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  • United On Pot: Leftist Frank And Libertarian Ron Paul

    06/23/2011 4:32:45 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 181 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 24, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Recently, I quoted, Ann Coulter on libertarians: “They lure you in with talk of small government and then immediately start babbling about drug legalization or gay marriage.” She’s right you know. In more recent news, the Los Angeles Times reports that the drugs-first libertarian Ron Paul has teamed up with Big Government “gay marriage” Democrat Barney Frank, to introduce a bill to end the so-called war on marijuana. It screams soft-on-border politics, naturally. “The legislation would limit the federal government’s role in marijuana enforcement to cross-border or inter-state smuggling, allowing people to legally grow, use or sell marijuana in states...
  • Common drugs linked to cognitive impairment and possibly to increased risk of death

    06/24/2011 12:13:51 PM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Indiana University School of Medicine ^ | June 24, 2011 | Unknown
    INDIANAPOLIS – A large, long-term study confirms that medications with anticholinergic activity, which include many drugs frequently taken by older adults, cause cognitive impairment. The research is also the first to identify a possible link between these drugs – which include over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids and incontinence treatments – and risk of death. The two-year study of the impact of these medications on 13,000 men and women aged 65 and older is part of the Medical Research Council (UK) Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS), a large UK-based longitudinal multi-center study initiative looking at health and cognitive function in...
  • Barney Frank and Ron Paul unite - over weed (FRUIT AND NUT ALERT)

    06/22/2011 6:07:47 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 233 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-22-2011 | Caroline May
    Barney Frank and Ron Paul unite - over weed Caroline May June 22, 2011 ... Thursday the pair plan together to unveil legislation to legalize marijuana. ... Other co-sponsors include Tennessee Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen, Michigan Democratic John Conyers, Colorado Democratic Rep. Jared Polis and California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee.
  • Police: Gunman at NY pharmacy wanted painkillers

    06/20/2011 2:57:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 20, 2011 | FRANK ELTMAN
    YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) -- Four people killed during a pharmacy store robbery in suburban New York City, including a teenager due to graduate high school this week, were shot at very close range by a dangerous suspect intent on stealing painkillers, a police official said Monday. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer also warned physicians and the owners of small drugstores in the area to be vigilant about anyone "expressing an urgent need for prescription painkillers.
  • Zeta captives have to fight or die

    06/19/2011 4:51:49 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 54 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 15 June 2011 | Dane Schiller
    In one of the most chilling revelations yet about the violence in Mexico, a drug cartel-connected trafficker claims fellow gangsters have kidnapped highway bus passengers and forced them into gladiatorlike fights to groom fresh assassins. The elderly are killed. Women raped. And able-bodied men are given hammers, machetes and sticks and forced to fight to the death. In an interview arranged by intermediaries on condition neither his name nor the location of his Texas visit be published, the trafficker also admitted to helping push $5 million to $10 million a month worth of cocaine into the U.S. Law-enforcement sources confirm...
  • The Myths About Legal Gambling

    06/05/2011 6:23:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | June 5, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Illinois is on the verge of a major gambling expansion, and citizens are being pelted with competing claims. The advocates envision a gusher of jobs and tax revenues. The opponents brace for an epidemic of bankruptcies, crime, divorce and suicide. Which side to believe? Neither. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is now considering whether to sign or amend a measure authorizing five new casinos, including one in Chicago, and slot machines at racetracks as well as Chicago airports. The capacity of gambling establishments in Illinois would more than triple. The motive for this sudden interest is economic. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Pa. woman to stand trial for pot-laced margarine

    05/20/2011 1:21:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 20, 2011 | Associated Press
    NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman will stand trial on charges she fed marijuana-laced margarine to a 12-year-old girl she was baby-sitting, as well as two other children at her home. The 12-year-old's mother called Upper Burrell Township police after discovering the drugs in a tub of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter in 22-year-old Stevie Hickey's freezer. The woman tells police Hickey spread the substance on two pieces of toast that Hickey gave to the girl. Police say Hickey told the girl it was "parsley butter" but later acknowledged to police that it was marijuana.
  • Ron Paul's Flip Flop No Surprise on Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Who is Next?

