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(Iowa City Press-Citizen)   The police are tools of the 1% used to keep the 99% from accumulating wealth, through actions like confiscating this young man's "abundance of cash" along with all his drugs   (press-citizen.com) divider line 46
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2013-12-16 07:59:27 AM  
Well, the police  are guard labor, whose primary function is to protect the holders of wealth against those who would take that wealth by force. The fact that the holders of wealth benefit more from government services is one of the underlying assumptions which drives progressive taxation. Of course, since the wealthy mostly make their money from capital gains, progressive taxation is pretty much irrelevant, and now we get to witness what happens to a society that doesn't value anything other than capital.

Also, can I buy some drugs from you?
 
2013-12-16 08:00:57 AM  
All the guy the was trying to do was make money by selling life-destroying drugs to children.
 
2013-12-16 08:01:10 AM  
The 1% profit the most from the drug trade.
 
2013-12-16 08:05:04 AM  
A guy I know was arrested for being a legal cannabis caregiver in MA so I am really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2013-12-16 08:06:35 AM  
FTA: Stewart has been charged with a class C felony for a controlled substance violation, class D felonies for controlled substance violation and failure to affix a tax stamp, an aggravated misdemeanor charge for keeping drugs in his car and a serious misdemeanor charge for drunken driving.

What the hell?
 
2013-12-16 08:07:30 AM  

WTF Indeed: All the guy the was trying to do was make money by selling life-destroying drugs to children.



Get in line behind Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, et al.
 
2013-12-16 08:17:20 AM  

EyeballKid: Get in line behind Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, et al.


Yes, because charging an arm and a leg to Baby Boomers for boner pills and heartburn medication is exactly the same as selling heroin and meth to people.
 
2013-12-16 08:18:51 AM  

ProdigalSigh: FTA: Stewart has been charged with a class C felony for a controlled substance violation, class D felonies for controlled substance violation and failure to affix a tax stamp, an aggravated misdemeanor charge for keeping drugs in his car and a serious misdemeanor charge for drunken driving.

What the hell?


He was in clear violation of the Stamp Act.
 
2013-12-16 08:19:58 AM  

WTF Indeed: EyeballKid: Get in line behind Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, et al.

Yes, because charging an arm and a leg to Baby Boomers for boner pills and heartburn medication is exactly the same as selling heroin and meth to people.


Pop quiz: what is the active ingredient in Adderall?
 
2013-12-16 08:20:48 AM  

WTF Indeed: EyeballKid: Get in line behind Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, et al.

Yes, because charging an arm and a leg to Baby Boomers for boner pills and heartburn medication is exactly the same as selling heroin and meth to people.


And as we all know, the only thing that multinational pharma companies sell are boner pills and heartburn medication. They also market to and sell to exclusively to the elderly.
 
2013-12-16 08:21:51 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pop quiz: what is the active ingredient in Adderall?


Answer: Small doses of meth.

Pop Quiz: How much societal damage does Adderall do when compared to a meth addict trying to get enough money for their next fix?
 
2013-12-16 08:21:52 AM  
They busted him for possession and the money bolstered the "intent to sell" claim. Why is this any point for discussion?
 
2013-12-16 08:25:28 AM  

WTF Indeed: EyeballKid: Get in line behind Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, et al.

Yes, because charging an arm and a leg to Baby Boomers for boner pills and heartburn medication is exactly the same as selling heroin and meth to people.


Yeah, and all the products they legally sell are rigorously tested before going on the market so that there are no accidental deaths.


/Sarcastic responses that begin in the affirmative are getting old for me. I need to cut back.
 
2013-12-16 08:27:42 AM  

ProdigalSigh: FTA: Stewart has been charged with a class C felony for a controlled substance violation, class D felonies for controlled substance violation and failure to affix a tax stamp, an aggravated misdemeanor charge for keeping drugs in his car and a serious misdemeanor charge for drunken driving.

What the hell?


Police routinely charge people taxes for the weed they get busted with.  One more way they profit off the war on drugs.
 
2013-12-16 08:28:36 AM  

ProdigalSigh: FTA: Stewart has been charged with a class C felony for a controlled substance violation, class D felonies for controlled substance violation and failure to affix a tax stamp, an aggravated misdemeanor charge for keeping drugs in his car and a serious misdemeanor charge for drunken driving.

