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Tag: United Nations

March
6th

Former feds’ fight against legalization a wasted effort

With all the sound and fury eight former DEA bosses are stirring up over marijuana, you would think that recent legalization measures passed in Washington and Colorado are the first sign of the apocalypse.

In an AP article (Trib 3/5) replete with infomercial appeal, “the onetime DEA heads issued a joint statement” (pot humor is mandatory in these articles) that the Justice Department should “act now or else it will be too late.”

Too late for what? Too late for the cartels who profit from illegal drugs? Too late for the war on drugs which is bankrupting our

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March
9th

KONY 2012: a wakeup call for United Nations

The brave new world of social media is buzzing with its latest paradigm shift. It is called, “KONY 2012.”

“KONY 2012″ is a Youtube video with 58 million views, and counting. It is also a plea for international help to right decades of injustice in Uganda and an attempt to use the massive power of the Web-connected world for a single-minded project: To arrest the Ugandan warlord, Joseph Kony.

Kony has been identified by the International Criminal Court as their most wanted fugitive. He was indicted in 2005 for actions as the leader of the

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