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Posts by LazarusX

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  • 'Granny' Busted For Pot Sales

    01/09/2002 5:57:23 PM PST · 423 of 479
    LazarusX to Dane
    That's your opinion, but I don't think that the US Constitution stands on the right to smoke dope anytime, anywhere.

    This is a strawman. No one is suggesting that people should be able to smoke marijuana anytime anywhere. People aren't being arrested for smoking and driving or smoking and committing crimes, they're arrested for simple posession of a non-toxic plant. There can be no justification for persecuting marijuana users in a free society, and if we were a socialist society that locks up people for harming only themselves it would be the tobacco and alcohol users who got locked up. Any way you look at it marijuana prohibition makes no sense.
  • 'Granny' Busted For Pot Sales

    01/09/2002 5:51:08 PM PST · 421 of 479
    LazarusX to Dane
    Marijuana is against the law and she has been on probation four times before. You can debate if marijuana should be legal or not. You think that marijuana should be legal, I don't. I beleive that marijuana is a gateway into the drug culture.

    Marijuana is a gateway into the illegal drug culture because it's illegal. The effects of marijuana are a lot milder than alcohol.
  • 'Granny' Busted For Pot Sales

    01/09/2002 5:43:56 PM PST · 420 of 479
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    I knew of no one that smoked pot that didn't have to go at least a week to feel completely sober. Is it different for you?

    Most people are completely recovered the next morning. 24/7 pot smoker "burnouts" can take several months to recover full cognitive function. This in contrast to 24/7 alcohol users who never recover full brain function.
  • 'Granny' Busted For Pot Sales

    01/09/2002 5:41:10 PM PST · 419 of 479
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Not the claim that the THC remains in your fat cells for that long.

    It's not thc that's stored in the fat cells, it's non-psychoactive thc metabolites.
  • 'Granny' Busted For Pot Sales

    01/09/2002 5:37:51 PM PST · 417 of 479
    LazarusX to exodus
    All the evidence I've seen shows marijuana to be benign. It's not addictive, and causes no health problems for the user.

    Smoking Mariujuana gives some people bronchitis. While it's not as dangerous as tobacco, smoking anything is unhealthy. If the user eats the marijuana instead of smoking it there is no health risk.
  • Lawmaker: Is CD copy-protection illegal?

    01/04/2002 3:14:04 PM PST · 14 of 21
    LazarusX to PogySailor
    Let the market decide. Personally I'll download mp3's rather than buy the CD if the cd is protected. I normally buy a cd and rip it to my mp3 jukebox for playback. A protected CD is useless to me.
  • Why Christians Don't Understand Non-Christians

    01/04/2002 12:47:44 PM PST · 749 of 1,287
    LazarusX to savedbygrace;OWK
    Whose definition of "loving" will win out, OWK's (based totally on an extremely limited understanding of all the factors involved) or God's (based on a total and perfect understanding of everything)? Hmmmmmm. Tough choice . . . .

    Since OWK appears to be real, and there is no indication the same is true for any god, I'd say OWK.
  • Why Christians Don't Understand Non-Christians

    01/04/2002 12:35:38 PM PST · 742 of 1,287
    LazarusX to nmh
    Non Christians wish to not believe in anything but themselves, moral or immoral behavior is just fine.

    I've heard this many times and get the impression that the person saying it is a sociopath held in check by his belief in an invisible authority figure in the sky. Most of us can be decent people because that's the right thing to do, not because we'll be punished by some god.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 4:19:25 PM PST · 445 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    I don't call names and most of whome a post to I have a friendly relationship with, some I don't (tpaine is pretty much it). Some of my best friends on FR are pro-drug legalization.

    I haven't followed tpaine's post, but he does have a good user ID!

    Can't we all get along ;>

    I've enjoyed chatting with you,

    Have a good night.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 4:04:43 PM PST · 440 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    just let your own mom/dad, or wife/husband, or daughter/son just fade into death? That may be practical but most family members won't do that. And young children of single parents or both parents who use drugs can't leave.

