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STEM is a great word. It is one of a select group
called contranyms.

http://ccins.camosun.bc.ca/~peterm/venus/contranyms.html

Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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-----Original Message-----
From: Gunnar Jauch [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:45 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: OT: PARANOID US DRUG LAWS


am 22.1.2003 20:07 Uhr schrieb [log in to unmask] unter [log in to unmask]:

>> For the potheads on the list:
>>
>> Medical Marijuana Clash Puts a Grower in Court.
>>
>>
>> <
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/21/national/21POT.html?todaysheadlines>
>> "
>>
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>> eadlines>
>>
>>
>> A cannabis celebrity's prosecution exposes a rift between California and
the
>> Bush administration over medical marijuana.
>>
>> On Tuesday, Mr. Rosenthal goes on trial in federal court in San Francisco
on
>> charges of marijuana cultivation and conspiracy. The charges stem from .
. .
>
> Whatever the charges stem from, the government should leaf him alone.
>
> Tom K


Funny pun,
dear Tom!

I've been underestimating your verbal creativity ;-)
Hadn't noticed the STEM!

And so true, too.

Due to the forthcoming new Swiss law on legalizing private consumption of
grass there was a scientific article in today's Zurich paper on THC.

Their findings were:

- Its potential of addiction is vastly inferior to alcohol and nicotine.
- No danger of OD, either.
- The only relevant health problem seems to be the obstructive effect on the
lungs which appears to be considerably higher than tobacco tar.

Nevertheless, the Merkans are paranoid about it. Oh well -- shit happens.


Gunnar

"I drink too much. Last time I gave a urine sample, there was an olive in
it."

--Rodney Dangerfield