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(SeattlePI)   Officer: "I'm going to let you off with a warning this time. Oh, also, here's your pot back"   (blog.seattlepi.com) divider line 69
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2013-04-05 03:46:32 PM  

tollbooth_willy: Surpheon: quietwalker: It's gonna be amusing when the anti-tobacco trend washing over the country, resulting in banning smoking in public areas, bars, restaurants, etc, starts butting head with the nascent legal pot directives.

There isn't much conflict. Banning pot smoking just like tobacco smoking makes perfect sense considering the primary reason smoking bans are popular is because cigarettes smell like shiat. Secondary smoke health hazards blah blah blah - seriously, if you're not a smoker or living with one those things smell like ass. And in the extreme case where there is a secondary smoke health hazard (servers in very smoky bars getting a lungful for 8 hours a day), it applies double to pot (stoned waiters and waitresses are likely to be a bit less productive than non-stoned). Similar to pot to most people, so it's natural and logical that they'll be treated the same.

Know how I know you've never worked in the restaurant industry?


Or in any job where people sit behind a computer all day. They would literally have to fire half of our company if they started drug testing.
 
2013-04-05 03:53:50 PM  

Surpheon: But you sound like a partisan asshole by your oh-so-clever implication that Obama is somehow responsible for the federal drug laws, or has the omniscient power to completely ignore all those he sees fit.


i1121.photobucket.com

Yeah, I'm TOTALLY partisan.

And Obama has executive control over the DOJ and the DEA, so he is perfectly capable of calling off the Pot Hounds.

As a (former?) pot smoker and documented liar*, is Obama a hypocrite?

Maybe, but I think there's more to it than that: This issue (and more importantly, the brewing Gun Control issue) is about POWER, and who controls it.

The Feds say "Weed is illegal" and the States say "FARK YOU!", so that threatens the AUTHORITAY of the Centralized Authoritarian Regime, and the Feds Feel that they HAVE to biatch-slap the States, lest they get all uppity, and start acting like they can exercise the Rights guaranteed them under the Constitution.

This is a Power Play, and if the Feds win, the People lose.

*All politicians are liars. If they weren't, they wouldn't be politicians.
 
2013-04-05 04:03:21 PM  

Surpheon: BullBearMS: Surpheon: you sound like a partisan asshole by your oh-so-clever implication that Obama is somehow responsible for the federal drug laws, or has the omniscient power to completely ignore all those he sees fit.

Politicians aren't responsible for promising to do one thing, then actively doing the exact opposite?

[dl.dropbox.com image 400x251]

"relentless in pursuing corporate criminals"

Apparently this is some strange definition where relentless means "won't even prosecute".

Did you post to the wrong thread? That has nothing to do with Congress being responsible for the laws banning marijuana use even for medical purposes. And you have to be some grade-A stupid to compare the complexity of the loophole-ridden financial laws with the simple idiocy of the federal marijuana classification.



LOL! You think they aren't prosecuting the Banksters that made billion$ upon billion$ by crashing the world economy because it's "too complicated"?

Here's news: They aren't prosecuting because our politicians - all of them - are OWNED by those bastards, and they know it.

Don't bite the hand that feeds!
 
2013-04-05 04:04:32 PM  

VTGremlin: GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.

I'm not a WA resident, but yes, you need paperwork to use the dispensaries. You can't just walk in and buy pot.


Your friend will have to use the old-fashioned method of asking skaters, or anyone hanging outside a Thai restaurant on the Av.
 
2013-04-05 04:14:23 PM  
Amos Quito:
Here's news: They aren't prosecuting because our politicians - all of them - are OWNED by those bastards, and they know it./i>

But isn't the most important thing to make lame ass excuses when it's your team's turn to sell us all out?
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-04-05 04:30:29 PM  
With handy pic.
 
2013-04-05 05:12:35 PM  
that's is, time for me to move.

