Two new reality TV shows feature the war on drugs:
The Discovery Channel launches “Weed Wars”, featuring Harborside Health Center, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in California (and probably in the world). Premiere today, Thursday 10 p.m. on Discovery.
DUI (two 30-minute episodes) focuses on “the disastrous financial and personal losses that come for everyday working folks arrested for DUI.” Premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. on TLC. DUI starts with a grandmother busted because the passengers of her car were smoking weed while she was driving.
For more details, check the Washington Post article
or the Mercury News article
While he admits to smoking pot in college, Newt Gingrich in an interview with Yahoo 2 days ago wants death penalty for Mexican drug dealers and mandatory testing for any kind of federal aid, including unemployment benefit. He would also crack down on medical MJ. Click here for the full article, just in case you had any doubt left on the mental sanity of “Nut” Gingrich, and just in case you were entertaining the idea of supporting him.
Here is an excerpt from “World War-D” dedicated to this dangerous nut:
“Newt Gingrich deserves a special lifetime award for hypocrisy. He has repeatedly tried to push legislation requiring the death penalty for drug traffickers (which incidentally is prohibited under international law) and went as far as proclaiming “I want a World War Two style victory plan – a decisive, all out cataclysmic effort to break the back of the drug culture.” But he admitted to smoking pot in the 1970s because it “was a sign that we were alive and in graduate school in that era.” “See, when I smoked pot it was illegal, but not immoral. Now, it is illegal AND immoral. The law didn’t change, only the morality. That’s why you get to go to jail and I don’t. Any questions?” Yes, does he really believe his own bullshit?”
From Lucia graves on the Hufftington Post:
Govs. Lincoln Chafee (I-R.I) and Chris Gregoire (D-Wash.) on Wednesday called on the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug, which would allow it to be dispensed for medicinal use.
A great Youtube video about the pharmaceutical industry.
Read the chapter on prescription drugs in “World War-D”, especially the sub-chapters:
- Cosmetic psychopharmacology – the “worried well” and the medicalization of normalcy
- Prescription psychoactive drug abuse, a 21st century epidemic
- Addiction by prescription – Big Pharma and greed addiction
There is indeed a huge drug problem in the US, that is rapidly spreading to the rest of the world. But it is not what the official propaganda would have you believe. The drug problem has been created bt the pharmaceutical industry.
Gustavo Gorriti desenmascara las ‘falacias’ sobre la erradicación de hoja de coca
A great article in the Peruvian newspaper “La Republica”By Gustavo Gorroti, for those who read Spanish.
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