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Change The Drug Laws? Learn From Holland’s Big Mistake!

Posted in Britain, Children, England, Europe, Germany, Government, Health, Mafia, Modern World, Police, Teens, UK, USA with tags , , , , , , , , on 03/06/2011 by floroy1942

A selection of celebrities, politicians and policemen among others have called for the legalisation of some drugs, and the decriminalisation of many others. This they have done in an open letter to the Prime Minister David Cameron, giving as their reason that the current drugs policy is not working. Well, I have news for these silly people, your plan isn’t going to work either!

Dutch Coffee Shop 'Menu'

I lived in Holland for over thirty years, and in 2004 the dutch government legalised the so-called ‘soft drugs’, for pretty much the same reasons put forward by the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Sting and Sir Richard Branson among others today. They have been trying to turn the clock back ever since!

After the law was passed it was possible to legally obtain cannabis etc in a coffee shop and have a ‘joint’ with your coffee. Cafe’s opened by the hundred all over the country, but mainly in the north (Amsterdam) and in the south (Maastricht).

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Once the word had spread, Holland became swamped in ‘drug tourists’ who came to the country from all over, turning it into the drug capitol of Europe. Attempts had been made by the government to restrict sale of the drugs to Dutch citizens, but that doesn’t work.

It Often Leads To Something More Dangerous

After some time the experiment was seen to be badly flawed, and for the last decade or more the government has desperately been trying to get back to how things were, but once the floodgates have been opened……..

So to be honest, I can find no sympathy with the views of these people when they say that significant harm has been caused by the use of criminal law regarding drug possession. These people claim in their letter: “This policy is costly for taxpayers and damaging for communities,” adding; “Criminalising people who use drugs leads to greater social exclusion and stigmatisation making it much more difficult for them to gain employment and to play a productive role in society. It creates a society full of wasted resources.” 

Sir Richard: Legalise Drugs!

So Sir Richard, let me put this scenario to you: You wish to decriminalize drug use, which means there will be no criminal record of drug use for a given individual. Does this mean you will accept drug addicts as pilots for your airline? Your plan means that when the applicant comes for interview you will not be able to tell if he is a drug user, and of course he will say no when asked will he not?

Chief Constable Lloyd, Let me put this to you: Do you allow drug addicts to enlist in the police force? If your answer is no, then how will you know if an applicant uses drugs if he has no criminal record?

Have Fun! You'll Pay For It Later!

Last year a total of 80,000 people ended up with a criminal record for drug possession, and in the last decade more than a million individuals have received the same.

It is true, many people do suffer when they have a record, and yes, they do find it hard to find employment, but they need to think of that before they commit the offence.

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I have always been of the opinion that people only turn to drugs because they lack the essential strength of character and moral fibre necessary to deal with life today. Its an escape from reality, and as for the teenagers who want to ‘get the buzz’ while out on a Saturday night, is that the only way they can enjoy themselves? If so I feel sorry for them!

Want A Responsible Job?

But lets look at the other side of the coin for a moment. If you are a prospective employer is it not in your interests, and those of your company, to know if someone is a drug user? Or maybe you are of the opinion that drug users are just misunderstood individuals, and are really as trustworthy and hardworking as anyone else?

What this ‘new approach’ is advocating is the introduction of a fine for drug possession instead of a criminal record so where is the deterrent in that?

One of the arguments put foward is that the fight against criminal elements in the drug trade have not been very successful, and this is true. But surely that is more a question of cooperations between nations, governments and police forces, for that is what is missing in the war against these people. Given sufficient cooperation, the police forces and military can take care of these people and put them out of business, but currently we see gangs protected by members of the police and government in some latin countries for example.

Legalising drugs will not stop crime:

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Drug Gangs Getting Rich Peddling Pain And Misery

The courts are also partly to blame, mainly for leaving the assets of the big men intact, so its ‘business as usual’ while they are ‘inside’ for a short while. Courts should be tracking down all assets of the drug gangs and taking it away from them so they cannot continue business.

