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the war on drugs
non_violent human beings caged

Prohibition: A war on people that bypass, shirk, evade, circumvent, avoid or otherwise attempt to
sidestep the drug monopolies


"People know the drug war has failed."- Tom Ammiano

A Brief History of the Drug War


drug adiction rate

Its Not A War On Drugs, Its A War On Freedom

"Drugs Aren’t the Problem":
Neuroscientist Carl Hart on Brain Science & Myths About Addiction

6 Brave Researchers Busting The Myths Behind The War On Drugs

Millions of cars tracked across US in 'massive' real-time DEA spy program


"Looking to America as a role model for drug control is like looking to apartheid South Africa for how to deal with race. America leads the world in per-capita incarceration rates, with less than 5% of the world's population but almost 25% of the world's prisoners. About 500,000 people are in American prisons and jails today for violating a drug law; that's almost 10 times the total in 1980. Despite this dismal record, America has succeeded in constructing a global drug prohibition regime modeled after its own highly punitive and moralistic approach. Rarely has one nation so successfully promoted its own failed policies to the rest of the world." - Ethan Nadelmann 02/08


"American politicians have proved particularly adept at confusing the drug war's collateral damage with drugs themselves. Drug prohibition funds organized crime at home and terrorism abroad, which is then used to justify increasing drug war spending. It's time to end this madness." - Robert Sharpe


In America it is socially acceptable to use and become addicted to prescribed pharmaceuticals, especially those that must be taken indefinitely that enrich American aristocracy. If you prefer drugs not manufactured by the pharmaceutical industry in China you run the risk of being incarcerated or killed in the war on people that avoid the drug monopoly.


prohibition

Drug Prohibition: A History

Prohibition and the Rise of the American Gangster

Organized Crime in the 1920’s and Prohibition

Prohibition Began 100 Years Ago This Week—And We’re Still Paying


remember prohibition ?

The Chemist's War:
The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned
alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences


The DEA's marijuana mistake:
The DEA and the National Institute for Drug Abuse
block serious research on medical uses of marijuana

DEA Gets Unchecked Access To Call Records;
Taught To Lie About Where They Got Them

Dr. Carl Hart : ‘Crack Wasn’t the Real Problem’;The Record Setter

As A Psychologist, Here’s Why I Changed My Approach To Helping Teens With Addiction


forfeiture

Asset Forfeiture

Stop and seize

Asset seizures fuel police spending

Seizure Fever: The War on Property Rights

Police property seizures ensnare even the innocent

Taken: Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven’t been charged
with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes

“IF IN DOUBT…TAKE IT!" Behind Closed Doors,
Government Officials Make Shocking Comments About Civil Forfeiture

Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize


cannabis never was a gateway

Alcohol as a gateway drug:
a study of US 12th graders

"In March 1999, the Institute of Medicine Report (IOM) found that marijuana has no significant addictive potential. The report notes that "few marijuana users develop dependence "and if there are withdrawal symptoms, they are "mild and short-lived." The IOM report also stated that "the gateway theory is a social theory. The latter does not suggest that the pharmacological qualities of cannabis/marijuana make it a risk factor for progression to other drug use. Instead, it is the legal status of marijuana that makes it a gateway drug." In other words, the real "gateway" to hard drugs is marijuana prohibition, not marijuana!" - Jack Herer

When I was growing up I heard innumerable times that marijuana was a 'gateway' drug that was very likely to cause the user to graduate to harder drugs. In elementary school I had peers who said, "Take 2 aspirin and wash them down with Coca-Cola. It will give you a nice high." Over-the-counter painkillers are probably the most widely abused drugs of all. And if the over-the-counter painkillers have been abused why not abuse the prescription drugs in mom's medicine cabinet?

When I finish elementary school and started junior high school it was a whole new story. These boys and girls were braver and more experienced - they had begun using drugs already. And need you really ask the which drugs were being used? Those that were the most easily accessible - tobacco and alcohol. Cigarettes were number one with cheap wine and beer a close second. And of course there was already quite a few that were dipping into Mom's medicine cabinet and Dad's liquor cabinet.
prohibition

alcohol prohibition

"Particularly alarming is the 212% increase from 1992 to 2003 in the number of 12 to 17 year olds abusing controlled prescription drugs, and the number of teens trying these drugs for the first time." - Columbia University's National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse chairman and president Joseph A. Califano Jr.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says nearly 7 million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, noting that is "more than the number who are abusing cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, ecstasy and inhalants combined." The DEA also reports that "opioid painkillers now cause more overdose deaths than cocaine and heroin combined."

