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entremet
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(05-19-2017, 07:25 PM)
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On a drizzly May afternoon, a man in gray sweatpants and a black Bengals hoodie sold a half-gram of heroin for $70 inside a dingy market on the west side of Cincinnati. The buyer was a plainclothes police officer; the seller was promptly handcuffed. The bust was the first of two that a team of local police would make that Thursday and one of several heroin-related cases to cross their radios: Three people overdosed, and another was caught driving under the influence. Compared with some days in their district, it was pretty slow.

Heroin has become so pervasive in cities such as Cincinnati and so profitable for the cartels that supply it that even cops admit the sporadic arrests they make have little effect. “It’s really not going to make any impact out on the street,” says Detective Brandon Connley, speaking from the damp parking lot outside the market. “Everybody and their mom sells drugs these days. There’s always somebody right there to pick back up.”

Millions of Americans got hooked on pain pills during a prescription binge that started in the 1990s and peaked around 2011. As states have tightened monitoring and doctors have reduced dosages, it’s become harder for addicts to get prescription painkillers, driving many to get their fix off street drugs. Mexican cartels and big-city gangs have capitalized on the shift, extending networks of dealers across the U.S. and flooding the market with cheap heroin, according to law enforcement.

Cartels have begun lacing heroin with synthetic opioids including fentanyl, making a dose more addictive and cheaper to produce. Overdose reversal shots are helping addicts survive, often to use again, giving dealers a steady supply of repeat customers. With persistent demand and increasingly wide profit margins, 2017 is shaping up as the most profitable year ever for the U.S. heroin trade.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...ing-in-america

Crazy stuff. Heroin and meth are doing major damage in smaller town America. Cartels getting involved is nuts.
SolVanderlyn
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(05-19-2017, 07:26 PM)
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Don't do drugs, kids.
cj_iwakura
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(05-19-2017, 07:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolVanderlyn

Don't do drugs, kids.

Funny, this board encourages drug use. Its part of the problem.
x-Lundz-x
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(05-19-2017, 07:28 PM)
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Lock up the dealers, not the users. We need to get them help.
LegalEagleMike
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(05-19-2017, 07:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Funny, this board encourages drug use. Its part of the problem.

I missed the threads where GAF encourages heroin use.
Beer Monkey
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(05-19-2017, 07:29 PM)
And soon, the private prison business. Elections have consequences.
cj_iwakura
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(05-19-2017, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by LegalEagleMike

I missed the threads where GAF encourages heroin use.

I said drug use. It's all bad.
Username1198
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(05-19-2017, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Funny, this board encourages drug use. Its part of the problem.

Show me where any gaf member has encouraged heroine use, get real, we like weed.

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

Says you, weed helps me with depression and anxiety better than any other method. And weeds legal in ca so yea.
Hindl
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(05-19-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolVanderlyn

Don't do drugs, kids.

A lot heroin use comes from people getting addicted to prescriptions. That doesn't work here

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

No it's not. Conflating shit like weed with heroin is dumb
ElectricBlanketFire
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(05-19-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Funny, this board encourages drug use. Its part of the problem.

This board encourages hardcore drug use?
jay
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(05-19-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

GAFers for prohibition
PepsimanVsJoe
(05-19-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

You're not seriously going there are you?
Reverend Funk
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(05-19-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

Video games are also bad
kadotsu
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(05-19-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

You need to be over 13 to sign up. I think we can have a more nuanced argument about drug use.
cj_iwakura
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(05-19-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

This board encourages hardcore drug use?

Did I say that?
Kor of Memory
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(05-19-2017, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

Seeing things in black and white like this helps no one.
PizzaFace
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(05-19-2017, 07:30 PM)

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Funny, this board encourages drug use. Its part of the problem.

Certain drugs are great

Heroin isn't one of them
Dylan Sexbang
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(05-19-2017, 07:31 PM)

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

Well GAF, im taking a bong rip in cj's name tonight. Cheers.
Username1198
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(05-19-2017, 07:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Did I say that?

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Funny, this board encourages drug use. Its part of the problem.

Yea you literally did a minute apart.

Get off your high horse please
Any Questions
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(05-19-2017, 07:32 PM)
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To my American chums, please watch this if you can. Big pharma really did do some very naughty things


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39799009
Akala
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(05-19-2017, 07:32 PM)
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Trapping an addict trying to score is probably the most useless and hurtful thing they could be doing to combat the problem.

EDIT: misread lol. Still a drop in bucket and by their own account ineffective. Need to work on problem demand-side to really make any improvement.
cj_iwakura
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(05-19-2017, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by PizzaFace

Certain drugs are great

Heroin isn't one of them

Keep telling yourself that. I'm sure your dealers love you for it.
Imm0rt4l
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(05-19-2017, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

*eye roll
richiek
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(05-19-2017, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

How do you feel about alcohol?
Count Dookkake
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(05-19-2017, 07:32 PM)

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

I dunno. There are different levels of risk and not everyone is effected exactly the same.

