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Posted on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 11:57

I just want to state FOR THE RECORD, <------- (always wanted to say that!)

 

I AM OFFENDED I AM NOT ALLOWED ON BLOGS WHERE PEOPLE ARE OFFENDING AND BEING OFFENDED!  The Princess feels left out! ;) *Sniff sniff... 

 

I very much DISLIKE being censored, as it goes against the grain of my core nature as a former writer / advertiser, AND as an American standing for FREE SPEECH ... 

 

Any writer, blogger, author, who deems censorship "acceptable," goes AGAINST the very vein our society is backed on! 

 

It's CHILDISH, IMMATURE, and is SOCIALLY INEPT AND IRRESPONSIBLE! 

 

There is a certain "decorum" successful authors and bloggers have with one another, and this behavior does NOT constitute going to a blogger and whining to them about what someone else posts on their blog they are not responsible for! I saw where this has occurred here and it is WRONG!

 

 

1) If someone holds issue with something LIVNLOV or anyone else has posted, contact the person who has offended you directly, not the author of the blog! TRUST ME-- LIV, and most of us can handle your criticism, and will do so with class!

 

2) To be sooooo offended by what someone states, so much you want to "whine" about it, is acting like a whiny baby! Pick your bottle up and MOVE ALONG, and start acting as an adult! If you can't handle being an adult--- stop playing in Olympic size areas and head back to the kiddie pool! 

 

3) If the people would QUIT CENSORING and BLOCKING others, stand up and act like an adult and RESPOND to questions when asked, none of these things would happen. Oddly, the person who no one should be contacting regarding other people's comments on their blog, is the one who "set the playing field" for CENSORSHIP.... Additionally, the blog refers to JUDGING OTHERS! LOL... 

 

Guess it goes to show.... 

 

WHAT COMES AROUND.... GOES AROUND!!! 

 

**Disclaimer... I would have posted this on that blog, but, ummm.... 

I've been censored for some time now... 

*Scooby Snickers......

 



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Posted on Sun, Aug 04, 2013 21:31

Hope~

It's not just you.  I have posted two recent pics that were deleted.  Neither had any lewd or indecent content.  I reposted them.  We will see. 

 

****What do you have to say about this MM????  Do you just have a really crappy server that fails to grab jpeg files....or are you really censoring?  If it's a server problem then please acknowledge the problem and we will understand.   



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Posted on Sat, Aug 03, 2013 17:36

TO:  SPEED DALLAS:

 

You don't need to do the "quote thing." Just address your blog to whomever you're responding to as I've done here with you.  Makes things so much easier for all of to follow.

 

Plus, sometimes this is better.  Often, when you do the "quote thing" you wind up quoting something so darn long, it just gets in the way.



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Posted on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 19:47

Well, I had 2 complete post that have not posted here today, so I am afraid I am about to "tap out" gems and germs... 

 

I didn't say anything offensive or wrong... LIV, GREEN... I responded to both of you separately. NEITHER post made it... 

 

I've had some silly photo of my panties censored that were laying on my bed 3 times now, and now today makes post 3 and 4 that have not made it on here. (It was my bed shot!) Heehee~~

 

I'm not really going to try posting anymore... as I am certtain Britt is tired of hearing from me about the blogs messing up.. Obviously someone is either complaining about what I write by hitting the report abuse button, or, someone on the staff does not wish for me to be heard. 

 

Everybody have a very good weekend.. "if" this post should make it... 

 

And in all seriousness... 

 

I feel what we need, and what the entire world needs----- is a little more "love and acceptance." 

 

We do not all have to agree all the time, what a boring world it would be not to think differently... 

 

Not to mention the GROWTH that occurrs during the times we actually "listen" to one another.. 

 

LIV, very proud of you girl.. I'll write you later on email... And GREEN, I was very kind and thanked you for your thoughts and I also took the time to explain my thoughts on how I felt you got off on harsher footing. I was sweet and honest and said nothing that was offensive.. (not that I feel it would have offended you even if it were.. but it wasn't.) 

