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- President Obama Casts Ugly Glare on Race-Tainted Drug War. It's Republican led.
- Legalizing Marijuana. Most Popular House Bill. 15 Democrats. Only 1 Republican.
- Maine Could Elect First Senator To Support Legalization. Democrat Shenna Bellows.
- Kelly Thomas verdict: anger grows after police acquitted. See Youtube video of beating. OK to beat drug users to death (Kelly was not high at time of arrest). Drug user exception to excessive force rules against hitting arrestees in the head with fists, batons, flashlights, butt of stun guns, and smashing head against pavement.
- Thomas Paine's winter soldier . Abandoned due to Republican-led drug wars.
- US Drug War. Cruel and unusual punishment: Many vets discharged from service due to PTSD, etc., and drug and alcohol problems, are refused VA health care. See NPR series .
- Death rate unusually high for young veterans. LA Times, 20 Dec 2013.
- Vets For Medical Cannabis Access. See Vets for Issue 64. Youtube: .
- The GOP War on Christmas. Republicans cut food stamps, but do little to end costly mandatory minimum sentencing, or to roll back the bankrupt Republican-led drug war.
Oliver Stone (emphasis added):
"The Assassination Records Review Board (1994-1998) found that over 40 witnesses in two locations saw a large avulsive (i.e. penetrating outward) wound in the rear of JFK's skull. This includes highly qualified medical personnel at hospitals in Dallas and Bethesda, as well as FBI agents James Sibert and Frank O'Neill, who were at the autopsy in 1963 and restated it to the board. This wound again indicates an exit wound from a shot to the front. Conclusion: The president was shot from at least two sides, front and back — not one location."
Oliver Stone: JFK conspiracy deniers are in denial. You decide. The U.S. police state has expanded greatly in the last 50 years since JFK's killing.
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