The phony "War on Drugs" causes more crime,death,murder,gang violence,incarcerations,enriching criminals while millions of people still use illegal drugs anyway. This current policy is a disgrace and politicians are not interested in solving this problem. The 3 choices as possible solutions are: A) Legalize and treat like alcohol B) Drug testing C)Both of the above I say let the states and the people decide like the Constitution says. Keep in mind that although alcohol is legal,its sale (no sales to minors) & use is regulated (DUI laws/employers can discriminate against alcohol use at work) Why not just treat drugs like alcohol?Either solution is better than the current policy.
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The keyboard is mightier than the sword. So happy to hear news of Medici investing in Minds.com social network and so ironic as I have been advocating for the past year for Overstock/Medici to start a social media/network site,with the potential of integrating their various commerce/trade businesses.Now that Medici is involved I plan on putting a lot of effort into promoting Minds.This has been a dream of mine to help create/promote a principled pro truth/freedom/goodwill/integrity social media/network site for years.I have several ideas regarding this that I have not yet posted about and hope I can get Minds/OSTK/Medici to hear me out on some of these ideas if they are interested. Here is the post that was shared many times over the past year : I think Overstock/Medici could and should become THE company to help truth and liberty lovers unite worldwide.I think the growing concerns of censorship,privacy,security and questionable practices of social media/networking/news/communication companies combined with a growing concern of outright corruption and deceit by our elected “leaders” are making a perfect storm of problems for which Overstock could help provide a solution. If there were a large enough amount of people in the USA and the world united behind the principles of freedom,truth,peace,goodwill and non-aggression who demanded adherence to said principles over politics or parties,then politicians would truly have to represent us or find themselves out of a job and irrelevant.And social media may be THE ideal way of achieving this. In my opinion, the focus should be on winning hearts and minds to make real positive changes in the world.Well,Overstock is in the position to win over hearts and minds to the principles of freedom,truth and peace in a major way.Overstock management and board members are already chock full of liberty lovers with the knowledge,business interests and technical skills to help achieve this.This is why I believe that Overstock/Medici could be THE company to unite liberty lovers worldwide and win over a massive amount of new people to these principles and become a powerful and positive force in the world. Imagine a website/app/network where people from all over the world unite behind the principles of truth,freedom,goodwill,non-aggression principle and voluntarily helping others.A place where we use social media,networking,trade & commerce to support each other and promote these principles we share. I am thinking competition for facebook,twitter,amazon,apple,google,big banks/brokerages,MSM and even politicians! lol...Just taking a little market share from each could turn into something awesome. This could simply start out as a social media website/app just to gather together those people in the world who value principles like truth,freedom,peace,the non-aggression principle and voluntarily helping others.Then it could eventually morph into a website/app where these principles are promoted upfront while at the same time being a social media,commerce,trade,digital currency,news,education,entertainment(videos and video games) and communication powerhouse. Imagine earning digital currency by playing video games(Atari possible partner?) or more importantly by voluntarily helping others(or helping others for free.).A great online community that would attract people like a shining city on a hill.A site that people could grow to love so much that they would promote to everyone they know.A place where people would feel good about supporting/promoting and buying stock in the company because they could plainly see that the site was changing the world for the better….Would ya look at that! I am imagining video games in which players win digital currency.A digital currency that could be used on the website/app mentioned above.I would like to see a game where the lead character spreads the message of truth,liberty,goodwill and peace to the world.A character who must avoid the pitfalls of corruption/deceit/bribery/intimidation to spread the message.Could be a big hit.Then the principles of the lead video game character might become contagious to real people in the real world!LOL If Overstock/Medici could make this website/app/network/internet gateway for liberty lovers worldwide very user friendly and secure, the possibilities really are endless once it begins to attract users who become engaged and united behind the clearly defined principles mentioned above. I think liberty lovers worldwide would much rather buy and use products,information and services from like-minded people.I think liberty lovers worldwide would obviously much rather elect like-minded people to office.Overstock could provide the internet gateway/homebase to make this happen and change the world for the better. In my opinion,all political parties are easily co-opted & corrupted.Things won't change much until citizens unite behind truth/freedom/goodwill/integrity.Most politicians who claim to serve the public are really self servants/crony servants.Therefore,We the People must unite to make change.This is the best idea I can think of to make the world a better place.Anyone got a better idea?I'm listening...... We have a short time on this earth,which reminds me why truth,freedom,kindness,forgiveness and goodwill are of the highest value.Some may say you can’t save the world,but I would say why not try anyway?I’ve got nothing better to do.
