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Old 02-27-2007, 08:39 AM   #21
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friend comes out of the liquor store with an extra six-pack and (in front of the shocked do-gooders) hands it to the wino who immediately brightens up and says "Thanks, Dude!"
i used to think i was doing good by giving a sandwich instead of cash to the needy because i was sure the money would just go to booze. but i think your friend had the better idea and so now i just give cash. besides, it saves me the bother of a trip to burger king.

i used to be similarly silly with my niece & nephews. when they were younger i would only buy them teaching toys, books and the like. but i'll never forget the look on the eldest kid's face when i got him one of those mega huge squirt guns (much to my brother's dismay). "this is the best present you ever got me," he said. and they've been getting either cool toys or just cash ever since.
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Re: Moral dilemma outside CVS
Old 02-27-2007, 12:12 PM   #22
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The more I think about this the more interesting it is...

The guys was outside of a drugstore. A place where chemicals and compounds with varying degrees of effectiveness and side-effects are sold by the profit seeking pharma industry. In the meantime, this guy is trying to use a naturally growing plant to remedy his pain, yet his use of this herb is what caused the "moral dilemma."

I think charging tons of money for drugs that may or may not help and have deleterious side-effects when something that can be grown organically and helps people (and could be cheap it it wasn't illegal) is the true moral dilemma.
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The same thing you did.
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The guy is a wheelchair.

Why are you worried? Heck, I would have bought the guy another 1/8th just to make sure he's all set.

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"And you may see me tonight, with an illegal smile.
It don't cost very much, and it lasts a long while.
Won't you please tell the man, I didn't kill any one.
No, I'm just tryin' to have me some fun."

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BTW, I'd have lit the guy's joint and said, "Have a nice day."
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