Open Thread

… because you need a new one and I’m still in wifi hell until tomorrow night.

It’s really too hard for me to do any kind of real posts on my iPhone.

There have been some great conversations in comments. Remember to keep it civil.

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37 Responses to Open Thread

  1. DamianN says:

    Once again Willie is percecuted for his indugence. Arresting Willie is like using dynamite to catch fish. Heads up to any up and comming LEOs out there. Pulling Willie Nelson over is NOT the way to score points back at the station. Just let that bus pass on by…

  2. Bruce says:

    Way to go Willie. Keep up the good fight. Without the likes of you there would be little inspiration. Imagine a world of BORG automatons. Pffffft eeeew gross.

  3. purple kush says:

    Willie is alleged to have smoked weed on the roof of the white house when Jimmy Carter was the figurehead. Unless that is urban legend some alphabet soup agency of petty tyrants is probably still mad and holding a grudge.

  4. Lilcountryandalilrocknroll says:

    Free Willie! Cage tyrants!

  5. malcolm kyle says:

    George Soros, the billionaire British agent has decided to target Australian children in his war for drugs. To further his plans he has sent Ethan Nadelmann his legalization point man there to implement his plans for bringing about changes in Australian drug laws which is a precedent for legalizing dope in the US.

    Concerned parents in Australia who want to do all they can to prevent their children from the harmful world of drugs will be shocked today when Nadelmann gets a national audience at the National Press Club in Canberra-sponsored by the NationalAustralia Bank.

    Earlier in the year 2002 Robert Sharpe who was the Drug Policy Alliance spokesman for Washington accepted that their plan was to useAustralia like a stalking horse for the purpose of legalizing drugs in the US.

    The drug legalization plan is always targeted at devastating the functionality and sovereignty of the nation-states by way of destroying the power to think of the people.

    Soros is solely responsible for the drug epidemic among the youth in Australia.

  6. Jake says:

    Ethan on TV in Australia – lively performance!

    The most ridiculous part is at the end when the Ozzy guy goes ‘how dare he come over here and tell us how to run drug policy’… erm… your drug policy is based on the UN conventions.. which were set-up largely by the USA.. so you have already been told how to run your drug policy, which didn’t work… typical prohib blind faith in the status quo..

  7. malcolm kyle says:

    Here’s some very recent footage from Rio
    What a great policy prohibition is!

  8. malcolm kyle says:

    Here’s Ethan with ABC’s Tracy Bowden but this time there’s no “ridiculous Ozzy guy”

    Broadcast 5 days ago

  9. darkcycle says:

    Now there’s a hell of a statement: “…Soros is solely responsible for the drug epodemic among the youth of Austrailia.”
    Soros must be the Devil himself. How does he manage to get into all those schoolyards and lunchrooms anyway?

  10. Hope says:

    Thank you, Malcolm.

    As a comment to your post at 8:01.

    Wow. What a display of being able to deliver a hearty serving of BS. Around here we sometimes refer to people that can do that thing that writer just did as “Bullshitters”.

    Oh my gosh. Whoever wrote that has got it down to an art.

    I’d be angry, but I’m sort of awed because it’s almost miraculous in it’s density.

    By the way, “Bullshitters” fully translates to “Liars” and “Deceivers”.

  11. Hope says:

    “Soros is solely responsible for the drug epidemic among the youth in Australia.”

    That’s so outrageous, I can’t help but suspect sarcasm.

  12. claygooding says:

    The article you posted Malcolm is a perfect example of
    drug prohibition propaganda,from it’s opening sentence to it’s closing line.

    “Billionaire British agent George Soros is aiming Aussie kids in his conflict for drugs, installing legalization point-man Ethan Nadelmann to Australia to promote his strategy.”

    Nothing in the world makes Australians as mad as “British agents” trying to influence their policies.

    “If Australia were to severely change its drug laws, it would be done CNN and this would crash the debate in the US.”

    As if we need Australia to enact or do anything to derail the prohibition train,we are doing it just fine, thank you.

  13. malcolm kyle says:

    I suspect those rather evil “British agents” may well be ‘up to no good’ even while we speak.

