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07:10 pm: News for Three Days

A home-schooled religious boy wrestler defaults rather than wrestle a girl.

The FDA is not doing well at testing medical devices before they're okayed to be used.

Also medical, the WashPost's Health & Science section was all about sleep this week.

Cee-Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow protest that Comcast is taking away the NBC peacock. If they do that, what else will they take?

Romania is thinking about a law where witches can be fined or jailed if their predictions don't come true.

I knew a lot of Mexicans were killed because of drug cartels, and recently one of our ICE agents was killed. But I had no idea that 34,000 Mexicans were killed in the last four years because of drug violence.

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Date:February 18th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Can we have something like the Romanian law for pundits?
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Date:February 18th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
I know a few border patrol officers and they wish that the US would enact much stronger laws against illegal immigrants. One friend works CA/Mexico, the other AZ/Mexico and both said that 90% of the people they catch are carrying drugs. Its also not unusual for them to be fired upon as they patrol the border.
I wonder if they were to legalize drugs, but tax and restrict it even more then alcohol, if it might end some of the violence in both countries.
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Date:February 18th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
If you'd read the article, you would have known those 34K folks who were killed were Mexicans in Mexico and were killed by the drug groups. :)
Date:February 25th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
I keep hearing about Mexicans being killed in Mexico, but didn't realize the numbers were that high. Around here (Bay Area), Mexican drug dealers/growers (?) have started cultivating plots in the hills or the National Parks (easier than bringing the stuff across the border) and DEA finds them either during fly-overs or when a vineyard owner discovers that his water bill has gone sky high (they tap into the water supply). There is the odd shoot out and it's quite a mess.
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Date:February 25th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we have pot growers just west of here, in the Appalachians and lands around them, but they're usually white folk. We also have batches of meth labs around -- one was recently found in a dorm room.
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