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Old 01-09-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: El Paso
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I'm just basing this off of the current discussion going around in my office and maybe we are all wrong and misunderstanding the "resolution" but here it goes: So allowing drugs to become legal so my kids have easy access to it will make it all better? Ok....drugs become legal, do you really think the cartel will go away? I don't. I think what will happen is that either the price of the now legalized drugs will become so high that they will be sold on the black market which the cartels will control or that those now supplying the drugs will have attempts against them to be taken over. For those who believe that making drugs legal will result in less use: LMAO! I think the battle will continue no matter the resolution. After all, and I could be wrong here, but isn't part of the problem the corrupt Mexican Government?

But what do I know? It's just my lowly opinion and I still think that our City Council are lacking some sense.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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WTF, why not legalize all crime because it will always be ongoing. To use a word that Orourke likes to use, this IDIOT, has not followed the Holland studies which proved that legalization DOES NOT work and he has not followed the results in San Francisco nor reviewed any crime stats/studies. We already have the reputation of being the drug gateway to the U.S. and now he says this. Oh yeah, hold tight major industry is flying down here to set up shop. He not only made us a laughing stock but is ready to destroy any hope for industry to move here because of his political ambitions. Hello, you got the wrong exposure not only for you but for us. With people like Orourke, we dont need the drug cartel, he is dangerous enough. Small city mentality is a direct result of small brains.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Not just that, but would you want to build a plant this close to a war zone? I wouldn't, cheep labor or not.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Pssssssssst. do not tell anyone but I am part of the 30% around here.
I can say I did not vote for 1 of those guys and I do not know the people that did.

Like I said why do they still have a job?
Go to a city this size and get on tv. and start talking crap about making drugs legal...........you will not have a job by the end of the week.

hey if I lived there I would have been part of that 30% too!!
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: El Paso
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This was in the Times:

EL PASO -- A controversial resolution condemning the violence in Juárez that El Paso Mayor John Cook vetoed because of an addition encouraging debate about the decriminalization of drugs will return to the City Council next week.
South-West city Rep. Beto O'Rourke placed an item on the agenda seeking to override Cook's veto. The agenda also includes a proposed resolution by West-Central city Rep. Susie Byrd "calling for comprehensive immigration reform" to be part of El Paso's state and federal legislative agenda. The meeting will begin with an executive session at 8:30 a.m Tuesday in the City Council chambers in City Hall.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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If they pass it.. I will move out of El Paso, once and for all.

So People who dislike me start praying.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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If they are so convinced they are doing the right thing, why go into executive session? That in it's self should tell something about YOUR city council.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: El Paso
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I'm sure that if it passes , which I am praying that it doesn't, it will be shut down on a higher level. I doubt that our gov. will allow this to happen. Unfortunately, I believe we will be the laughing stock of the country. But who knows? I've been looking at moving to Ireland anyway.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: El Paso
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Muhnay- you can't leave. We in the NE need you take M. Castro's place.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Hey did you read todays paper, where they said they have plans to deploy US Soldiers on the Border should the war make its way onto US Soil.
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