31 October 2008

Drugs... the victimless crime

A Montreal man is accused of recruiting a 24-year-old woman to smuggle $3.5 million worth of heroin into Canada via Toronto.

RCMP allege the suspect is part of a ring that recruited human couriers -- mostly single moms -- to smuggle dope into Canada through Pearson International Airport.

Jimmy Miudo, 33, is slated for a bail hearing at Maplehurst Correctional Complex today.
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15 comments:

Ken said...

That would not have happened it drugs were legal. If it is legal, you don't have to sneak around to try and sell it. There would be no black market.

Unless your point is that drugs being illegal has victims? If I misunderstood what you meant, ignore me.

Anonymous said...

In other news, a mother of 22 was kidnapped and forced to smuggle alcohol through McDonald-Cartier airport in Ottawa.

Oh wait, that didn't happen, because alcohol is legal.

Neo Conservative said...

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"ken says... That would not have happened it(sic) drugs were legal."

so, ken... you're what... advocating to legalise heroin? if I misunderstood what you meant... please explain.

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Ken said...

Yes. It causes more harm being illegal.

Neo Conservative said...

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no offense, ken... but you're outta yer gourd.

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Ken said...

No, I'm not. I understand people can OD. I also bet that the OD picture from your older post was from somewhere where drugs are illegal. That really isn't an argument against legalization. It may be an argument against using drugs though.

There are also consequences to drugs being illegal. One example are the issues with creating a black market.

Neo Conservative said...

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"ken says... the OD picture from your older post was from somewhere where drugs are illegal"

so ken... this magic fairytale land where you live... where shooting heroin is legal... nobody ever, ah... overindulges?

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Ken said...

I never said that, at all. I think people will regardless of the legality. Saying people OD when drugs are illegal isn't an argument against legalization.

Neo Conservative said...

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"ken says... Saying people OD when drugs are illegal"

when people turn into bottom-feeding, scum-sucking junkies... they will lie, cheat, steal, give ten dollar back alley blowjobs to unwashed strangers... and yes, even kill... to obtain that next jolt.

at the risk of being thought a stiff-necked party-pooper... i, for one, think we should discourage all those things.

ergo... illegal.

your turn.

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Ken said...

You aren't giving an argument for drugs being illegal. You are giving an argument for why drugs are bad. I don't get how you don't see the difference. You aren't giving me anything to argue against, I agree many drugs are bad for people to use.

Neo Conservative said...

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sorry ken... you just wanna play word games, then declare yourself victorious and head on over to rabble.

they'll lick up one side of you and down the other.

as a wise woman once said... "i haven't got time for the pain."

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Ken said...

I wasn't playing word games or declaring myself the victor. You were giving an argument for why drugs were bad, while I was saying drugs should be legal. If you don't want to discuss why drugs should be illegal then fine, but just saying drugs are bad isn't an argument when drugs are used whether it is legal or illegal.

Neo Conservative said...

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sorry ken... if enumerating the damage junk and junkies cause to society at large isn't reason enough for you... i can't imagine what would be.

funny though, how you neglect to present your case for why they should be legalised.

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Ken said...

We both seem to be in agreement that drugs cause problems. This happens whether they are legal or not. Drugs being illegal causes a bunch of other problems, such as the article you posted. Not to mention people should be allowed to do whatever they want to their own body.

Neo Conservative said...

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"ken says... We both seem to be in agreement that drugs cause problems"

no, ken... we are not.

drugs, per se... which are largely tools for healing or medical relief... are not the problem here. heroin, for instance, is an ideal palliative care drug for end-stage cancer patients.

it's actually a case of weak-minded, self-indulgent people abusing drugs that causes all the problems... you know, junkies.

the crime and violence these people cause as they struggle to feed their growing addiction... is a plague both on their own physical persons... and on society at large.

see ken... i believe your right to flail your fists around... ends at the tip of my nose.

drug abuse leads to anti-social behaviour, crime and misery... violations of the social contract. the police, our regulatory agents in this instance, are fighting these problems. if that, my friend, is too strict for you... there are plenty of less-regulated countries where you can do whatever you please, with minimal fear of state intervention.

so anyway, i must have missed the part where you enumerated all the benefits of legalising heroin, crack etc.

please... carry on.

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