    I agree it's tragic for the children of drug addicts, and think that is the point where the state should step in. This doesn't mean that the drug should be prohibited. It's not worth financing criminals to save people from themselves. i'd read several months ago about a cocaine vaccine that blocks the action of the drug. that may be the solution. make it available to those who need help quitting and let the people that don't want to quit destroy themselves. I know that sounds harsh, but the alternative is a nanny state, and forcibly vaccinating people would have big government modifying peoples bodies...very worrying. I think it would be reasonable to require the vaccination as a condition for welfare. That way the choice is still with the individual. No easy answers.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 3:46:01 PM PST · 433 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Only because it was more available than the mild stuff. However, today, you can get beer for cheap and it is more available. Look to drugs though and you see that cocaine is just as available as crack. And many rich users still choose Crack.

    cocaine is less available to the poor due to the inflated price of drug. It's possible now that the genie is out of the bottle (or the crack is out of the pants) they may not go back to regular cocaine, but new users may tend toward regular cocaine because they see how insane crackheads are. In columbia they chew the leaves that cocaine is derived from. it's a mild stimulant and causes little harm. by prohibiting the substance we caused the people selling the drug to focus on more concentrated forms. first that gets us cocaine, then crack. this is not progress.

    I haven't heard of any rich people destroying their lives with crack. Do you have any examples of wealthy people with crack problems? I'm not talking about someone who does it once in a while and doesn't go insane. Are there any that lost it due to the drug rather than the drug laws?
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 3:37:26 PM PST · 429 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    No it showed that the Liberals have died down their fight because our economy is so good and most of the poor are living well. Creat millions of homeless addicts, and they will start to fight again.

    are they doing better? I'm under the impression the good economy helped those of us lucky or industrious enough to be toward the top of the heap, but didn't do much for those with low paying jobs. I've made out great over the past five years, but I don't think the same is true for the people at the bottom.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 3:33:35 PM PST · 427 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Perhaps with the jackass viewers, but hard drug users take other innocent people down with them.

    If you're speaking of their families, they are free to leave the drug addict loser. If you mean people they rob we have laws against that and they should be arrested for it.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 3:29:51 PM PST · 424 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Apples and oranges. There are 2 totally different types of people that consume cocaine, and those that just consume alcohol. Most alcohol users simply want a slight change in mood and feeling. Types that take HARD drugs such as coke, heroin, ect want a SEVERE change in mood and feeling. Those types continually look for more and more to satisfy them.

    Not during prohibition. people moved away from socially drinking low alcohol drinks to drinking the hard stuff. This included children. Gangs thrived, and Joe Kennedy made a fortune smuggling booze and created the wealth that keeps that family above the law to this day.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 3:27:07 PM PST · 421 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Just like they see jackass on tv and imitate it.

    sometimes. less morons for us to deal with. big deal.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 3:26:17 PM PST · 420 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Rehab would not be all. Rehab is what I want now. What the addicts would need is MONEY and support to live. They wouldn't be able to hold jobs, they would need medical attention, they would want COMPLETE socialism, not just gov backed rehabs.

    I doubt americans would stand for that. We recently cut welfare back to five years (still too long), I think that shows that we're sick of people leeching off of us.

    Plus you act as if millions of innocents die in drug raids. This is absolutely false. I oppose them because they are unconstitutional, but I know many DEA agents. They are VERY VERY careful (the ones that care about their job) to get the right guy.

    It doesn't take millions of people killed to be a problem. Any killed in this unconstitutional, immoral, counterproductive drug war is too many. There was a priest that had a heart attack when the drug warriors kicked in his door by mistake. a 12 year old was "accidently" shot in the back on his bedroom floor when the officers shotgun discharged by mistake. they never explained why the weapon was pointed at a 12 year old. must have skipped basic gun safety. Family pets have been killed in front of children. this is just a sample. One incident would be too many considering they're trying to block products people want and just create a black market that finances criminals and terrorists.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 3:09:24 PM PST · 412 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Just like it stops them from having unprotected sex? Have you seen those numbers?

    the harm from unprotected sex lacks the visibility of crack use. If there were aids infected pregnant teenagers all around I expect it would cut down on unprotected sex. teenagers tend not to listen to what adults say, but they do believe what they see .
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 3:06:13 PM PST · 411 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    but I'd much rather have it be used to help people rather that the current system which harms us all. So you would be fine with a socialist without the WOD, than a Republic with one? I oppose the WOD as well, but that is a bit extreme. I'll take home scans, and no knock drug raids over complete socialism ANYDAY

