Started by Marc.Knight, March 20, 2010, 01:13:07 PM
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Quote from: aldousburbank on January 24, 2014, 07:10:08 AMNow that a majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, I'm pissed. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/majority-of-americans-now-support-legal-pot-poll-says/I want reparations for my brothers and sisters being harassed, disenfranchised, disemployed, fined, and jailed for all these ignorant, dark, and prejudiced years. Oh, I don't know, a few billion dollars maybe, preferential hiring, priority airline boarding, free doritos for life, jail a cop day, mandatory weed growing, and etc. Yes, there will be more stoners and fucked up stoner stories for a while just like when you hold your farts they make a bigger noise in the end. Fuck you jack-booted war on vegetable thugs and all that have supported, ignored, and profited from your enforcer bullshit. Let my people grow you pussy loser tight assed motherfucking haters. And pay up assholes!Am I kidding?
Quote from: steelbot on January 25, 2014, 06:30:54 PMThe people in jail for marijuana charges will most likely NOT be released. They still broke the law, just because the law isn't law anymore, they don't get clemency for their previous transgressions unfortunately.
Quote from: Up All Night on January 26, 2014, 04:28:40 PMI think that anyone in jail for marijuana charges alone, those charges should be dropped and clemency given.
Quote from: gbneely on January 26, 2014, 05:33:08 PMFood for thought:http://www.thefix.com/content/study-shows-parents%E2%80%99-marijuana-use-may-spur-addiction-children
Quote from: SciFiAuthor on January 26, 2014, 06:03:52 PMI'd support marijuana legalization across the board. But I'd actually be for illegalizing gambling again; we legalized it here in Missouri and it's turned into this huge undefeatable lobby that can seemingly exempt itself from any state or local laws it wants. I don't think anyone predicted that outcome when we were debating the wisdom of legalizing it years ago. Plus it seems to only have a downside, few win, lots lose and many blow their SS check and spend the rest of the month in the pawnshops. Doesn't seem constructive to me.
Quote from: onan on January 26, 2014, 05:49:02 PMThings have changed over the years. At one time addiction was considered a physiological response to the need for certain substances that had been abused, opiates, alcohol and benzodiazepines and maybe a few others... not sure. But over the last several decades addiction has included emotional/psychological dependence as well. Since that is now the standard, it is fairly obvious that learned behaviors from the environment would easily migrate to the children of parents that are abusing non-"addictive" substances such as marijuana and cocaine.
Quote from: wr250 on January 26, 2014, 06:52:07 PMi agree. but i would not illegalize gambling, i would make it so that the lobbyists are basically powerless, perhaps through political campaign laws.
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on January 27, 2014, 03:11:05 AMIn the UK, gambling is strictly regulated. Bookies can't 'just' open anywhere, they have to apply to the local council for a betting licence. And all gambling is taxed too, either at the point of stake or after payout, (naturally most punters choose stake). On the horses it's (and has been for years) 10%. There was a move (and heavily lobbied) in the last government to have 'super casinos' in parts of the UK, in the large cities. But it was dropped because the respective cities' populations didn't want them. It isn't to say we don't have the addicted gamblers who have lost everything, their homes, jobs, families and self respect, and every time a new way of gambling comes on stream (online poker being one) there are the anti gambling lobbyists giving there views and the inherent dangers. All addictions start from the first step. I'm told that heroin is in actual fact very difficult to get addicted to, because the first few times taking it can result in profuse vomiting and cramps. Tobacco on the other hand can be instantly addictive: and it's a fair argument to say if it was discovered today, it would be made illegal by almost all countries. The tobacco industry is a massive lobby, and although governments pay lip service to the obvious and irrefutable harm it can do, they get lot of revenue from it, so can't be too onerous. The UK had a phase of pushing for plain cig packets, backed by all the medical bodies and a great deal of cross party MP's. The PM just happens to have as an advisor an ex employee of one of the tobacco companies, and the PM (Cameron) is reported to have had something like thirty meetings with representatives from the tobacco industry, and less than half that from the health lobby. It shouldn't come as any surprise that the proposal to have plain packaging was quietly dropped from the agenda: This is in spite of the tobacco lobby insisting that branding makes no difference to encouraging kids or anyone else to take up smoking..funny that eh?
Quote from: SciFiAuthor on January 27, 2014, 01:20:26 PMBoris Johnson's been out advocating smoking sections be brought back to airplanes for years. What a mayor has to do with airline policy, I'll never know, but he's out there none the less.
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on January 27, 2014, 01:37:54 PMBoris is the Marmite man; He's seen equally a buffoon and a genius. Although he's the Mayor of London, and therefore disqualified from holding office as an MP, he has designs on being the next leader of the Tories..I cannot see him being taken seriously as a statesman in the UK let alone in the UN, NATO or the G20..He's just not that man. But stranger things have happened.
Quote from: Marc.Knight on September 16, 2014, 07:49:41 AMOk pot heads... tell me how pure and harmless pot is. Makes you smarter and more focused, right?Yes, this clip is from FOX news:http://video.foxnews.com/v/3786643350001/devastating-effects-of-teen-marijuana-use/#sp=show-clips
Quote from: eddie dean on September 16, 2014, 10:12:31 AMHow many shows has Bill O done about the evils of alcohol? How many experts have been on his show to scare people with booze statistics as it relates to kids?Think of the children. :
Quote from: Kelt on September 16, 2014, 10:35:35 AMOr the evils of "onside phone sex"
Quote from: Kelt on September 16, 2014, 09:51:29 AMPeople who smoke week are 60% less likely to finish High School.