Showing posts with label COCAINE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label COCAINE. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013



The War on Drugs is Immoral and Ineffective

By Brian Woodward

The War On Drugs

Despite increased efforts, manpower, and resources, the war on drugs has been a resounding failure. W.C. fields once quipped, “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” Not only does the government continue to fail in its crusade against drugs, it continues to perpetrate a policy of immense immorality. It has been over forty years since President Richard Nixon declared war on drugs. What do we have to show for it? The United States has wasted over one trillion dollars, caused incarceration rates to exceed that of the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin, discriminated heavily against African-Americans, propped up the drug cartels, and allowed drug profits to flow into the pockets of al-Qaeda and other such terrorist groups.

The biggest success in the war on drugs has been the protection of drug cartel’s profits. In a standard legalized business, there are countless importers and exporters of a particular good. However, due to drug raids and seizures, the price of maintaining an operation has been driven up, forcing out small time distributors. This allows the only viable distributors to be those with enough money and resources to avoid interdiction efforts. These are the highly violent drug cartels that are flush with cash. By keeping goods out and arresting local distributors, the government keeps the price of these drugs up. What else could a monopolist want?

The production of drugs can be a very inexpensive endeavor when it is not necessary to take immense precautions to avoid interdiction. Thomas Sowell, the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, asserts that “if a user could support his habit for a few dollars a week, he would still be an addict, but would not have to steal, mug, or murder to support his habit.” Zealots are unable to realize that they are not God. They possess neither the license nor the capacity to dictate how others live.

Drug enforcement agencies like to dazzle the public with their alleged high rates of drug seizures. American law enforcement confiscated approximately 1.5 million kilograms of marijuana in 2007, up 30% from 2002. Their efforts were even better with cocaine. They seized 50% more in 2007 than in 2002, a colossal 150,000 kilograms of cocaine. However, a 2011 study published in the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies indicates that “despite these outstanding numbers, only an estimated 41.5% of all cocaine and 25% of all marijuana was intercepted globally in 2007. Consequently, interdiction efforts have failed to effectively dismantle the drug industry. Experts believe that seventy percent of a drug needs to be intercepted worldwide to substantially reduce the size of the industry.” In addition, the percentage of drugs intercepted is likely inflated due to the inability to account for the amount of drugs that are smuggled in undetected.

Experts indicate that in order to make an appreciable difference, confiscation would have to be doubled. Furthermore, interdiction spurs what experts refer to as a “balloon effect”. This posits that when confiscation efforts are expanded in a certain area, the producers simply change locations. When interception efforts increase in one region, production merely moves to another region, which, as a result, makes seizure operations ineffective.

The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies study goes on to state, “Another fundamental problem of interdiction is that it actually increases the profits of, and therefore the violence within, the industry.” The working theory of enforcement agencies is that reducing the supply of drugs will force costs up and push usage down. This is naive and misguided. The reality is that the drug supply is generally inelastic, meaning that due to the addictive nature of drugs, demand is not increased or decreased significantly when price fluctuates.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Drug Legend Kate Moss

Kate Moss stunned friends and partygoers when she allegedly begged for drugs at a recent party.The supermodel was partying with Sienna Miller, Naomi Campbell and Kelly Osbourne at Davinia Taylor's 30th birthday party last weekend when she asked DJ Elliot Eastwick for various drugs, including cocaine, cannabis and over-the-counter substance alkyl nitrate - which is popular with clubbers and gay men and is commonly known as 'poppers'. Eastwick told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was obvious to me she was on drugs."She kept saying, 'Make me rave', and demanded I change the music. Then someone in Kate's group started rolling cannabis spliffs. Kate then pulled out some poppers from her handbag and started snorting them. You could see her loll as it took effect."She grabbed my lower arm, pulled me towards her and yelled, 'Who's got the drugs?' I told her I didn't know and didn't have any but she said, 'I want some gear. You're a DJ, you must have some.'"She was tapping on a record sleeve in the motion of someone racking up lines of coke. It was obvious what she was after. I remember thinking, 'God, Kate Moss just asked me for cocaine.'"Then she and some mates disappeared into a back room and when she came back she was bouncier than ever. It was obvious she was on something."The mother-of-one was previously exposed as a drug user two years ago when she was pictured snorting what appeared to be cocaine, but has since revived her modelling career with new contracts with Louis Vuitton, Donna Karan and Virgin Mobile.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


The producer of LINDSAY LOHAN’s next movie insists the project is "still on schedule" despite the actress’ recent drink-driving arrest.The Mean Girls star was arrested in Los Angeles on July 24th and charged with driving under the influence - for the second time in two months - and possession of cocaine. But producer Lucas Jarach is confident Lohan’s legal woes won’t affect upcoming film Dare To Love Me. He says, "The shooting of the movie, the filming, is not scheduled to start until October 1. Lindsay is still on board. We stand behind her."

