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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 12:39 AM
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56. The default position when one is "undecided" is to NOT incarcerate people for a victimless "crime"
Arguing that you're "just not ready' to stop persecuting is not an acceptable argument, let alone one deserving respect.
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  -Pres Obama, were you opposed to marijuana when a joint was hanging from your own mouth? Union Yes  May-16-10 10:09 AM   #0 
  - It's all politics  Andy823   May-16-10 10:13 AM   #1 
  - They're having a field day attacking him NOW lol!!  Bullet1987   May-16-10 11:04 AM   #20 
  - If he came out supporting legalization the right would continue to smear him but he'd have support  glitch   May-16-10 11:45 AM   #26 
     - True regarding him having support from the left. But I think he'd  sabrina 1   May-17-10 01:13 AM   #60 
        - Very true. The only "people" supporting the war on drugs are Corporate  glitch   May-17-10 09:24 AM   #62 
  - This may come as a surprise to you, but many of us realize as we mature  MindandSoul   May-16-10 10:14 AM   #2 
  - +1  madmax   May-16-10 10:18 AM   #4 
  - fine, round up americans like dogs and throw them in cages.  meow mix   May-16-10 10:21 AM   #6 
  - Uh, so you think that throwing pot smokers in jail is good for society and 'mature'?  ixion   May-16-10 10:22 AM   #7 
  - So it's called growing up when Obama admin does it...what was it was called when BushCo did it?  katandmoon   May-16-10 10:28 AM   #8 
  - Maturity has little to do with the issue.  Union Yes   May-16-10 10:28 AM   #9 
  - My post was mostly related to the childish attack on Obama  MindandSoul   May-16-10 10:59 PM   #47 
  - Apparently for you 'growing up' does NOT equal 'growing wise"  BakedAtAMileHigh   May-16-10 10:28 AM   #11 
  - +1000  Tsiyu   May-16-10 02:36 PM   #42 
  - From your reply, I would say that at the least, you are a living testimony that  MindandSoul   May-16-10 11:03 PM   #48 
  - What does that have to do with smoking pot?  EFerrari   May-16-10 10:40 AM   #16 
  - The older I get, the more I like pot  Oregone   May-16-10 11:24 AM   #22 
  - Do you, or anyone you respect, drink? nt  patrice   May-16-10 11:39 AM   #25 
  - And then someone you love will get cancer or MS and you'll mature again.nt  glitch   May-16-10 11:47 AM   #28 
  - My comment didn't refer to whether pot should be legalized or not.  MindandSoul   May-16-10 10:47 PM   #46 
  - yep, full prisons are much better for society  G_j   May-16-10 11:48 AM   #29 
  - Could non-pot smokers be just a little more sanctimonious?  Forkboy   May-16-10 11:53 AM   #33 
  - Not this one! n/t  QC   May-16-10 02:38 PM   #43 
  - I haven't smoked it in years  Warren DeMontague   May-16-10 02:42 PM   #45 
  - I think MindandSoul was mostly disturbed by the attack on President Obama.  ZombieHorde   May-17-10 11:15 PM   #74 
  - Well that is nice, but it has nothing to do with the OP.  Rex   May-16-10 11:56 AM   #36 
  - I very much doubt that, Rex! . . .I wouldn't be surprise if we were close to the same age!  MindandSoul   May-17-10 09:34 PM   #72 
  - there's nothing mature about upholding racist laws based upon lies  RainDog   May-16-10 12:00 PM   #37 
  - Do you, or anyone you respect, take psychoactive prescription drugs of any type?  patrice   May-16-10 12:12 PM   #38 
  - This may come as a surprise to you, but prohibition is FUCKING STUPID and DOESN'T WORK.  Warren DeMontague   May-16-10 02:41 PM   #44 
  - clarify how pot prohibition benefits society  miscsoc   May-16-10 11:08 PM   #49 
  - I am still undecided on this issue, as I said on a previous post. . .  MindandSoul   May-16-10 11:15 PM   #50 
     - The default position when one is "undecided" is to NOT incarcerate people for a victimless "crime"  Romulox   May-17-10 12:39 AM   #56 
        - Where did you get that I was for incarceration of people using and/or growing marijuana  MindandSoul   May-17-10 05:19 PM   #70 
