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2013-09-05 12:56:44 PM
This isn't even Alanis Morissette ironic.
 
2013-09-05 12:58:02 PM
Jenny "Kush" Friede, a prominent Denver medical marijuana activist, was killed this weekend after a drunk driver headed the wrong way down an Interstate slammed into her car.

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She was trying to end the oppression over [marijuana]," DePinto said. "We'd rally at the Capitol the last Saturday of every month for years, trying to tell people that cannabis is safer than alcohol. It's ironic that it was an uninsured drunk driver that killed her."


No. No it isn't. It is tragic and a good example of the point she was trying to make.
 
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2013-09-05 01:03:14 PM

Nadie_AZ: She was trying to end the oppression over [marijuana]," DePinto said. "We'd rally at the Capitol the last Saturday of every month for years, trying to tell people that cannabis is safer than alcohol. It's ironic that it was an uninsured drunk driver that killed her."

No. No it isn't. It is tragic and a good example of the point she was trying to make.


What that intoxicating substances don't mix with driving?
 
2013-09-05 01:14:13 PM
Was the drunk driver also high on weed?
 
2013-09-05 01:32:25 PM
Obviously, we should ban liquor. Or was that tax cuts for the rich? I can't keep the authoritarian response straight anymore.
 
2013-09-05 01:38:33 PM

Weaver95: Obviously, we should ban liquor. Or was that tax cuts for the rich? I can't keep the authoritarian response straight anymore.


The correct answer is death to anyone blowing a .08 or higher. Right there on the side of the road. Leave the body as an example.
 
2013-09-05 01:41:42 PM
See? Marijuana is dangerous.
 
2013-09-05 02:16:12 PM
If the drunk driver was an opponent of marijuana it could be ironic or murder.

It would be ironic because he'd have committed a crime against a marijuana supported and he'd have to spend time in the join.

/Weasel's joint put #4,391
 
2013-09-05 02:16:53 PM
This morning I needed a pen but all I had was a cup of coffee. Isn't that ironic?
 
2013-09-05 02:16:53 PM
That failed quickly.

"...spend time in the joint..."
 
2013-09-05 02:18:22 PM
The only thing that can stop a bad drunk driver with a car is a good drunk driver with a car.
 
2013-09-05 02:18:26 PM
It's meeting the man of your dreams, and then realizing he's drunk and crossed the center line heading toward you at 75 mph.
 
2013-09-05 02:18:34 PM
I tend to be wary of people with a nickname related to weed.

But yes, sad. Don't drink and drive you farks.
 
2013-09-05 02:19:02 PM
Its ironic on a social level where we allow a known dangerous drug to be ubiquitous and yet demonize a mostly harmless one.

Are we spend billions on a War on Drunks?
 
2013-09-05 02:20:19 PM

mediablitz: Weaver95: Obviously, we should ban liquor. Or was that tax cuts for the rich? I can't keep the authoritarian response straight anymore.

The correct answer is death to anyone blowing a .08 or higher. Right there on the side of the road. Leave the body as an example.


Maybe not the first offense but I'd be OK with mandatory 1 year in jail for second DUI conviction. Fark drunk drivers.
 
2013-09-05 02:20:22 PM

Prophet of Loss: Its ironic on a social level that we allow a known dangerous drug to be ubiquitous and yet demonize a mostly harmless one.

Are we spending billions on a War on Drunks?


/I don't normally correct typos, but when I do, I spam Fark.
 
2013-09-05 02:20:38 PM
In before potheads claiming that weed doesn't affect their ability to drive.
 
2013-09-05 02:21:13 PM
Ha Ha, alcohol wins again!!!!!!
 
2013-09-05 02:21:42 PM
The only way to kill a good guy with buds is to fill a bad guy with Buds.
 
2013-09-05 02:23:10 PM

ddam: Maybe not the first offense but I'd be OK with mandatory 1 year in jail for second DUI conviction. Fark drunk drivers.


Uh oh, brace yourself for a brigading. One thing I've learned about Fark is that lots of people claim they're perfectly fine at 0.08 BAC and that we're way too hard on people that choose to drink and drive.
 
2013-09-05 02:24:15 PM
"She was trying to end the oppression over [marijuana]," DePinto said.

I agree that weed is probably safer than alcohol and that there are therapeutic uses for it but banning the recreational use of some psychoactive substances is hardly "oppression."  Wrong-headed, extreme, and doomed to failure, sure, but not oppression.

Unless you can't function until you get your hit of cannabinoids, in which case maybe it should be banned.
 
2013-09-05 02:24:23 PM
Her last night on Earth was a Phish concert.  The woman who killed her had been busted for DUI before.  So much tragedy.
 
2013-09-05 02:24:30 PM

freak7: In before potheads claiming that weed doesn't affect their ability to drive.


it doesn't mine because I don't drive on it.
but the test they use might say that I was under the influence even though I wasn't because it will show positive for weeks after use.
I wonder how the drinkers in the country would fare with that kind of standard put on them?
 
2013-09-05 02:24:36 PM

Russ1642: This morning I needed a pen but all I had was a cup of coffee. Isn't that ironic?


Only if it was decaf.
 
