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Elon James White riffs on the war

An ACLU production.

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13 comments to Elon James White riffs on the war

  • Gary Floyd

    I hope someone wiil start airing stuff like this on the MSM or even during american idol. It might wake up some of those folks that sit and eat while trying to figure out who looks the best. Oh yeah those are the ones not doing pot, the ones doing pot are acttualy trying to figure out how to make all this work.

  • Jake

    I wish they would make a series of the wire showing the transition from prohibition to legal regulation…

  • Idiot Alert!!!!!

    Don’t blame the law for that. That is the most self-destructive behavior imaginable. And you’re damn right we need to ban these drugs – the old ones as well as the new ones. Clearly, it won’t get rid of people so desperate for a high that they will break any law and take any risk to get their next fix. That isn’t the intention of drugs laws. Rather, it’s to put the people who perpetrate this evil on society in the coldest and darkest cells, for as long as possible. And let’s hope it happens to as many of them as possible.

    http://www.northstarnational.com/2011/07/05/good-news-another-state-bans-lethal-bath-salt-drug/comment-page-1/#comment-35794

    • Peter

      Hi Malc…..thanks for the idiot alert. I just added this to your post at north star national regarding Dan Calabrese’ web page selling his bizarre books:

      Hey Dan…..a quick peak at your web site http://www.dancalabresebooks.com tells me that you’re in the business of selling crazy (samples: drug-addled rage and self-mutilation, demons, spiritual evil etc.) Are you really having trouble discerning the difference between your fictional world and reality, or are you cynically perpetuating this drug-hysteria meme for financial gain, and to sell more of your ridiculous books?
      (Will be interesting to see how long it stays there…)

      • Idiot Alert!!!!!

        Nice work, Peter!

        I just found this on his site:

        ” … Finally, we promise you this: Above all else, you’ll get substance here. If there’s an issue to debate, we’ll put the substance ahead of the politics. You can read the poll numbers, or the horse-race analysis, anywhere. Here you’ll get the facts about what the issues mean for the American people.”

        “So come along for the ride, and sign up to comment. We’re just getting started.”

        Dan Calabrese
        Editor in Chief
        dan@northstarwriters.com

        http://www.northstarnational.com/about/

        It’ll be interesting to see if he honors any of his promises.

    • Duncan20903

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      I think I disagree with the inference that this guy is an idiot. Idiots may not be very smart, but they at least have some minimal brain activity.

      I think this guy is most likely a flatliner.

    • darkcycle

      Well, I took a tilt at that windmill. Duncan, you’re right. This guy gives idiots a bad name.

  • Peter

    According to Dan Calabrese “you’ll get substance here…” ….reminds me of an interview with Rod Stewart where, despite worries about his green card, he wanted to appear rock and roll all the same. He declared that he liked “a bit of substance but never carried any on him…”

    In his drug hysteria article which reaches right back to the reefer madness era, Dan informs us about “Bath Salt” users: “And get this: Just about all of them were freaking out and reporting that either demons or foreign soldiers were chasing them. You know what we Pentecostals call it when everyone is having the same hallucination? Well, it might not be a hallucination at all. But that’s a subject for another column.” This is the Christian Right at its most judgemental, all we need is Sarah Palin and Pastor Mutti to protect us from these witches…

  • Jimmy K

    Spain 1195
    To all those who use hemp, to heal or otherwise
    Shall be banded witches,Those accused of witchcraft
    shall be tortured till they confess or die.
    Their property to be divided among the Inquisitors.

  • Eridani

    Good video. But this clip now makes want to see the Ask A Ninja do a webisode on the war on drugs.

  • kaptinemo

    Want a good laugh? Here’s one: Entire police force laid off in small Texas town

    No, that in and of itself is not funny. This is.

    from the article:

    “”We had to do something drastic,” Councilman Jerry Flowers explained to Forbes. “The police department being a non-money-making entity, was the easiest to get rid of while we catch our breath and build up some cash.”

    and

    “There have been accusations that the police department is not generating enough revenue,” Barron said. “Well, police departments are not revenue generators.”

    Oh, really? Really? Are they saying that they have not been participating in the modern-day equivalent of the ancient criminal practice favored by ‘highwaymen’ called forfeiture? I find that extraordinarily unlikely. The pickings must be very lean in Alto…

    Behold the inevitable future of the DrugWar. It’s tombstone may read “Died the death of a thousand budget cuts.”

  • MoreGoodNews

    Overall, 54 percent of those surveyed definitely support marijuana legalization or are “inclined to support it but I need to know more”: 43 percent are definitely opposed or inclined to oppose. Just 3 percent are undecided on the issue.

    A high 77 percent of Seattle voters definitely support or are inclined to support legalization of cannabis. Just 9 percent are definitely opposed. In Eastern Washington, by contrast, supporting categories total just 41 percent, with 48 percent definitely opposed to legalization.

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/07/05/high-backing-for-legalized-pot-poll/

  • ezrydn

    Interesting video and I agree with it. I’m just not a fan of the ACLU!