"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts

Until we have legislation adopted into law to ensure fiduciary accountability and transparency in public affairs we will continue to have human rights breached because the existing crown immunity and lack of any independent oversight invites corruption to flourish.


"Question authority, and think for yourself" - Timothy Leary


"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts


"Information is the currency of democracy" - Thomas Jefferson


‎"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." - Margaret Mead

"The truth is like a lion, you don't have to defend it. Let it loose, it will defend itself."

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Drugs, an interesting perspective:



Here's a letter to the editor of the local paper from Dr Richard McGrath, who gave evidence for the prosecution during the hearing of the five charges arising from the police acted like stormtroopers, actions described by a number of lawyers in scathing terms such as politically motivated bullying, police corruption, gross misfeasance and abuse of position, process, etc. Dr McGrath regularly attends the Masterton police station in his role as a local GP, he sees a lot of the effects of drug abuse first hand, and this is what he says:


The word "drugs" is abused as much as the drugs themselves are - bring in a reliable test of actual impairment, do some proper testing - prescription drugs, alcohol, even tobacco, all have an effect on behaviour, allowing cigarettes, party pills, herbal highs and alcohol to be sold in supermarkets and dairies while conducting this witch hunt on cannabis is the height of hypocrisy really. Alcohol and road deaths are indisputably linked, and the government refuses to implement the recommendations of medical staff and others to take action against the epidemic of alcohol abuse.

Watching tv the other night there was a ridiculous government funded ad with some actors driving around in a car and the actor playing the driver "acting" in his interpretation of a "druggie" (- it's like the "Commies" in the US in the 60's that everyone had to go to Vietnam to fight -) and the mumbled dramatic narrator asking "42% of people thought driving stoned was alright - do you?" - I want to see some intelligent and independent scientific data regarding testing the actual level of impairment. Following this ridiculous advertisement (- advertisement for what you might ask - for the government to implement drug testing beneficiaries, that's what) was an ad for Effexor XR, then one for Viagra, not long ago they were advertising Vioxx and others which have suddenly been pulled from the market - we are one of the few countries in the world where you can advertise drugs on TV like that!

Drug test public servants, police, politicians, etc FIRST. A drunk politician does a lot more damage in society than a beneficiary who might have had a puff as it was being passed round a week or two ago!


Following the 'Better Work Stories' advertisement debacle and the hypocritical "Whose behaviour does your child reflect" waiting room posters, we now have to put up with the latest in police public relations exercises - they should just get on with policing.

And that's just the police - look at the state of our Courts!

We have bigger problems than people using cannabis! We have corrupt, politically motivated police, government officials and politicians!
Time for some proper debate on these matters.

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