The non conformer's Canadian Weblog

June 21, 2018

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors, the obscuring or embellishing of the truth of a situation with misleading or irrelevant information

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Recreational marijuana will officially become legal in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018, Majority of Americans oppose it.  Nearly 40 percent of Canadian adults—more than 11 millions people—intended to consume pot. Consumers of legal age (set at 19 everywhere except Quebec and Alberta, where it will be 18) will also be able to purchase legal weed online, but Canadians will face strict  regulations surrounding where they can consume the drug. Canada’s bill Bill C-45, also lets provinces entirely handle the distribution and sales of marijuana — up to letting provincial governments directly manage and staff all pot stores by themselves. Provinces will be able to impose tougher rules, such as raising the minimum age.

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Growing pot at home in Manitoba,  Quebec  could land you a ticket from police,  it will be illegal under the prevailing provincial cannabis law.Quebec’s bill applying the law, Bill 157, does not permit it.“If your neighbour denounces you, you will get a ticket,”

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Premier-designate Doug Ford, Ontario  Progressive Conservatives  says he will focus on selling in government-run stores and the province plans a ban on recreational pot consumption in public spaces and workplaces, allowing it only in private residences, though medical marijuana use will be permitted anywhere that cigarette smoking is allowed.  Pot remains illegal in Canada until the new law goes into effect in October.

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Canada, like the US, is part of international drug treaties that explicitly ban legalizing marijuana.  Canada will be, in effect, in violation of international law  by legalizing marijuana. Canada, signed on to three major international drug policy treaties: the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, the Convention on Psychotropic Drugs of 1971, and the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988. Combined, the treaties require participants to limit and even prohibit the possession, use, trade, and distribution of drugs outside of medical and scientific purposes, and work together to stop international drug trafficking. Canada could face diplomatic backlash by legalizing pot.

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Meanwhile, alcohol still is linked to 88,000 deaths each year in the US. In Canada as well.   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/the-truth-still-even-about-alcohol/

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American border officials will start engaging in “extreme vetting” of Canadians “in relation to consumption of cannabis.” Canadian travelers will face heightened US border scrutiny and that they should expect to see more drug-sniffing dogs at high-traffic ports of entry post-legalization. .

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Canadians Who’ve Used Pot Can Be Forever Barred From Entering the United States.  There has already been  an increasing number of Canadians being put on the inadmissibility list simply for admitting to past use. It’s illegal to cross the border with pot, even when entering into a state where the drug is now legal. Under the US federal immigration law, foreigners can be refused entry or even permanently barred from the States for attempting to enter with a controlled substance, for violating the drug laws of the US or any other country, and even for admitting to past drug use. Canadians on the no-entry list who want to visit the United States can apply for an inadmissibility waiver, but each waiver costs about $585 (US) and lasts one to five years, and so the process is a lifelong headache and a significant financial hurdle for the people who cross frequently for business, vacations, personal or family matters.

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Americans also do feel U.S. relations have a better chance at improving in the year ahead with traditionally hostile nations such as North Korea and Russia than they do with allies such as Britain and Canada. Russia’s changing role in world affairs, a modernized armed forces along with China’s world wide growing influence, and friendship with Russia is at the root of the irrational Russophobia being peddled so passionately in Canada, UK. Western Liberal ideologues that cannot conceive of any relationship with Russia other than as a deadly or defeated foe, their condition of achieving a semblance of stability and peace in the world, is off to a false premise that will fail. No one has ever conquered Russia, and supporting the war by Ukraine is undoubtedly just a pretext.  Do they  really believe that Crimea means less to Russia than Alaska to the U.S.? The United States still does needs cooperation with Russia and China in many of the most pressing global issues of the day . And Europe and Russia go back together for centuries, back to the times of the Grand Duchy of Moscow.

Russia expressed disappointment over Canada’s decision to impose more actions over it. Additionally, Moscow vowed “revenge” against such decision saying that Canada is not improving international cooperation rather it is increasing the tensions.  Moscow recently said that it will result to retaliatory measures following Canada’s sanctions.  https://putin1hero.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/canada/

The basic, central or critical point of why many like Trump, Putin, Russia and others do not.  Is the Christian religion, Matthew 12- 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.  https://putin1hero.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/the-crux-of-the-matter/

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The Canadian government is risking making pot more accessible to kids and people with drug use disorders.  It could lead to more use and misuse by making pot cheaper and more available,  easier access could also pose a risk for people who can’t control their cannabis consumption. Marijuana   does carry some risks: dependence and overuse, accidents, nondeadly overdoses that lead to mental anguish and anxiety, and, in rare cases, psychotic episodes.   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/war-on-drugs/

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More than half (52 per cent) of Canadian employers said they’re concerned or very concerned about the implications of legalized marijuana on the workplace, according to a report by the Conference Board of Canada.Among those concerned, 57 per cent cited workplace safety, followed by impairment or intoxication at work (39 per cent); increased use of the drug in and out of the workplace (21 per cent); testing for impairment (20 per cent); managing needs related to accommodation and disclosure (15 per cent); and the cost, including covering medical marijuana and other financial affects on the organization (15 per cent).

