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Why Legalizing Weed Just Makes Sense, In 12 Charts

Why Legalizing Weed Just Makes Sense, In 12 Charts

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 21:06:48 in Politics

“Alcohol is heavily taxed, so I guess this is fair play. I don't really mind paying a little tax (ours will be 25% in CO).”

Ben Hines on Nov 14, 2013 at 23:19:53

“I don't mind either. but not exorbitant taxes that makes it rather useless to legalize if it still maintains the illegal production and sale.”
Why Legalizing Weed Just Makes Sense, In 12 Charts

Why Legalizing Weed Just Makes Sense, In 12 Charts

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 21:05:34 in Politics

“I'm a 46-year pot smoker and I've had a great career, never been arrested, have raised children to responsible adulthood, and to my knowledge I've not gone off my nut. Same for my friends and everyone I know who smokes. You need to quit watching Reefer Madness--old news.”
Why Legalizing Weed Just Makes Sense, In 12 Charts

Why Legalizing Weed Just Makes Sense, In 12 Charts

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 21:02:50 in Politics

“They've found that people who have smoked pot drive SLOWER and in a more paranoid fashion, while people who have consumed mass quanitities of alcohol do just the opposite--they drive too fast and don't worry about the possibilities.”

Diana FD on Nov 14, 2013 at 21:05:26

“Don't get me wrong, I agree that high drivers are more skilled than drunk drivers. I just don't think that we should take ANY risks when driving a massive hunk of metal that could easily take a life.”
Megyn Kelly Erupts At Ezekiel Emanuel Over Obamacare (VIDEO)

Megyn Kelly Erupts At Ezekiel Emanuel Over Obamacare (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 20:55:42 in Media

“I'm talking about any of them that interrupt, shout, bully, including Matthews. The only news I watch anymore is The NewsHour on PBS, where they always have one person on each side of an issue, and they have pointed but respectful discussions. You should try it.”
Nancy Pelosi Scolds John Boehner: Does Less Work Than 'Family Of Retirees'

Nancy Pelosi Scolds John Boehner: Does Less Work Than 'Family Of Retirees'

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 18:00:33 in Politics

“Pretty harsh, but yeah.”
Nancy Pelosi Scolds John Boehner: Does Less Work Than 'Family Of Retirees'

Nancy Pelosi Scolds John Boehner: Does Less Work Than 'Family Of Retirees'

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 17:59:17 in Politics

“Unfortunately, they'd have to vote to pass this, and that ain't never gonna happen.”

vinnieboiblue on Nov 14, 2013 at 18:13:34

“I know...it sickens me that they have the power to set the terms.”
Megyn Kelly Erupts At Ezekiel Emanuel Over Obamacare (VIDEO)

Megyn Kelly Erupts At Ezekiel Emanuel Over Obamacare (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 17:52:22 in Media

“I'm completely sick of incompetent interviewers constantly interrupting, and now shouting at, their guests. There are ways to ask questions in a civil manner that get to your point. But there's the rub--the interviewer is not supposed to be making a point. The guest is supposed to have important information and the interviewer is supposed to ask appropriate questions to guide the discussion. Shameful.”

greenery on Nov 14, 2013 at 18:47:22

“this guy wouldn't give approp;iate answers....just more sping....just the chicago way”

robbo1400 on Nov 14, 2013 at 18:10:51

“You see Phoebe.....perhaps you (as many others) are USED to the media outlets asking softball questions ( or as YOU put it..."appropriate" questions) and allowing the guest to control not only the message but the"spin". One thing about Fox Cable News......they do NOT allow people to change the subject, philibuster, avoid the question or get in their talking points while evading the question asked. I know this is a different format, but perhaps why Fox gets the highest ratings....they actually DO their job. Dr Emanuel obviously couldn't handle the interview because perhaps he had NO answer for the question that was asked.... Kind of like watching Jay Carney stumble through the Press Corp.”

jkearkn on Nov 14, 2013 at 18:03:17

“Oh pleez. Emanuel was trying to protect obama.”

jak11 on Nov 14, 2013 at 18:00:05

“But when he doesn't answer the questions posed.... he needs to be schooled.”

wabbitno1 on Nov 14, 2013 at 17:58:19

“Are you talking about Chris Mathews by chance, sure sounds like it.”

