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Partnership For Drug Free America Funded By Alcohol, Tobacco and Big Pharma
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This is THOROUGHLY disgusting infromation to me. The nonprofit organization famous for the “This is your brain on drugs commercials” get a large portion of their funding from Alcohol, Tobacco, and Pharmaceutical firms and as a little bonus the largest prison building company in the U.S. as well.

Anybody else smell a rat?

Partnership for a Drug Free America

Sources of Funding from 1988-91
Extracted from Federal Tax Returns
(figures are approximate)

PROVIDED BY Washington Hemp Education Network

Pharmaceutical Firms
J. Seward Johnson, Sr. Charitable Trusts --- $1.1 million
Du Pont --- 125,000
Proctor and Gamble Fund --- 120,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation --- 115,000
Johnson & Johnson --- 100,000
Merck Foundation --- 85,000
Hoffman-LaRoche --- 75,000
Tobacco and Liquor Firms
Phillip Morris --- 125,000
Anheuser-Busch --- 100,000
RJ Reynolds --- 100,000
American Brands --- 100,000

Read the rest at:

http://govaporize.com/partnership-for-drug-free-america-funded-by-alcohol-tobacco-and-big-pharma/

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Added: Apr-24-2009 Occurred On: Apr-24-2009
By: Teahupoo
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  • Makes perfect sense. First it was Dupont trying to keep their large share of the paper buisness, and now these guys are looking out for their interests.

    once again the little chris rock bit sums it up all to well, "the government doesn't want you to do YOUR drugs, they want you to do THEIR drugs"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GXb7-efd4M

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  • What cracks me up is how you can never get a straight answer. They NEVER want to look at the facts about Alcohol, Tobacco, and Pharmaceutical drugs killing nearly 1 million a year, TOTALLY ignore the stats on marijuana.

    Marijuana is safer that aspirin!

    http://govaporize.com/news/marijuana-is-safer-than-aspirin/

    T

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    • While I have no problems with weed, I do know some who have had schizophrenia brought on by it, which may not have occurred had they abstained.

      That is the most frightening health hazard of weed, although I've read some strains are much worse than others, so perhaps it could be addressed.

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    • Its not suprising that big pharm also have a very large selection of medicine's that aparently treat schizophrenia and other mental illness.

      They'll get'cha one way or another.

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    • The schizophrenia cases were not brought on by marijuana, they may have caused the schizophrenia to appear at an earlier age but schizophrenia is not brought on by marijuana.

      T

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    • A good friend of mine is a psychiatrist from Johns Hopkins and he has studied some of the "breaks with reality" associated with marijuana. My only answer is this: everyone is different. In a perfect world we would all be strong enough and healthy enough to survive and cope with nothing external but food, water and air. But even then, something would screw some people up. Hell, some people have deadly allergies to peanuts, but does that mean peanuts should be outlawed for everyone? More..

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    • That's what I meant to say. You have to be predisposed to it.

      I know some types of weed I have smoked made me much more paranoid than others. If it were freely available, it'd be must easier to get the type of weed that agrees with you.

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  • Legalize it and tax it. Maybe we could get out of this shit recession with the money earned by those who wish to partake.

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    • three seeds,
      earth,water and sun.
      and a little TLC.....

      ;)

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    • Always appreciate your input. When I am ever going to be in Oz I will have to look you up.

      T

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    • would be great if it ever eventuated.never really interacted with americans other than this site.you would have to be near the top of the list for meeting one.for the pure reason being that you epitomise my ideal of a 'true' american.standing up for your cause etc in a non confrontational manner....
      bah.....
      yer a decent fellow teahupoo.
      if you ever plan on coming to australia....east coast,new south wales.....P.M. me.i'll meet you at mascot airport,sydney.
      must tell you though....can't show ya More..

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    • P.S.
      fukin' great surf.....mark richards(past world champion surfer) is a novocastrian.but....you probably know that..cheers.

      :)

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    • Hopefully, I will be able to see you next year. That would be a lot of fun.

      We are actually investigating countries to relocate to as it appears that the U.S. is just sinking even deeper into an Orwellian Society of Big Brother control. Others may be willing to live that way, but I am not.

      It is disgusting enough for those of aboriginal descent to see how the country has been completely ruined without becoming prisoners as well.

