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That said, speed all you like.  I don't drive, and I doubt your car's going to hurt the train I'm on. ;)

Have you ever been a pedestrian?

Granted shooting heroin in your own home hurts no one except maybe your marriage and your kids, but most people shoot heroin in public places and leave dirty needles about. If they overdose or mix it with other drugs they may end up in casualty taking up scarce health care resources.  In practice, few things in life are entirely private and don't have (a sometimes severe) impact on others.

Criminalisation may be inappropriate, unhelpful, counter productive, a restriction of civil liberties,  and over the top, but does allowing the relatively free availability of heroin not come with other risks and costs within our cultural context?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Jan 6th, 2008 at 05:26:17 PM EST
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