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  1. DarrylS

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    For all of you optimists who really believe that M will be legalized in your lifetimes, not going to happen. Now the Granny State Right is sponsoring legislation that will be watching if you go abroad and smoke some dope..

    This will never happen in my lifetime, never mind your lifetime.. if you are planning on going to a foreign country and plan on smokin some dope.. then you could be prosecuted.

    Bill would turn legal drug-related activities overseas into U.S. crimes | The Raw Story

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    Glad to see they have their eye on the ball and are addressing the critical issues facing our republic. :rolleyes:
     
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    Herman Cain's 9 9 9 drug policy would allow 9 ounces of marijuana, 9 grams of coke, or 9 tek 9s to American citizens... BUT NOT THEM DAMN ILLEGALS
     
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    The continuing of failed drug policies are not only cost inneffective, but are an effort to control more and more of people's personal lies..

    The above could be viewed as an ad hominen attack as it adds little to the conversation, and serves only to discredit the poster.
     
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    Dude, it was critical of Congress. What are you talking about?

    Do you know what this emoticon means?

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Mea Culpa, but ain't your or anyone elses dude.
     
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    what's next...micro chip in the neck for every American?
     
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    I thought I already had one..
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the bill isn't intended to bust me for smoking a joint in Jamaica. That it's intent is to charge those who "Conspire" to bring drugs into the US from overseas. Just a guess. There's no link to the actual bill that was passed, so who knows. I will say that with the passing of more and more laws, however intentioned, come the unintended consequences of massive overreach, aka the nanny state. I think Americans should be as free as possible here at home, and absolutely free to enjoy the splendors of whatever nation they're visiting. If Cuban cigars are illegal here, I shouldn't be barred from smoking one if in Mexico. So if that is the intention of this law, then it's beyond moronic.
     
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    You can smoke one in Canada... when you are in the Cancun Airport, it is strange to see Cuban Airlines Planes..

    Not sure that is the intent.. according to the aforementioned sources..
     
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    You do......
     
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    Sometimes I love being the gubmit guy on a board...
     
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    I think anything thing that grows naturally on the planet is none of the government business. Drugs that are refined/concentrated are.
     
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    Cmon, say it...the second scariest sentence next to "We gotta talk"....:cool:
     
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    I do think it's a good idea to keep stuff like Hemlock out of the hands of the merely depressed, personally. However, I agree with you regarding end-of-life euthenasia (voluntary of course, don't get silly) -- it should not be forbidden by an interfering government bureaucracy.

    In that case, however, it's nothing to do with the refining of the drugs; indeed, the individual choice to end one's life when it consists purely of pain and the tedium of being consumed by a disease is helped by more refined and reliable drugs. So the refining is a necessity.

    So it seems there are cases in which government interference is appropriate, and cases in which it is not. Recreational use of mildly (if at all) dangerous drugs like pot -- which we are supposed to fear because it saps motivation or something -- does not seem like a good place for government regulation.

    I am not so certain about heroin, although lax laws have been tried. Everybody doesn't become an instant junkie, you just have less fearful junkies. Big deal.

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    You mean, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help"?
     
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    Holland started out with voluntary euthanasia, not it isn't so voluntary if you are old, Very slippery slope, however when one accepts the killing of children in the womb, moving beyond that the the people with low quality of life is easy. The Germans realized this inthe thirties. Noew the West is coming around to their way of thinking.
     
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    On a serious note, as I've said before, prohibition never works. And teh gubmit's War on Drugs, like all their "War on's" are abject failures at best. Additionally, this prohibition spurs inner city violence and a damn near civil war in Mexico. Its gotta stop.
     
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    :eek::bricks:

    Thats the one!

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