Posts Tagged ‘Drugs’

Good-times drugs just encourage delusion

Friday, June 24th, 2016

In a strange twist to last week’s big meth bust in Northland one commentator ruminated on that popular theme, the decriminalisation of all good-times drugs. I call them good-times drugs because people use them to make their lives seem more exciting and themselves more interesting – a compelling reason why they should stay banned. We shouldn’t encourage delusion. Read more

Drug titan Pfizer bans its products from death penalty use

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has said it is banning its drugs from use in lethal injections. The company is the last major drug manufacturer to take this action. The decision has seen campaigners against the death penalty in the US say they are now close to ending the practice. Continue reading Related Posts:Death penalty ban and Read more

Cannabis may be legalised but grass won’t make NZ greener

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Professor Doug Sellman is wrong to believe “the days of cannabis prohibition in New Zealand appear to be coming to an end.” New Zealanders need to be aware of a smokescreen around this issue according to Bob McCoskrie. Politicians need to reject knee-jerk law changes and understand the real agenda behind liberalising drug laws and Read more

How opiates became the love of my life

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

At the beginning of my sophomore year of high school, a close family friend passed away. The day of the wake, I went to school and informed my friend that I was feeling extremely anxious about having to go to one for the first time. That friend handed me two pills, telling me that they Read more

Death penalty in Indonesia: an executioner’s story

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

As Indonesia prepares to execute up to 11 prisoners, including two Australians, a Brazilian and a Nigerian national, amid international uproar, the spotlight has been thrown on the use of the death penalty in the country. There are dozens more prisoners on death row and the government has declared there will be no mercy for Read more

Mexico calls in papal ambassador over Francis remark

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The Mexican government has complained to a papal ambassador after Pope Francis warned against “Mexicanisation” in a letter. The Pope’s remark came in a private letter to a director of an Argentine NGO that tries to combat drug crime. Francis wrote, “I hope we’re in time to avoid Mexicanisation. I was talking to some Mexican Read more

St Joseph’s signs up for community policing programme

Friday, November 14th, 2014

St Joseph’s Secondary School in Suva, Fiji, took possession of a billboard last Monday which shows a policing community has been set up within the school. The policing community will act as eyes and ears on the ground reporting any suspicious activity to police. Community Policing Commanding Officer in the Central Division Superintendent Tevita Waqabaca Read more

Large cocaine haul discovered in Vatican car

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The Vatican is red-faced after illegal drugs were found in a car bearing diplomatic plates associated with the Holy See. French authorities found 4kgs of cocaine and 200 grams of cannabis on board. The car belongs to retired Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Maria Mejia, 91, emeritus librarian at the Holy See, who retired in 2003 and Read more

Sex, drugs, and Catholic colleges in the US

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

You’ve probably heard the stereotype: Catholic colleges are in denial about their students’ sexual lives and alcohol use. Indeed, it’s true that many Catholic universities traditionally ended the conversations on sex and underage drinking with a simple, “just say no!” And yet, students attending Catholic colleges do not differ from students at other colleges, with Read more

NZ among highest cannabis users

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

New Zealanders are among the highest users of cannabis in the world, and the debate over whether it should be legal continues. In 2008, about 14 per cent of New Zealanders had used cannabis, the Ministry of Health’s alcohol and drug use survey reports. According to the United Nation’s World Drug report, that puts us Read more