Cannabis Sacrament Minister
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Location: Santa Cruz Cannafornia
|Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:50 am Post subject: Lock 'em all up, for Crist's sake!
|Lock 'em all up, for Crist's sake!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
There's a must-read article by Marc Caputo in the Miami Herald today:
Crist wants to maintain drug penalties
Check out the well-constructed lede:
Though he has admitted to smoking marijuana, Gov. Charlie Crist said he still favors Florida's tough drug laws and doesn't support legislative plans to review whether to lessen penalties for some crimes such as non-violent drug possession.
Miami Herald Poll
Eat Me Crist 93%
What Is the Real Strategy Behind the Czar’s “Strategy ”?
40,000 SWAT Raids Per Year.
One In Nine Young Black Males (20 To 34) Are Locked Up.
Posted by Richard Cowan on 2008-03-10 16:20:00
“SWAT teams were being called out about 40,000 times per year in the U.S., a huge increase from about 3,000 times per year just twenty years prior. That breaks down to about 110 SWAT raids per day.”” It is about POWER. There is no substitute for power, just as there is no substitute for freedom. This “Strategy” has nothing to do with controlling “drugs” and everything to do with controlling the mechanisms of state violence.
Read Full Story...MN/994
Annotated NORML Weekly News for March 6, 2008.
Cannabis Doesn’t Cause Cancer. Don’t tell the Media.
Michigan to Vote On medical marijuana.
Jamaica Talks About Decrim Again.
Posted by Richard Cowan on 2008-03-06 16:20:00
"While studies purporting to uncover alleged harms due to cannabis use receive wide dissemination by the mainstream press, research that fails to find such harms often gets ignored. It will be telling to see if this latest study is the exception or the rule."
Read Full Story...MN/993
Guess Who Said ,
“The decrease in the abuse of cannabis among youth in the United States may be offset by an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs.”
Iron Law Of Prohibition" &. Czar's Strategy 3
Posted by Richard Cowan on 2008-03-05 16:20:00
The Bush Administration has concentrated on reducing the use of a substance that has no lethal dose, while overdose deaths soared over 100% among the group from 15 to 25 that it was supposedly trying to protect.
Read Full Story...992
California: Counties File Briefs Seeking To Overturn State Medi-Pot Law
March 13, 2008 - San Diego, CA, USA
Lawyers for the counties of San Diego and San Bernardino filed legal briefs this week urging the Fourth District Court of Appeals to overturn a 2006 ruling upholding the legality of California’s medical cannabis law. The counties argue that they will "suffer harm if they are required to comply with [the state’s] medical marijuana laws."
San D.E.A.go Soups To Appeal Prop. 215 Ruling
Barisone Challenges New Marijuana Law
Watsonville's Spanish-speaking Degenerates!
Santa Barbarian's Wiley Hyena December 15, 2006
DEAth Raids in LA
Judge Upholds Ruling Dismissing Counties' Prop. 215 Challenge January 04, 2007
Roman Reefer Madness
The Vatican Commits a Mortal Sin,
But Spain Just Says, “No!” Forgive Them Father,
For They Know Not What They Do. (But They Should!)
Posted by Richard Cowan on 2008-03-11 16:20:00
The Vatican and its spokespersons are violating the Commandment against bearing false witness, and the Drug War they support involves violating most of the other nine. From National Review Magazine / March 24, 1997 page 6 – "CORRECTION: In "For the Record" (Feb. 24) NR reported that Pope John Paul II wanted the Italian government to ban tobacco as a hard drug. In fact he was talking about marijuana. So the Pope is right about tobacco, though wrong about pot."
Read Full Story..,MN/995
The Pope Harkens to Lies
Bush appointed John Walters his Drug Czar in 2001. It has been widely documented that Walters openly stated that the solution to drugs is to fight "moral poverty" with "a widespread renewal of religious faith and the strengthening of religious institutions." In fact, he co-authored a book called "Body Count: Moral Poverty...and How to Win America's War Against Crime and Drugs"
“The White House's faith-based domestic policy advisors are Mayberry Machiavellians.”
-John Dilulio,Co authored Body Count, CIA's Manhattan Institute,
first head of the faith-based program,left after six months,
"At a Christian young adult home in Corpus Christi, police recently took the unusual step of arresting a supervisor after teenagers complained that they were beaten and roped to a bed, all in the name of Christian discipline. More arrests are anticipated, authorities say. These are some of the results -- expected and unexpected -- of Gov. George W. Bush's "bold new experiment in welfare reform." The new laws exempted faith-based drug treatment programs from all state health and safety regulations...
The War on Drugs' War on Minorities
Ganjawar: Slave Labor, Rape & Pillage Deterrent
Christian Extremism and Terrorism In History
420 Dysfunction Junction, Incarceration Nation
MTWT ON ARAMARK
The military spends $12.68 per day to feed each detainee in Guantanamo Bay, or roughly FIVE (5) TIMES what the state of Florida spends to feed the people incarcerated in the DOC.
Families angrily report, "Our pets eat better than our prisoners in Florida! Food must be fit to eat or it's like having no food at all! Food must be in proper amounts so as to not starve inmates into malnutrition and sickness. Aramark Industries has got to go!"
Food poisoning and illness are the invariable results of food not stored, handled, prepared and served properly.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 250,000 employees serving clients in 19 countries. Fiscal 2007 Total Sales — $12.4 billion
"Drug dealing in prison is a multi-million dollar industry!"
People on both sides of the law agree, drugs are nearly as easily available inside prison as out. That's an amazing argument against the drug war. With all the money we've given to law enforcement, urine testers, and prison industries to carry out their prohibition of some drugs over the last 60 years, if they can't even stop prisoners from having access, what kind of victory can they claim? Kay Lee
Private Prisons: Profits of Crime
"Private prisons are a symptom, a response by private capital to the "opportunities" created by society's temper tantrum approach to the problem of criminality."
- Phil Smith
from the Fall 1993 issue of Covert Action Quarterly
Revealing Shattered Lives
Published in Cannabis Culture magazine. July-August 1999, pp 42-44.
Showing the faces of the drug war;
lives and families ruined by extreme prison sentences:
Story and photos by Pete Brady
Journey for Justice Pedaling for Pot
I LOST MY FREEDOM AND CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE
November * L.E.A.P. * F.A.M.M.
M.A.M.A.S. * F.E.A.R. * S.P.R.
Prisons, Profits & Gov. George W. Bush By Tim Wheeler
Longhorn cows. Oil. They've made a few Texans rich and famous. But under Gov. George W. Bush another industry is pumping out cash like an East Texas gusher ' private prisons!
George and Richard Wackenhut, owners of Wackenhut Corporation, operate 13 prisons in the Lone Star State. They are so enthusiastic about fellow Republican George "Dubya" Bush and his race for the presidency that they have contributed considerable sums to his election campaigns.
Bush's ties to the prison-industrial complex raise troubling questions about his posturing as a "compassionate conservative." It sheds light on his "lock-em-up-and-throw-away-the-key" policy on the incarceration of drug users ' even though Bush does not deny reports that he snorted cocaine in his youth...
... "There is no question that Texas has given the private prison industry its biggest boost," said Gainsborough. "They built all these prisons to house their huge prison population and now they are importing inmates from all across the country."
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