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.