Giving them a megaphone is not the same as rope.
Hmm, dunno about that. For instance, the ‘Truth’ megaphone Cameron Slater’s currently blurting out of may well be his undoing.
The Times should, in this instance, step up and take out its own rubbish.
I disagree on the basis that I believe Cox falls short of inciting racial hatred, rather that he panders to a large slice of society who thinks and reasons as he does.
Furthermore, I think it is a mistake to try to censor such ravings because the resulting disgruntlement amongst like-minded bigots does more harm to the fabric of society than allowing them to vent their intolerance. Give ’em enough rope I say!
Nice post. Wish I was there. Love talent:
Political satire at its best:
He and his writers on top form with this episode.
I just missed my fucking flight.
Crikey, the things you journos get up to... I'm not a member of the mile high club either but really, I don't give a flying fuck.
I contend that Key's diction isn't a speech impediment but simply his Austro-Jewish Kiwi accent. (just as the way in which many of us pronounce 'six' seems to be derived from the Scottish pronunciation of said number)
But a notable proportion of the erowid experience reports on MDVP are strikingly bad.
Couple of thoughts on that wee anecdote:
Firstly it doesn't ring true. Has the smell of the social engineer all over it. (a more subtle approach than claiming angel dust makes one think one can fly admittedly) Quote: Be warned if your crazy enough to play with this and be prepared for the possibility of some rather severe consequences!
Thanks Ned Flanders.
Secondly, if MDVP is really such a poor substitute for cocaine then in a free drugs market no one would use it. Let's face it, chemical hedonists will single mindedly persue their hobby with whatever substance is available until they either burn out or straighten out. May as well let them have the good stuff, knowing what it is and dispensed by professionals who can provide medical assistance and advice.
I don’t think that degree of regulatory action is culturally possible in case of alcohol.
Yes alcohol is preciousss and we wants it my preciousss.
Thing is, if all drugs were legal people wouldn’t need to resort to sniffing propane or suffer the allegedly horrendous come down wrought by ‘bath salts’. (not to mention the apocryphal sanguinary munchies….)
Crap drugs are a bi-product of crap regulation. The market, if allowed, would select the best drugs.
If you want no regulation or quality control of drugs, that’s up to you.
So the black market supplies quality controlled drugs? In my opinion there should be more emphasis placed upon personal liability (seller) and personal choice (consumer).
However that doesn’t mean no regulation. I’m in favour of a complete ban on advertising and displaying any psychoactive substance and with access to businesses selling said goods restricted to those over 18. That would mean plain packaging and no booze, for instance, in supermarkets or dairies. That kind of regulation is enforceable and effective imo.
Have you read the policy? It’s a substantial advance on what we’ve had.
No I haven't. Correct me if I'm wrong that it still doesn't amount to selective prohibition.
End result - little Jonny's gonna take a trip to the tinny house rather than buy legal synthetic pot. Advance? Not in my book.