Portugal cuts drug addiction in half with community not criminalization

I always thought it paradoxical to make it legal to abuse drug abusers with prison sentences. Nobody believes that "correctional" facilities are correcting anything. Quite the opposite. Can you imagine doing well after being abducted and housed in a place where compassion is considered a weakness surrounded by the mentally ill and psychopaths?

"We feared that Portugal could turn into a paradise for drug users,” said Dr Jaoa Goulao, Portugal’s national co-ordinator on drugs and drug addiction speaking on their decriminalization policy. Portugal is one of 25 countries that have taken this approach. Community is built to reinforce alternatives to an addiction lifestyle.

The undesirable behavior of addicts generally includes illegal activities regardless of drug law. For instance robbery, thievery, violence and so on. I also recall seeing an article noting that addiction is quite rare statistically in drug users and is highly influenced by social inequity. Unfortunately I cannot find the link at this time but will try and update this post if I come across it.

Pretty goofy though that there are Jesus freaks who look at drug users as crazy and less than human. Is that what Jesus would do? Also there is a professor at Israel's Hebrew University suggesting Moses was high on Ayahuasca.

For years the DEA has had drug cartel funded sex parties!

The insanity of DEA headquarters based sex parties with prostitutes funded by local drug cartels is illustrated in a Justice Department report 131 pages long. Seven of ten agents admitted attending these parties allegedly in Columbia. Columbia being the epicenter of a recent Secret Service Agent prostitution scandal.

Justice will be done for these DEA agents though, two to ten day suspensions loom over their heads. I've had worse suspensions in school for taking too many straws in the lunchroom. Previous reports were passed up the command chain with no action being taken.

With suspects cellphone DEA make Facebook posts racey pictures, contacts criminals

Anyone need a reason to put a password on your cellphone? Here it is. this woman, Sandra Arquiett, had her phone seized as part of an investigation she was a big time drug dealer and was only sentenced to probation. Later on a friend asked why she put pictures of herself legs spread in skimpy clothes on her Facebook profile. She never had one. The DEA created it and used it to contact suspects including at least one wanted fugitive. Would anyone be surprised if a criminal offed her in retaliation?

In court the so-called Justice Department is arguing, as noted by the Washington Post article below, "if you’re arrested for a drug crime, including a crime unserious enough to merit a sentence of probation, the government retains the power to (a) steal your identity, (b) use that identity for drug policing, thus making your name and face known to potentially dangerous criminals, (c) interact with those criminals while posing as you, which could subject you to reprisals from those criminals, (d) expose photos of your family, including children, to those criminals, and (e) do all of this without your consent, and with no regard for your safety or public reputation."

The article points out the governments habit of pressuring people into being informants and claiming no responsibility when these unwilling participants die! I knew about Rachel Hoffmann in Tallahassee, Florida forced to wear a wire, disappeared during a supervised deal to buy  two and a half ounces of cocaine, fifteen hundred Ecstasy pills, and a semi-automatic handgun from two convicted felons. She was later found murdered. I did not hear that campus cops at UMass used heroin addiction on a student to force cooperation as an informant. He then died of an overdose. Another shocking story is cited on DEA agents abandoning Daniel Chong in a cell for four and a half days without food, water or a toilet until he was on the brink of death. He was initially arrested on a possession charge when trying to buy cannabis to celebrate 4/20.

The point of the article is that the dehumanizing of drug offenders has caused passive acceptance of massive injustice, all apparently OK according to the Justice Department. The same strategy is used in this war on terror and other perceived enemies insofar as sheeple are taught to believe in them. Like the war on drugs, specifically cannabis, which was launched on racism against Blacks and Mexicans accused of being super strength violent rapists and whatnot.

As for stealing the identities of "terrorists" that is a whole other can of worms discussed specifically in regards to 9/11 in the documentary "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime," which breaks down how some of the alleged suicidal terrorists were still alive after 9/11 or died before and who they were.

Small planes used to collect cell phone data on Americans

This short two-minute segment from ABC discusses the use of small aircraft mounted with faux-cell towers referred to as dirt-boxes to ping devices and identify everyone in range of the flight path. The term dirt-box is interesting since it is likely collecting dirt on random Americans. The military and police even use fake cell towers on land to track people.

