Wall Street Journal Article on Guerrero drug violence

by Bill Fun, Friday, August 04, 2017, 07:43 (74 days ago)

Just a heads up for those that are interested.

Wall Street Journal Article on Guerrero drug violence

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Friday, August 04, 2017, 08:10 (74 days ago) @ Bill Fun

I never read their articles. They are an unreliable news outlet. They only report for sensationalism. TIC, TIC

Wall Street Journal Article on Guerrero drug violence

by Mexalberta @, Friday, August 04, 2017, 08:43 (74 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

It is true the drug violence is taking the shine off. Here in Vallarta Nayarit Zihuatanejo is also in the news for negative reasons.
Can't deny the truth, things have and are going downhill.

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Wall Street Journal Article on Guerrero drug violence

by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Friday, August 04, 2017, 08:58 (74 days ago) @ Bill Fun

link?

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Wall Street Journal Article on Guerrero drug violence

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, August 04, 2017, 09:31 (74 days ago) @ Labrat

link?

Keith

U.S. Heroin Trade Rooted in Mexico’s ‘Corridor of Death’

If only the USA didn't stupidly ban substances consumed regularly by over 40 million of its citizens. Mexico and much of Central and South America would be an entirely different and much more peaceful place.

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Wall Street Journal Article on Guerrero drug violence

by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Friday, August 04, 2017, 10:58 (73 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Maybe.

I don't think the Cartels go away.

I think they simply find another product.

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Wall Street Journal Article on Guerrero drug violence

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Friday, August 04, 2017, 11:07 (73 days ago) @ Labrat

Or the same product with a different method of distribution.

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by Mexalberta @, Friday, August 04, 2017, 18:07 (73 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

When legal Mj is twice the price of street mj nothing will change
This is the case in Nevada

Wall Street Journal Article on Guerrero drug violence

by D-Loco, Friday, August 04, 2017, 18:32 (73 days ago) @ Mexalberta

When legal Mj is twice the price of street mj nothing will change
This is the case in Nevada

While a true statement the only solution is to lower the price. I can see no reason why it should cost more than the cartels. Of course most would reply taxes. BUT my bet is the cartels 'taxes' are considerably higher in the form of payoffs to politicians and law enforcement, businesses that aid them, many more employees, tunnels and mules. That's just some of the expenses and they still pay wholesale to a farmer for the product.

Wall Street Journal Article on Guerrero drug violence

by D-Loco, Friday, August 04, 2017, 17:46 (73 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

If only the USA didn't stupidly ban substances consumed regularly by over 40 million of its citizens. Mexico and much of Central and South America would be an entirely different and much more peaceful place.

The FDA's latest proposal is to mandate lower (much lower) nicotine levels in tobacco produced and sold in the US. So, since other countries wont be doing this foolish form of prohibition the cartels will have another product to bootleg. It never ends.

B FREAKIN S !!

by mexicowanderer, Saturday, August 05, 2017, 15:11 (72 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Take a close, I mean a real close look at Denmark. THAT is reality

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B FREAKIN S !!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, August 05, 2017, 20:12 (72 days ago) @ mexicowanderer

Take a close, I mean a real close look at Denmark. THAT is reality

Forgive my apparent denseness. As much as I'm familiar with Danish culture having grown up in the USVI, I have no idea what you're referring to. There is no War On Drugs in Denmark. There are no cartels taking over entire regions of the country. The government's authority is not threatened by cartels, and they do not have the world's largest consumer of stupidly banned substances on their border shipping in weapons to empower the organized criminals their bad laws empower. I see no helpful similarity between Denmark and the relationship between the USA and its neighbors to the south where the USA's War On Drugs is being fought to the detriment of those nations.

What There Is....

by mexicowanderer, Sunday, August 06, 2017, 10:03 (72 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

In REALITY is a comprehensive years-long study. In conjunction with the Netherlands. An astute study of the effects of LEGAL DRUGS on society. From overall macro-economic impact to crime, quality of life including living standards, the ability of businesses to survive in high drug density areas, to health issues and the "load of no-discipline drug use on society"

It was a shocker when it was published. It has permanently colored my decisions regarding unregulated, wide-open drug use. I am not going to bother to "color" this response with excerpts - which would be totally out of context. My response title was strong enough.