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Lindsay Lohan needs jail now !

Lindsay Lohan has been charged on suspicion of DUI (driving under the influence), possession of cocaine and driving with a suspended licence, just a week after checking out of rehab.The 21-year-old actress - who recently completed a 45-day program for alcoholism - was stopped by police in Santa Monica, California, at around 2.15am on Tuesday. Police were responding to a call about a car chase involving two vehicles. Officers have confirmed that Lindsay was driving two companions in the pursuing car.The star - who is currently facing a separate DUI charge after crashing her car in Beverly Hills in May - was taken to a Santa Monica jail after failing a sobriety test. Another search at the station found cocaine in her pants pocket, and her breath test recorded a blood alcohol level of between .1.2 and .1.3. Lindsay was subsequently charged with the three offences.The actress' bail was set at $25,000 and she left the station at around 9am on Tuesday morning.The news comes just days after the star - who has been wearing an alcohol-monitoring ankle device since leaving rehab - surrendered herself to Beverly Hills police and was formally booked for DUI following her car crash in May.Lindsay arrived at the station with her lawyer last Thursday and was released on $30,000 bail an hour later. A court date was set for August 24.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Lindsay Lohan surrendered herself to Beverly Hills police yesterday. The 'Mean Girls' star, who recently completed her rehab program for alcoholism, has been formally booked for DUI (driving under the influence) following her car crash in May. Lindsay arrived at the station with her lawyer at 4.15pm and was released on $30,000 bail an hour later.The 21-year-old star was only booked yesterday because at the time of the accident she was cited - not formally arrested - due to the injuries she sustained in the incident. A court date has been set for August 24. Lindsay crashed her car on Sunset Boulevard on May 26, and a useable amount of cocaine was reportedly found inside the vehicle, although police could not determine who the drug belonged to. Meanwhile, Lindsay's movie career could be in jeopardy as some Hollywood studios are said to be wary of working with her. She was due to start shooting 'Poor Things' alongside Shirley MacLaine after leaving rehab, but set designer Fontaine Beauchamp Hebb revealed the film had been cancelled last week. Hebb wrote in an email: "'Poor Things' has been cancelled. Sorry to be the harbinger of bad news, but I just received a call from producer Jacky Gilardi pulling the plug on the ill-fated film. Apparently, Ms. Lohan's antics in Las Vegas over the weekend have scared the bond companies and all of the funding has been pulled."Insurers are said to be worried Lindsay - who is wearing an alcohol-monitoring device around her ankle and reportedly taking daily drug tests - won't tone down her wild lifestyle and could arrive late to the set. 'Poor Things' producers declined to comment on the cancellation of the movie.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Pete Doherty had a run-in with police just hours after leaving rehab yesterday Officers fined the troubled Babyshambles singer £100 (U.S. $200.) after he threw rubbish from a taxi window in London's Regent's Park.Police stopped the blue minicab to question Pete and ask him for proof of identity at around 12.20pm. A source said: "He looked pretty sheepish about getting into trouble for something so stupid."The policeman gave him a stern telling-off, then issued him with a fine."On Sunday night Pete checked into North Yorkshire's Detox 5 clinic, in Harrogate, wearing two trilby hats. Just minutes later, Pete's luggage was packed into a car and he was driven away.Pete's visit to the clinic is believed to be the start of the five-day detox program a judge ordered him to attend earlier this month. He was told to enter rehab or face a jail sentence after being found guilty of possession of crack cocaine, popular club drug ketamine, heroin and cannabis in May. Pete - who was recently dumped by fiancée Kate Moss - also confessed to driving without a licence and failing to appear in court. District Judge Davinder Lachhar deferred sentencing until August 7 so his rehab stay can be reviewed.The 28-year-old musician's lawyer Sean Curran revealed Pete's £3,000 (U.S. $6000.) detox program would begin on Monday adding: "Pete has been in Harrogate over the weekend but I believe he is now back in London."Pete's bandmate Mick Whitnall was also driven to the Harrogate clinic yesterday.

