Articles by DeepCough




Petraeus cites an extramarital affair as the reason for his resignation. Wonder what the real reason was? Via MSN: The CIA director said he was resigning because he had exercised “extremely poor judgment’…




Robert Evans at Cracked on how the six most popular zero-tolerance/ad hoc policies and laws to deter crime, incidentally–and quite ironically–cause it to flourish all the more.

The problem is that in order to differentiate a “drugs BAD” area from the surrounding “drugs kinda not OK, we guess” areas, someone needs to set actual borders of the drug-free zone. The particular border distance the authorities picked was 1,000 feet from the premises, which sounds pretty reasonable on paper … until you think about just how many schools and other kid-frequented zones there are in any urban area. Each of those is itself a “don’t sell drugs here” zone, plus a ring of about three city blocks in every direction. At which point you will probably find yourself on the border of another drug-free zone…


[disinfo ed.’s note: we hear ya, DeepCough…]

Boy, y’know, Disinfo has been in a bit of slump lately, what with the recycling of posts and the videos of the lame journailistic trolling of WAC, I decided to submit this video to give Disinfo the swift kick in the fucking nuts that it needs, goddammit.



Wired reports on the latest invention from the Pentagon agency known as the Joint Non Lethal Weapons Directorate, which is responsible for developing such non-lethal devices as “sticky foam guns, sonic cannons, and…









The post on the Christian horror movie Harmless made me think of this interesting documentary from 2001 of a small town setting up a “Hell House,” to warn people of the horrendous consequences of Sin:

Hell Houses are a distinctly American phenomenon which began in 1990 just outside of Dallas, at the Trinity Assembly of God Church. The original Hell House was conceived as a modern-day fire-and-brimstone sermon. Today, this religious ceremony of sorts is replete with actors, extensive lighting equipment and full audio-visual tech crews.


Cannabis CafeVia BBC News:

A judge in the Netherlands has upheld a new law to ban foreign tourists from entering cannabis cafes.

While soft drugs are tolerated, there is growing concern at tourists visiting just for drugs, and foreign dealers selling illegally at home.

The ban is due to start in three southern provinces next month, and go nationwide by the end of the year.

A group of cafe owners argued at The Hague district court that the ban was discriminatory against foreigners. Under the new law, Dutch residents will still be allowed into the cafes, as long as they have valid identification, or possibly hold a new “weed pass”, which is also being debated. There are about 700 coffee shops, as they are called, in the Netherlands. The cultivation and sale of soft drugs through them is decriminalised, although not legal; police generally tolerate possession of up to five grams of cannabis.




When one looks at all the movies that Hollywood has put out over the years, it\’s hard not to get the feeling that the movie industry trumps up the Drug War by romanticizing it with hardcore action films like Savages directed by Oliver Stone, the latest schlocky action movie about the drug business:



I’m not saying any president is immune to the law, no matter who it is, but am I the only one who senses the hypocrisy of this campaign in light of the events that occurred a decade ago under the Bush
administration?