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originally posted by: hutch622
Now let me start by saying that ice is not a uniquely South Australian problem ,
it seems to be a western world problem and without researching maybe a world
problem , and if not now maybe soon .
What is the answer , i don't know i really don't . Mandatory 30 year gaol sentences for those caught making or dealing , sure , but i suspect only the little men would do that time .
originally posted by: crazyewok
I think only the Russian are dumb enough for that!
So when you hear the term "War on Drugs"...
Well, it's not a War on Drugs. It's a War on People. Consider this: Joseph McNamara, a former chief of San Jose from the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, published some really telling figures. In 1972, when Richard Nixon started the War on Drugs, the annual federal budget allocation was 110 million dollars a year for enforcement. In fiscal year 2000, 28 years later, the budget allocation was 17 billion dollars a year, and yet, in the year 2000, there are more drugs in this country, they are cheaper, and they are more potent than they were in 1972. That has to tell you that there's some other agenda going on here.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated the worldwide production of amphetamine-type stimulants, which includes methamphetamine, at nearly 500 metric tons a year, with 24.7 million abusers.
The United States government reported in 2008 that approximately 13 million people over the age of 12 have used methamphetamine—and 529,000 of those are regular users. www.drugfreeworld.org...
If you ever needed a good excuse not to do meth, take a look at Tiffany, a 25-year-old crystal meth user featured on last night's Intervention. She insists that she does not have an addiction ("I can stop when I want") despite the fact that she lost custody of her son, has no job, was arrested 20 times on drug-related charges, is living with her grandparents because her parents don't want to deal with her because she stabbed her stepfather in the stomach, and has a very, very serious tweaker face. It's almost unbearable to look at.
Tiffany's family tried to put together an intervention, but her grandparents were such enablers that they told her about the pre-intervention meeting and #ed the entire thing up. A last-ditch effort was made to intervene outside of the courthouse where Tiffany was to make an appearance to answer for one of her drug charges, but she went into a rage, flipped out, head-butted her mother, and insisted that she doesn't do drugs. jezebel.com...