Monthly Archives: December 2010

Another open holiday thread

… because you need one. I’ll be back posting tonight or tomorrow – a number of things of interest happening out there.

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Holiday plans

I’m on the road right now, headed to my Dad’s for Christmas. I’ll be there for a few days without any wifi, so, while I’ll be able to read comments and emails on my iPhone, it’s unlikely that I’ll be … Continue reading

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Montana jury rebellion reaches New York Times

This is great. The more people who read about jurors exercising their absolute right to question the law, the better. There are still too many people out there who don’t know that it’s OK for a juror to wonder whether … Continue reading

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Senate decides it doesn’t matter who heads up the DEA

Link The Senate unanimously confirmed Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart as the agency’s top agent Wednesday. Leonhart has been the DEA’s acting chief since November 2007. She has proven her leadership to be anti-science, pro-lying, pro-death and destruction, and devoid … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson, voice of sanity in the Drug War (updated)

Yes, that Pat Robertson. Check the video proof. “We’re locking up people that take a couple of puffs of marijuana and the next thing you know they’ve got ten years – they’ve got mandatory sentences and these judges, they throw … Continue reading

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Compulsory Treatment and Abuse

This disturbing video from the always excellent Hungarian Civil Liberties Union documents some of the abuses in China and Southeast Asia regarding drug users. The governments of Laos, Cambodia and Thailand received millions of dollars from Western governments to build … Continue reading

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The ‘war on drugs’ language

Keith Humphreys at The Reality-Based Community poses a provocative suggestion. Sending this language to the dustbin of history would be a worthy goal for policy reformers. Some people would respond “I will not stop calling it a war on drugs … Continue reading

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The Power of the People

Something interesting happened in a Montana courthouse. Court officials were given a lesson — that this is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. The government can try to hide the truth from the people, … Continue reading

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Nice job by Sensible Washington — north- and south-facing billboards on I-5. [Via Toke of the Town]

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ONDCP specifically exempted from Scientific Integrity policy

Yesterday, John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, distributed a long-awaited memo to all agency and department heads on Scientific Integrity. This 21-month effort was the … Continue reading

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