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41) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1588738)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Has the what displaced the what now? Nevermind, carry on...:)

I don't think he understood the article.
42) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1588737)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Next, I stand by my assertion that South America is a collection of unstable states supported by a global drug trade. I have not heard any solid evidence to say otherwise so far.

Nor have you produced any evidence to support your claim. Sorry, but youre the one making the claims here, the burden of proof lies with you. Show us evidence that South American states are A) unstable and B) mostly reliant on international drug trade, meaning that the profits of any drug trade go straight into the government coffers and not into the pocket of a few drug lords who are beyond the law.

The Drug Lords are 'Paying Off' The Authority's, to continue their trade.

It is an Unholy Alliance.

Yes, many of these Country's are Unstable. However... The Drug Trade is not the Major Economic Stimulus for these Country's.

True.

...and they are unstable because the US has a deliberate policy of keeping them that way.
43) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1588554)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
lol!
_____________
note to self.
Must remember not criticize the class of rich and powerful people known as
bankers, politicians, drug cartels, and law enforcement.
That would just be mindless, silly, bigotry on my part!

GOT IT? Yes Got It!

LOL!!
44) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1588328)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
How do you think that the Continent of South America funds it's existence?

Oil and mining?
45) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1587572)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
A blanket ban on weed is actually ridiculous and disproportionate.


+1, wouldn't work either. How many people are using heroin or other illegal drugs? They 'score' everyday...

There are 'Recreational' Users of Heroin and Crack?

There are, but they don't tend to stay that way because Heroin and Crack are so physically addictive. Alchohol is also physically addictive which is why Amy Winehouse died when she tried to go cold turkey.

Marijuana and Cocaine are not actually physically addictive, but they can be psychologically addictive. Cocaine more so because of the nature of the high. However there are plenty of people who use weed and cocaine at weekends and it doesn't effect their lives in a negative way at all. Cocaine, however has been shown to be far more harmful to health than weed.

As far as recreational drugs go, weed really is less harmful than regular trips to Mc Donalds.


Uhh.. Es99:

Crack IS Cocaine.

Cocaine dependance is primarily psychological, with a much smaller physical dependance component. 'Crack' is considered by some to be more 'addictive', primarily due to the rapidity of it entering the system compared to powder cocaine, but there is a good amount of dispute on that topic.

For most intents and purposes, they can be considered the SAME drug.

fair enough..but the process that is done to cocaine to make it crack does change the drug.
46) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1587429)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
A blanket ban on weed is actually ridiculous and disproportionate.


+1, wouldn't work either. How many people are using heroin or other illegal drugs? They 'score' everyday...

There are 'Recreational' Users of Heroin and Crack?

There are, but they don't tend to stay that way because Heroin and Crack are so physically addictive. Alchohol is also physically addictive which is why Amy Winehouse died when she tried to go cold turkey.

Marijuana and Cocaine are not actually physically addictive, but they can be psychologically addictive. Cocaine more so because of the nature of the high. However there are plenty of people who use weed and cocaine at weekends and it doesn't effect their lives in a negative way at all. Cocaine, however has been shown to be far more harmful to health than weed.

As far as recreational drugs go, weed really is less harmful than regular trips to Mc Donalds.
47) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1587267)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Clegg must be a fairly clever man to have made it to where he is, but if he didn't see that breaking his word over such a clearly defined issue would overshadow all the 'good' he's done, then he's not a very sharp politician.

I am not in the business of defending Clegg, he is big enough to do that for himself. At the time he found himself between a rock and a hard place, almost which ever way he went it was going to backfire on him. Personally I would have upped the Fees frpm £3000 to £5000 and explained in detail to students why that decision was taken to protect FE. Then funded the FE shortfall in some other way. That wasn't done, and those of the public like you that were "directly affected" haven't forgotten.

Clegg helped put a government in power that pretty much no one in Britain wanted. He has no credibility and I hope it is the death of his party.
48) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1587261)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I would suggest that one of the main reasons for the incidences of rape in India is because of how their society views women. They are seen as mere chattels to be "used" for work, giving birth and sex. The dowry system is still in widespread use there despite the 1961 Dowry Prohibition Act in Indian civil law, and subsequently by Sections 304B and 498a of the Indian Penal Code. That attitude to women in general is the main reason why the laws are not enforced, because Indian society doesn't want them to be. But there is another thread for this discussion.

I agree. But it still suits my point. Es asked whether I would start raping and murdering if there wasn't a law against it. I wouldn't, but as India proves, if you got a society that basically tells its men that rape is 'okay' you can see the result.

So clearly you need laws and strictly enforce those laws in order to combat rape.

Rape is technically illegal in India. So clearly having a law against something doesn't have as much effect as public attitudes to it. It does make it easier to enforce something. However, why do we feel the need to enforce something that doesn't actually harm anyone (if indeed it does) but the user?

Enforce laws against smoking weed and driving. That seems fair.

