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   The UN sends a letter to Eric Holder asking him to challenge the CO and WA marijuana ballot measures. If Holder does nothing, the UN will send another letter telling them how disappointed they are

20 Nov 2012 07:27 PM   |   8741 clicks   |   Denver Post
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naughtyrev    [TotalFark]  
Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.

20 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.


Heh... yeah, that could get entertaining

/as for myself, f*ck the UN

20 Nov 2012 03:47 PM
Ambivalence    [TotalFark]  
Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?

20 Nov 2012 03:56 PM
Nadie_AZ    [TotalFark]  

Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?


This is my question.

20 Nov 2012 04:01 PM
Elandriel     

Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?


Undermines anti-drug policies through the majority of member-nations of the UN if the most stringent anti-drug nation, the standard bearer as it were, relaxed its stance pursuant to ballot initiatives. They care because it hits them in the wallet through campaign contributions, grafting and kickbacks. Also because the leading politicians in those nations are ostensibly anti-drug, and as such would have the most to lose if their opponents could gain a foothold through this change in policy.

This is my armchair diplomat analysis. Amsterdam need not apply.

20 Nov 2012 04:06 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

Nadie_AZ: Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?

This is my question.


Because the War On Drugs® went international years ago and the powers that be in the US pulled the "Assasin of Youth" scam on them

20 Nov 2012 04:07 PM
Osomatic     

Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?


Well, the article says the letter is from the head of the UN anti-drug watchdog agency. So presumably he's trying to make sure he has continued employment.

20 Nov 2012 04:07 PM
kmmontandon     

naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.


The anti-UN crowd is already a farce, what with believing both that the U.N. is a bunch of powerless letter writers, and at the same time a superpowered shadowy cabal that is conquering America from within.

20 Nov 2012 04:17 PM
Contrabulous Flabtraption    [TotalFark]  
Are there weederies in Washington yet? I'll be there in a few weeks

20 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
PainInTheASP    [TotalFark]  

naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.


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20 Nov 2012 05:03 PM
Blues_X    [TotalFark]  
Everybody hates Raymond.

20 Nov 2012 05:05 PM
Weaver95    [TotalFark]  

naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.


came here to mention this.

20 Nov 2012 05:08 PM
Hot Carl To Go     
Hi, can I have a pen and some paper?
Sure.
Do you have a stamp and envelope?
Yes, right here. Take two.
Thanks. This letter is for you. I'm keeping the pen.

20 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
doyner    [TotalFark]  
Hey, UN! Would you prefer that we enact capital punishment for drug possession like so many other countries?

20 Nov 2012 05:20 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

kmmontandon: naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.

The anti-UN crowd is already a farce, what with believing both that the U.N. is a bunch of powerless letter writers, and at the same time a superpowered shadowy cabal that is conquering America from within.


Conspiracy theorists and cognitive dissonance go hand-in-hand. Sometimes they even do a little polka.

20 Nov 2012 05:22 PM
Because People in power are Stupid    [TotalFark]  

Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?


It might impact US drug tourism to other countries.

20 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
dr_blasto    [TotalFark]  

Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?


We're signatories to a treaty, the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

20 Nov 2012 06:10 PM
Walker    [TotalFark]  
Hey UN, why don't you work on trying to stop massacres of thousands of people you are supposed to be protecting - A JOB YOU MAJORLY SUCK AT BY THE WAY - and stop worrying about state laws in the U.S.

20 Nov 2012 06:45 PM
basemetal    [TotalFark]  
Someone stands to lose money.

20 Nov 2012 07:18 PM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  

Elandriel: Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?

Undermines anti-drug policies through the majority of member-nations of the UN if the most stringent anti-drug nation, the standard bearer as it were, relaxed its stance pursuant to ballot initiatives. They care because it hits them in the wallet through campaign contributions, grafting and kickbacks. Also because the leading politicians in those nations are ostensibly anti-drug, and as such would have the most to lose if their opponents could gain a foothold through this change in policy.

This is my armchair diplomat analysis. Amsterdam need not apply.


Yea that's what I thought too. Too many people across the globe have died because of the War on MJ. If the leading enforcer of drug laws suddenly relaxed on it, people would be rightfully pissed (which they should be anyway).

This is becoming more and more about saving face. These politicians are starting to sweat under the light and they don't like it.

20 Nov 2012 07:23 PM
Suede head     
Ah, American right-wingers and their UN hatred.

Funny, you liked the UN when their troops had to come and rescue your elite rangers in Mogadishu.

20 Nov 2012 07:30 PM
Jack Kerouac     

Elandriel: Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?

Undermines anti-drug policies through the majority of member-nations of the UN if the most stringent anti-drug nation, the standard bearer as it were, relaxed its stance pursuant to ballot initiatives. They care because it hits them in the wallet through campaign contributions, grafting and kickbacks. Also because the leading politicians in those nations are ostensibly anti-drug, and as such would have the most to lose if their opponents could gain a foothold through this change in policy.

This is my armchair diplomat analysis. Amsterdam need not apply.


Didn't those swamp Germans just make it fairly annoying as a foreigner to smoke the ganja?

20 Nov 2012 07:30 PM
LordJiro     
I'm not anti-UN, and I've never smoked weed (or done any sort of recreational drug, legal or otherwise), but in this case, I say fark the UN, and legalize that sh*t at the federal level. Lord knows America needs all the revenue it can get.

