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How The One Percent Will Legalize Marijuana
high Times ^ | 2/21/14 | Mike Adams

Posted on 05/11/2014 8:29:01 PM PDT by mgist

How The One Percent Will Legalize Marijuana BY MIKE ADAMS · FRI FEB 21, 2014

The federal government, along with anti-drug groups, would like to paint a portrait for the American public that stoned supporters of the legalized marijuana movement are all saggy-pant thugs and unemployed hippies -- nothing could be further from the truth.

The fact is there are some very wealthy and influential people out there are working the system in an effort to legalize the leaf. People with LOTS of money have swooped in like stoner superheroes and written fat checks so that America can finally be rid of this pesky prohibition business.

One of the largest financial supporters of the marijuana legalization movement is George Soros, the billionaire pro-pot advocate who has donated millions of dollars to ensure weed enthusiast can chief the reefer without being harassed by the police.

“Our marijuana laws are clearly doing more harm than good… Regulating and taxing marijuana would simultaneously save taxpayers billions of dollars in enforcement and incarceration costs, while providing many billions of dollars in revenue annually. It also would reduce the crime, violence and corruption associated with drug markets, and the violations of civil liberties and human rights that occur when large numbers of otherwise law-abiding citizens are subject to arrest. Police could focus on serious crime instead,” Soros wrote in a 2010 opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal.

Google billionaire Paul Buchheit has supported some of the same campaigns as Soros, donating more than $100,000 to California’s failed Proposition 19 back in 2010. Facebook forefathers Sean Parker and Dustin Moskovitz, along with Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer also contributed green to legalize weed in California, donating $170,000 and $2 million, respectively.

The Marijuana Policy Project, whose board consists of a laundry list of celebrities like comedian Bill Maher, punk rock legend Jello Biafra, actor Jack Black, and comedian Tommy Chong, were responsible for funding 36 percent of the organization’s funding in 2012, according to the MMP’s financial report. Those donations accounted for 1,312,500 of the foundation’s total 2012 revenue of $3,569,899.

Another organization proving the influence behind the strength of marijuana reform is NORML, a 40-year-old outfit dedicated to changing public opinions of marijuana and legalizing it across the nation. Recently, the group organized a boycott against Kellogg’s when the company decided to sever their endorsement with Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps after photos of the swimmer smoking marijuana came into the public eye. NORML was able to twist the arm of the billion-dollar company and get them to reinstate sponsorships.

Recent reports show that many political candidates are receiving support from weed-friendly contributors. In fact, an article published on OpenSecrets notes that the Marijuana Policy Project “is also the top organization lobbying on the issue, with more than 72 marijuana mentions in filings since 2006,” supporting four senatorial campaigns in 2010 and several Democratic House races.

Your turn! It takes a lot of money to finance a successful campaign, and small donations made to your local pot-friendly political candidates are very important. In fact, just this week, I donated a whopping $4.20 to Bill Levin for Indiana State Representative District 96 in 2014. The figure seemed appropriate.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: druglegalization; hightimes; marijuana; pot; wod
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We thought Obama was a Marxist. He was bought and paid for, just like Chavez to turn us into a Narco Nation. There is no War on Drugs, and the deception taking place is beyond most people's comprehension. Especially the internationally ignorant Libertarians.

What America isn’t understanding is that this is social engineering at it’s finest. Those who laundered money for the cartels, has been pushing drug legalization, including heroin since the 90’s.

http://www.aim.org/special-report/the-hidden-soros-agenda-drugs-money-the-media-and-political-power/

http://rt.com/news/156128-afghanistan-drugs-usa-heroin/

1 posted on 05/11/2014 8:29:01 PM PDT by mgist
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To: mgist

We need a boot in our faces so we will do the right thing.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 8:31:36 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mgist; dcwusmc; Jed Eckert; Recovering Ex-hippie; KingOfVagabonds; Berlin_Freeper; UnRuley1; ...

We thought Obama was a Marxist. He was bought and paid for, just like Chavez to turn us into a Narco Nation. There is no War on Drugs, and the deception taking place is beyond most people’s comprehension. Especially the internationally ignorant Libertarians.
What America isn’t understanding is that this is social engineering at it’s finest. Those who laundered money for the cartels, has been pushing drug legalization, including heroin since the 90’s.

http://www.aim.org/special-report/the-hidden-soros-agenda-drugs-money-the-media-and-political-power/

http://rt.com/news/156128-afghanistan-drugs-usa-heroin/


3 posted on 05/11/2014 8:35:10 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: mgist

The Lear jet leftists expect to form the core of the global Inner Party. There they will continue to enjoy the finest foods and most advanced gadgets the world has to offer — while deciding your fate for you.

