2012 Ballot Questions- right to repair, suicide, & pot ...

2012 Ballot Questions- right to repair, suicide, & pot ...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:26 pm

So, our Secretary of the Commonwealth, William F. Galvin has issued the "Information for Voters" book. If your a registered voter, you should have received it in the mail. If not, seeing that this is all public record, I'll scan and post the contents here for your information.

The 3 ballot questions this election are as follows:

    Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information -- a yes vote would require car/truck manufacturers to provide owners, & independent repair shops access to the same electronic information that is now only allowed by the manufacturers dealerships. Starting with '15 models, manufacturers would be required to provide this information for a reasonable fee, or be prohibited from selling said vehicle in MA. The manufacturer would be required to provide said info for '02-'14 vehicles as well. This is the FIRST proposed law by the state of Massachusetts that I have EVER agreed with 100%. If I'm expected, and with the state inspections systems - FORCED - to buy a new vehicle, I damn well better be able to fix the thing on my own if I so choose. A NO vote will leave things as is.

    Question 2:Prescribing Medication to End Life -- A yes vote would allow a licensed physician to prescribe medicine to a terminally ill patient that would end his/her life. I don;t know about you, but allowing the government to control this decision is NOT a good idea in my book. I believe Obamacare already has that one covered anyway ... :shock:

    Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana -- a yes vote would make MA like CA, in that it would eliminate criminal & civil penalties for the medical use of pot. This I couldn't really care less about. If people want to smoke, let em smoke. It's a deeper issue than that, but with all that's going on today it's not one of significant importance in my life.

I was going to scan and post the contents of each question ... but question 2 is like 7 pages long, and I don't have all day to scan this thing here. I'll scan the automotive question, Question 1, since that's my main motivation to post this here.
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Re: 2012 Ballot Questions- right to repair, suicide, & pot ...

PostBy: cabinover On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:48 pm

I'm with you on the right to repair deal. As for the doctor being allowed...not so much.

#2. If I can administer the shot to myself I'll take it but I don't want someone other than my significant other or kids to say yes for me.

#3. Pot is the biggest waste of time to me. I too could not care less if people want to smoke dope. I'd rather have a glass of wine or a cocktail or three personally, that gives me the munchies bad enough. :lol:
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Re: 2012 Ballot Questions- right to repair, suicide, & pot ...

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:10 pm

From what was posted that #2 would just give a doctor the right to prescribe a life ending medication. Don't know the laws there but here a doctor can't do that without being brought up on criminal charges, you would ultimately still have to make the decision & choose who to give it to you or take yourself if able. If that is the way it would read I would be all for it rather than to lay there & suffer like my previous wife had to, they call it humane to put an animal down & inhumane & illegal for a human being.
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Re: 2012 Ballot Questions- right to repair, suicide, & pot ...

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:29 pm

cabinover wrote:#3. Pot is the biggest waste of time to me. I too could not care less if people want to smoke dope. I'd rather have a glass of wine or a cocktail or three personally, that gives me the munchies bad enough. :lol:


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Re: 2012 Ballot Questions- right to repair, suicide, & pot ...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:45 pm

I hear you Sam ... BUT .... being that there's 7 PAGES of text on the law in this little handbook, without even reading one word of it I'm going to go out on a limb here & say it's probably poorly written and will NOT work as intended. This is ALWAYS the case with our federal government, and even more so in MA. I find this law coming up oddly coincidental with the passage of Obamacare ... :gee: Makes you wonder ....

It is the MA state government, after all.
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Re: 2012 Ballot Questions- right to repair, suicide, & pot ...

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:26 pm

Like I said Smitty many of us sometimes tend to forget that many states have many different laws but if (big IF) it were written well I personally don't see anything wrong with it. I could never see how they imprisoned Dr. Kevorkian for making the method possible heck Colt, bridges, high buildings & every other way have been doing it forever & a lot of those weren't painless & messy as hell not to mention the hardships on the ones left behind.
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Re: 2012 Ballot Questions- right to repair, suicide, & pot ...

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:44 pm

Tough question with the euthanasia. My friend's mom is 101 -1/2. In a nursing home, dementia, costing the taxpayer's $9000/mo. She worked until age 83, so all her SS gets vaporized each month. My friend is exhausted from the stress, she does her mom's laundry to save on the other expense. It's a tough question and I don't have any answers or defined opinions.

I had a damn Nissan Maxima that nobody could fix. Whole nightmare story about proprietary Nissan ConsultII diagnostics, incompetant corrupt Nissan dealers; and dumb local repair shops. I sold that car busted at a huge loss due to exasperation. Dirty racket with cars so complex nobody can repair them.


Legalize weed and it might help break the drug cartels stranglehold. But then it might create other societal problems. Craziness.

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