 

Anyway, tired of wasting my time on thoughts that don't even make it to the board.. 

 

Play nicely everyone.. 

 

I wish you all the best~~

 

 

 

 



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Posted on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 18:31

Quoting greenkindeyes:

Thank you for bringing this up.  I was blocked also for pointing out the lack of logic in a point of view that was stating a subject opinion as fact.  Anyone who understands blogging should EXPECT someone to disagree with you. 

I enjoy your blogs, appreciate your responses and admire your intelligence and most of all your willingness to put your opinions out there. 

Blogging is intellectual aerobics, there’s an intended invitation to engage and stir the pot and trigger individuals emotionally, and otherwise your blog will die. The controversy causes traffic on the blog and the subject matter has to be compelling enough to raise some hairs or no one will bother to visit the conversation.  When a person attacks a person expressing a benign neutral position and can’t withstand the response from an attack, it’s sort of ridiculous.

Thank you for being terrific and being so brave.



In that case--since you too were blocked--you must be an intelligent woman with her own opinions.  LOLOLOLOL.

 

Welcome to the blogs, greenkindeyes.

 

We all look forward to your further posts.

 

Pat



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Posted on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 18:27

Quoting Dakota35:

Apparently only important people with great opinions that matter, get blocked.  I don't think I've ever been blocked.  I'm kinda feeling like that kid in the back of the short bus...the one that's worse off than the other kids on the bus, so I'm stuck in the back.  Someday, someone will block me...thank you future blocker for making me feel important!!!  



Dak, we'll look for you to getting blocked, and when you do, we'll all blog about the unfairness of it ad infinitim for sure.

 

You remind me of a friend of mine who's never been bitten by a mosquito.  She's my age--in her mid 60's--and she's dying to be bitten by a mosquito just to find out what it's like.  All of us keep telling her she doesn't really want to be bitten by a mosquito, but until it finally happens to her, she won't give up wanting to know what it feels like.

 

ROFLMAO



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Posted on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 08:02

Quoting Hoping4Love2000:

I just want to state FOR THE RECORD, <------- (always wanted to say that!)

 

I AM OFFENDED I AM NOT ALLOWED ON BLOGS WHERE PEOPLE ARE OFFENDING AND BEING OFFENDED!  The Princess feels left out! ;) *Sniff sniff... 

 

I very much DISLIKE being censored, as it goes against the grain of my core nature as a former writer / advertiser, AND as an American standing for FREE SPEECH ... 

 

Any writer, blogger, author, who deems censorship "acceptable," goes AGAINST the very vein our society is backed on! 

 

It's CHILDISH, IMMATURE, and is SOCIALLY INEPT AND IRRESPONSIBLE! 

 

There is a certain "decorum" successful authors and bloggers have with one another, and this behavior does NOT constitute going to a blogger and whining to them about what someone else posts on their blog they are not responsible for! I saw where this has occurred here and it is WRONG!

 

 

1) If someone holds issue with something LIVNLOV or anyone else has posted, contact the person who has offended you directly, not the author of the blog! TRUST ME-- LIV, and most of us can handle your criticism, and will do so with class!

 

2) To be sooooo offended by what someone states, so much you want to "whine" about it, is acting like a whiny baby! Pick your bottle up and MOVE ALONG, and start acting as an adult! If you can't handle being an adult--- stop playing in Olympic size areas and head back to the kiddie pool! 

 

3) If the people would QUIT CENSORING and BLOCKING others, stand up and act like an adult and RESPOND to questions when asked, none of these things would happen. Oddly, the person who no one should be contacting regarding other people's comments on their blog, is the one who "set the playing field" for CENSORSHIP.... Additionally, the blog refers to JUDGING OTHERS! LOL... 

 

Guess it goes to show.... 

 

WHAT COMES AROUND.... GOES AROUND!!! 

 

**Disclaimer... I would have posted this on that blog, but, ummm.... 

I've been censored for some time now... 

*Scooby Snickers......

