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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:09 PM
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Protest erupts over marijuana at State Capitol (Denver)
written by: Jeffrey Wolf Web Producer
reported by: Heidi McGuire Backpack Journalist
Created: 10/27/2006 6:28 PM MST - Updated: 10/28/2006 7:00 PM MST


... Governor Owens and members of different law enforcement agencies initially gathered to speak out against Amendment 44.

The amendment would make it legal for people 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana in Colorado ...

"We're trying to have a legitimate debate, but we're being shouted down by you all," said Owens.

The group SAFER, which supports Amendment 44, shouted things like, "What do we want? A safer choice." ...

http://www.9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJEC...


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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:25 PM
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1. A legitimate debate?
That would mark the first time for the prohibition side.
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bilgewaterbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:27 PM
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2. Dope smokers protest? LOL! nt
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:02 AM
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5. Yeah, just like the 60's
It seemed to work back then.
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olddad56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:28 AM
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13. Dope smoking protesters ended the war in Vietnam.
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:40 PM
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3. safer is right - tainted black market drugs kill - the war on drugs kills
not to mention FREE ADULTS IN A FREE SOCIETY SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO WITH THEIR OWN MONEY, TIME AND BODIES AS THEY PLEASE!

:rant:

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Freeusfromthechurch Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:54 PM
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4. Amen
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 08:44 AM
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8. Alcohol Kills The Most -NT-
Jay
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lcordero2 Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 02:31 AM
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6. there is no "legitimate debate"
A Governor is a public servant and not a nobleman. There is no "debating" what the people want.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 08:19 AM
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7. If he wanted to shut them all up...
he should have just ordered a truckload of Krispy Kreme donuts.

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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 09:31 AM
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9. Smoke em if you got em
That would have mellowed out the crowd
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:03 AM
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10. I'm confused -- doesn't the word "debate" imply
a discussion of opposing view-points? If Owens and a group of like-minded folks gathered to "speak out" against the amendment, they were not there to have a debate -- they were there to spout their talking points.

Now by the same token, yelling and protesting isn't debate, either; it really does need to be a civilized discourse -- but since it was a news conference and not a debate, more power to the protesters.

Owens is a total wanker.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:09 AM
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11. The guys with the guns and the jails want to "debate" now.
:puke:
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:12 AM
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12. LOL! n/t
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