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Electric Larry

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December 20, 2015

Isn't it interesting, THIS is what she thinks we should have a "manhattan project" for?

Not, say, finding renewable means to power our civilization, that won't cause our grandchildren to live on an overheated planet.

No, we should throw the entire might of our intellectual power to finding SOME way for cops to be able to search peoples' iphones for naughty behavior- surely, to "stop terror", of course, right?

Because whenever Law Enforcement demands super-new "terror fighting powers", that's what happens.

[font size=5]PATRIOT Act Warrants Used More For Drugs Than For Terrorism[/font]



December 16, 2015

However, if someone wants to pay me $200 for a turd

I might be persuaded to sell.

November 23, 2015

Age/Primary Preference Poll

Just out of curiosity, and for fun! We all like fun!, don't we?

October 27, 2015

I don't think that splitting the difference on opposing marriage equality, prevented an amendment.

I think that what kept a constitutional amendment from happening is that the bar for a constitutional amendment is set pretty high, and even at their peak the power of the so-called "values voters" was vastly overinflated by the media.

If anything, a good chunk of the power they did wield at the time may have been due to the lack of inspiring, morally clear (and by this I mean, displaying moral clarity on not just support for equality, but things like opposing the iraq war, etc) leadership on our side of the aisle.

October 23, 2015

Any thread that boils down, at it's core, to "DU talking about DU" is politically useless to me.

And that applies to people who have and continute to mistakenly conflate their own personal board grudges or other grinding axes, with some larger political reality.

I dont miss meta, not THAT much.

And I dont make the mistake of thinking that people who made me mad once, are somehow representative of anything more than chafing personalities on one small corner of the intertubes.

There are people who live and breathe DU-drama, same as it ever was. People who want DU to be about DU, all the time, every day. Same as it ever was, fo' sho'.

I am not one of those people.

This response is not about, or not not about for that matter, your OP. Just a general statement.



October 19, 2015

So you'd let people in pain suffer because you're mad someone may get an unauthorized buzz?

Either we GET TOUGH ON TEH DRUGGGGGZ- which, as we know, works fuckin' great as an approach- or we accept that the price of adequately managing the pain for people who need it is, some folks will abuse prescription meds instead of turning, say, to street heroin.

To my mind it is morally inexcusable to make pain patients jump through ridiculous hoops because we have the moral panic authoritarian police state mentality that has its number one priority keeping anyone from getting high.

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