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Episodes that plague us due to heavy-handed absolutist drug prohibition and the black market it has fostered.

According to guest, Andrea Lari, on "Foreign Exchange," what is the number of Colombian refugees due to the Drug War?

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Sun, Aug 9, 2009 - 1:58 am
"Drug War?!" The U.S. government says there is no drug war! What are you on?!
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100 people or so.
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1,000 people or so.
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10,000 people or so.
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100,000 people or so.
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1,000,000 people or so.
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2,000,000 people or so.
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3,500,000 + people or so.
100% (2 votes)
Total votes: 2

He Despised the Shame

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Sun, Jul 26, 2009 - 9:41 pm

The humiliation and shame they made; with their own hands, mouths, and other objects of adoration.

Digging traps for others to fall in to, selling access to buildings dedicated to God, instead of spreading God's forgiveness and spirit.

They accused, tricked, abused, and acted in other Non-Golden Rule Behaviors.

Some accusations [Luke 7:31-35], they made in front of others, include:

  • Being a pleasure-seeker.
  • Drunkard.
  • Glutton.
  • Friend of tax collectors and sinners.

They acted in hypocritical ways as they tried to bring him down! [John 8:1-11, John 8:32-39, Luke 12:1-2, Luke 6:41-46, Luke 13:11-17, Mark 7:5-9, Mark 12:12-17, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18, Matthew 7:1-5, Matthew 23:1-39]

They tried to make him afraid. [Luke 13:31-33] But he knew what was coming.

And they succeeded in bringing him down…

Lawyer Looks at "Defining a Proper Role for Prisons"

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 - 2:51 pm

Over at the Windsor Star, a Canadian newspaper, James C. Morton a lawyer, takes a look at the prison system as it is now, and provides a bit of history about prisons and how societies have viewed prisons over time.

Here are some select quotes

Using them [prisons] to reduce drug crimes seems especially wrong-headed. Prisoners often become addicted to narcotics while in prison. That sounds preposterous, but it's true. The place we send society's most dangerous elements for rehabilitation is full of illegal drugs.

Americans for SWAT Reform

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Thu, May 14, 2009 - 11:59 pm

Here’s a website you can use to alert your elected officials to the astounding increase in the War on Drugs: http://www.swatReform.org/

Let’s hope our officials get the real message and reform how SWAT operates instead of swatting the notion of reform!

According the website, in 1980 there were fewer than 3,000 SWAT raids per year, however, currently there are more than 50,000 SWAT raids per year!

Chicago Experiences Explosion of Teen Deaths

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Fri, May 8, 2009 - 2:56 pm

Minority youngsters dying weekly on Chicago's streets

http://www.CNN.com/2009/CRIME/05/...

An article at CNN provides some detail on the growing violence in Chicago, particularly among kids.

What’s the answer? End prohibition of drugs, legalize and regulate drugs via state stores, legitimate drugs stores, etc… This removes the black market, the huge profits, and the violence associated with it.

Some U.S. Citizens Cheer Death Penalty Before Conviction

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Tue, May 5, 2009 - 5:52 pm

Pregnant Briton denied lawyer visit in Laos, rights group says

http://www.CNN.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/05/laos.british.woman.death.pen...
Samantha Orobator A young woman named Samantha Orobator has been arrested in Laos and charged with carrying about 1 pound (1/2 kilogram) of heroin.

Sorry to say but the justice system there seems seriously out of whack. It seems the Laotian government wants her to be shot dead, executed. My guess is they are gunning for a public execution as well. (However there is confusion over if, when, and how she is pregnant, which could forestall execution.)

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