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  • SHOCK: Obama was 'incapacitated' due to 'staggering, inapt activities'

    05/21/2013 6:31:41 PM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 149 replies
    Red Flag News ^ | 5/21/13 | J.R. Elliot
    Full title - "SHOCK: Obama was 'incapacitated' due to 'staggering, inapt activities' between the hours of 1800 and 2300 on the night of Benghazi... ""Two sources close to the inner circle of the Obama White House have communicated exclusively to RedFlag News that during the night of Benghazi, President Obama was 'incapacitated' due to 'staggering, inapt activities' between the hours of 1800 and 2300."
  • Just Like Beer, Scotch Gets Canned

    02/08/2013 6:57:39 PM PST · by Drew68 · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09 Jan 13 | Lauren Torrisi
    Just when the controversy over the banned FourLoko has died down, a beverage company has come out with straight Scotch in a can, just like soda pop. Though there’s been no uproar so far, as was the case with the alcohol-caffeine combo FourLoko, Scottish Spirits’ “Scotch in a Can” is being marketed as a “distilled and matured in Scotland for a minimum of 3 years in oak casks.” It has notes of “honey, vanilla, butterscotch, apples and pears,” and a “hint of peat and smoke in the background,” as described on their site. Each can contains about eight shots or...
  • Rescuing wasted food to fight hunger

    11/20/2012 9:52:18 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 18, 2012
    There are no hard-and-fast rules for food expiration dating. Most people don't want to take chances, so once food hits the printed expiration date, they simply toss it out. But tossing it out has become a problem in itself. It's been estimated that up to 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. goes right in the trash. "I can be as picky as everybody else," says Janet Kalish, and she can afford to be. She's no vagrant - Kalish is a New York City high school teacher who got fed up with seeing supermarkets toss out good food. So...
  • Obama, Cameron Take in ‘March Madness’ Basketball Game

    03/14/2012 5:10:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC (All Barack Channel) ^ | 3/13/2012 | Mary Bruce
    President Obama, America’s basketball-fan-in-chief, brought British Prime Minister David Cameron to Dayton, Ohio, this evening to take in one of America’s favorite sporting events: the NCAA basketball tournament. Obama and Cameron, dressed casually in slacks and jeans, respectively, watched courtside as Western Kentucky defeated Mississippi Valley State in the opener of the men’s tournament at the University of Dayton.
  • Judge Tells Woman At Sentencing: 'You Were Wasted'

    09/03/2011 11:51:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The woman sentenced less than 24 hours ago for assaulting a Jefferson County Public Schools bus driver wasn't scheduled to report to jail until Friday night, but Chesica White is already there. She was jailed after reporting to the probation office. When a Jefferson Circuit Court judge ordered White to spend 30 days in jail, he also told her she would be subject to random drug testing. Courtroom Video "Ms. White, it was apparent to almost everybody in the courtroom yesterday that you were higher than a kite," Judge McKay Chauvin said in court Friday morning. "So...
  • Obama's trip to Ohio cost 'between $500K and $1 million'; Spoke for just 10 minutes...

    06/18/2010 2:59:16 PM PDT · by kcvl · 28 replies · 1,108+ views
    Obama Jokes About Biden's "Big F-ing Deal" Comment
  • American badly hurt in clash with Israeli military

    03/13/2009 11:36:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 110 replies · 3,357+ views
    Indianapolis Examiner ^ | 3-13-09 | Amy Teibel
    JERUSALEM (Map, News) - An American demonstrator was critically wounded Friday in a clash between protesters and Israeli troops over Israel's West Bank separation barrier. Peace activists with the International Solidarity Movement said Tristan Anderson, of the Oakland, Calif., area, was struck in the head with a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops. The military and the Tel Aviv hospital where Anderson was taken had no details on how he was hurt. "He's in critical condition, anesthetized and on a ventilator and undergoing imaging tests," said Orly Levi, a spokeswoman at the Tel Hashomer hospital. She described Anderson's condition...
  • GAO: Millions wasted on gov't cards (for internet dating,lavish dinners,lingerie, etc.)