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Canadian military also is concerned about the  cannabis use. Marijuana use raises safety and operational concerns.The military has restrictions on use of alcohol.   Alcohol has been banned on certain Canadian overseas missions, marijuana may face the same restrictions and marijuana restrictions could be similar and even wider ranging in some functions, such as pilots.

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The Canadian Bill C-46, which was tabled at the same time as the main pot legislation, includes new powers for police and harsher penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.The new law will strengthen the impaired driving laws to help better protect Canadians from alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.The police can require a roadside breath test for any driver. The crucial change is they will no longer need reasonable suspicion the person has been drinking. Drivers who refuse this test face a criminal charge with similar penalties to an impaired driving conviction. Canadian police officers can now use roadside screening devices that test saliva for the presence of cocaine, methamphetamine and THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.Canada will now be setting a “per se” level for THC in the blood within two hours of driving, meaning police can lay an impaired driving charge based solely on the blood test results without needing to further prove impairment.The per se levels are set through regulations, not the legislation itself. The government has already proposed its levels, based on nanograms per millilitre of blood:

  • A THC level between 2 and 5 ng would be a lower-level offence with a fine of up to $1000;
  • A THC level above 5 ng would come with the same penalties as an alcohol-impaired driving conviction, including mandatory minimum penalties of a $1000 fine on a first offence, 30 days imprisonment on a second offence and 120 days imprisonment on a third offence;
  • A mixture of a THC level above 2.5 ng and a blood alcohol concentration above 50 mg per 100 mL would have the same penalties as above.
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The Provinces may add additional penalties on top of this.

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Consuming even small amounts of cannabis shortly before driving could put someone over these limits. The government has said that  it is taking a “zero-tolerance” approach.

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The Liberals see legalizing marijuana as a lucrative opportunity, increased tax revenue too..

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Many people will tell you marijuana is not dangerous. Consider who is telling you that. Are these the same people who are using it or are trying to sell you some pot?
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Most ostrich alcoholic  drinkers rarely admit they are alcoholics , that they are heavy drinkers or that they will suffer any negatives side effects such as cancer due to their drinking. In other words  Most ostrich alcoholic  drinkers are liars. Alcohol’s negative health impacts are undeniable. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/most-drinkers-are-liars/
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The Cost of substance use in Canada tops $38 billion, with booze and tobacco presently on top.with a staggering toll of 67,515 deaths. The study by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, was based on health, justice, lost productivity and other costs. We do need to think more carefully as we move toward legalizing recreational cannabis. Canadians need to be  aware of the ongoing and escalating human and economic costs.  More than one alcoholic drink a day could take years off your life. According also to  other researchers, roughly 20 per cent of all violent crime would not have occurred if the perpetrator was not under the influence of or seeking alcohol. Alcohol ‘directly causes’ seven forms of cancer. Governments across Canada, all put together, got roughly $10.5 billion in revenue and taxes from the sale of alcohol in 2013-2014, according to Statistics Canada, still much less than the $14.6 billion that the researchers estimate alcohol cost. Reports also do  says alcohol harm on the rise for Canadian women. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/who-is-next-2/
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The Holy Spirit works in the lives of  Christians and empowers them to begin changing as their sinful burdens are released by the power of God’s forgiveness for their sins.
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October 6, 2015

The truth about marijuana

Canadians should demand better by real drug enforcement and also demand drug addiction-prevention and treatment.

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The Highlights includes concerns about pot shrinking the brains of teenagers, an, increases in drug-impaired drivers, severe personality changes, lack of productivity, birth defects, workplace absences, domestic violence and health problems

Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other related compounds. Extracts with high amounts of THC can also be made from the cannabis plant The users are hurting themselves firstly..

