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obama administration seeks to scale back drug war in second term

Discussion in 'Politics' started by UncleBuck, Jul 2, 2012.

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    UncleBuck

    UncleBuck Well-Known Member

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/02/obama-drug-war_n_1643483.html

    i make good predictions. in my thread "obama's second term", i predicted he would come out in favor of gay marriage and seek to scale back the drug war.

    my predictions came true, just a little sooner than i expected.

    suck it, haters.:eyesmoke:
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    brotherjericho

    brotherjericho Well-Known Member

    Wait, news about this coming out during campaign season...must be true.
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    beenthere

    beenthere New Member

    [h=1]Corned Beef Hash[/h] [​IMG]Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2007
    Show: Good EatsEpisode: Corn the Beef


    [​IMG] Photo: Corned Beef Hash Recipe
    Rated 5 stars out of 5


    Total Time: 40 minPrep15 minCook25 min
    Yield:4 servings Level:Easy







    [h=2]Ingredients[/h]
    [h=2]Directions[/h] Melt the butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet set over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and cook until it begins to brown slightly, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic, corned beef and cabbage, thyme, oregano and black pepper to the skillet and stir to combine. Once combined, spread the hash evenly over the pan and firmly press down with a spatula. Place a heavy lid, heatproof plate or second pan directly atop the hash and allow to cook until browned, approximately 10 minutes. After 10 minutes stir mixture, press down again, top with the lid and allow to cook another 5 to 6 minutes, or until browned. Serve immediately.

    [h=2]Corned Beef and Cabbage:[/h]
    • 2 to 2 1/2 pound Corned-Beef Brisket*, recipe follows
    • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 1/2 pound diced carrots, approximately 4 small
    • 1/2 pound diced onions, approximately 2 small
    • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and chopped, approximately 3 medium
    • 1/4 pound diced celery, approximately 2 stalks
    • 1 small head cabbage, chopped, approximately 2 pounds
    *Cook's note: Brisket should be prepared through the brining stage, but not cooked.

    Place the corned beef, pepper, allspice, bay leaves and salt into a large 8-quart pot along with 3-quarts of water. Cover and set over high heat. Bring to a boil, decrease the heat to low and cook, at a low simmer for 2 1/2 hours.

    After 2 1/2 hours add the carrots, onions, potatoes and celery. Return to a simmer and cook uncovered for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, add the cabbage and cook for an additional 15 to 20 minutes until the potatoes and cabbage are tender. Remove the bay leaves and serve immediately.

    [h=2]Corned Beef:[/h]
    • 2 quarts water
    • 1 cup kosher salt
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons saltpeter
    • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into several pieces
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
    • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
    • 8 whole cloves
    • 8 whole allspice berries
    • 12 whole juniper berries
    • 2 bay leaves, crumbled
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 2 pounds ice
    • 1 (4 to 5 pound) beef brisket, trimmed
    • 1 small onion, quartered
    • 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
    • 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
    Place the water into a large 6 to 8 quart stockpot along with salt, sugar, saltpeter, cinnamon stick, mustard seeds, peppercorns, cloves, allspice, juniper berries, bay leaves and ginger. Cook over high heat until the salt and sugar have dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the ice. Stir until the ice has melted. If necessary, place the brine into the refrigerator until it reaches a temperature of 45 degrees F. Once it has cooled, place the brisket in a 2-gallon zip top bag and add the brine. Seal and lay flat inside a container, cover and place in the refrigerator for 10 days. Check daily to make sure the beef is completely submerged and stir the brine.

    After 10 days, remove from the brine and rinse well under cool water. Place the brisket into a pot just large enough to hold the meat, add the onion, carrot and celery and cover with water by 1-inch. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and gently simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until the meat is fork tender. Remove from the pot and thinly slice across the grain.

    Yield: 8 servings
    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: approximately 3 hours
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    UncleBuck

    UncleBuck Well-Known Member

    i love corned beef. i think i'll pick one up for tonight.
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    F A B

    F A B New Member

    did he mention everyone would have jobs and money and end the depression or recession too?
    if not im sure that will be released in a few days
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    Mr Neutron

    Mr Neutron Well-Known Member

    You may assume too much.
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    F A B

    F A B New Member

    intercepted haha i will have to remember that one for future smoke sessions
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    slabhead

    slabhead Well-Known Member

    I see nothing there.

    Actions speak louder than words.
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    JustAnotherHead

    JustAnotherHead New Member

    This is what he said the 1st time around. Well at least Gitmo is closed and there are no troops in the dessert.
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    Harrekin

    Harrekin Well-Known Member

    Please tell me you're fucking kidding...

    If Obama isn't full of shit (which I'm 100% he is) he could scale it back right now. Why wait till after Nov?

    Simply put, the Great Panderer strikes again with "Free stuff and drugs for all!".
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    SSHZ

    SSHZ Well-Known Member


    Again, you're assuming he'll be around for a 2nd term. Remember, when you assume, you make an ass out of you and you. LOL

    I'm guessing by November, the job outlook and economy will be much worse. The true costs of the healthcare act will be released by the CBO to the tune of almost $2 trillion of 10 years. The Holder situation will be further along and viewed unfavorably by most. Add the 10-20% increase in inflation, the 2nd round of housing defaults, the coming wars and democratic voter failures in Egypt, Syria,etc. the Israel issue with all their neighbors, , and then the presidential debates will come along and Obamas record will continue to be high-lighted (failures in most regards), people will be ready for a change............ so, screw legalization- the country is facing a lot more pressing issues than getting high legally!
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    deprave

    deprave New Member

    so hes lying to us again sooner than you expected?
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    F A B

    F A B New Member

    damn u mean it isnt true?:(
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    Smirgen

    Smirgen Well-Known Member

    Beautiful Sarcasm.
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    ChesusRice

    ChesusRice Well-Known Member

    Not only did the Republicans block the transfer of the prisoners at GITMO

    They bragged about it.

    And yes in his second term he will at the very least end the war on marijuana.

    If you think Romney can do better in regards to marijuana laws
    By all means
    Vote for him
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    desert dude

    desert dude Well-Known Member

    The poor president. He had a Democrat controlled house until 2010 and did nothing, then claimed the evil Republicans won't let him do what he wants. It almost seems like he doesn't really want to do anything he promised.

    If you actually read the Huffpo article linked by UB, you will realize that it is not at all hopeful.
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    Harrekin

    Harrekin Well-Known Member

    You assume I actually care beyond just having an interest in American politics.

    Mittens or the Kenyan, nothing will really change.
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    ginwilly

    ginwilly Well-Known Member

    I figure he'll make it a states issue because he's such a huge state's rights guy.

    LOL at he supports gay marriage, you guys sure are grasping at straws.

    What he says and what he does......
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    Harrekin

    Harrekin Well-Known Member

    His views are "evolving" ;)
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    deprave

    deprave New Member

    They are so out of touch with people and don't really care. We should totally troll Obama and Mittens and pretend something really retarded is popular so that they will pander to it. Any Ideas?

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