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The Government's Sorta-Kinda-Maybe Logic
Posted by CN Staff on May 13, 2008 at 04:18:39 PT
By David Harsanyi, Denver Post Staff Writer
Source: Denver Post 
USA -- It could be argued that the most useless job in Washington, D.C., is held by John Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He's otherwise known as the country's Drug Czar. And when you consider the spectacular number of useless jobs in Washington, that's quite an accomplishment. No one is saying, of course, that it's easy being a figurehead of a cost-inefficient organization charged with implementing the biggest domestic policy disaster since Prohibition. 
After all, it means advocating that thousands of non-violent offenders be sent to prison  quite often after paramilitary raids have reeled them in. It means denying citizens dying of cancer, AIDS and other painful diseases the medical marijuana they claim alleviates their pain. It means ignoring the will of citizens in states like California and Colorado, where medical marijuana was legalized. Being the Drug Czar means overstating and misleading Americans with so-called studies. He's not alone. From the Centers for Disease Control to the Surgeon General, government agencies are under the impression that when their view of some "greater good" is at stake, concocting studies to propagate flawed policy is acceptable. Take, if you will, the new report titled "Teen Marijuana Use Worsens Depression: An Analysis of Recent Data Shows 'Self-Medicating' Could Actually Make Things Worse." Scary stuff. "Adolescent marijuana use may be a factor that triggers psychosis, depression, and other mental illness," explains Walters, who admits "research about causality is still ongoing." Ongoing, doubtlessly, until Walters unearths the answer he's looking for.  Snipped   Complete Article: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_9235928Source: Denver Post (CO)Author: David Harsanyi, Denver Post Staff WriterPublished: May 12, 2008Copyright: 2008 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: http://www.denverpost.com/Contact: openforum denverpost.comRelated Articles:Drug Czar Links Marijuana Use and Depressionhttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread23920.shtmlTeen Marijuana Use Linked To Later Illnesshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread23918.shtmlTeen Use of Pot Can Lead To Dependencyhttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread23917.shtml
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Comment #4 posted by observer on May 13, 2008 at 11:00:29 PT
Prohibition Government Lies
This does not excuse the fact that government agencies have become public relations firms that attempt to manipulate public opinion rather than simply implement policy. Should government be self-servingly selective in the studies they rely on?"Public relations" is a euphemism for "propaganda". In other words,Government agencies are propaganda mouthpieces that attempt to manipulate people.Keep in mind, that "propaganda" can often be another word for "lying".Government agencies lie to manipulate people.Government speaks with forked tongue. Government wants to inject you full of special government potions. Government will happily crush the life out of you, by hitting you with a taser, then standing on your chest when you seize in an epileptic fit and thus can't "comply" and be still. This government will make you "still", all right. Forked tongue. Poison fangs. Crushes the breath out of you. Looks like a big serpent to me. 
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Comment #3 posted by OverwhelmSam on May 13, 2008 at 09:10:17 PT
What's The Matter Johnny Wohnny?
Did you snub your finger? Why scramble so vehemently against marijuana all of a sudden? Are you fast losing support for your dead drug war? Wondering where your next paycheck is coming from? Sucks when no one understands, doesn't it? I hope you get hit by a car in your own driveway. LOL
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on May 13, 2008 at 05:31:01 PT
R.I. Senate To Vote on Bill Permitting MMJ Sales
R.I. Senate To Vote on Bill Permitting Marijuana Sales May 13, 2008 
Rhode Island State House 
 
 
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's Senate is expected to vote on a bill allowing nonprofit stores to sell marijuana to chronically ill patients.The proposal was scheduled for a floor vote Tuesday afternoon in the Senate. If adopted, it would then head to the House.In 2006, Rhode Island became the eleventh state to permit medical patients and their caregivers to possess small amounts of marijuana. But state lawmakers never specified how patients were supposed to buy marijuana.The drug remains illegal under federal law.Rep. Thomas Slater, who supports the proposal, says Rhode Island needs regulated marijuana stores so patients are not attacked by violent street dealers. Federal officials oppose the medical marijuana program and have raided marijuana shops in California.Copyright: 2008 by The Associated Presshttp://www.eyewitnessnewstv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8314793&nav=F2DO
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on May 13, 2008 at 05:26:24 PT
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Note: John Walters is a useless flawed disaster. -0-He's more harmfull than the plant itself.
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