Originally posted by DJMSN
reply to post by DeltaPan
Anthrax is indeed a deadly drug but it is not spread person to person and cannot be,
[edit on 2/9/2010 by DJMSN]
I didn't say it was and i don't appreciate being dug out as if i am stupid, i've known about Anthrax for a long time now.
I was speaking hypothetically in relation to a wide range of pathogens which are.
I know my microbiology and such thank you and don't require being corrected by you, read it again.
The original post is in relation to Anthrax but i was speaking of powdered drugs being used as a delivery mechanism for an infectious pathogen.
A broader context of potential.
Originally posted by mmiichael
No offense but you might want to check your calendar. It's 2010 not 1990. Cocaine isn't just used by Hollywood execs these days. There's
something called 'crack' coc aine that is endemic to the poorest urban ghettoes,
And after all that, what do you think i mean by...
as much as use is rife and common in smaller amounts used in the greater numbers in more disadvantaged and marginalised communities due to low
weight, low cost street deals in prevalence at that level of social use in recent times, as much as other drugs in powder/crystal form, in fact is
more common at every social echelon in rising preference and prevalence to use
Another just spouting off in counter to what i've said to sound clever.
When you dig me out, do so for an actual reason, not just to make yourself sound clever at my expense.
About "No offense but you might want to check your calendar. It's 2010 not 1990.", What The Frack, are you assuming a working class man in his
early 40's such as myself who has grown up with drugs doesn't fracking well know about these things.
I've seen the devastation Crack causes and got bitten by it myself courtesy of an ex G/F who was an addict but hadn't realised until i'd fallen for
her, mid nineties, only for a few months out of a 14 month relationship until i ripped myself away from her and off it, after it caused me so much
domestic, neural and spiritual damage, which is now healed but it took time, but i've seen how it devestates communities alrighty, in fact i come
from a part of North London where the Crack problem first manifested in the late 80's when i never touched the crap but saw what it did to those who
did, i lived in Tottenham in the late 80's early 90's and knew people in Hackney, Ladbroke Grove and All Saints road area etc etc etc and have seen
how it has risen as a major domestic problem here in England, been there done that and seen many others who didn't deal with the addiction and went
down the drain, seen how decent people turn into scumbags who steal from their own families and friends etc, decent people who just like a buzz and
handled charly and other drugs fine but used Crack, got addicted then turned into crazed psycho's with delusions triggering intense aggressive and
Have you, or do you profess simply from what you've read and seen on TV? I happen to come from impoverished/deprived communities in London under the
Tories and i do know what i'm talking about, although quite different now, that's where i'm from.
You seem to make erroneous assumptions, that i don't know about drugs, nor terrorism, a product of your ego no doubt, you are so clued up and others
are oh so stupid, ay.
Again, most problems with drugs are actually caused by prohibition and high cost to the consumer, this hypothetical potential regards using a drug to
vector an infectious pathogen is simply one more problem which could arise from prohibition and is a very real possiblity and something i've
considered since Cannabis was first being contaminated with glass, as i articulated on the Legalise Cannabis Alliance forum years ago now, i even
articulated my concerns to the Comrade Home Secretary's office (UK) at the time that so little was being done about the contamination of Cannabis, it
sends a clear signal to terrorists and misanthropic psycho's that drugs can be contaminated and refelxes by authorities are so slow if contamination
was an infectious pathogen in powdered/crystalised drugs it could be utterly devastating by the time anybody mobilised to minimise an attack on such a
vector and even small amounts of contaminations of drugs should be analysed by security as potential for dummy runs to test reflexes by police and
authorities as are not beyond the realms of possibility by any means, again, in fact i'm suprised it hasn't happened on a large scale yet it is such
a real potential.
And is why i say this is another major reason why recreationals in common use should be regulated not criminalised, criminalisation allows such a
scenario to be effected, regulation and control, nullifies or makes such potentials much harder to realise, as things are, it's a real risk
Crack using demographies are static more than the more mobile Cocaine salt using demographies, so using a drug to vector an infectious pathogen would
likely mean using Cocaine salts rather than retroengineered purified paste, aka Crack, or other powdered drugs taken nasally or injected, not
combusted, combustion would be more likely to destroy a pathogen.
And btw, i hope you understand that the USA is not the only place on the planet and Islamic extremists are not the only terrorists, bit narrowband in
your focus, don't know why somebody starred your comment mmiichael it just shows you've an ego which wants to try and dig somebody out for stupid
reasons and seem to think Islamic extremists are the only terrorists and the USA is the only possible target.
In fact from what you wrote, doesn't sound like you've much of a clue about what threats are out there, quite simplistic actually it seems and
definitely not in a position to presume to talk down to me as if you are clued up, you are stuck on one track which is no doubt because of racial
prejudices you hold.
I don't think you understand much about terrorism really, nor objectives.
[edit on 10-2-2010 by DeltaPan]