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(CBS News)   Western efforts against the Taliban have been so successful that Afghanistan is expecting a record opium harvest   (cbsnews.com) divider line 116
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2013-04-15 09:11:09 AM  
Does subby think the only opium growers in Afghanistan are Taliban?
 
2013-04-15 09:14:01 AM  
Does subby think more opiates are a bad thing?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-04-15 09:15:46 AM  

Dinki: Does subby think the only opium growers in Afghanistan are Taliban?


Probably not, considering that the Taliban banned opium growing.
 
2013-04-15 09:16:00 AM  
Considering we're a society in which the first question people ask someone who just came from the doctor is "Did they give you the good stuff" Americans don't really have any room to talk about opiates.
 
2013-04-15 10:16:21 AM  
Fark's sake, long as we're in Afghanistan why not just buy up the damn opium crop ourselves? It actually does have use as a painkiller, after all.  Long as the farmers sell only to us, we're cool. If not, well...
 
2013-04-15 10:28:13 AM  
I told all of you nine years ago to go short on opium futures.
 
2013-04-15 10:46:01 AM  

Gulper Eel: Fark's sake, long as we're in Afghanistan why not just buy up the damn opium crop ourselves? It actually does have use as a painkiller, after all.  Long as the farmers sell only to us, we're cool. If not, well...


Because drugs are bad. Unless they're amphetamines.
 
2013-04-15 11:27:39 AM  
Nothing a plague of locusts won't fix.

/let's get biblical, biblical
 
2013-04-15 11:31:50 AM  
Sure, let the US take all the credit when we all know this is Global Warming's fault.
 
2013-04-15 11:42:03 AM  
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2013-04-15 11:55:06 AM  

doglover: Gulper Eel: Fark's sake, long as we're in Afghanistan why not just buy up the damn opium crop ourselves? It actually does have use as a painkiller, after all.  Long as the farmers sell only to us, we're cool. If not, well...

Because drugs are bad. Unless they're amphetamines.


Yes, but don't let the doctors know that you drink wine or smoke pot on occasion; just let them stock you up with xanax, vicodan, flexoril and such. You must remain in their control.
 
2013-04-15 12:22:59 PM  
The fragraaaance of

Afghanistan

rewards a long days toil
 
2013-04-15 12:29:47 PM  
I've been thinking of taking up heroin. This clinches it.
 
2013-04-15 12:44:28 PM  
WOOHOOOO, cheap smack!

//I mean, uh... ew.  Ship it all to Russia!
 
2013-04-15 12:49:47 PM  
When will I be able to take the Pepsi Challenge against that Afghani shiat?
 
2013-04-15 12:56:46 PM  
Wait wait, I think I have it.

If the US is involved, drugs are guaranteed to not only survive- but thrive.
 
2013-04-15 12:58:51 PM  
If they grew corn we could leave and they could eat.
 
2013-04-15 12:59:10 PM  
Well, we taught them free enterprise and the principles of an efficient supply chain, so that's nice.
 
2013-04-15 01:00:11 PM  

miss diminutive: Nothing a plague of locusts won't fix.

/let's get biblical, biblical


I wanna get biblical
let's get biblicalllll
let me hear your bush talk
your bush talk
 
2013-04-15 01:00:20 PM  
Rebuilding the Middle East, one unemployed chain-snatching burnout deadbeat American at a time.

U-S-A!
U-S-A!
U-S-A!
 
2013-04-15 01:02:18 PM  
I think there is a cocaine glut as well.  One thing 'bout speedballin', it does help one to be punctual.
 
2013-04-15 01:03:18 PM  

vpb: Dinki: Does subby think the only opium growers in Afghanistan are Taliban?

Probably not, considering that the Taliban banned opium growing.


The Taliban 'banned' opium harvesting in 2001 as the global market was flooded and it was prudent to let demand catch up with supply.

There will likely be another 'ban' next year.
 
2013-04-15 01:03:23 PM  
Because the religious extremists are the better alternative, Subby?
 
