I do indeed support the legalization of marijuana. By doing so the government can tax it and make more money. Pot is clearly an herb and it's dangerous to buy illegally because anybody can lie about what's in it. You can't arrest someone for trying to lace your weed. Doesn't the gov't want money? and safety? I'm positive they'd make a ton of money if pot was legalized.
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This topic is getting very heavy....I think I'll grab my bong, light up and relax.
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Legalize marijuana and bring back the prohibition. After all, man made alcohol, God made marijuana, who do you trust?
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It's not your offspring if it hasn't been born yet and it's not your business.
(continued) pregnant women by German measles, the disease commonly caused serious birth defects.) Justice Blackman was a former Mayo clinic lawyer who knew her personally.” So, it appears that women’s rights, or morality for that matter, were not major considerations that influenced the decision.
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BoB: This is off topic, but very interesting regarding the abortion topic you raised. In Roe v Wade five of the seven votes on the Supreme Court to support abortion were by justices appointed by Republican presidents Nixon and Eisenhower. The following is from the NY Times (1/23/13) "It’s a case about the rights of doctors – fellow professionals, after all – who faced criminal prosecution in states across the country for acting in what they considered to be the best interests of their patients. In “Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court’s Ruling,” a book collecting pre-Roe documents that Reva B. Siegel and I published, we reprint an account by Dr. Jane E. Hodgson, a Mayo Clinic-trained obstetrician/gynecologist, of her arrest in St. Paul in 1970 for performing a first-trimester abortion for a patient who had contracted German measles in the fourth week of pregnancy. (In those days before immunization eradicated the threat posed to preg
MrBob, I stopped posting here after the inmates took over the asylum but your comment comparing abortion and smoking a joint blew me away--no pun intended-and I had to comment. Your perspicacious observation on this subject is the best I have heard so far!
Anyhow, on to the topic. Who's going to be the first to stand up and admit that pot should be legalized but not for the taxes, not for pain management or any other excuses but because they simply enjoy it? Concepts like morality and common sense sure do get twisted in a Country where you can legally murder your offspring but be sent to jail for smoking a joint.
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Ok bereal, seems you're a bit confused so come on and tell us how slavery, a Govt sanctioned program which determined blacks were 3/5 human, was NOT a social program. Or how about the Govt confiscating one persons goods and giving them to someone else who never earned it, I suppose that's not a social program either. All that is rhetorical, by the way, because there is no way any lib can (honestly) answer a question like that.
Make it legal for those 62 or older. Then we won't have to go to WalMart for something to do.
If I recall my college chemistry properly, tetrahydrocannibinol accumulates in the heart, lungs and liver - not good!
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Interesting that Bob considers slavery as another “social program”. I could go on about how completely asinine that statement is but anyone with an ounce of common sense already knows.
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I've been reading the whole "what kind of an example would it set" comments, and that could apply from anything from spending your pay check on booze or lottery tickets, or cigarets. Or using your EBT card to buy a shrimp ring. Legalize it and tax it.
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Freeloading dopers are a common enough sight in Gloversville now, why make it legal and say it is OK? I do not want that influence on the children.
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Spoken like a true lib BF1. Funding for Social programs is not going away, kinda like that social program called slavery huh? Climb down from your high horse and join us in being our Brother's keepers, not providers.
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Too many people here trying to live in the personal utopia they have created in their heads. We live in 2013 America - we are going to have to pay taxes and a portion of those taxes are going to fund social programs. Get used to it - it isn't going to change, no matter who's in office. So stop trying to use labels like "liberal" or "conservative" to define someone. Let common sense rule the day and use the funds more wisely rather than along party lines. There is too much name calling here, not enough head using. (Except for me, of course)
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to orchard, yes is it common sense. But what you are describing could be a cigarette, and if common sense would not tell a older brother or father to push cigarettes to their son or brother than they have no sense. whether marijuana is legal or not cannot force the hand of ignorance.
Whether it's legal or not, you can't substitute common sense. When an older brother smokes weed, what's to stop him from introducing it to his little brother? Or when a daddy wants to introduce it by smoking it at the kitchen table?
aand what would explain you as a liar?
Sep-09-13 6:33 PM I am done... with posts to YOU! You have proven you ability to stay off topic fighting in every post... you are not worth my effort
Hey used, if you go back and READ everyone's posts I believe that even you can understand what is going on... unless it has something to do with an over use of illegal substances... have you abused drugs? That would explain a lot of your childish posts!
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TOT...what the heck is the right side of a futile war? You never cease to amaze!
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"The resources dedicated to fighting drugs could be better utilized in all manner of social programs". NO no no BF1, that should read 'those resources will no longer be taken from the taxpayers'. Screw your social programs, take it from YOUR pocket if you're so concerned. We've lost the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs, libs love losers.
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I would much rather fight on the right side of a futile war than surrender to the demise of our values and morals. You can selfishly continue to fight for your right to get... high, but have someone tape you next time then post it on youtube so people can enjoy you at your finest hour!
gville70, can you point me to a post of yours that isn't a wackjobs? I enjoy reading most posts here but when it comes to facts I must say yours are lacking that little something, maybe intelligence? I believe that anyone that uses illegal drugs, sees nothing wrong with it and posts hate with name calling must be an Obama lover! Have a great rant!
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