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Pussy Riot Whipped By Cossack Militia In Sochi To Stop Performance (VIDEO)

Pussy Riot Whipped By Cossack Militia In Sochi To Stop Performance (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 15:28:46 in World

“Two wrongs don't make a right. There is no justification for violence. This is sickening.”
Olympic Proof That Russia Likes Canada Better Than The U.S. (PHOTO)

Olympic Proof That Russia Likes Canada Better Than The U.S. (PHOTO)

Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 19:42:08 in Canada

“Before you bash student newspaper editors, remember that is what the president did at Harvard before becoming... well... president.”
Overdose Victims Are More Likely To Die In These States

Overdose Victims Are More Likely To Die In These States

Commented Feb 12, 2014 at 20:54:51 in Politics

“I did the math. 0.00000001 is about right. Assuming 7.5billion people on earth. Either way, he is still in the richest 1%. But the point is that the 1% don't necessarily support drug prohibition.”

sviolette on Feb 12, 2014 at 21:20:04

“At least the 0.00000001% don't. We know that for sure.”
Overdose Victims Are More Likely To Die In These States

Overdose Victims Are More Likely To Die In These States

Commented Feb 12, 2014 at 20:09:08 in Politics

“Opiates overdoses affect not only heroin users, but prescriptions for legitimate users too. They need access to live saving antidotes, and clean needles, but too often they are thrown in a cell.”
Overdose Victims Are More Likely To Die In These States

Overdose Victims Are More Likely To Die In These States

Commented Feb 12, 2014 at 20:02:27 in Politics

“No, one who overdoses isn't a victim, they are a patient, who needs medical attention and the antidote for morphine overdose, which is naloxone.”
Overdose Victims Are More Likely To Die In These States

Overdose Victims Are More Likely To Die In These States

Commented Feb 12, 2014 at 19:59:09 in Politics

“It has nothing to do with the 1%. Bill Gates voted for legalization too.”

sviolette on Feb 12, 2014 at 20:15:34

“Bill Gates is the .00000001%. He has more money than anyone. You need way more decimal places when your talking about him.”
The 3 Biggest Lies About The Keystone XL Pipeline

The 3 Biggest Lies About The Keystone XL Pipeline

Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 10:17:38 in Green

“Then why did they buy ads around DC promoting it? To pass it, of course.”

Scuba Skip on Feb 11, 2014 at 10:42:32

“LINK?”
Nina Discombe, Edward Kular Dead: Ontario Couple Killed In Mexico, Say Police

Nina Discombe, Edward Kular Dead: Ontario Couple Killed In Mexico, Say Police

Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 23:47:37 in Canada Travel

“This is tragic. Mexico has a terrible corruption problem, particularly in Juarez, Monterrey, Acapulco, and Guerrero state. Crime will never end, but I'm sure cutting billions in untaxed, black market methamphetamine, cocaine, and morphine revenue wouldn't hurt. In other words, I'm suggesting we legalize coca leaves, opium poppies, and cannabis plants.”
The 3 Biggest Lies About The Keystone XL Pipeline

The 3 Biggest Lies About The Keystone XL Pipeline

Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 23:42:55 in Green

“I appreciate the comprehensive response. I mostly agree, but the extraction of oil sands is in fact going ahead, regardless of this pipeline. The benefits of having landlocked oil that must be sold at a cheaper price may be too much for the States to pass up, but American interests aside, there is currently a refinery being built in Alberta, making it less dependent on gulf coast refineries. And lastly, Arctic exploration has hardly even begun. If you didn't notice, Canada owns most of that.”
The 3 Biggest Lies About The Keystone XL Pipeline

The 3 Biggest Lies About The Keystone XL Pipeline

Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 18:50:43 in Green

“That's simply not true. There are proposals for pipelines going to both the Pacific and Atlantic coast from Alberta, Canada. The pacific one, called the "Northern Gateway Pipeline" has a shot of being built.”

