Fah Kiew Tu

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    Rethinking the drug war

    Only if you contracted the job out to Microsoft. FKT
  2. Riiiight. Faith-based schools. That'd be those who teach the myth of a 7000 year old world and that evolution has less credibility than 'intelligent design' would it? No fucking way. You want to send kids to fruitcake schools, you should be made to pay double. FKT
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    Rethinking the drug war

    Yeah I remember reading that as well. It demonstrated that heroin addicts didn't have to scam and steal if they could get their drugs legally and didn't get anywhere near as ill if they got clean drugs & needles et al. They could in a lot of cases hold jobs. A lot eventually managed to break their addiction and the rest weren't much of a problem. It's the fucking idiots who insist on shoving their morality down everyone else's throats that kill off initiatives like this. All in pursuit of a world free from mind-altering drugs that in fact has never actually existed. Be interesting to gather the drug warrior types and insist that they give a definitive list of what absolutely HAD to be done to win the drug war once and for all. Then have a B team analyse the proposals WRT civil liberties and foreign relations, then decide if it was worth the cost. Even if so, give them a deadline for achieving success, after which if their self-proposed goals are not met, they're totally disbanded and barred from all law enforcement jobs. And the overriding goal would have to be the elimination of drug use in society, NOT the number of people locked up or the tonnage of drugs seized. Those metrics are like the body counts in Vietnam and we all know how that turned out... FKT
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    Rethinking the drug war

    Tasmania has a lot of opium poppies so yeah, heroin could be cheaper. No reason why it would be more expensive than medical grade morphine. Coca doesn't seem all that difficult to grow either. Illegal price drop - sure, but then you get the risk/reward equation. If the big profits aren't there but unlicensed dealing carries decent prison sentences, the game might not be worth the candle. Esp when the end user has alternative sources of supply with guaranteed levels of strength and purity. We have an example in reverse here in Oz WRT tobacco. The govts keep on jacking up the tax on tobacco. 20+ years ago I predicted that this would lead to a growing black market as the cost of production was way lower than the price to the end user, the govt being the man in the middle. Amazingly enough we have a thriving black market in smuggled and illictly grown tobacco. Testing for impairment is a big issue I'd agree. Got no good answer to that one and I admit it. Getting the snouts out of the trough is a worse problem. You have a nasty coincidence of POV between the moralistic arseholes whose take on morality says it's bad to get high on anything but *their* sources, and the arseholes making major money from supplying the illegal market. Then of course you have the stupids like nacra who think we can get people to stop getting high if only we start enough small scale wars and mass scale assassinations in foreign countries. Legalisation, social disapprobation and good funding for programs to help people break addictions is how I'd prefer things to go. FKT
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    Rethinking the drug war

    Probably not, realistically. Interesting experiment though. If certain currently banned drugs were available legally (heroin, cocaine) and things like meth suppressed, would the demand go away because there was a legal and cheaper alternative? Personally I'd legalise the lot with really draconian penalties for operating moving machinery while impaired. The Australian outback has a lot of places where weed species need to be removed, for example. No sitting in a jail getting high on smuggled drugs. Of course then you need a measure of 'impaired' that actually makes sense. The current Australian ones for cannabis are a load of crap IMO and I'm not a user, just an observer. FKT
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    Rethinking the drug war

    The anti-drug war is lost. Has been for decades. Fuckwits like nacra refuse to admit this and think bombing and killing people in foreign countries will 'win' it. Basically conduct an undeclared war on every place that's too weak to prevent them killing from the sky. Time to admit failure and try something different. I'd basically legalise everything except things like meth. Yeah there are lots of consequences but IMO those are less than the current problems. FKT
  7. So - you're boring as batshit then and have never been willing to take a risk and try something different? Figures. FKT
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    Lincoln Project - getting better with every film

    Yeah. What most of us wish we didn't know about is Randum/Gastro. FKT
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    the subtle pleasures of returning to your own mooring