    You snipped the sentence before that one that said I oppose confiscating the money of hard working people to give it to screwups. I'd prefer we let private organizations handle rehab, but if the government must do something I'd like them to help rather than hurt as they do now. Rehab programs are a far cry from complete socialism (which I absolutely oppose since I believe it encourages people to do nothing with their lives and live off the government dole.) rehab would be far cheaper and doesn't kill americans like the raids.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 2:59:17 PM PST · 408 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    That is one of the lamest words from Libertarians. People who take drugs do it to feel good, or diferent. Forbidden fruit has nothing to do with it. Normalize hard drugs and there can be no other result than a massive increase in use.

    I don't think this is true. There's nothing like having drug casualties around to show kids that some drugs are VERY dangerous.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 2:57:12 PM PST · 406 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Some of the most stupidest things I have seen humans do. One guy shot a hole in his wall because he thought the government was helping aliens spy on him. He thought he heard them in the wall. The ones I saw at parties were the most aggressive people I have seen.

    You must go to different parties than I do. I've never actually seen anyone use crack. I did once see a friend of a friend shooting cocaine. Pretty scary. I tried powder cocaine once many years ago to try to understand what people see in it. It had a mild stimulant effect, and made the other people there get annoying, but no one got aggressive. It doesn't seem to be a big deal unless injected or used in the crack form, and we may have the drug war to thank for those. Used to be people just snorted it and danced. now they smoke it and go crazy.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 2:50:51 PM PST · 402 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    o we'd come through with millions of more addicts crying out for help, and the liberals answering them. What we would have with legalized drugs would be a liberals wet dream.

    Maybe, but it couldn't cost more than the current war on drugs. I'm absolutely against our goverment confiscating money from hardworking people and giving it to screwups, but I'd much rather have it be used to help people rather that the current system which harms us all.

    I really wish one state would do legalization and that the feds would let them. That state might start out libertarian, but in a few years, it will be more socialist than Mass.

    I'd like to see many states try variations on this. marijuana only in some places, prescription maintenance programs for junkies in others, simply not arresting users in some, maybe total legalization with crack on store shelves in a state far from mine ;>

    Addicts need gov programs.


    Or church programs. a lot of addicts seem to have an emptiness in their lives and fill it with christianity when they quit drugs. It seems to help them more than government programs.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 2:39:58 PM PST · 399 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    What pisses me off is all these FRmails from FReepers thanking me. GET ON HERE AND STATE YOUR POSITIONS!!! Look at this thread. It appears as if most of FR is pro-drugs. STOP FRMAILING ME AND POST!!!!!

    Not pro-drugs, pro-freedom. I haven't seen any posts saying "kids, smoke crack. It's Grrrrreat." A lot of us believe in allowing people the freedom to do whatever they want as long as they aren't harming anyone else. steal to support your habit, neglect or abuse your kids, etc...go into the system. smoke yourself to death in your own home when you don't have children if you want, that's not the state's business. I don't believe the state owns us. We should be free to live the lives we please as long as we don't neglect our responsibilities. anything else would be socialism. Some drugs are so addictive (heroin, tobacco, crack) that they bend the users will, but no drug can control you before you start taking it. We are responsible for our own actions and the government is not there to protect us from ourselves.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 2:27:11 PM PST · 393 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    You are just totally convinced that smoking crack is just a peaceful activity aren't you? LMAO I have witnessed the facts.

    What have you witnessed to lead to your views on crack? I'd agree it's bad news. a friend used to use it and says it's the only drug she'd consider sucking dick to obtain. I'd like to know about your experiences.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 2:23:53 PM PST · 389 of 476
    LazarusX to FreeTally
    You are certifiably insane.

    I don't think so. He's a lot extreme about crack in his post, but talking about it doesn't mean he'd really do it. He seems a lot more sensible than the other prohibitionists here.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 2:21:30 PM PST · 385 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    That graph is a bit misleading. At the point the numbers were high we lived in a more permissive society so people were more willing to report drug use. In addition to this they were using cocaine and marijuana for the most part. at the point it dips down the drug war had caused the crack epidemic. less people were using drugs, but they were using more dangerous drugs.

