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porphyrian

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Member since: 2003 before July 6th
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About Me

I was here on DU for A Long Time, moved to Chicago, moved back home to Florida, got divorced, became A Giant Asshole and shit the bed here, then decided to leave for everyone's benefit. Without completely hitting bottom, I somehow got a job with The Man and did my best to make the world a better place, despite the insane, fascist agenda of the ruling politicos. I got remarried, got my new wife some necessary surgeries and eventually she got us both the fuck out of Florida; her English degree landed her a better paying position in Iowa than I was making as a mid-manager in Florida government. Did You Know: Employees of the State of Florida are paid less than those of every other state in the Union. No Shit.

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I'm not personally that bitter about it, but I understand the sentiment.

One thing many people, especially people with children, don't seem to understand is a) not everyone likes kids, b) not everyone wants kids and c) not everyone is able to have kids. For people in these groups, it often seems like other people have the attitude that "everything is about the children." If you are a woman who has had five miscarriages trying to have her own child, this can be offensive. If you are a homosexual couple in a hostile state that doesn't allow you to adopt, this can be offensive. If you simply choose not to have kids, this can be offensive. In fact, the tax breaks and other benefits offered to people who do have children can be seen as discrimination against those who do not, which can be offensive. Just as Christians usually do not realize how pushy and in-your-face their expression of their beliefs can be to someone who is not Christian, people with kids often have no empathy for those who do not.

I don't know if this explains the OP's position or not, but it's something to think about. The world is not all about the children. They play a major role and deserve protection, but don't assume everyone feels the same way you do about them.

St. George Island, Florida, October 2010






What is the best course of action for us, as citizens, to take to end the Drug War?

Mounting evidence suggests that the "War on Drugs" is a giant failure that we cannot afford, that is a part in the insane for-profit prison industrial complex and that is unpopular with the majority of the American populace. What is the real life course of action we can take, as individuals or as a group, to stop this in the best possible way for everyone?

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