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This is fantastic. (The infographic. The information itself is alarming.)
The most telling stat for me here is that Big Pharma spends more money on marketing than it does on research and development… why should we trust pharmaceuticals have our best interest in mind when it appears their major interest is selling us their product?
This infographic is amazing. And agree with Michelle that the info. is alarming.
In Europe advertisement of over the counter medicine is allowed.
US is spending that much on NASA?
Whats missing is the US helps grow the opium then takes the opium and
brings it into the USA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj-b3pB6M7s . The
Us banks help launder the drug money.
Then the feds set up Fast and furious as a way to demonize the second amendment. The Agents gave the guns to the cartels. http://www.infowars.com/confirmed-atf-plotted-to-use-fast-and-furious-to-demonize-second-amendment/
Great information! There’s no such thing as a bad drug, simply bad relationships to drugs… in my opinion.
”We” are losing the war on drugs because the conscious intention in beginning it was for it never to be won.
It’s not a war: it’s a social engineering tool that’s been in use for
so long by so many powerful people – and has spread so widely – that
it’s become part of our whole global culture and in its own right an
important part of the world’s economy.
I hate to say this but, from what I can infer from this Infographic it seems like a better option to just legalize drugs
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That’s one option. Another is to not make drugs the #1 priority for the police, over homicides, kidnappings, rapes, and burglaries. In the 70s when Portugal experienced an increase in drug use, its government took the money they could have spent building prisons and doing “drug busts,” and instead put it into creating drug rehabilitation and awareness programs. A decade later they reported a dramatic decrease in drug use. And rather than having an enormous percentage of their population sitting in cells, they’re out working and contributing to society. The War on Drugs was ridiculous from the get-go.
Nicely put Michelle. Instead of fighting it all the time the govt needs to tackle this issue in a different way. Something like what the Portuguese did in their country. Also, I still wouldn’t totally rule out the first option. Its easily available anyway, might as well make it legal.
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I completely agree. In the 80s when this “war” was launched, the number of deaths in the US related to any and all types of illegal drugs was only a fraction of the number of deaths caused by drunk driving. Interesting to note that the War on Drugs started from the top – the Reagan administration – and addressed a problem the country wasn’t really having (crack didn’t appear in the US until two years after the “war” was launched). But the movement against drunk driving was truly grassroots, started because people saw there was a legitimate problem that needed addressing – deaths due to drunk drivers.
Also notable – it wasn’t a movement for prohibition. Just awareness and fair punishment for driving while intoxicated. Stark difference between a movement started by the people and a movement started by politicians with entirely different interests.
Law enforcement was designed to protect people from OTHER PEOPLE.
In prohibition/war on drugs, the law is trying to protect the person from ITSELF, to enforce morality and of course, miserably fails.
Law was not designed as such.
Prohibition doesn’t work. Educating and preventing, rising awareness does.
Man… how many lives are lost, and how many suffer, in large part because of the right-wing way of thinking, which is just so limited, blind and stupid… If not those rats, we would have a much better system of living, including drugs.
Drinking and driving is just another lie. It’s not really a big issue. They make it seem like it’s an epidemic but your more likely to get struck by lightning then get hit by a drunk driver. 10x more likely to die in a plane crash. MADD is a money making company that takes advantage of grief and turns it into hate. Drinking and driving is now a way bigger problem that someone has addressed it. People like to break the rules. Even the lady who started MADD left because of the horrible direction it started heading. Sorry to rant but I’m so sick of hearing all the stupid follow these decieving statistics. Also on the topic of other drugs.. If I want to drink Drano from under the sink that’s my choice and no one can tell me different.
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