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Prisons, Corporate Profits and the Drug War
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Debra McCorkle 2005-02-07 16:00
"Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could." ' William F. Buckley In October, the FBI reported that 755,186 people were arrested in 2003 on marijuana charges. This is a record number of arrests, of which a full 88% involved simple possession without additional...
Nazi Chic: Where's the Empathy?
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Debra McCorkle 2005-01-23 16:00
A punkish employee arrived at my store once sporting a swastika earring. She was 17. She removed it after I launched into an anti-Nazi tirade. We never spoke of the incident again. Later she spent a year studying in Germany. I assume that her youthful dalliance with fascist irony never returned.