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  •  I appreciate your comments (0+ / 0-)

    and there is no way I'm going to take the time to list all the many and varied things done to help my relative including us paying for rehab and lots of other things.  But, it always came back to the drugs...always... and you may say they were a symptom rather than a cause and you may be correct.  

    OTOH, thats like saying asphyxiation was the cause of death in a drowning.  Hard to separate the water from the problem.

    Personally, I lean towards thinking calls to legalize hard drugs are mostly from people who've used them and been punished...and/or sold them and were punished...and they'd sorta like to be vindicated.  I can assure you if I had met my relative's provider he'd likely be on a missing persons list somewhere.  He helped ruin many lives...knowingly...and no punishment is enough for that.

    As an aside...Sorry...Mr XXXXXX or whatever your number is...time in jail doesn't pay that debt.

    The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

    by Persiflage on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 09:33:05 AM PST

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    •  You may be right (3+ / 0-)
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      and I also fear the time I served didn't pay my debt.  My only "religious" belief is that karma will eventually roll around for me and it may not be pleasant, if that's any comfort to you.

      For the last 40 years, more or less, I've tried to live modestly and do good.  I don't know if that is enough but its all I got.

      Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

      by 6412093 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:12:23 AM PST

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      •  Well, karma may forgive you... (0+ / 0-)

        and it sounds as if you have a chance at it.  

        The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

        by Persiflage on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 05:36:15 PM PST

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    •  What an extraordinarily mean spirited comment. (0+ / 0-)

      Why, you sound positively Republican.

      But it is comforting (in a perverse sort of way) to know that there actually is someone on earth allowed to cast the first stone.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 01:14:14 PM PST

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      •  I've run into your happy ass in other (0+ / 0-)

        comment threads.  If it's mean spirited to accuse drug dealers of helping ruin peoples lives, then I am mean spirited.   OTOH, it may well be that it's a plain-as-the-nose-on-your-face fact that you'd prefer not to hear.  

        The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

        by Persiflage on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 05:46:02 PM PST

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        •  I'd respond "have a happy day", but I have a (0+ / 0-)

          felling that those are few and far between where you live.

          Well, anyway, you might try it sometime

          There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

          by oldpotsmuggler on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:17:38 PM PST

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