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Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky

 
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Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
Story here: [link to themattwalshblog.com]


Law enforcement agencies confiscated more than 1.5 BILLION dollars worth of marijuana in central Appalachia this year.

One and a half billion. And that’s actually down from the 2 billion they hauled in last year.

Does anyone think this makes sense? I mean, apart from some of the folks in government that need this Crusade on Plants to justify their paychecks, does anyone else think it makes sense? In a region of the country perpetually stricken by poverty, with an unemployment rate at about 15 percent, where the biggest drug abuse problem stems from legal prescription narcotics, we swoop in and decimate a cash crop that yields 2000 dollars a plant and could bring jobs, resources and a livelihood to a people in desperate need of it. Does that make sense to you? Now we, the tax payers, foot the bill for thousands of police to work thousands of manhours to put hundreds of people in jail for making a living growing a substance that has never killed anyone and is impossible to overdose on and which, if legalized, would instantly go from a drain on the economy to a financial windfall for everyone. Does that make sense to you? And every drug bust and federal sting operation does nothing to even put a dent in marijuana proliferation yet we stay the course all the same as if we have some sort of moral imperative to hopelessly attempt to stop people from using a weed far less dangerous than everything in your medicine cabinet. Does that make sense to you? In a part of the nation where we made harmless everyday Joes into criminals during prohibition we now turn around and do it again even though every sane individual fully and readily admits that it was a horrible mistake and a drastic governmental overreach back in the 1920’s. Does that make sense to you?

If you’ve ever been through central Appalachia you know that they’ve got real poverty up there. Not the “I can’t afford a second iPad” poverty. More like the “please buy me a solar powered toaster for Christmas because I don’t have electricity” poverty.

Yet there are people making friggin’ Walmart Money in that region. I’m talkin’ Walmart CEO money, not Walmart mop pusher money. And what do we do? Throw them in prison with the rapists and murderers because the product they sell offends our delicate sensibilities. In fact my sensibilities are so offended I might need the doctor to up my dosage of this pharmaceutical speed I’ve been legally poppin’ since 10th grade.

And don’t give me the “well it’s illegal and so it’s illegal and that’s why it’s illegal” argument. First of all, that’s not an argument. That’s the rhetorical equivalent of plugging your ears and spinning in ciricles. Second, going 26 in a 25 is illegal but I’m sure you’d protest mightily if the judge gave you 52 months in Shawshank for doing it.

Personally, I don’t like drugs. I don’t even take Advil when my head hurts. But the one thing I hate more than a drug is an illogical position that can not be rationally defended by anyone who holds it.
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
i love how they put dollar amounts on busts.
since they will burn all the plants, there will be no money.
so headline should read "cops spend tens of thousands of dollars, burning 1.5 billion worth of crops"
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omg id love to be near that fire. afro
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they always seem to go by the amount it would have sold for by the G as well.
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
they always seem to go by the amount it would have sold for by the G as well.
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that is so they can ask for more monies and more resources.
WAKE UP AMERICA
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."

Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." -- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.
"A majority of the people of the United States have lived all of their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, [79 years now in 2012] freedoms and governmental procedures guaranteed by the Constitution have in varying degrees been abridged by laws brought into force by statutes of national emergency."
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
i love how they put dollar amounts on busts.
since they will burn all the plants, there will be no money.
so headline should read "cops spend tens of thousands of dollars, burning 1.5 billion worth of crops"
 Quoting: Alufiend 28365032


And they put the price on it as if the growers were going to break it up into fucking 20 bags rather than ki's...
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they always seem to go by the amount it would have sold for by the G as well.
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Lol, I should have read all the posts... This ^ .
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12/05/2012 11:56 AM
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There's no way they are going to burn that. It's gonna get resold.
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
they always seem to go by the amount it would have sold for by the G as well.
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that is so they can ask for more monies and more resources.
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also so they can turn what would otherwise be a misdemeanor into a fucking federal felony.
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There's no way they are going to burn that. It's gonna get resold.
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there is no way they can resell that much.
its too much for them even to confiscate and move.
they just pull the plants and throw them in the burn pile.
1.5 bill in plants is 750,000 plants.
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
should read: Cops unlawfully seize 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana.
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All those cops are gonna pinch an ounce or two.
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
they always seem to go by the amount it would have sold for by the G as well.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25127309


that is so they can ask for more monies and more resources.
 Quoting: WAKEUPAMERICA01


also so they can turn what would otherwise be a misdemeanor into a fucking federal felony.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 21870373


yep and the taxes that should have been paid on that money as well. Not to mention the taking of everything you own. WAKE UP AMERICA
WAKE UP AMERICA
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."

Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." -- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.
"A majority of the people of the United States have lived all of their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, [79 years now in 2012] freedoms and governmental procedures guaranteed by the Constitution have in varying degrees been abridged by laws brought into force by statutes of national emergency."
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
so new headline reads
"Police help in building fiscal cliff by wasting tens of thousands of dollars, burning 1.5 billion in taxable crops"
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
should read: Cops unlawfully seize 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana.
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Thugs lawfully seize...
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
Headline should read.

"people going about their daily lives making an honest and fair living are put in jail while Wal mart CEOS are making bank off people who are paying their employees $1 a day."
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
i love how they put dollar amounts on busts.
since they will burn all the plants, there will be no money.
so headline should read "cops spend tens of thousands of dollars, burning 1.5 billion worth of crops"
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this^





they are not very smart people.
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
here's a good headline

"Kentucky police. Are you high?"
You just went and burned up 150 million tax dollars.
That's 150 million dollars you will never get back.
So when you moan about your pension being reduced and wonder where the money went. Remember the time you were stoned off your gourd, burning 1.5 billion in taxable crops.
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
i love how they put dollar amounts on busts.
since they will burn all the plants, there will be no money.
so headline should read "cops spend tens of thousands of dollars, burning 1.5 billion worth of crops"
 Quoting: Alufiend 28365032


And they put the price on it as if the growers were going to break it up into fucking 20 bags rather than ki's...
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


With dirt, branches, and all.

afro
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
i love how they put dollar amounts on busts.
since they will burn all the plants, there will be no money.
so headline should read "cops spend tens of thousands of dollars, burning 1.5 billion worth of crops"
 Quoting: Alufiend 28365032


And they put the price on it as if the growers were going to break it up into fucking 20 bags rather than ki's...
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


With dirt, branches, and all.

afro
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Lol right. As if the weight of the roots, stalk, branches, etc is worth as much as that of the bud.

So fucking stupid, smh.
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I don't smoke pot. But I think it should be legal to use if you want to. What a waste of taxpayers money.
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I don't smoke pot. But I think it should be legal to use if you want to. What a waste of taxpayers money.
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Definitely at least for medicinal uses.
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
i love how they put dollar amounts on busts.
since they will burn all the plants, there will be no money.
so headline should read "cops spend tens of thousands of dollars, burning 1.5 billion worth of crops"
 Quoting: Alufiend 28365032


Oh no they are not burning it, at least not all of it. The police take it straight to warehouses where illegal immigrants or prisoners borrowed from local jails, and off duty cops trim it so that they can sell it back to the black market. Remember the huge outdoor pot field found in Chicago this fall, right at harvest time? How do you think a pot field of 1000 plants goes unnoticed in Chicago? That was a police grow. They use it to get into the business so that they can bust other dealers. . .They take the harvest and let their CIs and narc guys pose as large scale dealers with hundreds of pounds of bud to get the thing jump started.
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
Sorry but MJ is not benign.

Look at some of the other posts today,.


Never hurt anyone? I don't think so.

Maybe it fuzzed up your thinking a little, OP.

and depending on a single cash crop would not make much sense either. my husband spent years battling black lung in Eastern Kentucky and he knows what it is like.

Better to grow food when you are that poor.
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they lie about the price!
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here's a good headline

"Kentucky police. Are you high?"
You just went and burned up 150 million tax dollars.
That's 150 million dollars you will never get back.
So when you moan about your pension being reduced and wonder where the money went. Remember the time you were stoned off your gourd, burning 1.5 billion in taxable crops.
 Quoting: Alufiend 28365032


still going with this ^^
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They stole my bag of pot, I placed it there.

I post this, and the agent are going to seriously trace me.

cruise they are nuts.
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12/10/2012 03:03 PM
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Re: Cops sieze 1.5 billion dollars of marijuana in Eastern Kentucky
Kentucky is one of the poorest states in the country.
Good job cops!
Making Kentucky families even poorer! You guys are awesome!
There are no jobs there and you do this to the people?
Kentucky cops = scum.
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Can't have competition with the military-industrial complex in Afghanistan, can we?

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