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Friday, October 19, 2007

This Week on Drugs

posted by on October 19 at 12:30 PM

Crackhead in the Courthouse: Bush appointee prosecutes drug charges over murder.

Winehouse in the Bighouse: Caught with pot.

The Gays: Popping four times more Viagra than the straights.

The Straights: Middle school under pressure to not dispense prescription birth control.

The Pregnant: Woman miscarries after Walgreens gives her chemo pills.

That $15 Billion “Counter-Narcoterrorism” Contract? Blackwater wants it.

That $8.5 Billion Counternarcotics Program in Mexico? Might be as effective as reducing cocaine in Colombia and opium in Afghanistan.

That Part About Saying You’re an Alcoholic? Ninth Circuit Court considers whether court-mandated NA and AA classes violate First Amendment.

That Part About Cruel and Unusual? Supremes put lethal injection in stasis.

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1

Marijuana a drug? That's ridiculous.

Posted by Catman | October 19, 2007 12:49 PM
2

Anything that makes Doritos and M&Ms taste good in the same bite is a drug.

Posted by Dominic Holden | October 19, 2007 12:56 PM
3

MSG is a drug? Can I snort it? What happens if I rub it in my eye?

Posted by NaFun | October 19, 2007 1:08 PM
4

AA is a religion. It is as wrong to force a person to join AA as it would be to mandate that you go to mass. The success rate for AA'ers being sober after a hear is exactly the same as those who quit on their own. About 5% to 10%.

Posted by Heather | October 19, 2007 1:24 PM
5

Correction, should read "after a year".
(yes I am sober)

Posted by Heather | October 19, 2007 1:26 PM
6

Your link regarding Blackwater indicates that they are among a group of 5 competing for the contract, not that they have been awarded it.

Posted by Lake | October 19, 2007 1:47 PM
7

"Blackwater confirmed its participation, but the other vendors did not respond to inquiries."

Posted by taps | October 19, 2007 2:04 PM
8

from 6 @7

I'm really not trying to be snarky here,but:


This gives us the opportunity to bid on this work,” said Linda Hartwig, an ARINC spokesperson. “We don’t have a lot of details yet, but we do know that this is an expansion of what [the U.S] is already doing to fight drug trafficking, and that 80 percent of the work will be overseas.”

Hartwig said the other participating vendors are defense giants Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, and security contractor Blackwater USA. Blackwater confirmed its participation, but the other vendors did not respond to inquiries.

They are clearly participating in the BIDDING process.

Posted by Lake | October 19, 2007 4:45 PM
9

Oops, end quote should be after inquiries. Should have just written the damn html for blocks.

Posted by Lake | October 19, 2007 4:46 PM
10

Done, Lake. Thanks.

Posted by Dominic Holden | October 19, 2007 6:01 PM

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