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RogerTheShrubber
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I personally have strong libertarian beliefs, probably more so than most in this career would have. They have evolved over time. I'm near retirement so I've seen a lot over the years. I'm the Ron Swanson of my profession.



I have friends in LE, a couple high up in the AST organization who think their jobs would be better off if the black market didn't exist and the black market is created by the current laws we have.

People are going to use, and it's impossible for us to make laws harsh enough to prohibit it.






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RogerTheShrubber
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Let me say this- the war on drug cartels often ties into foreign policy on levels not seen or understood by the average American.


please explain


Not sure if this is what he is getting at, but we give foreign aid to many nations exclusively for the purpose of fighting the drug cartels.






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heehaw
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Thats not really something that is "on levels not seen or understood by the average American."

I was thinking something more along the lines of the supposed Hezbollah/Iran connection with South America.






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WikiTiger
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Thats not really something that is "on levels not seen or understood by the average American."

I was thinking something more along the lines of the supposed Hezbollah/Iran connection with South America.


The movie American Drug War made the claim that marijuana prohibition is extremely important to policy makers because without it, the funding for the war on drugs would not be as high. In other words, they know that the abuse rates of hard drugs are so low that the American people wouldn't allow the massive amounts of money wasted on the WOD on just the "hard" stuff, so marijuana remaining illegal is very important to them.

And they further stated that the reason the WOD is so important is because they use the black market to fund black ops.

Take it FWIW.



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WikiTiger
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oh and check this out:



that right there should be enough to convince any reasonable human being that the WOD should be ended RIGHT NOW






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MFn GIMP
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It's my stance. Seems prohibition may be worse than legalization. I have friends who were high up in state law enforcement who agree.


I agree with that based on my own experiences. The county I live in, as well as all of the surrounding counties, was dry from prohibition until October of this year. The closest place I could go to buy liquor was an hour and a half away, and I wasn't going to drive an hour and a half to buy some beer. Because of that I started occasionally buying Moonshine through a guy I knew and he was great at making it.

Thanks to the idiotic policy of my area they lost out on tax revenue and were unable to effectively police drunk drivers, underage purchasers, etc... all the while people who wanted to drink were still able to by giving the economic activity to other areas or by purchasing potentially unsafe moonshine.






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mooseknuckle
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It would help if you truly understood how the world worked, your confusion is understandable considering the deck of cards your reality is built on.


This. It's all about money and power on a global level you can't even imagine. It's been going on for a long time. There's the poor slobs that think they're doing the right thing and God bless them. But they have no idea. Living and dying for somebody else's pocket, greed and power.



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Bestbank Tiger
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And they further stated that the reason the WOD is so important is because they use the black market to fund black ops.


Can't they just run Nigerian scams instead?






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heehaw
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And they further stated that the reason the WOD is so important is because they use the black market to fund black ops.


Makes sense. How many times has the CIA been linked to drug trafficking? Why do we have US troops guarding opium fields in Afghanistan?






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Melvin
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I agree with that based on my own experiences. The county I live in, as well as all of the surrounding counties, was dry from prohibition until October of this year. The closest place I could go to buy liquor was an hour and a half away, and I wasn't going to drive an hour and a half to buy some beer. Because of that I started occasionally buying Moonshine through a guy I knew and he was great at making it.
Yup. I know this point has probably been repeated many times but it really comes down to the fact that if someone wants to do drugs, they will do them whether legal or illegal. Spending valuable time and money to try and stop them is like banging our heads into a wall.






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Paluka
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Street level gang activity would take a huge hit as most of these criminals do not have the intelligence to make money any other way.


Well, the gangs really went national in the mid 1980s when crack came about full blown.

They'll still have plenty of ways to make money.






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heehaw
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They'll still have plenty of ways to make money.


The majority of street and international gangs/criminal organization make a huge majority of their money from drug trafficking. They use this money to expand into other areas ie gun trafficking, human trafficking, cyber crimes, etc.

I doubt there is any other racket that could replace the money they would lose from drugs.






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lsutothetop
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Source on that graph? If true, that's a huge piece of evidence.





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mograyback
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Tigerlaff



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Dumbass.


What's wrong with the word 'rebuttal'?






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lsutothetop
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The verb form is "rebut." I.E. "You did not even properly rebut that."





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