    First, that is not how I think, second it is not socialistic, and third the only utopian is you who thinks that this republic would survive if all drugs were legalized.

    We'd survive total legalization, just like we'd survive everyone strapping on a gun. The screwups would take themselves out with unfortunately some collateral damage, and we'd come through it as a more responsible society. I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but we have to accept the reality that some people are screwups and not expect a nanny state to make the country safe for even the dumbest people.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 2:14:23 PM PST · 379 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    I addressed that somewhere in here. It was a joke, I forgot the smiley face. I was making fun that you knew LSD users because I knew tons of them as well.

    That's good. You had me worried. You sounded like some of the nutters here.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 2:12:37 PM PST · 378 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    I'm glad you said that. I gives me great insight to were you are coming from. That of a 10 year old. Daddy just doesn't want me to have fun. He just likes to tell me what to do. I could care less what people do. But I will not allow people to put me and my family at risk. Even if they legalized drugs, if I saw a man using crack in his yard, I would probably shoot him. I will not allow my family to be threatened.

    Now that's out of line. He better be in your yard if you're going to shoot him. Public crack use should be arrestable just like public drunkeness, but that doesn't call for shooting people.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 1:33:19 PM PST · 345 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    WHAT, you're a jackboot then, becasue that's exactly how I feel. Forced treatment for hard drug users, no jail. And Severe punishment of those that SALE it.

    I am not a jackboot. maybe people call you that because you attack them. You told me I need help in an earlier post and I'm not sure why. I didn't try to make you feel threatened or anything. It helps a lot to be civil even when you disagree with people.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 1:29:34 PM PST · 343 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Simply allow the people of each state to decide if they want to allow that drug or not.

    I agree. This way we find out from each states experience what works.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 1:26:15 PM PST · 337 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    I don't both should be illegal to sale. The rest of your post is quite telling of you. You need help.

    Why do you say I need help? You seemed fairly rational and then attack for no reason. I'm going to assume we've somehow miscommunicated and look forward to your reply.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 1:22:01 PM PST · 333 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Only a fool thinks that hard drug users are good responsible people.

    I knew a heroin user who was a good responsible person. He was horrible to be around when he used, but that wasn't all that often, and he gave it up when he met a girl. He held down a job, paid his bills, helped out his friends when they were in trouble. He just liked to lose an occasional evening to heroin. No harm was done, and he was always responsible. I expect this isn't true of the hardcore heroin user, but it shows it can happen.

    I believe you listed lsd as a hard drug. In the case of that one I expect most users are good responsible people who have more interest in exploring their own minds than mainstream america does. as long as you don't get obsessive about it, it's a very healthy drug. I use it once in a great while, probably averaging out to once a year or so and have seen great benefit. for example while under the iunfluence I realized I was a moron to smoke cigarettes, and that if I wanted to be a healthy person I had to stop smoking and start taking care of myself. I no longer smoke and now get a great deal of exercise, and live a healthy lifestyle because of LSD.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 1:11:16 PM PST · 322 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    I support legalized POT!

    I realized that when I read more of your posts. I think that marijuana legalization is essential to any rational drug strategy. With the current situation we create disrespect for the law by enforcing laws that are obviously irrational. There can be no justification to ban marijuana when tobacco and alcohol are legal. If we stopped wrecking the lives of marijuana users and used that money or the money from taxing marijuana to fight addiction to crack and heroin we could make this country a much better place. I do not support jailing crack and heroin users just for their drug use. If they commit a crime to support their habit put them in a rehab program. If they continue to commit crimes, lock them up.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 1:03:52 PM PST · 315 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    GHB is iffy with me. Some studies show that there could be medical benefit, and if proven so, I can see legalizing it for prescription. But the drug itself is far too dangerous to allow all citizens unlimited access to it.

