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Old 11-20-2004, 11:45 PM
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Afghan Crop Service reports: Poppies up 40%

Good to see that US' war on drugs is going as good as the war on terrorism. The poppy crop is expected to be 40% above last years' record. Afghan raw opium now supplies about 85% of the world, displacing Burma's golden triange.

Glad we got rid of the terrorists and taliban.

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Old 11-20-2004, 11:53 PM
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hell, maybe we can run our cars on some opium oil...
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Old 11-21-2004, 02:30 AM
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Mission Accomplished?
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and Manuel Noriiega is pissed!
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Old 11-21-2004, 04:45 AM
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How else can they make their money anyways? Growing dates? I doubt Afghans care if some westerner wants to get high off opium.
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:56 PM
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high? there are so many other uses...



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Old 11-21-2004, 03:41 PM
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A colleague of mine is working in Afghanistan trying to find ways of getting them not to grow poppy, but given it is the most lucrative cash crop in the world he will have as much success as trying to f*** a porcupine.
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Old 11-21-2004, 08:36 PM
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No blood for opium!

(Don't tell me, opium is now $1 a gallon more than it used to be...)
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:18 PM
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A colleague of mine is working in Afghanistan trying to find ways of getting them not to grow poppy, but given it is the most lucrative cash crop in the world he will have as much success as trying to f*** a porcupine.
That better be one good-lookin' porcupine.
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:35 PM
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Haliburton has already won a no-bid government contract to "manage" Afghan natural resources...or maybe to build an opium pipeline to the Gulf of Oman.
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Old 11-22-2004, 02:33 PM
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So where are the Liberals defending the afgan farmers rights to farm poppies?
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So where are the Liberals defending the afgan farmers rights to farm poppies?
It might be as simple as right good - left bad, but at the top they're all eating at the same place with each other. Status quo bad - rebel good.
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Old 11-22-2004, 02:59 PM
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It might be as simple as right good - left bad, but at the top they're all eating at the same place with each other. Status quo bad - rebel good.
Well the DNC seems to have loved Saddam and the Taliban.......wonder who was getting kickbacks................
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So where are the Liberals defending the afgan farmers rights to farm poppies?
Not sure where you are trying to go with this, but hey, it's how the warlords make their money. Simple as supply and demand, just like Columbia. And unlike coffee in Columbia, there is no other cash crop that can replace poppy there presently.
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Not sure where you are trying to go with this, but hey, it's how the warlords make their money. Simple as supply and demand, just like Columbia. And unlike coffee in Columbia, there is no other cash crop that can replace poppy there presently.
Bring back AGENT ORANGE and this won't bee much of an issue

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