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  •  American Priorities: Guns yes, marijuana no. (4+ / 0-)
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    America is just fucked until its sorts out this upside-down set of priorities.

    Something HAS to be done to jack-up gun safety and we have Repubs and a handful of Dems thwarting it as much as it can be thwarted.

    Marijuana isn't hurting people, isn't whacking your friends and neighbors, and isn't KILLING ANYBODY, but man, you;d think marijuana was leaving bodies piled up in the streets the way we spend tens of billions of dollars to harass innocent people who have never hurt you.

    But thousands are dying from gun violence: please keep buying guns, and let's have the cops bending over backwards to make sure assholes can shop at Publix with their AR-15 but I run the risk of ruination for smoking a bong at home, hurting nobody.

    Good show, America.

    Good show.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 09:39:29 AM PST

    •  Would you say that you like Marijuana? (0+ / 0-)

      XD sorry couldn't resist. Good or bad, seems like more progress being made on the marijuana front. I keep waiting for the news stories about all those 14 year old kids becoming heroin addicts because marijuana is a 'gateway drug'.

      I see what you did there.

      by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 09:43:17 AM PST

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      •  I am highlighting an area of massive stupidity (5+ / 0-)

        We can have GUNS but we cannot have pot. So amazingly stupid.

        We can have guns - which kill LOTS of people, but cops will kill you with guns for pot which doesn't kill anybody.

        it's a fucked up situation that has to be unfucked but the politicians LOVE this fuckery and so it stays as it is.

        Fucked.

        The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

        by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 09:46:57 AM PST

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        •  All sorts of gun banners here whine about not (3+ / 0-)
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          having the political power to accomplish the ban they want  - they have to envy the $20-some-billion dollars law enforcement and the government waste on marijauna prohibition each year.

          All that money just totally wasted. Nothing accomplished.

          Gun Banners should desire to have a fraction of that sort of clout.

          America's committment to Stupid is just breathtaking.

          The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

          by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 09:49:26 AM PST

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          •  OT (1+ / 0-)
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            happymisanthropy

            Would love see a group diary on keeping big companies' grubby hands out of the marijuana market as it continues to liberalize. I've always feared mj cigs with 50% filler.

            I see what you did there.

            by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 09:52:19 AM PST

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            •  Not going to happen (2+ / 0-)
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              America is about profit, it's about fucking the little people so some goddamned big box multi-national corporation can come in and run roughshod over everybody else and move on.

              Micro-groweries and coffee shops will be a huge growth niche as America pulls its head out of its ass on marijuana and lets people enjoy it and makes cops go do something productive

              Those people who are making a fortune now with marijuana being ILLEGAL and wanting it to remain ILLEGAL so they can make big bucks while I run the risk of unemployment and jail: fuck them. I hope they get their clocks cleaned for being so goddammnd petty and whiny and greedy and selfish. I hope they have to get real jobs once marijuana is legal.

              The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

              by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 11:35:00 AM PST

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            •  You buy marijuana by the 'cig'? (0+ / 0-)

              What country do you live in?

              The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

              by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 11:36:09 AM PST

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              •  I've never bought it. Just theorizing what it (1+ / 0-)
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                happymisanthropy

                might look like enmasse.

                I see what you did there.

                by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 11:44:09 AM PST

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                •  it was spoken as spoken as one who had no clue (0+ / 0-)

                  what is going on.

                  The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

                  by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 12:47:49 PM PST

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                  •  Wow, was that really necessary? (2+ / 0-)
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                    What's the matter with you today? I'm by no means trying to imply anything but a recognizance of corporate abuse of the purity of products, once they get involved.

                    I see what you did there.

                    by GoGoGoEverton on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 01:22:18 PM PST

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                    •  that was not supposed to sound so much like (1+ / 0-)
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                      GoGoGoEverton

                      A complaintive comment since you told me you dont have ourchase experience. Your first commet about cigs is what i am referring to but just sayin versus trying to give you a hard time about it which i am not at this time.

                      Just notin'.

                      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

                      by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 01:36:45 PM PST

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                    •  I mean, I really cut you some slack because I (0+ / 0-)

                      didn't want to harsh you out, so I asked the question, just in case I was the one missing real-world experience.

                      Saying marijuana cigs pretty much identifies you as 'less than experienced with the topic".

                      If I wanted to be harsh....I woulda.

                      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

                      by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 03:38:22 PM PST

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                  •  Embellished with a theoritical fear (1+ / 0-)
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                    that you "always" had?

                    Was that just posing for the cameras?

                    I've always feared mj cigs with 50% filler.
                    Or was it an intentional hook. Since after you challenged it, it turned from a fear you always had into a theoretical idea.

                    Just sayin'

                    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2004

                    by LilithGardener on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 03:23:43 PM PST

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            •  Big Pot (3+ / 0-)

              would probably secretly spike their MJ cigarettes' nicotine content.

        •  To un-see (2+ / 0-)
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          Over the past year, I have seen some stupid that makes me numb.  Right wing comments about rape, abortion and contraception were pretty amazing.  Then we heard some foreign policy stupid: Bengazi was the worst tragedy since 9-11.  There is always some climate change stupid to fall back on.  Fiscal and economic stupid comes fast and furious.  We have the debt ceiling (for some reason) and a fiscal cliff and sequestration.  Republicans have a talent for coughing up one hairball after another on all these topics.

          But guns bring out a special quality in Republicans.  The ability to un-see the obvious con of gun manufacturers who fund the NRA and their shills wouldn't be so bad except for all the carnage.  

          Maybe that is the stupidity behind remarks on climate change: Republicans un-see the obvious because the big time polluters are their funders.  Republicans un-see the obvious on abortion, rape and contraception because right wing religious groups who traditionally want to dominate women organize for them.  Republican un-see the obvious on fiscal issues (you want a first class military?  You need first class taxes.) because of the 1%ers--their base.

        •  But but (0+ / 0-)

          Guns mean FREEDOM, guns mean liberty over our big bad tyrannical gubmint, but weed means zombiefied teens murdering their Jesus loving parents!  

    •  But they better not light up tobacco (2+ / 0-)
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      LilithGardener, cdreid

      in the grocery store.  THAT will get them a big fat fine.

    •  Never saw a gun get up (0+ / 0-)

      and decide to shoot someone. Not once.

      Also since when did you call anyone who disagrees with you an asshole ??

      A man is born as many men but dies as a single one.--Martin Heidegger

      by cdreid on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 03:38:54 PM PST

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