Technology has the solution - genetically modify drug sniffing dogs to eat drugs without getting sick. Clone them and let them loose.
narcotics generate some $150 billion annually,...
Someone’s been holding out on me.
The fact that illicit drug trade in prison can’t be stopped ought to be a pretty big clue that you can’t stop it.
You can make money by selling illegal drugs? Why haven’t we been told this before?
There IS a solution. It is called repentance and conversion. It happens when it is brought to the mind of a sinner that there is an afterlife of either eternal torment alone or eternal pleasure with God and the great ones of history and celestial beings who love and adore God.
You cannot love both God and mammon.
It’s got to be a lot more than $150B.
Money laundering banks, prisons, criminal justice, dea all benefit and feed on illicit drugs.
we really need to investigate dea because when you look at the stacks of fentanyl worth tens of millions in the picture, I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t be recycled via middlemen. The police state agencies operate in secret and we really can’t know what they do.
That’s enough to buy a lot of politicians.
How about death sentences for selling, smuggling, etc?
No plea bargains either.
I suppose it would be racist. /s
To put this in perspective, they are generating roughly the same revenue as the entire legal pharmaceutical industry is worldwide.
Idiotic headline. Eliminating the illegal trade is simple and would only take one simple sentence in law. All laws regarding drug consumption by competent persons are hereby nullified.
The US is a permissive country. Unless there is a law prohibiting something then it is not illegal. We are not France where we need permission to do something. So remove the laws that criminalize the use of drugs.
Two caveats. Crime is still crime so drug usage should not be an acceptable defense. No freebies from the results of personal choices. You OD on fentanyl you dont get Narcan or free medical care. Personal choices even ones with horrific outcomes come with personal responsibility.
Its more than money. Its the intersectionality of criminal behavior. Often tied to trafficking, many other crimes. The profit margins on selling, say fully automatic weapons, submersibles, drug running vehicles is all tied together.
Tax free cash.
The PC crowd would say, Thats not who we are.
I say, Harsh realities require harsh solutions.
I am old enough to remember that during the 30’s & 40’s, only certain segments of USA population were considered drug users....entertainers & musicians come to mind.
Today, the young & uncontrolled young segment of the USA are not going to school-—have no father influence in the household—see only that “MAMA can make more money from welfare by having more babies’-—and that selling drugs on the streets doesn’t take a GED or high school diploma. MAMA only needs that male to donate the sperm-—Welfare of all kinds takes over from there. Taxpayers are blackmailed into paying more & more $$$$$ of all kinds of taxes to ‘keep the wolves away from their doors’.
At extremely young ages, they are out & away from the eyes of the rest of the family dealing & selling drugs on the streets they have never paid for & WILL NEVER pay for. Their transgressions are considered “juvenile’ in nature, and those records are sealed until they turn 18 & then they develop their new set of records that often is very long & qu9ite varied.
They make large parts of our society spaces UNSAFE to even be in during daytime hours. They are feral in their nature & refuse to listen to anything sensible.
The politicians never wanted to GRASP that the inflow of drugs to this country would only get worse & worse.
“Legalizing” Marijuana in another step in the WRONG direction. IF I am an employer-—I now cannot even drug test a prospective employee BEFORE I hire them in Nevada. Sure to keep many other companies from coming into this state. It is completely NUTS. ONLY AFTER I have actually hired a person & ONLY AFTER I SUSPECT that drugs may be a problem can I do an actual drug test. Then-—HOW do I remove this person from the myriad of liabilities they represent to my investment & the company that others who are clean depend on for a job??? What does this new policy from the DEMOCRAT LEGISLATURE do to my liability insurance??? My workmen’s comp insurance??? Such a policy is a job killer,IMO.
The high value of the drugs being used in this country is a lure that the young, UNEDUCATED, & Impressionable ferals see as the ONLY path they can follow. When they are gunned down for their law-breaking activities, then the gnashing of teeth & wailing of mothers & grandmothers assails our ears.
People still are thinking that Michael Brown NEVER stole from that Asian shopkeeper & that the video showing him doing so was a fake. Trayvon Martin was ‘just a sweet kid out on a rainy night who had been caught with stolen goods in his backpack at school....but the “parents” involved refuse to take ANY level of responsibility for the actions of their kids. Funny how complicit the media has become over this problem. They only showed pics of Trayvon at about age 14-—NOT the pics of him when he was killed & which had him flashing gang signs openly & defiantly.
I am totally OUT of sympathy.
We are far less safe IN OUR OWN RESIDENCES today than we were during the American Revolution. The ferals who will attack us in the sanctuaries we have worked hard to provide for ourselves & our families then get swept up into & THRU the ‘revolving door’ system called JUSTICE today. The tornadoes caused by the velocity of those revolving doors need to be reported on the weather channel.
The current crop of Democrat Presidential candidates want to open the prison doors & release even more of them into the communities. At the same time, they wish to take all weapons we MIGHT have at hand to defend ourselves. Telling me that I ONLY have the right to defend MY PERSON & NOT MY PROPERTY is another game that can only lead to more working Americans being harmed or killed by the feral army we have spent over 60 years & over $21 TRILLION to support & raise.
IF you think that I will NOT defend what I have worked hard to own-—you are sadly mistaken. I won’t try to talk you out of being on MY PROPERTY illegally. Don’t even try. When you cross the gate opening past the NO TRESPASSING sign, you re MY TARGET.
Further-—even the most lowly working taxpayer in the country knows how hard they have worked for whatever they have. A Politician who supports the working taxpayer & wants to put the criminals into jail/prison for a long & longer time is the one I will vote for. Pretty sure I am NOT alone in that thought.
Crime is already out of control in the USA & many Dems want to open up the prison doors & turn the criminals loose-—all across the country.
Funny how so many of those politicians live behind gated & guards & doormen, & bodyguards isn’t it????
As long as politicians of all stripes treat the drug & criminal segments of our society with a cavalier attitude & pretend that it isn’t really happening, they are only showing taxpayers that they don’t give hoot about those of use who have NEVER had any kind of criminal record.
This is going to blow up before long. Those politicians don’t have enough places to hide.
Ever want to dry out the user base, easy as:
- Intercept shipment
- Lace w/ poison
- Allow shipment to be delivered
Course, too many ‘elite\powerful’ would likely to be effected to allow such a ploy