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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 08:55 AM
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9. It really is

Greed is the unmistakable motivator - not any desire to "protect the public."

Why don't the cops walk into a liquor store , take all the liquor they want and then tax the store owner on the value of the liquor they stole? After all, alcohol causes more problems than any "drug' I know of.

Oh, yeah, we let the lushes drink to their heart's content. You can get as high as you want, as long as we approve of the substance. So, if getting high isn't illegal in one case, why is it illegal in the other case? Discrimination and GREED.

And believe me, from the sound of that revenuer's voice, I'd wager he is one greedy mofo.

It's wrong and it's time we stood up and said "enough."
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  -The Tennessee Department of Revenue SUCKS/War on Drugs buddyhollysghost  Mar-07-07 01:22 AM   #0 
  - That was some BEAUTIFUL rantin', man! recommended.  dicksteele   Mar-07-07 01:23 AM   #1 
  - I am so disgusted right now you have no idea  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 01:46 AM   #2 
     - Actually, I do.  dicksteele   Mar-07-07 02:25 AM   #3 
        - I know, silence is golden  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 02:39 AM   #5 
           - Knoxville city cops are good - the University cops are good.  Clark2008   Mar-07-07 11:16 AM   #14 
              - You're lucky  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 11:49 AM   #24 
                 - I know -that piece of legislation was stupid and insipid and vapid.  Clark2008   Mar-07-07 09:24 PM   #29 
                    - If he "did his job" fairly, great  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 09:36 PM   #30 
  - exactly what "tax money" are they after? . . . does he owe back taxes or something? . . .  OneBlueSky   Mar-07-07 02:33 AM   #4 
  - The latter  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 02:47 AM   #6 
     - Do they even try to prove that he sold it?? Or is it enough for them  dkofos   Mar-07-07 11:21 AM   #16 
        - It has not even gone to trial  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 11:43 AM   #22 
           - WOW. This kid is getting screwed.  dkofos   Mar-07-07 12:31 PM   #27 
              - Sorry took so long, been out and about  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 09:22 PM   #28 
  - The War on Some Drugs is Bullshit  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 08:26 AM   #7 
  - This whole drug war is a racket. Seizing cars, houses, money, you name  lectrobyte   Mar-07-07 08:38 AM   #8 
  - It really is  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 08:55 AM   #9 
  - I should add that the case hasn't even made it to trial yet  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 09:11 AM   #10 
  - Kick  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 10:18 AM   #11 
  - Afternoon KICK. nm  dicksteele   Mar-07-07 11:01 AM   #12 
  - Thanks  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 11:23 AM   #17 
  - The DrugWar is based on the principle of "GUILTY until proven innocent" in so many cases.  dicksteele   Mar-07-07 11:29 AM   #20 
     - It also disenfranchises many poor and/or minority Americans. nt  raccoon   Mar-07-07 11:47 AM   #23 
        - It's destroying familes in so many ways  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 11:53 AM   #25 
  - How come this guy is calling you?  kineta   Mar-07-07 11:12 AM   #13 
  - The kid lived here for a while  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 11:27 AM   #18 
  - The war on drugs is a racket.  impeachdubya   Mar-07-07 11:21 AM   #15 
  - They want to have their cake and eat it too  buddyhollysghost   Mar-07-07 11:30 AM   #21 
     - That's not THEIR cake they are snatching away from hungry citizens and selling for profit. nm  dicksteele   Mar-07-07 11:56 AM   #26 
  - More On Tennessee's "Crack Tax"  Crisco   Mar-07-07 11:29 AM   #19 
  - Just another manifestation of the internal contradictions of good ol'American capitalism...  ellisonz   Mar-08-07 12:59 AM   #31 
     - People are so afraid in this country  buddyhollysghost   Mar-08-07 01:21 AM   #32 
        - In the words of King George III: "Yeah, and what are -YOU- gonna do about it?" nm  dicksteele   Mar-08-07 01:33 AM   #33 
        - Become a Warrior in the  buddyhollysghost   Mar-08-07 01:57 AM   #34 
           - We are -ALL- combatants in the "war on drugs".  dicksteele   Mar-08-07 02:33 AM   #36 
              - This is one of many issues where our nation is backward  buddyhollysghost   Mar-08-07 10:23 AM   #37 
        - I'm actually one of the more vocal opponents of the drug war at my liberal arts college...  ellisonz   Mar-08-07 02:24 AM   #35 
           - No one said slavery?  buddyhollysghost   Mar-08-07 10:25 AM   #38 
              - World history begins in 1984 for all too many.  ellisonz   Mar-08-07 01:45 PM   #39 

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