Christie said the ad demeaned the organization and makes it tougher for people to trust the NRA as a reliable source in the gun debate.
The US incarcerates 330,000 prisoners on drug-related charges at an estimated cost of $400 billion per decade. To put this figure in perspective, the estimated cost of ending world hunger over the same ten year time frame is $300 billion.
“School shootings, no matter how horrific, do not justify creating an Orwellian surveillance state in America,” Paul said in a written statement.
“This is a convenient trick to try to divide our country more. Most of us in America, including gun owners, agree on things that would stop the kind of carnage that’s going on in cities all over America.”
As the relatives of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting mourn their loss, the argument over gun control laws in the US is back in the spotlight. Anastasia Churkina went to Newtown, Connecticut, to find out what people there think.
aturally, many people have strong opinions on guns and gun control, but have little background to discuss it.
So we’ve put together a primer on what people mean whey they talk about “assault weapons” or the “gunshow loophole” or a “high-capacity magazine.”
HSBC Holdings Plc agreed to pay a record $1.92 billion in fines to U.S. authorities for allowing itself to be used to launder a river of drug money flowing out of Mexico and other banking lapses.
Becca Wolford | Waking Times Early this morning, on my routine act of browsing the net, I came across a link about a new 3-episode show hosted by (my favorite!) Mike Rowe – yes, he’s the Dirty Jobs host – and the title of the show is, “How Booze Built America.” It appears to be […]
The shooting at a Sikh temple should spur leaders to consider what they can do to prevent such tragedies, President Obama said yesterday. “We are still awaiting the outcome of the full investigation… I think all of us recognize that these kinds of terrible events are happening with too much regularity for us not to […]
Eric Blair (Activist Post) For the last three decades several leaks have come out indicating that the CIA is directly involved in illegal drug trafficking. From planes registered to the CIA caught with tons of cocaine, whistleblowers exposing the the phony police war on drugs or that cartels worked directly with US agencies, to the CIA/Pentagon protecting the poppy crop in Afghanistan whose opium trade exploded after the 2001 invasion; the evidence is mounting that the CIA is clearly involved in some manner.
On July 1st, 2001, Portugal decriminalized every imaginable drug, from marijuana, to cocaine, to heroin. Some thought Lisbon would become a drug tourist haven, others predicted usage rates among youths to surge.
Eleven years later, it turns out they were both wrong.
(Raw Story) A new report by the U.K.’s “national centre of expertise on drugs and drug laws” says that drug decriminalization does not lead to an increase of drug use. In an article at Huffington Post, Columbia University epidemiologist Ernest Drucker argues that like alcohol prohibition, the “war on drugs” is doomed to fail and that prohibition measures like arrest and incarceration are forms of societal violence themselves.
A government-sponsored study published this month in The Open Neurology Journal concludes that marijuana provides much-needed relief to some chronic pain sufferers and that more clinical trials are desperately needed, utterly destroying the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) classification of the drug as having no medical uses.
Amendment 2220 to the federal farm bill (S. 3240) would effectively fix the broken laws that prohibit the cultivation of hemp in the U.S.
(Natural Society) Medical marijuana users would agree that the best no-nonsense painkiller out there is the daily usage of marijuana, and is quickly becoming hand over fist the highest demand medical product on the market. In fact, many researchers would agree that benefits of medical marijuana truly exist. Peer-reviewed research has found that marijuana exhibits […]