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  • Google Threat to FreeRepublic

    08/29/2014 11:27:44 PM PDT · 83 of 155
    Wuli to Vendome


    it was Sam the Sham & Pharaohs, 1965

    [but THAT was not the source for “Wuli”]

    That was a book on physics titled “The Dancing Wuli Masters”.

  • Google Threat to FreeRepublic

    08/29/2014 11:21:02 PM PDT · 71 of 155
    Wuli to Vendome
  • Google Threat to FreeRepublic

    08/29/2014 11:20:53 PM PDT · 70 of 155
    Wuli to Vendome
  • Google Threat to FreeRepublic

    08/29/2014 11:18:58 PM PDT · 64 of 155
    Wuli to Jim Robinson

    apparently from what others have found

    it all comes from something found inside this thread

    “WH Responds to Petition to Demand Release of Marine Held in Mexico”

  • Google Threat to FreeRepublic

    08/29/2014 11:16:45 PM PDT · 61 of 155
    Wuli to MrShoop

    Thanks - i was reaching the same conclusion without the facts. (also, i was beginning to remember similar circumstances once before, a long time before this)

  • Google Threat to FreeRepublic

    08/29/2014 11:15:27 PM PDT · 58 of 155
    Wuli to DB

    “Apparently someone has posted links/images to threads that are to unsafe URL’s. The actual malware isn’t being hosted by directly.”

    I was coming to the same conclusion, and I think another poster has found the post-thread containing within it a link to somewhere else - outside of FRep - that contains the actual “attack site”.

  • Google Threat to FreeRepublic

    08/29/2014 11:11:39 PM PDT · 55 of 155
    Wuli to CyberAnt

    this was not an “antivirus” issue

    in Firefox I have “block reported attack sites” turned on

    and tonight, twice, attempting to open links to two posts, Firefox sent me to another site from which my browser window contained a large framed message saying that the site I was attempted to link to was a reported “threatening” site

    further detailed explained that the information delivering the warning came from Google

    after a few attempts to get passed the “warnings”, I clinked on a link on the warning page that said to ignore the warning and proceed to the dangerous site anyway

    my concern was never for myself, but that someone had possibly falsely delivered some info to Google, about FreeRepublic, which Google provided to browsers using the “block reported attack sites” feature

    then again, it is always possible that somewhere in the thread of the two posts, there was some link to something that was added in a response and THAT link was to some site up to no good, and that is where the warning from Google originated.

    just guessing

  • Hillary Clinton was surprisingly bold on Ferguson

    08/29/2014 11:00:54 PM PDT · 19 of 21
    Wuli to moovova

    “Imagine what we would feel and what we would do if white drivers were three times as likely to be searched by police during a traffic stop as black drivers instead of the other way around.”

    The question places race as the only difference between two traffic stops, which pretends - erroneously - that all traffic stops have the same context, which ignores the higher crime rates in the heavily black urban setting, which is why CONTEXT - what’s going on - is the DOMINANT factor behind all traffic stops. Unless and until you place the CONTEXT of the traffic stop into the analysis, you cannot simply say that race was the deciding factor that someone be frisked or not.

    “If white offenders received prison sentences ten percent longer than black offenders for the same crimes.”

    Judges are usually given a range that is possible for a sentence and usually look at how “aggravated” is the context in which a crime occurred, and give, or recommend a sentence to be higher or lower based on the circumstances. For that reason you cannot compare two robberies simply on the race of the offender alone, and you cannot compare two sentences for robbery based on race alone, without knowing how “aggravated” the circumstances were. Only with ALL parts of the context and the jurisdiction being equal can you compare two convictions and THEN you can judge any other differences in the defendants.

    “If a third of all white men – just look at this room and take one-third – went to prison during their lifetime.”

    Yes, the crime rate for black men is higher. That is a fact of their commission of crimes and it is not higher than for whites because defendants who were black should have been let off more often and defendants who are white should have been convicted more often. A criminal is not a victim of someone else’s rave. They are a “victim” of their own crime.

  • Google Threat to FreeRepublic

    08/29/2014 10:34:26 PM PDT · 16 of 155
    Wuli to Jim Robinson

    I’m trying to find the exact TWO links.