 



Thank you for bringing this up.  I was blocked also for pointing out the lack of logic in a point of view that was stating a subject opinion as fact.  Anyone who understands blogging should EXPECT someone to disagree with you. 

I enjoy your blogs, appreciate your responses and admire your intelligence and most of all your willingness to put your opinions out there. 

Blogging is intellectual aerobics, there’s an intended invitation to engage and stir the pot and trigger individuals emotionally, and otherwise your blog will die. The controversy causes traffic on the blog and the subject matter has to be compelling enough to raise some hairs or no one will bother to visit the conversation.  When a person attacks a person expressing a benign neutral position and can’t withstand the response from an attack, it’s sort of ridiculous.

Thank you for being terrific and being so brave.



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Posted on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 04:52

I differentiate weed from opium, cocaine, meth as it's not physically addictive as are meth and opiates, and less harmful to the body as cocaine which also is labeled as not physically addictive. Candidly addiction either physical or emotional is hard to overcome for some, but no one dies from kicking weed or cocaine.

 

To your slippery slope point, that is a hole in my logic. No doubt, but I don't have a big problem with all drugs being legalized. I'm darwinian. If people choose to shorten their lives with unhealthy activities so be it. Will some of society suffer? Yes. Does it now illegal? Yes. I just see it as a cost/revenue losing war we are not remotely winning after decades of effort and trillions yes trillions of dollars infused. Is drug use any worse than fast food, butts or booze? Morally to some, but in societal weakening? Pretty grey as to which are worse for the human body.

 

I think employers, as they do now can determine thru drug testing  which drugs they will accept of their hires and thusly curb the productivity question at their discretion.

 

I don't do the quote thing because it takes up too much space. Also to me gets confusing.



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Posted on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 20:58

Quoting SpeedDallas:

Speed - yes you are a pragmatist, but you do sound to me like a Libertarian (who as you know exhibit many a liberal attribute), I'm just now trying to decipher whether you are more of a John Locke or a Robert Nozick

 

 

 

From a quick look they both look to have been way too theory oriented.

 

 

 

I'll give you a 2 examples: Weed. I'd legalize it and tax the crap out of it like we do with booze and butts. I'd make it federally legal. then let the states decide.  It's a huge industry in the US that virtually goes un taxed. That's revenue loss. Add to that the cost to police, try in court, and prison cost for conviction and many 10's of billions are spent and several 10's of billions in taxes are lost and that is a lost cause. I don't smoke it, but we can't afford the costs and lost revenues for a relatively benign societal desire. I'd do the same thing with prostitution. That isn't going away either so tax, regulate and stop policing an activity that isn't being stopped, and hardly, if any being slowed. Liberterians, I think mostly would be in favor of legalizing, but not to tax.

 

 

 

As to people using the bible to hurt gays, I think that's what you meant, that's not very "christian". Hate the sin love the sinner at least. The way I look at it the more gay men, the less less competition.



Speed - All philosophers are theory oriented first, then they attempt to inculcate the theories into Justice, Politics and Socio-economic spheres of our lives. You are indeed very accurate about their position on taxation. To them, it would sound pretty much like whoever has the natural talent to be the best hooker in the land or not-so-good-a-hooker whichever way, deserves to keep all his/her earnings from such activities and not to be taxed by the government of the day and they will frown seriously at this on the premise that it is slavery or forced labour to take a portion of that prostitute's wages and a breach of their right to own their property (income). As for the most prolific cannabis farmer or seller or not-so-prolific, similar argument will hold sway in their brains. But of course since the history of taxation began, taxation has only waxed stronger and stronger rightly or wrongly. 

 

Speed, now consider this, and it is funny - the older school of thoughts of Libertarians originated by John Locke would, by argument and principle back the legalisation of prostitution and perhaps drug-taking and resist the taxation of it thereof based on their belief that you own yourself and you therefore can do whatever you like with yourself, but the newer school of thought of Libertarianism birthed by Robert Nozick will strongly disagree with the legalisation of prostitution and drugs based on their beliefs that although your own yourself, certain rights you own are so very owned by you so much so that they are inalienable so you cannot just simply give them up or trade them out no matter how hard pressed you may be - such as selling oneself into slavery or for sex, yet they would back the taxation of any economic activity as long as it was by a minimal state! Very funny paradox!