"People need to stand up and take notice. Our kids are dying. They're dying because of these drugs." - Lynn Kissick

22 year-old Savannah Kissick overdosed on a combination of painkillers and sedatives while celebrating New Year's Eve. In 2008 at least 485 people died in Kentucky including Savannah Kissick from prescription drug overdoses of methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone, alprazolam (Xanax), morphine, diazepam (Valium®) and fentanyl.

"It's an epidemic and I'm afraid we're losing a whole generation," said Beth Lewis Maze, the Chief Circuit Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit in Kentucky.

"We are drowning in a sea of prescription medication. It affects, quite literally, every kind, every type of crime that we have, the burglaries, the thefts, the accidents, the domestic disputes between families. It's breaking families up." - Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper

The United States Drug Enforcement Agency states that stolen or illegal purchased prescription drugs are a favorite of high school and college students.

"From the time kids are old enough to turn on the television, the public airwaves encourage teens and anyone watching television to drink alcohol." - Gary Cifra

So the real gateway drug is not and has never been marijuana. The real gateway drug are over-the-counter ‘cold remedies', over-the-counter painkillers and prescribed controlled drugs followed by cigarette tobacco, beer, wine and liquor. These drugs are easily accessible to anyone.

"Wide availability and peer pressure makes it almost inevitable that everyone will use drugs at some time." - Peter Moulding

The first time I ever got "high" was on prescribed codeine (methylmorphine - codeine sulfate and codeine phosphate) for a head injury. The first illegal drug I ever purchased was a "rack of whites", amphetamines, in middle school.


Since 1999 teen abuse of Coricidin, Robitussin and other common over the counter medications has risen 10 fold. ‘Robotrippin' by middle school students is increasing at 50% per year. The key ingredient is DXM, Dex or dexmethorphan.

Lucia Martino, a 16 year old user and one of about 2.4 million teens that have used Dex, died of an overdose in September 2006. American consumers spent $4.5 billion in 2005 on ‘cold remedies' (There is no remedy for a viral cold infection - ‘cold remedies' merely treat symptoms!)

Why would anyone think that a drug that was not legal to use by the population would be the drug that was most easily accessible to children?

"It's been company policy for at least 18 years that every new hire excrete on command while a rubber-gloved nurse waits outside with her ear plastered to the door. Those who test positive for illegal drugs don't get their promised job, on grounds that someone who can't stay off the stuff long enough to pass a one-time, advance-notice screening might have a problem. This despite the fact that we generally don't operate machinery heavier than a coffee pot, aren't likely to sell our secrets to blackmailing Russkies and are supposed to be at least theoretically representative of typical Americans. Because guess what? The typical American - and just about every journalist I've ever asked - has already tried marijuana at least once before the age of 25, according to the government's National Survey on Drug Use and Health. What's more, despite 35 years and billions of dollars worth of taxpayer financed propaganda to the contrary, most of those who've inhaled didn't collapse through the "gateway" into desperate heroin addiction or "Traffic"style sex slavery." - Matt Welch

"When drug treatment doesn't work thats because it's an incorrect solution. The real issue is social justice and equal access to housing, employment, wealth, healthcare, psychotherapy, education, legal services - all the things that most middle-class Americans take for granted. Yet we persist with behavior modification, requiring poor or socially marginalized drug users who are self-medicating serious personal problems to stop applying the balm before addressing the source of their pain."- Paul Cherashore

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1 in 10 teenagers continue to abuse prescription drugs according to the
federally funded annual survey by the University of Michigan in 2005.

There is a double standard in America!!!

On the one hand we are told to not use drugs unless specifically prescribed
and on the other we are told to use alcohol, purchase over the counter drugs
for a variety of maladies and ask our doctor for drugs advertised
in the media to ‘enjoy life to life's fullest extent' by using drugs

The truth is that the entire drug war is based on the desire of
pharmaceutical manufactures to have a monopoly on drugs !!!

The wide spread use of drugs throughout society is a
direct result of the marketing of drugs to gullible Americans!!!


drug warrior

Over 40,000 Cases Tainted By “Rogue Chemist”

New Study Finds That State Crime Labs Are Paid Per Conviction

Forensic experts may be biased by the side that retains them

Forensic Scientist Admits Stealing Drug Evidence

A Junk Decision on Warrantless DNA Collection

THE POTENTIAL FOR ERROR IN FORENSIC DNA TESTING

DNA Testing: Foolproof?

