A missile can cost anywhere from $10-80 million. Bullets are expensive as fuck too. Do you know how much our military uses these in training exercises and such? It really would boggle your mind how much is really wasted. Yes, I know somewhere I can hear our defense secratary saying, "son, these our necessary training tools we use. What we are doing is fighting America's fight. And we are keeping our way of living, safe. We are keeping America safe." Well, yes I obviously agree with that. But we can make cuts, oh how we can make cuts. And our country needs it. What about are doctors? Scientists? Construction workers? business owners? teachers? EVERYONE? We are who are making our way of living, worth living. I know that we need to keep America safe. But without the rest of us, there wont be anything worth saving.

Hey I have a crazy highdea. Why dont we begin the legalization and taxation of Marijuana? Ive read over and over, people complaining how this would drive up the price of weed, put it in the governments control, yada, yada, fuckin yada. But its not like our drug dealers are just going to up and walk away once we legalize. They will still be doing what they do and for cheaper because if we legalize, their biggest competitor just moved down the street. Why not do it? They say that Marijuana makes $100 mil a year in the US, but we all know the number is WAY higher. Theres no way of them really knowing, its not like we report it on our tax reports. Boom, you make $40 billion a year off the taxation of Marijuana.

And lets not forget our friends over there in the Law enforcement. The "War on Pot" spends roughly $42 billion a year. You know how much it cost to keep an inmate in prison? Oh, about $22,000 a year. Legalize, and you can bet there will be less of us in there...obviously, because you arrest of for possesion and sale of a fucking plant.

Your welcome America, I just saved you $150 billion a year in military spending(we can cut this much and still be the best military on this planet, trust me). I also made you over $90 billion a year through the legalization of Marijuana. But what do I know, im just some dumb stoner who really cares about this country.

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Wed, 08/31/2011 - 3:25am
yoinkie Says:

*Marijuana makes $100 BILLION a year in the US. Typo typo, I made a typo. Some people are too fat, they could use lypo. I wanna get high, so im gonna hit this ripe bowl. Have you ever got high, and flown a kite, bro?

 
 
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 3:51am

Damn, that's some mad flow. But on another note, I totally agree, but what is your standpoint on space research?

"Obama's fuckin' gay as hell. I'ma take some dip and speak my mind."

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 3:27am
HighJane Says:

ihavent flown a kite / and i never did a dike / well maybe thats a sike / but iwont explain it on this site ///
look me n the eyes / obivously im not high / *sigh,........ineed to be high

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 10:23am

Yo, your rhymes are weak, where the hell did you learn to speak? I wen't to school, I ain't a geek. Don't give a fuck, kiss my left cheek :)

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 1:19pm
khighle™ Says:
 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 2:17pm

Bitches want to be like me, but I'm Pidgey and they're Spearow. I'm a bullet, and they're just arrows. The contents that come out of my mouth are nonsense. But that's ok, because I've got my chronic, and I'm starting to become cataconic. Everything I do, I do it with flourish. While most people's shit is looking a bit malnourished. I'm acting entitled, because I know I deserve this. You can call me cocky, but I will preserve this. I know I'm insane, but let me explain an overlooked fact. The sane are the scary ones, because you never know when they'll crack.

 
 
Sun, 09/18/2011 - 1:39pm

maybe its me or my minds ability to think, or the way it floats and its inability to sink, They want us to stay lined and not be another kink. wear a nice ol tie or that pretty dress thats pink. that same little lie that makes shit not stink. it takes a scribble and date, just a fucking dab of ink.

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 1:31pm
 
 
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 5:35am
pants Says:

Dude, I know. I can't think about military spending without wanting to punch someone in the face.
Space travel depresses me too. But at least that's working towards something positive. As far as we know :s

 
 
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 8:16pm
yoinkie Says:

I cant really say much about the space program, im far too biased(im in love with space) to make any logical remark.

 
 
Fri, 09/02/2011 - 6:45pm
Spanki Says:

Same while every other girl is out there going to parties getting drunk and being whores im sitting inside alone getting high watching every space documentary known to mankind.

One of these days i'm gonna get a life..

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 9:01am

I would cut even more military spending than that. I would close down nearly all if not all of the 800 plus bases we have around the world and I would get out of all our current wars. That would save trillions.