    But, after I finally told the “threat” page to ignore the threat, it may now be that my browser will no longer display the threat page.

    I have completely closed my Firefox and restarted it to try to get it to happen again, but have failed so far.

    I’ll keep trying.

  • Google Threat to FreeRepublic

    08/29/2014 10:19:41 PM PDT · 1 of 155
  • President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

    08/29/2014 9:57:54 PM PDT · 38 of 39
    Wuli to NCjim

    This wouldn’t be an issue if the guy had a clue as to what he’s doing.

    If he has a POLICY vis-a-vis Russia and Ukraine, it’s a secret, even to Ukraine. If he has a policy vis-a-vis ISIS, he’s had months of ISIS growing in Syria and Iraq to put it together. It’s been clear with the latest advances of ISIS in Iraq that he’s never had any policy with regard to ISIS.

    The ONLY clear section of Middle East policy that Obama has had is how hard he can beat up on, brow beat, disrupt and antagonize Israel.

  • Hagel going to Turkey as US tries to build ‘coalition of the willing’ against the Islamic State

    08/29/2014 9:50:34 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    Wuli to markomalley

    Just now!!!! Hagel is on a “coalition of the willing” building mission????? And ISIS has been growing in Syria and Iraq for how many weeks!!!

    The amateur is totally reactionary when it comes to foreign policy & mostly reactionary on the media’s global show. Only when the media message is at last noting O’s non-policy in some area, does Obama’s policy wheels spring to life. Meanwhile, until he starts to feel the media heat, he has no policy, & none in the making.

    Will he finally get a policy on helping Ukraine, when Russian jets are flying over Kiev?

    I bet he had to be dragged into it, by everyone in his admin outside of himself, before he tied the knot on the final action on Bin Laden.

  • Poland on Edge 75 Years After Hitler and Stalin Carved it Up

    08/29/2014 9:27:29 PM PDT · 15 of 25
    Wuli to Tailgunner Joe

    I have been saying this week that no matter what we are or are not obligated to do, by agreement, for Ukraine, many others in “eastern” Europe are watching, not only the U.S. but “western” Europe and some are having second thoughts on just what “partnerships” with the west do and do not mean.

    Rumsfield remark about “old” Europe and “new” Europe may be seen as more realistic today, as Russia’s true ambitions on the continent are now playing out.

    The question for Poland and others in “the east” is whether or not their western partners’ economic detente and economic entanglement with Russia is or is not going to enhance the security of “eastern” Europe.

    So, far while the jury is still out the jury looks skeptical.

  • Are Stereotypical Good Boys More Likely to Be Gay?

    08/29/2014 9:55:08 AM PDT · 51 of 67
    Wuli to pinochet

    correlation is not causation

    “good guys” are no more “naturally” “gay” than “bad” guys

    and the number of celebrity fundamentalist Christians with a child who has “come out” gay, makes for an insignificant number of such kids to consider it a “trend” among young “good” Christian men

  • Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

    08/29/2014 9:50:04 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    Wuli to elhombrelibre

    with someone else in the WH than BHO, this could be an opportunity for us - likely it will be an opportunity missed

  • FINLAND, Helsinki: Finland Suspects Russian Airspace Violation

    08/28/2014 1:31:04 PM PDT · 3 of 10
    Wuli to

    testing the waters - the waters of what will NATO, EU, Obama do, besides complain

  • Allying with Assad to Stop ISIS is 7 Different Kinds of Stupid

    08/27/2014 8:55:15 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    Wuli to SeekAndFind

    Full disclosure: I did not read whatever Buchanan proposed and I am not favoring some outright “alliance” with Assad. With that in mind I still have some objections to what the author had to say.

    “Assad is getting his ass kicked by ISIS and most of the other rebel groups.”

    No. He’s avoiding ISIS, for the moment, and concentrating on the others in the “rebellion”. He will attack ISIS in Syria more directly when we start attacking ISIS more often in Iraq.

    “What exactly is the upside of taking on Assad as a client? His military proved to be even more useless than Iraq’s. Are we supposed to act as his air force now? Give him weapons? Train his death squads? The Iranian seem to have that one covered.”

