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Laws must be followed

September 9, 2013

Marijuana is illegal under federal law. Yet Attorney General Eric Holder has decided not to interfere in any way with two states where recreational use of the drug has become permissible....

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drugsrus

Sep-15-13 10:28 PM

Skrocki, he isn't the only one taking a stand against the unconstitutional "safe Act" that actually does nothing to promote safety.

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Skrocki

Sep-15-13 12:24 AM

The NYS SAFE Law must be followed too, Sheriff Tom Lorey!

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usedtolivethere

Sep-13-13 12:08 PM

I'll explain oh wealthy one. We gave up on the war on poverty years ago. We should do the same with the war on drugs. I'm retired and make 6 figures so don't assume anything. If you still don't understand, let me know.

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MrBoB51

Sep-13-13 8:42 AM

Usedto, was there a point in your comment or just jealousy?

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gville70

Sep-11-13 5:08 PM

What happened to the conservative mandate of states rights? If the majority of voters approve of legalization how is that different from your wave of anti-abortion bills and voter registration bills? Wasn't your platform built on less gov't is better?

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usedtolivethere

Sep-11-13 3:48 PM

Yo Bobbo, read the news! The wealthiest 1% of Americans earned 19% of the countries household incomes last year - their biggest share since 1928. The war on pverty troops have been home a long time. Bring home the drug troops also.

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drugsrus

Sep-11-13 2:09 PM

much of the drug problem is due to our leaky border. Shore up the border patrol with our troops from around the world and that situation will get better in a hurry. we need to make our borders as secure as other nations.

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MrBoB51

Sep-11-13 8:31 AM

Uh, usedto, the 'war on poverty' has been going on since the 1960's we lost that one too. Time to bring the troops home right???

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MrBoB51

Sep-11-13 8:27 AM

Rs it's a non sequitur only to you because it doesn't follow your twisted liberal one dimensional thinking. Sheesh. I'm not surprised you didn't read my whole comment, you could not comprehend the one sentence you did read so why bother with the rest, and you talk about 'fail'.....HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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drugsrus

Sep-10-13 6:50 PM

swizzer, Where do you come up with this crap ????? They were raising tobacco taxes even back when a doctor was quoted in an ad "Chesterfield, not a cough in a carton, smooth" That might be a few months before your time.

MrBoB is on the right track

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TiredOfTax

Sep-10-13 6:10 PM

Then stop messing around, fight the war to win it. Not let it grow like it has. All WARS should only be taken on if they are to be won, not a bit here and a smidgen there a blast them off their feet and stop them now winning attitude.

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usedtolivethere

Sep-10-13 4:42 PM

And let's not forget the people dying in drug wars, or those in jail for possession. Look at the money to be saved by freeing those in jail for a victimless crime. End the war on drugs. It's lost...bring the troops home

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BEREAL64

Sep-10-13 3:56 PM

It’s OK to frack and destroy the drinking water of an area for generations to come or build a pipeline that when it leaks (not if) it will destroy the entire drinking water supply of a dozen states. However, growing pot that doesn’t destroy the land or drinking water and can be used for a variety of products that don’t include getting high is something that is just not tolerable. If you listened to your logic instead of cutting and pasting you would realize just how irrational you sound.

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BEREAL64

Sep-10-13 3:44 PM

Interesting how all the conservative politicians that do their political business half in the bag are so against legalizing pot. How many local Democrats in office or running for office have DWIs in their portfolio? I certainly thought that TOT and Bob would be on the side of developing business opportunities. I guess they are only pro-business when Rush and Sean say so (drill baby drill but no solar please). Look at how alcohol is a major player in social and sporting events. Remember when alcohol was illegal in the 20’s? There are a variety of business opportunities that would develop as a result legalizing pot. Job opportunities, a reduction in unemployment, additional tax revenue – what’s to lose? Plus, the DEA could concentrate their efforts on cocaine and ******. Besides, the pot will be grown and sold no matter what is done, that’s supply and demand. Think of all the struggling farms in upstate New York that could add to their crops and make a great deal of money.

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rschweizer

Sep-10-13 3:20 PM

MrBoB51, I stopped reading your comment after the first sentence, as it is a non-sequitur. Why?

The argument other and I have made here is taxes.

And since the Thruway is funded solely by tolls by those who use it, and not one red cent of taxpayer money, then your argument about raising taxes is baseless.

Fail.

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MrBoB51

Sep-10-13 2:33 PM

So rs, I suppose they raise thruway tolls to discourage driving, raise income taxes to discourage working, raise licensing fees to discourage hunting, fishing, raising estate taxes to discourage dieing, raising business taxes to discourage businesses and the best one; do they raise property taxes and school taxes to discourage what, home ownership and education? Every single activity is taxed and regulated more and more to bring in revenue, no other pie-in-the-sky reason, not for your health, safety or well-being, just revenue. If you want to believe taxes on cigs discourage smoking and not to raise revenue that's your prerogative but then again, why is tobacco legal? To raise revenue of course, just like legalizing pot would do, or do you believe taxing pot would make people stop smoking dope too? If you were to send the Govt ALL your money and assets do you think the Govt will thank you and stop taxing you? Go ahead and let us know how it works out for you.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-10-13 1:58 PM

It is not a conservative idea... it was presented by a progressive was endorsed by liberals and is backed by democrats. Sure there is always a stray that gets away from the herd but all I said was it is a LIBERAL backed idea. Lets take a poll and see who supports letting Americans start recreationaly using drugs. My guess is it will lead to a LOT more problems and a WHOLE lot MORE government... we do not NEED anymore of any of those!

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rschweizer

Sep-10-13 1:17 PM

eh, drugs, 'Funny how "they" always raise tobacco taxes to increase revenue and then tell the smokers that they need to quit for health reasons. '

Cigaratte taxes in NYS have NEVER been to raise revenue. They've always been raised to encourage people to stop smoking.

I know smoking cigs in Fulton County is a favorite pasttime, so I can easily see why you'd have missed that point.

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NottaPinko

Sep-10-13 11:41 AM

The law is the law. If it makes sense to change the law, then change the law. Until that happens the DOJ & ALL law enforcement must enforce the law..... Period.

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usedtolivethere

Sep-10-13 9:44 AM

If it makes sense, TOT will DISAGREE!!!!!

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DaveGibson

Sep-10-13 8:45 AM

TiredOfTax- I recently had a discussion with a conservative friend who supports legalizing ALL drugs, not just marijuana. Her reasoning is that it could be taxed, and like cigarettes, use some of the revenue for drug education. It would just about eliminate gang violence, put drug dealers out of business, and empty out our prisons. Makes sense to me.

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laker88

Sep-10-13 8:13 AM

Bob....I haven't decided if our politicians should start smoking pot, or should stop. Re your other question, I tried to think of something that's not taxed in NY, the Empire State, and couldn't come up with anything.

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usedtolivethere

Sep-10-13 8:09 AM

It is totally baffling how the right wants to ban abortions, but when there is an unwanted, ignored child they call for eliminating welfare and reduce funding and tax breaks for day care. They should care as much for the born as they do for the unborn. Yes TOT, off topic. Just illustrating how we all have our little inconsistencies

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MrBoB51

Sep-10-13 7:53 AM

Just for fun, can anybody think of an activity that is NOT already taxed/regulated???

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MrBoB51

Sep-10-13 7:51 AM

When the politicians who make the laws start to follow their own laws, like obamacare, I might take this seriously. In any event, this is a States issue.

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