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February 08, 2007

Imagine the possibilities?

Who is worst? The rapist, the murderer, or the cannabis smoker?

Scenario 1: Person A spends weeks outside of your home, looking at you and your family. One day while you and all members of your family except one of your daughters, B, are out, Person A comes to your home and brutally rapes your young daughter B.

Scenario 2: Person A has been watching you for weeks. One day your asleep, and person A breaks in silently. He kills you in a sadistic fashion.

Scenario 3:Your in your best friends dorm room. You laugh as you see him lift his head up blowing out a large cloud of smoke from a hand blown bong. You take the lighter lean your head down, put your lips over the opening and click the lighter.

Anyone who read all three scenarios would agree that the criminals in scenario one and two are far more evil than the 'criminals' in scenario three. Yet regarding higher education they are treated in an extraordinarily fashion. As of the Higher Education Act's drug provision financial aid is denied to those convicted of drug offenses, while the rapist in scenario one and the murderer in scenario two are open to apply for federal financial aid.

It truly is sad that drug offenders are denied federal financial aid when rapists and murderers may feel free to apply.

One hell of a system we got!! And one hell of a democracy we have considering Congress has ignored this for several years now.

Posted by Richard Rhodes at February 8, 2007 05:06 AM
Comment #207176

Rapists, thieves and even murderers are considered less of a threat to authority because they do the same thing that government and business does, they just do it outside of the rule of law.

Posted by: jlw at February 8, 2007 11:29 AM
Comment #207188

The police, at the behest of the politicians, focus on pot because it’s easy. This way they can pretend they are doing something about drugs even though the international crime organizations smuggling real drugs into the country are being ignored.

In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me to find out that the leadership of both parties are involved in the drug trade. I have no proof, of course. However, the parties have insane amounts of money that seems to magically appear and they purposefully ignore the drug trade… Makes you think.

Either that or I just felt like wearing my foil hat today…

Posted by: TheTraveler at February 8, 2007 12:49 PM
Comment #207411

Comments are expected to remain on the topic of the published article.

(Thus that is why only the two above comments remain.)

Posted by: Richard Rhodes at February 9, 2007 07:19 PM
Comment #207447

The cannabis smoker is the worst.

The murderer and the rapist are end-products while smoking pot is the beginning of the end. This makes pot more dangerous.

The question you should ask is, “Did the Murderer and Rapist ever smoke pot when they were younger and did this effect their development?”. The answer will most likely be YES.

Pot Smoking is a stage. Just ask the cocaine and LSD user…

I know what you will say… Does pot smoking make everyone a criminal? NO. But if you rephrase the question… Does every criminal ever smoke pot? Then the answer would be YES.


Posted by: Juan dela Cruz at February 10, 2007 07:28 AM
Comment #207459

Juan— I would also bet they all drank beer to while they where young — end beer to?

Posted by: TheSavage at February 10, 2007 10:49 AM
Comment #207559

I certainly hope that you are arguing that they should add the murderer and raipist to the list of those who do not qualify for aid and not that those convicted of drug crimes should be removed form the list!

Posted by: Kirk at February 11, 2007 02:05 AM
Comment #207568


There’s a reason they banned underaged drinking. Think about it.

Posted by: Juan dela Cruz at February 11, 2007 05:31 AM
Comment #207569

so Juan did under age drinking being banned stop underage drinking?— you still did not address my question though.O and by the way -I bet they all drank milk to — maybe thats the gateway drug.

Posted by: TheSavage at February 11, 2007 07:40 AM
Comment #207613


This comment is a real side splitter!!! Marijuana is a plant that grows like a “weed” from the ground. It is a gift given to us by nature that is of great help to people who suffer from various diseases.
Ever heard the expression: Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth? Well this comment calls for a new spin on that old adage: Don’t kill the gift horse — you might need him one day.

The Savage:
“I bet they all drank milk to — maybe thats the gateway drug.”

I’ve heard “the criminal gateway” may well be the dangerous combination of drinking milk, eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and then using Ivory soap. :^)

Posted by: A at February 11, 2007 03:20 PM
Comment #207614

Uh, I don’t know how that happened, but I’m the one who wrote the last post…

Posted by: Adrienne at February 11, 2007 03:22 PM
Comment #208254

First, in a previous time, the murderer would have been a lesser threat. In days gone by, murder was usually an unplanned event that the person would never repeat. Today hoever, the murderer or rapist is by far a greater threat because of gang activity and a desensitization of society towards violence.

So far as pot goes, I would say legalize it, provide farmers with a subsidy for growing it, and then tax the daylights out of it! Kills a bunch of birds with one stone: clears up a lot of court time, removes the stigma of being a convicted felon, and increases revenue for all the wonderful things we demand from our government.

Posted by: John Back at February 15, 2007 02:07 PM
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