Having read it, it wouldn't surprise me to find out that what we think are drug barons, are actually a covert arm of the military! They need to have good guys and 'bad guys' to fight a war.
In the meantime they are peddling the drugs and the whole network to get 'real' money to launder to pay for some social project. Hmm... they probably decided to skim that as well, so it just pays to buy arms to go fight wars on other people's turf. The ones that get killed in drug wars are the ones who want to trade with other suppliers, so they send the military in to wipe them out.
I suppose someone has already written a book with this as a plot line!
Nothing would surprise me today. I went into the local Waitrose supermarket earlier on to be confronted with a wall of tabloid newspapers from floor to eye level with the grotuesque pictures of Mr Ghadaffi's murder on the front of them. I complained to the store manager, saying that it was inapropriate to have these images at the eye level of a child. Many mothers were walking around with their children. I asked that the newspapers be turned over so that this image wasn't visible.(It was the sun that caught my eye as I went in the door, saying something like 'that's for Lockerbie').
Do you know what the store manager said? His response was 'Well what can you expect of the tabloids, I read the Times myself'.
I said that if the newspapers were not going to censure the way they report the news, then someone has to have the decency to make a decision as to whether the newspaper can be used in a public news stand where it becomes mere propaganda and hatred aimed at fueling the fires of fear in the next generation. I don't want to be confronted with this sort of disturbing presentation of the world we live in when I go to buy a pint of milk. The papers were still there when I left. I am disgusted with the sheer maelevolance of it all.
And I am disgusted with anyone who printed and put those papers on sale today.
Also it's about time us smokers are given a break from all this social stigmatism. If the tobacco companies did not put so much shit in the tobacco I am sure it would not have so much effect on our health. Then the national health services wouldn't be so overloaded with people who suffer the side effects of the added poisons and the government would still get a large chunk of duty.
Still my natural cynic says that the drug companies wouldn't be very happy if they didn't have sick people to feed with pills, so they have to make sure we get sick somehow. I am more than happy to pay some duty on a can of IPA and a reasonable amount of duty on a bag of baccy. At the moment a duty free pouch costs £4.50 and with tax £13.25. I wouldn't have a problem with it being about £3.50 and paying £8 to smoke my bag a week. I also prefer bleach free papers, I cough a lot if I use the bleached ones.
The same goes for recreational drugs for those who are doing them. I am sure if there was a very different approach to the kind of drugs available, and that they were bought in a responsible manner so many of societies ills in the misuse, trafficking, prostitution and other related syndicated crime, would become regulated in a manner that accepts it as part of the world we have always had shadowing every culture.
That it is exploitive and undermines our spiritual wellbeing, as well as the violence it generates right now is shameful. Perhaps the well run bordello should be the accepted means of regulating a shameful traffic and depravity in human life, especially in infants.
I would rather see people free to make the choice of practicing the 'oldest profession' with some semblance of dignity, than outlawing it and allowing it to become the degrading and criminally managed secret world it is now.
Perhaps the biggest endemic in society is hypocracy. That we find as so obviously encountered in the recent news our politicians have relationships that compromise their integrity and the running of countries affairs. We can't expect everyone to be squeaky clean, but for top politicians to have so little scrutiny on when matters of state are concerned is diabolical. I suspect this was a blackmail situation, as so many are at this level.
I am just sick of the whole fiasco, and the dirty little secretive world find I live in. I hope all the OWS movements really do join hands in worlwide co-operation to start a new chapter in world affairs. Lets see real changes, and then all have some great holidays in greece and get those guys back into some kind of comfortable lifestyle. Obviously they have some border issues to sort out with Turkey, which is probably why all this is going on, as Europe want Turkey onside, and Turkey probably wants some of Greece back. Like I said, its all a game of risk.
You just got to keep your eye on the dice! frankly I don't want anyone playing dice with world politics any longer. As for Hilary Clinton, I think she ought to be made to resign right now. Her outburst about Mr Gaddafi was obscene.
Two wrongs don't make a right.