    No need to take Assad on as a client. All we need to do is to have Assad’s agreement with our attacking ISIS inside Syria. He knows we are capable of doing it without his agreement and would likely not want to get into a military confrontation with us, if we did it anyway. An agreement whereby he accepts our going after ISIS inside Syria and OUR upholding it and avoiding doing anything else could lead to other discussions with Assad.

    “Picking the Shiite side by making a nuclear deal with Iran helped cause this mess in the first place.”

    No way. The causes began long before that.

    “If there’s anything guaranteed to get the Saudis and Qataris to start backing ISIS to the hilt, it would be allying with Assad.”

    I believe Qatar already is and that wealthy money from the Saudi side flows into Qatar for it also (leaving the kings men without their hands getting dirty).

    “This is a religious war. Buchanan suggests that we hop onto the Shiite side all the way without considering the implications.”

    We entered this religious war on the Sunni side when we tied our own regime change agenda against Assad to a Sunni Islamist putsch against Assad. Apparently we did so without considering the implications of THAT.

    “Backing Assad would likely lead to a Sunni alignment behind ISIS. Any of the Jihadist groups that are fighting it or moving back and forth would see no reason not to join together with it.”

    It would only show that they were always more aligned with ISIS than with us philosophically all along. ISIS is already a “Sunni” aligned outfit and we ARE against ISIS and ISIS and “other jihadist” groups are already against us. Our attacking ISIS in Syria would not make them more against us than they already are.

    Now then, the reasons for our attacking ISIS inside Syria, from my point of view, has less to do with solving things in Syria than with helping Iraq fend off ISIS by helping to deny it sanctuary in Syria. The side issue of any benefit to Assad can await whatever deal he and the formal “Syrian opposition” can make (which they will both have to come to as stalemate seems all they can achieve militarily).

  • $13 minimum wage in Chicago

    08/27/2014 8:28:48 AM PDT · 22 of 24
    Wuli to Paul46360

    and who in Chicago will pay most of the higher costs in most every area of retail shopping, from fast food, food stores, pharmacies, clothing, ect., ect. that will be the biggest result of a higher minimum wage? those who earn the minimum wage.

    nothing is more emblematic of promising the little guy you’re helping him while you are screwing him, than the legally mandated “minimum wage”.

  • DOT Proposes Mandating Cars Broadcast Location, Direction and Speed

    08/27/2014 8:22:19 AM PDT · 68 of 81
    Wuli to blam

    I propose a federal vehicle standard that does not allow such devices to be installed in vehicles - its no one’s business, but yours, for anyone to know where your vehicle is, for any reason.

  • How Obama Caused ISIS

    08/27/2014 8:14:09 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    Wuli to SeekAndFind

    1. The authors are leaving too much out.
    2. It is literally the destabilization of Syria that helped ISIS grow and get stronger. Minus the “rebellion” in Syria ISIS would not have gained the strength it did in Syria. The rebellion was sold, all over the Arab-Sunni Middle East as a rightful cause for a faithful Sunni Muslim man to join. Our wonderful so called “friends” did that.
    2. That “rebellion” grew out of a longer than ten year (began during GWBush admin) regime change agenda to create such a “rebellion” inside Syria; creating and employing “international” NGOs, paid by U.S. state dept and cia funds and funds from Arab-Sunni “friends” to front for “Syrians in exile” and as conduit for U.S. and middle east funds to help grow the “opposition” movement in Syria.
    3. Our so-called “friends” created most of the links in Syria and the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood was and remains at the core of them, regardless of “moderate” fellow travelers and public faces for western consumption.
    4. Syria was - in terms of U.S. policy - a redo of the mistakes we made in Afghanistan in the 1980s - thinking it was our agenda when our friends had their own agenda which was Sunni-Islamist.
    5. The U.S. was not going to put boots on the ground and take charge in Syria (to further our regime change agenda there) under any president. Air support maybe but not U.S. troops.
    6. The U.S. was NEVER going to be in control of the political results of a “Syrian opposition victory”. Who are its Middle East backers? Sunni fundamentalist dictators (kings & emirs). Who has always been at the opposition’s core? The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. Is there any grounds to expect a “secular” Syrian democracy to come out of a “Syrian opposition” victory? No. (at this time Islam is not the state religion of Syria - there is none; everyone has religious freedom and the leader of Syria is not required to be Muslim) (no wonder Assad is hated by our so called “friends”.)
    7. What was the best thing Obama could have done? HALTED the clandestine state dept, cia, middle east “friends” regime change agenda against Assad (they used the “arab spring” as an excuse for the timing of launching the “opposition movement” publicly).
    8. Barring that, what would things like air support have done in Syria? First, it would have made Assad more desperate (yes, he may have used more chemical weapons), and it would have greatly increased support for him from Russia and Iran, and rather than create an opposition victory it would have quickened the pace of creating a destabilized Syria and sooner advances for ISIS.
    9. Yes, ISIS growth is an off-shoot of circumstances in Syria. BUT those circumstances owe a good deal from our own regime change agenda against Assad, and how all along it was a regime change agenda our so-called “friends” had against him NOT because he was a dictator - like them, but because he was not a Sunni Islamist dictator like them.

