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Taxpayer

Johnson City, TN

#21 Apr 13, 2012
TCN64 wrote:
<quoted text> may i ask just what are you trying to say?... are you saying that pot smokers kill cops?
Nope, I am saying anything but this. I am referring to the losing battle that is called The War on Drugs. I do understand that this groups all drugs together, but if you remove marijuana and make it legal then that would indeed save some of our law enforcement officials lives. Your basic everyday smoker would most likely not act aggressively toward law enforcement, but a "Drug Lord" that may have millions tied up in his/her product would indeed act out in aggression. Marijuana is the world's largest cash crop & will remain so whether it is legal or illegal. So, why not make it legal & reap the benefits such as taxes, jobs, economic values, etc.?
Survivorman

Johnson City, TN

#22 Apr 13, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
Hey Survivorman, are you up for the debate this evening on ETSU campus? Actual debate, with intelligent facts & sources and none of this childish bickering and name calling. I just want to see if you are anywhere near as intelligent as you think you are. I would state that you have said so little by saying so much. Obviously, just my opinion and I am open minded enough to allow you to prove me wrong.
Oh, I can't wait! I'm anxious to see what a Friday night, 6-9 PM, class looks like at ETSU. I'll be there early to sit in on some of your "class" if that's alright. I'm sure if you frequent Sam Wilson you'll recognize me.
Taxpayer

Johnson City, TN

#23 Apr 13, 2012
Survivorman wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, I can't wait! I'm anxious to see what a Friday night, 6-9 PM, class looks like at ETSU. I'll be there early to sit in on some of your "class" if that's alright. I'm sure if you frequent Sam Wilson you'll recognize me.
Awesome, Room 302 Sam Wison Hall (Business Bldg beside Brooks Gym).
I am an Adjunct Professor, or faculty member, for Accelerated Master of Bussiness Administration (AMBA) & teach the Management Information Systems (M.I.S.). I have a break at 7:30 & will be able to meet up at the library around 9:15 p.m., Sam Wilson closes the doors around 10:00. I cannot allow you to sit in on class, as this is not the topic of discussion. If you did frequent Sam Wilson Hall you would know that this is procedure: You cannot simply go around sitting in on any class you like. However, come by around 7:30 for a brief meeting if you like. I am not sure that you are serious, because I definitely am. I live for great debates & welcome intelligent input & if enough participants show, then we could publish the study & send it on to Nashville. I look forward to meeting with you.
Survivorman

Johnson City, TN

#24 Apr 13, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
Awesome, Room 302 Sam Wison Hall (Business Bldg beside Brooks Gym).
I am an Adjunct Professor, or faculty member, for Accelerated Master of Bussiness Administration (AMBA) & teach the Management Information Systems (M.I.S.). I have a break at 7:30 & will be able to meet up at the library around 9:15 p.m., Sam Wilson closes the doors around 10:00. I cannot allow you to sit in on class, as this is not the topic of discussion. If you did frequent Sam Wilson Hall you would know that this is procedure: You cannot simply go around sitting in on any class you like. However, come by around 7:30 for a brief meeting if you like. I am not sure that you are serious, because I definitely am. I live for great debates & welcome intelligent input & if enough participants show, then we could publish the study & send it on to Nashville. I look forward to meeting with you.
Don't worry, I have been given "permission" to attend. In fact, I was encouraged.
cwhjtenn

Nashville, TN

#25 Apr 15, 2012
if this bill is dead why is it on the senate cal. for 4/18/12 you can go to the tennessee senate homepage and it is on the books so if its so dead why is it on the cal.?

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#26 Apr 17, 2012
Survivorman is just a troll. No one could be serious and think theres a valid reason to keep it prohibited. Unless you believe "reefer madness" and some of the other debunked myths and propaganda. All he can accomplish 3rd grade come backs with no substance. Repeating proven facts only feeds the trolls
Taxpayer

Johnson City, TN

#27 Apr 17, 2012
Watching_you lol_lol wrote:
Survivorman is just a troll. No one could be serious and think theres a valid reason to keep it prohibited. Unless you believe "reefer madness" and some of the other debunked myths and propaganda. All he can accomplish 3rd grade come backs with no substance. Repeating proven facts only feeds the trolls
You are correct in your assumptions I do believe. I offered an open invite to an actual "debate" on a Tennessee College campus (where the results and topics of discussion based by actual facts will be sealed and delivered to Nashville) & after defensive remarks he/she was a no show. Typical, hide behind a computer & talk about how intelligent he/she is & then cannot back it up in front of other intelligent minds.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#28 Apr 17, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
You are correct in your assumptions I do believe. I offered an open invite to an actual "debate" on a Tennessee College campus (where the results and topics of discussion based by actual facts will be sealed and delivered to Nashville) & after defensive remarks he/she was a no show. Typical, hide behind a computer & talk about how intelligent he/she is & then cannot back it up in front of other intelligent minds.
While reading this thread I was curious if they would show, I see my stereotype was correct and not surprising. My belief for not showing is agreeable to your post.
Dave

White Pine, TN

#29 Apr 17, 2012
I say legalize it.
Look at how much money is made from a $5 pack of cigarettes. Tax the stuff and sell a pack of 20 primo joints for $30 at the liquor stores and apply all the sames rules as alcohol to it with respect to age to purchase, public intoxication, driving, amount you can grow for personal consumption, workplace rules, and so on. I bet it would generate enough money in tax revenue and saved legal/incarceration fees to pay off our nation debt in just a few years. After that's paid the money could be used for things like improving public schools/education, medical research, alternative fuels, help finance social security.

