By today's standards maybe he is.
Remember though that the definition of hero has been greatly watered down the last few decades.
I had quit 'cold turkey' once. Took a good month of hard discipline to fight the cravings. Started up again after a couple years.
Vaped once and it was as easy as flipping a switch. That was about 8 years ago.
Self mixed juice for a couple years reducing it until it was a very low percentage. Eventually ran out of juice to mix and just never re-ordered more.
It wasn't American owned equipment. It was given to Afghanistan so it was theirs
Listen to your betters you dirty peasants
Well, they are right.
Not enough folks there have had it so it can't help but go wild.
Just erase the name "George Floyd" from your mind.
People who bring his name up as a justification for the idiocy they call 'reform' want to evoke an emotional response from you. They want you to react in anger. They desperately need you to respond the way the way you do because they need you to appear even more unreasonable than they are to make their ideas palatable.
And like good obedient domesticated animals, when they say bark you bark.
Stop allowing yourself to be manipulated by these people.
Recognize the reality. Policing does need reform because its priorities are entirely out of whack.
The first priority is to be a revenue agent. Mostly in the form of traffic enforcement.(don't BS and say you follow traffic laws - every time you drive you violate at least one such law.) Traffic enforcement is the sotto voce rationale that leads to Priority#2 on the road.
The second priority is prohibition. It failed with alcohol, but weed, heroin, meth, etc are magically different . The prohibitionists say prohibition will in fact work here we just haven't prohibitioned hard enough.
I find it exceptionally easy to not be a murderer, thief or rapist. I suspect most of you equally find it easy to not be any of those things as well. As such we ought to never have to worry about having our door kicked in by a bunch of guys dressed like they expect to find Osama hiding in the closet. But I do have to worry about this because Policing Priority #2 says its imperative that Cops be allowed to bust in a guy's door at 3AM because if we waited till morning, and/or gave him time to respond to our knocks the major drug lord criminal mastermind might manage to flush the dozens of full size weed plants we expect to find in his home down the toiled leaving us with no evidence.
The drug war is the primary vehicles for eroding our Constitutionally guaranteed rights
2A important to you? Its very important to me.
Prohibitions in desired goods lead to assaults on 2A. Erosion of 2A began with alcohol prohibition which ultimately lead to the NFA. The criminal element that arises due to the WoD is constantly used to justify violating 2A.
Its also a huge anti-cop program - "follow the law and you have nothing to worry about" is a bunch of crap. Not a single one of us is really safe from having our property stolen if we happen to have a wad of lawfully acquired cash in our wallet and we happen to get pulled over for rolling through a read light.(asset forfeiture)
Not a one of us is safe from having our home assaulted in the middle of the night by a team of black clad storm troopers, as though we are harboring El Chapo himself in our home, because enforcing the WoD demands such tactics.
The real problem is that Pols aren't going far enough. They want to give the appearance of ending the WoD to score points while effectively keeping it going.
Smart, very smart
The militaristic, 4th amendment violating, war on drugs (war on American citizens) that hasn't worked for 50+ years has failed, but this is going to finally change the trajectory. Victory in the WoD is finally within our grasp!
The militaristic, 4th amendment violating, war on drugs (Americans) that hasn't worked for 50+ years has failed, but this is going to finally change the trajectory. Victory is in sight!!
Missing the damn point people
70-90% of what Cops are tasked with doing these days is a bunch of fake made up crimes.
Keep them focused on actual, real crimes - theft, assault, murder, and not on enforcing whatever the arbitrary prohibition of the day is and relations between citizens and police will improve.
Heck, Cops are so trained these days to enforce fake crimes that I suspect many of them wouldn't bat an eye at being sent door to door to collect the guns, despite claiming otherwise.
accused != convicted
Lets not forget accusations are not concrete facts
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