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What are your "pet" issues?

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What are your "pet" issues?

It's not uncommon to take many issues seriously, and that's good, but most people have one or two issues that are closer to their hearts than others. Which issues are those for you?

Mine are...

- Civil asset forfeiture. It seriously boggles my brain cells that anybody could rationalize this as being Constitutionally acceptable.
- Police abuse/corruption, especially as it contributes to wrongful convictions and usurping people's Constitutional protections.
 

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What are your "pet" issues?

It's not uncommon to take many issues seriously, and that's good, but most people have one or two issues that are closer to their hearts than others. Which issues are those for you?

Mine are...

- Civil asset forfeiture. It seriously boggles my brain cells that anybody could rationalize this as being Constitutionally acceptable.
- Police abuse/corruption, especially as it contributes to wrongful convictions and usurping people's Constitutional protections.
Public Sector Unions

Nothing else even comes close.
 

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When I first started really getting into all if this political stuff, it was marriage equality when MA legalized it. I really don't have a big pet issue anymore, more of jack of all trades although I still like to step on the soapbox from time to time.
 

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What are your "pet" issues?

It's not uncommon to take many issues seriously, and that's good, but most people have one or two issues that are closer to their hearts than others. Which issues are those for you?

Mine are...

- Civil asset forfeiture. It seriously boggles my brain cells that anybody could rationalize this as being Constitutionally acceptable.
- Police abuse/corruption, especially as it contributes to wrongful convictions and usurping people's Constitutional protections.
My "pet" issue this past week has been some nasty spider or bug that bit my poor dog and caused her a severe allergic reaction and lots of pain. The only thing worse than the vet bills was listening to her cry all day and all night and not be able to do anything to comfort her.
 

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What are your "pet" issues?

It's not uncommon to take many issues seriously, and that's good, but most people have one or two issues that are closer to their hearts than others. Which issues are those for you?

Mine are...

- Civil asset forfeiture. It seriously boggles my brain cells that anybody could rationalize this as being Constitutionally acceptable.
- Police abuse/corruption, especially as it contributes to wrongful convictions and usurping people's Constitutional protections.
My "pet" issue this past week has been some nasty spider or bug that bit my poor dog and caused her a severe allergic reaction and lots of pain. The only thing worse than the vet bills was listening to her cry all day and all night and not be able to do anything to comfort her.
Everything pisses me off...I think I've turned into a grumpy old Contrarian. LOL

Well, except for your poor doggie John...awww poor little thing. :(
 

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Well, my "pet" issue is ------ pets.

How do all these people abandon their dogs and cats or drop them off at the pound to be slaughtered? Millions of them. To me, strong evidence of why we will have less and less "freedoms" and more and more government. What a bunch of assholes you humans are. Not just a few people, but so very many. If you can't be trusted to take care of these living, breathing, loving creatures who ask so little and give so much, how the hell can you be trusted to do anything except under narrow, supervised guidelines?

Saint Gertrude* wept.



*Gertrude of Nivelles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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Statism and religion. Or more specifically at this point in time: taxes, drugs, and separation of Church and state (given that I'm originally from the UK where no such separation exists). Statism is bad enough without it being based on religion.

Taxes are an issue for me because I don't like paying them, nor do I like how they are spent.
Drugs are an issue for me because I don't like going to prison for smoking them.
Statism is an issue for me because it is the root cause of my first two issues.
 

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Sorry to hear. IS she doing better?

Maybe you should send her for a pet scan.
My "pet" issue this past week has been some nasty spider or bug that bit my poor dog and caused her a severe allergic reaction and lots of pain. The only thing worse than the vet bills was listening to her cry all day and all night and not be able to do anything to comfort her.
 

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Incompetence, dishonesty and corruption in both mainstream and specialist media leading to ignorance and bias across the general population. I see it as a major contributing factor to most of the other pet issues mentioned in this thread.

Issues around healthcare and IT tend to catch my attention too, if only because it's where I work and what I do there respectively.
 

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The most dangerous religion: statism. The belief that it is legitimate to initiate force against the person or property of others in order to achieve one's desired ends.
 

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Sorry to hear. IS she doing better?

Maybe you should send her for a pet scan.
She's still not herself yet, but much better thanks - I think when the drugs run their course she'll be back to normal - THANKS for asking. She's an old gal, so I'm kind of prepared for these end of the run issues. Had dogs for over 50 years and it's never easy near the end.
 

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