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Volkov
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2/15/2010 2:00:53 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I never watched the Superbowl, and I just found this now. I wasn't sure how many others didn't see it, but enjoy. It's f*cking hilarious. xD
Volkov
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2/15/2010 2:13:27 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 2:10:53 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Lol. "We got a battery!"

"We're taking the house! Go!"

I love it!
Reasoning
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2/15/2010 2:13:57 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
It would be funny if it wasn't so true.
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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2/15/2010 2:14:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 2:13:57 PM, Reasoning wrote:
It would be funny if it wasn't so true.

So the Green Police raid your hose for Incandescent light bulbs and misuse of the compost bin?
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.
Volkov
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2/15/2010 2:15:14 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 2:13:57 PM, Reasoning wrote:
It would be funny if it wasn't so true.

I've yet to be arrested for choosing plastic bags at the grocery store, so...
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2/15/2010 2:16:27 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 2:14:43 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
So the Green Police raid your hose for Incandescent light bulbs and misuse of the compost bin?

Have you ever heard of the "drug war"?
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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2/15/2010 2:17:05 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 2:16:27 PM, Reasoning wrote:
Have you ever heard of the "drug war"?

You mean the War on Drugs. A drug war is between two drug cartels. Big difference.
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2/15/2010 2:21:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 2:17:05 PM, Volkov wrote:
You mean the War on Drugs. A drug war is between two drug cartels. Big difference.

It is also known as the "drug war".[1][2][3]

[1] http://www.drugpolicy.org...
[2] http://www.drugwarfacts.org...
[3] http://www.pbs.org...
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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2/15/2010 2:28:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 2:21:03 PM, Reasoning wrote:
At 2/15/2010 2:17:05 PM, Volkov wrote:
You mean the War on Drugs. A drug war is between two drug cartels. Big difference.

It is also known as the "drug war".

That's confusing and unnecessary. Anyone who isn't a pothead knows the difference. But, whatever.
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2/15/2010 2:52:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 2:13:57 PM, Reasoning wrote:
It would be funny if it wasn't so true.

And it isn't true, which is why it is funny.
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2/15/2010 5:44:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 2:52:12 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 2/15/2010 2:13:57 PM, Reasoning wrote:
It would be funny if it wasn't so true.

And it isn't true, which is why it is funny.

People bursting into your home and arresting you for not harming anyone? Yeah that's actually true.
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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2/15/2010 5:55:01 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 5:44:03 PM, Reasoning wrote:
At 2/15/2010 2:52:12 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 2/15/2010 2:13:57 PM, Reasoning wrote:
It would be funny if it wasn't so true.

And it isn't true, which is why it is funny.

People bursting into your home and arresting you for not harming anyone? Yeah that's actually true.

Pollution doesn't harm anyone?
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2/15/2010 5:55:55 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 5:55:01 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 2/15/2010 5:44:03 PM, Reasoning wrote:
At 2/15/2010 2:52:12 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 2/15/2010 2:13:57 PM, Reasoning wrote:
It would be funny if it wasn't so true.

And it isn't true, which is why it is funny.

People bursting into your home and arresting you for not harming anyone? Yeah that's actually true.

Pollution doesn't harm anyone?

He's probably talking about drug, which I guess he also thinks doesn't harm anyone.
"Wanting Red Rhino Pill to have gender"
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2/15/2010 5:57:04 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 5:55:01 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Pollution doesn't harm anyone?

Incandescent light bulbs?
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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2/15/2010 5:57:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 5:55:55 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 2/15/2010 5:55:01 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 2/15/2010 5:44:03 PM, Reasoning wrote:
At 2/15/2010 2:52:12 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 2/15/2010 2:13:57 PM, Reasoning wrote:
It would be funny if it wasn't so true.

And it isn't true, which is why it is funny.

People bursting into your home and arresting you for not harming anyone? Yeah that's actually true.

Pollution doesn't harm anyone?

He's probably talking about drug, which I guess he also thinks doesn't harm anyone.

