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Do you mean to say "tyrant", a petty liberal-fascist that this professional student strikes me as?
And in most employer health plans, almost to the last, it is not.
How the hell do VIagra, which is a moral question of having sex, to that of abortificants, which, to many destroys (inchoate) human life? Specious argument that must have been stolen straight from the mouth of the esteemed(?) Sen. Barbara Boxer.
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My Trip to the Pot Shop

Whiff1962 Wrote: Mar 26, 2014 1:40 PM
This would be a question of cultural capital and of the politics that animate this discussion. For me, there is no basis in Constitutional law, in letter or spirit, that has justified this ongoing war on drugs (marijuana being the principle target of interdiction and prosecutorial discretion).
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My Trip to the Pot Shop

Whiff1962 Wrote: Mar 26, 2014 1:36 PM
The plant has its cultural baggage, that is for sure. I say, people, like slowpoke, have a right to their opinions, but not to the facts. I would much rather be a pothead than a drunk, with all of the neurologic and organ damage associated with the latter.
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My Trip to the Pot Shop

Whiff1962 Wrote: Mar 26, 2014 1:31 PM
I seriously doubt that pot was to blame. Are you aware of the other drugs your brother took, that actually are brain and organ damaging? It is easy to ascribe all manner of evil and ill on a plant, in the pharmacopoeia over two-thousand years, and counting. There is nothing degenerative about the use of pot, albeit short-term effects, such as memory, can be impaired, especially in young, not-yet-fully-developed brains But I have a feeling that you are not wanting to have a medical-scientific discussion, but a cultural-political one?
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My Trip to the Pot Shop

Whiff1962 Wrote: Mar 26, 2014 1:22 PM
Wow! I am surprised that Michelle comes to the defense of medical marijuana, on Constitutional grounds. Even with one's personal disapprobation, Michelle shows good form in articulating her stance as she does.
I think you make an interesting, and pertinent, point about the notion of "godliness" and the kind of scapegoating and ritual persecution that takes place with drugs, its users, and "pushers". Every society (civilization) throughout time and space, has had its "pharmakoi" (scapegoat). It has been suggested-and quite cogently- that scapegoatism, in whatever forms that this takes on, is a metabolism of human societies. One cannot escape this fact. I believe that marijuana, and its users, are a convenient target. That isn't to say that a society not address drug use, in a mature and objective manner, however, given the degree and scope for which the state has persecuted (and prosecuted), it can be opined that there is a somewhat irrational nature to this war on drugs.
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A Chilling Proposal

Whiff1962 Wrote: Feb 26, 2014 8:05 PM
The best revenge is a message well sent, and widely received.
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A Chilling Proposal

Whiff1962 Wrote: Feb 26, 2014 8:01 PM
Very well thought out response. And yeah, what's up with Conservatives giving up the title as true Liberals?!
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Cruz Control? Part II

Whiff1962 Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 3:19 PM
A lesson in Real Politik, Dr. Sowell?
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