Here’s just one story of many like it out of Chicago on the treatment of NATO protestors.
The evils of smoking weed finally revealed! Well, if you think that not harming your lungs is an evil then, well, yeah. It’s evil.
A 20 year study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association of over 5,000 marijuana smokers found no correlation between smoking herb and lung damage. None. Actually, smokers had a slightly higher lung capacity than non-smokers:
“…essentially there is no significant relationship between marijuana exposure and impairment in lung function.”
“I think that the bottom line is that there does not appear to be any negative impact on lung function of marijuana smoking,”
It’s a great indictment of our society that we lock up over one million of our fellow citizens in prison for possessing a harmless plant, yet you can legally drink and smoke (tobacco) yourself into an early grave.
So skip that oil-burning drive in the car and stay home, twist one up, and read a good book!
End the war on drugs.
Yes, welcome to the police state that is America under Obama. What’s that? You thought Bush the lessor was bad on civil liberties? Yeah, not so much. All power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This much is clear. How many times are you Obama apologists going to sit back and ignore the systematic rolling back of our civil rights? Are you so short-sighted that you can’t possibly imagine these powers in the hands of a reactionary Republican president? These are your children’s and grandchildren’s rights being snatched out from under your nose. Where’s the outrage? When is it a convenient time to stand up for what is right? After it’s been made all but impossible to do so? This President ran on a principle of transparency but he’s operated with anything but. Of course it’s hard for some folks to complain from the comfort of their cubicles or corner offices surrounded by Chinese-made trinkets. Keep the people just comfortable enough that they aren’t willing to risk what little they have to exercise their RIGHT to speak out. It’s ok though. You can’t possibly see how this effects you right now so those who are speaking up are just paranoid. Or something.
“Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally been known to beat to death those citizens or groups who question that status.” -David Mamet