JohnnTn on Nov 14, 2013 at 17:57:31

“Amen you nailed it.”

Pamela Docken on Nov 14, 2013 at 17:54:22

“I agree. And really, how knowledgeable are these reporters. They don't know what they are talking about, they are being fed what to say via earpiece.”
Why Oliver Stone 'Prefers' Elizabeth Warren To Hillary (VIDEO)

Why Oliver Stone 'Prefers' Elizabeth Warren To Hillary (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 14:01:40 in HuffPost Live 321

“Me too. I don't believe in dynasties. Elizabeth would be great.”
White, Anti-Gay Republican Wins Local Election After Pretending To Be Black

White, Anti-Gay Republican Wins Local Election After Pretending To Be Black

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 13:58:45 in Politics

“If the results stand, I'll bet he won't stand a chance of being re-elected. Yeah, it's on both the voters and his opponent, but it's also on him for sins of omission.”
Ted Cruz's Dad Declares God Is Pro Death Penalty

Ted Cruz's Dad Declares God Is Pro Death Penalty

Commented Nov 8, 2013 at 15:35:44 in Politics

“That's the Old Testament, where the God is an angry, vengeful God--or so I'm told. The New Testament was supposed to be more friendly.”
Chris Matthews Takes A Crack At Chris Christie And Wife

Chris Matthews Takes A Crack At Chris Christie And Wife

Commented Nov 8, 2013 at 15:30:55 in Media

“I listened. In my opinion he was still out of line. Yeah, the guy's really fat. I'm sure he knows it, and the world knows it, and there's a time for those kind of jokes--but this was not the time.”
Chris Matthews Takes A Crack At Chris Christie And Wife

Chris Matthews Takes A Crack At Chris Christie And Wife

Commented Nov 8, 2013 at 15:07:52 in Media

“Most people know that you can THINK these things in your own mind, but it's not appropriate to SAY them in your out loud voice. I thought we were taught that in kindergarten.”

Wmof2011 on Nov 8, 2013 at 15:57:35

“Do you expect to tame the media and internet public?”

Juanmanuelsotoarg on Nov 8, 2013 at 15:17:19

“watch the context of how he said it before you comment...he was respectful”

CL38 on Nov 8, 2013 at 15:16:12

“tell that to TP & Republicans”
Jon Stewart: Obama 'Somewhat Dishonest' About Healthcare But Republicans Are 'Lying Like Motherf*ckers'

Jon Stewart: Obama 'Somewhat Dishonest' About Healthcare But Republicans Are 'Lying Like Motherf*ckers'

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 15:06:33 in Comedy

“Exactly what I was thinking. That's why young people like him so much.”
Rand Paul On Plagiarism Claims: 'It Annoys The Hell Out Of Me'

Rand Paul On Plagiarism Claims: 'It Annoys The Hell Out Of Me'

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 14:38:31 in Politics

“He doesn't want to appear stupid, which is what is happening now. The more this topic annoys him, the more mileage his opponents get from it. Works for me.”
Rand Paul On Plagiarism Claims: 'It Annoys The Hell Out Of Me'

Rand Paul On Plagiarism Claims: 'It Annoys The Hell Out Of Me'

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 14:36:13 in Politics

“If he was smart, he would just apologize (sincerely) and shut the heck up about this. But no, for him it's all about power. He needs to be able to beat this rap. Too bad he doesn't understand the concept of plagiarism.”
House Leader Accidentally Admits GOP Has No Interest In Governing

House Leader Accidentally Admits GOP Has No Interest In Governing

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 14:29:14 in Politics

“If they took the Senate they'd be busy, busy people--enacting all the laws they've been trying to push through. It would not be pretty for our country. I'm just hoping that the electorate is too smart to be fooled by these charlatans!”

