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Drug war is lost

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MikeE, May 8, 2015.

  1. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Greg Ellifritz from activeresponse.com re-posted this long article at his site. It gives you the goods on why the drug war is a miserable failure. Ellifritz is a LEO and him posting this is significant, IMO.
    Read this well researched discussion and alot of baloney we have been led to believe goes out the window.While it doesn't specifically mention gun control, it goes into detail about the violence associated with drug prohibition and the reduction in violence and crime that countries like Switzerland and Portugal experienced when they de-criminalized hard drugs. If liberal Democrats were actually concerned about gun violence, they would move towards ending the drug wars instead of adding new prohibitions on guns.:
    http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/...ed:+SamHarris+The+End+Of+Faith,+by+Sam+Harris
     
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  2. SOrez

    SOrez SOR Active Member

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    The war on drugs is a scam. It is designed drive up the price of so called illegal drugs. Big banks launder the drug money, get caught, get fined about 10% and no bankers go to jail.
     
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  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Air America was the largest drug importer EVER during the 80's and 90's. o_O
     
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  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Interesting read. I dont agree with all his thoughts but I do agree with most.
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    That war was over before it started since the DEA agents are making the profit.
    The drug trade has always been equal to the national debt.Who's gunna stop that much money from being traded?
     
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  6. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Manufacturing businesses are relocating from Colorado because their employees are coming to work under the influence.
     
  7. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I bet jobs gained by the pot industry far outweigh those lost because of moving company's.

    Pot is huge business, I read that the value of the U.S. Weed crop exceeds the value of Corn, Wheat and Soybeans combined.

    My personal feeling is you should be free to stick anything you want in your own body, as long as you are not hurting someone else it's none of the governments concern. If I have a right to nothing else I have a right to do what I want to my meat sack
     
  8. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    "Drug war is lost"


    Really?....again?
    Where was the last place you left It....Have you looked under the sofa cushions?
    Or, maybe it's in the fridge or in the cupboard with the Doritos and Twizzlers...
    ...like last time.
    I swear, if your head wasn't attached......!!!



    (An answer in the spirit of Mother's Day)
     
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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I thought I found it once, but it turned out to be a semi-unused condom. o_O:rolleyes:
     
  10. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    If drugs were decriminalized, the cartels would be out of business. If the cartels were out of business, who would buy the DEA's hookers?
     
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  11. PeglegJones

    PeglegJones Ferndale,WA Member

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    Can you site a source and name the businesses?
     
  12. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Drug war? It's always been a police action...
     
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    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I am all for adults making their own choices but no drugs for kids.o_O
     
  14. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    PeglegJones Ferndale,WA Member

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    PeglegJones Ferndale,WA Member

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    One company...bit of a reach.
     
  17. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    'Semi-used' being the operative term...
     
  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Creative satirical use of words to poignantly imply the "operative term", which also provides a touch of entertainment value meant to impress the reader with the sophisticated machinations of the author to strip the matter to the bone for the foolishness that it is, thereby expanding brotherly love and instilling a strong sense of true patriotism. :D
     
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