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War on Drugs prohibition comic – Stuart McMillen…

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The War on Drugs?!

Interesting cartoon showing a historic comparison, and I learned that Milton Friedman was against in for economic reasons.

via Russell Nelson??

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War on Drugs prohibition comic – Stuart McMillen cartoons

The uncanny parallels between alcohol Prohibition and the ‘war on drugs’. 28 page comic by Stuart McMillen about Milton Friedman’s views on drug laws.

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October 9, 2012 at 6:44 am

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Just Finished Reading: Empire – What Ruling the World Did to the British #book

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Empire: What Ruling the World Did to the British was the first ebook that I read in its entirety using Cool Reader. I really liked the reader, some of the default tap zone actions were less intuitive than I liked they were very simple to configure.

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I found Jeremy Paxman an entertaining author, who had apparently researched the book very well. Getting a relatively unbiased view of the impact that the establishment of a British Empire had on the world, which at its hight consisted of 25% of the world’s – I assume – land mass, was extremely informative. Naturally there seems to be some cultural bias, and whether this can be attributed to the author or the lack of source material for the subjugated. After all history is written by the victors. As a nitpicker I could easily criticize certain semantic errors, such as referring to the Union Flag as the Union Jack – the former being the national flag and the later being a naval ensign.

An interesting read.

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March 26, 2012 at 10:30 am

6 Months of Security Links #2011

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I’m a regular curator of daily links, and like to give overviews of my collection of curated links and posts. This is partly as there are some good sources and articles in here and as I am working on a research project which I started based on a number of books I read.

I’m sure you’ll find something interesting in the items below – there are some gems in the list – and I dare to hazard the guess you might learn something you wanted to know. 🙂

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July 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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November 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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Don’t forget to vote! (Election Day)

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Today is election day, it’s your duty to vote. Or if you are not an American to convince an American to vote. It doesn’t matter who you vote for – *cough* – as long as you vote for somebody.

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November 4, 2008 at 8:03 am

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Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

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October 2, 2008 at 8:13 am

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Chinese Army Day (建军节)

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First day of the month and already a holiday, it’s Armed Forces Day in the People’s Republic of China. On this day they celebrate the founding of the People’s Liberation Army.

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August 1, 2008 at 8:30 am

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