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Marijuana: Legalize―Don't Advertise

marijuana

The War on Drugs has proven to be a monstrous mistake resulting in the waste of a trillion dollars and the shameful criminal conviction and incarceration of thousands of Americans. While the end to drug prohibition may not be entirely possible, the more limited movement to decriminalize the use and possession of marijuana is gaining momentum.

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Oil and Gold Geo-politics

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Since many months the price of oil has plummeted from nearly 120 USD per barrel to 60 USD per barrel and even 40. Some suggestions have been made that it may come down to even 20, which I believe is unlikely. However, it may possibly hover between USD 40-USD 60 per barrel. But one never knows. US stimulus money without any backing was being used to prop up the price of oil and other commodities.

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How King Bibi survived

Bibi survived

by Rachel Shabi

Observers may have baulked, but Bibi knew what he was doing. Benjamin Netanyahu, incumbent Israeli prime minister, has spent the past few days making alarmingly racist and intransigent statements - and as an election tactic, it worked.

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The Propaganda Machine Winds On

bangladesh-force

Note: This article is written in response to two articles by Abdul Mannan that has been published in the Daily Sun Newspaper in Bangladesh.

On Friday 13 March 2015 a journalist, Abdul Mannan, writing for the Daily Sun Newspaper in Bangladesh, wrote an article entitled “Have A Good Day Barrister Toby Cadman”.  The article, very much like Mr. Mannan’s previous piece, is thin on facts and heavy on rhetoric. Mr. Mannan has also ventured into the one thing he accuses me of, propaganda.

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An 'open letter' to US Republicans

Mitch McConnell

We can only wonder about the stability of the United States if 47 Republican senators can irresponsibly act to jeopardise the peace of the world by writing an "open letter" to the leadership of Iran beseeching its government to realise that whatever agreement is reached by the two governments on Iran's nuclear programme will soon be put at risk by the election of a Republican president in 2016 or by nullifying actions taken by a Republican-controlled Congress.

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