Obama faces skeptical leaders at Americas summit

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Eideard wrote:

“Skepticism and disappointment”? Sounds about right.

Many of those nations have more choices, though. Our corporate flunkies have campaigned to keep the 2-party choice ingrained as thoroughly as any religious ideology you might think of.

Disappointed in Obama? Your only choice is going to be Romney. Whoop-de-doo.

Disappointed in Democrat courage and backbone? Your only choice is ready to start with armbands and parades, again. Woo-hoo!

Apr 10, 2012 2:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

I for one do not want a President who can walk on water at the same time being all things to all people. This President is struggling against odds from his own country that would have toppled leaders in other countries. Thankfully President Obama has the will and the drive to go this summit, face the criticism, offer what he can and come home only to be denied thanks for his efforts. Really, the comments hurled at him in this and other forums has gone beyond the border — into the country of treason. I am so ashamed for us. And I am so ashamed of how the other countries leaders look at us.

Apr 10, 2012 4:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
malcolmkyle wrote:

Colombia, Peru, Mexico or Afghanistan with their coca leaves, marijuana buds or poppy sap are not igniting temptation in the minds of our weak, innocent citizens. These countries are duly responding to the enormous demand that comes from within our own borders. Invading or destroying these countries, thus creating more hate, violence, instability, injustice and corruption, will not fix our problem.

* A rather large majority of people will always feel the need to use drugs such as heroin, opium, nicotine, amphetamines, alcohol, sugar, or caffeine.

* The massive majority of adults who use drugs do so recreationally – getting high at the weekend then up for work on a Monday morning.

* Apart from the huge percentage of people addicted to both sugar and caffeine, a small minority of adults (nearly 5%) will always experience the use of drugs as problematic. – approx. 3% are dependent on alcohol and approx. 1.5% are dependent on other drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, heroine etc.

* Just as it was impossible to prevent alcohol from being produced and used in the U.S. in the 1920s, so too, it is equally impossible to prevent any of the aforementioned drugs from being produced, distributed and widely used by those who desire to do so.

* Prohibition kills more people and ruins more lives than the drugs it prohibits.

* Due to Prohibition (historically proven to be an utter failure at every level), the availability of most of these mood-altering drugs has become so universal and unfettered that in any city of the civilized world, any one of us would be able to procure practically any drug we wish within an hour.

* Throughout history, the prohibition of any mind-altering substance has always exploded usage rates, overcrowded jails, fueled organized crime, created rampant corruption of law-enforcement – even whole governments, while inducing an incalculable amount of suffering and death.

Apr 11, 2012 5:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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