SHORT-TERM EFFECTS of marijuana

  • Sensory distortion
  • Panic
  • increased Anxiety
  • Poor coordination of movement
  • Lowered reaction time
  • After an initial “up,” the user feels sleepy or severely depressed
  • Increased heartbeat (and risk of heart attack)

LONG-term effects of marijuana

  • Reduced resistance to common illnesses (colds, bronchitis, etc.)
  • Suppression of the immune system
  • Growth disorders
  • Increase of abnormally structured cells in the body
  • Reduction of male sex hormones
  • Rapid destruction of lung fibers and lesions (injuries) to the brain could be permanent
  • Reduced sexual capacity
  • Study difficulties: reduced ability to learn and retain information
  • Apathy, drowsiness, lack of motivation
  • Personality and mood changes
  • Inability to understand things clearly

Mental effects

Long-term marijuana use has been linked to mental illness in some users, such as:

  • temporary hallucinations—sensations and images that seem real though they are not
  • temporary paranoia—extreme and unreasonable distrust of others
  • worsening symptoms in patients with schizophrenia (a severe mental disorder with symptoms such as hallucinations, paranoia, and disorganized thinking)

Marijuana use has also been linked to other mental health problems, such as:

  • Severe depression
  • Incrased anxiety
  • suicidal thoughts among teens
  • more relationship problems

A study of 129 college students found that, among those who smoked the drug at least twenty-seven of the thirty days before being surveyed, critical skills related to attention, memory and learning were seriously diminished. Students who use marijuana have lower grades and are less likely to get into college than nonsmokers. They simply do not have the same abilities to remember and organize information compared to those who do not use these substances.

A study of postal workers found that employees who tested positive for marijuana had 55% more accidents, 85% more injuries and a 75% increase in being absent from work.

Because a tolerance builds up, marijuana can   lead users to consume stronger drugs to achieve the same high. The vast majority of cocaine users (99.9%) began by first using a “gateway drug” like marijuana, cigarettes or alcohol

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Undeniably too many Drug abusers and addicts end up on social aid or may commit crime to buy drugs, legal or illegal, and any increase in users means potential increases in crime. The Crimes committed while under the influence of drugs will increase too. The sole response is not legalization but to do everything we can to prevent addiction.

Many people will tell you marijuana is not dangerous. Consider who is telling you that. Are these the same people who are using it or are trying to sell you some pot?

Drugs like alcohol too are essentially poisons. The negative side effects depend on amount taken

Yes many bad drugs have another liability: they directly affect the mind. They can distort the user’s perception of what is happening around him or her. As a result, the person’s actions may be odd, irrational, inappropriate and even destructive.

Marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances than tobacco smoke.

Cannabis is one of the few drugs which causes abnormal cell division which leads to severe hereditary defects

No medications are currently available to treat marijuana addiction directly

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See also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/02/12/gutless-politicians/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/drink-alcohol-and-die/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/imagine-what-pot-also-does-to-ones-work-productivity/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/dont-be-stupid-and-try-pot-or-decriminalize-marijuana/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/now-we-all-can-know-see-he-trudeau-is-crazy/

https://asposed.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/christian-attitudes-towards-drugs-smoking-and-alcohol/

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November 13, 2013

We know that the usage of crack cocaine is very serious and costly

Be sure your sins will find you out and the reputation also will suffer .  You bought and used an illegal drug

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What Toronto Mayor Rob Ford should know..  Now by now we all should be used to the too many expensive liars we do daily encounter in governments, news media, police and even in Churches.. the lying spin doctors are now too often trying to justify their pay and they do lie to us by telling us all that they are all doing a good job in serving us, in looking after all of our good welfare, even while the rich get richer and the poor people get poorer in Canada now too, but still visibly we can clearly see this is not so and real justice too often is an expensive undertaking, a mockery.. it now rarely happens..
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A good name is worth more over any amount of silver or Gold you can acquire too. 
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(Prov 22:1 KJV)  A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
 
