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Thursday, April 06, 2006

How to Punish Drug Users: Poison Them!

The House of Representatives has decided that the best way to prevent drug use is to poison the crops. That’ll teach those lowly drug users a lesson. And for good measure let's poison everyone else in the community as well.

The House wants to authorize research into an herbicide that’s so dangerous, some governments have stockpiled it as a weapon. Even John Walters — our gung ho Drug Czar — is against using this herbicide because of the hazards.

The herbicide is a toxic, mold-like fungus which kills crops. These fungi — called mycoherbicides — have been heavily researched for the past thirty years. Practically everyone has agreed that this is not an option for controlling coca leaves or opium poppies. That is, everyone except for our House of Nazis Representatives.

These herbicides attack neighboring crops and orchards as well as the “drug” crops that are being targeted. They cause severe symptoms in any people or animals that come in contact with them. They also contaminate the soil so that nothing else will grow there.

Our government is ready to conduct “field studies” in Columbia and Afghanistan. Some governments might interpret this kind of “field study” as an act of war.

The Senate hasn’t yet voted on this bill. If you think this is the sickest wackiest law you’ve ever heard of, please tell your senators. Click here to e-mail your senators and ask them to vote AGAINST this madness.


Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Geez, what next? Is this herbicide by any chance related to Agent Orange? In Vietnam the soil is still contanminated with Agent Orange 40 years after its use. Nothing grows where Agent Orange was used. There have also been four consecutive generations of persons born in Vietnam with SEVERE deformaties. Vietnam veterans have organized to raise money to help the Vietnamese people who continue to suffer the effects of the American War in Vietnam. Perhaps this anti-drug herbicide should be looked at for a possible cause of birth defects. Could it be they still have left over Agent Orange stock piled somewhere, gave it a new name, and have found a way to make money with it? This idea is not only irresponsible, punishing, and insane - it would be crimininal to implement it.

April 7, 2006 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Kitchen Window Woman: I wouldn't doubt if it's related to Agent Orange, and they're trying to make money on it by renaming it. Wouldn't surprise me a bit. Vietnam veterans and Vietnamese citizens are still suffering from the effects of Agent Orange. Between that and our depleted uranium in Iraq, we'll be having lots of people with medical problems for decades to come.

I think we'd be violating international law if we used this herbicide in another country -- not that that's ever stopped Bush before.

April 7, 2006 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

This would not be related to agent orange. The closest herbicide to AO is 2,4-D which is very commonly used on farm fields world wide and causes farmers all sorts of health problems. And it does nothing for soil health.

no this is actually a biological herbicide that is probably a GMO and it sounds like we humand have no idea what kind of horrors it could unleash since it does not sound like this biological agent dies once its' work is done.

This is one of the scariest things I have heard of in some time.

Tom I will be posting this on my blog and linking back to you as this could be a very bad thing for farmers if it got used anywhere near a farm producing food crops.

April 8, 2006 at 3:12 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lucy: GMO, huh? God, just what we need. Yeah, this is scary all right.

Thanks for spreading the word and linking to my post on your blog.

April 8, 2006 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

If Bush believes 1) that the world will end soon because Christ is coming and 2) that people who disagree with him or don't do as he says must be punished... then to me, it follows that he would not care if he unleashed some kind of toxic problem that could endanger millions of people.

Of course it might then follow that he would see no trouble in physically punishing other nations with bombs and military actions. He might tend to view such nations as unruly kids who need to be taught a lesson (which may be kind of how he viewed all the people for whom he approved execution in Texas).

And then it would follow that he would see no problem in wrecking the earth by polluting it and tearing it up, because if the earth isn't being used (if we aren't demonstrating our God-given "dominion" over the earth) then God might be pissed.

It just goes on and on, and this latest business with the poisons doesn't surprise me a bit. It's the kind of thing we should all expect from the GOP leadership by now...

April 8, 2006 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yup, these things are all tied in. This whole attitude that the rest of the world is just a bunch of unruly children, or a bunch of 90-pound weaklings that we can push around because we're bigger -- that's the root of our foreign policy.

Attacking other countries, poisoning crops: we're the 800-pound gorilla. What are they gonna do about it?

April 9, 2006 at 3:20 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Agreed, Tom. And at this point, we are the elephant in our own living room, so to speak.

April 10, 2006 at 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The U.S Military recieved larges unblended stocks 2,4-D 2,4,5-T and held them at Kelly AFB east Yard S-7. Starting 1971 thru 1984 they were selling Illegally Goverment surplus with full knowlege of the EPA, amd the State Of Texas.Departmrnt of Justice (ENRD) US v Paul Zimerman No. 90 38-B-MI(M.D.La.)agentorangetexas.org for full story.BOB

September 14, 2007 at 8:52 PM  

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