  14. darkcycle says:

    Inflamatory nonsense. Hyperbole. Fear mongering and exploiting Ethinic and National biases to justify continuance of a disasterous policy.
    Yep, It’s all there. Just poorly done.

  15. ezrydn says:

    Some here will like this. Some won’t. However, with the upcoming season upon us, I thought it was cool the way it was done.

    And there were no complaints afterward, from any one or any other religious groups.

  16. Common Science says:

    Both sites that Malcolm lists, containing the identical highly creative scatological diatribe, are absent of an ‘author’, but a Submitted by ; for the frenchtribune – Cerise Negulici, and for the TOPNEWS – Ria Patel. I’ve started seeing this recently with highly inflammatory prohibition-enabling articles which seem to me to suggest writing by committee efforts.

  17. Duncan20903 says:

    I’m haunted by synchronicity. Only the day before yesterday I was listening to Mr. Kieth’s song on Youtube.


    They have iPhone service around the Unabomber’s shack? Impressive.

    Hey, there aren’t many places left without wi-fi access and I figured Pete isn’t in Antarctica. Sheesh, even the Inuit have ubiquitous Internet access nowadays.


    I’ve been thinking a lot about one of the most intransigent groups of Know Nothings, those being the truly uninformed ones who simply cannot be convinced the government is lying, or to even take a glimpse at the proof. I’ve no conclusions to present, but I realized today that they aren’t inventions of the war on (some) drugs. The piece of evidence that swayed me to this belief was a 1963 song by a Mr. Robert Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan) which he called “A Pawn in their Game”.

    Jonathon Magbie = Medgar Evers?
    Drug users = Negroes?
    South politician = Gil Kerlifries*?
    poor white = non users of drugs on the naughty list?
    everything else in the song = remains the same?
    The more things change = the more they remain the same?

    *(my spell checker says Kerlifries is misspelled, and suggests Kerfuffle.

    kerfuffle , carfuffle or kurfuffle — n
    1. informal chiefly ( Brit ) commotion; disorder; agitation — vb
    2. ( Scot ) ( tr ) to put into disorder or disarray; ruffle or disarrange

    Am I really sure that I’m not in a coma dreaming this shit?? kerfuffle is really a word? DC, pinch me and see if I wake up? There’s a good man.)

    A Pawn in Their Game:

    A bullet from the back of a bush took Medgar Evers’ blood
    A finger fired the trigger to his name
    A handle hid out in the dark
    A hand set the spark
    Two eyes took the aim
    Behind a man’s brain
    But he can’t be blamed
    He’s only a pawn in their game.

    A South politician preaches to the poor white man
    “You got more than blacks, don’t complain
    You’re better than them,
    you been born with white skin” they explain
    And the Negro’s name
    Is used it is plain
    For the politician’s gain
    As he rises to fame
    And the poor white remains
    On the caboose of the train
    But it ain’t him to blame
    He’s only a pawn in their game.

    The deputy sheriffs, the soldiers, the governors get paid
    And the marshals and cops get the same
    But the poor white man’s used in the hands of them all like a tool
    He’s taught in his school
    From the start by the rule
    That the laws are with him
    To protect his white skin
    To keep up his hate
    So he never thinks straight
    ‘Bout the shape that he’s in
    But it ain’t him to blame
    He’s only a pawn in their game.

    From the powerty shacks, he looks from the cracks to the tracks
    And the hoof beats pound in his brain
    And he’s taught how to walk in a pack
    Shoot in the back
    With his fist in a clinch
    To hang and to lynch
    To hide ‘neath the hood
    To kill with no pain
    Like a dog on a chain
    He ain’t got no name
    But it ain’t him to blame
    He’s only a pawn in their game.

    Today, Medgar Evers was buried from the bullet he caught
    They lowered him down as a king
    But when the shadowy sun sets on the one
    That fired the gun
    He’ll see by his grave
    On the stone that remains
    Carved next to his name
    His epitaph plain:
    Only a pawn in their game.

    goddammit. just goddammit all.