The problem with DNA



"When a mass media corporation forces job candidates to submit to drug tests, it is an unwitting conspirator in a culture war that should have ended with the Vietnam War. Drug tests are essentially lifestyle tests. Despite a short lived high, marijuana is the only drug that stays in the human body long enough to make urinalysis a deterrent. Synthetic drugs are water soluble and exit the body quickly. If you think drug users do not know this, think again. Anyone capable of running a search on the Internet can find out how to thwart a drug test. The most commonly abused drug, and the one most closely associated with violence, is almost impossible to detect with urinalysis. That drug, alcohol, takes far more lives each year than all illegal drugs combined. Hangovers do not contribute to workplace safety, and counterproductive drug tests do absolutely nothing to discourage the #1 drug problem - alcohol." - Robert Sharpe


drug war policy

‘Mama and Daddy, marijuana is good for me,’

Some quick answers to Why Cops Say Legalize Drugs

Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal



dope kills

natural pharmacopoeia versus petrochemicals

What comes from nature; tea, coffee, cocoa, cannabis, coca, mescaline, psilocybin, opium, beer, ale, wine, nicotine and the other herbs. We know from history how natural drugs work as they have been around for hundreds of years. Do we truly understand what these chemical cocktails are organically doing to us?

A chemical cocktail killed Brittany Murphy. Brittany Murphy believed in the power of chemicals to solve lifes problems. Ten legally prescribed chemicals, including Topamax®, methylprednisolone, fluoxetine (Prozac®), Klonopin®, carbamazepine, Ativan®, Vicoprofen® (hydrocodone and ibuprofen), propranolol, Biaxin® and hydrocodone, were in Brittany's body at the time of her death. Apparently she could not find the proper chemical combination to make her right with the world!

A chemical cocktail killed Anna Nicole Smith. Nine legally prescribed chemicals were in Anna's body at the time of her death A chemical cocktail killed Elvis Presley. Eight legally prescribed chemicals were in Elvis' body at the time of his death. Anna or Elvis would have been better off drinking beer, eating mushrooms, chewing coca and smoking cannabis or opium. (Please note that the aforementioned intoxicants occur naturally on Earth and are not highly concentrated man made drugs like grain alcohol, LSD, crack and heroin.).

Who else died from chemical addiction? Heath Ledger, Aimee Semple McPherson, Lenny Bruce, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Judy Garland, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, George Sanders, Jean Seberg, Margaux Hemingway, Pier Angeli, Edie Sedgwick, Inger Stevens, Michael Jackson ...

... and the legions that died of lung disease caused by chemical additives to tobacco

... and the legions killed by the demon rum, gin, whiskey, bourbon, scotch, vodka, tequila, everclear ...

... and the legions that died from laudanum, absinth, ether, formaldehyde, choroform ...

... and the legions that died from high-fructose-corn-syrup, trans fats, melamine, perservatives ...

... and the legions that died from experimental chemicals like diazepam (Valium®), anabolic steriods, phenylpropanolamine, phenobarbital, ibuprofen, aceteminophen, dextromethorphan with brand names like Vioxx®, Prozac®, Zoloft®, Paxil®, Luvox®, Celexa®, Lexapro®, Etrexor®, Wellbutrin®, Serzone®, Remeron®, Zyprexa®, Vicodin®, Oxycotin®, Librium®, Nembutal®, Viagra®, Cialis®, Ritalin®, Concerta®, Methylin®, Metadate®, Zantac®, Prilosic®, Tagmet® ......


valium
Valium®

backlash

Warning children of the dangers of drugs has now created a backlash.

Children have now discovered other ways to make them feel 'high'. When I was young we tied a rope to a rafter in the garage and a plank to the end of the rope. At this time all us kids knew you could make yourself giddy by standing on the lawn and spinning or twirling around. We got 'high' by rapidly turning around and around while standing in one place so we decided that a little mechanical enhancement might increase our giddiness. We also understood this from the perspective of a merry go round. So we experimented. You needed two kids to make the ‘spinner' work. One was seated on the plank with one leg on either side of the rope while the other pushed head or feet to cause the rope to twist and knot. At first we would tighten the rope to thirty revolutions. We then let go, gave the ‘rider' a push and off they would spin. It worked great for getting one giddy. We did this for a while but we kept pushing the envelope. What about forty revolutions! What about fifty revolutions! Finally one day we were really tightening it up when it snapped! Now it was not to far to the ground and the rider was young and limber so the floors rapid ascent did not hurt the rider. But the rider did come away with a significant injury. When that rope snapped it released its pent up energy like a whip. Young boy, one leg either side of the rope. Wayne had a hard time walking for a while after that. (Wayne fathered three children so there was no permanent damage.)

