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(Denver Post)   The UN sends a letter to Eric Holder asking him to challenge the CO and WA marijuana ballot measures. If Holder does nothing, the UN will send another letter telling them how disappointed they are   (denverpost.com) divider line 37
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2012-11-20 04:06:44 PM
10 votes:

Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?


Undermines anti-drug policies through the majority of member-nations of the UN if the most stringent anti-drug nation, the standard bearer as it were, relaxed its stance pursuant to ballot initiatives. They care because it hits them in the wallet through campaign contributions, grafting and kickbacks. Also because the leading politicians in those nations are ostensibly anti-drug, and as such would have the most to lose if their opponents could gain a foothold through this change in policy.

This is my armchair diplomat analysis. Amsterdam need not apply.
2012-11-20 03:56:47 PM
6 votes:
Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?
2012-11-20 07:33:41 PM
4 votes:
How bout....Democracy works and the majority has spoken with a ballot initiative.
If this is rolled back, even though I do not live in either Colorado or Washington state, I am done with the US. This country is a lost cause when the paths PUT INTO PLACE TO EFFECT SYSTEM CHANGE are closed. Does anyone else see how serious of a problem this is?
2012-11-20 07:32:31 PM
4 votes:
I'm not anti-UN, and I've never smoked weed (or done any sort of recreational drug, legal or otherwise), but in this case, I say fark the UN, and legalize that sh*t at the federal level. Lord knows America needs all the revenue it can get.
2012-11-20 07:41:41 PM
3 votes:
Raymond Yans says the approvals send "a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad."

The message it sends is that the war on some drugs was been colossal waste of money, time, and resources; and the people profiting from it for the last 40 years have to get a real job.
2012-11-20 07:34:55 PM
3 votes:

naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.


I used to work for the UN (UNCTAD). On this particular issue, they can blow me. Neither they, nor holder, can make us waste more money on this failed drug policy. We're not going to throw people in jail and continue wasting billions of dollars pretending that smoking a joint warrants more government action than stealing billions of dollars.

Nobody from BP or Halliburton went to jail, but we're supposed to send some burnout, MS patient (me), or grandmom with cancer to jail... how the fark does that make sense to anyone?
2012-11-20 06:45:03 PM
3 votes:
Hey UN, why don't you work on trying to stop massacres of thousands of people you are supposed to be protecting - A JOB YOU MAJORLY SUCK AT BY THE WAY - and stop worrying about state laws in the U.S.
2012-11-20 04:07:58 PM
3 votes:

Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?


Well, the article says the letter is from the head of the UN anti-drug watchdog agency. So presumably he's trying to make sure he has continued employment.
2012-11-20 03:47:33 PM
3 votes:

naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.


Heh... yeah, that could get entertaining

/as for myself, f*ck the UN
2012-11-20 07:37:53 PM
2 votes:

Suede head: Ah, American right-wingers and their UN hatred.

Funny, you liked the UN when their troops had to come and rescue your elite rangers in Mogadishu.


We didn't love them when they refused to go in because it was too dangerous.

Also, I'm not right-wing, I support socialized medicine, legalizing pot, taxing cap-gains at the same tax rate as salary income, abolishing the death penalty, and plenty of other left wing causes. Being against pointless oppression and for fairer outcomes and second chances doesn't make me a crazy right winger, it makes me proud to be a liberal.
2012-11-20 07:37:06 PM
2 votes:
Okay, Americans? Don't simultaneously biatch that the UN can't get anything done while also biatching that the UN's going to take all your guns away. Especially not while yet also vetoing absolutely everything they try to get done.

/ The UN is a debate club. Not an all powerful worldwide conspiracy theory.
// And pay your goddamn dues, already. The rest of us are sick of carrying you.
2012-11-20 07:35:20 PM
2 votes:
The ghost of Johnny says...........

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....and that's good enough for me.
2012-11-20 07:18:41 PM
2 votes:
Someone stands to lose money.
2012-11-20 05:36:51 PM
2 votes:

Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?


It might impact US drug tourism to other countries.
2012-11-20 04:07:42 PM
2 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?

This is my question.


Because the War On Drugs® went international years ago and the powers that be in the US pulled the "Assasin of Youth" scam on them
2012-11-20 04:01:16 PM
2 votes:

Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?


This is my question.
2012-11-20 10:04:36 PM
1 votes:

kmmontandon: naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.

