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What Do Heroin And Obamacare Have In Common?

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Massachusetts State police have seized more than 1200 packets of heroin following a traffic stop in the town of Hatfield. CNN reports three people face charges of conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession charges; but in an effort to distinguish their particular 'brand' of addictive chemical, the providers labeled the stash 'Obamacare'. As the police note, "It's just a branding so you can say if this brand is good or bad." - we wonder which?

Via CNN,

What do heroin and Obamacare have in common?

Nothing -- save for more than 1,200 packets of heroin that had the words "Obama Care" and "Kurt Cobain" printed in red on the packaging that Massachusetts State Police say they uncovered in a drug bust.

State police said the labels are nothing more than marketing ploys.

"It's a branding by the particular drug dealer so when the drug gets out to the population, you know what it is," said Police Lt. Daniel Richard. "It's just a branding so you can say if this brand is good or bad. It's like putting Pepsi or Coca-Cola on a bottle."

Trooper Joseph Petty stopped a vehicle with four people in the Town of Hatfield on Friday morning after noticing the vehicle was committing several traffic violations.

 

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"If you like your heroin, you can keep your heroin..."

 


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Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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I wager it was 3000-4000 packets when they were busted, but only 1200 at evidence check-in.....

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:16 | Link to Comment ZerOhead
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All those drugs yet the police never seem to find any cash.

They must have been free samples...

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment BigJim
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+1 to the both of you

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:33 | Link to Comment ThirdWorldDude
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I'm curious whether they named that batch "Obamacare" because it got a doubleplus cut of paracetamol, or because you pay the man $26, but the shit just doesn't work...

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:31 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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Is name after Obama because Barry is first US president former drug dealer.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 07:50 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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He's old school.......he was freebasing before it was ever called crack.

 

Proof you can waste your brain on cocaine.....and still do a pretty good job of reading from a teleprompter.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:08 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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Thank you! I know people on the farce, and they seem to have the ability to live pretty well on a cop salary....

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:35 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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Remind them of their oath and that "following orders is no excuse."

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 21:17 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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Half the cops are crooked as hell, and the other half are stand-up people. The problem is the one half will never snitch on the other half.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 20:52 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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if they won't snitch, how is that "stand up" ?

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 01:11 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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If they were "stand-up," they'd quit. Little of what the modern gun and badge thugs do is moral--non-aggression--or a service to their fellow man. That is unless one thinks that robbing people of their property, at gun and tazer point, day in and day out is moral and somehow a service to others.

Or put another way: what does a gun and badge thug spend most of his day doing?

 

"Ignorance of the Constitution and "following orders" are no excuse."

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:45 | Link to Comment Occident Mortal
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Got it...

JUST GIVE ME ONE MORE FIX! = Heroin

Obamacare = JUST GIVE ME ONE MORE FIX!

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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Maybe all those "surge" troops Obama sent to Afghanistan to guard poppy fields are there to make sure the pharmaceutical companies have enough smack to make their money on the addiction of the pain killer market in American.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:36 | Link to Comment ZH Snob
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to answer the question: they both provide a false sense of comfort.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:13 | Link to Comment ZerOhead
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Both are proven to be as healthy for Americans as what will soon be blowing in over the Pacific Ocean just in time for the holidays!...

 

CHRISTMAS UPDATE:

Nuclear Engineer: Fuel assembly damaged at Fukushima Unit 4 — It’s bent in shape of banana — Unknown if pellets poured into pool during removal — Tepco stopped English translations (AUDIO)

http://enenews.com/nuclear-engineer-fuel-assembly-damaged-unit-4-bent-sh...

 

Anyway... Obama & the MSM keep saying bananas expose us to more radiation than Fukushima so it's not something we should concern ourselves about... unless it's a banana bent in the shape of a 15 foot long fuel assembly in which case we are all fucked...

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:01 | Link to Comment Ban KKiller
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...funded by HSBC!

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 21:03 | Link to Comment Bullionaire
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What Do Heroin And Obamacare Have In Common?

 

Subsidized by Uncle Sam.

 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/drug-war-american-troops-are-protecting-afg...

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 21:18 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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Brought home on the side by the people in uniform. It's the 401(k)ilo retirement program. 

