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2014[edit]

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Global Marijuana March[edit]

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GMM (years signed up). Google site search no longer works well. It does not find all the yearly city lists containing a city name.
Special:Search works well. Click: "Global Marijuana March maps". Add city name to search, and state/province/nation as needed. This is an advanced search of main pages and templates. This will pull up all yearly maps in which the city is listed. Except for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021 due to various problems. Putting quotes around multi-word city names helps focus the search: "New York City". This city, nation, or subnational area participated or signed up one year (or more) for the Global Marijuana March (GMM), Million Marijuana March (MMM), or 420. Cities and nations holding 4/20 events are also included in later years. Yearly maps. See: 420 and Global Cannabis March event lists by year. See: GMM links.
1035 cities have participated from 85 nations or subnational areas since 1999.

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GCM city lists and maps: ~ 1999. 2000. 1.2.3.4.5. 6.7.8.9.10. 11.12.13.14.15. 16.17.18.19.20.21. Yearly event links in many cases will no longer be added to city pages due to the amount of work involved. Such links are found in the yearly city lists and maps. Graphics and crowd photos will also no longer be added to city pages in many cases. Graphics and photos can be found in this alphabetical flat list.

2013[edit]

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2012[edit]

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2011[edit]

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2010[edit]

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May 1, 2010 Iowa state capitol (west steps).

High noon to 2 PM.

Live bands to follow. Birdland Park 3 PM .

Wikipedia: Iowa State Capitol

2009[edit]

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Des Moines: Terry Mitchell (515) 789-4442; 608 Dallas St., Dexter, Iowa 50070 http://www.iowanorml.org/ or Iowa NORML, PO Box 2144, Davenport, IA 52809. 250 in '07! Noon W. Capitol Steps.

2008[edit]

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GMM. May 3:

Iowa marijuana march 2008. Reschedule, relegalize, end incarceration. Iowa State Capitol. 12-4 PM (west grounds). Birdland Park (north) 2PM-sundown. (March from Capitol at 3pm to Birdland Park). Live music featuring Johnny Reeferseed and the Highrollers and more. More to follow!!!!!!!!!

Des Moines: Terry Mitchell (515) 789-4442; 608 Dallas St., Dexter, Iowa 50070 http://www.iowanorml.org/ or Iowa NORML, PO Box 2144, Davenport, IA 52809. 250 in '07! Noon W. Capitol Steps.

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Report (from old GMM site): The weather called for rain, but instead it was sunny with high winds. We had the usual 100 or so gather at the State Capitol; passed a lot of literature, and heard from 4 speakers, James Getman (Iowa NORML), Reverend Ray Green (Iowa Compassionate Consultants Awareness Network), Terry Mitchell Cures Not Wars), and Jamie Grimm (Johnny Reefersed and the High Rollers). The high winds was making everyone chill so we all moved to Birdland Park for music in the pavilion. Things got a little smoky there, otherwise no trouble from law enforcement. At the Capitol, I showed the Iowa State Policeman my wood pipe and tobacco to avoid a closer inspection, like what happened last year. The good news is that the Ron Paul Revolution is strong in Iowa, and the Iowa Democrats still support cannabis law reform. The bad news is that the elected officials are not moving forward with the wishes of the voters. Overall a good time as usual.

2005[edit]

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  • Report (from old GMM site):

We had a good event as usual, about 60 to 70 in attendance. No extra law enforcement, just the regular Capitol cop driving around. Terry Mitchell, Carl Olsen, and myself did most of the speaking. A few volunteers shared their stories. Terry raffled off a DVD of Grass the Movie, and two cannabis logo potato sacks.

James Getman

Iowa NORML

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President Eisenhower. 1953:[edit]

His 91% top marginal tax rate[edit]

Equaled prosperity for more.[edit]

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Eisenhower was not a socialist. He did not support state ownership of industries and businesses.
Eisenhower, an economically progressive Republican President, had a 91% top marginal income tax rate.. He participated in one of the greatest eras of economic prosperity-for-more in the US in the 1950s.
That era had lower overall taxes on the middle class.

There was a higher average effective tax rate on the top 1 percent of US households in the 1950s. It was 42% when totaling federal, state, and local taxes. In 2014 it was 36.4%. See chart below.
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Chart below. See: Highest US marginal income tax rates over time.

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Above chart source. And: Source 2.

Chart below. Timeline of top US federal marginal tax rate.

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Republican President Lincoln[edit]

Created first progressive[edit]

US federal income tax.[edit]

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Republican president Abraham Lincoln did not believe in state ownership of industries and businesses. So he was not a "socialist". Socialism was not well known at that time. See Wikipedia: Socialism.

In the United States, the first progressive federal income tax was established by the Revenue Act of 1862. The act was signed into law by Lincoln. It replaced a flat tax. See Wikipedia: Progressive tax.

Lincoln's economically progressive message below. What a contrast to today's far-right Republican leaders. From a message to the U.S. Congress, 3 December 1861:

"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration."

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More sources: [91]. The full speech. See: Facebook image.

Thomas Paine on the poor[edit]

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Thomas Paine statue below in Thetford, England. See: Paine Wikiquotes. Search for "poor" within those quotes. For example:

When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am a friend of its happiness: When these things can be said, then may the country boast of its constitution and its government.

Paine was nothing like today's Republican Party.

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Overpopulation = Warming[edit]

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Table of countries with higher rates of yearly population increases. Overpopulation equals less greenspace, more stress, more pollution, less biodiversity, less rainforests, fewer parks, more noise, more carbon dioxide, more global warming, higher seas, more frequent hurricanes, more climate change, more drought, more climate refugees, less resources, more poverty.

Many clueless Republican leaders deny it all. They also block free birth control, and simple single-payer, public-option healthcare without deductibles, copays, and premiums. Something that seniors, and everybody else with health problems, needs in order to work part time as one is able, and as an aging world needs.

So politicians worldwide need to work on that instead of trying to incentivize more babies. Truly universal healthcare costs less since it encourages more preventive care, and doesn't need big wasteful middleman health insurance bureaucracies. Healthcare should be completely separate from income level and workplace.

Immigration has to be limited. Economic justice has to happen instead. Countries need fair trade treaties and unions, and to even consider merging countries (or nearly so, as in the European Union). Economies of scale. As they have prospered birth rates have fallen in the European Union, Canada, Japan, Korea, and other peaceful, cooperative, and relatively more economically just areas. South and Central America have relatively higher birth rates. They are also generally more violent, and economically unjust. Africa and the Mideast are generally even more violent, economically unjust, and authoritarian.

And politicians need to incentivize more hempcrete construction, so that carbon levels go down.

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