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United States

Journal Journal: Illegal to be Against the War or Black 1

"After serving his time federal prison, John Ehrlichman granted an interview to author Dan Baum, who reports that Ehrlichman explained the origin of the war on drugs this way: 'The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar Left, and black people. You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black. But by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.'"

User Journal

Journal Journal: 4:30 AM in Tokyo 4

If you haven't seen much of me, it's cause I'm all over Europe and Asia. Big tour, this time.

At least I'm now well known for being able to knock "Purple Rain" and "Let's Dance" out of the house.

Gotta pack now and go, again. Next stop? Back to GMT.

A broke lad in Ladbroke Grove...

The Courts

Journal Journal: CAPTAIN JUSTICE! 2

"...WHEREFORE, Captain Justice, Guardian of the Realm and Leader of the Resistance, primarily asks that the Court deny the State's motion, as lacking legal basis. Alternatively, the Citizen Accused moves for an order in limine modifying the speech code as aforementioned, and requiring any other euphemisms and feel-good terms as the Court finds appropriate."

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United States

Journal Journal: Anyone Who Averts His Eyes 2

"Anyone who averts his eyes from the hopeless lives many of our fellow citizens lead and tells himself and others that these men and women only have themselves to blame, is either a fool or a soulless bastard. "

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/oct/16/bleak-house/

"Organized, by what The New York Times calls 'a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III,' the backers of the government shut-down are ensconced in organizations like Tea Party Patriots, Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Works, Club for Growth, Generation Opportunity, and Young Americans for Liberty, their names as fake as those of Communist front organizations in the 1930s and 1940s and as venal as their forerunners."

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