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« Reply #135 on: July 16, 2012, 09:41:35 pm »

Wouldn't surprise me at all - that certainly would make sense....I just haven't heard of any direct evidence...if you got some info, I would love to know it!

I'm pretty sure I heard/saw it on a documentary on either Channel 11 or the History Channel.  It's been a few years ago now.
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« Reply #136 on: July 16, 2012, 11:01:02 pm »

I believe the liquor industry also had a hand in it.

Besides national police associations, the alcohol industry is the major source of funding to fight reform efforts.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdoMYGRJP_8[/youtube]
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« Reply #137 on: July 17, 2012, 07:37:51 am »

There we are then...they know their sales would droop, and we can't have that....
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« Reply #138 on: July 17, 2012, 12:30:43 pm »

There we are then...they know their sales would droop, and we can't have that....

4 Industries Getting Rich Off the Drug War
Several industries owe their profit margins, market shares, and—in some cases—very existence to the war on drugs.
http://reason.com/archives/2012/04/22/4-industries-getting-rich-off-the-drug-w/singlepage
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« Reply #139 on: July 17, 2012, 02:24:55 pm »

4 Industries Getting Rich Off the Drug War
Several industries owe their profit margins, market shares, and—in some cases—very existence to the war on drugs.
http://reason.com/archives/2012/04/22/4-industries-getting-rich-off-the-drug-w/singlepage


Not to mention the big 20 billion dollar gorilla bureaucracy - the DEA. 

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« Reply #140 on: July 17, 2012, 02:39:25 pm »


Not to mention the big 20 billion dollar gorilla bureaucracy - the DEA. 



What? You don’t think people would come forward from a cushy government bureaucracy to point out they are a huge drain on the budget and society in general and go sit in the u/e line?   Grin
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« Reply #141 on: July 17, 2012, 02:41:26 pm »

What? You don’t think people would come forward from a cushy government bureaucracy to point out they are a huge drain on the budget and society in general and go sit in the u/e line?   Grin


Won't happen.  That's why they need to be fired!  Legalize pot!   Save $20 billion and reduce a dangerous government bureaucracy!!





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« Reply #142 on: July 17, 2012, 04:35:14 pm »

We need only go as far as the recent federal sting here in Tulsa to see how well the WOD is going.
How we progressed from the 1930's version of anti-Mexican legislation, to drug enforcement officers caught on tape filling their pockets with cash in a Tulsa motel room, is mind boggling.
The idea.  You have a link for that incident?
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« Reply #143 on: July 17, 2012, 06:31:50 pm »

The idea.  You have a link for that incident?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM3KqIt3f64[/youtube]

The videos show Detective John K. "J.J." Gray, former Cpl. Harold Wells and Officers Nick DeBruin and Bruce Bonham searching a hotel room during the May 18, 2009, sting. Gray, Bonham and DeBruin are shown pocketing cash that had been placed in the room by the FBI as part of the sting.
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« Reply #144 on: August 13, 2012, 09:32:36 pm »

Just a thought I read today....


You say pot makes people hungry, stupid, and lazy? 

So you are saying we have had a 40+ year war against hungry, stupid, lazy people and we still can't win it?

I think it's time to throw in the towel.

John Jay Myers, candidate for US Senate, TX


The drug war has led to America being the leader in incarcerations around the world, ahead of China and Iran.  Visible forward progress....not.




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« Reply #145 on: August 13, 2012, 09:39:43 pm »

Just a thought I read today....


You say pot makes people hungry, stupid, and lazy? 

So you are saying we have had a 40+ year war against hungry, stupid, lazy people and we still can't win it?

I think it's time to throw in the towel.

John Jay Myers, candidate for US Senate, TX


The drug war has led to America being the leader in incarcerations around the world, ahead of China and Iran.  Visible forward progress....not.






Wow, a salient thought coming from Texas.  I guess dogs and cats CAN live together!
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« Reply #146 on: August 13, 2012, 09:55:00 pm »

Not completely sure about that, but who knows....

Libertarian from TX.  Much of what he says I feel is good stuff.  But then he and many other Libertarians also are in favor of government abdicating many of those responsibilities that I feel are absolutely necessary.


http://johnjaymyers.com/

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« Reply #147 on: August 14, 2012, 06:18:10 am »

Just a thought I read today....


You say pot makes people hungry, stupid, and lazy? 

So you are saying we have had a 40+ year war against hungry, stupid, lazy people and we still can't win it?

I think it's time to throw in the towel.

John Jay Myers, candidate for US Senate, TX


The drug war has led to America being the leader in incarcerations around the world, ahead of China and Iran.  Visible forward progress....not.






The war has lead to a thriving corrections business which lobbies hard for stronger sentencing and funding of more correctional facilities.

If we really want to eliminate hungry, stupid, lazy people we could start with people who live mostly off of fast food and QT and are so busy eating their fries while driving that they can't use their turn signals.
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« Reply #148 on: August 14, 2012, 07:54:03 am »

Think of all the lost jobs if we had some sanity in the law! 


All the carp about how smoking dope makes you any of those things - yeah, right.  Think Michael Phelps.  Well, he may be hungry all the time given how many calories he burns each day....



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« Reply #149 on: August 21, 2012, 07:12:45 am »


Won't happen.  That's why they need to be fired!  Legalize pot!   Save $20 billion and reduce a dangerous government bureaucracy!!


Yes, because while Republicans are down with smaller Government, it is on the non-"morals" agencies: EPA, DOE, Education, SEC, OMB, IRS, etc etc, and agencies or funded programs that don't support their agenda, primarily Planned Parenthood and any Arts programs.  We must cut costs at any expense... except when the cutting of costs will interfer with campaign contributions.
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