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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 12:18 PM
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26. To the average American today

the Feds and local LEO's raiding cannabis dispensaries - and the politicians who enable them - seem to be on some other planet, in a nation - very much wealthier than our own United States, apparently - where there aren't millions of families facing foreclosure, there are not millions of humans going without basic medical and dental care, they do not have one in five citizens living on food stamps, the unemplyment rate is non-existent (unlike our sky high numbers of jobless) and they are not fighting two (or more covert?) wars.

To the average US citizen, this appears to be no more than power-hungry people trying to prove to everyone else that they can do whatever they want, so Nanny Nanny Boo Boo. There will always be a group in society that must constantly prove to itself it can have whatever it wants. We call them narcissistic sociopaths, they call each other "sir."

Most of us are too exhausted to get outraged, and they know it.

I think we're just so upset that our government has the money for this type operation, but none for the kid down the street losing his teeth cause there's no dentist, none for the kid struggling to go to college, none for the old person wondering how she'll make it through winter, none for the homeless veteran mother facing another bleak "holiday."

We sure have money for cruelty, and money free for the taking for the cruelest among us.

It will probably always be that way, but shame - and kharma back doublefold - on those who can live in these desperate times and have nothing better to do for society than fleece it.









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  -Pomona marijuana dispensary raided by DEA, police DreamSmoker  Oct-13-11 10:47 AM   #0 
  - Geez, don't they have anything better to do?  Mz Pip   Oct-13-11 10:54 AM   #1 
  - State's rights only applies if you're gay  Occulus   Oct-13-11 10:56 AM   #2 
  - Seriously, I rarely ever hear of a meth bust, but every day see this crap with mm.  Mnemosyne   Oct-13-11 11:53 AM   #19 
     - We spend $40B/yr on the "drug war", and MOST of it is aimed at pot smoking.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-13-11 12:28 PM   #30 
        - Disgusting and despicable waste of resources and lives. n/t  Mnemosyne   Oct-13-11 01:22 PM   #44 
  - From the article:  Robb   Oct-13-11 11:02 AM   #3 
  - I heard that it's Obama's fault that he didn't get a business license.  tridim   Oct-13-11 11:07 AM   #4 
  - I heard the Feds don't tend to enforce local licensing issues.  TheKentuckian   Oct-13-11 11:18 AM   #6 
     - The Obama Administration supports legal MMJ  tridim   Oct-13-11 11:19 AM   #7 
        - definition of legal?? ......... links?? ............ you got anything??  Angry Dragon   Oct-13-11 11:39 AM   #9 
        - Bull  Warren DeMontague   Oct-13-11 11:41 AM   #11 
        - It is a fact. Sorry pal.  tridim   Oct-13-11 11:45 AM   #13 
           - Continually posting that doesnt make it true. While the DOJ continues to go after cancer grannies  Warren DeMontague   Oct-13-11 11:52 AM   #17 
           - The fact that it's true, makes it true.  tridim   Oct-13-11 12:17 PM   #25 
              - Sort of like how police support "legal red light running", right?  Warren DeMontague   Oct-13-11 12:26 PM   #29 
                 - Not even close. It's true because it's their actual official position.  tridim   Oct-13-11 12:33 PM   #32 
                    - You know you can write stuff in the big rectangle, too?  Warren DeMontague   Oct-13-11 12:35 PM   #33 