(Eccl 7:1 KJV)  A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth
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(Isa 26:10 KJV)  Let favour be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
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Eccl 7:17 KJV)  Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
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(Lam 2:14 KJV)  Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.
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(Eccl 7:8 KJV)  Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
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(Eccl 7:9 KJV)  Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
(Eccl 5:15 KJV)  As he came forth of his mother’s womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.
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(Eccl 12:13 KJV)  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
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(1 Tim 6:9 KJV)  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 9  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness
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Here also is what I know for sure, the older the person is the more extreme, more severe, the more difficult the punishment has  to be on them to cause them to personally to change in their own  negative ways, for they are too set in them now too.   And most bad persons  employ false denial techniques that build more walls between them and others.
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We all must take any personal addiction seriously because 25% of North Americans die as a result of substance abuse. The average alcoholic dies twenty-six years earlier than he or she would otherwise. Drug users, alcoholics, cheaters, abusers, adulterers affect negatively continually too the lives of at least six others. Establish Boundaries, Set Limits, Set detachement.  One example of setting a boundary is telling a close friend, aloved one  that you prefer they not be around you if they are smoking,  drunk or high. Notice that it is specific deamnd, and you have to sit down and communicate this type of request explicitly with that someone. Setting a boundary like this is difficult because there is this tendency to hurt other’s feelings. But that is part of what is keeping you ineffective– your caring more about this person’s feelings than your own personal well being. Setting boundaries is about putting your own personal well being and even that of others first, and letting that be a guiding example of how to live. You know you are setting effective boundaries when you are taking back control of your own life firstly and starting to regain your own sanity–instead of being all wrapped up in the problems of a struggling smoker, rebel, drug addict or alcoholic.
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True happiness cannot be in reality achieved without having a continual, personal relationship with Jesus here on earth and us continually knowing and following solely his will of our life too, instead of Idols. Why is Jesus God jealous of …idols before us? well it means he is envious for our own good.. he strives for all things to be our good… What idols? what ever replaces God is an idol.. what ever you falsely worship as substitute for God. And it can be drugs, booze, sex, or your wife, son , daughter, a persons, car, self, even your church, your pastor, your denomination, your own doctrines, beliefs, your culture, nationality … for we all had or have a god shaped vacuum in our life.. but filling it with extremes or false substitutes, junk will never be acceptable to God. Never. If you still do have a God shaped vacuum that is unfilled, then no other things, no relationships or careers, goals, next will satisfy you, not even any personal, social, community relationships, acts.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/a-good-name-is-rather-to-be-chosen-over-great-riches/
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While ones’ admission of  alcohol use, marijuana use, dependency on pain killers, or even snorting cocaine maybe, could often be still  ridden out supposedly but not hidden, but still done not without any negative personal consequences, or leads to the usage of more bad drugs even,  even  the usage of crack cocaine which is very serious and costly for all.. .

You do the crime you alone pay the time or the cost of treatment is still a fact of life.  It is naïve to expect others to help you or they will pay the costs of your treatment

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Crack cocaine is by far the most commonly used street-drug in Canada. It causes incredible physical suffering to those who are dependent. It destroys families and erodes social supports leading to isolation, hopelessness and homelessness. It is linked to criminal activity and violence.

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There are many thousands of people across Canada who use crack — many on a daily basis, the underclass of Canadian society. Crack cocaine is by far the most commonly used street-drug in Canada. It causes incredible physical suffering to those who are dependent. It destroys families and erodes social supports leading to isolation, hopelessness and homelessness. It is linked to criminal activity and violence. Even among drug users, “crack heads” are considered at the bottom rung of the drug use ladder. The bad crack People are to be avoided and thus are also demonized.

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Although Crack is cheap, readily available, it is immediately  habit-forming. It is a powerful euphoric agent that can dampen the pain and make troubles disappear.but is short-lived and within minutes the one’s depressions and troubles haven’t disappeared, but there is an intense desire to use crack and do it  over and over again..


The  vast majority of crack smokers in Canada are extremely marginalized, living in poverty, and spend a lot of their time chasing after crack.

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The treatment of crack is costly and thus for the most part crack usage is very much  untreatable and a serious personal and financial threat to our cities. 

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So  crack users are a menace to society and now  criminal punishment is the only way to curb the problem. The sole response has been to use the criminal justice system to seek out the dealers and the users and to round them up and put them in jail. There is no reasonable  alternative approach towards the who got people started  on crack in the first place.

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Now we are  not all callous and vindictive, but because of the impractical extremely high for engagement, care, treatment, and crack recovery treatment is unavailable generally

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Instead of Society now confronting the health and social problems associated with crack use in Canadian cities, we have rightfully  left this to a less costly approach,  to law enforcement that continue to fill up jails with these people who are addicted and mentally ill.

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It is true that our tools to manage, reduce and eliminate crack use are very limited. Research has shown that the psychological dependency on crack cocaine is very intense and that simply insisting on abstinence rarely works. There are currently no pharmacologic interventions available and programs that offer even the most basic psychotherapy are limited.

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We also do know that at the very least people who are using crack must get out of the environment where they are using in order to avoid the cues that perpetuate their use. That itself is an unreasonable expectation..

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A costly new research into alternative approaches to the vast cocaine dependency is not sustainable. No one can suggest that bad drug use can be managed through tough law enforcement but any alternative is financially unfeasible.  

