Greece’s infamous new drug, sisa, is basically meth and filler ingredients like battery acid, engine oil, shampoo, and cooking salt. The majority of its users are poor, often homeless, city dwellers reeling from the psychological and physical impacts of a country in the grip of economic collapse.
A former police prosecutor took to drug dealing because he had nightmares? This almost makes Cry-baby of the Week.
In an interview with the Weekend Herald before the sentencing, Sarah claimed that seeing a woman set herself on fire after he successfully opposed bail for her partner had triggered nightmares so intense he didn’t want to sleep. And that quickly led to dealing drugs.
“I didn’t wake up one morning and decide to give the middle finger to the law,” he said. “There was a set of circumstances where I was vulnerable … but I can’t blame that – I was still able to make decisions.”
That is just pathetic. But it gets worse.
Sarah, who represented the police in rugby, told the Weekend Herald he began using the drug speed, which is methamphetamine heavily cut with glucose and caffeine, as a stimulant to help him at the gym.
Later, he used it to help deal with the stress disorder he developed after watching the woman burning.
“Truth be known, I didn’t want to sleep after what had happened. When you’re having nightmares, you don’t feel like sleeping.”
He had other difficulties and he felt he couldn’t ask for help.
“I was struggling with stuff, but I thought I’ve got to keep sucking it up and hope it goes away.”
That led to selling drugs to friends, which he justified as “doing more good than bad”.
“But when you cross the moral barrier where you justify something for yourself, it’s a short step to, ‘Is there any problem with me grabbing some for a mate?’ as well.” Read more »
Isn’t it wonderful how enabling tech and the internet is.
I think the “chemtrails” comment gives it away.
It must be fun playing with the Sharpie before each video. Read more »
Russell Brand explains his love affair with drugs at The Spectator:
The last time I thought about taking heroin was yesterday. I had received ‘an inconvenient truth’ from a beautiful woman. It wasn’t about climate change (I’m not that ecologically switched on). She told me she was pregnant and it wasn’t mine.
I had to take immediate action. I put Morrissey on in my car and as I wound my way through the neurotic Hollywood hills my misery burgeoned. Soon I could no longer see where I ended and the pain began. So now I had a choice.
I cannot accurately convey to you the efficiency of heroin in neutralising pain. It transforms a tight white fist into a gentle brown wave, and from my first inhalation 15 years ago it fumigated my private hell. A bathroom floor in Hackney embraced me like a womb, and now whenever I am dislodged from comfort my focus falls there.
It is ten years since I used drugs or drank alcohol and my life has immeasurably improved. I have a job, a house, a cat, good friendships and generally a bright outlook. Read more »
A Judge has got a little teary eyed at having to lock up some nice looking, impeccable DRUG DEALERS:
Two men with “impeccable backgrounds” have been jailed for running a commercial cannabis-growing ring.
Paul David Jensen and Jaak Roy Karu have been sentenced to three years in prison after police discovered hundreds of plants hidden in three homes in suburban Auckland.
The pair, both 43, pleaded guilty to cultivating, possessing for supply and selling the Class-C drug at a level of sophistication that Judge Mary Beth Sharp said left her with no choice but to impose jail time.
“It never gives a judge any pleasure to sentence people to imprisonment, let alone men of your age with impeccable backgrounds and all the family and community support that is available, but I regret that is my job.”
On December 7th, a documentary will be released on YouTube (yes, released on YouTube, not MSM).
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years.
Bookmark this page if you like to view it.
Hopeless Hekia Parata is copping flak from teachers and this time she deserves it. She should be getting headlines and howls of outrage because she IS putting drug dogs in schools not because she isn’t.
A Northland headmaster has written to Prime Minister John Key expressing his concerns about banning drug sniffer dogs from schools, saying it is “short-sighted nonsense” and proposed new legislation was “nuts”.
The Education Amendment Bill, which was introduced to Parliament this month, aims to abolish the use of drug sniffer dogs and drug testing in schools.
The Ministry of Education says the changes will encourage safe learning environments without invasive methods.
Whangarei Boys’ High School headmaster Al Kirk has outlined his concerns to politicians Hekia Parata, Phil Heatley, Mike Sabin, Hone Harawira and John Key.
“I can tell you that WBHS is not supportive of the two amendments relating to drug tests and drug dogs. We are strongly opposed to these suggested changes. Schools will be left to pick up the pieces,” Mr Kirk said in his letter.
“I urge common sense and ask you think long and hard before supporting such retrograde changes.”
I predict that there will be a caucus backlash over this policy announced late on Thursday by Hekia Parata. There is already a backlash from School Principals, which normally I would have a crack at but in this case the Principal’s are dead right and Hekia Parata and her Education ministry officials are dead wrong.
I never thought I would see the day when I would be a member of a party that wouldn’t put drug dogs into schools. Since when has the National party been “soft on drugs“?
A law change to ban schools from drug testing students will “seriously dent” the ability of teachers to stop drugs entering the school gates, the principals’ union says.
The Education Amendment Bill, which was introduced to Parliament last week, would ban schools from using drug sniffer dogs or requiring students to undergo a drug test.
Secondary Principals’ Association president Patrick Walsh said parents would be outraged by the change.
“Prohibiting the use of drug dogs in schools, and stopping schools from drug testing students who have been caught using drugs in schools to ensure they’re clean, will seriously dent our capacity to stop the scourge of drugs in our community from entering our school gates,” he told Radio New Zealand this morning.
“I think the public and parents would be outraged at this because the overarching principle is we want our schools to be drug-free.”
Mr Walsh said the law change would give schools “very little” power to detect drugs.
The headlines should be screaming that ‘Nats send drug dogs into schools’.
As I said the feedback I am receiving suggests that the next caucus meeting is going to be very, very testy. Expect Hekia Parata to do a flip-flop on this. This sort of liberal panty-waist soft cock attitude has no place in policy from the National Party.
This guy would have to be a favourite for the Darwin Award:
A drunk driver was suffocated between his car door and roof after swerving onto the wrong side of the road to hit a “ferret”, evidence given to a coroner says.
Rodney Spiers, 30, died on Waikawa Valley Rd in the early hours of the morning on September 25 last year.
He had left Invercargill earlier that day with his friend David McClelland to go on a fishing trip in the Catlins.
Mr McClelland told Coroner David Crerar that Mr Spiers was drinking rum and cola mixers as they drove and became increasingly angry and aggressive.
The car left the road when Mr Spiers swerved to chase a “ferret”, Mr McClelland told the coroner.
When Mr Spiers tried to get out of the car, it tipped down a steep embankment and trapped his neck between the driver’s door and the roof.
Coroner Crerar listed Mr Spiers’ cause of death as positional asphyxia.
His blood alcohol level of 229ml per 100ml of blood was “extremely high” and did him no credit, Mr Crerar found.
A screening test of his blood and urine also indicated he had used cannabis and opiate type drugs which would have added to the effects of alcohol.
Driving while pissed and stoned, swerved to try and kill something, left the road, got out and made his own car tip over on him and suffocate him – brilliant!