Tony says legalize drugs


Walter
#1
How would legalizing drugs have prevented Whitney's death?
 
mentalfloss
#2
What?
 
Walter
#3
Bing the thread title.
 
mentalfloss
#4
Bing yourself.
 
Locutus
#5
Old Tony has been off his medication for a long time.
 
lone wolf
#6
Depends on what drugs you're talking about. Prescription is always the same. Illegal is stepped on with many different things to get mileage and is never the same bang for the buck.
 
Cliffy
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Drug abuse is a medical problem. Making drugs illegal makes it harder for people to seek help because of the social stigma attached. By making people criminals you create an underground sub-culture where people are afraid of exposure to the dominant culture because of rejection, judgement and bigotry. We isolate addicts by criminalizing them. It is time to make all drugs legal and treat the problem as a medical one. With the billions saved on law enforcement, court time and prisons, we can afford to give the stuff to junkies and we would eliminate all the crime associated with drugs including B&Es. It just makes better sense than the stupidity of the present atmosphere around drugs.
 
TenPenny
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

How would legalizing drugs have prevented Whitney's death?

What did she die from?
 
Walter
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

What did she die from?

TMZ says drugs and booze.
Whitney Houston Cause Of Death -- Family Told She Died From Prescription Drugs, Not Drowning | TMZ.com (external - login to view)
 
TenPenny
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

TMZ says drugs and booze.
Whitney Houston Cause Of Death -- Family Told She Died From Prescription Drugs, Not Drowning | TMZ.com (external - login to view)

Ah, I'm glad you're staying away from the mainstream left wing media.

Good to have that confirmed by such a well-regarded source.
 
Walter
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

Good to have that confirmed by such a well-regarded source.

TMZ has broken many important stories, particularly regarding entertainers.
articles.latimes.com/2009/jun...nment/et-tmz28 (external - login to view)
 
TenPenny
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#12
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

TMZ has broken many important stories, particularly regarding entertainers.
Tmz | Michael Jackson may be turning point for TMZ - Los Angeles Times (external - login to view)

The fact that you know this speaks volumes about you.
 
Walter
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

The fact that you know this speaks volumes about you.

It's pretty loud in my head.
 
Cannuck
+3
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

TMZ has broken many important stories, particularly regarding entertainers.
Tmz | Michael Jackson may be turning point for TMZ - Los Angeles Times (external - login to view)

Isn't "important stories regarding entertainers" an oxymoron? I know it is in my universe. I'm somewhat surprised that you place such a high level of importance on the entertainment industry.
 
Walter
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

Isn't "important stories regarding entertainers" an oxymoron? I know it is in my universe. I'm somewhat surprised that you place such a high level of importance on the entertainment industry.

All legal industries are important. Tell the folks who work in Hollywood North that their industry isn't important. I hope you're not one of those snobbish, self-righteous twits.
 
TenPenny
+1
#16
True; after all, without the enterainment industry, we wouldn't have Fox.
 
JLM
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

How would legalizing drugs have prevented Whitney's death?

It wouldn't have. Sadly self destructive people will find a way sooner or later.
 
Praxius
#18
Since there has yet to be a toxicology report released or any major details via an autopsy on how she died, it's pretty silly to jump the gun and try and make a debate about drug legalization tied to Huston's death.

TMZ says a lot of things..... sometimes they get it right, other times they get ahead of themselves and let rumors take over reality.

The only facts given to the public at this time is that she was found face down in her bath tub, and not responsive & that one of her staff members found her like that after a period of time of her not responding to the door.... there's also the report that prescription pills were around, but no illegal drugs.

So again.... what does Huston's death have to do with legalizing street drugs?
 
Cannuck
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

All legal industries are important. Tell the folks who work in Hollywood North that their industry isn't important. I hope you're not one of those snobbish, self-righteous twits.

Nice twist..."entertainers" to "entertainment industry".
 
L Gilbert
#20
"Celebrity is news. Anything else is entertainment." -Marshall McLuhan
 
Ron in Regina
#21
From the Thread title....who is "Tony" ???
 
Praxius
+1
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

From the Thread title....who is "Tony" ???

 
dumpthemonarchy
+1
#23
Time to legalise and regulate all drugs, get criminal gangs out of the biz.
 
JLM
+1
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by dumpthemonarchyView Post

Time to legalise and regulate all drugs, get criminal gangs out of the biz.


There's a better way of getting the "criminal gangs out of the biz"- An ounce of lead behind the left ear!
 
dumpthemonarchy
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

There's a better way of getting the "criminal gangs out of the biz"- An ounce of lead behind the left ear!

Too messy! Watch more gangster movies to get your fill of blood. Or vampire movies.

That seems to hurt profits. Let's send the profits to the govt and public, rather than gangs.
 
JLM
+1
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by dumpthemonarchyView Post

Too messy! Watch more gangster movies to get your fill of blood. Or vampire movies.

That seems to hurt profits. Let's send the profits to the govt and public, rather than gangs.

Easily remedied- just throw them into a pen full of hogs first- they'll clean them up!
 
taxslave
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

There's a better way of getting the "criminal gangs out of the biz"- An ounce of lead behind the left ear!

Big Pharma?
 
damngrumpy
+1
#28
You can make peanut butter illegal but people are still going to eat it. There has to be more to it.
If you make things illegal with harsh penalties it creates all kinds of additional problems that are
far worse than the drug use in and of itself.
People using drugs become more isolated therefore they are less likely to get help.
Drug addicts are at the mercy of some of the most evil people on the planet.
When that happens we end up with beatings, abuse, murder, gangs, executions other than murder,
rape, prostitution, increased property damage and theft, and a host of other violent crimes.
In many cases the drugs themselves pale in comparison to how we react to them.

Governments see the safe streets example and declare war on drugs what a joke. The fallout from
the war as mentioned above clearly demonstrates society is not winning that one. Governments
build more prisons and load up the sentences of those convicted. The problem is punishment does
not work. The fear of imprisonment is not a deterrent as addicts are too stoned to care or they are
trying to commit a successful crime to get their next fix.

Preventing crime comes through education, and a healthy economy are more productive methods
than prison, judges and police. The problem is those who but for the grace of God could have the
same problem feel too self righteous and insecure to even honestly discuss the issue and accept
some different approaches. And others, they say its not logical. Tell me honestly what is logical
about people using drugs or people getting stoned everyday? This isn't about logic its about taking
positive action to help people with a serious medical problem that costs all of us billions. Let us all
get beyond our superior feelings and start understanding just how serious the problem really is.
We will never prevent drug use, we will never punish addicts into submission so we had better get
our heads out of the sand and look for some real solutions, while we assist those addicted to get
the help they need.
Whitney Houston for example, its not that she died, the real issue is what could have been done to
help her? That question is still not any where near being answered.
 
dumpthemonarchy
+1
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Big Pharma?

Yeah, in the 1920s, pot was legal and used as medicine. But you can't patent a plant, so big pharma made it illegal and reaped the ensuing massive profits.
 
damngrumpy
#30
Until almost the mid thirties cocaine was legal dentists used it at times.
Prohibition in booze led to the other drugs being illegal so the FBI had a
reason to exist and the game has gone on ever since.
 

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