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Because of the costs, lack of money,  our politicians, policy-makers, and even health care professionals, have turned a blind eye to the personal problem of crack cocaine.

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With crack cocaine and all of its serious health and social consequences, costs  in full public view, what else can the user expect now? Pay the costs for using it.. Yes even  the doctors can lie to you and say they can help you, but not if you do not have the money to pay for their services.

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One here reaps what one sows.. so what is strange about that?

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People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included  are always to be exemplary in behavior,  conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary  judged, prosecuted  for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks.

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Toronto mayor Rob . Ford is  a suspected alcoholic too,  and  is also a well-connected person, pals with Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty, who also like to consume alcohol…

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Jesus is the only successful treatment for alcohol and bad drug usage.. but no one can force you to use his services..

do see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/?s=alcohol

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/it-seems-every-major-city-has-real-bad-cops-mostly-on-the-force/.

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July 26, 2013

Now we all can know, see he Trudeau is crazy

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Any family with children will be very concerned with the fact that marijuana will be more accessible to their kids. To most Canadians, marijuana legalization isn’t even on their radar of priorities.   Trudeau’s policy also leads one to wonder what bad drugs he’d legalize next?
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/dont-be-stupid-and-try-pot-or-decriminalize-marijuana/
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Now we all can know, see he crazy and that the Liberal leader, he and his party will sell his soul to the devil to get elected..  Now  there is a false widespread perception that marijuana is of little harm and the current discussions about access, such as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s calls for legalization, ignore the drug’s impact on vulnerable populations — in particular, teenagers. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/08/28/bc-marijuana-teens-mental-health.html

Trudeau calls for legalization of pot but Smoking weed in teens leads to psychiatric disorders.  

Canadians should demand better by real drug enforcement and also demand drug addiction-prevention and treatment.

The Highlights includes concerns about pot shrinking the brains of teenagers, an, increases in drug-impaired drivers, severe personality changes, lack of productivity, birth defects, workplace absences, domestic violence and health problems

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/the-truth-about-marijuana/

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‘It’s more difficult for young people to get their hands on cigarettes’ than weed

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Trudeau+calls+legalization/8711232/story.html

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“Regular use of marijuana during adolescence may permanently impair brain function and cognition, and may increase the risk of developing serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia in adulthood, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine hope that the study will help to shed light on the potential long-term effects of marijuana use, particularly as lawmakers in Maryland and elsewhere contemplate legalizing the drug. “Over the past 20 years, there has been a major controversy about the long-term effects of marijuana, with some evidence that use in adolescence could be damaging,” study’s senior author Asaf Keller, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said. “Previous research has shown that children who started using marijuana before the age of 16 are at greater risk of permanent cognitive deficits, and have a significantly higher incidence of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. There likely is a genetic susceptibility, and then you add marijuana during adolescence and it becomes the trigger,” the researcher said. “Adolescence is the critical period during which marijuana use can be damaging,” study’s lead author, Sylvina Mullins Raver, a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Neuroscience in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said.  “We wanted to identify the biological underpinnings and determine whether there is a real, permanent health risk to marijuana use,” she added. The study is published in Neuropsychopharmacology — a publication of the journal Nature.
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Teens should not do narcotics…No narcotic is OK for teens whether it’s booze, weed, Ecstasy or whatever.  There is a desperate need for education and an even greater need to stop glorifying drug use in pop culture to teens. kids should not smoke it and to think it was ever anything but harmful is naive.  This highlights just how incredibly naive and incompetent Justin Trudeau is.  He’s pandering for the young vote  and he’s willing to risk the health of young people to promote his vacuous theory about legalizing pot. Also, anyone who thinks legalizing pot is some sort of tax bonanza doesn’t have a brain in their head.   Still the most dangerous are drugs, alcohol and tobacco are  .
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“These drugs are illegal because of the harmful effect they have on users and on society, including violent crime. Our government has no interest in seeing any of these drugs legalized or made more easily available to youth,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
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So that’s your stand , is it Prime Minister Stephen  Harper? To be consistent, you would also have to also now reduce, prohibit booze of all descriptions, right? The same people who consume alcohol tend to be the same people who use drugs in reality..  NOW STEPHEN HARPER GET OFF THE BOOZE AND LOOK AFTER THE GOOD WELFARE OF ALL CANADIANS

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April 24, 2009

Research On Real-World Behavior, Vehicular Crash Factors – deaths

 

Speaking of safety, health now too . It is absolutely shocking to me, and I  wonder how the federal government can make a budget distribution based on need, when there is no real credible statics in Canada easily, readily available as to how many people have died from all together, separately, annually for  cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, drunk driving, speeding, homicide   in Canada  and why is that? No one cares? not even the Ministers? If you have such latest real info do let us all know..

