Deep Joy, Kick The Cops Time Is Here Again

Dave Hasney:

Surly many must agree that it’s time to… “Stop this constant kicking” of our beleaguered #police service!

Originally posted on RetiredAndAngry:

Last week we had the keenly awaited report from Uncle Tom’s Flock of Sheep regarding Integrity and Corruption within the Police Service. It clearly didn’t say what a lot of people wanted it to say as it led to some really slanted reporting by the Media. As I pointed out last week, it included nuggets like “Police are committed to tackling Corruption”, “Corruption is not endemic within the Police” and “122 out of 125 previous recommendations have been adopted”. Instead we had headlines such as “Police told to review 2, 000 cases of alleged Corruption”, “Police need to do more to tackle Corruption” and “Hundreds of suspected corrupt police officers evade justice by RETIRING”

I guess Investigation Finds Police Acting With Integrity isn’t much of a headline.

Today we get the IPCC’s version of the situation and are treated to headlines like “Police Complaints at Record High” and “IPCC: Obviously…

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The Cause(s) of Addiction?

Today at the ‘office’ the subject of addiction came up in conversation. The specifics related to tobacco, as opposed to any other substance however; addiction has a relevance to all manner of substance and for that matter, even some behaviours to an extent.

I have always believed that many so-called ‘addictions’ are more the result of habit and/or peer pressure, often compounded by ambient circumstances and social factors. It appears I’m not alone with that assumption…

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned — and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments… The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

What are your thoughts on ‘addiction’ and even more importantly, as a society, are we doing enough to combat the issues… Correctly?

Hello…My Name Is Drugs! (Via @AddActually)

I saw this at Addiction Actually and thought it worthy of sharing…

addiction_actually_drugsHello, My name is DRUGS – I destroy homes, tear families apart, take your children, and that’s just the start.
I’m more costly than diamonds, more costly than gold, the sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
and if u need me, remember I’m easily found, I live all around you, in schools and in town.
I live with the rich, I live with the poor, I live down the street, and maybe next door.
My power is awesome; try me you’ll see, but if you do, you may NEVER break free.
Just try me once and I might let you go, but try me twice, and I’ll own your soul.
When I possess you, you’ll steal, cheat, and lie. You do what you have to just to get high.
The crimes you’ll commit, for my narcotic charms will be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your arms.
You’ll lie to your mother; you’ll steal from your dad When you see their tears, you should feel bad.
But you’ll forget your morals and how you were raised, I’ll be your conscience, I’ll teach you my ways.
I take kids from parents, and parents from kids, I turn people from god, and separate friends.
I’ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride, I’ll be with you always, right by your side.
You’ll give up everything… your family, your home… your friends, your money, then you’ll be alone.
I’ll take and take, till you have nothing more to give. When I’m finished with you you’ll be lucky to live.
If you try me be warned this is no game. If given the chance, I’ll drive you insane.
I’ll ravish your body; I’ll control your mind. I’ll own you completely; your soul will be mine.
The nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed, the voices you’ll hear from inside your head,
the sweats, the shakes, the visions you’ll see; I want you to know, these are all gifts from me,
But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart, that you are mine, and we shall not part.
You’ll regret that you tried me, they always do, but you came to me, not I to you.
You knew this would happen. Many times you were told, but you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
You could have said no, and just walked away, If you could live that day over, now what would you say?
I’ll be your master; you will be my slave, I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave.

Now that you have met me, what will you do? Will you try me or not? Its all up to you.
I can bring you more misery than words can tell. Come take my hand, I’ll take you to HELL!

(Drugs are not a Joke, share this with those that need to hear it – via Stephen Kramer)

Note: Addiction is the biggest preventable killer in the UK. Many people know someone who has been directly affected by addiction or is a friend or loved one of someone with an addiction. Addiction can be devastating for individuals, families and communities. However, change IS possible. People CAN and DO recover!


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