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Pot poll portends passage

WBUR is out with results of a ballot-question poll that shows recreational marijuana and more space for chickens winning, expansion of charter schools and letting that one guy build a slots parlor in Revere losing.

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Smoke weed everyday!

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...for Nate Dogg. Bloodshot eyes in the sky!

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Bunch of pothead trustafarians fighting for $10/lb chicken.

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Good.

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Even if the polls show results you like, it only comes out that way if you actually vote.

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Polls are just data driven predictions, not actually results.

VOTE! And take a few people with you!

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Maybe I'll write in Mayor Curley for President.

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Than either of the 2 leading candidates.

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Brexit passed because many opponents assumed it would fail and didn't need to vote. Additionally, some people who were opposed assumed it would go that way so they felt safe voting in favor to "send a message".

So it's important to vote even if you think your position is going to win.

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Polling there is a bit tougher due to their political systems and that their politics is a lot less polarized.

For the most part polling in the US is down to a science. So much so campaigns commissions polls that say what they need them to say, as a way of hopefully influencing their opponents strategy or generating favoritible news cycles.

But that's where aggregation, and cross tabs come into play.

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Seriously, if anyone ever has any question about slots parlors please visit Twin Rivers.

We stopped there as a joke a few years back and left with much sadness in our hearts.

It's a horrible, dirty, smelly, depressing cesspool of Hoverounds and live Beach Boys covers.

Then again, so is Revere.

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How long ago was this visit? They have table games now, like a real casino. I've only been there once, but it was in the past year or so and it seemed like a decent place to be, if you can find entertainment in losing your money.

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So once this passes, I would think the charter schools issue might be a moot point given all the young children dying from the legal pots they will be buying near their toy stores.

Now that this gateway is opened, I can't wait for heroin being on the ballot in 2020, and literal MURDER being on the ballot in 2024. Way to go libs.

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Gay marriage was passed here some time ago and we haven't yet gotten the bestiality bill passed. Or the bill that lets you marry your sister...or your car...
There's a lot of legislative work to do before we get to murder I'm sayin'....baby steps.

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Or the bill that lets you marry your sister...or your car...

Why do you think he's so upset?

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But when you come home one night (driving the car you gay-married, natch) only to find your child's lifeless body, with a pot hanging out of their vein, you will wish you could have a do-over on this Yes on 4 business.

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Coke and heroin used to be purchased over the counter in the drugstore. Dueling used to be legal. You should be pining to bring all of that back if you are a conservative truly dedicated to making America great again.

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...or this is how you actually feel.

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Very obvious satire wasn't obvious enough. :(

I thought "pots" was a dead giveaway, as well as pumping the brakes on using the two syllable, people-with-disabilities mocking, term that neocons and Trumpetts use to describe liberals.

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It's just so darn hard to tell these days! I could have gone the extra steps of reading past posts of yours to get a sense, so that's sorta my bad.

As over-the-top as you might have thought you were being, believe me-- actual Trumpkin conspiracy theory whackjobs on the internet say very, very similar things. Kinda scary.

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Anti-4 campaigners are big pushers of hysteria related to cannabis edibles and children, your reference to this lead me to think your post might be serious.

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is the death of our ability to tell satire from reality. Trump can't be parodied. There's literally nothing you can say that's so over-the-top that you can't imagine the actual man saying it, and then denying that he said it the next day. It's starting to bleed over into other parts of life.

And without satire, what do we really have?

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Remember after 9/11, when the former editor of Spy said "Irony is dead"? This too shall pass and satire will thrive again.

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It's impossible to tell satire of fundamentalism from fundamentalism.

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No one has ever died from a marijuana overdose.

Marijuana is much safer and much less addictive than alcohol, tobacco, and opiates (including legal prescription opiates, like oxycodone). It's not even close. Please do some research on your own if you doubt this.

That doesn't mean it's harmless to children: similar to other legal adult substances (e.g. alcohol and tobacco), there is an increased risk for children. That's why only adult use will be legalized by the ballot initiative.

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Steve got one!

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There is no penalty in the proposed law for selling pot to someone under 21.l Not so with the laws governing sales of alcohol.

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And there's nothing stopping the Legislature from enacting one. Seems sensible to me.

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and literal MURDER being on the ballot in 2024

I, for one, would support legalizing 'figurative murder'

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just become a cop yo, everything is legal unless you REALLY screw it up lmao

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Duels to the death are already legal in MA on the city/town common on Sundays if the governor is present to witness the proceedings.

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Need to keep the pressure up, the ballot to approve buying wine at grocery stores was ahead too and then failed with a disinformation campaign by the liquor lobby. The globe reports today that the liquor lobby is fighting this badly and just distress a bunch of cash to the anti legalization group, afraid of the conpetition. This seems to be a great admission that legalization may reduce addiction, but their deep pockets will be hard to fight. Vote for personal freedom. It will be close.

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the pro prohibition liquor lobby

america, the wonders never cease

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that thought this article was about pol pot for a moment

and was also really confused

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I reverse things and read things out of order all the time. Didn't even occur to me to read the heading that way. FYI, dyslexia (or general tendency to create disorder from order) is really useful for SW test - exposes many assumptions system designers make.

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dyslexic

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The remnants of the kmer rouge will kill us all with their marajuanas!

Communist plot - run away!!!

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Jello Biafra might have something to say on this, just to complete the Holiday in Cambodia reference.

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At this stage, I would recommend legalizing , taxing and controlling the ingredients of all drugs. The courts do little or nothing for possession and not much more for distributing. Obama just pardoned 61 dealers. Our drug officers do a great job but to look at the 20-30 year olds in the obituaries daily, the War on Drugs is lost. Along with other benefits, this would put some of the foreign cartels out of business and make the dealers find real work. Drug officers and agents could be assigned to more important duties.

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Decriminalization, but not full legalization, of all drugs there. Since 2001, youth drug use is down, overdose deaths are down, and none of the predicted bad things have happened.

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This is the closest FISH and I have ever come to agreeing on anything. (I say decriminalize, not legalize since people should be discouraged from turning to drugs as an out to their problems, etc. and addiction is still an issue but this can be treated, not punished).

Quick, O-FISH-L, what's your take on whether burning babies is morally right or not? I need to keep this buzz going.

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Your ideas or only opinions. So why should anyone care if your personal ideas align with his?

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similarly, lunar eclipses are just random events with no deeper universal meaning - but they're still cool to witness.

The game's more interesting if you know the players, anon.

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The October 27, 2004 eclipse ended the Curse!!!!

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Kaz, I'm pro-life, so I'd be opposed to burning babies or vacuuming them out of the womb in the 9th month, ala Hillary's position. On the drug issue, legalize/decriminalize is the way to go since drugs have essentially been decriminalized, at least in the state courts, already. Control the ingredients and although I have little faith in the government, earmark the taxes for treatment.

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