2013-04-15 01:04:35 PM  
The point of the "coalition" war against Afghanistan is not religion or freedom, it's who gets to control the country's mineral and natural riches: the CIA or anybody else.

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes:

WOOHOOOO, cheap smack!

//I mean, uh... ew.  Ship it all to Russia!


Don't forget China, Iran, Pakistan and North Korea. Remember the Opium Wars, and keep that example strapped between your eyes.
 
2013-04-15 01:05:03 PM  
bumper crop?
 
2013-04-15 01:06:53 PM  

vpb: Dinki: Does subby think the only opium growers in Afghanistan are Taliban?

Probably not, considering that the Taliban banned opium growing.


Either you're giving Subbytoo much credit or he/she forgot to let us know that he/she knows this.
 
2013-04-15 01:07:42 PM  
I thought Big Pharm was buying the opium in Afghanistan to make medicine?
 
2013-04-15 01:10:19 PM  

The One True TheDavid: The point of the "coalition" war against Afghanistan is not religion or freedom, it's who gets to control the country's mineral and natural riches: the CIA or anybody else.

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes:

WOOHOOOO, cheap smack!

//I mean, uh... ew.  Ship it all to Russia!

Don't forget China, Iran, Pakistan and North Korea. Remember the Opium Wars, and keep that example strapped between your eyes.


Well, if we are really fighting for that, then it should be noted that apparently, countries in the coalition (the US included) have not made many moves on the rights to those minerals.
 
2013-04-15 01:10:26 PM  

Gulper Eel: Fark's sake, long as we're in Afghanistan why not just buy up the damn opium crop ourselves? It actually does have use as a painkiller, after all.  Long as the farmers sell only to us, we're cool. If not, well...


Hey stop making sense!

We might as well buy it up from them. "Hey you sell to your Uncle Sam. It be a shame for a stray
incendiary to hit that nice field of yours."
 
2013-04-15 01:10:32 PM  
Legalize cannabis and opium worldwide, Afghanistan is a rich and peaceful country tomorrow. America will still be a shiathole though.
 
2013-04-15 01:11:34 PM  

AbbeySomeone: doglover: Gulper Eel: Fark's sake, long as we're in Afghanistan why not just buy up the damn opium crop ourselves? It actually does have use as a painkiller, after all.  Long as the farmers sell only to us, we're cool. If not, well...

Because drugs are bad. Unless they're amphetamines.

Yes, but don't let the doctors know that you drink wine or smoke pot on occasion; just let them stock you up with xanax, vicodan, flexoril and such. You must remain in their control.


There are quite a few doctors who would not mind being legally allowed to prescribe weed in cases where it might be beneficial (look at CA and CO among others), if it were not illegal.

I do not know if Big Pharma is really "conspiring" with anyone to keep weed etc. illegal but they do have economic interests to lobby against legalization and I'm sure there have been instances where they have done just that (too lazy to look this up). In any case it is not really the US medical establishment who is stinking things up here.
 
2013-04-15 01:11:47 PM  

Dinki: Does subby think the only opium growers in Afghanistan are Taliban?


Does Subby think that the intent of the US Government was to STOP the Opium trade?

/See: Money Laundering (Drug Trade)
 
2013-04-15 01:13:51 PM  

Aarontology: Considering we're a society in which the first question people ask someone who just came from the doctor is "Did they give you the good stuff" Americans don't really have any room to talk about opiates.


This; just legalize the stuff = problem solved.
 
2013-04-15 01:14:40 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: I do not know if Big Pharma is really "conspiring" with anyone to keep weed etc


I lean more towards the prison industry and other industries that help keep the police, DEA and other groups outfitted.
 
2013-04-15 01:15:53 PM  
So we are saying global warming is good for poppies?
 
2013-04-15 01:20:07 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: AbbeySomeone: doglover: Gulper Eel: Fark's sake, long as we're in Afghanistan why not just buy up the damn opium crop ourselves? It actually does have use as a painkiller, after all.  Long as the farmers sell only to us, we're cool. If not, well...

