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    Biden visits Mexico and Honduras amid drug debate

    US Vice-President Joe Biden is visiting Mexico and Honduras amid calls by regional leaders for a new debate on decriminalising drug use.

    Several Central American presidents, faced with rising drug violence in their countries, have spoken recently of the need for a policy change.

    The US remains opposed to decriminalisation, US officials say.

    In Mexico, Mr Biden will meet President Felipe Calderon and the three candidates in July's presidential vote.

    He then travels to Honduras, where he will hold talks with President Porfirio Lobo and fellow leaders from El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

    Last week, the Organization of American States (OAS) warned that drug gangs were posing a growing threat to democracy in Latin America.

    Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, a retired army general, has ordered his nation's army to join the fight against the trafficking gangs but also called for the possible decriminalisation of drugs.

    President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica told Bloomberg last week that legalising drugs in central America deserved "serious debate".

    Dan Restrepo, the top Latin American official in the White House, said that Mr Biden expected a "robust conversation" about the security problems posed by traffickers but that there would be no shift in policy.

    "The Obama administration has been quite clear in our opposition to the decriminalisation or legalisation of illicit drugs," Mr Restrepo was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.

    The drugs issue is likely to surface next month when regional heads of state, including President Barack Obama, gather in Colombia for the sixth summit of the Americas.

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    Hoping for better luck next time......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justins Dad View Post

    As I was typing this message, I had a thought. Why not decriminalize it on the National level and let States decide how they want to handle the situation. So, if Washington wants to legalize meth, then all the meth heads can move there. What say the forum brothers? Will making it a States' right issue solve the problem?
    Congrats, you just won the 10th amendment!

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    Rather unsavory "company" for the self professed "Land of the Free", don't you think?

    Does this fact make you proud of the USA? Soundly beating the old USSR as the world's leading gulag?





    The rise in the US incarceration rate, of course, coincides with the start of the "war on drugs".




    How many "wars" does the American Empire need to "lose" before its collapse?

    Vote for anyone but Ron Paul, and you will find out.

    "The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous."
    --George Orwell

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    Just watch as we continue to privatize prisons into money making institutions what happens...Will only get worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACD View Post
    Provide me a link that says I'm wrong.
    Not how it works around here.
    You make a statement and you either back it up with a source that makes it fact or you are nothing more than a blowhard and a liar.
    Quote Originally Posted by Squid Row View Post
    In most places, just a mile beneath the crust, the earth is several million degrees.

    A squid is the stupidest animal on earth, they line up in rows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Sabatage View Post
    Not how it works around here.
    You make a statement and you either back it up with a source that makes it fact or you are nothing more than a blowhard and a liar.
    I remember when the mod used to delete any post where a "fact" was presented without a citation to back it up. half the posts would be gone if this rule was still in effect.

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    I say if you take the profit motive out of illegal drugs by decriminalizing and therefore making them cheap, Darwin's theorum will take care of the problem.
    Comet is 59 cents on the grocery store shelf, I don't see a big run on the product where people are snorting lines of powdered bleach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubasco View Post
    I remember when the mod used to delete any post where a "fact" was presented without a citation to back it up. half the posts would be gone if this rule was still in effect.
    Now we can personally just block out the liars ourselves.

    I only see posts from about 1/2 the people on here because the rest are liars and blowhards.
    Quote Originally Posted by Squid Row View Post
    In most places, just a mile beneath the crust, the earth is several million degrees.

    A squid is the stupidest animal on earth, they line up in rows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky7Team2 View Post
    Just watch as we continue to privatize prisons into money making institutions what happens...Will only get worse.
    Don't break the law.......then you won't be contributing to the money making institutions......


    Law breakers are feeding the money making frenzy...

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    Remove all criminal penalties from all "recreational drugs"...let the dopeheads have ALL THEY WANT. Any "Drug Problem" will solve itself.

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