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Obama is the wrong change

Newport News, VA

#1 Nov 30, 2008
Wow. I'm glad I'm not Swiss because I don't care for this at all. Why in the world would you fund this disgusting habit so they don't have to come down hard on their butt to get over it? If they are shooting up in public, arrest them, and send them straight to drug rehab and make them come down cold turkey!
think

Southington, CT

#2 Nov 30, 2008
Obama is the wrong change wrote:
Wow. I'm glad I'm not Swiss because I don't care for this at all. Why in the world would you fund this disgusting habit so they don't have to come down hard on their butt to get over it? If they are shooting up in public, arrest them, and send them straight to drug rehab and make them come down cold turkey!
it is just your kind of thinking that hasn't worked and has been an utter waste of effort and money (unless you own stock in the Prison industry).

oh, and get over the Obama thing...
Coda

Warren, NJ

#3 Nov 30, 2008
In our country the war on drugs has been a losing battle. Until we start treating drug abuse as a health problem and not a criminal one, we will continue to waste billions in this fruitless enterprise. Our prisons overflow with warehoused prisoners. Our taxes and police resources are wasted. If they aren't dangerous when they enter prison, they become hardened criminals when they are released with little rehabilitation or preparation to enter the outside world. Our nation's drug policy makers should watch the Swiss situation closely with an open mind and try to learn from it.
And if we legalized marijuana, treated it like alcohol and taxed it to the max we'd help make a big dent in our national debt and remove the middleman criminal element!

“Cold as Ice”

Since: Jan 08

United States

#4 Nov 30, 2008
The U.S War on Drugs is a complete failure, joke, disgrace, etc...
A1ACharles is Never Wrong

Lake Worth, FL

#5 Nov 30, 2008
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Since: Aug 08

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#6 Nov 30, 2008
Coda wrote:
In our country the war on drugs has been a losing battle. Until we start treating drug abuse as a health problem and not a criminal one, we will continue to waste billions in this fruitless enterprise. Our prisons overflow with warehoused prisoners. Our taxes and police resources are wasted. If they aren't dangerous when they enter prison, they become hardened criminals when they are released with little rehabilitation or preparation to enter the outside world. Our nation's drug policy makers should watch the Swiss situation closely with an open mind and try to learn from it.
And if we legalized marijuana, treated it like alcohol and taxed it to the max we'd help make a big dent in our national debt and remove the middleman criminal element!
Spending tax payer dollars to buy heroin for scum bag losers while at the same time not allowing responsible adults to lawfully smoke herb (with their own money) is something our nation should watch? This sounds completely bass ackwards to me.

Frankly, I'm all for legalizing herb, but as for using tax payer dollars to buy heroin (or any drug, including alcohol and tobacco) for scum bag losers, if it is between that and throwing them in jail, I'd rather spend ten times the amount to throw them in jail rather than foot the bill for their drug habit and their problem.

I work to hard for my money to make it easy for some druggy loser to get his fix. Also, do you think heroin addicts give a crap about anyone but themselves? Why the heck should I give a crap about them.

Frankly, I think the Swiss would be better of using that 22 million to buy guns for everyone so that when the loser heroin addicts break into peoples houses they get dealt with properly. Boom! Problem solved. No more heroin addicts.
bigdaddy

Stanhope, NJ

#7 Nov 30, 2008
of all people i thought the swiss could take the progressive approach approach towards both drugs. as stated heroin and alcohol kill people but something that may cause excessive eating is criminalized. hello?
Amazing

Boca Raton, FL

#8 Nov 30, 2008
And I actually thought the Swiss were smart people. Feeding people heroin just keeps them hooked without question!

With the killing of that Walmart employee, I think that humanity is devolving into our primal state.
Old American Gal

United States

#9 Nov 30, 2008
To heck with heroin, that's for sissies. Hand over the Swiss chocolate and nobody gets hurt!!
Seriously, if they tried to introduce chocolate today, it would be a controlled substance. It's mood-altering, it's addictive, and a bit of an aphrodisiac for females.
Can't you just see us women on a dark street corner at night? "Hey, you got a nickel bag of M&Ms?" "No but I got a rock of Tollhouse morsels. It'll be $20."
"What? It was $10 last night!" "Yeah, but the cops raided the neighborhood secret kitchen and busted my supplier."
Sounds like the plot for a goofy comedy.
ChocoHead

United States

#10 Nov 30, 2008
Shoot up some cocoa!
Old American Gal

United States

#11 Nov 30, 2008
Choco:
Hey, you got any Snickers? I got a brand-new ipod in the box....