Friday, June 29, 2007


Slut and party pig 'Cocaine Lindsay Lohan'

Lindsay Lohan had been drinking and had cocaine in her system when she crashed her car last month.The 'Mean Girls' star was found to be twice over the California drink-drive limit and had traces of cocaine in her bloodstream at the time of the crash in Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard on May 26, according to a toxicology report. Police could now present the new evidence to the Los Angeles District Attorney.The police report filed at the time of the crash noted a "usable amount" of cocaine in Lohan's Mercedes Benz and the actress was later arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.The 20-year-old star, who is not yet old enough to legally drink in the US, fled the scene and was later taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Police officers then arrested her a few days later. Soon after the incident, Lohan checked into rehab at Malibu's Promises Center, where she recently opted for an extended care program. Lohan's lawyer Blair Berk said: "It's highly inappropriate for me to discuss a pending case. It is extremely unprofessional for law enforcement to do it."

Note: Well I guess in Lindsay Lohan's mind it's OK to drink and use cocaine and risk killing innocent people...How unprofessional !

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Rehab dropout Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is "doing great" in rehab, says her mother Dina.The 'Mean Girls' actress, who checked into Malibu's Promises rehab center in May, is in regular contact with her family.Dina told People magazine: "I talk to her every day. She's going to do Promises' extended care program."The program, which includes group therapy, is designed to help patients"make the transition from residential alcohol or drug rehab treatment back into their community". Dina also revealed she and the rest of the family are planning to travel to Los Angeles to celebrate Lindsay's 21st birthday on July 2. Earlier this month, Lindsay cancelled her birthday party at Las Vegas' PURE nightclub.Lindsay's security guard has revealed the star isn't planning to spend the landmark birthday in rehab.Ty Dux said: "It won't be on the Promises premises."Lindsay, 20, entered rehab for the second time this year following her arrest for DUI (driving under the influence) in May. Police found a "usable amount" of cocaine in the vehicle Lindsay has been driving.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Lindsay Lohan has cancelled her 21st birthday party.The 'Mean Girls' star - currently in residence at Malibu's Promises rehab center - had been planning to celebrate the milestone with a lavish party at Las Vegas' PURE nightclub on July 2.The bash was called off yesterday. PURE representative Kate Turner said: "We support Lindsay and wish her the best as she is taking care of personal matters at this time."Due to the unique circumstances Lindsay's birthday party at PURE Nightclub has been cancelled. We think the world of her and look forward to working with her in the future."The party was due to be sponsored by Svedka Vodka, Caesars Palace and the Social House restaurant at Treasure Island. Lindsay told US chat show host Ellen DeGeneres: "It's a big birthday and I'm going to milk it."The 20-year-old checked into rehab for the second time this year after she was arrested for DUI (driving under the influence) last month when she crashed her car into the curb in Hollywood. Police found a "usable amount" of cocaine in the vehicle.

Monday, June 11, 2007


Lindsay Lohan had a "total death wish", says her former bodyguard.The troubled actress, who is currently being treated for alcoholism and drug abuse in Malibu's Promises rehab centre, is "out of control" and has reportedly tried to commit suicide.Lindsay's ex-security guard Lee Weaver, who claims he quit because she was too dangerous to work for, revealed to the News of the World newspaper: "I have looked after some of the wildest stars in Hollywood but have never seen anyone as out of control as Lindsay. She had a total death wish and took more drugs and drank more than anyone I've met."I lost count of the times I thought she was overdosing and had to carry her out of parties. Every morning I'd breathe a sigh of relief she was still alive."One night I looked at her wrists and hands and noticed they had bright red wounds all over them. She broke down and told me, 'I don't belong on this planet anymore.' She said she cut herself because she didn't think life was worth living."Weaver - who has previously worked for Brad Pitt, Pamela Anderson and Robert Downey Jr. - also claims Lindsay, 20, joined Nicole Richie for cocaine binges.He said: "One night Lindsay and Nicole laid a mirror taken from the bedroom and on a coffee table and emptied a mountain of coke onto it. They went at the stuff with straws hoovering it all up. I tried to tell Lindsay to stop. After ten hours, I had to carry her to the car."Weaver also claims Lindsay experimented with lesbian sex, using women for"thrills". He added: "I lost count of the women she took back to her hotel room from clubs. She used girls for thrills. I even saw her try to grope Mariah Carey's butt and boobs one night."At the start she seemed such a fun-loving angelic girl, but under the influence of drugs she was psychotic."