Think of the irony, it took our nations finest financial geniuses to put us in the financial mess we're in and it might only take people giggling in front of a TV eating junk food to bail us out.

Of course the downside for some would be the shift in power and profit away from the oil companies and wall street to Frito-Lay, Hostess Foods, and probably Pepsi since they make Mountain Dew and Orange Crush.
Hmmm

Franklin, TN

#30 Apr 17, 2012
Dave wrote:
I say legalize it.
Look at how much money is made from a $5 pack of cigarettes. Tax the stuff and sell a pack of 20 primo joints for $30 at the liquor stores and apply all the sames rules as alcohol to it with respect to age to purchase, public intoxication, driving, amount you can grow for personal consumption, workplace rules, and so on.
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The only problem with this theory is that most people, esp in this economy, would grow their own instead of buying. Its not like tobacco where you need land and the cost and effort of farming to cultivate it. You can grow it at your house like houseplants..lol. And the ones who did feel like being more entrepreneurial would grow it and sell it under the table, thus avoid paying taxes anyway.
Survivorman

Johnson City, TN

#31 Apr 17, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
Awesome, Room 302 Sam Wison Hall (Business Bldg beside Brooks Gym).
I am an Adjunct Professor, or faculty member, for Accelerated Master of Bussiness Administration (AMBA) & teach the Management Information Systems (M.I.S.). I have a break at 7:30 & will be able to meet up at the library around 9:15 p.m., Sam Wilson closes the doors around 10:00. I cannot allow you to sit in on class, as this is not the topic of discussion. If you did frequent Sam Wilson Hall you would know that this is procedure: You cannot simply go around sitting in on any class you like. However, come by around 7:30 for a brief meeting if you like. I am not sure that you are serious, because I definitely am. I live for great debates & welcome intelligent input & if enough participants show, then we could publish the study & send it on to Nashville. I look forward to meeting with you.


If you want to get on here and try to impress your doper friends, then don't create a false persona for yourself that can be easily contradicted. It must be very lonely for you to "teach" a class every Friday night when that class only meets on the third Friday of each month. I could get on here and post a myriad of lies you perpetuated that gave yourself away, but frankly, I don't see a need in wasting my time with a liar. Unfortunately for you, your deceptions were revealed long before you felt the need to get on here and attempt to impress with an obvious falsified bio. And for future reference, if you do attempt to pull this ruse on someone else, at least create a bio for yourself that is a little more impressive than the one you created. It is humorous thinking how pathetic your true bio must be if you think the one you created was supposed to be so profound. You scream of patheticism.

Had you been more forthright, you would have been educated on the economical, governmental, and legislative reasons why marijuana should not, and never will be, completely legalized. You and your cohort, who seems so fixated on "reefer madness," sophomorically believe that anyone who is against legalization is against marijuana. There are those of us in this world who look beyond the simplistic ideologies of most pro-dopers AND anti-dopers and look at the debate from a more wholistic approach as to how legalization would be detrimental to our economy, despite popular and ill-conceived belief otherwise. Luckily for me, you chose to house your faux persona in a building for which I have many friends and for which my opinions in my area of expertise, economics, are often sought.