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment Bohm Squad
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I, for one, am glad the cops got that life-shortening and health deteriorating crap off of the streets...and getting the heroin out of circulation is probably good too. 

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:23 | Link to Comment Stackers
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Yeah, because Prohibition Works !!!

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment nodhannum
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Yes it does...when it's tried and I mean enforced.  Just ask a citizen of Singapore.  Tried f***ing up their kids with drugs and you are gone, not in ten years, but gone and soon. After Singapore first iniatiated the death penalty for dealing drugs the number of drugs and dealers dried up and dried up quickly.  I remember a particular flight from Hong Kong to Singapore when the handed out the immigration cards, you know, the ones with Mandatory Death for Dealing Drugs on it..you never saw so many folks head back to the toilette to drop stuff out over the sea.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:41 | Link to Comment donsluck
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Would work for prostitution, parking violations, speaking against the government, wearing red...the possibilities are endless.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:42 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Right... 'cause it's our overlords' job to keep a close eye on our chemical composition.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:48 | Link to Comment negative rates
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I applaud your effort, but it does no good to replace insanity with insanity, and that what you witnessed on the plane flight, it's a never ending saga of political tit for tat.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:48 | Link to Comment MSimon
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Oxy is safer and now 4X more popular than heroin. That street stuff could be anything.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 21:04 | Link to Comment Bullionaire
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

Made my day. Thanx.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 21:21 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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Yesssss. And how come a pharmaceutical company is allowed to still crank tons of it out, and magically make it's way to the streets? Hmmmmm, the mind wonders.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:48 | Link to Comment dadichris
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This is your brain on obamacare...

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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If you choose Obamacare, you probably are on drugs.  Right Nancy?

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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We have to take the drugs, to see what they do.

 

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:48 | Link to Comment nmewn
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If you like your heroin, you can keep your heroin.

Period ;-)

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:09 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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Poppy Bush Cries a River
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUtnws_jHx8 (0:18)

Bush Sr Google
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt__IqCbGpY (0:33)

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:15 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Obamacare will ruin more lives than heroin ever could.......

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:33 | Link to Comment The Shootist
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What do QE and heroin have in common?

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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QE will ruin more lives than heroin addicts trying to sign up for Obamacare ever could........

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:15 | Link to Comment Jam Akin
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What do they have in common?  The substance is funding government ops while the brand name program drains it.

 

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:18 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Should have labeled those packets "Wall Street".

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:21 | Link to Comment ZerOhead
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You mean Federal Reserve QE...

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:41 | Link to Comment savedbyfreethought
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They are both sold by criminals to help the weak willed to relieve themselves of their sense of reality.

 By the way I am starting to get the feeling that criminals like drug dealers are the only ones left who can call things by the names.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:42 | Link to Comment jimmytorpedo
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Calling things by their proper name is the beginnng of wisdom.

--Confucius

I'm more of a Nietzsche fan myself, but I like all pithy aphorisms.

Who's got the time for dense philosophy?

Perhaps somebody can remind me of the name of the Buddhist philosopher.

His student raised a finger and said, "All is one!"

The Zen master (Basho?) draws his sword and cuts off the students finger.

Upon seeing his un attached finger falling to the ground, the student achieves instantaneous enlightenment.

A good aphorism hits you in the same spot.

 

Oh yeah, drug dealers,...

They keep it real.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment savedbyfreethought
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Interesting, google tells me his name might be Juzhi ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juzhi_Yizhi

I would be intrigued to learn more if there is another zen master who also enjoyed cutting off other people's finger.

The problem with Zen/ Buddhism, at least from the way I see it, is that many of its ideas can hardly be expressed verbally with enough precision and clarity, making it difficult for readers to pin down the exact implicature.

When you talk to the others about of a particular piece of work, it's nearly impossible for anyone to say the other is misinterpreting the wording because it's really open for interpretation. And then in the middle of all that confusion some people will develop the fallacy that things that sound difficult to understand and mysterious must somehow be right so they keep listening...

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 21:01 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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How do you awaken someone pretending to be asleep?

