Jun. 11, 2005

FTS Wire - DEA Watch

FTS Wire - DEA Watch

A fascinating look into the minds that are behind the devastation that is known as "The War On Drugs". This site should be essential reading for its insight into the bigotry, lies, misperceptions, false information, egotism and just plain psychopathic viciousness that lurks behind the badges of DEA members. An absolutely chilling foray into the warped minds of some of America's LEO's.


How Wrong Can The DEA Be? Read On.....

Unbelievable! This guy is talking about drugs as if they are the Black Plague itself. Or AIDS! How is it that it completely escapes this dude that it is they themselves who are destroying the vast majority of peoples lives.

Yes, I know. Before anyone starts, some people cannot handle certain drugs. I know. But like alcohol, many can, some can't. Unlike alcohol, these people want to make sure that everyone, absolutely everybody who does illegal drugs' life is devastated. Needlessly! Why can't they see that? Bizarre....(shakes head)

Anyhow. I sent the above two paragraphs to the link provided and I received this back.

We will not publish your wire because there is no evidence or case histories that support you. We have yet to learn the name of a single person who is addicted to cocaine, heroin or meth and who is also leading a productive life.

DEA Watch
The Voice of the Drug Enforcement Agent

I responded;

"That is simply not true. History is replete with individuals, men of great stature who used drugs that have since been made illegal. There are many individuals now who do illegal drugs and are leading productive lives, albeit incognito. I would provide you with the names of such, but you would merely move on them, destroy their lives, then hold them up as proof of your initial observation. This is a self-fulfilling prophecy on your part, not the cause and effect of drug use.

If I give you names of historical figures, will you publish them? If I give you names of living individuals, will you agree and publish the fact that they are "doing just fine, thank you very much?"

To which I received a response I should have presumed to be coming, and not even bothered; In short, they stuck their heads in the sand while firing off a not so veiled threat.

Reply from DEA Watch (http://members.aol.com/deawatch/daily.htm)

"We have carefully read your wire and determined that as it is currently written it does not rise to the level of anonymous publication on DEA Watch for one or more reasons listed below. However, you are invited to publish your wire for open and unedited discussion in the DEA Watch Forum: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DEAWatch/


a. The content of your wire was already published by one or more previous writers.

b. You addressed your wire specifically to another writer. DEA Watch is not a chat room.

c. You personally attacked another writer.

d. You attempted to dictate publication policy.

e. You attempted to play school teacher by spell checking and/or grammar correcting.

f. Your wire required too many edits and/or spelling corrections.

g. Your wire was typed in capital letters.

h. Your wire appears to be an attempt to use DEA Watch to advertise or promote, possibly for commercial reasons, either individuals or an agenda.

The premise of your report is baseless, without evidence, and/or lacks merit.

If you find any of the above incompatible you have two options:

a. we can post all or parts of your wire only if you publish your full name, office location, phone number and email address.

b. you can buy DEA Watch, which is for sale to the highest bidder. Make us an acceptable cash offer we can't refuse and we will sell you full ownership of DEA Watch. As the new owner you can publish anything you like, whenever you like. Go here to submit a bid to purchase DEA Watch:

-- DEA Watch

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THIS PARTY'S OVER!!! Recently Senator Danforth, (Rep) and Senator Chris Shays (R-CT) have expressed serious misgiving about the direction of the GOP, Shays going so far as to plainly state that his conservative colleagues are embracing a "theocracy".

This all makes me wonder why a high profile Republican hasn't at least threatened a formal split of the GOP? I believe that if a couple of them got together and told the rest of Congress/Senate that recent developments within the party have been deeply disturbing to many of it's members; that they feel it has abandoned it's true roots, that it's current leaders are denying the rest of them their traditional political platform. And as such, it is not themselves who are going to leave the party, but instead they are going to retain the name, split, then let the people decide who the truly repugnant members are (sorry. couldn't resist it), I feel that such a move would shake the party to it's core. As well, I don't believe the press would be able to avoid reporting such a move either. This would place the problem squarely in front of the public and I think that this particular move might even shake them out of their usual complacency.