All political parties are easily co-opted & corrupted.Things won't change much until citizens unite behind truth/freedom/goodwill/integrity.Most politicians who claim to serve the public are really self servants/crony servants.Therefore,We the People must unite to make change,Social media/networking make this possible. Whether there are 2,3 or 4 major political parties,there will always be the temptations and pitfalls of bribery,intimidation and corruption. The corrupt politicians(actors) of both parties support our ridiculous tax code.You will often hear politicians claim to be for "the working families" but they are simply full of baloney.Many will pander to the working poor and middle class but once they are elected will do absolutely nothing to make a simple,fair tax code. When you hear a politician claim to advocate 'rich people paying their fair share",don't believe them because their actions speak louder than their words.Once elected,they will do nothing to eliminate the ridiculous amounts of tax loopholes and will do nothing to provide a simple, fair tax code.Any politician can get votes by running on the platform that says,"vote for me and I'll raise taxes on other people and give you more free stuff",but eventually they will run out of other people's money and they don't tell you that people and corporations will always have ways to avoid taxes.It seems that Congress and our Presidents,both former and current,refuse to cut spending as our national debt soars higher.They act as if the national debt does not matter,no matter how high.If the debt does not matter(I think it does),then why do we even have to pay a personal income tax? The corrupted politicians(actors) of both parties claim we need troops in foreign lands to "protect us from the terrorists",yet they refuse to secure our own borders.Does this make any sense to you?How can you protect your country from attack when you won't even secure your own borders(land/air/sea)?It should not be the responsibility of U.S. troops to police and nation build other sovereign nations.How about bringing our troops home and securing our own borders?I believe we can have both legal immigration AND secure borders. Imagine if liberty lovers worldwide had an online home base to clearly communicate with each other with strategies on how to take their countries back,one country at a time.Could Minds.com be it?Maybe. Both Democrats and Republicans refuse to end the war on drugs,which causes more crime,murder,incarcerations and enrichment of criminals while millions of people continue to use illegal drugs anyway.The current U.S. policy does not work and never will(if you believe its purpose is to actually prevent drug use). The solution would be to legalize the SALE of drugs and leave it to the states,cities and businesses to decide whether to ban the USE of drugs and test people for drug use on a monthly basis or not to test them at all.If you agree with our current policy,let me explain why it does not work.If you really wanted to prevent people from doing drugs,YOU WOULD HAVE TO TEST EVERYONE FOR DRUGS.DO NOT BE DISTRACTED FROM THIS FACT.This means all employers would have to test employees for drugs.All states and cities would have to test people on welfare and unemployment. Look at sports for an example.Does having a rule banning steroids prevent athletes from using them?NO.They have to be tested.Of course,it should not be legal to become impaired and drive a motor vehicle.I think most of us agree on that.By legalizing the SALE of drugs you render the current criminals that sell them powerless.Then you let the states/cities/employers deal with the USE of drugs and we debate the civil liberties issue of whether to test everyone for drugs or let people put whatever substance they want into their body as long as they don't hurt someone else.Those are your 2 choices if you really want to solve this problem. Unfortunately,I don't believe the politicians(actors) of either party have any interest in solving this problem.If only the voters would stop voting for them or demand they solve this problem(very unlikely).Keep in mind that although alcohol is legal,its sale(no sales to minors) and use(DUI laws) is regulated and businesses are allowed to discriminate against alcohol users(for example firing employees who drink on the job or arrive to work drunk).Why not just treat drugs the same way we treat alcohol?I say let the states and the people decide,just like the Constitution says. Some of those same politicians(actors) also claim "climate change" due to man-made pollution is threatening the very existence of life on earth.Regarding pollution,we can all help by voluntarily consuming less resources and driving less.I am certainly NOT a supporter of a "carbon tax" as I think it would just be a way for the powers that be to scam more money out of the average person.If the Presidents and members of congress (past and present) really believed that man-made pollution was threatening the very existence of life on earth,then why do they not plead with the public to voluntarily consume less resources and drive less?This would not require passing a law but would only require some basic speaking / writing skills.It seems politicians are only interested in doing things that involve taking money from others.Why? I believe the answer is because almost all politicians,whether Democrat or Republican,are just actors who are in politics to benefit themselves and their cronies,not to represent the best interests of the average person.I and many others want a person with a real motive and chance to win the Presidency who supports simple values like truth,liberty and peace and can resist the temptations of corruption.In the last election,I voted for the Constitution party candidate for president.I did not feel