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Drug-Friendly Netherlands to Close 8 Prisons -- Not Enough Crime

Holland's example makes the case that drug decriminalization would not result in the crime orgy that that so many Washington control freaks fear.


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Drugs, including alcohol

Drugs, including alcohol don't do anyone any good. And while I am opposed to the phony "War on Drugs", which is little more than a grab for power, I encourage people to avoid using them. Anything that dulls the senses and produces narcosis has the potential to make you vulnerable to all sorts of dangers, and possibly makes you dangerous. Why any rational person would use these substances is beyond me.

Just as people who favor "gun control", people who feel safer when they are helpless, people who use alcohol and other drugs put themselves in a similar position. Why would you want to victimize yourself?

Be an adult. Stay alcohol and drug free.


This is a clear result of ending drug prohibition. Just watch an episode or two of COPS. All they do is drive around harassing minorities- in their own neighborhoods, no less- arresting people for posession of small quantities of drugs. That and arresting people for being non-compliant, usual after a domestic disturbance call.

If all these cops can't find real crime, they will encroach on more non-criminal activity. It amazes me that police on camera threaten to batter or arrest citizens for the 'crime' of not incriminating themselves. They'll take you to prison for a night, just because your non-cooperation forces them to do actual police work!

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None of...

the politicians in Washington fear any type of crime orgy fear is what they spout, the closing of prisons is what they fear.

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BIG ...


But what will the CIA do?

With no illegal drugs... They won't have any money for their slush fund to corrupt politicians, military and police or fund terrorists.

millions of people make money

millions of people make money out of the current incarceration system...lawyers, judges, secretaries, DEA, policemen, guards, private companies running the prisons...the list goes on . All those people and companies have ZERO interest in reducing the number of prisons or inmates...they have no intention getting a $10/hr hard working job when they can make real money and benefits abusing other people.


Don't tell this to "Conservative" Ann Coulter

She might jump around in anger like a stupid moron.

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Portugal legalized drugs

with the same effect. Crime and usage went down.


The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts


i saw this like a year ago. i guess they are finally shuting down.

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per capita

incarceration rate in U.S. is higher than in China.

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Highest in the world

in the 'land of the free.'


The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts




We are on the exact opposite side.

I talked to another republican today and she was all for the death penalty because she didn't want to pay for them to be in jail. I brought up the bad laws we have that are causing an explosion in prison populations. She didn't say much after that.