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From the civil liberty battle for the legalization of marijuana to the civil injustice of America's police.
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5 Differences Between Sativa and Indica

5 Differences Between Sativa and Indica | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
Cannabis Sativa L. is the binomial name or the species name for the cannabis plant. It is from the family of plants known as Canabaceae, which includes other plants like Hops and Hackberries.
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How Much Does Israel Cost The Average American?

How Much Does Israel Cost The Average American? | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
While so many Americans are subsisting on food stamps, losing their homes, and accumulating credit card debt they will never be able to pay off, the US is giving Israel $3 billion in direct foreign aid every year and, according to Congressman James Traficant, another $12-17 billion in indirect aid …
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Former Al-Qaeda Operative Claims Qaeda/ISIS Run By The CIA

Former Al-Qaeda Operative Claims Qaeda/ISIS Run By The CIA | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
According to Nabil Na’eem, founding member of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and a former commander of al-Qaeda, all current al-Qaeda affiliates are nothing more than offshoots of an overarching CIA terror operation.
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Diane Sawyer Misrepresents Footage of Palestinian Bombing Victims as Israelis

Watch Diane Sawyer refer to Palestinian victims of Israeli Air Force raids as Israelis. This is why you shouldn't watch American media. It's not news, it's propaganda.

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This Kid Made an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians

This Kid Made an App That Exposes Sellout Politicians | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it

With US politics swimming in so much corporate money that it's pretty much an oligarchy, it can be hard to keep track of all the corruption. Luckily, there's an app for that.

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Marijuana Farmers Market Coming to L.A.'s Eastside

Marijuana Farmers Market Coming to L.A.'s Eastside | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
An Eastside dispensary is planning on hosting a marijuana farmer's market during the 4th of July weekend. What could be more patriotic? The West Coast Collective dispensary plans to hold the California Heritage Market outdoors on its property, says the organizer of the farmer's market, Paizley Bradbury, who's also director of the medical retailer...
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Woman Draws a Self-Portrait Before And After the Use of LSD

Woman Draws a Self-Portrait Before And After the Use of LSD | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
According to some users, it’s hard to exactly put into words what drugs do to your body and brain. Therefore, a reddit
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On the 10th Anniversary of his passing, "Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan"

On the 10th Anniversary of his passing, "Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan" | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
J.G. Ballard's short fiction, "Why I Want To Fuck Ronald Reagan," is a remarkable and remarkably prescient piece written in 1967, 13 years prior to Reagan's nomination as his party's candidate for pre…
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Colorado Sells $19 Million in Cannabis in March: $1.9 Million Goes to Schools and Crime Down 10%

Colorado Sells $19 Million in Cannabis in March: $1.9 Million Goes to Schools and Crime Down 10% | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
All the naysayers who were against marijuana legalization are eating crow about now. Colorado’s weed sales just keep trending up,…
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Fighting in Ukraine Escalates as Militia Groups Flock to Donetsk

Fighting in Ukraine Escalates as Militia Groups Flock to Donetsk | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
Paramilitary groups on both sides join the conflict roiling in eastern Ukraine.
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Marijuana Sizzurp Hits the L.A. Market

Marijuana Sizzurp Hits the L.A. Market | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
The real sizzurp doesn't make you stupid enough, right? So what you really need is a marijuana-infused sizzurp, yeah? Your prayers have been answered, Justin Bieber, because a Southern California company has combined your (alleged) two favorite things, THC and lean, into one, groundbreaking product. Well, sort of. See also: Ravers...
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FBI chief says anti-marijuana policy hinders the hiring of cyber experts

FBI chief says anti-marijuana policy hinders the hiring of cyber experts | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
FBI cyber recruits "want to smoke weed on the way to the interview," Comey says.
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If you read one thing about Michael Sam, let it be this. Also, Fuck Newt Gingrich.

If you read one thing about Michael Sam, let it be this. Also, Fuck Newt Gingrich. | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
Newt Gingrich just doesn't understand why people can't be tolerant of other people's intolerance of Michael Sam.
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Here's What to Do: Go to a Bar By Yourself and Read a Book

Here's What to Do: Go to a Bar By Yourself and Read a Book | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
In L.A., people don't usually go to bars alone. Sure, it can be intimidating, but partly it's because many Angelenos don't want to be seen at a bar alone. But for those brave enough to do it, reading a book in a dimly-lit bar is the thing to do. "When I...
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WeedMaps Tells New York Times to Stop Drug Testing Its Writers for Pot if It's So Pro-Legalization

WeedMaps Tells New York Times to Stop Drug Testing Its Writers for Pot if It's So Pro-Legalization | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
The New York Times made huge headlines over the weekend when its editorial board called for the "national legalization" of marijuana. Pro-pot groups were crawling over each other so they could be among the first to offer the deepest, we-are-not-worthy bows to the newspaper of record in the United States...
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Binge Drinkers Rule the World

Binge Drinkers Rule the World | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
An upcoming study shows that the more you engage in binge drinking, the higher your social status. But that doesn’t mean you should start hitting the bottle.
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What happens when you offer the president some weed

What happens when you offer the president some weed | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
Barack Obama, an admitted one-time pot smoker, couldn’t hold back a big laugh at this.
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Check out what entry-level salaries at Walmart look like in a state without a minimum wage

Check out what entry-level salaries at Walmart look like in a state without a minimum wage | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
Business is really booming in North Dakota.
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Study: Criminals Prefer Handguns Over 'Assault Rifles'

Study: Criminals Prefer Handguns Over 'Assault Rifles' | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
According to the "Geneva-based research project Small Arms Survey" the guns that U.S. police seize "from gang members, felons, and drug traffickers in the U.S." are handguns 77 percent of the time and rifles of any sort--including "assault rifles"--less than 12 percent of the time.
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Twitter maps our favorite drugs in every region

Twitter maps our favorite drugs in every region | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it

Where can you find the sex capital of America? What about drugs and gambling?

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John Oliver’s net neutrality rant crashed FCC servers with 45,000 commenters

John Oliver’s net neutrality rant crashed FCC servers with 45,000 commenters | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
You did good, internet. You did good.
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248 armed conflicts after WW2; US started 201 (81%), killing 30 million

248 armed conflicts after WW2; US started 201 (81%), killing 30 million | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
People around the world view the US as the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country.
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The People's Republic of Luhansk's New Minister of Culture Likes to Drink Publicly, Topless

The People's Republic of Luhansk's New Minister of Culture Likes to Drink Publicly, Topless | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it

Josef Stalin once said that "cadres determine everything," and it's never truer than when you want to secure the gains of your revolution—and this was Stalin's expertise.

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California Law Would Force Cops to Return Bongs and Weed to their Rightful Stoners

California Law Would Force Cops to Return Bongs and Weed to their Rightful Stoners | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it

Puff puff PASS this law!

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The Controversial Answer To America's Heroin Surge

The Controversial Answer To America's Heroin Surge | "Drugs" and Government Thugs | Scoop.it
With heroin use at epidemic levels, harm reduction — a bold, long-contested approach to treating addicts — is gaining political traction. But are we ready to make it easier to shoot her...
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