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dviv17 Posted on: Dec 22 2012, 10:18 PM


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'Twill be interesting to see how the White House, with the new addition of Kerry, moves forward on this issue during Obama's second term.
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dviv17 Posted on: Jul 26 2010, 08:51 PM


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Jesus christ what a ridiculous post...

It's saddening to see just what people will believe...

Obama is not a secret agent sent by Communist Martians to destroy the capitalist world. That's about as outlandish as these claims are...

(Also, props for the intelligent posts by SinatraKing and Clary...they were much needed)
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dviv17 Posted on: Jul 10 2010, 01:24 PM


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1. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd, solo) - inspired me to learn guitar
2. Jimmy Page (Led Zep) - genius with the guitar
3. Adam Jones (Tool)
4. Jimi Hendrix
5. George Harrison (Beatles, solo)

EDIT: I'm actually gonna replace Morello with Hendrix. biggrin.gif
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dviv17 Posted on: Jul 10 2010, 12:58 PM


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QUOTE(cbware88 @ Jul 3 2010, 02:47 AM)
All the University
s in Tennessee are raising tuition to keep faculty.....did CSU do the same thing?
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Yeah the CSU system has had raises to tuition but unfortunately I don't think a lot of that money is actually going to the facult, but instead administrative positions. A big problem a lot of the faculty have is the increasing amount of administration on campus and the seeming lack of need for them.
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dviv17 Posted on: Jul 3 2010, 01:07 AM


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It's just awful, isn't it?

Talk about a poor excuse too, apparently the cop accidentally grabbed his gun instead of his tazer. Talk about a load of crap.
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dviv17 Posted on: Jul 3 2010, 01:05 AM


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Both my parents are professors in the California State University system, but I don't think this applies to them.

The faculty did vote this year to pass furloughs however, so more people could keep their jobs.
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dviv17 Posted on: Jun 9 2010, 03:01 PM


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I think he's frustrated over this oil spill and the mess it has become, and he's probably stressed that he'll take some of the blame from the fallout, however deserved or undeserved it may be.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 31 2010, 03:27 PM


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QUOTE(Luke2411 @ May 31 2010, 08:55 AM)
I spent two summers roofing houses for an all white crew, IN TEXAS, on afternoons where the roof would start to melt your shoes. And this was in the 90s back when the economy was so wonderful. So, apparently there are regular Americans who are willing to work under harsh conditions to support their families, even when the economy is good. Did everyone forget about the coal miners in Virginia who risk their lives every day in a dangerous job under horrible conditions? I guess we should just give their jobs to illegals since they obviously don't want to do them.
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Hmm...personal anecdote, emotional appeal with the coal miners. Man Doc, looks like you've got it all in here.

No one was denying the fact that Americans work unpleasant jobs. We are simply saying that there are a large number of jobs that would not be immediately filled by citizens if all illegals were kicked out.

If you lived in California (oh God, the horror I know) you would understand this better I think.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 31 2010, 12:40 AM


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QUOTE(stlbaseball15 @ May 30 2010, 01:11 PM)
Let's all try to come up with hypothetical situations that would make a person reasonably suspicious of being an illegal immigrant that are not also typical Hispanic stereotypes.

Here's mine: a cop sees a person climbing the fence.
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You got me there.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 30 2010, 09:38 PM


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It's not that the ball is made 'cheaply,' it is actually the most expensive ball that can be bought. The thing is Adidas makes it with much fewer panels, and so the ball can fly kind of wonky in the air, which I think is where they draw the comparison to those $1 balls you can get at the supermarket.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 29 2010, 12:59 AM


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QUOTE(RGBII @ May 23 2010, 04:18 PM)
David,

Was the mailer sent to you for the
purpose of sending the Pablo card?

Collect Hard!,
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Yes sir, he messaged me about MLS cards and I told him they were his if he sent me an SASE, which he did using bubble mailers.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 29 2010, 12:45 AM


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Hell yeah, California is awesome. Please never visit, cdoyal.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 29 2010, 12:44 AM


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Where the hell were you people who are complaining when Bush was president? Just like Joe said, their policies are essentially the same, with Obama wasting less manpower and money on the border.

Did you guys know illegal immigrants are estimated to pay in about $7 billion per year into Social Security?

I just hate this BIG government with its SOCIALIST programs that will support me later in life.

Get a grip on reality, mates.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 23 2010, 07:05 PM


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I received yesterday, and the package will go out tomorrow morning. Enjoy man and thanks for the Dawson.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 23 2010, 06:53 PM


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QUOTE(stlbaseball15 @ May 21 2010, 09:02 AM)
The Wall Street Reform Bill has passed the Senate!

Two left democrats voted nay, while four republicans assented. I am confident about the bill, yet I really wish the Glass-Steagall Act would be restored (this is the reason for the two dem nays). It is likely this could be done in the conference process, however.

Any thoughts? Does anybody here care about regulating the banks that recklessly destroyed the global economy just a year and a half ago?
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It's definitely a step in the right direction, the massive deregulation Reagan and Bush instituted has hurt this country more than most will accept.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 19 2010, 08:36 PM


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Mjda, you seem to love to emphatically express this "breaking of the law."

Whatever your beliefs on that may be, Arizona is not going about this the right way. Do you honestly believe racial profiling is acceptable?

