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Pot then Guns

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    https://thinkpatriot.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/a-modern-approach-to-security/


    I think this was a story arc on The Wire.


    " Suppose I had the contract to take over security for a ghetto. Pick the worst bad-bubblegum place you can think of, it doesn’t make a difference, this is engineering, not social work.

    First thing I would do is distribute really cheap high quality cannabis, lots of it, everywhere. ...

    The second thing I would do is start arming everyone, training them to take care of themselves around firearms and with firearms.** ...

    Retraining the social workers to do this will be fun."

    ...


    "**Simple version, there would be structure and suggestions that more training in particular areas are needed. The goal is a weapon used safely by everybody who wants one, but some might have to be convinced they shouldn’t want one. A later thought : can’t stop anyone from buying a gun on their own, but we would give them out for free to anyone who passes the course, a rite of passage to full functioning member of the community. A free gun beats certificates in stating that."
     
  2. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    A medicated society is a safe society? Perhaps I missed the author's point, or maybe I need a bong hit to truly grasp it.
     
  3. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Have I introduced you to my new reality?
    EVERYBODY IS NUTS!
     
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  4. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    I think he is trying to say people like to put chemicals into their body and will do so legal or not dangerous or not. MJ is one of the chemicals that have the least negative impacts so if cheap legal MJ is available, perhaps less people will get into the nastier ones.

    And as far as guns go, if normal people have access instead of only criminals, it only makes things better.

    Has some merit IMO.
     
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  5. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Orwell wrote about the Victory Gin that kept everybody mellow.
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  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've said this many times, give everyone guns and drugs; then Darwin will sort things out rather quickly...

    Seriously, I'm sick of catering to the lowest common denominator in society...
     
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  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That's what socialism is all about... the lowest common denominator.
     
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  8. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I'm less in favor of everyone being high on weed, and more in favor of stopping the ludicrous spending on the "war on drugs" as it pertains to marijuana.

    I can take a pot head any day, its the man made drugs that truly warp people into monsters and destroy lives at a cyclic rate.
     
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    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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  10. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    What a moron. Everyone knows you use a shotgun. I guess he hasn't seen platoon.
     
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  11. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oooh, Oooh! I call first dibs on the Inner City Gun Range Co!
    Cheap ammo and targets.
    Separate smoking rooms with Jimi Hendrex playing.
    A nice range with Flirtin With Disaster and Flight of the Valkyries piped in.
    In house wound clinics with top notch Dr's and the best transport to hospitals available!

    The thing that really bothers me about the authors premise is that it sounds as good as what we have now!;)
     
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  12. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Like the shotgun Pvt Pyle used...lol
     
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  13. Raidingtime

    Raidingtime SE Portland Oregon Well-Known Member

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    wasn't that a M1A?
     
  14. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    And full Metal jacket not platoon cmon lol
     
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  15. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Er........M-14!
     
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  16. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Back in my youth, when we had President Jimmy, Pot had a get high rate that was kinda like beer. Due to the un-win-able, unnecessary, endless war on drugs, it got a lot more potent.

    For many, not all, if they didn't have stupid felony convictions, from pot and they had access to pot, then they would not be involved in the other dangerous drugs. Crack is cocaine but cheap. When you look at the destruction of the "nucular" family, the inner city families started failing as welfare became the norm. More money if you were an unmarried woman with children. Unintended consequences. The real total destruction began in the 80s when Crack hit the streets - that is when the women started abusing.

    Clearly the authors idea is simplistic.

    But just like on The Wire, that doesn't mean it wouldn't work.

    How do eliminate graft? How to you grease the palms of the pols? What will you do with all those unemployed prison guards?


    Point out a better solution. Or an idea which isn't "..with more money and resources...."
     
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    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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    "..there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon..."


    Ray