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(AlterNet)   "Colombian congress debates new bill that decriminalizes cocaine and marijuana cultivation." Another sign the War on Drugs is succeeding...wait, what?   (alternet.org) divider line 84
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2012-04-01 07:30:47 AM
Despite my feelings about cocaine and it;s users I wonder why the US is spending so much time and money in another country when there are so many problems here to be fixed? None of this War on Drugs makes any sense.
The indigenous farmers that are trying to support their families aren't the real problem.

*sigh
 
2012-04-01 07:53:31 AM
IIRC the cost of the raw crops was never a big part of the cost of these drugs. It is the cost of all the middle men in a black market.

So I do not think this will work all that well.
 
2012-04-01 09:52:20 AM
The War on Drugs is a proven failure, but it has built up an entire industry around the support of it: prison, police, border patrols, and all of the support infrastructure around it. It will not fall fast or easy because those industries will fight to support to keep it around.
 
2012-04-01 10:07:21 AM

SpaceyCat: The War on Drugs is a proven failure, but it has built up an entire industry around the support of it: prison, police, border patrols, and all of the support infrastructure around it. It will not fall fast or easy because those industries will fight to support to keep it around.


This. And to think pot was made illegal by people who were afraid of its non-medicinal uses....
 
2012-04-01 10:22:39 AM

FriarReb98: SpaceyCat: The War on Drugs is a proven failure, but it has built up an entire industry around the support of it: prison, police, border patrols, and all of the support infrastructure around it. It will not fall fast or easy because those industries will fight to support to keep it around.

This. And to think pot was made illegal by people who were afraid of its non-medicinal uses....


Black people don't have medicinal uses?
 
2012-04-01 11:31:16 AM
You can't fool all of the people all of the time w/o enough money.

Destroy the Black Money funding USA Black Doublesecret Bullchit and your problem would pretty much go away.
USA fights it's "War on Drugs" to keep the drug money for itself.
Just stop.
 
2012-04-01 11:31:48 AM
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2012-04-01 11:32:44 AM
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2012-04-01 11:33:39 AM
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2012-04-01 11:34:21 AM
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2012-04-01 11:35:19 AM
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2012-04-01 11:36:31 AM
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/no such thing as "too soon" on Fark
 
2012-04-01 11:37:27 AM
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2012-04-01 11:37:58 AM

FriarReb98: SpaceyCat: The War on Drugs is a proven failure, but it has built up an entire industry around the support of it: prison, police, border patrols, and all of the support infrastructure around it. It will not fall fast or easy because those industries will fight to support to keep it around.

This. And to think pot was made illegal by people who were afraid of its non-medicinal uses....


Used to think that, but there was also a Redistribution of Wealth replacing hemp w/ cotton. Hemp was a well established industry since the country first settled. Cotton was the new money. Big Cotton still has power.
Coincidence that whiskey and hemp were exchange mediums from the 1700's and both were profitized by sociopathic restrictions?
Anslinger and Hearst were prolly just dupes getting rich and powerful as frontmen.

I tend to follow the money.
 
2012-04-01 11:38:17 AM

AbbeySomeone: Despite my feelings about cocaine and it;s users I wonder why the US is spending so much time and money in another country when there are so many problems here to be fixed? None of this War on Drugs makes any sense.
The indigenous farmers that are trying to support their families aren't the real problem.

*sigh


The honest truth is our *ahem* esteemed members of Congress are also on Cartel payroll, but not for the reasons you may think.

The Cartel knows that if their product is illegal and taboo, it's a more valuable commodity. Because once you take away the restrictions, and make it freely available, the price will drop because you no longer have just a few people controlling the total supply.

So they pay off members of Congress to keep it illegal

Just like what happened when Congress repealed Probition in the 1930s. Prices dropped 500% almost literally overnight and the gangs that controlled the supply and distribution lost one of their key exports.
 
2012-04-01 11:38:57 AM
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2012-04-01 11:39:02 AM

ox45tallboy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 297x221]


you left out Charlie Sheen
 
2012-04-01 11:40:57 AM

Trance750: The Cartel knows that if their product is illegal and taboo, it's a more valuable commodity. Because once you take away the restrictions, and make it freely available, the price will drop because you no longer have just a few people controlling the total supply.

So they pay off members of Congress to keep it illegal

Just like what happened when Congress repealed Probition in the 1930s. Prices dropped 500% almost literally overnight and the gangs that controlled the supply and distribution lost one of their key exports.


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/approve
 
2012-04-01 11:42:28 AM
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2012-04-01 11:43:52 AM

Trance750: AbbeySomeone: Despite my feelings about cocaine and it;s users I wonder why the US is spending so much time and money in another country when there are so many problems here to be fixed? None of this War on Drugs makes any sense.
The indigenous farmers that are trying to support their families aren't the real problem.

*sigh

The honest truth is our *ahem* esteemed members of Congress are also on Cartel payroll, but not for the reasons you may think.

The Cartel knows that if their product is illegal and taboo, it's a more valuable commodity. Because once you take away the restrictions, and make it freely available, the price will drop because you no longer have just a few people controlling the total supply.

So they pay off members of Congress to keep it illegal

Just like what happened when Congress repealed Probition in the 1930s. Prices dropped 500% almost literally overnight and the gangs that controlled the supply and distribution lost one of their key exports.


