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There's been a lot of questions as to what's going on with the site and what comes next. So we have this (ordered) roadmap of what's being worked on and what's to come. This will be updated until the roadmap is complete as Æ has a lot of missing features and ideas that I'd like to fix in regards to its offerings before I implement big plans for the site's popularity and well-being in 2021.
Content restoration (Mostly done, few things missing that will be restored sporadically) Image restoration (Being run in background, nothing I can do cept wait)
Æ Imageboard (Currently being worked on)
Mediawiki upgrade and backend fixes
.onion domain for Tor-friendly editing and viewing
CSS overhaul (Fixing things like the videos on mobile, and overall a rehaul of the wiki's look to be more friendly to readers)
Paid bounty board for new articles (Won't be managed by me for legal reasons however I will ensure it runs smoothly)
Anonymous phone # service for those seeking ban evades from Twitter as well as a phone number not tied to their name (more details at launch)
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Operation Pipe Dreams
Operation Pipe Dreams was an investigation conducted in 2003 led by Mary Beth Buchanan, and a prime example of how competent and efficient the U.S. government is. The operation was aimed at businesses that sold paraphernalia (mostly for marijuana.) Thankfully, most of the states realized how retarded the concept was, leaving Iowa and Pennsylvania to waste all their resources on the op.
How it Worked
The plan for the operation was to raid as many businesses and homes of people suspected of selling paraphernalia as possible. Another method that was used was to lure unsuspecting dealers into selling their products to federal agents disguised as head shop owners. This process was blatant entrapment, but since the operation was done under the Dubya administration, the Constitution was completely irrelevant to legal matters.
After wasting over $12 million and the time and efforts of over 2,000 law enforcement officers, the party van managed to pick up a total of 55 paraphernalia dealers, which is basically the same as taking a drop of piss out of the ocean. A clear indication that the government is doing it wrong.
54 of the individuals indicted were sentenced to fines and house arrest, while one person, the 65-year-old Tommy Chong, was sentenced to 9 months in federal prison, a fine of $20,000, forfeiture of $103,000, and one year of probation. Ironically, Chong was sentenced on the second anniversary of 9/11, reminding everybody that while there were 190 acts of international terrorism in 2003 (82 of which were aimed at the United States,) the government was much more interested in bringing these dangerous criminals to justice (because we all know what a menace to society Tommy Chong is, amirite?) During his trial, Chong was politely coerced into pleading guilty in exchange for not having his wife and son prosecuted.
Chong and his family talk about the arrest
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