 

The Kantian approach will vehemently oppose you on its exceedingly high moral compass that you do not own yourself and therefore cannot do as you wish with yourself. So prostitution was out of the question - period. Kant's moral values particularly when it came to the issue of truth-telling were controversial and it was interesting to see how he dealt with a problem of lying in his own personal life when he got into trouble with the King of Germany in his time. So many more theories which, not surprisingly, have shaped legislation from time.

 

From all you've written, strictly speaking, you are certainly not a Libertarian, but more of a quasi-Liberal-Capitalist, if there's anything like that. But I think it produces a very balanced view and approach. Allow people their freedom, but tax the hell out of them for that freedom. Live and let live, but let's get the finances right, and let's not lose focus of what's important kind of approach. I like it, Speed!

 

Your argument for legalising cannabis and prostitution is very pragmatic, and makes a fine economic point; the only question it leaves is the extent to which the government would need to accommodate other demands that will follow suit using the enacted law as precedence and demanding its own legalisation - afterall opium, heroine etc all have amazing pain relief and unbelievable medical applicability? And on what grounds would the government deny one after allowing another? How far can we really push the bar? These are all one and the same question. This leads the government to a fine balancing act that sometimes gets to the point it is left with no options but to enact what the Libertarians loathe and term 'paternalisation' laws. It is the 'I know what is good for you' kind of law, a good example of which is wearing of seatbelt laws and of course outlawing prostitution. The latter, prostitution, being 'I know what is not good for you' kind of law. But all in all, you make a great point, but would the governments listen?

 

Pat - Speed was responding to my earlier comment. Speed doesn't quote, he copies aspects he wishes to deal with and he pastes them in his reply. Pat, you are right about the 'Bitchery' thing, lol. It is not intentionally clever, it just happens to be a witty British thing - always burying the real meaning just right beneath the surface. The Cockney (East London folks) are terribly good at it. When they start, even I get totally lost, lol. I shouldn't have been on here making a lot of noise, I was supposed to be in school and studying for exams, but this little Princess Hope kept pulling me to MM play ground to play. She is the naughty, naughty girl! And she is fully responsible! 

 

Hoping - I passed all my exams! I am free, lol. I scored 98% which is in the region of what I had desired irrespective of my illhealth and missing most of my classes!!! I am very pleased. And I give you credit for pulling me out to come and play and air my brain, thanks.....

 

I knew your panties will get censored for sure - what were you thinking, LOLOLOL!!! But the beautiful, beautiful photo of you.....oh my, my it is gorgeous! Seriously, I think you should repost the photo. It may not have been MM that censored it as I don't see what's there to censor - it is really just beautiful!



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Posted on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 20:34

Quoting SpeedDallas:

Speed - yes you are a pragmatist, but you do sound to me like a Libertarian (who as you know exhibit many a liberal attribute), I'm just now trying to decipher whether you are more of a John Locke or a Robert Nozick

 

 

 

From a quick look they both look to have been way too theory oriented.

 

 

 

I'll give you a 2 examples: Weed. I'd legalize it and tax the crap out of it like we do with booze and butts. I'd make it federally legal. then let the states decide.  It's a huge industry in the US that virtually goes un taxed. That's revenue loss. Add to that the cost to police, try in court, and prison cost for conviction and many 10's of billions are spent and several 10's of billions in taxes are lost and that is a lost cause. I don't smoke it, but we can't afford the costs and lost revenues for a relatively benign societal desire. I'd do the same thing with prostitution. That isn't going away either so tax, regulate and stop policing an activity that isn't being stopped, and hardly, if any being slowed. Liberterians, I think mostly would be in favor of legalizing, but not to tax.

 

 

 

As to people using the bible to hurt gays, I think that's what you meant, that's not very "christian". Hate the sin love the sinner at least. The way I look at it the more gay men, the less less competition.



