Johann Hari wanted to find out why people get addicted to drugs and ended up making some startling conclusions. Yet, not surprisingly, all the war on drugs policies countries have implemented have only increased the addiction problem. Addiction is more complex to solve than just hurting the people who use drugs.
What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do (Read more…)
Here the case is made that “global warming” was supplanted by “climate change” because it sounded less urgent, (much as tarsands became oilsands), and other history is presented about the Denial movement infesting political discourse.
Bad Science: A Resource Book – described in Merchants of Doubt as a “how-to handbook for fact fighters”.
Produced by the tobacco industry to help any industry fight any legislation that responded to scientific findings, this was a representation of big tobacco’s playbook in written form.
The book provided soundbites and ready-made talking points to arm any industry fighting regulation. Among the (Read more…)
When a ‘night out with the boys and snake’ goes terribly wrong, you get an international disgrace.
Remember the snake thrown behind the counter at Tim Horton's Dec 8th? YEP! There's video. http://t.co/vVYPHvvTeM
— David Kirton (@dkckom) January 12, 2015
This is why drinking isn’t allowed in public, it’s because of people with alcohol problems who get drunk, go to a fast food coffee place with their cans of Pilsner, and make trouble for the staff there while swearing as much as possible to make things even more awkward.
CKOM: “Luke Apooch and Christopher Cook face charges of mischief, (Read more…)
The Mountie made famous last year by the media and the RCMP for being punished while smoking medicinal marijuana while in uniform, has died of an undisclosed cause. He was facing sentencing for charges in the fallout of the scandal last year.
The war on drugs is a backwards, destructive, and anti-human campaign that has destroyed lives. It was launched by Nixon and since then it the ‘war’ has negatively impacted everything it touches from people’s lives to the global economy.
The USA tries to enforce it’s inflexible approach around the world, yet at home many states are realizing that it’s a foolish approach. Vermont has now openly backed out of the ignorant ‘battle’ against drugs and is taking a more educated approach: helping people who are addicted rather than punishing them.
Vermont has passed a battery of reforms that have turned (Read more…)
Yesterday (April 30, 2014), I thought that the most exciting political news of the day was the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) laboriously working its way through about 300 amendments to Bill C-23, the so-called “Fair Elections Act.” Exactly as expected, the government-dominated committee was busy voting down … Continue Reading
…they do the work because they want to re-produce the type of city they want to live- the type of city that is worth living in. … …not all entertainment is built the same- some of these very worth while performers and promotors can’t jump through your hoops, or will grow tired doing so. These local, smaller-name talent will seek other places with fewer restrictions- and those other cities, their citizens and tourism will benefit from it. You have local artists just trying to build a city they want to live it- why are you squashing their efforts? One of the (Read more…)
We've contacted the fed gov't & Ukrn-Cdn groups to determine best way to support freedom & democracy in Ukraine. We will act on that advice.— Brad Wall (@PremierBradWall) February 24, 2014
Premier Brad Wall says gov't is looking at options to pull Russian liquor products from provincial stores in response to crisis in Ukraine— Marco Vigliotti (@Metro_Marco) March 20, 2014
Premier Wall, having gorged himself with other Canadian politicians on weeks of Russian Olympics propaganda, now considers Russian intoxicants to be the enemy.
What a game! Saskatchewan's @wick_22 & the Canadian Women's Hockey team are golden!!!
Congrats!! #WeAreWinter (Read more…)
Yep, more reason why Bitcoins are here to stay Bitcoin ATM was a hit in Vancouver and now Toronto gets one. Located at King and Spadina, Bitcoin Decentral will function […]
Conservatives are not responsible for your neighbour’s children. Your neighbour’s children will be paying off debts incurred by Conservative Ministers, however. Conservatives only feel responsible for your neighbour’s children when they street race, have sex, use drugs, or are bullied. Full bellies are definitely not their responsibility, unless it’s unsafe meat. Why don’t hungry children benefit from the government’s “rigor” to “meet consumers expectations”? Are hungry children not “consumers”?
Why yes @JamesMoore_org, it is the job of those who have lots to ensure those who don't – esp kids – get enough too. #yourjob— (Read more…)