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Biden Admin To Fund Crack Pipe Distribution To Advance ‘Racial Equity’

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posted on Feb, 7 2022 @ 05:53 PM
a reply to: network dude

I'd really like a nice glass bong and some papers, where is the program for that?

Never trust the government cheese.

That gets you on the list... And if I remember correctly when buying a firearm it asks specifically if you use Marijuana.

I know everyone is chilling out on weed. But it still sketches me out to implicate myself on a technicality.

I know you were joking, but I won't get a card for the legal stuff just because I don't like lists. I don't need a to be on a list to get vegetables, hell, I don't even need it for alcohol. I don't need the governments approval to smoke some grass lol.

posted on Feb, 7 2022 @ 07:21 PM

originally posted by: nugget1
a reply to: chiefsmom

How about free drug rehab with this money?

How about taking the money spent on all the facets of America's drug problem be diverted to closer inspection of shipping containers from China and locking down the US borders? We KNOW where 99% of the drugs are coming from, and we also KNOW the government has the ability to lock the whole dang country down if they so desire.

The CIA uses narcotics to fund their black projects. We are in bed with the cartel's and with the opium producers. Funny how before we invaded Afghanistan heroin production was at an all time low. Then we have soldiers literally guarding poppy fields and wouldn't you know it, opiate epidemic. The government profits off illegal drugs and you'd be crazy to think otherwise.

posted on Feb, 7 2022 @ 08:26 PM
They would not let 45 build a wall but hey lets smoke that crack rock.....

posted on Feb, 7 2022 @ 08:28 PM

originally posted by: infolurker
Just another example of the Progressive's insanity. Do we really need to dump 30 million on crack pipes? I think there are plenty of other programs that are much more deserving like maybe food banks?

My question, why are they not just funding the drugs directly and handing them out?

$30 million program will provide 'smoking kits' to vulnerable communities

The Biden administration is set to fund the distribution of crack pipes to drug addicts as part of its plan to advance "racial equity."

The $30 million grant program, which closed applications Monday and will begin in May, will provide funds to nonprofits and local governments to help make drug use safer for addicts. Included in the grant, which is overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services, are funds for "smoking kits/supplies." A spokesman for the agency told the Washington Free Beacon that these kits will provide pipes for users to smoke crack coc aine, crystal methamphetamine, and "any illicit substance."

edit on 7-2-2022 by TzarChasm because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 7 2022 @ 09:20 PM
a reply to: infolurker

Wait so we're not doing the "Just Say NO" to drugs anymore?
Now we're making sure everybody has the same opportunity to smoke crack, because that's what racial equality is all about, folks!

posted on Feb, 7 2022 @ 10:02 PM
a reply to: infolurker

If I were part of that minority community I would be deeply offended. Why should anything racial be equated to drug use. This basically equates their races with drug use and basically saying they dont even have an equal ability to get their own smoking devices.

posted on Feb, 7 2022 @ 10:55 PM

originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: infolurker

I'd really like a nice glass bong and some papers, where is the program for that?

LOL, this is ludicrous. It's the fuggin underpants gnomes business model.

step 1. invent crack
step 2. distribute to inner cities
Step 3. get as many minority's as you can hooked on it (and Hunter)
Step 4. give out free crack pipes (no really)
Step 5. profit (control)

I'm just glad someone is looking out for the minorities in the inner cities. Thanks for the effort boys.

I like a new corn cob pipe, no wait, a high-end tobacco pipe made by one of these pipe manufacturers, Savinelli, Rossi, Peterson, or Corleone. If it's made with ebony wood, it should be politically correct.
edit on 7-2-2022 by MichiganSwampBuck because: Added extra comments

posted on Feb, 7 2022 @ 11:04 PM
The deMocrat party voted 100% ‘AGAINST’ abolishing slavery - fact
The KKK was a dEmocrat party creation and the confederate army were democrats -fact

Joe biDen campaigned STRONGLY against allowing black people to go to schools with whites - fact

He also was a close dear friend of dEmocrat senator and KKK leader Senator Byrd

ALL of this is common knowledge and was certainly known by EVERY leftist on earth before the last election

If the democrat party wasn’t introducing racist policies and promoting division, their supporters would stop voting for them

posted on Feb, 7 2022 @ 11:57 PM
Considering the replies, did anybody read the actual proposal? The program includes lots of activities, which would help preventing overdoses and helping tackle addiction.