  18. Duncan20903 says:

    Another hilarious return from a search of the google. I wanted to ascertain that Mr. Anslinger’s given name is in fact Harold. Searched for —> “harold j ansl <—
    For that partial entry the top 3 items that the groovy new continuous search the google function returned:

    Anal fissure – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    An anal fissure is a crack or tear in the skin of the anal canal. …. Katsinelos, P.; Kountouras, J.; Paroutoglou, G.; Beltsis, A.; Chatzimavroudis … Lund, J. N.; Nyström, P. O.; Coremans, G.; Herold, A.; Karaitianos, I.; Spyrou, M.; … – Cached – Similar
    Anal sex – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    According to Dr. John Dean and Dr. David Delvin, “in absolute numbers, it is … – Cached – Similar
    Show more results from
    anal-delinquent – vvhbcmxm | Google Groups
    J Appl Behav Anal. 1968 1 (3):213?223.Fall; Weiner, Harold. Fifty year plus music veterans and Rock n. Fifty year plus music veterans and Rock n. … – Cached

    This is some very intuitive software. Enter Anslinger and it suggests asshole. Wow. Color me astounded.

  19. Duncan20903 says:

    purple kush, nah, everyone was smoking pot on the roof of the White House in 1978. Sheesh, it was the guys from NORML tooting cocaine at a Christmas party in 1977 with the governmental official who would be called the drug czar today that derailed the momentum for decriminalization. The story is a significant event in the history of the Cannabis Culture:,9171,946906,00.html

    “The Wrong Rx for Peter Bourne”

    Wow, I had no idea that methaqualone played a role in the intrigue. Regardless, they hate Willie because he’s 75 years old, clear minded, health, richer than god or the devil, still works every day, while smoking pot and raising money for charity. Hardly the amotivational slug-a-bed the Feds would like for people to believe is the inevitable result of smoking a single joint.

  20. malcolm kyle says:

    Country singer superstar Willie Nelson is the latest victim of this police state marijuana prohibition.

    “Tax it, regulate it and legalize it,” Nelson told CelebStoner. “And stop the border wars over drugs. Why should the drug lords make all the money? Thousands of lives will be saved.”

    In an exclusive to CelebStoner, Willie Nelson responded to his latest marijuana arrest in Texas by calling for a new political party: “There’s the Tea Party. How about the Teapot Party? Our motto: We lean a little to the left.”

    Thanx Willie!

  21. WTF happened says:

    Whatever Happened To Peace On Earth – Willie Nelson

    There’s so many things going on in the world
    Babies dying
    Mothers crying
    How much oil is one human life worth
    And what ever happened to peace on earth

    We believe everything that they tell us
    They’re gonna’ kill us
    So we gotta’ kill them first
    But I remember a commandment
    Thou shall not kill
    How much is that soldier’s life worth
    And whatever happened to peace on earth

    So I guess it’s just
    Do unto others before they do it to you
    Let’s just kill em’ all and let God sort em’ out
    Is this what God wants us to do

    Now you probably won’t hear this on your radio
    Probably not on your local TV
    But if there’s a time, and if you’re ever so inclined
    You can always hear it from me
    How much is one picker’s word worth
    And whatever happened to peace on earth

    But don’t confuse caring for weakness
    You can’t put that label on me
    The truth is my weapon of mass protection
    And I believe truth sets you free

    And the bewildered herd is still believing
    Everything we’ve been told from our birth
    Hell they won’t lie to me
    Not on my own damn TV
    But how much is a liar’s word worth
    And whatever happened to peace on earth

  22. Duncan20903 says:

    George Soros is Lucifer in drag? So what else is new?

    In other news a man was bitten by a dog while he attempted to take a shortcut through the dog’s yard. He was treated at the hospital for minor lacerations, arrested for trespassing, booked and released on $500 bail. The dog declined medical attention and was last seen wagging his tail.

    (That’s the version for polite company. For conversation with scoundrels and ne’er-do-wells simply replace “wagging his tail” with “licking his balls” or “sniffing another dogs butt”.)

