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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    No but i've plenty of experience of those wanting to get clean but being on the waiting list forever and a day because they are underfunded, and again this has worked in the Netherlands and Portugal.
    Well......if the Portugal does it we should too!
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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Not true at all.



    You think you can control the dosage of meth? So you'd give everyone X amount? So the people who dont want to smoke meth will be selling it to those who want more. What then? Would that be illegal? Think about your answer.



    You have not shown that. Not one bit.



    The same could be applied to anything. We do not give in to violence, threats of violence or terrorism.
    Want to add some logical arguments to that?

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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Well......if the Portugal does it we should too!
    If it works then I dont see why not. Unless you want to continue to pursue policies that don't work purely out of spite.

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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Legalize pot and grow it in your backyard, then the cartels will be deprived of buissness and will no longer be better armed/funded than the Mexican army and police force.
    You know, in retrospect, the decision by the Justice Department to sell Ak-47s, .50 calibre sniper rifles and five-sevens to said drug-cartels -- probably not a good idea.

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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    What the heck is going on with Mexico? It seems to be getting worse. Is this country going to just implode? When the drug cartels clearly rule the roost, what can be done? Is there anything that can be done to fix this?


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...26255#47426255
    A good place to start reducing the influence of drug cartels would be to limit their current competitive advantage in the US. How? Legalize marijuana. I've seen different numbers on this, but let's say that 40% of cross-border drug trafficking consists of marijuana imports to the US. If marijuana were suddenly made legal and regulated, the drug cartels would lose 40% of their income to legitimate, probably US domestic businesses. That would cut their legs right out from under them.

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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    If it works then I dont see why not. Unless you want to continue to pursue policies that don't work purely out of spite.
    Portugal also has only a 28% graduation rate. Should we copy that? They have a much higher than average unemployment rate. They export and produce very little. Sorry if mirroring Portugal seems retarded to me. If I wanted to live in a third world country who was too lazy to produce anything other than cork I'd just move there. It seems they are not the best country to mimic.
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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Portugal also has only a 28% graduation rate. Should we copy that? They have a much higher than average unemployment rate. They export and produce very little. Sorry if mirroring Portugal seems retarded to me. If I wanted to live in a third world country who was too lazy to produce anything other than cork I'd just move there. It seems they are not the best country to mimic.
    In terms of being a country that has only recently emerged from a fascist dictatorship no, in terms of drug policy yes.

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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    In terms of being a country that has only recently emerged from a fascist dictatorship no, in terms of drug policy yes.
    One could argue that their drug policy has a lot to with their other economic and social problems. It is probably harder to graduate and produce goods and services when you are high off your ass all the time.
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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    One could argue that their drug policy has a lot to with their other economic and social problems. It is probably harder to graduate and produce goods and services when you are high off your ass all the time.
    Somehow i think the past few hundred years of feudalism and dictatorship have played a much greater role then the legalization of drugs in 2000, and again drug use has gone down since legalization. Lastly i dont know where we get the idea that agrarian societies are more lazy, I've worked on farms and its damn hard work.

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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Somehow i think the past few hundred years of feudalism and dictatorship have played a much greater role then the legalization of drugs in 2000, and again drug use has gone down since legalization. Lastly i dont know where we get the idea that agrarian societies are more lazy, I've worked on farms and its damn hard work.
    Are they producing? Why not?
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