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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Absolutely, I agree, but I think it's just symptomatic of the real problem, which is an incremental degradation in communal and familial integrity within American.
    the romantic ideal of the atomic family as the pinnacle of society has always been mythical. Not to say that the atomic family is not an optimal solution but the benefits from it are not exclusive to it. That is, the atomic family is not a required social structure to achieve communal and family integrity.

    Parents and neighbors have been replaced by flickering screens.
    yet these flickering screens introduce people to knowledge and information previously unimaginable in the bubble we once lived.

    Our children are being raised by the morally and intellectually bankrupt mass media.
    and the paper and radio media is the same way if not worse before the TV. The. Overwleming amount of information allows us to better cross examine the information given to us. Instead of taking someones word for it our youth can Google for answers and determine truth themselves. However, one must learn how to learn correctly or be overwelmed by false information.

    Watch MTV for at least three hours and you'll see exactly what I mean.
    I see fictional TV no different than I see fictional books. Both are usually wastes of time. But all work and no play makes jack a dull boy, afterall. Moderation is key.

    My eighteen year old brother's girlfriend was watching The Real World on MTV, and I was floored by the self-centeredness and stupidity that these people exhibited. It was just staggering...
    You think that ignorance and stupidty was less prevalent before the information age? You can only lead a horse to water...


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    The problem has never been the books, the radio, TV, internet or drugs. These are merely scapegoats for failures of the parents and guardians.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    It'll never cease to amaze me how Libbos staunchly oppose cigarettes, but are all for legalized pot.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It'll never cease to amaze me how Libbos staunchly oppose cigarettes, but are all for legalized pot.
    I love my cigarettes and am pissed that my taxes on them keep going up! Pot should be legal just so my taxes don't have to cover all the legal garbage over such a weak drug.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It'll never cease to amaze me how Libbos staunchly oppose cigarettes, but are all for legalized pot.
    See this is where you look stupid, many conservatives also agree with the whole cigarette ban not that it is right.

    Me personally being a liberal, I would leave it up top the business owner.

    But then don't let the stereotypes of liberals be against you, much like the stereotypes of conservatives being right-wing nutjobs only concerned with cramming religion down other people's throats all the while wanting government to control people's morality be against those that think it.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    My main problem with every party is that BOTH sides have the things they want to force on the others, while not wanting any of their **** banned! We are surrounded by hypocrits!!!!!

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    the romantic ideal of the atomic family as the pinnacle of society has always been mythical. Not to say that the atomic family is not an optimal solution but the benefits from it are not exclusive to it. That is, the atomic family is not a required social structure to achieve communal and family integrity.
    I made no mention of the atomic family.

    yet these flickering screens introduce people to knowledge and information previously unimaginable in the bubble we once lived.
    Such as?

    and the paper and radio media is the same way if not worse before the TV.
    Really? So, what was the radio equivalent of today's Real World?

    The. Overwleming amount of information allows us to better cross examine the information given to us. Instead of taking someones word for it our youth can Google for answers and determine truth themselves. However, one must learn how to learn correctly or be overwelmed by false information.
    I never said having access to voluminous amounts of information was inherently bad, obviously the mass media has its benefits. What I'm concerned with is the voluminous amounts of nonsense and crap that comes with it and the inability or unwillingness of parents to shield their children from it.

    I see fictional TV no different than I see fictional books. Both are usually wastes of time. But all work and no play makes jack a dull boy, afterall. Moderation is key.
    Yes, and absent a strong familial and communal structure moderation is an impossibility, hence the social fixation on things which are giant wastes of time and mental energy.

    Moreover, watching a TV show is not comparable to reading a book.

    You think that ignorance and stupidty was less prevalent before the information age?
    Not necessarily, but I will say that mental weakness was not as prevalent amongst past generations. I look at these kids and I think about them in WWII and I just laugh...

    The problem has never been the books, the radio, TV, internet or drugs. These are merely scapegoats for failures of the parents and guardians.
    Well, cripes buddy, that's what I've been trying to say.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It'll never cease to amaze me how Libbos staunchly oppose cigarettes, but are all for legalized pot.
    There aren't very many liberals out there who want to outlaw cigarettes. And there are plenty of conservatives who favor legalizing pot too.

    Marijuana legalization is one of those issues that seems to be reaching a "tipping point," where Americans of all political ideologies are beginning to realize how retarded the ban is.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    There aren't very many liberals out there who want to outlaw cigarettes. And there are plenty of conservatives who favor legalizing pot too.

    Marijuana legalization is one of those issues that seems to be reaching a "tipping point," where Americans of all political ideologies are beginning to realize how retarded the ban is.
    The problem is that that a bunch of rich conservatives in Boulder Colorado got a smoking ban passed and they think that Colorado is liberal because it was passed in a college town, but it was passed by the residents not by the students whom many are not residents.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    So, what you're saying is that fine, a company can currently fire a man for coming in to work drunk, but they can't fire him if drugs are legalized and he comes to work on PCP?
    That's one way to completely ignore what I was saying, yeah.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Also....by golly damn, drugs are illegal now....but there are still people on the shop floors, including a helicopter factory I know, who've been busted by surprise drug tests and fired. So the effort to keep those evil chemicals out of the workforce has failed.
    I have no idea why you hold a puritan view on anything, let alone this of all topics. By your logic we should legalize all manner of crime since some token minority of people are going to brake the law regardless.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Please keep that salient and inescapable fact in mind: The War on Drugs was never winnable, was lost, and we're still spending billions and billions of dollars restricting the freedoms of EVERYONE as a result of this failure.
    Probably why I never supported the war on drugs.

    What's your point? Oh, you think I disagree that the war on drugs has failed? You think I support the "war on drugs" because I oppose legalizing hard drugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Lost freedoms include:

    Loss of the presumption of innocence.

    Inability to carry larges amounts of cash out of the country, or even around the country.

    Civil forfeiture laws incentivize law enforcement agencies to bend the rules and break other laws, and have resulted in the murder of innocent citizens.

    Vehicle inspections at the borders.

    Citizens stopped for routine traffic violations may be held on the spot until a trained dog sniffs their vehicle, in the complete absence of any probable cause.

    etc etc etc
    You can thank that token criminal element for that.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No more so than anyone's alcohol use.
    Your ignoring critical facts again, but let those stand in your way.

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