User Profile: theninthplanet


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  • [3] November 13, 2015 at 8:48am

    I say give them $15 / hour. Same idea that we should make the $1 bill worth $1,000,000, so no one would be poor anymore. Sucks for them when they find out that what they’re making in 2015 dollars is still the same.

  • [25] October 26, 2015 at 4:40pm

    So what stops someone from crossing the COUNTRY’S BORDER when there are more gun control laws?

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  • [1] October 22, 2015 at 4:43pm

    addictive – adjective
    1.producing or tending to cause addiction :
    addiction – noun
    1.the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.

    Addiction doesn’t have to be a physical dependence. An addictive substance does not have to have 100% addiction – keyword in the definition is “tends”
    Many habitual pot smokers claim that they “can quit at any time” but never do because they “just don’t want to now.” Classic denial.

    There are many studies indicating that chronic pot smokers develop psychosis. The problem is that correlation does not prove causation. That same statistician’s argument made it incredibly difficult to prove that smoking cigarettes causes lung cancer.
    Yet the pot promoters continue to beat the drums that pot is safe and therefore should be legal. Facts be damned, they just want to be high.

  • October 22, 2015 at 1:04pm

    You’re really walking a fine line in trying to define what it means to be addicting and what isn’t, and your definition is just plain wrong.

    I’m sorry you’re not able to comprehend my comment. Let me try again:

    By the time science is able to prove that pot induces psychosis [This correlation hasn't been proven causal yet, and I expect it will take many years], the big pot lobby will be embedded in government just like big tobacco [once pot becomes legalized, regulated and mainstream, large corporations will aggregate and lobbies will form] – preventing any new pot growing business and cementing its place as an institution in America [will become impossible to deregulate, prohibit or make the government smaller, and individuals forming small businesses will suffer - freedom is destroyed].

  • [3] October 22, 2015 at 8:22am

    We need to get a list of all the “benefits” that promoters keep repeating and all the “facts” as well. As time goes on, all the “facts” will be debunked and all the “benefits” will be shown to be detriments.
    So, with this article we get to cross off “pot is not addictive” from the list. And maybe, “there are no side effects.”
    By the time science is able to prove that pot induces psychosis, the big pot lobby will be embedded in government just like big tobacco – preventing any new pot growing small business from opening and cementing its place as an institution in America.

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  • [-2] August 17, 2015 at 5:03pm

    You would allow a step-parent to continue raping their step-child! You are sick!

  • [18] August 16, 2015 at 11:30pm

    How many child rapists have had their crimes covered up with forcing their victim to have an abortion? How many underage girls victimized by statutory rape have covered their relationships with abortions?

    Killing children in the womb does not undo rape. Killing children in the womb will not fix the trauma of being raped. Killing children in the womb destroys evidence of wrong doing, and protects rapists.

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  • [10] July 3, 2015 at 10:04am

    Takei clearly does not know what the word “innate” means.

  • [55] June 16, 2015 at 8:44am

    It’s complicated because she doesn’t want to be labeled a liar.

    She’s a liar, pants on fire.

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  • [39] June 3, 2015 at 10:43pm

    Why on God’s green earth would there be transgendered children?

  • June 3, 2015 at 11:57am


    Then recognize the flaws in their argument, and the bastard the “legalization” process is going to produce; what they’re arguing for is not what you want.
    They do not want freedom, they are not arguing for freedom, they want to be high and they are going to further enshrine sin taxes into law.

    They want the government to dictate the legal market price, they want the government to license shops and growers and have ultimate control on supply. That is not freedom, and you should understand why it is a bad idea.

  • [-1] June 3, 2015 at 10:46am


    No, it really isn’t. They’re arguing that legalization will stop people from being made criminals, which is not the case at all.
    They’re arguing that it should be taxed and regulated like alcohol and tobacco, but if weed is as harmless (less detrimental than alcohol!) as is claimed, why are they wanting to tax it at all, instead of the 100-500% they’re proposing versus the approximately 10-30% that liquor and cigarettes are taxed?
    If a black market exists over $2.14 tax for 750ml of liquor and $1 per carton of cigarettes, why wouldn’t it exist for tens or hundreds of dollars of tax per ounce of pot?
    Finally, the arguments made are not about freedom, because they’re inviting tremendous government involvement and regulation.