The anti-UN crowd is already a farce, what with believing both that the U.N. is a bunch of powerless letter writers, and at the same time a superpowered shadowy cabal that is conquering America from within.


The pro-UN crowd isn't much better, seeing them as the saviors of civilization from American fascism. Between the rednecks and the hippies, the collective head-spinning here should be enough to solve the energy crisis.
2012-11-20 09:16:23 PM
1 votes:
Almost 200 comments, and nobody posted this?

3.bp.blogspot.com

/Fark, I am dissappoint
2012-11-20 08:33:44 PM
1 votes:

Rockstone: NOW both the Liberals and the Conservatives have a reason to hate the UN.


How silly...you think it's only liberals who smoke weed....
2012-11-20 08:27:04 PM
1 votes:
Aaaaaaannnnd who pressured the UN to have an Drug watchdog agency in the first place?

Anyone?..

Anyone?..

The USA.

Oh, the irony.
2012-11-20 08:16:40 PM
1 votes:

Nick Nostril: Yeah, the UN can suck a dick on this one.

/ don't they have anything better to do ?
// cough... Syria... cough... Israel


We could bombard Israel and Palestine with tons and tons of weed, see what happens.
2012-11-20 08:02:53 PM
1 votes:

sometalker: This is THE MOST AWESOME troll in history - we also have a "protect States Rights" bill coming up to defend the states' MJ laws. In order to stand against pot legalization, conservative dickwads will have to bow to both the UN and Obama...heads will be asplodin' in D.C. for sure....


States rights should rule. That goes with drugs, and prostitution, as well as many other things. The feds should look over basic human rights.
2012-11-20 08:01:34 PM
1 votes:

muck4doo: I'm in favor of watching the usual U.N. fans flip on the U.N. over this.


Since when does thinking an organization has worthy goals mean that you must agree with them on everything?
It isn't hypocritical to simultaneously approve of the U.N. as an organization and yet disagree with some of the things they do.
2012-11-20 07:59:05 PM
1 votes:

phunkey_monkey: The people of California spoke when we passed Prop. 8.

/Waits for the hypocrisy fly out of stink holes.


Oh please, Prop 8 was unconstitutional BS.
There are some things you don't get to take a vote on, and civil rights is one of them.
The legality or illegality of various drugs is not a constitutional issue.
2012-11-20 07:58:17 PM
1 votes:
"The head of the U.N. drug watchdog agency is urging U.S. federal officials to challenge ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that decriminalized possession"

Not the same as "the UN".

Reading is fundamental!
2012-11-20 07:57:20 PM
1 votes:
Does the phrase Will of the People mean anything to you, Mr. Yans?

Also, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
2012-11-20 07:56:34 PM
1 votes:

naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.


simple, the UN should STFU. They should have no say in any US laws.

2012-11-20 07:51:36 PM
1 votes:
Usually, I like the UN. But now... Fark 'em. Time are changing, and they need to change too. Or we'll make our own global affiliation, with blackjack, and hookers.
2012-11-20 07:46:10 PM
1 votes:
Why does a pile of spineless farktard dickless washed up leaders from third world shiatholes care what WA and CO do with a minor offense marijuana law?

Don't they have some Baltics to be ineffectual in somewhere or something?
2012-11-20 07:41:05 PM
1 votes:

LordJiro: I'm not anti-UN, and I've never smoked weed (or done any sort of recreational drug, legal or otherwise), but in this case, I say fark the UN, and legalize that sh*t at the federal level. Lord knows America needs all the revenue it can get.


Whatever, narc. NOBODY TALK TO HIM
2012-11-20 07:38:57 PM
1 votes:
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Can you Imagine the herp derp if they tried to make it criminalize it again?
2012-11-20 07:36:50 PM
1 votes:
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2012-11-20 07:36:34 PM
1 votes:
P.S.

Holder can go fark himself too...
2012-11-20 07:36:22 PM
1 votes:
fark UN drug opinions.

Sincerely, Portugal.
2012-11-20 07:32:52 PM
1 votes:
Shut up, UN.
2012-11-20 05:19:29 PM
1 votes:
Hi, can I have a pen and some paper?
Sure.
Do you have a stamp and envelope?
Yes, right here. Take two.
Thanks. This letter is for you. I'm keeping the pen.
2012-11-20 03:43:47 PM
1 votes:
Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.
 
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