    04/08/2008 6:14:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 345+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/8/08 | Hope Yen - ap
    WASHINGTON - Federal employees charged millions of dollars for Internet dating, tailor-made suits, lingerie, lavish dinners and other questionable expenses to their government credit cards over a 15-month period, congressional auditors say. A report by the Government Accountability Office, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, examined spending controls across the federal government following reports of credit-card abuse at departments including Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. The review of card spending at more than a dozen departments from 2005 to 2006 found that nearly 41 percent of roughly $14 billion in credit-card purchases, whether legitimate or questionable, did not follow...
  • Mexican stray dogs get free pass into California but not without hardship, heartache

    09/25/2007 11:50:02 AM PDT · by biscuit jane · 6 replies · 70+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinal ^ | 09/24/07 | Tom Ragan
    By TOM RAGAN SENTINEL STAFF WRITER Immigration reform debates still rage. Thousands of Mexicans still cross daily into the United States for a better life. Some risk their lives by walking across the hot Arizona desert. Others take their chances with the unpredictable Rio Grande. One group, however, is getting a free pass from Mexico to the United States:
  • Drunk man rides horse into bank

    04/25/2007 12:34:04 AM PDT · by jdm · 12 replies · 507+ views
    Metro ^ | April 25, 2007
    A drunk German horse rider rode into a bank foyer to sleep for the night, after having one too many for the road during a stopover at his local beergarden. Wolfgang Heinrich, 40, from the German town Wiesenburg, had been riding with his Haflinger horse Sammy when he stopped to have a drink with friends. But when he left the pub he realised he was too drunk to ride all the way home - and because it was cold, he decided to use his bank card to open up a nearby bank foyer and take himself and Sammy inside to...
  • Obama Has Traveled World in Senate Career (Join the Senate, see the world!)

    02/15/2007 6:04:07 AM PST · by DBCJR · 19 replies · 558+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 15, 2007 | DENNIS CONRAD
    Barack Obama's two years in the Senate have taken him around the world, from Russia to Iraq to Kenya _ an itinerary more costly to taxpayers than any other senator who took office with him. The Illinois Democrat's travels in 2005 and 2006 cost taxpayers nearly $28,000 as he studied nuclear proliferation, AIDS, Middle Eastern violence and more. Eight other freshmen senators took office in 2005, and about $19,200 was the most anyone spent for government-paid travel, according to reports filed with the Senate Office of Public Records. Obama's journeys are unusual for such a junior senator, but not for...
  • Obama: Wasting His Own Breath

    02/15/2007 5:58:34 AM PST · by DBCJR · 15 replies · 892+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Feb 14, 3:00 AM ET | Michelle Malkin
    I have good news for everyone offended by the description ... Several days after taking flak for his disparaging comments dishonoring such heroism, Obama blubbered about what he really meant. ''I was actually upset with myself when I said that, because I never use that term,'' he told the Des Moines Register. Well, then what dastardly saboteur slipped it into his well-rehearsed stump speech? What supernatural force produced the guttural noise that glided effortlessly from his voicebox through his lips and pronounced the term "wasted"? "What I would say — and meant to say — is that their service hasn't...
  • Obama blames slip of tongue for saying GIs’ lives ‘wasted’

    02/14/2007 9:58:04 AM PST · by DBCJR · 49 replies · 1,406+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - Updated: 08:37 AM EST | By Herald wire services
    Obama told a campaign trail crowd in Iowa on Sunday that the nation’s Iraq war dead were lives “wasted” but immediately claimed a “slip of the tongue.” “We now have spent $400 billion and have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted,” Obama said on Iraq. “I was actually upset with myself when I said that, because I never use that term,” he later told the Des Moines Register. “Their sacrifices are never wasted . . . What I meant to say was those sacrifices have not been honored by the same attention to strategy, diplomacy and...
  • I got an A in Phallus 101

    01/07/2007 6:56:22 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 104 replies · 3,984+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/7/06 | Charlotte Allen
    The "dirty dozen" list of "America's Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses" is out — and Los Angeles-area institutions of higher learning have walked away with one-fourth of the ranked honors (or dishonors). Occidental College, an 1,800-student liberal arts school in Eagle Rock, is the only college on the list to collect not one but two citations for excellence at offering trendy theories of gender, skin color and white-male oppression at the expense of actual academic content. UCLA didn't fare badly either, with one citation. And believe me, the competition was stiff. The Southern California colleges were competing against...
  • Kennedy's checkpoint

    05/30/2006 5:57:20 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 7 replies · 932+ views
    Inside Politics - Washington Times ^ | 5/30/06 | Greg Pierce
    On the lookout The group Public Advocate of the United States said yesterday that it had set up sobriety checkpoints on Capitol Hill over the holiday weekend to protect the public against Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and his son, Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat. "Citizen volunteers have responded to the call, and we have erected checkpoints at several intersections to prevent any Kennedy from driving in an impaired manner on Capitol Hill. We selected the long Memorial Day weekend due to the increased potential for a repeat of earlier car accidents," said Eugene Delgaudio, president of...
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • How the hell did we get into this mess?        