So-called conspiracy theorists were ripped on for knowledge of warrantless spying in the USA and have gotten scarcely any recognition for being ahead of the curb. With the advent of smartphones tracking people, listening and using their cameras has reached unprecedented levels of surveillance. Many cell phones have no ability to even remove the battery, the one sure way to know a device is off.

Justifications for sacrificing privacy for security have been layers ranging from rapists and drug users to the endless abstraction of the war on terror. Society is a disturbed and unnatural construct as a result of various forms of oppression and exploitation. A monetary system based on debt insures failures to fester. The lamestream media use of advertising effectively creates a slew of viewers who have a void in their souls they think must be filled with products and pills. Add to that the tendency for control freaks to commit false flags to give further cause for control. Certainly there will be no end of issues in society that can be used promote the validity of these schemes as we approach a complete electronic panopticon. People do change their behavior when being watched nullifying the argument as noted by Glenn Greenwald in this TED Talk "Why privacy matters."

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see - and write about - the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you're "not doing anything you need to hide."

The dynamic between fighting wildfires and ganja growing

The job a firefighter in my neck of the woods is not so cut and dry. You cannot generalize every scene the firefighters will stumble upon, whether paranoid and illegal polluting cannabis grows or mellow organic and legal ones. I am pretty sure people would care about their livelihood, whatever it is, threatened by fires. You can't roundup plants like cattle either. Even if it were legalized it is still a cash crop needing to be tended to and not likely to be covered by insurance due to bogus federal illegality. Just watch the documentary Grass narrated by Woody Harrelson if you have an it's-illegal-to-hell-with-them attitude. I think office space is a growhouse for morons on a corny nutrient line with fluorescent light ballasts, or as the indigenous have referred to the Western World as the "termite people."

Tweaker robber gets victim's house raided by police and killed

A tip from a drug addict, tweaker no less, but we can't get police to do anything about the fascist elite who ruin the planet and people's lives. This is such a sketchy tweaker story, unbelievable they killed this guy who was robbed and had a security clearance for his job.

"The search warrant to raid Hooks’ home came about after a local meth addict named Rodney Garrett came onto the property two nights earlier and stole one of Hooks’ vehicles. Garrett claimed that before he stole the vehicle, he broke into another vehicle on the property and stole a plastic bag. Garrett claimed he thought the bag contained money, but when he later examined it and discovered it contained 20 grams of meth and a digital scale, he “became scared for his safety” and turned himself in to the sheriff’s office."

Meet 59-year-old David Hooks, the latest drug raid fatality

Toddler disfigured by flashbang in bogus raid gets no justice

According to the police state, "deputies were told to anticipate a cache of weapons and armed guards at the home." They found nothing, except this kids face with a flashbang grenade tossed inside his playpen. Maybe he will grow up and join ISIS. I doubt he will have a healthy view of the police. A 23-person grand jury met for six days before concluding no wrong-doing on the part of the officers. I would like to know what kind of people were on that grand jury. Pretty convenient they can manufacture anonymous sources to justify any action they take.

"A search inside turned up neither guns nor drugs. Wanis Thonetheva, who didn’t even live at the house, was arrested later that day without incident and charged only with possession of methamphetamine."

10/10/2014: New Gary Webb movie, Kill The Messenger

I hope this is showing in theaters in my area. The movie has an awesome cast with Jeremy Renner, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia and more legit actors. Looks like a decent portrayal of Gary Webb, who blew the whistle on CIA-cocaine trafficking schemes and may have been "suicided" to silence him. He published a book based on his explosive work, it is called Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. It appears that is a link to his book on Scribd,if you happen to have a subscription.

Here is a trailer for the film. The crack epidemic seems to have been a major factor in destroying the civil rights movement radicalized in the form of the Black Panthers.


WI: Rational police chief calls for cannabis legalization, fight real crime

Wow, a rational police chief. We need more of this guy. Wonder if he is a member of the oathkeepers? They pledge to uphold the constitution not any crazy law the corrupt Federal government passes. 

