That will never fly. There are too many critical skill jobs and OSHA will not allow that liability. If your impaired at work your fired unless you work in a bar or pot dispensary.
Or politics. I would love to have an OSHA drone with me for a day.
 May 29, 2015 at 5:22am
Marijuana is not a gateway drug. However, the people you have to hang out with in order to do the drug are the gateway. It’s always been this way and always will be this way. Pot cost two people their job. That’s a negative. It is believed that legalizing will take it mainstream, improve its image, and allow users to buy it openly from store fronts. Thus, eliminating the seedy characters who often have more than just pot for sale. So far, people that use still look like losers to me.
If you buy weed from a dispensary, you don't have to hang out with "gateway" people. And that gateway person theory is bogus anyways, the vast majority of the dealers I've known only dealt pot.
Usually pot dealers just sell so they can smoke for free. There's not a lot of money in pot unless you sell a lot of it.
Maybe a drive-through gateway drug?
Well stated Nigel. I'm on the fence about legalizing it. Some people are just too stupid to use it responsibly in the appropriate time and place. I've had dealings with staff being high on pot at work and whip out their medical marijuana card like that's going to make a difference in me sending them home. Medically prescribed or not, we wouldn't have an employee working while under the influence of any mind altering drug. It's not safe or professional. Then you got those who think they can light up just anywhere in public around others. Fact is, unlike alcohol consumption, you can get a buzz standing next to someone else smoking pot. Again, just because you have a prescription, doesn't mean you can't show a little discretion.
Alcohol is legal. Don't you think if someone gave away food for a couple of shots of bourbon they would be fired too?
And besides, if I were the employer and pot were legal I'd still fire them for trading my goods, for pot or anything else for that matter as I would consider that theft of my property. We canned a guy for doing the same with legal beer and cigarettes.
 May 28, 2015 at 11:32pm
Hospitals are losing billions now because obamacare policies are not paying.
 May 28, 2015 at 11:30pm
The dem’s are once again playing the “babe in the woods” but if you recall, it was the Scott Brown election after the death of Ted Kennedy that is responsible for this. It took away the Dems 60 vote senate. Pelosi put this language in the house bill so that republican states would be cohearsed into setting up exchanges. Other liberal states would be flush with new medicaid dollars to provide insurance. The 60 vote senate can change this bill anytime and not worry about riders or amendments. Scott brown is elected and changes cannot be made in the senate. The dems can’t use it to threaten states. It gets voted through and the language is never changed for fear of GOP amendments. Plus obAma needed a win as the economy had taken a tumble. The dems got their Dickie caught in a door jam.
 May 28, 2015 at 11:14pm
I love those types of front porches. I could sip iced tea all day!
 May 28, 2015 at 11:10pm
Chicago politician…..not surprising he’s a crook.
 May 28, 2015 at 9:43am
Fecal ingestion post sodomy operations. (In my most sincere non-sailor vernacular). Polio, hep-C, auto-immune and a few lesser known others are horrible diseases. The world, mostly the US, has spent over a trillion dollars fighting these diseases. God Bless America! But there are things you can do personally to reduce the risk. If we can tell smokers to go outside and punish them with higher insurance rates, we can tell a gay man the same. Don’t have to NOT be gay, just stop with the sodomy.
May 28, 2015 at 9:29am
Absolutely! I was Infantry and rather have been in the mud and sludge than in the billets. Too many star-chasers looking to grease you for a loose button.
May 28, 2015 at 9:25am
“We follow orders or people die!” She could win some benefits in court . But her discharge for not following orders will stand. It’s pretty obvious her supervisor was having a hard time moving from D.I. to superior. Terrible counseling on his part and HIS rankin officer. IF she was being pressured by co-workers I believe this former D.I. was punishing the group for her insubordination. In large platoon numbers this is needed but in the confines of a smaller office group, she should’ve been given a one on one. D.I.’s have a hard time coming down from that intensity. Just another case of the military/government being too rigid.
