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July 22, 2007

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Paul Flynn

Thank you John and apologies to Valleysman. I was clearly gobsmacked by the speed of the answer.

The figurees I quote on addict pre-1971 are less than a 1,000 (maintained on the NHS) and 280,000 now. Prohibtion works?

John

Just want to correct my above post.Of course heroin ws illegal in 1969 I meant to say that the distribution of heroin on prescription by doctors was made illegal

John

Pre 1969 there was little or no illicit trade in Heroin as it was available on prescription.

The number of addicts managed by there doctor was small and many of them led productive lives.

Then we listened to the moral madness of America and made heroin illegal.Within 2 weeks illicit inpure heroin was available on our streets.The affects of Prohibtion are now almost 250,000 addicts many resorting to crime to fund there habits.Overdoses almost unknown before Prohibtion unless a concious effort of suicide are now common place.

This is madness how long do our citizens have to suffer the havoc that Prohibtion causes all of society.

Alan Jones

Another Welshman dies in Iraq.
In Wales we have no quarrel with anyone, except.......
In the words of Bob Dylan :
"When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?"
When will these reckless politicians cease interefering in the affairs of other countries?

Alan Jones

Another Welshman dies in Iraq.
In Wales we have no quarrel with anyone, except.......
In the words of Bob Dylan :
"When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?"
When will these reckless politicians cease interefering in the affairs of other countries?

valleylad

It wasn't me, your eyesight must be failing :)

Too many good people have died over an unnecessary & illegal war justified by lies. Until those responsible are made to pay it will fester in British political life.

I'd like to see all of those who voted to support B.Liar justify it face to face to their constituents as in their constituents interest, or better still get their kids to take the Queens shilling.

This war has been spun from beginning to end, I have no doubt that when the troops are eventually evacuated, it will be spun again as a "success". I'll measure that by how many more rights & freedoms women, gays and apostates have compared to under Saddam.

One of my favourite US folk singers (Tom Paxton) has recently rewritten one of his most famous songs "Lyndon Johnson told the nation", the new chorus goes:

""Hey! George W. told the nation,
"This is not an escalation;
This is just a surge toward victory.
Just to win my little war,
I'm sending 20,000 more,
To help me save Iraq from Iraqis.""

Plus c'est la meme chose, plus ca change!

Paul Flynn

Congratulations, Valleylad. that's the quickest response I have ever had.

I have talked to many MPs on that vote. if they are in parliament for the next 50 years, i doubt whether there will be a more important one. Who do they blames? Blair? Themselves?

valleysmam

great posting Paul
yes time the Houbris stopped

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