I suggest you RESEARCH for the findings then study (not merely "read";) them. They are cold hard cruel statistics.

One bit of COLOR though. This is a bit of FACT: Just a week ago the LA Times reported how California, has accumulated TEN TIMES the quantity of legal pot in oversupply. Even a fool can deduce WHY. California pot costs a minimum of TEN TIMES that of street marijuana imported from Mexico. Yeah, I did the research and found hard numbers, including asking Californiano friends who smoke pot. You demand people pay 1000% premium price just because it is legal?

This is exactly in parallel to the age of prohibition if a bottle of bootleg whiskey that cost $3 would consumers have paid thirty dollars for the same bottle of LEGAL whiskey. Don't be ridiculous.

Knuckleheads drive all the way across US cities to "save" thirty cents a gallon on gasoline.

But it was the crisis in Denmark and the Netherlands that caught my eye. This is (not was) the result of let-it-all-hang-out (dis)controlling of all drugs.

Another point is this...after a serious auto accident blood alcohol levels can be easily established by law enforcement. How does one measure blood cannabis level? To claim being stoned does not impact driver safety would not be wise.

Can I tell you of a telephone call I made to a California supplier a couple of months ago? The salesperson was male and young. He could not remember a three alpha-numerical part number. Repeated it three times. Finally he started giggling and I hung up. The kid was stone-cold-out of his gourd on pot.

Neat Huh? People who kill and maim while overdosed on alcohol are bad enough. Legalization of pot with no control will cause "A News Sensation" once enough people have have killed or hurt. But then that's not enough. Some folks want stronger, more disabling drugs to be made available.

Sorry. I play the part of a Duck in a Shooting Gallery rather poorly.

What There Is....

by h4Dan, Sunday, August 06, 2017, 10:12 (71 days ago) @ mexicowanderer

:megusta:

On the other hand, there's Portugal..

by Altona Stu @, Sunday, August 06, 2017, 10:35 (71 days ago) @ mexicowanderer

What There Is....

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Sunday, August 06, 2017, 10:52 (71 days ago) @ mexicowanderer

I spent a couple of hours googling Denmark and their drugs. I found nothing there that indicates legalizing drugs there was working out too well, in fact, just the opposite.

Some of us are old enough to have friends fromt he "live free" society of the 1660s. Amazing the number of them who have suffered the effects of years of pot smoking.

OK, legalize it and tax it (to the extent it pays for all the social costs )and you may find the cost of legal drugs so high the cartels will still be in business.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, August 06, 2017, 11:19 (71 days ago) @ mexicowanderer

California pot costs a lot more than imported Mexican weed because it is a selected, well cultivated product. Back in the sixties, the pot being sold was mostly - if not all - leaves and stems. The expensive stuff being marketed now is just buds, which contain much more THC.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, August 06, 2017, 12:33 (71 days ago) @ mexicowanderer

In REALITY is a comprehensive years-long study. In conjunction with the Netherlands. An astute study of the effects of LEGAL DRUGS on society. From overall macro-economic impact to crime, quality of life including living standards, the ability of businesses to survive in high drug density areas, to health issues and the "load of no-discipline drug use on society"

It was a shocker when it was published. It has permanently colored my decisions regarding unregulated, wide-open drug use. I am not going to bother to "color" this response with excerpts - which would be totally out of context. My response title was strong enough.

I suggest you RESEARCH for the findings then study (not merely "read";) them. They are cold hard cruel statistics.

One bit of COLOR though. This is a bit of FACT: Just a week ago the LA Times reported how California, has accumulated TEN TIMES the quantity of legal pot in oversupply. Even a fool can deduce WHY. California pot costs a minimum of TEN TIMES that of street marijuana imported from Mexico. Yeah, I did the research and found hard numbers, including asking Californiano friends who smoke pot. You demand people pay 1000% premium price just because it is legal?

