Fighting the war on drugs

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After reading the article ''Man, woman facing felony drug charges'' , I got to thinking about something.
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cranky

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george walker I agree with you. Unfortunately if you drive the speed limit you are taking your life in your hands. it is horrible. People don't care about safety or money, they just like to complain about it.
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Drug War is a joke, waste of taxpayer $$$....it's only benefit is to the prison system & drug companies stockholders !

MDW

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Bravo, Mr. Walker. I wholeheartedly agree with you and have seen similar results by adhering to the speed limit.

Who knows, I may have tailed you sometime up I-77. I'd be one of the other ones not driving like a maniac. ;)
Use Common Sense

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I can tell you that if you're driving at 3:15pm on 77 North and going 60mph you'll get run over. The flow of traffic is what I drive and it's usually running between 75 and 80. Last Friday the flow was 85 and I simply backed down to 70 and followed the center lane. Be smart when you're on the highway or you'll cause more problems than you're trying to solve.
Ed Haas

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The War on Drugs is a waste of time and money. If they legalized hemp production (for agriculture purposes) we would be able to bring back some of the lost midwest farming money. If we decriminalized, and/or regulated marijuana as we do with cigarettes and alcohol (two WORSE drugs) we could rake in even MORE money this way. If you want a war on drugs, then make it a war against those kingpins and drug runners who push heroin, crack, meth, and cocaine. That's the list of truly dangerous drugs. Pot? Not nearly as bad for you as alcohol or cigarettes. So until we can get a definitive clue as to what we're really trying to fight, we'll continue to spend OUR tax money for a cot and meal on some hippie who gets caught with a small baggie. Good job war on drugs. Good job.
cranky

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Use Common Sense wrote:
I can tell you that if you're driving at 3:15pm on 77 North and going 60mph you'll get run over. The flow of traffic is what I drive and it's usually running between 75 and 80. Last Friday the flow was 85 and I simply backed down to 70 and followed the center lane. Be smart when you're on the highway or you'll cause more problems than you're trying to solve.
I hate to break this to you, but "I was going with the flow of traffic" is not a valid defense to speeding. I will go the speed limit in the center lane, you want to speed go around me and I will wave at you when I pass you giving your license to the state trooper. have a wonderful day.
Energy Independence

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"I bet he [Osama bin Laden] has a big belly laugh each time oil and gas prices go up."

If so, this Muslim terrorist would fit right in with today's Democratic Party.

Democratic leaders, including Barrak Obama, do everything they can to increase the cost of energy by preventing domestic drilling for oil & gas, stopping the construction of nuclear power plants, and threatening to socialize the oil companies.

Yes sir, you want higher gasoline and electric rates, vote Democratic; that one promise the Democrats will deliver on because that is what is in their hearts.

“Put the Kool-Aid down!!”

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Energy Independence wrote:
"I bet he [Osama bin Laden] has a big belly laugh each time oil and gas prices go up."
If so, this Muslim terrorist would fit right in with today's Democratic Party.
Democratic leaders, including Barrak Obama, do everything they can to increase the cost of energy by preventing domestic drilling for oil & gas, stopping the construction of nuclear power plants, and threatening to socialize the oil companies.
Yes sir, you want higher gasoline and electric rates, vote Democratic; that one promise the Democrats will deliver on because that is what is in their hearts.
Well...now...that is some real critical thinking. You..sir...win first place today for the most stupid and un-informed comment. So gas and electricity will go up...if that BAAAAAAD Obamma gets elected. You are a KOOK.......as anyone with half a brain can see they have already skyrocketed!!! Open up a newspaper....and READ!!! Better yet.....when you pumping away at your local gas station......read the BIG NUMBERS on their posted sign out front!!! Dudes like you scare the %$#@^^ out of me.
Mars Bonfire

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The War on Drugs is basically not about stopping drugs or the real big time drug dealers and smugglers, it is really about the government making money. They bust kids and small time pushers, the easy targets where there is far less danger. The confiscate their cars, money and property of the small time nickel bag dealers and those that grow a few marijuana plants for medicinal purposes. The war on drugs was lost many years ago. Now it is just a propoganda medium for law enforcement to get money from the taxpayers and by confiscating property.
Use Common Sense

