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(STV.tv)   Scotland now leads the world in cocaine use, edging out the US and Spain for top spot, as Scots increasingly turn to cocaine to help deal with the pain of being Scottish   (news.stv.tv) divider line 67
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2014-07-09 09:29:26 AM  

Gyrfalcon: How can they even find cocaine in Scotland? Don't the Colombians kind of stick out long before they get there?


The Colombians haven't been in the cocaine distribution business since the 90's. The Mexican cartels have taken that over. The Colombians, Peruvians and Bolivians now just produce it and sell it to the Mexicans who now distribute it. And one of the Mexican cartels has a partnership with the Northern Italian mob who buys cocaine from them and distributes it into Europe.
 
2014-07-09 09:33:32 AM  
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Any story about Scotland reminds me of this phrase.
 
2014-07-09 09:38:32 AM  

GoldDude: Gunther: Bslim:

My aunt lives in Scotland. She says it's quite nice.

What, the quality of the coke?


Not exactly
 
2014-07-09 09:43:51 AM  
coke is cool when you are at parties in late teens early twenties but outside of that window it's kinda sad, unless you are going though some kind of mid life crisis and you are doing it while you drive some fast car down a road with an ocean view while a woman 15 to 20 years your junior gives you head.
 
2014-07-09 09:54:22 AM  

Low Budget Dave: nickdaisy: If you want good looking white chicks, do not go to those three countries.

To be fair, if you visited Scotland recently, you may have been looking at the guys.  Those are their Commonwealth Games uniforms.  

The coke "problem" is largely because Scotland bothers to keep records, which the U.S. has mostly stopped doing.


Party foul for posting pics of kilted Scotsmen with no ginger in the group.
 
2014-07-09 11:19:51 AM  

Headso: coke is cool when you are at parties in late teens early twenties but outside of that window it's kinda sad, unless you are going though some kind of mid life crisis and you are doing it while you drive some fast car down a road with an ocean view while a woman 15 to 20 years your junior gives you head.


And there's something wrong with your second scenario?
 
2014-07-09 11:59:17 AM  
The USA
Scotland
Spain

If you had to name one thing these three countries have in common it would probably be ... bad cooking.

So here's the latest Brantgoose Theory:  people who can't cook food cook meth and coke.

Think about it. Works on a national and local scale.

The solution is right under your noses (pardon the expression):  teach people how to cook and to enjoy food.

The French are the only nation to seriously do this, but Michelle Obama has tried to make a step in the right direction by encouraging healthy school lunches and has been soundly mocked by the Puritans who made American cookery inedible in the first place, not to mention the very regions and classes of people who have made coke and meth so popular in both urban and rural environments.

Coke is not a black drug. It is a white middle class and upper class drug.
Meth is not a black drug. It is the drug of choice for the rural and urban underclasses and is produced and consumed by reactionary hillbillies as much as urban hipsters.

I think I am on to something:  if you don't know how to enjoy and produce good food, you fall back on self-medication. If you don't know how to enjoy the simple, natural pleasures of life (food, drink, sex, sleep, good music, etc.) you fall prey to the unnatural pleasures of life (politics, religion, drugs, fast food).

God help Scotland. Even the English have learned a lot about food since the wartime and post-wartime deprivations came to an end.
 
2014-07-09 12:06:10 PM  

Headso: coke is cool when you are at parties in late teens early twenties but outside of that window it's kinda sad, unless you are going though some kind of mid life crisis and you are doing it while you drive some fast car down a road with an ocean view while a woman 15 to 20 years your junior gives you head.


go on ...
 
2014-07-09 12:16:13 PM  

mike_d85: Cormee: Christ, can you imagine trying to understand them when they're on coke.

I'm now just imagining a series of gurgles and clicks in my head.

/Not that different.




Just wait until they join Starfleet.
 
2014-07-09 12:50:47 PM  
Seen booking a flight to Scotland

i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-09 02:39:29 PM  

brantgoose: The USA
Scotland
Spain

If you had to name one thing these three countries have in common it would probably be ... bad cooking.

So here's the latest Brantgoose Theory:  people who can't cook food cook meth and coke.

Think about it. Works on a national and local scale.

The solution is right under your noses (pardon the expression):  teach people how to cook and to enjoy food.

The French are the only nation to seriously do this, but Michelle Obama has tried to make a step in the right direction by encouraging healthy school lunches and has been soundly mocked by the Puritans who made American cookery inedible in the first place, not to mention the very regions and classes of people who have made coke and meth so popular in both urban and rural environments.

Coke is not a black drug. It is a white middle class and upper class drug.
Meth is not a black drug. It is the drug of choice for the rural and urban underclasses and is produced and consumed by reactionary hillbillies as much as urban hipsters.

I think I am on to something:  if you don't know how to enjoy and produce good food, you fall back on self-medication. If you don't know how to enjoy the simple, natural pleasures of life (food, drink, sex, sleep, good music, etc.) you fall prey to the unnatural pleasures of life (politics, religion, drugs, fast food).

God help Scotland. Even the English have learned a lot about food since the wartime and post-wartime deprivations came to an end.


No, I think if you suffer (and eating canned ham certainly qualifies) then you start doing drugs.  Also, it's scientifically proven that if you have something, anything, to live for drug addiction drops expotentially.  Is the next meal consisting of corn dogs worth living for?
 
2014-07-09 03:26:06 PM  
Stitch that Jimmy.
 
2014-07-09 04:47:29 PM  
Really? Who's buying it for them?
 
2014-07-09 06:35:48 PM  
The trouble with Scotland is that it's filed with coked-up Scots...

/freedom?
 
2014-07-09 06:36:31 PM  
Ummm, "filled"
 
2014-07-09 11:47:24 PM  
"Then they took a huff, and aneither huff..."

I always suspected that that song wasn't about drinking.
 
2014-07-10 01:05:01 PM  

Lee451: codenamewizard: The drugs aren't the problem.  It's the crime related to the black market selling of drugs.  Governments around the world could care less about their people...they care about control.  If you want drugs you can get them most any where.  If they made meth legal tomorrow....I still wouldn't want it....but the choice should be mine to do as I choose with my own body.

/Make it all legal
//Make sure it is safe/pure
///Tax it, keep it out of the hands of children
////Give people help that want to quit (medical problem...not a legal one)
//Google - LEAP (law enforcement against prohibition) www.leap.cc
// Wait....what were we talking about?

 The problem is that too many people abuse it (and I am one who has been that route too many times).  Do you want to live in an area full of meth heads? It is a great drug, at first. Plenty of energy, optimism, and enthusiasm. Then comes monomania,  megalomania and paranoia. Then comes the irrational, dangerous behaviour. I think we should be allowed to put what we like into our bodies but do you want your surgeon or pilot coming off a week-long binge? If there is freedom to do as we please, then there must be severe penalties for (advertently or inadvertently) negatively affecting others.


I am all for complete decriminalization of drugs
As for the societal problems it will cause, I also believe in carrying a weapon.
Be responsible for yourself, and your under-aged children.
 
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