Why Not Offer Crack and Meth??? Huh???

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    I just heard an interview with Dr. Isaac Jackson... and thought it was a joke, much as I would have perceived Ms. Fluke's testimony...in a normal world.
    But I assure you....this poster-child for the Left is real...and here is the LATimes perspective:

    1. "Heroin shooters, speed users, pot smokers ... convene regularly in this city's gritty Tenderloin district — not for treatment, but to discuss public health policy and share their experiences free from shame or blame.

    2. ...some pressing questions, including how those heading to a users' conference in Oregon this fall would obtain their methadone or safely procure other drugs to use in a supervised injection room.

    3. "We have to figure that out," said Isaac Jackson, the group's senior organizer. The 56-year-old, who holds a doctorate in media arts and sciences from MIT, turned to speed in his mid-30s. "Nobody should [skip] this conference because they're afraid they're not going to get their dose."

    4. This is the San Francisco Drug Users Union, one of a few such groups in the U.S. and part of a growing worldwide movement of thousands who, according to the International Network of People Who Use Drugs, are demanding a voice "in decision-making processes that affect our lives."

    5. Linked to the harm-reduction movement — a philosophy that aims to reduce disease, injury and death among drug users without passing judgment or demanding abstinence — the union mostly hopes to put a face on those whom, Jackson said, "most people despise."

    6. "People say, 'You're a drug user, you brought this on yourself,' " Jackson said. "Do people say that when you're 300 pounds with heart problems from eating McDonald's every day?"

    7. The union — with about five dozen members who attend meetings — eschews words like "addict" and "abuser." It neither encourages nor discourages use. At the recent meeting, one man who took a long bathroom break emerged to alternate between dozing on the couch and scratching himself, signs of an opiate high.

    8. A biohazard box is available in the bathroom for dirty syringes. The door latch is flimsy by design so it can be opened if someone hits the floor."
    Drug users unite to build strength and hope - Los Angeles Times

    9. "And we’re consumers of drug policies, we’re consumers of rehab, we’re consumers of drugs....Tall and gangly, with a drifting eye, Mr. Jackson speaks with a mumble and a dry sense of humor about losing most of the perks of a normal life — car, career, apartment — to meth, something he feels might have been avoided had a group like his been around at the time. (He states that one aim is to teach people to use crack and meth safely.)

    10. The group, whose activities never include asking anyone to stop doing drugs,... “Ron Paul would be good for us, for druggies,” quipped Mr. Jackson — ..."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/u...sco-seeks-voice-in-policy.html?pagewanted=all


    How far behind can Ms. Fluke be demanding government supplied crack?


    In 1993, one of our greatest statesmen, Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan (D- N.Y.) published one of the most important pieces of social theory entitled "Defining Deviancy Down." Moynihan started from Emile Durkheim's proposition that there is a limit to the amount of deviant behavior any community can "afford to recognize" (called the "Durkheim Constant"). As the amount of deviancy increases, the community has to adjust its standards so that conduct once thought deviant is no longer deemed so. Consequently, if we are not vigilant about enforcing them, our standards would be constantly devolving in order to normalize rampant deviancy.
    Defining Deviancy Down | MetaFilter


    Moynihan would be laughin'......
     
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    Breaking Bad encourages meth use...

    Breaking Bad blamed for shocking rise in crystal meth usage
    3 Nov 2014 ~ A leading academic claims the critically-acclaimed US show Breaking Bad "instantly makes people curious" about crystal meth
     
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    You can't compare Pot smokers to Meth users.

     
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    You guys throwing a party? :)
     
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    It is a very enticing show, I was more curious about the money making aspect behind it than the actual drug use though.
     

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