Monday, March 01, 2010

Recycled Story

It appears that our drug prohibition enforcement agencies are in need of a PR boost. Why do I say that? Because they are recycling this story.

Drug gangs taking over US public lands

Not far from Yosemite's waterfalls and in the middle of California's redwood forests, Mexican drug gangs are quietly commandeering U.S. public land to grow millions of marijuana plants and using smuggled immigrants to cultivate them.

Pot has been grown on public lands for decades, but Mexican traffickers have taken it to a whole new level: using armed guards and trip wires to safeguard sprawling plots that in some cases contain tens of thousands of plants offering a potential yield of more than 30 tons of pot a year.
Well this story has been done before.

Nov 2009

October 2008

August 2008

June 2007

August 2006

May 2005

June 2003

April 2001

Nov 1996

This one is funny:

Nov 1989

The drug war is touted as one war worth fighting. Does anyone still believe that any more? And what is the lead in every single article? It is worse than we thought. Worse than ever before. Of course we get the same drivel in climate war news. It is always worse than we thought.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

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