A drug addled populace suits their purposes just fine.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 8:37:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: mgist

So those one-percenters are like, not, like all bad, man? Far out, dude! Like, party on!/s;)


5 posted on 05/11/2014 8:37:34 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: BenLurkin

So to prevent the state from turning us into a drug addled populous we need to empower the state to watch our every movement.

Have you really thought this through?


6 posted on 05/11/2014 8:40:39 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mgist

Proud to be associated with a Nazi operative and felon, I take it.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 8:42:52 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: mgist
Can you elaborate on what social engineering you have in mind?

I personally think this is an attempt to turn as many Americans into lazy, apathetic, enablers of the Communist/Agenda 21 takeover of America. Stoners don't resist when the Communists are knocking down their door, as their appetite for liberty is all but gone up in smoke.

Is that along the lines of what your take is?

8 posted on 05/11/2014 8:47:08 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: mgist

“Our marijuana laws are clearly doing more harm than good… Regulating and taxing marijuana would simultaneously save taxpayers billions of dollars in enforcement and incarceration costs, while providing many billions of dollars in revenue annually.”

No surprise at all. George Soros conspiring to legalize drugs, raise your taxes and put hardworking law enforcement officers out of work. At the same time force marijuana on the American people and not just the deadbeat thugs that now waste their lives getting stoned, but to the American suburbs and our colleges.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 8:47:09 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: mgist

NORML, a 40-year-old outfit dedicated to changing public opinions of marijuana


As long as pot makes one high the Public won’t want their surgeons, bus drivers and baby sitters smoking pot before & during their job. Legalizing it won’t make it normal.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 8:51:43 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: mgist

Seems plausible, since the 1% turned us all gay.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 8:55:55 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Oliviaforever

So government has to DO something. Only the State can save us. And that is how we end up in a statist nightmare.


12 posted on 05/11/2014 8:57:50 PM PDT by DManA
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To: BenLurkin

Our population is plenty addled enough without drugs, which only makes it worse.


13 posted on 05/11/2014 8:58:34 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: DManA

The state won’t need to give people drugs in order for them to debilitate themselves.

It only has to remove restrictions on the drug trade.


14 posted on 05/11/2014 9:00:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Only government stands between us and utter depravity.

The truth is exactly the opposite.


15 posted on 05/11/2014 9:02:38 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mgist
I am not in favor of legalization. Word I get from folks in the area is that petit crime (theft, especially) is escalating in the Denver Metro Area, to the point it won't show in the stats because the police tend not to respond and record the crime. They have other fish to fry.

Unreported crime is still crime, but it doesn't count if the stats aren't there, so the record will show less of an increase in burglary and theft than has actually occurred.

That said, I am not in favor of a militarized police force breaking down doors, shooting dogs, and generally trashing Constitutional Rights of Americans, either.

However, add in the failure to secure the border, the tacit permission for drug cartels to bring in vast quantities of drugs, and the moral decay that makes fertile ground for the implantation and growth of further decadence, the situation will prove unmanageable if legalization is permitted.

If you consider that the attention to detail needed in high tech manufacturing will likely not be present in a drug using population, that will not be conducive to either economic recovery, nor regaining any solid economic base--other than producing and dealing drugs.

Considering that drug dealing is really a socioeconomically parasitic profession, providing no lasting value to the economy nor society, and the complications thereof tend to be severe, mere legalization and regulation will be scoffed at, as will taxes.

So even the governments which think they will benefit from additional revenue will find the downside potential is far greater than the upside.

16 posted on 05/11/2014 9:07:02 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: mgist
If you are worried about a drug addled population I suggest you look into the doctor prescribed opiates and SSRI drugs passed out like candy by doctors. These are a far greater problem.

Demanding the government use force of arms against people doing something you do not approve of is not something a small government conservative does. A RINO, like an anti-gun democrat, needs a group to demonize.

17 posted on 05/11/2014 9:10:13 PM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: DManA

The state should be there to protect Life, both born and unborn, protect us from enemies foreign and domestic which would include Drugs like heroin, meth, marijuana and high powered LSD.

Giving up on the War on Drugs would be no different than it we had given up on the war on communism.

We must protect our country from invasion, whether to be an army of communist or bales of drugs coming in from Mexico.