Reasoning, I wish you wouldn't smoke weed. You're not the same when you smoke, and I miss my friend... Oh, wait.
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2/15/2010 5:58:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 5:55:55 PM, OreEle wrote:
He's probably talking about drug, which I guess he also thinks doesn't harm anyone.

If I were to break down the door to my neighbor's home, push a gun in the face of the family that lives there, announce that they had offended me, or my masters, for some behavior of theirs which was proscribed by the scrawlings of blind yet dutiful scribes in some mysterious set of holy books that they had neither read nor subscribed to, and then demand that they comply with my instantaneous orders or be subject to the instantaneous power of death which issues from the barrel of my gun — would they or would they not be justified in defending themselves? Would they or would they not be justified in attempting to escape? Would they or would they not act morally by exerting every possible influence, by applying every possible force, to stop me enforcing whatever arbitrary proscription I found in my holy book?
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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2/15/2010 6:02:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 6:00:22 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
No one has ever been arrested for using incandescent light bulbs.

They were in the Green Police video which is analogous to arresting people for having marijuana.
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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2/15/2010 6:03:44 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 5:58:43 PM, Reasoning wrote:
At 2/15/2010 5:55:55 PM, OreEle wrote:
He's probably talking about drug, which I guess he also thinks doesn't harm anyone.

If I were to break down the door to my neighbor's home, push a gun in the face of the family that lives there, announce that they had offended me, or my masters, for some behavior of theirs which was proscribed by the scrawlings of blind yet dutiful scribes in some mysterious set of holy books that they had neither read nor subscribed to, and then demand that they comply with my instantaneous orders or be subject to the instantaneous power of death which issues from the barrel of my gun — would they or would they not be justified in defending themselves? Would they or would they not be justified in attempting to escape? Would they or would they not act morally by exerting every possible influence, by applying every possible force, to stop me enforcing whatever arbitrary proscription I found in my holy book?

If it was you. They would be justified in trying to run away. The thing is, government is not your "neighbor." Government is the ruling authority that "we, the people" put at the top to enforce laws that "we, the people" say should be enforced for the betterment of society. If you don't like the laws, try to change them or move somewhere else. But that is the point and purpose of government and law officials, to enforce laws on the public that the public agrees to, by means of either a democratic vote, or through officials that we put in place by a democratic vote.
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2/15/2010 6:08:11 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 6:02:17 PM, Reasoning wrote:
At 2/15/2010 6:00:22 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
No one has ever been arrested for using incandescent light bulbs.

They were in the fictional Green Police video which is analogous to arresting people for having marijuana.

Smoking marijuana isn't really analogous to doing things that are detrimental to the health of the environment.
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2/15/2010 6:11:22 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 6:08:11 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Smoking marijuana isn't really analogous to doing things that are detrimental to the health of the environment.

The video was about a police force attacking people for doing seemingly innocuous things.
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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2/15/2010 6:13:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 6:11:22 PM, Reasoning wrote:
At 2/15/2010 6:08:11 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
Smoking marijuana isn't really analogous to doing things that are detrimental to the health of the environment.

The video was about a police force attacking people for doing seemingly innocuous things.

Although I also believe that marijuana should be legalized, you're forcing an analogy that just doesn't work. Marijuana isn't innocuous, as harm does come from the use of it.
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2/15/2010 6:15:35 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 6:13:17 PM, Nags wrote:
Although I also believe that marijuana should be legalized, you're forcing an analogy that just doesn't work. Marijuana isn't innocuous, as harm does come from the use of it.

They are storming houses because they are using the wrong kind of lightbulbs. How can you not see the similarity here?
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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2/15/2010 6:22:34 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 2/15/2010 6:15:35 PM, Reasoning wrote:
They are storming houses because they are using the wrong kind of lightbulbs. How can you not see the similarity here?

Because marijuana is illegal. There is an actual debate on the legality of marijuana in the state known as the United States of America. It may be an analogy in your head, but it doesn't work in reality.