With my first acrb extraction looking like a winner, it occurred to me that I'm now a real honest to goodness lawbeaker. Purchasing small quantities of illegal things and consuming them for a long while probably qualified me anyway, but I feel like I crossed a line and it got me thinking.
Because nothing I've ever done or ever will do harms anyone (self included I hope), it makes me pretty confused that my activities on my own property, in my own time, using funds I bloody well paid taxes on could be anybody's business!
For my next trick, as soon as the spores arrive, I'm going to be shrooming, so there's another law broken (not to mention acquiring the spores etc).
So you know what, maybe I will find a way to turn straw into gold and donate it to some causes who I believe fight the crap that makes me angry (think ACLU, EFF). If I'm going to be a criminal I may as well be Robin Hood. Anyway that's not the point of my post... stay with me for one more minute?
Last night I bought some lab glassware on ebay, and it occurred to me that those transactions are in the clear (if there isn't a bitcoin eBay in the .onion domain, there should be. Not for illegal stuff, just for privacy), and I had a little spurt of paranoia. Made my purchase history/feedback "private" which is hardly ironclad opsec. ANYWAY... it got me thinking about all the things that would tip me off if I was a junior detective and wanted to bust some low-flying suburban backyard chemist/agriculturalist. it would be pretty easy. My basket full of vermiculite and perlite and turkey basters and brown rice and lye and.... at the hardware store, long history of purchasing acacia seeds and tubestock, etc etc you get the idea.
I'm kind of trying to whip myself into a more paranoid state, so I remember that this IS illegal and that I need to be careful. At the same time I need a reality check- how bad IS it in the supposedly free world? If my darkweb opsec is good, ( I'm confident that it is as good as I can make it for that identity), and I don't talk to anyone IRL about my exploits...do I need to be like super crazy and grow in a secret room that has a bookshelf that spins around when I touch a candlestick? ORRRR is it enough to just be cool and discrete (ir is it discreet)? what do you all do?
Edited by tailsmcsnails, 09 February 2017 - 07:49 PM.