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 51 
 on: Today at 11:41:02 am 
Started by Landslide Lyndon - Last post by The Arizonan
What about Henry Kissinger? He was Secretary of State.

 52 
 on: Today at 11:40:24 am 
Started by Governor TDAS04 - Last post by Governor TDAS04
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 53 
 on: Today at 11:40:08 am 
Started by Governor Flo - Last post by Senator TNF
The War on Drugs was started by Nixon in the 1970's as a way of controlling the drug love protestors of his ideals. Since then, the rate of people that have been put in jail or prison (they're different things) has skyrocketed and Nixon's successors have not done anything to end it.

Once Reagan came into office, he escalated the War on Drugs even further, incarcerating even more people. (mostly minorities) His wife Nancy started the famous "Just Say No" campaign, and LAPD chief started the infamous DARE program, which was accepted quickly. There were other ways that it was enforced. People were lead to believe that drug abuse was a major problem in the United States.

George W. Bush took the War on Drugs literally, and used violence on drug users. Thousands of SWAT raids for drug-related offences happened, and then there's the Mexican Drug Cartels.

However, unlike his predecessors, Obama has both admitted to drug use in his younger years and seems to be more progressive on drug use, including the announcement of a video about the failings of the drug war. Despite this, there are still violent actions against drug users and high incarceration of them.

Anyway, the point is, is Nixon's War On Drugs ever going to end? If it ends, it would mean surrendering to the drugs and declaring them the winner. Could Americans accept that? How exactly could an ending happening? Marijuana is legal in two states for fun and a few others for medicine, and has a reasonable chance of getting to be as widely accepted as alcohol. Harder drugs have no chance of being legal, so Dr. Feelgood's Cocaine Emporium (not sure where I first saw that used, but apologies to whoever used it first) still will be in business.

So, War on Drugs, will we finally surrender to the drugs? Or will it always be around, with the government always trying to incarcerate everyone who uses them?

 54 
 on: Today at 11:37:45 am 
Started by Clean Meat Cheap - Last post by Clean Meat Cheap
The War on Drugs was started by Nixon in the 1970's as a way of controlling the drug love protestors of his ideals. Since then, the rate of people that have been put in jail or prison (they're different things) has skyrocketed and Nixon's successors have not done anything to end it.

Once Reagan came into office, he escalated the War on Drugs even further, incarcerating even more people. (mostly minorities) His wife Nancy started the famous "Just Say No" campaign, and LAPD chief started the infamous DARE program, which was accepted quickly. There were other ways that it was enforced. People were lead to believe that drug abuse was a major problem in the United States.

George W. Bush took the War on Drugs literally, and used violence on drug users. Thousands of SWAT raids for drug-related offences happened, and then there's the Mexican Drug Cartels.

However, unlike his predecessors, Obama has both admitted to drug use in his younger years and seems to be more progressive on drug use, including the announcement of a video about the failings of the drug war. Despite this, there are still violent actions against drug users and high incarceration of them.

Anyway, the point is, is Nixon's War On Drugs ever going to end? If it ends, it would mean surrendering to the drugs and declaring them the winner. Could Americans accept that? How exactly could an ending happening? Marijuana is legal in two states for fun and a few others for medicine, and has a reasonable chance of getting to be as widely accepted as alcohol. Harder drugs have no chance of being legal, so Dr. Feelgood's Cocaine Emporium (not sure where I first saw that used, but apologies to whoever used it first) still will be in business.

So, War on Drugs, will we finally surrender to the drugs? Or will it always be around, with the government always trying to incarcerate everyone who uses them?

 55 
 on: Today at 11:37:40 am 
Started by Monarch - Last post by bronz4141
This is the same paper that endorsed John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008. I read their paper every day though.

 56 
 on: Today at 11:37:35 am 
Started by Mr. Morden - Last post by tara gilesbie
In any case, the point is rather that when RFK was running for president, very few if any people said that he should not be elected solely because his election would represent a dynastic tendency.

You forget his brother was shot in public.

 57 
 on: Today at 11:37:27 am 
Started by IceSpear - Last post by heatmaster
There's no Democratic primary, didn't you know? that Hillary has it in the bag. Well you must also know that it is, because she's a Clinton (by marriage). So we will have to wait for the general, yep you know that pesky election on November 8, 2016.

 58 
 on: Today at 11:35:34 am 
Started by Landslide Lyndon - Last post by The Arizonan
I was talking to my father on the phone last night and he told me that Brian Sandoval is going to finish out his second term as governor and not run for the Senate because he has integrity. My father actually knows the guy since he was my father's lawyer several years ago when we still lived in Reno.

 59 
 on: Today at 11:33:29 am 
Started by Mr. Morden - Last post by heatmaster
Well glad you say this, that gives Jeb a free run, I'll remember to quote you, should you change your position.

 60 
 on: Today at 11:31:21 am 
Started by BaldEagle1991 - Last post by Antonio V
She looks to be in good health, so I'd estimate her temperature to be in the normal range of 97.7 - 99.3 degrees Fahrenheit. If she had a fever, she'd likely be showing outward signs such as a slight tremor, redness in the face, and unusual sweating. Fevers are usually overcome without any special intervention as the body fights off the viral infection (of which fever is one of the body's tools), but dangerously high fevers can lead to brain damage and even death. But I digress, this woman seems to be perfectly healthy and will continue to live for much longer, barring unforeseen circumstances such as a car accident, aneurism, or terrorist attack.



Baymax, is that you?

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