18 posted on 05/11/2014 9:12:26 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Smokin' Joe
Considering that drug dealing is really a socioeconomically parasitic profession, providing no lasting value to the economy nor society, and the complications thereof tend to be severe, mere legalization and regulation will be scoffed at, as will taxes.

But you realize that the Phamaceutical Sector (you know: the people who make all those mind-altering drugs) and the Alcohol and Tobacco Sector (you know...) account for a sizable portion of GNP, jobs, and tax revenue.

Oh, now I understand what you mean: You're only arbitrarily against some drugs!

Regards,

19 posted on 05/11/2014 9:15:38 PM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Oliviaforever
The state should be there to protect Life, both born and unborn, protect us from enemies foreign and domestic which would include Drugs like heroin, meth, marijuana and high powered LSD.

But not alcohol or tobacco... What justification is there for differentiating?

We must protect our country from invasion, whether to be an army of communist or bales of drugs coming in from Mexico.

So, you have absolutely no problem with home-grown marijuana? Well, that's a relief!

Regards,

20 posted on 05/11/2014 9:19:16 PM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Oliviaforever

We must protect our country from us.

Wrong. Governments are not instituted among men to protect us from ourselves. If we aren’t worthy then the State cannot make us worthy.


21 posted on 05/11/2014 9:19:49 PM PDT by DManA
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To: mgist

That’s all we need more soma laden slugs


22 posted on 05/11/2014 9:27:05 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

I don’t think anyone is arguing that drugs are good, The question is is giving the state more power the solution? When has the state fixed anything? The history is they make everything worse.


23 posted on 05/11/2014 9:33:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: RginTN

“As long as pot makes one high the Public won’t want their surgeons, bus drivers and baby sitters smoking pot before & during their job. Legalizing it won’t make it normal.”

I have a mysterious pain in my abdomen. Tests are in progress. The doctor gave me oxycodone. I’m pretty loopy from it.

Good thing I’m not a surgeon, bus driver, or baby sitter.

The thing that pills and pot have in common is that you don’t reek, as you do from bourbon. Personal responsibility is the only thing that’s going to have an effect on surgeons’ cutting while under the influence.


24 posted on 05/11/2014 9:57:09 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: narses

The problem with Drug Legalization is that in this current state it is infeasible as the druggies never have to pay for their consequences.

You can have legalized Drugs as long as you don;t have a welfare state.

A welfare state only encourages drug usage since the nanny state will always be there to pick the druggie up before they ever reach rock bottom. So they will never reach rock bottom and always be addicts...


25 posted on 05/11/2014 10:10:37 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: dsc

And legalizing pot won’t make it normal. Some businesses will still test for pot.


26 posted on 05/11/2014 10:23:46 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Oliviaforever

So you destroy lives through legislation and state power to save them? Nixon would be proud. Freedom must only apply to what the state allows. Guns, booze, prescription drugs, and junk food. I hope you are proud of the America you and your fellow prison pimps have created. America, number one jailer world wide amongst industrialized nations. Are you proud of what your ideas and policies have created because you have failed this nation, destroyed lives, eroded freedom, and enabled the federal police state. Responsibility lies at your foot. Will you do the honorable thing and take ownership or will you howl continue to put your head in the dirt, hiding from reality worse than any dope fiend. Your drug is denial. Maybe we should criminalize that, lock you up, and strip your rights so you can understand the depth of your own moral failure. When the law becomes more destructive than the behavior you have outlawed, surely then you will admit failure.


27 posted on 05/11/2014 10:26:18 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: RginTN

“And legalizing pot won’t make it normal. Some businesses will still test for pot.”

That’s their prerogative. However, the way they do it now is rather like firing somebody for having two beers once a month.


28 posted on 05/11/2014 10:27:47 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: drunknsage

When Americans go to War we do not Cut & Run.

That goes for the war against the Imperial Japanese and the Nazis as well as the Cold War against the Soviet Communists.

But, none of those enemies ever invaded America, but we cannot not say that we have not been invaded by the drug lords of Colombia, Mexico, or Afghanistan. In fact, they have be invading our nation for years and they are attacking our children.

One day some of the rougher kids in your neighborhood may try some pot and even offer it to our very own children and before you know it, these kids are slaves to the addiction of marijuana and search for a bigger high and may even try cocaine or heroin.

At that point, the War on Drugs has failed and if we give up on the War on Drugs, we lose.

Our only answer is stricter legal penalties against the drug user and maybe that will prevent your child from experimenting with drugs smuggled in by the Drug Lords.


