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DEA agents strap on weapons to teach elementary school children about drugs

A Teller County reporter for TMJ snapped this photo of the DEA visiting a local elementary school to give a presentation advising children against the use of drugs. The DEA agents landed a helicopter on the school playground to join reservists already deployed. Despite having secured the perimeter, and disarmed the kids, weapons were the show and tell.

I’ll believe drugs are victimless when a pot activist gets off the couch for an issue other than access to his addiction

I know as many functional drug users as victims of substance abuse addiction, so it's a complicated issue for me. I'm against drug criminalization fueling our prison industrial complex, but marijuana rights activism seems too guided by self-interest for my comfort. Is your access to pot more urgent than suffering, injustice and inequity? Of course that may be my privilege speaking. It's a condescending bugger.

US gov supported ‘disappearing’ people in Colombia and now runs Mexican ‘drug war’ killings out of Peterson AFB

The US currently intervenes inside Mexico by running Mexico's 'drug war' out of Peterson AFB, located right here in Colorado Springs where NORTHCOM is located. What track record do the US government and military have in their bloody Made-in-the-USA 'drug wars' in the Americas? See Killing in The Name of... Death Squads, Murder and U.S. Corruption in Colombia.

Moms For Pot, damn the kids

For Mother's Day I was wondering about... MOMS FOR MARIJUANA. Are you kidding me?! Could cannabis users choosing motherdom as commonality for a niche advocacy group be any more half-baked? Motherhood is more than a special interest, demographic or hobby; it bears maternal responsibility. Women For Marijuana for example, doesn't imply there are children around. One infers from Moms For Pot that there's a role for drugs in the mothering process, a Just-Say-Yes policy in store for her children, if even there's an age of consent. 33585

Recreational Psycho-Pharmaceuticals R Us

So, after hearing the Wrong Wing mocking Leftist underground movements (they don't use "grass root" to describe it , believing their corporate- paid teabags invented it) as "ineffective" from one side of, for want of a better word, their "faces"... and bitterly complain from the other side that Hippies cost "Us" the Vietnam non-war. 26171

New Front in the War on Reason… Hypnosis videos/audios

Yep, you heard it on News 5 (local NBC station) first! Pueblo County Sheriff department is "concerned" that hypnotic audio downloaded from "youtube" (no, sheriff, that would be the Videos) and titled "Electronic (dope name)" while not Illegal, "glorify the Real Drugs and might get the kids started on the Real Drugs". Naturally the PTA is concerned. Can't have the kids using binaural audios which actually increase concentration and improve study habits, nope nope nope dope. O...M...G...! they must be having a real slow news season wherein the only stories that can be done are made up Yellow Journalism... or perhaps the situations in the Philippines, the Yellow Sea oil spill, the continuing troubles in the Gulfs, 18925

Never mind the dog, beware of owner… Cute, maybe. Effective, nope.

Guns are what you call "simple". They're a simple piston engine, the very simplest being a piece of tubing, a nail and something to snug the nail to the inside of the tube for maximum pressure, then you simply make with a puff of air. With a little practice you can put that nail right through somebod errr Some Thing. Accurate shooting of anything only takes a little practice. Bow and arrow, slingshot, off your mouth, ... a couple of hours of practice and you have that part down pat. What takes a lifetime commitment is how to NOT shoot accidentally, not shoot in fits of rage, not become a murderer. AND, keeping YOUR gun out of the hands of people who don't care about safety or Human Life in general or specifically. When you take up the Gun, like taking up the Sword, your intention is to kill somebody. Pure and simple and you can dress it up as "self defense" if you want, but it's still Killing Some Human Being. By the way, an AK 47 or any other military rifle isn't a hunting device. Unless you want to gut-shoot the animal thus rendering the meat really unsafe

“Suspected” Illegal Immigrants shoot and wound AZ Deputy over “suspected” bales of Marijuana.

Only thing missing, several things actually, are the bales of Marijuana and the suspects. The only thing tying immigration and Smuggling to his shooting is his testimony. And, really, Pigs LIE. They lie even when they don't have to lie. But any time they fire a shot, for whatever the real reason is, they'll LIE about the person at whom they're shooting. Happens, so it seems, every damn day. They lie to cover their guilt when they arrest somebody for the non-crime of talking back to them. They Lie to cover their use of tasers, beatings while the inmate is handcuffed, and the jailhouse "Suicides" which are quite often the actions of Killer Kops. They have accomplices who regularly accept anything that spews forth from their Lying Pig Snouts. Judges, Prosecutors, the jail doctors (themselves deputized Kops who aren't going to ever testify against their fellow PIGS.) and the Coroner, also a Pig who won't testify against his fellow Pigs. But even lacking anything beyond the word of the PIG, Fox News and all the "Back the Badge " MORONS who infest this nation are going to chant that it WAS Illegal Aliens, that it WAS marijuana smuggling... Because that's their

Military Intelligence Inaction

The Coast Guard is going to set fire to the oil slick from the Deepwater corporate boo-boo. Deliberately. You know, the Coast Guard DO get first pick of the finest confiscated Recreational Psychopharmaceuticals. 16312

Yeee-Haww! Gun Totin’ Elmer Fudd students to plan next Columbine at CU

Of course, they don't want to actually shoot PEOPLE, mind you, just the faceless (to them) threats like Liberals, Blacks, "meskins" Indians, Ay-Rabs, and anybody smarter than themselves. --Dudes, I'll put this to you bluntly... carrying a Gun is not going to turn you into a Bad-ass. Rambo was a movie. A work of Fiction. John Wayne was an Actor and to the best of anybody's knowledge never shot anybody. Every single one of his movies, including the "historical dramas" was a work of Fiction. I know, he didn't star in Rambo, but the same logic applies to Sylvester Stallone. Your fears about whichever of Your Fellow Americans you intend to shoot or try to intimidate into submission with your Big Bad Gun won't go away, and neither will the people you think will be intimidated by Your Big Bad Gun. 16034

Sleeping drug manufacturer: Injuries caused by patients’ fault, not drug

They cite patients using other drugs in combination, including Alcohol, saying "Frankly, the patients need to be more honest." They also cited the Internet getting the information into the hands of the Patients (who the company prefers would remain ignorant, shut up and do exactly what they're told) for providing information on side effects, APPARENTLY so the patients can have the information needed to sue when the Drug screws them up.

