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Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:05 PM

Obama Oakland visit draws protests

Source: SF Chronicle

Oakland may be a proven bastion of support for President Obama, but his planned visit to the politically charged city Monday is expected to lead to the first major downtown protests in months.

Medical marijuana advocates are staging what will likely be the biggest rally as they urge Obama to halt a Justice Department crackdown on dispensaries. Antiwar activists are coming, too, lending energy to the barrage of criticism that Obama has been taking from the activist left.

If the president wanted this kind of attention, he picked the right destination.

Among East Bay stops on Monday, Obama is set to appear at a fundraiser that starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Fox Theater, which sits on the edge of Oaksterdam, Oakland's unofficial cannabis district, on a block where Occupy activists have clashed with police.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Obama-Oakland-visit-draws-protests-3725279.php

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Reply Obama Oakland visit draws protests (Original post)
alp227 Jul 2012 OP
NYC Liberal Jul 2012 #1
bupkus Jul 2012 #2
bluedigger Jul 2012 #7
may3rd Jul 2012 #8
Sirveri Jul 2012 #20
Flatulo Jul 2012 #11
wordpix Jul 2012 #3
NYC Liberal Jul 2012 #4
Rosa Luxemburg Jul 2012 #6
NYC Liberal Jul 2012 #10
may3rd Jul 2012 #16
SCVDem Jul 2012 #5
YOHABLO Jul 2012 #21
progressivebydesign Jul 2012 #9
bluedigger Jul 2012 #12
Sirveri Jul 2012 #18
6502 Jul 2012 #13
Moltisanti Jul 2012 #14
FlaGranny Jul 2012 #15
Viva_La_Revolution Jul 2012 #17
Sirveri Jul 2012 #19

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:26 PM

1. It's time to legalize it. It's simply insanity not to do so.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 10:42 PM

7. +420

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 10:52 PM

8. The deficit will go 'up in smoke' in a week

 

If they tax the shit out of the recreational use it will provide

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Response to may3rd (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 06:42 PM

20. Might reduce it by 5%, but that's pushing it.

Enough to be worthwhile, but not enough to close the hole.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 11:40 PM

11. Completely and utterly agree. nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:43 PM

3. O needs to come prepared with Marijuana Legalization, End-the-War-&-Drug-War Manifestos

Otherwise, he will look the fool, walking into protests by his base.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:53 PM

4. I have a feeling that he will, eventually, support it.

I don't think it will be until the second term, if that happens. But he will eventually imo. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 10:11 PM

6. Hope that he will

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 11:13 PM

10. Me too.

It's the right thing to do.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 11:45 AM

16. I think he will stump for votes with his welfare reform plans

 

they give a lot to those who are cradle to grave recipients
and the rethugs who say they will vote it down while on the campaign trail themselves will have to tread softly

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 10:04 PM

5. Ambien or Cannabis

My VA Doc perscribes one but suggests the other would be better.

That's a problem when you wake up 3 hours before the alarm and then start stressing out over unemployment running out, no prospects and not able to pay the rent. Can't take another Ambien.

That's where a little hit works wonders.

Guns and ammo, legal.

Marijuana a schedule 1 drug? And they wonder why we have no respect for the sellouts like our Prez.

CHANGE!!!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 08:39 PM

21. That's Pretty Funny

Pot makes me paranoid. If I could just get over that, I'd be scoring a bag once a month, maybe week. ha ha

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2012, 10:56 PM

9. Cool... I cannot WAIT to see how well the Med MJ does under Romney.

People on the left can be so addicted to hearing their own voices, that they screw themselves over and over. I bet Romney is going to be HUGE fan of medical marijuana. You know.. the way that George W Bush was EXACTLY the same as Al Gore.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 12:01 AM

12. Some of us can advocate a position that the President doesn't endorse and still vote for him.

Is that too nuanced for you?

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 06:38 PM

18. Considering that Obama is worse than Bush on this issue, who knows how Romney will run.

Obama has done a lot of good things, but lets pull the blinders off for a moment and call it like it is. Government is less transparent, more drone strikes, expansion of assassinations, Guantanamo is still open for business, Bush tax cuts are still in place, Healthcare reform was basically what the Repukes offered Clinton, closed more dispensaries than Bush. If protests drag him further to the left then that's a good thing in my book.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 07:29 AM

13. Price of weed... which of these websites is correct?...

I found two websites that say they report the price of marijuana in the US, but I am not sure if the prices are correct.

(1) http://www.priceofweed.com/
(2) http://www.narcoticnews.com/Marijuana-Prices-in-the-U.S.A.php

Which one best represents the price of weed in the US?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 07:43 AM

14. I'm curious, what percentage of medical marijuana users are trulely in need

 

and what % just want to get high?? It started out for Glaucoma and to ease HIV/Cancer
symptoms but now you can get it for almost any reason... I don't care
who smokes it, I'm just curious.

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Response to Moltisanti (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 11:23 AM

15. I believe all drugs

should be legalized, but I can't, for the life of me, figure out why people like to get high. It's a very disconnected, weird, and unpleasant experience for me. In the past, I've had morphine a few times for pain, tried a couple of joints (ugh), and drank some booze. I've settled on a drink, sometimes 2, once in a while to be sociable. I don't enjoy feeling "high" or "spaced out."

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Response to Moltisanti (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 01:06 PM

17. because it works on pain

and pain has a lot of causes

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Response to Moltisanti (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 06:41 PM

19. Why should we care? If they're not busting into homes and cars, I could care less.

Oh noes, someone is getting high and bothering nobody. How horrible.

Legalize it all.

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