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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:32 PM
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Brazil set to start shooting down drug planes
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 02:32 PM by dArKeR
Brasilia, Brazil - Brazil is set to start shooting down aircraft suspected of smuggling drugs across its jungles in 90 days, now that it issued a controversial new law on Monday after a six-year delay.

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's signature on the law, which was approved by Congress in 1998, has prompted Washington to warn that it could curtail anti-drug co-operation with Brazil if it concludes there are not sufficient precautions to satisfy United States law.

Publication of the measure in the government's official diary on Monday starts a 90-day clock at the end of which it goes into effect.

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_...

Drugs should be legal. Stop wasting The Peoples Tax Dollars on guns, personel, prisons, lawyers...

Kill, ask questions later.
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malatesta1137 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:35 PM
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1. Drugs should be legal?
I guess you want to see more retarded cocaine-sniffers like Bush running around.
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whosinpower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:42 PM
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3. Well - I am of the notion that agrees
With legalizing drugs and here is why -legalize them, standardize them, regulate them, and TAX THEM! We tried to outlaw liquor and it failed utterly. Alcohal is just as damaging, just as impairing, just as addicting.

Take away the illegality, regulate and monitor the supply, and we would have a great downturn in organized crime, gang wars, and poverty.

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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:42 PM
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4. remember when the us had a drug problem, and we declared a war on drugs?
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:51 PM
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5. What do you think happens to the trillions
in profits from the illicit drug trade?

Who launders the money?

Which US agency is known to have a huge, covert stake in the business?

Going back to China's opium wars, the fortunes of many respected American families have been built upon drug trafficking.

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malatesta1137 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:35 PM
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2. dupe
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 02:36 PM by malatesta1137
please delete
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:09 PM
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6. Do they warn the planes?
So that the covert US agents can bail out? Or will those agents be in defense headquarters targeting missionary wives and babies?
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:37 PM
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7. This is a good move.
I have no use for drug dealers. Drug related homicides in South America are in the high tens of thousands every single year and drugs like cocaine ruin people's lives. Fuck them all. Go after the suppliers with force and treat the users.
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:10 PM
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8. I know an even better move
Stop trying to legislate what adults can or can't ingest into their own bodies.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:17 PM
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9. In a related story, Vice President Dick Cheney today announced . .
. . . that airplanes carrying inexpensivly priced Canadian pharmaceuticals from the US to Canada would be shot down by military planes. Planes heading to popular cross-border destinations such as Winnipeg, Victoria and York, Ontario, would be among those subject to interdiction and shootdown, though the Vice President noted that he could not give too many tactical details.

"These potentially dangerous drugs, flown from American drug production lines into Canada, are a menace - perhaps - to the health of Americans who think they're getting a bargain by breaking the law,' he stated. "This racket of reselling bargain-basement drugs of questionable safety will not stand."
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:24 PM
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10. OMG!!!............This jacka** stops at nothing.
A dictator run amuck!!!

The Brazilian president is gonna put a dent in
Poppy's drug business.

Thank God!!!

The Brazilian Prez just needs to watch his back.
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