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Ice, Meth and E soon to be sold by the cops

By paperboy - 5 July 2008 163

ABC recently reported that the laws are being upgraded in the ACT to allow our local police to possess and sell drugs.

It brings our laws into line with other states, allowing officers to buy and sell drugs, without fear of being prosecuted themselves for possessing the illegal substance.

It’s probably surprising they haven’t had this power before now, but when the laws are passed, it will certainly change the atmosphere in and around many of Canberra’s better known nightclubs. Not to mention a few of the city’s dark lanes and back streets.

What’s Your opinion?


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163 Responses to
Ice, Meth and E soon to be sold by the cops
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Headbonius 8:38 pm
08 Jul 08
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DMD, the reference to my mother was unneccesary.

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DJ 8:40 pm
08 Jul 08
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DMD, my opinion is obviously not the same as yours – I don’t need to post a formal opinion here to see you are way off the planet. I read the posts from top to bottom and you sir appear to be unwilling to accept that your arguments are not logical or relevant.

I don’t have to justify myself to you or anybody else by making logical arguments that you ignore – just like you actually.

If posting an opinion that conflicts with the dribble you post makes me an idiot then so be it.

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Deadmandrinking 8:42 pm
08 Jul 08
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Explain why it’s not logical DJ. Back it up.

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vg 8:44 pm
08 Jul 08
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Pesty

I do not know you, but I think I love you

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Deadmandrinking 8:45 pm
08 Jul 08
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Would have done him some favors, gotta say, VG. Kids are expensive things to raise.

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DJ 8:57 pm
08 Jul 08
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You twist others opinions to suit yourself and what you believe in (which I actually respect your right to voice)- the back up of this is seen in every subject that you post regardless of subject matter. I am nothing like the voice of the downtrodden but several contributors added valid and reasoned opinions and you had a go at them then twisted their views to suit yourself – you don’t seem to acknowledge that a differing opinion that conflicts with yours could have any merit.

Remember the original story – cops can now perform their duties in a more effective manner to catch the bad people.

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Deadmandrinking 9:33 pm
08 Jul 08
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I considered Vg’s points, if you read my posts. I just thought they were a bit stupid.

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MRB 9:56 pm
08 Jul 08
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DMD, it follows then that in this big, wide, world of ours, people are also going to find your points ‘a bit stupid’ too. That’s what you seem to have trouble with.

“If drugs were legal and cheaper, would someone taking heroin in their home affect you?” Do you really believe this is the best option? If I’m a junkie with 50 bucks and the price of drugs has dropped, it just means I’ll buy more, shoot it up as soon possible, and then want some more (as in, an addict). If I happen to to have an OD, whos fault is that?

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serpico 10:08 pm
08 Jul 08
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DMD,I agree with you.The war on drugs is a sham.It will only get worse under the present system of prohibition.What I would like to ask all the self appointed experts who are giving you a hard time is how would they fight the WAR.Post 72 says ‘What is desperately required is availability erradication’.How is that going to happen.Since the Americans have been in Afganistan there has been a massive increase in opium production.What does that tell you.Also I would like to ask the experts, Why do people take heroin,cocaine,speed etc.Not the first time but the SECOND time.

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Deadmandrinking 10:14 pm
08 Jul 08
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MRB, what if you decide to drink too much and have to have your stomach pumped? Who’s fault is that?

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MRB 10:37 pm
08 Jul 08
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If you can’t see the difference between drinking too much, and having an OD, then not much point continuing. I can go and have a few beers, or I can go and shoot up heroin. The difference is that there is an extremely small chance I’ll get hooked on alcohol, but there is an almost 100% chance I’ll get hooked on heroin. Not sure how legalising and regulating it will stop this happening…

How will it be decided who gets the government regulated/legalised drugs? What about the people that don’t qualify? Where do you think they’ll get their drugs from?

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Thumper 10:46 pm
08 Jul 08
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Ask an ambo what they think of smack.

You’ll you get an extremely blunt answer that has very little to do with ideaology and lots to do with reality.

Comparing smack, coke, ice with booze is simply purile and a pointless argument that has been used by wet liberal democrats since the mid 70s.

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Mælinar 11:16 pm
08 Jul 08
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Wait for it, I hear the ‘prove it by statistics’ catapault being rumbled into position.

And what the H.ll is that incessant flapping sound ?

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Pesty 8:11 am
09 Jul 08
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serpico said :

DMD,I agree with you.The war on drugs is a sham.It will only get worse under the present system of prohibition.What I would like to ask all the self appointed experts who are giving you a hard time is how would they fight the WAR.Post 72 says ‘What is desperately required is availability erradication’.How is that going to happen.Since the Americans have been in Afganistan there has been a massive increase in opium production.What does that tell you.Also I would like to ask the experts, Why do people take heroin,cocaine,speed etc.Not the first time but the SECOND time.

The authorities will never stop drink driving, so does that mean they should give up trying and legalise it? Also, The Americans are not in Afganistan to fight the drugs war, at least not directly. Anyway, since when were the Americans to be depended on to do anything properly! They can grow all the poppies they like, but Australia is an island, and stopping the stuff getting in surely can’t be an impossible task if the resources are available?

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Thumper 8:26 am
09 Jul 08
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Interestingly, who is to say that the so called war on drugs has been lost? After all, there is no bench mark to say yes or no.

Yes, there are smackies and methheads in civic.

For all we know, it has been won and there would be ten times more without the current regime.

Who knows? As I said, there’s no measurable way to tell. Therefore the tired old mantra that the war of drugs is lost that gets peddled out everytime this issue arises, is totally and absolutely irrelevant.

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