Anyways, combining this strategy with releasing non-violent criminals and the prison industrial complex will collapse. Big pharma could fizzle out too and save some of the future millions who die from adverse copywritten medications. If we grew hemp we could stop deforesting the planet. And have a healthy source of Omegas from the seed. Hemp also revitalizes soil structures which would be useful in rehab for the environmental degradation of Big Ag.

It is goofy as hell to say what somebody can do with their own body when it causes no harm to others. There are laws that would deal with people if they do anything violent, thieving or otherwise truly criminal. 

Madison police chief supports marijuana legalization

"F**k it, I quit" Alaska reporter to sell cannabis, fight for legalization

No need for unemployment, she will be selling stony ammunition for the cause!

I hear a lot of rationalization that is against legalization since it would ruin prices. That is the same insane logic that created this drug war. For greedy special interests of Hearst's timber, Rockefeller's oil and other markets threatened by hemp and medicinal cannabis. This twisted war waged against a plant is well documented in this Woody Harrelson narrated documentary Grass.

‘F**k it, I quit’ – Alaska TV reporter resigns on air to fight for marijuana legalization (VIDEO) [RT]

Here is the documentary Grass:


Illegals allowed to fly without ID, can give any name on a form

So according to this you can say you are an illegal and get to FLY into the US. All they have to do is sign a form promising to appear and they can give any name they want.

So if you are a member of ISIS and can do a really good George Lopez then you may be able to fulfill your dream of become an exploding super star in the Jihadi movement and then collect your 72 virgin bounty...

TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Verifiable ID Says Border Patrol Union [Breitbart]

I have to note here that a major reason for mass migration of workers to America is due to "Free Trade" agreements that have undermined peoples local economy and made it ripe for exploitation by crappy corporations like Monsanto. Meanwhile, mega-corporations and entire sectors of our economy in the US are reliant on cheap migrant labor for working in agriculture and cleaning Wal-Marts overnight, among other things. 

I recommend A Day Without A Mexican as a cheesy B movie full of factoids about how reliant the US has become on this dynamic. Should be on NetFlix.

Here is a good article on the effects of so-called free trade. 

Failed Trade Policy & Immigration: Cause & Effect [Public Citizen]

Police get bayonets for terrorism & "drug war"?

This falls into the WTF category I suppose. 12,000 bayonets to be distributed to police around the country according to an NPR investigation of something called the Pentagon's 1033 program. The article includes a video of an exchange between Senator Rand Paul's questions in a hearing on police militarization. As if police are not out of control enough, they can be a stabbing pain in the ass on top of armored vehicles and other warfare weaponry and equipment. Apparently it will takes months to investigate why they need such equipment, specifically bayonets. 

Sen. Paul Speaks at HSGAC's Hearing on Demilitarization of State Law Enforcement - Sept. 9, 2014


21 facts on US pharm animal society

This is a pretty epic article, "30 Million Americans On Antidepressants And 21 Other Facts About America’s Endless Pharmaceutical Nightmare". All the stats are sourced in the original article. Here are some of my thoughts on aspects of Americans consuming half the worlds pharmaceutical drugs while constituting only 5% of the world population, a $280 billion market. 

Apparently one in four mid-aged women are gobbling up more of these faux-feel-good pills than any other demographic. Likely upset with their hollow existence in sham marriages. 

The US consumes 80% of prescription painkillers. Pretty condescending when we are a pain in the ass to the rest of the globe. Also very telling of how agonizing our house of cards construct society is. 

A study from the Mayo Clinic revealed 70% of people are on at least on prescription drug and 20% are on five or more. Likely to treat a host of unhealthy ailments and the runaway list of side-effects caused by the deadly and addictive pharmaceuticals. For people aged 60 and over nine in ten have used a prescription drug within a month.

The average teen, on the other end of the age spectrum, is on an average of 1.2 ADHD or depression related drug. A third of foster children, a slighty more unhappy demographic to be in, are on at least one psychiatric drug. High school seniors abuse prescription drugs at a rate of 15%.

Incredibly 95% of medicines created never make it to the market and deemed unsafe. This is a disturbing measure that should incite caution before relying on any pharmaceutical garbage. The article notes the implications of those introduced in the market are not revealed often for years. For instance, Vioxx it turned out caused stroke and cardiac arrest. Here is a well sourced article relevant to that point, "35 Prescription Drugs Pulled from the Market".

