What I missed on my travel day…

Chris detailed the boundaries of gender distinction and forwarded info from the NYT on our success in the war on drugs:

“This year’s harvest will be around 6,100 metric tons of opium – a staggering 92 percent of total world supply. It exceeds global consumption by 30 percent.”
ANTONIO MARIA COSTA , head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, on Afghanistan’s record opium crop.

That’s about all that happened while I was off-line. But this morning I smiled and wept.

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One comment on “What I missed on my travel day…
  1. this yr’s impressive opium crop is just another condition of drug prohibition…the “War on Drugs” has been going on for 36 yrs and in that time, drugs have become more available, more potent, and in many cases, cheaper than ever before…at the same time America has spent a trillion dollars fighting the drug war…and America has built the largest prison system in the world…bigger than China, India, Russia and the entire European Union.
    Why isn’t our drug policy efficacy challenged? And why don’t people remember the failure of alcohol prohibition?
    Well, this grp of people who have been tasked with carrying out the policy are coming out against it: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is comprised of cops, judges, prison wardens, prosecutors and others in the criminal justice system as well as concerned citizens, who call fo an end to the drug war. Crime, violence, disease and death would all be greatly reduced if we regulated all drugs. And who better to explain the policy than the cops that have been part of the machine? See the website at http://www.leap.cc.
    Mike Smithson
    speakers bureau coordinator
    Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
    315-243-5844 speakers@leap.cc

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