Comments on: Einstein, insanity and the war on drugs http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/03/einstein-insanity-and-the-war-on-drugs/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: iso belgesi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/03/einstein-insanity-and-the-war-on-drugs/#comment-277565 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:45:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=797#comment-277565 The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

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By: güncel haber http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/03/einstein-insanity-and-the-war-on-drugs/#comment-252552 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:08:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=797#comment-252552 If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

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By: darcmac http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/03/einstein-insanity-and-the-war-on-drugs/#comment-33624 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:52:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=797#comment-33624 Re: “Heroin and cocaine were legal and then banned because of the harm they were doing people…”

You need to watch that History Channel show again because you clearly missed what they actually said (or go do some independent research). Heroine and cocaine were not banned because of the harm they were doing people; they were demonized because of racial intolerance of Chinese immigrants and Southern blacks, respectively, and then legislated under the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914 which circumvented the Constitution of the United States to appease political interests in those states concerned as well as the League of Nations.

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By: gjfj http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/03/einstein-insanity-and-the-war-on-drugs/#comment-12918 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:07:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=797#comment-12918 iversary of prohibition’s end by Harvard economist Jeffrey A. Miron. He estimates that legalizing drugs would inject $76.8 billion a year into the U.S. economy — $44.1 billion through savings on law enforcement and at least $32.7 billion in tax revenu

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By: James Raider http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/03/einstein-insanity-and-the-war-on-drugs/#comment-11944 Thu, 02 Apr 2009 01:20:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=797#comment-11944 THE WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON OUR OWN SOCIETY

Prohibition strains the Constitution and The War on Drugs has been a misguided failure. END IT.

http://pacificgatepost.blogspot.com/2009  /04/war-on-drugs-time-for-change.html

Time to regain control of our streets and our sanity.

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/03/einstein-insanity-and-the-war-on-drugs/#comment-6747 Sat, 31 Jan 2009 02:46:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=797#comment-6747 “If you put faith in declarations by the United Nations, a “drug-free world” is an attainable goal and the war on drugs all but over.”

The last time anyone in the UN tried to raise a hand and say “this isnt working right” about prohibition (the WHO report on Cocaine), the United States threatened to pull all funding of the WHO if they released it, hence the report died.

Moral to that story? Dont expect the US to have as much genuine support as it may seem.

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By: Anirban http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/03/einstein-insanity-and-the-war-on-drugs/#comment-4252 Tue, 30 Dec 2008 07:58:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=797#comment-4252 The drug addition in America is increasing violently along with the cocaine production. But there is a good news that the fight against this evil going on by this country and California Drug rehabilitation center is one of the leading organisation which are fighting against addiction.

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By: Gerard http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/03/einstein-insanity-and-the-war-on-drugs/#comment-3897 Wed, 24 Dec 2008 15:40:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=797#comment-3897 Keeping drugs illegal is a failed policy. What it does is create drug cartels with no respect for human life, corrupt officials at the borders, increase the profits of the private prison providers and keep the DEA spending $20bil for nothing gained! Poppy production in Afghanistan is at records levels as they sell heroin to buy guns to fight our guys!
Read Forbes December 22 “The Next Disaster” which is the effect of violence exploding across our border all related to drug profits.
Support LEAP and let’s try to get the new administration to listen to the people.
Please write to http://change.gov/page/s/economy and let our new President understand your concerns.
It’s time to wake up America.

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By: Bill http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/03/einstein-insanity-and-the-war-on-drugs/#comment-3309 Tue, 16 Dec 2008 14:37:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=797#comment-3309 I’m delighted to see a rational article about how crazy the “war on drugs” is. In addition to its other dysfunctional features, it has been the most powerful tool used against low-income people of color since slavery. And the idea that we should only modify SOME of our prohibitions, e.g. decriminalizing small quantities of marijuana, makes as much sense as saying that in 1933 they should have decriminalized six packs of beer. (Don’t mention legalizing gin, that’s too controversial!) The basic prohibitionist approach is not amenable to tinkering at the margins. It is fatally flawed and must be overturned completely. The sooner the better.

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By: Kirk Muse http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/12/03/einstein-insanity-and-the-war-on-drugs/#comment-3302 Tue, 16 Dec 2008 12:01:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=797#comment-3302 Addiction is usually not a problem unless the substance people are
addicted to is illegal. Lots of people are addicted to products containing caffeine, myself included. I could quit if I wanted to, but I don’t want to.

Addiction to coffee containing caffeine is affordable for most people.
Almost nobody has to rob, steal or commit acts of prostitution to
purchase coffee.

Criminalize coffee and the situation would soon change. Then coffee
would be untaxed, unregulated and controlled by criminals and very
expensive — just like marijuana is today. How would coffee consumers
feel if their beverage of choice was criminalized by our nanny-state
government?

Probably the same way marijuana consumers feel today.

Kirk Muse

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