| O-T Lounge|| re: Help out a kid whose last wish is to get a birthday card - CherryGarciaMan on 7/23/14 at 10:40 am|
Well done to all who have done a little something for a total stranger.
Small, random acts of kindness keep the world goin round.
| Political Talk|| re: How would the world be different if the US never went to Vietnam? - CherryGarciaMan on 7/22/14 at 11:07 pm|
I guess we should thank communistic fears, the Gulf of Tonken lies, Hitler, and the bullet that got Archduke Ferdinand for all the miracles of the 20th Century.
If it weren't for the invasion of Afghanistan heroin wouldn't be nearly as cheap, so we've got that going for us! ...
| Political Talk|| re: Let's Discuss Heroin - CherryGarciaMan on 7/22/14 at 11:02 pm|
[quote]100 years ago small groups of people weren't able to make millions of developing minds think certain drug habits were cool and OK to do
Google "Opium Wars" please....
| Political Talk|| re: How would the world be different if the US never went to Vietnam? - CherryGarciaMan on 7/22/14 at 10:44 pm|
We woulda found some other enemy.
War profiteers gonna profit.
Same today as yesterday and many yesterdays ago....
| Political Talk|| re: Let's Discuss Heroin - CherryGarciaMan on 7/22/14 at 10:31 pm|
I sincerely hope that you have the 45 seconds of time to watch the link I posted on the last page....
| O-T Lounge|| Help out a kid whose last wish is to get a birthday card - CherryGarciaMan on 7/22/14 at 9:51 pm|
[link=(http://abcnews.go.com/US/mass-boy-battling-cancer-birthday-bunch-birthday-cards/story?id=24626702)]Meet Danny Nickerson[/link]
[quote]A 5-year-old Massachusetts boy battling cancer said all he wants for his upcoming birthday is a box of birthday cards.
Danny Nickerson, of Foxboro, Massa...
| Political Talk|| re: Let's Discuss Heroin - CherryGarciaMan on 7/22/14 at 8:18 pm|
[quote]This idea that "people should be able to do whatever they want to themselves" sounds great, and when I was a childless twenty-something, I bought into it too. I still agree with it up to a point. But I really wish people would think a little harder about things and maybe with a bit of humilit...
| Political Talk|| re: Let's Discuss Heroin - CherryGarciaMan on 7/21/14 at 10:53 pm|
Awesome, but a poll of 821 Americans does not equate to national policy changes. It's a good omen, though...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Evolutionary skips - CherryGarciaMan on 7/21/14 at 10:43 pm|
You do know that we have explored more of space than our own oceans, right?
There are some organisms that we couldn't fathom in that Marietta trench....
| Political Talk|| re: Let's Discuss Heroin - CherryGarciaMan on 7/21/14 at 10:01 pm|
Has an unlimited supply of
We own the printing press. Just ask Krugman....
| Political Talk|| re: Let's Discuss Heroin - CherryGarciaMan on 7/21/14 at 9:59 pm|
[quote]Do you advocate the use of Taliban tactics? [/quote]
Of course not. I'm all for people growing as much opium as they want.
I'm simply saying that while our gov't is punishing people for selling and becoming addicts, that we are protecting the same product overseas. It is sadly ironic, u...
| Political Talk|| re: Let's Discuss Heroin - CherryGarciaMan on 7/21/14 at 9:52 pm|
Never done heroin. Never wanted to. Three college buddies passed away from it, but never been my cup of tea.
I am just tried of the gross misappropriation of our monies towards fighting a losing battle.
And that link was to land rover seizures. I'm too dense to connec...
| Political Talk|| re: Let's Discuss Heroin - CherryGarciaMan on 7/21/14 at 9:36 pm|
[quote]Driven by the Prison Industrial Complex[/quote]
Little known fact:
KY became the first (and only) state in our union to do away with those last summer.
[link=(http://www.kentucky.com/2013/07/02/2700606/welcome-close-to-private-run-prisons.html)]No more private prisons in Kentucky[/li...
| Political Talk|| re: Let's Discuss Heroin - CherryGarciaMan on 7/21/14 at 9:24 pm|
[quote]You can't criminalize vices pertaining to substances humans want to put in their bodies[/quote]
But we do.
And we have.
And we're really fricking good at it, seeing as how we lead the whole planet in incarceration. And the thing is, nobody seems to care. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Let's Discuss Heroin - CherryGarciaMan on 7/21/14 at 9:22 pm|
[quote]Legalize and reasonable tax and regulate all drugs and vices[/quote]
But how do you have a conversation with your average American that wants to lock up all the druggies and throw away the key?
