If we obeyed ALL laws, we'd still be a British colony.

HL Menken

The best, most objective piece that I've read on this subject was in this newspaper. See: http://somervillenews.typepad.com/the_somerville_news/2006/01/blowing_smoke_a.html

(Sorry, Bill. ;-) I know that you don't believe in the existence of objectivity.)

Imux

Most of those data are wrong, or controversial, and clearly the result of government propaganda. Why don't you listen to NIH when it tells you about the dangers of cigs, booze and pork chops?
I thought you were the guy arguing for the government to let you do whatever you want, regardless of whether it's bad for you or not. Obviously, I was wrong. With you, it's always whatever fits your agenda of the moment.

Posted by: Election | October 07, 2007 at 10:17 PM

If we obeyed ALL laws, we'd still be a British colony.

Posted by: The Patriot | October 07, 2007 at 10:51 PM


DING-DING-DING!!! We're got the winners for the 2 dumbest posts of the year! Congratualtions, girls. I for one thought Ron would easily win as he had a huge lead, but you two asshats came streaking down the stretch and blew right by him with these posts.

Election (asshat #1), if it's illegal you don't do it. Selling pot is illegal. Smoking cigars or gambling is not. Is it that hard for you to comprehend?

Patriot (asshat #2), so if we all break laws then we're revolutionaries??? Whew. You are elbowing asshat #1 (Election) hard for the tape - aren't you?

legalize it!

Acctually I agree with Mr. Newman. Marijuana is an almost harmles drug. Cigarettes are more adictive and alcohol will float your liver. mariujana will give you the munchies and cure glaucoma. You can't tell me that something that cures a disease is bad.

Do some research

DO some research and stop spewing the 'party line'. It has been proven more than once that almost every drug addict in this country began by using alcohol and/or marijuana. To me and to you, it may be a harmless drug. However, to some people it triggers a reaction which leads them to search for more, and they will ultimately turn to meth, heroin, oxy, etc. Just because it has been harmless to you, please don't generalize. Talk to some addicts, and some recovering addicts, and find out how 'harmless' they think it is!

Ron Newman

So then you favor banning alcohol? Liked the 1920s so much that you want a repeat?

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