Motor Vehicular accidents and Homicides do not account for even 10 percent of the causes of all annual deaths in Canada. In an average year in Canada, impaired driving killed 1,212 persons, injured 71,532, and caused damage to 236,375 vehicles, translating into 1,010 fatal crashes, 48,890 injury-only crashes and 155,510 property-damage only crashes, totaling an average of 205,410 crashes in all?  Total Traffic collisions in Canada claimed the lives of 2,926 road users?  http://thenonconformer.blogspot.com/2007/10/policing-facts-related-to-vehicular.html

and  yet more  than 9,300 hospital patients died solely of sepsis – a form of blood poisoning caused by infections – last year in Canada, new data reveal. Last year, there were 87,612 deaths in Canadian hospitals, excluding Quebec. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/hospital-deaths-account-for-half-of-deaths-annually/..

150,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer and 70,000people will die as a result per year?.  “Trends suggest that by 2010, cancer will be the leading cause of deaths in Canada and  will surpass heart related deaths..,” Also  1 in 4 Canadians will contract some form of heart disease . There are about 400,000 related acute care hospitalizations per year.  Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of deaths in Canada and accounted for at least 33% of all deaths (34% among women, 32% among men) . 75,000 Canadians suffer heart attacks each year and there has been a decreasing trend as well.  All people yes  also will die anyway sooner or later but someone needs to care about the good welfare of the living in reality now.. not in pretence

 But none of them cancer or heart patients now will get any police tickets. Why? and what only speeders, drunk drivers will?

Not one cent of tax payer’s money should ever be used to purchase alcohol at any function, on any expense account.. and all alcoholics working in the government should be fired immediately if they are not getting proper treatment for it as well.

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 Drive safely and reduce the speed, and the amount you use your car and you will less likely have your insurance rates go up.. but if that is the case why do we bother having insurance? More details…

And it   seems the police in Alberta think we are all as stupid as they are rather now too..  here is some undeniable  facts the police in Alberta and elsewhere need to be educated with:

– Alcohol use is a factor in 2 out of every 5 car accidents. Many cops drive drunk as well..
– Major cause of accidents now  also are not caused by speeding. ” The official statistics showed that only five per cent of crashes are caused by drivers breaking the speed limit. Drivers who let their attention wander cause more than six times as many accidents.” Driver error accounted for 66 per cent of accidents.. and add the road rage, impaired, drunk drivers, bad poorly maintained vehicles to that too .. Police love to lie and say that all accidents are mostly speed related, to justify their fat cow cash grabs, especially in Alberta and in Ontario now too.. they lump all of their homemade statistics as the accidents, deaths realted all to speeding.. not in reality to drunk driver, bad drivers, road rage, poor roads, bad snow cleaning.. so the annual return of cold and snow will bring out another annual event, more car accidents.
– Most reasonable and reasoning people have seen the folly of speed cameras as a mere cash grab  for decades now too.
– Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes.
– Men who drive under the influence of marijuana are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents and what do the traffic police do about this? nothing?
–  Most accidents occur on rural roads and not in the cities.. yet the traffic police force is mostly in the cities..
– Now the Police, also the RCMP is so ready to monitor others it firstly cannot monitor itself.. how absurd and hypocritical still too..
 
In reality the too often self serving, money hungry, promotional and empire oriented police, and their superiors, bad justice ministers, bad politicians  really do not care about the citizens good welfare but only their own still 

 

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Research On Real-World Driver Behavior, Distraction And Crash Factors     Sep 27, 2006 Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes, according to a landmark research.   Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes, according to a landmark research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the event. Primary causes of driver inattention are distracting activities, such as cell phone use, and drowsiness. “This important research illustrates the potentially dire consequences that can occur while driving distracted or drowsy.  It’s crucial that drivers always be alert when on the road,” said Jacqueline Glassman, acting administrator of NHTSA. Her remarks were made during a news conference at VTTI in Blacksburg, VA. 

   

Study Finds Correlation between Marijuana Use and Auto Accidents  A study, which was recently published by the University of Montreal in Canada, says that men who drive under the influence of marijuana are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents. A senior author of the study, Jacques Bergeron, wrote the following about his research conclusions: “Individuals scoring high on impulsivity or sensation-seeking scales demonstrated an elevated risk of driving under the influence of cannabis.”The study found that men who use marijuana are much more likely to be involved in accidents. In fact, of the 83 participants who were surveyed, 35 percent had been involved in a crash, resulting in material damages within the previous three years. Of these 83 men, 30 percent said that they had used pot and 80 percent of those said that they had driven under the influence of marijuana at least once in the year before the study. The age range of the men who were interviewed ran from 17 to 49 years old. The study itself was published in the journal: Accident Analysis & Prevention.

