Archive for April, 2009

On the Somali Pirates’ side

Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Somali pirates in a boat

Somali Pirates

I have read a couple articles recently which actually don’t paint the modern day Somali pirates in a negative light, and wanted to share this one that I’ve most recently read. And no, it’s not about defending their actions or what they are doing, but it certainly paints a picture which is different from that which we read in the press.

So go and read the article and let me know what you think.

If you don’t want to read this article, basically what it says is that since the collapse of the Somali government, the lack of oversight in the area is now being exploited by first world countries. Specifically by dumping waste and over fishing the areas that are around Somalia. Hopefully they’re not doing these two things in the same place because that would […]

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Should the United States Legalize Drugs?

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

I came across this commentary article on CNN couple weeks ago about the legalization of drugs and figured I’d share a few thoughts I have.

First of all, I truly believe that our “war on drugs” doesn’t work. Just because something is illegal does not mean people don’t do it. Look around, people do illegal things every day. And trust me, same goes for drugs, I was in college once upon a time. And I also don’t buy the fact that making drugs legal will increase their usage. Drugs are easy to get and people who want them get them.

Secondly, though I don’t think drugs are in any way a good thing, I sort of believe that what people choose to do in their own time is their own business. Granted, hard core drug users can cause other problems that don’t stay in their home, […]

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