Comics creator stopped by TSA for carrying script... →
“I cooperated politely and tried to explain to them the irony of the situation. While Unthinkable blurs the line between fiction and reality, the story is based on a real-life government think tank where a writer was tasked to design worst-case terror scenarios. The fictional story of Unthinkable unfolds when the writer’s scenarios come true, and he becomes a suspect in the terrorist...
As for how to pay for the package, estimated at more than $1 trillion over 10...– Public Wary of Deficit, Economic Intervention - WSJ.com
“Play On Words” by Criteria
In an about face, the United Nations on Wednesday lavishly praised drug...– UN Backs Drug Decriminalization In World Drug Report
Marijuana Phone Poll NOT a Scam, Just Confusing |... →
“What this number is: This number is one of many numbers created by the novelty-number company Humor Hotlines. Unlike other numbers from HH, Goldblatt claims this is a legitimate poll being conducted which he plans to compile and give to various contacts within the government in hopes that it will be presented to Congress and President Barack Obama. This number is completely free and has...
Rhode Island Will License Medical Marijuana Shops... →
“Once the law takes effect, the state will be the first in the nation to have one officially licensed nonprofit center selling marijuana. Over time, the state will license further nonprofit dispensaries.”
29And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. 30And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. - Leviticus 26:29-30
These Are Obama's Wars Now: Will We Stand Up to... →
We should stand up and oppose them. It was a mistake to occupy Iraq in the first place, and it’s a bigger mistake to continue pouring billions of dollars into our endless wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. There will always be people (terrorists, Jihadists, extremists etc.) who want to kill Americans; we can’t wipe them from the face of the earth like Bush tried to do. We need to think...
U.S. targets Canadian border in drug smuggling... →
“I think everybody, now, with the situation with the Mexican drug cartels and their impact on our country, everybody sees the significance of agencies working together in a co-ordinated, systematic, surgical way,” said Michele Leonhart, acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The new deal gives Homeland Security the sole discretion to designate as many immigration...
From my perspective it’s a war between drugs, and it is drugism — which...– Legal Pot in California in 2010? “Oaksterdam” Provides the Model | DrugReporter | AlterNet
Help Save the Earth, Time to Substitute Hemp for... →
probably too sensible to even be considered
“Good Ol’ Fashioned Nightmare” -...
Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet...– (from a letter written by Lincoln during his presidency to the head of the Hohner Harmonica Company in Germany) Robbie Gennet: On Role Models and their Bongs (via leo) (via upshotmatt) (via bringtheruckuss) (via rillawafers)
poortaste: Bill Moyers sits down with...
Raw Story » UK cop accuses colleagues of... →
for marijuana possession… pretty soon high school teachers will be waterboarding students for intel on senior prank plots
“See, at the time I thought your jokey manner was just your way of sublimating your shame over the discomfort you feel deep in your soul after extinguishing the last smoldering embers of of any of your program’s journalistic bona fides. I was wrong because I don’t get sarcasm!” - Jon Stewart commenting on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Starbucks sponsorship
One of the central objections to the Bush presidency was its claim that we could...– Glenn Greenwald (via retropolitics) Really you can sum up any political position that insidiously undermines our long-standing political values and legal frameworks by just saying “Graham-Lieberman”. (via buffleheadcabin)
Exactly what part of Paulson’s record is heroic, Evan? The part where he called...– - Matt Taibbi | Alternet in response to: “Hank Paulson is a national hero. I said it last October and I’m sticking by it. And now, there’s actual evidence to back me up. The TARP bailout worked. The Wall Street crisis is over.” — by Evan Newmark | Mean Street | WSJ (via poortaste)
Ironically, perhaps the most well-publicized case of abuse by this force was not...– Little Known Military Thug Squad Still Brutalizing Prisoners at Gitmo Under Obama | Rights and Liberties | AlterNet
More Videotape Released in Alleged Border Patrol... →
This pastor was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint 100 miles from the border with Mexico. He was questioned about his business in the area, where he lives, and the contents of his laptop. He invoked his 4th and 5th amendment rights to not answer any questions and not consent to a search of his vehicle. Officers claim that they had probable cause to search the car because a drug dog detected...
Medical Marijuana's Whipping Boy, Charlie Lynch,... →
“Charlie Lynch is the medical marijuana dispensary owner whose business, fully legal under California state law, was raided by federal agents in 2007. At his federal trial last year, Lynch was not allowed to mention the legal status of medical marijuana under California state law while conducting his defense. The predictable—and outrageous—verdict? Lynch was found guilty of distributing pot...
Corporate interests drove a policy agenda that rolled back taxes on high...– David Korten (via azspot) you should read this
1. sex outside your current relationship I need to go out and get me some...– Urban Dictionary: strange
Think tanks, lobbyists and military contractors have had tremendous influence in...– Henry Pelifian (via azspot) (via publiccommunication) (via poortaste)
Fancruft is a term sometimes used in Wikipedia to imply that a selection of...– Wikipedia:Fancruft
TheStar.com | Opinion | Legalize and regulate drug... →
A Canadian police officer argues convincingly for drug law reform and legalization.
Explosions and Boobs →
what will they think of next?
Torturing Democracy is a 2008 documentary film produced by PBS and narrated by Peter Coyote. The film details the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” including waterboarding, by the Bush administration in the War on Terror. The documentary includes interviews from U.S. State Department and military personnel, including former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.