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  •  Maybe Obama should... (11+ / 0-)

    Smoke some good weed.

    Everywhere you will find that the wealth of the wealthy springs from the poverty of the poor. - from The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin

    by ZhenRen on Wed May 16, 2012 at 10:29:00 PM PDT

    •  just inhale . . . (2+ / 0-)
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      Nulwee, ZhenRen

      You know he did . . . has he forgotten ? ? ?

      Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

      by Deward Hastings on Thu May 17, 2012 at 05:16:09 AM PDT

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    •  The false argument about increased potency (20+ / 0-)

      One hears a lot about how much stronger marijuana is than it was twenty years ago, and what huge risks it poses to the young and vulnerable, and so on...

      Since the effects of marijuana are immediate, this is a specious argument;  when a person achieves the effect they want, they stop.  Vodka is far stronger than beer, so people are smart enough to know that drinking less Vodka than beer works better.  And no one thinks to argue over the public having the good sense to figure that out, do they?

      While Wall Street mega-chislers are going largely without investigation or prosecution, our Justice Department is wasting its finite resources closing down state-permitted marijuana dispensaries, by threatening landlords and using questionable tax protocols that prevent them from claiming employee salaries as business expenses.  That is dishonest of the IRS and the Justice Department, a tawdry quasi-legal breach of fairness and equal enforcement of the law.  As such, it calls into question this administration's dedication to the rule of law.  Nice going, President Obama.  You figured out another way to govern to the right of GW Bush.  It is hard to find a way to make him look reasonable.  You found it!

      •  Good point. (4+ / 0-)

        I can't remember the last time I knocked back 3 or 4 bottles of frosty cold vodka and for good reason, I would have been in a coma.

        The drug war is a war against the citizens of this country by the very government it funds to protect them. It is wrong.

        "For people who profess to revere the Constitution, it is strange that they so caustically denigrate the very federal government that is the material expression of the principles embodied in that document." Mike Lofgren

        by GANJA on Thu May 17, 2012 at 08:18:10 AM PDT

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      •  Not all of us are smart about (1+ / 0-)
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        vodka v. beer.

        That said, weed is a far more benign substance all round. When I get drunk all bets are off, when I get stoned I sit around and listen to music and am nice to people.

        Remember to kick it over.

        by sprogga on Thu May 17, 2012 at 09:23:09 AM PDT

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