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 20:49 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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restraints and beans. They get the restraints. You get the beans.
Let's see how long that pretending game goes on.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:33 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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People should give away their freedom so they feel safe and secure that they'll receive the higher quality heroine and they should also send their kids to Afghanistan to guard the supply lines of the heroine route.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 21:07 | Link to Comment Bullionaire
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"the higher quality heroine"

 

Katniss Everdeen

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:28 | Link to Comment debtor of last ...
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Rather stupid those packs have a HSBC logo stanced on it.

Was it eligible heroin?

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:35 | Link to Comment Iam Yue2
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No sane person would go near either.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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At least with Heroin you get what you pay for..........

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Lumberjack
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It was a perk given with the free phone program. (sarc)

 

On that note, I know uninsured electrician who had to go to a clinic in Brockton, Ma a week ago because he had no insurance. Those (readers here) who know Brockton are aware of the problems in B-town. Outside of the clinic, there were people signing up all those going in there... for free phones.

 

And finally:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mass-trooper-admits-smoked-crac...

 

 

 

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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Lumberjack, this is an outrage! They have an official integrity program to prevent people from gaming the system! http://www.usac.org/li/about/program-integrity/default.aspx /SARC

I work around this program with funding to schools. The universal access fee on your cell phone/phone/Internet bill? It goes into the slush fund, and milked by everyone. (It's like a huge coke orgy, and everyone is looking for someone to fuck just one more time...)  The people doing these sign-ups work for the phone company, or Carlos Slim. Hate to use FluffingtinBoast, but they sum it up pretty well. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/carlos-slim-obamaphones_n_1955929.html

 

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:48 | Link to Comment Tinky
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My favorite quote on heroin use:

Once is too many, a million times isn't enough.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:07 | Link to Comment Kitler
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Good warning

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:49 | Link to Comment nmewn
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A very good warning.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:13 | Link to Comment DaddyO
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Old Chinese proverb says,

Man takes a drink.

Drink takes a drink.

Drink takes a man.

Same can be said for heroin or any other substance that can and will be abused.

Heck just look at fiat currencies, most addictive substance known to Central Bankers.

DaddyO

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:43 | Link to Comment dadichris
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Chinese proverb say;

He who go to bed with hard problem wake up with solution in hand.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:59 | Link to Comment One And Only
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Both marketed to naive degenerates.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:06 | Link to Comment Racer
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And what does the ECB and lies have in common?

"ECB's Praet Warns Italy Against Euro Exit - Report

ROME--Italians "should learn from history" and abandon chatter about leaving Europe's monetary union, the chief economist of the European Central Bank said in an interview published Sunday by Turin daily La Stampa. "The euro is irreversible. Those who dream of the world before the euro tend to forget what it was really like," Peter Praet told the paper."

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 23:35 | Link to Comment akak
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The euro is irreversible.

Of course!  All hail the 1000 Year Monetary Reich!

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:13 | Link to Comment YHC-FTSE
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Some of those boys at Langley do have a sense of humour after all.  Obamacare and Heroin production both have the US govt as the common denominator.  

Percentage of global heroin supplied by Afghanistan before the US invasion: Almost zero %

Percentage of global heroin supplied by Afghanistan after the US invasion: 70% + 

In 2013, production is estimated to have increased by 36%.* The refining process requires tankers of specialist chemicals, raw materials,  and logistical support. Those are the facts. To assert that it is happening unseen by the occupying forces,  or that they are doing anything but facilitating the export sale of tonnes of highly addictive, dangerous drugs to the world is ridiculous.  The MIC is the drugs trade.

*Source: UN Office on Drugs and Crime

http://www.unodc.org/afghanistan/index.html

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-spoils-of-war-afghanistan-s-multibillio...

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:10 | Link to Comment logicalman
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The result of having all those US troops guarding the poppy fields.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:23 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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and where is the heroin headed?

why, of course to Amherst College, U of M Amherst, Smith College, Mt. HOLYOKE College, Hampshire College, where perhaps the brainiest kids in the 'Global Education System' will get some quality tutelage on how too fry a brain?

btw,   Yale University is only an hour ride, as is Harvard University when you come to the fork in the road?!?

thankyou NSA... with special thanks to Bush's & Obama's War on Afghan Drugs (90%+/+ of all Heroin comes from Afghanistan)

Slightly-off-Topic (way-off, But?).... Turkeys 'Gulen Movement' (~$25bn network in Pennslyvania) could do some explaining regarding 'Sharia Law' indoctrination in Private School's (HEAR-N-USSA???)!  Iranian Gold via Turkish Gov't Bank 'Halkbank' (Indian & Turkey?) 

thankyou Tyler

 

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:11 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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See? He DOES care!

