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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:55 PM
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(Canada PM) Harper says no decriminalization of pot on his watch
Source: CBC

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his government will never agree to the decriminalization of marijuana.

Harper's comments came Friday in Vancouver in response to a question at a brief news conference following an event at a downtown science centre.

"No, it will not happen under our government," Harper said. We're very concerned about the spread of drugs in the country and the damage it's doing and as you know we have legislation before the House to crack down."

This week, four former Vancouver mayors endorsed the Stop the Violence Coalition, which is comprised of former police officers, a judge, medical leaders and B.C.'s former chief coroner.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/20...
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:56 PM
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1. Just one more right wing wanker to add to the list. nt
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:59 PM
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2. Prime Minister Doughboy needs a change of career.
nt


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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:07 PM
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3. I've said so since before he was elected.
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:32 PM
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4. His plans to expand the prison-industrial complex in Canada
are dependent on maintaining draconian pot laws.

Also, he's a total weenie. Probably narc'd on the pot smokers in his high school.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:00 PM
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6. Probably collaborating with the US on their prisons for profit program and
free labor. There's big money in prisons and pot gives a lot of non-violent people to lock up for a prison-industrial complex for profit. Some of the conspiracy theories are making more sense each day as we descend into whatever.

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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:23 PM
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7. Harper seems bent on trying out all the failed policies of the US from the last 10 yrs.
It's driving me nuts.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:32 PM
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8. It's really apparent from here - anymore when I hear stuff like this I have to
check to see which country it is. One can't just assume it's the US anymore. Didn't they try to get a Fox News program in Canada too? I haven't looked at it lately, but I think that venture failed luckily for Canada.
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:17 AM
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14. Yep. It failed.
As did the legislation to make a lying Fox news possible in Canada. Everyone and his brother rebelled....the petitions, letters and phone calls were amazing.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 06:56 AM
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16. Excellent!!! Fox News is just a purveyor of hatred, propaganda and misinformation. n/t
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Fokker Trip Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:53 PM
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5. Crime has been declining for many years in Canada.
So it makes total sense that its important now to spend billions on new prisons. Cannabis users are free thinkers and cannabis makes it very hard to hate anyone or anything. The Filth absolutely needs hate, he feeds off of it. The more Canadians who hate, the more he expands his base.

This Filth(I refuse to use his name) Is going to f**k Canada royally (already well into it).

Funded by US and global corps, including the Koch bros.

We unfortunately don't have the protections against abuse of power that the US system has. That has become very clear, right now Canada is essentially a dictatorship.

I have no doubt he was picked on many times. His bitterness, narcissism and anger are all products of a very disturbed mind.

We are really f**ked up here.

He's also a total religious nutbar who thinks that the resurrection will happen in Canada? WTF? I live here and if I were Jesus I'd want to go somewhere a tad warmer, maybe Southern France?
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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:16 AM
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13. Honestly
I really, really have no idea how you know who managed to get in and stay in. That is not me being snide, I mean I really did not think this guy would get anywhere outside of Alberta.

Granted, I do not think Cannabis is quite the Miracle some think it is, but if nothing else, it is a better source of paper, clothes and gasohol than anything else. I want it legalized throughout the North American continent it is is the only real hope we have of getting off oil.
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rationalcalgarian Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:44 PM
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9. GOP is heavily invested in this party
The Reform Party, that is. Harper and all the other Koch-suckers in the "Conservative Party" take their policy direction from the US Republicans. They are not even trying to hide it anymore.

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Joe Shlabotnik Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:48 PM
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10. Harper is missing an opportunity
I know Harper is a complete arrogant right wing nutbag, but from a strategic point of view; if he caved on this one subject and decriminalized pot, he'd probably get a major pass from the celebrating public for enough time to pass the rest of his draconian agenda without scrutiny. But I guess he figures that as long as he has the majority vote he is untouchable anyway, and in 4 years will be retired to his own private island somewhere.

BTW, I still think site was brilliant, too bad more Canadians didn't view it before the election
http://shitharperdid.ca/
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:19 PM
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11. Don't give the man any more good ideas!
:scared:

Hide your post, Shlabotnik, I beg of you.
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Xicano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:20 PM
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12. I Love You Mary Jane
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:20 AM
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15. Harper and Obama see eye to eye on this... n/t
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_eh Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 08:49 AM
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17. Strange policy
for a guy who always looks wired! (Ever seen his eyes?)
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