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Colorado Is 'New Amsterdam:' State's Historic Marijuana Laws Compared To Netherlands' Long-Fabled Pot Laws

Colorado Is 'New Amsterdam:' State's Historic Marijuana Laws Compared To Netherlands' Long-Fabled Pot Laws

Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 13:39:59 in Denver

“Yeah Aaron you are dabbling in ass hattery. Amsterdam has pretty much flipped the bird towards the Dutch gov in implementation of anything that has to do with pot restrictions on tourists. New zoning laws have nothing to do with restricting tourists. Congrats captain straw man.”
Melinda Wadsley, Pro-Ron Paul Iowa GOP Elector, Resigns Because She Won't Vote For Mitt Romney

Melinda Wadsley, Pro-Ron Paul Iowa GOP Elector, Resigns Because She Won't Vote For Mitt Romney

Commented Sep 14, 2012 at 14:35:54 in Politics

“Its the principle good sir.. If the rest of the country voted on principle, not on who they think has the best chance at winning, the two party duopoly would crumble. What do you get when you vote for the lesser of two evils? There is no difference in their governing, the only difference is their stance on social issues. Most people care about those more than policy, so that's what they use to get our votes.”
Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Commented Apr 29, 2012 at 01:44:15 in Politics

“Again bikefolder, stereotypical response. I burn because cuz its awesome. It smells, tastes and makes me feel nice. Why cant you see that stupid people are just stupid? Sure stupid people shouldnt smoke, because it gives them an excuse to be stupid. Again, its all about balance. Who are you to lecture me?? I am a free thinking individual with the intelligence to see my own faults and correct them. When i need to focus or get a job i put it down. But when i want to relax from studying 8 hours of calc. and physics, its the best way after yoga or my workout.”
Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Commented Apr 29, 2012 at 01:21:59 in Politics

“Im a veteran with 3 years in Iraq, have traveled the whole world, speak 3 languages, am working on my SECOND degree, and am involved with my community politics.Yes, what you said was stereotypical. I know plenty of drunks that lose there jobs also. Its all about balance.”

Wendy420 on Apr 30, 2012 at 13:36:39

“Bikefolder, what's lacking in your life that you feel the need to study different languages?

smh”

Garrett Fleming on Apr 29, 2012 at 01:44:15

“Again bikefolder, stereotypical response. I burn because cuz its awesome. It smells, tastes and makes me feel nice. Why cant you see that stupid people are just stupid? Sure stupid people shouldnt smoke, because it gives them an excuse to be stupid. Again, its all about balance. Who are you to lecture me?? I am a free thinking individual with the intelligence to see my own faults and correct them. When i need to focus or get a job i put it down. But when i want to relax from studying 8 hours of calc. and physics, its the best way after yoga or my workout.”

bikefolder32 on Apr 29, 2012 at 01:27:01

“Again - you can rationalize it as you wish, that's what people do. It doesn't mean you have it under control.

I got a grad degree, lived and worked in a foreign country, speak 3 languages fluently, write in 2 additional languages, and have held a job since graduation without the need of chemicals to get me through it.

What's lacking in your life that you feel like you have to toke to get through it? You don't need it. The people/colleagues I saw crash and burn didn't need it either - but the marijuana eventually caught up to their decision-making abilities. It's just a matter of time.”
Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Commented Apr 29, 2012 at 01:10:30 in Politics

“I burn a lot, have many friends, girlfriend who loves me and am studying to be an engineer. Your comment is baseless and stereotypical. You should burn some it might chill you out.”

bikefolder32 on Apr 29, 2012 at 01:14:44

“No, what's stereotypical is for a student to say they smoke and to feel they're proving this to be incorrect.

Hold down a job first after doing this for years, then tell us you're a success story.

Not meant to be a diss - but I know too many people I went to school with who lost their jobs thinking they had it under control.”
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Commented Mar 3, 2012 at 19:56:46 in Politics

“What? Ron is the anti-thesis to the status quo who is AGAINST us. If you actually understood what it is to be libertarian you would probably agree with it. Also if you actually understood the Doc im sure you would agree with him. He is the man and is the only one truly there for the people.”

Floridaval on Mar 3, 2012 at 20:03:28

“Then if he is so great, why does he align himself with the Repubs? He is just a t-partier in disguise.”
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Commented Mar 3, 2012 at 19:52:42 in Politics

“Why does plastic ken doll mittens even still get votes??? Ron is the man!!!! C'mon Washington don't let me down!! Is there anyone who believes in freedom anymore???”
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Ron Paul, In 1996, 'Did Not Deny' Controversial Statement In Newsletter

Commented Jan 7, 2012 at 14:58:02 in Politics

“No one ever said that all non-violent drug offenders are black nor was it implied. all people can be stupid and get themselves in a bind over drugs. But the point is that black people are unfairly harassed and charged more than white people. These are the things that black people have been screaming for years, you are African American yet you go against your brothers? Interesting dynamic we have here.”
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Ron Paul, In 1996, 'Did Not Deny' Controversial Statement In Newsletter

Commented Dec 29, 2011 at 01:53:09 in Politics

“he then offered to pay for her medal with his own money unlike the rest of our so called representatives. Not with the taxpayers who have no say in it. His whole way of thanking is based on the people should be deciding their fate not the government. If bluffington didnt block my comment you would have been able to read it. I had no cuss words or anything bad. But this news source, as with the rest of them, are biased and have a clear agenda....to suppress truth.”

