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††Drug Offenses Cost Indiana Students College Aid

Posted by CN Staff on April 17, 2006 at 12:50:36 PT
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Indianapolis -- Indiana leads the nation in the rate of college students being denied federal aid because of a law that bars those with drug convictions from receiving tuition assistance, a study published Monday showed.Since 2000, more than 8,900 Indiana students have lost their eligibility for federal financial aid because of drug offenses, according to an analysis by the advocacy group Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
That amounts to one out of every two hundred Indiana students who applied for aid.Nationwide, about 190,000 students lost their financial aid eligibility, the federal data show.Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Souder introduced the drug prohibition, which passed Congress in 1998."College students are adult enough to know that there are certain responsibilities that come with receiving funds from the American taxpayer," Souder said Monday in a statement. "The principle behind drug-free student loans is accountability, so as to help ensure that taxpayer funds are not wasted."Students were first required to answer whether they had been convicted for possessing or selling drugs during the 2000-01 school year. The law was modified this year to only affect drug convictions that occur while students are attending college.Critics say the law amounts to double jeopardy because it penalizes students twice for the same crime. Others say it unfairly affects poor students who depend on the financial assistance to attend college."There are scores of people around the country who commit any number of nondrug offenses, and the government doesn't stand in the way of their educations," said Adam Wolf, a lawyer representing a Ball State University student who is suing the federal government after she lost her financial aid for a year when police found marijuana in her car."The law doesn't deter drug use," he told The Indianapolis Star for a Monday story. "It deters an education."First-time offenders lose their financial aid eligibility for a limited time. Those with multiple offenses can lose the assistance indefinitely.IUPUI student Tonisha Mauldin worried she would have to drop out of school after police found marijuana in her apartment.The 19-year-old Muncie resident was spared a conviction in exchange for two years of probation and community service. While she acknowledges that students who are found with drugs should be punished, Mauldin said the law is too harsh."I really don't think it's fair," Mauldin said. "(It) has to do with the rest of our lives." Source: Associated Press (Wire)Published: Monday, April 17, 2006Copyright: 2006 Associated Press Related Articles & Web Site:SSDPhttp://www.ssdp.org/A Lie College Students Might Want To Tellhttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread21727.shtmlFederal Student Drug Law Under New Scrutinyhttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread20452.shtml

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Comment #13 posted by Max Flowers on April 19, 2006 at 10:13:07 PT

Sure enough
mayan: indeed...whig, thanks, that'll do it... I didn't realize the Washington Post had it covered. I'll add it as ---> CIA "Black Site" secret prisonslombar, thanks, yeah though pretty general, I think those qualify as well. The list grows and grows... I have a feeling it will travel far and wide on the net and the world in the not-too-distant future. If the Dems really want weapons to fight the right with, I don't see why they need much more than this list. If any voter would not be moved or convinced by this list, I think they would have to be die-hard bloodthirsty extremists anyway.But please, no one copy or disseminate this early draft yet, it's getting better daily. Let's give it a week or two.
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Comment #12 posted by mayan on April 18, 2006 at 17:20:25 PT

Max
Those are just the things we know about. Imagine what we don't know.
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Comment #11 posted by whig on April 18, 2006 at 11:15:08 PT

Max
http://tinyurl.com/bbqyx
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Comment #10 posted by lombar on April 18, 2006 at 11:12:53 PT

That is a big list...
Maybe I just missed it but..Spurred faster nuclear proliferation. Destroyed US international image.It's quite depressing to me. Freedom is for capital now and for what it can buy, justice. 
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Comment #9 posted by Max Flowers on April 18, 2006 at 11:01:16 PT

whig
Thanks, I'll add them. Although the secret detention camps thing, can you point me to a resource that has any info or evidence? I never heard much about it other than as a rumor (likewise with the secret detention camps I've heard have already been built in the US). As much as I detest Bush, I don't want to paint him with rumors. For this list they should be things that we know with a fair amount of certainty he and/or his administration did.And the Supreme Court thing, I wonder if we can actually blame him, I mean it was the way the "justices" voted... could Bush have had anything to do with they way they voted? Probably, but it's a tough case to make. Could you maybe rephrase the item?The one about Bagram reminded me of another huge one---remember the case of a huge number of Afghanis dying in a big sealed cargo truck type vehicle because the Marines or Army or whoever left them in there with no air and stacked on top of each other? That was a bona fide war crime. In WWII, the Nazis packed people in that tight and gassed them. In this incident in Afghanistan, people were packed in a space the same way (much worse actually, as I heard the victims were bound and stacked like cordwood!!) and asphyxiated. Method and manner of death is extremely similar. (shudder)
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Comment #8 posted by FoM on April 18, 2006 at 10:34:46 PT

 runderwo 
I sent an e-mail to Matt Elrod with your comment. I hope he can get it fixed ok. Let me know if and when it works ok. Sorry for the problem.
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Comment #7 posted by whig on April 18, 2006 at 10:29:22 PT