 

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:34 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Yazzir, but about what?

  Because Obama.

 

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:12 | Link to Comment bugs_
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both Heroin and Obamacare were once lauded to be miracle cures

both Heroin and Obamacare will take your life

both Heroin and Obamacare will take everything of value from you

both Heroin and Obamacare involve hucksters, liars, and scammers

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:13 | Link to Comment agent default
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They have nothing in common. Heroin is a successful product, creating demand, with a dedicated workforce and distribution network behind it fulfilling it fully under the most adverse conditions day and night.  Obamacare is a sinkhole eating good money after bad, nobody wants it, and even if you do, the website cannot handle the demand and nobody cares.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 09:02 | Link to Comment Reader1
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Heroin is actually good for you, too.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:17 | Link to Comment pkea
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Maybe they are paid in bitcoins

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:26 | Link to Comment RideTheWalrus
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What Do Heroin And Obamacare Have In Common?

Both are administered by a prick

 

 

 

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:50 | Link to Comment Jam
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X

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 21:11 | Link to Comment q99x2
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I'll take the heroin.You can have the Obama care.

I typed this on my smart phone that I bought with Bit coin profits.

Now what?

 

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 21:32 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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Fonestar, where are you? We have a Bitcoin sighting!

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 21:35 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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They have nothing in common.

Backdoor Barry does not use O'LeechCare (TM).

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 23:20 | Link to Comment Shrapnel
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There is no such thing as Conspiracy, the US Govt insists.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:18 | Link to Comment are we there yet
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Obama should sue the drug dealer for brand infringement.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:17 | Link to Comment tony bonn
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the bush crime syndicate is the world's drug lord - competition having been destroyed. the number 1 job of nato europe is to move heroin out of afghanistan to markets in europe and america. and the vatican is the premier slush fund laundering facililty for the criminal racket.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 03:02 | Link to Comment palmereldritch
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Lemme guess....

Both are products of narco terrorist bankster criminals but only one is an optional poison?

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 03:59 | Link to Comment headless blogger
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By 2001 the Taliban had completely eradicated poppies causing drastic decline in opium/heroin:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/13/world/taliban-s-eradication-of-poppies-is-convulsing-opium-market.html

Obama came along and now our troops are protecting the poppy fields (this has been confirmed by U.S. Government) in Afghanistan and we have masses of heroin on our streets and massive increases in users:

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/12707

Now we are on the verge of a new era called Obamacare...there is a connection...because Americans have short memories...

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 09:08 | Link to Comment Reader1
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There's something laughable about US troops patrolling through fields of hemp and poppy and being ordered to leave it alone, while their fathers and uncles may have been deployed to Panama in 1989 to grab Manuel Noriega because he was a dirty, low-down, rotten drug dealer. 

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:42 | Link to Comment dadichris
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This didn't happen by accident.  The ugly truth is that the US economy and national security complex depends on the heroin and cocaine trade. Without bulk currency exports US inflation would skyrocket.  Without the drugs the CIA would lose its entire "off the books" discretionary budget.  And those DEA folks have no chance of finding jobs in the private sector if they ever won the war on drugs...

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Helvetico
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YOU have a short memory. Bush sent the troops into Afghanistan.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 16:25 | Link to Comment headless blogger
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Was Bush protecting the poppies like Obama? I could not find anything on it....Bush is actually worse than Obama imho.

 

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 09:06 | Link to Comment Reader1
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Once again, I'm reminded of Ben Franklin.

Heroin is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.  Skinny, but happy.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 10:31 | Link to Comment esum
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H will make you feel much better than O

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:28 | Link to Comment dadichris
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thanks again for reporting non-news CNN

The only heroin that you should be concerned about are ZIRP and QE

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