SPEED--- 

 

I think I like you more w/ each post, dear!! 

 

Called COMMON SENSE... Something our goverment is lacking! 

 

WEED:

1) I've been around "Mary Jane" since I was a teenager, and though I do not "tokie w/ the smokie" any longer, I have NEVER, NOT ONE TIME, witnessed any CRAZINESS, VIOLENCE, WRECKS, ETC.. with the consumption of marijuana. 

 

ALCOHOL HOWEVER---- MANY TIMES, OVER AND AGAIN! 

 

2) AMEN to the taxation and all the $$$$ spent to prosecute, house, feed, etc.. for people who prefer a "mellow buzz" over getting all crazy and drinking and driving.. 

 

PROZ:

1) WHO CARES?? If we can allow a woman to abort a fetus because SHE OWNS HER BODY!!! Why can't she have a job as a prostitute and tax her as well!!! 

 

2) Additionally, I wonder how many women would be saved from a traumatic life filled w/ drugs, beatings and death if it were legalized and we could get them off the streets! I've personally known strippers who have put themselves through school so they could have worthwhile careers one day. One girl I knew in my teens was going to school to become a doctor.  

 

GAYS:

I feel the same way...  I used to get in heated debates often with fellow "Christians," as they feel I am wrong to not condemn the "gays." I've lost friends on that other popular site most of us utilize due to some heated discussions. I  just tell them, "When you lose that 30 pound tire around your waste, when you stop cursing at your children, when you quit posting young women in bikinis on your FB page demeaning your wife and idolizing a woman's body, when you stop posting about sexual content you have no business posting, and when you quit drinking one too many w/ the guys on the weekend..... When I can look at YOUR life and realise how "perfect" you are, I will gladly hand you the first stone..." 

 

Me and God? We are on our own journey, and on my journey, I don't need other people telling me who I can and can't accept. If Jesus ACCEPTS and LOVES ALL... WHO AM I TO DIFFER? 

 

I refer any Christian to the book of JOHN--- The "adultress" story... Jesus looked at those priest trying to get them to stone her to death for her sin, and said, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!" They were PRIEST and it stopped them dead in their tracks!

 

We all have our sins, we just differ on what is our poison! ;) 



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Posted on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 18:56

Quoting Livnlov:

Speed - yes you are a pragmatist, but you do sound to me like a Libertarian (who as you know exhibit many a liberal attribute), I'm just now trying to decipher whether you are more of a John Locke or a Robert Nozick - the only difference between these two fathers of Libertarianism being the idea of self-ownership to the point of inalienability of rights or not. Read theirvarying points of view and let me know towards whom you lean more.

 

I very much second the idea of live and let live - as long as no one gets hurt. Which is why many of my die-hard, bible-bashing Christian friends find me not only enigmatic but a sell-out to Christ, when I speak out against hurting or killing a gay person just because he/she is gay!

 

OK - off my soap box - LOL! Speed I cannot imagine on soap-boxing, lol - the image doesn't somehow fit in my mind - LOL.

 

Pat - Ahhh...you know I am not that smart, just appears smart is more like it, LOL. As for being bitchy....yeah, I know it can be a lot of fun, but it's just not my usual style unless of course if my sometimes dry, harsh, and sarcastic sense of humour counts towards bitchiness, then I can welcome myself to the senior class of 'Bitchery'! LOL!!

 

Have a good day!

 

Liv.



Liv:  Regarding your comment specifically to me.  BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You are one of the smartest people on here. 

 

As for "Bitchery," you are so very clever at it that I doubt anyone you might direct it at would even get it.

LOLOLOL.

 

As for your "friends" who call you a sell-out to Christ, I think they need to get those sticks out of their "arses."  Go on--as I know you will--speaking out against hurting or killing gay people just because they are gay.  When we try to follow the rules Christ laid down for us, we have to eliminate everything else the apostles wrote and go with Christ's words alone.  And if I'm not mistaken, nowhere in the Bible does Christ ever say we should persecute "men who lie down with men."  I'm pretty sure some disciple--in the New Testament anyway--said that.  Not Christ Himself.

