Reliable statistics on the number of drug-related murders in the United States are hard to come by. A 1994 Department of Justice report suggested that between a third and a half of U.S. homicides were drug-related, while a recent Center for Disease Control study found that the rate varied between 5% and 25% (a 2002 Bureau of Justice report splits the difference). Part of this variance is that "drug-related" murders are hard to define. There are murders committed by people on drugs, murders committed by addicts to get money for drugs, turf-war murders by drug suppliers, and murders committed by gangs whose principal source of income is drug sales.
For the third time this week, the White House prohibited news organizations from airing the briefing, which has traditionally been televised, and requested that audio recordings be withheld from broadcast until the question-and-answer session had concluded.
According to the endurance running hypothesis, long-distance running as in persistence hunting, a method still practiced by some hunter-gatherer groups in modern times, was likely the driving evolutionary force leading to the evolution of certain human characteristics.
And liquidity is an important thing, just ask Lehman Brothers, or victims of the Zerg Rush. If everything always went OK, those guys and their elaborate long-run plans would always win; but things don’t always go OK.