Monday, May 07, 2007


Lindsay Lohan leave Hollywood club last week with toyboy

Actress LINDSAY LOHAN has returned to her wild ways, after she was filmed allegedly taking cocaine - less than two months since leaving rehab.The troubled star - who claims to have sobered up after her recent stint at the Los Angeles Wonderland Center - is also reported to have bragged to friends about her sexual exploits with actors Jude Law and Spider-Man star James Franco as she partied at trendy Hollywood nightclub Teddy’s. A friend tells British newspaper the News Of The World: "That night I saw her do more than 20 big lines of cocaine. She was still up doing drugs at 11am. She was blatantly doing it off table tops, keys, books and in the wardrobe… In an average night Lindsay will do two and a half grams of coke on her own."She has told me that she has slept with James Blunt, Jude Law, Calum Best, Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Jared Leto and James Franco." And the source claims the Mean Girls star only checked into the Hollywood treatment centre as a publicity stunt. She adds, "Going to rehab was all for publicity. She wanted people to see her seeking help but it hasn’t got her off the drugs at all."

Monday, April 30, 2007


Drug Lovebirds Pete Doherty and Cocaine Kate Moss

Pete Doherty is set to miss the launch of fiancée Kate Moss' new fashion range because he is having a new implant fitted to help him quit drugs.The Babyshambles frontman, who has battled heroin and cocaine addictions,will return to a Midlands clinic today to receive a new implant to help beat drugs. Kate is due to appear in Topshop's flagship store in London's Oxford Street to promote her new fashion line tomorrow. A friend of Pete's said: "Pete hopes this new implant will help him quit for good."The implant, a pellet containing naltrexone, will be inserted under the skin of Pete's stomach.The 28-year-old rocker won't be alone for the procedure. The couple's cat Dinger - slang for syringe - recently gave birth to five kittens, and the singer has apparently been taking them everywhere with him. Meanwhile, Kate and Pete have been slammed for encouraging young people to smoke. Anti-smoking charity Ash fumed: "Kids still see smoking as cool and that is down to role models."Kate, 33, recently splashed out $8000. on a pro-smoking piece of artwork for her London home.The piece, called 'Smoking Kills', features 'Liar Liar' star Jennifer Tilly smoking next to dozens of cigarette packets.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Kate Moss will pose as a real-life mannequin when she launches her new clothing range. Kate will model her new line in the shop window of Topshop's flagship London store on May 1, the day her range hits the rails. A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Kate plans to pose as a mannequin. Her biggest problem will be not laughing. When the red curtain is drawn back and Kate has been seen in some of her items, the doors will open and the outfits will officially go on sale."Kate recently admitted she is not easy to work with.The 33-year-old beauty, who received a reported $6 million from the highstreet chain, revealed she is a perfectionist and always speaks her mind. She said: "Topshop haven't said no to anything I wanted to do. I've said,'This isn't good enough', or 'This fabric doesn't feel right, it's too stiff', or 'This leather is too shiny, it needs to be more matt' and they have done it."Kate - who admits she isn't a natural fashion designer - agreed to work withTopshop because she was fed up of people copying her style. She said: "I can't sketch and I can't make clothes. I think they kind ofcopy me sometimes. I mean, I'm sure they do it with a lot of people, but I do notice with me, they do it so quickly and they do it so well. So I said,'I could give you my stamp, and you could get It direct.' I can't wait to see people wearing it."
Note: Who would copy Kate Moss's style ? She always looks a mess !

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Babyshambles Pete Doherty and un-supermodel Kate Moss

Troubled drug addict and sometimes rocker Pete Doherty confirmed his engagement to supermodel Kate Moss AKA Cocaine Kate at a gig on Wednesday night.The party-loving singer was playing at the London show An Evening With Pete Doherty when he dedicated his song "What Katie Did Next" to "my beautiful fiancee Kate." A friend of the pair tell Britain's London Lite, "Kate and Pete are finally ready to tell the world they're getting married. They're so sure and confident in their relationship now they want to shout it from the rooftops."
And my readers are confident too !

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Cocaine Kate Moss and Injector Pete Doherty

Kate Moss and Pete Doherty have been keeping a video diary of their private lives.The supermodel and her Babyshambles star boyfriend have been secretly filming themselves and plan to turn the footage into a documentary.In one three-minute clip that has appeared on the Internet, Kate is seen wearing only a pair of panties under a see-through dress while Pete strums a guitar. After inhaling a cigarette, Kate shouts at Pete: "Rot in jail you c***. Rot,rot, rot, rot, rot, rot."She then says: "We are no Sonny and Cher."Pete can be heard serenading his love with a song about an oak tree. Kate responds by shouting: "What oak tree? You are a liar, and a fantasist."Kate and Pete have reportedly filmed footage of themselves at home, on nights out in London and in a helicopter they hired for Pete's birthday.

