User talk:Danny Sprinkle

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Danny Sprinkle, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! FurrySings (talk) 01:12, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

Thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia. However, please be careful about adding categories in biographies. Wikipedia policy is very conservative about adding categories, and a category is supposed to be added only if there is indisputable evidence that it is correct and that it is relevant to the notability of the person. See WP:BLP and WP:Categorization of people for our policy about biographies and categorization, and especially WP:BLPCAT for the categorization of living peoples. Thanks, FurrySings (talk) 01:17, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

Aye Danny. Thanks for showing an interest on the Jefferson page. As you can see the page has its issues. btw, I took the liberty of placing the Signator award on your user page. Now you're on the map. Welcome aboard! -- Gwillhickers (talk) 00:26, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For tinkering up Thomas Patch - looks much better Victuallers (talk) 14:13, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
This is a thank you for making a very good edit to Climate change. It was the first meaningful edit it many months and added important information that I am amazed wasn't already included. SmartSE (talk) 23:51, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Help with the Holistic Management draft[edit]

Hi, Danny. I saw you encouraging Redddbaron to go forward with his Holistic _management draft. He's a new editor and could use some help complying with en.Wikipedia's rules and standards. You seem to have a knack for writing without injecting original research. It would be great if you would collaborate with him on the draft. I added a few comments to his talk page. I hope you'll give him a hand. Take care, DocTree (ʞlɐʇ·cont) Join WER 16:51, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Holistic management[edit]

Thanks for the star. Not sure what it means exactly, but hey a star is a star! ;-)

I have been working hard on the holistic management article. Fine tuning it and adding multiple references, both in links to other wiki pages and external links. Whenever I have a reference that may seem weak and/or weaker, I have tried to add multiple references showing multiple POV. I have tried to reference it from mainstream press, trade journals, scientific journals, Government press releases, industry, NGO's, International and local Awards, historical, cultural, political, educational and any other context I could think of while still maintaining a logical coherent flow and not cluttering it up too much. Luckily the weather here is bad, so I have had some spare time to work on this. I actually could write a lot more on it, but the juggling act is to avoid turning it into a fluff piece. With Savory doing power point presentations, Joel Salatin doing power point presentations, Michael Pollan doing power point presentations, even Prince Charles!, a number of books like "The Carbon Fields: How Our Countryside Can Save Britain" all with glowing reviews, I had to put a stop to it somewhere, otherwise it would take on a "to good to be true" tone. In my opinion it is far better than the average wiki pages I ever used (and I use wiki a LOT) but I fully admit since I wrote it, that opinion is obviously biased! hahaha I request you take a careful look and see if it meets wiki standards. If you think it does, please recommend it for publishing in wiki. If it doesn't, please message me with improvements you think it still may need.Redddbaron (talk) 15:02, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Your article looks perfectly acceptable to me. I wasn't at all familiar with the page that was deleted and can't compare to it (unless it's archived somewhere). Very well written and organized. I think any residual objections others may have can be addressed post-reinstatement. Not sure what the formal process for reinstatement is but you certainly have my blessing. Danny Sprinkle (talk) 17:10, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks very much. I put it on the list for reinstatement and I asked a question at the teahouse to get advise and consensus. I hope you are right and it is ready, but I think I need more opinions to be sure. Maybe you should post your opinion on the talk page of the new userfied rewrite?Redddbaron (talk) 21:07, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Wow. Looks like you have succeeded in your latest mission, Redddbaron. Congratulations! And let me know if you still need me to do anything. Danny Sprinkle (talk) 16:34, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I could use some advise about HMI too. I am not good at organizations. The work they do? That is interesting to me. The corporation behind that work? Even if it is a NGO? Not so interesting to me.Redddbaron (talk) 03:51, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Could you go to the Holistic management talk page please?Redddbaron (talk) 02:44, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

You may want to stop using edit summaries for sloganeering. — goethean 21:19, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try to keep such outbursts to a minimum. Danny Sprinkle (talk) 18:57, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

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Barrett Brown[edit]

Hello. I've noticed that you've made some unusual contributions to Barrett Brown, including adding considerable amounts of detailed, unsourced content, an usual style of prose not normally associated with encyclopedia, and some promotional language about Brown's second book. Would you mind explaining your edits there? Thanks. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 11:36, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Discrimination (to be added after "Sexual Orientation")[edit]

Drug Preference[edit]

Drug preference discrimination is the unequal treatment of people according to what drugs they use. Drug preference discrimination can facilitate and exacerbate other types of discrimination by exploiting drug preferences of racial, ethnic, religious, and political minorities.[1]

In most societies, people who by custom or preference use or have used illicit drugs face discrimination in voting, employment, housing, and child custody[2][3][4][5] in addition to imprisonment and in some cases torture and execution.[6][7] Discrimination due to illicit drug use was the most commonly reported type of discrimination among Blacks and Latinos in a 2003 study of minority drug users in New York City, double to triple that due to race.[8]

Ideas of self-ownership and cognitive liberty affirm rights to use drugs, whether for medicine[9][10][11] or recreation.[12][13][14] Those espousing such ideas cite the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the European Convention on Human Rights as protecting personal drug choices. They are inspired by and see themselves following in the tradition of those who have struggled against other forms of discrimination in the past.

