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Re: “Sheheen focuses on jobs in gubernatorial run

I'll just leave this here...


Posted by Elegit on October 21, 2010 at 3:57 AM

Re: “We have traded one political nightmare for another

Boy Tommy C, it must be awfully lonely on top of such a high horse...

Posted by Elegit on July 16, 2010 at 1:55 AM

Re: “Ann Coulter is Right

This is, of course, the same woman who said:

"If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen."

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity."

"The swing voters -- I like to refer to them as the idiot voters because they don't have set philosophical principles. You're either a liberal or you're a conservative if you have an IQ above a toaster."

Food for thought...

Posted by Elegit on July 10, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Re: “America's enemy is the War on Drugs

Guy, I'll ask again with respect that we leave the emotion hyperbole and rhetoric out of this discussion. The fact is addicts come from all walks of life, and there's a good chance someone within your group of friends and family is an addict or a recovering addict. Claiming addicts to be people "who are dumb enough to fuck up their lives" only highlights your complete ignorance on the topic.

I'm not exactly sure how you interpreted what what you did from my comment, but from your response I'm certain you missed my point. The point being "guilty" and "innocent" are relative terms. I'm not here to debate morality or the definition of those terms, I'm just bringing up the FACT that since the early 90's crime (both violent and property crime) have been on a steady decline, while incarceration has grown exponentially. (to the tune of about 1mil prisoners incarcerated in the US in 1990, to almost 2.5mil in 2006) My point being, harsher laws = more prisoners, more prisoners = more profits. Our drug laws aren't going anywhere, because there's simply too much money in busting "the bad guys". That was my only point.

Posted by Elegit on July 7, 2010 at 1:41 PM

Re: “America's enemy is the War on Drugs

Guy, with all due respect, that's a very slippery slope you're climbing... More importantly, the piece is about "decriminalization", not "legalization". They are two very different things. I know it's fun and exciting to play "the sky is falling", but it really hinders intelligent debate.

With that said, an even bigger elephant in the room with regards to overcrowded prisons is the alarming rate at which our corrections system is becoming increasingly privatized. When more prisoners equals more profits, it's no wonder there are so many lobbying for ever-harsher punishments for petty crimes.

Posted by Elegit on July 7, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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