Sunday, December 09, 2012

Good Reads/Random Cool Sites (12/9/2012)

The Obama Administration is considering how to undermine marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington.

Singing about killing Americans years ago is far more outrageous than actually killing non-Americans on an ongoing basis.

The life and death of Stalking Cat.

And maybe the world's biggest domestic cat.

I never knew that "Assassin's Creed" was so... deep. (No really. And subversive too. Now I want it.)

Some great black-and-white photography from Japan during the 1950s.

Russia's Anti-Mormon Campaign: An influential young pro-Kremlin politician is trying to get the Latter-day Saints banned from the country. (I know how to resolve this, though. Since Mormons seem to think that holding a vote is a good way to decide who should have what rights, the Russians should hold a vote to see if Mormons there should have freedom of religion. Fair is fair, after all.)

Apropos of which: Mormons and gays.

And, of course: Mormons and Negroes.

Hey, a good publicist has to lie sometimes, amirite?

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  1. Those first two are just sad.

    As soon as I saw that marijuana legalization had passed in two states, I was bracing for the interesting real challenge on states' rights that would follow -- since I've heard about how the federal government has worked against the medical marijuana laws in California. (And it should be interesting to see which side all those tea-baggers currently petitioning for secession will take on this one...)

    The analysis on that link is spot on, too. (I don't have enough knowledge of other countries' media to pronounce on how common this is, but) the post author is right that this is a perfect example of how the American media is failing.

  2. I'm not as sanguine as a lot of people are about marijuana being "harmless," but the entire War on Drugs is ridiculous. Drugs, to the extent they're a problem, should be a medical problem, not a criminal one.

    I don't know much about other countries' media either, but it's hard for me to imagine a more hypocritical, blatantly double standard following nation.


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