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(Chron)   Mexican navy kills 4 trying to rob back the body of Mexican drug boss "Pokemon". In other news, Mexican drug bosses "El Backyardigan", "Los Wow Wow Wubbzy", and "La Good Luck Charlie" unavailable for comment   ( divider line
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3215 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Dec 2012 at 4:09 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-30 04:45:40 PM  
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A quick hypothetical. Lets accept the fact that pretty much everyone who wants to use drugs is already using drugs. If we were to legalize heroin tonight, there would be no huge influx of people heading to the heroin store for a needle and some smack. Likewise with meth and crack and such, everyone who wants to tweak or be a crackhead is already doing it, legality be damned.

What if we as a country were to legalize and localize much of this drug production? Not only would our domestic hard drug use fall dramatically, the money that is spent on drugs would go to Americans, not rabid third world animals who dismember and mass murder each other for fun. Not even to make a profit, take all the money from the drug sales and put it straight into rehabilitation/awareness for the social benefit of the country. Portugal decriminalized hard drugs over a decade ago, and hard drug use fell by half. Source: Forbes. Turns out when you spend money actually trying to help people, instead of paying to lock them in holes, people start to get better.

Imagine how much taxpayer money would be freed up if we were only paying to incarcerate half of the current population for drugs. Wikipedia says "Perhaps the single greatest force behind the growth of the prison population has been the national war on drugs.The number of incarcerated drug offenders has increased twelvefold since 1980. In 2000, 22 percent of those in federal and state prisons were convicted on drug charges." Do away with the way on drugs mentality that packs prisoners into convict college at taxpayer expense, and start helping people with their problems at a fundamental level.

It would be interesting to see what would happen in Mexico if we decided to legalize and localize our drug production. The current clown show between wannabe Tony Montanas would cease to exist, or exist on a much smaller level. Id imagine a probable uptake in fraud and other type crimes as they scramble in a futile attempt to regain lost revenue, before they eventually cease to exist. These cartels are nothing without American drug money in their pockets.

/sorry if long rambling hypothetical is rambling
2012-12-30 08:19:04 PM  
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thisisarepeat: Mexican Navy? lol I picture a uniformed beaner traversing the Rio Grande on an inner tube with a flag on it.

The view from Mommy's basement must not include the port cities of Acapulco and Veracruz.
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