The point I am attempting to make is that children will do dangerous things for the ‘high'. Myself, I liked to climb to the top of the baseball field light pole. When you got to the top, about 60 feet, you better hold on tight because the light pole swayed back and forth ten feet. What an adrenalin rush!

Recently new methods of getting 'high', without the use of drugs, have become common place with children. One is ‘huffing'.

Take a common household product, place it in a paper bag and breath the fumes. Result brain damage and death.

Another one is bleeding which requires cutting. What a rush! Just do not cut to deep! And have antibiotics on hand!

Another is the ‘choking game'. Children and young adults cause the blood flow to the brain to decease by compressing the carotid artery. They 'play' with each other and they 'play' by themselves. When they ‘play' with each other at least someone is there to help them release the pressure should they pass out. When they ‘play' by themselves and keep pushing the limit, as described in the above ‘experiments' there is a very real chance of brain damage or death. Ask Sasha Sepasi's parents how it feels to find your child dead from a 'chocking game' accident.

"I wish she would have tried crack cocaine." - Bob Sepasi

"These are typically not kids who are using drugs, but they are doing it for the same reason that kids use substances. It is an opportunity to get 'high' that does not have the stigma of drugs attached to it."- Julie Rosenbluth of the American Council for Drug Education.



opium and the British East India Company

As a result of high demand for tea, silk and porcelain in Britain and the low demand for British commodities in China, Britain had a large trade deficit with China and had to trade goods for silver as the Chinese would only except silver in trade. Britain had conquered Bengal in the Battle of Plassey in 1757 so the British East India Company pursued a monopoly on production and export of opium in India. In 1773, the Governor-General of Bengal pursued the monopoly on the sale of opium in earnest, and abolished the old opium syndicate at Patna. For the next 50 years, opium would be key to the British East India Company's hold on India. Since importation of opium into China was against Chinese law, the British East India Company would buy tea in Canton on credit, carrying no opium, but would instead sell opium for silver at the auctions in Calcutta leaving it to be smuggled to China. British exports of opium to China skyrocketed from an estimated 15 tons in 1730, to 75 tons in 1773, shipped in over two thousand "chests", each containing 140 pounds (64 kg) of opium. The British crown with it's surrogate, the corporate chartered British East India Company, was directly responsible for the opium flood that lead to the Opium Wars in China as they functioned much as the Medellin Cartel of Pablo Escobar functioned in bringing cocaine to America in the 1970s and 1980s.

war for drugs

History of Opium

Bayer Promoted Heroin for Children

Her Majesty's drug traffickers:
Britain, Hong Kong and the Opium Wars

The role of Opium in the Expansion of the British Empire from 1764 to 1825


money laundering

How a big US bank laundered billions
from Mexico's murderous drug gangs

Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor

Cheap heroin replaces painkillers as drug of choice



"The Afghan people are rebelling because the American government is currently committed to destroying 60% of their economy. In the name of the "war on drugs," an American corporation, DynCorp, is being paid to barge into the fields of some of the poorest people on Earth and systematically destroy their only livelihood. A quarter of all Afghan babies die before their fifth birthday. If Western governments continue this program of economic destruction - and the negative propaganda bonanza it creates - the Taliban may be sufficiently rejuvenated to march on Kabul. There is an alternative to this disastrous spiral. The Earth is suffering from a shortage of legal opiates. The World Health Organization describes it as "an unprecedented global pain crisis." About 80% of the Earth's population has almost no access to painkillers at all. In developed countries, for cancer care alone there is an unmet annual need for 550 metric tons more opium to make morphine. Instead of destroying Afghanistan's most valuable resource, Western governments should buy it outright and resell it to producers of legal opiate-based painkillers on the global market. Both Turkey and India produce opium as legal suppliers of opiates for pain-control purposes. Add Afghanistan to the legal opium producers and the Taliban would be conquered." - Johann Hari

Milton Friedman

DynCorp International

DynCorp began in 1946 as the employee-owned air cargo business California Eastern Airways (CIA front?), flying in supplies for the Korean War.