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cranky wrote:
<quoted text>I hate to break this to you, but "I was going with the flow of traffic" is not a valid defense to speeding. I will go the speed limit in the center lane, you want to speed go around me and I will wave at you when I pass you giving your license to the state trooper. have a wonderful day.
Just so you know, it's not called speeding, it's called going with the flow of traffic, it's different. If you choose to go slow that's great, good luck with that.
Lamberts-58

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War On Drugs solution- If your are caught with it in multiple bags for resale- Execution on the spot. Get these douchebags off the streets as soon as possible.
Appraisit

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Lamberts-58 wrote:
War On Drugs solution- If your are caught with it in multiple bags for resale- Execution on the spot. Get these douchebags off the streets as soon as possible.
Tell us what your drug of choice is....just because a drug company is profiting off your azz doesn't make you better nor more intelligent ...

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Lamberts-58 wrote:
War On Drugs solution- If your are caught with it in multiple bags for resale- Execution on the spot. Get these douchebags off the streets as soon as possible.
and what was Rush Limbaugh doing with all those drugs which, by (Jeb Bush's and) Florida law, made him a drug dealer?

oh, wait ... that's right ... he's a Republican ... he's above the petty laws that the other 99.99 % of Americans are supposed to adhere to ...
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Michael P Ryan wrote:
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and what was Rush Limbaugh doing with all those drugs which, by (Jeb Bush's and) Florida law, made him a drug dealer?
oh, wait ... that's right ... he's a Republican ... he's above the petty laws that the other 99.99 % of Americans are supposed to adhere to ...
There's a very simple answer... some people deserve to be treated better than others.

Before you flame me think about that. Rush Limbaugh, whether you like him or not, deserves to be treated better that the average crack wh8re on the streets of Akron.

Since: Sep 07

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Use Common Sense wrote:
<quoted text>Rush Limbaugh, whether you like him or not, deserves to be treated better that the average crack wh8re on the streets of Akron.
Why? Because he makes $50,000,000 a year?

What about the Kennedys? When one wrecked his car in the middle of the night because he was taking Ambien, he was roasted and plenty of people called for his head ...
Appraisit

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Use Common Sense wrote:
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There's a very simple answer... some people deserve to be treated better than others.
Before you flame me think about that. Rush Limbaugh, whether you like him or not, deserves to be treated better that the average crack wh8re on the streets of Akron.
I'm flaming....anyone that would refer themselves as a "Ditto Head" is a "Ditto Dumbass"...he leads more stupidass people down the drain than any single crackhead does in a year.....
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Michael P Ryan wrote:
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Why? Because he makes $50,000,000 a year?
What about the Kennedys? When one wrecked his car in the middle of the night because he was taking Ambien, he was roasted and plenty of people called for his head ...
Of course, because he's contributing to society, and yes, the Kennedy's should be treated better also. Hell even old Teddy boy killed that woman and walked away relatively unscathed, why, the Kennedy dynasty. There are people that are above the law and they should be for one reason or another, look at foreign diplomats. Not everyone should be measured with the same scale, you'll just have to deal with that. Hell it's been proven that the average person is sent to jail when they commit perjury, that can't send a sitting President to jail.
Use Common Sense

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Appraisit wrote:
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I'm flaming....anyone that would refer themselves as a "Ditto Head" is a "Ditto Dumbass"...he leads more stupidass people down the drain than any single crackhead does in a year.....
I'm only using the example given to me.
Ed Haas

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Use Common Sense wrote:
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There's a very simple answer... some people deserve to be treated better than others.
Before you flame me think about that. Rush Limbaugh, whether you like him or not, deserves to be treated better that the average crack wh8re on the streets of Akron.
I find it amazing here on Topix that someone using the name "Use Common Sense" is almost always the person using none of that which comprises their name.
Use Common Sense

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Ed Haas wrote:
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I find it amazing here on Topix that someone using the name "Use Common Sense" is almost always the person using none of that which comprises their name.
Thanks for your opinion Big Ed. Sorry you're on the wrong side of the scale buddy, but reality does suck.

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