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Gazette story on state police pot bust lacked critical context The news editor for The Daily Gazette played ball with law enforcement with this misleading Aug. 31 headline, “Massive Pot Sweep ‘Home Run’ for police.” The amount of pot seized represents a minuscule percentage of the marijuana available on the black market. But the headline would lead readers to believe that this eradication actually will have a deterrent effect on anyone’s ability to obtain the ...


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wmarincic
September 5, 2012
7:27 a.m.

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William Aiken, you mention Wahington and Oregon which are very liberal states with high taxes, high unemployment and very little freedom. Both states have video cameras on almost every corner that send robotickets for speeds just 5 miles over the posted limits, how would you like to get three $75 tickets on your way to work because you accidently went 35 in a 30. Believe me the only reason for those initiatives is to somehow get more money from the average citizen, just the way all liberal states work, look at NY taxes and fees.

wmarincic
September 5, 2012
7:32 a.m.

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Mary Socha

That is how Unions work, my friend got a call the other day by a union threatening to destroy his equipment on a job site if he didn't hire union workers. That is who supports Obama, unions. It is also worth noting that Strock did a column that stated that those people are not even union workers but minumum wage day workers, don't you love the hyprocracy?

Fritzdawg
September 5, 2012
5:19 p.m.

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wmarincic:
What does any of that have to do with The War On Drugs hoax?

If anything, I would think that not jailing people over nonsense, would save taxpayers money.

Sure, the cops put on a pretty good performance as they violate people's rights in the name of drug interdiction, but the fact is, even the DEA admits that they still only intercept less than 1% of the illegal drugs in this country.

So why are they wasting our money just so that some higher-ups can get some face time on TV, and give reporters helicopter rides?

wmarincic
September 5, 2012
5:56 p.m.

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It has to do with the fact that those very liberal states would make drugs legal but the very fact that the more liberal a state is the more intrusive it is in our lives. People vote demopcrat thinking they are voting for more freedom but nothing could be further from the truth.

Until there is a breatholizer for weed it will never be legal. Do I think people should go to jail for it, no, a waste of taxpayer money.

Fritzdawg
September 5, 2012
7:33 p.m.

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Actually, it was the republicans that started The War On Drugs. They also started the Department Of Homeland Security, and the TSA, neither of which keeps us any safer, but stomp our rights into the mud on a daily basis, and steal our money to spend on nonsense.

Romney wants to impose strict control of the internet.
Supposedly to stop pornography, but I would hope you know better than that.

He also wants to ramp up marijuana eradication efforts, and abolish medical marijuana, which we both know, is not only an expensive futile effort, but detrimental as well.

wmarincic
September 6, 2012
7:24 a.m.

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Actually it is Obama that wants to restrict the internet, I have been reading about it for years, it is called "Net Nuetrality".

The bottom line is that I think we have a better chance as a country with Romney/Ryan. To tell the truth I wish it were Ryan/Romney or Ryan/Mia Love.

gazettereader
September 6, 2012
7:35 a.m.

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"Net Neutrality" is the idea that companies can't restrict the internet based on content. It's equal access to the internet for everyone. Why some ISPs don't like it is they want to be able to charge for content. As a hypothetical example, Time Warner would be able to make the Daily Gazette site go really slow or not work at all unless The Daily Gazette pays them a fee to have faster access to TW customers. Those against Net Neutrality say "We need to control the content so we can turn off porn sites". But what they really want is to make their partner sites run faster, and those they don't like to run slower. So Net Neutrality = good.

wmarincic
September 6, 2012
4:39 p.m.

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gazettereader the issue with net nuetrality is the privacy issue which is also my issue, yes the internet should be an open platform but what I do on the internet should be private.

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