  • Attention gay rights lobby: your feelings aren’t constitutionally protected

    08/26/2014 12:04:03 PM PDT · 2 of 18
    Wuli to NKP_Vet

    no one has a “right” to not be liked

  • Why Digital Music Looks Set to Replace Live Performances (unions)

    08/26/2014 11:55:01 AM PDT · 40 of 45
    Wuli to a fool in paradise

    the theater guild unions, not only the musicians and other performers, and their work-rules and wage demands, will be the death of ....................the theater guild unions after they destroy “live” performances by their demands

  • Tank the Dog (You will tear up)

    08/26/2014 11:49:15 AM PDT · 27 of 34
    Wuli to apoxonu

    a wonderful and uplifting fictional tale

  • Parents Abandon Mentally Disabled Baby, Tell Surrogate Mom: “We Don’t Want a Dribbling Cabbage”

    08/26/2014 11:22:08 AM PDT · 7 of 18
    Wuli to wagglebee

    same all around

  • Iraq and Syria Follow Lebanon's Precedent

    08/26/2014 7:00:34 AM PDT · 1 of 3
    neither 100% pro or con, I'll let the author speak for himself - read the full article at the link
  • Interesting phone call I just received

    08/23/2014 12:16:55 PM PDT · 100 of 110
    Wuli to The Working Man

    had the same thing happen recently

    did some internet searchs on the topic

    and called Verizon about it

    it is most often done two ways, both making it harder to find just who the original caller is

    it is not very hard told, I was told, when using VOIP - like with Skype of Magic Jack, to alter the “phone number” that you are calling from to appear to be something else, and since the call does not originate in the telco’s “telephone number” system (they can’t check it), the “phone number” being passed via VOIP is just passed without question

    then, in the “last mile” when attempting to provide your “caller id” services, the teleco’s database is queried for the name to pass with the phone number

    it is apparently also possible to do something similar with certain prepaid phone cards

    I turned my incident over to Verizon’s fraud department, for in spite of the fact that it is no longer technically difficult to do it, it is illegal. Verizon said if it was a VOIP originated call, they’d most likely not be successful tracing it.

  • ISIS Is Likely Receiving Funding From People Living In Countries Allied With The US

    08/22/2014 9:56:18 AM PDT · 15 of 15
    Wuli to SeekAndFind

    as to the title one can only say: Really? Who’d a thought that could ever be true? LOL

    Its probably the most not-kept secret in global affairs right now.

  • Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean

    08/22/2014 9:53:16 AM PDT · 30 of 50
    Wuli to NowApproachingMidnight

    Adjust, adjust, adjust - that is what humans have done since they started walking the earth, and they’ve kept getting better at it and now have more means and technology for it than they’ve ever had, so my “climate” prediction is we will adjust to - mitigate the effects of - the climate at this time better than we ever have before. Global warming or not, humans are up to the challenge of dealing with it.

  • Google Maps Has Been Tracking Your Every Move, And There’s A Website To Prove It.

    08/22/2014 9:40:53 AM PDT · 50 of 98
    Wuli to justlittleoleme

    As soon as I got my latest cell phone, that does run on the Android OS, I deleted all Google apps from it. IF - seldom - I want to use it for Internet access, I use the Firefox app.

  • Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says

    08/22/2014 9:38:16 AM PDT · 13 of 43
    Wuli to C19fan

    hmmmm? How those sanctions working?