It is clear from the court proceedings that she had a less then perfect relationship with her chain of command. The four direct orders she disobeyed were all specific to her, not a group punishment.
Given that she lost her court matial and her first appeal, I doubt she will win by persuing further - that said, I am sure the motive is to get some financial benefit at this point . I strongly suspect, however, was that her primary motive behind these events was just to get out of the Marine Corps as quickly as possible...
May 28, 2015 at 9:11am
I knew a guy from kent state who did that as well. Usually after a night of hard drinking.
 May 28, 2015 at 9:10am
Turning out mental illness people into mainstream AmericAns is a liberal legacy. Pin that on american Democrsts.
A lot of people are too young to know what happened. The "do badders", some call them "do gooders" lobbied to have patients in Mental Institutions turned loose in society because it was "unfair" for them to be confined. Just another legacy of the Democrappers who themselves should be in a mental institution.
May 28, 2015 at 9:08am
“In Greece, we eat up an entire continent’s profits.” Greece announced late last week that it will not be able to pay the IMF ANY of its 380 million euro payment….due June 1st. They need to have their own currency. They can make it. It will be tough for 20 years but this late payment refusal to tighten the belt is only going to build resentment among the rest of the Union.
 May 28, 2015 at 8:56am
Companies, industry, schools, governments, non-profits and volunteer groups have been trying to establish black and white policies in the name of fairness for several decades now. But it still comes down to pressure. I went to basic training with my high school principle’s son. We we ran in different circles but found some kinship post graduation. Hard not to in that environment. Occasionally he would give me a glimpse of the trials of being the principle’s son. Our parents came down to watch us graduate. While out of town, the next batch of seniors trashed their yard, drowned their cats,..,pretty low-brow stuff. The ususal suspects were hauled in, questioned and suspended. However, it became apparent that a more diverse crowd was in on it as well when the star basketball player’s wallet was found in the backyard. He received nothing but his wallet back. The principle was pressured by the powers that be to do nothing. This of course caused cries of discrimination to ring out and he completely lost all respect and found work elsewhere. I don’t know if punishing the ball player would’ve changed anything but carve-outs can be slippery too. Baymont Suites made the best of a bad situation. That’s all I can ask.
 May 28, 2015 at 6:52am
Why isn’t he stimulating the economy by spending it? There are people walking around with $7,000 on their EBT cards. Why aren’t they spending it? The national savings rate is 5.4% in an era of the lowest interest rates ever in America. Why Ben Bernanke? Why? This isn’t what you proposed. Why have retail sales shrank the last two months? Why hasn’t consumer spending taken off?
May 27, 2015 at 8:29pm
Say what you want about Rick, out of the gate he’s a better speaker than everyone but Walker and Kasuich. I love Carson but he won’t be able to deliver that “sha-bang” speech when needed. Rick’s biggest problem is cash. Huh….mine too!
May 27, 2015 at 8:05pm
Only half of it is worth taking back. I’Ve already voted american democrats off the island. They have nothing of value to offer..,,only misery,
 May 27, 2015 at 8:01pm
A liberal can be as offensive as he pleases. Grover the a-pipe really ended his career yesterday with the taco/drywall comment. What a nim-Rod!
I spent 16 years in sales and marketing and if the gay marriage movement moves towards the sodomy argument, it will die quickly. I’m for gay unions and the inherent rights that come with it through our legal system. But if american gays double down on sodomy, I assure you, they will loose. If it wasn’t for sodomy, gay marriage would’ve been legal years ago.
Sodomy is what so-called gay marriage is all about. It cannot avoid it Marriage is the unique term to describe the stable relationship that brings the next generation into the world with a mom and dad. there are no parallels. If that cant be legal, then Webster needs to find a new unique descriptor for that union. If not, then everyone’s vocabulary just got smaller.