What the hell?


Yep, that's an Iowa specialty. If you have drugs but no stamp, that's an extra paddling.but if you get the stamp, you get on a watch list. Because why else would have a stamp but to sell drugs?
 
2013-12-16 08:28:49 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: WTF Indeed: EyeballKid: Get in line behind Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, et al.

Yes, because charging an arm and a leg to Baby Boomers for boner pills and heartburn medication is exactly the same as selling heroin and meth to people.

And as we all know, the only thing that multinational pharma companies sell are boner pills and heartburn medication. They also market to and sell to exclusively to the elderly.


the article also says this guy was selling weed and ecstasy so everyone gets a strawman, you get a strawman! you get a strawman! you get a strawman!
 
2013-12-16 08:29:14 AM  

WTF Indeed: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pop quiz: what is the active ingredient in Adderall?

Answer: Small doses of meth.


Close enough. The correct answer is "amphetamine".

Pop Quiz: How much societal damage does Adderall do when compared to a meth addict trying to get enough money for their next fix?

That's a very good question. What is the societal damage of getting a significant fraction of school children, primarily boys, accustomed to a daily dose of amphetamines?
 
2013-12-16 08:35:49 AM  

ProdigalSigh: FTA: Stewart has been charged with a class C felony for a controlled substance violation, class D felonies for controlled substance violation and failure to affix a tax stamp, an aggravated misdemeanor charge for keeping drugs in his car and a serious misdemeanor charge for drunken driving.

What the hell?


came to post this.

class D felonies for controlled substance violation and failure to affix a tax stamp

Does he need to affix tax stamps to his illegal bottles of ecstasy before he sells them too?
 
2013-12-16 08:38:26 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: WTF Indeed: EyeballKid: Get in line behind Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, et al.

Yes, because charging an arm and a leg to Baby Boomers for boner pills and heartburn medication is exactly the same as selling heroin and meth to people.

Pop quiz: what is the active ingredient in Adderall?


I am sure Tyler was checking to make sure everyone had a prescription before he sold his 46 pills of MDMA, which were manufactured in an FDA-monitored facility.
 
2013-12-16 08:42:43 AM  

WTF Indeed: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pop quiz: what is the active ingredient in Adderall?

Answer: Small doses of meth.

Pop Quiz: How much societal damage does Adderall do when compared to a meth addict trying to get enough money for their next fix?


Drug Harm Comparison Chart from a study commissioned by the UK Government

media.economist.com

http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2010/11/drugs_cause_most_h ar m

The UK Government promptly filed it in the paper shredder.
 
2013-12-16 08:44:07 AM  

Target Builder: WTF Indeed: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pop quiz: what is the active ingredient in Adderall?

Answer: Small doses of meth.

Pop Quiz: How much societal damage does Adderall do when compared to a meth addict trying to get enough money for their next fix?

Drug Harm Comparison Chart from a study commissioned by the UK Government

[media.economist.com image 595x513]

http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2010/11/drugs_cause_most_h ar m

The UK Government promptly filed it in the paper shredder.


And, upon learning the good news, had the most farking hellacious hallucinogenic experience the following weekend, man.
 
2013-12-16 08:45:28 AM  

ProdigalSigh: FTA: Stewart has been charged with a class C felony for a controlled substance violation, class D felonies for controlled substance violation and failure to affix a tax stamp, an aggravated misdemeanor charge for keeping drugs in his car and a serious misdemeanor charge for drunken driving.

What the hell?


Marijuana Tax act of 1937.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marihuana_Tax_Act_of_1937

You can sell weed with a tax stamp, but the government doesn't issue them.
 
2013-12-16 08:46:36 AM  

SlothB77: Monkeyhouse Zendo: WTF Indeed: EyeballKid: Get in line behind Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, et al.

Yes, because charging an arm and a leg to Baby Boomers for boner pills and heartburn medication is exactly the same as selling heroin and meth to people.

Pop quiz: what is the active ingredient in Adderall?

I am sure Tyler was checking to make sure everyone had a prescription before he sold his 46 pills of MDMA, which were manufactured in an FDA-monitored facility.


I thought teabaggers hated the FDA?
 
2013-12-16 08:47:25 AM  
SlothB77:

Does he need to affix tax stamps to his illegal bottles of ecstasy before he sells them too?