    NATO - as western Europe’s only military alliance, has become politically castrated.

  • Congress Proposes Law Banning Body Armor In The Land Of The Free

    08/21/2014 8:32:21 PM PDT · 16 of 51
    Wuli to Nachum

    so, they don’t want you do arm yourself for self defense and now they don’t want you to defend yourself against the thugs who will always get arms

  • 30 Facts That Prove The American Middle-Class Is Being Destroyed

    08/21/2014 8:30:38 PM PDT · 7 of 26
    Wuli to Nachum

    and the big corporate cronys are pushing Obama to break the law and establish 800,000 additional “guest worker” Visas by executive fiat

    more of the American citizens at the bottom if they are still working will be pushed out of work, again

    Ferguson Mo., your “friend” in the WH wants to screw you again

  • Netanyahu: Hamas is ISIS, ISIS is Hamas

    08/21/2014 8:25:24 PM PDT · 21 of 23
    Wuli to xone

    I can’t believe I do either, but we had friends during the Harry Potter era with whom we did some traveling by car, and they would play the Harry Potter books on tape or CD as we rode along. The author is a good story teller and the guy she hired to “read” the books - he makes subtle changes in voice for the different characters - is very entertaining as well. So, I wound up hearing most of the books and some aspects stand out in memory - like “he whose name is not spoken”, while myriads of details are forgotten

  • Boko Haram takes over another Nigeria town [executes 2 for smoking cigarettes]

    08/21/2014 8:18:48 PM PDT · 15 of 16
    Wuli to markomalley

    Boko is merely the Nigerian phase of global violent Islamic jihad, and with less then six degrees of separation, brothers in blood with ISIS, Al Queda, the Taliban, Hamas, all the Iraqi sectarian militias, ect., ect. with apologetics delivered for them by all the “non-violent” Islamic fundamentalists who teach that the only thing wrong with the violent ones are their means and methods not their goals.

  • Government Report Declares Obama Broke The Law; Judge Thinks He Deserves Prison

    08/21/2014 8:06:53 PM PDT · 16 of 29
    Wuli to lbryce

    He’s a progressive/socalist/Marxist and in politics they are allowed, by themselves, by their followers and by the media, to break the law - because just their being in office is a good thing, so no should get upset about their imperial mode of governing. (to paraphrase what a Lefty friend of mine once told me)

  • Wow: Senior intelligence officer says mission to save James Foley failed because of Obama

    08/21/2014 7:44:09 PM PDT · 56 of 74
    Wuli to Beave Meister

    Valerie couldn’t make up her mind, so Obama didn’t have her instructions TO HIM until it was too late.

  • Netanyahu: Hamas is ISIS, ISIS is Hamas

    08/21/2014 7:40:36 PM PDT · 17 of 23
    Wuli to DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

    Netanyahu speaks a truth the west hides from

    as I said on this matter earlier today

    in the west, the refusal to name the enemy as global violent Islamic jihad - in ALL it’s permutations, is like in Harry Potter where his nemesis - Voldermort - was referred to as “he who must not be named” from a belief that just naming his name could bring harm to the speaker

    it continues to make the west weak because it helps the jihadists apologists now living in and trying to subvert the west as well as increasing the jihadist conviction of western weakness because the west refuses to speak the truth, always trying to behave apologetically to Muslims

    its just like the race baiters here - who benefits from them, the thugs in the community that the race baiters pretend they are helping, when all the race baiters are doing us using those communities for their own agenda, which continues to embolden the thugs among them

    let’s just say Detroit and Chicago and leave it at that

  • 17,000 N.J. red light camera fines dismissed because drivers never got the tickets

    08/21/2014 7:21:35 PM PDT · 8 of 19
    Wuli to george76

    the logic of using red light cameras would say you could put them all along the roadway and use them to ticket people talking on their cell phone when driving, and other motor vehicle infractions

    where does it stop

    in the U.K. there has been no end

    in some U.K. cities you are on CCTV cameras from the time you walk out your home’s door to when you enter your place of work, and in reverse at the end of the day

    is the invasion of your Liberty worth it

  • Hillary’s Hamas terror tunnel connection

    08/21/2014 7:15:47 PM PDT · 6 of 9
    Wuli to blueyon

    from Yasser Arafat on, Billary has had a habit of taking terrorists at their word when they say that just want peace and will behave peacefully

    EXPERIENCE not words informed Israel that the state of war Hamas was creating would make EVERYTHING Hamas brought into Gaza as material for dual use.

