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I hope your tale of Watermellon isn't recent, with the weather and all. I loke the way you tt your son concerning the relevant issues. And I never saw how making these practices illegal ever helped.
Thanks Mary Kay, I think the nude beach arrest must have
been this summer, she didn't look that cold LOLOL.
We talk with Robbie about everything, to the point that he takes us to task for being overly protective and telling him things he already knows. Fortunately he isn't the type to roll his eyes too much and snap, "I know, DAD. You TOLD me already."
Nancy and I spend a lot of time looking at each other and saying, "Well we must have done SOMETHING right" in a slightly astonished tone.
I'm reminded of what one of the senior kids at the annual Classics conference Robbie and Nancy and I attended two years ago said to his mother when she told him that the staff at the University holding the conference were very impressed with how polite all the kids were(400 highschool kids from southern Ontario). He said "Of COURSE we're polite Mom, we're all Classics nerds."
If you don't approve
don't do it. It's a pretty good policy. Let other people decide for themselves.
Any photos of Watermelon's arrest?
I'd like to know if the name's a double-entendre.
Here's a link to her website
(NT) Arrest a career move?!
What a disgraceful site, Josh!
And such low bandwidth.
"He knows ...
... when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!
You better watch out ..."
(NT) "Its as Groovy as a 10cent movie"......;-)
Learn something every day. Didn't know
watermelons grew in Canada.
(NT) Pamela Anderson (Canadian)
Oops, I'm kinda embarassed. I had no idea she was
approaching legal funding in such a...uhhh... creative way.
And I thought it would have been obvious that, having handed out watermelon slices at the beach, her nick-name had become... or am I stepping on someones joke.
They broke the law and as such should be arrested. Simple enough.
As for the "fairness" of the law, I think it should be illegal. Marijuana use is not a simple case of "what other people do doesn't matter to me." Just like other drugs, it can impare judgement and one's self-control, and legalization would lead to a significant increase in accidents and other crimes.
Rationalizing legalization with the argument that alcohol is legal is foolish. By comparing marijuana to alcohol marijuana supporters weaken their own stances...one glance at the harms that alcohol does to society provides enough reason to keep marijuana illegal.
As for the medical or therapeutic uses of marijuana, I actually do not mind that application, but believe it should be controlled as substances like codeine, morphine, etc, to prevent illegitimate use of it. Research should be encouraged into the active subtsances within marijuana, to develop more potent and more specific drugs to ease symptoms in patients.
Just my two cents, or maybe more like 317 cents.
Foolish or consistent?
Would you argue that alcohol and marijuana should receive similar legal treatment since the effects are similar?
alcohol has become such a deep-rooted component of our society, and the law must treat alcohol and marijuana differently. Alcohol should be tightly regulated, though, as it is currently, but possibly with more emphasis on actual enforcement.
Marijuana, on the other hand, is not an integrated component of our society currently, and with vigorous campaigns to prevent its growth, transport, and abuse, I believe that it's influence on our society can be effectively limited.
As for alcohol and marijuana leading to other crimes, they should be treated the same in that regard, a person knowingly handicaps their judgement and skills when they take such substances.
One evil is enough, we don't need another.
I must disagree
Rational consistency must be the goal of any legal system. If laws are based on 'oh, we've always done that' then they deserve the capricious disregard that their enacting embodied.