Max
You've obviously been working on that list for awhile. A couple I can think of to add:Bush v. Gore (2000 - Supreme Court selects Bush in a 5-4 split on tenuous grounds that the "safe harbor" statute trumps the constitutional process for resolving disputed electoral slate results in the House of Representatives.)Jose Padilla gets held in military detention for three years then is suddenly transferred to civilian custody to avoid Supreme Court review.Secret detention camps in Eastern Europe.Torture at Bagram, and other places known and unknown.Pretending to be looking for leaks that were authorized by Bush himself. (Kind of like OJ Simpson looking for the real killers on ever golf course in America.)There's lots more, I'm sure.
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Comment #5 posted by runderwo on April 17, 2006 at 17:50:12 PT

FoM
I am using a slower computer at work, and am unable to post with the text-based browser "ELinks". This used to work for a long time so something must have recently changed. Can you have your web guy test with this browser please? I get the following error:                                                                 The requested method POST is not allowed for the URL /news/21/thread21736.shtml.
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Comment #4 posted by runderwo on April 17, 2006 at 17:48:38 PT

souder
"The principle behind drug-free student loans is accountability, so as to help ensure that taxpayer funds are not wasted."That's rich. So why focus on drugs? How about alcohol, video games, girlfriends, anything that could potentially distract someone from their studies?Or better yet, why don't they simply do the sensible thing and pin continued financial aid on academic progress and community involvement, and NOTHING else. Why does it matter what I do in my free time, as long as my responsibilities are being met? Idiot.
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Comment #3 posted by mayan on April 17, 2006 at 17:03:52 PT

Tonight on C2C AM
Investigative journalist Peter Lance will be interviewed... http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/2006/04/17.htmlC2C Affiliates:
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/info/wheretolisten.html
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Comment #2 posted by mayan on April 17, 2006 at 16:35:49 PT

Souder Must Go
"The law doesn't deter drug use," he told The Indianapolis Star for a Monday story. "It deters an education."If society became educated it surely wouldn't put up with fascist dolts like Mark Souder. The dumbing down of America ensures that the rich and powerful stay rich and powerful. Those who advocate ignorance will reap what they sow.On an unrelated but very important note, Congressmen Dennis Kucinich and Peter DeFazio are trying to stop the Iran war before it starts. We must help them...Democratic Congressmen ask Bush about reports of US military operations in Iran: 
http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Democratic_Congressmen_ask_Bush_about_reports_0417.htmlTHE WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...Charlie Sheen Courageously Challenges 9/11 Orthodoxy On National TV:
http://prisonplanet.com/articles/april2006/150406sheenchallenges.htmMedia Spins Sheen's Comments As Minority View Despite Polls: 
http://www.infowars.com/articles/sept11/sheen_media_spins_kimmel_comments_despite_polls.htmAmerica's Gift - Charlie Sheen:
http://rense.com/general70/shn.htmMichael Ruppert Interview: Peak Oil, 9/11 and Sustainability: 
http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=17645BYU Professor Steven Jones Gives Update On 9/11 (video):
Researchhttp://www.911truthseekers.org/modules/weblog/details.php?blog_id=29Creators of 9/11 Documentary Loose Change on Air America:
http://www.911truthseekers.org/modules/weblog/details.php?blog_id=28Planes Simply Do Not Vaporize - Why Didnít They Show Us the Wreckage?
http://tvnewslies.org/blog/?p=355Citizens Counter-Coup: April Announcement:
http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20060417155921853The Three Stages Of Truth Regarding 9/11:
http://rense.com/general70/tjere.htm
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Comment #1 posted by OverwhelmSam on April 17, 2006 at 14:03:20 PT

Heh, Heh, Heh
So Souder doesn't want any educated pot heads? Too Late! LOLPot laws unfairly affect the poor. If I get busted, I can pay the little $2,000 fine/court costs/attorneys fees. But to many people, they have no choice but to plead guilty and accept the courts wrath. Totally unfair.
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