    04/12/2006 10:58:22 AM PDT · by tpaine · 53 replies · 1,267+ views
    How the hell did we get into this mess?'"          The War on Drugs is nothing more than alcohol Prohibition dressed up for the 1990s. It certainly can't stop people from making, selling, or using drugs, any more than the Volstead Act ever stopped them from making, selling, or using alcohol, but it has succeeded in boosting the price of drugs from mere pennies a pound to hundreds of dollars an ounce -- which anyone who knows anything about economics will immediately recognize enormously increases the incentive to enter the illegal drug market.          It's driven the weakest competition out of...
  • Prosecutors crack down on Katrina fraud - billions maybe wasted or stolen - FEMA overpays $174 mil

    10/20/2005 5:42:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    Red Nova ^ | 10/20/05 | Kevin Krolicki
    Prosecutors crack down on Katrina fraud By Kevin Krolicki NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced a coordinated initiative to fight fraud related to Hurricane Katrina and said billions of dollars in hurricane relief funds were at risk of being wasted or stolen. The anti-fraud command center will include representatives from the FBI, tax authorities, Secret Service and state and local police. The storm-battered Gulf Coast region is preparing for an influx of federal money that could top $200 billion. "We all know why we are here," assistant FBI director Chris Swecker said at a meeting of officials...
  • Evacuees binge on Cape: Spend fed cash on booze, strippers

    10/18/2005 12:08:09 AM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 67 replies · 2,732+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, October 18, 2005 | Maggie Mulvihill and Dave Wedge
    BOURNE – Hurricane Katrina evacuees hastily handed $2,000 in federal relief money last month have been living it up on Cape Cod, blowing cash on booze and strippers, a Herald investigation has found. Herald reporters witnessed blatant public drinking at a Falmouth strip mall by Katrina victims living at taxpayer expense at Camp Edwards on Otis Air Force Base. And strippers at Zachary's nightclub in Mashpee, a few miles from the Bourne base, report giving lap dances to several evacuees. ``They were tipping me $5 a pop,'' said a Zachary's dancer named Angel. ``I told them I felt bad taking...
  • Report: NASA wasted millions on own planes

    09/29/2005 6:05:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 363+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/05 | Marcia Dunn - AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA wasted millions of dollars over a two-year period by shunning commercial airline flights and instead using its own planes for routine travel, according to a government report provided to The Associated Press on Thursday. The Government Accountability Office found that NASA spent at least five times more by flying employees on its own planes in fiscal 2003 and 2004, compared with the cost of commercial coach tickets. The extra spending totaled about $20 million. The GAO also reported that 86 percent of NASA's own passenger flights in those two years — or about seven of...
  • Millions 'Wasted' Planting Trees That Reduce Water

    07/28/2005 6:17:29 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,081+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-29-2005 | Charles Clover
    Millions 'wasted' planting trees that reduce water By Charles Clover, Environment Editor (Filed: 29/07/2005) Millions of pounds in overseas aid are wasted every year planting trees in dry countries in the belief that they help attract rainfall and act as storage for water, scientists said yesterday. In fact, forests usually increase evaporation and help to reduce the amount of water available for human consumption or growing crops, according to a four-year study. Research on water catchments on three continents says it is "a myth" that trees always increase the availability of water. Even the cloud forests of tropical Costa Rica...
  • Former cop charged in gun incident

    06/21/2005 3:34:52 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies · 362+ views
    GM Today ^ | June 20, 2005 | JAMES KOGUTKIEWICZ - GM Today Staff
    WAUKESHA - A former Oconomowoc police officer faces a disorderly conduct charge for allegedly firing a gun randomly out the window of a car he was driving during a night out drinking. A criminal complaint alleges David R. Borenz, 30, of Oconomowoc, told police he could not remember the Nov. 3 incident because he drank about 14 beers and perhaps two shots of liquor the night he went out in Oconomowoc with a friend and a fellow city police officer. Borenz’s friend allegedly was a passenger in the car and saw him drive up to an automatic teller machine at...
  • We don't fooled by fools like trolls like me ZOT!