Enforce laws about smoking around children or in public spaces. Why not?

A blanket ban on weed is actually ridiculous and disproportionate.

Of course we shall see what happens in Washington State and Colorado, but so far it hasn't been awful.
49) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1587256)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Misogyny is alive and well in Utah:

Anita Sarkeesian cancels talk at Utah State University over threats of ‘the deadliest school shooting’ in US history
50) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1587243)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
How a SWAT Team Upended My Baby’s Life — and Got Away with It
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Thanks giving Day Canada! (Message 1586903)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
We had pumpkin pie.
52) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1586668)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
After you have read these http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=double+blind+Cannabinoids+study&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&as_vis=1 then maybe you will have enough knowledge to comment in this thread. Otherwise all I see here is reefer madness.

As to use, I'm Libertarian. Let them smoke, or use anything else. Just comes with a couple of catches. First you get a users card which you have to show to buy and the purchase is recorded. Second that users card is a DNR order. Third that card in an organ donor card, if a Doctor thinks any part of you isn't too drug addled to be of use to another, they cut it out. Fourth, you can't refuse a blood test if you are ever given a traffic ticket or involved in a motor vehicle accident. Fifth, if you have a drivers license, you are required to carry 5 times the regular liability and your insurance company has to have a users endorsement. Oh, don't get caught using and not have a card.

Well there is a version of "libertarian" I've never come across.

I assume that all people who use alcohol should undergo the same measures?

You link to articles that show how canaboids can help sick people then in the next paragraph you demand that these sick people have to carry a DNR order.

Why not just make them wear a yellow star and have done with it?
53) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1586638)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I'm a smoker, yet have never smoked in anyone else's vehicle or homes, even though several are smokers themselves. It's principals. Something I've not seen potheads have.

Agree...

As I have said before. There is a part of the Left Wing Pot Smoking Culture, who relishes blowing Pot Smoke in other peoples faces.

They are hiding their disgusting and self-centered actions, by calling it Social Protest.

Typical of them.

More sweeping generalisations.
54) Message boards : Politics : Chimps... Are they people too? (Message 1586572)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
The question wasn't about making a chimp subject to human law. It was about giving it human rights.
55) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1586571)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor

Which again, is why you decriminalize it. And why keep the stigma? Because its bad for you. Again, the science is pretty clear on that.

Did you even read my post.

Its not that clear...and it is starting to look like the benefits outweigh the risks.


Honestly we have banned things for less. Do you really want to tell people its safe to use a substance that has been linked to increased risk of psychosis, cognitive impairment, birth failures and is also addictive?

ffs, will you just read the damn article? None of these risks have been proven.

Yeah sure, the evidence isn't a 100% conclusive, but that cuts both ways. Its also far from proven to be safe for use, and even when its inconclusive it hardly paints a very nice picture of cannabis.

But hey, lets just assume its safe.

I know lots of people who have been life long users of cannabis and suffered no long term ill effects. I know lots and lots of people who have suffered terrible effects from the use of alcohol. There is no reason to stigmatise people for doing something that is relatively harmless when used in a sensible way.

On top of that, this is only cannabis, which okay, might not be that bad (but still bad). But you are talking about legalizing all drugs, including the stuff like crack, heroin, cocaine and meth. And be honest there, those things are not like cannabis. That stuff is just plain bad for you. The science on that is clear.

Agreed, they are actually bad. However, I do not think that making them illegal is helping. In fact it is making the problem worse.



That is a very positive assumption, and one I can assure you that is also never going to happen. The simple fact is that a legalized drug trade would also be a heavily regulated drug trade. Exactly because legal drug dealers can't sell their drugs at school there will still be illegal drug dealers who break the law so they can sell their poison at schools. Legalizing the drug trade will not solve this.

They will be very little profit in getting people addicted to a drug that they will be able to by legally. If these dealers are out of business then I don't they will be selling the drugs at schools.

And there is proof for this. Take a look at the US gun market. Guns are legally sold there to the public, but this is a controlled market. Legal gun dealers cannot sell to just anyone and they can't just sell everything. So what do we see? Right, an black market for guns that sells to customers who can't get what they want in the legal market.

Guns are not addictive and actual gun ownership in the US has actually decreased. Only a few die hard nut jobs are determined to own a gun.


The amount of heroin being produced simply does not back this statement up.

Well clearly it does given that there are now more addicts than before. Unless you are suggesting that the system is counting people as heroin addicts when they in fact are not addicted to heroin.

Any person who uses heroin more than a few times ends up physically addicted. So considering how the production and sales of heroin have rocketed since it was made illegal I'd say that policy has been a catastrophic failure.



I'm not the one suggesting to put relapse triggers everywhere for people with a history of hard drug abuse.

Yeah..you lost me.



I wasn't talking about marijuana, I was talking about hard drugs. Again, you are the one that suggested to legalize all drugs, not just marijuana.

So you agree that marijuana is not particularly addictive?