Turns out the not-so-usual 1 in 68 autism births becomes four times more likely when the mother is on antidepressants. That isn't at all depressing is it? Or how about the 200,000 who die from prescription drugs every year. Unintentional drug overdose deaths happen every 19 minutes. These deaths are 5 times higher than in 1980. Three-quarters of a million people go to the ER for adverse prescription drug effects. More people die from prescription drugs than car accidents. Clearly the antidepressants are working in the sense that if you are dead you can't be depressed. Or if you need to vent via gunfire antidepressants have been implicated in mass shootings.

Don't want to have the lamestream media parade these facts and ruin their evil synergistic relationship with pharmaceutical ad revenues for the people who feel like dirt as a result of the media. 

Hail the Pharm Animal Farm!

 

Cannabis use leads to 25% less pharm animal fatalities

There are less dead pharm animals, as I like to call prescription pharmaceutical drug users, due to cannabis availability. The article "25% Drop In Prescription Drug Fatalities Thanks To Medicinal Marijuana" is based on a recently published JAMA Internal Medicine study on the 13 states with medical cannabis. 24.8 less people died from opiate overdose than in state where legal cannabis is not available. Who would have thought that nature has a healthier alternative to the FDA-approved subsidized big pharma industry?

 

DEA scared of cannabis legalization, bad for tyranny job market

Asides being brainwashed with the retarded Reefer Madness and cannabis supports terrorism-type propaganda, clearly cannabis legalization would damage the DEA drug war tyranny job market. Or those employees that obsess over regulating a plant that was mad illegal illegitimately by a criminal conspiracy, they could go after real dangerous drugs like meth and pharmaceuticals. Here is the article, "DEA admits marijuana legalization 'scares us.'"

James L. Capra, the chief of operations at the DEA, said the path to legalization in this country is reckless and irresponsible.”  I would view the police state and prison industrial complex thriving on non-violent criminals as reckless and irresponsible. Or how about not questioning the drug war is reckless and irresponsible. Or the bureaucracy of tyrannical big brother nanny state is reckless and irresponsible.

God forbid people get stoned to medicate amidst a psychologically distorted and toxic cancer ridden society instead of furthermore deadly chemotherapy. I could throw cancer patients out of a second story window and a fraction of them would survive cancer. It doesn't mean being thrown out of a window cures cancer. That is some scientific stuff there. 

I suggest the following drug war documentaries by Kevin Booth, childhood friend of legendary comic Bill Hicks. The first is American Drug War on the totality of the drug war, second is How Weed Won the West, obviously more cannabis oriented. Spread the joy of higher learning!

American Drug War The Last White Hope 35 years after Nixon started the war on drugs, we have over one million non-violent drug offenders living behind bars. The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure?
http://www.facebook.com/HowWeedWonTheWest While California is going bankrupt, one business is booming. "How Weed Won the West" is the story of the growing medical cannabis / marijuana industry in the greater Los Angeles area, with over 700 dispensaries doling out the buds.
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Scotland Yard: Corrupt, drug dealing & highly organized.

This Russia Today article, "‘Endemic corruption’: Rogue ex-Met officers sold ecstasy tablets on the black market" resulted from a 2000 report uncovered by the UK Independent. Three ex-detectives appear to have confiscated tens of thousands of ecstasy pills and sold them on the black market. They were of course "investigated" by their likely corrupt fellow police and then acquitted on all charges. "UK police corruption, the roots of which Met officials themselves have admitted are endemic in Scotland Yard." Surely the investigators are not bad guys...

Even if the investigation meant well it is too much of a PR nightmare in their eyes to serve any semblance of justice. I've heard of similar horseshit internal affairs at a non-profit that was robbed of millions by an employee who was just let go and nothing happened. Don't want to to let your public know that you got jacked and think that you are illegitimate and incompetent. Pretty paradoxical, eh?

No surprise when you consider my previous post about "UK Child porn filter adviser made child porn" and this article I will blog on shortly "‘Too many of them’: Warnings on pedophiles operating in Westminster were ‘ignored’".