           - Yeah, link?  Frank Coffin   Oct-13-11 11:59 AM   #21 
        - Link? n/t  robdogbucky   Oct-13-11 11:49 AM   #15 
        - ,  tridim   Oct-13-11 12:23 PM   #28 
           - The Ogden Memo again, huh?  Upton   Oct-13-11 12:38 PM   #35 
           - It's the administration's official policy on legal MMJ.  tridim   Oct-13-11 12:42 PM   #39 
              - How do you reconcile the Obama administration's "official policy""  Upton   Oct-13-11 01:37 PM   #48 
              - All are illegal by Federal law  DreamSmoker   Oct-13-11 03:49 PM   #51 
           - Actions are more powerful than Words  DreamSmoker   Oct-13-11 12:59 PM   #43 
        - LOL  ohheckyeah   Oct-13-11 11:53 AM   #18 
        - I believe they are up to 37 times now  Angry Dragon   Oct-13-11 12:10 PM   #23 
        - At least. LOL n/t  ohheckyeah   Oct-13-11 04:02 PM   #54 
        - I'll continue posting it until people stop lying about Obama's official position on the matter  tridim   Oct-13-11 12:17 PM   #24 
           - Talk is cheap, aint it?  Warren DeMontague   Oct-13-11 12:38 PM   #36 
           - You posted something from 2009  Angry Dragon   Oct-13-11 03:57 PM   #53 
           - Actions trump rhetoric. How does a statement override conditions in the real world?  TheKentuckian   Oct-13-11 08:38 PM   #57 
        - Aren't you from Colorado?  Upton   Oct-13-11 12:18 PM   #27 
        - Yes This is Backed by President Obama  DreamSmoker   Oct-13-11 07:13 PM   #55 
  - That works a little better if the city isn't arbitrarily banning businesses legal in the state.  LeftyMom   Oct-13-11 11:11 AM   #5 
     - A city council can "ban" whatever businesses they want to.  Robb   Oct-13-11 11:21 AM   #8 
     - They tend to get sued over such things, and have to prove a public interest in the ban.  LeftyMom   Oct-13-11 11:40 AM   #10 
     - Yes, councils are routinely sued by businesses over unfavorable zoning conditions.  Robb   Oct-13-11 11:48 AM   #14 
     - Most cities around here have banned collectives  Irishonly   Oct-13-11 11:58 AM   #20 
     - I know in Washington state..  Upton   Oct-13-11 12:57 PM   #42 
  - YOUR TAX DOLLARS, HARD AT WORK!!!  Warren DeMontague   Oct-13-11 11:43 AM   #12 
  - The city can make a tidy sum if....  Irishonly   Oct-13-11 11:52 AM   #16 
  - Legalize it!  slay   Oct-13-11 12:01 PM   #22 
  - Medical MJ is legal in California.  Cleita   Oct-13-11 12:41 PM   #38 
     - Yeah - but if it were totally legal - would eliminate the issue altogether  slay   Oct-13-11 01:35 PM   #46 
  - To the average American today  Tsiyu   Oct-13-11 12:18 PM   #26 
  - That's an excellent post, Tsiyu.  Uncle Joe   Oct-13-11 12:29 PM   #31 
  - good post..nt  xiamiam   Oct-13-11 12:36 PM   #34 
  - Every time a cancer granny smokes a joint, Jesus weeps and kills a kitten.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-13-11 12:39 PM   #37 
  - And what about the Children!!!!!!!! n/t  Tsiyu   Oct-13-11 12:50 PM   #41 
  - Thank you, Tsiyu, for an excellent post. n/t  Mimosa   Oct-13-11 01:35 PM   #47 
  - "shame - and kharma back doublefold" may they receive thrice back what they sow - so mote it be  Dragonfli   Oct-14-11 04:13 AM   #58 
  - As usual, the federal govt has plenty of $$$$, when it comes to stuff like this.  krabigirl   Oct-13-11 12:43 PM   #40 
  - And War  Cali_Democrat   Oct-13-11 07:15 PM   #56 
  - "Both agencies have been working for several months on this case."  Capitalocracy   Oct-13-11 01:28 PM   #45 
  - I have zero doubts Legal MJ measures will pass in CA  musiclawyer   Oct-13-11 01:46 PM   #49 
  - I have doubts..  Upton   Oct-13-11 01:54 PM   #50 
  - WTF is WRONG with them?!  inna   Oct-13-11 03:52 PM   #52 
 

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