The Bible was written by very human, flawed men.  Men who quite often, in my opinion, misinterpreted Christ's messages.  Extrapolated on them far too extensively.  I believe it would be totally anti-Christ to condemn any human being for being a homosexual.  Since we know--most of us know it--that homosexuals are born, not made, how can we condemn them? We can't.

Which raises another issue that has nothing to do with this blog or your post.  Since it seems that sociopaths are born, not made----Geeze, how does that work since we often MUST condemn them?

Yet another conundrum.  I will have to give some serious thought to this one. 

Have a wonderful evening, Liv.

So good to see you on here making so much "noise."

Pat

   

 



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Posted on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 18:41

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@ LIV---- I think the HUMOUR must be in the BAMA water!!

 

@ DAKOTA---- Went to block you so you could feel important.. Couldn't hit that button! But know you were important enough for me to consider... But then, some days you crack me up too much when I really, really need it.. 

 

@ PAT---- You are just a naughty, naughty girl! It might get too "proper" around here if everyone acted polite and professional... ;) I had posted to you before, but I think it was censored due to copy/paste.. 

 

Still trying to figure why my "bedroom shot" was censored.. LIV, you saw it.. WHAT'S TO CENSOR!! 

 

@ BE+ ---- We're still waiting for the nekkedddd photos! 

 

@ SPEED---- Ain't it the truth! 



Hope, I did miss your post--though I've read enough about it now to "get it."  LOL

Am I really a naughty, naughty girl?  ROFLMAO. 

Maybe I am naughty--if so, I'm proud of it!  Naughty, I think, means, more or less "honest" and pulling no punches.  And at my age, I've earned the right to be that way.  And if anyone thinks I haven't earned the right to be that way, then they have to take into account that I no longer, at my age, have the patience to be otherwise. 

ROFLMAO again.

 



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Posted on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 18:36

Quoting SpeedDallas:

Speed - yes you are a pragmatist, but you do sound to me like a Libertarian (who as you know exhibit many a liberal attribute), I'm just now trying to decipher whether you are more of a John Locke or a Robert Nozick

 

 

 

From a quick look they both look to have been way too theory oriented.

 

 

 

I'll give you a 2 examples: Weed. I'd legalize it and tax the crap out of it like we do with booze and butts. I'd make it federally legal. then let the states decide.  It's a huge industry in the US that virtually goes un taxed. That's revenue loss. Add to that the cost to police, try in court, and prison cost for conviction and many 10's of billions are spent and several 10's of billions in taxes are lost and that is a lost cause. I don't smoke it, but we can't afford the costs and lost revenues for a relatively benign societal desire. I'd do the same thing with prostitution. That isn't going away either so tax, regulate and stop policing an activity that isn't being stopped, and hardly, if any being slowed. Liberterians, I think mostly would be in favor of legalizing, but not to tax.

 

 

 

As to people using the bible to hurt gays, I think that's what you meant, that's not very "christian". Hate the sin love the sinner at least. The way I look at it the more gay men, the less less competition.



I have no idea who this in response to.  In fact, I have no idea who even wrote the response since Speed's picture pops up with the response.  And I doubt he'd be responding to himself.  [though I could be wrong.  LOL]

Either way--I agree wholeheartedly.  Legalize drugs, get us out of the "war on drugs" which costs us SO much every year, not just in $$$ but in lives.  Much like getting rid of the 18th Amendment, which got rid of Prohibition, and thus, got rid of a lot of organized crime, though not all of it for sure--and, thus allowed the government go collect liquor taxes--much like that, I think decrimalizing drugs would ultimately be beneficial all the way around.

Folks who wanted to do drugs would buy them legally.  Folks who wanted to abuse them would do so and die, thereby eliminating themselves from the gene pool, which would probably be a very good thing. 

