Abortion, Prostitution, Marijauna…what you say Canada? Take Our Polls and Post your Comments – June 13, 2011

Cornwall ON – Low energy Monday has a lot of hot talk about hot issues here in Canada.    The Marijuana issue should be back on the hot plate soon as Canada will come up with another law to try and not allow it to be legalized.

Abortion is to be a private member’s bill soon from someone from the Conservative camp and while we’re talking hot button issues prostitution is always on people’s minds 😉

So I thought I’d ask you, our amazing viewers of The Cornwall Free News to post your thoughts and vote in our polls.

Happy Monday!

Should Marijuana be Legalized in Canada?

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Should Prostitution be Legal in Canada?

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Should Abortion be Legal in Canada?

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Happy voting and please share your comments below.

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  1. You can “vote” however you feel. Makes not a whit of difference to our corrupted politicos. They just rig the vote and pretend nothing happened, that God told them to, etc. Notice the majority – in every poll – always vote for medical pot. What difference does it make? Corrupt politicians/police pretend the poll never happened, that the people were confused, etc. Your vote may placate you. It does little else.

  2. Nothing Polish about this Diane….

  3. Couldn’t vote on the first one. Of course it should be legal, but how could you tax and regulate a plant that anybody can grow in a pail of earth?

  4. Yes anyone can grow a plant just like anyone can ferment fruit and distill it for alcohol. It’s just that people with a reasonable economic income prefer to follow the law and pay their taxes….and we’re lazy. Why grow or distill something when someone else can do it and get paid for it. Then they pay income taxes which build hospitals and roads and politicians salaries…….I forgot where I was going with this.

    I’ll go back to watching my fireflies now.

  5. I’ve made wine and beer, and found it was a lot more work than watching a plant grow. 🙂

  6. Abortion is an interesting topic. It is creates moral ethical conundrum.

    On one hand Doctor’s perscribe medication to keep our elderly alive yet at the other end of the spectrum we murder an embryo and play with symantics to justify it.

    Will we ever get to justifying euthinasia and eliminate the week, because they tax the system? and why is it ok to terminae a pregnancy just cuz it was unplanned?…

    yep a moral ethical conundrum

  7. You’re right smee. The abortion and euthanasia, or assisted suicide issues, will never resolved to the satisfaction of everyone. I just hope that any legislation on these matters isn’t based on some nut-bar religious beliefs.

  8. i know the abortion issue is a hot potato and as im a christen i vote no on abortion i try to follow the good book and that my view.

  9. How about we all do what we believe. Cannabis is far less harmfull than tobacco and the real gateway drug is alcohol. Who gets to decide which addiction is legal and which isn’t? Don’t people addicted to food cost the health care system as much as tobacco? Why do so many religious people demand that the rest of us obey the rules they impose, even while ignoring the most important part of their beliefs? (cast the first stone/judge not,etc) I do not believe that ANY person deciding to have an abortion does so lightly or needs anybody else’s condemnation, walk a mile as they say. As for prostitution, it should be LEGAL! Especially as it will give them a lot more protection than they get now, the very nature of it’s illegality puts the workers in so much more danger. These poor people do not get the same quality of work from the police as “regular” people do. So many prostitutes get killed and so few killers are caught. The ONLY people who should go to jail are those who commit a violent crime or steal a huge amount of money or valuables (corporate execs, Madoff, etc) Do you have ANY idea how many lives have been ruined and how many criminals have been made because of going to jail for a minor crime?

  10. It should be based on “thus saith Furtz!”. Secular humanism has got us into these dilemma, let it get herself out, if she can. The God of Heaven is looking down upon us and having a good laugh!

    “Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices”(Proverbs 1:24-31).

  11. I’m having a consultation with The Flying Spaghetti Monster next week. I’ll pose the question to Him and follow His divine guidance.

  12. POT: Though I’m not a pot-smoker, I know that more people than we realize are pot smokers, from the banker to the doctor and teacher. It covers all ages and income levels. It does not make people go crazy or want stronger drugs. And isn’t almost everything we take in, a form of ‘drug’? What makes the active ingredient in Cannabis ‘wrong’ while the highly-addictive caffeine found in Tim’s coffee is ‘correct’? Both alter our moods, both cost us money, but only one is detrimental to our health and addictive, yes, coffee! So I say, legalize pot, and create a standard level of quality and price. Tobacco and alcohol are KILLING people, and we’ve legalized them!

    PROSTITUTION: I don’t condone this, but it makes sense to legalize it, as it is in Amsterdam and other places. It’s a service that fills a need, and people will pay for it, therefore, make it safer for the prostitutes and establish standards, it will benefit everyone.

    ABORTION: I am against this simply because I believe that the life within the mother IS a person. The thinking that life only begins at birth is absurd! We can see via ultrasound, the formed baby within, and the mother feels it kicking, moving, etc. A man I knew in Hamilton knew a piece of music from his mother’s old country, and his mother died giving birth to him. He had heard her singing the tune while a fetus, and actually knew the melody as a child! Fetuses (or is it ‘fetusi”?) can hear, move, etc. and are fully formed humans, although undeveloped. I say that if a health complication exists where the mother’s life is in danger, abortion should be legal. If a mother keeps getting pregnant and doesn’t want the babies, abortion should NOT be the solution. There is divinity in all things that live, and it is wrong to kill a human, no matter how small or undeveloped they may be.

