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Posted in Undogegorized by chamblee54 on December 27, 2013

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Radiolab has a delightful feature, Sex, Ducks, and The Founding Feud. You are asked for a donation at the start. Radiolab is worthy of your support. The show starts with a woman catching her philandering husband. PH got the former best friend (FBF) of the lady pregnant. The offended bride (OB) decided to get revenge. It was not served cold.

OB worked for a division of Dow Chemicals called Rohm and Haas. (This is not the same as Roman Hans, the proprietor of World Class Stupid) OB got some nasty chemicals at work, and tried to poison FBF. OB was not very effective, or very bright. FBF called the police, who said it was probably cocaine. FBF then called the Post Office, after OB spread poison on the mailbox. It is now a federal case.

There is a treaty forbidding the use of these chemicals for acts of terrorism. These laws apply to an angry woman looking for revenge. The case went to court, and is headed to the Supreme Court. Legal geeks are having a good time with the implications of this matter.

It seems as though treaties take priority over state laws. A case is mentioned of duck hunters, who were shooting so many ducks that the species was threatened. The loophole the feds used to regulate duck hunting was a treaty with Canada. This show was in production before the current quack up over “Duck Dynasty.” Arming the ducks, so they can fight back, was suggested in both cases.

The issue of a treaty preventing legal reform is not new. In 1961, the United States signed the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. This treaty criminalizes a long list of substances. According to Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, federal law and treaties are the “supreme Law of the Land.” The various states are governed by these treaties, and thus limit the ability of any state to legalize marijuana.” The argument has been made that even if the government wanted to decriminalize certain substances, the treaty would forbid this action. Pictures for today’s entertainment are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

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