IIRC the federal ban on narcotics was originally implemented through requiring a tax payment of some sort but then refusing to give out any permits to make the payment, thus leading a a federal tax offense.

It's been a long time since I read up on it so that may be total bullshiat... I would welcome any info from someone more knowledgeable.

Or the guy could have failed to pay his vehicle tax.
 
2013-12-16 08:49:01 AM  

Target Builder: SlothB77:

Does he need to affix tax stamps to his illegal bottles of ecstasy before he sells them too?

IIRC the federal ban on narcotics was originally implemented through requiring a tax payment of some sort but then refusing to give out any permits to make the payment, thus leading a a federal tax offense.

It's been a long time since I read up on it so that may be total bullshiat... I would welcome any info from someone more knowledgeable.

Or the guy could have failed to pay his vehicle tax.


It isn't bullshiat.  Check the wiki link above from GodComplex.
They will hit you with an additional charge for failure to pay taxes in many place, and then give you a tax bill.
 
2013-12-16 08:49:51 AM  

bonkmeist: Target Builder: SlothB77:

Does he need to affix tax stamps to his illegal bottles of ecstasy before he sells them too?

IIRC the federal ban on narcotics was originally implemented through requiring a tax payment of some sort but then refusing to give out any permits to make the payment, thus leading a a federal tax offense.

It's been a long time since I read up on it so that may be total bullshiat... I would welcome any info from someone more knowledgeable.

Or the guy could have failed to pay his vehicle tax.

It isn't bullshiat.  Check the wiki link above from GodComplex.
They will hit you with an additional charge for failure to pay taxes in many place, and then give you a tax bill.


Well, state level taxes anyways.  Federal one was repealed AFAIK.
 
2013-12-16 08:50:11 AM  

GodComplex: Marijuana Tax act of 1937.


Tip 'o the hat to you good sir.
 
2013-12-16 08:53:54 AM  
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this is a weird study, I wonder how they got their numbers. On what planet do benzos or huffing butane do less harm to the user than weed?
 
2013-12-16 09:02:25 AM  

Headso: [img.fark.net image 595x513]

this is a weird study, I wonder how they got their numbers. On what planet do benzos or huffing butane do less harm to the user than weed?


Here's a more detailed breakdown

download.thelancet.com
 
2013-12-16 09:03:10 AM  

Headso: On what planet do benzos or huffing butane do less harm to the user than weed?


It's a little hard to read on the stacked bar chart, but bezos and butane do more harm to the user than weed, but less harm to others. I think the breadth of use is an important factor that's not accounted for in the graph- much of alcohol's "harm to others" arises from the frequency of use.
 
2013-12-16 09:04:06 AM  

Headso: this is a weird study, I wonder how they got their numbers. On what planet do benzos or huffing butane do less harm to the user than weed?


It's hard to tell from the graph since the scale is poorly labeled. They may be measuring total societal harm. Since huffing and benzos have a much lower total usage than marijuana their total damage both to users and others is going to be much lower than marijuana which has a larger footprint. It also explains why alcohol would be the clear winner in both categories.
 
2013-12-16 09:08:57 AM  

Headso: [img.fark.net image 595x513]

this is a weird study, I wonder how they got their numbers. On what planet do benzos or huffing butane do less harm to the user than weed?


Harm is based on several factors and I would wager that some of the drug results are rolled together based on associated use.

Drug-specific mortality
Drug-related mortality
Drug-specific damage
Drug-related damage
Dependence
Drug-specific impairment of mental functioning
Drug-related impairment of mental functioning
Loss of tangibles
Loss of relationships
Injury
Crime
Environmental damage
Family adversities
International damage
Economic cost
Community
 
2013-12-16 09:10:36 AM  
Politics tab?
 
2013-12-16 09:12:22 AM  

Target Builder: GodComplex: Marijuana Tax act of 1937.

Tip 'o the hat to you good sir.


It's thanks to a farker from another thread some time ago that I was made aware of it. Just one of those goofy laws meant to screw with the public.
 
2013-12-16 09:19:08 AM  
See, this just further highlights the hypocrisy of the Right *and* the Left.