    All that is left is a bunch of people wanting to pay the government to get high, and that’s a problem.

  • [-1] June 2, 2015 at 8:36pm


    Just because it isn’t in the news every single day doesn’t mean that it does not exist. Legalized, taxed, regulated alcohol and cigarettes still make criminals because the laws are onerous and people are not truly free. And there is still the federal government cracking down on these people… what happens when Uncle Sam finds people with a couple ounces of untaxed marijuana? Do you think they’ll get off easier or harder when it is “legalized?” With a larger regulatory body, do you think you will be freer or more enslaved to the government?

    They are flat out arguing that they’re willing to trade freedom in order to get high. That is not a libertarian position, that is a progressive position. Now take your Soma and stop questioning your benevolent government.

  • [-3] June 2, 2015 at 1:29pm

    “You are still talking about moonshine.”
    Yes. All of the problems that are going to be “solved” with legalization are not actually “solved.” They’re bad arguments.
    We’re still creating criminals because of $2.14 per 750ml bottle, and $1 per carton of cigarettes. That doesn’t change because something is legalized, taxed and regulated, and that certainly doesn’t buy us more freedom.

  • [-4] June 2, 2015 at 1:06pm

    “I think the laws of economics are actually in my favor, unless the government taxes it so heavily that it’s cheaper to buy illegal.”
    What do you mean “unless.” The advocates are asking for a big government solution, and while what they’re asking for only relates to the sale, you’d better believe the individual liberties will be quashed as well.
    Smell like body odor? Guess who now has probable cause to stop and interrogate you to see if you’re intoxicated. Wisps of white smoke coming out of your car window? Guess who is getting pulled over for a sobriety check. Your children find your legal stash and go to school high? Guess who takes your kids and who goes to jail.

    It took decades of research to fully understand the effects of cigarette smoke, then huge pushes to regulate that industry and individual liberties as well. Is that what freedom looks like to you?

  • [-2] June 2, 2015 at 10:37am


    The laws of economics dictate what individuals are willing to do legally and illegally. And at the proposed tax rates (using Colorado as a measuring stick), that leaves a tremendous amount of profit available. You wouldn’t think moonshine would be a problem with 750ml bottles of liquor being taxed federally at $2.14, yet it still exists.

  • [-5] June 2, 2015 at 9:46am

    Legalization won’t make the cartels go away, just more difficult to prosecute.

    You’re not making a positive argument, only a defensive one.

    And unpasteurized milk.

  • [5] June 2, 2015 at 9:07am

    The demand for illegal untaxed and unregulated moonshine is still not zero. The black market still does not check for IDs. There is an age gap between adulthood and legal consumption age, which still creates criminals.

    None of these problems are solved with legalization.

    You will also notice the proponents are arguing for more government involvement, not less. Police will still be required to combat the black market, and a new government agency will be created to regulate the legalized market.

    All while making it more difficult to teach children why it is a bad idea to just numb their pain, until they can become mature enough to recognize that truth themselves.

    In reply to Gonzo's comment on the story Is Weed a Gateway Drug?

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  • [1] May 30, 2015 at 1:49pm


    I am on topic. I don’t think the timing of this is a coincidence; seems news of this could’ve broke any time in the past 2 years but it happens now.

    I also appreciate the use of “your.”
    Glad to know I was responsible for electing him in Illinois 2 years before I was born.
    It appears the only sin to the left is hypocrisy, but that only applies when it’s someone on the right. I appreciate your intellectual honesty, now go back under your bridge you troll.

  • [5] May 29, 2015 at 10:47pm

    Funny how when Hillary is in trouble we have this as a distraction…
    I didn’t realize Hastert was running for President!

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