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Hmmmmm

Biggest story of the day gets less than 10 up votes and yet within one hour this stupid pot thread gets -44 votes.
If that doesn't tell you where peoples priorities are around here nothing will! When did this website turn in to 'The World According To Chong' anyway ? Priorities people, smoking pot should not be a lifestyle or the number one priority in your lives ....

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

this post sticks out like a

this post sticks out like a sore thumb on this site. i think that's maybe why

I didn't down vote this because I want to smoke weed all day...

I down voted because this topic, as presented by the OP, is about tyranny and is antithetical to personal liberty and freedom.

"Villains wear many masks, but none as dangerous as the mask of virtue." - Washington Irvin

You can smoke weed

until you turn green for all i care. I really couldn't care less what you do in your PRIVATE life. My concern is why is this stupid thread which now has 80 something down votes getting so much attention while story's that matter get none? Every one of you guys excuses for that are LAME. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck ITS A DUCK...
RP doesn't hardly even get attention in here anymore and i think i have narrowed down why that is...PRIORITIES !

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

You completely missed the point...AGAIN.

You're the one talking about Chong and smoking pot, not me. I simply stated my reason for down voting...this thread is antithetical to liberty and freedom. And liberty and freedom are concepts that RP holds close to his heart. So, yeah, this thread goes beyond smoking weed.

"Villains wear many masks, but none as dangerous as the mask of virtue." - Washington Irvin

The comment above was supposed to be a response to...

Conservative Warrior on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 23:49 Subject - "You can smoke weed"

...but it isn't appearing in the correct spot.

"Villains wear many masks, but none as dangerous as the mask of virtue." - Washington Irvin

Thats because

your to stoned to see strait ....and to stoned to realize you are being trolled by the OP...

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

You do know there are trolls here that downvote the big stories

right?

Individual Liberty = doing what I want as long as I'm not harming others. Hurt feelings don't count.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Oh come on

...REACHING for that excuse....

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

Well, then perhaps there is a correlation

between people smoking pot, seeing the word through a new perspective, leading them to awaken sooner than others? Perhaps the downvotes represent that? Likewise, people would downvote a post critical of Ron Paul as he has also served as a wake-up call to many.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

What is the biggest story of the day?

? It's not the spying on us thing, right? I mean that's kinda old news really. A couple of years ago all those nutty conspiracy theorists said it was going on and showed all kinds of official documents and the like and I believed them. But now that Sean Hannity said it, it's big news? Listen to your local kooky conspiracy theorist and you'll get the news years in advance.

this x 1000

these "breaking" news stories are not new at all... they are a distraction from the REAL news... the elephant in the room is WHO is behind all this.

when the MSM starts asking this... THAT will be the day

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

AND

i'm supposed to believe this stupid pot thread is new ' breaking news' around here? Where have you been ? Cloud Nine ?

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

What is your point?

If your point is that we should focus mainly on "breaking news" then I couldn't disagree more. People who only care about the "flavor of the day" news article are far too easily distracted to develop an ideology.

Oh please

now i'm listening to Vannity...Reaching a little here aren't you?.You sound awfully desperate, does math offend you? Its a BIG story in that the MSM is now all over it...but you knew that already didn't you smarty pants..nice try..NEXT...

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

Here's Why

Because the "biggest story of the day" doesn't surprise any of us. It's just confirmation of what we already knew. The thing of major significance about these surveillance stories is whether or not it wakes more people up. But we've been talking about that for a long time now so it's not like it never gets attention.

Yea Sure

and I have some ocean front property in Arizona i want to sell you.
Nice try but this has been really bothering me lately! Important threads disappearing in to the depths with no comments or up votes while threads about sex and Michael Douglas stay up top for a week.
I'm supposed to believe that this thread 'surprised' you? Who do you think your fooling but yourself?...At least you tried...

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

I don't understand what you're saying

You wrote:
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I'm supposed to believe that this thread 'surprised' you? Who do you think your fooling but yourself?...At least you tried...
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Which thread are you referring to? My point was that the uncovering of all the government surveillance stuff is NOT news to me (or many others).

You complained that the "biggest news story of the day" (or however you referred to it) wasn't getting enough discussion on the DP today. My point is that it isn't news to us. We KNEW this spying was going on already.

'I dont understand what you're saying'

that doesnt surprise me one bit NEXT.....

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

So explain it then

Your ad-hominem attack doesn't win you the point.

Uuuh

I already did several times and i don't like repeating myself to a bunch of kids that just like to argue for the sake of argument...Its getting painfully obvious from the lack of interest in the threads that actually matter that most of the adults that used to hang here have left the building... Tell me, what do you think newcomers think when they come to this site and the top threads are Michael Douglases puss eating disease and Plastic looking x porn stars crying about how they were mistreated in the porn business as if anybody gives a crap and dope smoking threads? Want to elaborate on THAT?
Up until here recently these threads (the ones that count) would have had 200 up votes and 200 comments AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU know it ,but not anymore! What happened ?

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

Whoever down voted my comment

tell me where i got it wrong?...NUMBERS don't lie... Biggest story of the day less than 10 up votes. Silliest thread of the day gets -50 in one hour... Simple math....can you add ?

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

I guess

everybody is to stoned to think or add today. Easier to push a button ;)

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

Nah, just chillin' trying to not go insane from the big stories

How do you keep it together? You seem a bit tense. I'll give you one guess what would help that 100%...

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

lol

thanks for the humor but i grew out of that stuff a long time ago...

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

Hey that's cool

I grew out of cigarettes and alcohol myself. We all have our vices to cope with this crazy world. If we lose our sense of humour, then we're in trouble.

I don't smoke as much as I used to. Usually at night when I wind down and do some meditation. My brother-in-law actually needs to be high all day or he can't cope with his anxieties. That's an example of someone self-medicating and needing it to be "normal" which I think is the wrong way to go about it.

But for those, like myself, who use it like others have a glass of wine with dinner, I can't see a thing wrong with that.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

So you believe in...

...putting people in cages for doing things that go against your morality, even if they're not harming others.

Really? You don't know any deadbeats?

"I had friends who smoked it growing up and they have done nothing with their lives. It has became their life. Deadbeats."

You don't know ANY deadbeats who have never smoked pot? Hilarious.
Are you, perhaps, just THAT unobservant?

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

The percentage is a lot

The percentage is a lot higher with those who do smoke pot, than the ones who don't.

if you were king