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In a deep-blue Congressional district in Texas, Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke knocked off longtime incumbent Silvio Reyes in the primary, without (barely) a runoff. Kossacks more ...
by HeyMikey
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu May 31, 2012 at 03:57 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
They're here today. On this site. Literally by the hundreds. Stories of self medication. It's not possible to focus on war without seeing at least some mention of the horrors of war. They'll self ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon May 28, 2012 at 06:33 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Yup, that's just about everyone. Young, old, Democrat, Republican, male, female, white, black and hispanic - all in favor of respecting individual states laws with regards to medical marijuana. So ...
by skisb
Comment Count 263 comments on Wed May 16, 2012 at 09:41 PM PDT with 139 Recommends
" 'I kissed her breasts and nipples, as there was no place for my face to go,' the undercover detective wrote in his report of a 2011 vice sting." And this is not coming out of New York, Chicago, ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon May 14, 2012 at 07:24 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Bipartisan : what a sweet-sounding word. Dogs and cats, living together..... A forthcoming amendment to H.R. 5326, a key appropriations bill currently being debated in Congress, will give the House ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 19 comments on Wed May 09, 2012 at 03:49 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
I was more of a mind altering substances drug guy, so I didn't really follow the whole steroid illegality situation to the same extent that I studied the impact of Drug Warriors on my own field. ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 06:16 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
(Written in response to something I read advocating the creation of drug treatment programs in prison, and using the justification of cost effectivness. You know, "spend the cash now, and get the ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 07:04 PM PST with 5 Recommends
A reasonable subtitle might be "A How To Manual for society to end up giving a death sentence to pot dealers and other assorted drug warriors". And, really, how sad. So, the readers digest version ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 07:23 PM PST with 18 Recommends
(And maybe I shouldn't pick on those gangbangers because the modern American gang phenomenon, while not completely caused by The War on Drugs, is at least strongly exacerbated by it. But here goes ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Dec 01, 2011 at 08:56 PM PST with 12 Recommends
(1) I didn't want to be too close to, or too far from Thanksgiving on this one for reasons that (I hope) will be obvious by the end. (2) But for the War on Drugs I would never have been imprisoned ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 09:21 PM PST with 48 Recommends
American kids in Mexico in 1970 was different than now, but there were similarites. Sun, sand, palm trees, the ocean, spanish speaking people. Right up until my brother and I went there, though, ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 09:27 PM PST with 6 Recommends
I believe that I have a unique set of credentials for speaking as an authority on the subject of "prison reform". As a prison inmate, I once forced a 30 foot cross to be removed from the roof of a ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 09:13 PM PST with 11 Recommends
NOT!! There's nothing even vaguely funny about The War on Drugs, irrespective of the fact that my income during the years that I was a public enemy (and I have a copy of a 30 year old Wanted Poster ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 06:19 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Here's a piece I wrote a few years ago. Makes me wonder if some things never change. Anyway, recent police actions against Occupiers has me feeling that, while this is just slightly dated, it's also ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 61 comments on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 02:50 PM PST with 69 Recommends
The amounts of pot mentioned in my federal indictment and testified about in my criminal trial were in the multiple semi trailer load quantity. It’s like “a single joint or even a single ounce ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 09:02 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Wendel is someone who knew someone who knew someone who I knew, and that actually used to be okay in the early Seventies. I mean, drug enforcement did exist, but The Bureau of Narcotics and ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 06:01 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Owsley was clearly one of the first celebrities of the underground culture that developed in the sixties. Pretty much all of the acid we dropped back then was said to have been made by him, and, as ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 07:25 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
To my credit, I never believed that I “deserved” what I had when I had it. Similarly, I never believed that I could “take it with me”. Do the job, enjoy the lifestyle, and do the time if and ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Sep 20, 2011 at 08:38 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
INTRODUCTION: Here’s one that has characteristics of a “Drug War Story” but is just a little too broad to fit comfortably there. While Air America is the name chosen by the CIA to “hide” ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 06:25 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Government as baby sitter is a fairly pathetic use of all that power, but it seems inevitable that The War on Drugs would eventually bring us here. We're probably too rich, spolied, and lazy for it ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Sep 07, 2011 at 06:21 PM PDT with 18 Recommends