2013-09-05 02:25:06 PM
wow.. there IS a God!

www.lashistorias.com.mx
 
2013-09-05 02:25:12 PM

Weaver95: Obviously, we should ban liquor. Or was that tax cuts for the rich? I can't keep the authoritarian response straight anymore.


Slut shame her, Obviously. Then use her death for cheap political points that really stick it to the libs.
 
2013-09-05 02:25:43 PM

Weaver95: Obviously, we should ban liquor. Or was that tax cuts for the rich? I can't keep the authoritarian response straight anymore.


This week it's start a war in Asia
 
2013-09-05 02:25:54 PM

freak7: In before potheads claiming that weed doesn't affect their ability to drive.


Yeah because they all say that....

/only drove stoned once- ran a stop sign and almost killed my sister. Weed and driving don't mix, just like alcohol and driving.
 
2013-09-05 02:26:10 PM

moops: ddam: Maybe not the first offense but I'd be OK with mandatory 1 year in jail for second DUI conviction. Fark drunk drivers.

Uh oh, brace yourself for a brigading. One thing I've learned about Fark is that lots of people claim they're perfectly fine at 0.08 BAC and that we're way too hard on people that choose to drink and drive.


I don't limit it to only alcohol. DUI is for any influence that affects your driving and weed can have an effect on your driving too (did i use affect/effect correctly?). Prescription pills too.

Driving is not a right, it's a priviledge and it should be treated as such at least until we have fully automated cars that require no human input.
 
2013-09-05 02:27:13 PM

JasonOfOrillia: "She was trying to end the oppression over [marijuana]," DePinto said.

I agree that weed is probably safer than alcohol and that there are therapeutic uses for it but banning the recreational use of some psychoactive substances is hardly "oppression."  Wrong-headed, extreme, and doomed to failure, sure, but not oppression.

Unless you can't function until you get your hit of cannabinoids, in which case maybe it should be banned.


so by your definition you can't be oppressed unless you're deprived of something absolutely essential to your survival?
so if you were chained up and given bread and water you couldn't say you were being oppressed?
 
2013-09-05 02:28:30 PM

ddam: mediablitz: Weaver95: Obviously, we should ban liquor. Or was that tax cuts for the rich? I can't keep the authoritarian response straight anymore.

The correct answer is death to anyone blowing a .08 or higher. Right there on the side of the road. Leave the body as an example.

Maybe not the first offense but I'd be OK with mandatory 1 year in jail for second DUI conviction. Fark drunk drivers.


How many before we get to shoot them?

moops: Uh oh, brace yourself for a brigading. One thing I've learned about Fark is that lots of people claim they're perfectly fine at 0.08 BAC and that we're way too hard on people that choose to drink and drive.


I have no sympathy for drunk drivers. My dad lost his career due to drunk driver. But some of the "laws" are money grabs for private companies providing "classes".

I'd like to see the laws be more straightforward, not "let me pay my way out of this".
 
2013-09-05 02:30:06 PM
seriously?

/fark, horrible luck
//more sad than anything else really
///three slashies, or your next one is free
 
2013-09-05 02:30:12 PM

Prophet of Loss: Prophet of Loss: Its ironic on a social level that we allow a known dangerous drug to be ubiquitous and yet demonize a mostly harmless one.

Are we spending billions on a War on Drunks?

/I don't normally correct typos, but when I do, I spam Fark.


Its ironic what?
 
2013-09-05 02:30:58 PM

JasonOfOrillia: I agree that weed is probably safer than alcohol and that there are therapeutic uses for it but banning the recreational use of some psychoactive substances is hardly "oppression."  Wrong-headed, extreme, and doomed to failure, sure, but not oppression.


I have Crohns disease. Pot has been shown to not only provide relief from the symptoms, but to suppress most if not all of the effects of that annoying disease. But I can't legally use it here in Liberal NY because idiots have convinced themselves that the evil weed is dangerous. The fact that one of the most effective treatments for my disease is forbidden to me qualifies as oppression in my book.
 
2013-09-05 02:31:10 PM

mediablitz: ddam: mediablitz: Weaver95: Obviously, we should ban liquor. Or was that tax cuts for the rich? I can't keep the authoritarian response straight anymore.

The correct answer is death to anyone blowing a .08 or higher. Right there on the side of the road. Leave the body as an example.

Maybe not the first offense but I'd be OK with mandatory 1 year in jail for second DUI conviction. Fark drunk drivers.

How many before we get to shoot them?


3rd time. If a year in jail doesn't get them on the right path, they are no good to us.
 
2013-09-05 02:33:02 PM

Hobodeluxe: JasonOfOrillia: "She was trying to end the oppression over [marijuana]," DePinto said.

I agree that weed is probably safer than alcohol and that there are therapeutic uses for it but banning the recreational use of some psychoactive substances is hardly "oppression."  Wrong-headed, extreme, and doomed to failure, sure, but not oppression.

Unless you can't function until you get your hit of cannabinoids, in which case maybe it should be banned.

so by your definition you can't be oppressed unless you're deprived of something absolutely essential to your survival?
so if you were chained up and given bread and water you couldn't say you were being oppressed?


