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Irrelevant

January 26, 2011
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Irrelevant

The President gave a speech tonight. I missed it, cause I was watching season four of my boxed set of Farscape DVDs.

However, I did a quick search of key words in the prepared text:

“Drug policy” – 0 “Drug war” – 0 “Marijuana” – 0 “Cannabis” – 0 “Hemp” – 0 “Cocaine” – 0 “Coca” – 0 “Heroin” – 0 “Legalization” –...

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Cheye Calvo raid settlement

January 25, 2011
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Cheye Calvo raid settlement

Via Phillip Smith comes this news in the Washington Post

Attorneys for Prince George’s County on Monday settled a lawsuit brought by Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo that accused deputies from a county sheriff’s SWAT unit of storming into his home without a proper warrant the day they shot his family’s two dogs and held...

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Questions for Obama

January 25, 2011
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Questions for Obama

It’s already been discussed some here on the comment threads, but YouTube is once again collecting questions for the President.

Who knows what they’ll end up letting through, and who knows whether he’ll give a serious answer, but if you’re interested in the exercise, here’s the site.

One of the better questions is from LEAP:

As a...

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Hello world!

January 24, 2011
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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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President Obama To Answer Online Questions Thursday: Will Marijuana Legalization Be A Top Question Again?

President Obama To Answer Online Questions Thursday: Will Marijuana Legalization Be A Top Question Again?

This Thursday, President Obama will field questions submitted from the world of social media during a live-streamed YouTube interview. NORML supporters can send their questions to the President at youtube.com/askobama, or via Twitter, by using the #askobama hashtag. Obama will answer the top-rated questions when the interview kicks off at 2:30 p.m. EST on...

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a high-resolution camera pointed at you.

January 24, 2011
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Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s a bird.  It’s a plane. It’s a high-resolution camera pointed at you.

Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate by Peter Finn in the Washington Post.

But by 2013, the FAA expects to have formulated new rules that would allow police across the country to routinely fly lightweight, unarmed drones up to 400 feet above the ground – high enough for...

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Making sense of the Justice System

January 24, 2011
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Making sense of the Justice System

This bold satire by the Onion News Network hits home in funny and disturbing ways, particularly given the inherent racism often present in the drug war.

Judge Rules White Girl Will Be Tried As Black Adult

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Governments can’t stand having people around who tell the truth

January 24, 2011
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Governments can’t stand having people around who tell the truth

In the U.S.

Former Border Patrol agent sues over firing

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit for a former Border Patrol agent who claims he was fired — just weeks before his probationary period ended — because he expressed opinions about illegal immigration and drug legalization.

Gonzalez said while patrolling near Deming, N.M.,...

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Go lend a useful comment

January 24, 2011
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Go lend a useful comment

A reader has asked that I pass on an appeal for assistance in a newspaper comment thread: Medical marijuana patient convicted at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

I have been working the blogs in Hawaii and there is a drug counselor that floods the threads with his reefer madness. Here is the latest thread about a...

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Reason On Marijuana: Just A Matter Of When

Reason On Marijuana: Just A Matter Of When

Just a Matter of When? Legalizing marijuana has failed in California. But even in defeat, Proposition 19 might mark the beginning of the end for prohibition. Brian Doherty from the February 2011 issue of Reason On Homecoming Day at the University of Southern California, Elizabeth Tauro strode purposefully through the dense, shifting mob of pre-game partiers, bearing...

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Just how rare are those accidents?

January 23, 2011
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Just how rare are those accidents?

Whenever we have another one of those accidental shootings during drug raids, the officials are always quick to assert that such a thing is unbelievably rare.

Really?

Can they still call it rare when it no longer suffices to list the victim by name?

“Oh, you’re talking about the Jose Colon who was accidentally shot by police...

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Best two minutes on TV today

January 23, 2011
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Best two minutes on TV today

Occurs in the pilot episode of “Harry’s Law” starring Kathy Bates. To watch it, go to the NBC video and go to the 23:45 mark of the episode (I haven’t watched the whole episode yet, but if the rest of the show is anything like this, it should be pretty interesting).

Transcript isn’t the...

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