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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 08:19 AM
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40. The term "war on drugs" was first used in the U.S. in 1971, by Richard Nixon, probably
imitating Johnson's war on poverty.

However, battling drugs is at least 14 centuries old.

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  -Holder Vows 'Cartels Will Be Destroyed' RamboLiberal  Feb-25-09 06:11 PM   #0 
  - Please destroy the US bankster cartels and the health insurance industry cartels here at home too.  avaistheone1   Feb-25-09 06:13 PM   #1 
  - Hear, hear! n/t  Laelth   Feb-25-09 07:56 PM   #21 
  - Legalize and the problem of drug cartels will go away  FiveGoodMen   Feb-25-09 06:20 PM   #2 
  - legalized over the counter cocaine? lmao  ohio2007   Feb-25-09 06:28 PM   #5 
  - um...well  leftstreet   Feb-25-09 06:35 PM   #7 
  - 1885 ? Thats when they put coke in coke .... Who decided it was to stimulating to the senses?  ohio2007   Feb-25-09 07:02 PM   #14 
  - Medicine ads from then are fascinating in an "oh good holy lord wtf" way  Posteritatis   Feb-27-09 04:52 PM   #45 
  - Yeah, and 7-Up used to have lithium in it. n/t  Igel   Feb-27-09 04:17 PM   #41 
  - 'cause medicine in 1885 was the pinnacle of brilliance... (nt)  Posteritatis   Feb-27-09 04:50 PM   #44 
  - Legalize, decriminalize, whatever  FiveGoodMen   Feb-25-09 06:38 PM   #8 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-25-09 06:58 PM   #12 
  - You mean AGAIN? Why do think they call it COKE-a-cola?  Wizard777   Feb-25-09 07:20 PM   #15 
  - I call BS on the LSD claim at least (nt)  Posteritatis   Feb-27-09 04:54 PM   #46 
  - It has medical uses  jmowreader   Feb-25-09 07:26 PM   #16 
  - Not so true anymore. The top cartels have diversified.  Xithras   Feb-27-09 04:38 PM   #42 
  - Why doesn't he destroy the various US based organized criminal organizations? The US has been trying  jody   Feb-25-09 06:21 PM   #3 
  - Allen Stanford and Bernie Madoff? Would he go after their connections?  KoKo   Feb-25-09 08:30 PM   #22 
  - So where is the Eric Holder death pool ?  ohio2007   Feb-25-09 06:24 PM   #4 
  - I'd prefer he prosecute the Bush/Cheney/Rove Cartel n/t  vanboggie   Feb-25-09 06:33 PM   #6 
  - I think Holder is trying to take the focus off that little project,  avaistheone1   Feb-25-09 06:46 PM   #9 
  - Perhaps the sinaloa cartel and the bush cartel are one in the same.  Matariki   Feb-25-09 08:38 PM   #23 
     - Good point!  vanboggie   Feb-25-09 09:16 PM   #27 
  - Cutting in on the competition are they?  leftstreet   Feb-25-09 06:47 PM   #10 
  - So does this mean he's legalizing it?  JackRiddler   Feb-25-09 06:52 PM   #11 
  - And then new cartels will rise up like mushrooms, as long as there is giant wads of money in it.  bemildred   Feb-25-09 07:01 PM   #13 
  - Agree, as long as money can be made from illegal activities, crime will flourish. n/t  jody   Feb-25-09 08:50 PM   #24 
     - Well, it's the great big wads of money.  bemildred   Feb-26-09 07:27 AM   #38 
        - After all ATF efforts, moonshine making still survives in the US. n/t  jody   Feb-26-09 07:34 AM   #39 
           - I understand you can make a lot running a bank too.  bemildred   Feb-27-09 06:23 PM   #48 
  - This is what Calderon...  a la izquierda   Feb-25-09 07:35 PM   #17 
  - Getting rid of the Cartels will help our local guys to flourish.  mackerel   Feb-25-09 07:40 PM   #18 
     - What local guys?  a la izquierda   Feb-25-09 07:45 PM   #19 
        - c'est ironique  JackRiddler   Feb-25-09 07:51 PM   #20 
  - Yeah..  sendero   Feb-25-09 09:06 PM   #25 
  - recommend  xchrom   Feb-25-09 09:11 PM   #26 
  - So we have yet another fuckwit AG. Nothing new under the sun.  tanngrisnir3   Feb-25-09 09:20 PM   #28 
  - Our leaders just don't get it yet - if people WANT something, someone else will supply it,  ConcernedCanuk   Feb-25-09 09:24 PM   #29 
  - Best way to get rid of drug cartels is to legalize marijuana . . . if we don't . . .  defendandprotect   Feb-25-09 09:28 PM   #30 
  - Thank you, AG Holder. Bush did nothing but invite Vincente Fox to "the ranch." nt  quiet.american   Feb-25-09 09:53 PM   #31 
  - Another Front for the War on Everything. If you bring the troops home from Iraq you  bertman   Feb-25-09 09:59 PM   #32 
  - wtf?  girl gone mad   Feb-25-09 10:25 PM   #33 
  - I'd like to focus on the 1800 people murdered in 2008 for a minute  ladym55   Feb-25-09 10:31 PM   #34 
  - You misspelled "6000" - it's *nasty* down there now (nt)  Posteritatis   Feb-27-09 04:48 PM   #43 
  - Hey, Holder. . .how about legalizing them, taxing the shit out of them and holding them responsible?  Suji to Seoul   Feb-25-09 10:35 PM   #35 
  - Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.  riverdeep   Feb-25-09 10:55 PM   #36 
  - Aw, Shit!  ProudDad   Feb-26-09 12:26 AM   #37 
  - The term "war on drugs" was first used in the U.S. in 1971, by Richard Nixon, probably  No Elephants   Feb-26-09 08:19 AM   #40 
  - Grandstanding aside- it looks more and more like the cartels are strengthening  depakid   Feb-27-09 05:01 PM   #47 

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