    It's not dangerous if used responsibly. Stupid people use way too much or mix it with alcohol and put themselves at risk. I feel it's wrong to allow the government to criminalize responsible Americans, and cause drugs to be of questionable purity and unknown dosage because a few fools try to take themselves out of the gene pool.
    Should we ban guns because of the small minority of gun owners who do stupid things? I don't think so. In the case of both non-addictive drugs and guns I think we should allow adults to do what they want as long as they don't hurt anyone. If they hurt someone crack down hard.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 12:54:02 PM PST · 308 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Texaggie79 has a very definite and effective formula for determining the difference between "hard drugs" and "soft drugs".
    Drugs that Texaggie79 has not personally used (opium, LSD, etc.) = "Hard Drugs".
    Drugs that Texaggie79 has personally used (alcohol, marijuana, psyllocybin, etc) = "Soft Drugs".


    Is this true? If so, you're way off base putting psylocybin and LSD in different categories. The effects are pretty much the same. LSD just lasts a few hours longer.
    Maybe you had experience with a moron that used LSD. In my experience it's very useful for a reasonably bright person, but stupid people abuse it to the point they fry themselves, or just do stupid things while on it. I personally know someone who took it and wandered into someones home. This guy was an idiot to begin with and made himself even dumber with the drug. He doesn't even understand he did something wrong. I look forward to the courts dealing with this fool. There isn't a problem with the drug, just stupid people.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 12:07:51 PM PST · 265 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    As for alcohol, tell me another illicit substance that you can sit down at lunch and have a little and not get intoxicated.

    GHB. It causes mild relaxation with no loss of mental function. It's much subtler in its effects than alcohol. Of course it's been banned as a date rape drug even though alcohol is involved in far more rape and violence than any other drug.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 12:02:19 PM PST · 261 of 476
    LazarusX to Texaggie79
    Destroy yourself all you want buddy. My concern is when you snort your coke and put OTHERS at risk. Hard drugs take away your ability to act responsibly, to reason, and to be able to choose to stop using the substance. You have no right to do this on public property, nor your own, because there is no way to fence in the possible effects and inevitable effects.

    This is true of tobacco for most regular users, true of alcohol for some users, but true of marijuana for only the tiniest fraction of users since it's less addictive than caffeine.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 11:58:42 AM PST · 258 of 476
    LazarusX to jeffyraven; Dane
    Dane, come on. I didn't join this forum to cause problems, but who are you trying to fool? I can't even guess how many of your posts I've read (easily into the three digits by this point), and I'm still waiting for you to bring forth your first fact.

    I suspect that Dane is really a legalizer trying to make the drug warriors look like fools.

    Dane, You can cut it out. The point has been made.
  • The drug war vs. the war on terror

    12/13/2001 11:42:09 AM PST · 240 of 476
    LazarusX to packrat01
    the druggies would concede that DUI, DWI, and sale to minors (under 21) could be penalized as attempted manslaughter and allow for no Medicare/Medicaide coverage of drug related illness. You wanna fry your brains; go ahead. Don't get us to pay for it, your future health problems, or get our kids hooked on drugs.

    Calling recreational drug users "Druggies" is a bit much since our recreational habits do not define us. Is someone who has a beer on a friday night an Alcoholie? Am I a Swimmie since I start my days with a swim?
    That said, I agree completely that those that cause harm to others because of their drug use should be dealt with very harshly. It's not an accident when you do something stupid because of drug use. I read a story this morning about a rapist in Spain getting his sentence reduced because he was drunk at the time. Appalling.
  • Neil Young Defends Anti-Terrorism Crackdown

    12/13/2001 11:16:27 AM PST · 119 of 132
    LazarusX to SlickWillard
    3) You've become a bit incoherant. There's a third.

    I'm really interested in where you're coming from with your comment about libertarians being stalinists, but you seem to have decided to act like a jerk. Can you please try to make some sense?
  • Neil Young Defends Anti-Terrorism Crackdown

    12/12/2001 5:52:22 PM PST · 103 of 132
    LazarusX to SlickWillard
    1) The libertarians are basically conservatives WITHOUT the religious mania. 2) Care to back that up with any facts? There's two.

    not being religious and wanting you to back your outrageous assertions makes me a stalinist? You've become a bit incoherant.
  • Neil Young Defends Anti-Terrorism Crackdown

    12/12/2001 3:26:38 PM PST · 92 of 132
    LazarusX to SlickWillard
    Scratch a liberal, get a facist. Scratch a libertarian, get a stalinist. [And no, I'm not joking.]

