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(News.com.au)   Australia found to have the highest proportion of recreational drug users in the world. Well, what would you expect from a population descended from criminals?   (news.com.au) divider line 68
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2014-07-06 09:06:36 PM  
Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrubber biskits??blogs-images.forbes.com
 
2014-07-06 09:12:58 PM  
I'm not going to come down too hard on them for ecstasy use. Cocaine, yeah, they should probably try to avoid that shiat. Meth, dudes, wtf, knock that shiat off.
 
2014-07-06 10:25:09 PM  
You would think in a country in which most of the animals are trying to kill you, you would want to keep a clear head.
 
2014-07-06 10:26:33 PM  
And yet, their crime rate is not unusually high.

I wonder how that could be.
 
2014-07-06 10:26:45 PM  

texdent: You would think in a country in which most of the animals are trying to kill you, you would want to keep a clear head.


Apparently Australians like to play on Nightmare Difficulty.
 
2014-07-06 10:27:37 PM  

texdent: You would think in a country in which most of the animals are trying to kill you, you would want to keep a clear head.


THIS
The place terrifies me.  Only from what I have heard.  And I live in Ga.
 
2014-07-06 10:28:42 PM  
www.tokeofthetown.com
 
2014-07-06 10:28:52 PM  
When living in Colombia it was a toss up between who did the more cocaine on vacations.  The Aussies or the Irish.  But usually the Irish won hands down.

An 8 ball and a fifth of rum was just to start the night out to one Irish gent.
 
2014-07-06 10:34:18 PM  
I can't trust a people who don't have the common decency to obey the laws of gravity.
 
2014-07-06 10:36:00 PM  
They all have that Hitler DNA in them.
 
2014-07-06 10:36:09 PM  

texdent: You would think in a country in which most of the animals are trying to kill you, you would want to keep a clear head.


Not only the animals, but the trees as well.
 
2014-07-06 10:37:57 PM  
timelinecoverbook.com
 
2014-07-06 10:39:07 PM  
This might have something to do with it:
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-06 10:39:34 PM  

drivingsouth: [timelinecoverbook.com image 850x314]


"Put another rock on the barbie?"
 
2014-07-06 10:40:25 PM  

bronyaur1: Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrubber biskits?



Bow wow wow brother
 
2014-07-06 10:43:20 PM  
th08.deviantart.net
Dude... Eucalyptus...
 
2014-07-06 10:44:36 PM  
lol@'eucalyptus'
 
2014-07-06 10:47:22 PM  
Recreational drug use should not be a crime.
 
2014-07-06 10:47:28 PM  

Badgers: [th08.deviantart.net image 774x1032]
Dude... Eucalyptus...


Not even once.
 
2014-07-06 10:47:53 PM  
I'd imagine meth is popular with the miners who want to work lots of overtime.  And TFA doesn't say anything about whether the aboriginal population has an endemic problem, analogous to alcoholism among Native Americans.
 
2014-07-06 10:49:40 PM  
"Because iocane comes from Australia, as everyone knows, and Australia is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you."
 
2014-07-06 10:50:41 PM  
Well, they're only Koalas when they're on Eucalyptis.  But that's a gateway plant.  Soon they're smoking rocks and PCP.  Then they're called Drop Bears.
 
2014-07-06 10:53:07 PM  

theflatline: When living in Colombia it was a toss up between who did the more cocaine on vacations.  The Aussies or the Irish.  But usually the Irish won hands down.

An 8 ball and a fifth of rum was just to start the night out to one Irish gent.


When in Rome. (Sniff)
 
2014-07-06 10:53:34 PM  
I just watched Super High Me. Funny flick but made some good points about legalization too.
 
2014-07-06 10:54:02 PM  

bkisfancy: This might have something to do with it:
[img.fark.net image 471x628]


shiat, prices that high you might as well do drugs.
 
2014-07-06 10:54:46 PM  
Do those statistics include the Cane Toad lickers?

animaniacs.co.za
 
2014-07-06 10:54:50 PM  

FrancoFile: I'd imagine meth is popular with the miners who want to work lots of overtime.  And TFA doesn't say anything about whether the aboriginal population has an endemic problem, analogous to alcoholism among Native Americans.


ah, abbos. The gypsies of the southern hemisphere.
 
2014-07-06 10:55:56 PM  
Wait till I get going!


...where was I?
 
2014-07-06 10:58:39 PM  
Hey subby,
www.troll.me
 
2014-07-06 11:01:12 PM  
Meth use is becoming endemic and may be a crime wave waiting to happen.

My home town is full of skinny, poorly dressed and apparently unwashed people rushing around talking agitatedly into mobile phones.

On the other hand, if I don't get at least half a dozen Cooper's Pale every couple other day I tend to get a bit agitated myself.
 
2014-07-06 11:03:34 PM  

texdent: You would think in a country in which most of the animals are trying to kill you, you would want to keep a clear head.