    01/03/2011 12:51:43 PM PST · by · 5 replies ^ | 01/02/11 | David Shedlock
    Where were all the presidential candidates* as the vote to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell was nearing?  The collective silence was loud.  Only Rush Limbaugh brashly called the repeal, “gays in the military, show and tell”.  But at the end it was largely a GOP candidates no-show and no-tell. Before the recent votes in the lame-duck session of Congress repealing DADT (a policy that dated back to the Bill Clinton administration), I called on politicians to come out and announce their positions. Former governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson wrote a piece for the Huffington Post saying he was against...
  • Willie Nelson Endorses Gary Johnson, Pot Smoker

    05/17/2011 5:12:42 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/17/11 | KARIN TANABE
    Long-haired country crooner Willie Nelson and his Teapot Party have endorsed Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson. Johnson, the first presidential candidate the group has endorsed, got the nod from the Teapoters because of his views on legalizing marijuana. The former governor of New Mexico, who previously admitted to smoking pot for medicinal purposes, supported legalizing the drug when he was governor. Since he’s been out of office, he has continued to speak out for marijuana reform. Johnson said, “I advocate legalizing marijuana – control it, regulate, tax it” during the Republican debate on May 5 in South Carolina.
  • The Conservative War on Drug Prohibition

    05/16/2011 8:25:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2011-05-12 | Jack Hunter
    Most people can’t imagine an America without a minimum wage. Without such wage regulation many believe poverty would run rampant, families would become homeless and children would be starving in the streets. Yet conservatives have rightly recognized that these are moralistic and emotional responses to what is essentially an economic problem. Pointing out the policy’s failure, National Review founder William F. Buckley wrote: “The minimum wage is about as discredited as the Flat Earth Society…” Yet the very notion of getting rid of it remains something most Americans simply cannot fathom. Most people can’t imagine an America without the War...
  • Couple stopped for shakes after dumping Melissa Best’s body

    05/14/2011 8:23:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 14, 2011
    Charles and Sherry Best stopped for bacon milkshakes after dropping off their dead sister-in-law’s body after she overdosed on heroin, prosecutors said Friday. The Bests remained in the Lake County Jail on Friday after Associate Judge Raymond Collins ordered them held on $1 million bond. Both are charged with concealing a homicide in the death of Round Lake Park resident Melissa Best, while Sherry Best faces an additional charge of drug-induced homicide.
  • Some Skeptical Views On “Medical Marijuana”

    05/10/2011 4:18:13 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 27 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | May 10, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    New Zealand Are addictive medicines cures or problems? “Legalising cannabis for medicinal purposes would be the thin end of the wedge towards increasing drug use in New Zealand, according to a former detective who now manages a drug education company.” APN News and Media also reports: “Dale Kirk, managing director of MethCon, said taking a softer line on drug offenders would do more harm than good.” “I think we'd see people suddenly developing medical problems to source the drug,” asserts Kirk. The former detective is also concerned about impressionable children and vulnerable teenagers, but especially the many ways in which...
  • Actual Photo of Mr. Sheen on Coke

    04/10/2011 8:48:16 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 31 replies
  • Anti-Pot Republican Lawmaker Charged with Pot Possession

    05/02/2011 9:29:39 AM PDT · by Graneros · 26 replies ^ | May 1, 2011 | Mike Hughes
    It’s likely that Robert Watson, the minority leader of the Rhode Island House, is now regretting his incendiary comments during a speech to the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce last February. Watson caused a commotion when he made clear his feelings that Rhode Island lawmakers were wasting their time debating marijuana decriminalization. According to Watson, making pot decrim a priority would be a good idea “if you are a Guatemalan gay man who likes to gamble and smokes marijuana.” Watson’s hypocrisy was revealed this week after he was stopped at a police checkpoint Friday and charged with – what else?...
  • Silencing Ron Paul's Supporters

