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Maptalk-Digest Tuesday, December 28 1999 Volume 99 : Number 543

Re: DSADMIN: Merry Christmas MapInc. (FWD)
    From: Mark Greer <>
Fwd: Article from www.mediainfo.com -- ABC, CBS, FOX IN NEWS VIDEO CO-OP
    From: "kim hanna" <>
Fwd: Article from www.mediainfo.com -- Steve Outing's Stop the Presses
    From: "kim hanna" <>
A&E Investigative Reports: Asset forfeiture
    From: "RLRoot" <>
Detroit News poll and forum
    From: "Don Beck" <>
Re: MAP: Re: Legalize marijuana?   POLL!!!!
    From: Involuntary <>
Re: MAP: Re: Legalize marijuana?   POLL!!!!
    From: Leroy Casterline <>


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Subj: Re: DSADMIN: Merry Christmas MapInc. (FWD)
From: Mark Greer <>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 14:57:19 -0800

Kewl!! :)

At 07:40 AM 12/24/1999 -0500, Richard Lake wrote:
>Hello Everyone!
>
>I made a little Christmas Card for all of you and I want to say thank you
>to everyone who has been so kind and helpful to me!
>
>Peace, Martha
>
>http://homepages.go.com/~marthag1/merry.htm

Mark Greer
Executive Director
DrugSense

http://www.drugsense.org
http://www.mapinc.org

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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 16:02:57 PST

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Thursday, December 23, 1999

ABC, CBS, FOX IN NEWS VIDEO CO-OP
Network News Service Created

(Hollywood Reporter)In another sign of network news
divisions trying to control costs, ABC, CBS and Fox have
formed a cooperative venture that will share video among
their respective affiliate news services.

The cooperative, called Network News Service, will collect
video from the three network newsgathering units and their
affiliates and provide it to ABC NewsOne, CBS Newspath and
Fox News Edge, which feed national news packages and
footage to stations for use in their local newscasts.

‘Our news cooperative will ensure that we always have the
best possible video of the widest range of stories,’ ABC
News president David Westin said.

Each network's news service will be able to select from all
of that day's NNS material for inclusion in its regular
feeds to affiliates. However, ABC NewsOne, CBS Newspath and
Fox News Edge will continue to operate independently as
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Stop The Presses!

By Steve Outing

Wednesday, December 22, 1999

A Better Letters to the Editor Section

‘Letters to the Editor’ are a staple of dead-tree journalism, and in
most newspapers and magazines remain treated much as they have been for
decades. A few letter writers out of many get their words published, and
those that do get published often are edited for length, spelling,
grammar - and sometimes the message itself.

The process at many publications (especially large ones)
leaves the majority of people unhappy - for not having
their letter chosen, or for having it edited to a form that
the letter writer does not approve.

Is there a better way? Sure, do a better job of integrating the Internet
with your publication’s letters to the editor section in print. It will
make your readers happier, and demonstrate to your community that you
support the free exchange of ideas.

Problem No. 1: No more room

The basic problem with most letters to the editor operations is, of
course, lack of physical space.


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Tonight A&E's "Investigative Reports" was on Asset Forfeiture.  Bill Kurtis did a wonderful job of presenting this issue in a straight forward fashion, pointing out the unconstitutionality of such laws.  A&E should be commended for this show and encouraged to go deeper into the drug war.
 
