Sorry, I'm not going into religion this time, so we can't fight. What, in the world, do we perceive as problems? There are a lot of things I don't have to tell you, except that some of these are obvious... to the public. "Freedom of speech" is a subjective term. Well, actually, we need not go too deeply into that. If somebody says don't talk about this, fine, whatever, it's just one person... walk away, or talk about other things with this person and talk about the forbidden subject with some of your other weed smoking... well, depends on your case, strange friends. Whoever gave mainstream authority the right to be so constricting? Sorry, no, I should think before asking questions. The police force. Wait, hold on, I said right, not threat. Compulsory schooling. "You don't like it, but you have to go." And be miserable for the next 10 years. The version of school I remembered was being forced to go to bed early when I clearly had a different definition of fun, and would wake up groggy early in the morning every day to go to a place where I would be severely depressed. I remember being happier when not in school than in school. Some people just refuse to change their minds or even consider changing them. SF does this too, which originally sparked the rant, but I'm very, very bad at getting my view across so it ends up being worse than originally planned, but anyway. SF refuses to think about their pro-life stance. "I disagree with this." "You're placed Under Moderation, no methods." "By giving out methods I'm not encouraging it. What if I said this is how you kill yourself, but these are the repurcussions which could and probably will occur? Would they care? If no, and they think that their logical decision is suicide, they should be able to do it. If yes, they may be depressed, but they won't kill themselves. And I even gave a method. Am I correct?" "NO METHODS!" "Let me try another try at this. I get placed Under Moderation for going overboard on a few occasions. But what if a member of staff does this? What if he insults somebody in a thread whom not only admits some mistakes, but engages in a very polite tone his opinion?" "Yes, but you have to remember that staff are people too. They are only volunteers." "And we aren't?" "If you don't like it, go to another site." "I'm only trying to discuss the merits and drawbacks." "We aren't going to change our rules just because you say so." Hey, you know that marijuana? I don't take drugs, and never have, and probably never will. But it's illegal. Why have you decided it's illegal? I don't know. There is always the argument that people are less responsible than you are. There could be road accidents. You know, that is absolutely true. Except this little thing called "alcohol" is not illegal. If you drink and drive, of course, you get a repurcussion. But if you walk around carrying beer just on the street, or whatever, and are over 18, (18? why do you discriminate against youth? do you know how many kids boast about drinking in schools? sorry, it's not fucking helping) it's... slightly less illegal. And unless cars are equipped with a special breathalyzer, drinking and driving shall continue. I'm sorry, marijuana smokers, if anything, drive SLOWER. It's not the sort of thing to be a PUBLIC SERVICE VIDEO, whilst alcohol is promoted in extravagent commercials. I could go on, but you get the point. If this gets approved, which I hope it will, I see nothing bad about it.