Too bad for you that you have missed that opportunity to be enlightened.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#32 Apr 18, 2012
You had to type all that and still no substance? Well super genius tell us how you see things. Cause the people that know can already see from an economic view how it would better the economy and it has been proven. So tell us your futile and debunked reason. Btw millions saved from failed war, millions saved from imprisioning nonviolent weed carriers, and tens of millions per state in free money could help tn care, schools, etc. So show me oh wise one the global destruction coming from the enviable legalization. Im sure in your infinite wisdom (wisdumb) you know the only economy effected would be big pharma, paper companies, big oil, alcohol co., and gov lobbying just to name a few but I'm anxious to be amazed at your superior knowledge base on the devil weed anslinger.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#33 Apr 18, 2012
Hmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
The only problem with this theory is that most people, esp in this economy, would grow their own instead of buying. Its not like tobacco where you need land and the cost and effort of farming to cultivate it. You can grow it at your house like houseplants..lol. And the ones who did feel like being more entrepreneurial would grow it and sell it under the table, thus avoid paying taxes anyway.
true but with proper control those that get caught selling or growing more than a specified amount for personal use should face fines like moonshine unless they get a tax stamp. Control it like alcohol, its safer and better for America in many ways.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#34 Apr 18, 2012
Dave wrote:
I say legalize it.
Look at how much money is made from a $5 pack of cigarettes. Tax the stuff and sell a pack of 20 primo joints for $30 at the liquor stores and apply all the sames rules as alcohol to it with respect to age to purchase, public intoxication, driving, amount you can grow for personal consumption, workplace rules, and so on. I bet it would generate enough money in tax revenue and saved legal/incarceration fees to pay off our nation debt in just a few years. After that's paid the money could be used for things like improving public schools/education, medical research, alternative fuels, help finance social security.
Think of the irony, it took our nations finest financial geniuses to put us in the financial mess we're in and it might only take people giggling in front of a TV eating junk food to bail us out.
Of course the downside for some would be the shift in power and profit away from the oil companies and wall street to Frito-Lay, Hostess Foods, and probably Pepsi since they make Mountain Dew and Orange Crush.
I'll take fat and happy over greedy and communistic anyday lol. Great post. I wished I had read it more thoroughly before repeating some of the facts you already posted.
Hmmm

Franklin, TN

#35 Apr 18, 2012
Watching_you lol_lol wrote:
<quoted text> true but with proper control those that get caught selling or growing more than a specified amount for personal use should face fines like moonshine unless they get a tax stamp. Control it like alcohol, its safer and better for America in many ways.
I get your point but its still much more difficult (and dangerous)to distill moonshine. It's a much more elaborate setup and generally requires an outdoors location as opposed to setting up a few plants with a grow light indoors. I do find it interesting you promote enforcement as that's not usually the stance of the "pro-growers" lobby.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#36 Apr 18, 2012
Hmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
I get your point but its still much more difficult (and dangerous)to distill moonshine. It's a much more elaborate setup and generally requires an outdoors location as opposed to setting up a few plants with a grow light indoors. I do find it interesting you promote enforcement as that's not usually the stance of the "pro-growers" lobby.
I promote responsible use by adults, and eating or vaporizing for consumption. I also realize how much money and jobs could be created and do alot of good with a alot less expense than fighting it.
PotSmoker

Millington, TN

#37 Apr 27, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you not heard? The good citizen tax payers are the people who pay for the ridiculousness to house "yes, innocent" pot smokers. Your "opinion" is costing tax paying citizens more & more money daily, & let's not forget the lives of the law enforcement officials taken daily.
AMEN! There is no room for child molesters, rapist or murderers in prison because they are arresting the wrong people for the wrong crimes. IF EVERYONE IN THE WORLD SMOKED A JOINT AT THE SAME TIME, THERE WOULD BE AT LEAST 2 HOURS OF WORLD PEACE!
PotSmoker

Millington, TN

#38 Apr 27, 2012
With HEMP having over 5000 known textile uses, I don't see why it's not legal. Even Henry Ford said why destroy the forests and the mines that took hundreds, even thousands of years for our Earth to make, when you can get the same and more from Hemp fields? Don't quote me on that, but basically thats it!
Survivorman is a moron

Johnson City, TN

#39 Apr 27, 2012
Survivorman, your are a complete & total narcissistic fool..........plain and simple. Are you tab browsing while posting your ignorant points, so you can look up intelligent words to infuse into your meaningless posts? I have thoroughly read through all of your posts & while you throw out big words & statements, your finish or ending always comes up to sound like a 2nd graders closing on a book report. You have not provided any facts, only biased opinions of you & your "so called research".

Survivorman quote: Had you been more forthright, you would have been educated on the economical, governmental, and legislative reasons why marijuana should not, and never will be, completely legalized.---->O.K. Mr. Fu*^ing Genius Guy, good introduction here with no substance to back up your statement & no attempt to move forward with your argument. I would state that you are a failure & have been a failure in your comments on this post. Why? NO SUBSTANCE AT ALL! I would bet the farm that you are a complete loser nobody that watched some news program for a whopping 30 minutes & became so self enlightened that you had to let the world know through a social blog. ETSU College of Business comes to you for advice? What a d#mn joke! You were on here attempting to bust on somebody else for a false persona & were to coward to show up for yourself and check it out. Oh wait, I forgot that your made up life and friends checked it out for you. This sounds similar to your rebuttals, no point of reference from yourself, only "here says from somebodies". Why is this topic important for you? You still have not even established this for the readers, but everybody else is a moron because they have experience in your area of discussion & all you can do is call individuals names. Intelligent? You, I think not and I have a definition that I feel best describes you & your posts to date so far. The definition of idiot, "originally used for a person with a very severe mental retardation". Calling you an Idiot Savant would have been a compliment to you, so drop the Savant & just go with Idiot in your case.
Refer Madness

Johnson City, TN

#40 Apr 28, 2012
Survivorman is a moron, that is funny as h#ll. A little to wordy & long for me, but I am on your side in this argument.

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