In Section C.1 of the Project Narrative, applicants must indicate the total number
of unduplicated individuals you expect to serve each year of the grant and over
the total project period. You are expected to achieve the numbers that are
Project implementation is expected to begin by the fourth month of the grant.
These are the activities that every grant project must implement. Required activities
must be reflected in the Project Narrative in Section V of this NOFO.
Grant funds must be used primarily to support the following required harm reduction
• Assess organizational readiness and create a strategic action plan based upon
identified strengths, gaps (including those related to social determinants of
health), and opportunities for capacity development required to implement an
evidence-based harm reduction program at the service delivery and
organizational levels. This strategic action plan should be developed by the
midpoint of Year 1 and will be supported by the Harm Reduction TA Center
• Develop a sustainability plan to ensure that harm reduction program elements
are continued after the grant period ends. This could include collaboration with
community partners to share resources or a cost sharing element.
• Develop policies and procedures to implement evidence-based trauma-informed
practices throughout each level of the organizational structure.
• Distribute FDA-approved overdose reversal medication and deliver overdose
prevention education to target populations regarding the consumption of
substances including but not limited to opioids and their synthetic analogs.
• Establish processes, protocols, mechanisms for referral to treatment and
recovery support services, referral to treatment for infectious diseases such as
HIV, STIs, and viral hepatitis.
• Assemble a harm reduction advisory council that meets regularly to guide
program activities and project implementation. Group members should include
people who use drugs (PWUD), individuals in recovery, harm reduction service
providers and other key community members such as public safety officers,
mental health providers and treatment providers.
• Designate staff (e.g., Program Coordinator and/or Program Evaluator) to provide
program design, implementation, and evaluation to meet grant program and
reporting requirements.
• Purchase equipment and supplies to enhance harm reduction efforts, such as:
o Harm reduction vending machine(s), including stock for machines;
o Infectious diseases testing kits (HIV, HBV, HCV, etc.);
o Medication lock boxes;
o FDA-approved overdose reversal medication (as well as higher dosages
now approved by FDA);
o Safe sex kits, including PrEP resources and condoms;
o Safe smoking kits/supplies;
o Screening for infectious diseases (HIV, sexually transmitted infections,
viral hepatitis);
o Sharps disposal and medication disposal kits;
o Substance test kits, including test strips for fentanyl and other synthetic
o Syringes to prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases;
o Vaccination services (hepatitis A, hepatitis B vaccination); and
o Wound care management supplies.
Harm reduction programs that use federal funding must adhere to federal, state, and
local laws, regulations, and other requirements related to such programs or services.

The proposal

Smoking kits, is just a very small part of the 30 million program. It is similar to providing needles for addicts in order to prevent spread of infectios diseases. This is common in most of the advanced nation, For example, here is an article, which investigates the issue.

As cuts, burns and lesions are often sustained during methamphetamine smoking, pipe-sharing may serve as a vector for the transmission of blood-borne pathogens 5, an extrapolation based on the knowledge about the impacts of crack coc aine pipe-sharing 6, 7. Indeed, non-injection methamphetamine consumption has been linked to infectious diseases, part of which may be transmitted through blood remnants on pipes

Interventions that therefore minimize methamphetamine smoking-related harms are imperative. Based on extrapolations from crack coc aine-smoking harm reduction 10, one relevant intervention is safer methamphetamine smoking kits, which include glass stems and rubber mouthpieces 4. Additional items packed in these kits may include educational materials, lip balms, disinfectant wipes and condoms 4. The availability of these kits may potentially increase the engagement with health-care services (including harm reduction services) and decrease injuries attributable to hot, damaged and/or makeshift pipes among people who smoke methamphetamine

Safer smoking kits for methamphetamine consumption

Generally, I would say the intentions of the program are good and will definetely help reducing addiction and diseases spread by addicts. This also would increase the trust between addicts and addiction treatment specialists, which would increase the probability that the addict would quit eventually. In addition, the spread of infectious diseases would go down.

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posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:19 AM
a reply to: CriticalStinker

I was kidding. They probably don't even call it a bong anymore. But I sounded cool, right?

posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:24 AM
a reply to: Cabin

It is not the responsibility of tax payers to pay for "your" mistakes. Taxes are for the benefit of the whole...not just the few. On top of that how is it that drug addiction and race are equated and its called equity and not racisim? Is there something inherent in race that makes them more predisposed to use drugs?
edit on 8-2-2022 by RickyD because: WTF is up with autocorrect these days...its all over the place and wrong more than right...

posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 03:43 AM
.....good god

posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 06:58 AM
a reply to: infolurker

This reminds me of Biden's good, old "wealthy people and black people" (or was it 'white people and poor people'?)-type thinking. It just can't help itself; its thought patterns are absolutely racistic.