Scuba Skip on Feb 11, 2014 at 08:33:42

“It isn't even being considered by Canada.”
The 3 Biggest Lies About The Keystone XL Pipeline

The 3 Biggest Lies About The Keystone XL Pipeline

Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 18:48:22 in Green

“It doesn't take "three barrels of fresh water from the local aquifer". In reality, It takes three barrels of water period.”
The 3 Biggest Lies About The Keystone XL Pipeline

The 3 Biggest Lies About The Keystone XL Pipeline

Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 18:46:46 in Green

“Here are three facts for ya:

1) The alternative is transport via rail, which is more prone to spills, explosions, and derailing

2) Your car won't run with out oil

3) That includes Tesla motors

And just for fun here are three more:

4) Middle east oil is less ethical, since it comes from war zones where dictators rule

5) Solar panels produce less than 1% of energy in the world, making them an unrealistic replacement for oil. Rather, they can be used in combination.

6) Nuclear power is a reasonable alternative to oil and coal, but it comes with a new set of environmental concerns”

yozampj on Feb 10, 2014 at 23:38:04

“"The alternative is transport via rail, which is more prone to spills, explosions, and derailing." True...but a spill/explosion/derail has a finite radius of damage. The Keystone XL Pipeline expansion, if compromised, could contaminate the Ogallala Aquifer affecting a large part of the county and its population. Why take that risk for no gain?”

Christopher Nagy on Feb 10, 2014 at 20:54:42

“Well, number 1 presumes that expansion will proceed apace regardless of whether or not the pipeline gets built, and Canadian oil companies have already said flat-out that not getting the pipeline built means scaling back their expansion plans.

Number 2 might mean something if there was an oil crunch, but there isn't. We benefit from the fact that Canada can't move enough oil to Gulf Coast refineries. So yes, your car won't run without oil but expect to pay more for that gasoline if the pipeline is built, as Canadian oil companies have zero promises to sell anything that flows through the pipeline to the US--and why would they, when overseas markets will pay more?

Ethics has nothing to do with oil--our Middle East engagements are seen as potential national security problems. The fact that they are pulling oil out of the ground isn't something we can stop, but that doesn't mean we need to enable our neighbors to the north in their expansion of the oil industry.

I love how detractors act like a transition from fossil fuels would only work if it could be done in a few years time. The transition will take decades and everyone knows it. Solar doesn't need to power the world tomorrow.

The bottom line is that Keystone XL provides no significant benefits to the US. It does pose significant environment and health concerns. We have no obligation to enable their greater profits at our greater risk, nor should we.”
Opening Ceremony Moments That Totally Creeped Us Out (PHOTOS)

Opening Ceremony Moments That Totally Creeped Us Out (PHOTOS)

Commented Feb 8, 2014 at 20:57:39 in Canada

“So? The United States isn't perfect either. The olympics are about looking past the political differences and playing sport. It would be easy to turn these arguments 180 degrees into why the international community should have boycotted the Salt Lake winter olympics. Just for fun here's an example... the United States has the most prisoners per capita in the world. It has the legally allowed torture of detainees in Guantamano Bay... it has killed countless civilians in various operations in the middle east.”

Valentine Azbelle on Feb 8, 2014 at 21:32:15

“Please quote me where I said that the US was perfect. In fact please quote me anything I said about the US in that comment. What does the US have to do with this? All I did was address a ridiculous hypothetical statement from the original poster.”
Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Lead To Fewer Suicides

Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Lead To Fewer Suicides

Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 00:29:22 in Politics

“No, but it will result in fewer homicides. Particularly in Latin America.”
Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances In New York After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances In New York After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 20:29:33 in Politics

“The illicit heroin trade is the main source of income for the Taliban. The drug courts have failed to keep it out of the hands of the public, and whats more, the stuff on the street is tainted with adulterants that are more harmful than heroin itself. The addiction that heroin causes is comparable, if not lower, to that of cigarettes, yet cigarettes are a legal product that have been successfully regulated. Citizens must demand regulation of heroin as well. Regulation aims to prevent use, but accept that it happens, and to inform those who choose to use it about the potential dangers, and how to avoid them. Zero tolerance is what killed this man, may he rest in peace.”
Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances In New York After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances In New York After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 20:26:24 in Politics