           - That's the status quo. You were speaking in defense of it just now.  Romulox   May-17-10 10:54 PM   #73 
  - In case you believe that only adolescents use marijuana -  Mike K   May-17-10 12:25 AM   #53 
  - And then we jail young people for the "mistakes" that we got away scot free with?  Romulox   May-17-10 12:38 AM   #55 
  - lmao..I bet you are also against medical marijuana. Reefer madness, anyone?  krabigirl   May-17-10 01:32 AM   #61 
  - You have obviously not read my posts. . . and you are jumping to the wrong conclusion  MindandSoul   May-17-10 08:32 PM   #71 
  - I think that's true of most people when they mature. But  sabrina 1   May-17-10 12:46 PM   #69 
  - America's police welfare industry would have to find something useful to do then nt  msongs   May-16-10 10:17 AM   #3 
  - I am for legalization but does everyone have the same views they did at 20 as they  Jennicut   May-16-10 10:18 AM   #5 
  - what the hell does that have to do with anything?  BakedAtAMileHigh   May-16-10 10:35 AM   #13 
     - Some people change their minds the older they get is my point.  Jennicut   May-16-10 11:01 AM   #19 
        - That's where I am coming from. I don't care for it recreationally, and I don't expect everyone to  glitch   May-16-10 11:51 AM   #30 
  - Since I didn't vote one year do I have to be against voting?  stray cat   May-16-10 10:28 AM   #10 
  - What crawled up your butt?  crikkett   May-16-10 10:30 AM   #12 
  - my guess is the "rant" was prompted by a bit of light reading  BakedAtAMileHigh   May-16-10 10:38 AM   #15 
     - yes and if we really want to keep it out of the hands of children  ThomThom   May-17-10 10:50 AM   #67 
  - You do know that Obama is already moving away from incarceration  Radical Activist   May-16-10 10:38 AM   #14 
  - Totally! Hope! Change!  BakedAtAMileHigh   May-16-10 10:42 AM   #18 
  - What "this" are you referring to when you type "what this means?"  Radical Activist   May-16-10 11:37 AM   #24 
  - He says that  Mojorabbit   May-16-10 02:03 PM   #39 
  - Funny, Obama's drug war budget looks just like Bush's drug war budget.  Flaneur   May-16-10 02:12 PM   #40 
  - We should still wage war on certain drugs.  phleshdef   May-17-10 10:30 AM   #65 
  - You do know that -  Mike K   May-17-10 12:35 AM   #54 
     - Almost ALL of what he said/says turns out to be bullshit.  SammyWinstonJack   May-17-10 10:17 AM   #63 
  - Back when he smoked it was probably catnip leaves  NNN0LHI   May-16-10 10:42 AM   #17 
  - Are you mad? He was a Hawaii local  Bluenorthwest   May-16-10 11:06 AM   #21 
     - That rich, volcanic soil...  Union Yes   May-16-10 11:26 AM   #23 
     - maui wowie and puna go back to the early 60s, todays pot is the catnip leaf  meow mix   May-16-10 11:53 AM   #32 
        - You are sooooo right  Politicalboi   May-16-10 11:16 PM   #51 
           - That is absolutely true!  Mike K   May-17-10 12:51 AM   #59 
  - It is possible for people's views to change as they get older.  MadBadger   May-16-10 11:46 AM   #27 
  - the heart to lock people up in prison  G_j   May-16-10 11:52 AM   #31 
  - And change again when they get older still.  glitch   May-16-10 11:54 AM   #34 
  - Then Obama must pay his debt to society. Time to turn himself in!!!! nt  Romulox   May-17-10 12:42 AM   #58 
  - Ha! Ha! Gidget Goes Hawaiian happens to be on TCM & guess what botanical motif is laminated  patrice   May-16-10 11:55 AM   #35 
  - K&R. Some of the comments on this thread have actually lowered the global IQ. n/t  Greyhound   May-16-10 02:36 PM   #41 
  - Clearly, Obama thinks it would have improved his own life to have been busted for pot..  Fumesucker   May-16-10 11:17 PM   #52 
  - We live in a "post-integrity" society--today's leaders feel no shame from hypocrisy  Romulox   May-17-10 12:41 AM   #57 
  - Why should they?'s not as if any of em are ever held accountable for anything  Echo In Light   May-17-10 10:32 AM   #66 
  - Error: you can only recommend threads which were started in the past 24 hours.  Brickbat   May-17-10 10:19 AM   #64 
     - me too  ThomThom   May-17-10 10:56 AM   #68 

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