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Linking the war on drugs with the war on terrorism

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by David Watts, Jan 29, 2003.


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  1. David Watts

    David Watts

    Aug 12, 2002
    seattle
    This topic may be a discussion too far for this forum, but the subject is important to me and so I am throwing it out there.

    We've all, by now, seen the anti drug ads linking drug use to terrorism. Does anyone else feel that these ads are a patently false use of the war on terror to promote the drug war agenda? If someone can provide some information to convince me that this link is valid, I think that would be great.

    Also, I have heard that the major networks refused to run an advert by the detroit project tying our oil based economy to terrorism. Too controversial for the big 3 networks, oooh.

    http://theantidrug.com/drugs_terror/index.html

    http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=14349

    http://www.thedetroitproject.com/

    from an article on the above site.

    So far, most TV stations have refused to air any of the group's paid ads, including Los Angeles network affiliates KCBS, KNBC and KABC. But the free exposure they received on news shows was worth millions. Huffington even got a call Thursday from Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) who said the ads inspired her to write a new bill attempting to kill a federal tax code loophole giving special deductions for the biggest (and least fuel-efficient) SUVs
     
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    ...That deal with the "GAS" and the "Drug" ads.
    There's some decent hashing out of it those threads.

    But...I just read a news article recently that screenwriter Norman Lear, one of the backers of the SUV/GUZZLE/GAS=Terror ads, built onto his house without zoning approval, or the proper permits, a 21 car garage!
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    What is this supposed federal tax code loophole giving special deductions for the biggest (and least fuel-efficient) SUVs?
     
  4. TxBass

    TxBass

    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    I believe there is/was a proposal on the floor to give a reduced tax on vehicles for businesses that bought SUVs/Trucks over a certain weight.
     
  5. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    multiple duplicate thread. :rolleyes:
     



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