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 3:34pm
C.F.L.B. Says:

That would be nice but pretty much everyone hates us. So within a day or two we wouldnt be known as the united states of america wed be another devastated third world country where everyone lives in fear....*sigh*

 
 
Fri, 09/02/2011 - 4:33am

Everyone hates us because of our empirical foreign policy. Ending that would be a start to rebuilding relationships around the world and it would allow us to save trillions of dollars. I didn't say I would completely cut the military. I would concentrate on defense rather then offense and policing the world. Our missile defense system makes us nearly untouchable but there is always the possibility of being bombed. That is all the more reason to have our military here rather than spread out around the world.

 
 
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 10:47am

The privatized prisons and pharmaceutical companies make way too much money to let it get legalized yet, plus those "friends" in law enforcement are making bank on petty arrest and citations too. Don't get me started on money in the first place. The more I think about how our system of money works the angrier I get.

 
 
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 8:15pm
yoinkie Says:

Its funny to think how much control(influence is probably a better word) these prisons and phamaceutical companies you mentioned have over our government. But I assure you we are less than 10 years away from decriminalization and hopefully legalization. Everyone is waiting for California to step up. Come on Cali, we all know you will do the right thing, and everyone will follow suit.

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 2:53am
lolMarklol Says:

What's funny is that here in California, a lot of the growers/dealers voted against legalization because they felt it would be bad for their business. But hey, I'll be 18 in a couple months. It's time for my vote to count.

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 3:10am
way-happy Says:

I live in California also, and to be honest, the weed from the dispensaries are far more potent. You also get more bang for your buck. Whenever I stop by Purple Lotus (A dope ass dispensary) in San Jose, they always give me free edibles, thc pills, pre-rolls, and add on a few extra grams. It's by far the best way to go. If the whole country was to legalize marijuana then us stoners would be smoking the most fire tree in the world for a fraction of the cost, while at the same time helping out our country with it's astronomical debt.

For once, let's follow California's lead lol

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 6:30pm
lolMarklol Says:

yea dispensaries hook up fat. my friends and i usually scrounge together as much money as possible and just pick up in bulk. For $90 they gave us a quad of OG kush, and they threw in a preroll (which had to be at least .5g by itself) and a big THC ice cream sandwich, which was fucking delicious i might add

 
 
Sat, 09/03/2011 - 6:01pm
way-happy Says:

yeah I got 30 thc pills for $18 and a half O of some blue dream for $65, which the guy added in an extra 4 grams. I can't even put into words how fucking happy I was.

Those sativa pills are an amazing high. They're these weed based capsules full of pure THC. It's fucking insane lol

 
 
Sun, 09/04/2011 - 2:00pm
lolMarklol Says:

duuude blue dream is possibly my favorite strain but i haven't been able to get my hands on any since the beginning of summer

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 10:25am

Not only that but law enforcement agents "confiscate" "evidence" and "dispose" of it for a healthy profit, too.

 
 
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 4:14pm
gizzyaaa Says:

Yes governments tend do crazy irrational things, because it led by people, human beings, we human and we make mistakes sometimes.
don't you have the slightest feeling our government is led by people who care of business, their business, their business Eco-socialy is our as well ?
from what i can guess, government thinks long term.
oh, and that was about the military budget, i'm totally agreeing about the legalization of the herb..

 
 
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 5:20pm

WOW! Quite the rant yoinkie, that was more than a minute but maybe just stones, but whatever. Anyway I completely agree with everything thats above me but may I add:that the government has been way too powerful for way too long. Maybe because were such a large nation with differing views and opinions but still, the government is not supposed to control us and tell us what we can't do. I understand the need for law and order but there comes a time where it just becomes too much. I believe that if the majority of the american people have a reasonble request, such as the legalization, taxation, and government distabution of marijuana that will make them a TON of money in the long run, thinking long tern as yoikie said, then the government should be falling over themselves trying achieve that. Remember we are supposed to be ones controlling the governmnet, not the other way around. They've tricked us and turned the table on us. We've been lied to for too many years and we shouldn't allow it anymore. MARIJUANA NATION! RISE UP AND BE HEARD!! THEY CAN'T TAKE US ALL DOWN!!!

