more BS about narcotics
- From: "OldGoat" <oldgoatmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 00:19:58 GMT
Here's another one. Politicians and the media machine keep pumping out all
about their tens and hundreds of thousands of deaths of our young folks from
the "DEMON of drugs, particularly Rx drugs." At least that's what they want
you to think.
The drug problem is so "widespread" that it killed 800 kids a year (1/4 of
3200, right?). That a huge problem, 800 out of a country of 250,000,000. Or
about 6 months in Iraq. That's the kind of lies and spin we constantly see
from these organizations that without the "drug war", would be looking for
work. Only a fool believes what the authorities say or takes their reported
numbers relating to drugs as unbiased. We can't handle the raw data, because
it's all corrupted, spun like a washing machine on the spin cycle, and if
word got out how much money they made both selling and stopping the flow of
drugs, the country would explode.
I know that this is not the real subject of the article, I merely post it to
demonstrate what a crock of crap this "drug war" is, how minute the problem
truly is, and how occasionally they slip up and put their collective feet in
their mouths. The government lies are now alive and well and living on the
net for all to see. The public just has to wake up and read it. See the lies
and contradictions side by side. Once the biggest skeptic sees it for what
it is, things will change (or some of us will have contracts on our heads. I
wasn't using mine anyway).
Painless Eve to all-og
Alcohol a Bigger Threat to U.S. Youth Than Drugs
THURSDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol abuse by minors results in
almost 3,200 deaths a year -- four times more than deaths due to all illegal
drug use combined, a new study finds.
Underage drinking also costs the United States $62 billion each year, the
Despite these numbers, policymakers remain focused on the impact and
prevention of drug use in minors, rather than alcohol, the study's authors
said. The budget for anti-drug use by America's youth is nearly 25 times
that of public funds earmarked for the prevention of alcohol use.
"Alcohol-related traffic crashes, violence, teen pregnancies, STDs, burns,
drownings, alcohol poisoning, property damage and other risks take a human
and economic toll that's much greater than illegal drugs. Yet, we spend so
much more on youth drug abuse," study author Ted Miller, director of the
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), said in a prepared
Miller's team at the PIRE Public Services Research Institute in Calverton,
Md., found that a large number of minors are drinking great quantities of
alcohol. In fact, the study showed that underage youth consume at least 16
percent of all alcohol sold in the United States, a number the researchers
The costs of underage drinking come from a variety of sources, with expenses
linked to traffic accidents alone totaling roughly $13.7 billion per year.
"Drinks in bars, drinks in cars, drinks stolen form Mom's liquor cabinet:
The average harm from a kid's illegal drink is $3," said Miller. "That's far
more than the 85-cent price tag those drinks carry. It dwarfs the 10 cents
in taxes we collect or the 40 cents in profit the alcohol industry reaps,"
Miller said poor legal enforcement is a major factor in the underage
drinking epidemic, and that stricter regulations and inspections of
institutions where alcohol is sold would cut the amount of alcohol getting
into minors' hands. Improvements in identification and age-verification,
driving curfews, zero-tolerance laws and regulations placing liability on
parents who allow underage drinking in their home would also help control
the problem, he said.
The study is published in the July issue of Journal of Studies on Alcohol.