Monthly Archives: September 2012

Not a good neighbor

Just in case you got the deluded notion from our bashing of the Obama administration that Romney was a good choice as a neighbor or President… Mitt Romney Once Harangued a Neighbor for Smoking Pot, Then Called the Cops by … Continue reading

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Using the drug war to keep blacks from voting

There are so many destructive elements of our drug war, and this is just another one. It’s one that we’ve talked about here numerous times, but The Nation has a new article discussing the impact this year. Has Florida Created … Continue reading

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Link A Staten Island politician called Lady Gaga a “slut” Monday for openly smoking what appeared to be marijuana at a recent concert, and following a day of outrage, repeated the slur on Tuesday. “There’s Gaga. Here’s this, this, I … Continue reading

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Who’s going to stop the thieves?

Americans for Forfeiture Reform reports: OIG releases and audit of DEA adoptive seizure process and equitable sharing requests Of instances involving federal adoption of assets seized, 65% of reported samples required DEA headquarter approval to adopt the seizure because the … Continue reading

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U.N. told to find alternatives to war on drugs

Latin American Leaders: UN should promote debate on alternatives to fighting drug trafficking Calderon, Santos, and Molina all hit on this theme, without explicitly mentioning legalization (“market alternatives” was used again), but making it clear that the current policy wasn’t … Continue reading

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Prosecutors above the law

We have a ton of problems here in the United States with out-of-control prosecutors who seem to be completely unaccountable (and immune to lawsuits when they abuse their position). We’re not the only ones with that problem. Check out this … Continue reading

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Applying for a new job

Seems promising… Dear Hillary, I am writing to apply for the post of drug war publicist for your Mexico Drug War. I have over ten years of experience publicizing various aspects of the drug war and believe that I could … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

Seven Sensational Drug Documentaries Romney Fat Cat’s Reefer Madness – Maia Szalavitz shines a light on the Semblers. Seattle Times Editorial: Approve Initiative 502 – It’s time to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana. Tweets. Kevin Sabet: In the South Bronx, … Continue reading

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When, not if

A rather curious article by Baker Institute fellow Gary Hale, former chief of intelligence in the Houston Field Division of the DEA: Legalization of marijuana: When, not if He calls himself a pragmatist who is neither for nor against legalization, … Continue reading

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Open thread

I’m in Tulsa, Oklahoma until Sunday, attending the Experiential Classroom througn OU. I’ve got homework and everything, so I’ll probably be swamped. Ten Huge Issues Being Ignored in the Presidential Campaign. ThinkProgress has this piece out and it’s nice to … Continue reading

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