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Month: February 2017

Will Trump wage war on legal weed?

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States that have already legalized it respond to the inflammatory rhetoric. High Times

Bad cops are very expensive liabilities for cities

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Santa Ana, California edition. From Reason. It’d be in their interest to just fire them.  And why not a rule that they can never be hired again?

Police unions are the enemies of cop accountability

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California police union sues to block Los Angeles sheriff from sending the names of 300 problem cops to prosecutors, who could then enter them into a database that tracks cops with histories of abuse. Techdirt

Alternative media as an antidote to mainstream propaganda

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Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com writes on the necessity of independent news sites like his. A slice: “There’s been much talk of “fake news,” a concept first defined by the “mainstream” media types as an insidious scheme by the Russians and/or supporters of Donald Trump to deny Hillary Clinton her rightful place in the Oval Office. […]

Should Mexico pay for Trump’s wall, or should Trump pay for Mexico’s Drug War?

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Seems like a reasonable question. National Memo: “For years now, Mexico has paid an extraordinarily high price in lives and social disruption for Washington’s insistence that North America’s drug problem be tackled south of the border, where the drugs are grown and transported, rather than primarily in clinics and halfway houses at home to treat […]

Marijuana can help overcome addiction to far more harmful substances, new study shows

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High Times. Pot was shown to reduce dependency on tobacco, alcohol, and painkillers.  

Trump ramps up wars on crime, drugs

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Because tough talk is popular with the mob that propelled him into office. Merry Jane

Watch far too many cops tase a 17-year old pregnant girl for demanding a warrant

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To enter her apartment. Free Thought Project

US health officials wage a surreal war on vaping

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Despite recent study proving the obvious health advantages of inhaling water vapor versus smoke. Reason Relevant snippets: “The differences between vapers and smokers were dramatic, ranging from 57 percent reductions in three volatile organic compounds (ethylene oxide, acrylonitrile, and vinyl chloride) to 97 percent reductions in acrylonitrile (another VOC) and in a tobacco-specific nitrosamine, a […]

Philippine drug war will now target children as young as 9

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Duterte’s murder spree, which has racked up a body count of more than 7,600, is running out of victims. Sydney Morning Herald