It is without doubt a sad situation, and even more so for the millions of kids who’s lives will be ruined in the future by drugs. For me, the answer lies in dealing a death blow to the drug cartels once and for all, and this can only be achieved with international cooperation. Will it ever happen, I doubt it!.

Roy.

Swim in the Med, and Glow in the Dark!

Posted in Illegal Dumping, Mafia, Radioactive Waste, Toxic Waste with tags , , , , on 16/09/2009 by floroy1942

It never ceases to amaze me how low some people will stoop in worship of money. One of the most horrific cases of pure greed unfolded today, when it was announced that members of the Calabrian Mafia had been deliberately sinking ships full of toxic and radioactive waste in the Mediterranean Sea.

In response to a Mafia informant, who claimed to have set explosive charges to sink a ship loaded with toxic and radioactive waste, a robotic camera has been to the bed of the Mediterranean some 18 miles off the south west coast of Italy. The robot found and photographed yellow barrels clearly marked ‘Toxic Waste’ lying alongside the intact wreck.

The same informant stated he had personally blown up two other ships containing toxic and radioactive materials.

The disposal of these materials is, by necessity, a very tightly controlled business, but there are many who see bypassing these laws and dumping the material illegally as a lucrative business.

It has been rumoured for years that the Mafia had gotten involved in this filthy trade as a way of making easy money. Officials have said that should samples taken from the wreck prove positive, a search will be made for a further 30 vessels sunk with their cargoes over recent years by the Mafia.

I am well aware of what some people consider ‘acceptable’ practices to make money, you can’t get away from it these days, but to do this without a thought as to what they are doing to the environment is to say the least, unthinkable!

The fact that the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean have been used as a dumping ground for decades is bad enough, but in the ‘Med’, being a semi-closed sea, the results would be catastrophic for future generations.

Already the ‘Med’ has to absorb 650 million tons of sewage, 129,000 tons of mineral oil, 60,000 tons of mercury, 3,800 tons of lead and 36,000 tons of phosphates annually.

A 1994 study of the seabed around Spain, France and Italy using trawl nets, revealed an average of 1,935 objects of debris per square kilometre. Of this 76% was plastic, and of that, 94% consisted of plastic bags.

Pollution in the Eastern Med, which can be attributed to oil tankers using the Suez Canal, has already killed off all the coral reefs (and the life it supported) off the coasts of Egypt and Israel. Must we now do the same thing to the rest of the Mediterranean?

Has pure greed now reached proportions where we will deliberately poison the entire 2.5 million square kilometres of the Mediterranean? For What! An few thousand lousy Dollars?

Although the ‘Med’ is a semi-closed sea, through the Straits of Gibtaltar two mighty currents flow opposite each other. One flows from the Atlantic into the “Med’, and the other in the opposite direction. This ensures, over a very long period of time, that the water is refreshed. The only problem is, we are polluting it at a far greater rate than the Atlantic current can cope with.

If we continue on our present course, in a few hundred years you will not even be able to approach the shoreline because of the stink. And now, to top off all that, these senseless Mafia idiots are polluting the waters with radioactive waste.

If they have indeed sunk 30 cargo ships loaded with radioactive and toxic waste, that means we have literally hundreds, perhaps thousands, of tons of this deadly cocktail lying on the bottom waiting for the salt water to corrode through the barrels and release it into the water, where it will then be spread far and wide by the currents.

If that becomes a reality, your beach kit will comprise of, sunbed, towels, water bottle, sun tan lotion, book, and finally, Geiger Counter so you can measure your radioactivity dose after going for a swim! If at some time in the future we all start glowing in the dark after a swim, I am sure it will catch on as the ‘new vogue’ in the disco’s.

I hope all of these Mafia animals are caught quickly, so the Italian Government can start cleaning up the bed of the Mediterranean as soon as possible, hopefully before any of this waste starts leaking into the water.

As for punishment, if they are even caught, let them live their final days after being exposed to the core of a nuclear reactor! As their hair starts to fall out, and the radiation burns start to eat their flesh, perhaps it will be a warning to any other prospective polluters. The only problem is: There is no real justice in this world!

Heaven help our children, for we do not deserve this fine planet of ours!

Roy.

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