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Re: “Sessions to open door for marijuana crackdown

Look, the fact remains the the feds classify MJ as a Schedule 1 substance. That means they have ruled it has no medical use and a high potential for abuse.

This means that even though a state may pass a medical and/pr recreational MJ law, it still remains illegal at the federal level. The state laws really don't matter.

Even if MJ were to be dropped to a Schedule 2 - 5 (prescription drugs), any state recreational use laws would still run afoul of the federal laws.

BTW, if you use MJ recreationally, or currently even if you have a MMJ prescription, and you own firearms, you are committing a federal felony.

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Posted by Odin on 01/05/2018 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Why real news is so important

Biased news is a type of fake news.

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Posted by Odin on 12/28/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Reader: Red light cams don't address the underlying problem

Synchronizing of the lights can only be done in one direction at a time and any changes in traffic volume due to events, side traffic, etc can completely disrupt them. Traffic is a very dynamic grid system with an added dimension of time. Trying to sync the lights on one road is bad enough, trying to sync them on multiple, interconnected roads is order of magnitudes more difficult.

You want to fix the traffic problems, put the phone down and don't touch it, not even at stoplights as ANY manual data entry (IOW doing anything which requires more than pushing one single button) is illegal even at stoplights. That includes reading/sending emails, texting, playing on social media, taking pictures, looking up directions, etc.

Every stoplight you pull up to, take a look around and you will see drivers with their heads down, illegally playing with their phones. They, when they get a green light, they aren't ready and because of them, fewer people can get through the green light. That, in turn, makes people upset, so they try to beat the red to squeeze thru during the cycle.

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Posted by Odin on 12/06/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Reader: Red light cams don't address the underlying problem

" If the city wants to reduce red light violations and accidents then it should stop short-cycling the signal lights."

The city doesn't "short cycle" the lights. The author is just one of those people who thinks he knows more about city traffic engineering than the actual qualified and certified engineers. The fact is that red light running is damn near a religion in Colorado Springs and it has everything to do with the drivers, not the traffic lights. People here are always trying to "beat the red" when what they should be doing is slowing down and stopping. And it doesn't matter how long the yellow phase is, they just keep coming through. There is even several seconds between when the crossing or turning traffic gets the red and the green goes on, but people repeatedly will run the red even after the other traffic has gotten a green -- meaning they have had a red for several seconds.

Put the blame where it really lies -- crappy drivers.

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Posted by Odin on 12/01/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “In-N-Out Burger announces Colorado Springs location; people freak out

Great, exactly what we need... another mediocre burger chain and another ho-hum California business that we were doing just fine without. If you want California businesses, move to California.

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Posted by Odin on 12/01/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Reader: Move toward compassion

You miss the point. There are are people vilifying and demanding apologies from people for being White. There are people vilifying people for being straight. There are people vilifying people for being Christian. Etc. Even though the vast majority of these groups have done absolutely nothing to be vilified for. If you are gay, you can have a parade to celebrate it, but if you are straight, you cannot -- at least not without being labeled a homophobe and a gay hater. There are Hispanic, Black, Asian etc heritage months, but you can't celebrate White heritage without being labelled a NAZI, KKK member, and white supremacist . There is a very clear set of dual standards and entire swaths of the country are being marginalized, shamed, and discriminated against for being the majority.

No one is saying that minority groups have not been discriminated against, vilified, persecuted, and so on or trying to downplay that they have. What is being said is that in an effort to address that discrimination and persecution, people have adopted a policy of discrimination, vilification, etc.. And THAT is every bit as wrong headed as the original discrimination, vilification, and persecution.

People should be able to proud to be Black, or White, or Hispanic, ....

People should be able to proud to be an Atheist, Christian, Jew, Muslim, ....

People should be able to be proud to be Gay, or Straight, ....

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Posted by Odin on 11/29/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

"There being no 1st-hand party to the actual infraction, there is no debt collectable. Check 15 USC 1692 et-seq and the FDCPA. The "red-light" camera cannot be "cross-examined" and cannot testify. " - gregaj7

Great, another barroom lawyer thinks he is qualified to give legal advice.

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Posted by Odin on 11/27/2017 at 12:12 PM

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