Oh, sure, they'll crow about small business and entrepreneurs are the heart of America.  That we need to incentivize, reduce taxes, and keep the minimum wage low.  Then, when a young man like this one pulls himself up by his bootstraps, starts a thriving (and profitable!) small business delivering quality goods to his customers, what do they do?  Put up systemic barriers to entry to prevent this young man from building and pursuing his dream.

"Pursuit of happiness" indeed, America.  "Pursuit of happiness" indeed.
 
2013-12-16 09:34:32 AM  

t3knomanser: The fact that the holders of wealth benefit more from government services is one of the underlying assumptions which drives progressive taxation


Well, which one is it?
 
2013-12-16 09:35:41 AM  
Police also are revenue generators for cities and professional bullies, so they got that going for them
 
2013-12-16 09:42:27 AM  

Saiga410: Well, which one is it?


The  fact forms the  basis for one of the underlying assumptions. You remind me of Mr. Guiney, my 7th grade English teacher.
 
2013-12-16 09:48:06 AM  

WTF Indeed: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pop quiz: what is the active ingredient in Adderall?

Answer: Small doses of meth.

Pop Quiz: How much societal damage does Adderall do when compared to a meth addict trying to get enough money for their next fix?


Not quite. Meth is available in pill form, but it is called Desoxyn.

Adderall is straight amphetamine, a mixture of 2 specific isomers. I know this because adderall does not mesh with my brain like other legally prescribed amphetamines do.
 
2013-12-16 09:54:14 AM  

WTF Indeed: EyeballKid: Get in line behind Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, et al.

Yes, because charging an arm and a leg to Baby Boomers for boner pills and heartburn medication is exactly the same as selling heroin and meth to people.


It all depends on who is doing the selling then.

If only there were some way for the government to regulate the sales and marketing of these substances.
 
2013-12-16 09:57:36 AM  

Headso: this is a weird study, I wonder how they got their numbers. On what planet do benzos or huffing butane do less harm to the user than weed?


I was going to seriously question the virtually negligible effects on others attributed to meth.  Although you'd have to separate how much of the harms come from illegality (meth labs blowing up houses and poisoning apartment complexes, tweakers stealing shiat) as opposed to directly from the drug (tweakers driving, tweakers who would steal and become violent even if their meth was free).
 
2013-12-16 10:08:33 AM  

t3knomanser: It's a little hard to read on the stacked bar chart, but bezos and butane do more harm to the user than weed


I dunno, benzo one has no reference but the butane one clearly seems like it is smaller than the weed one.

Target Builder: Here's a more detailed breakdown


that chart seems better, the other one... I don't get how they put all these things into those two categories.
 
2013-12-16 11:13:59 AM  

WTF Indeed: EyeballKid: Get in line behind Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, et al.

Yes, because charging an arm and a leg to Baby Boomers for boner pills and heartburn medication is exactly the same as selling heroin and meth to people.


Adderal. That is all.
 
2013-12-16 11:15:14 AM  

WTF Indeed: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pop quiz: what is the active ingredient in Adderall?

Answer: Small doses of meth.

Pop Quiz: How much societal damage does Adderall do when compared to a meth addict trying to get enough money for their next fix?


10,000 timez. The adult meth addict srarted as a child with adderal.
 
2013-12-16 12:46:00 PM  

Target Builder: WTF Indeed: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Pop quiz: what is the active ingredient in Adderall?

Answer: Small doses of meth.

Pop Quiz: How much societal damage does Adderall do when compared to a meth addict trying to get enough money for their next fix?

Drug Harm Comparison Chart from a study commissioned by the UK Government

[media.economist.com image 595x513]

http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2010/11/drugs_cause_most_h ar m

The UK Government promptly filed it in the paper shredder.


The problem is, it's usually the person, not the drug. People who get shiatfaced drunk, go drive and murder someone with their car? They have such staggeringly poor judgement that they're going to harm themselves and others regardless of what the drug medium is, even though if they're drunk it's probably put down as "Alky-hall bad" in studies. Usually - I don't think I've ever heard of a functioning meth addict, or anything involving meth that ended happily.
 
2013-12-16 06:09:59 PM  

WTF Indeed: EyeballKid: Get in line behind Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, et al.

Yes, because charging an arm and a leg to Baby Boomers for boner pills and heartburn medication is exactly the same as selling heroin and meth to people.


I geuss it would pain you to know that drug dealers dont make things like oxycontin.
 
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