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Subject: Petition 10 Downing Street
Yimmy    11/20/2006 3:47:31 PM
http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/list/open http: //petitions.pm.gov.uk/list/open This is a new aspect of the site which allows you to petition Tony Blair... there are various petitions created already, such as concerning repealing the hunting ban, making St Georges day a public holiday in England, bringing Israel accountable to international law, brining back pistol shooting, asking Blair to resign, asking to scrap our nuclear deterrent etc. The site doesn't look very secure to me. I don't see anything stopping foreigners taking a UK address and signing themselves up. Not like the government would pay any attention to it anyway mind, it's probably just a ploy to keep the plebs happy.
 
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Yimmy       11/20/2006 3:52:30 PM
As you can see through reading through the petitions, some of them have clearly been created by the retarded amongst us, while due to the nature of a petition, you can not vote against.
 
I therefore propose the making of several new petitions, for instance championing the nuclear deterrent, and asking for enhanced funding for it to provide a capable replacement for Trident, and urging for national support for Israels fight against terror, and calling for canabis to become a class B drug...
 
But I'm not sure I can really be arsed myself.... very Democratic of me eh?
 
 
 
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Herald1234    May I suggest a petition to close down the site?   11/20/2006 4:48:28 PM
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StudentofConflict       11/23/2006 8:34:35 AM
RE Cannabis-why not just go for full decriminalisation? What hurts health worse, a spliff a day or down the pub every night? There can't be any moral reason behind the ban, since if alcohols legal and causes the amount of disorder it does, wouldn't legalising cannabis reduce this since if someone sits in getting stoned they won't be out fighting in the High Street?
Plus to stop wasting police time and sending them after actual real criminals instead.Why waste the Old Bill on some kid burning one when they could be after terrorists and rapists? It'd increase public respect for the police as well if they didn't have to enforce mindless laws like this. (Plus it'd stop dealers selling you short if it was subject to the weights and measures act ;-))
 
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flamingknives       11/23/2006 1:46:36 PM
Criminals rarely see their crime as being as bad as others.

People who drive recklessly aren't burgling houses, people who burgle houses aren't selling drugs to schoolkids, people selling drugs to schoolkids aren't inciting riot, people inciting riot aren't driving recklessly etc.
 
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StudentofConflict       11/24/2006 3:48:21 AM
Sorry Flamingknives, I don't get your point. So you're trying to tell me that smoking a few spliffs is akin to assault/burglary/what? Do you think that cannabis smoking casuses the social fallout in the UK that binge drinking does? Another advantage to legalisation would be moving production and distribution away from organised crime to proper companies, which would simultaneously cut off a revenue stream to mobsters/terrorists and increase govt. income by giving them an easily taxable product. Also, if cannabis was sold in off licenses and separated from street dealers, people who smoke wouldn't have the chance of developing contacts who can sell them harder drugs,which might reduce addiction rates to things like heroin and crack, the real danger drugs. Don't forget places like North Korea and also the Taliban partially fund themselves with heroin, and if we can separate potential users from distributers we could reduce their resources...
 
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flamingknives       11/24/2006 11:48:08 AM
If you don't get my point, why then post a supposition?

Anyway, I think that you do.

Cannabis is potentially quite dangerous, according to a number of reports published in medical journals. Both from a physiological and psychological perspective.
Plus, you're drawing false parallels. "a spliff a night" and "going down the pub every night" can be the same, in terms of 1 roll-up or 1 pint of beer, but your implication, if I understand it correctly, is that "going down the pub" is identically equal to getting blotto. What effects would "binge spliffing"* have on those involved and in the vicinity? I'd guess that it's a fair bit worse than cigarettes. You'd probably get spliff-related violence too, because people are idiots.

*If that phrase comes into common usage, I bags the credit for inventing it. Or somefink.
 
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Yimmy       11/24/2006 12:25:04 PM
Cannabis is far worse than alcohol.  I have personally seen someone end up in a mental institution because of it.

The only people who could be stupid enough to ask for it to be made legal, are those stupid enough to use it.


 
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DarthAmerica       11/26/2006 2:33:42 PM

Cannabis is far worse than alcohol.  I have personally seen someone end up in a mental institution because of it.

The only people who could be stupid enough to ask for it to be made legal, are those stupid enough to use it.

Cannabis is far worse than alcohol? Wow thats a pretty blunt statement. I'd like to see the research supporting that claim. You witnessing one person's experience does not make a large enough sample size to form a sweeping conclusion like that. An interesting project for you would be to research the deaths and health problems associated with

Cigs and Booze vs Cannabis.
 
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frog    Petition 10 Downing Street   11/26/2006 6:05:07 PM
Just thought i would bring a petition I noticed on PPRuNe to your attention:
 
 
At least there's one sensible petition out there.
 
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Yimmy       11/26/2006 7:23:57 PM
 You witnessing one person's experience does not make a large enough sample size to form a sweeping conclusion like that. An interesting project for you would be to research the deaths and health problems associated with

Cigs and Booze vs Cannabis.

Sure its enough.  I've watched far more alcohol use than cannabis use.... and ive never seen any drunks sent to the mental institute.
lAnd that sounds about as interesting as my sociology lectures on Femenism.

 
 
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