billryan
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November 6th, 2018 at 9:12:35 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

IMHO, something trivial you did as a rebellious teenager shouldn't keep you from being granted access to the U.S as an adult. IMHO, as an adult, admitting you smoked pot as a rebellious teenager is in the same vein as,"I stole a bag of chips from Chevron when I was 15." See trivial.



If shoplifting at 15 is trivial, what is it at 21? 25? Shoplifting is a gateway crime. I strongly suspect most murderers, and career criminals were shoplifters as kids. Today's shoplifters are tomorrow's carjackers.
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November 6th, 2018 at 10:33:59 AM permalink
And Diet Coke is a gateway drink that will lead to alcoholism.
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November 6th, 2018 at 12:39:17 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

If shoplifting at 15 is trivial, what is it at 21? 25? Shoplifting is a gateway crime. I strongly suspect most murderers, and career criminals were shoplifters as kids. Today's shoplifters are tomorrow's carjackers.



Stealing a single bag of chips from Chevron as a 15 year old is trivial. I stole a candy bar as a child. I wouldn't do it today as an adult.
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November 6th, 2018 at 1:53:09 PM permalink
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WE have a government currently run by morons and you think their policies are stupid?



Why wouldn't we, we have a country full of morons. We are represented by our peers.
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November 6th, 2018 at 2:08:46 PM permalink
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Why wouldn't we, we have a country full of morons. We are represented by our peers.

At this point, I am hoping 2016 was a momentary brain fart and that people of good will will recognize it for what it was.
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November 6th, 2018 at 2:38:01 PM permalink
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Am I the last honest person? I certainly hope not.
I am amazed how easily people choose to tell little white lies when the truth is just as easy. Suggesting someone lie to a Federal Officer is disrespectful to our country and our way of life. A lock can stop a thief. Stopping a lie is harder.



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November 6th, 2018 at 2:43:09 PM permalink
IIRC, even Kant, who was pretty uptight, conceded that it might be OK to lie when someone puts you on the spot and is asking about something they do not have a right to know.

Basically, they are the ones in the wrong for creating the situation. Sort of like self-defense.
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November 6th, 2018 at 3:01:55 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

WE have a government currently run by morons and you think their policies are stupid?

Precisely. YES.

Quote: billryan

Go figure. Maybe they should start asking that question to returning US citizens.

Or to themselves ! Or their kids. This is STUPID, STUPID, STUPID. And petty. Maybe STrUmPID will catch on. Commander in STUPID. trumpidiot. If I recall correctly, Betty Ford was hooked on drugs far stronger than Cannabis.

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November 6th, 2018 at 5:16:07 PM permalink
My biggest complaint about pot is the horrible skunk smell. It's horrible, and now EVERY hotel in Las Vegas and California smells like it. Somebody has got to find a way to remove that cat piss/skunk smell from the joints.

On the plus side it's a great way to reduce violence in the black community. They should drop free joints from helicopters during riots in order to protect businesses and property.
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November 6th, 2018 at 5:41:32 PM permalink
Quote: Keyser

My biggest complaint about pot is the horrible skunk smell. It's horrible, and now EVERY hotel in Las Vegas and California smells like it. Somebody has got to find a way to remove that cat piss/skunk smell from the joints.

On the plus side it's a great way to reduce violence in the black community. They should drop free joints from helicopters during riots in order to protect businesses and property.



I can see it in my head now. People are rioting and looting and all of a sudden, they look up and see helicopters dropping free joints and they stop their rioting and looting and have their focus on the free joints, hands upwards and open and gleefully take them and leave with the free joints, ready to smoke these unexpected gifts! :D
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