Cheyenne Mtn white-flight or white lie?

There is an aspect about the Cheyenne Mountain High School drug bust story that most interests me. An insider aught to be able to confirm it: Did the student who narc'd on his druggie friends really have to move --siblings, household and all-- straight out of town? That weekend, the rumor goes, so terrified was his/her family of the wrath of the "íMEXICAN NATIONALS!" 5825

Black tar heroin bust spoils Cheyenne Mountain High School White Christmas

I'll admit I was pretty floored when I read that students at Cheyenne Mountain High School -- my kids' school -- were busted for using and dealing heroin. Apparently, a hired drug-sniffing dog led police to a locker containing Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication, that hadn't been prescribed for the locker's owner. The word is that this kid ratted out his fellow drug-using students. Whether this was an attempt to minimize his crime, or to strike a plea bargain of some kind, I don't know. I called my college girl with breaking news of the drug busts. "Yeah," she said, nearly yawning, or so it seemed, "it's not 25 kids, it's only 15. I heard the two dealers are facing 7 to 12 and the rest of the kids are being sent to rehab." With Facebook, news disseminates in real time so my scoop was already old news to her. 5781

The mellow waters of the Springs

Last week the Gazette reported that Colorado Springs had been found to have methadone and Valium in our tap water, making us one mellow city indeed. Drugs found in Springs water This news was reported in the Denver papers, too, but nobody mentioned where the drugs were coming from? 4797

Mexico fed up with results on their country of US imposed drug war

Eleven headless bodies were dumped in a small town in the Yucatan peninsula on Thursday and another decapitated corpse was found nearby. Police suspect the Gulf cartel, and Mexican media say the victims were likely alive when their heads were cut off. On Saturday Over 150,000 march in Mexico against crime The government of the rich in Mexico took the US money to help militarize further their own country. The results are in, Mexico is becoming another Colombia North. The people pay the price for the corruption of their government of misleaders tied to the Yankees of DC.

If it sounds too good to be true

...it probably is.   Jamaica's Usain Bolt won both the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints in world record time, something that hasn't been done in 32 years. The Jamaican women, led by Shelly-Ann Fraser, swept the 100-meter race. Today another Jamaican woman, Veronica Campbell-Brown won the 200 meter sprint. A single country winning gold in all four sprints hasn't happened since the USA did it in 1988. 4338

Thank you Obama’s Reverend Wright

What a fantastic development, to have Barack Obama unmasked still early into the election, bursting the giddy bubble which his fans regard as the change Obama offers from Centrism/Neoliberalism/Neoconartistry. Obama is not only denouncing Reverend Jeremiah Wright's statements. Obama is now telling Americans over-regulation is a problem, Obama is endorsing charter schools, Obama is conceding that some Republican policies are preferable to those of Democrats... 3274

Meth lab bust on undeveloped westside

Westside traffic was impeded Wednesday by a methamphetamine lab cleanup on Colorado Avenue. Police and fire trucks surrounded the old house while firemen removed hazardous substances in cardboard boxes. Likely the only recourse for this clapboard house will be demolition. Meth labs are fast-tracks for slumlords to flip their properties to developers. 2758

Oaksterdam University

California is one of 12 states wherein the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is legal. But what happens when a cannabis patient applies for a job that requires a drug test? Surely an employer must overlook the level of THC in the blood of a legal pot user? Not so. California courts have ruled that employers are allowed to discriminate against legal stoners -- something about federal law trumping state law. Jefferson must be turning over in his grave. 2753

Britney -just what big pharma ordered

No need to address alcohol or drug abuse, there’s a quick fix with psycho meds. Britney Spears could serve as an example for reform and rehabilitation or she can be a poster child for blaming our actions on ambiguous mental frailty.

Starbucks simply wants the yuppy monied nerds, and not you

Let's face it, coffee drinkers inside Starbucks reading The Independent instead of The New York Times or The Gazette are just not what Starbucks Management wants. It has nothing to do with a supposed single complaint about The Indy at all, but everything to do with having and keeping a yuppy monied image for their company, or not? Censorship for profit. 2345

Getting high with Darwin and Keynes

The war on drugs. Oh yes, it's a nasty endless little war, one that's filling our prisons with small-time users/entrepreneurs and costing the taxpayers billions. It's a war that hasn't helped our poor addicted countrymen one iota, and it's a war for which win-happy Bush has not yet declared victory. But neither has he hung his head in defeat, which he certainly should. 2342

Sub-Contracting the War on Terror

Not enough looting from the idiotically labeled 'War on Terror'? Lockheed, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon are 3 out of 5 companies to be getting $15,000,000,000 of our taxpayer money to 'fight drugs'. 1953

Tasers in the hands of human nature

I happened upon videos of cops tasering arrestees. Gruesome scenes of obvious sadistic indulgence. Sometimes prolonged and repeated. 1659

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