This is exactly in parallel to the age of prohibition if a bottle of bootleg whiskey that cost $3 would consumers have paid thirty dollars for the same bottle of LEGAL whiskey. Don't be ridiculous.

Knuckleheads drive all the way across US cities to "save" thirty cents a gallon on gasoline.

But it was the crisis in Denmark and the Netherlands that caught my eye. This is (not was) the result of let-it-all-hang-out (dis)controlling of all drugs.

Another point is this...after a serious auto accident blood alcohol levels can be easily established by law enforcement. How does one measure blood cannabis level? To claim being stoned does not impact driver safety would not be wise.

Can I tell you of a telephone call I made to a California supplier a couple of months ago? The salesperson was male and young. He could not remember a three alpha-numerical part number. Repeated it three times. Finally he started giggling and I hung up. The kid was stone-cold-out of his gourd on pot.

Neat Huh? People who kill and maim while overdosed on alcohol are bad enough. Legalization of pot with no control will cause "A News Sensation" once enough people have have killed or hurt. But then that's not enough. Some folks want stronger, more disabling drugs to be made available.

Sorry. I play the part of a Duck in a Shooting Gallery rather poorly.

With all due respect, I'm afraid your prejudice and ignorance on the matter blinds you. The War On Drugs is killing people by the hundreds of thousands, mostly via firearms. Many more than would be dying if all those stupidly banned substances were legal. I don't know about Europe, but the stupid War On Drugs and the prohibition that empowers violent organized criminals throughout America is ruining tens of millions lives, from Argentina to Mexico. Mostly just to supply the US market, though there is also a sizeable European market that's being supplied various substances by several American nations.

Since apparently you've never smoked pot, I urge you not to compare it to alcohol. Personally I've never even heard of pot causing a traffic accident, though I suppose it's possible, and I'm sure someone scouring newspapers can find an article that fits your bias. The one in a million that made the news.

I believe one of the justices on Mexico's Corte Suprema de la Nación, Zaldívar Lelo de Larrea, expressed it best when he stated that adults have a right to decide the direction of their lives and how to channel that direction in their private lives, elaborating further by stating adults have a right to decide without outside interference what type of recreational or personally pleasing activities they wish to enjoy as well as the manners in which they wish to realize this choice. Always with the underlying basic premise common in Mexican thinking that one's personal rights end where another's begin.

So if you don't want to experiment with artificial methods of recreational relaxation beyond alcohol, sugar, spices, spirituality, aromas, and whatever substances your doctor gives you, that is your right, but you don't have the right to dictate to others how to enjoy their lives.

Apart from the 40 million or so regular US consumers of stupidly banned substances, a high percentage of up and coming young people will sooner or later experiment with them. So the question is this. Would you prefer they acquire those substances from an unscrupulous underworld back-alley dealer who could care less about the health of the consumer, who may just rip them off and hurt or kill them, and who, depending on the substance, may mix in cheap toxins or other substances to increase their own profit, or would you prefer that young person be able to acquire "clean" pharmaceutical grade quality substances in a safe environment and to be able to use them in a safe environment? Too many young people are driven to living a double life: the one in front of their parents and family at home, and the one they live on the streets with their friends and acquaintances. It is better for everyone involved if they don't have to pretend in front of their parents, but the closed and authoritative mindset of most US parents thanks to the pressures of society prohibits such honesty, and thus they act surprised when their little angel dies of a heroin overdose in some back alley or abandoned building. This is the reality millions of parents are currently facing in the USA. The War On Drugs and Prohibition 2.0 is an all around abject and deadly failure, as it has been for over 50 years. How long does a policy have to fail before it is fixed? 50 years? A hundred? The resources wasted on militarized police forces and criminalizing users and dealers is pathetic and shameful, though I'm sure the NRA loves it that US arms dealers make billions selling to both the US police forces and the Mexican cartels. A win-win for them. But after over 50 years the problem is worse than ever. There are more heroin users addicted and dying than ever. And countries such as the one where my wife and I live continue paying the highest price for this obviously failed US policy.

