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Pope Francis Takes Firm Stance against Drug Legalization

  Pope Francis took the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of drugs while on a landmark trip to Brazil in July. During Francis’ first trip to back to South America, where he is from, the Pope urged regional leaders to take a firm stance against drug legalization plans in Latin America. Pope Francis denounced the illegal drug trade as well, condemning drug dealers and drug traffickers. “How many dealers of death there are that follow the logic of money and power at any cost! The scourge of drug trafficking, that favors violence and sows the seeds of suffering and death, requires of society as a whole an act of courage,” he said. He also urged people to overcome the roots of the drug epidemic while on the third day of his … Read entire article »

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Currently the world's population is about 7.012 billion people, and out of this total 800,000,000 currently do not have access to clean water. Clean water is a basic necessity for life. This is a fact we could easily overlook living in America, where most cities and towns have running water, and each of us uses about 100 gallons of water a day. It was 2004 when Scott Harrison, a young club promoter in NYC, realized that he felt out of sync with his spirit. Because he was an influential part of NYC nightlife, Budweiser would pay him $2000 a month to be seen out at night drinking Budweiser. Bacardi did the same- paid him $2000 a month to drink Bacardi Rum. After a number of years of being paid to party … Read entire article »

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