One of DynCorp’s earliest “police” contracts involved the protection of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and, after he was ousted, providing the “technical advice” that brought military officers involved in that coup into Haiti’s National Police. High-ranking members of the Haitian National Intelligence Service (SIN), which had been set up and financed in the 1980s by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as part of the war on drugs, were involved in the coup, and were reportedly still receiving funding and training from the CIA for intelligence-gathering activities at the time of the coup. Representative John Conyers (D-Michigan) expressed concern that the only US government agency to publicly recognize the Haitian junta's role in drug trafficking was the DEA, and that, despite a wealth of evidence provided by the DEA proving the junta's drug connections, the Clinton administration downplayed this factor rather than use it as a hedge against the junta (as the US government had done against Manuel Noriega).

DynCorp grew up as part of the paramilitary drug eradictaion efforts in Columbia. Aerial spraying of glyphosate herbicide, one of the most controversial methods of coca eradication, has taken place in Colombia exclusively because of that government's willingness to cooperate with the United States in the militarized eradication of coca after signing Plan Colombia in 2000. In most cases the spraying was, and is, carried out by American contractors, including DynCorp, using planes and helicopters to spray glyphosate on coca plantations.

Recently, Boliviana negra, a glyphosate resistant type of genetically engineered coca plant has been introduced, which was found to resist glyphosate herbicides as well as have an increased yield.

By 2001 DynCorp oversaw an aerial fleet of forty-six helicopters and twenty-three fixed-wing aircraft which operated from twenty-three locations spread out over Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. Representative Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, claimed that American taxpayers have been funding a secret war that has the potential to slowly but surely draw America further into a poorly understood counterinsurgency conflict in South America. According to investigative reporter Jason Vest, DynCorp employees were also implicated in narcotics trafficking.

DynCorp’s day-to-day operations in South America were overseen by State Department officials, including the Narcotic Affairs Section and the Air Wing, the latter a clique of unreformed cold warriors and leftovers from 80s operations in Central America. It was essentially the State Department’s private air force in the Andes, with access to satellite-based recording and mapping systems.

In September 2001, Ecuadorian Indians filed a class action lawsuit, charging that DynCorp recklessly sprayed their homes and farms, causing illnesses and deaths and destroying crops. After this Dyncorp developed military logistics centers and coordinated “anti-terror” police training. According to a November 2003 exposé in Quito’s El Comercio, the arrangement, hidden from the National Defense Council, made DynCorp’s people part of the US diplomatic mission. The exposure of a secret covenant signed with the Aeronautics Industries Directorate of the Ecuadorian Air Force eventually resulted in the election of Juan Evo Morales Ayma.

In Colombia, DynCorp’s coca eradication and search-and-rescue missions led to controversial pitched battles with rebels. US contract pilots flew Black Hawk helicopters carrying Colombian police officers who raked the countryside with machine gun fire to protect the missions against attacks. DynCorp’s “trainers” simply ignored congressional rules, including those that restrict the US from aiding military units linked to human rights abuses.

Over forty years an estimated 40,000 have been killed and 2 million displaced as a result of the fighting in Columbia between government forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). In 1985 the FARC laid down its arms and entered into a peace process with the government of Belisario Betancur. The Patriotic Union was founded to participate in electoral activities but within several years as many as 5,000 Patriotic Union elected officials, candidates, trade unionists, community organizers and other activists were murdered by Colombian security forces and government-linked right-wing death squads, especially the notorious United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) and its late leader Carlos Castano. Eight congressmen, 70 councilmen, dozens of deputies and mayors and hundreds of trade unionists and peasant leaders were slain and in 1989-1990 two of its presidential candidates were murdered within seven months. Faced with complete extermination, the FARC rearmed and sought refuge in the southeast of the country.

“Are we outsourcing order to avoid public scrutiny, controversy or embarrassment? If there is a potential for a privatized Gulf of Tonkin incident, then the American people deserve to have a full and open debate before this policy goes any further." - Rep. Schakowsky upon submitting legislation to prohibit US funding for private military corporations in the Andean region

Dyncorp then became a leading private military corporation, hiring former soldiers and police officers to implement US foreign policy without having to report to Congress. The push to privatize war began under the Nixon Administration and gained traction during the first Bush administration. After the first Gulf War, the Pentagon, then headed by Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, paid a Halliburton subsidiary nearly $9 million to study how private military corporation's could support US soldiers in combat zones, according to a Mother Jones investigation. Cheney subsequently became CEO of Halliburton, and Brown & Root, later known as Halliburton KBR, won billions to construct and run military bases, some in secret locations.

