Daily Archives: November 12, 2012

Shutting off the gas won’t stop the fire

November 12, 2012
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Shutting off the gas won’t stop the fire

At a raging fire consuming blocks of the city last night, Fire Chief Kil Gerlikowski pooh-poohed suggestions that they cut the gas supply that was fueling the fire. “That won’t stop the fire. It’ll still have wood and other materials that will keep it going,” said Kil. “It’s a bit naive to think that...

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Using Washington and Colorado as reason to push for federal change.

November 12, 2012
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Using Washington and Colorado as reason to push for federal change.

We’ve seen numerous articles about the votes emboldening other countries.

Jeralyn at TalkLeft has an excellent article about Colorado Representatives drafting bills to keep the feds out of state marijuana laws: CO Reps to Introduce Bill on Marijuana to Protect Amendment 64

Rep. Diana DeGette says she is putting the final touches on a...

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Is there a value in incrementalism?

November 12, 2012
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Is there a value in incrementalism?

Unlikely allies behind marijuana votes in Washington, Colorado

What transpired in Colorado and Washington were disciplined efforts that forged alliances between liberals and tea party conservatives, often using public health arguments to advance their cause.

Proponents and analysts said both states benefited from existing medical marijuana statutes, money from national liberalization supporters and a...

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Red Ribbon Silliness

November 12, 2012
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Red Ribbon Silliness

Every year, elementary students are encouraged to do the most bizarre activities in furtherance of the DEA-glorifying Red Ribbon week. Here’s another one: Creating a drug-free message, which includes things like “crazy sock day with a reminder to ‘Sock Out Drugs!’”

I particularly loved the door-decorating contest with the winner “Toadily Against Drugs!”…...

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