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re: Mutual Funds to invest in? - Joshjrn
VTSAX 85% VWIGX 15%...
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re: Trump needs to start on the Gulag Camps. - Joshjrn
[quote]He's joking and if people can't see that it's a play on the Left's ridiculous predictions, then they are beyond hope. He's responding to absurdity with absurdity. Now, pack your shit, 5 sets of clothes only, and wait for the bus to pass by tomorrow at 8:00am.[/quote] Poe's Law. ...
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re: Trump needs to start on the Gulag Camps. - Joshjrn
[quote]Now. Build the camps and the Wall simultaneously. Build the camps in northern Alaska. They can cut timber, work on oil pipes, etc. Fill them up with illegals, criminals, sjw's, anarchists and liberals. Taxpayer dollars well spent. Time to rid our society of scumbags and the enemies of the sta...
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re: Why does the left have to group in all "non violent" drug offenders? - Joshjrn
[quote]Would drug users cease to steal to pay for their addictions?[/quote] I just realized that I probably misunderstood your post: Do you realize how much cheaper it would be to have a drug addiction if it were legal and not taxed to hell? Most narcotics aren't that difficult to produce/...
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re: Why does the left have to group in all "non violent" drug offenders? - Joshjrn
[quote]Would drug users cease to steal to pay for their addictions?[/quote] Some would, some wouldn't. With that said, the users I know don't like being in jail. We still put people in jail for theft, last I checked. ...
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re: Why does the left have to group in all "non violent" drug offenders? - Joshjrn
[quote]I marvel at how you know random things like this--like what in the hell do you read[/quote] Wait, do people still not know about Portugal? It's been a decade and a half since they decriminalized drugs :lol:...
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re: Why does the left have to group in all "non violent" drug offenders? - Joshjrn
In the overwhelming majority of PWID cases I see, I could carry the drugs that were confiscated on a postcard. And in the overwhelming majority of cases in which I can't, it's marijuana. If you define "dealer" broadly enough, there are very few "users" who haven't been "dealers" at one point or ...
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re: Why does the left have to group in all "non violent" drug offenders? - Joshjrn
[quote]I've been around them on both sides of the system. Have you?[/quote] You'd have to name the sides. I didn't realize there were only two :lol: I'm a criminal defense attorney and have spent years dealing with intensive outpatient drug rehabilitation programs. Let me know which side I'm o...
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re: Why does the left have to group in all "non violent" drug offenders? - Joshjrn
[quote]But pharmaceutical opioids are ok because-----[/quote] It's a question I ask frequently, because finding a heroin user who didn't start with prescription opioids is like finding a unicorn. ...
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re: Why does the left have to group in all "non violent" drug offenders? - Joshjrn
[quote]I believe in rehabilitation for users and the legalization of weed. I'm saying I don't think it's smart to categorize those who sell crack and heroin in with small time weed dealers and the like.[/quote] Out of curiosity, how many crack and heroin dealers have you met? ...
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re: Why does the left have to group in all "non violent" drug offenders? - Joshjrn
[quote]Or it could be based on their having violated felony drug laws [/quote] Practically every person who has posted on this thread has violated felony drug laws at some point. I'd be curious to know the percentage of the population that [i]hasn't[/i] at some point "saved" their leftover pai...
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re: Why does the left have to group in all "non violent" drug offenders? - Joshjrn
[quote]I'm no fan of the prison systems, I still firmly believe a large majority of felony offenders are likely unreachable, no matter what kinds of programs you'd install.[/quote] I disagree. Some are, most aren't. I do agree that it's vastly more cost effective to get involved early in life...
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re: Why does the left have to group in all "non violent" drug offenders? - Joshjrn
[quote] Recidivism isn't because the system is evil, it's because dumb people make poor choices. [/quote] Dumb people do make poor choices. That's part of our recidivism rate. The other part is that our prisons aren't really set up to rehabilitate. Most of our prisons warehouse people, then we'r...
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re: Why does the left have to group in all "non violent" drug offenders? - Joshjrn
[quote]I'm talking about dealers. It's ridiculous how the left ropes them all into one category. One who sells crack or heroin is probably not someone who can be rehabilitated.[/quote] Depends on the person. In my experience, many if not most street level "dealers" are just flipping product to su...
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re: After 30 years in Congress, John Lewis has accomplished the following: - Joshjrn
[quote]No. You must shed light on the truth of people like John Lewis, because they have become so entrenched in their positions that their constituency will never remove them unless they themselves also accept the truth. That isn't good for a short-term "win," but I don't really care about short-te...
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re: After 30 years in Congress, John Lewis has accomplished the following: - Joshjrn
[quote]But that doesn't give him immunity from criticism. It's a shame that the hard won respect was never used for anything but political hackery.[/quote] I have absolutely no issue with that. Had Republicans immediately shouted him down for what he said, for trying to destabilize the country, f...
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re: After 30 years in Congress, John Lewis has accomplished the following: - Joshjrn
[quote]That's where we are today. Lewis' statement against Trump was a racist screed, and reflects poorly on his actual intentions all those years ago[/quote] I'm not defending what he said. I've already condemned it multiple times in this thread. What I'm finding troubling is watching Republ...
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re: After 30 years in Congress, John Lewis has accomplished the following: - Joshjrn
[quote]No, but his record makes it ironic that he is trying to call out anyone else on anything. Are you opposed to calling out a hypocritical waste of space?[/quote] It depends. In hindsight, do you think it would have been more persuasive, more effective, to attack his message instead of attack...
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re: 6 months of Bills in a Savings Account - Joshjrn
[quote]Like a home renovation? [/quote] It's a shame someone like Lowes or Home Depot doesn't do that kind of work in house. Imagine the points you would be swimming in buying $1k gift cards at Office Depot at 5x... Sorry, I had to rub it in :lol:...
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