Because drugs are bad. Unless they're amphetamines.

Yes, but don't let the doctors know that you drink wine or smoke pot on occasion; just let them stock you up with xanax, vicodan, flexoril and such. You must remain in their control.

There are quite a few doctors who would not mind being legally allowed to prescribe weed in cases where it might be beneficial (look at CA and CO among others), if it were not illegal.

I do not know if Big Pharma is really "conspiring" with anyone to keep weed etc. illegal but they do have economic interests to lobby against legalization and I'm sure there have been instances where they have done just that (too lazy to look this up). In any case it is not really the US medical establishment who is stinking things up here.


I live in Seattle so your point is something....
I can buy weed off Craigslist.
 
2013-04-15 01:20:17 PM  

Gulper Eel: Fark's sake, long as we're in Afghanistan why not just buy up the damn opium crop ourselves? It actually does have use as a painkiller, after all.  Long as the farmers sell only to us, we're cool. If not, well...


IIRC, we (the US and Europe) did pretty much that with Turkey after WW1.
 
2013-04-15 01:26:27 PM  
Lower prices for heroin!
 
2013-04-15 01:28:52 PM  
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2013-04-15 01:30:27 PM  
What a heaping load of smelly misdirection and outright lies.
ION: Black is the new White. Up is the new down.
Trust me, I am your Media source of facts and world knowledge. Move along.
 
2013-04-15 01:32:54 PM  
Thanks 0bama.
 
2013-04-15 01:32:59 PM  

fireclown: Gulper Eel: Fark's sake, long as we're in Afghanistan why not just buy up the damn opium crop ourselves? It actually does have use as a painkiller, after all.  Long as the farmers sell only to us, we're cool. If not, well...

IIRC, we (the US and Europe) did pretty much that with Turkey after WW1.


Opium has run the World for centuries.
Global Warming, New Order Nannys nor America's misguided Partisanship has changed that.
 
2013-04-15 01:34:13 PM  

LegacyDL: I thought Big Pharm was buying the opium in Afghanistan to make medicine?


You mean I can buy Opium Futures???
 
2013-04-15 01:34:48 PM  
doglover:
Because drugs are bad. Unless they're amphetamines.

Unless they're manufactured by someone that donates to political campaigns.

Marijuana is bad. Marinol is ok used to help appetite in AIDS patients and as an anti nausea medicine in cancer patients.
 
2013-04-15 01:35:09 PM  

Dinki: Does subby think the only opium growers in Afghanistan are Taliban?


Obviously not, because subby wouldn't make such a ridiculous statement.

vpb: Dinki: Does subby think the only opium growers in Afghanistan are Taliban?

Probably not, considering that the Taliban banned opium growing.


That is incorrect.  The Taliban relies on poppy harvests for their funding, as they "tax" farmers to fund their operations.
 
2013-04-15 01:36:06 PM  
I will never understand the mentality behind the support for the war on drugs.

Freedom to make bad investments and die slowly on the street with no food or medicine? Don't spend a dime on that, that's personal accountability.
Freedom to take addictive drugs? Oh we have to spend BILLIONS a year to stop that.
 
2013-04-15 01:37:31 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: miss diminutive: Nothing a plague of locusts won't fix.

/let's get biblical, biblical

I wanna get biblical
let's get biblicalllll
let me hear your bush talk
your bush talk


i.ytimg.com

She'll be ridin' six white horses when she comes...
 
2013-04-15 01:42:30 PM  

vpb: Dinki: Does subby think the only opium growers in Afghanistan are Taliban?

Probably not, considering that the Taliban banned opium growing.


Maybe subby wasn't being sarcastic
 
2013-04-15 01:43:10 PM  
Maybe I could read what I'm replying to
 
2013-04-15 01:44:10 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Thanks 0bama.


And here he had us all thinking his policies were anti-small business! Well, maybe it's big business.
 
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