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Breaking the Taboo ACTION

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corporate, americans, film, drug war, corruption, money, Morgan Freeman, politics, world, society )

- 1893 days ago -
This could be a once-in-a-generation tipping-point moment -- if enough of us call for an end to this madness. Politicians say they understand that the war on drugs has failed, but claim the public isn't ready for an alternative.

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JL A (282)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 4:32 pm

Mike S (86)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 4:44 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Nancy.

Rock H (254)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:11 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Nancy!

Kit B (276)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:57 pm

Signed and tweeted - The public wasn't ready for TV in 1929 - but they would have bought it any way, the public wasn't ready for cars, they sure loved them. It's poor excuse for no action.

. (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 9:50 am
surely signed

Jim P (3257)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:22 am
AVAAZ petition signed.

Was not aware that this subject was a "taboo" subject.

The "War on Drugs" has been a failed policy for a long time.
So much money and lives have been wasted waging a winless "war".

Ty, Nancy.

Lisa AWAY N (206)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:32 am
Thank you for taking action!
Thanks for joining the campaign to end the war on drugs.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:06 pm
Posted & signed.

Carrie B (306)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:26 pm
Signed and noted.

Kathleen R (138)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:28 pm
signed & noted

Joe R (190)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:40 pm
676,715 people support this cause.

Thanks Nancy. Signed and noted.

Ellen m (215)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:54 pm
action previously taken - TU Nancy

Louise D (44)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:59 pm
Drugs are bad, m'kay? The war on drugs is a miserable failure all it has done is that the United States now has a higher percentage of its population in jail than any other country ever has. All that I have seen from people who take drugs is that they have become really boring.

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:26 pm
The fact is, our government does not want to legilize drugs.
There's too much money involved in keeping it illegal.
In the mean time, legalizing drugs, is the ONLY way to control them.


Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:45 pm
60%+ of ours and world government isn't listening to us. This is going to take a long time to wear down the money men. Time for phase two.

Sascha H (303)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:56 pm
Noted and signed (who knows, somebody might actually be listening?)

Colleen L (3)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:57 pm
Petition signed. Don't you love the way these political jokers state that "they don't know if the public is ready for alternative actions???? " My questions to these fools is since you know that the war on drugs has failed, do you even have or know of a so called alternative way to fix it??? Don't use us as your excuse for not being able to come up with plans. These politicians are just excessively over paid idiots who do nothing. Thanks Nancy

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:03 pm
Noted and signed. Thank You Nancy........this has been a no win for years, with a big loss of life.

. (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:27 pm
Signed and Noted.

Mary T (178)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:44 pm
Signed, Thanks Nancy.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:46 pm
Gladly signed & noted. Thank you, Nancy.

BG Callahan (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:51 pm
By now the world drug war regimes must be doing it primarily as a moral action--the rationale being--"people, no matter how oppressed, disturbed, atomized--are to have no right to alter their consciousness to make life pass more easily--the worlds religions demand this (behind the scenes). The only permitted way to access comfort is to submit to doctrines." Islamism is the most stern of the lot, would do away with our 2 remaining
legal drugs of choice in the West. Incidentally, the Old Testament (Proverbs 31:6) recommends strong drink as a consolation. In todays world, billions live such unbearable lives as to qualify. Even many who appear to be well off feel isolated, needy seek their own personal escapes. Many more facets suggest themselves but I'll leave it to others to elaborate.

Sheila D (28)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:54 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Nancy.

Esther Z (94)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:02 pm
Noted and signed.

Mitchell D (104)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:29 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

Sunday January 13, 2013, 7:55 pm
Colleen's comment was exactly what I was thinking ! What a pack of idiots governments often are ! The drug problem is a totally social issue and to make changes, I am afraid that we might have to make an incredible amoutntof social changes to make any changes in the drug problem . iI is such a multi-faceted problem that there mostly would have to have about twenty stragegies put into pla to even START to address the problem. Our world is not equipping our young children to cope with bad things that happen in life, We just start them from birth with 'cop out' strategies for not facing our negative feelings. Everything from their first computer games to taking anti-depressants the moment they feel a bit 'blue!' Most children have no one to one mothering as everyone is out at work and no child is taught how to deal with boredom except to 'dip out'. They often feel empty and hopeless and depressed as there is no-one to help them when they really need it. they are forced to grow up SO fast and often totally miss out on a normal childhood. Everyone is pressyred to function so highly and are so goal orinted that so many young people feel that they are failures and their lives leave them feeling EMPTY which is where drugs come in.. tney dull the senses and stop that empty feeling. Who want to leave that wonderful feeling that can be induced chemically to go back to the stresses of real life ? SO VERY SAD ! We MUST work on REAL changes that will address and heal this problem.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 9:31 pm
Excellent video. Signed and shared. Thanks.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:58 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Robert O (12)
Monday January 14, 2013, 12:48 am
Signed. Thank you Nancy.

Monday January 14, 2013, 5:18 am
Signed & Noted. Thanks Nancy

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 11:31 am

Sheryl G (363)
Monday January 14, 2013, 2:42 pm
Thank you for taking action!


Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday January 14, 2013, 2:42 pm

Fran SiteIssues F (118)
Monday January 14, 2013, 3:06 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Nancy!

Angelika R (143)
Monday January 14, 2013, 5:39 pm
Thx for posting Nancy, had thought of it myself. Film is long but excellent. Already signed some days ago.

Cristina M (137)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:22 pm
Coming from a country that has to bury every day tens of people that died victims of the war on drugs, I must say I strongly believe the politicians are part of the drug business, otherwise this total failure that the war on drugs is would had been stopped long ago. It's just not reasonable to be living with blood shed everywhere unless the ones that rule get a huge amount of drug money. Signed with hope for a better future, thanks Nancy!

M B (62)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:05 am
signed & noted.

Victoria P (113)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 11:35 am
Signed with thanks

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:09 pm
noted and signed

Michela M (3964)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:57 am
Signed and Noted!!

Carol H (229)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:59 pm
signed and noted

Teresa Cowley (274)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 7:53 pm
The "public" has been ready for an alternative for a long time. The politicians, on the other hand, like the drug money that flows into their pockets, not to mention the money from privateering our ever-over-crowded jails! Drugs means HUGE dark money to these parasites in suits, and they won't let it go easily!
Signed and shared, of course--thanks Nancy.
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