29 posted on 05/11/2014 10:38:08 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: alexander_busek

“So, you have absolutely no problem with home-grown marijuana? Well, that’s a relief!”

The home-grown marijuana is akin to the homemade socialist who fester in out public universities and entice our young minds to turn to socialism and advocate the destruction of our nations’ wealth by instituting more and more social programs.


30 posted on 05/11/2014 10:42:48 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: dsc

For pot use? From what I hear the pot high lingers in the body. I could be wrong about that.

With the litigation happy society, I don’t blame businesses for being cautious about keeping an employee failing a drug test.


31 posted on 05/11/2014 10:42:59 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: MichaelCorleone
I personally think this is an attempt to turn as many Americans into lazy, apathetic, enablers of the Communist/Agenda 21 takeover of America. Stoners don't resist when the Communists are knocking down their door, as their appetite for liberty is all but gone up in smoke.

Nah. Fifty years of spectator sports and the worship of jock faggots killed our civilization.

The drugging is just the final stage of hospice care to numb the pain of passing into the New Dark Age.

32 posted on 05/11/2014 10:45:30 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Oliviaforever

Addiction, to pot? Surely you jest.

Like making it legal will all of a sudden make everyone smoke it. Give me a break.

Alcohol’s legal, everyone doesn’t drink.


33 posted on 05/11/2014 10:47:52 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Oliviaforever

High Powered LSD

If you had ever taken any...you’d know how silly that sounded


34 posted on 05/11/2014 11:03:04 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: bicyclerepair

The current laws on pot do serve to reduce the number of people who smoke pot.

Those like George Soros and the liberals who want to legalize pot also advocate increased taxes on the American people.


35 posted on 05/11/2014 11:04:54 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: RginTN

“With the litigation happy society, I don’t blame businesses for being cautious about keeping an employee failing a drug test.”

I agree. The thing is, many businesses don’t want to hire someone who is the kind of person who smokes pot at all. Again, their right. They don’t care if the employee is impaired on the job; they don’t want him if he *ever* smokes.

The only problem I have with this is the duplicity of claiming that it’s a matter of safety, when it is really a combination of exposure to lawsuits and a moral judgment.

And yet again, that is the employer’s right.


36 posted on 05/11/2014 11:56:10 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: RginTN

“With the litigation happy society, I don’t blame businesses for being cautious about keeping an employee failing a drug test.”

I agree. The thing is, many businesses don’t want to hire someone who is the kind of person who smokes pot at all. Again, their right. They don’t care if the employee is impaired on the job; they don’t want him if he *ever* smokes.

The only problem I have with this is the duplicity of claiming that it’s a matter of safety, when it is really a combination of exposure to lawsuits and a moral judgment.

And yet again, that is the employer’s right.


37 posted on 05/11/2014 11:56:12 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“So even the governments which think they will benefit from additional revenue will find the downside potential is far greater than the upside.”

Sure. Why would a person go into a retail store and pay taxes when he can go black market and avoid them? It is my understanding that when you go buy pot at a retail store in Colorado, they take down your name and personal information.

Who would want to get into that system?

Legalization would only impact the black market if they had better product at lower prices, and that is *never* going to happen.


38 posted on 05/12/2014 12:08:48 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: alexander_busek

“But not alcohol or tobacco... What justification is there for differentiating?”

Between booze and heroin? Booze and meth?

You must be joking.


39 posted on 05/12/2014 12:10:54 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: bicyclerepair
National marijuana prohibition is dead.


40 posted on 05/12/2014 2:49:31 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Smokin' Joe
January and February crime statistics in the city and county of Denver show violent crime -- including homicide, sexual assaults and robbery -- have declined by 2.4%, according to the Denver Police Department.

In fact, robberies fell more than 7% during the period, while sexual assaults declined by more than 12%. Homicide fell more than 66%. Aggravated assaults were the only violent crime category to rise in the first two months of this year, gaining nearly 4%.

Property crimes overall fell nearly 15%. Burglary and larceny were both down approximately 2% while theft from motor vehicles fell over 43%. Auto thefts fell nearly 4%. However, perhaps ironically, arson cases more than doubled.

http://www.mainstreet.com/article/lifestyle/what-cannabis-crime-wave-marijuana-sales-steady-colorado-crime-down

41 posted on 05/12/2014 3:00:55 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: bigbob

You’re right. I forgot that we all turned gay, married our same sex, hate God and want America to fail. Now we’re all going to be potheads too...those damn 1 percenters.


