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Warren DeMontague

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Why don't you spend 1/10th of that energy fixing the fucking system and law?

It doesn't matter what he did before, he's CURRENTLY facing that time because of the 2 joints. You think that's justified? He was on his bike with some weed in his pocket, and ALL his priors involved drug possession charges, nothing else. How precisely the fuck is the public served by sticking this guy in prison for a decade?

While Noble has two prior low-level nonviolent drug offenses that occurred 8 and 20 years respectively before his arrest in this case, he has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of drugs for personal use. Because of these prior, albeit dated drug offenses Mr. Noble fell within Louisiana’s Habitual Offender Statute, which brings his sentence for his marijuana possession offense to thirteen and one-third years and deprived him of the opportunity for earlier release on parole.

Spin, Spin, Spin. You said find one, I found one in about 5 seconds. Now you want to move the goalposts. At least you're not trying to run with "but he wasnt actually smoking it at the time"

I think it's your turn to answer my question: why is it so important that the drug war - which almost everyone not directly on the gravy train acknowledges, is a failure - continue unimpeded?

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 06:20 PM (1 replies)

Jaksa Chula Harjo

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:50 PM (0 replies)

Congratulations to Secretary Clinton on a solid win tonight.

Well done.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:42 PM (0 replies)

People with puritannical, control fetishes almost always end up being the seriously fucked ones.

Look at Bill Cosby. I always thought there was something unsettling about his sanctimonious, preachy shtick.

Scratch a pompous finger-wagger, and often you will find a hypocrite, if not a dangerous criminal.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:30 PM (1 replies)

Does anyone know where the love of god goes

When his face turns from boaty mcboatface
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Apr 18, 2016, 10:50 PM (0 replies)

Given the open contempt some people on our "side" regularly display for the 1st Amendment

Really im surprised some people here arent still pushing this sort of shit.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:02 AM (1 replies)

Another public health crisis not being taken seriously by anyone except the folks whose careers

have been built on the hyperbolic making of shit up about it.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Apr 14, 2016, 05:17 PM (0 replies)

There sure seems to be something about him that some people dont like!

Gee, I wonder what it could be.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Mar 20, 2016, 05:39 PM (1 replies)

I'm supporting the nominee, and I realize that nominee is likely to be Hillary Clinton.

That said, some of her supporters really need to come down off the damn cross already.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Mar 18, 2016, 10:25 PM (0 replies)

Maybe, or maybe we as a species have outgrown certain concepts

which were better suited to our brains when we thought the sun was a magic ball in the sky.

Or, to put it another way; you wouldn't buy a brand new computer and load it up with Windows 95. It would be ridiculous to try and run 20 year old software on a modern machine and expect good results. But people walk around trying to comprehend the reality of 2016 using semantic maps that were put together 1400, 2000 years ago, or longer. And the results are frequently obvious.

Hell, even our legal and governmental structures are proving woefully inadequate to address modern realities; the FBI is currently attempting to rely on laws from the 70s all the way back to the late 1800s, to address their fight with apple over encryption. We often see people- even some self-identified "progressives"- in a perpetual state of temper tantrum because HBO shows full frontal nudity, that sort of thing.

I am of the opinion that particularly as technology advances at an exponential rate, what is needed more than ever are open source, open-ended, belief systems or meta belief systems, to address the, for lack of a better word, non-euclidian levels of complexity that comprise the data streams we are encountering in the 21st century. Catmas, as the Discordians call them, as opposed to Dogmas.

(It is interesting, as a digression from this digression, that Bill Wilson- again, for all his many flaws- did manage to create in the structure of alcoholics anonymous a very durable, perfect in many ways, model for a decentralized, anarchist bottom-up anti-organization, which contributes mightily IMHO to the durability of the idea and the program. While one can take issue with the steps, the traditions are pretty objectively impressive from that perspective)

But I disagree, I think actual education and information is somewhat incompatible with these sorts of oversimplified bumpersticker aphorisms. Like "abstinence only" versus teaching about STDs and contraception, the approaches are not easily munged together.

I do believe that young minds should develop organically, and that would include avoiding mind-alterants (many of which our young people are inundated with by big pharma, like ritalin) until the brain has sort of figured out where it sits as a baseline and the personality has gelled to a certain extent. "Just say no" as one piece of advice isn't inherently bad in this regard, but again, I do think that an intellectual approach to the issue of "drugs" and education thereof would include as I said upthread, acknowledgement that all drugs and all users and all relationships between the two are not the same.

Hell, we can acknowledge that a glass of wine is occasionally healthy for some people, while also realizing that alcoholism is a deadly nightmare for others. Similarly, it is inane to pretend that something like cannabis isn't only "not bad" but can be downright beneficial for some people, in terms of creativity and other enrichment.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Mar 14, 2016, 07:36 PM (0 replies)
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