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  • Students hooked up to drips in China ahead of university entrance exams

    05/10/2012 8:19:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5/10/12
    Chinese state broadcaster CCTV airs footage allegedly showing schoolchildren hooked up to intravenous drips to help them study ahead of the country's notoriously difficult university entrance exams.Students at Xioagang high school in Hubei province have reportedly been using the drips, filled with amino acids, in yet another example of how children are pushed to succeed at the highest level. Gao Pingqiang, a school official, told The China Daily that the drips had become popular with children as there were no adverse health effects.
  • 'Demon drug' propaganda doesn't cut it anymore

    05/10/2006 7:31:03 AM PDT · by cryptical · 338 replies · 3,361+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | May 10, 2006 | Froma Harrop
    America's war on drugs is actually a Raid on Taxpayers. The war costs an estimated $70 billion a year to prosecute, and the drugs keep pouring in. But while the War on Drugs may have failed its official mission, it is a great success as a job-creation program. Thousands of drug agents, police, detectives, prosecutors, judges, anti-drug activists, prison guards and their support staffs can thank the program for their daily bread and health benefits. The American people are clearly not ready to decriminalize cocaine, heroine or other hard drugs, but they're well on their way to easing up on...
  • Dutch Politicans Seek Marijuana Rules (Marijuana farming regulated on the model of tobacco)

    12/02/2005 4:04:32 PM PST · by Wolfie · 38 replies · 1,127+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 2, 2005
    Dutch Politicans Seek Marijuana Rules Amsterdam, Netherlands -- A broad coalition of political parties unveiled a pilot program Friday to regulate marijuana farming on the model of tobacco, which opponents say would be tantamount to legalizing growing the drug. Under the test program, to be conducted in the southern city of Maastricht, existing health and safety standards will apply to growers, but they would no longer be the target of police raids or prosecution. Coffee shops permitted to sell marijuana would be required to provide consumers with information about the health hazards of smoking - similar to tobacco companies -...
  • Don't Follow US into a Disastrous War on Drugs

    11/08/2005 5:26:36 PM PST · by JTN · 348 replies · 2,594+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Wed, 02 Nov 2005 | Ethan Nadelmann
    The UK Government Could Revert Cannabis to a Class B Drug, but Harsher Penalties Will Only Feed the Black Market, Writes Ethan Nadlemann Young people laugh at the adult world when we talk about the war on drugs. People pretend we need prohibition on cannabis to protect the young. But it's precisely young people who have always had the greatest access to cannabis. If people in their fifties and sixties want cannabis, they ask their children. The British government says it is time to consider whether cannabis should revert to a class B drug. That would be an incredibly stupid...
  • The Failed War On Pot Users

    10/20/2005 7:51:19 AM PDT · by cryptical · 338 replies · 3,117+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/20/2005 | Debra J. Saunders
    IN 2004, law enforcement officials arrested 771,605 people for marijuana violations, according to federal statistics. Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project was so alarmed he sent out a press release noting that there were more arrests for marijuana charges than all violent crimes combined. The number of arrests for possession alone was 684,319. Said Mirken of the 771,605 statistic: "This is, in fact, an all-time record. This number of arrests is the equivalent of arresting every man, woman and child in San Francisco." Some 40 percent of Americans say they have used marijuana or hashish in their lifetime, and...
  • California attorney general wants warning label on fries, chips

    08/26/2005 6:23:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 746+ views
    AP ^ | 8/26/5 | TIM MOLLOY
    LOS ANGELES - Potato chips and french fries could soon come with a warning label if the state's top attorney prevails in a lawsuit filed Friday against nine fast food chains and snack-food makers. Attorney General Bill Lockyer asked for a court order requiring McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Frito Lay and other companies to warn consumers that their fries and chips may contain acrylamide, a chemical the state says causes cancer. "In taking this action, I am not telling people to stop eating potato chips or french fries," Lockyer said. "I know from personal experience that, while these snacks may...
  • A Whiff of 'Reefer Madness' in U.S. Drug Policy

    08/18/2005 5:15:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 56 replies · 1,131+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 16, 2005 | SALLY SATEL, M.D.
    Patients arrive broke, busted or abandoned at our methadone clinic in a raw section of Northeast Washington. They are opiate addicts, primarily dependent on heroin, though some take vast doses of street-bought painkillers like OxyContin. Drinking the pink methadone solution every day prevents withdrawal sickness. About half of our patients have also spent years on crack or alcohol. Not all have stopped, but at least they have cut back. We see almost no methamphetamine users, but that is a simple accident of geography - the corrosive drug hasn't yet reached epidemic proportions in this part of the country. The personal...
  • I'm not budging, says soldier's mother camped at Bush's door

    08/14/2005 6:18:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 173 replies · 3,782+ views
    The Times of London ^ | 8/12/2006 | Tom Baldwin
    ...“We need to get our troops out of Iraq. The only reason Bush wants to stay there is because his buddies are getting rich and feasting off the blood of our children.” She also wants a complete military withdrawal from all Arab countries to make us safe from terrorism. Is not ridding the world of Saddam Hussein a noble cause? “We sold him weapons and were once his friend — we made him,” she said. “I have to wonder for the rest of my life if the gun which took Casey’s life was sold to Saddam by the US or...

    08/14/2005 5:54:20 AM PDT · by Puppage · 221 replies · 5,146+ views
    Drudge ^ | 8/14/2005 | Puppage
    Anti-war protestor Cindy Sheehan, whose soldier son Casey was killed in Iraq, is calling for Bush's "impeachment," and for Israel to get out of Palestine! "You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you'll stop the terrorism," Sheehan declares. Sheehan, who is asking for a second meeting with President Bush, says defiantly: "My son was killed in 2004. I am not paying my taxes for 2004. You killed my son, George Bush, and I don't owe you a give my son back and I'll pay my taxes. Come after me (for back taxes) and we'll...

    08/12/2005 1:14:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 93 replies · 2,091+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 08/12/2005 | AP
    CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush and his motorcade passed the growing camp of war protesters outside his ranch Friday without incident. As Bush passed on his way to and from a political fundraiser, law enforcement blocked two intersecting roads where the demonstrators have camped out all week. Officers required the group to stand behind yellow tape, but no one was asked to leave. The motorcade didn't stop. Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who started the vigil along the road leading to Bush's ranch, held a sign that read: "Why do you make time for donors and not for me?" It...