It is pretty astounding on multiple levels; for anyone in any government to even THINK 'investing' on drugs after the 'war on drugs', is just mind-boggling.

As many have said, aren't there a teensy little bit more important things to pour millions of dollars towards?

Education system could be changed drastically to actually teach important subjects, in efficient way, take students' differences in learning styles and development, personalities and interests (instead of just physical age) in mind, and actually mold it so the other end would produce balanced, harmonious, happy, excited, imaginative, creative people instead of dull, depressed, soullless, murder-ready goth emo children with NO preparation for real life.

Even hypnosis could be used effectively to learn things better, and so on.

But sure, keep everything as bad, corrupt and miserable as it is, but just add pipes.

What the heck is the thinking behind this? Even the american prison system is pretty much a literal NIGHTMARE. You don't go in there a corrupt criminal, and come out a rehabilitated, productive and creative individual ready to be integrated into 'society' (whatever that means). You come out as tattooed freak that has probably murdered with shanks just to survive, a body so malformed its shape barely resembles a bipedal humanoid anymore, and a permanent angry or fearful look on your face (and perhaps a tear tattoo or two).

There's no humanity in that system - guards are corrupt and take bribes and torture the prisoners, and if a prisoner makes a simple, logical and reasonable request, they get the 'hole' for three days.

But sure, this world and that particular country needs more crack pipes.

How do you come to this conclusion anyway? How?

posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 07:17 AM
a reply to: Cabin

I would say the intentions of the program are good and will definetely help reducing addiction and diseases spread by addicts.

Do you work for the government?

I mean, what you are saying couldn't be more wrong. You are saying that 'intentions will help reducing addiction'.

No intention in the world has EVER reduced any addiction whatsoever. How do you 'reduce addiction' anyway? I mean, when someone is addict, their 'addiction' isn't going to be lessened by anything. They may control their actions, but the addiction itself doesn't go away. Someone addicted to sniffing glue will always be addicted to sniffing glue, even if they never sniff glue after a certain point. The addiction remains, it can't be removed.

You can only rehabilitate people, you can't 'cure' an addict, at least you can't remove the addiction itself, you can only alter their thinking patterns and reactions, give them tools to deal with the addiction, give them ability to recover from a weak moment, and so on. You can't 'reduce addiction'. That is cookie talk.

How do you reduce diseases that are already spread? Your sentence makes no sense. I guess you might be trying to say 'spread fewer diseases' or 'spread the diseases less widely' or something like that. The range of spreading might be lessened?

How are crack pipes going to lead to reduced anything?

Do you not know how the mind of an addict works?

There's a good example in real life, where someone successful tried to help a homeless crack addict. I assume this help was based on asssumptions instead of understanding, reality or knowing how a drug addict thinks and reacts.

The old TV show 'The Intervention' should have made it clear that you can't help a drug addict by giving them stuff. Giving them money means they will use the money to buy drugs. Giving them shelter means they have a place to shack while doing drugs. Giving them food means they have one fewer thing to worry about, so they can now spend all their money on drugs.

This man with possibly good intentions (as I said, intentions don't cure anything), basically gave the man a thousand dollars. The man was visibly touched - not because his life is starting to get better so he can make wiser decisions from now on. Not because he can help other people now with all this money. Not because he can try to get on his feet and start living a good life.

It was because he can now buy the drugs he craves.

This man gave the homeless addict a house (yes, a friggin' house) with one year's rent already paid, this man got the homeless man an easy job that he could use to pay the rent after that year, as well as buy all kinds of things he might want and need.

This man gave the homeless drug addict basically golden keys to a really good and cushy life most people of this world don't dare dream about! I mean, house is such a HUGE step up from an apartment, for example. Many working people struggle to upgrade from apartment to house, and can never make it happen, even if they don't use drugs or drink alcohol.

Now, I probably don't have to continue because everyone here can guess exactly what happened.

Yes. You guessed correctly, unless you are one of those people that think 'intentions' can somehow 'reduce addiction'.

The homeless man started complaining about the house, saying it had some kind of gas leak that made it impossible to live there (the big-hearted man checked it out and there were no such problems, the house was fine). He started demanding money (there was some kind of crowd-funding thing going, and the kind-hearted man even paid taxes on all the donations). The man gave him money.

The drug addict became more and more abusive and angry, demanding money all the time, and although he got tens of thousands of dollars (mind you, in addition to the house and everything, which included furniture, TV, computers (if I remember right) and all), he wanted to live in a hotel instead of the house, and drive limousine everywhere, and just get more and more money.

Things became nasty, when this man started blaming the kind-hearted individual for stealing the crowdfunding money and not giving him anything, and this man got a two-year depression, because his reputation was ruined and people were ready to believe the homeless addict rather than this successful man.

