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Monday, July 7, 2008

Last Week on Drugs

posted by on July 7 at 11:56 AM

She Jumped! Police informant leaps from bridge.

A handcuffed prisoner in a summer dress jumped from the Sleepy Hollow Bridge instead of following through on an arranged drug deal for Columbia River Drug Task Force agents Tuesday night.

Sandra I. Duffy, 43, jumped about 20 feet to the water, which is about 48 degrees. She was handcuffed, with a coat draped over her hands to hide the restraints.

She Lived! But was recaptured.

“It turns out, that story that she was going to meet a seller was fabricated,” Moore said. “The whole time she’d been utilizing her cell phone, which was given back to her to arrange the meet, and texting folks to help her escape.”

We’re Number One: Americans are the leading drug users, and the tough laws here? We smoke them for breakfast. The study found that the highest Americans weren’t poor—they were single young adult men with high incomes. The lengthy report is here. The article in easy-to-swallow pill form here.

Magic Mushrooms: Johns Hopkins study finds that mushrooms trips provide psychological benefits to users for fourteen months.

The Volley Begins: McCain visits Colombia to demonstrate his competency in matters of foreign policy—by lauding the success, of all possible things, of drug interdiction programs.

Corrections for the Record: New York Times rebuffs the Republican poppycock about Colombia and drug interdiction, writing….

This enthusiasm rests on a very selective reading of the data. Another look suggests that despite the billions of dollars the United States has spent battling the cartels, it has hardly made a dent in the cocaine trade.

Well That Hit a Nerve: The White House responds to the NYT in the ONDCP blog, Pushing Back.

Today’s New York Times has published an editorial that willfully cherry picks data in order to conform to their tired, 1970’s editorial viewpoint that we’re “losing the war on drugs.”

Despite our numerous efforts to provide the Times with the facts, their editorial staff has chosen to ignore irrefutable data regarding the progress that has been made in making our nation’s drug problem smaller.

Irrefutable Data: Mexican drug homicides continue to set records this week.

Pic of the Week: Photo is below, the Lumberjack Song is over here.


Hope for The Stranger Offices: The Drug Czar’s guide for creating a drug-free workplace.

Cancer Drug: Not as awesome as docs thought.

Dept o’ Flying Pigs: California initiative would legalize dope by November.

The DEA Turns 35: A series of unfortunate events.

Mamma Mia! Drug testing pregnant women produces false positives.

Anti-Meth Crusader: Wasn’t really a cop, but now he’s really an inmate.

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That picture is heavenly.

Posted by David Schmader | July 7, 2008 12:17 PM

You have to hand it to the White House for claiming the Times is cherry picking data.They've been telling the same lies for so long that they actually believe their own bs now.Bush thinks because he stopped doing cocaine that everyone did.At least he's consistent .He does all things equally well.

Posted by sicntired | July 7, 2008 10:36 PM

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