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Libertarian Party Praises North Korea As Example Of Freedom
« on: August 14, 2017, 04:47:12 PM »
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Stupid kids!

The Libertarian Party is in full damage control mode after sparking backlash by praising North Korea as “an example of more freedom than the United States” for its marijuana laws.


It's sad that we can look to #NorthKorea for an example of more freedom than the United States. o.O
Photo published for North Korea has been branded as a 'weed-smoker's paradise' — but the truth is more complicated
North Korea has been branded as a 'weed-smoker's paradise' — but the truth is more complicated
Rumors are flying that North Korea is home to a pot-friendly regime, but we know very little about drug law there.
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http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/14/libertarian-party-in-damage-control-mode-after-praising-north-korea-as-example-of-freedom/

Problem is, they were flat ass wrong, weed is illegal in NK.
My comment from Discus.

Fine, let these LIB-ertarian bozos go to NK and see what happens when they get busted.
Hard Labor = death in NK and that's exactly what they'll get if the go.
According to Swedish ambassador Torkel Stiernlof.

The claim that marijuana is legal in North Korea is not true: The penal code lists it as a controlled substance in the same category as cocaine and heroin. And the person who would likely help any American charged with a crime in North Korea emphatically rejects the idea that the ban is not enforced.

“There should be no doubt that drugs, including marijuana, are illegal here,” said Torkel Stiernlof, the Swedish ambassador. The United States has no diplomatic relations with the North, so Sweden’s embassy acts as a middleman when U.S. citizens run afoul of North Korean laws.

“One can’t buy it legally and it would be a criminal offense to smoke it,” Stiernlof said. He said that if a foreigner caught violating drug laws in North Korea happened to be an American citizen, he or she could “expect no leniency whatsoever.”
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Re: Libertarian Party Praises North Korea As Example Of Freedom
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 05:57:16 PM »
Right or not it boggles my mind that they would write this article in the first place. Leave it to the Libertarian Party to make the full measure of liberty the legality of weed.

If weed ever became legal nationally I have my doubts that a single Libertarian would be on any ballot in the country the following election.

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Re: Libertarian Party Praises North Korea As Example Of Freedom
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 07:21:19 PM »
Right or not it boggles my mind that they would write this article in the first place. Leave it to the Libertarian Party to make the full measure of liberty the legality of weed.

If weed ever became legal nationally I have my doubts that a single Libertarian would be on any ballot in the country the following election.
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That's it, Jason, they let a few idiots take the narrative and run with it making the entire movement about getting high.
One would think they'd kick these morons out and wiser heads would speak for the majority.
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Re: Libertarian Party Praises North Korea As Example Of Freedom
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 07:40:39 PM »
I've read several articles over the past year about the libertarian party finally ready for prime time.

Apparently not.


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Re: Libertarian Party Praises North Korea As Example Of Freedom
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 08:17:36 PM »
I've read several articles over the past year about the libertarian party finally ready for prime time.

Apparently not.
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The Establishment has worked hard keeping that party as viable as possible, knowing it only siphons votes from TEA, but try as they might, very few waste their vote on a lost cause, if anything, it picked up more libs than anything, so it's pretty much a moot point.
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Re: Libertarian Party Praises North Korea As Example Of Freedom
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 08:20:29 PM »
I've read several articles over the past year about the libertarian party finally ready for prime time.

Apparently not.

If you call jail prime time.   :lol:
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Re: Libertarian Party Praises North Korea As Example Of Freedom
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 10:18:49 AM »
Right or not it boggles my mind that they would write this article in the first place. Leave it to the Libertarian Party to make the full measure of liberty the legality of weed.

If weed ever became legal nationally I have my doubts that a single Libertarian would be on any ballot in the country the following election.
Interesting corroolary you might find of interest here Jason.

You've heard the quote "Any one who will trade freedom for security deserves neither"  and they attribute it to Ben Franklin, Right?
Well that's not quite what he said and we can thank the LIBertarian movement for bastardizing it for their cause through simplicity and contextimony.

I've spoke on the subject of the Libertarian movement which in essence I support, what I don't support is how the gop'E has quietly taken it over as a way of further didving the base and allowing their Fabian Socialist picks to win elections, but I digress, here's an interesting article on the quote.


As we can see from the two chart above, Franklin’s quote didn’t mean much for 150 years after it was uttered, then had a solid and steady uptick around the later half of the 20th century, when fear of big brother began to mount (the top chart represents the frequency of the quote in books from 1750-present, the bottom from 1950-present).

In the few 19th-century books the quote does appear in, it doesn’t appear to be taken out of context, such as in the 1865 epic retelling of “The Life Of Joseph Warren,” where it is quoted in full with delicious servings of context.

But 19th-century authors weren’t always so committed to fidelity of the quote itself. In 1851, in a History of All Nations, the author wrote it in more of the modern form, “they who can give up liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

It wasn’t until the turn of the century did the butchering for ideological purposes begin. For instance, it was taken out of context in a book that is one of the closest things libertarians have to a bible, Frederick Hyak’s Road To Serfdom (1944), where Franklin’s quote concludes a chapter on the magnificence of the free market.

The banner anti-security quotes continue throughout the century in government reports on limited government and early apocalyptic warnings about the security state.

Misquoting folks isn’t new. It arises from the need to push an idea rather than investigate truth; it’s no shocker, then, that campaigns and ideological works have been the culprits of butchering Franklin’s words.

There’s even an academic term for the strategy, explains Matthew McGlone of the University of Texas at Austin — “contextomy.”

“‘Contextomy’ refers to the selective excerpting of words from their original linguistic context in a way that distorts the source’s intended meaning, a practice commonly referred to as ‘quoting out of context’. Contextomy is employed in contemporary mass media to promote products, defame public figures and misappropriate rhetoric. A contextomized quotation not only prompts audiences to form a false impression of the source’s intentions, but can contaminate subsequent interpretation of the quote when it is restored to its original context. …”

Graph at link.

https://techcrunch.com/2014/02/14/how-the-world-butchered-benjamin-franklins-quote-on-liberty-vs-security/
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Re: Libertarian Party Praises North Korea As Example Of Freedom
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 10:22:50 AM »
I've read several articles over the past year about the libertarian party finally ready for prime time.

Apparently not.

Yeah, that idea went up in smoke.
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Re: Libertarian Party Praises North Korea As Example Of Freedom
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 10:25:59 AM »
Marij is probably all they have to eat, having gnawed the bark off of tree's and boiling grass.
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