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Obama The Man

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My thoughts here will be few and far between now. My focus is on CLEAR and I am learning to moderate my opinion because I have chosen a single issue. If  I strike out in a particular direction I divert my own and others’ energy from the cause.

On Obama though, no man or woman of intelligence can fail to see the progress that he represents, whatever our particular grumbles about him.  However cynical your view of politics, he is better than what has gone before.

So I am very pleased to see his power re-invigorated and his very well-judged presence in Britain. Whatever the pallava and retinue around him, his personal truth shines through and, my God, we need leadership in this difficult and challenging world.

I’ll be here until further notice:

Written by Peter Reynolds

May 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm

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  1. Can we expect Barak Obama to return his Nobel Peace Prize any time soon? The longer the delay, the greater the embarrassment. To say that he’s been a disappointment would be totally ridiculous, as ridiculous as giving him the Nobel Prize in the first place — without accomplishing anything. It was based on wishful thinking.

    And guilty of wishful thinking, nay guilty of naivety and gullibility, should be the charge against those who believed that because you happen to be black and democrat you are going to be any different from any other past president of the US, be it white or republican or democrat.

    No amount of rhetoric will be able to disguise how pathetic his position regarding every thinkable US foreign policy has been. He’s been a truthful supporter of unlawful killings, unlawful imprisonment, use of unmanned drones to carry out extra-judicial killings, violation of foreign countries sovereignty, pre-empty strikes, total disregard for international law … the list goes on, and on, and on. Pathetic!

    Gart Valenc

    Gart Valenc

    May 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    • I agree that he has been disappointing but i see no better option than him and I hope that in a second term he can be stronger and adhere to the principles that he espouses.

      Peter Reynolds

      May 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm

  2. Well, I can see at least one major difference between him and G W Bush: Bush has a walnut and Obama has a brain.

    Yes, he’s probably the most intelligent US president in a long time but, being US president, he is still working for the military industrial complex, not for Joe Average.

    And he must know that 911 was an inside job….


    May 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm

  3. Right with you on that Peter. When I saw the speech he gave in America last week, I thought “At last. Now maybe the changes will actually happen!” Seems he has got his balls back after a few years of getting his head down.


    May 26, 2011 at 5:47 am

  4. Am I the only one that is thinking targeting and illegally killing someone on foreign soil is a bit much?

    Actually, I should make myself clearer. OBL was responsible (possibly) for the deaths of 3500 ten years ago. Drug prohibition supporters are responsible for over 15,000 deaths in Mexico *every year*. What would the world opinion be if Mexico targeted these murderers with drones on US soil?

    If OBL goal was killing innocents – he should have lobbied congress to maintain prohibition. Al Quaeda could only dream of killing the numbers prohibition achieves.

    Can the POTUS be anything other than a yes-man puppet leader?


    May 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

    • 3500 deaths ten years ago?? He’s been in control of a terrorist group since the 80’s. Also I dont agree with america assasinating him but they didnt have many options. If he was allowed freedom of speech in an international court. It could cause serious un-rest. And as much as i believe in the truth being exposed. On this occasion i think it could only of caused trouble. Going by the recent lybia inccident, id say America have learned their lesson and now go through international procedures. I would like to see Bush charged with war crimes but thats another story.

      It has done wonders for Obama’s image. And hopefully his speech in the same place as the royal wedding will boost tourism over here.

      Personally i like him. Granted at the end of the day America has done a lot wrong in the past. But the future is what is important, and id choose Obama over Palin every time!


      May 26, 2011 at 11:42 am

  5. ron paul 2012.


    May 26, 2011 at 10:49 am

  6. Whatever else you do – please sign this petition on ending the war on drugs – will go to Ban Ki-Moon of the UN


    May 26, 2011 at 11:38 am

  7. we should be supporting either Gary Johnson or Ron Paul!


    May 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

    • both running for the GOP nomination, meaning they would go head to head with Obama, any other of the candidates i would support obama hamds down, but those two are offering something new and mainly they support changing our drug laws……… both are outsiders but by this time next year supportr may have grown, the economy could be in a worse shape and the death of Osama would be less of a factor, so you never know, spread the word.


