“Obama used Afghanistan during his campaign against Hillary Clinton to prove that he was tough on defense. Obama criticized Bush for not concentrating military effort in Afghanistan and attacked Hillary Clinton for being weak.
Bush was smart enough to fight battles he thought he could win such as in Iraq.
It will take at least 50 years for Afghanistan to develop to the level of Iraq where society has developed sufficiently to have a chance at unified self rule.
Obama made Afghanistan his poster child and it is fully his war.”
“Prop19 advocates in CA are looking to make the 2012 election a vote of no confidence for the government in general. I would like to see them merge with the Tea Party and destroy what's left of the ultra-right faction of the GOP.”
“Recently I read that Hillary Clinton wanted to implement drug policies in Mexico that worked so well in Colombia.
Then I just read the following (can easily find with google news search)
Colombia has become the nation with the largest number of displaced persons in the world.
"In the last two decades, the main flow of internally displaced persons seeking refuge beyond the borders comes from Colombia, where a long conflict persists with a serious humanitarian and human rights impact that affects neighboring countries and has implications for the entire region,"”
“i assert ~ because know one's been able to second guess how the Federal Gov't is going to handle legaized marijuana
Just recently Colorado passed medical marijuana legislation & almost immediately US Atty
Gen Eric Holder filed suit and won conviction against a state licensed medical marijuana grower ~ whom was sent to jail.
States pass laws - Fed Gov't strikes down state laws = what do you do?”
“Video games are psychologically addictive. Eventually, you get tired of playing video games just as you get tired of smoking marijuana.
If you made video games illegal, you would end up with an underground cult with an anti-establishment attitude along with a thriving black market.
If you make marijuana illegal, you encourage the production of high-potency marijuana to smuggle just as cocaine was produced when coca leaves were made illegal.
The Prohibition laws are causing more problems than they are solving. I heard someone say if we legalized drugs we could end up with a nation of drug addicts. By the same logic when alcohol was legalized we turned into a nation of drunks.
Until you get your fill of video games and marijuana there will be a psychological drive to get it. The solution is to get enough of it, get tired of it, then move on.”
“Marijuana is not physically addictive but it can be psychologically addictive. It can be used to cure cigarette smoking by smoking a joint every time there is an urge to smoke a cigarette. After about two weeks of this, the physical nicotine addiction is gone and a normal person will have grown tired of being stoned after two weeks.
A two week vacation and 1/2 ounce of good quality marijuana will make for the happiest cure to a nasty cigarette habit.
If you are reading this President Obama, wait until you are out of office.”
“I cannot imagine the Feds letting this go by. The level of government corruption is much higher today and we didn't have a 24x7 news cycle when Prohibition ended.
Interestingly, there was a lot of pressure to get the California initiative on the 2014 ballot. Instead, it is going to fester after passing for two years preceding the 2014 election where it will make or break candidates.
This is going to end up in a showdown that will culminate in the 2014 election.”