Friday, March 23, 2007


Pete Doherty sold his body to men !

Pete Doherty has admitted he still smokes crack every day.Despite vowing to kick his cocaine habit for supermodel girlfriend Kate Moss, the Babyshambles rocker has blatantly flaunted his substance abuse. In an interview with the New York Daily News newspaper , Pete said: "I always stumble back on it sooner or later, even if it's for half an hour a day."The wild rocker even reportedly pulled out a crack pipe and lit up during the interview. Pete, 28, had impressed a judge during a recent court appearance, who said the star was making huge improvements. Pete's drug problem has been the cause of constant friction between him and catwalk beauty Kate, 32 - who is currently in the Caribbean for a modelling assignment. After Pete was hauled to court yet again for drugs related offences in December, Kate issued her troubled lover with an ultimatum: "It's me or the drugs".The couple have reportedly been engaged for sometime, but Kate will not commit to marriage while he is still using drugs. Pete has previously confessed to once turning to selling his body to feed his drugs habit. He said: "There was no shame, because I kind of knew they were just lonely p***ed-up old queens. And $40. was a lot of money!"

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Drew Barrymore claims she is a schizophrenic.The 'Music and Lyrics' actress - who experimented with cocaine by the age of 14, attempted to commit suicide at 15 and has been married twice - blames her turbulent life on the many different sides of her personality. She told Britain's Live magazine : "I am a yin and a yang Piscean. I'm an extremist, I'm a polarity. No wonder I'm a schizophrenic."Drew - who legally divorced her mother, Hungarian model Jaid Barrymore, at the age of 17 - insists she has managed to put many of her past demons behind her and finally make up with her mother. She said: "I felt I needed more support from her when I was younger. The intentions between us are good now - but the execution of those intentions is always a little tricky. But it's getting easier as I'm at that age where I can see the good things about my mother as well as the bad. I now hold her in high regard."

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Cocaine Kate Moss With Druggie Pete Doherty

Kate Moss has banned boyfriend Pete Doherty from the BRITs, because she is paranoid about his budding friendship with Lily Allen.The supermodel, who is not attending next week's prestigious awards ceremony, is worried what the Babyshambles rocker will get up to while she is not there. Kate delivered her ultimatum when she discovered a gift Lily, 21, had given him. A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Kate went ballistic and kept shouting about why he had kept the gift from Lily after all these months."Pete insisted that she was just being paranoid, they were just mates."But Kate was having none of it and said that there was no way he was going to the BRITs if Lily was going - especially as she wasn't going herself."Pete and Lily - who has been nominated for four BRITs - became pals after the 'Smile' singer supported Babyshambles at a London music festival last summer. Lily previously branded Pete a "wanker" and said he should be exterminated, before the pair buried the hatchet at the Get Loaded In The Park festival.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Pete Doherty has been photographed apparently injecting himself with cocaine during his Thai holiday with Kate Moss. Photographs of the troubled Babyshambles frontman sitting on a bed strewn with syringes, spoons and British, US and Thai banknotes, have been published by Britain's The Sun newspaper. In one picture he is seen checking a syringe and in another he appears to inject himself with what is alleged to be cocaine. Pete, 27, is seen talking on a mobile phone in the photographs, allegedly to an anxious Kate asking where he was and what he was doing.The photographs are said to be taken from a video made two days after Pete and Kate's Buddhist blessing ceremony - during their New Year's holiday on the island of Phuket. Australian backpacker Jess Lea, 21, says she invited Pete back to her room in a Thai hostel for a party with her two female roommates. Pete agreed and Lea claims he injected himself with cocaine at least three times between 1.30am and 4am. Lea says she asked Pete if reports were true that he had married Kate. She told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Pete said, 'No, I love her but I wouldn't marry her if she was the last woman on Earth. She's too paranoid."Pete then asked Lea if he could use her mobile phone to phone Kate. Lea said: "Pete kept telling us Kate was paranoid and wanted to know where he was and who the girls he was with were. He kept telling her there were no girls."She did seem quite pissed off. He was constantly pleading, 'What's wrong? I love you'. After the conversation his mood changed. He was quite upset."Lea admits she began to panic about having drugs in the room and asked Pete to leave - but he couldn't remember where his hotel was. She finally managed to get him out of the hostel and put him in a taxi. Pete and Kate reportedly had an argument the following day and the 33-year-old supermodel ordered him to return to Britain.The couple are currently attending a London rehab clinic in a bid to help Pete beat his drug addiction.
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