Eight simple rules for not dying in Australia

If it's got 8 legs don't poke it.
If it's got no legs don't poke it.
If it's bigger than you, don't poke it.
If in doubt, don't poke it.
If you don't recognize it, have someone else eat it first.
Don't wander off into the Bush or Outback.
Swim perpendicular to a rip tide
Wear sunscreen.
.
 
2014-07-06 11:05:36 PM  
Jonah Takalua
 
2014-07-06 11:19:41 PM  

Lokkii: Do those statistics include the Cane Toad lickers?

[animaniacs.co.za image 640x447]


What about the cane toad smokers?

/As a service to fark I am compelled to post a link to the cane toad doccumentary "Cane Toads; an Unnatural History"
// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvV8OT-mmE
///It is well worth a watch
 
2014-07-06 11:19:42 PM  

Target Builder: texdent: You would think in a country in which most of the animals are trying to kill you, you would want to keep a clear head.

Eight simple rules for not dying in Australia

If it's got 8 legs don't poke it.
If it's got no legs don't poke it.
If it's bigger than you, don't poke it.
If in doubt, don't poke it.
If you don't recognize it, have someone else eat it first.
Don't wander off into the Bush or Outback.
Swim perpendicular to a rip tide
Wear sunscreen.
.


9. Don't go to Australia.
 
2014-07-06 11:28:59 PM  

ClicheRinpoche: Wait till I get going!


...where was I?


Australia.
 
2014-07-06 11:36:11 PM  
Bah...my last visit to Oz was 10 years ago. The necrotic sores have mostly healed, the hangover was shook last month and the muscular spasms are allllllmmmossst gone.
 
2014-07-06 11:39:00 PM  

BigLuca: "Because iocane comes from Australia, as everyone knows, and Australia is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you."


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-07-06 11:39:16 PM  
Eucalyptus, you brought us.
 
2014-07-06 11:43:17 PM  

bronyaur1: Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrubber biskits??


What do you want for nothing?
 
2014-07-06 11:44:19 PM  
The people that produced Yahoo Serious do a lot of drugs? You don't say.
 
2014-07-06 11:58:42 PM  
thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com
meth is one hell of a drug
 
2014-07-07 12:08:44 AM  
Better than a country descended from religious nuts.
 
2014-07-07 12:25:50 AM  

RogermcAllen: As a service to fark I am compelled to post a link to the cane toad doccumentary "Cane Toads; an Unnatural History"


We were shown that in high school biology
 
2014-07-07 01:02:42 AM  

texdent: You would think in a country in which most of the animals are trying to kill you, you would want to keep a clear head.


I was thinking the opposite.  With all the freaky shiat their country has you need some good drugs to calm your nerves.
 
2014-07-07 01:05:52 AM  
I'm not sure you should judge people just because the are Nazis! really what could they have done?

Plus spending all that time in the basement, then learning to fly! you have to respect that.
 
2014-07-07 01:08:41 AM  

El Rich-o: Meth use is becoming endemic and may be a crime wave waiting to happen.

My home town is full of skinny, poorly dressed and apparently unwashed people rushing around talking agitatedly into mobile phones.

On the other hand, if I don't get at least half a dozen Cooper's Pale every couple other day I tend to get a bit agitated myself.


Russia will send down some krokodil, they'll be off that meth faster than their arms can fall off.

/GIS krokodil,  good times
 
2014-07-07 01:15:59 AM  

bkisfancy: This might have something to do with it:
[img.fark.net image 471x628]


those prices are rather at the pointy end

where was that?
 
2014-07-07 01:16:02 AM  

texdent: You would think in a country in which most of the animals are trying to kill you, you would want to keep a clear head.


Well, if every living thing on and around your continent was trying to kill you, you might want to do something to keep your mind off of that fact.
 
2014-07-07 01:22:55 AM  

wademh: [thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com image 300x247]
meth is one hell of a drug


Hey, drop bears are nothing to take lightly.
 
2014-07-07 01:38:47 AM  
Hey, they speak German--there's no way they could be evil people. . .
 
2014-07-07 01:53:16 AM  

FrancoFile: I'd imagine meth is popular with the miners who want to work lots of overtime.  And TFA doesn't say anything about whether the aboriginal population has an endemic problem, analogous to alcoholism among Native Americans.


Theaboriginal population have serious substance abuse issues. Such issuestend to go with high unemployment, poor education, and severe poverty as well as the rural living with little to nothing to do.

Pretty much the same as in North America.
 
2014-07-07 02:02:34 AM  
"Drugs" is a stupid category.  Anything broad enough to include caffeine, tobacco, peach schnapps, meth, acid, ecstacy, tree frogs, and mushrooms is just worthless.  Drugs have almost nothing to do with each other aside from the altered states they induce.  Their illegality is also arbitrary, counterintuitive, and rapidly becoming an anachronism.
 
2014-07-07 02:08:41 AM  

Ayn Rand's Social Worker: Anything broad enough to include caffeine, tobacco, peach schnapps, meth, acid, ecstacy, tree frogs, and mushrooms is just worthless.


What do you do with the frogs?