Some can use heroin recreationally and end up shooting a MCU movie.
kadotsu
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(05-19-2017, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Keep telling yourself that. I'm sure your dealers love you for it.

Like Wal-Mart?
cj_iwakura
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(05-19-2017, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by richiek

How do you feel about alcohol?

Same.
Laevateinn
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(05-19-2017, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Funny, this board encourages drug use. Its part of the problem.

I never wanted to do heroin but then I read cboat's E3 predictions and suddenly had three needles in each arm. Don't do GAF kids.
phanphare
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(05-19-2017, 07:33 PM)

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Did I say that?

you implied it, yes
jacob armitage
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(05-19-2017, 07:33 PM)

Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

This board encourages hardcore drug use?

I think at times we've defended people using harder drugs so long as they know the risks, know what their money is supporting and it isn't due to addiction issues.
Adam Sadler
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(05-19-2017, 07:33 PM)
Anyway, it will be interesting how US handles this. I'm not affected by this because this drug is used mostly by a specific race
opoth
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(05-19-2017, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

Apparently now that Sessions has recused himself from the Trump Russia investigation, he's got plenty of time to post on GAF.
reKon
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(05-19-2017, 07:34 PM)

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

Knowledge is power.
Jack Scofield
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(05-19-2017, 07:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

Some can use heroin recreationally and end up shooting a MCU movie.

What's the story with this?
daveo42
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(05-19-2017, 07:34 PM)

Originally Posted by SolVanderlyn

Don't do drugs, kids.

It's Heroin. The better tag line should be Don't take doctor-prescribed opioids, kids.
theWB27
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(05-19-2017, 07:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

Tell that to my asthma with a straight face.
phanphare
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(05-19-2017, 07:34 PM)

Originally Posted by jacob armitage

I think at times we've defended people using harder drugs so long as they know the risks, know what their money is supporting and it isn't due to addiction issues.

I have never once in my years of posting on this board seen someone bring up recreational heroin or opiate use in a positive light. literally never.
Puddington
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(05-19-2017, 07:34 PM)
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Sounds like a growing market. I wonder what the profit margins are...
jay
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(05-19-2017, 07:34 PM)
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Anime is a drug.
Crayons
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(05-19-2017, 07:35 PM)
Does D.A.R.E pay certain GAFfers? I want to see CJs tax returns
PeskyToaster
(05-19-2017, 07:35 PM)
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I'd rather use heroin than watch anime.
jacob armitage
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(05-19-2017, 07:35 PM)

Originally Posted by phanphare

I have never once in my years of posting on this board seen someone bring up recreational heroin or opiate use in a positive light. literally never.

I did not specify heroin, and i've certainly never seen that either - i used a more blanket term of hard drugs, but perhaps i should have been more specific given the thread - my point was towards knowledgeable use of cocaine, LSD and mushrooms.
cj_iwakura
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(05-19-2017, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by theWB27

Tell that to my asthma with a straight face.

You take illegal drugs for asthma? You know what I mean.
xDUMPWEEDx
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(05-19-2017, 07:36 PM)

Originally Posted by Crayons

Does D.A.R.E pay certain GAFfers? I want to see CJs tax returns

Not until Trump releases his.
NandoGip
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(05-19-2017, 07:36 PM)
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I've grown up surrounded by drugs and dealers, weed (obv), pills, coke/crack, molly/e, acid, shrooms, etc blah blah blah.

Out of all drugs, pill smokers, meth users, and heroin users get no sympathy from me. Unless some doctor over prescribed you and caused the addiction, for someone to pursue pills/heroin/meth knowing what happens, you gotta be straight up stupid.

I still advocate for treatment though.
BADMAN
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(05-19-2017, 07:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Same.

But cocaine is cool right?
Hindl
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(05-19-2017, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by phanphare

I have never once in my years of posting on this board seen someone bring up recreational heroin or opiate use in a positive light. literally never.

I'm assuming they mean various threads where people talk about taking acid/mushrooms/ecstasy and are conflating that with opioids/amphetamines.

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

You take illegal drugs for asthma? You know what I mean.

People get addicted to heroin because they take prescription drugs and can't afford it. You don't get to separate the two
entremet
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(05-19-2017, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by NandoGip

I've grown up surrounded by drugs and dealers, weed (obv), pills, coke/crack, molly/e, acid, shrooms, etc blah blah blah.

Out of all drugs, pill smokers, meth users, and heroin users get no sympathy from me. Unless some doctor over prescribed you and caused the addiction, for someone to pursue pills/heroin/meth knowing what happens, you gotta be straight up stupid.

I still advocate for treatment though.

A lot the heroin addiction is driven from pain killer overprescription.

Patients get hooked on painkillers. The schedule is over. The pain is over, but the addiction remains. Heroin allays the addiction.
JustenP88
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(05-19-2017, 07:37 PM)

Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

I said drug use. It's all bad.

Go move to a theocracy. You people are the problem.
Gattsu25
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(05-19-2017, 07:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

Funny, this board encourages drug use. Its part of the problem.

I do encourage people to take aspirins at times.

I'm part of the problem.

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