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Canberra Druggos Out and About

By joeyjo 8 July 2006 91

Canberra’s druggos are out and about, kicking off this weekend with a stroll around the streets of braddon completed stoned off their faces. I stepped out of Pirates of the Caribbean and thought for a moment I was looking into the dead eyes of Davey Jones’ crew. Luckily it was just a local druggie making weird noises and following me home.

After trawling through the phone book (so why do you have to turn through 67 pages to find the number for police attendance?) I was on hold for a while before figuring that they would ask me “what do you want me to do about it?” like they did last time I called (to report a brawl in Civic).

Ahh Canberra. You gotta love it. Or not.

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CW 8:27 pm 28 Jul 06

If no one has noticed canberra is close to being drug capital of Australia apart from SA which is absolutly crawling with “Tomato Plants”. and it’s not the Marijuana we have to be worried about those people just like to walk around aimlessly with the munchies. it’s those of them who are complete speed and herroin freaks that are to be worried about.

Absent Diane 4:33 pm 11 Jul 06

like I said here

But opinion also stems from other life experiences and varying degrees of intellect etc

there are so many inputs for one to develop an opinion.

Binker 4:23 pm 11 Jul 06

“Its a combination of the two that is correct and the argument thus far has been extremely polarised into good/ bad, yes/ no, black/ white.” My point exactly, the world is grey cognitively constructing it in a dichotomous manner makes life simple: drug users are scum, aboriginals are drunks, Muslims are terrorists etc a superficial assessment of a situation will thus suffice in order to make a judgment however it is usually inaccurate. Personal experience can push one to be dichotomous, if once you were bashed by a drunken man then it is natural to fear all drunken men and perceive them all as a threat irrespective of the actual risk they present.

Absent Diane 4:20 pm 11 Jul 06

the balance… thats all

Thumper 4:09 pm 11 Jul 06

No, point I was getting across was a bit like, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, then it probably is.

I knew I had been bitten by a brown snake. An Eastern brown at that. That the doctor questioned me about me being bitten (actually, he said something along the lines of “how do you know you’ve been bitten by a snake” when he had never seen a snake was a bit rich.

Anyway. Point is, both sides of the argument are right, and both are wrong. Its a combination of the two that is correct and the arguement thus far has been extremely polarised into good/ bad, yes/ no, black/ white.

Binker 3:58 pm 11 Jul 06

I would say your initial doctor was displaying a lack of knowledge while those at CH were displaying knowledge. Personal experience and knowledge together are often useful providing that the personal experience has not biased your perceptions to the extent that the problem is seen in dichotomous terms (e.g. all drug users are bad, all dual puncture wounds are brown snake bites etc) and thus the complexities of the problem and hence the solution are unappreciated.

Absent Diane 3:53 pm 11 Jul 06

yeah…. espesh by 6am in the morning…. that is scarey….

OT (kind of) – are raves still popular…???

Mr_Shab 3:46 pm 11 Jul 06

AD – agreed that meth addicts are more dangerous when coming down, but can you imagine a room the size of Gooseheads rammed to the gunwhales with meth-freaks?

If you weren’t high yourself, that would be righteously scary.

Actually – sounds kinda like the last drum ‘n bass rave I went to…

Thumper 3:39 pm 11 Jul 06

Sorry, off topic, however…

“By that sort of reasoning the argument that “I have cancer (or my cousin has cancer) therefore I know more about cancer than a Doctor who has undertaken detailed study of cancer but has never treated a patient with cancer or had it himself” would be valid.

An unsustainable assertion.”

I once got bitten on the foot by a brown snake. I know I was bitten cause I felt it, and I could see the fang marks. I also could see the snake slithering away.

I applied the compress bandage to myself in a correct fashion and drove to Florey medical centre where I saw a doctor.

The doctor said to me, ‘I am from New Zealand and I have never seen a snake so I cannot help you.”

He did offer to call an ambulance, but I was was so incredulous, and maybe slightly delirious, so I drove to Calvary and thus spent the next 36 hours under constant monitoring.

Point. Sometimes experience is better than knowledge.

However, both together is a pretty workable way of getting things right.

Absent Diane 3:38 pm 11 Jul 06

Shab….. yes I have actually – meth freaks are at their worst when coming down.

I still feel more at risk going to some place like headmooses than somewhere everyone is doped up.

Mr_Shab 3:36 pm 11 Jul 06

Dope-caused murders?

“Know your dope-fiend! Your life may depend on it!”

I thought that went out with 20-life for a baggie of leaf.


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