Mexican President berates U.S. after casino attack

Headline: Mexican President berates U.S. after casino attack

Excerpt:

Lashing out at corrupt officials in Mexico and “insatiable” U.S. demand for drugs for fomenting the violence, Mr. Calderon urged the U.S. Congress to stamp out drug consumption and stop illegal trafficking of weapons across the border into Mexico.

“We’re neighbours, we’re allies, we’re friends, but you are also responsible,” a sombre and angry Mr. Calderon said to the United States in a speech after meeting his security advisers.

So, if this story is accurately portraying the essence of Mr. Calderon’s statements — and I have to allow for possibility that it isn’t — he is saying that the solution to the drug gang violence in Mexico is for the U.S. to step up the war on drugs.

Do people read any history?  Who learned anything from America’s disastrous experiment with alcohol prohibition?  Not Mr. Calderon, obviously (if his message is being portrayed accurately).

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If I ever vote

If I ever become re-engaged with party politics, if I ever decide to vote in an election or to publicly support one candidate over another, it will mean that I have finally become a political nihilist.  It will mean that I have come to believe that the game is completely meaningless and that I might as well play it for my own amusement, regardless of the consequences.  It will mean that I truly do not give a shit about anyone or anything aside from that which entertains me for the moment.

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