I'll probably hate the weather.  And the people.  But I don't want to have to have plastic pads and hoses put in my eye to combat glaucoma which IS robbing my vision bit by bit.  Doctors are so nonchalant about it "Oh, it isn't that bad."

Oh, yeah?  Do you have one in your eye?  How about both of them?  Are you going blind without the benefit of a plant you can grow for essentially free?  Oh, yeah, big pharmaceutical will miss my 200 plus dollars a month for the rest of my freaking life.  Times that by several million people with glaucoma and you can kind of see why they're not exactly lining up to say "sure, take our money away."

JUST farkING LEGALIZE IT ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY ALREADY.
 
2013-04-05 05:47:27 PM  

Communist_Manifesto: tollbooth_willy: Surpheon: quietwalker: It's gonna be amusing when the anti-tobacco trend washing over the country, resulting in banning smoking in public areas, bars, restaurants, etc, starts butting head with the nascent legal pot directives.

There isn't much conflict. Banning pot smoking just like tobacco smoking makes perfect sense considering the primary reason smoking bans are popular is because cigarettes smell like shiat. Secondary smoke health hazards blah blah blah - seriously, if you're not a smoker or living with one those things smell like ass. And in the extreme case where there is a secondary smoke health hazard (servers in very smoky bars getting a lungful for 8 hours a day), it applies double to pot (stoned waiters and waitresses are likely to be a bit less productive than non-stoned). Similar to pot to most people, so it's natural and logical that they'll be treated the same.

Know how I know you've never worked in the restaurant industry?

Or in any job where people sit behind a computer all day. They would literally have to fire half of our company if they started drug testing.


Fair enough, my last stint in the restaurant industry was doing time at McD's in high school. But being actively stoned tends to slow down the sit-behind-computers work I do, and it also seems to impact poker playing ability (after a few regulars take a break on the back porch is when I start winning back my losses). Oddly, I've noticed pot seems to improve people's ability to fire juggle.
 
2013-04-05 05:49:05 PM  

Amos Quito: Surpheon: But you sound like a partisan asshole by your oh-so-clever implication that Obama is somehow responsible for the federal drug laws, or has the omniscient power to completely ignore all those he sees fit.

[i1121.photobucket.com image 631x615]

Yeah, I'm TOTALLY partisan.

And Obama has executive control over the DOJ and the DEA, so he is perfectly capable of calling off the Pot Hounds.

As a (former?) pot smoker and documented liar*, is Obama a hypocrite?

Maybe, but I think there's more to it than that: This issue (and more importantly, the brewing Gun Control issue) is about POWER, and who controls it.

The Feds say "Weed is illegal" and the States say "FARK YOU!", so that threatens the AUTHORITAY of the Centralized Authoritarian Regime, and the Feds Feel that they HAVE to biatch-slap the States, lest they get all uppity, and start acting like they can exercise the Rights guaranteed them under the Constitution.

This is a Power Play, and if the Feds win, the People lose.

*All politicians are liars. If they weren't, they wouldn't be politicians.


You left out black helicopters and the illuminati, but the random capitalization and poetic meter make it a passable Friday humor effort. Thanks!
 
2013-04-05 05:58:32 PM  

txchad: Next thing in line to be legalized:[img.photobucket.com image 800x600]

-=-
Do you know how I can tell you are a dufuss?
Do you know you are a dufuss?
It's okay, I believe there are support groups for your ailment.
 
2013-04-05 06:04:32 PM  

Surpheon: You left out black helicopters and the illuminati, but the random capitalization and poetic meter make it a passable Friday humor effort. Thanks!


Since there was only mention of occasions when Obama promised to do one thing and then turned around and actively did the exact opposite, you can keep your tinfoil hat to yourself.

Obama promised to not go after states that legalized pot. He has used every means at his disposal to break his word.

Obama promised to be relentless going after the corporate criminals who destroyed our economy. He has refused to even prosecute them.
 
