Jarrod: There's never been a long term study because of its status on the controlled substance list. So how do they know? The people that I know have smoked all there lives since high school now there all 50 and 60 years old and there all sharper and better citizens than the politicians. By the way dont kid yourself this higher octane weed has been around just as long as those I went to school with. Besides that when did the Conservatives start believing in Science?
Apparently Politics is detrimental to your mental state. It makes you say dumb shit in public. We should really keep politicians from our children.
M...I wouldn't work for the government and be a parasite on hard working tax payers...we need about a third as many, not more, government employees.
I don;t speed...but you can laways find the speed entrapments at the bottom of a steep hill...thus not for safety but revenue.
Laurielalalulu wrote: "It is true that many Waldorf schools use stories from the Old Testament, the Koran, and Buddhist teachings in some of their History lessons, but do not present the stories as fact, rather as a point of understanding people from different times. The courts recognized this."
Which courts? Not the courts in California where this is actually being disputed. This case is ongoing and has stalled on a technicality. Dan Dugan of PLANS states below that PLANS intends to take this case to court again. The courts have NOT sided with Waldorf on this issue. A favorable ruling in the PLANS case could spell the end of Waldorf charter schools in California and possibly mark their fall throughout the country.
Tech, if you don't speed you will not need to worry about speed traps. You could always apply for a job working for the government. I applied for a job and I was hired. You could do the same thing. Like many private and government jobs, our wages are stagnant, we are doing more with less, and the stress level is very high, insurance premiums increase every year, but we are thankful that we have jobs and enjoy serving most of our customers even the people that thrive on being ill informed and negative. Have a great day!
Maico...if you work for the government you are by definition living out of my pocket...that is a fact jack, and I don't get jack for all the taxes I pay to the city, except a bad attitude, poor service, and speed traps.
Tech, I do not know where you are getting you erroneous information, but I can guarantee that the majority of city employees do not get a "bonus." The salaries have been stagnant for several years. No one is complaining because with our current economic situation, we are happy to have jobs. I have not spoken with anyone who has a $50,000 bonus. There are higher level executives who may pocket that amount of money especially with Bach firing upper level employees and then buying them off with large sums of money. I can guarantee you that the average employee does get any bonus pay or extra compensation that you mentioned. I find it strange that you go after employees when the Mayor is wasting money right and left with the huge buyouts for employees that are fired. In the past you have also whined about employees using the internet and blogging while they are at work. If you looked at the date and time recorded on the blogs, you will see that the majority of the time it is after work hours. I would suggest that you do more research before spouting off with opinions that are not even close to the truth. Have a nice evening!
K man...look at some the really nasty things, even votes, against me, and not a word of correction from the editor guy. This is blog is the definition of an unbalanced spin zone
Gosh K, thanks for your wonderful contribution. Of course, censorship wasn't even close to the subject, but not surprising that you would miss it. Very difficult to see reality from high on that perch you place yourself while casting your self-righteous judgments.
As to your other point re: "... anyone and everyone with whom they disagree." Another blatant falsehood. Of course you will see my challenge of your lie as a "malicious personal attack". But such is the distorted, self-deluded liberal mind.
By the way, siggie, censorship is something enforced by the government. The Indy is a private, profitable business, not an arm of the government, and certainly is under no obligation to publish your vituperation. As a "conservative" you ought to know that. You ought to be defending their right to excise your blather from their privately-owned blogs. Instead you carp as if you are entitled to post anything you desire in the space you are not paying for.
siggie says, "...5% are conservatives that come in for a little humor." And they find nothing quite so funny as malicious personal attacks on anyone and everyone with whom they disagree.
Siggie, you forgot to add the city and utility employees who come here protecting their free ride life. That is why there is such resistance to this articles in the likes and dislikes....a huge portion of Indy readers think they deserve a $50,000 bonus for having been at work on days for which they have already been paid.
The local talk about these sick days is total outrage except among government dependent leaches who are sitting at Starbucks or in their offices all day with nothing to do...or no motivation to move along the lines waiting to be served like at the DMV or SS offices.
Maic: It only seems that way because the Indy and 60% of its readership reside in the extreme left edges of reality. 35% have lost all sense of reality and the other 5% are conservatives that come in for a little humor.
You all take yourselves much too seriously.
Kirk, thank you for removing the comment. Siggie has a long history of personal and malicious attacks whenever he disagrees with someone, which happens quite often. I appreciate the articles written by the Indy reporters. They are fair, balanced, transparent and accurate. It is refreshing to have a news source such as the Indy that is not afraid to investigate and report stories in a honest, thorough, an unbiased manner which may not always appeal to the readers and public officials. Keep up the good work!
so it seems that tt prefers that conversations be taken over by the simple minded conservatives that spend all their time on this site spewing hate and put-downs. get a life!
Any discussion about dope on these pages gets quickly taken over by the dopes who smoke it and it becomes an insane and inane conversation.
Oh, and any study done by the government will be biased. The government has been lying to you about marijuana for 80 years. They just can't quit lying. They need to continue the lie to keep their funding.
Marijuana has been and always will be a part of our society regardless of any prohibition. 50 Billion Dollars a year in drug war expenses has done nothing to deter our citizens desire to smoke marijuana. The prohibition has destroyed millions of lives, while the plant has not been the cause of a single overdose, ever. You can't even say that about water.
Since sales will continue regardless of legal status, it seems that there is question before us now. Do we continue to fund the black market and cartels through underground sales, or do we regulate and tax it like alcohol? The latter is what the citizens of Colorado, and more specifically Colorado Springs voted for.
We can either do it now, or do it through a citizen driven initiative. We are fairly sick of our elected representatives that fail to represent.
I attempted to read the mess of a blog Pete K. recommended above regarding Waldorf education. My sister is a Waldorf teacher trained in Boulder, CO. She has worked in both public and private schools and believes the Waldorf schools she has been associated with offer a more humane approach to becoming a life-long learner than what the factory-assembly-line public education provides. Children are not one-size-fits all and should not be treated that way!
Jeez, gimme a break already -- what a joke, considering that the legal recreational marijuana we're talking about here is for ADULTS and if regulated the same way that alcohol is (the way WE voted for it btw) concerns about teen usage remains the same as it always has. Wish there were a requirement that our elected officials have some sort of cognitive thinking skills instead of just pushing forward with their own emotional fear-spewing and unfounded agendas.
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