[Vision2020] Why are Pocatello's on-line respondents so civil?
godshatter at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 28 19:29:02 PST 2007
I've always thought that if you take the money out of the illegal drug
trade, you take away the crime as well. Just make marijuana legally
available wherever cigarettes are sold. Make the harder stuff available
through some kind of system with some controls in place to ensure that
people don't get a lethal dose. Addicts won't have to take up a life of
crime to get their fix, there will be little to no reason for gangland
turf wars over this stuff, because there will be little profit in it.
Plus, our prison population will decrease, saving more money.
It means that if you really want to try some highly-addictive drug
you'll be able to much more easily. Many people will, and their lives
will not be pretty. If they combine this with a voluntary system that
will decrease the doses over time in order to quit, it might be a
mistake that can be undone in some cases.
I still think that's better than the crime-ridden situation we have now.
> You are correct in that the war on drugs is a joke.
> -----Original message-----
> From: "Ted Moffett" starbliss at gmail.com
> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 20:42:46 -0800
> To: "Paul Rumelhart" godshatter at yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Why are Pocatello's on-line respondents so civil?
>> Paul et. al.
>> Of course, chemical devil's advocates are numerous, wealthy, and on
>> the move...Your efforts are a mere speck of sand on an infinite
>> The "War On Drugs" is a joke, an oppressive draconian ruse against a
>> policy (promotion of drug use as a solution to the human condition)
>> that is widely adopted as mainstream, promoted by the medical and
>> psychiatric profit oriented clergy, even more incredibly by the
>> alcohol and tobacco dealers who are associated with more death and
>> disease than all illegal drugs combined many times over.
>> A quick survey of the advertising landscape reveals just how much the
>> pharmaceutical gurus think we must have soporific drugs (Ambien),
>> drugs to improve our social relations (anti-anxiety, Paxil), drugs for
>> enhanced sexuality (Cialis, Viagra, as if human sexual impulses need
>> encouragement?), drugs to suppress the normal impulses of children to
>> express their animality, their impulses to play and be physical
>> (Ritalin), to keep them contained in their seats while bored to death
>> in classrooms. Millions is spent to convince you that alcohol will
>> enhance your image in the marketplace of human social relations, and
>> the insidious addiction to tobacco (nicotine), well, this can be
>> satisfied at your local supermarket, as though they were dispensing
>> And now, on to the drug induced horror of interrogation of a rendered
>> detainee in some God forsaken hidden torture chamber, to keep us safe
>> in the "War On Terror," which makes the "War On Drugs" look like a
>> kindergarten propaganda and law enforcement effort...
>> Habeas Corpus?
>> Ted Moffett
>> On 12/22/07, Paul Rumelhart <godshatter at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> Alright. I admit it. It's me. I've been dumping low levels of
>>> anabolic steroids into the water supply for months. Not enough to turn
>>> you all into Arnold Schwarzeneggers, but just enough to raise the
>>> inherent aggressiveness caused by long-term exposure to that particular
>>> I thought it would be fun. I'd just kick back, guzzle Diet Mountain Dew
>>> out of sealed bottles, and watch the fireworks. Maybe throw in an
>>> innocent-sounding post or two that was calculated to push some people's
>>> buttons. Nothing too crazy, just something small to, you know, shake
>>> things up a little bit. Maybe mention Doug Wilson in an off-hand sort
>>> of way. Or global warming. And it was fun. For a while. But then it
>>> just kept going, and going, and going long after I ran out of
>>> water-soluble steroid pills. Apparently, some of the mood swings
>>> associated with steroids take a long time to dissipate. Who knew?
>>> Just be glad I didn't go with my first idea. Yup, that's right. Viagra.
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