My Dad is an 89 year old WWII vet who is so conservative he makes John Boehner look like a member of the ACLU and HE approves of Snowden. He calls him a hero.
You can't legislate it away though. That's not the job of the government and it wastes resources in a futile effort. Everyone clearly saw what kind of hell Prohibition caused so I fail to understand why they continue to repeat that mistake. You get rid of Pot the same way you get rid of cigarettes. Change the culture and make it uncool and ostracize those who partake. It's something society has to do not the government and no matter what you do there will always be a fringe that wont stop no matter what. This insanity of using the power of government to do things that government really can't do has to stop.
They are attacking him for attacking people that hated America. It's now fashionable to hate America. Get with the times.
You really think it's changing for the better? I look at some things in the last 50 or 60 years and see improvements. Then I look at the way government has grown incredibly huge and intrudes into every part of our lives and wonder if the bad doesn't outweigh the good. For the improvements in civil rights I am happy but most of the other improvements are worrying to say the least. When I was young it seemed Vietnam would never end and now we have the anti-terror war.
Thanks for the links. That's a fabulous documentary. I wish I had mod points.
Maybe California could just use less water. Something has to give. Alfalfa, Cattle, Almonds, whatever, something is going to have to be sacrificed. There just isn't enough water and if it doesn't rain more something has to go. 30 billion in desalination plants and you'll have a few more drops of prohibitively expensive water and all kinds of ecological problems.
Atlanta is a water issue. That many people living piled on top of each other always strains resources. The EPA stays in Atlanta's ass as well because all the filth accumulated when over a million people live stacked on top of each other often ends up in the rivers and streams. Atlanta has grown so damn fast and with such piss poor planning that there are all kinds of problems to deal with. Still it's not as bad as the catastrophe coming at California.
Reminds me of a quote, "In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king."
The ones with the drive and motivation generally exploit the genius of the highly intelligent. Knowledge is a tool but it takes someone who knows how to use that tool.
Like no one knew?
Then why didn't they shoot his ass out of the sky? A 12 Gauge pump shotgun would have sufficed.
You do know he'd been talking about this stunt for weeks don't you? He's been telling all kinds of people what he was going to do. They had a report in the Miami press about it before he did it and then......he did it. WTF??? This shows you how fucking stupid Al Qaeda and ISIS are. If a simple minded fucker in a letter carrier's jacket can fly over the fence at the White House and the terrorists can't, then evidently the fucking terrorists are more incompetent than the White House security team. Thank God for that.
I can't believe no one shot him as he came over the fence. What the fuck is wrong with White House security? We shouldn't need a trial if they'd plugged him like they should have. Now they'll spend 50 million dollars on a media circus and then the taxpayers will get to keep his ass up for 4 years.
Maybe even their own country.
Redundancy in government. It's a common theme.