Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Huffington Post)   Some business guy who runs a business says that if the war on drugs were a business that was failing, he'd shut it down   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 78
    More: Obvious, Global Commission  
•       •       •

2775 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Jun 2014 at 5:56 PM (34 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



78 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-06-04 03:23:22 PM  
The War on Drugs IS a business. An extremely lucritave one for the very same people who could stop it. They aren't going to stop shiat until they are forced to.
 
2014-06-04 03:54:08 PM  
Done in one.
 
2014-06-04 04:07:10 PM  
www.thecommonsenseshow.com

When the drug war began.

/please don't take our war toys
 
2014-06-04 05:58:38 PM  
why shut it down? keeps people employed, keeps prisons stocked, and civil forfeitures are a ready source of gov't income

win-win-win
 
2014-06-04 05:58:40 PM  
That's just cause Richard Branson does drugs.
 
2014-06-04 05:59:06 PM  
If Microsoft was a business that was failing I would shut it down too.
 
2014-06-04 05:59:47 PM  
The prison and police businesses would disagree.
 
2014-06-04 06:00:28 PM  
The War on Civil Liberties is not a failure.  Civil liberties are getting their asses kicked.
 
2014-06-04 06:02:20 PM  
If you have nothing to hide, then it makes the quasi legal seizures of private property all the easier because threatening criminals may lead to violence.
 
2014-06-04 06:03:40 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: The War on Civil Liberties is not a failure.  Civil liberties are getting their asses kicked.


It didn't help any when "terrorists" filled all the niches drugs couldn't to justify fascist legislation.
 
2014-06-04 06:05:47 PM  
Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.

/cops are loosers
//I want to get high, i'm in pain
///I want to get high, it helps my add/adhd/aspergers/autism/retardation
 
2014-06-04 06:10:13 PM  

nekom: Done in one.


This.

Also, that very same pronouncement handily addresses the entire debt riddled mess that is the Federal gov, which, were it a mom and pop store, would be auctioning off the coolers and tasty freeze machine on the curb.
 
2014-06-04 06:10:15 PM  

medius: why shut it down? keeps people employed, keeps prisons stocked, and civil forfeitures are a ready source of gov't income

win-win-win


the forfeitures fund their bonuses
 
2014-06-04 06:10:32 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.

/cops are loosers
//I want to get high, i'm in pain
///I want to get high, it helps my add/adhd/aspergers/autism/retardation


In how many of those is alcohol the drug?
 
2014-06-04 06:11:18 PM  

GleeUnit: That's just cause Richard Branson does drugs.


Richard Branson does drugs?

I'm not really surprised.
 
2014-06-04 06:11:45 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.

/cops are loosers
//I want to get high, i'm in pain
///I want to get high, it helps my add/adhd/aspergers/autism/retardation


//// I want to buy helicopters, Rolls Royces and mansions moving weight dope.  Better bribe some feds and bankers to wash the $$.
 
2014-06-04 06:11:54 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.

/cops are loosers
//I want to get high, i'm in pain
///I want to get high, it helps my add/adhd/aspergers/autism/retardation


Wrong. Drugs are good and virtuous and if they were only free on the corner the world would be one step closer to utopia.
 
2014-06-04 06:13:43 PM  

jaybeezey: Wrong. Drugs are good and virtuous and if they were only free on the corner the world would be one step closer to utopia.


Actually, a lot of them f*ck people up badly.  I sort of like the utopia where everybody says "Dope?  What FOR?  Things are great!"
 
2014-06-04 06:15:18 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Lee Jackson Beauregard: The War on Civil Liberties is not a failure.  Civil liberties are getting their asses kicked.

It didn't help any when "terrorists" filled all the niches drugs couldn't to justify fascist legislation.


Holy sh*t, you must actually read and stuff.  Cause you sure as sh*t are paying attention..
 
2014-06-04 06:16:14 PM  

bunner: jaybeezey: Wrong. Drugs are good and virtuous and if they were only free on the corner the world would be one step closer to utopia.

Actually, a lot of them f*ck people up badly.  I sort of like the utopia where everybody says "Dope?  What FOR?  Things are great!"


