JCC Should crack be legal?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Obi-Zahn Kenobi, Dec 8, 2012.

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Should crack be legal?

Yes 5 vote(s) 15.2%
No 28 vote(s) 84.8%
  1. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Also, it's worth noting that crack cocaine is a vastly different beast than the cocaine found in the nostrils of most celebrities and Wall St hotshots (if Rick James has taught us anything, it's that cocaine is a hell of a drug). Crack is typically more commonly sold in lower socio-economic areas to poorer people, i.e. off the socio-economic ladder addicts. OZK therefore is basically trying to ensure the poor stay where they are and don't encroach on his space.

    Bravo, OZK. Bravo. Perhaps you should just give heroin to working class newborns to facilitate addition at an early age.
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  2. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I agree that it doesn't necessarily have to tie in with any "right." I was responding to OZK saying, "My body, my rights" and many "legalize everything!!!" advocates have similar views.
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  3. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    You do realize what you've likely done, right?
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  4. Suzuki_Akira Force Ghost

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    Fair, Darth_Guy. I think it's weird to think of stuff like this in terms of people's rights (ingesting as a 'right' or anyone's person as totally politically sacred) but it is worth asking if the government has the right in any particular instance to regulate bodies themselves, which is at least strongly related to door #1. The pro-choice argument has to work something like that, anyway, which makes OZK's stance here pretty interesting.
  5. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    umm guys im pretty sure he's making a ham-handed point about abortion, not presenting a legitimately held conviction
  6. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Why did that not occur to me?

    (Because OZK is strange and an abortion/drugs comparison is mind-numbingly stupid.)

    Well, this thread is more annoying now.
    Last edited by Darth Guy, Dec 9, 2012
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  7. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    If that's so, I don't really see how this analogy is configured.
  8. Suzuki_Akira Force Ghost

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    with OZK, never count an abortion discussion out. lesson learned
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  9. harpua Chosen One

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    Is that what this is, an abortion thing? Really?

    Then, yeah... I agree with DG--the comparison is mind-numbingly stupid.
  10. Billy_Dee_Binks Force Ghost

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  11. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    If the cocaine is legitimate, the body has ways of not getting high.
  12. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    If we legalize crack, then we'll have to legalize Nuke, which will drive drug kingpins like Cain out of business.
  13. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    Jun 9, 2002
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    No way. I'm sick of vomitting every time I see my neighbor mow the lawn. Buy a belt, dude.
  14. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    Gotcha!

    :p

    And, since this seems to be the forum for it, my ideal drug scenario would be that drugs are sold only from licensed businesses, the patronizing thereof strictly regulated by age, and that every drug purchased be dispensed along with a sheet containing a comprehensive list of risks and medical and situational contraindications (i.e "If you are solely responsible for the care of a child" etc.)
    Last edited by Condition2SQ, Dec 9, 2012
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  15. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    So, CrackDonalds?
  16. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    Crack contains to high a chance of addiction for it to ever be used by anyone responsibly. And since there is no real way to harness that addiction for the betterment of society there is no reason to make it legal.

    Nor should using it carry jail time. Unless we convert our jails into factories or power plants we have no reason to want to keep filling them up with people.
  17. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    I like how the most destructive drug out there* hasn't warranted a mention.

    *Not just because it's ****ing awful, but because it doesn't require a plant grown on the other side of the planet-- or any plant for that matter-- and it's relatively easy to make.
  18. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Love?
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  19. harpua Chosen One

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  20. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    Life?
  21. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    What?

    I am reasonably sure he is referring to an opiate.
  22. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    It comes from a plant, therefore life.
  23. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Think Marx. Something he referred that's dangerous; unnatural; destroys brain cells, causes vivid hallucinations and yet is completely legal.
  24. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    Human thought?
  25. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Well yes, humans conceived of religion and god so yes. It's that.
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