Policies

Ron Paul Rips NRA’s “Orwellian” Plan for Officers in Every School

Posted by on December 24, 2012 in Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Ron Paul Rips NRA’s “Orwellian” Plan for Officers in Every School

“School shootings, no matter how horrific, do not justify creating an Orwellian surveillance state in America,” Paul said in a written statement.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Slams ‘False Debate’ Over Gun Control as ‘Convenient Trick to Divide America’

Posted by on December 23, 2012 in Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Newark Mayor Cory Booker Slams ‘False Debate’ Over Gun Control as ‘Convenient Trick to Divide America’

“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.”

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Gun Control Debate Reignited As US Mourns Newtown, Connecticut School Shooting Victims

Posted by on December 18, 2012 in Policies with 1 Comment
Gun Control Debate Reignited As US Mourns Newtown, Connecticut School Shooting Victims

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.

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18 Terms You Need To Know If You Want To Be Part Of The Gun Control Debate

Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Policies with 0 Comments
18 Terms You Need To Know If You Want To Be Part Of The Gun Control Debate

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.”

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HSBC to Pay $1.9 billion U.S. Fine in Drug Cartel Money-Laundering Case

Posted by on December 12, 2012 in Bankers & Wall St., Policies with 0 Comments
HSBC to Pay $1.9 billion U.S. Fine in Drug Cartel Money-Laundering Case

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.

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How HEMP Built America

Written by on October 9, 2012 in Health, Policies with 0 Comments
How HEMP Built America

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 […]

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President Obama Hints At Calling For New Gun Control Laws After Sikh Temple Shooting

Posted by on August 7, 2012 in Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
President Obama Hints At Calling For New Gun Control Laws After Sikh Temple Shooting

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 […]

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Did Mexican Official Blow Lid Off CIA-Managed Drug Trade?

Posted by on July 28, 2012 in Agencies & Systems, Policies with 0 Comments
Did Mexican Official Blow Lid Off CIA-Managed Drug Trade?

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.

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Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering

Posted by on July 18, 2012 in Policies with 0 Comments
Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering

Samuel Blackstone
(Business Insider)

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.

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Global Report: Decriminalization Does Not Increase Rates of Drug Use

Posted by on July 10, 2012 in Policies with 0 Comments
Global Report: Decriminalization Does Not Increase Rates of Drug Use

(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.

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Government-Sponsored Study Destroys DEA’s Unjustified Classification of Marijuana

Posted by on July 3, 2012 in Policies with 0 Comments
Government-Sponsored Study Destroys DEA’s Unjustified Classification of Marijuana

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.

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Senator Ron Wyden Calls for Decriminalization of Industrial Hemp Farming

Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Farming, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
Senator Ron Wyden Calls for Decriminalization of Industrial Hemp Farming

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.

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Are the Benefits of Medical Marijuana Being Completely Overlooked?

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Health, Policies with 0 Comments
Are the Benefits of Medical Marijuana Being Completely Overlooked?

(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 […]

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