    Well I am particularly impressed by myself and my response to the Soros Lady. Since I don’t know if they will actually publish my response I’ve decided to post it here for the pleasure of posterity. In it I’ve even created a new word! “cannabinoidian”. Listen pal it’s a living word so don’t even bother trying to refudiate it.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Medication Time? – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    You people are nucking futz. 95% of Americans either couldn’t find Australia on a map and/or confuse it with the lost continent of Atlantis, sitting on the ocean floor and populated with Mermaids and Mermen.

    Severe narcissism with delusional thinking, like believing that George Soros is lurking under your bed because he’s out to get you is an indication that the writer needs to consult with mental health professionals. It is not evidence that the epic failure of public policy that we in the US like to call the war on (some) drugs isn’t sheer idiocy that needs to be ended in favor of policies which actually benefit society rather than denigrate it.

    It’s more likely that the US will end the idiocy of prohibition leading Australia to restore sanity “down under” than vice versa. The UN Single Convention Treaty of 1961 is something the US can withdraw from at it’s whim. The Aussies need the permission of US authorities. Good luck if we haven’t done so first. Another consideration is that you guys just don’t have the legal protections allowing you to get the truth out and discredit whacked out nonsense (e.g. “George Soros is Lucifer in human form”) that we do in the US.

    Try to give a drunk driver a random breathalyzer in the US and just watch how fast the charge gets tossed. They haven’t even bothered with oral swabs for cannabis because cannabinoidian drivers just don’t give them probable cause to get tested. I’ve heard Australia gets convictions daily using such random testing.

    regards, Duncan20903


    “Soros is solely responsible for the drug epidemic among the youth in Australia.”

    That’s so outrageous, I can’t help but suspect sarcasm.

    One thing that makes me very sad about the war on (some) drugs is that it may result in the death of sarcasm as an art form. How the heck could the quote above not be sarcasm, or at least an exercise in stupidity? Well anyway it annoys me very much because I didn’t consider any possibility other than that the woman was presenting her opinions accurately until I read your note. If she was being sarcastic then it’s time for the declaration of death.

    RIP Mr. Sarcasm
    born 3 days after man emerged from the primordial ooze
    died November 28, 2010
    I’m going to sorely miss you my old friend.

  23. darkcycle says:

    Yeah, Duncan, Kerfuffle is indeed a word.

  24. DdC says:

    The biggest killer on the planet is stress
    and I still think the best medicine is
    and always has been cannabis.
    — Willie Nelson, January 1991

    Shocking! Willie Nelson Busted for Pot

    “Marijuana is a herb and a flower. God put it here.
    If He put it here and He wants it to grow,
    what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?”
    – Willie Nelson

    What Ever Happened To Peace On Earth U2b
    Willie wrote this song on Christmas, 2003,
    and performed it for the first time at the Kucinich for President fundraising concert in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 3, 2004.

    Leave The Man Alone by Sen. Charlie Albertson

  25. Duncan20903 says:

    ezrydn you made me watch that all the way through because I thought something good was going to happen, like Sanity Clause getting whacked.

    Flash mob my eye. Unless the flash mob was the choir on lunch break from the Lincoln Center. That was rehearsed, performed by elite level vocalists, and professionally mixed.


    Cerise Negulici is a regular contributor to the French Tribune. Google returns 116 articles she’s written. I did not read any of her other work as I’ve just finished dinner. Scallops are too expensive to regurgitate.

    Ditto Ria Patel being a regular contributor to TOPNEWS with 62 articles returned.

    Ria has been active much longer than Cerise.

    I’m going to leave it to someone else to cross reference their writings to see if they are simply duplicates of each other.

    I do notice Cerise writes 5 or 6 articles a day.

    Teapot Party?!? I’m a wannabe member, where do I sign up?

    I’ve been thinking back to my 1989 bust which is what got me started studying the actual evidence. It was much easier quitting cocaine after I realized that if I didn’t that I wasn’t long for the world. I went looking for facts so quitting cannabis wouldn’t be such bitch. Then came the drug rehab with urine testing. By then I had realized based on the evidence available that cannabis denigration was in fact a fraud. I ended up heavily involved in NORML and did all kinds of activist like stuff. Did all sorts of things I’d never foreseen for myself like interrogating Jerry Brown in New Hampshire in early 1992 and driving to Cambridge to consult with a Dr Lester Grinspoon in an attempt to get a Marinol Rx so my brain didn’t pop out of my head from the insanity of drug rehab. You may have heard his name. Very friendly manHey, I’ve still got the bottle as a souvenir if you don’t believe me. As a matter of fact it still has 4 tabs left because I thought (think) Marinol was (is) b-o-r-i-n-g!! I’ve got an autographed copy of “The Forbidden Medicine” somewhere around.

