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- Hmmm, first, context.
Trust is never automatic. And when there are weapons pointed in all directions, it's a much more difficult challenge, to achieve trust.
You're being far more inflammatory than I, but saying essentially the same thing.
But it absolutely goes both ways. There are children growing up in spots on the globe where bombs and shells go off every single day. And in some of those spots, "America" is the enemy. And like it or not, some of those children will grow up, and we're going to have another problem to deal with. Take a look at what we're doing right now with drones, and where we're doing it. A mostly undefined enemy.
I don't really want to derail this thread, and I'm not sure if you're just trolling me, but all sides of this, that is, people everywhere, have to put in some effort if there's ever going to be a lasting solution to conflict.
Finally, you're presenting an "us" and "them" argument. Them I presume to be Muslims, so us must be Christians. Christians have plenty of blood on their hands, and they're going to have to work extra hard to gain any trust as well. Remember, in some of those places on the planet I mentioned earlier, the face of Christianity is not that of Jesus, it's the face of Bush II.
Finally, the biggest challenge we face as a species is the idea of others. As long as any of us feel like that toward any of us, it's going to continue to be a real challenge to survive.Dec 2, 2012
- America been a low life since Nixon. I remember seeing the skull and cross bones, the 'x' was the bones in his name, back in '73, when touring the Med. There was other graffiti that wasn't pro America as well. This attitude has been growing for years, not just in recent memory. If my recollection is correct, the 'feel good' started waning after Kennedy was assassinated, with an exception, when Clinton was in office 'some' of that resentment lifted.
Me? I'd like to see all those hungry for terror and blood put into a great arena and have at it until one emerges as victorious, then shoot that one so the rest of us can start fresh without weapons. Utopian yes, but it would be a lot less stressful then sending children to fight someone else's war.
Now lets smoke/ingest/drink something and have the conversation get back to legalizing/regulating, the original post.Dec 2, 2012
- Not the best idea, what next, look its just an easy way of saying our countries are in an economic crisis so by de - criminalising them it gives people more money. In no way should we criminalize people or stigmatize them but we should maybe aim to help individuals.
Maybe we should aim to help individuals perhaps this could be a good step.Dec 6, 2012
- Watching Jimmy Fallon guest tonight, and although I felt he wasn't given enough air time to speak on the subject, he did say that Portugal has chosen to give help to drug abusers instead of jail time. It had reduced heroin use by half, reduced crime related to drugs, in the last ten years. There were another examples of other countries in Europe that have changed the laws. As stated, he wasn't given enough air time. You did fail to mention the free education given to inmates, and use of libraries not available to the general population.
The cost of pure cocaine in S. America....$10,000 USD
The price after it hits the USA....$175,000 USD I believe thats before it gets cut.
Legalizing cannabis would eventually reduce the cost, making it less of a crime driven item. After all, it's a weed that can be grown anywhere. I recall a guy I knew in my younger years that was paid to go out into farm land in Nebraska and cut it down at a buck a bushel.
+ Daniel Williams..agree with you.Dec 7, 2012
- Dwight D. Eisenhower never spent much time in prisons if he thinks you are secure there. Attica! Attica!Dec 7, 2012
- Don't forget about what really happens:
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