2013-04-05 06:14:59 PM  

VTGremlin: GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.

I'm not a WA resident, but yes, you need paperwork to use the dispensaries. You can't just walk in and buy pot.


Indeed, all dispensaries are still operating under the medical marijuana guidelines. The Alcohol Board still needs to get the recreational side flowing.
 
2013-04-05 07:05:51 PM  
Jack in the Box parking lot on the Ave. Yes, I know it well, living a scant three blocks away. The Brothers work in shifts
 
2013-04-05 07:10:23 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Still hasn't been decriminalised here, but our cops are the same way for the most part.


Christ, when I was living in Seattle (15 years ago), this wasn't uncommon.  Depended on the cop(s), I guess.  But, a friend of mine was carrying (not enough to deal) and the cop just let him go.
 
2013-04-05 09:07:31 PM  

BullBearMS: Obama promised to not go after states that legalized pot. He has used every means at his disposal to break his word.


Settle down Bruce. You're a bigger drama queen than my five year old daughter. Used every means? Really? He loosened up for 2 years until the election began to loom, and post election he has rather conspicuously not sued to nullify the Washington and Colorado laws, as many drug warriors have been screaming for him to do.

Fact is he has NOT used every means at his disposal, not at the start of his term and not now. He's playing politics with it and doing it well - marijuana is entirely legal in WA and CO and his hands are completely clean of it. Fault him all he wants, but results count more than the wails of whiny biatches on the internet.

Now the Keystone pipeline is a major test. He stands to gain almost nothing by blocking it, it is entirely under his regulatory authority to recognize and protect from the environmental harm,

BTW, you better keep your OMG HE LIED!11!!! panties off of horrific sites like  http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/ if you're such a delicate flower about it.
 
2013-04-05 09:34:19 PM  

Surpheon: Settle down Bruce.


Personal attacks against the gay Farkers from supposed Liberals on my Fark?

/Not the least bit surprised.
 
2013-04-05 10:02:33 PM  

Surpheon: BullBearMS: Obama promised to not go after states that legalized pot. He has used every means at his disposal to break his word.

Settle down Bruce. You're a bigger drama queen than my five year old daughter. Used every means? Really? He loosened up for 2 years until the election began to loom, and post election he has rather conspicuously not sued to nullify the Washington and Colorado laws, as many drug warriors have been screaming for him to do.


Yet.

You seem to be under the impression that Obama's heavy-handedness (far worse than Bush) against perfectly legal and compliant (under State law) medical marijuana dispensaries was a clever political move by an Obama facing reelection. Right?

Why don't you expand on that thought a bit?

Tell us what you think his "strategy" was.

Tell us how this clever political hat trick, which destroyed lives and livelihoods, and deprived people in legitimate need access to medical MJ may have worked to gain him support and votes, and how it won-over the hearts and minds of the People.

Did the end justify the means?

I'm anxious to hear your theories.
 
2013-04-05 10:41:50 PM  

ReverendJynxed: VTGremlin: GhettoWinter: I'm not familiar with the new law in Washington State. Do you need to be a resident of the state / have any sort of paper work to use the dispensaries?


/asking for a friend who's traveling there.

I'm not a WA resident, but yes, you need paperwork to use the dispensaries. You can't just walk in and buy pot.

Indeed, all dispensaries are still operating under the medical marijuana guidelines. The Alcohol Board still needs to get the recreational side flowing.


I won't get anyone in trouble, but if you just ask about to the right people....
 
2013-04-05 11:48:38 PM  

BullBearMS: Surpheon: Settle down Bruce.

Personal attacks against the gay Farkers from supposed Liberals on my Fark?

/Not the least bit surprised.


I'm not making a personal attack on BullBearMS because he's gay, but because he's a nutcase. As a sidenote, I don't actually know any gay men named Bruce, the name was just on the top of my mind due to a recent list of upcoming baby names.
 
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