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(2014/05/28) Misguided and hypocritical (War on Drugs)

Edition #830

Misguided and hypocritical


Today we look at some of the benefits of marijuana legalization and the hypocritical asininity of those who oppose it


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Report: Marijuana Overdoses Have Killed Dozens...says Police Chief - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-03-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Messages - Xavier Rudd

Ch. 4: Act 2: Marijuana Legalization in CO: Crime Down, Revenues Up - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-16-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: That's all - Clare and the Reasons

Ch. 6: Act 3: Governor Apparently Wants Heroin Users To Overdose - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-13-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Overdose - Little Daylight

Ch. 8: Act 4: The importance of harm reduction - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 5-20-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Heroin - The Velvet Underground & Nico

Ch. 10: Act 5: Online DEA Manuals Show How Feds Use NSA Spy Data, Train Local Cops to Construct False Chains of Evidence - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 2-5-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Nobody does it better - Carly Simon

Ch. 12: Act 6: Time to Fire the DEA Head! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 04-09-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Time to go home - Michael Franti And Spearhead

Ch. 14: Act 7: The Smarter Sentencing Act via @PopResistance - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 16: Act 8: Millions Dead From Dangerous Drug - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-14-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Discrimination - Ancel

Ch. 18: Act 9: The Wisdom Of The MSNBC's Morning Narcissist - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date 1-11-14



Ch. 19: Thoughts on VA hospitals - Jay from New York

Ch. 20: The limits for violence the state should be allowed to use - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Ch. 21: Cruelty is OK as long as it's not unusual - Rosa from Denver, CO


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 22: Final comments thanking those who've been spreading the word about the show


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



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Sources/further reading:

Drug War Cost Clock

"Economists Slam the War on Drugs in a New London School of Economics Report” by Abby Haglage

"Global drugs war a 'billion-dollar failure’” via

"End The War On Drugs, Say Nobel Prize-Winning Economists” by Matt Ferner

“Ending the Drug Wars: Report of the LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy”


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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