Tarboro NC - Will Judge Frank Brown save Rev. Roosevelt Higgs before he retires? Higgs to appear in Superior Court on August 11,

Tarboro NC - Will Judge Frank Brown save Rev. Roosevelt Higgs before he retires? Higgs to appear in Superior Court on August 11, 2008

Deleted Photo Shows BlackWater mercenaries working for DEA?

Deleted photo sparks fears DEA hiring mercenariesMuriel Kane
Published: Monday August 4, 2008

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When a California medical marijuana dispensary, Organica Collective, was raided last Thursday by agents of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency and local police, the Los Angeles Times ran a dramatic story on the incident, accompanied by a set of photographs showing the raid and its aftermath.

According to the Times, witnesses described the DEA agents as "removing computers, medicine and money, and using a steel cylinder battering ram to get into the upstairs bedrooms." When they left four hours later, all that remained was "trash, counters strewn with open and empty glass jars, piles of receipts thrown on the ground, upturned couch cushions, bits of marijuana on the edges of counters and an ATM with its doors torn open and emptied. ... An outdoor vegetable garden had plants uprooted, along with marijuana plants removed by the agents

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Free-market fantasies

Every now and then, Rob Schofield gets motivated to truly rip apart the free-market extremist baloney we hear day-in and day-out. Today's column is a doozie.

Every faltering regime, institution or ideology always seems to have a few die hard believers who remain committed to the lost cause - sometimes even after their erstwhile leaders have seen the writing on the wall and started to move on. Fortunately, in most instances, there is little that these naysayers can do to stop the march of history. Let's hope that scientific and political reality make similarly quick work of those who cling desperately to a fossil fuel economy - even as it has already begun to kill them and us.

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