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Friday, December 28, 2007

This Week on Drugs

posted by on December 28 at 18:22 PM

Cancer Cells Are Like People: Less ambitious when stoned.

Iím Definitely Switching: Theyíre replacing regular coffee with genetically modified coffee. Letís see if you can tell the difference.

Capitol Bill: Federal ban on D.C. needle exchange lifted.

Imported: More meth in 2007.

Highway Patrol: Officer charged with stealing $1 million in cocaine.

Europe: Where cocaineís wind blows.

Vietnam: 43 traffickers sent to the firing squad.

Ecuador President: My father was a drug mule.

Australian Smokers: 6-in-10 are dolts.

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1

Is the coffee variety GMO? The article doesn't actually say that.

Posted by Natalie | December 28, 2007 6:37 PM
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The article doesn't say specifically, but it does reference the related coffee genome sequencing research--so it appears that these beans are genetically engineered somehow.

Posted by Dominic Holden | December 28, 2007 7:48 PM
3

Australia is basically an entire continent of Omak residents.

Posted by laterite | December 28, 2007 8:15 PM
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Yes. As far as Australia is concerned, a 6/10 idiocy rate is something to _aim_ for. Australia is a country modelled on English prisoners and wardens beating the shit out of dark-skinned natives and forcing them out to the desert in tin shacks, then having the audacity to tell others not to "invade" "our country". On the whole, Australia is even dumber than America.

Posted by Donovan | December 28, 2007 9:28 PM
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Let's not be too hard on the Aussies. First, it seems a bit hypocritical for Americans to criticize the way another country has treated its dark skinned residents. Also, they did recently get rid of their Bush toady Prime Minister and elect someone who opposes the Iraq war and is committed to the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas. Maybe someday we'll do the same.

Posted by RainMan | December 28, 2007 10:50 PM
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Australians: Gee, so a little propaganda by the tobacco companies produces serious denial by the local population; never knew *cough cough* global climate change denial *cough cough* that could EVER happen !

Posted by Colton | December 28, 2007 11:00 PM
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Yeah, the Ozzies also pretty much rule the known world when it comes to harm reduction programs...they've got something like 6 times the number of syringe exchange as the US, with a fraction of the population.

Despite the frat boys on Fosters image, they're actually quite pragmatic and sensible.

Posted by gnossos | December 29, 2007 1:46 AM
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10 out of 10 smokers, no matter the continent, are dolts.

Posted by David In Wedgwood | December 29, 2007 6:50 AM
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Once Australians reached the New Guinean highlands (pretty much the only inhabitable part of the island) in the 1930s, they begged off conquering and colonizing the area. It would seem that they finally learned their lesson in that regard, too bad for Australian Aborigines that they didn't learn it soon enough.

Posted by keshmeshi | December 29, 2007 1:31 PM

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