Sandra Heiston on Nov 6, 2013 at 14:59:28

“One can hope, Phoebe54, but more often than not, hope loses.”
Colorado Gun Group Raffling Same Type Of Weapon Used In Aurora Theater Shooting

Colorado Gun Group Raffling Same Type Of Weapon Used In Aurora Theater Shooting

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 17:27:59 in Politics

“I didn't know it was legal to auction a firearm.”

comeandtake on Oct 30, 2013 at 20:43:13

“There is an entire eBay format auction website specifically geared towards guns. Yes it is legal. But this isn't an auction, its a raffle.”

legaleagle 45 on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:01:46

“Why wouldn't it be? The winner must pass a background check”

schotts on Oct 30, 2013 at 17:44:48

“HP is incorrect, imagine that. I't not an auction. They are giving it away in a contest, people only need to put their name in a hat. No donation, no buying tickets, no auction. However, they ask that you donate after you enter your name. It's a fund raising technique that is legal and time tested.”
Here's Why Kathleen Sebelius Isn't Joining An Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange

Here's Why Kathleen Sebelius Isn't Joining An Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 17:16:48 in Politics

“Well said. Developing a complicated system like this will ALWAYS take time and need major and minor tweaks. Patience works, folks. It will be fine.”
What Obama Really Meant When He Said 'If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It'

What Obama Really Meant When He Said 'If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It'

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 14:09:12 in Politics

“For decades, insurance companies have made their zillions by cherry picking clients (only the healthiest, with no pre-existing conditions) and dancing around to deny claims. I know because I worked at one BIG company for a while, and I saw exactly what went on. So the insurance companies won't be making zillions anymore and their stockholders won't be getting nice dividends. Tough.”

212 The Real BiPartison on Oct 30, 2013 at 14:37:25

“Rank Insurer
#1 Unitedhealth Group
#2 Wellpoint Inc. Group
#3 Kaiser Foundation Group
#4 Aetna Group
#5 Humana Group
#6 HCSC Group
#7 Coventry Corp. Group
#8 Highmark Group
#9 Independence Blue Cross Group
#10 Blue Shield of CA Group
------------------
7 out of the top 10 health insurance companies are NON-PROFIT.”

roopsag on Oct 30, 2013 at 14:21:55

“They will still make zillions of dollars - but you will be paying for it.”

Jackie Sparrow on Oct 30, 2013 at 14:21:35

“You are misinformed.

The insurance companies LOVE Obamacare, because they're going to get a ton of additional customers. While their margins may be smaller, the actual $$ they're going to make are going to go through the roof. Think Walmart. Sell lots of junk, make lots of money.”
15 Reasons Why American Politics Has Become An Apocalyptic Mess

15 Reasons Why American Politics Has Become An Apocalyptic Mess

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 13:40:27 in Politics

“Here in Colorado, there is a secessionist movement determined to establish a new state (North Colorado?) because they don't like what the Colorado Congress did concerning gun control and a few other things. They managed to successfully recall the Senate President and another Senator, mostly because the Secretary of State (R) ruled that there could be no mail-in ballots. Since most of us vote via mail these days, these folks too advantage of the fact that people aren't used to actually going to the polling place to vote. They got their constituency out in droves, and the rest is history.”
Billboard Shows Obama As Hitler, Demands President's Impeachment

Billboard Shows Obama As Hitler, Demands President's Impeachment

Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 16:56:34 in Politics

“Yeah, I agree, but I like to hope that people are better than that. I guess in the north it's more disguised.”
Billboard Shows Obama As Hitler, Demands President's Impeachment

Billboard Shows Obama As Hitler, Demands President's Impeachment

Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 16:17:06 in Politics

“I was not a Bush supporter--far from it--but I never would have supported something like this against a sitting president. There seems to be so much hatred coming from the right. Why is that? Like any other president, he has put forth his platform. If you agree with him, great. If you don't agree with him, your turn comes again in a few years.”

hang319 on Oct 15, 2013 at 16:35:03

“Why is that? Didn't you see the guy waving the confederate flag in front of the White House? It's all about the black man for most of these people. I live amongst them. I know.”
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