      May 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

  8. Obama is far more dangerous than Bush if you ask me. Bush was hated, people understood him as a the corrupt, oil lusting imbecile that he is. But as soon as the Obama got in the left was completely content with the new mixed race president, he talked the talk and thats what mattered. The big problem is the majority of the American left are still content with Obama, even though his foreign polices and drug policies are no different from Bush’s. Obama is simply a better salesmen. I agree with martyn, Ron Paul is a much better candidate if you’re talking about ending the drug war.

    Luke Bailey

    May 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm

  9. I’d rather see real change and not waste more valuable time on someone who’s nearly identical to Bush. Ron Paul 2012.


    May 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm

  10. Hi Peter,

    I’ve enjoyed your blog, and admired your tenacity in the face of extreme, and at times, well-educated opposition to some of your points of view.

    I feel you’re making the right decision to focus on your party’s aims, and protecting their prospects, rather than strutting your own stuff.

    Good luck – and don’t forget about us over at our place.



    May 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    • Thanks Nobbly. I still read the Mad Hatters alerts every day even if don’t have time to comment very often

      Peter Reynolds

      May 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

  11. I have to say Peter, I think it’s a good decision to temper your more, shall we say, ‘in your face’ output. As the leader of a party, however small, you have a responsibility to maintain a presentable image, and even if people agree with you, the aggressive tone of some posts will put a lot of people off before they’ve started to learn about the damage cannabis prohibition does, and the immorality of the situation we’re in.


    May 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm

  12. Ah politricks!. Stand up for ur right don`t ask for it!!.

    Obama has done NOTHING for the medical cannabis scene in america have you seen how weed won the west documentary??

    Does obama write his own speeches? I don`t think he does!

    Will obama stop gw pharma cornering the global canna market with sativex

    If the uk is under eu law and eu law overides any inconcistent law in uk why would we look to america for help. We need to compare ourselves to the eu.


    May 28, 2011 at 10:20 am

  13. I wouldnt hold out much hope for change in America . The DEA spends a big part of their budget fighting cannabis do you really think they will give up and take a budget cut ? Think about it !! America is a greedy nation so greedy they attacked their own people – 9/11 and invaded iraq because saadam had started selling oil in euros which was costing America billions . What about seeing bin ladens body ?


    May 31, 2011 at 3:32 am

  14. Just a note of thanks Peter.


    June 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm

  15. Yes thanks for your hard work peter but we need to up the ante.

    Can gw pharma and legalisation of cannabis co exist in the uk the answer is it could but it wont well not at least until all patents are in check for them alot more jail time for patent infringement that grownig a plant.

    If cannabis was £80 an ounce would gw price there tincture at £125 for 115 ml bottle of course not in comparison to black market prices thats a rip off and in comparison to pharma medicine thats a total rip off. They will aim for nhs prescription and bill the taxpayer.

    Gw pharma have invested millions to research and develope cannabis medicine. WeLL THEY RESEARCHED IT AND DEVELOPING IT AT A MASSIVE PROFIT.


    If you look at gw`s lectures you will see how medicinal they know cannabinoids are and they know alot on the endo cannabinoid system so why can`t i use it to treat my epilepsy? (NOBODY PROFITS APART FROM ME).

    Gw have created a new super brred of weed to treat epilepsy etc. Pmsl its a thcv strain that i could get in african genetics fast onset more psychoactive than thc but less robust(doesn`t last as long as thc9)

    My endo cannabinoid system is`nt working well if it was it would deal with my seizures now that why i need external cannabinoids.

    Why does the body need external painkillers if the body has internal painkillers??

    Why is anadamide(endo cannabinoid meaning internal bliss) found in cocoa is that why women crave and get blissful feelings from chocolate

    Why is 2ag(endo cannabinoid found in high levels after an accident kinda protects the brain after a trauma) found in breast milk




    2 questions need asked.(1) Is cannabis good for the body? Answer is yes very much so.

    (2) Is cannabis good for society? Yes of course it is if used in a responsible manner and over 18 use only

    Reply would be greatful



    June 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

  16. […] Of course, in a civilised, adult world what people do in response to articles they disagree with is post comments and discuss – and some of those discussions become pretty heated.  I’ve been accused of being anti-Muslim, anti-Jewish and for and against just about every issue you care to mention.   My writing was intended to be provocative and controversial.  Cannabis was only one of the subjects that I covered on my website and when I was elected leader of CLEAR I said: My thoughts here will be few and far between now. My focus is on CLEAR and I am learning to moderate… […]

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