    Sure they built schools with the cement, on top of the tunnels heading into Israel and with reinforcement on the roofs for launching missiles.

  • ‘Doctor Who’ returns with a new season on BBC America (Aug 23)

    08/21/2014 7:09:02 PM PDT · 24 of 91
    Wuli to Perdogg

    some of the science-time-travel stuff is interesting but the story line is always dark and foreboding and always an ULTIMATE sort of danger to humankind

    they could make the story and the doctor more interesting by giving him a wider birth in his relationships, and building some stories on those kind of human difficulties “for the doctor” on that personal level, even while throwing in some big danger he must attend to

  • Glenn Beck Rips Conservatives In The Huffington Post

    08/21/2014 7:04:41 PM PDT · 15 of 72
    Wuli to Viennacon

    My main objection with Beck is not his sense of charity but his willingness to pretend the children have not been organized (used) to come in the numbers they currently are to help increase the political wedge for open borders and amnesty, which he agrees he is not in favor of. He does NOT ask “where in the H&^%$ are the kids parents and how can their families do this to them”? His pretense also ignores that Latin American politicians are knowingly giving a wink and a nod to the human trafficking that is dumping their labor refuse here, as an escape valve from NOT solving THEIR nations’ domestic economic and social issues. Again the children are being used, and though Beck wants to be charitable - all well and good, it seems that’s all he wants to be instead of totally honest that the kids are just tools in a larger immigration agenda AGAINST the United States.

  • State Dept Rejects ISIL’s Claim It Is At War With America

    08/21/2014 4:55:00 PM PDT · 42 of 61
    Wuli to markomalley

    “The State Department downplayed comments from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) leaders that they are at war with America, arguing that their violence is not directed at any particular country or race.”

    The group says they are at war with you - Islamists have been saying it for decades - and in spite of their own declarations against you, you - Holder - chose to deny they are at war with us.

    The pretense - all over the west - that we are not at war with global violent Islamic jihad, ONLY provides means and solace to their apologists - which are legion in the west and actively subverting the west, and hurts the cause of anyone fighting them.

  • Farmer's Almanac Predicts 'Super-Cold' Winter, More Snow In Eastern U.S.

    08/21/2014 4:43:28 PM PDT · 44 of 64
    Wuli to QT3.14

    go west young man (and though not young I just might)

  • Must-know: Tighter-than-expected oil supply in the future

    08/21/2014 4:40:58 PM PDT · 8 of 25
    Wuli to ckilmer

    The curve on the graph can be improved, for the U.S. outlook, by very large initiatives in very large conversions, and new productions, for engines consuming natural gas. The cost is not even great measured against what looks like higher gas/diesel prices at the pump in the U.S.

    It’s already happening and the ground freight industry is leading the way. They are a business sector and as businesses they, before the consumer, are planning ahead and trying to cut costs too. With natural gas having a price advantage of $1 per gallon on an energy equivalent basis, they, the freight industry is willing to make the first wave of large scale moves to natural gas, before consumers, because they have a business need to cut fuel costs.

    And they are doing it.

    “Leading truck manufacturers including Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack and Volvo all offer natural gas trucks using Cummins’ ISX 12G engine, which one major fuel supplier hopes will be a “game changer” for the industry.” [see link below]

    And now Shell is going to build a network for natural gas refueling at truck stops along the Interstate Highway system (they’ve been reading my posts). Shell won’t be the last one doing that. THAT will be the “game changer” in bringing along the automobile owners, as it will assure them that they will be able to get refueling for themselves when making long distance trips form home - a current issue for a natural gas fueled car owner.

    As natural gas refueling gets more populated across the Interstate Highway system, more autos using natural gas will follow.

  • Marijuana Demystified: 5 Health Myths Debunked

    08/21/2014 4:13:42 PM PDT · 266 of 267
    Wuli to DiogenesLamp

    “It’s a flat 2% since 1900.”

    BEFORE any DEA or “war on drugs”, when opium and morphine were easily available, the U.S. saw an end to its biggest ever heroine epidemic, in the late 1800s, using very large amounts of public education not criminalization.

