SocialistArkie 
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I'm a socially conscious full time college student. I'm a Democratic Socialist hellbent on sharing the message of democratic socialism with those who will listen.

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Re: “Sway

I had a great time at Sway. The dance floor wasn't too crowded and they played current music along with a few oldies but goodies mixed in.

Posted by SocialistArkie on 07/27/2011 at 4:42 PM

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Re: “UAMS reports improved outlook thanks to Obamacare; UALR talks about neighborhood improvements

Wanna lessen traffic? Invest in quality public transportation.

Posted by SocialistArkie on 09/14/2014 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Visionary Arkansans 2014

My hat off to David Couch.
I moved to Illinois and it disgusts me that Illinois does not allow binding resolutions to be put on the ballot. I hope I am remembering/understanding correctly.
Ex: A group can collect signatures to put an issue on the ballot and even if 60% or say 80% of the people approved the issue, the Illinois legislature doesn't have to enforce the new law.

This is great for issues like say gay marriage if the people DON'T want it, the legislature can pass same-sex marriage anyway.

On the issue of say raising the minimum wage, allowing recreational marijuana, etc....it's not such a great idea. The people are at the mercy of crooked/corrupt legislators.

I'm proud of my home state of Arkansas in many ways. No state is perfect though.

Wishing my home state the absolute best and I will forever consider Arkansas home.

Posted by SocialistArkie on 08/29/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “The roots of Little Rock's segregated neighborhoods

American Apartheid is a great book on racial income inequality and how racial segregation is responsible.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SocialistArkie on 07/10/2014 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Study touts economic benefit of expanding alcohol sales

Legalizing marijuana cuts down on prison costs, costs of police, drunk driving, etc.

I can't see anything positive in trying to expand the availability of alcohol given the public health consequences of alcohol consumption and making it easier to obtain alcohol.

Posted by SocialistArkie on 07/03/2014 at 6:37 AM

Re: “The faces of health care expansion in Arkansas

Health care should be a right in this country. The United States has the financial resources to ensure a world-class single payer health care system. All of our Congress critters who are against this idea should be voted out with the quickness.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SocialistArkie on 05/10/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Pulaski Tech board restates support for Ellibee

I'm not sure how to feel about the firing of Lyndel Roe. I had him for an instructor and thought he was fabulous. He was there to teach you, not hold your hand or coddle your feelings. While it wasn't the most tasteful question in the world to ask, I wouldn't advocate he be fired for a poor choice in words.

12 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by SocialistArkie on 02/28/2014 at 6:57 PM

Re: “A watershed year for marijuana

I think it's a bit early for straight legalization in Arkansas. However, I do wish National NORML or the Marijuana Policy Project would lend some help in crafting language for the proposal submission to the Attorney General. I am also sure some folks from CO would be willing to lend a hand.
I really wish Congress would get a move on reclassifying cannabis but we all know why they won't anytime soon.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by SocialistArkie on 02/27/2014 at 12:29 PM

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