Tales of Waste and Futility

CBC News – British Columbia – Drug ingredients seized in B.C. bust

The RCMP said the year-long investigation culminated in the seizure of about 20 barrels of the chemicals needed to make the drugs, as well as 14,000 ecstasy pills, more than $250,000 in cash and seven guns.

Seven men and two women ranging in age from 32 to 53 from Richmond, Vancouver and Abbotsford could face a variety of charges including conspiracy to produce a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

So the RCMP spent more than a year on this investigation. More than a year. I’d love to see the price tag. I suspect it dwarfs the amount of cash recovered plus the value of the pills and precursors. And will this bust make any dent in the supply of MDMA or meth? Nope. Will this bust help one person struggling with problematic meth use get into treatment? Nope. Will this undo any of the damage caused by the prohibition markets? Nope.

In fact the most that this year-plus investigation will produce is one day of headlines and the opportunity for BC’s Solicitor General to call for precursor regulation (which by the way is code for forcing sellers of various chemicals to report their buyers to the police). As a taxpayer, I don’t think I’m getting value for my money here.

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  1. Anonymous on

    Your not a taxpayer!! your a sibject of the crown!! You are protety of the queen no more, and no less you are NO taxpayer, you are a slave, and QUIT! ACTING LIKE YOU LIVE IN A FREE REPUBLIC!!… Because you dont, and never will, so quit lying on that point, now i know how you fuck up,and got MARC in a cage. Time to go back to the queens school, you nissed a couple of lessons? ONCE a puss?, always a puss!?!

  2. Anonymous on

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    Survivors of Canadian Residential Schools Plan Civil Disruptions of BC Olympics
    British Columbia Olympics to Face Civil Disruptions by Survivors of Canadian Indian Residential schools –
    Government Given Deadline for Return of Bodies
    By Hidden from History
    http://www.hiddenfromhistory.org
    VANCOUVER — The group representing survivors of Indian residential schools on Canada’s west coast announced today that it will hold civil disobedience actions and disruptions during the February 2010 Olympics near Vancouver if the Canadian government and mainline churches have not announced a timetable for the repatriation of the remains of the thousands of children who died in these schools.
    The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD), which held high-profile protests and occupations of churches in Vancouver and Toronto during 2007 and 2008 and compelled the Canadian government to issue an apology for the residential schools in July, 2008, has given Canada and the Roman Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada until February 15, 2010 to announce when and how they will return for a proper burial the remains of Indian children who died under their care.
    Read article:
    http://censored-news.blogspot.com/2010/01/survivors-of-canadian-residential.html

  3. Anonymous on

    SIR YOU ARE SO RIGHT I HATE WATCHING THESE DISPICABLE PROFITEERS IN HUMAN MISERY ROB US OF OUR TAX MONEY WHEN IT COULD DO SO MUCH GOOD ….THAN LINE THE POCKETS OF CORRUPT POLICE

  4. Anonymous on

    well said !!!