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 3:11am
way-happy Says:

"People should fear their governments, governments should fear their people"

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 1:26pm

You should check out the hiphop group from Delaware the BudEz. You would agree with most of their arguments. They're kind of anti-america (or at least anti-government) and all about legalization (hence the name BUD ez!)

 
 
Fri, 09/30/2011 - 5:51pm

If you really wanna listen to undergorund arguing bout the govt hit up Immortal Technique and his interviews on govt

 
 
Fri, 09/02/2011 - 2:07am

I know! its bullshit, our country was BUILT upon the PEOPLE being in control, not the fucking government!

 
 
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 11:40am

Our country was built on rebellion and criminal mischief such as the Boston Tea Party. FUCK VOTING AND FUCK GETTING A LICENSE IF YOU JUST TRYING TO GO THE EASY ROUTE. SMOKE THAT JOINT IN FRONT OF THE COP HELL LIGHT UP IN FRONT OF THE JUDGE. BE SURE TO TELL HIM FUCK HIS LAW TOO AIN'T NO LAW HE HAS IS GOING TO STOP YOU FROM CHEEFING.
If every one of us did that they would have to bring change. Like the guy said the government should fear us cause at any time we band together nothing can hold us back but ourselves. They said it was a lost cause when they rebelled against the british empire. A nation that was the strongest for it time. They were no different from us. Just a bunch of "hoodlums" who rebelled for what they believed in.

 
 
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 7:40pm

The legalization wont completely change our national debt or completely change our civilization financially, but in the very least, it'll make a dent in the national debt that would otherwise put thousands of people out of jobs and legalization, I think, is one of very rare cases in which it would create more solutions than problems.

 
 
Wed, 08/31/2011 - 8:13pm
yoinkie Says:

Its naive to think that any one thing would fix our financial crisis. And what are some problems the legalization of marijuana would cause? Id like to hear some, or any, that I cant rebuttal against.

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 4:33pm

By problems mean situations and instances. Like, theres probably going to be a huge rally against marijuana funded by churches. Or some sort of instance where people will attempt to burn down dispensaries, or problems involving taxation and people protestin against that, etc.
Its ill-informed to say that once marijuana becomes legal, that everything involving marijuana will become smooth sailing and problem free. But in the very least, it'll create more solutions than problems.

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 1:20am
Crahnick Says:

Prisons get paid per inmate, there's alot of inmates in prison for marijuana charges. Also big Pharma companies will not allow legalization, lobbying to make sure

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 3:21am
way-happy Says:

Yeah, pharmaceutical companies make BILLIONS upon BILLIONS of dollars annually selling their pills. There's no way they'd let a plant that would literally destroy their business be legalized without a fight.

It's pretty funny how nowadays most people I run into say that it's good to take pills, that they don't shred your liver and destroy your body. I don't understand how people have managed to accept such a distorted view of reality.

Although, no one can have a proper view of reality... it's all a dream ;)

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 2:13am
 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 4:36am
 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 7:34am

That makes a lot of sense I'm just surprised I read it all

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 8:16am

i didnt read this but i can tell i wouldve liked it so i upvoted anyways. fuck the man

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 10:21am
MikeMelloD Says:

The US military budget is half the world's total military budget. So ya we should def need to cut. But ever since politics [AKA who gets what, where, when, and why] became the dominant ruling mentality, governments around the world have exploited this "power" and have lead to corruption throughout history. The war on drugs isn't doing any better as we spend about 100 million or more on that. Things would be alot easier if we got rid of borders and nations/states and cultural boundaries and became a cohesive human community, but sadly this will not become true for a long, long time. . .

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 10:23am
MikeMelloD Says:

* sorry it should be 100 BILLION or more :p

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 7:05pm
 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 10:57am
Dankrupt Says:

Lately, I've become more of an anarchist. Civilization needs to go.

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 11:08am
SANTANA Says:

I'd hate to break it to you and be "that guy" but bullets are usually manufactured for less the 15 cents each...

 
 
Fri, 09/02/2011 - 2:11am

but add all of it up over time? millions! it may seem like a small amount, but it really adds up...

