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Posted on May 18 at 10:56 a.m.
Since there are so many laws not enforced in the US, maybe Chen just thought these laws were some of the ones not enforced. For the ousider looking in, the US can be a confusing place.
On Mom of Accused Puppy Torturer Pleads for Leniency
Posted on May 14 at 2:47 p.m.
How much RV sewage is draining into the ocean today with this rain?
On City Still Spilling Too Much Sewage
Posted on May 12 at 3:35 p.m.
Your argument is full of contradictions. You state that we would have less of a drug problem if drugs were legal. But then you go on to point out how many people are addicted to legal doctor prescribed drugs. You have made the case that many more people would be addicted if we legalized all drugs. Having seen the trail of distruction that drug addiction leaves, have more addicts does not lead to better world.
What you have also missed is that drug addicts steal to fund their lifestyles. Legalizing drugs doesn't magically make theft go way. Making drugs cheap doesn't pay the rent. Holland had this problem when they first legalized marijuana. We are having this problem downtown post Prop. 47. The costs of drug addiction are being transfered to those of us who can't afford to live behind guarded gates.
As far as drugs being legal for millions years, most societies had some sort of prohibitions in place. And there also weren't the safety nets that we have now. In those not so farway times, you had to function to survive.
Can we agree that a less addicted world is a better world?
On Shooting in Isla Vista
Posted on May 12 at 2:09 p.m.
"Drugs Legal and Controlled = NO drug dealers, NO drug violence, NO drug users taking up space in prisons"
Actually the equation when drugs are legal and controlled is thus:
Drugs Legal and Controlled=Legal drug dealers (Goverment or Corporations), more drug use (due to a increased supply and ease of access), more drugged out people, more people unable to work a regular job (hard ot work in a drug haze), more crime ( not having a job and still needing to pay for shit), more violence (due to hanging with your buddies who are in the same stupor)=more people in prison (because more of the populations brains are fried and unable function properly to make smart choices), and more people on welfare and goverment support (too drugged to support themselves).
If you have trouble with that equation, just pop down to Vera Cruz Park for a look see or stop in with your neighborhood RV dweller
Posted on May 8 at 2:59 p.m.
Should there even be parking in the Drunk Zone?
On Funk Zone Business Owners Wage Parking Wars
Posted on April 6 at 3:47 p.m.
How can I find out if the guy living in the RV down the street is on Megan's list? If I can't, that would be a nice loophole to fill.
On S.B.'s First 'Sexually Violent Predator' Arrested for Murder
Posted on March 29 at 8:50 a.m.
Thank Mark for your years of dedicated service to the community. And for those of you who doubt that this Mark Ward is also the comic genius of "Proctor and Ward", he is the same guy. Let's hope in retirement he returns to covering the Fiesta parade.
On The Wisdom of Mark Ward
Posted on March 12 at 3:13 p.m.
Sorry RHS-Driving is a privilege and not a right. The city can and should control what happens on its streets. The overnight RV ban should be extended throughout the whole city.
On RV Dwellers Sue City
Posted on March 5 at 3:42 p.m.
This year, burglery and thief are way up in my downtown hood. Just reporting from the frontlines.
BTW:burglery and thief went up in Europe where and when drugs were legalized.
On Sheriff, DA Rain on Prop 47 Parade
Posted on February 25 at 10:04 a.m.
Funny how the 1% can rob the 99%.
On City Election Sea Change