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Students say the darndest things

I haven’t posted one of these for a while — the college student anti-drug piece that appears to be attempted regurgitation of DARE-style propaganda without any actual comprehension.

Student Katie Wightman says: Don’t legalize marijuana in Missouri

Marijuana should not become a household item to get on the shopping list while running errands. Do not “normalize” it. The link between harmful situations that occur when being under the influence is indisputable. Thousands of dollars are spent on education in the schools about the harmful effects of being under the influence.

This will be increased when kids are taught that smoking marijuana is an acceptable thing to do. So, if marijuana is legalized in Missouri then it will negatively affect future generations’ view on drugs.

I don’t know what they teach at Evangel University, but it clearly doesn’t include logic or academic research.

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24 comments to Students say the darndest things

  • Dante

    I remember (mostly) when I was a college student. I really thought I was pretty smart. In reality, I knew almost nothing. Over time, I began to see how truly ignorant I was. Still working on it today.

    Go easy on her, fellow couch-surfers. She is young and stupid and will only gain real wisdom with age. Like us.

  • Crut

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    One thing about ignorance, it makes it a lot easier to believe that you’re happy. That’s why a lot of people prefer to stay ignorant; they don’t have to face what their hotdog is made out of. It’s also why our yesteryear’s are so fondly remembered, everything was “so much better” when we didn’t know x, y and z…

    That mentality is bullshit. Let it go. Continual happiness is not normal, it’s an extreme.

  • Howard

    This young woman reminds me more of certain people I went to high school with (forget college). Very well intentioned, but of limited intelligence (although their brain capacity was quite suitable for high school). They were popular, members of many scholastic clubs — but socially duller than a box of butter knives. Imagine their horror when certain long haired surfers (ahem) known to partake of the demon weed were inducted into the National Honor Society right along with them.

    This college student is both clueless and harmless. Although her position might seem to put her square into the raging cannabis debate, she’s a dimly lit sideshow at best. I must admit, though, I chuckled when I read this quote;

    “Marijuana should not become a household item to get on the shopping list while running errands.”

    Paper towels? check
    Laundry detergent? check
    School supplies for the coming semester? check
    OG Kush? hells yeah!, check, check, CHECK!!!

  • random anon

    Evangel University, in MO. (“Boldly Christian” according to their site), pretty obvious that they teach “BECAUSE JESUS!”.

    Evangel : noun
    1.
    the good tidings of the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ; the gospel.

    Of course, if they actually read the thing they would find Yeshua ben Yosef proscribing disturbing ideas like shutting up about the mote in thy neighbors eye, or that which goes into the mouth of a man (or a woman, who is not permitted to speak in the church according to Saul) cannot make him evil but what comes out of his mouth can.

    But reading is hard.

    • Duncan20903

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      After considering as much of the world’s hypocrisy that I can stand relative to my altered GI tract I have a hard time naming a single example which most nauseates me. It seems to depend on my mood. But while there are several qualified possibilities one that is consistently in the running for most nauseating is when the religionists who call themselves christians forget that they wouldn’t even have a religion had their ancestors in the first few centuries C.E. been inclined to obey any law which civil authorities enacted.
      ——————————
      But speaking of hypocrisy, the Washington Post Editorial Board says that Congress is hypocritical:
      Congress’s spending bill hypocritically blocks D.C.’s marijuana initiative

  • primus

    I must admit that when in HS I was just as brainwashed. Once life happened I could not help but notice that most everything my parents and teachers had told me was wrong. Happened in college. Once we question and challenge the status quo it collapses like a house of cards. Fortunately my college is a public one which promoted science and logic (except philosophy which waz taught by a thumper). Hopefully this young lady will one day become enlightened.

  • claygooding

    How about this to twist the tails of states with Indian reservations located within their state.

    Feds to Allow Marijuana Sales on Native American Lands

    http://tinyurl.com/nzgw274

    The Department of Justice released a memo Thursday directing U.S. attorneys not to prosecute Native American tribes for growing and selling marijuana on their sovereign lands.

    The guidance, authored by Monty Wilkinson, the executive director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, extends even to reservations in states where marijuana has not yet been legalized.

    The new policy, which is dated October 28 but was released publicly only today, is very similar to a 2013 memo the Justice Department issued outlining eight guidelines that states with legal marijuana would have to follow to avoid federal interference, such as not allowing sales to minors and preventing diversion of the drug to jurisdictions where it is prohibited.

    Jaw on the floor WOW. THUDFUCK

    OK has about 8 or 9 reservations and TX has 4 or 5,,Idaho has several,,that should really make that pack of GOP inbred SOB’s dance with joy.

    • claygooding

      I wonder if the Yakima council will still want to continue prohibition because cannabis is against Federal laws now?

    • Still-in-Shock

      Mason Tvert, a spokesman for the pro-legalization Marijuana Policy Project, says tribal leaders “will have a tremendous opportunity to improve public health and safety, as well as benefit economically” by legalizing marijuana.

      “Regulating and taxing marijuana like alcohol would ensure the product is controlled, and it would bring significant revenue and new jobs to these communities,” Tvert says. “Studies have consistently found above-average rates of alcohol abuse and related problems among Native American communities, so it would be incredibly beneficial to provide adults with a safer recreational alternative.”

