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Old 10-08-2011, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Ahh Republicanism. Corporation sends jobs overseas to avoid U.S laws no problem, hell lets give you a tax loophole. However, an individual who goes overseas to avoid U.S laws such as being able to smoke a little weed, prosecution.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Crap... American tourists who wanted to come up here and smoke pot openly were a major part of Vancouver's economy..That is nuts to think you would be doing federal prison time back home to do just that cause it is pretty common place.

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Old 10-08-2011, 12:14 AM
 
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Lamar Smith has been an avowed big government statist for a long time. It surprises me a bit that Texans seem to support him so much.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:38 AM
 
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Wait...wait a minute...

Republicans want smaller, limited federal government, amirite?
They're going GLOBAL??

We have a total fail with the drug war in this country, and they think they can expand it to cover the entire world.
Way to go, guys.
I'm a Republican and I agree with the above. This is a disgraceful piece of legislation.

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Old 10-08-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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Wait...wait a minute...

Republicans want smaller, limited federal government, amirite?
They're going GLOBAL??

We have a total fail with the drug war in this country, and they think they can expand it to cover the entire world.
Way to go, guys.

PS: How will it be investigated and how will this all be paid for? Do they actually think other countries will cooperate with this insanity?
yeah it is getting kind of crazy
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Of course, a "Resident" is an inferior status at law. The law has no bearing upon "Inhabitants".
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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"Extra-jurisdictional" crimes have been on the books in the US for several years. Most of them are related to sexual conduct. The original intent was to address child sex tourism--many nations were/are lax in enforcing their child and underage prostitution laws. Prior to 2003, prosecution required intent on the part of an American citizen to engage in commercial sexual contact with a minor. Since the passage of The PROTECT act of 2003, prosecutors no longer need to prove intent, they simply need to prove that the activity occurred. The language is murky in places, so the possibility of prosecutorial abuse clearly exists.

Child Exploitation and Obscenity (CEOS): Child Prostitution - Federal Efforts to Combat Interstate Sex Trafficking of Minors (http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/prostitution_fedefforts.html - broken link)
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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America is going full retard. Not surprised at all that a Republican started this mess. I am surprised it passed.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: maryland
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I doubt this will pass the senate.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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"Extra-jurisdictional" crimes have been on the books in the US for several years. Most of them are related to sexual conduct. The original intent was to address child sex tourism--many nations were/are lax in enforcing their child and underage prostitution laws. Prior to 2003, prosecution required intent on the part of an American citizen to engage in commercial sexual contact with a minor. Since the passage of The PROTECT act of 2003, prosecutors no longer need to prove intent, they simply need to prove that the activity occurred. The language is murky in places, so the possibility of prosecutorial abuse clearly exists.

Child Exploitation and Obscenity (CEOS): Child Prostitution - Federal Efforts to Combat Interstate Sex Trafficking of Minors (http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/prostitution_fedefforts.html - broken link)

The above, in addition, US businessmen have been prosecuted and convicted here for giving "gifts" to notables in foreign countries, following standard procedures there for "greasing the skids" to business deals.
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