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Author:  Johhny Electriglide [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:50 pm ]
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So the idea is to keep ATF agents employed. Why can't they enforce laws that really hurt people with lack of jobs, taxpayer debt and suppressed wages to the middle and lower class for the past 30 years? Like the felony violations of Title8USC1324iv and Title8USC1325, collect the fines and deport the illegals to help Americans get back to work, reduce the National Debt, and lower the population. It seems it would be a win-win scenario for keeping the agents busy and helping the country environmentally and economically.
Legalize and tax the drugs, collecting more money and spending less on prisons. Another win-win scenario. Educate the people so they are less likely to become ruined addicts, and that includes education on tobacco, alcohol, and gambling which ruin so many lives each year. Use the money saved on prisons to have treatment and kick the habit help.

I had to have the help of the VA to quit tobacco the 9th time trying. It took group therapy, wellbutrin a week before the quit date, nicotine patches and gum used properly, and using tricks like making a butt bottle to sniff when the urge to smoke hit. That was 4-4-04.
A friend just died from the effects of smoking and drinking causing cancer, and his brother who told me just now also has been diagnosed with another strain of esophageal cancer. My AA meetings are full of people who had their lives variously ruined but are doing well now. I quit booze 6-14-96. I never got hooked on gambling but could feel the tug.
To me, victimless crime laws are bad and should be removed, while crimes with victims like the ones numbered above should be well enforced and the victims compensated. Wage suppression from the "ripple effect" of illegal immigration cost me nearly $400,000. The bad laws of affirmative action's reverse discrimination cost me even more in a ruined career.
I think the laws should be reviewed by we the people and those bad laws thrown out, and the laws that matter to us get enforced as they were supposed to be when made. Without any big money special interests allowed to be involved in any way.

Author:  Ann Vole [ Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:20 pm ]
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they say that most of a person's life-long beliefs are established by the age of 6. We need to teach these kids that drugs are a bad idea. When it is illegal, the kids still see it being done by parents trying to hide the habit from neighbors. When it is legal but regulated, the parents can be told to keep it out of the kid's sight and can indoctrinate the kids in anti-drug propaganda

Author:  Jacob21 [ Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Decriminalized drugs. Portugal experiment.

animal-friendly wrote:
animal-friendly wrote:
Ten years later, drug abuse is down by half. Treated as a social problem rather than a criminal problem.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/20 ... -portugal/

As opposed to Chris ....


Wow, I'm blown away by this Dude.. Poor Chris.. https://www.facebook.com/FreeChrisWilliams I know he's been in Prison I'm guessing now for just a year? 2013.. That's still way too long.. I think if the public gets behind this now!!! I mean right away!!.. Remember as of just the beginning of this year.. Our President made the statement that Marijuana is no worse than Alcohol in an Interview with The New Yorker Magazine.. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/01/20/ ... n-alcohol/ Take a look around, and you can see the effects of both substances (Marijuana - Alcohol) This is shocking or not so shocking depending on what side of the fence you're on. This graphic is pretty compelling. http://assets.totaldui.com/infographics ... ijuana.jpg
To make this case even more interesting the Spiritual leader of Tibet - His Holiness the Dalai Lama has also made a statement on the use of Marijuana and supports it for medical use only and not recreational use. Well, it's still a thumbs up, and keep in mind Chris Williams has the same view as the Dalai Lama he's a caregiver for crying out loud. https://www.facebook.com/DalaiLama
Man, this is getting a ton of traction and I’m a huge football fan and this Super/Marijuana Bowl was well.. I guess the Pot must be better in Seattle because the Broncos were pretty much on the couch/sidelines for the game.. http://www.eonline.com/news/501750/the- ... -fantastic
I'm from California, and yes we support Medical Marijuana in the state, but our Federal government does not.. Here lies the rub.. Depending on what county you live in the medical marijuana rules or laws are a bit messed up.. http://sandiego.igalaw.com/san-diego-cr ... marijuana/ I know there a ton of folks that need a caregiver like Chris here in California but you better know the law so you don't get stuck like Chris. Living in Denver, or Seattle is great because you get to use it for both medical and recreational purposes. One Day this will be a reality for California, Montana and the rest of the country.. Don't get me started about how the legalization of Marijuana will take care of the US budget and curb drug cartels from You Know – GETTING RICHER!!.. ...

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