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High-profile supporters like West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gear and his wife, Sally, are giving legislative leaders new perspectives about medical marijuana. (Patch file photo)
Esoteric Knowledge March 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Carl Babcock: And what's wrong with getting high, Carl?...Do you fear losing a world where everyoneRead More lives under your boot so you can delude yourself with a feeling of superiority? If you want to accuse someone for lying for their own selfish needs, maybe you should look in the mirror first instead of psychologically projecting your personality traits onto others!
Carl Babcock March 10, 2014 at 09:52 pm
Esoteric, Why are you so hostile? 1-Getting high makes a person a hazardous driver, for instance.Read More Better to get high on giving oneself to making the world a better place. 2-not feeling superior, just sharing info! 3-not accusing anyone of being a liar, just sharing info to someone who has been misinformed. 4- Sorry I touched a nerve. Please don't take it personally. Peace.
Jason M. March 12, 2014 at 07:47 am
Spreading misinformation doesn't help anyone.
Proposed legislation could make it legal for Iowans to buy and set off some fireworks, including Roman candles.
Anita Miller March 9, 2014 at 09:49 am
Right now you can get a permit to shoot until last year you only needed house insurance and $50.Read More Last year they require Trining in fireworks or a trained professional to be the one to shoot them. I think they should be sold here but should have the old regulations, and maybe a rule on how much open space you need to be able to shoot them.
James Windust March 9, 2014 at 09:57 am
You can buy Cigarette Lighters, Sparklers, Starting fluid, Kerosene, Gasoline, Solvents, and TarRead More & Bug Remover. Which produce sales tax revenue. And hundreds more. Drop the ban. Enjoy the new tax revenue ( Choice here ) 30-Day usage. Adult must show ID. Do not use 500 Feet from apartment complex, 1000 feet from shopping center, 1000 feet from any private or public owned school, hospital, Zoo, etc. Make it safe for everyone. Let' show Iowa we can be adults, and show our children we do care about safety. Let us make the choice.
David Tiffany March 10, 2014 at 07:01 am
The reporting is inaccurate. The ban was imposed because too many fireworks - explosive, notRead More sparklers - were causing severe injuries and major fires. Fireworks ARE explosives. I do not want us to be another Missouri. I want our citizens - especially our children - to be safe. Keep the law as it is.
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Mr. Clean October 16, 2013 at 08:30 am
If candidate Obama's campaign promises had all been fulfilled, Branstad would have a better shot.Read More Obama promised to cut the deficit in HALF in four years, now it's 5 times to CBO's projection. Last year, he promised economic growth at around 5.25%, it's around 1.6%. He said unemployment would be down to 6% by now; it's around 8.1% now, higher than the 7.8% during the great recession. ...Maybe that explains it. ...Except for the additional fact the the US President, the Iowa Governor, nor a President of a union creates jobs.
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Mr. Clean October 14, 2013 at 02:55 pm
With 5 people in all of Iowa succeeding in signing up thru healthcare.gov, it's NOT a winner by ANYRead More measure.
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