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#12 Nov 30, 2008
Old American Gal wrote:
To heck with heroin, that's for sissies. Hand over the Swiss chocolate and nobody gets hurt!!
Seriously, if they tried to introduce chocolate today, it would be a controlled substance. It's mood-altering, it's addictive, and a bit of an aphrodisiac for females.
Can't you just see us women on a dark street corner at night? "Hey, you got a nickel bag of M&Ms?" "No but I got a rock of Tollhouse morsels. It'll be $20."
"What? It was $10 last night!" "Yeah, but the cops raided the neighborhood secret kitchen and busted my supplier."
Sounds like the plot for a goofy comedy.
Definite chick flick.
lily boca raton fl

United States

#13 Nov 30, 2008
Prisons don't solve any drug problems, send them to court mandated rehab, it's far more effective. Pot should not be criminalized if a person has a little for personal consumption, it's ridiculous.
Old American Gal

United States

#14 Nov 30, 2008
Pot? Like a fondue pot? Would that be considered drug paraphernalia? Sorry, this idea just tickles me (about chocolate). I can go on and on and on..... must be the chocolate!
Bye bye

United States

#15 Nov 30, 2008
Will all the heroin addicts in the US please go to Switzerland. Can we put them on a plane and send them off?

Do like the Swiss's stance on granting citizenship to foreigners and even anchor babies (born to foreigners in Switzerland).
Mocha

United States

#16 Nov 30, 2008
Old American Gal wrote:
To heck with heroin, that's for sissies. Hand over the Swiss chocolate and nobody gets hurt!!
Seriously, if they tried to introduce chocolate today, it would be a controlled substance. It's mood-altering, it's addictive, and a bit of an aphrodisiac for females.
Can't you just see us women on a dark street corner at night? "Hey, you got a nickel bag of M&Ms?" "No but I got a rock of Tollhouse morsels. It'll be $20."
"What? It was $10 last night!" "Yeah, but the cops raided the neighborhood secret kitchen and busted my supplier."
Sounds like the plot for a goofy comedy.
Too clever!
Flickety-flack

Serbia

#17 Nov 30, 2008
Ban opium, addicts come up with morphium.

Ban morphium, addicts come up with heroin.

Ban heroin, everybody switches over to cocaine...

Why do you ban at all?

-- So that police of ALL countries of the world would have access to a monopoly position selling a highly addictive substance (secure market) at an artificially inflated price (through the ban => police make more money).

Most importantly the cash flow stays out of auditors' reach.

That's the whole point. No criminality in opium. Criminality is in the ban.

Queen Victoria -- yeah, yeah, the very same Victoria that dressed up chair and table legs so people would be chaste -- used BOTH opium and hashish. Regularly. And didn't do any crime.

But poppy juice and pot were legal back then.
bigdaddy

Stanhope, NJ

#19 Nov 30, 2008
Bob wrote:
Swiss Rule!
Hopp Schweiz!
Pat

Granby, CT

#20 Nov 30, 2008
Trying to protect people from themselves has never worked. The Swiss now realize this. They know it is better for their society to give the addicts the drug and eliminate much of the petty crime/stealing and panhandling on their streets engaged in by the addicts in order to buy the drug. It's a smart choice.
snowman Easton PA

Sellersville, PA

#21 Nov 30, 2008
think wrote:
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it is just your kind of thinking that hasn't worked and has been an utter waste of effort and money (unless you own stock in the Prison industry).
oh, and get over the Obama thing...
I say to just shoot the miscreants, it is a lot cheaper. And chop up their bodies and use them for chum. Are we supposed to take care of every fling stupid shii that doesn't want to be normal and not use?

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