    I wouldn’t wish the circumstances that led me to those places on a pile of dogshit. But I don’t find it so farfetched that Mr. Nelson might actually get involved if they don’t just whack his pee-pee and send him on his way. Seriously, how many potheads get a misdemeanor for a pound and a half in Louisiana? Then again he can easily refute the presumption that he’s a drug dealer based on quantity. So how do I write Mr. Nelson and tell him that it just might end up being the time of his life?

    It still amazes me that I (still) regard those years as the time of mine despite the probation and the forced re-education. Shit I got to meet Dick Cowan, Allan St Pierre, Rob Kampia, Dennis Peron, Elvy Musikka, George McMahon, had the opportunity to smoke GI weed and rejected it after looking at it. Those poor people in the IND would take a step up with cartel bunk weed. George left about 8 roaches in the ashtray at my friend’s home. met Jack Herer, Dennis Peron, Don Wirtshafter, Carl Olsen, Ed Rosenthal, made a couple of very dear friends, oh well shit, I met just about everybody that was anybody in the movement at the time. Elvy was such a dear heart, and blind as a bat. She was able to recognize people, She’d be like oh hi Duncan how are you and then turn around and walk into a wall. Well not that often because people would step in an divert her if they noticed it was imminent. Maybe she smelled us I don’t know. Ed was a dickhead, Jack was never without a pipe in his hand no matter where he was, Don was a raving communist but a voluntary one so I had no problem with that, Rob and I took one look at each other and developed instant, mutual personal animosity, Dick was queer as a $3 bill with a great sense of humor, Allan’s a drone/policy wonk, but that’s just perfect for his job. First time I ever met him he was in the back office when NORML was still on R Street, I walked in trying to find factual info, no one in the front office and I walked into the rear and he and and another guy were grinning from ear to ear, looking at a bag of kind bud they’d obviously just obtained. I got to be Chairman of DC Metro NORML for a year, mostly because no one else wanted the job. So did you know that Willie is on the NORML advisory board, whatever that is? Tommy Chong too. Oh shit, I’m blathering again.

  26. DdC says:

    Gov Vows To Tighten Law on Marijuana By Bob Jordan
    CN Source: Asbury Park Press November 27, 2010 Trenton

    Gov. Chris Christie said he will fight to prevent his administration’s proposed medical marijuana regulations from going up in smoke, despite pressure from state lawmakers to make changes. The governor said he fears watering down the rules would essentially create “a de facto legalization of marijuana” in New Jersey. Changes here could lead to duplicating flawed medical marijuana systems in place in California and Colorado, Christie said during a press conference on Tuesday. There are currently a total of 13 states that allow medical marijuana.

    Chrisie’s an idiot by choice. Two faced prohibition sales and service. Terrorizing more sick Americans, on a daily basis. Keep em guessing if the doors gonna bust down saveding the chillums from third hand smoke. Spitting on the Constitution and snuffing out any integrity of the state. Governing Marionette cashing in on profits they trickle down from poisoning the constituents. Keeping the Ganjawar alive, including Hemp that could clean up the chemical mess. Most Governators do nothing and if they succeed in doing nothing they get an honorable place in History and not much recognition.

    Those intentionally harming the voters for money hopefully get recognition, then a trial and long hours in a plexiglas maxipad cage. Where is the “Liberty” to simply breath clean air and drink clean water? Outlawing a safer alternative, that could clean up ground contamination is beyond cognizant thought. Who could ever do such a thing, on purpose? Hitler killed and enslaved millions, but making them sick to sell them treatments? While outlawing competition? In the name of the childrens? How fucking gullible we gotta get before reality slaps us in the face… too late?