    06/11/2005 10:51:47 AM PDT · by castawayed · 164 replies · 2,861+ views
    <p>Were on to your shenannagans. When ever a progressive posts a a very smart posts of you,re warped conservativeism, you bravely delete his arguments.</p> <p>However, when some body of the right wing mind set but some what flawed posted a less than brilliant screed, you leave that up and make fun of it just becausee it is typical of the intellect of progressives.</p>
  • Drunk in public?

    06/03/2005 10:20:28 AM PDT · by The Other Harry · 73 replies · 4,785+ views
    June 3, 2005 | self / vanity
    Several of my recent threads / comments have related to a DUI arrest I recently had. I will not defend that. One of the more interesting subjects which came up when I was in jail was whether you can be arrested for "drunk in public" when you are on your own property. My position is that this should not be possible. I like to sit out on my front porch, have a drink or three, and study my shubbery. I am not driving or doing anything else which I consider to be wrong. The overwhelming consensus among my cell-mates is...
  • Jeff Godron destroys Take Me Out To The Ballgame

    05/24/2005 7:45:41 PM PDT · by buckeyesrule · 93 replies · 2,850+ views
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  • Politician's night out ends with DUI charge

    04/27/2005 4:09:29 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 44 replies · 978+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | Wednesday, April 27, 2005 | Mike Tobin and Gabriel Baird
    Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed, known as much for his socializing as his political stances, was arrested in the Warehouse District early Tuesday morning and charged with drunken driving. Reed, 44, said in an interview that he spent part of the night at Liquid, a trendy bar on West Sixth Street, after leaving Monday's council meeting. "I came out [of the bar], didn't go 20 feet and boom, they were on me," he said. Reed faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, not wearing a seat belt, driving left of center and changing lanes without signaling. Special prosecutor C....
  • Irish people should oppose Elizabeth teh first (Faith, teh troll had a drop taken!)

    02/13/2005 1:00:37 PM PST · by newnewrepublic · 74 replies · 1,210+ views
    Daily T | Today | Smith
    Elizbeth teh fIRts's forces killed 0.5million Irish which is faer nore than teh Puritans, and a bit nmore the an Charle's tegh first's plague of teh 1640s, and the evil war he caused,. ther in that land, of beury
  • Christmas Crackdown on Binge-drinkin (Brits Blind Drunk)

    12/17/2004 11:09:50 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 57 replies · 1,371+ views
    Yahoonews.com ^ | 12/18/04 | unknown
    For a sizeable proportion of Britons, binge-drinking is a weekend institution, with the young especially showing a greater taste for blind inebriation and its side effects than many of their European neighbors. According to the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS), 48 percent of British men and 31 percent of women aged 19 to 24 admit to having been blind drunk at least twice a month during the past year. Similarly, 38 percent of Britons of both sexes first got drunk before the age of 13, compared to just 12 percent of the French. Within Western Europe, only hard-drinking Danish and...
  • TWEAKING LIBERALS

    11/06/2004 1:22:47 PM PST · by forest · 9 replies · 1,217+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #324 ^ | 11-7-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Truthfully, I really wasn't gloating these past few days. Probably they caught me smiling and laughing a bit, though. Yeah, I had to go into the city (90% liberal) and visit with the Democrats. Couldn't resist. I wanted to actually see the sad faces for myself, up close and live. Local Democrats have been a glum lot these past few days. Many are still grumbling. On Capitol Hill, Democrats were whining like Valley Girls at a sorority party that ran out of wine, pointing fingers at their leaders and talking about making war against the Republicans. Liberal Hill-Rats must have...
  • US star (Angelina Jolie) visits Sudan

    10/30/2004 11:27:19 AM PDT · by miltonim · 25 replies · 1,060+ views
    news24 ^ | 10/28/2004 | SA - Edited by Andrea Botha
    US star visits Sudan 28/10/2004 11:00 - (SA) Khartoum - Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie said on Wednesday the situation in Darfur was "unbelievably horrible" and that security remained a major problem, after a tour of Sudan's war-torn region. "It is just the worst thing I have ever seen ... What is happening to the people and women there is just unbelievably horrible," the United Nations goodwill ambassador told reporters in the Sudanese capital. The United Nations says the 20-month-old conflict pitting government forces and Arab militia allies against ethnic minority rebels has created the world's worst ongoing humanitarian crisis, while...
  • Bill and Hillary's Funeral Buzzed

    06/12/2004 12:17:37 PM PDT · by Trapper · 112 replies · 289+ views
    self | 06/12/04 | Trapper
    Is it just me or did Bill and Hillary seem to have a funeral Buzz or stupor going on during the Washington DC funeral yesterday. I have watched this twice now and it looks like they are plastered,exhausted, or stoned. What with their appearance and expressions? Anyone else notice.
  • Bill 'n Hill pix.