Benhor on Dec 29, 2011 at 04:12:39

“Garret, you are saying first he objected to medal been awarded and then offered to pay for it...?”

markpkessinger on Dec 29, 2011 at 02:41:33

“Taxpayers don't have direct say in any government expenditure in a republic. They have their say at the polls. So why single out Rosa Parks' medal? Seems to me that, even if you don't see overt racism in his vote against her medal of honor, his vote still constituted little more than grandstanding over an issue that had virtually zero economic impact. Seriously, next to the annual budget of the U.S., we're going to fret over the cost of a medal? And you call that "serious"?”
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Ron Paul, In 1996, 'Did Not Deny' Controversial Statement In Newsletter

Commented Dec 29, 2011 at 00:17:52 in Politics

“2 of 2...Also he would not release felons hence the whole "non-violent" tag associated with what i said. He is the epitome of a hand up, but his hand does not come from the federal government it comes from the states and charities. Your statement : "Those who pull out of the world of drugs with help are the best advocates to pull others out." rings very true and was Ron's and my point. It should be treated as a health and social problem rather a criminal. Parroting Ron?? WTF are you talking about? His ideas are not new plus i go to college and have fought in these ridiculous wars forming my own ideas.I might have quoted Ron but he is the source so....”
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Ron Paul, In 1996, 'Did Not Deny' Controversial Statement In Newsletter

Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 15:29:37 in Politics

“When are you people going to understand it is Anti-libertarian to be racist. The media is picking our president and you guys dont even care. Ive read every article watched every video from the Bluffington post. Its a slant and only a slant. This is the only thing TPTB have to debase Dr.Paul. He never said he straight up didnt know about any of the letters just the ones that were ridiculous. Ask yourself this, would any sane person who is running for president knowingly destroy his own chance? Especially when is elaborate and dynamic message is liberty for all? He has also stated many times his heroes are MLK, Rossa Parks and Gandhi because they practice the libertarian principle of civil disobedience. He is the only one to offer to pay for Rossa Parks medal with some of his own money and not by the tax payers. He also plans on taking the median family income as president. He will also release all non violent drug offenders out of prison. How many black people have been wrongly put in jail again...somebody..anybody??? This wonderful man is our last chance to pull back from the brink.....”

DianeB528 on Jan 8, 2012 at 19:40:49

“And you believe him. Naive.”

Rwin Hopkins on Dec 29, 2011 at 13:22:47

“so eluding that all non-violent drug offenders are black isn't racist. it's ok it's engrained in all of us.”

markpkessinger on Dec 29, 2011 at 00:11:26

“Rosa Parks was one of his heroes? Really? Then why was he the ONLY member of Congress who voted against awarding her a Congressional Medal of Honor in 1999?”
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Jan Brewer, Obama Face Off Over Book, Immigration Issues

Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 13:22:43 in Politics

“illegally with drones .. :)”

wonderYrednow on Jan 26, 2012 at 13:28:45

“Instead of using our troops... !”

rottweiler7 on Jan 26, 2012 at 13:28:25

“cry me a river”

JustaSlob on Jan 26, 2012 at 13:26:04

“Fine by me.
U'd be cheering if it was a repulsiCon.”

MartyinLA on Jan 26, 2012 at 13:25:59

“whatever it takes.”
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Tonight's Republican Debate: The 19th Century or the Stone Age?

Commented Sep 7, 2011 at 19:39:46 in Politics

“"Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed upon, even impose on themselves, for their own advantage. It is excellent, we must all allow! (they say) Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. It does not keep the country free."- Henry David Thoreau”
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Tonight's Republican Debate: The 19th Century or the Stone Age?

Commented Sep 7, 2011 at 19:32:49 in Politics

“You will be sober if Ron Paul speaks all night.”
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Tonight's Republican Debate: The 19th Century or the Stone Age?

Commented Sep 7, 2011 at 19:08:16 in Politics

“Terrible label my friend for Dr. Paul. He believes equality of opportunity not equality of results. By no means is he an anarchist. He believes in the constitution and that it is referee in ALL decision making. Also he believes not just one man can change everything, and to do so would be totalitarianism. He believes in working together with congress on issues that he shouldn't mess with under his powers enumerated in the constitution. Obama has passed more executive orders than any other president and has ran up the debt higher than I thought we could. America is wounded and dieing. Dr. Paul has the proper skills to get us healthy again. It wont be easy but we will be stronger than ever afterwards.”
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Tonight's Republican Debate: The 19th Century or the Stone Age?