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 11:18am

our military currently fields a navy that is larger in size and power then the next 13 biggest navies combined. But here's the kicker: 11 of those navies are allied with the U.S. You know what is worse? The Defense Department is requesting newer, bigger and more expensive ships. The tomahawk cruise missile program costs over 11 billion dollars a year, and we launch those like they were fucking water balloons. It all goes back to the military industrial complex. We are never going to become the great country we once were without trimming the fat, but that would require our leaders to get their heads out of their asses, which is not happening anytime soon as far as i can tell.

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 6:31pm

Yeh but what you don't understand is Russia and China are our big competitors. And it's not even the superpowers we're worried about. It's the developing nations such as North Korea or Iran.

And the great country we were? I guess you forgot WWII put us on the map as the best country in the world...militarily and economically. Everyone ranting about the gov't, do all the educated people a favor and stop acting like you REALLY think government officials don't try to do what's best for our country. Seriously, damn...

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 10:06pm

that was my point. we USED to be great, but our while our leaders that are supposedly doing what is best for the country continually choose to spend trillions on weapons programs, they choose NOT to invest in education, infrastructure or boosting the middle class. Meanwhile, our highways systems, bridges, oil/water pipelines, are practically falling apart. The public education system is in shambles, and our military leaders are consistently requesting new weapons. House Speaker John Boehner repeatedly petitioned congress for a new program to create a newer engine for the F-35 JSF (joint strike fighter), which by the way is a jet fighter that has not seen a single minute of combat. It is still being tested, yet he tries to justify building a new engine for it. This is hundreds of billions of dollars for a jet that we can't fly in combat yet. By the way, Russia AND China are allied with us, although it is a somewhat strenuous relationship. There is not a single superpower that would let North Korea or Iran become a legitimate threat, that is a FACT. Our leaders are still operating with a nearly endless budget for defense spending like we are still in the Cold War. Meanwhile they try to justify cuts to social programs, education, infrastructure, and healthcare. Did you know that South Korea is ahead of the U.S in high speed internet access. I'm not saying the internet is a right or even a necessity, but those kinds of things are a measuring stick for the developed world. Why don't YOU do all the "educated people" a favor and learn some facts about what you are talking about. Seriously, damn...

 
 
Fri, 09/09/2011 - 10:29am

Sigh...

I hate playing this card, I really do, but I am in the military and I have to say that you are very uneducated and a lot of what you say is false.

First, F-35's are used. I'm going to flight school very soon and F-35's are platforms used today that I want to fly (Green side), if not Cobras for if I go rotary. And yes, we trade with Russia and China, but we're constantly spying on eachother all the time. Economically we may be allies, but militarily, hell no.

As far as threatening countries like Iran and North Korea, we would totally destroy them of it was a full scale war. But that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about nations who hate the US, who are on the rise, and who are currently developing nuclear programs.

And you're seriously using South Korea as an example to validate your argument? Haha...first of all, they're main influence and contributor is us! There was this thing called the Korean War, don't know if you remember. And no shit they have faster Internet. Look at the US's freaking network! Look what we have to process in terms of numbers! If the network were celestial beings, South Korea would be the Earth and the US would be the Sun.

I'm done though. Too many liberals on this site who think taking money from the hardworking people and giving it to the hardly-working-at-all people is the solution to our economic recession.

 
 
Fri, 09/09/2011 - 9:57pm

name one instance where the military has used an F-35 in combat......you may be training on them, because by the time you actually have a cockpit to fly in combat with we will be using them. And as far as North Korea and Iran developing nuclear weapons, they haven't even been able to develop nukes like the ones we used on Japan. They are decades behind us in terms of nuclear technology. And yes, South Korea is much smaller, and i wasn't using them to validate my whole argument. I was simply stating that while most other countries are investing in the future of their country and people as a whole, our government thinks its only acceptable to spend money on the military. And of course you go back to the liberal tax agenda, do you seriously think thats all a liberal government will do? Yes, most liberal leaning people believe in increasing taxes to some degree, because tax cuts DO NOT FUCKING WORK!! Thats a great plan, we will collect less money and fix everything. But i guess tax work when conservatives want to cut all social programs. Here's a hint: fire fighters, drivable road and highway systems, clean drinking water and air, that all comes from taxes genius. Get a clue and read a history book. You're not even in flight school yet, so you probably don't know this, but there is around 30 flight school candidates per cockpit, and more than likely you will wash out. I'm done ranting, peace out

 
 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 12:02pm