I had plenty of buddies who got into the habit of smoking up before school.  So much so that they couldn't get out of bed in the morning without taking a hit.  These are the sorts of people that would probably be better off never having come across the stuff.

I find it interesting that you are comparing a ban on weed to being chained up and only given bread and water.  You sound like an addict and you would be better off if you had never encountered the stuff.
 
2013-09-05 02:35:04 PM
If weed didn't also cause impairment then it would be ironic.
 
2013-09-05 02:35:36 PM

Dinki: JasonOfOrillia: I agree that weed is probably safer than alcohol and that there are therapeutic uses for it but banning the recreational use of some psychoactive substances is hardly "oppression."  Wrong-headed, extreme, and doomed to failure, sure, but not oppression.

I have Crohns disease. Pot has been shown to not only provide relief from the symptoms, but to suppress most if not all of the effects of that annoying disease. But I can't legally use it here in Liberal NY because idiots have convinced themselves that the evil weed is dangerous. The fact that one of the most effective treatments for my disease is forbidden to me qualifies as oppression in my book.


Perhaps you missed the bit where I mentioned that there are therapeutic uses for weed and that I don't consider a ban on recreational uses to be oppression.  Do you consider your use for Crohn's disease to be recreational?
 
2013-09-05 02:36:24 PM

freak7: In before potheads claiming that weed doesn't affect their ability to drive.


When you say "in before..." You can follow it with any stupid thing you want because you did in fact make it in before the voices in your head posted. It's a veteran troll move.

/in before all the people who haven't posted yet
 
2013-09-05 02:37:12 PM
"Get the f***in' manager, I don't care!!!"
 
2013-09-05 02:38:31 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk
It was like rain on your wedding day.
 
2013-09-05 02:40:56 PM
freak7: In before potheads claiming that weed doesn't affect their ability to drive.

you know, all those people who black out from weed, unable to focus both eyes in the same direction, rrrriiiiiiiggggghhhhttt...

/dumb comparison is dumb
 
2013-09-05 02:41:33 PM

Prophet of Loss: Its ironic on a social level where we allow a known dangerous drug to be ubiquitous and yet demonize a mostly harmless one.

Are we spend billions on a War on Drunks?


On drunk drivers? Yes.
 
2013-09-05 02:41:38 PM

Dinki: JasonOfOrillia: I agree that weed is probably safer than alcohol and that there are therapeutic uses for it but banning the recreational use of some psychoactive substances is hardly "oppression."  Wrong-headed, extreme, and doomed to failure, sure, but not oppression.

I have Crohns disease. Pot has been shown to not only provide relief from the symptoms, but to suppress most if not all of the effects of that annoying disease. But I can't legally use it here in Liberal NY because idiots have convinced themselves that the evil weed is dangerous. The fact that one of the most effective treatments for my disease is forbidden to me qualifies as oppression in my book.


Hi crohns buddy! I'm in va, it sucks.

Not sure if I would do weed to help it though. My wife already said no when I brought it up after a wow buddy of mine sent me a paper he did on the benefits of mj on crohns
 
2013-09-05 02:43:49 PM
  cannabis is safer than alcohol.

[Citation needed]
 
2013-09-05 02:45:02 PM
Rain makes corn
Corn makes whiskey
Whiskey makes my driving..
Kinda risky

... marijuana and whiskey are both organic. I don't see the conflict ..
 
2013-09-05 02:45:40 PM

mediablitz: Was the drunk driver also high on weed?


That would be a waste of weed.
 
2013-09-05 02:47:16 PM
Nadie_AZ:
No. No it isn't. It is tragic and a good example of the point she was trying to make.

At what point, and I'm just spit-balling here, at what point can we just agree that "Ironic" also means the thing that every single person in the world thinks that it means?  I'm all for being superior and correcting people, but this word is just gone now.  Let's let it go.
 
2013-09-05 02:47:36 PM

hammer85: Dinki: JasonOfOrillia: I agree that weed is probably safer than alcohol and that there are therapeutic uses for it but banning the recreational use of some psychoactive substances is hardly "oppression."  Wrong-headed, extreme, and doomed to failure, sure, but not oppression.

I have Crohns disease. Pot has been shown to not only provide relief from the symptoms, but to suppress most if not all of the effects of that annoying disease. But I can't legally use it here in Liberal NY because idiots have convinced themselves that the evil weed is dangerous. The fact that one of the most effective treatments for my disease is forbidden to me qualifies as oppression in my book.

Hi crohns buddy! I'm in va, it sucks.

Not sure if I would do weed to help it though. My wife already said no when I brought it up after a wow buddy of mine sent me a paper he did on the benefits of mj on crohns


Yeah I've read a lot about  MM and Crohns lately- did you see the Israeli study? Impressive results. And I know many crohns sufferers that use pot for relief from the symptoms. Don't know if you've looked at Crohn's forum, but lots of info there. I haven't tried it yet, waiting for my vaporizor to arrive- suppose to be a much safer delivery system.
 
2013-09-05 02:49:36 PM
If weed is such a wonder drug then why can't it cure my rampant alcoholism?  Answer that one, hippie.
 
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