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Old 03-28-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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Are you at all aware of how many jobs legal weed is creating? Many stoners wouldn't mind a job in that industry. And more going into that industry would in turn leave job vacancies in other industries.

But I fear so many moving there for their best medical help could indeed make most places unaffordable.
I would really like to know how many "real" jobs weed is creating? I don't see any farmers plowing up corn or soy for weed. Outside of some retail jobs selling it, I just don't see weed as a massive cash crop. Unless you consider working min wage in a head shop a real job. To be honest when most tourists realize how $$$ it is to buy from a shop and the fact they still cant just walk around and smoke anywhere, or their hotel unless its a dump, they will have saved hundreds by just buying it back home from their local dealer. The wow factor will wear off pretty quickly. In my experience, most real jobs require a drug test anyway.

 
Old 03-28-2014, 01:38 PM
 
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No worries sammy, your taxes are more likely going to corporate welfare, and the war machine, with perhaps a few pennies trickling down to the not so productive members of society.
That's cool because the war machine includes, Boeing, Lockheed, Ratheon, Ball Aerospace, Rockwell, you know real jobs with engineers that developed crazy stuff like GPS, micro processers, more efficient jet turbines, avionics, electronics, rockets, research development etc....and those jobs pay pretty well where you can buy a home, pay property tax, sales tax and that money goes to schools, pays teachers salaries, etc..Once they commercialize the DOD side of the war machine, then its passed onto the consumer, but yeah im sure those in the weed industry are doing their part.
 
Old 03-28-2014, 02:03 PM
 
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That's cool because the war machine includes, Boeing, Lockheed, Ratheon, Ball Aerospace, Rockwell, you know real jobs with engineers that developed crazy stuff like GPS, micro processers, more efficient jet turbines, avionics, electronics, rockets, research development etc....and those jobs pay pretty well where you can buy a home, pay property tax, sales tax and that money goes to schools, pays teachers salaries, etc..Once they commercialize the DOD side of the war machine, then its passed onto the consumer, but yeah im sure those in the weed industry are doing their part.
I love all those advancements too however, couldn't we have devoloped the same without propping up the War State? Not an arguement just a valid question.

Seems to me we use our troops as test rats, while we fine tune the "next best thing" before we deploy it in the civilian world. I'd like to see the engineers and civilians (at their choosing) to test, like they did the Golden Gate Bridge.

You can create jobs outside of DOD.
 
Old 03-28-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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I love all those advancements too however, couldn't we have devoloped the same without propping up the War State? Not an arguement just a valid question.

Seems to me we use our troops as test rats, while we fine tune the "next best thing" before we deploy it in the civilian world. I'd like to see the engineers and civilians (at their choosing) to test, like they did the Golden Gate Bridge.

You can create jobs outside of DOD.
I agree, while it would be nice to do it that way, however no private company would ever take on that type of investment w/o govt funding. It would just never happen. Eisenhower said the military industrial complex was the single most important thing to American prosperity. Name a single great civilization in history that did not have the most modern and efficient military.

The great works projects in the 30's while they put people to work, they did nothing to create revenue and strengthen the economy. Most economists believe they did more to further the depression than to help it. The Lend Lease Act and Marshall plan did more to advance the economy than any govt works program. By the end of WW2 the US was just as broke as it was when the war started. They were being forced into civilian sponsorship.
 
Old 03-28-2014, 02:30 PM
 
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I agree, while it would be nice to do it that way, however no private company would ever take on that type of investment w/o govt funding. It would just never happen. Eisenhower said the military industrial complex was the single most important thing to American prosperity. Name a single great civilization in history that did not have the most modern and efficient military.

The great works projects in the 30's while they put people to work, they did nothing to create revenue and strengthen the economy. Most economists believe they did more to further the depression than to help it. The Lend Lease Act and Marshall plan did more to advance the economy than any govt works program. By the end of WW2 the US was just as broke as it was when the war started. They were being forced into civilian sponsorship.
I agree as well, I'd just like to see the military advancements to protect our interests at home, minus the war aspect. However, we've always used war to spark our economy.
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