Besides, I know more people that can handle their alcohol well, while I know almost no one who handles his weed well. If weed is such a safe drug, then why are, of the handful of people I know who use it, nearly all of them addicts


That says more about your social circle than anything.

while of the much larger group of people I know who drink alcohol, maybe 1 can be said to have a potential drinking issue? Statistically this shouldn't be. Not to these extremes.

I know a large amount of people that smoke weed and a large amount of people that drink. I'd definitely say that alcohol is a bigger problem for people.


You know thats not a reason to just legalize it. Technically making some form of behavior illegal has never stopped anyone from still doing it. Murder is illegal, but people still do kill each other. Rape is illegal, but it happens all the time. Driving past the speed limit is illegal, but plenty of people still do it. So I guess then that according to your logic, we should just legalize all those things as well?

Are you suggesting that you would go around murdering and raping people if it weren't illegal? Not sure what point you are making here and if it reflects well on you.

The thing with alcohol and fast food is that the flood gates for those things have already been opened and they have been opened for decades or in the case of alcohol, centuries. The flood gates for illegal drugs have so far been kept close, but once you start legalizing the whole thing, you will open them and we will never be able to close them again.

You are in such denial if you don't understand that those gates are already open. I applaud you for the sheltered life you have led.
56) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1586528)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
This thread will be saved for posterity, and the higher authorites at Berkeley University.

California's Medical Marijuana Program


Please continue. This thread is full of support of non medical use, and that is a crime in most nations. I don't give a flying F if it's socially acceptable, it is still a crime. Would you support murder too, if that became socially acceptable? (It is socially acceptable in Syria and Iraq)

But by all means, don't be responsible, and law abiding. All eventual respect I had for you is totally gone. You don't care about that either, so please continue spreading the news about the wonderful pot, even though recreational use is illegal, criminal. For all I care pot heads should be thrown in jail.

This thread will go to the history as the most irresponsible, not at all moderated thread. Seems as if all mods nowadays supports pot heads.

This is an American forum on American servers in the state of California and as such is subject to their laws.

Freedom of speech is enshrined in the American constitution, so a healthy discussion on the pros and cons of marijuana is not illegal.

I am quite sure that the mods will step in should anyone here do anything that is actually illegal, such as trying to sell pot via the forum.

And BTW, no I am not a feminist any longer. You took that right out of me.

Fortunately for me (and thanks to feminism) I don't need your approval to have an opinion. That your "feminism" was conditional on that, shows that you really, never were one.


Since I've had it with your style, I'm going to block you so I don't need to have a raised heart rate every time I see one of your posts. Mod or not, you're blocked.

Well thank goodness for that.
57) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1586524)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
This thread will be saved for posterity, and the higher authorites at Berkeley University.

California's Medical Marijuana Program


Please continue. This thread is full of support of non medical use, and that is a crime in most nations. I don't give a flying F if it's socially acceptable, it is still a crime. Would you support murder too, if that became socially acceptable? (It is socially acceptable in Syria and Iraq)

But by all means, don't be responsible, and law abiding. All eventual respect I had for you is totally gone. You don't care about that either, so please continue spreading the news about the wonderful pot, even though recreational use is illegal, criminal. For all I care pot heads should be thrown in jail.

This thread will go to the history as the most irresponsible, not at all moderated thread. Seems as if all mods nowadays supports pot heads.

This is an American forum on American servers in the state of California and as such is subject to their laws.

Freedom of speech is enshrined in the American constitution, so a healthy discussion on the pros and cons of marijuana is not illegal.

I am quite sure that the mods will step in should anyone here do anything that is actually illegal, such as trying to sell pot via the forum.

And BTW, no I am not a feminist any longer. You took that right out of me.

Fortunately for me (and thanks to feminism) I don't need your approval to have an opinion. That your "feminism" was conditional on that, shows that you really, never were one.
58) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1586513)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Cannabis use is criminal.

Not where I live, you are guilty of making a sweeping over generalization.

...and here the mounties aren't allowed to smoke it while in uniform.

Mountie says he has 'legal right' to smoke medical marijuana in uniform

He has the 'Right' to take any Prescribed Drug, which may impair his judgment, while working?

Apparently he believes he has No Judgment to Impair. I agree.

I don't think many people think he was right.

What is telling is that he was a mountie who could legally use marijuana as long as he was not on duty.
59) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1586509)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Cannabis use is criminal.

Not where I live, you are guilty of making a sweeping over generalization.

...and here the mounties aren't allowed to smoke it while in uniform.

Mountie says he has 'legal right' to smoke medical marijuana in uniform

That is a rather sad reference Es.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/06/ron-francis-pot-smoking-mountie-who-suffered-from-ptsd-found-dead/

Yes, I know. PTSD is a very difficult. I think having his uniform taken away was the final straw.
60) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1586506)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
This thread will be saved for posterity, and the higher authorites at Berkeley University.

California's Medical Marijuana Program


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