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Old September 21st, 2016, 02:14 AM   #1
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The DEA’s Own Website Just Proved the War on Drugs Is an Epic Failure

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At first glance, it appears the DEA is doing a bang-up job. Look at all the bad guys they’ve caught! Can you believe they seized half a million dollars worth of scary drugs in one mission? Bless the men and women in uniform who fight to keep our children safe!

At second glance, however, one might begin to wonder why, nearly fifty years after the Drug War’s inception in 1971, the DEA is still struggling to contain the flow of illegal drugs in the United States.

Search for yourself. Perform a simple Google query on drugs seized by the DEA and law enforcement agencies around the country. You’ll find that seemingly every day, shipments of cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, and other drugs are seized by government agencies. Traffickers are charged with crimes and, to be fair, significant quantities of drugs are removed from the streets. But even the DEA admits (pdf) that, in general, increased seizures mean more drugs are in circulation; in the agency’s 2016 National Heroin Use Threat Assessment Summary, they note the recent uptick in drug seizures “indicates a sizeable increase in heroin availability in the United States.”

The agency’s efforts to reduce the circulation of drugs and the power of traffickers are further discredited amid evidence that legalizing cannabis has decreased the power of Mexican drug cartels. In contrast, 80% of drugs from Colombia, “one of the countries [the U.S. government has]focused on the most,” the Atlantic reports, make it into the U.S. One can suspect that if cocaine were legalized, the black market demand for it — and therefore, the power of cartels — would be reduced.

After 45 years and countless pounds of illicit substances seized, the war on drugs is yet to be “won,” even as the DEA increasingly requests (pdf) more money for its budget.


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Old September 21st, 2016, 06:14 AM   #2
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I've said it before, I think we should legalize tax and regulate ALL of the drugs. The only reason they are as expensive as they are, is because they're illegal. Every time we target one drug, somebody invents some new and more addictive. In the 70s we went after the heroin, which was replaced by cocaine as the drug of choice. In the 80's we went after the cocaine which was replaced by crack. We went after the crack and now we have meth. It's ludicrous that I have to show ID and sign a damned log book every time my sinuses go ballistic and I need some allergy meds.

It's a never ending cycle. We spend tens of billions of dollars each year fighting the "war on drug" and some years we only stop about 2%. All we're doing is making the cartels rich and giving them reason to become even more violent.

Let's not even talk about the cost of prisons, where 70% of the convicts are NON violent drug offenders. We have more people in prison the China who has four times out population. How many billions could we save there. ??

There's nothing we can't grow domestically. We're PAYING farmers NOT to grow crops. We could save billions more by eliminating crop subsidies and letting them grow poppy, pot and coca plants.

Pot is already California largest cash crop. Sadly not one plant is ever taxed.

People are going to do the drugs. We can't stop them. The war on drugs is huge drain on our police and security resources and is directly responsible for the militarization of our police departments.

Ironically, in another thread we're discussing that illicit drugs are a drop in the bucket compared to prescription drug use.

Why not let me walk into a store and buy my drug of choice, be it pot, heroin, oxy, morphine, or even good old opium ?? The plus side is, it would all be pharmaceutical grade. Guaranteed for purity and content strength. Each dose of an injected drug could come with a fresh clean needle.