Um, that "gang" of which you speak is 'them", Congress and it's Czar.
We have our own "cartel" and competitors are not tolerated. Nice of you to pay their expenses.
 
2012-04-01 11:43:56 AM

Kumana Wanalaia: ox45tallboy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 297x221]

you left out Charlie Sheen


How long do you want this thread to be?
 
2012-04-01 11:44:11 AM
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2012-04-01 11:44:46 AM
Still go to be work for this guy:

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2012-04-01 11:45:03 AM
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2012-04-01 11:45:48 AM
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2012-04-01 11:46:41 AM
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2012-04-01 11:46:43 AM
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2012-04-01 11:49:53 AM
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2012-04-01 11:51:28 AM
When you stop to think about it, Congresscritters are a truely wonderous piece of work.
They simply cannot be uninformed, ignorant, stupid, isolated, controlled, stiffled and misinformed enough to believe the party line.
But, they expect you to be.

They get paid to nonsupport reality.
They get paid to speak that stupid chit and do it happily.

This is wrong in the most basic way.
 
2012-04-01 11:51:30 AM
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2012-04-01 11:53:13 AM

snocone: When you stop to think about it, Congresscritters are a truely wonderous piece of work.
They simply cannot be uninformed, ignorant, stupid, isolated, controlled, stiffled and misinformed enough to believe the party line.
But, they expect you to be.

They get paid to nonsupport reality.
They get paid to speak that stupid chit and do it happily.

This is wrong in the most basic way.


They get paid... IN COCAINE.
 
2012-04-01 11:53:59 AM
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2012-04-01 11:54:09 AM
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2012-04-01 11:55:56 AM
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2012-04-01 11:57:11 AM
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2012-04-01 11:58:02 AM

ox45tallboy: snocone: When you stop to think about it, Congresscritters are a truely wonderous piece of work.
They simply cannot be uninformed, ignorant, stupid, isolated, controlled, stiffled and misinformed enough to believe the party line.
But, they expect you to be.

They get paid to nonsupport reality.
They get paid to speak that stupid chit and do it happily.

This is wrong in the most basic way.

They get paid... IN COCAINE.


You know, that kinda makes sense. You can get humans to get really bizzaro to obtain it.
 
2012-04-01 11:58:15 AM
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2012-04-01 12:00:55 PM
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2012-04-01 12:02:28 PM
Oh how easy it is to say this but just stop. Just stop. If you start again, then stop again. Rinse and repeat until the time between starting and stopping becomes a long, long time. Like every waking minute.

Cartels exist for the same reason breweries and tobacco companies exist.

I'm not knocking meds for people who need them--I take daily meds so I understand the necessity. But buy a bicycle, take a night class, spend $5 a month to witness the ever-increasing decay of humankind.

/i have to go make a bacon, lettuce, tomato, bacon sammich
 
2012-04-01 12:09:57 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Oh how easy it is to say this but just stop. Just stop. If you start again, then stop again. Rinse and repeat until the time between starting and stopping becomes a long, long time. Like every waking minute.

Cartels exist for the same reason breweries and tobacco companies exist.

I'm not knocking meds for people who need them--I take daily meds so I understand the necessity. But buy a bicycle, take a night class, spend $5 a month to witness the ever-increasing decay of humankind.

/i have to go make a bacon, lettuce, tomato, bacon sammich


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2012-04-01 12:21:37 PM

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2012-04-01 12:25:18 PM
DNRTFA.

There will be selected assassinations and disappearances before the Colombian government decriminalizes cocaine and weed. There is simply too much money to be made by the drug distributors and both governments for these drugs to ever be legalized.
 
2012-04-01 12:30:13 PM

ox45tallboy:


Sorry, were you saying something about cocaine?

Ps:lol at GW Bush before and after photos. How did that guy get to be president again??
 
2012-04-01 12:31:05 PM

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You are now ox45tallboy
(favorite : cocaine)
 
2012-04-01 12:37:09 PM

danielscissorhands: Ps:lol at GW Bush before and after photos. How did that guy get to be president again??


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2012-04-01 12:37:54 PM

cavehobbit: IIRC the cost of the raw crops was never a big part of the cost of these drugs. It is the cost of all the middle men in a black market.

So I do not think this will work all that well.


It would reduce the violence in Columbia, saving thousands of lives and billions of dollars. We subsides the money but the living still grieve the dead. Just an FYI the group working behind the scenes exerting the most influence to keep laws like this from going threw, the illegal growers. Huge profits are their motive and they evaporate when it becomes legal.
 
2012-04-01 12:45:34 PM
If the purpose of the War on Drugstm was to make lots of money from the buildup of federal/state prison complexes and turn public opinion away from prohibition with the goal of taxing the crap out of drugs when decriminalized then yes it has been very successful.
 
2012-04-01 12:50:57 PM
Bonnie gets off the plane and puts her bag through the security scanner. The security agent stops her.

Bonnie: I swear I don't know how that coke got in there!
Screening agent pulls a pistol out of Bonnie's bag. "Ma'm, firearms aren't permitted on airplanes."
Bonnie: What about the coke?
Agent: There's no coke in this bag.
Bonnie: Oh sh*t, Ricardo's gonna kill me.
 
2012-04-01 01:12:24 PM
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