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Somewhere in there should be that the illegality of drugs funds criminal organizations. Some of this crime is simply crime due to the illegality of the product sold, but some of it is linked to organized crime of larger scope. Such a reliable, profitable enterprise providing constant monetary support can certainly not make it easier to combat these undesirable organizations.

Thanks for your little summaries of comment threads, btw. I find them quite useful.

by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jan 4th, 2008 at 04:10:30 PM EST
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Thanks for the compliment - I wasn't aware I did this habitually, but I am a simple person and sometimes I have to reduce your complex/lenghty arguments to terms that I can understand.

so your point is

11) The presence of a drug related  and funded criminal sub-culture can provide the basis for larger criminal and dysfunctional tendencies/organisations in society (e.g. Mafia?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jan 4th, 2008 at 04:37:41 PM EST
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