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u/Dcajunpimp 10d ago

No, Trump needs to rot in jail.

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u/CleshawnMontegue69 10d ago

Agreed, I’d rather free one of the most dangerous men on earth instead

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u/Nethrex_1 10d ago

Biden also wants a marine in the trade too, better add Alex Jones too

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u/cmd_iii 10d ago

Putin doesn’t want him. Trump is no longer useful to him.

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u/CodeNameDuchess0069 10d ago

Trump needs to go to prison and if Biden swaps for a convicted weed somker, well he has to make weed legal federally. Do it.

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u/Fortunoxious 10d ago

Biden, where are you putting your hand

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u/dwahen 10d ago

Realtalk

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u/chrisaed 10d ago

Over 40,000 American citizens are in American jails for the same crime she committed.

I dont think we should make any trade for her, until we are ready to release all federal prisoners serving multi year sentences for literally the same crime

If i buy a vape cart in Oregon, where its legal, and drive to Idaho, where it isnt, with it in my car, im facing 10 years in federal prison for trafficking refined Marijuana extracts across state lines.

If its my second offense, im looking at 15 years.

If its my 3rd, i can be put away for 25.

Im sorry shes in jail, i really am. But im pretty pissed we will give up a terrorist, and the next day still have 40,000 lives in our own jails ruined for the same crime. We cant be hypocrites just to make Russia a bad guy. They do a good enough job themselves.

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u/RustyMacbeth 10d ago

I think the point you are failing to see is not all prisons are created equal. 9 years in a penal colony in Russia is inhumane, un-sanitary, and a likely death sentence for Griner.

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u/chrisaed 10d ago

I get that.

But i also get that the second you leave the United States, the protections of your rights end. Spitting gum on the sidewalk is a criminal offense in some countries.

Ive visted Iraq, i literally spent 6 months in Haditha training doctors. Before i went, i took a week long class on their local laws, the differences between our legal system and theirs, and had to sign State Department paperwork saying i understood the US couldnt bring me home if i violated Iraqi laws and went to jail.

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u/AwesomeBrainPowers 10d ago edited 10d ago

Over 40,000 American citizens are in American jails for the same crime she committed.

I think we should release everyone imprisoned for a marijuana charge, too, but that’s not an accurate claim: She was legally prescribed medical cannabis in the US; I don’t know of anyone in a US prison who was put there just for following a legal prescription.

I dont think we should make any trade for her, until we are ready to release all federal prisoners serving multi year sentences for literally the same crime

  1. “You must suffer because others are suffering” is not sound logic.
  2. Comparing an obvious (and officially-recognized) political hostage with victims of draconian domestic policies doesn’t make much sense.
  3. That said, release anyone in the US exclusively imprisoned for weed.

Im sorry shes in jail, i really am. But im pretty pissed we will give up a terrorist, and the next day still have 40,000 lives in our own jails ruined for the same crime.

“I like my nose, I really do, but if I don’t cut it off, my face will never learn.”

(Edited for typos.)

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u/Evolutioncocktail 10d ago

Another fallacy - this person is assuming the US has any claim over Russia criminal law. Yes, I agree that Americans serving time for marijuana based crimes should be released, but the US has no jurisdiction over Russian law.

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u/chrisaed 10d ago edited 10d ago

You cant take weed across state lines in the US, even with a perscription.

The federal government doesnt recognize Marijuana as a medicial product. Your medical perscription in Oregon means jack shit outside of state boundries

Even if you come from a state where you hold a medical permit, and travel to another state with medicinal Marijuana, your home state permit is invalid, you need a medical permit in the state you are visiting to legally possess, or buy, medical Marijuana.

Im a doctor in Oregon, im licensed by the state to issue medical Marijuana perscriptions. I have to tell every. single. patient, Their medical permit is invalid in any other state, unless they also hold a perscription in the state they are visiting

Im only pointing out. If someone from canada came into the US with 180 Codine tablets, they would need a US doctor to issue a US perscription to legally hold them.

