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Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score 0, Troll) 653

by wisnoskij (#47496781) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17
Except one of these sides actually knows the truth, or the closest thing to it, and is a primary source, the other side are just internet idiots trying to push an anti "Red" agenda left over from the Soviet Union and American anti communist propaganda. The Russian government is likely the most knowledge institution in the world when it comes to this incident. Sharing that knowledge with Wikipedia is just transparency, unless we know that they are knowingly disseminating false information. Not that this is unlikely, just that it is a possibility that they are telling the truth (I have absolutely no knowledge of modern Russian politics or this incident, but last I heard we know next to nothing).

Comment: Re:Finally! (Score 5, Insightful) 464

by wisnoskij (#47488991) Attached to: World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Granted, a good portion of this includes people who are violent criminals and are also booked on drug charges.

But that number does not include the likely bigger number of people driven into other crimes because of the illegal nature of their drug addiction. The illegal drug trade not only puts some mostly innocent people in a compromised position, but also fuels the vast majority of crime.

Comment: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (Score 4, Informative) 464

by wisnoskij (#47488643) Attached to: World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

When Prohibition was introduced, I hoped that it would be widely supported by public opinion and the day would soon come when the evil effects of alcohol would be recognized. I have slowly and reluctantly come to believe that this has not been the result. Instead, drinking has generally increased; the speakeasy has replaced the saloon; a vast army of lawbreakers has appeared; many of our best citizens have openly ignored Prohibition; respect for the law has been greatly lessened; and crime has increased to a level never seen before.

- John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1932

Comment: Re:Can we have some Facts please? (Score 5, Informative) 464

by wisnoskij (#47488619) Attached to: World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use
Relevant quote: "I have slowly and reluctantly come to believe that this has not been the result. Instead, drinking has generally increased; the speakeasy has replaced the saloon; a vast army of lawbreakers has appeared; many of our best citizens have openly ignored Prohibition; respect for the law has been greatly lessened; and crime has increased to a level never seen before." - John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Comment: Re:Looks ok to me (Score 0) 227

by wisnoskij (#47486393) Attached to: Chicago Red Light Cameras Issue Thousands of Bogus Tickets
I would not say that, the justice system is geared towards finding someone to blame and demonstrating the power of the government, the worse the crime the more important someone is found and made an example of, it does not matter who. How is less mistakes ever a bad thing regardless of convicting or not convicting an innocent person.

Comment: Re:Looks ok to me (Score 1) 227

by wisnoskij (#47486223) Attached to: Chicago Red Light Cameras Issue Thousands of Bogus Tickets
Wrong. Most of the justice system is designed to scare people away from breaking the law by showing off the might of the government (aka make an example of them). Yes, putting people in jail is an economic strain in many ways, but society is designed around needing X number of "examples". It does not particularly matter if "them" are innocent or guilty.

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.

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