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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Pot is probably responsible for half the obesity problem in this country, and 75 percent of Whataburger's annual profits.
    That's a little bit of the ol' hyperbole there, huh?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    On it's own, I have no issues with this. However, it's hillarious given all the other crap Bloomberg is trying to do with what we put in our body

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's a little bit of the ol' hyperbole there, huh?
    Jesus people....did the "75 percent of Whataburger's annual profits" not tip Erod's comment off as a pure tongue in cheek joke? Really?

    Maybe the forum needs to legalize pot so people can lighten up a bit.

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Jesus people....did the "75 percent of Whataburger's annual profits" not tip Erod's comment off as a pure tongue in cheek joke? Really?

    Maybe the forum needs to legalize pot so people can lighten up a bit.
    So then it was a bit of the ol' hyperbole then.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So then it was a bit of the ol' hyperbole then.
    Yes, but it's kind of like Lewis Black making a statement and then someone having to ask if "it was a bit of ol' sarcasm there". The last part of his statement made the answer to your question pretty blatantly evident, which is why the asking of the question in the first place confused me.

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    I must be unique then. I don't get this munchie thing.
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    In later years when you're hacking blood out of your lungs, you can think of this moment.
    Yeah well if that happens, I'll deal with it. People hack blood from years of smoking tobacco...it's their choice to smoke though, right? Tell me you dont think "smaller" Government should tell people they cant smoke pot, ciggs and drink booze?
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    Its a racist position to take. Ignoring marijuana busts while still enacting arrest and prison for crack use...tsk tsk...

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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    This is entrapment. Anyone who has ever smoked pot knows you can't resist a 32 oz soda to quench the cottonmouth side effect.

    Very sneaky, Bloomberg.
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    Re: Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    I am sure nobody is willing to deny a causative relationship between sugar consumption in beverages and increased instanced risks for diabetes.

    For example, according to the empirical evidence found by the American Diabetes Association in 2009,
    After adjustment for age, parity, race, physical activity, smoking, alcohol intake, prepregnancy BMI, and Western dietary pattern, intake of sugar-sweetened cola was positively associated with the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), whereas no significant association was found for other SSBs and diet beverages.
    Of course the preferred method to deal with such externalities is to institute a consumption tax in regards to added-sugar beverages, disincentivizing the "buy on bulk" mentality eliminates the idea that purchasing large amounts of added-sugar beverages will lower the cost.

    I would think that budget hawks would be in support of such a measure to decriminalize cannabis possession. Why? Because the U.S. spends (at least) $40 billion per year policing cannabis consumption, to the extent that has only resulted in utter failure. Kudos to Bloomberg in both instances.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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