Archive for February 10th, 2007

Loretta Nall’s Review of ‘Never Get Busted’

Readers and Friends,

A few months ago the cable news networks were all abuzz with the news that a former narcotics officer named Barry Cooper was on the verge of releasing a new DVD that would show people who smoke pot how to “Never Get Busted Again”. Needless to say many of us in the drug policy reform community were thrilled at the prospect of such valuable information being made available to us. But then some alarming discrepencies began to surface.

I gave Mr. Cooper the chance to address those discrepencies via a blog interview and he agreed to do the interview but never did it.

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Nevada LP Presidential Candidate Debate

Steve Kubby got caught in a last minute snag with a temporary out of state travel restriction while his probation is being transferred from Placer to Mendocino county. Bad timing, he got caught in the gray zone within one county already abdicating jurisdiction, and the other one not fully set up yet.

Steve called in and we have audio available now, courtesy of the Chapman campaign, which we put up at Kubby’s website at http://kubby2008.com/node/27.

Steve’s email to me…”It’s hard to be sure, since I could only be there by phone, but it
seemed like I got the biggest applause. The debate was filmed and will be uploaded to YouTube soon. Will forward link when I get it.”

Meantime, Gene Chapman got confused and showed up the wrong day….but eventually he figured it out.

Zombie Mob Radio

Check it out. The revolution will be webcast!

Army of Rage

Thanks to Titanium Girl!

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By LESLIE MILLER, Associated Press Writer

A revolt against a national driver’s license, begun in Maine last month, is quickly spreading to other states.

The Maine Legislature on Jan. 26 overwhelmingly passed a resolution objecting to the Real ID Act of 2005. The federal law sets a national standard for driver’s licenses and requires states to link their record-keeping systems to national databases.

Within a week of Maine’s action, lawmakers in Georgia, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington state also balked at Real ID. They are expected soon to pass laws or adopt resolutions declining to participate in the federal identification network.

“It’s the whole privacy thing,” said Matt Sundeen, a transportation analyst for the National Conference of State Legislatures. “A lot of legislators are concerned about privacy issues and the cost. It’s an estimated $11 billion implementation cost.”

The law’s supporters say it is needed to prevent terrorists and illegal immigrants from getting fake identification cards.

States will have to comply by May 2008. If they do not, driver’s licenses that fall short of Real ID’s standards cannot be used to board an airplane or enter a federal building or open some bank accounts.

About a dozen states have active legislation against Real ID, including Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.

Missouri state Rep. James Guest, a Republican, formed a coalition of lawmakers from 34 states to file bills that oppose or protest Real ID.

Though most states oppose the law, some such as Indiana and Maryland are looking to comply with Real ID, Sundeen said.

The issue may be moot for states if Congress takes action.

Looks like we even got a break here in Alabama.


LPs in some states are jumping on this.


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