The way you felt when you spoke to the allegedly stoned supplier in California is the way I feel when I have to again and again explain what to me is the obvious to folks with more erroneous preconceived notions than common sense.

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What There Is....

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, August 06, 2017, 14:43 (71 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

What There Is....

by Sandy feet, Sunday, August 06, 2017, 22:41 (71 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Lost my brother a year ago to the failed war on drugs.
People are indeed hiding their drug use from their family members.
I had NO idea he was doing heroin and the other THREE substances found during the autopsy.

So thank you Rob for a well written response to the OP.

I Was T-Boned By A Service Truck In National City

by mexicowanderer, Monday, August 07, 2017, 00:21 (71 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The smell of marijuana was so strong inside the cab the driver and his passenger were taken into custody. There are NO EFFECTIVE on scene drug tests that are admissible in a California court. It was physical evidence that led to the arrest. The fact the red light camera caught the driver entering the intersection at a high rate of speed thirty odd seconds after the light had changed makes it and open and shut case.

Being I was on my way to Scripps medical center in the first place, I finished the ride in a Country of San Diego Paramedic Response unit. Cuts, bruises, a dislocated shoulder and smashed left side of my face were my personal injuries.

I did not talk to the driver. I have no idea whom it was. The utility has generously offered to pay for my already paid for hospitalization. The utility insurance wants to make the inadmissibility of an on-scene test for marijuana intoxication a major part of its settle package which by the way does not even cover the damages to the motor vehicle. I have to litigate my way back to least amount of financial damages incurred.

This is not a weird CONTEST of which is worse, marijuana or alcohol, it is solely an issue of anything at all that would impair the ability of a driver to the extent it would precipitate an accident.

The belief that marijuana cannot cause an accident or affect job performance is an indictment against the naive.

Tomorrow, yes, Monday the 7th, I return to face both a pre operation consultation with a neurosurgeon and to meet with the defendant's underwriter.

And by the way, I spent two months in Portugal. It is an almost purely wrought society. Most unlike Mexico or the USA. Trying to compare it to either of the two would be like trying to compare the lifestyle of a ruby throated hummingbird to a California Condor.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, August 07, 2017, 08:56 (71 days ago) @ mexicowanderer

Sorry to hear about your terrible accident, but it certainly explains your bias. I won't pretend to defend the driver or question what caused the accident. Personally I never enter an intersection without expecting someone to run the red light. That's what defensive driving is all about. Your story underscores the reason why.

But the bigger picture is not about you or me. It's about the millions of folks who live under the yoke of violent organized criminals who are empowered by the multi-billion dollar a year black market that itself is driven by over 40 million US consumers who one way or another will acquire the recreational substances they prefer but that are stupidly banned by the government for reasons that apparently have nothing to do with health since the alleged cure has been much worse than the alleged disease.

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by h4Dan, Monday, August 07, 2017, 09:30 (71 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

But the bigger picture is not about you or me. It's about the millions of folks who live under the yoke of violent organized criminals who are empowered by the multi-billion dollar a year black market that itself is driven by over 40 million US consumers who one way or another will acquire the recreational substances they prefer but that are stupidly banned by the government for reasons that apparently have nothing to do with health since the alleged cure has been much worse than the alleged disease.

Rob, would you be so kind as to define exactly what you mean by "Stupidly banned recreational substances" I assume you refer to pot and but do you include any other drugs such as opium, heroin, meth, etc.

Thanks

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by Mexalberta @, Monday, August 07, 2017, 09:39 (71 days ago) @ h4Dan

Sounds like you are talking about cancer " the alleged cure is worse than the disease "

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by Charlybby, Tuesday, August 08, 2017, 01:43 (70 days ago) @ Mexalberta

:megusta:

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, August 07, 2017, 10:04 (71 days ago) @ h4Dan

But the bigger picture is not about you or me. It's about the millions of folks who live under the yoke of violent organized criminals who are empowered by the multi-billion dollar a year black market that itself is driven by over 40 million US consumers who one way or another will acquire the recreational substances they prefer but that are stupidly banned by the government for reasons that apparently have nothing to do with health since the alleged cure has been much worse than the alleged disease.