Besides, we need many of these illegals who will do the work that most Americans will not "stoop down to."
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dviv17 Posted on: May 19 2010, 08:34 PM


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QUOTE(Bravesfan10 @ May 19 2010, 04:37 PM)
Fine, I'll just go with some personal experience. I know a lot of people that do drugs. And not ONCE have I known someone to do something other than alcohol/cigarettes without doing weed first. It is the king of all gateway drugs, and causes more indirect deaths than you know. It also alters a persons personality in a drastic way. Everyone that smokes it is just "dull." That's really the only way I know how to describe them. It seems like the only way they know how to have fun is getting high, and no good can happen to a person when they can't even think straight. Addictions can also form. Regardless of the fact that there is no nicotine in marijuana, people can clearly become addicted to it. The definition of an addiction is as follows:

"the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma" 

Making a substance that can develop an addiction more available to the public can hinder a persons social and professional life as well as their self esteem. Making a some extra money is no trade off to having 20 percent of America stoned 24/7.
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The gateway drug theory is widely dismissed in the scientific community, barring those who are in support of this ridiculous War on Drugs.

Marijuana is not physically addicting, and legalzation does not mean that suddenly "20% of Americans are going to be stoned 24/7." Your claims are ludicrous, where do you come up w/ this stuff?

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One last thing, it seems that the reoccurring theme in your arguments is that there are no direct deaths due to marijuana. One thing to remember:

You don't have to DIE to mess yourself up for a long time.
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There are thousands and thousands of Americans that smoke or used to smoke marijuana that go to work everyday, have families, etc. etc. These ordinary people just want to be able to consume a drug w/o -- like Logan said -- the government telling them what to do.

The funny thing is all these conservatives who are against it are the big supporters of "freedom." Apparently this shouldn't apply to what adult citizens can put into their own body.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 19 2010, 12:19 AM


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Congrats brother, keep it up!

EDIT: And laugh.gif at the plague that is guidos.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 19 2010, 12:18 AM


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QUOTE(stlbaseball15 @ May 18 2010, 05:48 PM)
There are millions of people in California alone who disobey prohibition daily. If cannabis is so toxic and dangerous, then surely there must be some attributable deaths.

Prohibition is the danger. Just look at Mexico. Because of an artificial price floor, higher prices drive the most violent people to compete for profit that wouldn't be available if the government didn't try to control it.
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Exactly.

QUOTE(Bravesfan10 @ May 18 2010, 05:52 PM)
This article basically sums up my entire view on the subject:

http://alcoholism.about.com/b/2003/11/02/m...s-accidents.htm
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I'm sorry you choose to ignore what I say and instead base your "entire view on the subject" off of one poorly written article on a website with the intent to form about the dangers of alcoholism.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 18 2010, 08:41 PM


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QUOTE(cardinal @ May 18 2010, 05:28 PM)
Although I think that if taxed heavily, legalizing marijuana might not be that bad of an idea, one of the biggest reasons you don't see marijuana related deaths as much as alcohol is because its ILLEGAL. There are a LOT more people (millions) that drink alcohol compared to smoking marijuana.
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That's just not true.

Even if the proportion of marijuana users is far less than alcohol consumers, you still don't see even near that proportion of news regarding marijuana-related deaths. To tell you the truth, I don't think I have ever seen anything about people dying even indirectly from marijuana consumption.

In fact, no one has ever died from marijuana consumption alone, it is one of the least toxic drugs there is; unlike alcohol, which kills thousands annually just by overconsumption.


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dviv17 Posted on: May 18 2010, 08:31 PM


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I confirm, and no need for the extra cards friend unless you have some Angels you don't mind throwing my way.

-David
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dviv17 Posted on: May 18 2010, 07:09 PM


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QUOTE(stlbaseball15 @ May 18 2010, 03:36 PM)
I challenge you or anybody else to cite a single documented death attributed to marijuana use.
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Thank you. It is truly sad to see the huge number of people mired in the propaganda against marijuana, largely based purely on it's illegality.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 18 2010, 06:31 PM


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I love Lost, my dad and I have been watchers since episode 1. I hope these last few hours are awesome!
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dviv17 Posted on: May 18 2010, 06:16 PM


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QUOTE(Bravesfan10 @ May 18 2010, 03:07 PM)
Alcohol is responsible for over 20,000 automobile related deaths each year, and is the cause of countless arrests. So here's a good idea, lets legalize ANOTHER drug that impairs your ability to drive/think clearly, that will help alot!
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Do you not think marijuana is already rampantly used across this country? If anything, legalization will make it harder for children and young adults (under 21) to get it, and the proportion of legal adults using cannabis to minors would increase.
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dviv17 Posted on: May 18 2010, 05:44 PM


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Without going into detail about how ridiculous it is that marijuana is considered by the public to be more dangerous and inhibiting than alcohol is incredibly misguided. Unfortunately govt. and private "anti-drug" groups like Parternship for a Drug-Free America who are funded by pharmaceutical, tobacco, and alcohol companies. Of course they don't want marijuana to be legal, they know that it would definitely hurt them financially. The huge multi-national corporations that produce these DRUGS know they would lose business to people switching to cannabis, a natural drug long used for it's medicinal purposes.

The main argument though for California is our incredible financial crisis. Simple decriminalization would save millions of taxpayer money by removing pot-heads and dealers from jail, and only a slight tax is estimated to produce over a billion in revenue.

With that information, how can anyone not vote to pass this measure? Please, if you're in CA vote for this when you see it on the ballot.

http://www.taxcannabis.org/
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