    Care to back that up with any facts?
  • 400 Taliban supporters massacred in Kandahar: Prisoners die in containers

    12/12/2001 1:00:45 PM PST · 45 of 50
    LazarusX to PLMerite
    Gosh... That's just terrible. Does anyone know if tonight's Enterprise is a repeat?

    It's the one where they go nuts in a cave.
  • 15 YR Old Suspended for Anti-War T-Shirt

    12/12/2001 12:47:13 PM PST · 110 of 149
    LazarusX to GingisK
    It is a little frightening that so many on this thread don't see this angle.

    Extreme right-wing crazies don't tolerate dissent anymore than the extreme left-wing crazies do. No suprise here.
  • 15 YR Old Suspended for Anti-War T-Shirt

    12/12/2001 12:45:56 PM PST · 109 of 149
    LazarusX to Timothy N Riordan
    shes a 15 year old bubble head who thinks its cool to be extreem left. Cmon she is in court a perfect place to voice her side and she is staring at some guys combover? She had every right to view her opinion no matter how insipid it is.

    Correct. besides, she just makes the leftists look like the boneheads they are.

    I used to have a neighbor with your name. Are you the Timothy Riordan that grew up in Lombard?
  • Neil Young Defends Anti-Terrorism Crackdown

    12/12/2001 12:27:36 PM PST · 68 of 132
    LazarusX to Hillary's Lovely Legs
    Matt and Trey have said for years that they were Republicans and that they supported Bush for President. Sadly the Libertalibans always tried to claim them as their own.

    What's up with calling the libertarians libertalibans? The libertarians are basically conservatives WITHOUT the religious mania. You can look to the republicans for religious extremism, not the libertarians.
  • Survey finds 10 partners before marriage 'normal'

    12/12/2001 12:14:20 PM PST · 790 of 836
    LazarusX to Don Myers
    A person's morality is set by different things. Yes, my sense of morality is based upon Biblical concepts. Why is it better? I believe that the Christian religion is better than a religion based upon The Church Of My Big Toe or some other of the modern religions.

    While I support your right to believe whatever you want, I think it's pretty unreasonable to expect society to conform to a moral system based on the belief in a god that most likely doesn't exist. A morality based on being decent to people makes a lot more sense than expecting people who don't believe in your religion to conform to it.
  • Hospital Worker Found Innocent in Daughter's Death; Testified That She Forgot Baby in Car

    12/12/2001 9:00:44 AM PST · 163 of 187
    LazarusX to 11th Earl of Mar
    After reading post #122 can you admit that her employment status is effecting people's response to this?

    Obviously there are several nuts here, but there are a lot of people who don't fall into that category too.
  • Hospital Worker Found Innocent in Daughter's Death; Testified That She Forgot Baby in Car

    12/11/2001 1:27:01 PM PST · 130 of 187
    LazarusX to 11th Earl of Mar
    I think a lot of people here are having as much of a problem with the mother having a career than the actual death of the child. If the mother here was a homeschool mom who left the infant in the car while taking her other children on a field trip, I think thier reaction might be different.

    I think you insult the people here to even suggest that. You'd have a hard time finding anyone anywhere who isn't horrified by this woman's behavior.
  • Never Blame the Left (Were the Nazis Left or Right?)

    12/10/2001 4:56:14 PM PST · 118 of 170
    LazarusX to Ditto
    You are right. But I can also take you to some bars in my blue collar town where they hate 'bosses', hate 'companies', hate rich people, hate Jews, hate Blacks and hate 'foreigners' and especially hate 'queers' yet vote the straight Democratic ticket (at least once) in every election and have been doing it all their lives.

    You won't catch me supporting the democrats. Just like the republicans they're big-government authoritarians.
  • Never Blame the Left (Were the Nazis Left or Right?)

    12/10/2001 4:51:15 PM PST · 117 of 170
    LazarusX to Ditto
    You're overstating it significantly IMHO. I doubt there is a 'typical' Freeper, but if their were, it wouldn't be the one you are imagining. You seem to be way to sensitive on the subject.


    I don't think it's everyone. There are a bunch of people who believe in freedom here, but there are also a bunch of wackos that emerge in every christian or gay thread. Note: I'm not bashing christians OR gays, though I'm neither.