Editor’s Note: Baking Soda, the silent killer
Friday, April 06, 2007
I have been criticized in the past of not giving props, or kudos, to members of the Democratic Party. It is in this spirit that I would like to congratulate St. Louis Representative Talibdin El-Amin.
El-Amin has come up with an intriguing way to stop the proliferation of crack cocaine. He wants baking soda, a key crack ingredient, to be sold behind the pharmacy counter, like cold medicines which are used to make meth. Buyers of baking soda would have to give a picture ID and sign a book whenever making a purchase of the white powder, or “hammer”, as it is called on the streets.
Unfortunately, the liberals at the DEA are against it. "When you generate a list of people who use baking soda, it pretty much includes everyone. It's a common household item," Tom Murphy, a special agent with the St. Louis division of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
I would remind Tom Murphy that this country has been fighting a war on drugs for decades now, and due to the stewardship of the DEA, drug use is worse than ever. Maybe, it is time for the DEA to stop sampling their evidence and do their jobs.
I do not think we as Americans will truly be free until the purchase of every household item and food requires the use of a photo ID and cataloging. Except of course for guns and ammunition, they are guaranteed to us in the First Amendment.
Dr. Ryan Maynard, Editor, Newsblog 5000
How fucking stupid can people get?
Modern drugs are a result of science. Ban what they are making them with today and they will find new things to make them from tomorrow.
Education is the best solution, drugs are fucking stupid, don't take them!!! Not that you can teach monkeys very much.
I still don't know how showing that I drive a car will stop the meth problem everytime I buy Claritin.
You know what another ingredient in crack is? Cocaine. Maybe if we stopped the cocainie coming into the country the baking soda thing would work itself out on its own accord. Well, stop cocaine from coming in on days where im not looking to score is what I meant to say. And showing you ID when buying alcohol has prevented all DUIs and drunk driving accidents...oh wait...