 
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In Liberty,
 
Rick Root
~Nannyism is fascism with training wheels.
- ------_NextPart_000_001D_01BF50C0.5A901C40-- ------------------------------ Subj: Detroit News poll and forum From: "Don Beck" <> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 16:46:34 -0600 Many thanks to all for the postings at http://data.detnews.com:8081/feedback/surveyletters.hbs. The dw's have been CRUSHED, again and as always, by the facts. Senior Editor Richard Lake posted a great set of referenced quotes and data. I saved it for future use. And, I privately emailed a few of the ignorati. My favorite below. Regards, don ******************************************** To: Jan-Eirik Persen <> City: Oslo Country: Norway Saw your post at http://data.detnews.com:8081/feedback/surveyletters.hbs. "I am aginst legalization of drugs - oki?" In our country we have a term for those who favor jailing other citizens for nonviolent behavior that harms no one else. It comes from the concept of liberty, which Americans have done much to advance around the world since our original Constitution was ratified in 1789. Unfortunately, liberty has been abandoned in our War on Drugs. We have arrested and imprisoned over 10 million Americans for marijuana possession alone, ruining countless lives and wasting billions of dollars for no visible benefit to anyone except the jailers. Oh, what is our term for people like yourself? We call them QUISLINGS. Don Beck <> ------------------------------ Subj: Re: MAP: Re: Legalize marijuana? POLL!!!! From: Involuntary <> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 16:10:59 -0600 On Sun, 26 Dec 1999 21:55:44 -0500, Larry Seguin <> posted article <>, which said: > Voted at: > http://data.detnews.com:8081/poll/survey.hbs > Its now 55%-yes, 44% no. As of 4:00pm CST on Tuesday, Dec. 28, it's 45% Yes, 55% No. Methinks that perhaps word has gotten out to prohibitionists? > Here is my comment I left: > > We can put $110 billion a year to better use! Is it 110 billion? I've been telling people it was 30 billion until I heard 50 billion.... but 110 billion is the highest yet. Is it that high now? > 9,082 deaths from over dose from illegal drugs 1998 (hard drugs)? > 245,000 homeless in US! > 165,000 die each year from prescription drugs! [...] > 42,000 " " " " breast cancer! > 31,000 " " " " suicide! > 20,000 " " " " homicide! > 0 " " " " marijuana!! I agree with your Zero on marijuana deaths, however there are always those that come back and call the statistic irresponsible because of car wrecks in which a driver was high, or fork lift accidents in which the fork lift operator was high. I have driven stoned and I found myself to be more cautious and more courteous when I'm high, like using my blinkers properly... allowing it to flash three or four times before changing lanes, etc... But when I wasn't high, I was usually in a furious rush, breaking the speed limit, swerving in and out of traffic, etc... So people like to use marijuana as a scapegoat. If there's a car wreck, and one of the drivers is high, it's the marijuana that caused the accident, so the perception goes. Even when I point out that people eating Big Macs have wrecks, people using cell phones have wrecks, people who are sober have wrecks, and people who are admiring themselves in the mirror have wrecks, they still insist that marijuana causes car wrecks. With alcohol it's been proven. With marijuana, it hasn't, to my knowledge. This is not to say that I think that all people should smoke a joint before driving, but I am saying that I don't believe that driving under the influence is a valid argument against legalization when you consider that it's just as easy to have a wreck while trying to keep a hamburger together or while dialing a number on your car phone. They're making it illegal in some areas to talk on car phones while driving. Next might be eating while driving. If nothing else, legalizing marijuana might reduce air pollution and conserve fuel if people know they have to stay home to get high. I would. ------------------------------ Subj: Re: MAP: Re: Legalize marijuana? POLL!!!! From: Leroy Casterline <> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 16:19:03 -0700 At 04:10 PM 12/28/99 -0600, you wrote: >in the mirror have wrecks, they still insist that marijuana causes car >wrecks. With alcohol it's been proven. With marijuana, it hasn't, to >my knowledge. This is not to say that I think that all people should >smoke a joint before driving, but I am saying that I don't believe >that According to a study I just read, we might all be better of if everyone smoked a joint before driving. If I have interpreted the information correctly, the study shows that you are 40% *less* likely to be involved in a fatal accident after smoking marijuana. Check it out at: www.ukcia.org/lib/research/driving3.htm Leroy ------------------------------ End of Maptalk-Digest V99 #543 ****************************** Mark Greer () ___ ___ _ _ _ _ Media Awareness Project /' _ ` _ `\ /'_`)('_`\ P. O. Box 651 | ( ) ( ) |( (_| || (_) ) Porterville, CA 93258 (_) (_) (_) \__,_)| ,__/ (800) 266-5759 | | URL: http://www.mapinc.org/lists/ (_)

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