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    Re: DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Nonplussed View Post
    Probably not the most sensitive way to say it but she was technically correct in her assessment.
    No, the US is losing the "War on Drugs", and losing it for one specific reason:

    Prohibition never works.

    Product bans in the US do nothing more than create lucrative business opportunities for the unscrupulous. As a result, billions of dollars of capital are exported from the nation while, simultaneously, the government wastes tens of billions of dollars attempting to prevent the influx of drugs...while, also simultaneously, it refuses to take any action against the influx of illegal aliens who are the most likely carriers of those drugs, and those people take jobs from Americans, depress the wage market, and depress tax revenues.

    That's the failure of a government attempting to ban substances, which is has no Constitutional authority to do, and refusing to control the borders to prevent illegal entry by persons, which is a principal Constitutional mandate.

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    Re: DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    I am not advocating backing off, I am advocating a different strategy, which is starving them (by removing demand for their product) and in time they will dwindle to a shadow of their former self without the billions of US dollars to fuel their regeneration.

    Instead of lopping of heads over and over only to watch the hydra regenerate we need to sever the main stalk which fuels the regeneration.
    What you're advocating is the idiocity of Needle Park and all it's glorious stupidity.
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    Re: DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs

    No I am advocating divorcing ourselves from the distractions of a manufactured criminal problem. One the divorce is in place we then double down and focus all of our resources squarely upon dealing with our drug problem sans distractions and diversions.
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    Re: DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Now who would say dead kids is good???
    Planned Parenthood.

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    Re: DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    No I am advocating divorcing ourselves from the distractions of a manufactured criminal problem. One the divorce is in place we then double down and focus all of our resources squarely upon dealing with our drug problem sans distractions and diversions.
    Where do I sign up?

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    Re: DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs

    Up in NY they're worried about kids being killed by wiffle balls.





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    Re: DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs

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    Where do I sign up?
    There is no sign up sheet, but the unofficial sign up is supporting those who are of a like mind, and letting your voice be heard as well. My signature has a link to LEAP. which is an organization that mirrors my mindset on the topic quite well, and is IMO by far the group most worthy of support, as well as the group who has the highest chance of making an impact with their message.
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    Re: DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    No I am advocating divorcing ourselves from the distractions of a manufactured criminal problem. One the divorce is in place we then double down and focus all of our resources squarely upon dealing with our drug problem sans distractions and diversions.
    Distractions and diversions - what is everyone, 2 and at a magic show with Homey the Clown or something?

    I support a change as well - but most certainly I don't support just legalizing things with the hopes of just ignoring one problem only to trade it off for numerous others. Right now - there are no real solutions, only meager attempts at quelling the problem and unfortunately the innocent get hurt - always - and most of the time that's children.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Planned Parenthood.
    Planned Parenthood doesn't advocate the killing of young children - attempt at trying ot make this issues into an abortion debate failed.
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    Re: DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Distractions and diversions - what is everyone, 2 and at a magic show with Homey the Clown or something?

    I support a change as well - but most certainly I don't support just legalizing things with the hopes of just ignoring one problem only to trade it off for numerous others. Right now - there are no real solutions, only meager attempts at quelling the problem and unfortunately the innocent get hurt - always - and most of the time that's children.
    The only drug problem Mayor Snorkum has is that the government is violating eveyrone's civil rights because some anal creeps want to control what other people do with their bodies.

    Get the government out of the problem making business and then the people who actually care, who are grossly outnumbered by the sanctimonious bastards who pretend they care for no other purpose than to interfere in people's lives.

    Planned Parenthood doesn't advocate the killing of young children - attempt at trying ot make this issues into an abortion debate failed.
    No children younger than the unborn. Perhaps you should remain focused on the topic of the thread and ignore irrelevant one-liners?
    Last edited by Mayor Snorkum; 04-21-11 at 01:39 AM.

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    Re: DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    So - what sense would it make, then, to back off now - regardless of why they're 'grown in evilness' - if we stopped, now, we would just be unleashing that larger 'evilness' o neveryone and still leading us on a path to nowhere.

    Damned if we do - damned if we don't.
    Except that "The Drug War" doesn't work. It generates lots of jobs, police jobs, and those jobs are hard to get rid of, but the drug war does not work. 7000 TONS of opium produced in Afghanistan last year. When we attacked Afghanistan they were producing about 290 TONS per year. Does that tell you anything. Oxycontin and hydrocodone are opiates. Gotta get rid of the 7000 TONS, eh? We control Afghanistan so we must be the producers. Do you think Big Pharma is involved?

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