this was a "wasted vote" because I do not wish to support the foreign policy and drug policy of the Democrats and Republicans that cause the deaths of many people. I hope that one day we as people can have a civil discussion and unite behind basic shared principles such as the Golden Rule/Non-Aggression Principle/Liberty/ Truth/Voluntarily helping others,rather than political parties and demand our elected "representatives" do the same. I believe this will only happen if those who share these principles focus on winning hearts and minds,and only then will that translate into winning elections.When enough people who love truth,freedom,integrity and goodwill unite behind principles rather than easily co-opted and corrupted political parties,it may become the most powerful force the world has ever seen.With a united effort and clearly defined principles,with the right message and clear communication,with sincerity,integrity and goodwill,it can be done. Some suggestions for immediate positive change: 1)Cancel Cable TV 2)Bank/Invest with small local banks/credit unions/online brokerages & insist your employer/pension fund do the same. 3)Do not donate money to politicians and consider boycotting companies that donate money to them or pay them for speeches.Some might decide to boycott Facebook,Twitter,Apple,Amazon and Google for censorship issues alone. 4)Support a pardon for Julian Assange ,Edward Snowden and other truthtellers/whistleblowers. 5)Join Pro freedom social network MINDS,where freedom of speech is respected & users earn crypto tokens for their contributions to the site. 6)Use web browsers like Dissenter, Firefox or Brave rather than Chrome or Safari when you surf the web. Use search engines like DuckDuckGo rather than Google or Bing for web searches. Use an email service like ProtonMail rather than Gmail. Post videos to Bitchute and MINDS rather than youtube. 7)Use Linux operating systems like Linux Mint/Ubuntu/Debian or others on your computer rather than Windows or Mac. Keep your eyes open for alternatives to apple/android smartphones in the near future . 8) Do NOT support the "War on Drugs" which causes more crime,death,murder,gang violence,incarcerations,enriching criminals while millions of people still use illegal drugs anyway. 9) Support a new foreign policy where We The People worldwide unite behind and promote the principles of truth/freedom/goodwill/integrity/humility/Non-Aggression Principle/Golden Rule and focus on winning hearts and minds. 10) Support a worldwide effort to voluntarily help others in the hope that it will win over more people to these principles. Please share this Plan of Action with others via text,email & social media if you agree.Here is link to share this message.Thank You https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/914161346079817728 We have a short time on this earth,which reminds me why truth,freedom,kindness,forgiveness and goodwill are of the highest value.Some may say you can’t save the world,but I would say why not try anyway?I’ve got nothing better to do.
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The keyboard is mightier than the sword. So happy to hear news of Medici investing in Minds.com social network and so ironic as I have been advocating for the past year for Overstock/Medici to start a social media/network site,with the potential of integrating their various commerce/trade businesses.Now that Medici is involved I plan on putting a lot of effort into promoting Minds.This has been a dream of mine to help create/promote a principled pro truth/freedom/goodwill/integrity social media/network site for years.I have several ideas regarding this that I have not yet posted about and hope I can get Minds/OSTK/Medici to hear me out on some of these ideas if they are interested. Here is the post that was shared many times over the past year : I think Overstock/Medici could and should become THE company to help truth and liberty lovers unite worldwide.I think the growing concerns of censorship,privacy,security and questionable practices of social media/networking/news/communication companies combined with a growing concern of outright corruption and deceit by our elected “leaders” are making a perfect storm of problems for which Overstock could help provide a solution. If there were a large enough amount of people in the USA and the world united behind the principles of freedom,truth,peace,goodwill and non-aggression who demanded adherence to said principles over politics or parties,then politicians would truly have to represent us or find themselves out of a job and irrelevant.And social media may be THE ideal way of achieving this. In my opinion, the focus should be on winning hearts and minds to make real positive changes in the world.Well,Overstock is in the position to win over hearts and minds to the principles of freedom,truth and peace in a major way.Overstock management and board members are already chock full of liberty lovers with the knowledge,business interests and technical skills to help achieve this.This is why I believe that Overstock/Medici could be THE company to unite liberty lovers worldwide and win over a massive amount of new people to these principles and become a powerful and positive force in the world. Imagine a website/app/network where people from all over the world unite behind the principles of truth,freedom,goodwill,non-aggression principle and voluntarily helping others.A place where we use social media,networking,trade & commerce to support each other and promote these principles we share. I am thinking competition for facebook,twitter,amazon,apple,google,big banks/brokerages,MSM and even politicians! lol...Just taking a little market share from each could turn into something awesome. This could simply start out as a social