How do you get the American voter to shift their righteous way of thinking to one o...
| Political Talk|| Let's Discuss Heroin - CherryGarciaMan on 7/21/14 at 9:10 pm|
Last summer, I helped conduct an unpublished, comprehensive study on heroin. The stigma, propaganda, health and social effects, criminality, production, usage rates, etc.
The fact of the matter is, we are about to experience a heroin epidemic in this nation due to 3 factors:
1. Heroin use will...
| Political Talk|| re: Ron Paul "Russia has killed no one in Ukraine, nor the separatists - CherryGarciaMan on 7/21/14 at 8:13 pm|
[quote]One of those unreported things, Paul claimed in his weekly "Texas Straight Talk" column, was the United States' own responsibility for destabilizing the region. Ukraine is currently embroiled in violent conflict between the Ukrainian government and the pro-Russian separatists.
"They will ...
| Political Talk|| re: Debt crisis doesn't exist - CherryGarciaMan on 7/21/14 at 9:48 am|
As soon as I saw the title, I thought "it must be that hack Krugman".
As soon as I clicked the link, my initial thinking was verified.
As soon as this dude is no longer taken seriously, I will rejoice for America....
| Soccer Board|| re: Random thought - Shoot outs for MLS - CherryGarciaMan on 7/7/14 at 9:26 pm|
MLS was desperate during their initial formation.
Desperation, as any barfly can tell you, does not often lead to positive results....
| Soccer Board|| re: Random thought - Shoot outs for MLS - CherryGarciaMan on 7/7/14 at 9:13 pm|
Do y'all not remember this atrocity?
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LXiRCCB68E)]Whole lotta Amerika[/link]
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:...
| Political Talk|| re: What exactly makes poor countries poor? - CherryGarciaMan on 7/6/14 at 6:02 pm|
[quote] guns, germs & steel[/quote]
Is the best answer this thread will deliver....
| Political Talk|| re: Legal Pot in the US Is Crippling Mexican Cartels - CherryGarciaMan on 6/29/14 at 11:57 pm|
[quote]Also, I wonder how many of these farmers will switch to opium.
You will see a heroin epidemic in this nation in the next year or so, due to three factors:
A) Legalization of pot (this thread touches on the factors)
B) DEA in Afghanistan helping protect the opium fields for...
| Political Talk|| re: Bergdahl parents given unprecedented acces to State Dept, sensitive info - CherryGarciaMan on 6/9/14 at 9:18 am|
It'll be interesting to see how this regime escapes this blunder.
Even their comrades in the media can't spin this.
Epic fail, and truly questionable decisions....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Marketing and advertising is out of control - CherryGarciaMan on 6/6/14 at 5:34 pm|
[quote]I mean sure, capitalism is good and all, but when people are always trying to get you to buy something EVERYWHERE, when does it stop? I think it's weird enough that there's commercials for medicine everywhere..as if Big Pharma knows what's better for you and not your doctor![/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| re: Let's Talk War on Drugs - CherryGarciaMan on 6/6/14 at 9:53 am|
[quote]So you support violence then? That's what you are enabling by supporting the war on drugs and keeping drugs illegal. Legalize, regulate, and tax it and the dealers will be out of a job overnight.[/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| re: Let's Talk War on Drugs - CherryGarciaMan on 6/6/14 at 3:29 am|
The guy I interned with in DC (Eric Sterling) was featured prominently in that doc.
The war on drugs is a war on the American people....
| Political Talk|| re: Have we had a debate of this level in 22 years? - CherryGarciaMan on 6/5/14 at 7:52 pm|
You'll never see another debate like that.
After Perot won the election for Clinton, both parties got together and practiced true bipartisan protectionism.
They got the FEC to guarantee that the presidential debates would only include one R and one D. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Friendlies 6/4 - CherryGarciaMan on 6/4/14 at 9:38 pm|
[quote]Yeah, without really making a conscious choice I've realized I'm really rooting for Ivory Coast to do well. [/quote]
If you're really rooting for them, call them by their preferred name:
Cote de Ivory.
They hate the Ivory Coast name. Have actually petitioned FIFA to make the internat...
| More Sports Board|| re: What is your definition of a sport? - CherryGarciaMan on 6/4/14 at 12:03 pm|
Any athletic exercise where your opponent can DIRECTLY affect what you do.
Nothing with judges, times, or courses....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Kid's contract w/ parents for $1500 no drink/smoke/drugs before 21 yoa - CherryGarciaMan on 6/2/14 at 1:50 pm|
My dad offered a grand to me in college to get a haircut.
I told him no way.
$1500 to not experience blackouts, bong hits, a dwi or two, or hookers and blow? Count me waaayyyy out....