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Monday, May 14th, 2012

Mr. Brand Goes to Parliament


A few weeks ago, Russell Brand was brought to Parliament to speak on the matter of decriminalizing drugs. Instead, he used the opportunity to speak to what he believed was the heart of issue, the way addicts are treated by the government. Brand, a former heroin addict, eloquently and thoughtfully argued that addicts should be viewed not as criminal but as sick people that need help. Does this not sound like the former Mr. Katy Perry to you? Maybe, I should mention that Brand showed up wearing a black cowboy hat and a tank top under a floor-length black trench coat – the man still got it.

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