“I don't see the point of having to pass a training course for access to the antidote. It should be as easy to obtain as asking for it, or for those who believe in the free market, paying for it.”

synbadd on Feb 5, 2014 at 02:49:52

“do you have any idea what narcan does?”
Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances In New York After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances In New York After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 20:25:23 in Politics

“You have missed the point. This bill aims to stop heroin overdoses with the antidode. It will save lives. Ignoring this issue will cause lives to be lost.”
Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances In New York After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances In New York After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 20:23:20 in Politics

“I see the point you are trying to make, but the reasons you cite are wrong. Namely, alcohol causes fewer deaths than nicotine.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Scheduled (UPDATE)

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Scheduled (UPDATE)

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 01:48:15 in Celebrity

“only dealers and traffickers go to prison. Users are left alone.”

Autora on Feb 4, 2014 at 15:01:06

“Ahh. That sounds sensible. Thanks for the clarification.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Scheduled (UPDATE)

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Scheduled (UPDATE)

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 00:36:19 in Celebrity

“Drug dealers also currently sell on the street corner; that is what legalization aims to change, so something resembling a liquor store, that pays taxes, ID's minors, and loses it's license to sell if it violates these rules.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Scheduled (UPDATE)

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Scheduled (UPDATE)

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 00:35:17 in Celebrity

“Drug dealers sell to kids already. My suggestion is we ID and refuse to sell to anyone under the age of 21, similar to alcohol. Way to twist my words.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Scheduled (UPDATE)

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Scheduled (UPDATE)

Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 23:13:27 in Celebrity

“Yes necessarily. The chemical composition is a factor in overdose rates. When it is tampered with by dealers, and cut up with adulterants, that makes it riskier to administer in one's vein. Another property of legalization is that there would be recommended dosages and reliable information on how much to administer. Take a look at the frequency of alcohol poisoning cases during alcohol prohibition, and after. The spike during prohibition is not a coincidence, it is an avoidable death trap.”
Hoffman And The Terrible Heroin Deaths In The Shadows

Hoffman And The Terrible Heroin Deaths In The Shadows

Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 21:50:50 in Celebrity

“There is a federal bill aiming to do just that, but it hasn't gone up for a vote. It is called HR499 and it is sponsored by D-CO Jared Polis. I hope it passes.”

peacekitten on Feb 3, 2014 at 22:52:21

“i'd love to see it pass too, but with this congress, i won't hold my breath.   they can barely agree on what to name a post office, i wouldn't expect them to do something as sensible and ultimately helpful as decriminalize any drug.”
Hoffman And The Terrible Heroin Deaths In The Shadows

Hoffman And The Terrible Heroin Deaths In The Shadows

Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 20:45:51 in Celebrity

“The DEA claims cannabis is more addictive than methamphetamine. It is listed as a schedule 1 substance with no medicinal value. This contradicts the medical marijuana laws of 22 states. They are not a reliable source of drug information. I'm not trying to discredit your opinion, I'm just pointing out that drug statistics are not reliable because dealers try their best to avoid detection.”

peacekitten on Feb 3, 2014 at 21:37:39

“i realize that dealers do their best to avoid them.   at least, i would expect that of them. perhaps it would make more sense to qualify it with that information being drawn from what *is* known about.   marijuana is a huge part of their income, and legalizing it at the federal level would be a good idea, because it would take the crime out of it.   that's something we should do with all drugs, decriminalize them and bring them out into the open.   otherwise, they will always be a terrible problem that we can't do anything constructive about to help those who use them.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Scheduled (UPDATE)

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Autopsy Scheduled (UPDATE)

Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 20:42:43 in Celebrity

“I'm well aware of this fact. Portugal has not legalized, it just simply stopped putting offenders in jail. That's decriminalization.”

Autora on Feb 4, 2014 at 01:11:37

“Sounds like semantics to me. If it isn't legal to buy drugs, why don't offenders go to prison?”
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