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Burmese govt vows action against drug traffickers

Burma’s government has pledged to take strong action against drug producers and traffickers across the country.

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At a glance it seems like this version has features that were absent from the first.

Johnny Htoo working with KNU

While perusing the news from home at Panglong.org I noticed in the article about a possible summit between armed groups that leading the talks was

POPE DIES! Beatification awaits approval of new Pope.

Canonization is probably not far off for Hey Seuss certainly the most saintly of popes in the past few centuries.

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An endangered species

For as long as I can remember I have always empathised with the remains of an endangered species. I am not alone here and whether it's a baby seal or a leviathan many people get awfully emotional about their plight and the list is endless these days and always getting longer it's no wonder so many people are also hardened and fail to respond at all.

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The power of a cold

I awoke at 4am yesterday with the concrete realisation that I would not be going in to work. A cold that was just a talking point when I had gone to bed had promoted itself to being totally in charge of my destiny for the foreseeable future.

What impresses me about sickness like this is the way it removed my normal desire for opiate intake. When I went to bed later that night I had scored only once (been using 3 times a day lately) and had only drunk a quarter of my normal metro takeaway dose.

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Something for pain

A few days I've been taking methadone for analgaesia and after all this time of heavy usage it still works. I'm always impressed at this and it wouldn't surprise me if its an unsung antipsychotic as well. Another thing which never ceases to amaze me is the hysteria associated with it and for how much longer this collective delusion can persist. The same applies for cannabis of course and many other controlled substances. I'm whining because I am sore it goes with the pain relief.

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Medheds

(fande) These medheads around here are like schoolboys. Everything they do seems to have an air of masturbation. Like the internet; "yeah, I'm looking into getting my camera set up so I can masturbate with this chick in Kuringai" and i'm not sure if he's joking. One of them isn't coz that's all he can do with it!

Human blemishes they are like pimples that pop up, irritate and in the end are nothing more than transient confusion. Ah, metro.

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Fun with drugs #1

Not long after i started smoking pot i found myself sometimes when very stoned and with my eyes shut, forgetting completely where i was and how i got there. The initial few times i immediately opened my eyes and found out my circumstances but after a while, since there was no anxiety or distress associated with the feeling, i began keeping my eyes shut while i retraced back through my mind until i reached my present location and only then would i open my eyes to verify and always correctly. Sometimes it might take several minutes and the longer the better.

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Pain perception

"a long period of chronic pain is is preferred to a significantly shorter period of mild discomfort with peaks of acute pain." 'Thinking, Fast and Slow' Daniel Kahneman, 2011 978 1 84614 055 6

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A day at the clinic

Much like every other time i go to the clinic, days overdue for my appointment and they have been after me for tests too but it is a clear winter's day as i leave for the first bus at 9am. Change buses and two hours later i walk up the long hill to the hospital when the plan forms in my head thinks "they want me to have a blood test, a chest x-ray and an ECG. Maybe i could go for an x-ray and the ECG then it might be too late for the blood test before going to the doctor".

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It's so cold in Alaska

Snapshot, me at 41.

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A weekend without metro

I picked up 65mg on Saturday morning, missed 100mg that night, missed all day and night on Sunday even tho i was looking at 100 mg. How do i do it?

Plenty of pot is a good start. I had been eating 2g at a time and was terribly high all the time but i think the sleep is what did it. Eating pot makes a really good general tonic if you don't have to be too sharp. Not so hot on the stomach but i'm sure creative cooking would fix that. For someone who is making an effort to reduce an opiate intake here is an ideal adjunct.

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Mer

On arrival at the lake side "guet houe" in MaeHongSon perhaps the largest display on the wall concerned the most important event on their Bhuddist calendar, more important it seems than the various hill tribes in the area which are the major drawcard for visitors. The display points out that the Buddhists or the institutional manifestations of them are divided into two streams as are the people themselves and these are the only streams in Thai society at least to the Thai and theTaiYai, to the disadvantage of all the other ethnicities in the country.

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