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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.

The 'plug in' seems to have been upgraded.

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.

News from the Drug War Front

This show airs on Mondays 14:00-16:00 EST from CAHMA in Canberra.

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A long weekend

It's 9 as i get up to answer the door and it's MT apologizing profusely for not sending me a txt, first warning. She shrinks from my annoyance with her, second warning. I'm getting the feeling i'm being played as i apologise and she starts to get a bit weepy. I apologise and offer to make a cup of hot chocolate and then, "i just wanted to see if i could get a bud until Monday?", strike three. I sit down and have a drink and a few cones and listen to MT as she talks about her need for anti- depressants.

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Possible logic flaw, help needed.

So, I have this job okay, it's not a nice job. But this job earns me enough money to be able to buy the quantity of illegal drugs that I need in order to be able to cope with my job.

Now, it feels like there's a problem with that sentence, and yet it's self-contained and all encompassing, so maybe it's okay. Maybe it's a zen haiku? Maybe I am needlessly worrying?

Your data

It's a question that pretty much everyone I have spoken to about this site has raised.

"Why would I put my usage history on this site? Aren't I just helping the police?"

To start, I'd like to point out that I have been entering my usage data on this site's predecessor since 2006 and have never been raided or experienced anything to indicate that publishing such data was detrimental. And that data was completely publicly available - anyone who desired to could see that I had used heroin just ten minutes before, and how much I had spent.

silk road

so saw this shit about this encoded website called silk road where u can apparently purchase your pick of illicit substances.. tried to find it. not an easy find on google . but there was the original news article taht lead to it getting on tv. so u have to download this browser package called TOR which encodes all incoming and outgoing traffic... it got a bit complicated at that point. they use regular mail. the journalist who tried it got his delivery.. so has anyone tried it looked for it. why do i even care. can't take drugs at the moment anyway?

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All beauty must die

I can think of no greater fear. No one concept or idea causes me more stress than this one. That one day I may no longer enjoy gear. To inject, and not enjoy. A horrible thought, but I guess it is not a universal law that I should always enjoy gear, is it? Why should I assume that although I may fall in and out of love, take up and discard various hobbies, why would gear remain a core enjoyed activity?

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On the Death of a Friend

His death was something we both knew was coming and from where if not so clearly as to when. I knew of his diagnosis by mid 2009 and he had been told not to make any plans past Christmas but as it turned out Keir managed to live until late February 2012 when he passed away peacefully in hospital, a lovely room with family and good friends about. It was cancer in his thyroid that was treated with radiation therapy and surgery and in its early stages didn't seem noticeable to me except for the obvious effects of the surgery.

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The Yearly Inspection

I'm told they come once a year but it always seems sooner when a pair of nervous looking BRIC bureaucrats come to inspect the premises. They inspect everyone's place on the same day so don't have much time. They are mainly concerned about damage i think so i don't have much to worry about but it is a good time to think about how my use of the place has changed over the last year.

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Shako

Pronouncing Lahu is a new thing for English speakers. Lahu have a way of adding meaning by aspirating syllables. That's not to say they add aspiration for emphasis more like many of their words have all or part aspirated to enrich a vocabulary. I know two words and both have aspirations in them. Shakor lived in Ban Wanna Luong an interesting place and Shakor an integral part of it on the way between the bus stop and a lovely cave and guest house next to a village.

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Fulfilling Requirments

Some time ago, about six months now i went to my local GP with several problems the most acute at the time being consistent with Gout but naturally enough the GP wouldn't confirm this without a blood test for uraemia. I have a terrible time finding any veins and so do the people in collection agencies and hospitals so i never look forward to it.

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Dangerous Drugs

DD's as they call 'em in the trade or profession i should say, as in "Nurse, can I have the keys to the DD's please". What makes them so dangerous is ignorance and that is quite dense around illegal drugs. Really i suppose it's pretty dense around any drug until people are cluey about it and this clueing in can come through education and experience personal and vicarious. The dangers that lurk are not necessarily those one expects.

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