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So Trump takes action to fight Mexican Drugs ... echo of Reagan's War on Drugs of the 1980s.

CIA transport and dark money: Golden Triangle and the Vietnam War - Afghan Wars with Taliban and after 9/11 - America's backyard and the Columbian drug cartels.

Today America is fighting the Opioid war .. where do all the profits go?

Message from the White House

Opioid Litigation Brings Company Secrets Into The Public Eye

    America's big drugmakers and pharmacy chains are scrambling to respond to hundreds of lawsuits tied to the deadly opioid epidemic. Billions of dollars are at stake if the companies are found liable for fueling the crisis.

    Even before judgments are rendered, companies like Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and CVS are already suffering damage to their reputations as evidence in civil suits reveals more about their internal workings.

Investigative journalist David Armstrong from ProPublica:

The addict brokers: Middlemen profit as desperate patients are `treated like paychecks'

Plane crash CIA drugs transport South America cartel - Barry Seal and the CIA

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Jun 4th, 2019 at 06:46:24 AM EST
We have to have a War on Drugs(TM) to feed the fear and ratchet up the police state.
by rifek on Tue Jun 4th, 2019 at 02:17:00 PM EST
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Michael Gove's No 10 hopes falter after cocaine admission | The Guardian |

Michael Gove's campaign to be Conservative leader is hanging in the balance with calls for him to quit the race, as he was forced to insist that he never misled officials about his use of class A drugs.

The environment secretary gave an interview admitting he was "fortunate" to have avoided jail for possession of cocaine, after a new book revealed he had taken the drug on several occasions while a journalist around 20 years ago.


Labour and Liberal Democrat politicians criticised Gove for double standards, while Sayeeda Warsi, the former Tory co-chairman, said he should "step away from the leadership race" after showing "hypocrisy of the highest order".

Javid, the home secretary and one of his fellow leadership contenders, also hit out at middle-class users of class A drugs who failed to think of the "countless lives destroyed" by the trade.


Gove's drug confession appears to have been particularly damaging because of the accusation of hypocrisy, with the Observer reporting that in 1999 Gove wrote an article in the Times setting out why he opposed what he called "London's liberal consensus" on loosening rules on the use of cocaine and other drugs. In the piece, headlined "When it's right to be a hypocrite", he set out why he believed drug laws should not be repealed.  

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Jun 10th, 2019 at 05:27:52 AM EST
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While Gove gets caught with white powder all over his face and others admit to opium and "weed" abuse, BoJo is sitting tight. But I bet he didn't stick to Churchills and college port when he was at Oxford.

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Mon Jun 10th, 2019 at 08:14:08 AM EST
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What's the problem? Bush was elected president despite only being willing to deny that he had taken cocaine in a period that wasn't covered by the statue of limitations.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jun 10th, 2019 at 08:56:47 AM EST
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Of course success in politics is based on perception by the public.

Political leadership images in newspapers  

Political leadership matters. The often-studied personalization thesis argues, firstly, that the focus (for instance in the media) is changing from parties to party leaders. Secondly, it argues that the content of media coverage on politicians has changed and that more attention is paid to non-political personality characteristics and the private lives of politicians. Thirdly, and most importantly, it argues that party leaders are increasingly important for citizens in their vote choice and, thus, that leader effects have become stronger over the years.

Online Influence? Social Media Use, Opinion Leadership, and Political Persuasion
Leaders who change stance on moral position seen as hypocritical

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Mon Jun 10th, 2019 at 01:05:41 PM EST
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Except that Bush I had the sense to have the Glorious State of Tex-Ass deep-six all records of Chimpy's snow nose, so all that could come out was rumor and innuendo.
by rifek on Sun Jun 16th, 2019 at 01:08:16 AM EST
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