A downtown stadium?! Don't even think about it:
Instead, "Fix our bridges already" along with other existing infrastructure:
"diversion of marijuana from states where it is legal under state law in some form to other states"
That's one that will be very tough to comply with unless some law is put in place that stipulates that those without Colorado ID can only buy tiny quantities of MJ at each purchase. If that isn't done, sufficient illegal exporting incidents will occur involving even those individuals who aren't doing it for profit and only for personal use to allow the feds to use that as an excuse to shut the whole thing down since it involves their interstate commerce clause which gives them jurisdiction.
"Yeah, cause those RMJ shops might tarnish the reputation of all the bars."
And the liquor stores on every other corner.
Dr. Walker, while I think this is a tempest in a tea pot as were the incorrect predictions of dire consequences from the lifting of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, I don't think such regional bans should be left to mayors or city councils when highly counterproductive federal laws are effectively repealed at the state level. It should be decided by popular vote by district.
A liquor store on every other corner and beer in every convenience store and they're afraid of MJ. Nearly 80 years since propagandist Harry J. Anslinger began his Prohibition era campaign against the brown/black persons recreational drug of choice, the fear continues.
I didn't like this film nearly as much as the first. It was formulated to provide continuous action and any of the character interaction that makes ST special was just incidental during heavy action where it garnered no laughs at all from the early-bird viewers I was with. "Star Trek Into Darkness" was designed to appeal to a mass audience, the lowest common denominator. From my perspective, that was a huge mistake for the future of Star Trek, but not for Abrams wallet.
I really enjoyed the first film because it did a great job at being a classic Star Trek reboot, bringing back the characters, their quirks, and their interrelationships which was a significant and important part of the original series.
This is a Star Trek that apparently needs explosions every ten minutes to keep the audience interested, most of whom are not Trekkers. Hot blonds and Kirk having threesomes and endless "booms, bangs, and pows!" is the equation for getting teen males in the seats and having the ridiculous love story between "NuSpock" and "NuUhura" gets the teen girls in the seats. Having Kirk act like a whiny emo kid keeps all of them in the seats because now they can identify with him. "Parents suck! LOL!"
This is a predictable formula action film with predictable formula dialog utilizing characters and even plot lines that someone else created mixed in with some great special effects. This is 180 degrees from what Roddenberry created: daring ideas, imaginative concepts and innovative characters and dialog with lackluster special effects, the best that they could do. CGI has allowed bubblegum where once intelligent plots were required.
"As with tobacco in the mid-20th century, it may take a while for one side to "win" in the arena of public opinion."
But by then, the deed will have been done and we might find that they've permanently contaminated ground water over huge areas. When there's this much money involved, I trust no one, especially not the oil and natural gas industry.
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