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I swear, a whole bunch of you need to take your wallets out and look closely at your birth date. What is it with so many these days acting like high school snotty as kids? If you ask me that's the worst problem we have, and these elections bring it right to the forefront. You come off as though you understand the Constitution better than anybody, you know more about what the bible rally says, what our fore fathers had in mind for us, and are never shy to tell the rest of us you know, we have no clue.
As foe MSNBC, FOX, or any of a plethora of talk radio personnel, what an absolute pity I feel for anyone tht buys into that slanted, hateful, ridiculous banter that goes on.
Think for yourselves, don't buy into the carp stories politicians tell you, the slanted news heads tell you, or the talk sho radio mouth pieces. What don't you understand that these are all slanted, skewed, opinions. These people care not one whit about you and me, all they want is your $$$$!! How many books has Doctor Michael Savage put out for you? What about that gas bag Limbaugh? Why do you people buy into their nonsense? Maddow, Scarborough, Papantonio, same thing. Read folks, use the Internet wisely and research. Don't believe any numbers from any source until you verify the information for yourself. Anyone familiar with statistics knows you can make the numbers say what you want, or the true facts. As my college Stats Instructor always said; 'There's lies, damned lies, and statistics'. Think about it, for yourself, and let the talking heads hit the unemployment line, though at this point most are living quite comfortable on all the dollars they’ve fleeced from the sheeple brigade with their BS.
Amen to that.
No, Faux news, if watched for only a few seconds will give it to you.
I would imagine it's like anything else, you have to either experience it for yourself, or you have to rely on someone's expertise to enlighten you. So far, for the most part, most of society has received their information regarding marijuana use from those with the least 'factual' knowledge. Actual use, and not just one time, anyone familiar with smoking marijuana knows the first time or two you don't feel anything is the true indicator. How many times have you heard someone tell you 'I smoked it once and it did this or that and I never touched it again'?
How many times have you heard 'well, studies show...' ? Quite honestly, pot smoking, especially when you have been partaking for 20 or more years, has different effects based on many factors, but for the most part, if you smoke every day, it takes more for the same 'high', and it any impairment is greatly reduced. The 1st time you get high is always the best, no other time will be the same. Its effects on functionability are a far cry different than alcohol, much better actually, but you've never probaby heard that before. Trying to set a standard content level for use by Law Enforcement for citing impaired drivers will not be fair in the least bit, I can guarantee that. Pot and Law Enforce,ent has always been akin to the fox guarding the chickenhouse, more so now to be sure.
Again, the experts presented to the general public up to this point, have been the least 'expert' about pot smoking. As far as health effects, long term especially, thats a toss up, and not enough folks willing to come forward, well, except now in two states, we'll see. I do know some in their 60s and 70s that seem to be doing okay. Look, if your of the 60's jock/rotc hard core soldier mentality, you've bought into the nonsense about it being a devil weed, and so on. That's sad in a way, as I have always felt that first hand experience is the best indicator, and after that, reliable information from someone with true knowledge ( gained from first hand experience).
I'm a Vietnam 'era' Veteran, I would never try to come off as having any experience about fighting in 'Nam, I have had many first hand accounts related to me, but even some of them I have come to learn were BS. That to me is pretty sad, and a far cry more important a cause to take up then falsely demonizing a simple plant. I was in the Reserve unit in W2 with a guy that wore a CIB and 'Nam service ribbons, he'd doctored his local DD214 (which was checked, at the Kansas record center when he tried to move up to E-8) showed he never set one foot in Country.
I guess my point is that you need to be very careful who and what you believe in, and especially how 'expert' the one telling you truly is, and if you don't know, don't criticize, ask questions, become informed, then your opinion(s) will have true merit.
So state the sore losers who condemn any and all that don't agree with their dismal outlook for life. Is it any wonder the majority went the way they did? All this blathering of the world coming to an end, the hateful comments, the crude remarks, the telling of tales that attempt to define our economy as something akin to a few guys going to coffee or breakfast, the continual kissing up to multi millionaires who ARE NOT paying anything close to what they should in taxes, is it any wonder????
When you haters get to a place where you can rid yourselves of the notion you know and understand the Constitution better than anyone else, especially if they are of a party other than yours, when you realize that just because you disagree with someone it does not give you the right to bad mouth them or call them vile names, when you can realize not everyone believes in the Bible, yet they are every bit as righteous a citizen as anyone else, and when, after an eletion you can take in the results like a GROWN UP, not a high schooler (no offense to high schoolers), then maybe, just maybe, you'll start on a road to understanding that just because things don't go your way, you don't throw stones or hissy fits.
