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#121    acidhead

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:28 AM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 07 November 2012 - 07:05 AM, said:

Washington and Colorado. Well how about that. Although, I live in Washington, and we've known for quite some time that I-502 to legalize would pass. It passed by a significant margin, right about where the polls have been suggesting it would so it's no surprise.

Colorado IS a surprise though. Their early polling was suggesting that it would not pass there.

Oregon had a similar initiative on their ballot but it didn't pass. But expect them to model their next initiative after Colorado and Washington and THEN it will pass there too. Followed by California, and others.

Now the big question is whether the feds are going to come after both states. I think they will... they'll do it financially. They'll cut Federal funds for highways and other infrastructure. Just watch, but they'll have to do it quick or too many other states will jump on board and then the Feds won't be able to do too much.

While I will never purchase and partake, I am glad that Washington was the first with Colorado. Its the right thing to do here. Other states can make their own decisions.

Decided last night to finally get a passport and visit America after hearing this wonderful news.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:36 AM

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:36 AM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 08 November 2012 - 01:52 AM, said:

LOL you're killin' me... funny stuff right there. Because Texas can't sustain itself well enough financially to "succeed"  if they decided to "secede"   *facepalm*

Come on Joc, I know you're smarter than that statement.

Not to nit pick, but Texas could sustain itself. It's LA, MS, and AL they'd have trouble supporting, what with all the welfare those states need to stay afloat.

But Texas has had a secede movement since the late 1800's and it's always been an epic, epic fail. There are still a few smart people down there.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

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The sad thing is..I don't think we really ever had a chance to change things...


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:40 AM

View Postacidhead, on 08 November 2012 - 02:28 AM, said:

Decided last night to finally get a passport and visit America after hearing this wonderful news.

Don't come down too quick... Washington State is at least one year away from opening it's doors for legal sales. They have a lot of sorting out to do.

The Feds came out today and stated that at this time, they have no intention of filing suit. Interesting. They do want to review the legislation, they do want to meet with state officials, but it looks like at this moment, they have no concrete plans to intervene. Very very interesting.

It's kind of amazing how many DAs, law enforcement and government officials are actually standing behind this legalization effort. If the Feds can keep their fingers out of it, I think it could be very successful.

Edited by MissMelsWell, 08 November 2012 - 02:51 AM.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:41 AM

View PostMr. Smith, on 08 November 2012 - 02:36 AM, said:

Not to nit pick, but Texas could sustain itself. It's LA, MS, and AL they'd have trouble supporting, what with all the welfare those states need to stay afloat.

But Texas has had a secede movement since the late 1800's and it's always been an epic, epic fail. There are still a few smart people down there.

No they can't. LOL. If the US applied  sanctions on Texas and it would be over. Done. There's really only one state that could successfuly secede and sustain itself on its own... Alaska. But even they're smart enough to know that it's still not in their best interest to do so.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:44 AM

View PostEllJay, on 07 November 2012 - 05:56 AM, said:

Speaking of Mormons and crying, I wonder what Glenn Beck are doing tonight?

I suspect he's secretly celebrating like the other right wing pundits who were so confident Romney and the GOP would steamroll the elections they unmotivated millions of their followers from taking the time to vote. Now they all preserve their ratings and book deals for another four years.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:55 AM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 08 November 2012 - 02:40 AM, said:

Don't come down too quick... Washington State is at least one year away from opening it's doors for legal sales. They have a lot of sorting out to do.

The Feds came out today and stated that at this time, they have no intention of filing suit. Interesting. They do want to review the legislation, they do want to meet with state officials, but it looks like at this moment, they have no concrete plans to intervene. Very very interesting.

It's kind of amazing how many DAs, law enforcement and government officials are actually standing behind this legalization effort. If the Feds can keep their fingers out of it, I think it could be very successful.

Yeah... I realize that it's going to take some time before it actually happens but when it does expect the State of Washington to experience a flood of tourism from BC.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:56 AM

Oh and speaking of states and seceding and joining the union, did anyone else notice in all the hubbub that Puerto Rico voted in favor of Statehood? Could we possibly see a 51st state added to the Union?

http://www.cnn.com/2...rico/index.html

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:02 AM

View PostMr. Smith, on 08 November 2012 - 02:44 AM, said:



I suspect he's secretly celebrating like the other right wing pundits who were so confident Romney and the GOP would steamroll the elections they unmotivated millions of their followers from taking the time to vote. Now they all preserve their ratings and book deals for another four years.
Not that many repubs didn't vote compared to 2008. Rs lost about 1.5M and Obama lost around 10M. So republican motivation was far more consistent. Why'd so many choose not to vote, mainly for Obama? I know it doesn't matter, the takers outweigh the makers and he still won. Just realized, Maybe thats the answer. The takers are inherently lazy. So good, hope that trend keeps up and eventually te votes will dwindle. Woohoo, good news for the future! How 'bout that spin?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:18 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 07 November 2012 - 11:41 PM, said:

Mildly amusing! :wub:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:22 AM

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Not that many repubs didn't vote compared to 2008. Rs lost about 1.5M and Obama lost around 10M. So republican motivation was far more consistent. Why'd so many choose not to vote, mainly for Obama? I know it doesn't matter, the takers outweigh the makers and he still won. Just realized, Maybe thats the answer. The takers are inherently lazy. So good, hope that trend keeps up and eventually te votes will dwindle. Woohoo, good news for the future! How 'bout that spin?

You should have your own radio show. Someone needs to replace Dick Morris before the guys at fox find out he has more dresses in the closet than suits.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:28 AM

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Posted Imagejoc, on 08 November 2012 - 01:33 AM, said:

I'm already here sweetheart!  Texas!  And eventually we will succeed from the Union and take about half the country with us.  :wub:


How is it that we see what you do not?   What will you say when Televiv has a Mushroom Cloud hovering over it?  Just another bump in the road?  All in all, it's just another bump in the road....




LOL you're killin' me... funny stuff right there. Because Texas can't sustain itself well enough financially to "succeed"  if they decided to "secede"   *facepalm*

Come on Joc, I know you're smarter than that statement.
Wow... :w00t:  Yeah...I am just really tired...and I have a very bad sore throat...not just sore but all swollen on the outside...taking some anti-biotics though...
Actually, Texas can sustain itself very well...and the truth of the matter is...no one is going to secede from the Union...nice thought though...but, it ain't gonna happen...Hmmmm... :gun: ...or could it....?....

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:31 AM

View Postsupervike, on 08 November 2012 - 02:10 AM, said:

Well, your prediction from just a few days ago was that Romney would win in a landslide.  Certainly you'd give us the benefit of the doubt if we take your prognastication with a grain of salt or two.
Oh, no problem...the first thing I said was I was wrong.  Boy, was I ever....

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:32 AM

View PostMr. Smith, on 08 November 2012 - 03:22 AM, said:



You should have your own radio show. Someone needs to replace Dick Morris before the guys at fox find out he has more dresses in the closet than suits.
Morris is only made for small doses but seriously, what happened to all those millions of voters? Not that you would know. Just been wondering.

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