Wrong! Drugs kill more people each year than guns, but they are good and guns are bad. Drugs are harmless recreation and guns are used to kill schools.

I hope you feel as bad as you should.
 
2014-06-04 06:16:51 PM  
If you have to take dope to try and feel normal, lucid, happy and relaxed, or shut off the world, maybe the world is the problem.
 
PJ-
2014-06-04 06:17:43 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.

/cops are loosers
//I want to get high, i'm in pain
///I want to get high, it helps my add/adhd/aspergers/autism/retardation


Well, a lot of that crime is addicts who were hooked by prescribed medication from their doctor.

ARREST DOCTORS!!!
 
2014-06-04 06:18:03 PM  

jaybeezey: Wrong! Drugs kill more people each year than guns, but they are good and guns are bad. Drugs are harmless recreation and guns are used to kill schools.


I realize you're just sort of tossing up false equivalencies as sort of a point, but... They're still false equivalencies.  :  )
 
2014-06-04 06:18:22 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.



If that were true, there'd be cocaine traces on paper money and half of Wall Street would be behind bars.
 
2014-06-04 06:19:29 PM  

BitwiseShift: If that were true, there'd be cocaine traces on paper money and half of Wall Street would be behind bars.


Part 1. is handled.  We're sort of hoping for part 2.
 
2014-06-04 06:20:00 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.

/cops are loosers
//I want to get high, i'm in pain
///I want to get high, it helps my add/adhd/aspergers/autism/retardation


Poe's Law.
 
2014-06-04 06:20:19 PM  

Calmamity: The War on Drugs IS a business. An extremely lucritave one for the very same people who could stop it. They aren't going to stop shiat until they are forced to.


This is fact.
 
2014-06-04 06:21:59 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: [www.thecommonsenseshow.com image 500x313]

When the drug war began.

/please don't take our war toys


If Adam-12 can't stop them nobody can.
 
2014-06-04 06:22:52 PM  
One word: Hamsterdam.
 
2014-06-04 06:23:22 PM  

bunner: BitwiseShift: If that were true, there'd be cocaine traces on paper money and half of Wall Street would be behind bars of gold .

Part 1. is handled.  We're sort of hoping for part 2.


There.
All full of truthiness.
 
2014-06-04 06:25:53 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.


That's because they are illegal, so, lots of crimes are tied to them by definition.

Rival liquor store owners don't tend to shoot up each other's business.  But make that particular drug illegal, and you get Al Capone's Chicago.  The same logic goes for pot and basically every other recreational pharmaceutical.
 
2014-06-04 06:27:04 PM  
Dope moves more money around than large portions of corporate America.  The above ground economy gets funding for new toys for cops, forfeitures, property seizures and legal fees.  The below ground economy moves cash around which is then harvested by the above ground economies or washed clean by huge banks.  Ain't nobody shutting that down any time soon.  You?  You get to run around the block, jumping on cars and screaming "VALHALLA!" while f*cked up on wet and a five rock.  Woo.
 
2014-06-04 06:39:49 PM  

Calmamity: The War on Drugs IS a business. An extremely lucritave one for the very same people who could stop it. They aren't going to stop shiat until they are forced to.


Done in one.
 
2014-06-04 06:41:47 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.


*citation needed*
 
2014-06-04 06:44:01 PM  

Calmamity: The War on Drugs IS a business. An extremely lucritave one for the very same people who could stop it. They aren't going to stop shiat until they are forced to.


Great point.

On a side note, the idea that everything should be measured in a business pass/fail metric is wrong in my opinion.
 
2014-06-04 06:48:11 PM  

Empty H: Calmamity: The War on Drugs IS a business. An extremely lucritave one for the very same people who could stop it. They aren't going to stop shiat until they are forced to.

Great point.

On a side note, the idea that everything should be measured in a business pass/fail metric is wrong in my opinion.


Sadly, that's the core problem with this country.  Everything is.  And if you ain't moving money around, and a lot of it, you don't matter.  And if you are, America will gladly stick it's nose up your ass no matter how bad the stink.  See drug trafficking.
 
