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US: Odin - Colorado Springs Independent

Found: Wed Dec 17 16:05:07 2014 PST
Source: Colorado Springs Independent (CO)
Copyright: 2014 Colorado Springs Independent
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Re: "Couple says bank account closed for cannabis, gun group seeks new law and more"

"Colorado group Guns for Everyone ( is pushing for a state initiative that would not disallow marijuana users from receiving concealed-carry licenses. The current application asks if the gun owner is an "unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana.""

Sorry, but it is a federal law that a person who is an "unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana" cannot possess or purchase a firearm. I have seen quite a few people be turned away by firearm dealers when the people came in reeking of pot.

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Posted by Odin on 12/17/2014 at 4:24 PM

Re: "Trinity brewer Jason Yester apologizes for comments"

"I think these beers take a lot of education and a lot of studying and a lot of tasting to really grasp." -- Jason Yester

Maybe that's your problem -- you are making beers to impress judges, not the public.

17 likes, 1 dislike

Posted by Odin on 12/16/2014 at 12:52 PM

Re: "America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more"

Actually, Robert, it appears that he did let go while Garner was still able to speak as the it appears that Garner spoke a couple times after the hold was released. The biggest issues were Garner's physical condition (very obese, asthmatic, heart disease), positional asphyxia (tends to affect the obese when they are cuffed and laid prone), anxiety, and someone being on his chest. The Grand Jury was likely asked if Garner would have still died regardless of any hold on his neck and in this case he probably would have.

Oh, and BTW, this "kid" remembers Gates quite well.

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Posted by Odin on 12/16/2014 at 8:00 AM

Re: "America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more"

Gonna add to what Dave said about shooting to wound. In addition to the fact that wounded people can still be very dangerous and the skill/difficulty factor in shooting to wound, consider the following:

The use of a firearm is always considered lethal force, regardless of if the person shot dies or not.

In order for police, or generally anyone for that matter, to be justified in using lethal force, there needs to a perceived threat of death or great bodily harm to a person, be it the defender or a third party. (castle doctrine being the exception) Basically, it is a kill or believe you will be killed type of scenario.

If a cop shoots someone with the intent of just wounding them, it is basically an admission that the use of lethal force was not necessary, meaning the shooting is unjustified.

Nearly ever time a cop shoots someone, we hear/read some uninformed person opining that the cops should have shot to wound. People need to quit thinking TV is real life and they need to come to grips with the fact that COPS DON'T SHOOT TO WOUND! IT IS A VIOLATION OF NEARLY EVERY FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL USE OF FORCE POLICY TO SHOOT TO WOUND!

Please, teach your kids and your friends that if a cop points a gun at you, it just got very, very real. You better stop what you are doing and comply immediately cause they aren't playing around.

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Posted by Odin on 12/10/2014 at 1:12 PM

Re: "America's shame, high in Manitou, a fond farewell, and more"

For those who have never seen those AirSoft handguns, many of them are incredibly realistic, virtually indistinguishable from the real thing from more than a couple feet away. It is almost like the manufacturer made a mold from the real deal. And most of them do not have any orange parts to indicate they are a toy. This is why my kids were not allowed to play with those items. If they wanted one, it had to have a bright orange marking and they had to use it in a designated area, not an open public park.

And Dave is correct, they are not really BB guns.

A BB is a specific size of pellet, roughly 4.4 to 4.6 mm and in BB guns the pellet is usually copper coated steel. Many BB guns are quite dangerous and can easily kill small animals or cause serious injury to a person and some have a maximum range of over 300 yards.

AirSoft guns, on the other hand, are designed so that they cannot be used to fire BBs, instead they fire 6 mm plastic pellets that really can't cause much injury except to the eye.

15 likes, 5 dislikes

Posted by Odin on 12/10/2014 at 11:50 AM

Re: "Green turns to gray"

LEED certification is a complete and utter boondoggle and as more than a few real world results have shown, does not mean a building is any more green than more traditional constructions. LEED certification is just a way for a select few people to make money.

