Just stop and THINK Scotland!

Food for thought…

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That is ALL I’m asking you to do!

And I’m doing so because I have a VERY grave fear that something terrible is about to happen! I despise the Westminster government and I’m Scottish. I also, however, despise the man Salmond and his government because they are ALL part of the same group. Sure they are “fighting” this out but it is ALL a show for your benefit!

Think of some thing such as:

1. Northern Ireland

“What?? Northern Ireland?? What are you going on about you idiot?”

Ok so that’s what some of you are saying, but THINK. Just for a moment. Let it seep into your brain and consider something VERY strange!

WHY did the British Army spend decades in Northern Ireland? WHY?

Well, it was to ensure that Northern Ireland remained part of the union. And yet, just as there is the “Yes” camp and the “No”…

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US: Legalizing cannabis is reckless and irresponsible

Following Colorado’s move this month to become the second US state to completely legalise cannabis, James L. Capra, the chief of operations at the US Drug Enforcement agency had this to say in response to a question posed by a senator on Wednesday:

I have to say this…going down the path to legalization in this country is reckless and irresponsibleI’m talking about the long term impact of legalization in the United States. It scares us.

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Despite the local laws of 23 US states which allow cannabis to be prescribed for medical use, it still remains a schedule 1 drug (illegal with no medicinal value) at a federal level.  President Obama seems to have given up on the cat & mouse game that was the DEA vs local states and no longer wishes to enforce the law in those states where cannabis use has been decriminalised.

That said it wants to make its position clear, and Capra went on to say this:

This is a bad experiment.It’s going to cost us in terms of social costs.

If the results of Portugal’s stance on drugs is anything to go by, this won’t be the case. Taking away the ‘naughty’ factor of drugs saw a 50% reduction in drug addiction across the country, with current estimates at a below average addiction rate when compared to the rest of Europe.  As a result, drug related crime also fell dramatically.  Now of course I’m not comparing cannabis to harder drugs (that’d be silly, to classify cannabis in the same region as heroin and speed. Wouldn’t it, US & UK governments?), but what I am saying is that if you allow complete freedom of choice, the correct choice is usually made, as decriminalisation in Portugal has shown us.

Now with a name like SilvaRizla, I’m sure you can all guess what my stance is on cannabis.  This is just the DEA trying to save face and not admitting defeat.  They know full well the war on drugs has failed and is in direct opposition to public opinion, with even more states now considering decriminalisation. With a crippled economy, and an illegal, yet comparatively safe cash cow, there isn’t much of a decision to make.

Are you listening, Mr Cameron?