Dale Hodgins wrote:A huge amount of our drug trade is financed by the welfare system. We need to empower social workers by giving them the ability to withhold funds from those who buy drugs with their food money.
< This has definitely been my observation as well with one, possible two exceptions. Lots of money changing hands and yet somehow there is never enough to pay the rent. It's madness. I'd also like to echo David and Adam and say that I'm glad I grew up around people who were realistic and honest about drug use. People who lump all drugs into one category, are in my opinion asking for trouble when it comes to curious kids. Education and honesty is what its about.
Dale Hodgins wrote: If it were legal, we'd still have unmotivated pot heads, but they wouldn't be financing gang activities. My brother was a chronic user during a 20 year run as a small time dealer and grower. Although he moved approx. 5 million during this time, he has absolutely nothing to show for it other than stories and scars. Most of his associates are in the same boat.
David Livingston wrote:Has it occured to you Dale that you are for some of these folks the parent they never had ?
Chris Kott wrote:(I can't help it..."Not the balefire!"...Hilarious!)
Chris Kott wrote:The last bit I'll add is that the freedom to cause onesself injury causes harm to others in systems with health care paid for by tax dollars.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Thank you Stalin, now back to drugs and harm reduction. Let's accomplish that before we shut down the internet and nationalize all industry.
Landon Sunrich wrote:Sorry, Chris I couldn't help myself. I think Dale SHOULD be mayor of Victoria
David Livingston wrote:Firstly Dale I am unsure by what is the poverty industry its not a term in common use here across the pond?
Secondly I was once in a senior local govt rôle in a large metropoliton area in the North of England. We were suddenly plagued with beggers obviously an organised gang probably from Romania/ Moldova. So booted And suited , official tie, name badge etc I went around taking photos of them all. Day after they dissapeard never came back And I never had the chance to tell them there was nô film in the camera