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Spocks Brain, There is something that the religious right cannot get through their head. You cannot legislate morality!! Just because it is YOUR belief, it might not be mine. I do not want your morals, and l can safely guarantee that you do not want mine. Live and let live. Drug legalization only makes sense. Do you remember Prohibition? It did not turn out so well. Not for America, not for Americans. America finally came to her senses and got rid of it. Same applies to other drugs.
Hey Thatcher, l know you were not condemning Jim's prior indiscretions, but that was sure funny!! I hope he takes it in good humor. I talked to my folks today and they said it was a bit chilly there today. I hope you don't get a bunch of ice, that is nasty. We are having bright, bright sunshine, and warm temps. I think it is about 15 above out this afternoon, up from 10 below this morning. The Iditarod started today in Anchorage, and they had warm weather as well. Easy for the mushers, not so much for the dogs. Take care my friend, and have a great rest of the weekend!!!
LMAO, Thatcher, hope your day is going well for you and yours. That is too funny, albeit a little below the belt!! I am still laughing though. I have smoked opium as well, and of all the drugs l did, and it was about all the ones that were out there in the 70s, it was the best!! Of all that l would even consider doing again, other than marijuana, it would be at the top of the list, and as a libertarian, l feel that it should be legal for me to do so. It is not, and my job means much more to me than to risk my retirement over any drug, including alcohol. That is a good one though...LOL
Not sure l agree with you JR44. And, for the record, l do not have a care in the world what the NRA thinks about how we run our country. I do agree with alot of your post. We take everything away from the drug cartels when we legalize drugs. As we will see in CO and WA, legalization of marijuana will do nothing bad for their states. If anything, it will increase tourism and bring in needed funds to their states. I do think we get "push back" from law enforcement and the criminal justice system, as they see their money going away. Are we willing to have less prisons? Less of a need for LE's? That is where l think the push back will come from.
I do not recall that the pilot even had an online edition back during President Bush's terms. I absolutely detested him as President, much the same as l do the current President. President Bush was horrible. He had terrible challenges, but did a poor job, and got us into an unnecessary war. The current President is, IMHO, doing a poor job. Again, IMHO, President Clinton will go down in history are one of our better Presidents. Just so you are clear on my view of the Presidents, current and past.
LMAO...well, there is something we totallly agree on Jim. There is not much, but opium is a very pleasant experience. I have traveled the world several times over, and the asians have been around a long time, they love it too. The fact that is illegal and not readily available is the only reason that l do not recreationally use it now. And as adults, that is what should be the case in our country. As l said before, the weak will get weeded out in the process. It is a health issue, not a criminal one. Another place where l go away from the Republicans/religious right.
Jim, I say let's legalize ALL drugs. The govt cannot stop people from using them, and the demand for them drives crime. You say absolutely do not legalize meth. I agree meth is one of the most destructive substances ever known to man. I lost a step-daughter as a direct result of meth. I still say legalize it. It will weed out the weak and if someone is going to use it, trust me, there is nothing you or l can do to stop it. We tried so very very hard to get my wife's daughter off it, with little to no success and she finally destroyed herself. Get the crime out of drugs, and you will see our crime rate nosedive!! Look how well prohibition worked? It is no different with drugs!!
This "sequester" is going to cost me personally up to 20% of my wages. I am still VERY happy about it happening. For the Republicans, they should be giving the President a standing ovation for his stand in the sand and not budging!! FINALLY we are starting to get SOME of the cuts we need. We need to cut much more, much deeper, but now we have a start. Next, cut off ALL foreign aid. We need it more here. Why help starving Ethiopians when we have starving Americans?! Let's get our house in order, then see if we can fix the fracture between the D's and the R's. Personally, l wish we did away with both parties.
Hey Thatcher, Geoff and Themis! Hope ya'll are having a good day. We have been in a training session for the last three days, with breaks in training to discuss any news on the sequester. LOL, it is funny. Our manager, is pretty calm about it, and says our Director at the State level and our National Director says for everybody to just be civil with one another, and be nice to each other and we will get through this OK. We had already cut 30% over the last three years, so we are going to fare OK. Hell, I WANT the three day weekends, it is perfect weather to enjoy it now!! Don't know what we will do when stuff starts to burn down, but for now, as Phil Robertson on Duck Dynasty says "We are happy, happy happy!!"
This sequester will possibly cost me a day every week of pay. The way l look at it, it wlll give me a three day weekend every week. YIPEEE!!! All good things aside, this is also the only way l see a START to fixing our economic problems. I support the sequester 100%, the only problem with it, is it does not go far enough in cuts.
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