Archive for category Justice

SCOTUS Oral Arguments re Gay Marriage

http://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?325598-2/supreme-court-oral-arguments-samesex-marriage-recognition-question-audio

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Torturing Innocents? No Problem!

Would somebody please arrest this psychopath Dick Cheney?! (And, police, please — in this case — feel free to pretend Dick Cheney is an unarmed black male. Apparently, he won’t mind.)

 The problem I have is with all the folks we did release who ended up on the battlefield … I have no problem [with torturing innocent people] as long as we achieved our objective.

–Dick Cheney, nutter.

In case you are worried about the inserted addition in the quote above, I invite you to follow the link and to watch and listen for yourself to these enlightening — and thoroughly disturbing — two minutes with Dick Cheney.

 

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Alcohol is still the deadliest drug in the United States, and it’s not even close

Those of us who advocate the legalization of so-called “recreational” drugs (or, better, the ending of the “war on drugs”) would do well to consider the facts presented in this piece. A stint in law enforcement made clear to me the role of alcohol in crime: I can’t remember taking anyone in who was not under the influence at the time of their illegal activity.

This doesn’t change my mind about the fact that the “war on drugs” has cost millions (probably billions) of dollars only to have exacerbated the level of violence, societal blight, and personal misery. I never said (or ever believed) that legalizing drugs would solve all our problems. I still think it would be a step in the right direction. The suggestions in this article for better coping with our alcohol  problems could be extended to the challenges of legal drugs.

Read it: Alcohol is still the deadliest drug in the United States, and it’s not even close – The Washington Post.

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Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014 – Salon.com

Our students didn’t know that professors with PhDs aren’t even earning as much as an entry-level fast food worker.

via Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014 – Salon.com.

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