4 likes, 3 dislikes

Posted by Odin on 12/03/2014 at 8:07 AM

Re: "GOP's post-election challenges, what's wrong with the Indy, and more"

"I find it extremely humorous, Mr. Odin, that you bring up the so-called, "Bush Derangement Syndrome" and follow up, without the slightest trace of irony, by blaming former President Clinton for the crash of 2008!" -- Mr. K--

You need to learn how to read. I did not blame Clinton for any crash in '08.

8 likes, 11 dislikes

Posted by Odin on 11/23/2014 at 1:02 PM

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prohibitionist hits:0 government drug warrior (prohibition_agency) hits:0 propaganda (drugwar_propaganda) hits:25 legalization hits:0 drug_reformer hits:0 reform_referenda hits:0 cannabis hits:5 stimulant hits:0 narcotic hits:0 hallucinogen hits:0
    prohibitionist     prohibition_agency     drugwar_propaganda     legalization     drug_reformer
    reform_referenda     cannabis     stimulant     narcotic     hallucinogen

incarceration/prison mentioned? NO - the issue of prison or incarceration was NOT mentioned in this article .

propaganda analysis

explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) hits:0 hated group (propaganda_theme1) hits:4 madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2) hits:14 survival of society (propaganda_theme3) hits:3 gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) hits:1 children (propaganda_theme5) hits:3 demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) hits:0 total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) hits:0 dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8) hits:0
EXP - explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) GRP - hated group (propaganda_theme1) MAD - madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2)
SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)

 drug of abuse implied / mentioned

drug related
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illegal drugs  
drugwar_propaganda : a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or themepropaganda

drugwar propaganda
[news] [concept]

propaganda theme1 propaganda theme2 propaganda theme3 propaganda theme5 propaganda theme4 Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? (Bruce E Levine, 2012)
Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
propaganda_theme1 : drug war propaganda theme: hated groupshated group

propaganda theme1 60%
[news] [concept]

"users" "user" "dealers"4Hated Groups (propaganda theme 1)
America's Racist Drug laws
Labeling theory
Transfer (propaganda)
 addiction 60%
[news] [concept]
"addicted"2Twelve-Step Snake Oil (2012)
Ceremonial Chemistry: The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts, and Pushers (Thomas Szasz)
Rat Park
Most People With Addiction Simply Grow Out of It: Why Is This Widely Denied? (2014)
propaganda_theme2 : drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugsmadness, violence, illness

propaganda theme2 75%
[news] [concept]

"harm" "dangerous" "injury" "threat" "death" "anxiety" "problem" "disease" addiction12Madness Crime Violence Illness (propaganda theme 2)
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
No, marijuana use doesn't lower your IQ (10/2014)
propaganda_theme3 : drug war propaganda theme: survival of societysurvival of society

propaganda theme3 50%
[news] [concept]

"America"3Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
 use is abuse

use is abuse
[news] [concept]

"marijuana users"1Use is Abuse (propaganda theme 4)
propaganda_theme4 : drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gatewaygateway, use is abuse

propaganda theme4
[news] [concept]

use is abuse Use is Abuse, Gateway (propaganda theme 4)
propaganda_theme5 : drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugschildren

propaganda theme5 60%
[news] [concept]

"kids" "kid"3Children Corrupted (propaganda theme 5)
Think of the children
 drug of abuse

illegal drugs
[news] [concept]

cannabis addiction  
 psychoactive plant

[news] [concept]

[news] [concept]
cannabis : cannabis (marijuana) product or usecannabis
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"marijuana" "cannabis" "pot"5Cannabis: Religious and Spiritual Uses
Cannabis-Driving Studies Cannabis Link DB
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)
 youth 60%
[news] [concept]
propaganda theme5
[news] [concept]
Guerrilla Jurors: Sticking it to Leviathan
This Powerful Jury Tool Can End the Drug War Today (2014)
Jury Nullification - The True Duty of a Jury (2013)
Nullify the War on Drugs

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