  13. Hey John, leave coffee alone! If you kept up to recent medical advise you would know that coffee is now considered good for you. It’s the stuff people put in it that is harmful. Of course if you over indulge you will encounter negative effects just like if you eat 5 pounds of chocolate or ice cream. Even drinking too much water can be harmful.

    So my point is criticize over indulgence not consumption……and leave coffee alone.

  14. Reg, There are those among us that who believe that anything that gives us pleasure is a product of the Devil. I hope you realize that your entrepreneurial pursuit could be leading your customers into the eternal fire of Hell. You could, of course, mitigate that risk by serving a small dish of tasty pasta with each cup of coffee.

  15. Is there such a thing as molé pasta or pasta with molé sauce (spicy unsweetened chocolate sauce)? That would be good with coffee.

  16. @Reg, I’ll ask The Flying Spaghetti Monster about the mole sauce. I’m thinking that a mouse sauce might do the trick, but I’ll get back to you once He answers. 🙂

  17. Reg
    I think John is correct. Anything that can be addictive is not necessarily good for you. In this case it is caffeine.

    You mentioned “It’s the stuff people put in it that is harmful”. What are you referring to?, milk or sugar? or are you referring to what is done to enhance the bean through genetics.

    Caffeine like nicotine can be modified through genetics. It has been researched and discussed and proven that some coffee has a higher content then in the past.

    Once you change a product to make it addictive it pushes the limit on what is considered excessive consumption and what is an addiction.

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    Actually Reg roasts an amazing decaf and I am really enjoying it.

  19. Actually Smee I was talking about cream and sugar. The whole bugabo about caffeine in coffee has been taken out of context and is now more urban legend than fact. Yes pure caffeine has a negative effect on most people but coffee, chocolate and tea are more than just caffeine. Of the more than 1200 different chemical compounds identified so far in coffee many of them, such as chlorogenic acid compounds, tend to counteract the negative effects of caffeine. If you really want to find out facts about health and coffee you can start at:


    The only genetic research being done right now in coffee is aimed at reducing the caffeine content by crossbreeding naturally low caffeine containing species. I believe there has been some success in Mexico but there has been no commercial crop as yet.

  20. Reg would make a good cigarette salesman he’s so convincing

  21. I am passionate about my product. It would seem that there are a couple of commentors here that are trying to compare coffee to cigarettes, heroine, oxycoton, crack cocaine or anything else that causes a destructive physical additction. I don’t know what sour grapes you have been drinking but you couldn’t be further from the truth. Coffee has been a food staple for 2000 years and is recognized as having many beneficial aspects if used reasonably in a diet.

    I recognize that there are people who prefer other beverages and those that have medical conditions that preclude them from consuming anything with caffeine as one of the components. Therre is no such thing as a universal food. People have celiac desease which keeps them from eating anything with wheat gluten, diabetics have to watch their sugar intake and there are food allergies and intolerances galour. What I am saying is that if you are going to drink coffee, drink good stuff. The same goes for tea, beer, wine and whiskey.

    If you want to debate the issue or simply get informed then I encourage you to email me or comment on my web site and I will try to answer your questions.

  22. reg
    Have you ever heard of Meniere’s disease? It is an imbalance of the inner ear and caffeine is one of the main culprits. Of the people I know none of them can injest caffeine with out the side effects.

    As for reducing the caffeine content by crossbreeding naturally low caffeine containing species, could we compare to Player’s Light cigarettes as well? The main root problem remains….

    If you take a good look around the city how many people do we see with cup in hand walking around doing groceries, driving or going to work in the morning early just to get a coffee? Then of course they have to finish their coffee before starting. Or perhaps cup in tow begin their work day.

    Is it that addictive or are we just that reliant n a morning beverage? Try and tell people they can no longer have this refreshment and see just how well it goes over.

    Too what of the cross breeding? Have you ever considered the reason there is no natural lighter caffeine in coffee might be because it is not meant to be?

  23. So what is your point Smee? Do you advocate banning coffee? Do you also want to ban tea and chocolate? I would agree to banning soft drinks with added caffeine and those god awful energy drinks but do you really want to put millions if not billions of people in the coffee, tea and chocolate industries out of work?

    Have you sent these complaints of yours to Hershey or Nestle or Kraft or do you just like to attack entrepeneurs?

  24. @ Reg. Don’t take Smee too seriously. He’ll argue endlessly given the encouragement. Did you know that there is no such thing as a rowboat or rowing a boat? Just ask him, and be prepared for more craziness. Sorta like the preacher.

  25. No Reg,
    I am neither against coffee nor chocolate. I am a huge fan of java in the morning before I leave for work. It helps with the morning constitution. You have questions as regarding statements made as do I.
    It is a general discussion and by no means an attack. Or you could consider it a defence for John in your leave coffee alone and your medical evidence to drink coffee. I mean you did share your disbelief and opinions.

    When you make a statement and it lacks clarity I am the one that will ask the question.

    Too you should be dam proud of being an entrepreneur, as I am confident your coffee is quite good.

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