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Re: [at-l] Detracting from my hike
> Actually, I do not find stupidity terribly funny. When I have worked in
> prisons, I have never met an inmate there because of cleverness or genius.
> If one understands that possession and use of drugs is a crime, then
> displaying and offering MJ or other drugs to strangers is nothing short of
> stupidity. It is not credible that this person failed to know this. Such
> stupidity often results in making your career an indentured servant in a
> prison industry for many years, with the loss of property, privilege and
Of the fellow's stupidity there is no question. My kvetch was
over the circumstances that made his civility and friendliness
a stupid act.
> Now should the use of MJ be a crime? That is a very different issue. But
> while it is a crime, this hiker's stupidity should be a reminder to others.
You betcha. Anyone who believes that the Appalachian Trail
is a place from which to truly escape the ills and constraints
of society is a fool. It'll only get worse as the trail becomes
more popular and regulated.
> And yes, stupidity usually is a life sentence, although I've seen death
> result from it also.
> Atlanta, GA
> At 12:59 PM 3/12/2000, Malcolm Fuller wrote:
> >Hardy-har. His "stupidity" was assuming that he lived in a free
> >country. Since the "crime" most likely occurred on Federal property,
> >he could well be paying for it with a decade or more of his life.
> >Any bets on whether all of the fellow's gear wound up sold at the
> >next seized asset auction to finance new black BDUs and trigger-
> >cocking Berettas for the heros who caught him?
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