media website/app just to gather together those people in the world who value principles like truth,freedom,peace,the non-aggression principle and voluntarily helping others.Then it could eventually morph into a website/app where these principles are promoted upfront while at the same time being a social media,commerce,trade,digital currency,news,education,entertainment(videos and video games) and communication powerhouse. Imagine earning digital currency by playing video games(Atari possible partner?) or more importantly by voluntarily helping others(or helping others for free.).A great online community that would attract people like a shining city on a hill.A site that people could grow to love so much that they would promote to everyone they know.A place where people would feel good about supporting/promoting and buying stock in the company because they could plainly see that the site was changing the world for the better….Would ya look at that! I am imagining video games in which players win digital currency.A digital currency that could be used on the website/app mentioned above.I would like to see a game where the lead character spreads the message of truth,liberty,goodwill and peace to the world.A character who must avoid the pitfalls of corruption/deceit/bribery/intimidation to spread the message.Could be a big hit.Then the principles of the lead video game character might become contagious to real people in the real world!LOL If Overstock/Medici could make this website/app/network/internet gateway for liberty lovers worldwide very user friendly and secure, the possibilities really are endless once it begins to attract users who become engaged and united behind the clearly defined principles mentioned above. I think liberty lovers worldwide would much rather buy and use products,information and services from like-minded people.I think liberty lovers worldwide would obviously much rather elect like-minded people to office.Overstock could provide the internet gateway/homebase to make this happen and change the world for the better. In my opinion,all political parties are easily co-opted & corrupted.Things won't change much until citizens unite behind truth/freedom/goodwill/integrity.Most politicians who claim to serve the public are really self servants/crony servants.Therefore,We the People must unite to make change.This is the best idea I can think of to make the world a better place.Anyone got a better idea?I'm listening...... We have a short time on this earth,which reminds me why truth,freedom,kindness,forgiveness and goodwill are of the highest value.Some may say you can’t save the world,but I would say why not try anyway?I’ve got nothing better to do.
All political parties are easily co-opted & corrupted.Things won't change much until citizens unite behind truth/freedom/goodwill/integrity.Most politicians who claim to serve the public are really self servants/crony servants.Therefore,We the People must unite to make change,Social media/networking make this possible. Whether there are 2,3 or 4 major political parties,there will always be the temptations and pitfalls of bribery,intimidation and corruption. The corrupt politicians(actors) of both parties support our ridiculous tax code.You will often hear politicians claim to be for "the working families" but they are simply full of baloney.Many will pander to the working poor and middle class but once they are elected will do absolutely nothing to make a simple,fair tax code. When you hear a politician claim to advocate 'rich people paying their fair share",don't believe them because their actions speak louder than their words.Once elected,they will do nothing to eliminate the ridiculous amounts of tax loopholes and will do nothing to provide a simple, fair tax code.Any politician can get votes by running on the platform that says,"vote for me and I'll raise taxes on other people and give you more free stuff",but eventually they will run out of other people's money and they don't tell you that people and corporations will always have ways to avoid taxes.It seems that Congress and our Presidents,both former and current,refuse to cut spending as our national debt soars higher.They act as if the national debt does not matter,no matter how high.If the debt does not matter(I think it does),then why do we even have to pay a personal income tax? The corrupted politicians(actors) of both parties claim we need troops in foreign lands to "protect us from the terrorists",yet they refuse to secure our own borders.Does this make any sense to you?How can you protect your country from attack when you won't even secure your own borders(land/air/sea)?It should not be the responsibility of U.S. troops to police and nation build other sovereign nations.How about bringing our troops home and securing our own borders?I believe we can have both legal immigration AND secure borders. Imagine if liberty lovers worldwide had an online home base to clearly communicate with each other with strategies on how to take their countries back,one country at a time.Could Minds.com be it?Maybe. Both Democrats and Republicans refuse to end the war on drugs,which causes more crime,murder,incarcerations and enrichment of criminals while millions of people continue to use illegal drugs anyway.The current U.S. policy does not work and never will(if you believe its purpose is to actually prevent drug use). The solution would be to legalize the SALE of drugs and leave it to the states,cities and businesses to decide whether to ban the USE of drugs and test people for drug use on a monthly basis or not to test them at all.If you agree with our current policy,let me explain why it does not work.If you really wanted to prevent people from doing drugs,YOU WOULD HAVE TO TEST EVERYONE FOR DRUGS.DO NOT BE DISTRACTED