    Yeah that too. Stay off my lawn. OTOH kids regularly sit in & play with the oars in my tin dinghy on the beach and that's fine as long as they don't lose the oars or rowlocks. Hard to damage a tin dinghy after all. I've done a fair attempt myself on oyster bars. FKT
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    Debate #3

    She's not the first and won't be the last woman to marry a rich man in order to get a lifestyle that her talents can't get for her in any other way. Everyone should just let it go. He's an arsehole, she's just a not too bright woman who used what she had to get a comfortable and hopefully more secure future. It certainly can't be pleasant dealing with that obese arsehole. As I said, I feel somewhat sorry for her. Not a lot because of his track record but some. FKT
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    Debate #3

    I seriously don't give a fuck pro or con about Melania. She's wife No 3, she got there by fucking Trump while he was still married to wife No 2, who got there by fucking Trump while he was still married to wife No 1. Agree she likely wasn't ever expecting to be subject to this sort of scrutiny but - shrug. I simply don't care, do you? If anything I feel a little sorry for her getting *that* dud of a human being to marry her. I hope she's found it worth it. FKT
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    Rethinking the drug war

    All you have to do is build a wall and a DMZ all the way along the Mexican border, get Mexico to pay for it, and the smuggling problem will be solved forever. BTW - how *is* that wall coming along? And has Mexico written the cheque yet? FKT
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    Debate #3

    Kind of funny, but backwards. More like, the USA has shit in over 50% of the sandbox, wants to maintain its shit coverage but stop anyone else from shitting there, because that's sooo - oo unfair. Mind you I'm in agreement that China and India et al should stop shitting in the sandbox because it's a global problem, but still - logs & motes...
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    Rethinking the drug war

    Course that's worked so well elsewhere, hasn't it... FKT
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    the subtle pleasures of returning to your own mooring

    *AND* left it in a place where random strangers could sit inside it. Talk about asking for trouble. I'd be unhappy if some random kid wanted to sit on my Drott tracked loader without permission, and it currently doesn't even RUN. FKT
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    Donnie Has Another Stroke

    My Chinese bank account is so secret, even I don't know about it... FKT
  17. Ditto except in my case it's over 50 years. FKT
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    An impending crisis for PA

    Well, anti-other-country colonialism maybe. Hawaii & Puerto Rico. Bunch of other Pacific islands. Arguably the Philippines for a fair stretch. Chinese bunds/cantonments guarded by US Marines. FKT
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    Trump Ramblings 101...... He is nutz..

    Not. Assume he loses - he'll go even more batshit crazy and is still Prezident. Won't be over until Jan 21 2021. FKT
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    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    I'm still willing to kick in a few bucks to whoever manages to get a decent vid of the launch and either salvage recovery or 'sea trial' whichever comes first. Or of course the 'sea trial' followed by the rescue of the builder and sinking of the derelict. FKT
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    Nesting dinghy designed to plane under power?

    Lot of machinists out there. Can't say I've ever seen a decent pic of what you sell but given that and some rough dimensions I'd be very surprised if I couldn't machine them myself if I were so inclined. FKT
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    the subtle pleasures of returning to your own mooring

    Yeah but there's another adventure waiting next week so it's all good. We just went off for a daysail a couple days ago. Drop the mooring pennant, hoist the fore & jib, head down channel. Anchor for lunch, look about then home on the ebb. Not much wildlife out but hey, still a lovely day out on the water. FKT
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    Migrant Caravan

    And when you think Trump et al had already tunneled through the bottom of the barrel, along comes this gem: https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/parents-of-hundreds-of-children-separated-at-us-border-cannot-be-found-20201022-p567e1.html You people are certifiably insane for electing this poor excuse for a human being. God knows Australia cops a lot of criticism and some of it deserved, but this? If it isn't criminal, it should be. FKT
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    Donnie Has Another Stroke

    The problem with this line of thought is, Trump was an incoherent shitgibbon BEFORE he was elected. FKT
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    An impending crisis for PA

    They were all Democrats by definition as only Democrats start wars. At least, according to nacradriver. Do try to keep up. FKT