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 Post subject: Re: Amnerika
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:05 am 
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Golly, Mr Green Genes hates the United States! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Amnerika
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:18 am 
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How could it be true, since I am a genuine American myself, with real American blood from real Americans, who lives in American soil and who loves it?

I'm sad you have such a simplistic views on my own personal opinions. The kind of "your either with us, or..." attitude.

All I was pointing is the state of business due to the phony war on drugs.

And, BTW, free Tommy Chong!

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 Post subject: Re: Amnerika
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:50 am 
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Gee, I agree with you! That's not what I meant! Let me go back and rephrase. And do you think I like US intervention? Heck no! You aren't going to get rid of any drug problem by trying to eliminate the drugs and the drug dealers. You have to eliminate the demand! But even then, people should be able to choose.

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 Post subject: Re: Amnerika
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:10 am 
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And that, folks, was Cal's longest post ever! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Amnerika
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:15 am 
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I think America's ok, apart from the Tea Party idiots... and I don't care if the occasional dickhead gets tasered if they deserve it.

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 Post subject: Re: Amnerika
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:12 pm 
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and what would you say about this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73PIJLNp07A

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
and what would you say about this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73PIJLNp07A


C'mon, MGG, have you ever tried to take a cell phone away from a 15 year old girl? I heard they were thinking of bringing SWAT in!

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 Post subject: Re: Amnerika
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calvin2hikers wrote:
Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
and what would you say about this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73PIJLNp07A


C'mon, MGG, have you ever tried to take a cell phone away from a 15 year old girl? I heard they were thinking of bringing SWAT in!

If they need help, I know some ex-footballers who are looking for a job.

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 Post subject: Re: Amnerika
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Here is what a Chinese [edit: actually, apparently a Thai] teacher would do:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owmvr-IfXc0

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 Post subject: Re: Amnerika
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
And, BTW, free Tommy Chong!

Yes. he's being held hostage by Dancing With The Stars.
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 Post subject: Re: Amnerika
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:47 pm 
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calvin2hikers wrote:
You aren't going to get rid of any drug problem by trying to eliminate the drugs and the drug dealers. You have to eliminate the demand!

I realise this is old, but what the hey.
Just wondering what the 'drug problem' is....
I think the worst problem is the crime committed to pay for an addiction. £5000 worth of damage to a house / car to buy £100 of smack?
I accept the 'health' issue is important, but from my work in the past, one of the aims was to try to get smack addicts to survive enough years to 'grow out of it' - and many do IF they survive. HIV and HepC is preventable by clean practices too.
The old issue of criminalising it seems to be more related to punishing subversive behaviour than having any beneficial effect on anyone.
Legalising drugs does not significantly increase drug use, but it does significantly reduce petty crime, criminalisation of 'normal' people, and facilitate people seeking 'fear free' healthcare.
But thats just my 2c...
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Al Jazeera Frames - Tax Dollars at War

Do you know how your tax dollars are spent?

US radio host Dennis Bernstein and investigative reporter Dave Lindorff illustrate just how much US tax money goes towards the country's war chest.

"People have to realise that 53 cents of every dollar that they are paying into taxes is going to the military to an astonishing figure there is an enormous, enormous amount of money being blown on war an killing and destruction."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0Os3q2p86Q

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