    Hemp “Eats” Chernobyl Waste by Elaine Charkowski

    Gov. Chris Chris is so concerned about “pot” getting into the hands of sick and dying people. He must have things under control in the state to place it as such a high priority.

    Healthcare Quality, Satisfaction
    Bottom 10 States for Patient Satisfaction New Jersey 44th

    Debt problems: Worse states
    New Jersey 48th

    Best and Worst States for Motorists
    The 5 Worst States are New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, Louisiana

    New Jersey is Worst State for knowledgeable drivers.

    Worst States to Move To
    Michigan, Illinois,Pennsylvania, New Jersey

    Political leaders in states where people are leaving should take note. When people leave a state, something is not working for them in that state.

    The 25 Most Ozone-Polluted Regions
    10th Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD

    The 25 Regions Most Polluted by Year-Round Particle Pollution
    12th New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA

    The American Lung Association says the following groups are at a high risk of being harmed by air pollution
    * Adults age 65 and older
    * Children under 18
    * Adults or children with asthma
    * People with chronic bronchitis or emphysema (also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD)
    * People with any other chronic lung disease
    * People with heart disease
    * People with diabetes

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 25 million people are poisoned by pesticide poisons, worldwide every year.

    Wall St’s Spontaneous Abortionists

    80,000 potentially toxic synthetic substances in current use in the U.S, of which only 200 or so have been safety tested by our government.

    “America’s system for regulating industrial chemicals is broken,” declared Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) this spring when introducing the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010. This bill, if passed, would replace the antiquated and inadequate Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, shifting the burden of chemical safety to industry in order for a product to stay on the market.

    Poisons Overview

    Young children are poisoned most often by things in the home

    DEP Report finds more streams, lakes, bays, and ocean waters fail to meet standards – trends worsen due to sprawling over-development

    Unsafe to eat fish from, swim in, or drink from most NJ waters

    Last week, we disclosed that more than 12.5% of NJ residential drinking water wells failed to meet drinking water standards, and that residents of more than 50,000 homes were unknowingly drinking unsafe water.

    Water pollution gets worse in New Jersey

    Jersey Shore beach closures jump
    due to increasing amount of pollution, report finds

    Medical waste, fecal bacteria and stormwater runoff continue to plague New Jersey’s beaches, forcing state and local health officials to close an increased number of them last year and prompting renewed calls for tougher environmental regulations.

    Protections for Clean Drinking Water Make Governor’s Hit List

    It’s hard to understand why the Governor would want to dismantle protections for drinking water when doing so puts so much in jeopardy –- our health, our pocketbooks and a region of our state know for its ecological diversity and natural beauty.

    The Shore’s dirty secret: its bays and rivers

    Earth Day at 40 and New Jersey’s Environment

    Here in New Jersey, the people of the state are concerned about what is happening to our land, rivers, oceans and air, but the politicians are not concerned enough to do much about it.

    Gov. Christie values political science over sound science on climate change
    His statement at a Town Hall meeting in Toms River deviates from his prior support of renewable energy during the gubernatorial campaign.
    Linx to above arts @ Gov. Chris Christie maintitle

  27. Duncan20903 says:

    15 and DC, but who’s counting. Well, 14 if you discount NJ as a fraud. It certainly is trying to earn that label.

    Good god take a gander at the rules DC is producing. I think they’re trying to outdo Mr. Tolstoy for the longest, driest tome ever.

  28. Duncan20903 says:

    Yeah, Duncan, Kerfuffle is indeed a word.

    You do realize that you’re verifying that kerfuffle is a word is entirely consistent with the theory that I’m in a coma and just amusing myself. I hope you get that it’s just not the word sounding so silly, it’s that my spell checker suggested it when I called that man Kerlifries, and the stunningly consistent with ONDCP policy definition of the word. Quite a coincidence if this is actually the real world, wouldn’t you say? (“commotion; disorder; agitation; to put into disorder or disarray; ruffle or disarrange” ??!??)

    C’mon, post hoc ergo propter hoc logic demands that I consider the coma theory.