Rob, would you be so kind as to define exactly what you mean by "Stupidly banned recreational substances" I assume you refer to pot and but do you include any other drugs such as opium, heroin, meth, etc.

Thanks

I believe the expression I use speaks for itself, though it isn't exactly how Milton Friedman expressed it. While I disagree with some of his premises, I believe his overall take on the matter is based on sound logic and reasoning and an especially healthy dose of empirical evidence. Yet here we are over 50 years later still pretending to have learned nothing from Prohibition 1.0 almost a hundred years ago. Madness!

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by h4Dan, Monday, August 07, 2017, 10:23 (70 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

OK, I agree with you about pot but I don't believe opium or it's derivatives ought to be legalized.

I'm trying to get your take on the harder drugs like meth, heroin, etc..

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, August 07, 2017, 10:45 (70 days ago) @ h4Dan

OK, I agree with you about pot but I don't believe opium or it's derivatives ought to be legalized.

I'm trying to get your take on the harder drugs like meth, heroin, etc..

So you're apparently all for continuing the same failed policy that criminalizes users and dealers and has given us the highest rate of deaths of heroin users since stats begin being kept on the subject.

Even our governor here in Guerrero is already halfway on board with me. He wants to legalize poppy cultivation by Guerrero's farmers who mostly live in remote regions of the state where extreme poverty prevails. Those regions and their product are currently controlled by extremely violent organized criminals, such as those who disappeared the 43 teaching students from Ayotzinapa 2 years ago. The only way to level the playing field between the criminals and the police forces is to remove the stupidly banned drugs from the equation since they represent the greatest source of income for every cartel in the nation. The poor farmers are not to blame for cultivating what makes them the most money.

The same goes for the folks who cultivate coca in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.

The same goes for the neighborhood dealers throughout the USA who are mostly folks just trying to make ends meet and pay their bills just like anyone else.

Criminalizing those folks and their activities along with the users, most who are neither addicts nor abusers, serves no beneficial purpose to society other than to cost the taxpayers billions and to fill jails and cause an unending backlog in the respective justice systems so that too often more important criminal matters don't get proper attention.

Some smart fella allegedly once said:
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results."

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by h4Dan, Monday, August 07, 2017, 10:59 (70 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

OK, I agree with you about pot but I don't believe opium or it's derivatives ought to be legalized.

I'm trying to get your take on the harder drugs like meth, heroin, etc..


So you're apparently all for continuing the same failed policy that criminalizes users and dealers and has given us the highest rate of deaths of heroin users since stats begin being kept on the subject.

Even our governor here in Guerrero is already halfway on board with me. He wants to legalize poppy cultivation by Guerrero's farmers who mostly live in remote regions of the state where extreme poverty prevails. Those regions and their product are currently controlled by extremely violent organized criminals, such as those who disappeared the 43 teaching students from Ayotzinapa 2 years ago. The only way to level the playing field between the criminals and the police forces is to remove the stupidly banned drugs from the equation since they represent the greatest source of income for every cartel in the nation. The poor farmers are not to blame for cultivating what makes them the most money.

The same goes for the folks who cultivate coca in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.

The same goes for the neighborhood dealers throughout the USA who are mostly folks just trying to make ends meet and pay their bills just like anyone else.

Criminalizing those folks and their activities along with the users, most who are neither addicts nor abusers, serves no beneficial purpose to society other than to cost the taxpayers billions and to fill jails and cause an unending backlog in the respective justice systems so that too often more important criminal matters don't get proper attention.

Some smart fella allegedly once said:
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results."

Wow, just wow!!

I'm speechless. Is this just your online persona or do you really believe this?

Never mind, I'm outa here

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by Charlybby, Tuesday, August 08, 2017, 01:43 (70 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yes!!! well said & totally agree Rob!