 

Study Shows that High Mileage Drivers are More Accident Prone   A recent study, released by Quality Planning, concludes that drivers who spend more time on the road and behind the wheel actually have a higher incidence of traffic accidents. This may be because the ratio of driving time to accidents is not taken into consideration; however, many drivers who use their cars for under 3,000 miles of driving each year have begun to demand lower rates from their insurance companies.  Such drivers are 44% less likely to be involved in an accident than those who drove an average amount. Those drivers who were behind the wheel for more than 28,000 miles each year are 28% more prone to accidents.

 

Driving While Intoxicated in Texas Texas Department of Transportation, Dec 28, 2006 About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol.

  

 
 

CALGARY AND EDMONTON POLICE these days still ISSUE MORE TRAFFIC TICKETS OVER ANY OTHER CITIES  IN CANADA AND  FOR DECADES NOW TOO!
  
Anyone who thinks the cops here are being honest, serving the public is a fool..

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The BC justice minister is clearly scared to prosecute the dirty RCMP because he is guilty himself.. many unpaid speeding tickets.. The citizens expected their Attorney General’s Office to conduct a fair and comprehensive investigation of all police  matters too to determine if there is evidence of criminal wrongdoing but he could not do so cause his hands were tied..

also in reality it is also an undeniable  fact that the police do immorally and specially target people who complain about the police, having been a police complainer and next  a target for many years myself I know what I am talking about. But what there is more too…

 PS: Transport Canada Transports Canada Road Safety in Canada – 2000  October 2003 ***
 
Prepared For: The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) Standing Committee on Road Safety Research and Policies Prepared by: Transport Canada Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulations Directorate  
 
Canada had almost 21 million licensed drivers in 2000, Despite huge improvements in road safety, nearly 3000 Canadians die on the roads every year Improvements notwithstanding, Traffic fatalities accounted for 93 percent of transportation fatalities nationwide in 2000. Traffic collisions in Canada claimed the lives of 2,926 road users and injured another 227,403 in 2000. 

  

Comparison of Fatalities by Mode of Transportation, 2000
Road 93%
Air 3%
Rail 3%
Marine 1% 
 
A profile of collisions in Canada
In Canada, there were approximately 1,700 motor vehicle collisions every day during 2000, of which about 75 percent resulted in property damage only, and 25 percent involved an injury or a death. 
In 2000, eight people died on our roads every day, and 623 were injured, 2,566 fatal collisions
  
 Two-thirds of fatal collisions occurred on rural roads  Most deadly collisions took place on rural roads – primary and secondary highways and local roads  Approximately 67 percent of the 2,566 fatal collisions occurred on rural roads in 2000. Of all injury collisions, 42,700 or 28 percent occurred on rural roads, while the majority occurred in urban areas . ( ***These figures are still unreliable, they seem to assume that speeding is a major cause of the accidents, there is generally no proof of that, not even in the police reports, rather speeding was, is not the main cause, Drunk driving was, is, and impaired driving, road rage, reckless drivers etc.,,)
 
Motor Vehicle Traffic Collisions 1991-2000
Three out of four serious collisions occurred in clear weather  road conditions for traffic deaths and injuries. But, in fact, the majority of collisions causing death and injury occurred in clear weather on straight, level roads with a dry road surface.( The drunk drivers drive often and have accidents on good roads, and good days )  More than half of fatal collisions and two thirds of the injury collisions occurred on such roads and the proportion of crashes on these roads has been on the increase. Almost one in five fatal collisions occurred on Saturday  A single three-hour time period, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., posed the highest risk for fatal crashes and those producing injuries. This high-risk time period was even riskier on weekends. Saturday was the peak day for fatal collisions, although the period from midnight to 3:00 a.m. was the most risky. Friday was the peak day for injuries. Fewer serious crashes occurred on weekdays, with Monday the safest day by a slight edge. 
 

July and August observed the highest frequencies of fatal collisions  On average, the peak months for fatal collisions were July and August. Injury collisions were also consistent: injury collisions involving two vehicles peaked in June, July and August, while single-vehicle injury collisions often peaked in November and December. 
 
The number of motor vehicles involved in crashes each year was still over 1.1 million in 2000, displayed by collision severity and vehicle type..  automobiles, light trucks and vans are most frequently involved in collisions.
 