As for Libertarians not wanting to tax drugs, I often agree with Libertarians, but in this case, I'd disagree.  Tax the hell out of legalized drugs.  Well maybe not that bad; that would lead to a continuation of illegal activity to avoid the taxes.

Oh, heck, let's just tax nothing.  Some kind of flat tax, or sales tax on everything with no other tax being collected.  In any event, get rid of the IRS, period.  Huge waste of taxpayers' money.  And with Obamacare about to be overseen by the IRS, soon enough an even bigger waste of the taxpayers' money. 

 

Well, I'm not too clearheaded tonight.  Mostly I'm just totally against the IRS and the totally wasting-money-in-huge-sums "War on Drugs."

 

Have a swell evening, everyone. 

 



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Posted on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 18:22

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I think women should wear as much or as little as they please. I'm so open minded.



ROFLMAO



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Posted on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 11:47

Speed - yes you are a pragmatist, but you do sound to me like a Libertarian (who as you know exhibit many a liberal attribute), I'm just now trying to decipher whether you are more of a John Locke or a Robert Nozick

 

 

 

From a quick look they both look to have been way too theory oriented.

 

 

 

I'll give you a 2 examples: Weed. I'd legalize it and tax the crap out of it like we do with booze and butts. I'd make it federally legal. then let the states decide.  It's a huge industry in the US that virtually goes un taxed. That's revenue loss. Add to that the cost to police, try in court, and prison cost for conviction and many 10's of billions are spent and several 10's of billions in taxes are lost and that is a lost cause. I don't smoke it, but we can't afford the costs and lost revenues for a relatively benign societal desire. I'd do the same thing with prostitution. That isn't going away either so tax, regulate and stop policing an activity that isn't being stopped, and hardly, if any being slowed. Liberterians, I think mostly would be in favor of legalizing, but not to tax.

 

 

 

As to people using the bible to hurt gays, I think that's what you meant, that's not very "christian". Hate the sin love the sinner at least. The way I look at it the more gay men, the less less competition.



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@ LIV---- I think the HUMOUR must be in the BAMA water!!

 

@ DAKOTA---- Went to block you so you could feel important.. Couldn't hit that button! But know you were important enough for me to consider... But then, some days you crack me up too much when I really, really need it.. 

 

@ PAT---- You are just a naughty, naughty girl! It might get too "proper" around here if everyone acted polite and professional... ;) I had posted to you before, but I think it was censored due to copy/paste.. 

 

Still trying to figure why my "bedroom shot" was censored.. LIV, you saw it.. WHAT'S TO CENSOR!! 

 

@ BE+ ---- We're still waiting for the nekkedddd photos! 

 

@ SPEED---- Ain't it the truth! 



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Quoting Dakota35:

Apparently only important people with great opinions that matter, get blocked.  I don't think I've ever been blocked.  I'm kinda feeling like that kid in the back of the short bus...the one that's worse off than the other kids on the bus, so I'm stuck in the back.  Someday, someone will block me...thank you future blocker for making me feel important!!!  



DAK - I really do not know where you get your sense of humour from, LOL! You never fail to deliver - that's for sure. Now can you tell me if yours is genetic please?

 

You need to get on, I've sent something to you to read! You are either just going to cry for me or just roll on the floor and laugh like a hyena. Either way, I am game! I am actually laughing just thinking about it!

 

Liv.



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Quoting SpeedDallas:

That's the first time I've ever been called a liberal. On a political board I've been called many things, but truth is I'm a pragmatist. Or what I call a Dennis Miller conservative. Fiscal conservative and generally more liberal on social issues. I don't care what people do as long as it doesn't hurt someone else.  Basically let the states figure out what they want with some federal uniformity when it makes sense.

 

 

 

I'd like to see the world stop lending money to each other when near every country is in debt. The shoe will drop, and if the US drops it the world will be in a world of hurt. Look what happened when Greece was near default. Little Greece. Imagine if the US does what Russia did a decade ago. Adds 3 0's to our currency. \

 

 

 

Tough choices need to made, and polis don't have the stones to make them and the voters vote out the few that do. We the people, WE better get realistic or the crisis of 08 will look like a picnic.