    • Tony Aroma

      So basically, as far as Congress and the Justice Dept are concerned, everyone in the US can make their own decisions regarding legalization. Except the residents of Washington, DC.

      Though, assuming legalization remains intact in DC (doesn’t cost anything to NOT arrest people), they will have the most non-restrictive mj law in the world. Totally legal and totally unregulated! I’m sure that’s exactly what those who sought to block the vote had in mind. Makes not having dispensaries seem like not such a bad thing.

      • Duncan20903

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        Tony, I’m pretty sure that possession above 2 ounces, cultivating more than 3 plants and “gifting” more than an ounce haven’t been repealed. IMO Maine has the most relaxed laws when a State’s cannabis laws are considered in their totality. It really isn’t close either. Here’s one of Maine’s: 99 plants or less is a misdemeanor. The problem is that the MDEA hands the prosecution of what they consider to be “significant” grows to the Feds.

    • claygooding

      Mohegans Review Pot As Economic Opportunity

      http://tinyurl.com/l8mzxr6

      “On the point of marijuana as a potential economic opportunity, [Mohegan Tribal Council Chairman Kevin] Brown and the Mohegan Tribal Council have been very clear that they are looking at numerous opportunities to diversify into new emerging markets and products that promise to sustain their government for years to come,” the Mohegan Tribe’s chief of staff for external affairs, Charles F. Bunnell, said in a statement.

      The MI AG is prolly shitting down both britches legs after all his efforts to close down the MMJ program there,,,now them pesky Injuns that do not fall under his jurisdiction just ran over him from behind..

  • Francis

    There’s a thin line between something that’s irresistibly stupid and something that’s so stupid you actually feel guilty making fun of it. For me, that piece crossed it. I think I’ve gotta sit this one out. (Some of you will object that I am making of it with this comment. That’s because you didn’t see what I originally typed up and deleted. Trust me. This is restraint.)

    • claygooding

      you are cheating us out of a good post then,,you owe us one.

      Kevin Sqbet is feeling the budget scissors on his neck as he complains about Indians in nearly every state will be growing and selling marijuana,,even in states that do not want legal marijuana,,he didn’t list any states that didn’t want legal marijuana though,,you would think he would trot a half dozen out but apparently only one state claims the majority do not support legalization,,MT,,but since it is so empty who cares.

    • thelbert

      ah, come on francis , tell us how you really feel. to me, this is just one more omen of victory. think of how much the tribes will benifit with a legal alternative to alcohol.

    • Howard

      To hell with restraint. Put it out there Francois.

    • Duncan20903

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      Oh please Francis. Ridiculing Kevin Sabet is not optional in this forum, it’s mandatory. You’ll never earn your certification as a friend of freedom if you start feeling sorry for them. We’re talking about a man who would have no compunction over stripping you of your license to practice law given the opportunity. Sic him!

  • Mr_Alex

    Can we put them in a room or venue where they are liable to public scrutiny?

  • Mr_Alex

    What these young students have no clue of a person who is very sick with asthma and was told by a doctor that they can do no more, let the students wear my shoes and see how they will feel when they are given the same thing

  • DdC

    mho… Problem is our parents society was wrong. Problem today is kids acting too much like the WW2 generation. Greed to the point of trashing the land with poisons. Only it was DDT and Agent Orange and other Monsanto distributions then. Radiation was the new best way. Domestic violence was routine. Spousal rape was still legal. Women packed their shit and got out of the factories after the last official war. All since have been for profit Police Actions. We’re still trying to get them equal pay for equal work. They still try to legislate their bodies. The hypocrites. Or with their segregation and cannabis wasn’t even discussed. Gore files and Hearst and the Christians made sure the Hobgoblins got fed.

    I agree most kids think they know it all but in the case of the boomers, most of us did. At least some of us did. We fought against wars and bigotry. We still fight to keep profits out of the way of clean air and water. At least some of us. We have never stopped fighting to free the Hemp and Ganja plants. Computers and technology have replaced common sense in a lot of ways, but so far it has killed censorship of information the mainstream never sends. This is just sad seeing young people act so old and senile. As for Jesus. Again common sense dictates that if the incense was hashish and they still billow smoke like the present Monasteries do for mass. Then there is no doubt he got off on more than just the preaching.

    Archeology: Ancient Temple Hashish Incense! Did Jesus Inhale?

    Cannabis For Spiritual Use Compared to Human Sacrifice in Oregon Court

    U.S. won’t stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands

    Marijuana Legalization: The Big Tobacco Smokescreen

    Are The Feds Still Gathering Evidence Against Marijuana Companies?

  • U.S. marijuana foes discuss launching tax-exempt funding body

    forget that other stuff that went on Heritage Foundation last week, this is what they’re really up to.

    • Duncan20903

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      The collapse of this mania is very close to achieving escape velocity. Put on your protective headgear:

      President Obama supports legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in the nation’s capital as approved by D.C. voters in a November referendum, the White House says.
      /snip/

  • sudon't

    Wow, guess I glossed over “college student” in the first line, because I did a double-take at “University.” I thought I’d just read an elementary school student’s words. I’m just going to take a guess and say Evangel University is probably a Christian school. That type of school is often not very big on academic subjects.