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Started by Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas, 19, October, 2016, 11:33:54 PM
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Quote from: Seto Kaiba on 20, October, 2016, 12:55:25 PMmust be fun not being sent to jail for ludicrous amounts of time up there for smoking plantsor have a low flying helicopter at your house because they think you have plants but you don't
QuoteI guess, lol. You can still be charged for carrying it (usually only enforced for higher amounts or being close to the border) and the helicopter thing only happens every now and then in rural areas when they want to crack down on illegal grow-ops, assuming helicopter use for that. It's not actually illegal to smoke it though.
QuoteI'm looking forward to seeing those
Quotethe next time I hit up some Niagara casinos. :p
QuoteAnother major problem - one that I don't really know what the right solution is - is that everyone can vote directly for at least senators. You might think that's crazy for me to say this, but let me put it this way - do you really want a nation of uneducated people voting on legislature, or do you want a team of trusted, diverse, highly educated team of individuals to go forward with it? The real problem with this approach is execution though, since disabling voting power is a great doorway to outright oppression - but this voter knowledge discrepancy costs our nation a ton of resources. The fact that things like evolution are even subject to "political debate" shows how backwards our country really is. This cripples our workforce by basically blinding individuals to knowledge that can help them be useful assets towards our development. Again, I don't know what the solution is, I just know a solution is desperately needed as we continue to lag behind educationally.
QuoteNow I don't agree with libertarians who believe we need to return to the constitution because that's where a lot of our problems lie - people seem to think the constitution only has the bill of rights and the amendments when in reality those are probably the best parts of it and weren't even part of the original submission of the document. I think the only real resolution is a reconstruction of the Constitution for the modern era. That smelly document is over 225 years old, and I don't care if it's a part of our cultural heritage, it desperately needs a system update.
QuoteIn one way, I'm like why not just group Marijuana in the "Right to bare arms" category, and not have it illegal to carry? However, as long as I don't have to deal with potentially gross/hard to breath smoke smells, then I guess I'm okay. I'm not a smoker myself.
QuoteOn the one hand, you have the teeming masses of idiots who have no idea what voting for one thing of the other even means, and this applies not only to direct democracy but also to representative democracy. Representative democracy just shifts the issue from the policies themselves to the representatives, which doesn't do anything to resolve tyranny of the majority nor aristocratic rule.
QuoteYou mention how private business often does better than government, and so here I'd like how to highlight how this is different for private businesses. For a business both of these problems are minimized extensively. On the first point, businesses always have to make decisions on a profit and loss basis, meaning that effective decisions are rewarded and ineffective penalized. And on the second point, whenever an individual business attempts to use the power and money (that has been given to it as a reward for the service that it has provided to its customers) against the interests of those it serves, it is usually punished by people changing who they choose to purchase from so they lose money, which is what they want. Both the former and the latter point are really solved by one thing, and that is by profit and loss, and this is how the interests of the people the business is serving often stay aligned with the interests of the business itself. I think we need to try to look for ways we can get government the same advantage. I think we need to think of government as more of an agency that we ask to provide us with certain services rather than what it is now. I propose that the government give its citizens the universal right to secede at any time and for any reason. Like a business, this would mean that a government would need to stay on its toes to appease its citizenry, and thus governments would have to find ways to keep taxes low and services effective if they are to keep their revenue given to them by their taxpayers.
QuoteI think this is an interesting point, and needs to be explored more. The founders of the US, I believe, placed such emphasis on the bearing of arms not so much because they were special objects that people needed to have so much that they were often taken by tyrannical governments to keep people from defending themselves. I place emphasis moreso on the *take* portion, not so much on the defense. It is my view that we have ought to have gun rights not so much due to any special rule but rather a very normal (lol unintended pun) rule: things the people own shouldn't be taken from them. This should apply to marijuana just as much as it applies to guns, just as much it should apply to anything that people own, and in that respect not only marijuana ought be legal in all respects, but a ton of other drugs, too.
QuoteAlso, just a few points: there is NO way to give sight to someone who was born blind. They don't have the right part in the brain to be able to see.
Quotethe way you explain things is the exact same argument obese people use to justify why they are fat. "I love to eat, you can't judge me and you should love me as you love someone that isn't obese" (caricatural representation).
QuoteOf course society has to try to help those who can't do anything about their handicap, that includes autism, ADHD, mental disorders or incurable physical disorders. But if one condition is not suitable to society, then one should strive to adapt and accept the change if it can be changed. So I do perfectly understand why you give medications to people with ADHD for exemple.
QuoteYou do know that the brain rearrange itself when you're born right ?
QuoteWhich means that if the eye is blind, the brain selectively delete it's neurons related to sight. => no hope of recovery after the first few years. This is not a matter of the eye. If you can correct the eye disorder before then, then you can technically recover sight. You can technically correct the eye, but you cannot replace a neuron. You can replace the eyes by copying it's signals, but not a whole sight-area in the brain.
QuoteAnd I did research what I've just wrote before doing so.
QuoteCongenital glaucoma IS manageable medically if you detect it early. I'm not talking and never talked about the patient's point of view and won't talk about it (because I have hardly any experience on that side).
QuoteWhat I tried to point out poorly was that the environment where handicapped people can have a full use, or a higher than normal one, is not always present. That's what I said that in my opinion, trying to fix those problems is more important that trying to modify the whole environment for those people.
QuoteAlso when the heck did I ever say that every sight problems are in the brain ??? Do not insult me please, I didn't insult you. I know a ton about the medical facts because that's exactly what I'm studying. I admit that I have no idea about what the people feels.
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