Or carry on like the rest of the whiners out there that can't seem to understand that when the majority speaks, there's a darn good reason for it.
Nice try Nat, this is just a twist on the Tea Party's attempt at comparing a coffee shop visit by 5 guys of differing wealth, and is just as far off the mark as this twist to the story.
Nice, but way off once again. I was in a Leadership position, served for and knew many great Leaders also. I'd give you my whole life story, but fast forward to a motorcycle wreck in 2000 that almost took my right foot, having to make a very large shift in life and go to college at the age of 45, and then going into a very different trade where I now work for, and am in the presence of, great Leaders daily, and we come full circle once again.
Your chat room jab tactics aren't anything I want to be involved in. Once again a Red leaning party person has no hesitation in sounding off as though they have a lock on knowing the 'real' truth, the 'right' way, and know so much better too, what the Constitution 'truly' means for us all.
I try to see things for what they are, the point of my past financial circumstances was that recovery is going to take awhile, NOONE could have got things turned around any better or faster than what has happened so far, its not that difficult to pencil it out, its basic math. Things are getting better, so why chnage it all, especially back to the tactics that got this mess started?
Uh, facts? That's the last thing Roberta ever concerns herself with, what have you been smoking? The words she spews are the same old party line rants we get drilled with by many of the GOP or TP (how appropriate) folks, and what a croc. The points she tries to make are non existent in reality, distorted, or at best not quite right.
Just for an example, he upholds the Constitution as well as anyone, and don't give us the flag lapel pin story, stash it with the birther nonsense, you people. And despite this ridiculous nonsense many like Roberta rant about, he has done a remarkable job with our pursuits overseas. You should try to imagine what kind of responsibility that is, and how there are certain levels of command and control and many involved with the different scenatios, I do, 22 years Army Infantry, I know all too well. You and most folks just don't get it or are a witch hunt that started about, oh 4 years ago.
As for the financial mess this Country is in, I got on a debt reduction plan 4 years ago, was told then it would take 4.5 years to complete, and my debt was a pittance compared to the mess our Country was in. Noone, NOONE could have got us out off it that quick, we were still going down, and his policies did help to keep us from really going into the toilet, and it's going to take some time yet, more than the next 4 years, get used to it.
Open your eyes, open your mind, or just keep being blinded by party faith!
People continue to pick and choose a sentence or two out of the Bible, the Constitution, and other historic documents, and interpret their meanings to fit whatever agenda or mindthink they have regarding matters. I grew up as a Catholic, went to St. Pats through the 8th grade, and am quite familiar with the Bible and the message it sends to those of us who hold those beliefs.
I alo am aware of the guiding principles of those that believe; they're called the 10 Commandments. Reading the Commandments closely, one finds that we are told not to covet our neighbor's wife and/or property. Using the same rules of interpretation so many choose to do, we can forego concern about coveting the property and or wife of the man who lives far away from us and is not our neighbor, and the wives can covet all the husbands they choose to do.
There's also a commandment that states thou shall not kill, so ANY Chrisitian who has gone to war and killed anyone can forget about getting into Heaven. Sounds a little absurd doesn't it. What is it that so many who profess to be upstanding Chrisitians and know so much more than the rest of us about what the Bible declares as to how we are to manage our lives, don't understand the real message of the Lord? To me that's every bit as absurd.
The attempt to define this law as redefining marriage is just one more guilt trip call used during elections in an attempt to push an agenda, one that in this case strays far from the real message in the Bible. And our representatives should represent the majority of us in these types of matters, which is exactly what Maureen is doing.
I have to agree, this letter reminds me of some head scratching regulations I encountered soem years back. At the time, I worked on a bridge replacement (over the Touchet, just above where it joins the Walla Walla) out in Touchet back in 95. We were closely monitored by inspectors, and had to be extremely careful about stirring up even small amounts of silt when working along the river banks as it would harm the fish that were protected by regulations. Yet, there were a couple of instances when we experienced those summer time gulley washers, and the river rose 5-10 feet, and was chocolate brown for the next three or four days.
I'm certainly all for protecting the environment, keeping fish habitat robust for many reasons, but as with many things that are regulated/controlled, those in charge or the ones authoring the regulations seem to go way overboard, or have some keen (??) insight how things should be and how things were in the past, yet their version of the past many times in not based in fact; more often personal beliefs cloud their judgement.
Hmm, sounds as if the govt. is involved??
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