FROM THIS FACT.This means all employers would have to test employees for drugs.All states and cities would have to test people on welfare and unemployment. Look at sports for an example.Does having a rule banning steroids prevent athletes from using them?NO.They have to be tested.Of course,it should not be legal to become impaired and drive a motor vehicle.I think most of us agree on that.By legalizing the SALE of drugs you render the current criminals that sell them powerless.Then you let the states/cities/employers deal with the USE of drugs and we debate the civil liberties issue of whether to test everyone for drugs or let people put whatever substance they want into their body as long as they don't hurt someone else.Those are your 2 choices if you really want to solve this problem. Unfortunately,I don't believe the politicians(actors) of either party have any interest in solving this problem.If only the voters would stop voting for them or demand they solve this problem(very unlikely).Keep in mind that although alcohol is legal,its sale(no sales to minors) and use(DUI laws) is regulated and businesses are allowed to discriminate against alcohol users(for example firing employees who drink on the job or arrive to work drunk).Why not just treat drugs the same way we treat alcohol?I say let the states and the people decide,just like the Constitution says. Some of those same politicians(actors) also claim "climate change" due to man-made pollution is threatening the very existence of life on earth.Regarding pollution,we can all help by voluntarily consuming less resources and driving less.I am certainly NOT a supporter of a "carbon tax" as I think it would just be a way for the powers that be to scam more money out of the average person.If the Presidents and members of congress (past and present) really believed that man-made pollution was threatening the very existence of life on earth,then why do they not plead with the public to voluntarily consume less resources and drive less?This would not require passing a law but would only require some basic speaking / writing skills.It seems politicians are only interested in doing things that involve taking money from others.Why? I believe the answer is because almost all politicians,whether Democrat or Republican,are just actors who are in politics to benefit themselves and their cronies,not to represent the best interests of the average person.I and many others want a person with a real motive and chance to win the Presidency who supports simple values like truth,liberty and peace and can resist the temptations of corruption.In the last election,I voted for the Constitution party candidate for president.I did not feel this was a "wasted vote" because I do not wish to support the foreign policy and drug policy of the Democrats and Republicans that cause the deaths of many people. I hope that one day we as people can have a civil discussion and unite behind basic shared principles such as the Golden Rule/Non-Aggression Principle/Liberty/ Truth/Voluntarily helping others,rather than political parties and demand our elected "representatives" do the same. I believe this will only happen if those who share these principles focus on winning hearts and minds,and only then will that translate into winning elections.When enough people who love truth,freedom,integrity and goodwill unite behind principles rather than easily co-opted and corrupted political parties,it may become the most powerful force the world has ever seen.With a united effort and clearly defined principles,with the right message and clear communication,with sincerity,integrity and goodwill,it can be done. Some suggestions for immediate positive change: 1)Cancel Cable TV 2)Bank/Invest with small local banks/credit unions/online brokerages & insist your employer/pension fund do the same. 3)Do not donate money to politicians and consider boycotting companies that donate money to them or pay them for speeches.Some might decide to boycott Facebook,Twitter,Apple,Amazon and Google for censorship issues alone. 4)Support a pardon for Julian Assange ,Edward Snowden and other truthtellers/whistleblowers. 5)Join Pro freedom social network MINDS,where freedom of speech is respected & users earn crypto tokens for their contributions to the site. 6)Use web browsers like Dissenter, Firefox or Brave rather than Chrome or Safari when you surf the web. Use search engines like DuckDuckGo rather than Google or Bing for web searches. Use an email service like ProtonMail rather than Gmail. Post videos to Bitchute and MINDS rather than youtube. 7)Use Linux operating systems like Linux Mint/Ubuntu/Debian or others on your computer rather than Windows or Mac. Keep your eyes open for alternatives to apple/android smartphones in the near future . 8) Do NOT support the "War on Drugs" which causes more crime,death,murder,gang violence,incarcerations,enriching criminals while millions of people still use illegal drugs anyway. 9) Support a new foreign policy where We The People worldwide unite behind and promote the principles of truth/freedom/goodwill/integrity/humility/Non-Aggression Principle/Golden Rule and focus on winning hearts and minds. 10) Support a worldwide effort to voluntarily help others in the hope that it will win over more people to these principles. Please share this Plan of Action with others via text,email & social media if you agree.Here is link to share this message.Thank You https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/914161346079817728 We have a short time on this earth,which reminds me why truth,freedom,kindness,forgiveness and goodwill are of the highest value.Some may say you can’t save the world,but I would say why not try anyway?I’ve got nothing better to do.
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