20 Nov 2012 07:32 PM
Nothing To See Here     
Do if I am reading this right, they want to UN-legalize grass.

20 Nov 2012 07:32 PM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  
Shut up, UN.

20 Nov 2012 07:32 PM
Old enough to know better     
And God help us if the Fed actually does try do challenge those laws.

"OMG! OBAMA'S IN THE UN'S BACK POCKET!!!!11111!"

20 Nov 2012 07:33 PM
DeathCipris     
How bout....Democracy works and the majority has spoken with a ballot initiative.
If this is rolled back, even though I do not live in either Colorado or Washington state, I am done with the US. This country is a lost cause when the paths PUT INTO PLACE TO EFFECT SYSTEM CHANGE are closed. Does anyone else see how serious of a problem this is?

20 Nov 2012 07:33 PM
firefly212    [TotalFark]  

naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.


I used to work for the UN (UNCTAD). On this particular issue, they can blow me. Neither they, nor holder, can make us waste more money on this failed drug policy. We're not going to throw people in jail and continue wasting billions of dollars pretending that smoking a joint warrants more government action than stealing billions of dollars.

Nobody from BP or Halliburton went to jail, but we're supposed to send some burnout, MS patient (me), or grandmom with cancer to jail... how the fark does that make sense to anyone?

20 Nov 2012 07:34 PM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  
Pot is evil. E-V-I-L. It just made me eat all of the deviled eggs I had made last night. All. The. Deviled. Eggs.

EVL

20 Nov 2012 07:34 PM
Hagenhatesyouall     
The ghost of Johnny says...........

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....and that's good enough for me.

20 Nov 2012 07:35 PM
runcible spork     
Oh great, another Attorney General-WACO standoff.

20 Nov 2012 07:35 PM
vicioushobbit    [TotalFark]  
fark UN drug opinions.

Sincerely, Portugal.

20 Nov 2012 07:36 PM
ChubbyTiger     

dr_blasto: Ambivalence: Why would the UN care if marijuana is legalized?

We're signatories to a treaty, the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.


Good thing that pot isn't a narcotic, then.

/yes, I know

20 Nov 2012 07:36 PM
Hagenhatesyouall     
P.S.

Holder can go fark himself too...

20 Nov 2012 07:36 PM
Silly Jesus     
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20 Nov 2012 07:36 PM
MooseUpNorth     
Okay, Americans? Don't simultaneously biatch that the UN can't get anything done while also biatching that the UN's going to take all your guns away. Especially not while yet also vetoing absolutely everything they try to get done.

/ The UN is a debate club. Not an all powerful worldwide conspiracy theory.
// And pay your goddamn dues, already. The rest of us are sick of carrying you.

20 Nov 2012 07:37 PM
Wrencher     

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Are there weederies in Washington yet? I'll be there in a few weeks


Sorry. Not for another year. The liquor board must do their work.

20 Nov 2012 07:37 PM
firefly212    [TotalFark]  

Suede head: Ah, American right-wingers and their UN hatred.

Funny, you liked the UN when their troops had to come and rescue your elite rangers in Mogadishu.


We didn't love them when they refused to go in because it was too dangerous.

Also, I'm not right-wing, I support socialized medicine, legalizing pot, taxing cap-gains at the same tax rate as salary income, abolishing the death penalty, and plenty of other left wing causes. Being against pointless oppression and for fairer outcomes and second chances doesn't make me a crazy right winger, it makes me proud to be a liberal.

20 Nov 2012 07:37 PM
p4p3rm4t3     
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Can you Imagine the herp derp if they tried to make it criminalize it again?

20 Nov 2012 07:38 PM
Marcus Aurelius     
Yet another drug warrior trying to hold on to his job.

20 Nov 2012 07:38 PM
p4p3rm4t3     

p4p3rm4t3: Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Can you Imagine the herp derp if they tried to make it criminalize it again?


speaking of herp derp....

20 Nov 2012 07:40 PM
Eunuch Provocateur     

LordJiro: I'm not anti-UN, and I've never smoked weed (or done any sort of recreational drug, legal or otherwise), but in this case, I say fark the UN, and legalize that sh*t at the federal level. Lord knows America needs all the revenue it can get.


Whatever, narc. NOBODY TALK TO HIM

20 Nov 2012 07:41 PM
muck4doo     

Weaver95: naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.

came here to mention this.


Are you Pro-U.N. now?

20 Nov 2012 07:41 PM
Surool     
Next month I'm dedicating the first bong-hit to the UN.

SCREW YOU! (gurgle gurgle gurgle gurgle gurgle)

20 Nov 2012 07:41 PM
flynn80     
Raymond Yans says the approvals send "a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message abroad."

The message it sends is that the war on some drugs was been colossal waste of money, time, and resources; and the people profiting from it for the last 40 years have to get a real job.

20 Nov 2012 07:41 PM
LookForTheArrow     
SCREW THE LYIN' UN. I didn't have an opinion till now, but, yeah, thanks assholes.

20 Nov 2012 07:41 PM
david_gaithersburg     

naughtyrev: Well, let's see how the anti-UN crowd reacts to this one. Could be humorous.


.
How the so called progressives react is way more amusing.

20 Nov 2012 07:42 PM
muck4doo     
The U.N. speaks for the greater good! We must do as they say! Amiright?

20 Nov 2012 07:43 PM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  
Two. Two, ha ha ha, what comes next...?

20 Nov 2012 07:43 PM
muck4doo     
Don't worry, Obama has his raiding teams warming up for CO and WA.

20 Nov 2012 07:43 PM
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