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re: Obama Says Treating Drug Use As a Criminal Problem Is "Counterproductive" - Poodlebrain
People are in prison for possession or trafficking. It's not like the majority of those in prison for possession were seeking assistance to avoid drug use, nor is it likely they were popped the first dumb decision they made. Most made repeated dumb decisions, and society decided it was reasonable ...


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re: Hezbollah lobbing rockets again - Poodlebrain
[quote]You're reaching.[/quote]You're ignoring history.[quote] If I were the family of the two dead IDF soldiers, I would lay the blame squarely at the feet of Netanyahu.[/quote]Couldn't Netanyahu make the same arguments to the families of the dead Hezbollah members and Iranians? Blame the leaders ...


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re: 29 years ago today: Space Shuttle Challenger exploded - Poodlebrain
I was in Korea, and the alert sirens sounded not long after the explosion. I didn't find out the cause of the alert until several hours later....


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re: Obama Says Treating Drug Use As a Criminal Problem Is "Counterproductive" - Poodlebrain
Society does not tolerate drug abuse, nor should it. Society does not criminalize the use of drugs, public intoxication is a misdemeanor, unless the intoxicated persons endanger or harm others. Society criminalizes the possession and sale of drugs. Society actually does provide assistance for t...


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re: Hezbollah lobbing rockets again - Poodlebrain
[quote]What do you think the provocation was for last week's attack in Syria which took out six Hezbollah officials and an Iranian general?[/quote]Could it be the declaration by the former President of Iran of Iran's intent to remove Israel from the map? And you yourself wrote that Hezbollah is de ...


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re: Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union - Poodlebrain
[quote]Bahrain's last Ambassador to the US was Jewish, though. Headscratcher right there.[/quote]So what, Iraq's Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister under Saddam Hussein was Tariq Aziz, a member of the Chaldean Catholic Church. You know what Bahrain and Iraq under Hussein have in common? Bo...


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re: Spinoff: Did the DEA conduct surveillance on gun show attendees? - Poodlebrain
[quote]Are you comfortable with the idea of the Federal government creating a database of everyone who attends a gunshow?[/quote]Are you comfortable with the federal government having a database of your annual income and spending habits? How about a database with your health records? It already ha...


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re: Stephen A Smith calls out Espn colleagues for supporting Marshawn Lynch - Poodlebrain
What are Steven A's opinions on Ray Lewis, or Michael Irvin? They don't shy away from reporters, but I'd rather Marshawn Lynch as my neighbor any day of the week. When Aaron Hernandez was under contract with the Patriots did the NFL expect him to help promote the brand? How many interviews did ...


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re: Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union - Poodlebrain
[quote]So why was violence okay for them and not for the Palestinians? Is violence a White privilege?[/quote]If violence is okay for the Palestinians, then why isn't violence okay for the Israelis? Is violence an Arab privilege? You always attempt to provide justification for it while decrying its...


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re: CPA/Financial Planner where is the line drawn? - Poodlebrain
[quote]This is the correct answer. Most CPAs are very conservative with "advice". You have to really pick their brains.[/quote]I disagree. My experience is that most CPAs freely offer general advice, but the advice is ignored, or the clients do not ask how to apply the general advice to their spe...


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re: What are the consequences of a nuclear Iran? - Poodlebrain
[quote]What are the consequences of a nuclear Iran?[/quote]Would you put any credence into the opinions of Iran's neighbors?[quote]In the Middle East, Israelis are nearly unanimous (96%) in their opposition to Tehran developing nuclear weapons. But some Muslim publics in the region also voice strong...


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re: Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union - Poodlebrain
[quote] the new law which forced them to unite by threatening to shut them out of the Knesset altogether [/quote]It's so tough to get members of the Knesset when you don't have to win any elections. All you need to do is get 1 in 30 people to vote for you when you make up 1 in 5 of the population. ...


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re: Best concept album ever IYO? - Poodlebrain
[quote]Operation: Mindcrime[/quote]It's right up there....


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re: Did Joe Walsh ruin the Eagles? - Poodlebrain
[quote]The Eagles were the Nickelback of the 70s.[/quote]I think that would be Toto....


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re: You know that whole thing about Boehner breaching protocol w/ Netanyahu invite? - Poodlebrain
[quote]You have no problem with W replacing a government by undemocratic means, but you have a problem with Obama replacing a government by democratic means.[/quote]Didn't George W. Bush get Congressional approval before resorting to undemocratic means to replace the Iraqi government? I seem to rec...


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re: You know that whole thing about Boehner breaching protocol w/ Netanyahu invite? - Poodlebrain
[quote]Do you have any idea how much money Sheldon Adelson pours into Israeli politics every year to keep Likud in power?[/quote]That is an exercise of his free speech right. Does Sheldon Adelson try to hide his support for Likud?[quote] Labor may not have as many Jewish billionaires as Likud does,...


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re: You know that whole thing about Boehner breaching protocol w/ Netanyahu invite? - Poodlebrain
Who are the American donors to One Voice? One Voice could be a front for the Palestinian Authority....


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re: Repealing Obamacare is "Insanely" Immoral - Poodlebrain
[quote] I didn't buy in the exchange but have a household income around 200k. So, I either pay $180 or 2% of my income whichever is higher.[/quote]Economically, you are being charged a fee to self-insure. Too bad you can't treat it as a medical expense as opposed to a nondeductible tax expense....


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re: 60% of 2014 job creation due to an expiration of unemployment benefits - Poodlebrain
[quote]must be a struggle for you to have "won" the midterms elections and yet Obama is still kicking arse in the polls.[/quote]I would think that Democrats would be kicking themselves for having extended the benefits and delaying the "recovery". Maybe some of them would still hold office if they ha...


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re: Breaking news: Non-referee entered refs locker room and took game balls - Poodlebrain
[quote]The end result of this is some poor equipment manager will get fired for taking the initiative on him self to bleed the balls. [/quote]Fired, I doubt it. More like paid to take the blame....


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