Ex-DEA Spokeswoman: ‘Marijuana Is Safe’, Kept Illegal Because It’s A ‘Cash Cow’

On this issue of cannabis I have gone from tacitly supporting prohibition. To supporting decriminalization. To supporting legalization. (This was over many years.) It has become obvious to me that the continued restrictions on marijuana really are about lining the pockets of cronies within the government and outside of it, particularly in Pharma.

I will say that no drug is totally “safe.” And pot can cause dependence on a psychological level. But generally, well, let’s be adults about things.

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How YouTube’s Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media (The ‘Adpocalypse’)

 

It’s not just Youtube. It’s Facebook and other social media too. The effort to combat what has been called “fake news”  is being used as an excuse by the #oldmedia to protect their marketshare. 

Guess who doesn’t like independent media?

  1. The old media companies that are being hammered.
  1. The politicians who have cozy relationships with the old media.
  2. The former “opinion makers”

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Steve Bannon (Allegedly) Dismisses Austrian Economics

Austrian economics is clear and concise. It is elegant in its simplicity. Ebb and flow. Markets clear. When manipulated undue harm is done markets and society.

We aren’t surprised to hear this from Mr. Bannon. We assumed that this was probably about where he was on the economics question. No fan of Austrian economics would call for a massive infrastructure program for instance. (As Bannon has.)

Saying that, Bannon is in many respects a breath of fresh air.

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Senator Franken says that the Constitution he follows is “different” from, well, The ACTUAL Constitution

Consider that Franken has sworn to uphold the Constitution. Not that “swearing” to uphold anything probably means much to him. In fact that is pretty clearly on display here –

“the document he (Scalia) revered looks very different from the one I have sworn to defend.”

Really? It looks different? I don’t think so. You, Mr. Franken may not like what the Constitution says, but the Constitution is pretty clear and relatively easy to read.

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