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  •  Ending the War on Drugs would be a good starting (10+ / 0-)

    point.

    “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

    by 420 forever on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 01:26:38 PM PDT

    •  Until then, (1+ / 0-)
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      and until agribusiness subsidies are ended, the USA shouldn't be deporting anybody, as roberb7 details.

      And then there's CO2 emissions and climate change...

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 07:42:19 PM PDT

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    •  We're not legalizing Heroin. (0+ / 0-)

      Yeah, I wish people would stop acting like marijuana prohibition is the sole facet of teh Drug War. Symbolically, ok sure. But in the long run?

      I don't think anybody willing to go Full Ron Paul on this really thinks through the societal implications of Wall St. being able to go hog wild directly developing, marketing, and selling hard drugs, stuff that really is straight-up poison. We already complain about the poison they DO sell us legally.....and heroin is definitely worse for you than all those McDonalds hamburgers, Cheetos, sugary drinks, menthol cigarettes, and malt liquors.

      Whenever I raise this contrarian notion, I get a whole lot of excuses and dodges about banks laundering for cartels and Big Pharma......as if that is really the same thing as the likes of Goldman Sachs or Comcast or Altria getting into heroin production and advertising it during the Super Bowl.

      The RW Libertarians who support legalization never worry about this because they think that Weyland-Yutani Corporation needs less gov't regulation.

      "See? I'm not a racist! I have a black friend!"

      by TheHalfrican on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 12:30:49 AM PDT

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    •  Mexico drug wars seem to be getting worse (0+ / 0-)

      LA Times yesterday had an article about a town organizing, and being armed by rich landowners to fight the narco gangs.

      The military is carefully working alongside the town militia now...a very touchy situation.

      I can see this citizen vigilante thing spreading in regions that have drug problems, such as ares of northern california. The tensions and disruptions are there...and so is the money. The parallel is that the federal and local enforcement is overrun and underfunded and corrupted by the local drug business, notably MJ but also meth.

        In the Mexico case Chinese chemicals have been supplied to the local narcotraficantes to make huge amounts of meth. Meth gets imported right along with MJ and is more dense and brings more money.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 12:46:04 PM PDT

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