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The Infectious Myth – Stand Your Ground with Marissa Alexander – 05.30.17

Marissa Alexander, a licensed gun owner, fired a warning shot at her estranged husband when he had her cornered in her own garage. The shot worked. He left, and neither of them was harmed. But she was charged and sentenced to 20 years. Defenses of self-defense didn’t work, not even invoking Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Public pressure eventually persuaded …

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Expat Files – 09.23.16

#1-Food shopping at a big, chaotic, outdoor Latin market is a real adventure. Contrary to what these places look like- blind alleys, weird sights and smells- they really are totally safe and fun. So don’t worry if you’re the only gringo/gringa in a sea of a hundred plus short, brown faces. You’ll always be treated like a special visitor. However, …

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Coca-Crony: Sweet Ties to the CDC

More evidence suggests this government agency has been bought and paid for by Coca-Cola. We recently reported [3] that a high-ranking official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had resigned after extensive ties to Coca-Cola were exposed. Dr. Barbara Bowman, director of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, was helping Coca-Cola influence the World Health Organization, which had …

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America’s war on drugs is empowering Mexico’s drug cartels By Don Winslow

I’ve been writing about the war on drugs for 15 years. That’s a sad statement, if you think about it. Particularly given that 15 years is less than half the life of this particular war, which, at 44, has gone on longer than the Civil War, World War II, Vietnam and Afghanistan combined. The war has multiple fronts, but my particular beat …