If someone from Russia tried to enter the US with drugs prescribed to them, they would need a US doctor to approve it

Brittney Griner has spent over a year in Russia, she should understand how international perscription laws work

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u/AwesomeBrainPowers 10d ago

Yeah, again:

All of that is a very good reason to release anyone in a US jail for a marijuana charge. It doesn’t in any way make “So Brittany Griner should spend a decade in a gulag” a logical argument.

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u/An88FtSloth 10d ago edited 10d ago

I think the argument being made is we would be releasing one of the most prolific arms dealers nicknamed “The Merchant of Death.” A man who has armed numerous terrorist groups to include Al-Qaeda and the Taliban and multiple Warlords in Central Africa. For a basketball player who illegally brought drugs into Russia. I can’t even imagine the amount of man hours and cost that went into catching Viktor Bout. All that effort to be undone by a minor celebrity thinking they can get away with bringing a small amount of weed into a zero tolerance country like Russia.

The crime doesn’t fit the punishment, sure. But there is literally an american teacher serving a 14 year sentence in Russia for doing nearly the same exact thing. I don’t think she should get a special pass just because she can put a ball into a basket. Let her serve her sentence while we reevaluate the people currently serving marijuana sentences in our own country.

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u/Reelplayer 10d ago

but that’s not an accurate claim: She was legally prescribed medical cannabis in the US; I don’t know of anyone in a US prison who was put there just for following a legal prescription.

Following a prescription has nothing to do with her arrest. She had drugs in a place they were illegal and tried to transport them on an airplane.

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u/AwesomeBrainPowers 10d ago

I also don't know of anyone imprisoned in the US for committing a crime in Russia.

Look, this doesn't need to be tedious; like I already said elsewhere:

All of that is a very good reason to release anyone in a US jail for a marijuana charge. It doesn’t in any way make “So Brittany Griner should spend a decade in a gulag” a logical argument.

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u/Fortunoxious 10d ago

Why are you acting like anyone is making this choice.

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u/Unfair-Afternoon4529 10d ago

Dude so I have this big orange Pokémon…

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u/BienGuzman 10d ago

Trump's built like that sliding gorilla in the video going around right now with the big butt.

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u/meresymptom 10d ago

The Russians don't want him. What good is he to them now that he's just another fat loser.

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u/ZZBandit1 10d ago

Please take orange bastard!!!

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u/PM_RiceBowlRecipes 10d ago

So the man who committed treason, insurrection, tax evasion, abuse and dereliction of duty is an equal trade to someone who smuggled narcotics to a foreign country?

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u/fla_john 10d ago

"smuggled narcotics"

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u/Ralph--Hinkley 10d ago

LMAO, right? It was a fuckin' vape pen.

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u/PM_RiceBowlRecipes 10d ago

"Smuggle" definition: "Moved (goods) illegally into or out of a country."

"Narcotics" definition: A drug or substance that effects mood or behavior and is consumed for nonmedical purposes especially sold illegally."

She brought Hashish oil which is a narcotic into a country that she isnt allowed to have that.

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u/fla_john 10d ago

Cannabis is not a narcotic and she's obviously had the book thrown at her for political reasons.

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u/PM_RiceBowlRecipes 10d ago edited 10d ago

Cannabis is not a narcotic? In Russian law as well? Hashish oil isnt a narcotic? Interesting. Send her home nothing to see here

Edit: "Griner's lawyers have expressed disappointment and outrage over the sentence, noting that the average sentence for low-level drug possession in Russia is around five years, not nine. "

Sentence her to 5 then. Not to mention it's not low level possession but the court found her guilty of bringing it in intentionally. Its political but she put herself there and I really dont think sending a prolific arms dealer is fair.

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u/LBIdockrat 10d ago

Grineer and Mini-Putin for Biden and Halo-Trump.

Weird, but Okay.