Category: War on Some Drugs

  • Bea Arthur and Rock Hudson Sing About Drugs

    “The simple life it must have been/When ‘smoke’ was Luckys and ‘high’ was gin.”

  • Drugs and Lies

    “I’ve been of the personal opinion that the strident anti-pot messages have been particularly damaging to the goal of keeping kids away from dangerous stuff. Pot is not dangerous. It just isn’t. But adults insist that it is, and scream bloody murder about it, all red-faced with their wattles shaking. Then, when the kids actually try […]

  • George Tenet Digest

    Much ado about Tenet on 60 Minutes. Here’s some scrapings: He repeated “We do not torture” five times within the space of one paragraph. And then, if you bluster and bully and say, “Now, listen to me. Now, you’re not hearing me,” that people will take you more seriously. This is ridiculous. Of course, they […]

  • Women Break Through Glass Ceiling in Drug Cartels

    You’ve come a long way baby: Challenging the stereotype of macho Mexico, women are moving into positions of power in male-dominated drug cartels but in the process suffering gruesome deaths in turf wars among traffickers. Corrupt female police officers have proved adept at recruiting teams of attractive, well-dressed women to smuggle drugs past border guards […]

  • Why Is There a War on Drugs?

    (via Digg) Creepy cogent quote: There is a war on drugs because the people who control the State do not want to be stuck answering the phone, they want an excuse to break down your door. In other words, they don’t want to be limited to providing dispute resolution services, they want an instrument of […]

  • HOWTO: Save $1.2 Billion Dollars

    From the GAO: (via Mefi) Between 1998 and 2004, Congress appropriated over $1.2 billion to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. GAO’s review of Westat’s evaluation reports and associated documentation leads to the conclusion that the evaluation provides credible evidence that the campaign was not effective […]

  • Andymatic 017 Gay Podcast

    Andymatic 017 Gay Podcast Dr. Eric from and I work out the world’s problems.

  • Bush's Proudest Moment: Catching a Fish

    Not liberating Iraq. Not ‘smoking them outta their holes.’ Not bringing freedom and democracy to the rest of the world. Nope. None of these makes George W. Bush smile like a just-farted baby: “I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound perch in my lake,” he told the […]

  • Frontline: The Meth Epidemic

    If you can catch Frontline’s show on the crystal meth epidemic that is destroying the country from the west to the mid-west and is due to arrive very soon in the east, you need to. It is excellent excellent television and very informative – and shocking. Quick facts: Remember Quaaludes? A guy from the DEA […]

  • Prescription Heroin Cuts Addiction Rates

    Those given the combination treatment reported a better quality of life, compared to those given methadone alone. And although the costs of co-prescription were found to be considerably higher, they were offset by lower policing costs and reduced costs of crime against property because addicts were not breaking the law to fund their habit.