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Prop. 19 Won't Immediately Calm Cartel Violence, If At All

Prop 19 would only reduce the cartels' profits by 2% to 4%?! This is a joke, right? How much marijuana was seized last week in Tijuana? 115 tons? And it was worth how much? $500 million? And usually only less than 10% of illegal activity is ever caught? Whoever says that Prop 19 won't seriously cut into the cartels' profits is obviously smoking something strong!

October 26, 2010 at 2:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Odd History Of Marijuana In The U.S.

Marijuana is far less dangerous that tobacco or alcohol. Alcohol kills over 100,000 Americans each year and tobacco kills 400,000 Americans each year. Marijuana is far less dangerous than aspirin or acetominophen (Tylenol). You can not overdose on marijuana but you could easily kill yourself by swallowing a bottle of aspirin or acetominophen. If we are going to keep marijuana illegal, then we should make these drugs illegal also!

"Smoking marijuana is more fun than drinking beer
But a friend of ours was captured and they gave him thirty years.
Maybe we should raise our voices, ask somebody why
but demonstrations are a drag, Besides we're much too high!"
-- Phil Ochs

October 7, 2010 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Floatopia May Be Sunk

Republicans make me truly sick. They can not spout off enough about keeping government at bay and preserving our personal freedoms ... but that only applies to the rich class as they rape the middle and lower classes. Keep the government off of their backs. A few youth break existing public disorderly laws and the Republicans ban all alcohol for everyone! Kevin Faulconer and Jerry Sanders should be ashamed of their flagrant hypocrisy. Democrats may be stupid and spineless but the Republicans are evil. I won't always vote for a Democrat but I never again vote for a Republican.

July 26, 2010 at 5:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Documentary Attempts To Lift The Curtain On Prop 8

Good Christians were responsible for the Crusades, burned witches at the stake to save their souls, were responsible for the Inquisitions, used Bible quotations to justify slavery until 1865, were responsible for exterminating 6 million Jews, 275,000 handicapped, 200,000 Gypsies, and 100,000 homosexuals in World War II, used Bible quotations to justify denying marriage to interracial couples until the Supreme Court reversed their laws in 1967, concealed child-molesting priests for decades, tortured captives in Guantanamo and Iraq, and voted for Proposition H8 in 2008.

Don't Be A "Good Christian" -- Repeal Proposition H8

"Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God." Matthew 19:17

July 4, 2010 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chargers Set Sights On Downtown Stadium

Hurley123, "it is a price well worth paying" for whom? Maybe for you, but not for many others who view professional sports as nothing more than akin to the "bread and circuses" of Roman times. Make sure the populace is well fed and give them sporting entertainment and you do not have to worry about how badly the government is being run. Please speak for yourself. If you want to pony the money for a new stadium (when, by the way, the old stadium looks as though it is not going to fall down any time soon), please do. You and the other fanatics who believe that professional sports are so important to your modern lifestyle can donate all you want to Spanos & Co. There are those of us who could not care less about spoiled-rotten professional athletes and their childish antics on the gridiron and would rather the money go for beaches (They are taking away our beloved fire bits!), health services, libraries, schools, roads, sewers, water, fire, police, -- let's see, what else is being cut? We do not want to have our taxpayers dollars used for a new downtown stadium to further enrich multi-millionaires!


December 19, 2009 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Downtown Stadium Proposed For The Chargers

Aaron Lavine is wrong. All the statistics from the studies done on stadiums have shown that they do not create positive economic benefit for their cities. In the case of Petco Park, the restaurants and bars were already coming to the area in the late 1990's; the stadium did not bring them. On the contrary, when the Padres are playing, the number of patrons actually declines because diners want to stay away from the downtown area.

If the Chargers want a new stadium, they and the NFL can easily pay for it from the billions of dollars they receive from television revenue. To even consider giving the Chargers hundreds of billions of dollars when the City of San Diego is seriously essential cutting city services including police is not just bad city management, it is sick. It signals a perverse culture which has lost its way.

Is there anyone else who is reminded of the practice of "bread and circuses" from the Roman times when they consider what our priorities are with regard to professional sports?

December 12, 2009 at 5:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What Does It Mean to be Catholic?

I am a "Recovering Catholic." As a young child, I was beaten by the nasty women in the black garments. I never really understood why they were so mean. I remember being sick to my stomach whenever I had to go to church. To this day, I still carry the guilt and shame they beat into me. How could an institution as brutal and cruel as the Catholic Church survive this long?

December 9, 2009 at 5:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego DA Wants Rewrite Of Medical Marijuana Laws

KPBS, Why Don't You Report BOTH Sides Of The Story?

December 6, 2009 at 11:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mexican Authorities Arrest Alleged Drug Cartel Lieutenant

Soon to be replaced by yet another "Bad-Guy-Who-The-DEA-Can-Catch-So-That-We-Can-Show-Everyone-How-Important-It-Is-To-Keep-Funding-The-War-On-Drugs!"

Good going, KPBS. Keep being a cheerleader for this hopeless cause. The authorities who depend on this boondoggle thank you for helping them keep their jobs. What a great deal for your average DEA agent -- a war that will never end! My children's children will have continued employment.

August 8, 2009 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )