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It’s Drug War Rant, we don’t serve warrants

When I first started this blog (now over 13 years ago) and I was coming up with a name/URL, I hit upon DrugWarRant.com — in part, because it was the same spelling as drug warrant, and might send some traffic my way as I was starting out.

One of the side-effects of that decision has been emails like this one:

Hello Pete,

I know people that’s in the state of [state name] that has been trafficking marijuana between [state name] and [state name]. I don’t know their real name but I know their facbook name. I don’t know how else to report these people. I’m very against drugs. I wanna make sure these type of people are stopped. What kind of information do you need to put a stop to these dangerous people? There’s a night club in [state name] that only open few days a week but they were to pull in a lot of money, more than what the business should be making.

I have people who write to tell me about their neighbors who smoke pot, somehow thinking there’s something I could do about it. Or that I’d want to.

I’m not sure how their thinking works. How do they have the brain cells to come up with the phrase “drug warrant,” and look it up on Google, and yet not be able to actually view this site and figure out what’s going on here?

However, just in case you’re reading this and want to inform on your friends and neighbors, go ahead and email me. I’ll be sure to actively give it all the attention it deserves… by moving it to my trash folder.

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15 comments to It’s Drug War Rant, we don’t serve warrants

  • An interesting commentary by Maia Szalavitz at the Chicago Tribune titled:

    “A genocide of dehumanized drug users”
    http://tinyurl.com/gqdgjdk

    I think it hints at the source on much of it: US drug policy and the dehumanizing effect of prohibition upon drug users.

    • Matthew Meyer

      Good ol’ Bishop Brent helped set the tone in the Philippines, trying to figure out how to keep native bodies opium-free for Christ.

      Later, he hectored governments around the world to join the American anti-“narcotic” crusade.

      He might not approve of Duterte’s actions, but he helped plant the seed that led to them.

  • jean valjean

    Hey Pete… why not put more of these emails on the thread and let us reply to them? Damn their privacy.

  • Servetus

    It’s an absolute fact that Drug War Rant doesn’t serve drug warrants. Rather, it serves little poison pills that emit radioactive truth particles permeating every crack in the status quo, thereby causing structural breakdowns in the memes and deluded paradigms created by scheming prohibitches.

  • jean valjean

    OT
    Not sure if this is progress or GW lobbying but:
    UK government finally concedes cannabis has a medicinal effect

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cannabis-legality-uk-government-finally-admits-marijuana-has-a-medicinal-effect-a7355941.html

  • Mike

    Is there a compiled list of the propaganda used by the Gov.t
    to make the case for prohibition of Cannabis.

    Has such a list been used in Court to demand that Gov.t
    prove that the list is true.

    Was one of the reasons on such a list Cannabis will make one violent and insane.

  • DdC

    “…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana
    is its effect on the degenerate races.”
    Harry J. Anslinger

    ONDCP with the DEA and NIDA statutory responsibilities, which include taking such actions as necessary to oppose efforts to legalize certain controlled substances such as marijuana.
    Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie

    “The DEA Has Smothered the Drug Debate With a Smoke Screen”
    http://tinyurl.com/jnal4cz

    The DEA scheduling system has no scientific basis at all
    http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/2063

  • Dave in IL

    Pete,
    Maybe you could send a polite email recommending a course in reading comprehension.

    But seriously, in a country where a disturbing percentage of people (Though clearly not a majority) will be happy to vote for a leering sexual predator/conspiracy peddler that talks to them like they are grade school children (Cuz he’ll bring back the jobs n kick out the brown people), you can only expect so much. Wish I could be more positive, but its getting close to election day.

  • NorCalNative

    OT. Been busy taking care of a dying parent. Had to reply to Daniel Williams.

    For Dan: The physiological differences in cannabinoid receptor sensitivity between 90-days and a decade?

    NO DIFFERENCE. Both are new-born babes in terms of cannabis tolerance.