Do you put them in your underpants?
 
2014-07-07 02:43:48 AM  
I resent this cliched stereotype about my country because (consults family tree), uh, because shut up!
 
2014-07-07 07:15:39 AM  

spamdog: Ayn Rand's Social Worker: Anything broad enough to include caffeine, tobacco, peach schnapps, meth, acid, ecstacy, tree frogs, and mushrooms is just worthless.

What do you do with the frogs?

Do you put them in your underpants?


You put them in your margarita.

(gotta puree em first though.)
 
2014-07-07 07:27:06 AM  
A lot of opium poppies are grown in the Australian state of Tasmania.
 
2014-07-07 07:54:56 AM  

LemSkroob: FrancoFile: I'd imagine meth is popular with the miners who want to work lots of overtime.  And TFA doesn't say anything about whether the aboriginal population has an endemic problem, analogous to alcoholism among Native Americans.

ah, abbos. The gypsies of the southern hemisphere.


Black, Blackfella, Aboriginal, or Indigenous are acceptable things to call australian Aboriginals.
Abbo is not ok in any way.
 
2014-07-07 08:07:48 AM  

Ayn Rand's Social Worker: "Drugs" is a stupid category.  Anything broad enough to include caffeine, tobacco, peach schnapps, meth, acid, ecstacy, tree frogs, and mushrooms is just worthless.  Drugs have almost nothing to do with each other aside from the altered states they induce.  Their illegality is also arbitrary, counterintuitive, and rapidly becoming an anachronism.


Now now, enough of all that rationalism. Off to bed with you!
 
2014-07-07 08:51:57 AM  
This is just a Murdoch rag ginning up news again.

Statistically speaking Australia is in-line with the USA and western Europe in terms of drug use per population.
 
2014-07-07 09:39:49 AM  
Still running that "Australia was founded by criminals" crap again. Okay, then a woman who stole bread to survive was sent there. Most of the people were just the poor that had to steal to survive and mostly it was food.
 
2014-07-07 10:10:02 AM  
subby, be fair.  Beer isn't considered a drug down under.  It is like air.  Remove that from the equation and I bet USA and maybe Western Europe (although they tend to favor the brew as well) are greater consumers of recreational substances than the Aussies.

/white knight Oz.

//I still want to go there someday, largely on account of Greta Scacchi's performance in The Coca Cola Kid
 
2014-07-07 10:27:21 AM  

rikkidoxx: Still running that "Australia was founded by criminals" crap again. Okay, then a woman who stole bread to survive was sent there. Most of the people were just the poor that had to steal to survive and mostly it was food.


Seems an awful long way to ship someone for merely stealing food.
 
2014-07-07 01:16:25 PM  

texdent: You would think in a country in which most of the animals are trying to kill you, you would want to keep a clear head.


You need to take the red pill to be able to talk to the kangaroos that protect you from bunyips.
 
2014-07-07 01:35:58 PM  

o'really: rikkidoxx: Still running that "Australia was founded by criminals" crap again. Okay, then a woman who stole bread to survive was sent there. Most of the people were just the poor that had to steal to survive and mostly it was food.

Seems an awful long way to ship someone for merely stealing food.


Transportation was more about getting rid of poor people.

Although prior to the American revolutionary war the British transported their convicts to a much shorter distance, just across the Atlantic. They only started sending convicts to Australia when their previous penal colony stopped accepting new prisoners.
 
2014-07-07 03:45:10 PM  

Target Builder: o'really: rikkidoxx: Still running that "Australia was founded by criminals" crap again. Okay, then a woman who stole bread to survive was sent there. Most of the people were just the poor that had to steal to survive and mostly it was food.

Seems an awful long way to ship someone for merely stealing food.

Transportation was more about getting rid of poor people.

Although prior to the American revolutionary war the British transported their convicts to a much shorter distance, just across the Atlantic. They only started sending convicts to Australia when their previous penal colony stopped accepting new prisoners.


Not quite.

In the 17th and early 18th centuries a large number of property crimes were made capital offenses, to the point where execution basically became the default punishment for most larcenies. There were a number of reasons for this: population growth, urbanization, and the resultant increased poverty and prison overcrowding. And, yes, protecting the wealthy from the poor was certainly a factor.

In the later 18th century, there arose some moral issues with this and juries would blatantly value goods that were stolen below the threshold for capital punishment. Large scale transportation developed as a morally superior option to execution.
 
2014-07-07 06:08:25 PM  
sandinista!:

Black, Blackfella, Aboriginal, or Indigenous are acceptable things to call australian Aboriginals.
Abbo is not ok in any way.



Sure it is. Its a great word. Its fun to say and its accurate.
 
2014-07-07 07:16:13 PM  

LemSkroob: sandinista!:

Black, Blackfella, Aboriginal, or Indigenous are acceptable things to call australian Aboriginals.
Abbo is not ok in any way.


Sure it is. Its a great word. Its fun to say and its accurate.


racist shiatheads like you are as weak as piss
 
2014-07-07 07:57:19 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
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