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eeyore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 02:11 PM
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34. Great attitude there, man...
One of the biggest failures of the war on drugs is the inability of the Feds to separate the drugs they are trying to fight. They see pot, herion, meth, and cocaine as equally evil and destructive. You and I both know that is false.

I find it really frustrating that many people who advocate for drug legalization can't draw those lines in exactly the same way as the Feds. All drugs should be legal - period. That's just as insane as saying that all drugs should be illegal, and that pot dealers should be dealt with in the same way as meth dealers.

There are lines that need to be drawn. I never said treat people as criminals and refuse to treat them, and in fact I've said just the opposite.

I've stated that I'm firmly for the decriminalization of marijuana. I've done plenty of drugs in my time, and still smoke pot - it's far more benign than alcohol.

Don't try to paint me into some Reefer Madness abolitionist. All drugs are not created equal, and they should be dealt with in different ways. There is no redeeming quality to meth, and it is a fucking scourge on society that needs to be looked at seriously.
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  -The PBS Frontline documentary on Meth is really worth watching... eeyore  Feb-27-06 01:16 AM   #0 
  - I have seen this and I agree  proud2Blib   Feb-27-06 01:18 AM   #1 
  - Thanks.  eeyore   Feb-27-06 01:22 AM   #2 
  - Meth is nasty...agreed.  Mythsaje   Feb-27-06 01:29 AM   #3 
  - Easy --keep some on hand. I know the Central Valley in  anitar1   Feb-27-06 01:38 AM   #5 
  - We usually do too...  Mythsaje   Feb-27-06 01:48 AM   #8 
  - Sac may be worse now than it was when you were there.  eeyore   Feb-27-06 01:43 AM   #6 
     - I'm sure it's bad around here...  Mythsaje   Feb-27-06 01:51 AM   #9 
  - I watched it last week and thought it was excellent.  anitar1   Feb-27-06 01:33 AM   #4 
  - fellow oregonian... who has seen more of this up close than  Viva_La_Revolution   Feb-27-06 01:44 AM   #7 
     - Hey Viva_La!  eeyore   Feb-27-06 01:56 AM   #10 
        - Hey you!  Viva_La_Revolution   Feb-27-06 02:09 AM   #11 
  - I heard a presentation last year  depakid   Feb-27-06 02:26 AM   #12 
  - Tennessee put cold medicines behind the counter last year...  ingac70   Feb-27-06 05:06 AM   #13 
  - Cold medicines behind the counter won't work  MadHound   Feb-27-06 05:40 AM   #14 
  - Excellent post, Madhound.  Voltaire99   Feb-27-06 06:32 AM   #17 
     - Please watch this documentary.  eeyore   Feb-27-06 10:03 AM   #20 
        - And if meth was legal and cheap,  MadHound   Feb-27-06 10:33 AM   #23 
           - We will never agree on this.  eeyore   Feb-27-06 10:48 AM   #25 
              - So, I guess you don't want the meth problem to shrink  MadHound   Feb-27-06 11:51 AM   #26 
              - Like I said, we'll never agree on this...  eeyore   Feb-27-06 01:57 PM   #30 
                 - So you would rather have more meth addicts running around free now  MadHound   Feb-27-06 03:07 PM   #45 
              - Funny. Air Force pilots use amphetamines. So do soldiers.  High Plains   Feb-27-06 02:05 PM   #33 
                 - Go watch the documentary.  eeyore   Feb-27-06 02:17 PM   #37 
                    - I've seen the documentary.  High Plains   Feb-27-06 02:42 PM   #43 
  - i'm totally ignorant of the meth phenom  adriennui   Feb-27-06 06:00 AM   #15 
  - Go here . . . .  ET Awful   Feb-27-06 06:54 AM   #18 
  - a drug addiction is a personal tragedy; the laws against drug use  madmark   Feb-27-06 06:11 AM   #16 
  - It would be insanely immoral to legalize meth  eeyore   Feb-27-06 09:53 AM   #19 
     - i agree. when it comes to meth, all bets are off. I've had several  Raster   Feb-27-06 10:04 AM   #21 
     - wow, i had no idea meth was so awful  adriennui   Feb-27-06 10:16 AM   #22 
        - Meth is coming to the East Coast  eeyore   Feb-27-06 10:41 AM   #24 
           - Ok, meth dealers are in it for the money  adriennui   Feb-27-06 01:44 PM   #29 
              - Watch that documentary  eeyore   Feb-27-06 02:03 PM   #32 
              - i will watch  adriennui   Feb-27-06 02:41 PM   #42 
              - certain people completely succombe to the high; but like I said that's  madmark   Feb-28-06 02:41 AM   #51 
     - addicts are neglecting their kids anyway with the status quo; in addition  madmark   Feb-28-06 02:31 AM   #50 
  - There needs to be work on the demand side as well as the supply side  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-27-06 12:39 PM   #27 
  - I saw it last week. It was really profound and I agree with you  Cleita   Feb-27-06 12:42 PM   #28 
  - 1st off, if drunk driving, I don't see why you don't blame alcohol  Harald Ragnarsson   Feb-27-06 01:59 PM   #31 
  - Great attitude there, man...  eeyore   Feb-27-06 02:11 PM   #34 
     - I do have a great attitude  Harald Ragnarsson   Feb-27-06 02:16 PM   #36 
     - "No redeeming quality to meth"  High Plains   Feb-27-06 02:45 PM   #44 
  - Meth is the demon drug du jour  High Plains   Feb-27-06 02:15 PM   #35 
  - Demon Drug du jour, no doubt  Harald Ragnarsson   Feb-27-06 02:24 PM   #40 
     - I smoke, drink, smoke weed, and drink about a gallon of coffee a day.  eeyore   Feb-27-06 04:51 PM   #46 
        - No, what you don't grasp is you are making USE illegal  Harald Ragnarsson   Feb-28-06 01:14 AM   #48 
  - It's no crack....  jeffrey_X   Feb-27-06 02:19 PM   #38 
  - They're working on it brother, give them a chance n/t  Harald Ragnarsson   Feb-27-06 02:21 PM   #39 
  - I understand that sentiment.  eeyore   Feb-27-06 04:53 PM   #47 
     - How did government ignore it?  Harald Ragnarsson   Feb-28-06 01:16 AM   #49 
  - I haven't watched it, but speed has been around since the 60's...  Bridget Burke   Feb-27-06 02:28 PM   #41 
  - Legalize meth? Are you people nuts?  Ayesha   Mar-01-06 03:00 PM   #52 
 

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