42 posted on 05/12/2014 3:36:16 AM PDT by redhawk.44mag
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To: MichaelCorleone
Smoked bees are pacified and don't mind the rich old white man taking all the honey.


43 posted on 05/12/2014 3:40:20 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Smokin' Joe

That’s the best part about unreported crimes. It can be used to bolster any argument, I mean, how can one argue againt non-existent, made up statistics.


44 posted on 05/12/2014 4:18:43 AM PDT by dmz
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To: MichaelCorleone

Social Engineering=the promotion of homosexuallity, global warming, and drug legalization are example of social engineering. It was bought and paid through marketing, research papers, PR,Hollywood movie messages etc.

It is all a big lie, intended to give more power and money to the 1% and the government that supports them. The media is 99% compromised. Nothing can or should be trusted.

Benghazi, Arab Spring, Egypt, Fast and Furious, Syria, is all about helping the cartels. The media silence is deafening. Nothing is said about Wall Street banks, the 1%, laundering $billions for the cartels.

The SEC sees no evil while Wall Street banks such as Wachovia were known to launder $BILLIONS in cartel money. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/apr/03/us-bank-mexico-drug-gangs

JP Morgan openly launders money in cities such as Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez turned that nation into one of the biggest drug distributors of the world. The people have no toilet paper, but they have plenty of cocaine.
http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/21/jp-morgans-venezuelan-cronyism-reaches-a-boiling-point/?onswipe_redirect=no

Americans have no idea we have an opiate addiction epidemic and pure heroin is FLOODING the streets. All while the drug legalization campaign, funded by Soros has people demanding drugs. It was all about heroin from the very beginning. Iran funded Chavez campaign, and he turned Venezuela into the biggest distributor in the world, using his military planes and personnel. Obama has turned us into a narco nation as well.

Heroin is flooding world markets, and everything is a fatce.


45 posted on 05/12/2014 4:23:58 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

“A gramme is better than a damn”

They need to keep the lower classes stoned and docile.


46 posted on 05/12/2014 4:30:46 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: alexander_busek
You're only arbitrarily against some drugs!

I am against SOME drugs. Damned right. Any opportunity for retirement went out the window over a child's use of meth. She knew better, she wasn't raised in a Liberal household where anything goes, but she made the wrong choices anyway. Now, we're raising another generation of children (whom I dearly love, but that is beside the point).

Until you have been slapped by the dysfunction, pain, and expense of another person's addiction, without so much as catching a little 'buzz' yourself, you don't know the meaning of screwed.

It's all just fun, right?

It's your body and you can do what you want with it, right?

Doesn't affect anyone else, right?

Unless you are a rich orphan, wrong.

Look, I like antibiotics, but the use of those is largely controlled, unless you are taking the ones for your pet.

I don't particularly see people looking to loot my possessions or rob me or my wife to get their next penicillin fix.

Not too many people out there running tetracycline houses.

No street gangs fighting over turf to sell cipro.

No one engaging in prostitution to get that levaquin high.

But there are a few drugs which have the distinct honor of being tied to extensive social problems, to increased crime, wrecked homes and lives, and which do more damage to our culture, society, economy, and nation than can possibly be outweighed by someone's need for a buzz.

So yes, I am against some drugs.

47 posted on 05/12/2014 5:24:21 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Oliviaforever
...and put hardworking law enforcement officers out of work.

Promise...?

48 posted on 05/12/2014 5:36:05 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: mgist

” comedian Bill Maher, punk rock legend Jello Biafra, actor Jack Black, and comedian Tommy Chong”

All 4 together their IQ’s adds up to maybe 100.


49 posted on 05/12/2014 6:51:05 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Ken H
January and February compared to when?

Let's see how things go this summer, when it isn't cold out and there is no snow on the ground. (Maybe why arson was "up"?)

If no one fills out a report, it didn't happen.

Do you really believe theft from motor vehicles fell by nearly half in a major metro area? Was that stat cherry-picked at the end of the Christmas shopping season, or a recording/reporting artifact because theft from motor vehicles is so low on the crime spectrum? (as what people from the area have told me would suggest).

More people are assaulting others but fewer are dying from that?

Go ahead, and make your arguments as you please.

Now I will ask you: do you really think this is going to improve our nation?

Do you think this is going to make us stronger, morally, economically, militarily, technologically, culturally?

If so, kindly explain how legalizing recreational drugs will improve America in each of those aspects.

50 posted on 05/12/2014 7:09:44 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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