Jun. 8, 2005

Really wicked solutions needed to beat Bush

Really wicked solutions needed to beat Bush

Far from being the most positive US president towards Africa in 40 years, as Bob Geldof maintains, the incumbent of the White House is the biggest impediment to a fair deal for the world’s most impoverished nations

By Muriel Gray

06/08/05 'SH' - - Reading the variety of people and organisations already signed up to the campaigning group Make Poverty History is like taking a warm bath. The moving revelation that almost everyone is there – from Jesuits to Marxists, from Muslim groups to special needs charities, from humanists, Baptists, Sikhs to school students and anti-nuclear campaigners – imbues one with an overwhelming sense of wellbeing that this at last is one issue on which absolutely everyone can agree. Down with poverty! Yeah!

If this is the case, and we assume that it applies to world leaders as well as the sea of humanity willing to stand up and be counted, then the problems ahead are simply ones of persuasion, to change methods and apply sensible strategies to clear up the complex political mess still killing African children on a biblical scale. Not a simple or easy task admittedly, but hey, we’re all in this together, remember, in the sure and certain knowledge that everyone wants poverty to end. Who on Earth wouldn’t? The fact that it is still with us is just because we haven’t quite worked out exactly how to eradicate it yet

. But what if that isn’t true? What if poverty in some of the worst affected areas of the globe is not simply the result of mismanagement, incompetence, corruption, and indifference? What if it’s the result of deliberate economic engineering?

A terrible thing to contemplate indeed, since no amount of public protest, like the impending Live 8 rally in Edinburgh, could possibly have an effect if the people responsible were not only devoid of shame for the plight of the poor, but were actually rather pleased with themselves"


Jun. 6, 2005

Report on Supreme Court ruling on potential medical marijuana

I, like many, find this swapping of ideological positions by the Supreme Court members to be very strange. Possibly, it's a recognition by the Court of its politicization and an attempt by the Court to undo the perceived intransigence of it's individual members by taking the reverse positions that the public and politicians have come to expect. The effect of this is permit the individual members, as well as the entire Court, to reasonably deflect future accusations of their political ideology coming ahead of legal or judicial issues.

Perhaps more importantly, this is now an extremely useful tool in a debate regarding accusations of attempts at "stacking" the courts. Mark my words, this position will be referred to many, many times in the future. They will say that any "supposed" attempts would be useless to pursue because "there is no way to predict how they'll vote". Therefore the accusations are unjustified because there is no point in it for the politicians themselves.

Anyhow, bottom line is they will have undone, in the minds of many I'm sure, attempts by others to say (and correctly so)that they are overly political, as well as having taken the safest political position---the status quo.

Dean Becker wrote:

Report on Supreme Court ruling on potential medical marijuana.

Interviews with Diane Monson, one of the plantiffs at the Supreme Court, Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman who along with 500 notable economists called last week for regulation of marijuana, Dr. Todd Mikuriya a California medical marijuana pioneer.


Time: 4:20

Use as see fit, let me know of use please.


Dean Becker
Drug Truth Network/Pacifica
419 Lovett Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


Jun. 5, 2005

Amnesty official says US running "archipelago" of prisoners around the world

Amnesty official says US running ' archipelago' of prisoners around the world

By Kuna

WASHINGTON, June 5 (KUNA) -- A top Amnesty official said on Sunday he was not sure about whether to approve the credibility of part of the recently made annual report of Amnesty that the US military is running a 'gulag' in Guantanamo, but charged that the United States is running an 'archipelago' of prisoners around the world.

Head of the Amnesty International-USA, William Schulz, made the remarks to FOX news television in an interview a week after Amnesty harshly criticized the US treatment of prisoners in Gauantanmo saying that Guantanamo has 'become the gulag of our times', a charge that drew growing anger among top US Administration officials as untrue and 'obsured'.

When asked whether he approved the finding of the Amnesty report on treatment of prisoners in Guntanamo, Cuba, Schulz said 'It would be fascinating to find out. I have no idea'.

'We don't know for sure what all is happening at Guantanamo and our whole point is that the United States ought to allow independent human rights organizations to investigate,' he said.

The United States has come under increasing criticism over report of mistreatment of prisoners in Guantanamo, the latest of Which the desecration of the holy book of Quran.

But Schulz said despite the fact that the report would need further verification, the United States maintained an archipelago of prisoners around the world.

'The United States is maintaining an archipelago of prisons around the world, many of them secret prisons into which people are being literally disappeared and in some cases, at least, we know that they are being mistreated, abused, tortured and even killed,' he said.

Schulz also charged that the United States is holding the prisoners in 'indefinite incommunicado detention without access to lawyers'. (end) sa."