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Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say

If logic dictated the drug war. We Won. It’s over. Y’all can go home now. Yea for our side!

Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say http://wpo.st/yMS50

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Now there is absolutely no reason to continue this costly hidious war on plant users…

Let's summarize what I've learned about progressives' views

These are generalites but what I've gleaned from this site is as follows:

Progressives support:

A relaxation of some drug laws and their enforcement, not the repeal of all drug laws.

Seemingly no limits on government. The Constitution does not limit goverment.

Single payer, national healthcare. This means that all taxpayers are to be forced to pay for the healthcare of others.

Victim disarmament legislation, aka "gun control" laws

Legalized Police Thievery

(Full article at http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/02/22/civil-asset-fo...)

Thomas Williams was alone that November morning in 2013 when police raided his rural St. Joseph County home, wearing black masks, camouflage and holding guns at their sides. They broke down his front door with a battering ram.

Why Did Today's Libertarians Go Astray? Who Pulls Their Strings?

If one looks back to the 1789 Declaration of the Rights Of Man a libertarian philosophy comes through strong and clear...

4. Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be determined by law.

We may lose MSNBC as a progressive media source

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/414182/fall-msnbc-charles-c-w-cooke

MSNBC is shuffling its format and is leaving progressive media. This is about our only source.

Has anyone seen these comments Rupert Murdoch made about Faux News viewers?

I haven't and I don't know when they were made but I agree with them 100%....

The Principles of Democracy

This is just something going on in my head as a working model of democracy – please feel free to add, critique or dismiss.

Democracy should be built on these three principles.

The Law of Justification

Popular Rule

The Golden Rule

If a democracy was to derive its laws, rights, policies, institution, etc…, under the scrutiny of these three principles, the resulting government could be quite an example for others to follow.

Quotes by the late great Henry Louis Mencken

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

“Adultery is the application of democracy to love.”

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.

The nose knows, no?

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/02/how-often-people-in-various-countries-shower/385470/

I saw an article about a 67 year old guy that has never bathed in his life. He lives alone among some rocks somewhere. He cooks on dried dung and as for lice, I don't know maybe he ate them like baboons due while grooming. Feral animals were around his quarters too.

SUMMING UP: What Have We Learned About Life In A Libertarian Paradise?

Here's what we've learned so far from our libertarian friends about what makes their system so desirable. A libertarian society...

would rather face global extinction from a killer asteroid than tax its citizens for a planetary defense shield.

would permit de facto slavery.

would prefer people die of hunger, exposure and medical care than ever tax its citizens to provide such services if charity were insufficient.

has no plans for, nor would they tax for, public health... not even clean drinking water or sewage disposal.

Jews vs Israel

This might be a flagrant hot button title and I think it should be. Jon Stewart's retirement prompted much 'self hating jew' rhetoric on a few message boards and youtubes. Bibi wants all Jews to retreat and come to Israel [which is minority jewish majority arab].

His recent political ploy for re-election seeking alignment with the war mongers of the GOP might not play well.

Why Is Obama Getting Involved In This?

This is a legitimate employer-employee dispute. Keep in mind, longshoremen have one of the toughest unions.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-to-intervene-in-west-coast-port-d...

Obama to intervene in West Coast port dispute: reports

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-port-economics-20150214-story.html

IS The West Trying To Start WWIII?

Someone is going to great lengths to escalate the Ukraine conflict. Look at the big picture people! NATO is trying to set up on Russia's doorstep which they said they wouldn't do after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Look at how we freaked out with missiles in Cuba! It would be like Canada setting up a security agreement with China. We would be very unhappy.

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/02/senator-inhofe-sponso...

Would De Facto Slavery Flourish In A Libertarian Paradise?

Libertarians like LS live in a black and white world without shades of grey. For example he recently said that any form of taxation... I believe it was so government could feed the hungry, turned those taxed into "slaves". So in his libertarian paradise... libertarian morality dictates starvation, maybe mass starvation, is preferable to taxation. He also admitted that even if earth's very survival was threatened by an asteroid, it would be immoral to tax the public... thus raising the question whether libertarian is a death cult.

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