In 2002 Dyncorp "won the contract" to protect Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai.

In 2002 DynCorp, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, was the nation's 13th largest military contractor with $2.3 billion in revenue until it merged with Computer Sciences Corporation.

DynCorp contract is a prime example of how the executive branch is unilaterally projecting power and implementing policy by taking shortcuts to the rule of law. No one knows what DynCorp specifically is contracted to do because of claims that disclosure would compromise information proprietary to DynCorp - protected by the "trade secrets exemption" in the Freedom of Information Act.

"The kind of routine oversight that official military activities would be subjected to are evaded by contractors as a matter of course. This highlights how the whole phenomenon of privatizing military functions has enabled the government to evade oversight to a shocking degree." - Steven Aftergood

In 2003, DynCorp won a multimillion-dollar contract to build a private police force in post-Saddam Iraq, with some of the funding diverted from an anti-drug program for Afghanistan.

In 2004, the State Department further expanded DynCorp’s role as a global US surrogate with a $1.75 billion, five year contract to provide law enforcement personnel for civilian policing operations in “post-conflict areas” around the world.

In mid 2006 remnants of the Taliban, with the support of the Afghan people, begin staging more effective guerilla attacks.

In late 2006, with DynCorp overwhelmed, the American military is once again getting into the business of opium poppy eradication.
"This new push will destroy the livelihood of poor Afghani people. The killing of Afghans civilians marked as mujahideen will only cause the Afghans to resist the occupation more intensely. Many empires have invaded and conquered Afghanistan throughout history and all have eventually been defeated. Western civilization has an opportunity to create prosperity in Afghanistan. On Earth there is a shortage of painkillers and the Afghans are producing more opium than ever. Although different factions will always struggle for control of Afghanistan, just as they do everywhere else on Earth, control is less important if all prosper. Civil unrest always occurs when living conditions are harsh. Spraying opium poppy crops with 2-4,D (Agent Orange) is not the answer to the Afghan problem. Prosperity for common Afghans could bring a peace to Afghanistan that could endure for centuries. Unfortunately those in power can not see that attempts to control Afghanistan with a foreign occupation have failed throughout history." - Morning Star Athbhreith Athbheochan Kwisatz Haderach Druid 11/06

"Afghan peasants grow opium because it is the only crop they can sell for a decent price. Will we win their hearts and minds by burning their fields or bombing them with toxic chemicals? Not likely. How then to deal with this dangerous crop in a way that also will advance our larger objectives? Buy it - all of it. Offer a price equal to or slightly above what the drug lords pay. Offer the peasants protection against drug lords who object. We are the toughest gang in town, after all. Refine our purchases into morphine to sell (or better, give) to hospitals. If we have any left over, destroy it. Keep doing this year after year until we can help the growers find an equally lucrative crop to sustain their meager lifestyles. " - Charles Bell

In April of 2007 Washington transferred its ambassador to Colombia, William Wood, to Afghanistan to oversee the application of the Colombian model of counterinsurgency under the guise of combating drug cultivation.

"In 2007 private security guards working for Blackwater and Dyncorp were earning up to $1,222 a day or $445,000 a year. An Army sergeant earned $140 to $190 a day in pay and benefits, a total of $51,100 to $69,350 a year." - Joseph Stiglitz

Two years later Afghanistan was estimated to account for over 90% of the illegal opium production in the world.


Academi Gets Rich as Afghan Drug Production Hits Record High

Chronic pain alters how DNA works in brain

"Could someone please explain to me why a defenseless senior citizen dying in excruciating pain does not have a right to die free of pain?" - Bob Aronoff

"One must question the thought process' of a social system that makes it's members live in excruciating pain when pain relief is possible." - Morning Star Athbhreith Athbheochan Kwisatz Haderach Druid

truth about pain med's.why we suffer. Siobhan Reynolds

Outspoken Activist’s Case Becomes Tangled in Secrets

The vindictive grand jury investigation of pain-relief advocate Siobhan Reynolds

Champion of Pain Relief, Siobhan Reynolds Dead in Plane Crash

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Fatal Vinton County Plane Crash


Using opiates to deal with the chronic pain of terminal cancer is an entirely different animal than using opiates to get "high".


mindlessness addition chronic suffering

opiate "high" addicts

Rush Limbaugh - addicted to OxyContin for 20 years

"Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. ... And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up." - Rush Limbaugh, October 5, 1995. Stated while addicted.
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