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  •  Really. Please seperate out the damage of the WOD (0+ / 0-)

    from the damage caused by drugs themselves, and see if you reach the same result. And you can't really count consensual use, because that goes back a million years before civilization.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 06:37:27 PM PST

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    •  Sir, your recent diaries / diatribes against (0+ / 0-)

      firearms and their ownership...even by law-abiding citizens who have never, and likely never will behave irresponsibly caused me to look back over your diaries.

      I assume from a scan of those diaries and various comments that you were once involved in illegal drug procurement and distribution.  (Whether or not some of those drugs should be/should have been treated like acohol is not the issue at the moment.)    

      I don't know what WOD stands for...but, it is reasonable to assume that most recreational drug use is consensual regardless of the consequences.  My daughter 20+ years ago certainly wasn't forced to smoke/do drugs and DWI folks don't usually have a bottle forcefully inserted between their lips.  But, the damage, if any, is real.  And, I can say that if 20+ years ago I could have found the asshole who sold/gave my daughter drugs, jail would have been a minor inconvenience to him/her compared to what I would have done.  And, in my opinion, drug dealers...regardless of jail time...never repay the damage they do...even if only to a single susceptible person whose life was ruined.  

      So, you may take your current attitude of moral superiority and insert it where the sun doesn't shine.    
       

      The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

      by Persiflage on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 02:55:38 AM PST

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      •  WOD War on Drugs, the support for drug (0+ / 0-)

        prohibition that is devastating the planet. Of course the supporters always want to put the blame elsewhere.

        There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

        by oldpotsmuggler on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:23:41 AM PST

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