Commented Sep 7, 2011 at 18:57:30 in Politics

“Please tell me where you are getting this information? I've listened to just about every word he has said and i hear nothing of what you say and you probably just quoting cnn or something. Ron is a staunch constitutionalist and it plainly states many rights. He belives the Federal government has its hands in the states too much. The fact that our money has no back makes it completely unstable and the reason we have not crashed and burned is because we cant print it out of thin air. Once the rest of the world decides the dollar is worthless then we are screwed. The reason we have so many problems is because of the "rational economic model" that wall street, the fed and the banks go by. In doing so we create bubbles and it becomes cyclical. When these bubbles burst is when we have problems. take a look at the housing market from derivative swaps. We have become slaves to our own money. What i think is funny is the only time we have been debt free was under Jackson. He fought tooth and nail against the recharter and it almost got him killed (most likely by the banking cartels). Also funny, Jesus' only time to get angry was with the money changers on the steps of the temple of Solomon. Your tag says you search for truth yet you look away when it stares you in the face.”

Butquestioning on Sep 9, 2011 at 10:31:28

“One of Ron Paul's main objectives is to end the IRS, end Income Taxes and end Government spending. With those goals, it is difficult to see how we could have any rules, or method of enforcement, for the protection of our people. He also has said that • Let people opt out of Medicare. (Jun 2011)
Replace Medicaid with volunteer pro-bono medical care. (Apr 2008) and wanted zero funding for SChip programs.

The idea that we are bound to an economic system that only provides "bubbles" is just false. Yes, that is the outcome of the Trickle Down approach but when we have a consumer driven economy, all segments benefit and the bubbles are not an important part of the economy. I know people will look at the 90's as the era of the dot com bubble but even with that, it was not the only source of jobs. The entire economy was working and prospering. It was only when Greenspan increased the Fed Fund rates by a full 2% in 2000 that slowed the economy and led to the recession of 2001.”
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Tonight's Republican Debate: The 19th Century or the Stone Age?

Commented Sep 7, 2011 at 18:37:34 in Politics

“He IS the only choice and you seem to be hopelessly out of touch with reality. I hope you dont vote because you will make the wrong choice. I bet you haven't even really checked him out, because if you did you would see it Ron's way.”
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Tonight's Republican Debate: The 19th Century or the Stone Age?

Commented Sep 7, 2011 at 17:49:33 in Politics

“You got it backwards PJ he does believe in government regulation but not the kind we have now. He wants the states to decide for themselves on issues the Fed shouldnt be concerned with. The fed has its hands in everything. have you ever read civil disobedience? "Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way." He has stated many times before that "while he does not agree with gay and lesbian ideas he is a 'constitutionalist' and it says nothing in the constitution that gays and lesbians cant marry." Seriously, check the guy out before you knock him. Social programs are the largest portion of our budget and we treat them as if they must always be there. While we right now have the largest dependance on social programs and the least contributors since it was created our deficit keeps ballooning. Simply, it needs reform.”
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Commented Sep 7, 2011 at 09:54:49 in Politics

“Ron Paul is the only choice. He makes complete sense and it is sad that the media tosses him aside like a rag doll. Nobody will listen to him because they are scared of the truth. It doesnt matter if you are republican or democrat now you are being looked at for you track record and sense making ability. Dr. Paul is only that will say what needs to be said not what i want to hear. GO RON GO!!!! END THE FED!”

Butquestioning on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:36:05

“Paul's war stance is the only thing that gives him anything worth listening to. His social agenda however, is horrific and would end any rights for people, consumers, or workers. He believes that business will regulate itself, a myth that Greenspan admitted was wrong, and was the primary cause of the collapse of the financial system.

And, do you know that prior to the Fed, the US had more frequent and deeper recessions/depressions? If not the Fed, then what would we use for the vital things that are provided by them?”

essbird on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:17:03

“Good luck with that.”

mark331blue on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:15:13

“No, Ron Paul is not the only choice. He's the only hopelessly out of touch choice.”

P J on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:13:12

“Just because Ron Paul wants to end our never-ending war machine doesn't mean he makes "complete sense". The man is also overwhelming opposed to any sort of government regulation whatsoever (which contributed mightily to the economic mess we are in right now), including any environmental regulation, hates both Social Security and Medicare and is profounding anti-gay/lesbian. I'd say he is far from the only choice.”

bronceye on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:08:02

“I think it's funny that they keep saying backman is third when she really falls fourth behind Paul. Paul, however, is an anarchist-survival of the fittest.”