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Pay gap wide in offices of Kasich and other state leaders, study says

I have the solution!

Cut the pay of all public employees everywhere, elected and non-elected, to minimum wage. This way, everything would be "fair" and "equal".

April 20, 2014 at 9:41 p.m. suggest removal

Mahoning County, state, see dramatic rise in heroin-overdose deaths

The USER is the problem. They are not the victims, they are the root cause. Get rid of the user....Get rid of the market.....The drug trade ceases to exist. Unless and until this happens, there is no solution.

April 19, 2014 at 10:13 a.m. suggest removal

US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

Wouldn't it be nice if the USA had a chief executive to make decisions like this in a timely manner?

If we had such a person, we could call him/her a "President".

April 18, 2014 at 10:10 p.m. suggest removal

Bloomberg plans $50M gun-control network

$50 million !!!! Why that's as much or more than the evil Koch boogeymen contributed!!

I wonder if Harry Reid and the Democrats will come out to complain about how evil Bloomberg is for donating money to try to sway the voters and political action??

April 16, 2014 at 8:47 p.m. suggest removal

Sales tax renewal is critical, county officials say

As a believer in little “r” republicanism (not to be mistaken for a Republican), I would be very happy to support local government with local taxes for local control of most issues. However, the Democrats who run the local governments here, are also the same people who have cursed us with big government mindless fools like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Schmucky Schumer, Bob Hagan, Sherrod Brown, and little Timmy Ryan; to pick our pockets and control us from a state a federal level.

Get the federal and state governments under control and out of my life; then talk to me about more local taxes.

April 13, 2014 at 9:25 a.m. suggest removal

Pros and cons of Ohio marijuana Constitutional amendment debated

Thirtyninedollars,
Thank you for you thoughtful insights and civil discussion of the issue. I will assume your attitude is typical of those on your side of this issue.
Jerry

April 12, 2014 at 10:25 a.m. suggest removal

Pros and cons of Ohio marijuana Constitutional amendment debated

@thirtyninedollars

I actually read the amendment. It would seem to me that it is you who needs to “remove the veil of ignorance” and educate yourself.

If this amendment is about “medicinal use” they why does it not require controlled medical dispensing systems? Why does it specifically allow home grown pot; a practice which would be totally lacking in quality control standards and completely absurd for a “medicine”. Why does the amendment allow for the smoking of the leaves; which is in itself a highly unhealthy practice and which provides uncontrolled doses? Again, a completely absurd practice for administration of a “medicine”.

What about the remainder of my points and questions that come directly from the actual text of this highly questionable amendment??

April 8, 2014 at 8:02 p.m. suggest removal

Pros and cons of Ohio marijuana Constitutional amendment debated

I have asked all the following questions and made the following points before, but never saw them addressed. So I will repeat them here:

If the active components of marijuana have medicinal value, why can they not be distilled and put into a pill, or injection, or inhaler, or skin patch? Why is the discussion about legalizing the SMOKING of pot? Surely there would be more effective and healthy means of administering the drug than rolling up dried leaves in cigarette paper, burning it, and inhaling the smoke into one's lungs? Does grandma really have to toke on a doobie for her glaucoma??

Why do we need to add an 1800 word amendment to the Ohio Constitution, as opposed to simply allowing the State Legislature to do their job and alter the necessary laws and regulations concerning controlled substances and prescription medicines?

If this is about “medicinal use”, why does the proposed amendment contain the following passage?
...... “Eligible residents who make therapeutic use of Cannabis shall have the right to produce their own Cannabis…...”. There is no other prescription “medicine” for which the users are allowed to produce their own.

If this is about “medicinal use”, why does the proposed amendment contain the following passage, making it darn near impossible to legally define “under the influence” for the purposes of legally sanctioning people for activity conducted while impaired, such as DUI:

…………..“An eligible resident shall not be considered to be under the influence of Cannabis for therapeutic use solely because of the presence of active or inactive metabolites of Cannabis in the eligible resident’s urine, blood, tissue, hair or skin or as detectable by any other measure of body chemistry. The legal definition of impairment as a result of the therapeutic use of Cannabis and the applicable testing to determine such impairment shall be based on scientific evidence of impairment.”……………..

If presence in the urine, blood, tissue, hair, or skin or as detectable by any other measure of body chemistry is NOT sufficient evidence to indicate someone is under the influence……then what “scientific evidence” is there? This paragraph virtually ensures that no one will ever be held responsible for doing anything while impaired or under the influence.

This sure looks to me like this whole thing is all about smoking pot to get high, and not getting held responsible for any negative outcomes; using the claim of "medicinal use" as a pretense.

I am not necessarily against the concept of legalized access to marijuana, but I am very much against amending the Ohio Constitution in this manner, and am very suspicious of the actual intent of this effort.

April 7, 2014 at 7:40 p.m. suggest removal

Today’s gays need no special rights; ‘Bizzare-o’ US policy on Ukraine; Solution to pothole plague; Get rid of tea partiers

Hey Bud, speaking of stooges, let's think about Obama, Pelosi, and Reid?

"Vote Democratic"????,,,,,,Only after a lobotomy.

March 30, 2014 at 8:32 a.m. suggest removal

Obamacare is a distraction from health care’s high cost

@billdog

No. The ACA (Obamacare) is an atrociously bad, ill-conceived, badly written, horribly executed, monstrosity; I will not "move on".

In 1860 slavery had been voted on and been to the Supreme Court.........should we have "moved on" about that?

March 28, 2014 at 7:55 p.m. suggest removal

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