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"When you buy drugs, you support terrorism..."

Seen the TV ads? They've been going strong since September 11th. I had a good laugh when I first saw them, I honestly thought it was a joke until I saw the "anti-drug" logo on the bottom on the screen. I thought: "How on Earth could drug money get into the hands people who blow up buildings? Do the militias (Montana Freemen, Arizona Vipers, etc.) run drug cartels or something? I thought Al Queda got their money from oil riches? This is the worst attempt at proganda I've ever witnessed!"

Well it all makes sense now. I just found an excerpt from the 2002 US Partiot Act that clears everything up:
    criminals and terrorists use the same criminal networks and organizations to "Market" illegal-drugs; both participate in and have an interest in world criminal activity.

It goes on to explain that anyone or any organization that acts like a terrorist or terrorist organization can be treated as one under the Act.

So by redifining what terrorism is, that is how they make the stretch that buying drugs supports terrorism. Ahh, this is truely finely crafted propoganda!!! :-)

I liked the ads better when they were more truthful: "doing drugs fries your brain." :-/

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Creative Commons

I just became aware of this project Creative Commons that is an effort to create a new type Copyright symbol, (CC). By putting (CC) on your work it means that you are explicitly telling others that it is OK to create certain types of derivative works of your original. Under current Copyright law, a work is assumed to be copyrighted whether you say so or not. This has created nightmares for Djs, musicians, artists, authors, etc. who want permission to include snippets or derivative works of other's work in their own-- Basically you need a lawyer to figure it out. (CC) sounds like a great idea. I think I'll make all of my music (CC).

There's a great flash animation here that explains everything.

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