"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi
So no... pointing out that smoking dope is popular in the middle east does not help you win the hearts and minds of the American people. In fact just the opposite is true.Originally Posted by Grateful Heart
If you are going to appeal to the situation in Amsterdam, then what is wrong with my countering by appealing to the situation in the middle east. Glad you can see the irrelevancy of your own post in the mirror, I was hoping it would not be wasted.
We could all stand a lot by being open minded and learning from one another, whether it be as individuals or cross culturally. Just underscores how easily your opinion is swayed by the actions of a few. That guy in the picture, and millions and millions just like him are just living their lives just as we are, they did not fly an airplane into the world trade center.
If marijuana become legal, I see it handled as a combination of how alcohol and cigarettes are handled. No one will be allowed to smoke indoors in a public establishment and the same types of socially unacceptable behavior (smoking on the job for example) will apply.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Both posts were perfectly consistent as far as I can see. The point of both posts, for good or for worse, is that neither would appeal to mainstream Americans. You can attribute that to bias, or cultural snobbery, or even racism on some level. But it is there nevertheless.If you are going to appeal to the situation in Amsterdam, then what is wrong with my countering by appealing to the situation in the middle east. Glad you can see the irrelevancy of your own post in the mirror, I was hoping it would not be wasted.
One of the reasons marijuana was outlawed in the U.S. (in the western states first, btw) was because it was seen as a 'Mexican' thing.
Last edited by Grateful Heart; 03-15-09 at 07:24 PM.
I'm late to this party, but I know when I was a kid it was a lot easier to get than alcohol. Now that I am older and wouldn't buy from kids, it's a lot harder to get.
CC, I saw your figures about teen alcohol vs. marijuana. It shows that one is more popular. There are other factors now too. Kids get drug tested in order to stay in extracurricular activities. Alcohol leaves the system quicker.
Originally Posted by Jerry