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Obama's War... Really?

Obama's War... Really?

Commented Nov 15, 2010 at 19:12:43 in World

“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.”
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What's Up With Liberals Against Marijuana Legalization?

Commented Nov 12, 2010 at 20:44:04 in Politics

“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.”
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What's Up With Liberals Against Marijuana Legalization?

Commented Nov 12, 2010 at 20:36:20 in Politics

“I think we have reached a tipping point where we are not going to sit by and let the bozos in DC ruin people's lives with their idiocy.

The transition must be done peacefully to keep the government from declaring martial law and destroying the Constitution more than they already have.”
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What's Up With Liberals Against Marijuana Legalization?

Commented Nov 12, 2010 at 20:22:47 in Politics

“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,"”
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Is Marijuana Addictive? Does It Matter?

Commented Nov 12, 2010 at 16:07:10 in Home

“Actually the laws are getting worse. In California they reduced the penalty for small quantity possession. They did nothing to lessen the penalty on the supply side.

With increased demand there will be more growers paying high fines and subject to asset confiscation.

The supply from Mexico and the nice little drug war they got going will escalate to more money, more bribes, and more blood.”
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What's Up With Liberals Against Marijuana Legalization?

Commented Nov 12, 2010 at 13:02:04 in Politics

“Liberals in general want bigger government. The war on marijuana helps to finance bigger government. What better way to grow government than to conduct a war on a weed?

The Republicans are against marijuana because they don't understand it but the Liberals should know better.”

BillAnthony on Nov 13, 2010 at 02:31:35

“Republicans know a lot more than they let on.

Marijuana can be used irresponsibly, still, there is no sound justification for it being criminally illegal.”

Viper1st on Nov 12, 2010 at 13:33:58

“Looks like DOJ is on record to aggressively prosecute CA legalize marijuana users/growers.

http://prince.org/msg/105/345495

Viper1st on Nov 12, 2010 at 13:24:40

“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?”
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Is Marijuana Addictive? Does It Matter?

Commented Nov 12, 2010 at 08:41:58 in Home

“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.”
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Is Marijuana Addictive? Does It Matter?

Commented Nov 12, 2010 at 08:27:40 in Home

“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.”
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California Marijuana Proposition Update

Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 20:37:06 in Politics

“Correction to my previous reply, it should read 2012 election/ballot instead of 2014.”
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California Marijuana Proposition Update

Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 20:31:46 in Politics

“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.”
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California Marijuana Proposition Update

Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 19:16:29 in Politics

“A police chief in Los Angeles already said he would not recognize the California new marijuana law.

My suggestion would be to make a citizens arrest on him if he kidnaps legal marijuana users.

Maybe we could citizen arrest DEA agents for kidnapping marijuana users since there is no right granted under the Constitution to criminalize marijuana.”
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California Marijuana Proposition Update

Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 14:22:18 in Politics

“I cannot wait for the Feds under Obama to sue California. It will be the greatest showdown between Federal rights and State rights in our lifetime, far surpassing the immigration issue in Arizona.

The only reason I can see keeping drugs illegal is for doing things like destabilizing Iran (community organizing) by sending opium across the border from Afghanistan.

Children can get marijuana illegally because the market is underground which makes the protect the children argument moot.

Police can smell marijuana a lot easier than alcohol which makes the driving under the influence moot.

Asset seizure can still occur under eminent domain making that moot.

Traffic cameras can generate sufficient revenue to make up for lost fines from drugs.

A few thousand DEA agents could be redeployed on the border - no big loss there.

Rapists and other violent offenders would have plenty of prison space if druggies were let loose.

Calderon would have to stop the massacre of his own people in Mexico.

Maybe the GOP would decide that individual responsibility really does exist and admit the war on drugs was a big mistake. Then it would be goodbye Obama.”