2014-06-04 06:50:22 PM  
And, all things being equal, which they're not, it is sort of funny to see some no job, lives with his mama packet slinger get popped in his custom Escalade saying "How did they know?"  *snort*
 
2014-06-04 06:51:10 PM  
Oh, the War On DrugsTMis going just goddamn fine. What the fark do you think those cartel guys do with all that cash? You can only buy so many 117 bedroom haciendas.

/ keepin' it illegal and profitable
 
2014-06-04 06:52:57 PM  

jaybeezey: I Like Shiny Things: Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.

/cops are loosers
//I want to get high, i'm in pain
///I want to get high, it helps my add/adhd/aspergers/autism/retardation

Wrong. Drugs are good and virtuous and if they were only free on the corner the world would be one step closer to utopia.


freelancechristianitydotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-04 06:59:24 PM  

fusillade762: jaybeezey: I Like Shiny Things: Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.

/cops are loosers
//I want to get high, i'm in pain
///I want to get high, it helps my add/adhd/aspergers/autism/retardation

Wrong. Drugs are good and virtuous and if they were only free on the corner the world would be one step closer to utopia.


I think at least 1 of them was being sarcastic.
 
2014-06-04 07:01:54 PM  
It is a business, but like any other business where the costs are socialised whilst the profits are privatised, it doesn't matter how much money is haemorrhaging overall, because it's all profit to the people who count.
 
2014-06-04 07:03:08 PM  
There is an alternate explanation that is less cynical.

Perhaps the war on drugs is being fought in earnest, on every front, with every available man and women assigned to this duty, with all tools and methods and diligence that can be mustered.

However, that means that the people waging this alleged ware are the most incompetent, slack assed, failed, worthless nincompoops in the history of governance and should be rounded up and arrented, en masse, for impersonating a federal agent when they couldn't run a f*cking hot dog cart.

Either way, it ain't working.
 
2014-06-04 07:04:44 PM  
STFU and spark one up.
 
2014-06-04 07:05:21 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: STFU and spark one up.


No.
 
2014-06-04 07:15:56 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Cool. another thread where Farkers will ignore the fact that most crimes can be tied directly to drugs and or drug use.


That's kind of missing the point. People who do farked up, criminal things on drugs or to acquire drugs would probably be farked up criminals whether drugs are prohibited or not -- and they can and will be punished for the associated crimes they commit.

The point is that continuing the war on drugs is farking it up for the hundreds of thousands of otherwise civilized and law-abiding drug users. Furthermore, the black market that exists despite the war is causing undue harm to society.
 
2014-06-04 07:19:03 PM  

zzrhardy: It is a business, but like any other business where the costs are socialised whilst the profits are privatised, it doesn't matter how much money is haemorrhaging overall, because it's all profit to the people who count.


You wouldn't happen to have a newsletter by chance, would you?
 
2014-06-04 07:21:29 PM  

bunner: Whatchoo Talkinbout: STFU and spark one up.

No.


Well, then pass that...
 
2014-06-04 07:22:56 PM  

FDR Jones: he black market that exists despite because of the war is causing undue harm to society.



Sure is.  And dope, and I don't mean blazing up a spliff now and then, is too.

War is simple.  You go to the source of the enemy's materials supply and destroy it.

Ta da.

The problem isn't just whether dope should be legal, or which dope.  The problem is simple.  Hanging on to bad ideas cause "culture".  Anybody who still thinks that the clapped out, 60 year old pose of "WE are teh HEP and KEWL and ENLIGHTENED because we get HIGH" still holds empirical validity is an imbecile. Anybody selling it is a clinical imbecile.  So far, we're no better  off as a society because "dope" and frankly, it's just turned into one more industry where people's lives are ruined for money.
 
2014-06-04 07:23:53 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: The War on Civil Liberties is not a failure.  Civil liberties are getting their asses kicked.


The "War on Drugs" and the crimes that it encourages has been the most effective tool for eroding the 2nd, 4th, and 5th amendments.  It's not going to end as it's very useful for expanding the federal government's power over the individual and growing the police state.
 
2014-06-04 07:25:13 PM  

Callous: The "War on Drugs" and the crimes that it encourages has been the most effective tool for eroding the 2nd, 4th, and 5th amendments.  It's not going to end as it's very useful for expanding the federal government's power over the individual and growing the police state.


Yup.
 
Displayed 50 of 78 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report