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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 3 months ago

    Tennessee MAY SOON be the only state in the Union to charge no tuition or fees to incoming, 2 year, college students.
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    This is a proposal by Bill Haslam, a REPUBLICAN Governor; that is to say, a RepubliCON no longer. Let us respect where respect is due: this would be a much needed step AWAY from the sewer, TOWARD a better-educated, less vulnerable work force, as well as a fine example to other State governments.
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    Of course the name Haslam DOES sound Middle Eastern…
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    Should the Foxy Rush Murdoch “News” Cabal decide that community sponsored education is wa-a-a-y too “Socialistic” to have around the old sewer hole, might we expect THAT route of ad hominem attack???

  2. mshefler

    mshefler said, 3 months ago

    And this has what, exactly, to do with heroin?

  3. Bob

    Bob said, 3 months ago

    Guess in conolly’s mind one drain is as good as another.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 3 months ago

    @olfart

    My understanding is that the rise in heroin use is attributed in part to a trend in mixing it with a prescription painkiller.

  5. eepatt

    eepatt said, 3 months ago

    @mshefler

    WTF?!! It means that young people have a chance to get educated and take a meaningful role in our society instead of unemployment, just a chance at a minimum wage job and hopelessness, which leads to recreational drugs, perhaps prison, and maybe even death. It’s hope vs. hopelessness.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, 3 months ago

    Ignorant of biology as well, Ima.
    Actually stands to reason when put with other incorrect statements you are so fond of posting.

  7. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Just a little point of historical interest – and possibly amusement, for those who are familiar with the world of medicine: At the turn of the 20th Century – when Dr. Freud and Dr. Jung were advancing the knowledge and understanding of mental illness, the introduction of Diacytil Morphine (Heroin) was hailed as the “latest in pain control advancements”.
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    Then, in the middle of the 20th Century, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) was beginning to become a kind of precursor to a way of treating both Alzheimer’s and Paranoid Schizophrenia.
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    Both these drugs were under excellent MEDICAL supervision and control; and their use was beneficial. Then a certain Harry Anslinger – ANTI-DRUG Boss – came along; and both chemicals were “outlawed”; because, outside of MEDICINE, the old Puritan fear and hatred of “somebody, somewhere, having fun” was the mainstay of the “War on Drugs”.
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    Cannabis, both “Indica & Sativa”, has been in the various “Herbariums” of medical knowledge for thousands of years. And, it always was a “recreational” substance; just as C2H5OH (Alcohol for teetotalers) has been both medical and recreational for thousands of years as well.
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    Now, the MEDICAL world has to deal with the ignorance, superstitions, and arrogant stupidity of all the Nannies, for whom minding everyone else’s business is a foundation of their “religious” experience. And, those who still want “recreational” chemicals can find them on nearly every street corner – at a price, of course.
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    Anybody see anything even slightly wrong with the picture?

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @wmconelly

    So….way off topic my brother. BUT. Are you saying that legislation was introduced to make the first two years of college and extension of the secondary education taxpayers already foot the bill for? So instead of K-12 we will have K-14 now in Tennessee?

    So how does he propose to fund it? Raise property taxes? Expand their income tax (currently only on dividend and interest income) to include all wages? The state sales tax rate in Tennessee is 7.000%. With local taxes, the total sales tax rate is between 8.500% and 9.750%. Food in Tennessee is taxed at 5.000% (plus any local taxes). Are they going to up that by a percentage point in each category?

    When you do not charge the consumer for service provided to them then the service does not miraculously become “free”. There are still costs associated with the service and if no one pays the bill then the service will disappear.

    Shouldn’t the employers who envision expanding business and the need for “fresh blood” search the K-12 students, ascertain who would be suitable for their venture and offer “scholarships” or Tech Training" in exchange for an equal number of years service to the company? (The US Military does it)?

    I think education is the key. I educated my children at my expense working up to 3 jobs at a time so they would not have to do the things I did.

    Why is it you think I need to do the same for your children?

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    The guy was a volunteer not a victim. So are all druggies.

  10. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 3 months ago

    the truth
    “Virtually ever ‘fact’ testified to under oath by the medical and criminological experts in 1924…was unsupported by any sound evidence,” says Professor Arnold Trebach, specialist in illegal drugs.
    “We cannot find any medical research from any source which will support the international governmental contention that heroin harms the body or the mind of its users,” concluded a recent Guardian \ Channel 4 investigation into heroin. “Nor can we find any trace of our government or the American government or any other ever presenting or referring to any credible version of any such research. On the contrary, all of the available research agrees that, so far as harm is concerned, heroin is likely to cause some nausea and possibly severe constipation and that is all.”
    Heroin generally does not cause malnutrition, moral-collapse, or sickness. Death by overdose is possible but not that common, thanks to the wide safety margin between a therapeutic and a lethal dose.
    One thing causes heroin related illnesses, crime and death: the black market
    the black market
    Heroin only becomes dangerous when it is made illegal. “There is no drug known to man which becomes safer when its production and distribution are handed over to criminals” says Professor Norman Zinberg who led a study into drug addiction at Harvard Medical School.
    Criminals dilute the purity of heroin, cutting it with baby milk powder, starch, curry powder. Adulterants injected into the veins of users cause sores, septicaemia, blood clots, and gangrene. Dirty needles add collapsed arteries, hepatitis C, and HIV to the mix. Overdose is a real threat to street users who deal with fluctuating heroin quality, varying wildly between 20% and 90% pure. Black market prices force addicts to steal or go without food to pay for their habit.
    “For those who are addicted, prohibition inflicts danger and death. Needlessly. Water would become dangerous if it were banned and handed over to a criminal black market.”
    Governments manufacture myths to support their actions. The first casualty of war is the truth. The War On Drugs, by prohibiting, penalizing, and withholding information about drugs, is creating the very problems it is attempting to stamp out.

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 3 months ago

    Dope overdose = Darwin Award winner

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @denis1112

    drug use = stupid idiot, abuse just confirms it, overdose takes care of the problem

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    ^Hmm, don’t take that heart medication, or TV advertised “pain medication” then, even if the doctor says it’s good for you, ‘cause he’s just trying to kill you!


    Yes, keep controls on dangerous narcotics, and part of that plan would be getting addicts into treatment program, like even supplying them their drugs FOR FREE (yup) so they won’t be robbing people to pay dealers, who would be gone if their product could be gotten for free.

  14. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 3 months ago

    @eugene57

    Thanks, interesting post. Too bad a couple of follow up posters (above) didn’t read or understand what you had to say.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 3 months ago

    @Sharuniboy

    Interesting points. A good example was Dr. Tim Leary’s work, which produced a recidivism rate of less than 5%, much less than our current 85% for untreated convicts. But we made him into a pariah, kidnapped him from South Africa where he was vacationing, and put him in solitary confinement while trying to think of something to charge him with. So goes the war on drugs.

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