The alcohol-related casualty figures remain grim. Of almost 3000 road users killed in 2000, alcohol was a factor in approximately 1000 deaths. Many of the fatally injured drivers who had consumed alcohol were severely impaired is about 40 percent.. Not all persons who have been in an accident have been test for alcohol consumption http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/tp-tp3322-2005-page6-654.htm
 
9 out of 10 Canadians buckle up!  Seat belt use by Canadians is ranked among the highest in the world. 40 percent of Canadians killed had not buckled up Most Canadians believe that seat belts will reduce the risk of death and injury; yet, almost 40 percent of motor vehicle occupants who died were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. Among those seriously injured, 20 percent were not wearing their seat belts.
 
Seventy-six percent of road user fatalities are occupants of motor vehicles. Drivers accounted for 50 percent and passengers 26 percent. 
 
Fatalities by Road User Class, 2000
Cyclists 1%
Motorcyclists 5%
Other 5%
Pedestrians 13%
Passengers 26%
Drivers 50%
 
Almost all Canadians, regardless of age group, were safer on the roads Almost all Canadians, regardless of age group, were safer on the roads, but two age groups showed increases in fatalities of 19 percent and 21 percent in the 45-54 and the unknown age groups, respectively, over the 10-year period. The 45-54 age group posted a strong increase in population as mentioned above.  All age groups under 35 years of age showed strong double-digit decreases in injuries. Injuries in all age groups over 34 years of age increased from 1991 to 2000 and were most notable in the 45-54, 65 and over, and unknown age groups showing increases of 28 percent, 12 percent and 52 percent, respectively. Commercial vehicle collisions accounted for one in five deaths In the National Safety Code for Motor Carriers, commercial vehicle is defined as a truck, tractor, or -trailer, or combination thereof exceeding a registered gross weight of 4 500 kilograms; or a bus designed, constructed and used for the transportation of passengers with a designated seating capacity of more than 10, including the driver, but excluding the operation for personal use.   The National Safety Code currently contains 15 standards addressing factors necessary for the safe operation of all commercial vehicles.  The federal government has jurisdiction under the Motor Vehicle Transport Act to regulate truck and bus carriers that operate beyond the limits of a province.  The Act creates a framework for shared responsibility between federal and provincial governments for the safe operation of motor carriers.  The provinces and territories regulate the operations of carriers within their respective jurisdictions.  Over the period 1991 to 2000, injuries resulting from commercial vehicle collisions fell from 15,564 to 14,860; and fewer people died – a decrease from 662 to 587.  As impressive as these improvements are, however, commercial vehicle crashes are often deadly, and particularly dangerous to other users of the road. Although commercial vehicles, on average, accounted for approximately 8 to 9 percent of all vehicles involved in crashes, they accounted for an average of 19 percent of all road user fatalities or one in five road fatalities in Canada. 
 
By far the majority of victims in commercial vehicle crashes were the occupants of the other vehicles involved. In 2000, for example, crashes involving commercial vehicles killed 587 persons; 447 of whom were occupants of the other vehicles involved. 
 
School bus travel is very safe The number of school bus occupants fatally injured over the ten-year period was ten, two drivers and eight passengers. From 1995 to 2000, only three passengers of school buses were killed.
 
While vehicle occupants account for over 75 percent of the deaths and injuries the  pedestrians still do face considerable risks. Crashes involving these vulnerable road users claimed 567 lives in 2000.   Motorcyclists accounted for one in 18 fatalities Motorcycle registrations in Canada  311,000 in 2000. In 2000, there was one motorcycle for every 57 motor vehicles registered. Nonetheless, motorcyclists still accounted for almost six percent  00-04
 
The above extracts from the Traffic Accident Information Database reflect a compilation of the collision statistics most frequently requested through our information desk, web site and communications group.    To find out more about national road safety programs and initiatives, call Transport Canada toll free at 1-800-333-0371 or (613) 998-8616 if you are calling from the Ottawa area, or e-mail comments or questions to roadsafetywebmail@tc.gc.ca. You can also visit the Transport Canada web site at www.tc.gc.ca, where you will find links to related sites involving safety, including all provincial sites.  Sources of information: Transport Canada, Road Safety, Traffic Accident Information Database (TRAID) Traffic Injury Research Foundation, The Alcohol-Crash Problem in Canada: 2000. Statistics Canada, Canadian Vehicle Survey: 2000. Data for 1998 and 1999 in the above tables were restated where necessary due to the receipt of updated information.  

 

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