Gut Rumbles
 

May 27, 2006

she nails it

Here's your war on drugs. If this information doesn't frighten you, you are an ass.

In FY 2005, DEA stripped domestic and foreign drug traffickers of nearly $1.9 billion in drug proceeds and revenue denied, which included $1.4 billion in asset seizures and $477 million in drug seizures. (emphasis mine)

That's the New American Gestapo, folks. And they also are why people like ME, who suffer chronic pain, have such a difficult time finding effective treatment. I like the way Libby put it: "The savings on harm reduction are slated to be added to their harm enhancement program -- the harassment of pain management physicians."

War on drugs, my ass. This crap is all about power and money.

(By the way... the DEA is about as effective at winning the War on Drugs as the Border Patrol is at catching mexicans.)

Comments

A-men! They don't give a shit who they make suffer in the process either.

Posted by: Desert Cat on May 28, 2006 02:12 AM

Have you run into the thing where once you have had a problem with booze, nobody will give you anything for pain?

Posted by: Ron on May 28, 2006 03:40 AM

Has anyone heard where the next tea party is? I've got my American Indian costume all cleaned and pressed. All I need to know is when and where.

Posted by: Vulgorilla on May 28, 2006 10:50 AM

Earlier this week the President declared the mobilization of federal troops to help combat the war on poverty.

Posted by: Yogimus on May 28, 2006 10:51 AM

Thanks for the plug A-man. Glad to see this info get some wiser exposure. Of all the lamebrained policies in the war on some drugs, the DEA's war on pain patients and their doctors is the most vile one.

They harass the shit out of terminal patients who try natural herb for their pain and then they make it impossible for them to take prescription medicine too. The heartless bastids.

Posted by: Libby on May 28, 2006 11:23 AM

Rob, Do you have a local facility that specializes in chronic pain treatment? We have one locally at UNC Chapel Hill. Our clinic has made many referrals. Some of the patients have done very, very well when they FINALLY have a provider who is not afraid to give them the meds/ treatments that they need. If you are interested, I will get you detailed info. If nothing else, perhaps our docs could give you info about docs in your area.

Posted by: Robin on May 28, 2006 11:37 AM

This Guy "http://www.theagitator.com/#026389" can help with even more info on the domestic costs of this "war"?

Drug abuse is bad enough, we don't need to add govt and police abuse to it.

Make them all legal and tax the hell outta them!

Posted by: TC on May 30, 2006 11:47 AM
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