WHAT!?

by mexicowanderer, Saturday, August 12, 2017, 12:35 (65 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

On a multi-lane boulevard with even moderate traffic it is IMPOSSIBLE to detect a 90 degree potential violator of a red light. I could not and cannot believe you were/are serious with your answer. If you are serious, please please let me know by advertising in advance when you intend to get behind the wheel. Your answer is disturbing. And by the way editing your name and source out, I am going to copy and print your response. It will be handed over to the National City PD. I said, now pay attention, your identity and residence will remain utterly anonymous. You have written a classic. Thank you.

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Easy there

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, August 12, 2017, 13:10 (65 days ago) @ mexicowanderer

I don't know why you have decided to be so antagonistic towards me, but I have no intention of humoring you. If you are unable to look left and right (in that order) before crossing an intersection then you should simply not be driving. I took the same driving course that police, firemen and ambulance drivers take. If you need a recommendation so you can take it, let me know and I'll hook you up. Otherwise I respectfully suggest you give it a break.

Humor Me

by mexicowanderer, Saturday, August 12, 2017, 13:31 (65 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

On a six lane boulevard with a 45 mph speed limit, how is one supposed to "X ray eyeballs" through the box walls of a furniture truck in the far right lane of the same lanes the utility truck blew the light on. the utility truck was in the center lane.

With traffic before and behind I SLAM ON THE BRAKES entering the intersection? The EUA ain't Mexico, hombre. Pull a stupid stunt like hitting the brakes without justification and you will soon be driving a shorter car.

By the way, the driver of the furniture van and his helper pulled me out of the car via the passenger door. Their English was marginal. But I conversed with them in Spanish. Wonderful folks.

Your penchant for attempting to pin part of the responsibility of the crash on me is frustrating. It is pure hogwash. It seems to stem from an knee jerk reaction to anyone that might question your conviction that a drug-saturated society is a happier better society.

Your comment is going to foster aching ribs and tear stained cheeks in the police dept. They could not bribe me to reveal your personal information. My character does not work that way. But I rest my case, drive where drugs are legal and suffer an increased risk of an accident. Only a fool would argue the point.

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Not About YOU

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, August 12, 2017, 13:44 (65 days ago) @ mexicowanderer

Again, your penchant for putting words in my mouth I didn't say and being childishly antagonistic is not something I wish to indulge you with any further. Glad your doctor-prescribed meds helped take away the pain you must have suffered, but apparently you wish to deny others the same comfort based on your bias, and the issue that matters is not whether you are a good driver or other folks have accidents due to their use of intoxicating substances, it's about a failed policy destroying communities and entire countries.

When Someone Forfeits A Discussion

by mexicowanderer, Sunday, August 13, 2017, 09:24 (65 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

They turn from discussing facts to Kafkaesque attacking the person discussing them. This is an universal truth, and frankly head butting achieves nothing.

Gee, what a nice day. The new open weave sheet (designed to keep mosquitoes out but still breathe, sheet, worked beyond expectations last night - the grand premier of a much anticipated product. The manufacturer of my doble matrimonial hammock is an indigenous resident of the remote mountains in Guerrero. Fabulous intrinsic engineering aptitude. He worked with a new-to-him material SPECTRA and configured a netting design using 30% less material. Result is far less stretch and far more comfort for hot humid evenings.

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Wanders off - stage left

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, August 13, 2017, 11:07 (64 days ago) @ mexicowanderer

Can't say you weren't warned.

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A More Illustrative Article...

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, August 04, 2017, 09:51 (74 days ago) @ Bill Fun

Just a heads up for those that are interested.

I believe this better illustrates the problem, IMHO. Particularly how the USA's policy of criminalizing the use of popular recreational substances kills many more people and causes much more harm than the stupidly banned substances themselves. Legalization is the only sane remedy to this problem, but greedy interests manipulate public opinion to maintain their profits and increase them. #PobrePueblo

Mexico’s Deadliest Town. Mexico’s Deadliest Year.

A More Illustrative Article...

by Charlybby, Saturday, August 05, 2017, 01:02 (73 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

And why big pharma are trying to buy up all the medicinal marijuana stocks?!?! Jump in before it goes thru the roof!