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People need to stop calling it a war call it what it is a 'police action'.
Calling it a war sounds good, like they are focusing as much resources and attention as they would in a war. That way they sound busier. But really all they do is build bigger jails, hire more police and arrest more people.
. Yes some people need the medicine to treat chronic pain. Its definitley not only pain medication but prescription pain medication is highly addictive such as oxycontin, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, dilaudid, methadone and many many more.Some are in chronic pain and need strong drugs. The doctors won't even let them go cold turkey because they know their patient is addicted. If you take your pain medicine everyday as needed you will still be addicted or at least dependent. No way around it.
Originally posted by sulaw
reply to post by QuantriQueptidez
I'd like to point out that some of the greatest minds and musician's were illegal drug users and not anti-social. The 70's proved that. There's a fine line that the OP is talking about and circumventing a thread as your the second individual who came in here saying Don't Do Drugs, et cetera are not understanding the OP. So it's to my understanding that you as well have never experianced a traumatic experiance, illness, injury that "REQUIRED" a heavy medication that was highly addictive that was "PRESCRIBED" by a doctor.
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by Hefficide
When B-52s,cruise missiles,tanks,apcs, full ground assault's with a couple hundred thousand boots on the ground, and the daily White house press conferences, and missile cam footage then I will call it a WAR.edit on 27-7-2013 by neo96 because: whoops flash episode of dsylexia
The U.S. federal government spent over $15 billion dollars in 2010 on the War on Drugs, at a rate of about $500 per second.
State and local governments spent at least another 25 billion dollars.
then you have a simpleton, Inaccurate definition of war..
war Use War in a sentence war 1 [wawr] Show IPA noun, verb, warred, war·ring, adjective noun 1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air. 2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations: The two nations were at war with each other. 3. a contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns: the War of 1812. 4. armed fighting, as a science, profession, activity, or art; methods or principles of waging armed conflict: War is the soldier's business. 5. active hostility or contention; conflict; contest: a war of words
police action noun a relatively localized military action undertaken by regular armed forces, without a formal declaration of war, against guerrillas, insurgents, or other forces held to be violating international peace and order.