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Odds and Ends

I keep learning more and adding little features to the site. You’ve probably already noted the Recent Posts and Recent Comments on the left bar. Now I’ve added links to the Most Commented posts in the past 20 days. This should make it easier to keep up with posts that have dropped off the first page, but are still having a lively debate (like the Where Kleiman gets annoyed once again that people are having a discussion thread).

I’m also going to try removing the requirement to moderate the first comment made by a poster. The spam filter seems to be working quite well, so I think we should be OK. Visitors can feel free to dive right in to our amazing discussions without having to wait for me to approve your first comment. This may mean the occasional spam will sneak through, but I’ll be by to delete it later.

Some good Sunday reading:

bullet image Prohibition’s failed. Time for a new drugs policy — Editorial in The Guardian.

bullet image Is America ready to admit defeat in its 40-year war on drugs? A wave of decriminalisation is sweeping through Latin America by Ed Vulliamy in The Guardian.

bullet image The war on drugs has failed. Now we need a more humane strategy — Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, in the Guardian.

bullet image Lights Out at the Penitentiary: Strapped States are Shutting Prisons, But Moving 1,100 Inmates — Beds and All — Is a Trial by Gary Fields in the Wall Street Journal.

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5 comments to Odds and Ends

  • DdC

    “How Weed Won the West” Trailer #1

    While California is going bankrupt, one business is booming. “How Weed Won the West” is the story of the growing Medical Marijuana industry in the greater Los Angeles area, with over 700 dispensaries doling out the buds. Following the story of Organica, a southland dispensary owned by Jeff Joseph that was raided by the DEA in August of ’09, the film shows that although much has changed with Obama in office, the War on Drugs is nowhere near over. From Kevin Booth, the producer/director of Showtime’s “American Drug War”, “How Weed Won the West” shows how California could be an example to the rest of the country by showing how legalizing marijuana can benefit the economy.

    Starring Alex Jones, Ethan Nadlemann, Craig X Rubin, Doug Stanhope, Jeff Joseph, Theresa Blaylock, Don Duncan, Bill Kroger, and more.

    A Kevin Booth Film
    Edited by Ryan Kaye

    Coming to DVD October 15!
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    and get special VIP access to free digital download outtakes!

  • R.O.E.

    If You read enough of these posts and know the facts about prohibition, one with any sense at all would come to a conclusion.

    If you support prohibition, you support terrorists, cartels,criminal underground and the wars prohibition supports. In America, if your supporting these activities, You are a traitor and a criminal.

    All leo’s and politicians supporting prohibition.. Should think carefully. The word has spread, the fact and truth will find you,how do you wish to be veiwed?

  • Sukoi

    Pete, all favoritism aside, you are the most eloquent person on the planet to speak out for our cause (Scott is a close second) and I cannot thank you enough for all that you do. Also, there are some pretty fanfriggintastic posters here too (you know who you are); thank you soooo much for what you do as well.

    The debate is beginning and it is largely because of all of your efforts.

  • Steve

    I’ve been lurkin on your blog for a almost a year now, and all I have to say is that it’s hard for me to leave comments because your spot on about everything you report. Keep up the good work!

  • Well, get ready for America to declare war on Latin America. And the crazy, racist republicans will still call Obama a radical leftist socialist communigger.