 

 

 

One of our bigger cities, Detroit just filed for bankruptcy protection. First of a parade that will. Imagine if in England, Brighton told its creditors and pensioners, sorry you're out of luck. That's what Detroit is trying to do.

 

 

 

Off soap box.


Speed - yes you are a pragmatist, but you do sound to me like a Libertarian (who as you know exhibit many a liberal attribute), I'm just now trying to decipher whether you are more of a John Locke or a Robert Nozick - the only difference between these two fathers of Libertarianism being the idea of self-ownership to the point of inalienability of rights or not. Read theirvarying points of view and let me know towards whom you lean more.

 

I very much second the idea of live and let live - as long as no one gets hurt. Which is why many of my die-hard, bible-bashing Christian friends find me not only enigmatic but a sell-out to Christ, when I speak out against hurting or killing a gay person just because he/she is gay!

 

OK - off my soap box - LOL! Speed I cannot imagine on soap-boxing, lol - the image doesn't somehow fit in my mind - LOL.

 

Pat - Ahhh...you know I am not that smart, just appears smart is more like it, LOL. As for being bitchy....yeah, I know it can be a lot of fun, but it's just not my usual style unless of course if my sometimes dry, harsh, and sarcastic sense of humour counts towards bitchiness, then I can welcome myself to the senior class of 'Bitchery'! LOL!!

 

Have a good day!

 

Liv.



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Posted on Sun, Jul 28, 2013 22:51

Apparently only important people with great opinions that matter, get blocked.  I don't think I've ever been blocked.  I'm kinda feeling like that kid in the back of the short bus...the one that's worse off than the other kids on the bus, so I'm stuck in the back.  Someday, someone will block me...thank you future blocker for making me feel important!!!  



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Posted on Sun, Jul 28, 2013 17:49

Quoting Livnlov:

Be,

 

I completely agree with you. This was basically the message in my original post that appears to have ignited this fire. When I was blocked by this person whom I considered a friend, I just ignored it. So after months, he must have realised the error of his ways and he unblocked me all by himself. Either way, it did not bother me and I did not make an issue of it. However, the matter that led to his decision to block me was a simple advice from me that he should not openly attack another blogger and invite him to a fight or something of that nature (a bit childish) on another lady’s blog, when in fact this person meant him no harm; but that he should consider discussing the matter privately with this other person with a view to ironing out their differences or perceived injuries. That unsolicited advice was not appreciated and I accepted that fact. I also accepted the fact that such a reaction naturally showed me the strength of this person’s character and I had therefore modified my opinion of him accordingly - all things we are all entitled to do. He was entitled to reject my advice, entitled to take any action he deemed necessary, and I was entitled to review my opinion of him and demote him from friend to someone I will avoid in the future. The other lady who blocked me from her blogs, blocked me for no reason at all - again something she is perfectly entitled to do and I completely ignore her and treated her as a non-existent entity, something that I am entitled to.

 

Ladies that is life - forget about this particular man who has blocked you all, and ignore him! That's all you can do. Ask yourself, “Is he really worth dedicating a blog to?” I don't know. My take would be that that gives him more credence and attention than he actually deserves. And would perhaps either give him a deep sense of satisfaction that he is actually getting to you all or make him see the error of his ways. Either way, you cannot control his reaction or next possible action. So let us just move on and enjoy the things that we have been blessed with and ignore the things we cannot control.

 

SPEED - I like your comment – Bring on the Boobs Expose! LOLOL!! You know you are just a man in a class of your own!!! You are so liberal and so evolved…if only there were more men like ya, we probably won’t be on here looking for dates, LOL!!!!

 

OK - I am going back to my studies now! Good night everyone and remember - be nice!

 

 

Liv

 



Be nice?  Do we HAVE to be?  Sometimes being bitchy is SO SO much fun.  Shucks.  Thwarted once again by a smart woman half my age.  Damn. 

 

Have a swell evening, Liv.

 

Love you as always.  You are a champ for sure.



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