    06/11/2004 10:16:05 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 312 replies · 1,335+ views
    CBS webcam | June 11, 2004
  • Porker of the Month: Rep. James T. Walsh (R-N.Y.)

    02/27/2004 1:51:02 PM PST · by Elkiejg · 12 replies · 153+ views
    CAGW email ^ | 2/27/04 | Citizens Against Government Waste
    Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has named Representative James T. Walsh (R-N.Y.) its Porker of the Month for February 2004 for spending taxpayer money to fund building renovations at his alma mater. Rep. Walsh used his power as chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs/Housing and Urban Development to secure a $4.5 million grant to renovate a science building at St. Bonaventure University. Renovations on the science building actually started after Chairman Walsh secured a $990,000 grant in fiscal 2002 and $405,000 in fiscal 2003. Even more disturbing is the fact that the money comes out of NASA’s...
  • Limbaugh lawyer discussing plea bargain

    12/22/2003 1:25:19 PM PST · by george wythe · 419 replies · 1,474+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 22, 2003
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (CNN) -- As attorneys for Rush Limbaugh went to court Monday to try to keep his medical records out of the hands of Florida prosecutors, there have been negotiations on a possible plea bargain for the conservative talk show host, according to a spokeswoman for his radio network.</p>
  • Second special session grinding toward an end - RATS point to wasted cost to taxpayers (Chicken Run)

    08/23/2003 5:50:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 330+ views
    Houston Chronicle .com ^ | 8/22/03 | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    Second special session grinding toward an end Democrats point to wasted cost to taxpayers By R.G. RATCLIFFE Aug. 22, 2003, 10:26PM AUSTIN -- The second special session on congressional redistricting limped toward a conclusion Friday as House Democrats tried to embarrass the Republican legislative leadership on the escalating cost to taxpayers. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, meanwhile, said he has urged Gov. Rick Perry to allow for a cooling off period before calling a third special session. Dewhurst said a break would give him a chance to negotiate with 11 boycotting Democrats who have shut the Senate down. The two special...
  • Groups Protest Drug Czar's Campaigning in Local Elections

    06/02/2003 4:54:00 AM PDT · by Pern · 11 replies · 154+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 02, 2003 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    <p>WASHINGTON — Faced with accusations that taxpayer money was used illegally in the last election to fight pro-pot referenda in several states, lawmakers are trying to give the White House drug czar cover to run anti-drug ads during elections without being accused of political partisanship.</p>
  • Cannabis economy brings in £11bn

    02/15/2003 1:18:22 PM PST · by toothless · 8 replies · 322+ views
    Guardian Unlimited Observer
    Cannabis economy brings in £11bn Cannabis smokers just want to stay on the sofa and snack, spending hours engrossed in home entertainment. Red Bull and smoothies, 'Munchie' snacks such as Mars bars and Haribo jellies. Pizza chains. Video stores. Games consoles. Multichannel TV. And what scares them... Shiny, noisy places with too many choices such as Starbucks and McDonald's High-alcohol drinks and strong lagers such as Stella Artois Pubs with bouncers on the door: Businesses alerted to huge profits as study shows dope users have money to burn Ben Summerskill Sunday February 2, 2003 The Observer The stock market is...
  • Nancy Grace on CNN: No evidence of salt water on Scott Peterson's boat!

    02/13/2003 6:39:49 PM PST · by Partisan Hack · 196 replies · 1,623+ views
    CNN | CNN
    This is huge. It means that Scott's boat was NEVER LAUNCHED.
  • Since I haven't contributed

    09/11/2002 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 627 replies · 3,315+ views
    9-11-2002 | self
    Since I am approaching my one year anniversary of being a "freeper" and since I have never contributed a dime to FR, jim or the republican party, I am going to beat the powers to be at FR and voluntarily leave, rather than have them come up with one of the cock and bull stories to ban me. Been fun,Bye
  • HONEST POLITICIANS

    07/12/2002 9:36:37 AM PDT · by LandofLincoln · 5 replies · 533+ views
    Show me a honest politician and I will show you someone who has never won an election.
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...