  29. DdC says:

    AZ: Lawyers Get Word on Legal Pot Sales
    The ethics counsel for the State Bar of Arizona says it’s a violation of the rules laid out by the Arizona Supreme Court for attorneys to help clients break the law.

    Michigan: We Can’t Put The Genie Back In The Bong
    60,000 residents have applied for medical marijuana certificates…

    Willie Nelson Takes a Hit

  30. DdC says:

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments on California Prison Crowding
    New York Times – Adam Liptak
    In Supreme Court arguments on Tuesday, most of the justices seemed convinced that conditions in California’s prisons are so awful that they violate the Constitution.

    ‘Relax Your Muscles as Much as Possible’

    How many prison inmates are there
    in California?

    The prison population grew from about 67,000 inmates in 1987 to 171,000 inmates in 2007 (5 percent average annual growth). Similarly, the prison incarceration rate grew from 240 to 450 inmates per 100,000 Californians over the same period (3 percent average annual growth).

    Most of this growth occurred between 1987 and 1998. This period was one of declining crime rates but also included the implementation of tougher sentencing laws and a prison construction boom that activated 20 state prisons.

    Food safety overhaul approved by Senate

  31. DdC says:

    New campaign! 26 states by 2012! youtube

    To have a shot at removing the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana, we need at least 26 states to legalize medical marijuana. This will give us a clear path to victory in Congress and/or the federal courts.

    Hello, my name is Kathy Reynolds and marijuana saved my life.
    I don’t want to be a criminal. I just want to live a normal life…

    That’s why I’m asking you to please support the Marijuana Policy Project’s “26 by 2012” campaign. MPP wants to remove the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana, which basically requires 26 states to have laws making medical marijuana legal….

    Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal “Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Leadership”

    Ecuador Offers Residency to WikiLeaks Founder as He Faces Threat of Espionage Charges

  32. DdC says:

    How Washington Made the Rich Richer—And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class”
    Professor, Author Jacob Hacker on “Winner-Take-All Politics
    On Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans are threatening to filibuster every bill until the Democrats agree to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to all income groups. The Obama administration and many Democrats want to retain the lower rates only for individuals with an annual income of $200,000 or less and married couples earning no more than $250,000 a year. We speak with Jacob Hacker, Yale University professor and co-author of the new book Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class.

    Illinois Lawmakers Approve Recognition of Civil Unions

  33. DdC says:

    Tuesday’s Our View: Now is not the time
    The Iowa Board of Pharmacy voted last week to propose legislation that would reclassify marijuana and make it easier to legalize the drug for medicinal purposes. The board voted 6-0 on Wednesday to propose a bill defining marijuana as a Schedule II drug, many of which may be used for strictly controlled medical treatments.

    Conn. court rules drugs can be forced on defendant in pot case
    Dec 1 2010
    The state Supreme Court ruled on Friday that possession of more than 8 pounds of marijuana is a serious enough charge to warrant forcing medication on a defendant so he is competent to stand trial.

    Colorado Collects Millions in Marijuana Tax Revenue
    November 23, 2010,

    Planners OK medical marijuana zones in B.C.
    Planning commission recommends changes to allow use in private clubs

  34. Sahara Palms Apartments - Staff Protected RAPIST ! says:

    Maria who is the Rental Agent at Sahara Palms Apts. Protected Rapist Danielle Grant, for some unknow reason.Thier relationship is unknow at this time. She was over heard laughing at how The Victim was tormented and RAPED she thought it was funny how Grant talked about victim.Ms Grant who resides at the apts. Danielle Grant 23, of Las Vegas is a RAPIST, she and another man used a date rape drug on Victim at Sahara Palms Apartments 2900 El Camino ave. apt 170, Danielle L Grant sodomized the victim with a plunger. She is lite skinned 4’6 to 4’7 and she drives a Black Ford Focus, She works as an dental assistant during day. STOP her please. Victim is too ashamed to tell Police. Memory just now coming back. Danielle L Grant MUST BE STOPED. She is a drug addict and dealer ( Lortab and Meth,weed ) sometimes works as a Vegas Escort/Prostitute when she needs money. If you have information on her criminal activities Please contact the Las Vegas Police Dept.

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