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  •  Cocaine is not THAT expensive..... (1+ / 0-)
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    I've heard it was quite expensive back in the 70's and 80's, but where I live it runs about $50 a gram or $150 for an 1/8th. A half gram is generally plenty to keep you going through a night. Marijuana, runs about $15-$20 a gram. I know many people who burn through more than a gram of weed a night. So, I mean, the price difference is not so extreme.

    Banksters do what they do because all of the economic incentives tell them they should, and because there is an entire culture of amorality in our financial sector. That's a regulatory issue, not a drug issue.

    •  You know, expensive is relative... (2+ / 0-)
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      SixSixSix, Woody

      ....depends on a lotta factors....

      Like, frinstence, how much does our Yup LIKE the stuff....Or just how greedy is dealer-guy.... or any of a number of factors....

      I left a family member in a strange town in a hotel room across the street from the job we hadda contract for, and SOMEHOW, he managed to go thru $2000 worth in less than a week....and he was a painter making about $25 an hour...He says " Waal, Maak, (southern for "Mike") sometimes dat stuff jus' find me...."  (My general response is angry frustration that pot never seems to "jus' fine ME")

      My point here is that greedy Masters of the Universe can and will spend WHATEVER they want on dope without regard for what it costs, if a mere painter can blow thru his whole paycheck in a cupla daze in Mississippi....

      "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

      by leftykook on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:30:19 PM PDT

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      •  It's a fair point.... (0+ / 0-)

        Heavy binges can be expensive, and in most users I know, it's a compulsive thing, where putting the bag away for the night feels like a hell of a drag.... So, true enough.

        But I just get a bit worried when I see any type of drug hysteria. It generally leads to the scapegoating of the wrong things. I am very sure that wealthy bankers went through a lot of cocaine. I am also sure that if the regulators were doing their damn jobs, it would be irrelevant.

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