    The lets make drugs a crime regime started with people who also wanted to make alcohol illegal. They went at it in dribbs and drabs, first morphine and its derivatives, and cocaine, and after two decades achieved alcohol prohibition - the greatest factory for crime in U.S. history, like the drug wars today.

    Although we made it legal to sell alcohol, the nation has continued to make constant efforts against excess alcohol consumption and criminal offenses for safety issues that occur when someone is operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The nation has also continued, and is expected to continue formal and P.R. public education concerning drugs, addiction, the relationships between them and the impoverishment from it. I don’t see that changing.

    I also don’t see decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana as increasing long term drug use and addiction.

    Addiction requires, as it has even in its epidemics, a variety of personal social factors in addition to availability of mood altering substances and even then, majorities who meet the social circumstances criteria do not succumb to the lure of the drugs, additionally indicating drug availability alone does not a drug user make.

    We can “fight” drug addiction better with education. It takes very little to reliably evidence, in education, that it is not a relief but a downhill road, socially and financially.

    As a moral person, you have to ask yourself do most people not commit a murder, assault or rob someone because it’s illegal, though they might have an opportunity for it and feel they might have some advantage in it? Or is it because they know they shouldn’t.

    Yet, you don’t think MOST people will continue to not become marijuana addicts, just because availability changes, in spite of them knowing they shouldn’t.

    The nation did not become a nation of boozers and alcoholics since prohibition was lifted. It will not become a nation of drug addicts if possession of small amounts of marijuana are decriminalized.

  • Marijuana Demystified: 5 Health Myths Debunked

    08/20/2014 11:07:10 AM PDT · 32 of 267
    Wuli to ConservingFreedom

    Marijuana is not something someone should make a habit of, neither is tobacco, alcohol or other mood altering substances, and marijuana use should be publicly discouraged with both formal and public education campaigns.

    But, outright prohibition has created the same problems that alcohol prohibition did - actual crime (violence, murder, ect. over the drug trade), as well as creating virtual criminals out of everyone who partakes of it.

    It is right that government help to deter marijuana use, through education, but criminalizing it and all who partake of it has not been worth the cost of the effort and its horrendous results.

    The problem with the war on drugs use of the term “gateway” is that it is used with the intention of implying that if someone uses marijuana, particularly as a teen, they are likely to become a user of “harder” drugs later on.

    But gateway cannot be used or understood in that fashion, because among the millions who try marijuana as a teenager or very young adult - college, or military - MOST neither become regular long term marijuana users or hard drug users.

    The real “gateway” is not merely a drug, but an entire set of circumstances in someone’s life, of which the drug use is one part.

  • German minister accuses Qatar of funding Islamic State fighters

    08/20/2014 10:50:19 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    Wuli to GonzoII

    don’t think for a moment that other so-called Middle East friends of the west have not either helped fund ISIS, directly or indirectly, or given a wink and a nod as wealthy citizens of theirs have

  • German minister accuses Qatar of funding Islamic State fighters

    08/20/2014 10:48:01 AM PDT · 6 of 9
    Wuli to GonzoII

    Yes Qatar or as GWBush use to say it - “cutter”, that wonderful so called “friend” of the west, a dictatorship in the hands of a shiek and his family, in perpetuum by divine right, a Sunni dictator ruling over a disgruntled Shia majority who has no power, a Sunni dictator on equally good terms with the Taliban and the west

    what a country, what a guy

  • What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam

    08/20/2014 10:32:14 AM PDT · 25 of 25
    Wuli to Sean_Anthony

    the problem is in the Quran

    the Quran has scriptures that countenance killing infidels and countenance war and violence against them unless they convert or pay a tax for living under Muslim subjegation

    yes, the Quran has other pious statements of peace

    that’s the problem with the Koran - its a mishmash wherein a Muslim can find a justification that suits them

  • Missouri gov calls for 'vigorous prosecution' of Ferguson shooting case

    08/20/2014 10:16:59 AM PDT · 45 of 46
    Wuli to servo1969

    by saying “prosecution” and not merely “investigation” he has already pronounced guilt before any trial and given his prominent political role he is acting like the lead megaphone for a vigilante lynching