How many will the Chinese execute today?

Happy International Anti-Drug Abuse day.

bullet image U.N. Says War Between Mexican Drug Cartels Benefits U.S.Another variation on the increased-violence-shows-we’re-winning theme.

A war between Mexican drug cartels is benefitting the United States by making black market drugs less accessible as gang members turn their efforts against each other, according to a new United Nations report.

“This struggle is a blessing for the United States because the drought of cocaine generates low levels of addiction, high prices and doses that are less pure,” said Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the U.N.’s Office of Drugs and Crime.

A blessing?

bullet image At least they’re not shooting offenders in Scotland… Drink drivers ‘to have cars seized and crushed for first offence’
They’re adding drugged drivers as well.

bullet image Bill O’Reilly Thinks of the Children (Again) Jacob Sullum does a nice job of taking apart O’Reilly’s attack on DPA and interview with Nadelmann.

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12 Responses to How many will the Chinese execute today?

  1. Cliff says:

    “How many will the Chinese execute today?”

    How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop? I have a feeling the Chinese are like the wise old owl saying, “Lets’ find out…one, two, three…”

    Then he bites into the tootsie pop.

  2. Drew says:

    Re: Scotland, home of some of my recent ancestors…

    In my mind I hear bagpipes playing “Amazing Grace” then they suddenly stop and issue that dropped and stomped sound with the notes groaning out in a squeaky and off-key wheeze as it slowly collapses.

    “We believe it has been an outstanding success. The monetary value of the car may be of little consequence, but the loss to this driver in terms of going about their daily business will be extremely high.”
    People who champion destruction and waste are sick.

    He added that some one in nine road deaths were caused by drink driving,
    So one wonders what destructive menace they are wreaking on the sources of those other 8 reasons.

  3. denmark says:

    Almost to Washington state guys, short lay over in Oregon.

    Caught up on all the comments, all of you are amazing, thank you for helping me keep my talking points fresh and upfront.
    To tired to comment right now, actually too tired to think.

  4. Biff Slankovic says:

    A sobriety checkpoint?! I’ll make sure and eat lots of fish and garlic and fart loudly in their faces.

  5. Paul says:

    That Scotland car crushing story is amazing. It is so irresponsible I hardly know where to start. All it does is drive people into poverty. And what if there’s a loan on the car? Does the bank just lose?

    Drunk driving really is bad, and it needs punishment, but destroying someone’s livelihood probably isn’t what is needed.

  6. Windy says:

    Drunk driving is only “bad” when it results in a crash. Arresting drivers who have a certain percentage of alcohol in their blood, but who have not crashed nor been observed driving in a dangerous manner is akin to arresting someone on a thought crime who never actually carried out the crime, just thought about it. Cops should be arresting those who are blatantly driving dangerously, regardless of the reason for their poor driving skills, not just because they have a certain measurable level of alcohol in their systems discovered at a roadside check point or in a stop for other than dangerous driving. Quit blaming the substances and start blaming and arresting the truly dangerous drivers.

  7. Bruce says:

    Love the bagpipes analogy. Checpoint Charlie LOL
    I want to catch TB now just to spit in their faces.

  8. BruceM says:

    Sure dead drug users is a blessing for the US gov’t in the same way jewish white collar criminals was a blessing for the govnernment of Nazi Germany.

    Fortunately I have no doubt they are lying about lower levels of cocaine availablity – I’m sure it’s just as cheap and plentiful as it’s ever been, their made-up, out-of-their-asses numbers notwithstanding.

  9. ezrydn says:

    Why not just burn down their homes so they won’t have any reason to live in that community? What a bunch of sick puppies!!!

  10. Cannabis says:

    Nah, burning houses is bad for the climate. What are drug warriors need is surplus armored bulldozers. That way you have something to paint your logo on and stand in front of with your guns:

  11. Benjamin says:

    Wow, when I simplified what Billo said about drug and alcohol users abusing/neglecting children, he’s basicly saying we should punish people for what the MIGHT do to their kids.

  12. ezrydn says:

    Didn’t they make a movie about “pre-crime?” Yeah, Minority Report. That didn’t work out so well, either.

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