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Attorney General Sessions to speak amid backlash over Russian communications

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posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: Deny Arrogance

Hey. With this administration you never know. Trump just gave an endorsement that basically said that he shouldn't recuse himself. What if he sided with Trump? I'm sure you'd be arrogantly chiding me for that response then too.
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posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Medical marijuana just needs to be legalized, period.

That's my opinion.

The benefits exceeding the detriment.. Is like dividing by zero. Nearly no proven detriment, but tons of benefits, including less usage of the actually terrible drugs that are opiates.

I'm very much for decriminalization, and against those in the government that refuse - there's no basis. There's no reason. It's not subjective, marijuana just straight up does not cause the issues that those that oppose it pretend it does



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Got me a double post.
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posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

How did you miss the part where Sessions clearly explained that very few people, including Trump, are actually familiar with all the rules on the matter?
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posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

Guy reminded me of a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar , only it wasn't his hand ... ok it was his hand but he didn't touch the cookies.
His bad memory doesn't bode well for an Attorney General.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

I'm not arguing the issue.

I'm just telling you what needs to happen. The laws that make it illegal are federal. SCOTUS ruled and has set precedent that states cannot defy federal law. This was set with Arizona's immigration law.

If a state cannot make a law that contravenes federal law in one area, then they cannot do it in another, and as AG, it is Session's job to enforce federal law, not make policy decisions on what he thinks are good and bad laws.

So if you want marijuana to be a state issue, then you need the federal laws on it to be relaxed. That's the reality of the situation.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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Well, I agree with you on the marijuana stance, so we have that upon which to build our relationship



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: Deny Arrogance

Way to deflect from what I was saying. Though I'm not sure why you are looking to pick a fight with me. You should be happy that I'm supporting his decision here.
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posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Tell me, gortex, what were you doing at 10:53 am, exactly six months ago to the day?

Why would this man be expected to have an impeccable memory, and be able to answer the question I just asked you?

His speech made it clear that meeting with ambassadors is very common, so it'd be like asking you what you had for lunch some months ago



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: ketsuko

Medical marijuana just needs to be legalized, period.



A bill is being attempted to legalize fedrally HR1227.
Write or contact your representatives.
CONGRESS.GOV H.R.1227



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Oh okay, I gotcha.

I actually believe that states should be able to defy federal law in some areas. Constitutional rights... No.

Other issues, which mainly concern the resources and citizens inside the state itself? I think defiance is fine, and think it should be a constitutional right to act against the Fed in some matters.

The paperwork would be a nightmare, though. To set up what could or couldn't be defied.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Meh...remembering small details on the fly like this during a press conference is difficult to do. Hell, it's difficult to do for many people, period.

But, he's an attorney, and they know better than to answer something without 100% certainty, so I assume that this is a combination of what he was doing.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t


As for my bias. I don't like the guy because of his stance on marijuana.


I'm searching but not finding any criticism from you towards Obama over federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

Well, the difficulty is that this is one area that has been appropriated by the government like so much else. Actually, it's there in the COTUS (states' rights to decide on issue like marijuana), but we no longer pay attention to Amendments 9 and 10. And plenty of people who hold those Amendments up as it suits them will turn their backs when another proper issue comes up that should fall under them.

We're in the process of losing Amendment 1 in the same way and several others really.

I think you will find that the power of the Feds to control drugs like marijuana was appropriated under the commerce clause which has been overly abused to give the government power over so much else to never had any right to move in on.
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posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

well, the email thing was against the law. And beyond that, so was the obstruction and perjury. Sessions said he didn't talk to the Russians about the campaign. He spoke with many countries, including Russia, in regards to his committee position (a detail CNN thought was best saved for the last sentence in their story this morning. Meanwhile, crybaby Schumer is on CNN saying he had weeks to set the record straight? How so? He said he didn't have any contact with them regarding the campaign (not even a big deal if he did), and the Dems (like all other things Russia related) have brought zero proof. Also, suddenly the Dems are in favor of independent investigations? I thought they preferred secret tarmac meetings with the heads of the departments that should be investigating them?



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: TheBulk

originally posted by: Krazysh0t


As for my bias. I don't like the guy because of his stance on marijuana.


I'm searching but not finding any criticism from you towards Obama over federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries.

I'm searching, but for the life of me I can't figure out what this has to do with this thread. It's almost like you are deflecting and trolling or something. Naaaah...



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

He's not too worried about deflecting, he's going to receive his stars and be happy about it regardless.

But a message to him - very few people on here write posts of that nature in the first place. Typically we support, or don't support a person - we don't know much about sessions at all, but I agree with Krazy, I dislike his stance on marijuana as well.

If I knew some other stances of his and agreed with them, I'd show support for him.

I do not at the time know any of his other stances, thus I won't show support for him at this time.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

Fine, but you should understand something about Sessions: He is exactly the kind of person you want in the post.

He respects the law. He disagrees with the concept of gay marriage too, but he understands the law and what it is, so that doesn't mean he is going to go against the law on the issue because he may or may not disagree with the issue.

In other words, he isn't going to let the personal get in the way of the law. So what you want is for the law to be changed. What Sessions may or may not want on this matter is now immaterial. As AG, he no longer has much say. As a Senator, he got to vote.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

And if, as a Senator, he voted against the legalization of gay marriage, I'd have to disagree with him yet again.

Admittedly I hardly know what an AG does at all..

I can respect that he respects the law, if he is the type of man you depict him as, I may very well disagree on what things he'd vote on to become law, that's not something to dislike the man as a whole over, though. We all have a difference of opinion on many things - What matters in a position like this is character, respect, integrity - Which I cannot claim to know.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 06:07 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

How do you feel about his adamant support and funding from police unions?

It's absolutely amazing to me people support a police union and trash teachers unions.

Guess what, all the same problems exist with police unions. The reason bad or inadequate cops stay on the force is often because of this. Then they bring a black eye to law enforcement.

My disdain for sessions is he is an authoritarian who values laws and police over the people they govern and protect. We should be enforcing less stupid laws. You can talk all you want about congress it's his choice what his agenda is.

How many dr's, pharmaicists, and drug companies have been prosecuted over the opioid epidemic?

How many employers and tax cheats are getting prosecuted for employing illegals.

I have no respect for someone who only comes down on the common man



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