Drug policy reform organizations such the Drug Policy Alliance,[15] the Drug Equality Alliance,[16] the Transform Drug Policy Foundation,[17] and the Beckley Foundation[18] have highlighted the issue of stigma and discrimination in drug policy. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids also recognizes this issue[19] and shares on its website stories that "break through the stigma and discrimination that people with drug or drinking problems often face."[20]

A report issued by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, critical of the global war on drugs,[21] states, under "Undermining Human Rights, Fostering Discrimination":

Punitive approaches to drug policy are severely undermining human rights in every region of the world. They lead to the erosion of civil liberties and fair trial standards, the stigmatization of individuals and groups – particularly women, young people, and ethnic minorities – and the imposition of abusive and inhumane punishments.[22]

  1. ^ Ahern, Jennifer; Stuber, Jennifer; Galea, Sandro (2007-05-08). "Stigma, discrimination and the health of illicit drug users". Drug and Alcohol Dependence 88 (2-3): 188-196. Retrieved 2014-12-29. 
  2. ^ Knafo, Saki (2013-07-25). "Voting Rights Of Black Americans Trampled By 'New Jim Crow,' Civil Rights Advocates Say". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  3. ^ Winsten, Richard D.; Millus, Paul F. (2014-08-06). "Cannabis Conundrum: Medical Marijuana Law and Employers". New York Law Journal. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  4. ^ Greenhouse, Linda (2002-03-27). "Justices Rule Drug-Eviction Law Is Fair". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  5. ^ Riggs, Mike (2013-05-08). "Even in 2013, Parents Who Use Marijuana Risk Losing Their Kids". Reason. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  6. ^ Szalavitz, Maia (2012-08-06). "Human Rights Watch: Hundreds of Thousands Still Tortured in Name of Drug Treatment". Time. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  7. ^ Dehghan, Saeed Kamali (2012-06-25). "Iranian pair face death penalty after third alcohol offence". Retrieved 2014-12-29. 
  8. ^ Minor, T; Galea, S; Ahern, J; Ompad, D (Fall 2003). "Racial differences in discrimination experiences and responses among minority substance users". Ethnicity & Disease 13 (4): 521–7. Retrieved 2014-12-30. 
  9. ^ Flanigan J (October 2012). "Three arguments against prescription requirements". Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (10): 579–86. doi:10.1136/medethics-2011-100240. PMID 22844026. 
  10. ^ Kerry Howley (August 1, 2005). "Self-Medicating in Burma: Pharmaceutical freedom in an outpost of tyranny". Reason. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  11. ^ Daniel Schorn (February 11, 2009). "Prisoner Of Pain". 60 Minutes. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  12. ^ Emily Dufton (Mar 28, 2012). "The War on Drugs: Should It Be Your Right to Use Narcotics?". The Atlantic. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  13. ^ Doug Bandow (2012). "From Fighting the Drug War to Protecting the Right to Use Drugs - Recognizing a Forgotten Liberty". Towards a Worldwide Index of Human Freedom (PDF). Chapter 10. Fraser Institute. pp. 253–280. 
  14. ^ Thomas Szasz (1992). Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market. Praeger. 
  15. ^ "Discrimination Against Drug Users". Drug Policy Alliance. Retrieved 2014-12-31. 
  16. ^ "Selective Prohibition Equals Discrimination". Drug Equality Alliance. Retrieved 2014-12-31. 
  17. ^ "Promoting stigma and discrimination". Count the Costs of the War on Drugs. Transform Drug Policy Foundation. Retrieved 2014-12-31. 
  18. ^ "Human Rights". Global Initiative for Drug Policy Reform. Beckley Foundation. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  19. ^ "Panel Decries Discrimination Against Addicted". Partnership for Drug-free Kids. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  20. ^ "Stories of Hope". Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  21. ^ Benjamin, Mark (2011-06-02). "Commission: Drugs Win War on Drugs". Time. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  22. ^ Taking Control - Pathways to Drug Policies that Work. Global Commission on Drug Policy. September 2014. p. 12. Retrieved 2014-12-29.