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Old 07-26-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Will Oakland Become “the Silicon Valley of Pot?” - TIME NewsFeed
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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I don't see anything wrong with the Oakland City Council finally becoming drug dealers. Oakland has been letting the drug dealers run rampant for decades. Business is booming in that city!
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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That would be an insult to the innovation and productiveness of Silicon Valley LOL!

Horrible comparison by TIME. What a worthless publication.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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But honestly, I think Oakland is actually being truthful with itself here. They know that their fiscal situation is so bleak that their Police Department isn't going to be able to actually stop the drug dealers through enforcement. So instead Oakland has the genius idea of beating the drug dealers through free market competition!

I think Oakland will eventually become the best drug dealer in the Bay Area.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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20,000 PROTESTERS
$20,000,000 IN DAMAGE

nobody cares what you 'think'
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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Why not? It's already the Silicon Valley of crack.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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The "Silicon Valley of Pot"?

That has got to be one of the stupidest titles for a magazine article I've ever heard. It's an insult to both Silicon Valley AND Oakland.

What a poor excuse for journalism Time Magazine.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: East Bay
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Hey, why not? Using innovation to create jobs and generate income, sounds good to me.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: in here, out there
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I'm putting my bet on YES.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:23 PM
 
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I thought the cutesy media jargon for this concept is "Oaksterdam". Makes more sense than Silicon Valley of Pot.
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