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dvictr
02-03-2008, 06:48 AM
it seemed he wanted the get the issue out that he supports hemp when he was talking about ethanol. but a line like "i would end the war on drugs, and pardon non-violent drug criminals" that would win a few votes:eek:

also should have mentioned he is the only anti-war candidate among from both parties

and WTF was that discalimer at the end "we want our viewers to know that Ron Paul is not a a viable candidate so dont vote for him" that really pissed me off



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WilliamC
02-03-2008, 06:53 AM
I doubt they told him not to mention this, it just didn't really come up.

The idea that growing hemp, a crop plant, is illegal because some varieties can be smoked is absurd on its' face. The main reason the marijuana laws were ever passed was because of the threat that hemp products posed to the early petrochemical industry.

That and to give a reason for the government to keep paying all those revenue agents who lost their jobs after the end of prohibition.

Cinderella
02-03-2008, 06:55 AM
i didnt see that disclaimer...

dvictr
02-03-2008, 07:15 AM
i didnt see that disclaimer...

watch the video again... the line is actually "it's worth noting"

Cinderella
02-03-2008, 07:54 AM
i dont understand what they mean y hes not a viable candidate?? has he not beat all odds by even making it this far?!?! its no suprise i guess...but it still pisses me off...

NoMoreApathy
02-03-2008, 07:59 AM
I doubt they told him not to mention this, it just didn't really come up.

The idea that growing hemp, a crop plant, is illegal because some varieties can be smoked is absurd on its' face. The main reason the marijuana laws were ever passed was because of the threat that hemp products posed to the early petrochemical industry.

That and to give a reason for the government to keep paying all those revenue agents who lost their jobs after the end of prohibition.

I agree. Hemp can replace many major industries in this country.

All the established petrochemical, cotton/textile, fuel industries would be screwed.

The lobbying power from those corporations is enough to keep hemp illegal.

How is that "freedom"?

Menthol Patch
02-03-2008, 08:09 AM
The MTV folks actually had a disclaimer that he is not a viable candidate and not to vote for him?

That is absolutely CRAZY!

Menthol Patch
02-03-2008, 08:10 AM
I agree. Hemp can replace many major industries in this country.

All the established petrochemical, cotton/textile, fuel industries would be screwed.

The lobbying power from those corporations is enough to keep hemp illegal.

How is that "freedom"?

Marijuana being legalized would allow for a HUGE new industry, a reduction on the need for toxic perscription drugs, and would boost the economy.

Hemp would be the PERFECT source for ETHANOL production once the CELLULOSE technology is perfected.

The One
02-03-2008, 08:22 AM
I suspect he didn't bring this up because he didn't want to appear to be sending a message to kids that he thinks it's okay to smoke pot. Saying that would have been pandering for votes by taking advantage of teenager's enthusiasm for drugs. RP has too much integrity for that.

Menthol Patch
02-03-2008, 08:23 AM
It's not pandering to get votes when you tell someone the truth.

MRK
02-03-2008, 01:42 PM
I suspect he didn't bring this up because he didn't want to appear to be sending a message to kids that he thinks it's okay to smoke pot. Saying that would have been pandering for votes by taking advantage of teenager's enthusiasm for drugs. RP has too much integrity for that.

Well noted.

RP is the man.

dvictr
02-03-2008, 05:06 PM
It's not pandering to get votes when you tell someone the truth.

well noted, RP is the man

mokkan88
02-03-2008, 05:15 PM
He needs to be careful about the war on drugs. Even among my generation the idea of legalizing isn't all that popular. If you'd have asked me six months ago what I thought about the war on drugs, I'd have supported it. Remember, my generation had D.A.R.E. slammed down our throats all through elementary and middle school.

manny
02-03-2008, 06:04 PM
and WTF was that discalimer at the end "we want our viewers to know that Ron Paul is not a a viable candidate so dont vote for him" that really pissed me off



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Is this for real? Anyone got the youtube of it?

IamRealPerson
02-05-2008, 09:56 PM
I can confirm the disclaimer. I watched it and the jist of it was

well the young people really respond well to him on the internet
but you should keep in mind that he has no chance of winning

smartpeople4ronpaul
02-06-2008, 01:37 AM
I can confirm the disclaimer. I watched it and the jist of it was

well the young people really respond well to him on the internet
but you should keep in mind that he has no chance of winning

TROLL!!!!!

G-Wohl
02-06-2008, 02:28 AM
The MTV folks actually had a disclaimer that he is not a viable candidate and not to vote for him?

That is absolutely CRAZY!

No, they never said that. The "expert" from the Washington Post merely explained that RP has a large and sophisticated base of supporters online and wanted to "remind everyone that the results could be skewed." :rolleyes:

G-Wohl
02-06-2008, 02:28 AM
Is this for real? Anyone got the youtube of it?

It's on the RP YouTube channel.

weslinder
02-06-2008, 05:16 PM
I think everyone should understand that Dr. Paul would not outright legalize the drug trade. He would work to repeal Federal laws against it, and release Federal prisoners imprisoned by any laws that he could get repealed. He would end the ridiculous waste of treasure that is the "War on Drugs". But the rest would be left up to the States. Federalism at its finest.

Nirvikalpa
02-07-2008, 12:59 AM
It was the guy who was commentating on the polls, the one who was showing the candidates the results of the polls on the questions they were asked...

"I just wanted to remind you that this is an interactive event and people are voting online..." blah blah blah - that guy.

Allen72289
02-07-2008, 01:11 AM
I doubt they told him not to mention this, it just didn't really come up.

The idea that growing hemp, a crop plant, is illegal because some varieties can be smoked is absurd on its' face. The main reason the marijuana laws were ever passed was because of the threat that hemp products posed to the early petrochemical industry.

That and to give a reason for the government to keep paying all those revenue agents who lost their jobs after the end of prohibition.

Yep, hemp has no thc really.