    06/08/2007 10:52:27 PM PDT · by The_Eaglet · 39 replies · 1,219+ views
    Commentary USA ^ | Raymond kish
    After the Republican debate on june 5th, had a blog entitled "Who Won?". The overwhelming majority of comments left on that blog said that Congressman Ron Paul had won the debate. Well it appears that CNN did not like all the comments that were left by the Ron Paul supporters because somewhere around 11:05 Central time they took down that blog and started redirecting to a blog of the same name that was posted on June 3rd for the Democrats debate. Here is the link for the Republican debate blog posting and here is the link to the...
  • Ron Paul is NO Libertarian

    06/06/2007 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 55 replies · 1,790+ views
    06.06.07 | perdogg
    MR. PAUL: The president ran on a program of a humble foreign policy, no nation-building, and no policing of the world. And he changed his tune, and now we are fighting a war, and our foreign operations around the world to maintain our empire is now approaching $1 trillion a year. MR. BLITZER: Thank you. MR. PAUL: That’s where the money’s going, and that’s where it has to be cut so we can take care of education and medical cares that are needed here in this country. (Applause.)
  • GOP Ron Paul - Five Million Dollar Man? (Paul increases campaign funds by 1,000% in 60 days to $5M!)

    06/07/2007 7:08:11 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 241 replies · 4,201+ views
    Ron Paul Campaign | June 7th, 2007 |
    GOP Ron Paul - Five Million Dollar Man? Thursday, June 07, 2007 - Congressman Ron Paul’s donations have moved up - not by hundreds of thousands - but by millions as a result of his debate performances and groundswell of support on the Internet and in New Hampshire, observers close to the campaign say. The move is especially impressive since as of March 31, 2007, he had perhaps $500,000 on hand (see candidate estimates below). FMNN had previously reported – after the GOP presidential debate in South Carolina - that candidate Ron Paul’s (R-Tex) donations, large and small, had...
  • How the MSNBC and the Mainstream media will attack tea party candidate Ron Paul

    05/05/2011 6:38:22 PM PDT · by packback · 42 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 10.16.10 | Shaun Booth
    The recent appearance by Ron Paul on MSNBC demonstrated perfectly the tactic, used repeatedly by the MSM, called concision. Concision is essentially when commercial broadcast media uses the time constraints of the medium to their advantage. The host extracts a view or statement held or made by the guest that is unconventional or outside of the realm of the agreed upon limits of any given debate by the corporate media.
  • Ron Paul's stance on Education Spending (HR 1056 - Family Education Freedom Act)

    06/09/2007 5:40:59 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 93 replies · 3,259+ views
    House of Representatives ^ | February 14, 2007 | Rep. Ron Paul
    Family Education Freedom Act of 2007 (Introduced in House) HR 1056 IH 110th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1056 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals a credit against income tax for tuition and related expenses for public and nonpublic elementary and secondary education. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 14, 2007 Mr. PAUL (for himself, Mr. FEENEY, Mr. RUSH, and Mr. SENSENBRENNER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals a credit against income tax for...
  • Ron Paul, man for the times, announces exploratory on Hannity

    04/26/2011 7:43:00 AM PDT · by Crush · 124 replies
    The US Report ^ | Apr. 26, 2011 | Kay Day
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul appeared on the Sean Hannity Show on Monday, and the Libertarian leaning Republican confirmed possibilities for a 2012 presidential run. “We are going to announce I’m going to form an exploratory committee,” Paul said. That announcement will presumably happen, according to Politico, on Tuesday afternoon in Iowa at the Holiday Inn near the Des Moines airport. Paul is making the talk show rounds, appearing on programs like 'Fox and Friends' and dropping by the chatty den 'The View'. Along the way, Paul is also promoting and signing his latest book, ‘Liberty Defined.’ On 'Fox and Friends'...