Absolute jibberish. As you later state Cookie, Americans love rules. I agree that bans would not work in all countries.The more bans you got Ian, the more people are going to try to break em.
But Americans do as they are told. And they like doing as they are told. And they will tell on their neighbors if they do not do as they are told.
It is quite unique.
I have thought long and hard about why Americans are so well-behaved and have come up with the following reasoning.
You all pretend to hate Government, because it's in your constitution and your history and it would be wrong to speak out of turn.
But because you have been told and brought up to resist the trappings of a large Government, you all secretly want one.
It's like a teenage rebellion going on inside you all. So while your parents lectured you to dislike rules and to embrace freedom, you all love rules and want to be told what to do.
This is why Americans do not put their trash out until 8pm if it is the Town's rule not to do so.
As I stated, you would rather just ban ban ban... giving no one any choice because of the few who would do something careless and stupid. That is why we have rules, for those few who will not think, giving the majority the choice to still have fun who knows sometimes, all it takes is commonsense.
Nothing is rubbish in our country unless, it is put in a can.
This is something that is hard for you to understand. I can understand why.
And, yes Ian, I think, you make something illegal it looks all that better.
Last edited by Cookie; 09-03-2011 at 08:52 AM.
Look, we've got people like Terry letting off fireworks.
You shouldn't allow explosives around kids.
I think Bothell Child Protection Services should come round and take Jamie to safety.
You mentioned more than once about legalizing marijuana how would this help the kids in our nation? Do you think, this would explode in their faces? What do you think would be the ramification of legalizing it for kids and for all?
Last edited by Cookie; 09-03-2011 at 09:39 AM.
If I smoked, I would want one now! Lol.. Just had to have the fire dept here at my home. Nice. While standing in the kitchen, the alarm goes off in the basement. I looked and it said, GAS... Nice. I figured, I just got a bath and the darn water heater is going. It is old. It is not a whipper-snapper Bob. So, I looked up the number for the gas company, the recording asked, " is it an explosion ( I guess since I am not in bits it is not) is it a fire? I checked my body didn't look like it, and do I smell gas? " So, since, none applied and customer service was closed, I hung up. I spent 1.50 to call information for the fire dept number. They said, to call 911. Now, I want my money back for that call. So, of course, I had to do my hair before they got here, and get dressed and cleaned up the house. The alarm stopped.
Before I knew it, I heard the fire truck outside. They are only down below me. They came dressed in this near 90 some heat in heavy gear. I showed them the path and it read okay down there. They turned on the water heater it was fine. So, it is determined I need a new alarm.
It is outside on my porch beeping now. I am entertaining the neighbors for a Saturday. I did notice not-a-one bothered to come over and say, " hey, you okay?" So, I will move the alarm closer to their windows when I go to buy a new one.
Oh, what was so neat was both the men graduated with my oldest and I was showing him pictures of his son. I remembered this man well. He was so sweet, and lied so well, he said that I haven't changed at all. I always did like him.
I've had the same problem with at least one of my alarms. They go straight in the bin if they wake me up with a false alarm more than twice.
Now, weed. The case for legalizing that is it doesn't do anyone else any harm and would kick the criminals in the nuts (who can charge high prices for the drugs they sell if they are illegal). You could sell it in shops, ensure it meets minimum standards (so it is not cut with harmful chemicals) and make sure kids don't buy it. Like with alcohol. You could also tax it to discourage consumption (like the Feds should be doing with junk food and soft drinks).
Fireworks are just dangerous. Like guns. Adults are about as hopeless as using them as kids. Kids can touch expired fireworks and get burnt. Guns just kill people.
Ban fireworks (except for official displays) and guns. Legalize da weed. And sell liquor on Sundays including at gas stations.
Bury the lines. Pay volunteer firefighters a salary. Proivde public healthcare and education for all. Tax churches.
And get some manners.
Then America will be great again.
Should I run in 2012?
Last edited by Ian Gills; 09-03-2011 at 12:10 PM.
Sure, right alongside of Obama.
Now, for the smoke/carbon monoxide alarm which I paid 60.00 hard earned dollars for, I returned it to HD. I couldn't get the same one as now they only sell that one online, but, I got another one for free. It is your civic duty not to toss things in the rubbish when the companies are responsible. It had a 7 year warranty and I only had it for 5.
Now, so far for drugs. Drugs kill. Here is the problem I see with statistics. You say guns kill, I agree. The numbers can be counted how many people die of a bullet wound, here is the problem, you can't count how many lives was saved by someone having a gun at the right moment at the right time. Those are not counted. I bet it is very very high.
To legalize pot is adding to the already drug equasion problem we have with the younger generation. It is not the same as handing out condoms saying if you got to be sexually active at an early age, use protection. Making the pot healthier is only going to encouage its use. I can hear a kid saying to his mom or dad, " but mom! I bought it at a corner store it is good stuff!" So, now you got more kids driving under the influence but, now high on pot. Where do you draw the line? with what drug? H? Next, lets make H, healthier and cleaner. Nah, Ian, not a good deal. Maybe... given time, in the right time, with the right generation with the right attitudes, that one drug could become legalized, and more with 'real' health problems, cancer, eyesight, could get it over a ******** counter. Maybe, someday, it could be sold and tax revenue collected, but, there is a time for everything, and that time, is not yet here. The mentality of the populous is yet, not right. It is viewed as a street drug, and the cool thing to do. At least with the "spirits" it is seen in a different light, (more social entertaining) and that very same light is the one, which needs to be, before it is legalized and sold in stores in the US. There are too irons in the fire yet. You legalize pot and you will see larger number of deaths than with guns.
You say guns kill, so does drugs, and alcohol is a drug. Ask MADD how they would feel about legalizing and selling a street drug in a store. The clientele in a pot store are going to mostly, be quite young, a few Steve Miller fans here and there, but, mostly, quite young; just at the age to buy.
Think of this scenario, Ian, somehow high on pot, shooting fireworks over your house.
Last edited by Cookie; 09-03-2011 at 02:15 PM.
The problem, though, Cookie is that every 15 year old that wants to try pot (and there are many) has to delve into the criminal world just to buy a bit of weed. To buy it, they're probably meeting up with some very unsavorably characters who don't just sell weed but have their fingers in a lot of other nasty activities.
Call me dumb (dlarrivee, from Canada, on the other thread did) but I would not want my kids to go anywhere near a criminal.
I'd rather he get the weed from a shop if he was stupid enough to have to try it.
It's a bit like it being better to have people stupid enough to buy guns having to get them from shops rather than gun fairs.
Last edited by Ian Gills; 09-03-2011 at 03:33 PM.
At the same token, having to go to a criminal just might be enough to stop more than you think. It is just too easy to walk into a store. Yeah about guns, but driving while packing a gun isn't going to make you weave into another lane.
I think, prostitution should be legalized here because, the time is right. It would cut down on disease, fatal diseases, get them health care, and rightfully, employed with even a social, so no need for the pimps. The mentality is such where most people can understand the need.
But, most will not understand the need for a pot store.
California is ready and they seem to be nice over there.
If push came to shove, I think I'd rather my kid play with pot than guns or....worse...fireworks.