    • Daniel Williams

      If, as you claim, there is no difference between 90 days and a decade, it would follow that there is no difference between 1 day and 90 – which doesn’t seem to make any sense.

  • DdC

    Dear [state name],

    If you know Americans that’s (who are) in the state of [state name] that has (have) been trafficking marijuana between [state name] and [state name]. Then you are an assessory and need to repent your sins. Think of the children stopping their seizures or Veterans substituting addictive debilitating pharmaceuticals with Cannabis, illegally. It is your duty to put these MS and Parkinson patients in cages. Ruin kids lives and take their house while they’re at it. Smoking that pot, minding their own damn business and not busy bodying everyone else. T’aint the way things are done in the fatherland.

    You don’t know their real name but you know their facbook name and continue to associate yourself with what others are doing. If these facebook people are of great interest to you then you might try telling them why they bother you so much. You may discover they aren’t a bit worried about you. Or the people bartering with them of their own choice either.

    You don’t know how else to report these people. Or why you should report “these” Americans. You claim you are very against drugs. I would only say look in your own medicine cabinet before judging someone’s natural plant. You wanna make sure these type of Americans are stopped. You prefer legal drugs and bottled drugs with many more side effects and make these Americans suffer for relieving PTSD they got while you were buying Trump flags made in China with Iraqi crude oil. What kind of information do you need to put a stop to these dangerous Prohibitionist people?

    There’s a night club trafficking dozens of brands of dozens of liquors and soft drug beers on every corner in every major US city in every [state name] period. That only open few hours after breakfast or sell in grocery stores 7 days a week. But with bands they can pull in a lot more of money, more than what the business should be making. The DEAth Merchants selling the war on Americans have decided what every business should be making and if you make more you must be punished.

    People writing about neighbors smoking pot need to heed the warning and immediately move into the attic. Don’t come out or you may be exposed. It’s clear you probably live alone, try to call someone to bring food and water for your 17 cats. Someone with less paranoid tendency’s. Above All! Stay in the Attic. Smelling pheromones can lead to delusional behavior like its breathing second hand smoke. It is ill advised to go near any sewage plant with such thoughts floating around your head. IF you have no attic, bury your head in the dirt or sand. By any means stay away from reality. Common sense has no place in a Prohibitionoid.

  • EricSugmunstein

    U.S. To Seek Criminal Contempt Charge Against Joe Arpaio
    They are seeking no more than six months incarceration for 84-year-old Republican Arizona lawman, citing his age and other factors.

    http://tinyurl.com/PoorOldFuckingJoe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUh68Ycmhto

  • Servetus

    Johann Hari, on drug war induced political violence and its link to jihadism in France:

    19-August-2016 — … I would be given long and abstract lectures about how France has a concept of citizenship, derived from their revolution, that believes all citizens should be treated equally before the law. I admire that tradition, strongly. It is the right approach. But the way to uphold the idea of equal citizenship, and equality before the law, is to check whether you live up to it in practice – not to cover your eyes and ears and declare your abstract purity. To use the fact that no statistics are gathered as evidence that France’s drug war is not racist would be like banning HIV tests, and then announcing that there is no AIDS in France. Yet that is the position of the government.[…]

    And – not coincidentally – the country with the harshest drug war in Western Europe also has one of the highest levels of drug use in the European Union – and the worst rate of teenagers using drugs. More than half a million French people use a prohibited drug every day; 1.2 million use regularly; and a further 3.8 million use occasionally. These figures are considerably worse than in countries where full decriminalisation has happened. For example: 39% of French 15- and 16-year-olds have smoked cannabis, compared to 19% in Portugal, where all drugs were decriminalised in 2001. This means a 15-year-old in Portugal, where it has been legal to use cannabis for her whole life, is half as likely to use cannabis as her equivalent in France, where there has been a drug war raging for her whole life.

    https://www.opendemocracy.net/drugpolicy/johann-hari/training-in-violence-connecting-line-between-france-war-on-drugs-and-jihadism

    YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR9Wc4y8dOg