      T

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  • Not just that, I think the greatest lobby and obstacle to rewriting drug laws is the prison workers/guards lobby. More than 50% of our criminals are in prison because of drugs. And they don 't want to lose any jobs. It's truly ridiculous the types of groups that are paying huge dollars to keep the draconian drug laws on the books. Voted

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    • Bechtel is also one of the biggest contributors, the largest builder of prisons in the U.S.

      n 2007 the Department of Justice reported that there were 1,841,182 drug arrests in the United States; the report noted that there were more drug abuse arrests than any other category of offenses.

      Marijuana arrests accounted for 47.4% of the drug abuse arrests. This allows us to estimate that about 872,720 persons were arrested for marijuana offenses. Eighty-nine percent of these arrests were for posse More..

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    • That's because if you talk to any cop on the beat, they will tell you what a waste of manpower it is. Not only that, but I truly believe that it makes us all less safe for another reason. Trust. Cops get a very bad rap today in part because they are made to enforce laws that are extremely unpopular and senseless. I think people would be very open and forthright and even helpful toward the police if they didn't fear that opening their house, car or otherwise would expose them to prosecution More..

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    • L.E.A.P

      My next yoursay is about one of the leaders of LEAP

      http://leap.cc

      T

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  • Another point of interest in the comparisons is that the effects from marijuana are temporary, alcohol actually does IRREVERSIBLE damage.

    T

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  • Where are all your detractors? With the overwhelming fact-based history and ongoing injustices regarding the war on drugs that you divulge, specifically cannabis, it gets ever-more difficult and irrational to hold a contrary belief/opinion to promote continued incarceration of marijuana possession. Just goes to show, don't f*ck with the profit margins of the monied elite.

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    • Dont worry, We are watching you. While we're at it change your shirt it looks ridiculous with those shoes.

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    • Love the avatar. One of my favorite cult classics and characters, "The Lord Humongous" LOL

      Probably one of my favorite lines in the movie:

      Max, "You want to get through here, you gotta go through me"

      T

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  • IF I were afraid then I obviously would not spread my likeness all over the internet and I wouldn't say where I live.

    The truth of the matter is that the WORST thing the government could do at this point is try to pull some stupid shit with me and try to arrest me for some trumped up charges since I have thousands of loyal followers all over the internet. They would explode my popularity exponentially.

    You guys be sure to let me know if there is a subject that you want covered and either don't More..

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  • No real surprise there! On a related note, some argue that sugar is a drug.

    Just watch how kids get into the stuff, and you can see why!

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    • "Our findings with lab rats show that intermittent access to sugar can lead to changes in the brain and behavior similar to those caused by drugs of abuse," said Bart Hoebel, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Princeton University. "In certain models, sugar-bingeing causes long-lasting effects on the brain and increases the inclination to take other drugs of abuse, including alcohol."

      Already been studied.

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    • Technically allot of stuff is drugs,You can get addicted and it will change your state of mind,You can OD on sugar just need a shitload of it,Coffe is also a drug.

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  • right on...

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  • good researching there Teahupoo, it doesnt suprise me at all. Its a racket just like everything else.

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  • i have seen a few good PSA's on drug use, but that 'brain on drugs' add with the eggs is an abomination to anyone with an education.

    i think it was highly ineffective and probably did more to hurt the anti-drug movement then help it.

    you have to be honest with kids or they will not respect you or believe you. they're not stupid.

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    • I did a post on exactly that recently. One of the new techniques the anti crowd is trying now is guilt.

      They are telling kids that if they buy weed they are DIRECTLY supporting the drug cartels and supporting murder.

      Do you think they buy that?

      I don't.

      T

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    • I don't either. I have always argued against this line of "guilt" for one major reason: The drug cartels aren't getting the money due to people smoking weed, they are getting the money due to the fact that weed is illegal.

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  • DUH!..........good video for those that don't know. It's almost hard to fathom isn't it? thanks for sharing,good as usual:) Cheers!

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  • hey T.
    keep pushing the message mate.hopefully a 'snowball effect' happens and the people will find out that cannibis sativa is not the 'devil' weed as projected by the mass media.
    i subscribe to nexus magazine,and have done for the past 8 years.there is a full page advertisement in colour on the back page, currently, regarding the ongoing (non THC)cultivation of cannibis sativa for textile purposes.based in queensland.
    yeah...the haters can keep hating....
    hope your nations leaders see some sen More..

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  • Bingo:
    People want to rant about the military industrial complex. They should examine the financial relationship nexus between the:

    DEA/local Narc/Courts/Rehabilitation-Recovery industry/DARE/Partnership for a Drug free America/alcohol/tobacco/Big Pharma.

    They often support these "grass roots" anti-organizations as a way to stay invisible.

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