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Written by Joe Tetreault | 26 January 2011

LEGALIZATION AS POLICY It. Could. Work!

H/T - JoePawl (comment allusion can be found here.)

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 20 January 2011

IGNORED FOR 39 YEARS the recommendation made to President Nixon nearly four decades ago seems closer than ever to being enacted. "The modern debate over the decriminalization of drugs in the United States can be traced to the spring of 1972. That March, a commission appointed by President Nixon to review America’s drug policy and led by former Pennsylvania governor Richard P. Shafer made a shocking recommendation: Marijuana should be decriminalized. Simple possession, Shafer’s commission recommended, should no longer be an offense and the “casual distribution” of small amounts of pot for no, or little, remuneration should be decriminalized as well. Nixon was livid. Even before the report was published, the president vowed not to loosen penalties for pot possession." Nixon, easily the most reviled politician of the last half sentury, set the tone for a flawed and failed drug policy that has destroyed more lives than it has saved. It's time to decriminalize marijuana.

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 03 January 2011

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM My fellow libertarians as well as plenty of conservatives who tout the utility of tight constitutional restraints on government often tell us we need to understand the original intent of the framers of the Constitution. Here's a stellar way to begin such a process. no comments

Written by Joe Tetreault | 03 January 2011

TIME WAS/IS/WILL BE RELATIVE

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 27 December 2010

"MAHWAGE IS WOT BWINGS US TOGEDER TOODAY"* Steven F Taylor points out that Hugh Hefner is engaged to a playmate 60 years younger than he is. How quaint. His zinger is worth the click-through.

Meanwhile, a trend forms that everyone should have seen coming. Expect it to make landfall in the States sometime in the first half of the coming decade.

*If you have no idea the origin of that quote, then you need to add this film to your Netflix queue. Post haste. Better yet, Buy it!

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