Needless to say, the money - tens of thousands of dollars - was quickly spent, lied about, and the job..

..well, needless to say, the homeless addict didn't even show up the first day. FIRST DAY! (It might've been that he showed up very late, and then went home soon after, and never showed up again, but the end result is the same)

He of course was fired.

All he cared about was getting more drugs and partying with his friends.

You give a hungry animal food, the animal is not going to savor it and plan his future and make preparations that will lead the animal to a good life.

The animal will devour the food as fast as it can, because it lives in the moment.

The same is true of this type of people, drug addicts don't care or think about the future, they don't want a job (their minds are not prepared or psychologically stable or capable enough to even handle a job, they're not thinking of a job, they don't want a job, they don't plan to ever get a job, etc).

It's easy to forget, but their minds do not see 'job' as something good or beneficial, they're like Homer simpson talking to his brain; Homer would rather take a peanut than 20-dollar bill, because he can get INSTANT PLEASURE from the peanut, but he would have to 'exchange the money for goods and services', which is a more abstract thought.

They live in a world of greed and instant gratification, everything else is background noise. A job? Sure, whatever, just give me that 1000 bucks so I can go buy drugs and party in a limousine.

They can't make that kind of abstract commitment to future and improving their own lives. That takes a lot of soul-searching and deep, powerful, long-term determination with self-discipline.

These people have no self-discipline. You can't just 'reduce' their addiction magically. You can't help these people by giving them things, regardless if it's a crack pipe or money.

If you ever watched the Amish documentary, where one guy ends up in prison, he says that the -only- reason he didn't do drugs was because he didn't have access to them or money in prison, so he couldn't. Otherwise, he would have. This is how the mind of a drug addict works, and there is no intention in the world that can 'reduce' or change that.

posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 07:36 AM

originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: CriticalStinker

I was kidding. They probably don't even call it a bong anymore. But I sounded cool, right?

I figured you were joking. But even the zoomers still call some of the pieces bongs...

And yes, if did sound cool lol. Reminded me of a funny meme I saw recently though.

posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 08:23 AM
In UK we have shops OPENLY selling Crack Pipe!
maybe you should do the same in US.
stop making Crack Pipe illegle.

Are spoon illegle?
they melt some drug? then inject it I think.
I have seen this on TV.

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posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 11:38 AM
a reply to: infolurker

Drugs , all drugs, should be legal.
My body my choice.

If the biden admin makes that happen I might even vote for him in 2024.

posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 11:55 AM
a reply to: scraedtosleep

you can be bought cheap. World burns, no worries, this buzz is sweet!

posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 01:35 PM
Dang we got a clown show going off, again. Don't they know everywhere where there's tons of crackheads there's seedy mini-marts selling cheap pipes, or things that can easily be made into pipes for super cheap?

I used to wonder why they would sell a teeny fake plastic rose in a long slender pipe-shaped glass vial for? Always strategically placed next to a micro baggie with a pinch of steel wool in it, both less than a buck each.

Ironically I work in a higher class mini mart now (better neighborhood), but we don't sell single smokes and tiny pipe-like items to attract addicts in. That's downtown and the CD and close to our pot stores.

Hunter must be glad he's having such an impact on our country. Way to go kid, yer pops is proud

posted on Feb, 8 2022 @ 02:39 PM
a reply to: RickyD

Look at it as an investment, rather than an expense. Let us assume, a meager 100 addicts overcome their addiction and become productive citizens. Assuming they get a decent job with around median level salary, let us say 30k a year. In 10 years, their total earnings, which have been added to the economy, have covered the 30 000 000. In addition, police can focus more on real crime rather than on some junkies causing trouble and commiting crimes in order to feed their addiction.

Let us now take the scenario, where these same addicts continue their habit. They do not contribute to the society. In order to feed their addiction, they are in constant need of money, which leads to crime. Police have to spend lots of time handling the problems they are causing. If not stopped, there is a chance, they might commit a crime against you or somebody close to you. Due to the diseases they have gotten from their unhygienic equipment, the diseases are spreading like wildfire in the area.

A society should help the weaker members, even if they are at their situation due their own mistakes. In addition, it is not uncommon for addicts to have underlying mental health issues, which caused them to turn to the substances in the first place. A mentally unstable person is generally not in control of their decisions and try to find whatever way, which would help them feel better (for example, depression. A person is not responsible for their brain not producing enough hormones).

Have some empathy. It is better for everyone to have as many addicts as possible off the streets and instead be productive members of the society. It is better for them, it is better for everyone.

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