Colorado has proven legalization is the way to go. They've seen a substantial growth in revenue and a drop in crime. And let's face it, the justice system is not equal in it's treatment of drug users. If you're poor and especially if you have brown skin, you're going to jail. If you're not so poor and can afford a decent lawyer, you're going to rehab. Had you or I been caught with a couple thousand prescription pain killers, we'd still be in jail but Rush Limbaugh is still on the air.
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Ohio is currently experiencing a Heroin epidemic and Heroin mixed with Fentanyl gives a wood chest (can't breathe) and certain death. This epidemic is mostly in small towns and not the big cities. Go figure? Listing pot as a Schedule 1 drug along with heroin is pure insanity.
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Ohio is currently experiencing a Heroin epidemic and Heroin mixed with Fentanyl gives a wood chest (can't breathe) and certain death. This epidemic is mostly in small towns and not the big cities. Go figure? Listing pot as a Schedule 1 drug along with heroin is pure insanity.
What is this wood chest stuff that you speak off ? Heroin relaxes a person so much that there heart stops. On the other hand, pot is a wonderful drug, no person has ever died in the history of man from smoking,ingesting pot.
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What is this wood chest stuff that you speak off ? Heroin relaxes a person so much that there heart stops. On the other hand, pot is a wonderful drug, no person has ever died in the history of man from smoking,ingesting pot.
They are mixing Fentanyl in with the Heroin to give a powerful rush. Wood Chest is what the local news said saying you can't breathe. Why are these young people trying Heroin in the first place when it has had bad press for as long as I can remember. Despair and despondency? A lot of the young people using heroin are on welfare. How is all of this Heroin getting into the US? Probably container ships.
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They are mixing Fentanyl in with the Heroin to give a powerful rush. Wood Chest is what the local news said saying you can't breathe. Why are these young people trying Heroin in the first place when it has had bad press for as long as I can remember. Despair and despondency? A lot of the young people using heroin are on welfare. How is all of this Heroin getting into the US? Probably container ships.
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Colorado has proven legalization is the way to go. They've seen a substantial growth in revenue and a drop in crime....
Yes, that and a general relaxation among the general population, something tough to quantify but easy to feel on a day-to-day basis.

Cannabis consumption is no bigger deal than alcohol consumption. No, that's wrong. It's much less of a deal than the effects from alcohol consumption: DUIs and deaths, domestic violence, rape, and repeat violations.

Without the effects of alcohol, my bail bond business would not survive. That's no exaggeration. Alcohol makes people do stupid stuff.
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They are mixing Fentanyl in with the Heroin to give a powerful rush. Wood Chest is what the local news said saying you can't breathe. Why are these young people trying Heroin in the first place when it has had bad press for as long as I can remember. Despair and despondency? A lot of the young people using heroin are on welfare. How is all of this Heroin getting into the US? Probably container ships.
Its getting in with a prescription. Drs have over prescribed oxys for far to long. Oxys are pharmaceutical grade heroin. I know 4 people that are addicted to prescribed sedatives.
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Yes, that and a general relaxation among the general population, something tough to quantify but easy to feel on a day-to-day basis.

Cannabis consumption is no bigger deal than alcohol consumption. No, that's wrong. It's much less of a deal than the effects from alcohol consumption: DUIs and deaths, domestic violence, rape, and repeat violations.

Without the effects of alcohol, my bail bond business would not survive. That's no exaggeration. Alcohol makes people do stupid stuff.
"Alcohol makes people do stupid stuff." You got that right.

I got my last DUI in 1998. To get my driver's license back I had to pay for group therapy and the Psychologist was a licensed Hypnotist. Many weeks into therapy she said I am going to hypnotize the class. I said you can't hypnotize me. During the session she said this is not to stop you from drinking and only to stop you from drinking and driving. I never drank and drove again. Two years ago I called her down in Georgia saying what you did worked for me. She said thanks and it works for some and not others. We had a long and friendly chat when I was at odds with her years before.
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"Alcohol makes people do stupid stuff." You got that right.

I got my last DUI in 1998. To get my driver's license back I had to pay for group therapy and the Psychologist was a licensed Hypnotist. Many weeks into therapy she said I am going to hypnotize the class. I said you can't hypnotize me. During the session she said this is not to stop you from drinking and only to stop you from drinking and driving. I never drank and drove again. Two years ago I called her down in Georgia saying what you did worked for me. She said thanks and it works for some and not others. We had a long and friendly chat when I was at odds with her years before.
I've never been arrested for anything much less DUI. But I quit drinking and driving back in 1984. I owe my life to a set of halogen head lights. When I drink, I'm the next Formula 1 world champion behind the wheel. I had just swapped the old headlights for the then new halogen. Had I not, I would not have seen the stop sign I was about blow through at 80 plus miles an hour. At least not in time to stop. Blowing the stop sign wouldn't have been the issue. The 40 foot wide and 20 foot deep drainage gully was the problem. My little Toyota would have folded up like a beer can at that speed.

That was it. Last time. Every now and then I would have ONE drink with dinner. But since my bariatric surgery, even one drink is like injecting it straight into my blood stream, so I can't even do that. I travel for a living, even getting arrested for DUI much less actually convicted would mean my job.



The one time I realized I HAD to go out after I had started drinking, I rode my bicycle !!!!! I was buzzing the whole way !!!! LOL
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