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(Gawker)   Prominent marijuana activist killed by drunk driver   (gawker.com) divider line 30
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2013-09-05 02:49:36 PM  
5 votes:
If weed is such a wonder drug then why can't it cure my rampant alcoholism?  Answer that one, hippie.
2013-09-05 02:18:22 PM  
5 votes:
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  
4 votes:
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 01:41:42 PM  
3 votes:
See? Marijuana is dangerous.
2013-09-05 03:58:11 PM  
2 votes:

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.


do they get a white cross then?  i need something to throw my beer cans at.
2013-09-05 03:10:04 PM  
2 votes:

tricycleracer: busy chillin': One liquor store has enough alcohol to kill an entire family.

Best family reunion ever!


"Pass me another bottle of Everclear, Brandine. I can still see straight. And I am sick of looking at Aunt Betty."
2013-09-05 02:59:27 PM  
2 votes:

tricycleracer: If weed is such a wonder drug then why can't it cure my rampant alcoholism?  Answer that one, hippie.


Step 1: Hide all your booze.
Step 2: Smoke a lot of weed.
Step 3: Forget where you hid all your booze.
Step 4: Wait ... wut?
2013-09-05 02:21:42 PM  
2 votes:
The only way to kill a good guy with buds is to fill a bad guy with Buds.
2013-09-05 02:16:53 PM  
2 votes:
That failed quickly.

"...spend time in the joint..."
2013-09-05 01:38:33 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:56:44 PM  
2 votes:
This isn't even Alanis Morissette ironic.
2013-09-06 10:33:16 AM  
1 votes:

Loadmaster: cannabis is safer than alcohol.

Loadmaster: [Citation needed]

busy chillin': deliberately obtuse? One liquor store has enough alcohol to kill an entire family. There isn't enough weed in all of the dispensaries to kill one person.

So that's the only criteria for "safe"? I guess operating potentially lethal heavy machinery with impaired mental faculties (like Dinki's example) just doesn't count. My bad.


I didn't realize people were desiring cannabis to be legalized so they could run heavy machinery while high.

This isn't Nam. There would be rules.
2013-09-05 06:47:17 PM  
1 votes:
This is one of the few things as a Libertarian I can't stand.  The fact of the matter is, we don't have stronger laws because Lawyers and Judges get liquored up very frequently, and they don't want their own fish caught in the nets.

Make anything over .08 an automatic 1 year loss of license.  Make the 2nd offense license gone for 10 years and 1 year in jail.  3rd offense is jailable for life.

Make it draconian like they do it in Europe, and it'll stop.
2013-09-05 03:42:15 PM  
1 votes:
Good. Us alcoholics stopped him from using a gateway drug.
2013-09-05 03:16:30 PM  
1 votes:

mediablitz: PainfulItching: No. Fark those morons. On all counts. Anyone blowin a .08 or otherwise fail a field sobriety test should lose all driving privileges and get a bicycle for 5 years. Get caught again, and jail. Kill someone? Death penalty. End of story. Flame on fellas. You want to drink? that's fine. I'm not going to piss on your good time. You risk my life? There are heavy consequences.

Maybe, just MAYBE, we shouldn't make alcohol so easily available, prevalent, and integrated into our culture then?


thoseposters.com
2013-09-05 03:10:23 PM  
1 votes:

JasonOfOrillia: Hobodeluxe: JasonOfOrillia: 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.

I sound like an addict? you sound like a judgmental asshole who thinks he knows it all.

as for your buddies they probably had to get high just to put up with your pretentious ass.

My mistake.  It seems like you need to take a hit to calm down a little.  Don't worry, I'm not trying to oppress you.  And if weed is absolutely essential to your survival then you should have access to it.  I wouldn't want to do the equivalent of chaining you up and only giving you bread and water.


If anyone needs a little weed to chill out, it might be you.
2013-09-05 03:07:57 PM  
1 votes:

JasonOfOrillia: My mistake. It seems like you need to take a hit to calm down a little. Don't worry, I'm not trying to oppress you. And if weed is absolutely essential to your survival then you should have access to it. I wouldn't want to do the equivalent of chaining you up and only giving you bread and water.


Really trying to drive home the "pretentious asshole" part, aren't you?
2013-09-05 03:06:21 PM  
1 votes:

busy chillin': One liquor store has enough alcohol to kill an entire family.


Best family reunion ever!
2013-09-05 03:06:13 PM  
1 votes:

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.


No. Fark those morons. On all counts. Anyone blowin a .08 or otherwise fail a field sobriety test should lose all driving privileges and get a bicycle for 5 years. Get caught again, and jail. Kill someone? Death penalty. End of story. Flame on fellas.  You want to drink? that's fine. I'm not going to piss on your good time. You risk my life? There are heavy consequences.

I don't care how many times you've gotten away with it so far. You are lucky, not good at it.
2013-09-05 03:05:56 PM  
1 votes:

mediablitz: It always surprises me when people drive to a business set up specifically to offer them a drug that impairs them, then leave in the same car that brought them to the establishment set up to impair them.


They sell appetizers, too.
2013-09-05 03:01:59 PM  
1 votes:

JasonOfOrillia: 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.


I sound like an addict? you sound like a judgmental asshole who thinks he knows it all.

as for your buddies they probably had to get high just to put up with your pretentious ass.
2013-09-05 03:00:37 PM  
1 votes:
i371.photobucket.com
2013-09-05 02:50:01 PM  
1 votes:

js34603: 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.


In before the voices in my head posted.
2013-09-05 02:45:02 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:25:54 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:24:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:21:13 PM  
1 votes:
Ha Ha, alcohol wins again!!!!!!
2013-09-05 02:19:02 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:16:53 PM  
1 votes:
This morning I needed a pen but all I had was a cup of coffee. Isn't that ironic?
2013-09-05 01:14:13 PM  
1 votes:
Was the drunk driver also high on weed?
 
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