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Shameful scare tactics by ‘No On 2’
Tampa Tribune, by Janet Cruz

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/15/2014 3:02:55 PM

Every two minutes, a person in the United States is sexually assaulted. Almost half of rape victims are under 18 years old. And about two-thirds of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim. You would think in 2014 that you wouldn’t have to say this, but apparently I do: Rape is a serious issue. It affects men and women. It isn’t something to joke about, and it certainly isn’t something to play politics with. That’s why I was appalled when I recently saw an absurdly disingenuous political advertisement from the Vote No On 2 campaign insinuating that

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With the likes William Bennett and Bill O´Reilly (I hear) railing against the medical (and especially recreational) use of marijuana, we´re back to Harry Anslinger´s 1936, blaming all manner of social ills on a substance that does have legitimate medical uses. Reefer Madness, Version 2.0: Marijuana is as bad as global warming. It´ll cause birth defects and polar bear deaths, you know.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/15/2014 3:32:07 PM     (No. 9967391)

In a class in the early 70’s there was a discussion of the difference between drugs, in this case MJ and drinking.
I said for one the MJ is illegal and conviction of using that substance will limit your future. Second why do you drink or use MJ? I know scads of folks that have a drink or two to be social -- they do not get drunk, but I do not know anyone that smokes MJ without an intention to get high. To alter their perception of reality.
What happens to a person with an altered reality sense is as different as there are people, but they rarely act as they would have absent the factor that altered their sense of reality. So it does change things and from my observations not always for the good.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 8/15/2014 3:45:01 PM     (No. 9967412)

#1 raises some good points. Therefore we should negate the constitution, militarize our police, and jail anyone who uses drugs...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/15/2014 4:19:10 PM     (No. 9967459)

Well TR that just beats my statement to the article just above to death. No I do not think that and I could care less about what folks want to put into their systems. Just do not let your changes whether drunk or high invade on my space. A big surprise to users of booze and pot – despite what you feel it does not make you smarter or prettier.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/15/2014 4:34:56 PM     (No. 9967478)

#3; No, it doesn´t make me any better but booze definitely makes women look better.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/15/2014 7:13:12 PM     (No. 9967629)

How much of this tsuris could be avoided if students -- in this case, the male ones -- simply took to heart a piece of advice they should have received from their fathers, to wit: "A gentleman controls his urges."

(Whassat? "Gentleman"? "Control"??)

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