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  •  christ (0+ / 0-)

    Hooray for incremental change! Sorry for either not cheering loud enough or not keeping my mouth shut or whatever.

    •  i agree with you bluesteeel. NOT a bfd (0+ / 0-)

      a big fucking deal would be news that fucking morons stopped breaking the law by frying their brains with coke of any kind

      i'm sorry, but i just don't fucking give a fuck about people who do illegal drugs and get caught

      i really don't

      people who do drugs are financing the worst perpetrators of evil on this planet including terrorists

      don't be a fucking moron and you won't go to jail at all

      •  correction (0+ / 0-)

        don't be a fucking moron who does coke and you won't go to jail for it at all

        •  of course i am serious (0+ / 0-)

          not everyone who is a liberal thinks drugs are cool

          while i think doing drugs is about as stupid as going to a charismatic church... that doesn't piss me off... people want to be fucking morons whatever

          what pisses me off is who they buy their shit from

          that is the moral crime in my opinion

          i think they deserve some punishment for that

          •  but again (0+ / 0-)

            this change is good because at least it makes the punishments more fair

          •  I don't think drugs are cool (0+ / 0-)

            but I do think the drug war is all kinds of wrong.

            •  the war on pot is bullshit (0+ / 0-)

              but coke and meth and the other fucked up shit that turns people into homeless bums on the street is evil and the people who make it and sell are evil people

              the people who buy it are not evil but they are committing a crime and they deserve punishment

              but fair punishment that fits the crime

              and no breaks for being white and rich

              •  evil people (0+ / 0-)

                just to be clear... i consider people who take destroy other people to get what they want evil

                so, child molestors, date rapists, coke dealers, people who trick people into buying adjustable rate mortgages are evil people in my book

          •  I've represented defendants on both (2+ / 0-)
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            sides of this; crack dealers and users and powder dealers and users.  Your view seems to be that all drug users should be subject to long imprisonment without any consideration for the degree of evil in the conduct.  If you get pulled for speeding (in a world which you make the laws), undoubtedly immoral and dangerous to the extent it increases risks to others riding on the same road and causes deaths and bodliy harm at a rate higher than drug users, you (from your perspective) should get several years in prison.  I think dealing drugs is worse than speeding but your approach seems to make no distinction.  I find your view both immoral and wrong.  I hope you never end up in a world where all crimes are viewed equally.

            •  whoa (0+ / 0-)

              i didn't say anything about drug crimes all being treated equally

            •  speeding (0+ / 0-)

              i absolutely think that speeding should garner more punishment than drug use crimes!

              obviously the amount of danger caused by the speeding should be taken into consideration

              there's obviously a difference between going 10 mph over in the middle of the night on the freeway and going 40 mph over in a school zone when kids are around

              i moved away from a big city because of the traffic

              when i heard about a group of local parents who's kids had been killed walking across the crosswalk on the way home from school by speeding drivers

              there was an actual group there were so many of them

              •  your posts here are so mis-informed (2+ / 0-)
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                that i hardly know where to began

                you are wrong about the the dynamics of crime punishment and drug use

                i could write several books in response to you but will encourage you to read any and all of the Crimnal InJustice Kos series diaries, including the one linked inthis diary

                from you previou postings here i know that youa re not mean-spuriretd or nalicious but your comments in this thread are so far off the mark that they read that way

                please try to explore this subject further

                "....while there is a soul in prison, I am not free." Eugene V. Debs

                by soothsayer99 on Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 09:52:47 PM PDT

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                •  mis informed? (0+ / 0-)

                  right now i am looking at foster children to potentially adopt and do you know what the number one reason for foster children is?  take a wild stab.  

                  kids get physically abused, neglected, molested, pimped out, beat to death, etc and all because mommy and/or daddy care more about getting fucked up then they do about their own kids

                  you know... i am more compassionate toward drug users then i let on above but i don't want to show it around here because i know that plenty of people on the left are abusing drugs and it makes me angry

                  i am angry because they judge without mercy anyone who doesn't have the 'integrity' to do what they think is just but at the same time they are bankrolling the worst kind of monsters on the planet

                  maybe they don't know.  maybe they just haven't heard about where their drugs come from.  they know not to buy from target or walmart because those people are evil.  but they have no problem buying drugs from the same people who commit murder and rape and actually enslave people and it all just ok because drugs make them feel so good

                  they make me sick to my stomach.  i know what drugs do to the families of people who just want to feel good.  they destroy them.  

                  i still remember my wife finding out from work at the pharmacy that the pharmacist had been robbed again.  tied up in telephone wire.  gun to his head the whole time.  didn't know if this time he was going to live or die.  

                  and my friend who was so fucking high he went car surfing on the freeway.  lucky to have survived.  

                  my older brother who's friend de-capitated himself on his motorcycle before school started.

                  my younger adopted sister who was left alone for days as a new born baby repeatedly because her mom and dad were fucking high

                  who grew up to be beaten and raped by her ex boyfriend because he was high

                  you know... i'm not mis informed at all

                  i just lived close to the destruction and i am angry about it

                  and i'm not fucking cheering about drugs unless it's about people getting off of them

          •  make drugs legal (4+ / 0-)
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            and the criminals won't be involved in it. the presence of organized crime is a function of prohibition, if you outlawed butter they'd be right there selling and distributing it..

            surf putah, your friendly neighborhood central valley samizdat

            by wu ming on Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 09:08:38 PM PDT

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          •  Who the fuck else should I buy it from? (1+ / 0-)
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            I try buying local as much as possible, but really, what are people supposed to do, given that the government has decided that particular forms of enjoyment are verboten?

      •  Drug addiction is best treated as a medical issue (5+ / 0-)

        not a law enforcement issue.  

    •  Deoliver47 shouldn't lose his time with you (2+ / 0-)
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      or people like you who WANT IT NOW AND WANT ALL OR NOTHING!

      Reminds me of my 11 year old daughter.

      Dick told me he loves Daily Kos and its Obama Bashers

      by healthy on Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 07:25:55 PM PDT

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